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

FIR against Delhi SHO for producing fake caste certificate

    Updated On : Nov 19,2017   12:00 am
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) An FIR has been registered against a Station House Officer in the national capital for presenting a fake Scheduled Caste (SC) certificate to get the job, a senior police officer said on Saturday. View More..

Gujarat children getting expired polio vaccine: Congress

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   11:50 pm
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday accused the BJP government in Gujarat of administering expired and unusable polio vaccine to the children in state and said it is a criminal act of negligence, and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiate an "inquiry" into it. View More..

Computer graduate, accomplice held in Delhi with 1,310 cartridges

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   10:30 pm
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) A Bachelor in Computer Application and his accomplice, who used to smuggle illegal ammunition to criminals and various gangs in Delhi and the National Capital Region, have been arrested with 1,310 live cartridges, police said here on Saturday. View More..

Development top priority of UP government: Adityanath

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   8:48 pm
Ghaziabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will be the compound of development and religious highness, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said here on Saturday. View More..

Development top priority of UP government: Adityanath

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   8:16 pm
Ghaziabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will be the compound of development and religious highness, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said here on Saturday. View More..

Ranji Trophy: Pandey, Nischal put Karnataka in driving seat

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   7:12 pm
Kanpur, Nov 18 (IANS) Overnight batsmen Dega Nischal (195) and Manish Pandey (238) played brilliant individual knocks to help Karnataka post 642/7 at stumps against Uttar Pradesh on Day 2 of a sixth round match of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament here on Saturday. View More..

N.D. Tiwari becomes unresponsive, shifted to ICU

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   6:26 pm
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Narayan Datt Tiwari on Saturday became unresponsive when he was being given physiotherapy and was shifted to a hospital here. View More..

Bengal man held with fake Rs 2,000 notes

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   10:14 pm
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A 54-year-old man from West Bengal has been arrested here with fake currency of Rs 2,000 denomination having face value of over Rs 6 lakh, police said on Friday. View More..

SC asks states, UTs to curb use of pet coke and furnace oil

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   9:52 pm
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked all the states and Union Territories to consider enforcing the decision of the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) prohibiting the use of pet coke and furnace oil by the industry in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan. View More..

India unveil strong 10-member squad for women's Youth World Championship

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   7:20 pm
Guwahati, Nov 17 (IANS) India unveiled a strong 10-member contingent to lead the countrys charge in the AIBA Womens Youth World Boxing Championship, starting here on Sunday. View More..

Ranji Trophy: Nischal, Agrawal hand Karnataka solid start

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   7:04 pm
Kanpur, Nov 17 (IANS) Karnataka rode on brilliant half-century knocks from batsmen Mayank Agarwal (90) and Dega Nischal (90 not out) to post 327/3 against Uttar Pradesh on Day 1 of the sixth round at the Ranji Trophy. View More..

Railways modify order on Utkal Express derailment

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   12:02 pm
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Railways on Friday said that it has modified its earlier order of removing 12 employees from services over the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express in Uttar Pradesh on August 19. View More..

CBI takes over case of Chhattisgarh Minister's 'sex CD'

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   10:28 pm
Raipur, Nov 16 (IANS) The CBI has taken over probe into the controversial 'sex CD' scandal allegedly involving Chhattisgarh Minister Rajesh Munat after issuance of a notification by the Union government on Thursday. View More..

Man kills wife, hangs self in Delhi

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   9:26 pm
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) A 30-year-old man on Thursday allegedly killed his wife before hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his house here, police said. View More..

UP regulator rejects NPCL's power purchase petition

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   9:08 pm
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) RP Sanjiv Goenka Group's flagship company CESC Ltd on Thursday said the Uttar Pradesh Regulatory Commission rejected a petition in which its associate firm Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL) sought approval from the regulator to purchase 200 mega watt (MW) of power on a long term basis from Dhariwal Infrastructure Limited. View More..

Swamy asks Hindus to 'wake up' over Ayodhya dispute

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   7:56 pm
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday asked Hindus to "wake up" since Muslim leaders were "refusing to give up" on the mosque in the Ayodhya dispute. View More..

'Padmavati' row intensifies; Karni Sena threatens to cut Deepika's nose

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   7:20 pm
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) The row over filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" intensified on Thursday after a Shri Rajput Karni Sena member threatened to chop off actress Deepika Padukone's nose amid a call for "Bharat Bandh" (shutdown) on December 1 when the film is slated for pan-India release. View More..

Noida BJP leader, guard shot dead

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   6:54 pm
Greater Noida, Nov 16 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and his security guard were shot dead here on Thursday, police said. A third person travelling with them was wounded and rushed to a hospital in Delhi. View More..

'Padmavati' row intensifies; Karni Sena threatens to cut Deepika's nose

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   6:26 pm
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) The row over filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansalis "Padmavati" intensified on Thursday after a Shri Rajput Karni Sena member threatened to chop off actress Deepika Padukones nose amid a call for "Bharat Bandh" (shutdown) on December 1 when the film is slated for pan-India release. View More..

BSP open to alliances if given respectable share: Mayawati

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   6:00 pm
Lucknow, Nov 16 (IANS) BSP supremo Mayawati on Thursday said she is not averse to electoral tie-ups with like-minded parties to stop the juggernaut of the "BJP and other communal forces", but the BSP will do so only if it is given a "respectable share". View More..

