New integrated Puducherry Assembly and Secretariat complex planned at cost of Rs 220 crore

A similar plan was drawn up during the previous tenure of the Rangasamy government for construction of the Assembly complex on government land in Thattanchavady. However, it did not materialise.

26 Jun 2021

Puducherry to get woman minister after 41 years as CM picks Chandira Priyanga in Cabinet

Priyanga, the AINRC MLA from Nedungadu (SC) constituency in Karaikal region of the Union territory, will be a minister in the NDA government of the AINRC and BJP, according to AINRC sources

24 Jun 2021

Puducherry Cabinet to be sworn in on June 27

After over a month-and-a-half since Chief Minister N Rangasamy took the oath of office, the new Puducherry Cabinet is finally set to swear in on Sunday.

24 Jun 2021

Students in Puducherry required to pay only 75 percent of school fees, says CM Rangasamy

"We have discussed and decided at the meeting to reduce the fee and the order in this regard is being issued," Rangasamy told newsmen in an informal interaction

22 Jun 2021

Puducherry’s tryst with uncertainty continues, this time with no Cabinet ministers

According to the deal, the BJP gets a Speaker and two ministers, including the Home portfolio, and the AINRC gets a Deputy Speaker and three ministers.

22 Jun 2021

'Vaccine festival' extended till June 21 in Puducherry; incentives introduced to promote vaccination

Various incentives will be provided to villages, PHCs, field level workers as well as people who get vaccinated against Covid-19, said Health Secretary Dr Arun. 

18 Jun 2021

Five labs in Puducherry fined Rs 50K each for unauthorised COVID-19 testing, overcharging

Based on complaints, a committee was formed under Dr R Murali to inspect private laboratories and hospitals indulging in such activities

18 Jun 2021

Exodus from private schools on cards for Puducherry students?

With the lockdown crushing many livelihoods, parents shift wards to government schools

18 Jun 2021

No shortage of jabs in Puducherry, says L-G Tamilisai; kicks-off four day 'special vaccination festival'

Emphasising the importance of vaccination, Puducherry Lt. Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan said that vaccination can help prevent a third wave of Covid-19.

16 Jun 2021

'Continuation in DMK wouldn't have given me this opportunity': Puducherry Speaker Embalam Selvam

Leader of Opposition R Siva of DMK said that after becoming the Speaker of the Assembly, Embalam R Selvam should follow the traditions and act impartially.

16 Jun 2021

Puducherry witnesses unprecedented liquor sales of Rs 20.4 crore in just three days

The sales have not only made liquor merchants happy, but also the govt as excise is the 2nd largest revenue grosser for Puducherry. The only concern is that COVID cases could rise due to such crowds.

11 Jun 2021

Puducherry CM Rangasamy yet to get list of BJP ministers

Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy has completed a month in office, but the rest of the ministers are yet to be inducted.

09 Jun 2021

Puducherry mulls home delivery of liquor as crowds line up at shops reopening after 40 days

However, this would require the Excise rules to be amended to include the provision of home delivery

08 Jun 2021

Puducherry: Doubtful RT-PCR negative certificates being issued to foreigners

The swab was taken at 12 p.m on June 3 and the report was given at 4.18 p.m on the same day; considering the travel time of the sample from Puducherry to Chennai, the report raises doubts.  

06 Jun 2021

As COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Puducherry, officials gearing up for third wave

The Puducherry health dept is taking every effort to tackle the next wave if and when it arrives, said the Health Secy. A COVID ward is being prepared especially for children at IGMCRI, he said.

03 Jun 2021