Assembly Election 2017

The Assembly Election for 5 states were held in Goa, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Manipur. While the elections were held in a single phase in Goa, Uttarakhand and Punjab, they were held in two phases in Manipur and in seven phases in Uttar Pradesh. The results announced on March 11. BJP bags big vicotry on Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa while Congress formed the government on Punjab.

To celebrate the installation of its governments in four states post-assembly polls, the BJP on Thursday distributed laddoos to its leaders in parliament -- laddoos that were specially flown in from the Tirupati temple in Andhra Pradesh.

BJP sources revealed that the party had planned to distribute sweets to its leaders at the Parliamentary Party meeting that was addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to felicitate leaders over their performance in the just-concluded assembly elections.

Someone then came up with the idea of offering Tirupati laddoos, given as religious offering to devotees at the temple, one of the most visited religious places in India. The laddoo, which is registered for a Geographical indication tag to avoid duplication, is prepared in the temple kitchen.

"Earlier, we were planning to distribute sweets but then came the idea of distributing Lord Venkateshwara's laddoos," a BJP leader said.

Thus, an order for some 1,000-1,200 laddoos was placed on Tuesday night, but the temple was able to deliver only about 600.





Assembly Election Results 2017

Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2017

Party Leadings Won
BJP - 312
SP+CONG - 54
BSP - 19
OTHERS - 18
RLD - 1

Manipur Assembly Election Results 2017

Party Leadings Won
INC - 28
BJP - 21
OTHERS - 9
LEFT+ - 1

Punjab Assembly Election Results 2017

Party Leadings Won
INC - 77
AAP+ - 20
SKD - 15
BJP - 3
LIP - 2

Goa Assembly Election Results 2017

Party Leadings Won
INC - 17
BJP - 13
NCP - 3
MAG - 3
OTHERS - 3
AAP - 1

Uttarakhand Assembly Election Results 2017

Party Leadings Won
BJP - 56
INC - 11
OTHERS - 2



Election News

Former international kabaddi player arrested for killing BJP leader

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   11:14 pm
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A former international kabaddi player wanted for the killing of a BJP leader in Uttar Pradesh has been arrested from west Delhi, police said on Thursday. View More..

Unable to bear punishments, UP schoolboy kills himself

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   10:18 pm
Gorakhpur, Sep 21 (IANS) The teacher of a school in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh was arrested on Thursday under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for abetting suicide by a Class V student, police said. View More..

91 BSP leaders join SP

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   9:12 pm
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) As many as 91 rebel Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leaders, led by senior politician Indrajeet Saroj, joined the Samajwadi Party (SP) on Thursday. View More..

Northeast students protest death of Manipuri youth, demand probe (Lead, With Image)

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   8:32 pm
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Hundreds of youth from the northeast on Thursday staged a protest outside the Uttar Pradesh Bhawan here, demanding a probe by the state government into the mysterious death of a Manipuri youth whose body was allegedly cremated by Noida police without informing the family. View More..

Modi to flag off Mahamana Express on Friday from Varanasi

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   8:18 pm
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the new Varanasi-Vadodara Mahamana Express from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, railway officials said on Thursday. View More..

Orissa HC ex-Judge, five others in CBI custody in graft case

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   6:14 pm
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Retired Orissa High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi and five others were arrested by the CBI on the charge of helping an educational trust barred from admitting medical course students and sent in four-day CBI custody on Thursday, an official said. View More..

Orissa HC ex-Judge, five others in CBI net in corruption case

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   5:10 pm
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The CBI has arrested retired Orissa High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi and five others on the charge of helping an Uttar Pradesh-based educational trust barred by the government from admitting medical course students, an official said on Thursday. View More..

Thousands throng temples in UP on first day of Navratri

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   1:52 pm
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) Thousands of devotees thronged the temples across Uttar Pradesh on the first day of the "Shardeya Navratri" on Thursday. View More..

CBI arrests retired Orissa High Court Judge

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   12:38 pm
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested retired Orissa High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi for helping an Uttar Pradesh-based educational trust barred by the government from admitting medical students, an official confirmed on Thursday. View More..

