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Modi said the way the National Democratic Alliance (NDA)-led Centre worked with the AIADMK in the state was a “classic example of cooperative federalism.”(PTI file photo)

PM Modi launches BJP campaigns in poll-bound Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 03:31 AM IST
The Prime Minister began his speech with the BJP’s popular slogan in the state — ‘Vetrivel Veeravel’ (victorious spear, courageous spear) — referring to the party’s ‘vetrivel yatra’ (victorious spear march) launched in November 2020 in support of the devotees of local deity Lord Muruga.
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V.Narayanasamy submitted the letter of the resignation of the chief minister and his Council of Ministers to Lt. Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan shortly after a Motion of Confidence moved by him on the floor of the Legislative Assembly was defeated, in Puducherry on Monday. (ANI Photo)
V.Narayanasamy submitted the letter of the resignation of the chief minister and his Council of Ministers to Lt. Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan shortly after a Motion of Confidence moved by him on the floor of the Legislative Assembly was defeated, in Puducherry on Monday. (ANI Photo)

BJP will get befitting reply for 'subverting' mandate in Puducherry: Moily

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 04:05 PM IST
In an interview with PTI, Moily claimed the Puducherry polls will mark the "beginning of the fall of the BJP" in the country and the strengthening of democratic power through the Congress party.
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Chief Minister of Puducherry V Narayanasamy with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during the interaction with members of fisherman community, in Puducherry.(ANI Photo)
Chief Minister of Puducherry V Narayanasamy with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during the interaction with members of fisherman community, in Puducherry.(ANI Photo)

Puducherry CM translates fisherwoman's complaint as a praise to Rahul Gandhi

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 10:00 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi's interaction with the community created much social media buzz after he asked for a separate ministry of fisheries for the fishermen community.
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Gandhi’s visit comes amid a political crisis in Puducherry, with the Congress-led government losing majority and Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi recalled by the President.(Twitter/@VNarayanasami)
Gandhi’s visit comes amid a political crisis in Puducherry, with the Congress-led government losing majority and Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi recalled by the President.(Twitter/@VNarayanasami)

Rahul Gandhi reaches Puducherry as political crisis brews in union territory

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 02:10 PM IST
“We welcome our beloved Hon'ble MP Shri. @RahulGandhi ji with warmth, love and support to #Puducherry,” CM V Narayanasami tweeted on Wednesday.
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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

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Puducherry
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.
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(HT File Photo)
(HT File Photo)

12-member panel set up ahead of state polls

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 09:38 AM IST
Four states -- Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal – along with Puducherry are scheduled to go to polls before May this year.
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Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)

Schools in Puducherry to reopen after nine months on Jan 4

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Puducherry
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 08:41 AM IST
The Directorate of School Education in a release said schools reopening tomorrow would have half a day session from 10 am to 1 pm in Puducherry and Karaikal regions to start with.
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“Five booth level workers will be appointed who will be responsible for translating the party’s larger narrative for women empowerment at the ground level,” Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev told Hindustan Times.(Image via Twitter)
“Five booth level workers will be appointed who will be responsible for translating the party’s larger narrative for women empowerment at the ground level,” Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev told Hindustan Times.(Image via Twitter)

Congress plans massive push to win back women voters

By Deeksha Bhardwaj | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:15 AM IST
The push comes two days after the Mahila Congress’s national executive met to discuss and brainstorm ideas to win the support of women voters.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)

J&K polls show depth of our democracy, says PM Modi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 03:18 AM IST
Modi said that while his government completed three-tier panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir in just over a year of the region becoming a Union territory, the dispensation in Puducherry could not carry out local body elections despite a Supreme Court order.
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“Our culture is intertwined with the French culture,” Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy said.(ANI)
“Our culture is intertwined with the French culture,” Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy said.(ANI)

Puducherry CM firm on New Year bash, says none has power to ban it

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Puducherry
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 07:09 PM IST
In a veiled reference to the ban on the celebration announced by the District Collector Purva Garg, the Chief Minister said if the pandemic situation was sought to be cited to prevent the celebrations a question arises as to whether industrial, business activities, agricultural practices or others were put on hold.
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Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan will contest in the assembly elections due in early 2021 and losing the ‘battery-torch’ could be a setback for the party which has campaigned with this symbol.(PTI PHOTO.)
Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan will contest in the assembly elections due in early 2021 and losing the ‘battery-torch’ could be a setback for the party which has campaigned with this symbol.(PTI PHOTO.)

