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Amit Shah levels serious allegations against former Puducherry CM

Days after the Congress government lost its majority in Puducherry and collapsed, Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday levelled serious allegations against former Chief Minister V Narayanasamy. Notably, election is scheduled in Puducherry on April 6. The BJP leader alleged that the former CM gave cut-money to the Gandhi family and that he was...

Puducherry CM resigns, blames BJP for toppling government

With the Congress government in Puducherry losing its majority, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy resigned on Monday accusing the BJP and NR Congress of toppling his government.  The CM also accused former Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi of colluding with the opposition. Notably, two MLAs exited the Congress on Sunday that resulted in the government losing the...

Whatever was done was a sacred duty, says Kiran Bedi after removal from Puducherry

Hours after her sacking as the Lt Governor of Puducherry, Kiran Bedi, a former IPS officer, has thanked the Centre for a lifetime experience in serving Puducherry as its Lt Governor. Kiran Bedi also said, “Whatever was done, was a sacred duty, fulfilling my constitutional and moral responsibilities.” She also said that Puducherry has a...

Cyclone Nivar: 3 people killed in Tamil Nadu, rains to continue

Cyclone Nivar made landfall near Puducherry in the early hours on Thursday as a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’. It accompanied heavy rainfall and gusty winds that resulted in the uprooting of trees and flooding in low-lying areas. It has lost its intensity after the landfall but will cause rain in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karnataka and...

Cyclone Nivar to make landfall post-midnight, wind speeds to touch 120-130 kmph

Cyclone Nivar has intensified into a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ and is likely to hit the Indian coast between Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu and Karaikal in Puducherry by midnight or early morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Nivar is likely to make the landfall with wind speeds up to 130 km per hour gusting up...

As Cyclone Nivar approaches, PM Modi assures help to Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised all possible help to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as they gear up to face Cyclone Nivar. Notably, the Cyclone is likely to make landfall on Wednesday evening through the coastal states with expected wind speeds upto 120 km per hour. PM Modi spoke to the chief ministers of both...