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Assembly elections: 200 crorepatis candidates, 91 with criminal cases in Uttarakhand
Assembly elections: 200 crorepatis candidates, 91 with criminal cases in Uttarakhand

A total of 200 crorepati candidates are in the fray for the Uttarakhand Assembly election -- to be held on February 15 -- while 91 have declared that they have criminal cases against them, says a latest report.

BJP expels 33 more for anti-party activities in Uttarakhand

In fresh action against rebel candidates ahead of February 15 Uttarkhand polls, the BJP has expelled 33 more leaders and workers who were either contesting against party's official nominees as Independents or indulging in other anti-party activities.

Uttarakhand polls: PM Narendra Modi to address three rallies
Uttarakhand polls: PM Narendra Modi to address three rallies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address four rallies in Uttarakhand starting February 10 to garner support for BJP for the February 15 assembly elections in the state.

33 BJP leaders suspended for six years over anti-party activities in Uttarakhand
33 BJP leaders suspended for six years over anti-party activities in Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday suspended its 33 leaders for six years, due to anti-party activities.

Uttarakhand Assembly elections 2017: Congress releases manifesto
Uttarakhand Assembly elections 2017: Congress releases manifesto

Congress on Sunday released its manifesto for Uttarakhand which focuses on stopping migration from hills, disaster management, infrastructure development and economic empowerment of women.

Uttarakhand polls: Party heavyweights set to address electorate today
Uttarakhand polls: Party heavyweights set to address electorate today

The heat for election campaign in Uttarakhand is on the rise.

BJP releases vision document for Uttarakhand
BJP releases vision document for Uttarakhand

The BJP today released its vision document for Uttarakhand.

Congress expels 26 rebels in Uttarakhand
Congress expels 26 rebels in Uttarakhand

Acting against rebel candidates ahead of the February 15 Assembly polls in Uttarakhand, the Congress on Friday expelled 26 state leaders for six years for anti-party activities.

Congress expels 26 rebels in Uttarakhand for anti-party activities
Congress expels 26 rebels in Uttarakhand for anti-party activities

The Congress on Friday expelled 26 state leaders for six years for anti-party activities.

Harish Rawat portrayed as `Baahubali: The Saviour of Uttarakhand`; video has PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah too - Watch
Harish Rawat portrayed as `Baahubali: The Saviour of Uttarakhand`; video has PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah too - Watch

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, as `Baahubali`, is seen carrying Uttarakhand on his bare shoulders.

Uttarakhand Assembly Elections 2017: Maoist posters threaten to disrupt polls
Uttarakhand Assembly Elections 2017: Maoist posters threaten to disrupt polls

Posters and pamphlets by suspected Maoists threatening to disrupt the upcoming Uttarakhand Assembly polls emerged near Dhari area in the district today, even as an official's vehicle was set on fire, prompting the administration to put Kumaon division on high alert and step up deployment in the region.

Uttarakhand CM issued notice for poll code violation
Uttarakhand CM issued notice for poll code violation

The Election Commission on Saturday issued notice to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat and two other candidates for allegedly violating the model poll code.

35 nomination papers rejected in Uttarakhand
35 nomination papers rejected in Uttarakhand

Thirty-five nomination papers have been rejected in Uttarakhand, the Election Commission said on Tuesday.

Greedy party members switched loyalties ahead of polls:Kishore

With over a dozen prominent faces of Congress in Uttarakhand switching sides to BJP since last year, state Congress chief Kishore Upadhyay said those who have joined the saffron party ahead of polls were "greedy", describing them as "Bhasmasur" who would burn themselves as well the party they have joined.

Congress to support Pritam Singh Panwar in Dhanaulti: Harish Rawat
Congress to support Pritam Singh Panwar in Dhanaulti: Harish Rawat

Despite its own candidate entering the electoral fray in Uttarakhand's Dhanaulti constituency, Congress has decided to lend support to Independent candidate from the seat Pritam Singh Panwar, a member of the PDF that was supporting the Harish Rawat government from inside.

