Pondy CM, Bedi cross swords over Pongal gift scheme

In a fresh turf war, Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy Tuesday said he has returned a file on Pongal gift hamper scheme to Lt Governor Kiran Bedi, protesting her ‘arbitrary’ decision to restrict it’s coverage, a charge rejected by her. Continue Reading

Bedi impeding implementation of schemes: Pondy CM

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy Friday accused Lt Governor Kiran Bedi of taking a “negative stand” on the implementation of various decisions of the cabinet while the latter denied having “obstructed” any welfare schemes. Continue Reading

Pondy CM warns Centre of revolt by ryots over Mekedattu issue

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy Tuesday said there would be a big revolt by farmers if the Centre does not pay heed to the objection of the Union Territory and Tamilnadu to the move of the Karnataka government to build a dam across Cauvery at Mekedattu, Karnataka. Continue Reading

Tributes paid to Bharathi on his birth anniversary

Deputy CM O Panneerselvam along with Cultural Minister Ma Foi Pandiarajan, BJP national secretary H Raja, senior BJP leader L Ganesan and Mylapore MLA Natraj today carried a palanquin with a statue of Mahakavi Bharathi on the poet’s birth anniversary. Continue Reading