Tamil Nadu rains: IMD issues red alert in five districts; schools, colleges shut in over 22 districts
The weather department has issued a red alert in Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Ramanathapuram, Pudukkottai and Nagapattinam districts
Tamil Nadu, Puducherry: IMD forecasts thunderstorm with moderate rainfall likely in next three hours
IMD had earlier predicted light to moderate scattered/fairly widespread rainfall over Karnataka, Kerala and Mahe and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal during the next five days
IMD issues yellow alert for Tamil Nadu till 24 Nov, predicts rainfall in other southern states, including Kerala
A cyclonic circulation lies over Southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood in lower tropospheric levels that is likely to move west-northwestwards towards Tamil Nadu coast during next 4-5 days, said IMD
Ensure full COVID-19 vaccination by increasing pace of inoculation, expanding coverage, says Mansukh Mandaviya
The health minister reviewed the situation in Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Puducherry where the first dose coverage is less than 70 percent
Chief Minister N Rangasamy visited the rain ravaged residential colonies and explained to the people about the steps taken to alleviate their sufferings
'Blue Flag' certification for Tamil Nadu's Kovalam beach and Puducherry's Eden beach: What it is, why it is prestigious
"The iconic Blue Flag is one of the world’s most recognised voluntary awards for beaches, marinas, and sustainable boating tourism operators," states its website.
COVID-19 updates: Punjab, Jharkhand ease curbs; Central panel confirms first death due to vaccination
The National AEFI Committee however said that all benefits of vaccination are overwhelmingly greater than the small risk of harm
Provision shops, vegetable sales outlets, shops dealing with food, groceries, fruits, meat and fish and cattle feed will be allowed till noon, without AC facility
Puducherry Election 2021: UT registers 81.64% polling as Congress-led SDA locks horns with NDA in bid to regain turf
Yanam registered the highest polling percentage of 91.27 percent and the Mahe region recorded the lowest turnout at 73.53 percent. Polling was by and large peaceful
The BJP is seeking election from nine of 30 seats while AINRC, which heads the NDA in the union territory, is contesting from 16 constituencies
Puducherry Assembly elections 2021, Yanam constituency profile: In blow to Congress, Malladi Krishna Rao quits as MLA
In 2016, Rao had defeated AINRC's Tirikoty Bairava Swamy by a margin of 8,754 votes
Puducherry Assembly elections 2021, Mahe constituency profile: Independent candidate V Ramchandran won seat in 2016
A bastion of former minister and six-time MLA E Valasaraj, Mahe was the only constituency in the UT to elect an Independent candidate in the 2016 Assembly elections.
Puducherry Assembly elections 2021, Neravy TR Pattinam constituency profile: DMK's A Geetha wrested seat from VMC Sivakumar in 2016
In the 2016 Assembly election, Geetha trounced AIADMK candidate Sivakumar — a former minister and five-time MLA— by a margin of 6,936 votes.
Puducherry Assembly elections 2021, Karaikal South constituency profile: AIADMK's KAU Asana defeated DMK's AMH Nazeem by just 20 votes
In 2011, Nazeem, won from Karaikal South by polling 8,377 votes. His closest rival, Independent candidate VK Ganapathy polled 6,801 votes.
Puducherry Assembly elections 2021, Karaikal North constituency profile: AINRC's PRN Thirumurugan won seat in 2016
In 2011 too, Thirumurugan who was then with the Congress, defeated AIADMK's V Omalingam by over 3,300 votes
Puducherry Assembly elections 2021, Thirunallar constituency profile: Congress' R Kamalakkannan defeated two-time MLA PR Siva in 2016
In the 2016 Puducherry Assembly election, AINRC's PR Siva alias Sivasakthi polled 10,263 votes against Kamalakkannan's 13,138 votes
Puducherry Assembly election 2021, Nedungadu (SC) constituency profile: AINRC's Chandirapriyanga won seat in 2016
Chandirapriyanga is the daughter of former minister Chandrakasu, who was a four-time MLA from Nedungandu.
Govil, who was welcomed into the party after a presser announcing candidates for West Bengal polls, said his decision was triggered by TMC supremo Mamata's "irritation" to the chant of 'Jai Shri Ram'
In the previous three Assembly elections, the main contest in Orleanpet has been between Siva and G Nehru
Puducherry Assembly election 2021: Congress, DMK talks on seat-sharing arrangement end inconclusively
In the 2016 polls, the Congress had won 15 of the 21 seats it had contested, while the DMK bagged two of the nine seats it was given in the alliance