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

Government signs $120 mn loan agreement for Uttarakhand water supply

    Updated On : Jan 22,2018   8:04 pm
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The central government on Monday said it has signed a $120 million loan agreement with the World Bank to help increase access to improved water supply in the peri-urban areas of Uttarakhand. View More..

President nod to 20 AAP lawmakers' disqualification, party to move court

    Updated On : Jan 21,2018   8:58 pm
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) In a big blow to Delhi's ruling AAP, President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday approved the Election Commission's recommendation to disqualify 20 of its MLAs in the office of profit case. While the BJP hailed the move, the AAP said it would approach the courts against it. View More..

Karnataka pushes millets as smart food at trade fair

    Updated On : Jan 20,2018   10:18 pm
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) Thousands of people, including women and children, flocked to the International Trade Fair on Organics and Millets, wherein Karnataka is promoting the grain as a "smart food" for health and to help farmers reap monetary benefits. View More..

Include millets in daily diet to help farmers: Karnataka CM

    Updated On : Jan 20,2018   12:50 am
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) With an view to supporting the farmers cultivating millets in dry areas of the country, and also for their nutritional value, millets must be included as part of our daily diet, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Friday. View More..

Microfinance industry to recover from note ban blow in 6 months

    Updated On : Jan 18,2018   8:36 pm
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) The microfinance industry, which was affected adversely after demonetisation, will take another six months to fully recover from the blow, industry experts said on Thursday. View More..

GST Council slashes rates on 29 items to zero per cent

    Updated On : Jan 18,2018   6:18 pm
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Thursday decided to slash rates on 29 items, mainly handicrafts, to zero per cent, according to Uttarakhand Finance Minister Prakash Pant. View More..

UP CM to host states' meet to review minority welfare schemes

    Updated On : Jan 16,2018   11:20 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is going to host a coordination meeting between the Centre and various states and union territories to review the implementation on the ground of various central schemes for minorities welfare. View More..

Two Sherwood College teachers sentenced to 1 year in prison

    Updated On : Jan 16,2018   2:24 pm
Dehradun, Jan 16 (IANS) Two teachers of Sherwood College in Uttarakhand have been sentenced to a year in jail after being found wanting in discharge of their duties during an excursion in which two students were killed after a tractor trolley they were travelling in overturned, an official said. View More..

Snowless slopes kill skiing in Himachal this year

    Updated On : Jan 16,2018   11:36 am
Manali, Jan 16 (IANS) The ski slopes are deserted as scores of skiers in picturesque Solang Valley of Himachal Pradesh have been literally left high and dry with snow failing to cover its steep slopes. View More..

Three killed as car falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

    Updated On : Jan 13,2018   5:04 pm
Dehradun, Jan 13 (IANS) Three persons were killed and as many injured after a car they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag, police said on Saturday. View More..

Karni Sena protests outside CBFC office in Mumbai

    Updated On : Jan 12,2018   6:24 pm
Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) Activists of the Shree Rajput Karni Sena on Friday gathered outside the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) office here on Friday to protest against the coming release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat". View More..

Senior woman lawyer Indu Malhotra recommended to apex court bench

    Updated On : Jan 11,2018   7:22 pm
New Delhi, Jan. Jan 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court collegium is understood to have recommended senior woman lawyer Indu Malhotra and Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court K M Joseph, who was part of the bench that quashed the imposition of President's rule in Uttarakhand in 2016, for appointment as judges of the apex court. View More..

A first at R-Day parade: Women BSF bikers to display daredevilry

    Updated On : Jan 11,2018   4:50 pm
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Men performing biking stunts at Republic Day functions is history. The BSF has now trained 113 women bikers who will be riding on 26 350 CC Royal Enfield motorcycles to perform acrobatics and daredevil stunts at this Republic Day parade. View More..

Sarita, Sonia reach semis of boxing Nationals

    Updated On : Jan 10,2018   8:24 pm
Rohtak (Haryana), Jan 10 (IANS) Former world champion L. Sarita Devi (60kg) and Asian silver-medallist Sonia Lather (57kg) advanced to the semi-finals after winning their respective quarter-final bouts at the National Women's Boxing Championships here on Wednesday. View More..

No ban on release of 'Padmavat' in UP, Uttarakhand

    Updated On : Jan 10,2018   5:20 pm
Lucknow/Dehradun, Jan 10 (IANS) Despite threats by the Karni Sena to disrupt the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period saga "Padmavat" on January 25, the Uttar Pradesh government has not issued any orders in this regard, as of now. View More..

Expect no compromise: Karni Sena on 'Padmavat'

    Updated On : Jan 10,2018   5:10 pm
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The Shree Rajput Karni Sena on Wednesday asserted that it will not reach a compromise with the makers of "Padmavat", and called for a "janata curfew" whenever the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial is released. View More..

Karni Sena again warns against release of 'Padmavat'

    Updated On : Jan 09,2018   4:06 pm
Dehradun, Jan 9 (IANS) The Karni Sena, a Rajput outfit, on Tuesday once again threatened the makers of the controversial film 'Padmavat' of dire consequences if it was released on January 25. View More..

Camera-traps doubled, new regions to increase accuracy in new tiger census

    Updated On : Jan 09,2018   4:04 pm
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) The pan-India tiger census to begin later this month will aim at higher accuracy for which the authorities have decided to double the number of camera traps and include new regions, mostly in Uttarakhand. The census is held every four years. View More..

Seema advances, Aruna gives walkover at women's boxing nationals

    Updated On : Jan 06,2018   8:02 pm
Rohtak (Haryana), Jan 6 (IANS) Asian Championship bronze medallist Seema Poonia of RSPB, while 2004 World Championship gold medalist Aruna Mishra gave walkover in the 2nd Elite Women's National Boxing Championships here on Saturday. View More..

CISF takes over security of Uttarakhand's ISRO unit

    Updated On : Jan 06,2018   1:38 pm
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The CISF has taken over the security of Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun, an arm of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), an official said on Saturday. View More..