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Mamata Banerjee asks party leaders to be prepared for "any situation"

Mamata Banerjee asks party leaders to be prepared for "any situation"

Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday asked her party leaders and elected representatives to be prepared for "any situation" in the days to come.

Many highly qualified candidates win panchayat polls

Highly qualified candidates like IIT graduates, post graduates, engineering graduates, PhD and law graduates have emerged victorious in panchayat polls in Kendrapara district this time.

Odisha panchayat elections, repolling in 36 booths

Odisha panchayat elections, repolling in 36 booths

State Election Commission had announced repolling in 62 wards under 24 gram panchayat under 14 blocks spread over 11 district, an SEC statement said.

Around 69% voting in phase 1 zilla parishads, panchayat polls in Maharashtra

Around 69 per cent voting was registered in the first phase of elections to zilla parishads (ZPs) and panchayat samitis held in Maharashtra on Thursday.

Odisha Panchayat polls: Two dead, several injured in clashes

At least two persons died, several others were injured and three vehicles were torched in pre and post poll violence during the ongoing panchayat elections in Odisha.

Time not conducive for Panchayat polls in J&K: Tarigami

Jammu and Kashmir CPI(M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami today said the time was not conducive for holding Panchayat polls in the state.

Panchayat polls held in abeyance in Odisha amid Maoist threats

The State Election Commission (SEC) on Saturday held up the panchayat elections in Odisha's Chitrakonda block bordering Andhra Pradesh due to Maoist threats.

GJM opposes panchayat polls, threatens to revive statehood demand

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Sunday opposed the West Bengal government's decision to hold two-tier panchayat polls in Darjeeling Hills and said it will move Delhi with the statehood demand in December if the state went ahead with the elections.

Police special drive in Odisha in view of Panchayat polls

With panchayat polls approaching in Odisha, the police are gearing up by launching a special drive to put anti-socials in Berhampur, Boudh, Ganjam, Gajapati and Kandhamal behind bars, as a first step.

65% turnout in 10th and final phase of Bihar panchayat polls

An estimated 65 percent voters turnout was recorded in tenth and final phase of panchayat elections in Bihar amid stray incidents.

62.5 percent voting in 4th phase of panchayat polls in Bihar

Polling in fourth phase of panchayat polls in Bihar ended with a total turnout of 62.5 percent amid reports of killing of a person in a firing and attack on the vehicle of Madhepura DM and SP.

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.