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17 Apr 2020

India to produce 10 lakh testing-kits next month: Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday said that India plans to manufacture 10 lakh testing kits a month for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) staring May.

16 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: How Kerala is 'flattening the curve'

Kerala was notably the first Indian state to report a case of coronavirus infection and remained one of the worst-hit regions in the early stages of the outbreak.

16 Apr 2020

India receives 5 lakh testing kits from 2 Chinese firms

India on Thursday received a total of five lakh rapid testing kits from two different Chinese companies, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

14 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Over 350 dead in India; cases cross 10,000

On Monday, the total number of cases due to the coronavirus outbreak surged past 10,000 in India.

13 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh extend lockdown till April 30

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday announced that the ongoing nationwide lockdown will be extended in the state till April 30.

02 Apr 2020

Delhi Police
Tablighi Jamaat event put nearly 9,000 at coronavirus risk: Centre

The infamous event organized by Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin, New Delhi, last month, has put nearly 9,000 at risk of the contagious coronavirus, the Union Home Ministry said on Wednesday.

23 Mar 2020

The long haul: Indian cities go under lockdown, courtesy coronavirus

To contain the spread of coronavirus, several Indian cities finally took a cue from what is happening in other countries — a lockdown.

21 Mar 2020

Health Ministry authorizes private labs to test for COVID-19

Under guidelines issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the Health Ministry authorized select private laboratories in India to test for coronavirus disease COVID-19.

22 Jan 2020

'Absent' Sidhu features in Congress' star campaigners list for Delhi

After a rather publicized fallout with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu sort of vanished from the news.

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.

07 Aug 2019

Ladakh cricketers to represent Jammu and Kashmir in Ranji Trophy

After the historic announcement of the formation of the new union territory Ladakh, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Wednesday came up with a new decision.

30 Apr 2019

Arvind Kejriwal
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.

19 Feb 2019

Now, tour Goa using these eco-friendly bicycles

In India, Goa is known to be one of the most preferred places for touring.

14 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi
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.

15 Nov 2018

Tamil Nadu
Cyclone Gaja to make landfall: Danger areas, state of preparations

Cyclone Gaja is set to make landfall on Thursday between Cuddalore and Pamban in Tamil Nadu.

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.

Teenager Sidak emulates Kumble, picks 10 wickets in one innings

Till date, only a handful of bowlers in cricket have managed to pick 10 wickets in an innings.

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

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.

24 Jun 2018

Swachh Survekshan 2018: Maharashtra ranked cleanest state, WB fares poorly

Jharkhand is the cleanest state in the country, followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh, the latest Swachh Survekshan (cleanliness study) by the Government of India has found.

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.

16 Apr 2018

NEET is letting students with 14% marks enrol in medical-courses!

The NEET decides admissions into India's medical colleges. Accordingly, one would expect it keeps out undeserving candidates and allows only top performers to study medicine and become doctors.

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.

02 Apr 2018

Cauvery Management Board: Over 200 DMK workers detained for protesting

Tamil Nadu Police today detained about 200 DMK workers in Chennai.

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.

02 Mar 2017

Only unmarried women allowed in Telangana's social welfare colleges

Only unmarried women are allowed in Telangana's social welfare women's colleges, which provides students everything for free.

28 Feb 2017

"Women wearing jeans, 'men's clothes' should be drowned in sea"

A video featuring a Kerala pastor has gone viral, where he says "sinner" women who wear jeans and "men's clothing" should be drowned in the sea with rocks tied to their bodies.

02 Dec 2016

Solar power cost drops to new low

Solar power tariffs have been consistently dropping and have now touched a new low of Rs.3 per unit.