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

Modi government in celebratory mode but concern over Hindutva outfits (Three years of Modi government)

    Updated On : May 25,2017   1:26 pm
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Stepping into its fourth year in power on Friday, the Narendra Modi government is in a celebratory mood after the BJP's stupendous electoral success in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, a modest pick-up in the economy and the imminent roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax across the nation in July. But questions remain over the stridence shown by Hindutva outfits over cow protection, love jihad and other socially volatile issues. View More..

Commissioner and DIG transferred, social media blocked in Saharanpur

    Updated On : May 25,2017   12:36 pm
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) Following the violence that claimed two lives with injuries to over two dozen persons in Saharanpur, the Uttar Pradesh government has transferred the Divisional Commissioner and Deputy Inspector General of Police besides blocking the social media there. View More..

Murder, loot, molestation near Jewar, no arrests yet

    Updated On : May 25,2017   12:10 pm
Noida, May 25 (IANS) Armed miscreants looted a family, killed one of its members and molested women near Jewar in Uttar Pradesh early on Thursday morning, police said. View More..

After Bihar, Lalu out to play 'grand alliance' card in Delhi

    Updated On : May 25,2017   11:40 am
Patna, May 25 (IANS) Lalu Prasad Yadav -- a mass leader with rustic charm and a convict in the multi-million fodder scam -- is all set to embark on a rather difficult political mission: Bringing the non-BJP parties on one platform ahead of 2019 general elections. View More..

Two communities clash in Aligarh

    Updated On : May 25,2017   8:06 am
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) People from two communities came to blows and pelted stones at each other in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district, triggering panic, police said on Thursday. View More..

BJP expanding across the country, says Amit Shah

    Updated On : May 25,2017   12:06 am
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) BJP national President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party was expanding across the country but felt that it has to become strong in south India. View More..

Five burglars held in Delhi, 81 mobile phones seized

    Updated On : May 24,2017   10:46 pm
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Five burglars involved in stealing new mobile phones from shops in south Delhi were arrested on Wednesday and 81 new mobile phones seized from them, the city police said. View More..

Watch out against inciting statements, UP CM urges people

    Updated On : May 24,2017   10:42 pm
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) Under attack from the opposition for caste clashes in Saharanpur district, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday appealed to the state's people not to pay heed to statements aimed at inciting them. View More..

Cabinet approves Noida-Greater Noida Metro rail project

    Updated On : May 24,2017   10:02 pm
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the 29.77-km Noida-Greater Noida Metro rail corridor, which is nearing completion and is expected to spur people to move to these satellite cities and decongest Delhi. View More..

AAP slams three years of NDA rule; calls it 'jumla sarkar'

    Updated On : May 24,2017   9:54 pm
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The AAP on Wednesday took a dig at the National Democratic Alliance government's three years in office at the Centre and said the ruling BJP had only spread fear and hatred since May 2014. View More..

Saharanpur clashes: Shun partisan stance, CPI-M tells UP CM

    Updated On : May 24,2017   9:18 pm
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Blaming the Yogi Adityanath government of Uttar Pradesh for the violent clashes between Dalits and upper castes in Saharanpur, the CPI-M on Wednesday demanded action in the matter, including protection and monetary compensation for the Dalits. View More..

UP bureaucrats raided by Income Tax Department

    Updated On : May 24,2017   8:58 pm
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) The Income Tax Department officials have conducted searches at the residences and other properties of many senior administrative officers in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, an official said. View More..

UP CM duty bound to protect Dalits in Saharanpur: Congress

    Updated On : May 24,2017   8:54 pm
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Congress party on Wednesday demanded that the Uttar Pradesh government set up a special court and chargesheet those accused in the Saharanpur violence and that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is duty bound to provide protection to Dalits affected in the caste clashes. View More..

PAC personnel injured in UP road mishap

    Updated On : May 24,2017   8:50 pm
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) Over a dozen personnel of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) were injured in a road mishap in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday View More..

Governance, inclusive growth not Modi's agenda: Civil society

    Updated On : May 24,2017   8:24 pm
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A citizens' collective on Wednesday said contrary to its claims, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government no more has governance and inclusive growth on its agenda. View More..

25 arrested, top officials suspended over Saharanpur violence

    Updated On : May 24,2017   8:14 pm
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) Twenty-five persons were arrested and four top officials suspended over the violence in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur, a day after clashes between Dalits-Rajputs left one dead. View More..

Junior men & women players named for national hockey camps

    Updated On : May 24,2017   5:34 pm
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday selected 53 men and 37 women players for the junior national camps based on their performances in the recently concluded national championships. View More..

Violence-hit Saharanpur tense but under control: Official

    Updated On : May 24,2017   10:44 am
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) A day after clashes between Dalits-Rajputs left one dead, the situation in a violence-hit village in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur district remained tense but under control on Wednesday, an official said. View More..

'Kailash Mansarovar Bhawan' to be built in Ghaziabad

    Updated On : May 23,2017   11:44 pm
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal for transfer of land in Ghaziabad for construction of a Kailash Mansoravar Bhawan, to be used those undertaking the annual pilgrimage, an official said. View More..

UP to appoint vigilance officer to check graft in health department

    Updated On : May 23,2017   10:16 pm
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday announced that it will appoint a chief vigilance officer in health department with an aim to minimise corruption. The decision was taken at a review meeting chaired by Health Minister Siddharthnath Singh. View More..

