Puducherry

Fishers plan campaign for plastic-free ocean

Fishers plan campaign for plastic-free ocean

NFF urges activists, community groups to chip in The National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) has decided to impress upon the State and Union governments to launch a year-long campaign of awareness on plastic-free ocean as follow-up to the World Environment Day and World Ocean Day events held on June 5 and …

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Spotlight on water table

Spotlight on water table

Bedi asks officials concerned to take the help of Central Ground Water Board The State Ground Water Authority will seek the help of the Central Ground Water Board to map the water level in the deep aquifer in Kalapet region. This was one of the several decisions taken during an …

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Venkaiah proposes extra marks for sports, games

Venkaiah proposes extra marks for sports, games

Sports improves fitness, cognitive abilities and social skills: VP Stressing the need for involving youth in more physical activity, Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday urged the State governments to include sports as part of the curriculum. The Vice-President was in the city to inaugurate the Centrally sponsored multi-purpose indoor …

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CM accuses Bedi of creating confusion on SC ruling

CM accuses Bedi of creating confusion on SC ruling

Says the government in Puducherry has more powers than the one in Delhi Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy told the Legislative Assembly on Thursday that the ruling given by the five-judge Constitution Bench was relevant to Puducherry. Replying to a special mention made by A. Anbalagan (AIADMK), the Chief Minister said …

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Police bite the bullet; Chennai sees an encounter after 5 years

Police bite the bullet; Chennai sees an encounter after 5 years

Some hail the crackdown; the State has no right to kill, say rights activists The gunning down of 27-year-old history-sheeter Anandan near Central Polytechnic College, Taramani, on Tuesday has triggered mixed reactions. While some called it yet another instance of police brutality, others said such an action was justified at …

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CM’s claim of tax-free budget a hoax: BJP

CM’s claim of tax-free budget a hoax: BJP

‘Government had increased power tariff, water tax before the exercise’ The Puducherry unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has charged Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy with hoodwinking the people by claiming that he had presented a tax free budget for 2018-19. Talking to reporters, BJP president V. Saminathan said that the …

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Minister clarifies on ‘inflated’ power bills

Minister clarifies on ‘inflated’ power bills

AIADMK raises issue; dissatisfied with reply, stages walkout Minister for Power R. Kamalakannan on Wednesday informed the Assembly that the Electricity Department will look into specific complaints of ‘inflated’ power bills. The Minister in his reply to a special mention made by AIADMK legislator A. Anbalagan and DMK MLA R. …

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CM working for consensus on special status

CM working for consensus on special status

He will hold talks with all parties Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy on Tuesday assured the House of arriving at a consensus on whether to seek Statehood or Special Category status for Puducherry after members expressed divergent views on the subject. Winding up the debate on the motion of thanks to …

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MLA’s remark irks Congress leader

MLA’s remark irks Congress leader

Anand says CM can’t keep blaming the L-G and the Centre; We don’t need lessons, says Anantharaman Sparks flew between the Congress and the All India N.R. Congress (AINRC) MLAs during the debate on motion of thanks to the Lt. Governor for her address to the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday. …

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String of health measures in budget

String of health measures in budget

List includes spinal injury treatment centre, buildings for hospitals, health protection scheme for poor Considering the increase in trauma cases, Chief Minister V.Narayanasamy in his budget presentation on Monday proposed to establish an exclusive spinal injury treatment centre at the Indira Gandhi Government General Hospital and Post Graduate Institute. Mr. …

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