Supreme Court to hear West Bengal plea on civic polls

The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday the West Bengal government`s plea seeking more time to hold elections to seven municipal bodies which could not go to the polls along with 91 others in April.

BJP to stage protests against 'unfair' civic polls in West Bengal

To protest the attacks by ruling Trinamool Congress activists in the recent civic polls in Kolkata and elsewhere in West Bengal, the BJP will continue its protests in future, party's state unit General Secretary Samik Bhattacharya said on Monday.

BJP's Harsh Vardhan praises Mamata for Bengal civic polls victory

Praising West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as a "fighter", senior BJP leader and Union Minister Harsh Vardhan Friday said he would congratulate her on the victory in civic polls when he meets her during his visit to the state.

Life partially hit in Bengal by general strike

 Normal life was partially hit in West Bengal on Thursday following a 12-hour general strike called by opposition parties to protest against alleged violence and malpractices in the just-held civic polls.

Arvind Kejriwal congratulates Mamata Banerjee on civic poll victory

 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today called up his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee to congratulate her on Trinamool Congress's massive victory in the civic polls.

TMC worker shot at following CPI(M)'s victory in Englishbazar

A Trinamool Congress party worker was shot Tuesday last night in his sleep in the outskirts of Malda town, in what police believe to be a case of post poll violence following announcement of the Municipal election results in the area.

WB civic polls 'most undemocratic', says BJP after drubbing

After crushing defeat at the hands of ruling TMC in West Bengal civil polls, BJP on Tuesday accused the Mamata Banerjee government of resorting to violence and voter intimidation to win the polls in what it described as "the most undemocratic" election.

Civic polls victory answer to Opposition's slander: Mamata Banerjee

With West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress sweeping the civic polls in the city and the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday that the victory was an answer to the Opposition's slanderous campaign against her.

Court orders Hyderabad civic polls by December 15

 The Hyderabad High Court on Monday directed the Telangana government to hold elections for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) by December 15.

CPI(M) slams violence in W Bengal civic polls

The CPI(M) on Sunday condemned the violence and booth-capturing during municipal polls in West Bengal and asked the Election Commission to take note saying it would be necessary to take lessons and make adequate arrangements for the 2016 state assembly elections.

Shiv Sena slams AIMIM for playing communal card in civic polls

Apparently disturbed by the spectacular performance of Hyderabad-based All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) in the Aurangabad civic polls, the Shiv Sena said on Friday it does not augur well for communal amity in Maharashtra.

WBSEC initiates strong measures to ensure peaceful civic polls

Acting on 'requisite advices' by Governor KN Tripathi, West Bengal State Election Commission (WBSEC) has made elaborate arrangements to ensure that the April 25 polls to 91 civic bodies are free, fair and peaceful.

Campaign ends for Bengal municipal polls

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) The campaign drums fell silent on Thursday in 91 civic bodies of West Bengal that are slated to go to the hustings on Saturday, as opposition parties and the civil society hit the streets against recent electoral malpractices and poll-related violence in the state.

MIM registers impressive performance in Aurangabad civic polls

 Hyderabad-based Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) on Thursday registered an impressive performance, winning 25 seats in the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation elections in its maiden outing there.

Maharashtra civic polls: Sena-BJP largest alliance in Aurangabad, NCP single biggest party in Navi Mumbai
Maharashtra civic polls: Sena-BJP largest alliance in Aurangabad, NCP single biggest party in Navi Mumbai

The Shiv Sena-BJP alliance retained the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation while Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) ​emerged as the single largest party in Navi Mumbai municipal corporation.

Governor asks WB SEC to ensure peaceful civic polls

West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi on Wednesday held talks with SEC S R Upadhyay and asked him to ensure peaceful polls to the 91 municipalities in the state on Saturday, after opposition parties accused the commission of "failing" to hold KMC elections freely and peacefully.

TMC worker gunned down ahead of civic polls in Bengal

A Trinamool Congress worker was on Wednesday gunned down allegedly by a party member at Ketugram in West Bengal's Burdwan district on the penultimate day of campaigning for the state-wide civic polls.

Owaisi brothers are ‘demons’ who are poisoning the minds of Muslims: Shiv Sena
Owaisi brothers are ‘demons’ who are poisoning the minds of Muslims: Shiv Sena

Days after triggering a controversy by calling for revoking the voting rights of Muslims, Shiv Sena has once again targeted All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leaders Asaduddin and Akbaruddin Owaisi and called them 'demons'.

Final polling count 68.54 percent in KMC elections

The civic election to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has finally recorded a 68.54 per cent polling with complete updates received by the West Bengal State Election Commission (WBSEC).

Campaigning ends for Kolkata civic polls

Amid political violence and trading of allegations, the campaigning for the April 18 Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls ended on Thursday.