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

Rare trove of 2,200 films, documentaries of early era discovered

    Updated On : Dec 05,2018   5:52 pm
Pune (Maharashtra), Dec 5 (IANS) Some very rare short films and documentaries shot in 16mm featuring top politicians, artistes, singers and other prominent personalities have been discovered in a 2,200-strong collection acquired by the National Film Archives of India (NFAI), a top official said here on Wednesday. View More..

Healthy dinner options to try out this winter

    Updated On : Nov 28,2018   4:04 pm
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) This winter try out some food recipes that are not only delicious but healthy too. View More..

No ready buyers for serious cinema, says film editor Sreekar Prasad

    Updated On : Nov 06,2018   11:34 am
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) National Award-winning film editor Sreekar Prasad, known for his contribution to popular films like "Dil Chahta Hai", "O Kadhal Kanmani" and "The Ghazi Attack", says there are no ready takers for serious cinema as buyers or theatres focus more on box-office earnings which come with "established actors". View More..

National Boxing: Dalvir in quarters

    Updated On : Oct 30,2018   9:42 pm
Pune, Oct 30 (IANS) Buoyed by solid local support, Dalvir Tomar (64 kg) took as little time as possible when he knocked Rohit Tokas of Railways in the Elite Men's Boxing National Championships here on Tuesday. View More..

Punjab's Himanshu shine on Day 1 of 3rd boxing Nationals

    Updated On : Oct 27,2018   10:44 pm
Pune, Oct 27 (IANS) Punjabs Himanshu Sharma, the gold medal winner on his maiden overseas appearance at the Belgrade International Boxing in Serbia earlier this year, made his intentions clear as he boxed his way into the quarter-finals of the 3rd men's boxing Nationals at the AIS rings here on Saturday. View More..

An evening of Maloya music in Kolkata

    Updated On : Oct 09,2018   11:54 pm
Kolkata, Oct 9 (IANS) Music enthusiasts in the city on Tuesday grooved to the tunes of new generation Maloya musicians from the Reunion Island, a French overseas territory, situated in the Indian Ocean. View More..

First edition of Pondicherry International Film Festival begins

    Updated On : Sep 26,2018   6:20 pm
Puducherry, Sep 26 (IANS) Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Wednesday inaugurated the first edition of the Pondicherry International Film Festival (PIFF). It was followed by the screening of the National Award-winning Tamil film "To Let" by director Chezhiyan. View More..

JNU defends change to online entrance exam

    Updated On : Sep 24,2018   9:58 pm
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Facing backlash from its students' union, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Monday came in defence of its decision to conduct entrance exams online, calling it "most efficient" and rubbishing students' resentment as "unsubstantiated". View More..

TTFI vice-president Karunakaran passes away

    Updated On : Sep 21,2018   5:24 pm
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) P. Karunakaran, vice-president of the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) and Secretary of the Pondicherry Table Tennis Association, passed away on Friday at a Chennai hospital, where he was admitted for a kidney ailment, three days ago. View More..

A comprehensive history of America's ties with South Asia (Book Review)

    Updated On : Sep 21,2018   11:36 am
Title: The Most Dangerous Place: A History of United States in South Asia; Author: Srinath Raghavan; Publisher: Penguin Allen Lane; Pages: 472; Price: Rs 799 View More..

BCCI polls in next 3 months: Vinod Rai

    Updated On : Aug 27,2018   9:16 pm
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Almost a week after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) registered its new constitution, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) said on Monday the board's polls will be held in three months. View More..

Justice Gogoi rejects fixed tenure for CJIs, seeks consistent judicial policy

    Updated On : Jul 28,2018   8:10 pm
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Justice Ranjan Gogoi - the seniormost judge of the top court after Chief Justice Dipak Misra - on Saturday dismissed the suggestion for fixed tenure of the Chief Justice of India so as to give them enough time to push the reforms in the judicial system. View More..

Never imagined I deserved it, says Mumbai medico conferred Magsaysay award

    Updated On : Jul 26,2018   8:28 pm
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) "I am pleasantly surprised... I never ever imagined I deserved it... I feel truly honoured by the recognition," said Kolkata-born Mumbai psychiatrist, Bharat Vatwani, who was named as one of the six winners of the prestigious Magsaysay Award 2018 on Thursday. View More..

Make evening supper delicious with healthy options

    Updated On : Jul 23,2018   1:08 pm
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Evening is the time when you look super hungry but one can't end up eating same food every day so make sure you are adding some fun to your food with new options. View More..

28 per cent GST tax slab should go, says Sisodia

    Updated On : Jul 21,2018   7:14 pm
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said that the government should either completely abolish the 28 per cent tax bracket or reserve it only for "sin goods." View More..

Pondicherry International Film Festival announced

    Updated On : Jul 16,2018   3:50 pm
Puducherry, July 16 (IANS) A Pondicherry International Film Festival (PIFF), which will showcase over 100 films from more than 25 countries, was announced on Monday. View More..

Pondicherry International Film Festival announced

    Updated On : Jul 16,2018   2:16 pm
Puducherry, July 16 (IANS) Puducherry Tourism has announced the inaugural edition of an independent film extravaganza, Pondicherry International Film Festival (PIFF), which will showcase over 100 films from more than 25 countries. View More..

Amyra having 'too much fun' shooting for 'The Trip 2'

    Updated On : Jul 13,2018   7:08 pm
Pondicherry, July 13 (IANS) Actress Amyra Dastur has entered the web world with "The Trip" season two, and she is having a lot of fun hanging out with her co-stars Shweta Tripathi, Mallika Dua and Sapna Pabbi. View More..

Traders decry Walmart-Flipkart deal, want it scrapped

    Updated On : Jul 02,2018   4:52 pm
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Delhi traders staged a sit-in here on Monday against the proposed acquisition of Indian e-commerce company Flipkart by the international super store giant Walmart. View More..

More parties back Kejriwal in his stand-off with Lt Gov, Centre

    Updated On : Jun 14,2018   11:58 pm
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) More parties and leaders have come out in support of the sit-in by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, with Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav, actors-turned-politicians Kamal Hassan and Shatrughan Sinha, the CPI-M and the CPI the latest. View More..