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

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..

No move to end reservation for SCs, STs: Government

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   8:52 pm
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The BJP-led central government rejected the charge that it was trying to end reservation for SCs and STs, as the Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2017, that seeks to modify the list of Scheduled Castes in Odisha. View More..

Newborn abducted from Kolkata hospital, protestors block road

    Updated On : Mar 14,2017   10:30 pm
Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) A newborn baby was allegedly abducted by an unidentified woman from a government hospital in Kolkata on Tuesday, triggering protests, including a road blockade in the city's heart. View More..

Nagaland tops IT, e-Governance sector

    Updated On : Feb 28,2017   6:14 pm
Kohima, Feb 28 (IANS) The Computer Society of India (CSI)-Nihilent Nagaland on Tuesday declared Nagaland as a top performing state from among the northeastern states in Information Technology and e-Governance sector. View More..

Pan-India diabetic policy imperative: Experts

    Updated On : Feb 24,2017   6:34 pm
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) An effective pan-India diabetic policy is imperative to address the growing burden of diabetes in the country, experts at the 7th World Congress of Diabetes said here on Friday. View More..

Cabinet nod to modify Scheduled Castes list in Odisha

    Updated On : Feb 01,2017   4:06 pm
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the amendments in the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950, to modify the list of SC in Odhisha. View More..

Amulya Patnaik is new Delhi Police chief

    Updated On : Jan 30,2017   7:34 pm
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Senior Odisha IPS officer Amulya Kumar Patnaik has been appointed the new Delhi Police Commissioner, the Home Ministry announced on Monday. View More..

#Notebandi frontlines: Small stores struggle to survive, but many support Modi (Special to IANS)

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   4:00 pm
Mumbai: There are about 12 million to 14 million kirana shops -- family-run corner-shops/mom-and-pop or convenience stores selling groceries and other products -- across India (according to a 2015 report by PricewaterhouseCoopers, a consultancy, with India Retail Forum), and they are vulnerable to losses from 'notebandi -- as demonetisation is called colloquially. A population, roughly speaking, equivalent to that of France or Thailand, depends on these stores for a living. View More..

Surjit Singh Barnala: A gentlemanly, clean and popular politician (Obituary)

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   8:46 pm
Chandigarh, Jan 14 (IANS) In the hurly-burly of Indian politics, one name that stood out for a clean political innings would be that of Surjit Singh Barnala. View More..

Surjit Singh Barnala passes away

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   6:22 pm
Chandigarh, Jan 14 (IANS) Former Punjab Chief Minister, Union Minister and Governor of Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Andhra Pradesh Surjit Singh Barnala died here on Saturday following a brief spell of illness. He was 91. View More..

India joins global experts in 200-day plan to tackle diabetes

    Updated On : Dec 16,2016   6:18 pm
Berlin, Dec 16 (IANS) In order to reduce the growing burden of Type 2 diabetes in the country, experts from India participated in the Global Diabetes Policy Forum which issued a 200-day action plan for affected countries. View More..

TN boys, girls confirm Cadet TT main draw berths

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   7:38 pm
Siliguri, Dec 1 (IANS) Defending champions Tamil Nadu stamped their authority yet again to take the top perch in the first stage of the cadet girls section as they posted authentic 3-0 wins over Andhra Pradesh and Pondicherry in group A of the 78th sports cadet and sub-junior National Table Tennis Championships here on Thursday. View More..

Football: Women's league prelims to start from Monday

    Updated On : Oct 14,2016   4:20 pm
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The preliminary round of the first women's league will start in Cuttack on Monday, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said in a statement. View More..

Airlines to operate 20.8% more flights in winter schedule: DGCA

    Updated On : Oct 04,2016   9:20 pm
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) India's aviation regulator on Tuesday said that it has approved an increase of 20.8 per cent in flight operations for the winter schedule (WS) 2016 for domestic airlines. View More..

Indians love to travel during festive season: Survey

    Updated On : Sep 27,2016   2:02 pm
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Most Indians prefer to travel abroad during Eid, Dusshera, Christmas, New Year or summer vacations and youngsters are now going solo to explore newer places, a survey revealed on Tuesday. View More..

Being in creative profession a challenge: Shruti Haasan

    Updated On : Sep 10,2016   11:14 am
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) She sings and acts in films in multiple languages like Hindi and Tamil. Actress-singer Shruti Haasan says that being in the creative field itself is a challenge and that she thoroughly enjoys it. View More..

Groundwater depleting, Uma Bharti warns

    Updated On : Sep 07,2016   9:40 pm
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Union Water Minister Uma Bharti on Wednesday warned that groundwater had sharply depleted and called for restraint on its usage. View More..

Why India needs 35 tankers of blood (Special to IANS)

    Updated On : Sep 03,2016   12:34 pm
India is 35 tanker-trucks short of the blood it requires for medical procedures, yet some areas of the country wasted blood because there was too much of it, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of government data. View More..

10,932 companies default on PF payouts (Special to IANS)

    Updated On : Aug 09,2016   1:22 pm
It should have taken 30 days for Sanjaya Kumar (27) from Odisha to withdraw his father's provident fund of Rs 40,000, the post-employment, rainy day retirement stash that companies must compulsorily deduct from salaries. View More..

Bacardi NH7 Weekender to be back with seventh edition

    Updated On : Jul 20,2016   5:38 pm
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Come October and Bacardi NH7 Weekender will be back with its seventh edition with a bang. The festival will make a comeback with new concepts like Bacardi NH7 Weekender Express and Bacardi NH7 Weekender House Parties. View More..