BJP legislator R Selvam was unanimously elected as the speaker for the Puducherry Assembly on June 16.

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BJP's MLA R Selvam, New Speaker For Puducherry Assembly

The legislator from BJP, R Selvam was unanimously elected as the speaker for the Puducherry Assembly on June 16. As soon as the assembly convened, protem speaker K Lakshminarayanan made the announcement in the House. However, Selvam is MLA from Manavely constituency. Besides, he is also one of the first legislators of the territory and was elected by the Chief Minister N Rangasamy and Leader of Opposition R Siva.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 - 08:00 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Puducherry, Puducheery Assembly Speaker, Chief Minister, Legislators

Lockdown Extension

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COVID-19 Lockdown In Puducherry Extended Till June 7

In order to contain the second wave of COVID-19, the Puducherry government on May 29 announced the extension of the ongoing lockdown till June 7. However, the government has increased the ambit of essential services in the UT, providing exemption to plumbers, electricians, mechanics and alike self-employed people. Also, essential services in Puducherry will now be available till noon everyday. The Union Territory has been under lockdown since… read-more

Sun, 30 May 2021 - 01:38 PM / by Sahil Quadir

Tags: Puducherry, Covid-19, Union Territory, LockdownExtension

Courtesy: Zee News

N Rangaswamy takes oath

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Puducherry: N Rangasamy Sworn In As Chief Minister For Fourth Time

All India NR Congress founder N Rangasamy on May 7 took oath as Puducherry Chief Minister at Raj Nivas in the presence of Lieutenant governor Tamilisai Soundararajan. At the recent concluded polls, while the AINRC won 10 seats, it's ally, BJP won six of the nine seats it contested. Interestingly as independents won record six seats, the Congress settled with just two and AIADMK failed to open mark.

Fri, 07 May 2021 - 06:20 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: N Rangaswamy, Puducherry, Chief Minister, Oath

Courtesy: Times of India

Madras High Court

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Aadhaar Data Breach Allegation On Puducherry BJP Credible: Madras HC

The Madras High Court on April 1 held that BJP’s Puducherry unit breached and misused Aadhaar data in its election campaign. Listening to a PIL, the HC confirmed that BJP sent campaign-related messages to only Aadhaar-linked mobile numbers. While the BJP’s Puducherry unit and UIDAI has denied using and lending numbers for political use, the court ordered the Aadhaar regulatory body to answer why the data breach was not avoided.

Fri, 02 Apr 2021 - 09:00 PM / by Samanth Lanka

Tags: Madras High Court, Aadhaar, UADAI, BJP, Puducherry, Puducherry election

Courtesy: The Wire

Representational image

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Puducherry: Women, Education, Jobs, Tourism Take Centerstage In BJP's Manifesto

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on March 26, released the BJP's manifesto for Puducherry Assembly Elections. Pointedly women-centric, the manifesto vows loan waivers and interest-free credit for self-help groups, 50% reservation in government institutions, free KG education and public transportation, besides accessible healthcare. Additionally, the manifesto, addressing education, employment and tourism, promised a separate school… read-more

Fri, 26 Mar 2021 - 07:14 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: BJP, Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, Puducherry, Assembly Elections

Courtesy: The Hindu

BSP President Mayawati

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BSP To Go Solo In Bengal, TN, Kerala, Puducherry Assembly Polls

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati on March 15 revealed her plans to venture a solo stint for the West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry Assembly elections. Citing the party's unpleasant past experiences with coalitions, the former UP CM affirmed that the BSP's poll performance would be commendable in the upcoming elections. Although Mayawati remained mum over the Assam polls, she informed the party would contest all 403… read-more

Tue, 16 Mar 2021 - 05:35 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: BSP, Mayawati, Assembly Elections, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Assam

Courtesy: The Hindu

Puducherry Assembly Speaker

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Puducherry: Speaker Sivakolundhu Quits Office Citing Health Issues

Citing poor health issues, the Puducherry Assembly Speaker VP Sivakolundhu handed over a resignation from his post to L-G Tamilisai Soundararajan.  Reportedly, Sivakolundhu, the Congress MLA from Lawspet constituency, stepped down a month after his brother V P Ramalingam joined BJP in the presence of Amit Shah. Earlier on February 22, the poll-bound Puducherry’s CM V Narayanasamy led congress government collapsed after facing a series of… read-more

Sun, 28 Feb 2021 - 08:35 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Puducherry, VP Sivakolundhu, Lt Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, Puducheery Assembly Speaker

Courtesy: Times Now

Election Comission

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EC Reveals Poll Schedule For Bengal, Assam, TN, Kerala & Puducherry 

For four poll-bound states and one Union Territory, the Election Commission of India on February 26 announced the schedule. While Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry will have a single-phase election on April 6, Assam will have a three-phase election from March 27 to April 6. Meanwhile, the elections in West Bengal will be held in eight phases from March 27 to April 29. The votes for all states will be counted on May 2.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 - 06:35 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Elections, Assam, Puducherry, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal

Courtesy: The Print

PM Modi at Puducherry

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PM Modi Inaugurates, Lays Foundation Of Several Projects In Puducherry

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated three developmental projects and laid the foundation for four others in Puducherry on February 25, spanning logistics, health infrastructure, heritage and pilgrim tourism sectors. Key projects include Rs 2,426 crore worth four-way lane of Sattnathapuram–Nagapattinam national highway and Phase-I project of the medical college building at JIPMER's Karaikal campus. Additionally, a port will emerge under the Sagarmala… read-more

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 - 09:08 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: PM Narendra Modi, Puducherry, Projects, SAI, JIPMER, Sagarmala Scheme

Courtesy: The Hindu

President Kovind

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Cabinet Accedes Puducherry L-G's Proposal To Impose President's Rule

Yielding to Puducherry's current Lieutenant General Tamilisai Soundarajan's recommendation, the Union Cabinet has agreed to impose President's rule in the union territory. Tamilisai's proposal arrived following the back-to-back political developments in the UT, including the Congress-led government's collapse during a trust vote and CM V Narayanasamy's consequent resignation. Meanwhile, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar has informed that the… read-more

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 - 06:03 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Puducherry, Union cabinet, President's rule, Tamilisai Soundarajan, V Narayanasamy, Prakash Javadekar

Courtesy: News 18