Ireland's Sinn Fein leader to step down in 2018

    Updated On : Nov 19,2017   6:38 am
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Gerry Adams has announced he is stepping down as President of Sinn Fein, once the political arm of the now inactive Irish Republican Army (IRA), after 34 years in charge of the party, a media report said. View More..

National elections to be held as scheduled: Iraqi PM

    Updated On : Nov 19,2017   3:36 am
Baghdad, Nov 19 (IANS) The national elections in Iraq will be held as scheduled on May 15, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said urging the people to participate in the polls to support his anti-corruption plan in the coming years. View More..

Gouge out opposition workers' eyes: TMC leader tells party cadres

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   11:54 pm
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Three days after he was caught on camera threatening to thrash and break limbs of opposition leaders, controversial Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Anubrata Mondal on Saturday was back in the news with his order to party workers to gouge out the eyes of opposition activists and replace those with artificial eyes. View More..

Sharad questions EC decision on JD-U symbol, says justice not done

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   10:28 pm
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Questioning the Election Commission's decision to grant the "arrow" symbol to the Nitish Kumar-led faction of Janata Dal-United, senior socialist leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav on Saturday said "justice was not done" and vowed to continue the fight both legally and democratically. View More..

Sharad questions EC decision on JD-U symbol, vows to fight on

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   4:26 pm
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Senior socialist leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav on Saturday questioned the Election Commission's decision to grant the "Arrow" symbol to the Nitish Kumar-led faction of Janata Dal-United and vowed to fight it both legally and democratically. View More..

Congress urges President to prod government for winter session

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   12:34 am
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said the Narendra Modi government is scared of convening the winter session of Parliament because of Gujarat polls and appealed to President Ram Nath Kovind to take notice of this and ask the government to convene the session. View More..

Congress in talks with NCP, Sharad's JD-U faction over alliance in Gujarat (Roundup)

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   10:34 pm
Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress party on Friday held talks with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Sharad Yadav-led faction of JD-U over a possible alliance ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections. View More..

Libyan advisory body eyes polls in six months

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   10:16 pm
Tripoli, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) Libya's High Council of State may propose holding elections within six months if the country's rival political factions fail to reach an accord, the advisory body's President Abdul Rahman al-Swehli said on Friday. View More..

Congress in talks with NCP, Sharad-led JD-U over alliance in Gujarat

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   9:56 pm
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Congress party is in talks with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Sharad Yadav-led faction of JD-U over a possible alliance ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections. View More..

EC asks Tripura officials to be ready for February polls

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   9:40 pm
Agartala, Nov 17 (IANS) An Election Commission (EC) team that visited Tripura on Thursday and Friday asked the state officials to make all preparations in place for the next assembly polls, due in February next year. View More..

BJP announces Gujarat first list, includes 5 Congress defectors (Roundup)

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   7:56 pm
Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday virtually renominated all its sitting MLAs in Gujarat in the first list of 70 candidates it declared while giving tickets to five of the Congress MLAs who defected to it in August. View More..

Congress election committee holding talks with PAAS, Alpesh Thakore

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   7:10 pm
Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress party's Central Election Committee (CEC) is holding hectic meetings with senior Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders and also with recently-inducted OBC community leader Alpesh Thakore in Delhi, to decide on the candidates for the Gujarat Assembly election first list. View More..

BJP announces Gujarat first list, 6 defecting Congress MLAs get tickets

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   2:28 pm
Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday announced its first list of 70 candidates for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections, giving tickets to six of the defecting Congress MLAs. View More..

BJP declares Gujarat first list, Rupani to contest from Rajkot

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   1:46 pm
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The BJP on Friday declared its first list of 70 candidates for the Gujarat Assembly polls with Chief Minister Vijay Rupani being nominated to contest from his traditional Rajkot West constituency. View More..

CCPA likely to take call on Winter Session

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   7:48 pm
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) is meeting on Friday to decide on the dates for a possible short winter session of both the Houses after the election campaign in Gujarat ends on December 12. View More..

Cambodia's top court dissolves main opposition party

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   7:42 pm
Phnom Penh, Nov 16 (IANS) The Cambodian Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the dissolution of the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) and the disqualification of 118 of its members just eight months before the General Elections. View More..

BSP open to alliances if given respectable share: Mayawati

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   6:00 pm
Lucknow, Nov 16 (IANS) BSP supremo Mayawati on Thursday said she is not averse to electoral tie-ups with like-minded parties to stop the juggernaut of the "BJP and other communal forces", but the BSP will do so only if it is given a "respectable share". View More..

Modi ministers 'not elitist': Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   5:00 pm
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The ministers in the Narendra Modi government are not elitist and remain in touch with common people on the ground, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday. View More..

Do not publish fake news: Parrikar tells media

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   3:56 pm
Panaji, Nov 16 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday asked the media not to publish fake news while also making a case for separating facts from opinion while writing news reports. View More..

Rahul's elevation likely after Gujarat elections

    Updated On : Nov 15,2017   11:22 pm
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party President is likely to take place after the Gujarat assembly polls in December, as many in the party feel that election to the post amid poll campaigning could dilute its focus. View More..