Puducherry

Now, nominated MLAs set to lose their right to spend

Now, nominated MLAs set to lose their right to spend

A 2010 order allowing them to utilise the local area fund may be revoked After adopting a resolution denying voting rights to the three nominated MLAs of the BJP at the brief session convened on Wednesday to pass the Appropriation Bill, a majority of the elected representatives are set to …

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Veeranam level rises, rekindles hopes

Veeranam level rises, rekindles hopes

The tank’s current level stands at 42.45 feet, against a maximum of 47.50 feet; expected to reach capacity in a week’s time The water level in the Veeranam tank, located at Kattumannarkovil block, has been steadily increasing over the past few days, rekindling hopes of farmers in the district’s tail-end …

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BSNL spreads its ‘Wings’

BSNL spreads its ‘Wings’

Launches app-based service that allows subscribers to use Voice over Internet Protocol BSNL Puducherry has rolled out an Internet telephony service that allows subscribers to use Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to make calls to any number on across-operator networks in the country. The app based service also helps users …

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Headmistress found guilty of discrimination

Headmistress found guilty of discrimination

She allegedly put dalit children in separate batches, made them sit apart An internal probe by the Chief Educational Officer of Cuddalore district has confirmed that the Headmistress of the Government Primary School at Ezhuthur near Thittakudi, in the district indulged in discrimination against students by segregating them in batches based on …

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Police launch probe into duping incident at ATM

Police launch probe into duping incident at ATM

Duo hoodwink a 45-year-old man and withdraw cash The Villupuram police have launched an investigation into an incident in which two men mislead a 45-year-old man and withdraw his money after finding out his PIN at an ATM in Tirukovilur in Villupuram district. Police sources said that though the incident …

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BSNL broadband set to get a quantum leap with upgrade

BSNL broadband set to get a quantum leap with upgrade

Top speed of 20 Gbps possible; users need not change existing modems Broadband speeds provided by BSNL in Puducherry are set to increase significantly with a major network upgrade under way. BSNL, which was delivering Internet access to customers through copper/fibre cable, has scaled up its broadband backbone from the …

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Minister, officials check shops selling plastics

Minister, officials check shops selling plastics

The team collects samples and warns manufacturers Minister for Social Welfare and Environment M. Kandasamy, along with officials from the Department of Science, Technology and Environment, on Friday conducted surprise checks at outlets selling plastic bags and plastic manufacturing units in Mettupalayam in Puducherry. Stating that this was in preparation …

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After a week of havoc, truck strike called off

After a week of havoc, truck strike called off

Several industries were in a spot of bother as stocks had piled up Truckers are all set to resume services as the All India Motor Transport Congress on Friday called off the nation-wide strike after the Centre assured it that some of its demands would be considered. The indefinite strike …

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CPI protests lack of streetlights

CPI protests lack of streetlights

Party cadres place wreath at lamppost Cadres of the Communist Party of India (CPI) on Wednesday staged a novel protest by placing a wreath in front of a high-mast lamp at the Pakkamudayanpet junction, protesting against the non-functional high-mast lamps and streetlights in the area. Sethu Selvam, CPI State committee …

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Puducherry faces obstacles to getting full Statehood

Puducherry faces obstacles to getting full Statehood

The non-contiguous nature of its territory is a key hurdle, says an official Obstacles related to the Union Territory’s uniquely non-contiguous geographical territories, opposition from some sections and a historic agreement with the French government will be among the foremost issues facing the administration in its attempt to get full …

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