Kamal Haasan’s party MNM moves Madras HC, seeks battery-torch symbol

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 09:35 PM IST
MNM was allotted the battery-torch symbol only for Puducherry and failed to get it for Tamil Nadu. In the state, the symbol went to MGR Makkal Katchi for all 234 assembly constituencies.
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A Venus flytrap at the home of Payel Sarkar, who’s been growing carnivorous plants for three years. “I’ve watched in fascination and fright as they’ve devoured flies and spiders too,” she says.
A Venus flytrap at the home of Payel Sarkar, who’s been growing carnivorous plants for three years. “I’ve watched in fascination and fright as they’ve devoured flies and spiders too,” she says.

Plants with special needs: Caring for potted carnivores

By Natasha Rego | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 02:25 PM IST
These gardeners like a challenge. If it’s a plant that feeds on insects, grows in water or grows on other plants, you can count them in.
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Representational image.(PTI file)
Representational image.(PTI file)

Schools in Puducherry to reopen on January 4

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Puducherry
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 07:25 PM IST
Initially, the schools would have half-a-day classes from 10 AM to 1 PM and full-day classes from January 18, the Minister told reporters here.
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IMD has forecast heavy rainfall in south India till December 22 (ANI File Photo)
IMD has forecast heavy rainfall in south India till December 22 (ANI File Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: IMD forecasts heavy rainfall in south India and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 08:53 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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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.
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Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Opposition slams Puducherry govt for ‘failing’ to procure 50 per cent seats in private medical colleges

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Puducherry
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 07:00 PM IST
In separate statements, the leaders of the AIADMK and BJP alleged that proper steps were not taken for the 50 percent quota of seats for the state government in private medical colleges.
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Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

5 UG medical seats reserved for Covid warriors’ wards from Puducherry

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Puducherry
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 10:08 AM IST
The seats were reserved in Lady Hardinge Medical College in New Delhi, MGMS Vardha (Maharashtra), NSCB Medical college Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), JLN Medical College (Ajmer) and GMC Haldwani (Uttarakhand), Health and Family Welfare Director S Mohan Kumar said.
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Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Pondy AIADMK seeks 20% job quota for Tamil medium candidates

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Puducherry
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 08:16 PM IST
Leader of the Legislature wing of the party A Anbalagan said the state government’s decision to give preference to candidates who studied in Tamil medium and passed the qualifying exams in the medium is a historic one and deserves to be emulated by Puducherry.
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD said that light to moderate rainfall is likely to occur over few places in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the next 24 hours.(ANI/ File photo)
The India Meteorological Department (IMD said that light to moderate rainfall is likely to occur over few places in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the next 24 hours.(ANI/ File photo)

IMD predicts light to moderate rainfall in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni | Chennai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 11:54 AM IST
“Light to moderate rain is likely to occur at a few places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal area on December 9,” IMD said.
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Cyclone Burevi will bring with it heavy to very heavy rainfall over areas in South Tamil Nadu including Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi, Ramanathapuram and Sivaganga.(PTI)
Cyclone Burevi will bring with it heavy to very heavy rainfall over areas in South Tamil Nadu including Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi, Ramanathapuram and Sivaganga.(PTI)

Cyclone Burevi to cross Tamil Nadu coast on Friday: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 11:36 AM IST
The storm is expected to cross the Sri Lanka coast on Wednesday and the Tamil Nadu coast on Friday.
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High waves hit the coast after the Cyclone Nivar made landfall in Chennai on Thursday.(ANI)
High waves hit the coast after the Cyclone Nivar made landfall in Chennai on Thursday.(ANI)

After Cyclone Nivar, more intense rain forecast for Tamil Nadu

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 06:02 PM IST
The very severe cyclone storm Nivar brought heavy rainfall and flooded several parts of the state , but did not cause any large-scale damage to life or property
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The forecast for more rains for the southern state and the union territory comes a day after severe cyclonic storm ‘Nivar’ made landfall between Tamil Nadu and Puducherry early on Thursday, bringing sharp showers.(Reuters Photo)
The forecast for more rains for the southern state and the union territory comes a day after severe cyclonic storm ‘Nivar’ made landfall between Tamil Nadu and Puducherry early on Thursday, bringing sharp showers.(Reuters Photo)

