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

Come April, government will be more comfortable in Rajya Sabha (News Analysis)

    Updated On : Feb 25,2018   12:12 pm
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Come April, the opposition in the Rajya Sabha may lose its edge in the numbers game and the power to stall any government bill, as the ruling BJP-led NDA coalition is set to catch up with its rivals, though a clear majority will elude them for a while more. View More..

Kerala, Chhattisgarh win National Inclusion Cup

    Updated On : Feb 24,2018   2:34 pm
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Kerala and Chhattisgarh on Saturday emerged champions at the National Inclusion Cup football tournament here. Kerala hammered Vidarbha 8-3 in the men's final, while Chhattisgarh took the top honours in the women's final, beating Uttarakhand 5-3. View More..

Election for 58 Rajya Sabha seats on March 23

    Updated On : Feb 23,2018   8:38 pm
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Biennial election for 58 seats of Rajya Sabha from 16 states will be held on March 23, the Election Commission announced on Friday. View More..

Heavy snowfall on Uttarakhand hills

    Updated On : Feb 22,2018   1:44 pm
Dehradun, Feb 22 (IANS) Heavy snowfall was reported on Thursday from the hilly tracts of Uttarakhand, including Hemkund Saheb, Badrinath and Kedarnath. This has lead to a dip in the mercury. View More..

Ex-England keeper James visits The National Inclusion Cup

    Updated On : Feb 21,2018   8:08 pm
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Former England footballer David James gave a pleasant surprise to the young participants of The National Inclusion Cup by showing up at the tournament to encourage and motivate the youth. View More..

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra registration begins

    Updated On : Feb 21,2018   2:14 pm
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra will this year take place through the two traditional routes -- Nathua La Pass in Sikkim and Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand -- and the registration process for the annual pilgrimage has started, the External Affairs Ministry announced on Wednesday. View More..

Cabinet nod for Char Dham route tunnel in Uttarakhand

    Updated On : Feb 20,2018   3:26 pm
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday approved an over Rs 1,300 crore project for the construction of a 4.53 km-long two-lane Silkyara Bend-Barkot tunnel along National Highway-134 in Uttarakhand. View More..

Kerala lawyers' body concerned over delay in Justice Joseph's elevation

    Updated On : Feb 19,2018   10:02 pm
Kochi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Advocates' Association has passed a resolution expressing "deep concern" over the delay in the proposed elevation of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K.M. Joseph to the Supreme Court. View More..

Rajnath lauds Delhi Police for nabbing long-wanted terrorist

    Updated On : Feb 16,2018   6:06 pm
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday appreciated the Delhi Police for nabbing Junaid, wanted in several terror cases but at large for over a decade, and also stressed the need for using the latest technology for crime detection. View More..

Had hopes from Modi but he disappointed: Anna Hazare

    Updated On : Feb 15,2018   6:28 pm
Dehradun, Feb 15 (IANS) Noted social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday said he had high hopes from Prime Minister Narendra Modi but was disappointed after his three-and-a-half-years in office. View More..

Government to procure 320 lakh tonnes of wheat, 55 lakh tonnes of rice

    Updated On : Feb 15,2018   6:28 pm
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Union Food Ministry said on Thursday it has decided to procure an estimated 320 lakh tonnes of wheat and 55 lakh tonnes of rice harvested in the current Rabi season. View More..

Kedarnath shrine to open for pilgrims on April 29

    Updated On : Feb 14,2018   5:44 pm
Dehradun, Feb 14 (IANS) The revered Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand will open for devotees on April 29, officials said on Wednesday. View More..

Wanted Indian Mujahideen terrorist arrested

    Updated On : Feb 14,2018   5:22 pm
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Personnel of the Delhi Police Special Cell on Wednesday arrested a wanted Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorist from near the Nepal border. He had been on the run since the 2008 Batla House encounter here, police said. View More..

Mercury drops in Mussoorie after hailstorm

    Updated On : Feb 13,2018   12:00 pm
Dehradun, Feb 13 (IANS) The mercury dropped drastically in the hill station of Mussoorie in Uttarakhand on Tuesday as a major hailstorm hit the town. View More..

Shraddha starts shooting for 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu'

    Updated On : Feb 12,2018   10:34 am
Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Actress Shraddha Kapoor has started shooting for her next film "Batti Gul Meter Chalu". She is excited to start the new journey. View More..

Virus attacks Himalayan blue sheep, eyes bulge out

    Updated On : Feb 09,2018   5:56 pm
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Uttarakhand Forest Department on Friday told the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that it spotted at least seven more Himalayan blue sheep with infection in eyes due to an "unknown virus" at the Gangotri National Park. View More..

Government does not want to discuss Budget: TMC

    Updated On : Feb 09,2018   5:02 pm
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien on Friday alleged that the Rajya Sabha was being disrupted by the members of the ruling party as the government did not want a discussion on the Union Budget. View More..

China agrees to let Mansarovar Yatra through Nathu La: Government

    Updated On : Feb 08,2018   7:24 pm
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) China has agreed to allow Indian pilgrims to Kailash-Mansarovar through Nathu La in Sikkim after the route was closed last year in the wake of the Doklam stand-off. View More..

Elephant kills man in Uttarakhand forests

    Updated On : Feb 08,2018   6:10 pm
Dehradun, Feb 8 (IANS) A 27-year-old man was killed by a wild elephant when he was attempting to film the animal on his mobile phone, an official of the forest department said on Thursday. View More..

Modi says Congress yearning for an India full of scams (Roundup)

    Updated On : Feb 07,2018   8:40 pm
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched a blistering attack on the Congress party in Parliament, accusing it of serving the interest of just one family and yearning for an "old India" -- an era marked by "a series of scams". View More..