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Kiran Bedi Bedi, who assumed office of lieutenant governor in May last year, has been involved in tussles with the V Narayanasamy-led Congress government on a host of issues. The issue of irregularities in admission to the medical colleges is among the major causes of the flashpoint(HT Photo)

Kiran Bedi leaves for Delhi after being Puducherry Lt Guv for over 4 years

PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 02:49 PM IST
She was replaced by Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, who is holding the post of Lt Governor under additional charge.
Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi.(Sanket Wankhade/ HT file photo)
Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi.(Sanket Wankhade/ HT file photo)

Interview| ‘Did not block any welfare scheme, ensured transparency’: Kiran Bedi

UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 01:09 PM IST
"The perception is that you have been eased out ahead of the assembly elections to blunt the Congress government tirade that you didn’t let it perform at the behest of the BJP," said Bedi.
Kishori Pednekar, Mumbai Mayor. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Kishori Pednekar, Mumbai Mayor. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

News updates from HT: Mumbai mayor asks train passengers to take precaution

UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 05:00 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing in Kozhikode, Kerala, in August 2020.(HT_PRINT)
Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing in Kozhikode, Kerala, in August 2020.(HT_PRINT)

News updates from HT: SC seeks Centre's response on tech to help planes avoid

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Anjali
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 12:59 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi addresses the media at a presser (HT Archive)
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi addresses the media at a presser (HT Archive)

Rahul Gandhi to visit Puducherry as Narayanasamy faces defections

UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 11:16 AM IST
  • Gandhi's visit comes at a time when chief minister V Narayanasamy is facing a number of defections; his close aide and fellow minister A John Kumar of the Congress resigned as MLA on Tuesday.
A retired IPS officer, Bedi was functioning till late Tuesday evening and reviewing the Covid-19 vaccination drive in the union territory.(PTI)
A retired IPS officer, Bedi was functioning till late Tuesday evening and reviewing the Covid-19 vaccination drive in the union territory.(PTI)

Kiran Bedi, removed as Lt Guv, thanks Centre for 'lifetime experience'

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 10:54 AM IST
"I thank the Government of India for a lifetime experience in serving Puducherry as its Lt Governor. I also thank all who worked with me closely," Bedi said on Wednesday.
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi has been accused of blocking the welfare schemes in the Union Territory.(PTI file)
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi has been accused of blocking the welfare schemes in the Union Territory.(PTI file)

Puducherry CM terms ouster of LG Kiran Bedi as 'victory of people'

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 06:06 AM IST
Speaking to ANI, Narayanasamy said Bedi was removed due to pressure from the Congress, which was vehemently protesting against her for "hampering" the growth of Puducherry.
Kiran Bedi was replaced as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, with the Telangana governor being given the additional charge of the UT.(HT Photo)
Kiran Bedi was replaced as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, with the Telangana governor being given the additional charge of the UT.(HT Photo)

Cong loses Puducherry majority after 4 MLAs quit; Kiran Bedi replaced

By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 06:05 AM IST
The assembly has 30 elected seats and three nominated members. In the 2016 assembly polls, the Congress won 15 seats. It has the support of three MLAs from the DMK and an independent MLA.
The direction from the President comes amid the political crisis where the ruling Congress-led government has been reduced to a minority after one more MLA quit the party on Tuesday.
The direction from the President comes amid the political crisis where the ruling Congress-led government has been reduced to a minority after one more MLA quit the party on Tuesday.

Kiran Bedi removed as Puducherry LG amid political crisis in Union territory

UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 10:52 PM IST
Tamilisai Soundararajan, the governor of Telangana, has been given the additional charge of the Union territory.
Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy(PTI Photo)
Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy(PTI Photo)

Puducherry CM to meet President, seek recall of Lt Governor Kiran Bedi: Report

Written by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:28 PM IST
Agriculture minister R Kamalakannan, welfare minister M Kandasamy, health minister Malladi Krishna Rao and the only member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Puducherry V Vaithilingam would also be accompanying the CM, sources said.
Representational image. (Unsplash )
Representational image. (Unsplash )

Panel to select VC of Puducherry Technological varsity formed

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 08:22 PM IST
Panel to select VC of Puducherry Technological varsity formed
Puducherry chief minister V Narayanaswamy along with Congress party workers hold a protest near Raj Nivas for the third day demanding the Centre to call back Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi in Puducherry. (ANI)
Puducherry chief minister V Narayanaswamy along with Congress party workers hold a protest near Raj Nivas for the third day demanding the Centre to call back Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi in Puducherry. (ANI)

