Panchayat Polls

  • EC to publish Uttarakhand panchayat polls results online June 26, 2014

    For the first time, Uttarakhand panchayat poll results will be available on the internet and mobile phones. With the help of National Informatics Centre, the Election Commission will for the first time display the panchayat poll results on the internet and mobile, State Election Commissioner Subardhan said while reviewing preparations for...
  • Ensure smooth conduct of Uttarakhand panchayat polls: Election Commissioner June 12, 2014

    State Election Commissioner Subardhan has asked poll observers to conduct Panchayat elections scheduled to be held in Uttarakhand later this month objectively and with total transparency. At a meeting held with election observers in Dehradun on Wednesday, the state election commissioner said they play an important role during elections and asked...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Panchayat polls to be held in April March 10, 2014

    Elections to the Panchayat Raj institutions in Andhra Pradesh have been announced today and will be held in April. According to the election programme announced by the State Election Commission in Hyderabad on Monday, polling for the Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituencies (MPTC) and Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituencies (ZPTC) would take...
  • Refund money spent on poll documents, BJP tells government March 4, 2014

    The BJP in Uttarakhand on Monday accused the state government of selling panchayat poll-related documents for over Rs 2 crore even before notification of the election which had been deferred till June 30. "The state government has started selling nomination papers for panchayat polls even before they could be notified, amassing...
  • Uttarakhand Congress working committee to meet on Feb 15 February 8, 2014

    The Uttarakhand Congress has summoned a meeting of its working committee in Dehradun on February 15 to work out party's strategy for upcoming Lok Sabha and Panchayat polls in the state. Giving this information at a press conference in Dehradun on Saturday, PCC vice-president Suryakant Dhasmana said the meeting has been...
  • After panchayat, Trinamool wave in Bengal civic polls September 24, 2013

    Kolkata: After sweeping the July panchayat polls, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Tuesday won eight of the 12 West Bengal civic bodies that went to the polls last week. TMC retained control over three civic bodies - Diamond Harbour (South 24 Parganas district), Habra (North 24 Parganas) and Guskara (Burdwan) - it...
  • Mamata on fresh round of district tours with top officials September 14, 2013

    Kolkata: After her party’s massive win in the West Bengal panchayat poll, it is now back to the districts for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as she sets her eyes on next year's general elections. Banerjee is aiming for a large chunk of seats from the state in the Lok Sabha poll, which...
  • Trinamool will go it alone in next Lok Sabha polls: Derek O'Brien September 8, 2013

    Even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said he was not ruling out a future alliance with former partner Trinamool Congress, party MP Derek O'Brien on Sunday said they would prefer to go it alone in the next Lok Sabha polls as the people of the state were firmly behind them. "The...
  • TMC wins WB panchayat polls, Derek says party has passed the test July 30, 2013

    The Trinamool Congress has swept the West Bengal panchayat polls by registering win in 13 of the 17 districts. TMC leader Derek O'Brien said it is a resounding victory for the party and it has passed the test. ...
  • TMC sweeps WB panchayat polls, Mamata calls it a victory of masses July 30, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's magic seemed to have worked as the Trinamool Congress (TMC) has swept the three-tier panchayat polls in the state. The TMC has won in 13 of the 17 districts cornering the Left, which was reduced to winning only in Jalpaiguri. The TMC added to...
  • One killed, 2 injured in a clash over panchayat poll result July 30, 2013

    A Congress worker was killed and two others injured in a clash in Jalpaiguri district after the panchayat results were declared on Monday, police said. The clash happened between workers of Trinamool Congress and Congress in Alipurduar's number one gram panchayat area after the panchayat results were declared. The injured were taken...
  • TMC sweeps WB panchayat election, CPM says poll was rigged July 30, 2013

    The West Bengal Chief Minister has already claimed victory saying the Trinamool Congress won despite conspiracies by both the Congress and the state election commission. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai July 29, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: IAS officers rally behind Durga, Oppn says sand mafia pressured Akhilesh govt July 29, 2013

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday came under severe attack from the opposition, the IAS body and retired bureaucrats over suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who had cracked down on the sand mafia in Greater Noida. ...
  • WB panchayat elections result: TMC gets absolute majority; to form boards in 13 districts July 30, 2013

    Kolkata: 9 AM: Counting is over for all 17 Zilla Parishads. The Trinamool Congress has won absolute majority and will be forming boards in 13 districts while the Left and Congress will be forming boards in one district each. There is hung result in two districts as none of the...
  • West Bengal: 70 per cent turnout in panchayat poll last phase July 26, 2013

    Kolkata: Over 70 per cent voters exercised their democratic rights amid reports of sporadic violence during the fifth and final phase of the West Bengal panchayat polls on Thursday. At the scheduled closing time - 5 PM - the polling percentage was 70.43 in Cooch Behar, 78.50 in South Dinajpur,...
  • Violence over WB panchayat polls is inevitable: Sougata Mukhopadhyay July 25, 2013

