Puducherry: News

18 May 2021

Tamil Nadu

Renowned Tamil writer K Rajanarayanan passes away at 98

Renowned Tamil writer, novelist, and the recipient of Sahitya Akademi award K Rajanarayanan, popularly known as Ki Ra died in Puducherry on Monday, family sources said.

02 May 2021

Tamil Nadu

Counting of votes begins for four states and one UT

This morning, the counting of votes began for Assembly elections that were recently held in West Bengal, Puducherry, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Assam.

29 Apr 2021

Tamil Nadu

#ExitPolls: Tight race in Bengal; DMK to sweep Tamil Nadu

With the completion of the eighth and final phase of the West Bengal election on Thursday, Assembly polls in five states/union territories have concluded.

25 Feb 2021

Ram Nath Kovind

President's rule imposed in Puducherry after Congress government falls

Days after the fall of the Indian National Congress-led government in Puducherry, President's rule was imposed in the union territory.

Puducherry: President's rule likely as BJP, allies won't stake claim

Days after the Congress government collapsed in Puducherry, the Union Territory is all set to get President's rule as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies won't stake claim to power, reports NDTV.

22 Feb 2021


Puducherry: Congress' Narayanasamy resigns as CM after losing majority

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy has resigned from the top post of the Union Territory today after failing to prove that his government enjoys the majority in the Assembly.

Puducherry floor test on Monday as Congress government 'loses majority'

The Indian National Congress-led government in Puducherry will face a floor test on Monday, Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan said on Thursday.

16 Feb 2021

Rahul Gandhi

Kiran Bedi removed as Puducherry L-G: Rashtrapati Bhavan

Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi was on Tuesday evening removed from her post, according to a press communique by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

03 Dec 2020

Tamil Nadu

Cyclone Burevi to cross Pamban soon; alert in TN, Kerala

The cyclonic storm named Burevi in the Bay of Bengal is expected to reach Pamban island off the Tamil Nadu coast soon, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

02 Dec 2020

Tamil Nadu

Cyclone Burevi likely to hit Tamil Nadu on December 4

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday forecasted that the cyclonic storm Burevi is likely to cross Tamil Nadu early on Friday (December 4).

26 Nov 2020

Tamil Nadu

Nivar weakens into "severe cyclonic storm;" rains lash Chennai, Puducherry

Late last night, Cyclone Nivar made landfall near Puducherry, but it is learned to have weakened. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said this morning that the cyclone would further weaken and become a cyclonic storm.

25 Nov 2020

Tamil Nadu

Cyclone Nivar: Chennai airport shuts operations tonight; trains canceled

Ahead of Cyclone Nivar's landfall on the eastern coast of the Indian peninsula, operations at the Chennai airport have been suspended from 7 pm Wednesday till 7 am the next day.

25 Nov 2020

Tamil Nadu

Cyclone Nivar to hit TN, Puducherry tonight; rains lash Chennai

Cyclone Nivar, which has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm, is approaching Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and is expected to hit the southeast coast by midnight.

23 Nov 2020

Andhra Pradesh

Cyclone Nivar to hit Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday: Details here

South coastal Andhra Pradesh is expected to be hit by Cyclone Nivar by Wednesday, November 25. On Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that the depression is still 600 km south-southeast of Puducherry.

17 Nov 2020


Tamil TV actor hacked to death in Chennai

Tamil television actor Selvarathinam was murdered on Sunday by a group of men in Chennai, allegedly for having an affair with a married woman.

13 Aug 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally nears 24 lakh after record single-day spike

India on Wednesday reported roughly 67,000 new coronavirus infections marking the biggest single-day spike so far. The nationwide total has reached 23.95 lakh while the death toll crossed 47,000 with over 900 more fatalities.

27 Jun 2020


Coronavirus: Puducherry CM's office shut as staff tests positive

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said on Saturday that his office would be temporarily closed after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The CM's office will now remain shut for two days for sanitization.

24 Jun 2020


Coronavirus: Cases reach 4.56 lakh; biggest spikes in Delhi, Telangana

India reported over 15,000 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, taking the total past 4.56 lakh. Nearly 460 new deaths in the past 24 hours also took the death toll to 14,485.

15 Jun 2020


Coronavirus: Over 9,500 dead; total cases cross 3.32 lakh

India on Sunday reported over 11,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the nationwide tally to 3.32 lakh. The death toll also rose to 9,522.

02 Dec 2019


Tamil Nadu rains: 15 people killed, schools closed

In an unfortunate incident, 15 people were killed after a wall collapsed this morning in a village near Mettupalayam in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district, as heavy rains continue to batter the southern state.

27 Sep 2019

Tamil Nadu

Airtel downgrades Rs. 97 prepaid pack, offers 500MB data only

Airtel has revised one of its more affordable and popular prepaid packs to reduce the data benefit, but increase the number of bundled free SMSes.

