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

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..

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..