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Workers of the Regency Ceramics, Yanam, at the court in Puducherry. Photo: T. Singaravelou
The Hindu Workers of the Regency Ceramics, Yanam, at the court in Puducherry. Photo: T. Singaravelou

Ceramics unit staff appear in CJM court

“No compensation has been given to the families of those injured in the police firing” »

Traders flay police for failing to crack murder case

Radhe Shyam Dhoot was found murdered inside his shop on Maramalai Adigalar Salai on the morning of April 5 and jewellery worth over Rs.1.5 crore missing. »
The all new air-conditioned buses are ready to carry people around Puducherry from Friday. Photo: T. Singaravelou

Gear up for smooth and swanky travel

10 new Volvo buses to ply in Puducherry and to Chennai »

Silence descends on Raj Nivas

A day after his sacking, Kataria refuses to entertain visitors or talk to the media »

Drive to create database of tenants

Explaining the backdrop of the initiative, the officials said that of late crimes committed by tenants had substantially increased in Puducherry. »
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CHIDMBARAM, July 12, 2014

Vadakku Mangudi Dalits seek safe shelter

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes, led by its Assistant Director Ramasamy, visited Vadakku Mangudi near here on Friday and interacted with the victims of violence.The residents to... »
Chief Minister N. Rangasamy, launches the `Project Management System’ web portal for Puducherry at the Chief Secretariat on Friday. (From right), Anil Swarup, Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India and Chetan B. Sanghi, Chief Secretary of Puducherry are in the picture. Photo: S.S. Kumar
PUDUCHERRY, July 12, 2014

PMS to fast-track projects

Chief Minister N.Rangasamy on Friday launched an online project management system (PMS) to fast-track big ticket industrial projects. PMS is an online Project Management System... »
PUDUCHERRY, July 11, 2014

Fishing boat runs aground, retrieved after hours of struggle

A fishing boat which ran aground near Thengaithittu harbour on Thursday was retrieved after several hours of struggle by units of the Marine Police and local fishermen. The boat lost its wa... »
Members of the DYFI and SFI students staging a protest in front of the Pondicherry University first gate on Thursday. Photo: T. Singaravelou
PUDUCHERRY, July 11, 2014

College students boycott classes demanding 25 p.c. quota

: Several hundred students in government colleges across the city on Thursday boycotted classes and conducted a dharna in front of the Pondicherry Central University demanding the implementation of... »
Foreign tourists enjoying the view from Puducherry Beach. Photo: S.S. Kumar
PUDUCHERRY, July 11, 2014

e-visas open up new vistas in Puducherry tourism

Even as several tourism schemes pending clearance from the Centre find no specific mention in the Budget presented in Parliament on Thursday by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the proposal to... »
French citizens watch a movie on television in Puducherry. Photo: S.S. Kumar
PUDUCHERRY, July 10, 2014

Indian blockbuster movies enthral French expats

Over Friday night huddles in front of the television set, French expat families in this city are getting a sense of just why India is such a cinema-crazy country.Thanks to an initiative by a... »
PUDUCHERRY, July 10, 2014

Five youths held for murder of ruling party functionary

Five youths were arrested by police while five others surrendered before a judicial magistrate court in connection with the murder of a functionary of the ruling party at Pudu Nagar in Thengaithitt... »
Youths throng the Indira Gandhi Stadium in Puducherry to take part in the Army recruitment rally on Friday last. Photo: S.S. Kumar
PUDUCHERRY, July 10, 2014

Fake certificates scam surfaces in Army recruitment drive

Instances of candidates submitting dubious nativity certificates have come to light at the recently held Army recruitment drive in Puducherry. Officials suspected a major racket in the issu... »
PUDUCHERRY, July 9, 2014

Lack of facilities for Army candidates flayed

Civil rights activists have condemned the Army authorities for not providing basic facilities for youths who came from distant places to attend the ongoing army recruitment in Puducherry. »
A tricycle being used for garbage collection in Kurusukuppam. Photo: T.Singaravelou
PUDUCHERRY, July 9, 2014

Taking the road to zero waste management

“Why wait for the government to act?” seems to be the prevailing mood at a suburb where the community has taken up the lead in keeping the neighbourhood clean.Thanks to an initiative by a f... »

