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

Goa proved lucky for Kovind: Parrikar

    Updated On : Jul 21,2017   1:34 pm
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) The Goa Assembly on Friday passed a motion congratulating Ram Nath Kovind on his election as the next President of India, with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar claiming that "Goa is lucky for everyone". View More..

SC to decide on early hearing of Ayodhya site

    Updated On : Jul 21,2017   1:25 pm
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it will decide on a plea for an early hearing of appeals challenging the Allahabad High Court order directing the splitting of the disputed site at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. View More..

Criminal wanted in Andhra held in UP

    Updated On : Jul 21,2017   1:25 pm
Ghaziabad, July 21 (IANS) A criminal wanted for murder in Andhra Pradesh was arrested here after a gun battle with security forces, police said on Friday. View More..

More education, fewer child brides mean healthier children

    Updated On : Jul 21,2017   11:30 am
Over 13 million adolescent girls between 10 and 19 years were married in India in 2011, according to census data, but fewer literate women were married as children or had children early compared to those who were illiterate, according to an analysis by Child Rights and You (CRY), a Mumbai-based child rights nonprofit. View More..

Cross-voting mostly favours Kovind, Meira Kumar gains in Rajasthan

    Updated On : Jul 21,2017   11:30 am
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Most of the cross-voting in presidential election favoured NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind, but significantly in Rajasthan, where the BJP is in power, opposition-backed Congress nominee Meira Kumar was the beneficiary of cross-voting. View More..

More education, fewer child brides mean healthier children

    Updated On : Jul 21,2017   11:10 am
Over 13 million adolescent girls between 10 and 19 years were married in India in 2011, according to census data, but fewer literate women were married as children or had children early compared to those who were illiterate, according to an analysis by Child Rights and You (CRY), a Mumbai-based child rights nonprofit. View More..

Cross-voting mostly favours Kovind, Meira Kumar gains in Rajasthan

    Updated On : Jul 21,2017   12:42 am
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Most of the cross-voting in presidential election favoured NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind, but significantly in Rajasthan, where the BJP is in power, opposition-backed Congress nominee Meira Kumar was the beneficiary of cross-voting. View More..

UP recommends CBI probe into Akhilesh's Gomti Riverfront Project

    Updated On : Jul 21,2017   12:00 am
Lucknow, July 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday recommended a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the multi-crore Gomti Riverfront Project, one of the dream projects of his predecessor Akhilesh Yadav. View More..

GST will benefit small traders more: Modi

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   11:42 pm
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will benefit small traders more and asked the party MPs to give pace to their activities in specific parliamentary constituencies. View More..

Rescued after 13 days, traumatised Delhi doctor thanks police

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   9:20 pm
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A day after he was rescued from kidnappers who held him hostage for 13 days, 29-year-old Sreekanth struggled to find words as he faced questions on Thursday evening. View More..

Kovind led in 21 states, benefited from cross-voting too

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   9:02 pm
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind led in 21 states as also in both houses of Parliament over his rival Meira Kumar to register a thumping victory in the Presidential election, apart from cross-voting by those from the SP, Trinamool Congress and AAP. View More..

Man of humble beginnings, Ram Nath Kovind rose from the ranks (Profile)

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   8:08 pm
A man of humble origin and a low-profile leader, Ram Nath Kovind was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India and will be the second Dalit to occupy the top constitutional post. View More..

Kovind elected President, first leader with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan (Intro Roundup)

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   8:06 pm
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit BJP leader with humble beginnings, was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India defeating combined opposition candidate Meira Kumar in a straight fight by a huge margin, becoming the first BJP leader and one with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan. View More..

Ola was ready to pay Rs 5-crore ransom, say police

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   8:00 pm
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A day after a 29-year-old Delhi doctor kidnapped by an Ola cab driver was rescued from Uttar Pradesh, the Delhi Police on Thursday said the company was "not hesitant" to pay the ransom of Rs 5 crore the kidnappers had demanded. View More..

Ghaziabad hikes circle rates

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   7:46 pm
Ghaziabad, July 20 (IANS) In an annual review, the Ghaziabad administration has marginally increased circle rates which are to be enforced from August 8 in this Uttar Pradesh district. View More..

Kovind elected President, first leader with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   7:06 pm
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit BJP leader with humble beginnings, was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India defeating UPA candidate Meira Kumar in a straight fight by a huge margin, becoming the first BJP leader and one with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan. View More..

Kovind's village bursts out into celebrations

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   5:30 pm
Kanpur, July 20 (IANS) Paraunkh, the ancestral village of Ram Nath Kovind, burst into celebrations as soon as the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) Presidential nominee was on Thursday declared elected by Returning Officer and Lok Sabha Secretary General Anoop Mishra in New Delhi. View More..

Yogi Adityanath congratulates Kovind on being elected President

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   5:30 pm
Lucknow, July 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday congratulated NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind on being elected the next President of India. View More..

Over 100 kanwariyas hurt as lightning strikes camp in UP

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   4:02 pm
Lucknow, July 20 (IANS) More than 100 kanwariyas were injured, of whom at least a dozen are critical, after their camp in Uttar Pradesh was hit by lightning early on Thursday, police said. View More..

Reliance General Insurance posts Rs 44 cr net profit

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   2:52 pm
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Reliance General Insurance on Thursday said it closed the first quarter with its gross written premium going up by 41 per cent year-on-year and 22 per cent growth in its profit after tax. View More..

Voting concludes in Goa RS election

    Updated On : Jul 21,2017   1:25 pm
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) All 38 MLAs in the Goa assembly on Friday voted for the lone Rajya Sabha seat which falls vacant on July 28. View More..

