PUDUCHERRY: Five companies of paramilitary force and the entire personnel belonging to territorial police will be deployed to ensure peaceful conduct of elections in all the four regions of the Union Territory on May 13, District Election Officer G. Ragesh Chandra has said.
Briefing reporters here on preparations for polling, he said that one company […]
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District Election Officer G. Ragesh Chandra examining the sealed postal votes at the Collectorate in Puducherry.
PUDUCHERRY: The Election Department has started receiving sealed postal ballot papers for May 13 Lok Sabha elections.
Officials in the Election Department told The Hindu that there were around 455 postal votes in the […]
“It will prevail upon the Centre to sanction a separate university for Puducherry”
PUDUCHERRY: Tamil Nadu Minister for Local Administration M.K. Stalin on Friday said that Pattali Makkal Katchi founder S. Ramadoss was “enacting a drama” on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.
Campaigning for Congress candidate V. Narayanasamy in Puducherry, Mr. Stalin said that PMK […]
PUDUCHERRY: The proposed joint public meeting by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Chennai on Sunday will put to an end all speculation about the Congress party’s equation with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary and in-charge of party affairs in Tamil […]
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Alliance gives Congress an edge, but infighting within party poses problems
PUDUCHERRY: Stakes are high for the Congress in the Union Territory, where the party is trying to retain its traditional vote base.
Though it looks easy on paper for the Congress-DMK combine, it is not actually so, given the infighting within the Congress […]
Ramadoss campaigns for PMK candidate in Thattanchavady
PUDUCHERRY: Campaigning in Thattanchavady Assembly segment on Thursday, where senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister N. Rangasamy has a sizable vote bank, Pattali Makkal Katchi founder S. Ramadoss appealed to voters to vote against the Congress to avenge the removal of Mr. Rangasamy from the post […]
PUDUCHERRY: The PMK “will not succeed” in its effort to create division within the Congress for making electoral gains, M. Illango, vice-president and official spokesperson of the Puducherry Pradesh Congress Committee said.
Talking to reporters here, he said PMK leaders were under the impression that if they made statements praising N. Rangasamy they would be […]
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PUDUCHERRY: Besides four candidates belonging to mainstream political parties and six nominees of registered State political parties, there are a record number of Independents contesting the Lok Sabha polls.
As per the final list of candidates released by the Election Department on Monday, there are 18 candidates contesting as Independents, 17 of them hailing […]
PUDUCHERRY: The Election Department has the directed the staff deputed for poll duty to closely monitor the campaign of dummy candidates in the fray.
District Election Officer G. Ragesh Chandra said that field officers have been directed to monitor their campaign on a daily basis. It would be videographed and scrutinised, he said in a […]
Campaign office opened near polling booth
“Poll-related activities should be conducted 100 m away from booths”
“Congress leaders jittery because Rangasamy stayed away from campaigning ”
PUDUCHERRY: Secretary of the Puducherry unit of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam A. Anbalagan on Monday alleged that Congress candidate V. Narayanasamy had violated the model code of […]