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

Strikes by lawyers no answer to filling of HC vacancies: SC

    Updated On : Apr 22,2018   9:10 pm
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court has taken a serious view of the strike by Calcutta High Court lawyers in protest against court vacancies, including non-appointment of a regular Chief Justice, which has adversely impacted its functioning. View More..

Meals in the mountains (Book Extract)

    Updated On : Apr 22,2018   11:18 am
ATTN EDITORS: "The Himalayan Arc: Journeys East of Southeast" edited by Namita Gokhale focuses on a crucial, enthralling, politically turbulent, yet often under-reported part of the Himalayan belt -- the "East of South-east". With over 30 contributors, it attempts to describe the sense of shared lives and cultural connectivity between the denizens of this area. Poetry, fiction, and mysticism are juxtaposed with essays on strategy and diplomacy, espionage and the deep state, photographs, folk tales, and fables. We bring you this exclusive extract with the permission of the publisher, HarperCollins. View More..

New device to prevent drunk driving

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   7:48 pm
Dehradun, April 20 (IANS) If you are drunk and trying to drive, your vehicle will not start. Uttarakhand researchers have developed a new technology from waste that will prevent vehicles from operating if the driver is drunk. View More..

Madhya Pradesh wins Most Film Friendly State Award

    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   5:12 pm
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh has bagged the Most Film Friendly State Award given by the central government for its efforts to ease filming in the state by creating a well-structured website, film friendly infrastructure and more. View More..

Madhya Pradesh wins Most Film Friendly Award

    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   4:00 pm
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh has bagged the Most Film Friendly Award given by the central government for its efforts to ease filming in the state by creating a well-structured website, film friendly infrastructure and more. View More..

Six more states to roll out intra-state e-way bill

    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   8:08 pm
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Six more states -- Bihar, Jharkhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura and Uttarakhand -- will roll out intra-State e-way bills from Friday, an official statement said on Wednesday. View More..

Nine states account for 82% of e-way bills: Sushil Modi

    Updated On : Apr 17,2018   9:34 pm
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Nine states, including Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra, contribute around 82 per cent of all e-way bills being generated, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi said on Tuesday. View More..

Six more states to join intra-state e-way bill system from Friday

    Updated On : Apr 17,2018   7:04 pm
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Six states - Bihar, Haryana, Jharkhand, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand - will implement the e-way bill for intra-state movement of goods from Friday, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi said on Tuesday. View More..

'Good monsoon for central region, low in east, northeast and south'

    Updated On : Apr 17,2018   6:42 pm
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) With high probability of normal monsoon at 97 percent predicted pan India for 2018, private weather forecaster Skymet on Tuesday forecast central India to receive highest rainfall at 108 percent between June and September. View More..

'History will not pardon us for not upholding judicial independence'

    Updated On : Apr 12,2018   8:58 pm
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Justice Kurian Joseph -- the fifth senior most judge in the Supreme Court and a member of the collegium -- has told Chief Justice Dipak Misra that "history will not pardon us" for not upholding judicial independence in the face of government sitting on its recommendation for the appointment of top court's judges. View More..

Shah attacks Congress, says it has no 'internal democracy'

    Updated On : Apr 12,2018   4:22 pm
Dharwad (Karnataka), April 12 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday lambasted the Congress for the washout of the second half of the Budget Session of Parliament, saying a party which lacks "internal democracy" cannot protect democracy in the country. View More..

Tourism among five sectors to exploit on mission mode in northeast

    Updated On : Apr 10,2018   5:20 pm
Agartala, April 10 (IANS) The first meeting of the 'Niti Forum for North-East' (NFNE) on Tuesday chosn five sectors including tourism and food processing to exploit them on mission mode basis to accelerate inclusive and sustainable economic growth of the region, said NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar. View More..

Minor quake hits Uttarakhand, no damage

    Updated On : Apr 09,2018   4:06 pm
Dehradun, April 9 (IANS) A mild earthquake hit Bagheshwar district and nearby areas in Uttarakhand around noon on Monday, officials said. View More..

Severe weather forecast April 7-11: IMD

    Updated On : Apr 07,2018   6:06 pm
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The IMD has warned of severe weather conditions for five days starting Saturday. Heavy rains in Meghalaya and thunderstorms with squall and hail are forecast in Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. View More..

In India 'with a mission' to better bilateral ties: Nepal PM

    Updated On : Apr 07,2018   2:22 pm
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Saturday said he has come to India "with a mission" to take bilateral ties to newer heights "commensurate with the realities of the 21st Century". View More..

Nepal PM on 3-day visit seeks more Indian investment (Roundup)

    Updated On : Apr 06,2018   9:12 pm
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Making his first foreign trip after returning to power in February, Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Oli made a strong pitch for Indian businessmen to invest in his country by benefiting from its economic liberalisation and being a safe destination for foreign investment. View More..

Nepal PM arrives in Delhi on 3-day visit

    Updated On : Apr 06,2018   2:48 pm
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Oli arrived here on Friday on a three-day visit -- his first foreign trip after he returned to power in February for a second time. View More..

Young man dies during army recruitment test

    Updated On : Apr 05,2018   7:04 pm
Gurugram, April 5 (IANS) A young man aspiring to join the army died on Thursday while participating in a physical test here, police said. View More..

Legal justice still difficult for sexually assaulted disabled women: Report

    Updated On : Apr 05,2018   3:40 pm
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Women and girls with disabilities who have survived sexual violence find it difficult to access legal justice in India, says a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). View More..

Haryana to buy Rs 41-cr VIP aircraft

    Updated On : Apr 03,2018   8:26 pm
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) After harping on austerity measures for over four years, the BJP government in Haryana has finally decided on a luxury item -- a 10-seater aircraft worth nearly Rs 41 crore for use by the state's VIPs. View More..