Uttarakhand civic polls: BJP beats Congress handily, but falls short of landslide win; Independent candidates steal show
Among the top posts in civic bodies, BJP bagged 34, Congress 25 and Independent candidates claimed 23, neck and neck with at least one of the two national parties.
Uttarakhand civic polls: Ruling BJP, Opposition Congress set for major face-off ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha election
The state is ruled by the BJP, which stormed into power by winning 57 of the 70 seats in the Assembly polls in February 2017, displacing Harish Rawat-led Congress government.
Uttarakhand Election 2017: BJP hopes to placate ticket hopefuls whose name did not figure in the first list
With the congress released list of candidates on rest of the five seats in Uttarakhand, it led to supporters of ticket hopefuls to agitation.
The Great Khali sustained severe injuries to his head during the Continental Wrestling Entertainment event in Haldwani.
Most parts of Uttarakhand continued to be lashed by rains today, even as major highways remained blocked due to debris brought down by the recurring landslips.