MeT department forecasts more rains for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry next week

By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Chennai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 03:50 PM IST
At least three people were killed in Tamil Nadu in rain-related incidents like wall and tree collapse, while over a thousand trees were uprooted.
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Puducherry region accounted for nine fresh cases, while Karaikal and Yanam had one case each and Mahe reported five infections. Representational image.(PTI Photo)
Puducherry region accounted for nine fresh cases, while Karaikal and Yanam had one case each and Mahe reported five infections. Representational image.(PTI Photo)

No fresh Covid-19 fatality in Puducherry; UT reports only 16 new cases

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Puducherry
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 11:46 AM IST
In a welcome development, no fresh fatality was reported for the eighth day in succession on Friday, a release from the Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said.
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People wade along a waterlogged road after heavy rains following Cyclone Nivar landfall, in Puducherry on November 26, 2020.(AFP photo)
People wade along a waterlogged road after heavy rains following Cyclone Nivar landfall, in Puducherry on November 26, 2020.(AFP photo)

Cyclone Nivar uproots trees, floods streets in southern India

By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 04:00 PM IST
Parts of India’s southern coast were flooded Thursday after a cyclone slammed into its shores, triggering heavy rains, uprooting trees and cutting power lines.
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Heavy rains lead to waterlogging in Chennai as Cyclone Nivar crossed the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts.(ANI Photo)
Heavy rains lead to waterlogging in Chennai as Cyclone Nivar crossed the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts.(ANI Photo)

Cyclone Nivar: 3 killed in Tamil Nadu as storm weakens into severe cyclonic storm

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 12:57 PM IST
Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday spoke to chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and assured them of all possible help from the Centre after Cyclone Nivar hurtled into the region.
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A deserted, inundated Marina beach in Chennai on Wednesday.(REUTERS)
A deserted, inundated Marina beach in Chennai on Wednesday.(REUTERS)

Cyclone Nivar to weaken further into cyclonic storm before noon today

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:04 AM IST
Puducherry recorded rainfall measuring 237mm between 8.30am Wednesday and 2.30am Thursday. During the same time, Cuddalore recorded 246mm and Chennai 83mm.
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Boats are seen parked on deserted Marina beach during rains before Cyclone Nivar's landfall, in Chennai.(REUTERS)
Boats are seen parked on deserted Marina beach during rains before Cyclone Nivar's landfall, in Chennai.(REUTERS)

Nivar weakens into severe cyclonic storm, crosses coast near Puducherry

By Asian News International Posted by Shivani Kumar | New Delhi, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 04:54 AM IST
“Very severe cyclonic Storm #Nivar weakens into a severe cyclonic storm. Centre of #NivarCyclone lies over land. Crossed coast near Puducherry during 11:30 pm of 25th November to 2:30 am of 26th November,” IMD said in a tweet.
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Heavy rains lead to waterlogging in the city ahead of the landfall of cyclone Nivar, in Chennai.(ANI)
Heavy rains lead to waterlogging in the city ahead of the landfall of cyclone Nivar, in Chennai.(ANI)

Cyclone Nivar makes landfall, rain hits Tamil Nadu

By Divya Chandrababu and Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, Chennai/Tamil Nadu
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 05:20 AM IST
Earlier in the day, thousands of families were evacuated across Chennai and coastal districts of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday even as torrential rains, strong winds and high tides continued to batter the state.
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People use plastic sheets to cover from heavy rains in Chennai as cyclone Nivar approaches the southeastern coast of the country on November 25, 2020.(AFP)
People use plastic sheets to cover from heavy rains in Chennai as cyclone Nivar approaches the southeastern coast of the country on November 25, 2020.(AFP)

Cyclone Nivar landfall near Puducherry after midnight, evacuation underway

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 03:32 PM IST
Both the AIADMK and DMK leaders and workers hit the ground in rescue work.
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Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has announced that 1000 cusecs of water has been released from the Chembarambakkam lake.(ANI Photo)
Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has announced that 1000 cusecs of water has been released from the Chembarambakkam lake.(ANI Photo)

Cyclone Nivar: Extremely heavy rains to lash Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, says weather bureau

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 03:15 PM IST
Cyclone Nivar is currently stationed at 300km southeast of Chennai, 250km east and southeast of Puducherry and 240km from Cuddalore, according to the latest update from RMC.
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