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Hotels approach HC against order on dry days during civic poll

A hotel owners association has filed a petition in Bombay High Court challenging an order of state Excise department declaring dry days from the evening of February 19 to 21 and on February 23, due to the civic polls.

Civic polls: 'Confused' NCP will be wiped out in Pune, PCMC, says Fadnavis

Calling the NCP a "confused" party, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said that in the civic polls next week, the Sharad Pawar-led party will be defeated by BJP in Pune and neighbouring Pimpri Chinchwad.

Swaraj India welcomes delimitation; says party 'geared up'

Swaraj India has recently initiated a campaign 'Jawab Do Hisab Do' aiming to reach out to 10 lakh houses in Delhi which would culminate in an event on February 12.

PM Narendra Modi hails BJP's victory in polls after note ban, says 'it shows people won't tolerate corruption'

PM Narendra Modi hails BJP's victory in polls after note ban, says 'it shows people won't tolerate corruption'

"Over the last few days, we have seen the results of various polls -- parliamentary, assembly and civic polls -- across India," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a series of tweets.

Maharashtra civic polls: Caste tensions cause of worry for parties

Maharashtra civic polls: Caste tensions cause of worry for parties

NCP has 1,300 seats while Congress 1,293. BJP has 437, Sena 454 and MNS 61. There are over 400 independents as well.

Civic polls: Fadnavis, Uddhav hold preliminary talks

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday held preliminary talks with Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray over phone about alliance for the upcoming elections to 10 municipal corporations including those in Mumbai and neighbouring Thane.

Madras HC declares Tamil Nadu civic poll notification null and void

The Madras High Court on Tuesday declared the notification for civic polls in the state, scheduled for October 17 and 19, as null and void, holding that it violated the Tamil Nadu Panchayat Election Rules.

AIMIM's registration in Maharashtra​ can be restored if they file requisite docs: State Election Commission

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Musalmeen can still restore its registration with the State Election Commission of Maharashtra (SECM) by submitting the documents of its audited accounts and Income Tax returns, even as the Hyderabad-based party has decided to file its appeal with the poll watchdog against its de-registration in state.

87 percent votes cast in Tripura civic polls

Around 87 percent of the 537,968 voters on Wednesday cast their votes in civic polls in Left-ruled Tripura.

Over 75% voter turnout in first phase of civic polls in Kerala

An estimated 75 per cent of 1.11 crore voters exercised their franchise in the first phase of the keenly fought local body polls in Kerala.

First phase of civic polls in Kerala on Monday

First phase of civic polls in Kerala on Monday

The Congress-led United Democratic Front and the CPM-led Left Democratic Front will face stiff competition from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the polls.

West Bengal poll panel chief resigns, opposition slams Trinamool

West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi confirmed on Tuesday that state Election Commissioner SR Upadhyay has tendered his resignation.

Polling begins in 2 civic bodies of West Bengal

Polling for Asansol and Bidhan Nagar Municipal Corporations began Saturday morning by and large on a peaceful note barring one stray incident of bomb throwing in Asansol's Jamuria area.

Civic polls: Congress, NCP eye tie-up; Sena awaits BJP's response

With just a month to go for the civic polls in Kalyan-Dombivli and Kolhapur, the Congress and NCP are eyeing to join hands, just as the Shiv Sena expects a "positive response" from the BJP for a pre-poll alliance for the two municipal bodies.

Hold local body polls without giving any excuse: Kerala HC

The Kerala High Court on Thursday directed the State Election Commission to conduct elections to local bodies without putting forward any excuse to enable them assume charge on November 1 this year.

MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicates BJP's win in civic polls to PM Modi

MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicates BJP's win in civic polls to PM Modi

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday dedicated the BJP's win in the civic polls to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that it was a victory of the latter's policies.

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.