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

'Future smart foods can promote nutrition security in the Himalayas'

    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   11:08 am
Patna, Oct 18 (IANS) With climate change a reality and the latest Global Hunger Index revealing a horrific scenario for the world's mountain people in developing countries in South Asia, including India, promoting genetic plant diversity in the mountains can be one important step to battle food insecurity. View More..

50 German students visit Chandigarh to strengthen bilateral links

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   5:54 pm
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) As part of their tour of India to strengthen India-German bonds and widen their own cultural horizon, a group of 50 students from five schools in Germany visited Chandigarh on Tuesday, a programme organiser said. View More..

Kedarnath disaster widow ties the knot in Vrindavan

    Updated On : Oct 16,2017   9:52 pm
Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 16 (IANS) The marriage of a young widow was solemnised in presence of around 500 widows at the historic 400-year-old Gopinath temple here on Monday evening. The event was sponsored by Sulabh International, an NGO working for sanitation and widows. View More..

EC intentionally delaying Gujarat polls to favour Modi: Congress

    Updated On : Oct 16,2017   7:26 pm
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Congress on Monday accused the Election Commission of "intentionally delaying" announcement of Gujarat assembly elections to favour Prime Minister Narendra Modi who, the party said, was afraid of defeat after the Congress's emphatic win in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-election. View More..

Children trained on hygiene using innovative games

    Updated On : Oct 13,2017   9:58 pm
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Around 1,000 school children here on Friday were trained to use toilets and wash hands using innovative play-based methods ahead of Global Handwashing Day, celebrated on October 15 every year. View More..

Sino-India border roads discussed at Army Commanders' Conference

    Updated On : Oct 13,2017   7:20 pm
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) More than a month after India and China stand-off at Doklam ended, infrastructure along the Sino-Indian border figured prominently in the Army Commanders' Conference here, with stress being laid on road connectivity in the central sector of the border that has largely been neglected. View More..

Gross interference in EC's working, BJP looking at defeat in Gujarat: Congress

    Updated On : Oct 13,2017   6:46 pm
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The Congress on Friday accused the Modi government of "grossest interference" in the working of the Election Commission, saying the decision not to declare the dates for the Gujarat elections cuts at the root of constitutional principles and was a "shameless tactic" to save itself from a thrashing at the hustings. View More..

Four mountain passes to be connected by road by 2020: Army

    Updated On : Oct 13,2017   3:08 pm
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The Indian Army will connect four mountain passes in Uttarakhand by road by 2020, a senior Army officer said on Friday. View More..

All Himachal polling stations to have paper audit trail

    Updated On : Oct 12,2017   9:00 pm
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines will be used in all the 7,000-odd polling stations in the upcoming Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) A.K. Joti said on Thursday. View More..

Tripartite agreement to build two sewage treatment plants on Ganga

    Updated On : Oct 11,2017   7:52 pm
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) A tripartite agreement between National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), state level executing agencies Uttarakhand Pey Jal Nigam and Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam and the private entities for setting up of sewage treatment plants (STPs) at Haridwar and Varanasi was signed on Wednesday. View More..

Nainital memories, environmental discussions mark Day 1 at Himalayan Echoes lit fest

    Updated On : Oct 07,2017   7:50 pm
Nainital, Uttarakhand, Oct 7 (IANS) Set in the lap of the Kumaon hills, the 2nd edition of the Himalayan Echo Kumaon Festival for Arts and Literature began here on Saturday. View More..

Government announces GST sops

    Updated On : Oct 06,2017   9:52 pm
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Facing severe criticism over the implementation of Goods and Services Tax, the government on Friday night announced a slew of measures to ease the concerns of traders, exporters and small business while slashing the rates on 27 items of common consumption, including roti, khakra, namkeens, stationery, man-made yarn -- with most of them brought to five per cent category. View More..

U'khand to host Kumaon Festival of Literature and Arts

    Updated On : Oct 06,2017   1:20 pm
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) With major focus on wildlife conservation and sustainable living, the two-day Himalayan Echoes -- Kumaon Festival of Literature and Arts 2017 -- is all set to begin on October 7 in the sublime Himalayas. View More..

Shades of India spreads its wings

    Updated On : Oct 03,2017   6:50 pm
Gurugram, Oct 3 (IANS) Shades of India, a lifestyle brand dabbling in artisan and weaver-led products, on Tuesday opened its second stand-alone store in India and first in the national capital region here. View More..

Central Water Commission signs MoUs regarding dam safety

    Updated On : Oct 03,2017   5:36 pm
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) The Central Water Commission (CWC) has signed MoUs with IIT Roorkee and Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad to support capacity building in dam safety under a rehabilitation and improvement project, an official statement said on Tuesday. View More..

'Kedarnath' will make you take a journey within: Ekta Kapoor

    Updated On : Oct 03,2017   2:04 pm
Kedarnath (Uttarakhand), Oct 3 (IANS) TV tsarina Ekta Kapoor, who is co-producing director Abhishek Kapoors "Kedarnath", says the upcoming film will make its audience take a journey within. View More..

'Secure Himalaya' to conserve snow leopard, uplift mountain community launched

    Updated On : Oct 02,2017   10:16 pm
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) The "Secure Himalaya" plan intended to conserve the snow leopards by protecting their habitats and improve the ecology of Himalayan ranges and lives of the mountain communites -- all among the worst victims of climate change -- was launched here on Monday. View More..

Rajnath concludes four-day Uttarakhand visit

    Updated On : Oct 01,2017   10:44 pm
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday concluded his four-day visit to Uttarakhand. View More..

Veteran stage, film actor Tom Alter dead at 67 (Roundup)

    Updated On : Sep 30,2017   7:46 pm
Mumbai, Sep 30 (IANS) Veteran actor Tom Alter, who was well known in the theatre circuit and film industry breathed his last on Friday night. He died at 67, losing his battle against skin cancer. President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi and members of the Hindi film fraternity including Shekhar Kapur, Anupam Kher and Rishi Kapoor, shared their memories with Tom with most of them remembering him as an "informative, educative and inspirational" human being. View More..

Greater decline in infant mortality rate in 2016: Government

    Updated On : Sep 29,2017   8:54 pm
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) India has registered three points decline in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) to 34 per 1,000 live births in 2016 from 37 per 1,000 live births in 2015, an official statement said in Friday. View More..