Polling begins in two Assembly seats in TN, lone seat in Puducherry

Amid tight security, polling began in two Assembly constituencies in Tamilnadu and one segment in neighbouring Puducherry as voters turned up enthusiastically to cast their votes early in the day. Continue Reading

Free rice scheme: Bedi insists on cash transfer to beneficiaries in Pondy

As the stalemate over mode of implementation of free rice scheme in Puducherry continued, Lt Governor Kiran Bedi on Wednesday insisted on direct transfer of cash equivalent to quantum of rice, saying the beneficiaries would stand to gain from it. Continue Reading

Setback for Kiran Bedi: Supreme Court refuses to grant interim stay

The Supreme Court has refused to grant interim stay on the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court order that clipped the powers of Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi. Continue Reading

Raj Nivas not receiving govt files for approval: Bedi

“We do not know where the files are, be it service matters or files requiring financial approvals as per the law governing the Union Territory administration and the Business Rules which are still in force and have not been amended,” said the former IPS officer. Continue Reading

CM, AINRC chief haven’t done anything for Pondy’s development: TTV

Coming down heavily on Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) leader T T V Dinakaran slammed the former for not demanding statehood to the union territory when he was a central minister in the previous UPA government. Continue Reading

Madras HC upholds Pondy MLA’s disqualification in wealth case

A by-election is scheduled to be held in the Thattanchavady constituency, vacated by Anand, 18 April, along with parliamentary polls. Continue Reading