Puducherry

Football fans of different hues root for French victory

Special screenings organised for the World Cup final at the Consulate, inns and restaurants By the seaside, after watching a Greek movie, soaking in music and gulping a few drinks on a Sunday night, at nine different venues football fans flocked to cheer Equipe de France. For the World Cup …

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Government facing several hurdles, says Narayanasamy

Faults Kiran Bedi for delay in presenting budget Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy on Sunday expressed concern that the government was facing various hurdles in evolving and presenting the budget on time. Speaking at the birth anniversary celebrations of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Kamaraj at the Pradesh Congress Committee …

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Medical students under govt. quota get aid

Medical students under govt. quota get aid

₹52.20 lakh disbursed to 16 MBBS Adi Dravidar students Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy on Friday distributed financial assistance for students from the Adi Dravidar community who were admitted under the government quota in private medical colleges through the Centralised Admission Committee (Centac). Under the Dr. Ambedkar Financial Assistance Scheme, financial …

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Minister rules out rollback of power tariff hike

Minister rules out rollback of power tariff hike

‘Electricity Department has to meet all expenditure from its own resources’ The government will not be able to roll back power tariff increase, Minister for Power R. Kamalakannan told the Assembly on Friday. To a question raised by V. Ramachandran (Independent), the Minister said the decision to increase the power …

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Govt. reduces property tax by 25%

Govt. reduces property tax by 25%

No garbage tax for houses with built-up area of up to 1,000 sq. ft., Minister informs Assembly The government has decided to reduce property tax by 25% and exempted houses with a built-up area of up to 1000 square feet from paying garbage tax, Minister for Public Works A. Namassivayam …

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Akshaya Patra to provide noon meal in schools

Akshaya Patra to provide noon meal in schools

Govt. and the NGO sign MoU; 50,000 students in 300 schools to benefit The Directorate of School Education has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with Akshaya Patra Foundation, a non-profit wing of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon), for supply of nutritious midday meals to over 50,000 students studying …

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Free rice file won’t be sent to L-G: Minister

Free rice file won’t be sent to L-G: Minister

Kandasamy cites SC judgment Social Welfare Minister M. Kandasamy on Wednesday hinted at not sending the file related to the procurement and distribution of free rice to the Lieutenant Governor. “The Supreme Court has given a recent judgment. There is no need to send all files to the Lt. Governor. …

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Verbal duel triggers unruly scenes

Verbal duel triggers unruly scenes

AIADMK MLA’s use of ‘objectionable language’ against Minister angers the treasury benches The Assembly on Wednesday witnessed unruly scenes after a remark by All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam member A. Bhaskar against Minister for Agriculture R. Kamalakannan. Mr. Bhaskar, while raising a question on the condition of Artchouna Soupraya …

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NCC cadets embark on ocean sailing expedition

NCC cadets embark on ocean sailing expedition

The team will return to Puducherry on July 21 A group of National Cadet Corps set sail on Tuesday from the city harbour on an adventure that will take them to Thopputhurai, a coastal hamlet in Nagapattinam, as part of an ‘Ocean sailing expedition’ organised by the NCC Group, Puducherry. …

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No permanent friends or foes in politics: Narayanasamy

No permanent friends or foes in politics: Narayanasamy

New-found bonhomie between Congress and AINRC has triggered rumours Giving room to much speculation about future relationship between the ruling Congress and the All India N R Congress, Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy on Tuesday said there are “no permanent friends or foes in politics.” The Chief Minister made the comment …

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