Pondy Lt Governor Kiran Bedi pulls chariot at temple festival

Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi joined hundreds of devotees in pulling the chariot of Tirukameeswarar temple at a village near here on the occasion of the annual car festival today. Continue Reading

Mekedatu: DMK, AIADMK stage protest in Speaker’s chamber

MLAs of DMK and those in the opposition AIADMK Wednesday staged a separate sit in protest at the chamber of Speaker V Vaithilingam, demanding a special assembly session to condemn the Centre for granting permission to Karnataka to prepare a DPR on Mekadatu dam across Cauvery river. Continue Reading

Pondy Speaker declares Thattanchavady seat vacant

Speaker of the Puducherry Assembly V Vaithilingam Thursday declared Thattanchavady constituency vacant following the disqualification of the sitting legislator Ashok Anand (AINRC) in the wake of his conviction in a disproportionate assets case. Continue Reading

Decisions on aid for sports lie with Lt Guv: Bedi

Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi Friday said the powers to decide on grant-in-aid for associations or federations promoting sports and games in the Union Territory lie with the Lieutenant Governor and such powers cannot be delegated. Continue Reading

Helmet rule in Pondy: CM takes exception to Bedi’s directive

Chief Minister V Narayanasamy took exception to Lt Governor Kiran Bedi’s directive to the DGP to implement the helmet rule and said some preliminary steps have to be taken before making it mandatory. Continue Reading