60 percent voting in 2nd phase of panchayat polls in Bihar

About 60 per cent voting was recorded in the second phase of panchayat elections in Bihar on Thursday amid reports of irregularities and clashes at some places.

55% turnout in first phase of Bihar panchayat polls; one killed

Stray incidents of violence, in which one person was killed, marred the first phase of the three-tier Bihar panchayat polls which recorded a 55 per cent voter turnout.

Row in Gujarat over 'letter' seeking information on BJP poll debacle

A controversy on Monday erupted in Gujarat's Junagadh in light of a letter purportedly "issued" by the district administation to the subordinates sought information at the behest of the Chief Minister's office, about the ruling BJP's debacle in panchayat polls last year.

Samajwadi Party leader murdered in Mulayam Singh Yadav's bastion Mainpuri

Samajwadi Party leader murdered in Mulayam Singh Yadav's bastion Mainpuri

A Samajwadi party leader was shot dead allegedly by the husband of his opponent, whom he had defeated in the recent panachayat elections in the state, sparking protests by locals in Kuraoli area here, police said on Sunday.

SP victory in panchayat polls hollow: Mayawati

SP victory in panchayat polls hollow: Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati Friday hit out at the ruling Samajwadi party, terming its victory in the district panchayat chairman polls as "hollow" and a result of "blatant misuse of the official machinery".

SP sweeps district panchayat chief's polls, BJP, BSP humbled

Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party got a major boost on Thursday when its candidates for the district panchayat chiefs won on 60 of the 74 seats that went for polls earlier in the day.

After panchayats, Haryana sets educational qualification for municipal polls

 Haryana Cabinet has decided to amend Section 13 A of Haryana Municipal Act 1973 and Section 8 of Haryana Municipal Corporation Act 1994 to make minimum educational qualification compulsory for aspirant of contesting local body polls on the lines of Panchayat polls.

After panchayats, Haryana proposes qualifications for municipal polls

After including educational qualifications and other criteria for panchayat elections, the Haryana government on Tuesday announced that it will amend the state's Municipal Corporation Act to lay down some qualifications for contesting polls to urban local bodies.

UP shame: Mother wins panchayat polls, daughter gang-raped

UP shame: Mother wins panchayat polls, daughter gang-raped

In a heinous incident, a 16-year-old girl was, last week, gang-raped by two men, who held a grudge against her mother after their defeat in the recently-concluded panchayat polls in the district.

Gujarat planning to launch e-voting facility in panchayat polls

Gujarat planning to launch e-voting facility in panchayat polls

Gujarat government is now planning to extend the e-voting facility to panchayat polls, despite the lukewarm response it got in the recent municipal polls.

Haryana witnesses mad scramble for educated brides

Less than a month away from the panchayat elections in the state, guess what Haryana is witnessing a mad scramble for? Not last minute campaigning or poaching of candidates, but Haryana villages are in a great rush to find educated brides.

Newly-elected village head's kin killed over poll rivalry

A 34-year-old nephew of a newly-elected village head was killed and three others injured in a firing on Tuesday by alleged supporters of former Gram Pradhan Mahendra Yadav over panchayat poll rivalry in Mehnagar area here.

Re-examine literacy criteria for panchayat polls: Amartya Sen

There is a need for a Constitution bench to deliberate on the Supreme Court's upholding of the Haryana government's decision to make literacy an essential criterion to contest panchayat elections, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen has said.

Haryana announces panchayat polls after SC clearance

The dates were announced following the Supreme Court`s decision last week upholding the Haryana Panchayati Raj Amendment Act, 2015.

Gozaria town in Mehsana boycotts panchayat polls

All polling booths in Gozaria town of Mehsana district on Sunday wore a deserted look as locals boycotted the district and taluka panchayat elections.

Second phase of Jharkhand panchayat polls witnesses 74 percent voting

The second phase of the thee-tier panchayat polls in Jharkhand on Saturday witnessed a record turnout of more than 74 percent voters, officials said.

BJP suspends three UP leaders for anti-party activities

The BJP suspended three of its leaders here for indulging in anti-party activities during the ongoing Uttar Pradesh Panchayat polls, the party's district chief said on Saturday.

UP Panchayat poll candidate held for distributing sweets

A Panchayat election candidate has been arrested for allegedly distributing sweets to lure voters in Mansoorpur police station area here, police said on Wednesday.

Panchayat poll candidate's husband shot dead in Uttar Pradesh

Husband of a Panchayat election candidate was shot dead by allegedly unidentified persons over political rivalry in Deogaon area here, police said on Monday.

Security beefed up for 2nd phase of panchayat polls in Mathura

Security has been beefed up for the second phase of Panchayat elections which will be held here in two blocks tomorrow, a district official said on Monday.