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12 killed as violence mars Bangladesh local body polls

At least 12 people, including two candidates and two children, were killed and over 200 injured in violence during Bangladesh's fifth phase of voting in the local body polls which have turned out to be the deadliest so far, media reports said on Sunday.

Gujarat local body polls: We must analyse setback in rural areas, says Anandiben Patel

Anandiben Patel on Wednesday said the BJP will have to analyse the reasons for its poor performance in the local body polls in the rural areas.

Gujarat's first round of 'anxious' local body polls on Sunday

Many residential colonies had put up 'No Entry' boards against BJP campaigners while in some areas, Patel agitators exhorted people to exercise their 'None of The Above (NOTA) option on the ballot paper.

Gujarat Election Commission postpones local body polls in the state

Gujarat State Election Commission has announced postponement of polls to various local bodies in the state, citing law and order situation as a reason.

Kerala local body polls on 2010 delimitation: Court

The Kerala High Court on Thursday upheld its single judge's verdict directing the local bodies polls be held on the basis of the 2010 ward delimitation, instead on basis of the recent delimitation. The state government said it will not challenge the ruling.

Gujarat BJP expresses confidence in winning local body polls

BJP leaders held a meeting of the Gujarat state executive committee at Gandhinagar here on Sunday and expressed confidence that the party would win local body elections in the state scheduled for October, with a huge margin.

Gujarat govt keen to make voting mandatory before local body polls in October

People of Gujarat might have to compulsorily exercise their franchise or face penal action in local body polls to be held in October, as the state government is likely to notify rules for the controversial provision before those elections.

Cantonment Board poll results: BJP wins 5 seats in Delhi; loses Varanasi, Lucknow, Agra

 The BJP on Monday won five seats in the election to the eight-member Delhi Cantonment Board, while the Congress got two and the AAP one.

Manikrao Thakre discusses party strategy for upcoming local body polls

Congress party, which suffered massive defeats in the Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Assembly elections this year, is gearing up to face some local bodies polls in Maharashtra, which are likely to be announced soon.

68 percent turnout in first phase of MP local body polls

Nearly 70 per cent electorate voted in the first phase of local body elections in Madhya Pradesh on Friday, amid reports of minor violence in some areas of the state.

Congressmen brawl in party office over local body poll tickets

Congressmen seeking tickets for the forthcoming local body elections in Madhya Pradesh entered into a brawl on Tuesday at the State Congress Office forcing the police to intervene.

Gujarat makes voting mandatory in local body polls

Gujarat has become the first state in the country where voters will have to compulsorily exercise their franchise in local body polls with new Governor OP Kohli clearing the Gujarat Local Authorities Laws Bill, passed earlier by the state government under Narendra Modi, but was opposed by ex-Gove

Gujarat first state to make voting mandatory in local body polls

Gujarat has become the first state in the country where voters will have to compulsorily exercise their franchise in local body polls with new Governor OP Kohli clearing the Gujarat Local Authorities Laws Bill, passed earlier by the state government under Narendra Modi, but was opposed by ex-Governor Dr Kamla.

Notification for AP local body polls in 15 days: Govt

Notification for local body polls in Andhra Pradesh is likely to be issued in fifteen days` time, Panchayat Raj Minister K Jana Reddy said on Sunday.

Post SC order, Andhra ready to conduct local body

Andhra Pradesh government Monday said it is in favour of conducting local body polls in the state as early as possible in the wake of Supreme Court order that the elections be held on the basis of existing 60.5 per cent quota.

K’taka moves SC seeking postponement of urban loca

Karnataka Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister S Suresh Kumar Wednesday said the government has moved the Supreme Court seeking postponement of the Urban Local Body elections in the state.

Keshubhai asks party to prepare for local body polls in Gujarat

After challenging Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the recently-concluded Assembly elections, Gujarat Parivartan Party chief Keshubhai Patel on Sunday appealed to party cadres to gear up for upcoming polls to local bodies.

Notification for UP urban local bodies poll issued

UP Election Commission issued notification for elections in all urban local bodies, excluding those covered under Kannauj Lok Sabha constituency.

Local body election process starts

The district administration has moved a step forward in holding local bodies and panchayat elections next month as per state election commission directions.

Local bodies polls in UP next month

Local bodies elections in Uttar Pradesh will be held next month in which EVMs are likely to be used for the first time, a top Election Commission official said here on Tuesday.