Puducherry: Cong, allies call off stir against Lt Governor day ahead of schedule

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 09:34 PM IST
Bedi, a former IPS officer, and Narayanasamy have been at loggerheads over various issues ever since she was appointed Lt Governor in May 2016, with the ruling Congress accusing her of going against decisions of the government.
The ongoing protest against Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi in Puducherry.(Twitter/@VNarayanasami)
The ongoing protest against Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi in Puducherry.(Twitter/@VNarayanasami)

'Go Back Bedi': Puducherry CM's agitation against Lt Governor enters third day

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 05:14 PM IST
This is the second time that such an agitation against Kiran Bedi is being held in Puducherry with the chief minister and his ministerial colleagues and leaders of the alliance parties taking part.
Leaders and workers of the DMK, an ally of the ruling Congress were not present at the agitation and reason for their absence could not be known immediately.(Twitter/@VNarayanasami)
Leaders and workers of the DMK, an ally of the ruling Congress were not present at the agitation and reason for their absence could not be known immediately.(Twitter/@VNarayanasami)

Ruling alliance in Puducherry begins protest seeking recall of Lt Governor Kiran Bedi

Puducherry | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:26 PM IST
Although the Secular Democratic Alliance had earlier decided to hold the agitation by picketing Raj Nivas (office-cum-residence of the Lt Governor), the venue was shifted to Maraimalai Adigal Salai (more than a km away) as police did not give permission.
Dr. Bedi gave valuable advice to students on how to attain success with one’s own actions.
Dr. Bedi gave valuable advice to students on how to attain success with one’s own actions.

Live life full of self-reliance and self-dependence: Dr. Kiran Bedi

UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 01:42 PM IST
Dr. Bedi, Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, was conducting an online lecture, which was organized as a part of the Symbiosis Golden Jubilee Lecture Series.
Representational image.(Getty Images)
Representational image.(Getty Images)

Puducherry govt rolls out free breakfast scheme for school students named after Karunanidhi

Puducherry | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 03:51 PM IST
Karunanidhi, a former Chief Minister of neighbouring Tamil Nadu, was keenly interested in development of Puducherry and more particularly the downtrodden and marginalised sections, Narayansamy said.
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi.(HT file)
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi.(HT file)

Bedi refers proposal for 10% reservation in medical courses for govt school students to MHA

Puducherry | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 11:01 AM IST
A release from the Lt Governor’s office highlighting the various subjects she had cleared during the last one week, said she had referred to the Home Ministry the proposal for ten per cent quota of horizontal reservation for government school students in MBBS, BDS and Para Medical courses.
Representational image.(Shutterstock)
Representational image.(Shutterstock)

Recruitment exam of police constables in Puducherry postponed

Puducherry | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 01:12 PM IST
The physical standard test, physical efficiency test and written examination to be held during the first week of November have been postponed for administrative reasons, an official press release said on Saturday.
Narayanasamy exuded confidence that the Congress-DMK alliance would romp home in the next Assembly polls due next year.(PTI Photo)
Narayanasamy exuded confidence that the Congress-DMK alliance would romp home in the next Assembly polls due next year.(PTI Photo)

Welfare schemes in Puducherry enacted despite hurdles by Governor Kiran Bedi, says CM

Puducherry | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2020 04:58 PM IST
The Congress leader said despite hurdles posed by Governor Kiran Bedi, his government was implementing welfare schemes to ameliorate the lot of the poor.
Representational image.(File photo)
Representational image.(File photo)

Puducherry proposes 10% quota for government school students in medical courses

Puducherry | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 08:14 PM IST
After a cabinet meeting, he told reporters that his government has decided to introduce the quota through an order and the file relating to this had since been sent to Lt Governor Kiran Bedi for approval.
The Union Territory administration was also doing maximum tests to detect the infection early, she said while asking the citizens to also report early if there were symptoms of the virus.(Hindustan Times)
The Union Territory administration was also doing maximum tests to detect the infection early, she said while asking the citizens to also report early if there were symptoms of the virus.(Hindustan Times)

Make mask-wearing a social medicine against Covid-19: Kiran Bedi

Puducherry | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 06:51 PM IST
In her message to the people through video, she said that after easing of lockdown and the Covid-19 restrictions, people should adopt mask-wearing as it could be a social medicine to stem the spread of the infection.
Can you identify which famous political figure is shown in the image?(Twitter/@ipskabra)
Can you identify which famous political figure is shown in the image?(Twitter/@ipskabra)

