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

43 degrees was Delhi's respite, heat wave to return from Friday

    Updated On : May 24,2018   9:54 pm
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) After two days of a persistent heat wave, the National Capital and surrounding regions on Thursday saw "very slight" respite, as average maximum temperature stood at 43 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average. View More..

Two more states, five UTs to roll out intra-state e-way bill

    Updated On : May 24,2018   6:12 pm
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The central government on Thursday said that two more states -- Maharashtra and Manipur -- along with five Union Territories will roll out the intra-state e-way bills from Friday. View More..

Suspected ISI operative arrested from Uttarakhand

    Updated On : May 24,2018   5:18 pm
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) A suspected ISI operative, working as a cook with a senior army officer has been arrested in a joint-operation by police and army, officials said on Thursday. View More..

No respite for Delhi as heat wave to last till May 29

    Updated On : May 23,2018   8:30 pm
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The national capital saw another scorching day on Wednesday with maximum temperature reaching 43 degree Celsius, three notches above the season's average, and is, along with north, central and east India, set to face a heat waves all this week. View More..

UP to construct 100-room tourist complex in Haridwar

    Updated On : May 22,2018   11:10 pm
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will construct a 100-room tourist accommodation building in Uttarakhand's Haridwar district, officials said on Tuesday. View More..

NGT seeks details on Char Dham project

    Updated On : May 22,2018   9:58 pm
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday called upon the Centre to submit a detailed status report on the ongoing and planned work on Char Dham all-weather highway being constructed in Uttarakhand's Gharwal region. View More..

At 46 degrees, Delhi gripped by heat wave, scorching week ahead

    Updated On : May 22,2018   8:22 pm
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A heat wave officially struck the national capital on Tuesday with the city seeing a maximum of 44 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average, and some regions sizzling at 46 degrees while an unrelenting summer sun scorched the NCR and north, east and west India. View More..

Internet Saathi reaches 15mn women, to expand to 4 new states

    Updated On : May 21,2018   5:14 pm
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) After bridging the digital gender divide and empowering 15 million women in rural India, Google's "Internet Saathi" programme is set to expand to four new states. View More..

Gujjars call off May 23 protest after talks with Rajasthan government

    Updated On : May 20,2018   7:24 pm
Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) The Gujjar Aarakshan Andolan Samiti has called off its proposed agitation scheduled on May 23 after prolonged discussions with the Rajasthan government, it was announced on Sunday. View More..

Hall of short fame: Yeddyurappa not alone

    Updated On : May 19,2018   10:06 pm
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) After serving for two days, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned from the post of Karnataka Chief Minister ahead of a floor test in the Assembly. In 2007 also, Yeddyurappa had served as the state's CM for eight days -- September 12-19. View More..

Need for transparency in appointment of judges: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Updated On : May 19,2018   9:52 pm
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that there was "need for transparency" in the appointment of judges and the "autonomy of the judiciary should be respected". View More..

SC collegium says needs further deliberations on Judges' elevation

    Updated On : May 18,2018   8:24 pm
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court collegium has said that an unanimous view existed on further deliberation and broad-based consideration of names of High Court Chief Justices before it sent to the Centre its reiteration on the elevation of Uttarakhand Chief Justice K.M. Joseph as an apex court Judge. View More..

My stories belong as much to my readers as they belong to me: Ruskin Bond (May 19 is Bond's 84 birthday)

    Updated On : May 18,2018   12:12 pm
Landour (Uttarakhand, May 18 (IANS) Up above the hills, where a forest of nodding flowers and an endless valley of Himalayan mountains paint the sky, lives one of India's most-loved writers -- Ruskin Bond. View More..

9 pilgrims killed in UP

    Updated On : May 18,2018   11:22 am
Lucknow, May 18 (IANS) Nine pilgrims headed to 'punyagiri or the mountain of good deeds, were mowed down by a speeding mini-truck in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district on Friday, police said. View More..

SC allows woman to live with her parents instead of husband

    Updated On : May 17,2018   9:10 pm
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed a 20-year-old woman, who allegedly converted to Islam and married a Muslim man, to live with her parents. View More..

Varanasi flyover tragedy: UP Bridge Corporation MD removed

    Updated On : May 17,2018   6:24 pm
Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday removed the Managing Director of the Uttar Pradesh Bridge Corporation, Rajat Mittal, over the Varanasi incident where part of an under-construction flyover caved in, killing 15 persons on Tuesday evening, officials said. View More..

Varanasi flyover tragedy: Samples sent to IIT-Roorkee

    Updated On : May 17,2018   3:42 pm
Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) Samples of iron beams, cement, concrete and other construction material used in a Varanasi flyover, a portion of which collapsed on Tuesday killing many, have been sent for "quality and standards test" to IIT-Roorkee in Uttarakhand, an official said on Thursday. View More..

Wheat procurement exceeds target for 2018-19

    Updated On : May 17,2018   8:12 am
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Government agencies have procured over 324 lakh tonnes of wheat across the country so far, surpassing the Central government's target of 320 lakh tonne set for the 2018-19 Rabi Marketing Season (RMS), according to data released by FCI on Wednesday. View More..

SC collegium defers reiteration of Justice Joseph's elevation to top court

    Updated On : May 17,2018   12:54 am
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court collegium on Wednesday once again deferred its decision to reiterate its recommendation for the elevation of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K.M. Joseph to the top court, as it could not decide on names of other judges for elevation to the apex court. View More..

Indore, Bhopal, Chandigarh cleanest cities in India: Centre

    Updated On : May 16,2018   10:20 pm
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday announced Madhya Pradesh's Indore as one of the cleanest cities in India, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh as per the Swachh Sarvekshan 2018 conducted in 4,203 cities. View More..