30 Apr 2019

Kiran Bedi

L-G Kiran Bedi can't interfere in Puducherry government's activities: HC

Handing over a major setback to Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, Madras High Court on Tuesday said she can't act independently and neither can she interfere in day-to-day activities of the government.

14 Feb 2019


Puducherry CM sleeps outside L-G Kiran Bedi's house: Here's why

Following the footsteps of his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy spent Wednesday night outside Lieutenant-Governor Kiran Bedi's house to protest against her actions.

11 Dec 2018

Piyush Goyal

Leaders pay tribute to poet Bharathi on his birth anniversary

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy led the Union Territory in paying tributes to nationalist poet Subramania Bharathi on his 136th birth-anniversary today.

27 Nov 2018

Sabarimala Temple

BJP calls bandh in Puducherry over Sabarimala issue, damages buses

At least 10 interstate government buses were pelted with stones during the day-long bandh in Puducherry called by BJP yesterday to protest against the 'deliberate attempt' of the Kerala government to 'damage' the sanctity of the Sabarimala temple in Kerala.

16 Nov 2018

Tamil Nadu

Cyclone Gaja crosses Tamil Nadu, Puducherry; thousands evacuated

Early Friday, the severe cyclonic storm Gaja crossed Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranniyam, a weather bulletin revealed. The speed of the winds was estimated at 120 km per hour.

13 Nov 2018

Tamil Nadu

'Severe' cyclonic storm Gaja headed towards Tamil Nadu: Details here

A 'severe' cyclonic storm, dubbed 'Gaja', is headed towards Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and is expected to make landfall on November 15.

SC timings for bursting firecrackers in TN, Puducherry to change

The Supreme Court today modified its order of fixing a slot of 8 pm to 10 pm for bursting firecrackers on Diwali.

27 Oct 2018

Kiran Bedi

Puducherry CM accuses Lt Governor Bedi of giving 'untrue' information

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Saturday accused Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi of issuing "untrue and utterly wrong information" through social media that the Center was providing grants at 60% of the total budget requirements of the Union Territory.

05 Oct 2018

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu, Puducherry hit by incessant rains; normal life jeopardized

Rains continued to lash parts of Tamil Nadu and neighboring Puducherry for a second day today, prompting officials to declare a holiday for educational institutions in the southern state.

05 Oct 2018

Kiran Bedi

MLA, who had verbal spat with Kiran Bedi, files complaint

AIADMK MLA A Anbalagan filed a complaint against Puducherry Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Kiran Bedi alleging his rights as a lawmaker were violated during the verbal spat with her at the function on Gandhi Jayanti, October 2.

20 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu

Kerala flood relief: Puducherry govt employees donate one day salary

The government employees in Puducherry, the Union Territory neighboring Tamil Nadu, have decided to contribute their one day salary to the Kerala flood relief fund.

Puducherry CM Narayanasamy protests against Governor Bedi's warnings to officials

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today took exception to Lieutenant-Governor Kiran Bedi issuing warnings to government officials during her field visits and holding meetings with them to review the implementation of various schemes like Swachh Bharath Abhiyan in the Union Territory.

14 May 2018


Center submits draft Cauvery management scheme for smooth water distribution

The Center today submitted the draft Cauvery management scheme, to ensure smooth distribution of water between Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry, before the Supreme Court for its perusal and approval.

01 May 2018


Madras HC slams practice of awarding grace-marks to medical students

The Madras High Court has come down on the practice of awarding grace marks to medical students who fail to clear certain subjects.

28 Apr 2018

Kiran Bedi

Kiran Bedi rules no-free-rice in Puducherry till villages are garbage-free

Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi announced on Saturday that no free rice will be distributed in the Union Territory till villages are not free of open-defecation and garbage.

26 Apr 2018


Teacher sentenced 10 year imprisonment for sexually assaulting a student

A court in Puducherry has sentenced a 44-year-old school teacher to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment for sexually assaulting a minor girl student two years ago.

11 Apr 2018


All 6 IPL-matches shifted from Chennai amid Cauvery protests: Reports

The BCCI has shifted all six remaining matches from Chennai in light of intense protests over the Cauvery issue, sources said.

01 Apr 2018


Citing Karnataka elections, Centre seeks more time for Cauvery Board

In view of the May Assembly elections in Karnataka, the Central government is trying to buy time before constituting Cauvery Management Board. It has moved SC seeking an extension of three months before implementing the apex court's judgement.

13 Apr 2017


Headline inflation is up, but don't expect rate hike soon

While RBI withheld its decision to revise the policy rate due to impending Monsoon, headline inflation swelled up to a 5 month high, failing to contain rising fuel prices.