IPS officer asks if you can identify this ‘Wonder Woman of India’. Can you guess?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2020 04:07 PM IST
IPS officer, Dipanshu Kabra shared this post on his official Twitter account with the hashtag #TuesdayBrainTeaser.
A team of doctors and other health professionals from Indira Gandhi Government Medical college hospital collected the swabs of the Lt Governor Kiran Bedi and other staff for testing on Wednesday.(Arun Sharma/ HT file photo)
A team of doctors and other health professionals from Indira Gandhi Government Medical college hospital collected the swabs of the Lt Governor Kiran Bedi and other staff for testing on Wednesday.(Arun Sharma/ HT file photo)

Puducherry L-G Kiran Bedi tests negative for Covid-19

Puducherry | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 11:46 AM IST
Bedi and other staff underwent coronavirus tests after an employee of the Raj Nivas tested positive for the infection.
The initiative aims to generate donations towards the PM CARES FUND and contribute to nation-building.
The initiative aims to generate donations towards the PM CARES FUND and contribute to nation-building.

100 Hours, 100 Stars: A non- stop tribute to Covid-19 warriors, entertainment with a cause

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 12:45 AM IST
This interesting and unique initiative promises 100 hours of non-stop entertainment for its audience from the biggest names and has a great cause too. The initiative aims to generate donations towards the PM CARES FUND and contribute to nation-building.
As part of the festival, Fever Network is bringing together the biggest personalities from different walks of life – celebrities from Bollywood, international artists,politicians, sports personalities, authors, digital content creators, stand-up comedians, indie artists, world renowned chefs and more.(Unsplash)
As part of the festival, Fever Network is bringing together the biggest personalities from different walks of life – celebrities from Bollywood, international artists,politicians, sports personalities, authors, digital content creators, stand-up comedians, indie artists, world renowned chefs and more.(Unsplash)

Fever FM brings you ‘100 hours, 100 stars – A non- stop tribute to COVID warriors’

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 01:12 AM IST
Fever Network,the country’s leading radio network and house to the radio stations Fever FM, Radio Nasha and Radio One is all set to go live with the biggest digital carnival – ‘100 Hours, 100 Stars – A Non- Stop Tribute to COVID warriors’.
Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi.(HT file)
Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi.(HT file)

Kiran Bedi asks youth to emerge as entrepreneurs, job providers

Puducherry | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 07:06 PM IST
The Lieutenant Governor, in a press release, said she had an interactive session with the visiting team of the youth and highlighted the multi-faceted cultures of different regions of the country.
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi. (HT file)
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi. (HT file)

Kiran Bedi hails proposal to set up National police varsity in Puducherry

Puducherry | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2020 07:01 AM IST
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharman had made the announcement in the budget presented on Saturday. Read on to know more...
BJP Delhi poll in-charge Prakash Javadekar (left) and Delhi party chief Manoj Tiwari (centre) releasing the first list.
BJP Delhi poll in-charge Prakash Javadekar (left) and Delhi party chief Manoj Tiwari (centre) releasing the first list.

Delhi Elections 2020: No senior leader, CM face in Bharatiya Janata Party’s first list for Delhi polls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia and Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 04:07 AM IST
Delhi Elections 2020: Senior BJP leaders say that discussions are still on regarding whom to field against Kejriwal. The party is looking for a strong candidate who can give a “tough fight” to the CM.
A video of an elderly woman swaying to a tune during Pongal celebrations, while a crowd cheers her on has taken social media by storm.(Twitter/@thekiranbedi)
A video of an elderly woman swaying to a tune during Pongal celebrations, while a crowd cheers her on has taken social media by storm.(Twitter/@thekiranbedi)

Elderly woman dances her heart out during Pongal celebration, wins hearts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2020 01:43 PM IST
The video has been tweeted by Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, who celebrated Pongal with staff from Municipalities, Public Work Department and women of the Swachatha Corporation.
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi.(PTI file)
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi.(PTI file)

Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi organises football match between rural youths and local police to promote ties

Puducherry | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2020 09:52 AM IST
The football match between the youths of the village Kaleetheerthalkuppam and local policemen was organised to promote the harmonious relation between them, said an official statement. Read on to know more...
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