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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.

School, heritage railway line hit by Himachal forest fires

A residential school in Kasauli and the 113-year-old Kalka-Shimla Mountain Railway were affected by the forest fires that continue to rage in Himachal Pradesh and have destroyed huge forest wealth.

As many as 519 small and big fires were sweeping through the forests, according to Forest Minister Thakur Singh Bharmauri, even though he said the situation was not alarming as in neighbouring Uttarakhand.