Cross-voting mostly favours Kovind, Meira Kumar gains in Rajasthan

    Updated On : Jul 21,2017   11:30 am
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Most of the cross-voting in presidential election favoured NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind, but significantly in Rajasthan, where the BJP is in power, opposition-backed Congress nominee Meira Kumar was the beneficiary of cross-voting. View More..

Cross-voting mostly favours Kovind, Meira Kumar gains in Rajasthan

    Updated On : Jul 21,2017   12:42 am
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Most of the cross-voting in presidential election favoured NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind, but significantly in Rajasthan, where the BJP is in power, opposition-backed Congress nominee Meira Kumar was the beneficiary of cross-voting. View More..

Cross-voting in Bengal, Kovind gets five more votes

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   11:36 pm
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Reports of cross-voting in the presidential polls surfaced in West Bengal after NDA's winning candidate Ram Nath Govind secured five votes more than the total strength of BJP and its allies in the state assembly. View More..

Congress document shows plan to corner Adityanath in Parliament

    Updated On : Jul 19,2017   11:50 pm
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The leaked 32-page Congress document that detailed key issues the opposition party planned to raise in Parliament indicated its strategy to take Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to task for Saharanpur violence. View More..

Violence rocks Himachal after gang-rape, murder; suspect kills fellow accused

    Updated On : Jul 19,2017   6:30 pm
Shimla, July 19 (IANS) In a twist to the sensational gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl in Himachal Pradesh, the prime suspect allegedly murdered a fellow accused in the case in the police lock-up on Wednesday, the police said. View More..

Liezietsu sacked, Zeliang is Nagaland's new Chief Minister (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jul 19,2017   3:54 pm
Kohima, July 19 (IANS) Senior Naga People's Front (NPF) legislator T.R. Zeliang was sworn in as Nagaland's 19th Chief Minister on Wednesday, hours after Governor P.B. Acharya dismissed Shurhozelie Liezietsu after he failed to prove his majority in the Assembly. View More..

Will Mayawati's quitting RS pay political dividends or remain just a gimmick? (News Analysis)

    Updated On : Jul 19,2017   2:12 pm
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) Ever since Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati threw her final political trump card on Tuesday by quitting the Rajya Sabha over the issue of her inability to speak on atrocities being committed on Dalits, thr political grapevine in her home state is abuzz on her motive and the road ahead for her. View More..

Nagaland Governor sacks government, Zeliang to be sworn in

    Updated On : Jul 19,2017   2:08 pm
Kohima, July 19 (IANS) Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Wednesday dismissed the five-month-old government of Shürhozelie Liezietsu after he failed to prove his majority in the Assembly, a Raj Bhavan official said. View More..

Nagaland CM fails to turn up for floor test

    Updated On : Jul 19,2017   1:10 pm
Kohima, July 19 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Wednesday failed to turn up for the floor test in the Assembly, even as 47 legislators supporting the return of T.R. Zeliang as Chief Minister were present in the House. View More..

HC uphold Nagaland Governor's directive to prove majority, trust vote Wednesday

    Updated On : Jul 18,2017   11:02 pm
Kohima, July 18 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court's Kohima bench on Tuesday upheld Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya's directive to Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu to prove his majority in the assembly, following which Acharya sought an special session on Wednesday for the floor test. View More..

HC upholds Nagaland Governor directive to CM, floor test on Wednesday

    Updated On : Jul 18,2017   8:34 pm
Kohima, July 18 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court's Kohima bench on Tuesday upheld Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya's directive to Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu to prove his majority in the assembly, following which Acharya sought an special session on Wednesday for the floor test. View More..

Minor fire in West Bengal assembly

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   9:14 pm
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) On a day the Presidential election was held in its premises, a minor fire broke out in the West Bengal assembly on Monday. View More..

Mamata hits out at Modi's 'diplomatic failure', Trinamool for China standoff debate

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   8:16 pm
New Delhi/Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress has moved the Rajya Sabha for a "priority" discussion on stand-off with China in Doklam area in Sikkim sector as party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hit out at the Narendra Modi government for India's "deteriorating" relations with neighbours. View More..

GJM rallies for internet restoration in Darjeeling

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   7:36 pm
Darjeeling, July 17 (IANS) Sporadic incidents of violence and rallies were witnessed in the northern West Bengal hills on Monday as the pro-Gorkhaland supporters demanded that internet services be restored. View More..

In West Bengal, 337 members vote for new President

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   6:08 pm
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) A total of 337 votes were cast on Saturday in the West Bengal assembly in the presidential polls, sources said. View More..

Heated exchanges between Trinamool, GJM, BJP legislators during polling

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   4:28 pm
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Some heated moments were witnessed in the West Bengal Assembly during the Presidential polls on Monday after a ruling Trinamool Congress legislator lashed out at the GJM counterparts for setting Darjeeling "ablaze" and attacked state BJP president Dlip Ghosh for "escorting" them to the house. View More..

Meira vs Kovind: Lawmakers vote to elect India's 14th President (Afternoon Lead)

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   1:38 pm
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Lawmakers across India voted on Monday to elect the country's 14th President with Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu declaring that ruling NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind would win with a "comfortable and respectable margin" against opposition-backed Meira Kumar. View More..

Modi urges all parties to make monsoon session fruitful

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   10:54 am
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pointed at the importance of the monsoon session that will begin later during the day and urged all parties to work in the interest of the nation. View More..

RJD leaders urge Lalu, Nitish to sit and solve coalition crisis

    Updated On : Jul 16,2017   10:24 pm
Patna, July 16 (IANS) RJD leaders have requested Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and coalition partner Lalu Prasad to sit together to solve the crisis in the ruling coalition, but the ruling JD-U on Sunday said "everything is all right". View More..