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Puducherry Adds 1,471 New COVID-19 Cases, Test Positivity Rate Also Spikes

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The Health department Director said 82 patients recovered and were discharged during the last 24 hours and the overall recoveries stood at 1,27,795. The test positivity rate rose to 28.47 percent while fatality and recovery rates were 1.39 per cent and 94.43 per cent respectively.

Covid Vaccination Pace In Children Shows Youth's Sense Of Responsibility, Says PM

Jan 12, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Virtually inaugurating the 25th edition of the National Youth Festival here, Modi also said his government's recent decision to increase the legal marriage age of women to 21 years was for the betterment of "our daughters" and ensure that they had a career and also the time.

Pondy Sees Big Jump In Daily COVID-19 Cases, Test Positivity Rate Rises

Director of Health G Sriramulu said the active cases were 825 with 96 patients being in hospitals taking treatment and the remaining 729 patients in home isolation.

Puducherry Reports Jump In New COVID-19 Cases

Jan 04, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan launched the vaccination drive for adolescents (15 to 18 years) at the Soucilabai Government Girls Higher Secondary school in the heart of the town on Tuesday.

Lieutenant Governor Of Puducherry Said Vaccination Proof Is Mandatory To Take Part In Festivities

The Health Department has so far administered vaccines to more than eight lakh people in the Union Territory.

12 December, 2021

Puducherry LG Mandates Covid-19 Vaccination, Punishment For Those Who Refuse


Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan said, 'No stone was left unturned to reach the goal and vaccination was aimed at protecting the people against the pandemic.' as she mandated Covid-19 vaccination in the Union Territory.

06 December, 2021

COVID-19: Fresh cases in Puducherry dips below 10

Outlook Web Desk

"The sustained efforts of the Department of Health and positive cooperation from the public are chiefly responsible for the steep fall in number of new cases,"

02 December, 2021

CM Bommai Urges Centre To Abstain From Implementing Cauvery-Vaigai-Gundar Project Before Karnataka's Mekedatu Is Cleared

Outlook Web Desk

The Supreme Court had on November 16 issued notices to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry seeking replies in six weeks in connection with the proposed Cauvery-Vaigai-Gundar link project.

28 September, 2021

'Immense Pride': PM Modi Congratulates First BJP Rajya Sabha Member From Puducherry

Outlook Web Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated former Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and L Murugan for being elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam and Madhya Pradesh respectively

01 September, 2021

Puducherry Granted Statehood By Centre, Says CM N Rangasamy

Outlook Web Desk

The central government has decided to concede the plea for full-fledged statehood for Puducherry, the CM said without elaborating.

27 June, 2021

Puducherry Gets First Woman Minister In 41 Years As New NDA Cabinet Takes Oath

Outlook Web Desk

This is the first time the BJP is part of a Ministry in the Union Territory.


02 May, 2021

NDA Set To Form Govt In Puducherry, Bags 13 Seats

Outlook Web Bureau

The AINRC secured 10, BJP three, DMK three, Congress two and the independents four.

02 May, 2021

BJP Front Ahead In Puducherry

G.C. Shekhar

Puducherry: Out of the 12 leads available so far the AINRC is leading in 5 and the BJP in 3.

01 May, 2021

Will Puducherry Mean A New Beginning For BJP?

G.C. Shekhar

The BJP’s larger game plan is to become a ruling partner in the UT, make its presence felt and expand its footprint in neighbouring Tamil Nadu.

01 May, 2021

Under Covid Cloud, Counting Today In Four States, One UT

Bhavna Vij-Aurora

BJP, slammed for holding large crowded rallies, is planning to keep celebrations low-key as the second wave of coronavirus continues to ravage the country

01 April, 2021

Home Minister Amit Shah Visits Puducherry Ahead Of Elections

Outlook Web Bureau

Amit Shah who arrived at the airport in Lawspet, drove to the Siddhananda temple in Karuvadikuppam to offer prayers.

30 March, 2021

Ahead Of PM Modi’s Visit, Drones, UAVs Banned In Puducherry

Outlook Web Bureau

Any violation of the order would attract action under section 188 of Indian Penal Code and other relevant laws, the District Magistrate said.


22 March, 2021

Puducherry Elections: Former CM V Narayanasamy To Not Contest Polls, Cites Coordination Work As Reason

Outlook Web Bureau

The Congress, heading the Secular Democratic Alliance (SDA), has been earmarked 15 constituencies out of the total 30 segments in the Union Territory.

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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