BJP suspends three UP leaders for anti-party activities

The BJP suspended three of its leaders here for indulging in anti-party activities during the ongoing Uttar Pradesh Panchayat polls, the party's district chief said on Saturday.

UP Panchayat poll candidate held for distributing sweets

A Panchayat election candidate has been arrested for allegedly distributing sweets to lure voters in Mansoorpur police station area here, police said on Wednesday.

Panchayat poll candidate's husband shot dead in Uttar Pradesh

Husband of a Panchayat election candidate was shot dead by allegedly unidentified persons over political rivalry in Deogaon area here, police said on Monday.

Security beefed up for 2nd phase of panchayat polls in Mathura

Security has been beefed up for the second phase of Panchayat elections which will be held here in two blocks tomorrow, a district official said on Monday.

UP Panchayat polls: 100 cartons of liquor seized, 3 arrested

In a drive against illegal supply of liquor ahead of Panchayat polls, officials of the excise department seized 100 cartons of liquor near Bhalwa police checkpost on Khatoli Jansath road in the district.

30-year-old shot dead during clash

Deputy SP (Chhata) Piyush Kumar said that the clash took place after the son of a candidate in the panchayat polls was allegedly roughed up by those associated with a rival group.

Four-phase panchayat polls in Jharkhand

Panchayat elections in Jharkhand will take place in four phases between November 22 and December 12, Jharkhand Election Commission chief Shiva Basant said on Thursday.

Muzaffarnagar panchayat polls: first phase campaigning ends

Campaigning for the first phase of panchayat and BDC elections in the district ended on Friday.

DMs, SPs to be directly responsible for communal incidents: Akhilesh Yadav

Stressing that maintaining law and order was his first priority, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said DMs and SPs would be held directly responsible if any communal incident takes place in their respective districts.

Toilet in house mandatory for candidature in Bihar panchayat polls

The Bihar legislative Assembly on Wednesday passed a legislation incorporating a provision making it mandatory for candidates contesting panchayat polls in Bihar to have toilets at their houses.

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.