Congress announces five more candidates for Uttarakhand polls

The Congress on Tuesday released its second list of five candidates for the upcoming Uttarakhand Assembly polls.

PM Narendra Modi in Uttarakhand to attend Combined Commanders' Conference

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Saturday to inaugurate the Combined Commanders Conference, an official said.

Rahul Gandhi showed 'phata kurta' during Uttarakhand rally: Here's is how Twitter reacted
Rahul Gandhi showed 'phata kurta' during Uttarakhand rally: Here's is how Twitter reacted

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has once again become a soft target of Twitterati for his ‘phata kurta’ comment which he made while addressing the 'Vijay Sankalp' convention for party workers in Uttarakhand recently.

Assembly Elections 2017: Congress veteran ND Tiwari's son Rohit Shekhar joins BJP
Assembly Elections 2017: Congress veteran ND Tiwari's son Rohit Shekhar joins BJP

Rohit Shekhar is the biological son of ND Tiwari and Ujjwala Sharma, who Tiwari married in 2014.

Uttarakhand Assembly Elections: BJP hails announcement of candidates list - Check who all got tickets
Uttarakhand Assembly Elections: BJP hails announcement of candidates list - Check who all got tickets

Vijay Bahuguna's son Saurabh has been given a ticket from Sitarganj, the seat his father represented in the last Vidhan Sabha.

Uttarakhand Assembly Elections: Blow for Congress as senior leader Yashpal Arya joins BJP​
Uttarakhand Assembly Elections: Blow for Congress as senior leader Yashpal Arya joins BJP​

In a setback to Congress party in Uttarakhand ahead of assembly polls, senior party leader and state minister Yashpal Arya joined BJP on Monday.

BJP's Central Election Committee meeting today, candidates for Uttarakhand, UP polls expected
BJP's Central Election Committee meeting today, candidates for Uttarakhand, UP polls expected

The Bharatiya Janata Party`s Central Election Committee meeting is scheduled to take place on Saturday, in order to select the candidates for the upcoming Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh assembly polls.

With Congress rebels in fold, problem of plenty for BJP in Uttarakhand?

 With as many as 10 Congress rebels inducted into the party, BJP could face the problem of plenty in Uttarakhand in smooth distribution of tickets for the Assembly polls among the many aspirants, sources said.

Harish Rawat briefly hospitalised with neck pain

 Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat was briefly admitted to a government hospital here on Tuesday after he complained of uneasiness and neck pain, officials said.

ITBP rescues five as vehicle plunges into gorge in Uttarakhand
ITBP rescues five as vehicle plunges into gorge in Uttarakhand

The Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel rescued five people after a vehicle fell 300 meters into a gorge on the Mussoorie-Dhanaulti road in Uttarakhand.

BJP to emerge as winner in Uttarakhand Assembly elections, likely to bag 41-46 seats: Survey
BJP to emerge as winner in Uttarakhand Assembly elections, likely to bag 41-46 seats: Survey

Assembly elections in UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur will be held between February 4 and March 8.

Confident of coming to power with majority in Uttarakhand: BJP
Confident of coming to power with majority in Uttarakhand: BJP

"People in the state are eager to get rid of a corrupt government whose performance has been nil and we are confident of coming to power with a thumping majority, " Pradesh BJP spokesman Munna Singh Chauhan told PTI.

Assembly Elections: Candidates' photographs to be displayed in Manipur, Uttarakhand​ EVMs

The model code of conduct has come into effect in Manipur and Uttarakhand with an announcement of the poll schedule yesterday. 

Namami Gange: Sewage treatment plants to be built in Haridwar, Varanasi

Taking the Namami Gange programme a step forward in the new year, the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved many projects including setting up sewage treatment plants (STP) in Haridwar and Varanasi.

BJP lashes at CM Harish Rawat over his proposed fast in Delhi

Opposition BJP today hit out at Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat for his proposed fast against the rejection of the state government's masterplan on Bhagirathi eco-sensitive zone, accusing him of having done nothing as a minister when a 100 km area along Bhagirathi in Uttarkashi district was notified as an ESZ.