Uttarakhand Elections 2017

A Legislative Assembly Elections for Uttarakhand to the 70 seats are going to be held in February 15 and counting will be on March 11, 2017. BJP, Congress and BSP are the main political parties in this state.

The last assembly elections were held in Uttarakhand 2012. Polling was conducted in all 70 constituencies in single phase. The Indian National Congress won 32 seats while the BJP got 31.

Uttarakhand Assembly Election Schedule 2017

Election Date Count Date
Feb 15 Mar 11

BJP has already started campaigning aggressively for the upcoming Assembly elections. BJP national president Amit Shah started his campaign with his 'Shankhnaad Rally' in Haridwar. He approached to voters to remove the 'corrupt' Congress government and bring BJP to power to usher development in the state. The number of electors was 52,70,375, out of which 54.34% cast their votes.

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Elections News in Uttarakhand

Health Ministry urges all states to implement Clinical Establishment Act

    Updated On : Nov 23,2017   11:02 pm
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) In wake of the Fortis episode, the Union Health Ministry has urged all the states and union territories to adopt and implement the Clinical Establishment Act, ensuring registration and regulation of all clinical establishments with a view to prescribe the minimum standards of facilities and services they provide. View More..

Modi expresses concern over large number of grievances of consumers

    Updated On : Nov 22,2017   7:32 pm
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed concern over large number of grievances of consumers and called for improvement in administrative arrangements to benefit them, an official release said. View More..

Clinical establishment act implementation must to check Fortis-type cases: DGHS

    Updated On : Nov 21,2017   11:32 pm
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Jagdish Prasad on Tuesday said that cases similar to alleged overcharging by Gurugram's Fortis Hospital, can be prevented if all states implement the Clinical Establishment Act. View More..

Tiger poacher convicted, sentenced to three-year jail

    Updated On : Nov 21,2017   9:10 pm
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Notorious tiger poacher Bhima was on Tuesday convicted and awarded three-year imprisonment in a 2012 case by an environment court in Faridabad in neighbouring Haryana, officials said on Tuesday. View More..

UP CM enquires about N.D. Tiwari's health

    Updated On : Nov 19,2017   4:40 pm
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday visited a hospital here to enquire about the health of Narayan Datt Tiwari, a former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. View More..

Tripura makes using tribal language on signboards mandatory

    Updated On : Nov 19,2017   3:18 pm
Agartala, Nov 19 (IANS) The Tripura government has made it mandatory to display the tribal name and language on signboards, name plates and other notice boards in all government buildings, an official said here on Sunday. View More..

N.D. Tiwari becomes unresponsive, shifted to ICU

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   6:26 pm
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Narayan Datt Tiwari on Saturday became unresponsive when he was being given physiotherapy and was shifted to a hospital here. View More..

No arrests after woman raped in auto-rickshaw in Chandigarh

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   6:20 pm
Chandigarh, Nov 18 (IANS) Despite getting CCTV footage from a gas station of the accused, the Chandigarh Police was on Saturday yet to make any arrest in the gang-rape case of a 22-year-old woman. View More..

Jaitley discusses strategic relationship with Singapore PM

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   7:46 pm
Singapore, Nov 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday discussed with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong the issue of upgrading the bilateral partnership to a strategic level as well as a road map to enhance economic and commercial ties. View More..

India, Singapore discuss upgrading ties to strategic level

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   7:20 pm
Singapore, Nov 16 (IANS) India and Singapore on Thursday discussed upgrading their partnership to a strategic level as well as on a road map for enhancing bilateral economic and commercial ties, according to an Indian Finance Ministry statement. View More..

Modi still popular among masses, says Pew survey

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   6:46 pm
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Over three years into office, Prime Minister Narendra Modis popularity is still at par with what it was in 2015, and 70 per cent Indians are "satisfied" with the way things are going in the country, a Pew survey of 2,464 respondents shows. View More..

Jaitley in Singapore: Lists GST, note ban as major reforms

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   3:10 pm
Singapore, Nov 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has urged Singaporean businesses to invest in India, highlighting the country as one of the largest FDI recipients with the government undertaking major structural reforms, including Aadhaar, GST and demonetisation. View More..

Army Commander visits forward areas in Uttarakhand

    Updated On : Nov 15,2017   5:22 pm
Dehradun, Nov 15 (IANS) The Army's Central Command chief Lt General B.S. Negi visited the forward areas of Pithoragarh and Gunji in Uttarakhand on Wednesday, a spokesperson said. View More..

Special police in Uttarakhand districts to check crime against women

    Updated On : Nov 15,2017   4:40 pm
Dehradun, Nov 15 (IANS) The Uttarakhand government will raise special police units in the state's 13 districts to deal exclusively with crime against women. View More..

Fashion brand aims to empower over 6,000 women weavers

    Updated On : Nov 13,2017   5:12 pm
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) A new initiative #UnitedByPurpose by a fashion brand aims to empower over 6,000 rural women artisans across India. View More..

Government launches BharatNet Phase II, telcos give cheques to participate in project

    Updated On : Nov 13,2017   2:56 pm
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) The government on Monday launched Phase II of BharatNet project through which it aims to provide high-speed broadband connections to all panchayats by the end of 2019. View More..

A journey of 10k kms; 2 women, 8 states and mighty Himalayas (Book Review)

    Updated On : Nov 13,2017   1:28 pm
Title: Zanskar to Ziro - No Stilettos in the Himalayas; Author: Sohini Sen; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 436; Price: Rs 995 View More..

Rains likely in Uttarakhand

    Updated On : Nov 13,2017   1:06 pm
Dehradun, Nov 13 (IANS) After the first snow of the season, the hill state of Uttarakhand is likely to receive its first spell of winter rains, the Regional Met Office said on Monday. View More..

Rs 34,000-crore BharatNet Phase II to launch on Monday

    Updated On : Nov 12,2017   9:36 pm
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Aiming to provide high-speed broadband connectivity in all panchayats by the end of March 2019, the government is all set to launch its second phase of the BharatNet project, with an outlay of Rs 34,000 crore, on Monday, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said here on Sunday. View More..

Heavy snowfall across hill tracts of U'khand

    Updated On : Nov 10,2017   1:02 pm
Dehradun, Nov 10 (IANS) Heavy snowfall has been reported from the Himalayan region around Kedarnath and Badrinath in Uttarakhand and it is likely to go on for the next few days, Met officials said on Friday. View More..