Time for India to review its electoral system, says former CEC (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   12:34 pm
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) It's high time India reviewed its first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system that is increasingly emerging as flawed and imperfect, former Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi has said. View More..

Devotees throng Himachal temples for Navratri

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   11:28 am
Shimla, Sep 21 (IANS) Thousands of devotees from across the region thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday on the first day of the Navratri festival. View More..

CBI books retired Orissa HC judge for graft

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   9:58 pm
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The CBI has filed a corruption case against a retired Orissa High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi for helping an Uttar Pradesh-based educational trust, barred by the government from admitting medical students, in settling the legal matter, an official said on Wednesday. View More..

Cabinet apprised of declining Malaria, TB incidences

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   9:26 pm
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet was on Wednesday apprised of the progress made in the country's health sector, including the decline of Malaria Annual Parasite Incidence from 1.10 in 2011 to 0.84 in 2016. View More..

Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh win on Day 2 of IJPL

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   8:48 pm
Dubai, Sep 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Roarers and U.P. Heroes defeated their respective opponents on the second day of the Indian Junior Premier League (IJPL) here on Wednesday. View More..

N.D. Tiwari suffers brain stroke, paralytic attack

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   8:42 pm
New Delhi/Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari suffered a brain stroke and paralytic attack in New Delhi on Wednesday after which he was admitted to Max Hospital in Saket, his family members said. View More..

UP government transfers 29 IPS officers

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   8:38 pm
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday transferred 29 officials of the Indian Police Service (IPS). This included the district police chiefs of Mau, Agra, Fatehgarh, Bahraich, Deoria and Jaunpur. View More..

Put couples embracing in public behind bars: Sakshi Maharaj

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   8:04 pm
Jaipur, Sep 20 (IANS) In remarks that could court another controversy, BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj on Wednesday said couples hugging or embracing in a "vulgar" manner in public places should be put behind bars. View More..

Rs 113 cr spent on maintenance of medical devices: Nadda

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   7:26 pm
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet was on Wednesday apprised about the progress made in the country's health sector, including spending Rs 113 crore in 2016-17 on maintenance of 4,560 medical devices which were not functional in various public hospitals. View More..

17 government printing presses to merge into 5, jobs protected: Jaitley

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   6:28 pm
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the rationalisation and modernisation of all 17 government printing presses across the country by merging them into five units without causing any job losses. View More..

Minister hints at sugar imports for stable prices

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   6:06 pm
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said the government may consider allowing sugar imports if prices go up during this festive season. View More..

Ahead of polls, Gujarat government calls agitating Patidars for talks

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   10:16 pm
Gandhinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) With assembly elections round the corner, Gujarat's ruling BJP on Wednesday extended an olive branch to the agitating Patidar leaders, calling them for a meeting next week to discuss their demand for reservations in government jobs and educational institutions. View More..

Swarn Salariya is BJP candidate for Gurdaspur bypoll

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   6:10 pm
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Battle lines have been drawn for the by-election to the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announcing the name of Swarn Singh Salariya as the party's candidate. View More..

Mamata appoints axed GJM leader as GTA head

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   8:26 pm
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced the formation of a nine-member board of administrators, headed by ousted Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Binay Tamang, to run the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA). View More..

Congress names Sunil Jakhar for Gurdaspur bypoll

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   5:24 pm
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday announced Punjab unit President Sunil Jakhar as the party candidate for the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat by-election. View More..

Recognise ex-TMC MLAs as BJP members in Tripura: BJP

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   3:08 pm
Agartala, Sep 20 (IANS) One-and-half months after six axed TMC MLAs joined the BJP, its leader on Wednesday urged the Tripura Assembly Speaker to recognise the legislators as BJP lawmakers. View More..

Distance running great Loroupe to go alone in NOC-K elections

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   1:52 pm
Nairobi, Sep 20 (IANS) Retired Kenyan female distance running legend Tegla Loroupe has declared she will go it alone in the forthcoming National Olympic Committee-Kenya (NOC-K) elections. View More..

Anger building up against Modi government: Rahul

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   9:56 am
Princeton (New Jersy), Sep 20 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that anger was building up in India against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government over its failure in creating jobs. View More..

