BJD sweeps urban polls in Odisha

The ruling BJD on Friday swept the urban elections in Odisha by winning 44 of 66 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) while opposition Congress captured 12 and BJP had to rest with only one, official sources said.

Security stepped up ahead of Warangal local polls

Ahead of the local body elections slated later in July, the district police have identified sensitive gram panchayats and made adequate security arrangements for free and fair polling, police said.

AP Cong govt afraid of losing local polls?

The term of elected councils in ULBs ended way back in September 2010 while that of PRIs expired in August 2011.

Local polls: Cong alleges code violation by BJP

Congress has lodged a complaint pertaining to violation of code of conduct against the ruling
BJP in the Nagpur Municipal Corporation.

Madras HC declines to stay counting of votes

The Madras High Court declined to stay counting of votes cast in Monday`s polling for the Chennai City Corporation and mayoral post.

DMDK to contest local body polls alone

After contesting the Assembly polls
together, the Vijayakant-led DMDK Friday decided to contest the local body elections on its own, virtually snapping its ties with the AIADMK.

Local polls: Maha BJP open to `friendly fights`

Maharashtra BJP said it was open to "friendly fights" with partners Shiv Sena and RPI.

Conduct local polls in 6 months: HC to Puducherry

The Madras High Court on Monday directed the Puducherry government to "immediately initiate"
the process for conducting elections to the local bodies and
declare the results within six months.

Spaniards vote in local polls amid mass protests

The ruling Socialist Party faces the prospect of a humiliating defeat.

Sri Lanka`s ruling party heads for landslide in local polls

Sri Lanka held 1st local polls since the end of its long ethnic war in 2009.

Left Front sweeps local polls in Tripura

The ruling Left Front in Tripura on Sunday won handsomely in local self-government elections, bagging a majority in 470 of the 527 village committees.

Sri Lanka delays local polls for World Cup

Sri Lanka postponed council elections near three World Cup venues to put on a flawless show.

Disqualified MLAs strive to defeat BJP in local polls

Disqualified BJP MLA from Sagar, Belur
Goplakrishna, said all the 16 MLAs, including independents,
who have been disqualified will strive to defeat
BJP candidates in the coming Zilla and Taluk Panchayat polls.

Battle lines drawn for Kerala local bodies polls

The ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the United Democratic Front (UDF) are set to battle it out in two-phased local bodies polls in Kerala starting Saturday.

Deploy central forces for Kerala local polls: Ravi

Central forces should be deployed in Kerala`s Kannur district ahead of the forthcoming local bodies poll, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi said Friday.

Lanka plans to hold local body polls in north

Over a year after liberating the northern region from the LTTE, Sri Lanka plans to hold early elections to local bodies in the region dominated by minority Tamils.

Dutch anti-Islam leader scores major gains in polls

Dutch anti-Islamist leader Geert Wilders scored major gains in local authority polls on Thursday, making him a serious challenger for power in a June national election, preliminary results showed.

Lanka set to hold local polls in Jaffna, Vavuniya

Lanka is set to hold local body polls in Jaffna and Vavuniya in the war-torn north next month.