    Is panchayat elections in Bengal more about territorial domination by political parties than decentralisation of power to the grass roots? CNN-IBN's senior editor Sougata Mukhopadhyay joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Hi dada, how well BJP is placed in West Bengal panchayat polls? Asked by: Jagannath ...
  • WB panchayat polls fifth phase: 6 injured in TMC-Left clash in Jalpaiguri July 25, 2013

    Kolkata: Six people have been injured in clashes between Left and TMC in Jalpaiguri in the fifth phase of West Bengal panchayat polls on Thursday. Clashes have also been reported in Cooch Behar. Voting for the fifth and last phase of the panchayat polls is underway in the four districts...
  • Candidates backed by TDP lead in AP panchayat polls July 24, 2013

    Hyderabad: After counting for the first phase of Andhra Pradesh pachayat polls, candiates backed by the Telugu Desam Party are leading in the poll. Candidates backed by the Congress are at close second. But the Kadapa MP Jagan Reddy-led YSR Congress backed candidates seemed to be the surprise package. The first...
  • Over 82 pc turnout in 1st phase of AP panchayat polls July 23, 2013

    Hyderabad: A high turnout of over 82.31 per cent was reported in the first phase of gram panchayat polls in Andhra Pradesh, which was marred by stray clashes between workers of different political parties, officials said. Stray incidents of violence were also reported after the counting of votes with group clashes...
  • Biman demands proper security arrangements for the fifth phase of panchayat polls July 23, 2013

    Kolkata: Accusing the West Bengal government of destroying democratic values of the state, Left Front chairman Biman Bose today alleged that the Trinamool Congress leaders had engaged in a competition for inciting violence. "The leaders of the Trinamool Congress are now in a competition with each other for scoring brownie points,"...
  • WB panchayat polls: Violence continues, death toll rises to 10 July 23, 2013

    Kolkata: The death toll in the fourth phase of West Bengal panchayat polls has risen to 10 on Tuesday. A Congress activist was shot dead in the Lakshminarayanpur area of Murshidabad in the morning. The Congress alleged that both the CPI(M) and the Trinamool Congress were jointly involved in the...
  • AP panchayat polls begin with the pitch for Telangana on a high note July 23, 2013

    Hyderabad: Amidst heavy rains, the first phase of the Andhra Pradesh panchayat elections began on Tuesday. With the pitch for Telangana on a high note, the gram panchayat polls are a crucial test of strength for political parties ahead of the 2014 Assembly and Lok Sabha elections. More than 20,000...
  • West Bengal: Five killed in panchyat poll violence July 22, 2013

    West Bengal witnessed another round of poll violence on Monday morning. Five people were killed. ...
  • WB panchayat elections: Violence continues, death toll rises to 5 July 22, 2013

    Kolkata: The fourth phase of West Bengal panchayat polls began on Monday amidst more violence. The death toll has risen to five. A CRPF personnel allegedly opened fire and killed a voter in the Ratua area of Malda. This was a fall out of trouble over allegations of booth capturing...
  • WB panchayat polls: Fourth phase begins, 4 killed in Birbhum July 22, 2013

    Birbhum: The fourth phase of West Bengal panchayat polls began on Monday amidst more violence. Four people have been killed in Birbhum. Three bodies have been recovered and all are believed to CPI activists. They had been missing since Sunday night. The fourth person was killed in Mauryeswar. Clashes between CPI(M)...
  • West Bengal: Now, Trinamool MLA threatens to behead Congress leader July 21, 2013

    Kolkata: As a controversy rages over a ruling Trinamool Congress leader asking party workers to attack houses of Independent candidates in the ongoing panchayat polls, a Trinamool legislator on Sunday publicly threatened to decapitate a Congress leader. The threat was directed at Bapi Dutta, a Congress leader of Birbhum district. "Bapi...
  • West Bengal panchayat elections: 3 Congress workers killed ahead of fourth phase of polling July 21, 2013

    Murshidabad: Violence continues to rock West Bengal panchayat elections on Sunday with at least three persons killed in Murshidabad ahead of fourth phase of polling on Monday. Two Congress workers, Nurmohhamad Sheikh and Ahad Ali, died when they were hit by crude bombs hurled by rival party supporters at Kapasdanga under...
  • WB panchayat polls violence continues; 1 killed, 2 TMC workers injured July 21, 2013

    Murshidabad: Violence continues to rock West Bengal panchayat elections on Sunday with at least one person killed in Murshidabad ahead of Monday's fourth phase of polling. In Basnti area of South 24 Parganas, alleged TMC workers torched about 50 houses and ransacked another 50 houses in CPM dominated village. Meanwhile, two...
  • West Bengal: Congress worker hacked to death by unidentified men July 20, 2013

    Behrampore: Two days before panchayat polls in the district, a Congress worker was allegedly hacked to death today by unidentified men behind an illegal liquor shop at Jiaganj in Murshidabad district, police said. Subhas Sarkar (32) was hacked to death by the miscreants at Bidhan Colony this noon when he was...