Himachal CM lays foundation stones of 10 colleges

    Updated On : Sep 19,2017   5:26 pm
Shimla, Sep 19 (IANS) With the Himachal Pradesh assembly polls just around the corner, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday laid through videoconferencing the foundation stones of 10 degree colleges to be set up across the hill state. View More..

Vaghela announces third front, to back non-BJP, non-Congress candidates

    Updated On : Sep 19,2017   4:02 pm
Ahmedabad, Sep 19 (IANS) After days of suspense, maverick Gujarat politician Shankersinh Vaghela, recently sacked by the Congress for engineering a revolt ahead of the August Rajya Sabha polls, on Tuesday announced his support to a third front - Jan Vikalp - in the state. View More..

Solution to 'Assam problem' before 2019 polls: ULFA's Anup Chetia (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Sep 19,2017   12:38 pm
Guwahati, Sep 19 (IANS) ULFA might hammer out a lasting solution to the "Assam problem" before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, its General Secretary, Anup Chetia, has said, adding that the BJP-led government must think seriously on how to bring the Paresh Baruah faction to the negotiating table which will augment lasting peace in the state. View More..

Himachal CM has no time for state: Union Minister

    Updated On : Sep 18,2017   5:58 pm
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh had no time for the state as he was busy fighting cases against him in courts. View More..

Situation in country worse than Emergency: Mayawati

    Updated On : Sep 18,2017   3:34 pm
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday said the situation in the country was "worse than Emergency" with central government agencies being "let loose" on opposition leaders. View More..

Nepal holds third, final phase of local polls

    Updated On : Sep 18,2017   3:28 pm
Kathmandu, Sep 18 (IANS) Nepal on Monday began polling for the final phase of local polls, the first since 1997, in an attempt to restore democracy in the country hit by a decade-long civil war that ended in 2006 and years of instability after the monarchy was abolished in 2008. View More..

Nitish favours simultaneous elections

    Updated On : Sep 18,2017   3:26 pm
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said he supports Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stand on holding simultaneous elections to Parliament and state assemblies. View More..

Khader, Basheer to lock horns in Kerala assembly bypoll

    Updated On : Sep 18,2017   1:24 pm
Malappuram (Kerala), Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) on Monday named former legislator K.N.A. Khader as its candidate for the bypoll in the Vengara assembly constituency in Malappuram. View More..

Patkar's 'Jal Satyagraha' for Narmada families enters third day

    Updated On : Sep 17,2017   1:40 pm
Barwani (Madhya Pradesh), Sep 17 (IANS) The "Jal Satyagraha" protest led by Narmada Bachao Aandolan founder Medha Patkar, demanding rehabilitation of the 40,000 families affected by the Sardar Sarovar Dam, entered the third day on Sunday. View More..

Goa Congress MLA, wife booked for disproportionate assets (Third Lead)

    Updated On : Sep 16,2017   7:44 pm
Panaji, Sep 16 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Goa Assembly and Congress MLA Chandrakant Kavlekar and his wife Savitri, also a Congress leader, were on Saturday booked in connection with a 2013 disproportionate assets case. The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths also raided the residence and office premises of the couple. View More..

Goa Leader of Opposition, wife booked in disproportionate assets case

    Updated On : Sep 16,2017   1:42 pm
Panaji, Sep 16 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Goa assembly and Congress MLA Chandrakant Kavlekar and his wife Savitri, also a Congress leader, were booked in connection with a 2013 disproportionate assets case on Saturday, even as Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths raided the residence and office premises owned by the couple. View More..

Goa Leader of Opposition, wife booked in disproportionate assets case

    Updated On : Sep 16,2017   1:02 pm
Panaji, Sep 16 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Goa assembly and Congress MLA Chandrakant Kavlekar and his wife Savitri, also a Congress leader, booked in connection with a 2013 disproportionate assets case on Saturday, even as Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths raided the residence and office premises owned by the couple. View More..

Ex-politician, two others killed in Bihar, protests erupt

    Updated On : Sep 16,2017   11:24 am
Patna, Sep 16 (IANS) A former politician, a cinema hall owner and a trader have been shot dead in separate incidents in Bihar, triggering angry protests, police said on Saturday. View More..