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Election Commission announces dates of assembly polls of five states

Over 16 crore people will vote in this year's assembly elections in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttrakhand, Manipur and Goa, the Election Commission said while announcing the poll dates by Sanjeev Nanda

NEW DELHI: Over 16 crore people will vote in this year’s assembly elections in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttrakhand, Manipur and Goa – the Election Commission said while announcing the poll dates.

Here’s how it stacks up:-
a) Goa to go on polls on February 4
b) Punjab to face vote on February 4
c) Uttarakhand February 15
d) Manipur (2 phases) March 4 and 8
e) Uttar Pradesh (7 phases) 1st phase Feb 11, 2nd phase Feb 15, 3rd phase Feb 19

2016 a year of success, consolidation for BJP : Prashant Sood & Brajendra Nath Singh

The outcome of the assembly polls in the crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, along with those in Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, is likely to be seen as a kind of referendum on demonetisation.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) consolidated its position as the premier national party of Indian politics in 2016, breaking new ground in some states. The coming year poses fresh challenges for the party due to assembly polls in five states and uncertainty over the impact of demonetisation at the grassroots.

The outcome of the assembly polls in the crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, along with those in Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, is likely to be seen as a kind of referendum on demonetisation.

Sealdah-Ajmer Express derails near Kanpur, several injured

Train Accident Kanpur- Several people have been injured- Sanjeev Nanda

Last month, at least 140 people were killed after Indore-Patna Express derailed near same place.

In the recent update, Ministry of Railways clarifies that there has been no death reported yet and the number of people injured as goes up to 44, when 15 coaches of the Ajmer-Sealdah Express derailed this morning near Rura Railway Station in Kanpur Rural district, the second rail accident in the region in two months. The incident comes a month after over 150 people were killed and more than 200 injured when 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express derailed in Kanpur Rural district on November 20. Indian Railways is one of the world’s largest railway network. It runs 11,000 trains a day, including 7,000 passenger trains carrying more than 20 million people. But it has a poor safety record, with thousands of people dying in accidents every year, including in derailments and collisions.

After Modi’s demonetisation gamble, a lot is at stake for BJP in 2017

BJP President Amit Shah will look back at the passing year with fondness as it presented him with some promising rewards and shored up his authority

If BJP retrieved some momentum back in its favour in 2016 with a maiden assembly election win in Assam, the biggest question on the minds of its top brass was whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation gamble will pay off in the new year in a series of assembly polls, especially in Uttar Pradesh.

BJP President Amit Shah will look back at the passing year with fondness as it presented him with some promising rewards and shored up his authority after back-to-back massive defeats in Delhi and Bihar in the preceding year had prompted leaders within the party, including veterans like L K Advani, to point fingers at him.