Puducherry to appeal against seer’s acquittal

Trade unions come up with ideas to revive mill

Congress Seva Dal chief resigns

Over 12,000 take part in Army recruitment rally

Bread and milk staff hunger strike enters third day

Look up for advice here while planning holidays

17th edition of Neyveli Book Fair gets under way

Library convention from December 9

Forest Minister T.Thiagarajan and officials plant a sapling as part of the Forest Day celebrations in Puducherry on Friday. Photo: T. Singaravelou
PUDUCHERRY, July 12, 2014

‘Vanamahotsava’ for retrieving greenery

Over one lakh trees will be planted in Puducherry to recoup the greenery lost due to the cyclone Thane three years ago. It is with this mission statement that the Forest and Wildlife Department ce... »
Puducherry Lt. Governor Virendra Kataria releases a documentary film on NCC in Puducherry on Friday. Mr. Kataria was removed from the post late Friday.
PUDUCHERRY/CHENNAI, July 11, 2014

Puducherry Lt. Governor Virendra Kataria sacked

Another gubernatorial political appointee of the previous UPA regime is on the way out. In a late evening development on Friday, Puducherry Lt. Governor Virendra Kataria was sacked. A Rashtrapathi... »
PUDUCHERRY, July 11, 2014

Some things to cheer

Some of the Union Budget proposals such as the announcement of Rs. 188 crore for disaster management in Puducherry provide some cheer for a city that has a cyclone-prone coastline.The city... »
AIADMK cadre protesting in front of the office of the Junior Engineer (Operation and Maintenance) Saram section of Electricity Department, after locking it in Puducherry on Thursday. Photo: S.S. Kumar
PUDUCHERRY, July 11, 2014

Scene turns electric as MLA locks up power office

In a bizarre form of protest, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MLA Omsakthi Sekar and his supporters on Thursday locked up officials and staff of an office of the Puducherry Electricity De... »
A Parliamentary Consultative Committee meeting in progress in Puducherry on
Wednesday. Photo: T.Singaravelou
PUDUCHERRY, July 10, 2014

New social welfare initiatives discussed

A meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee involving government departments that deal with implementation of welfare schemes discussed ways to improve the systems in place.The mee... »
A view of the ‘erratic’ number plates on vehicles in Puducherry. Photo: S.S. Kumar
PUDUCHERRY, July 10, 2014

Scribbling on number plates will amount to writing on the wall

Motorists beware! The Transport Department has a word of caution on the use of notings such as ‘Government of Puducherry’, ‘Doctor,’ ‘Advocate’ and ‘Police’ on the number plates of vehicles. This i... »
PUDUCHERRY, July 10, 2014

CPI leaders seek intervention of Governor

Leaders of the Communist Party of India (CPI) have sought the urgent intervention of Lieutenant Governor Virendra Kataria in resolving various issues concerning the city, including frequent power o... »
Commodore K.S. Iyyappa, Deputy Director General, NCC, and Colonel M.K. Joshi, Group Commander, NCC, inspect the NCC Group Headquarters, Puducherry on Tuesday. Photo: T. Singaravelou
Puducherry, July 9, 2014

‘Hone communication skills of students’

Many students in schools and colleges in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are wanting in communication skills, and this is hurting them in competitive examinations, K.S. Iyyappa, Deputy Director General,... »
Puducherry Airport. Photo: T.Singaravelou
PUDUCHERRY, July 9, 2014

AAI help sought to revive Puducherry airport

: The State government has asked the Chairman of Airports Authority of India (AAI) to convene a consultation with private airline operators to resume flight services from Puducherry Airport. »
A view of the Puducherry Beach. Photo: T. Singaravelou
PUDUCHERRY, July 9, 2014

Funds sought to shore upeco-tourism in Puducherry

The Tourism Department has sought funds from the Centre to implement its ambitious plan to develop six beaches of the Union Territory of Puducherry for eco-tourism activities.In a proposal... »

A mill woven into Puducherry’s history

Blackouts draw flak from poltical parties

Waiting for a new lease of life

Former HC judge appointed to settle PNL dues to depositors

Officials expect MCI nod for college admissions

Training government school girls in self-defence arts

AINRC MLA walks into EB office; complains of frequent power cuts

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