Pondicherry Assembly Election 2016

In Puducherry, the Congress-DMK combine is set to form the next government. While the major partner Congress won 15 seats, its ally DMK won two seats. The ruling All India N.R. Congress (AINRC) won eight seats and the AIADMK grabbed four. An independent candidate was also elected.

Puducherry Assembly Election Results 2016 (30):

Party Leadings Won
INC+ - 18
Others - 1
BJP - -
CPM - -
Congress-DMK leads in 14 seats in Puducherry
DMK-Congress lead in Puducherry

Puducherry is an Indian union territory. It has 30 Assembly constituencies in the non-contiguous territory. The total population of this Union Territory is 1,244,464, of which 394,341 is rural and 850,123 is urban. The total number of electors in Puducherry was 762,440, among which 367,073 were male and 395,367 were female.

Puducherry Assembly Election Schedule 2016

Poll Date Counting
May 16 May 19

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Elections News in Pondicherry

Eyeing retail, Motorola to open 50 Moto Hubs in Delhi

    Updated On : Jan 18,2018   2:44 pm
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) To firm up its retail footprint in the country, Lenovo-owned Motorola on Thursday announced it would open 50 Moto Hubs stores in the capital this month. View More..

Motorola welcomes import duty hike on mobile handsets

    Updated On : Dec 19,2017   5:16 pm
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Motorola Mobility India on Tuesday welcomed the government's decision to hike customs duty from 10 per cent to 15 per cent on mobile handsets. View More..

Motorola opens 'Moto Hub' in Chennai

    Updated On : Dec 19,2017   2:56 pm
Chennai, Dec 19 (IANS) To strengthen its offline retail presence across India, Motorola India on Tuesday opened its first "Moto Hub" in Chennai in partnership with the multi-brand retail chain Poorvika Mobiles. View More..

Inter Collegiate SR Champions Trophy from January

    Updated On : Dec 11,2017   9:12 pm
Hyderabad, Dec 11 (IANS) The 16th Champions Trophy -- a South Indian Inter Engineering Collegiate (T-20) Cricket tournament -- will be held in Telangana from January 3 to 9. View More..

Kerala RTO gets tough on tax-evading luxury car owners

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   6:06 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 18 (IANS) The Regional Transport Commissioner's office here has decided to crack down on the thriving business of Keralites getting high-end cars registered in Puducherry, taking advantage of the low taxes in that state. View More..

France to join India for Indo-Pacific security architecture

    Updated On : Nov 15,2017   9:58 pm
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) After officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held first-ever quadrilateral meeting in Manila on the security architecture and development of the Indo-Pacific region, French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler said on Wednesday that his country is forging a security partnership with India over this region. View More..

French bands to tour India in November, December

    Updated On : Nov 08,2017   5:28 pm
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) French bands Colt Silvers and Last Train will go for a multi-city India tour spanning across the months of November and December. View More..

Alumni obliged to pay back to their alma mater: Kovind

    Updated On : Nov 04,2017   6:14 pm
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said alumni of all reputed institutions of education have a moral obligation to pay back to those seats of learning and help the less privileged acquire knowledge. View More..

French designer seeks exposure for his art in India

    Updated On : Oct 24,2017   11:34 am
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Known as the "king of unconventional" in the fashion world, veteran French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is smitten by the "smiles and colours of India", where he hopes to showcase his craft. View More..

Cigarette butts to eliminate mosquitoes?

    Updated On : Sep 22,2017   12:32 pm
Bengaluru, Sep 22 (IANS) Cigarette butts (CBs) thrown into garbage as trash can be turned into a valuable resource for killing mosquitoes that cause malaria, a new study by an international team, including from India, has revealed. View More..

'Buried Seeds' is timeless story of passion: Director

    Updated On : Sep 07,2017   5:26 pm
Venice, Sep 7 (IANS) "Buried Seeds", a docu-drama on Michelin-starred celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna, is a story of passion, rise and failure, says its Russian director Andrei Severny. View More..

India can be best place for transgenders: Miss Transsexual Australia 2017

    Updated On : Sep 01,2017   2:04 pm
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) India is one of the countries that recognises transgender people as a third gender, and Miss Transsexual Australia 2017 Laeticia Phylliscia Raveena feels if it continues to take positive steps for the community, it can become the best place for transgenders. View More..

Blue Whale game suspected in death of MBA student

    Updated On : Sep 01,2017   2:04 pm
Puducherry, Sep 1 (IANS) Sashikant Borha, a first year MBA student from Assam studying in Pondicherry University, is suspected to be the first fatal victim of the online game Blue Whale here, police said on Friday. View More..

Sushma urged to bring back 45 women trapped in Oman

    Updated On : Jul 28,2017   7:02 pm
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Jaihind on Friday urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to help bring back 45 Indian women trapped in Oman as domestic helps, an official statement said. View More..

SpiceJet to launch third flight under Udan scheme

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   7:32 pm
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Monday said that it will launch its third flight under the air regional connectivity scheme -- Udan -- on the Hyderabad-Pondicherry-Hyderabad route from August 16, 2017. View More..

Ammaday, Suhasini emerge champions in Indian Open of Surfing

    Updated On : May 28,2017   8:30 pm
Mangaluru, May 28 (IANS) Maldives surfer Ammaday surfed his way to glory and the winners cheque in the Open category of the second edition of the Indian Open of Surfing competition at Sasithlu beach here on Sunday. View More..

Tamil Nadu dominate day two of Indian Open of Surfing

    Updated On : May 27,2017   6:36 pm
Mangaluru, May 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu dominated the penultimate day of the ongoing second edition of Indian Open of Surfing with most of their surfers booking their place in the semi-finals across all the categories held at the Sasihithlu beach here on Saturday. View More..

French communist office: 'Does anyone live here any more?' (Comment: Special to IANS)

    Updated On : May 27,2017   11:32 am
Imagination conjures up sounds of the organ as I stand in the shadow of that brooding architectural wonder. It feels like I am at a service for the repose of the dead. View More..

UGC orders special audit in 10 central varsities

    Updated On : May 26,2017   4:22 pm
Agartala/New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed special audit in 10 central universities in the country to check complaints of financial, administrative, and academic irregularities, officials said on Friday. View More..

Petrol, diesel prices hiked

    Updated On : Apr 16,2017   12:18 am
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Petrol price will be up by Rs 1.39 per litre, while diesel price will go up by Rs 1.04 per litre from Sunday, the Indian Oil Corporation announced on Saturday. View More..