NSA to be invoked during UP Panchayat polls

The Uttar Pradesh Police has decided to invoke the National Security Act (NSA) against troublemakers during the Panchayat polls in September-October, an official said on Wednesday.

'Congress to contest panchayat polls in UP'

The Congress would contest the forthcoming Panchayat polls with its full might, party leader Madhusudan Mistry said here on Tuesday.

BJP to test waters in UP panchayats polls

To strengthen its base at village- level before the crucial 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, BJP has decided to test the waters "seriously" in the upcoming panchayat polls.  The panchayat polls are slated in September and October.

Ex-BJP minister, Congress leader register cases against each other

Counter cases have been registered against former BJP minister Kamal Patel, his two sons and others and also against a Congress leader and his supporters for alleged violence during ongoing Panchayat polls in the district, police said today.

15,000 gram pachayats will go to polls this year: Maharashtra EC

Prohibition orders will be declared in an entire taluka if more than 50 per cent gram panchayats go to polls on a single day, State Election Commissioner said in view of the gram panchayat elections to be held this year in Maharashtra.

EC recommends removal of Dantewada collector

Chhattisgarh State Election Commission on Wednesday said it has recommended the removal of collector of Dantewada district for defying its directive during the ongoing panchayat polls.

Chhattisgarh panchayat polls: 70% voter turnout in 2nd phase

Around 70 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise in the second phase of the panchayat polls held in Chhattisgarh on Sunday, even as Naxals disrupted the election process by looting ballot boxes at 24 polling booths in the strife-torn Bastar region.

Chhattisgarh Panchayat polls: Naxals trying to regain lost base

Shaken by Chhattisgarh Police's intensive combat operations, the Naxals are trying to rebuild their base ahead of the panchayat polls by threatening the villagers to either support their candidate or boycott the elections.

Rajasthan Panchayat polls: Over 61 percent turnout in 2nd phase

Over 61 per cent of 1.15 crore voters on Thursday exercised their franchise in the second phase of panchayat elections which ended incident free at 1700 hrs, an official said.

Jawan killed in encounter with Naxals in Sukma

A jawan of the special task force of state police was killed in an encounter with the Naxals in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district on Saturday.

Rajasthan Panchayat polls: First phase of polling on Friday

The first phase of Panchayat polls will be held tomorrow in 412 Zila Parishad wards and 2305 Panchayat Samitis in Rajasthan, an official spokesman of the State Election Commission (RSEC) said today.

12 injured in firing during MP Panchayat polls

At least 12 people were today injured in separate incidents of violence during panchayat polls in Bhind district, administration and police officials said.

Chhattisgarh panchayat polls to be held in three phases in Jan-Feb

The Chhattisgarh State Election Commission (SEC) Wednesday announced elections to panchayat bodies in the state that will be held in three phases in January and February next year.

BJP cautions Sarkar govt over `terror` against party workers

The NDA government at the Centre would not remain a silent spectator if the ruling CPI-M in Tripura does not stop an alleged wave of terror against BJP workers which began after the July 15 panchayat polls in the state, BJP MPs cautioned Tuesday Today.

Three-phase panchayat polls in Uttarakhand from June 18

Panchayat elections in Uttarakhand will be held in three phases on June 18, 21 and 24.

Panchayat polls in Dhinkia on July 3

Encouraged by smooth conduct of simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly polls in Dhinkia area, considered the epicentre of anti-Posco movement, Odisha government has initiated steps to hold panchayat elections there.

AP panchayat polls to be held in April

Elections to the Panchayat Raj institutions in Andhra Pradesh have been announced on Monday and will be held in April.

Trinamool used intimidation to win panchayat polls: CPI-M

CPI-M leader Surya Kanta Mishra on Monday slammed the party for winning one-third of the seats in the recent West Bengal panchayat polls through malpractices and one-third through intimidation.

West Bengal panchayat polls: Mamata Didi’s magic lives on

Despite all odds, controversies, criticism and anti-incumbency, West Bengal’s firebrand Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s party - the Trinamool Congress (TMC) – swept the three-tier panchayat polls in the state, mauling the Left Front badly.

Complete paribartan, says TMC after panchayat polls victory

The victory in the panchayat elections for the Trinamool Congress was the completion of a full circle for the party, Subrata Mukherjee said.