Local Body

  • Bihar government pioneered 'toilets first' slogan: Nitish 20-11-2013 11:40 AM

    Patna: In an apparent reference to Narendra Modi's 'toilets first, temples later' remark, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said the Bihar government had pioneered the slogan in 2007. "Officials popularised the concept among the people, but some people are now talking about toilet first and temple later," he...
  • Modi as PM candidate fails to have effect as BJP suffers in Odisha urban polls 21-09-2013 05:21 PM

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of the BJP which banked heavily on the party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, emerged as the worst sufferer among the major political parties in the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) elections, results of which were announced on Friday. The saffron party which had formed councils in...
  • Maharashtra: Small scale traders to go on a strike against LBT for two days 15-07-2013 01:15 PM

    Mumbai: Small scale traders to go on strike against the Local Body Tax (LBT) for two days from Monday. In view of the upcoming Monsoon Session of the state Legislature, the issue of LBT has come to the fore once again. The Federation of Association of Maharashtra alleged that the...
  • Congress to organise meet to gear up for local body polls 22-05-2013 01:24 AM

    Hyderabad: The ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh plans to organise a convention of party leaders from the block level to gear up the party machinery for local body polls. The meeting would also discuss ways to spead numerous welfare schemes being implemented by the Centre and state governments, state Congress...
  • Traders agree to call off LBT stir after meeting with CM 21-05-2013 10:10 AM

    Mumbai: Section of traders in Maharashtra on Monday night agreed to call off their prolonged agitation protest against the Local Body Tax (LBT) after a meeting with Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan here. Chavan held lengthy discussions with traders, which ended late on Monday evening, after which some of the participants...
  • J&K Deputy CM in the dock over illegal appointments 14-05-2013 12:58 PM

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir State Accountability Commission (SAC) has ordered a regular enquiry into the alleged role of Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand in the illegal appointments in urban local bodies. A Division bench of the Commission, comprising chairman Justice (retd) YP Nargotra and Justice (retd) Hakim Imtiyaz Hussain, on...
  • LBT strike: Raj Thackeray asks traders to open shops 12-05-2013 11:47 PM

    Mumbai: Amid ongoing stand-off between traders and state government over proposed imposition of Local Body Tax (LBT), Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday asked traders to not hold common people to ransom and open their shops. In a press statement issued in Mumbai, Raj said that LBT, to...
  • Chavan asks Cong leaders to clear misconceptions over LBT 12-05-2013 11:36 PM

    Mumbai: Perturbed by strident opposition to imposition of Local Body Tax (LBT) in Mumbai and some municipal corporations from October 1, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday asked Congress leaders to "clear misconceptions" pertaining to the levy. "The chief minister asked state Congress leaders, including MPCC chief Manikrao Thakre...
  • Maharashtra: Wholesalers to continue strike against LBT 12-05-2013 11:24 PM

    Mumbai: Wholesalers in the city would continue to observe bandh against the local body tax (LBT) even as associations representing retailers called off their strike on Saturday. "Despite a section of the retailers calling off the strike, wholesalers' strike against LBT will continue," Federation of Associations of Maharashtra President Mohan...
  • Mumbai: Traders call off strike against LBT 11-05-2013 11:26 PM

    Mumbai: In a good news for people of Mumbai, retailers called off their strike against the Local Body Tax on late Saturday and said they were ready to talk to the government. The announcement came even as the city struggled with shortage of supplies due to the three-week long strike....
  • Maharashtra traders to continue indefinite bandh against LBT 10-05-2013 01:06 AM

    Mumbai: Federation of Associations of Maharashtra (FAM) representing 750 trade associations in the state on Thursday said, it would continue with its call for indefinite trade bandh till the LBT (Local Body Tax) is removed, even as the agitation entered 18th day. The decision on indefinite strike was taken at...
  • Traders' strike: Oppn, allies ask Maharashtra govt to reconsider LBT 09-05-2013 07:37 PM

    Mumbai: Mumbai's bustling markets on Thursday wore an empty, deserted look. Since Monday, over one lakh traders in the city have shut shop to protest against the Local Body Tax (LBT) that the Maharashtra government has introduced to replace octroi. Traders say that the protest has caused a loss of...
  • Mumbai: Traders' agitation against LBT leads to loss of Rs 75,000 cr 09-05-2013 08:41 AM

    Mumbai: Markets in Mumbai have been shut for days now as traders fight against the controversial Local Body Tax. It has been estimated that the strike has incurred a loss of almost Rs 75,000 crore and it still counting. From grocery stores to restaurants to apparel stores, the bandh was...
  • Battle bugles: polls and beyond

    Deep Blue |  Deepa Balakrishnan
    Caught with their chaddis down? The BJP suffered one of its worst election debacles since it came to power five years ago in the ...

  • UP official creates website to fight petty corruption 08-11-2012 02:29 PM

    New Delhi: If you're living in small-town UP (or for that matter, small-town anywhere in India), what is your experience of getting any government document from the local body? Let's say, a birth/death certificate, or applying for old-age pension? In a typical case, you may have to stand in a...
  • Jaya hands out laptops, cattle to voters 16-09-2011 10:22 AM

    Tiruvallur: With the local body polls in early October, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has gone all out to reach out to rural voters with the freebies she promised during the assembly polls. Violet, a Class XII Student from Tiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, is a proud owner of a brand new...
  • Mulayam flays Cong, BJP and BSP 04-11-2006 06:02 PM

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  • SC sets rules for local body elections 19-10-2006 02:56 PM

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