Puducherry

Power infrastructure upgrade work in full swing

Power infrastructure upgrade work in full swing

200 new transformers are being installed under a Centrally-sponsored scheme The Electricity Department has initiated a slew of works to upgrade power distribution infrastructure in the urban areas of Puducherry. Utilising the funds allocated by the Union Government for the power sector, the department has started installing new transformers and replacing …

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Kiran Bedi returns CM’s letter saying it was ‘rude’

Kiran Bedi returns CM’s letter saying it was ‘rude’

Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi has returned a letter from Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy charging her with violating “the spirit of the oath of secrecy” as it was “impolite” in tone. Mr. Narayanasamy had, while addressing the media the other day, shared copies of his letter in which he took exception …

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Govt. cracks whip on plastics

Govt. cracks whip on plastics

Minister leads a team of officials to check manufacturing units at Mettupalayam The government has started cracking the whip on industries manufacturing plastic bags with a thickness of less than 50 microns. A team led by Minister for Environment M. Kandasamy on Friday after conducting a surprise inspection at Mettupalayam …

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Smriti Irani to open Pondy Lit Fest

Smriti Irani to open Pondy Lit Fest

It is being held from Aug, 17 to 19 The first edition of The Pondy Lit Fest (PLF) 2018 will be held between August 17 and 19 here. The festival would be inaugurated by Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani at Gandhi Thidal on August 17 at 5.30 p.m. Organised …

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Officials know who the boss is: Bedi

Officials know who the boss is: Bedi

Says their performance appraisals are done at Raj Nivas; expects year-round work from them Responding to Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy’s statement that officials need not take instructions directly from the titular head following the verdict given by Supreme Court, Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi on Monday said public officials were aware …

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Cultural extravaganza at PIMS set to kick off

Cultural extravaganza at PIMS set to kick off

AURA 2k18, the annual intercollegiate festival, will be the largest till date, with about 65 participating colleges The PIMS campus is gearing up for a rush of exuberance with AURA 2k18, the much celebrated annual intercollegiate sports, literary and cultural festival, kicking off on August 8. The festival team at …

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A walk to commemorate two towering poets

A walk to commemorate two towering poets

Heritage buffs revisit the legacy of Bharati, Bharathidasan Under a murky sky and the occasional drizzle, a small group of enthusiasts from different spheres of life went on a heritage walk on Saturday as a tribute to the revolutionary poet-nationalist Subramania Bharati and his illustrious protégé Bharathidasan. The free guided …

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Ananda Ashram celebrates golden jubilee

Ananda Ashram celebrates golden jubilee

Awards were presented to distinguished yoga exponents; a free medical camp was also organised A variety of cultural performances including banner dance, Bharatanatyam and Yoga were performed by the students from the International Yoga Centre for Education and Research (ICYER), popurlarly known as the Ananda Ashram, as part of its golden jubilee …

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What ban? Banners abound

What ban? Banners abound

Supporters rush to glorify Rangasamy It is that time of the year when Puducherry is awash with giant posters and cutouts. Despite a ban, volunteers and loyalists of former Chief Minister N. Rangasamy vied with one another to greet their leader on his birthday on August 4. Senior party leaders, MLAs and …

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Two die as train rams car

Two die as train rams car

Accident at the unmanned level-crossing owing to carelessness of the driver Two women were killed and two injured seriously when the car by which they were travelling was hit by the Salem-Vriddhachalam passenger train (76850) at an unmanned level-crossing at Siruvattur near Chinna Salem on Friday. The names of the …

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