After Bihar, Lalu out to play 'grand alliance' card in Delhi

    Updated On : May 25,2017   11:40 am
Patna, May 25 (IANS) Lalu Prasad Yadav -- a mass leader with rustic charm and a convict in the multi-million fodder scam -- is all set to embark on a rather difficult political mission: Bringing the non-BJP parties on one platform ahead of 2019 general elections. View More..

US AG omits Russian details in security clearance form: Media

    Updated On : May 25,2017   10:16 am
Washington, May 25 (IANS) US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who lied during his confirmation about his alleged Russian ties, also omitted the meetings with Ambassador Sergei Kislyak from the Justice Department documents upon taking office, media reports said. View More..

Congress to make organisational changes in three poll-bound states

    Updated On : May 24,2017   9:54 pm
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Organisational revamp in the Congress will be effected soon in the poll-bound states of Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, a senior party leader said on Wednesday. View More..

Goa BJP slams Congress' 'suitcase' remark about Gadkari

    Updated On : May 24,2017   8:54 pm
Panaji, May 24 (IANS) The Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday slammed the Congress for casting aspersions on Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, who was instrumental in putting together a BJP-led coalition government in the state. View More..

Governance, inclusive growth not Modi's agenda: Civil society

    Updated On : May 24,2017   8:24 pm
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A citizens' collective on Wednesday said contrary to its claims, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government no more has governance and inclusive growth on its agenda. View More..

Politicians can't decide what Army should do in 'war-like zone': Jaitley

    Updated On : May 24,2017   7:40 pm
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In a "war-like zone" it is best left to the army officers to decide how to deal with the situation instead of consulting politicians, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday, referring to an Indian Army officer involved in a human shield incident in Jammu and Kashmir. View More..

Nepal PM Prachanda steps down, Deuba may assume office

    Updated On : May 24,2017   6:10 pm
Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Wednesday announced his resignation, in keeping with his agreement with the Nepali Congress, which had propped up his coalition government since last August. View More..

Prachanda resigns as Nepal PM, paves way for Deuba to succeed

    Updated On : May 24,2017   5:14 pm
Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Wednesday announced his resignation during a televised address. View More..

Shatrughan lashes out at Sushil Modi over expulsion remark

    Updated On : May 24,2017   2:26 pm
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Wednesday attacked Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi and advised him self-evaluation before asking for his expulsion from the party. View More..

Nepal PM Prachanda to resign, address nation

    Updated On : May 24,2017   1:50 pm
Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' will resign on Wednesday evening, paving way for Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba to become the next Prime Minister. View More..

AAP wins Maujpur, Congress Sarai Pipal Thala in MCD by-polls

    Updated On : May 23,2017   9:52 pm
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The AAP won the east Delhis Maujpur ward while the Congress bagged Sarai Pipal Thala in the municipal corporation by-polls, the results for which were declared by the Delhi Sate Election Commission on Tuesday. View More..

Adityanath government failed to maintain law and order: Akhilesh

    Updated On : May 23,2017   9:14 pm
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday renewed his attack on the Yogi Adityanath government in the state and said it has failed to maintain law and order in the state. View More..

Prachanda defers resignation as PM, adds to political uncertainty

    Updated On : May 23,2017   8:54 pm
Kathmandu, May 23 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Tuesday deferred his planned resignation from the top post, adding to political uncertainties in Kathmandu. View More..

In a first, drones to monitor Malegaon civic polls

    Updated On : May 23,2017   8:08 pm
Nashik (Maharashtra), May 23 (IANS) In a first in Maharashtra elections, drones will be deployed as the eye in the sky to monitor the Malegaon Municipal Corporation elections on Wednesday, a top official said here. View More..

CPI-M women members at record number in Tripura

    Updated On : May 23,2017   2:34 pm
Agartala, May 23 (IANS) The strength of women members of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Tripura rose to a record 28 per cent against 12 per cent at the national level, a party leader said here. View More..

3 years into BJP government, unemployment rate slightly up

    Updated On : May 23,2017   12:02 pm
Indias unemployment rate has registered a slight increase since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government began its term in May 2014, despite the governments professed emphasis on job-creation, according to an analysis of government data. View More..

BJP's Shatrughan Sinha, Sushil Modi in twitter war

    Updated On : May 22,2017   10:08 pm
New Delhi/Patna, May 22 (IANS) A Twitter war erupted between actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha and his BJP party colleague Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday when the former tweeted in favour of RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying "enough of negative politics and mudslinging". View More..

Rajya Sabha polls in Goa, Gujarat, Bengal rescheduled: EC

    Updated On : May 22,2017   9:34 pm
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Rajya Sabha elections in Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal have been postponed by the Election Commission, an official statement said on Monday without giving any reason for the move. The poll was earlier scheduled to take place on June 8. View More..

BJP says Tripura government failed to follow MNREGA rules

    Updated On : May 22,2017   9:06 pm
Agartala, May 22 (IANS) The BJP on Monday said that Left-ruled Tripura failed to follow the stipulated rules for MGNREGA, including geo-tagging of assets, which led the state to get less central funding for the scheme, refuting the CPI-M's claims of victimisation. View More..

Major in 'human shield' incident gets Army chief's commendation card

    Updated On : May 22,2017   8:52 pm
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) An Indian Army Major who was involved in tying up a Kashmiri man to the front of a jeep to ward off stone pelters in Kashmir Valley has been awarded the Army Chief's Commendation Card, Army sources said on Monday. View More..