Panchayat Polls

  • Andhra Pradesh: Panchayat polls to be held in April 10-03-2014 05:33 PM

    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 04-03-2014 08:14 AM

    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,...
  • Uttarakhand Congress working committee to meet on Feb 15 08-02-2014 06:32 PM

    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...
  • After panchayat, Trinamool wave in Bengal civic polls 24-09-2013 06:13 PM

    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) -...
  • Mamata on fresh round of district tours with top officials 14-09-2013 06:41 PM

    Kolkata:After her partys 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,...
  • Trinamool will go it alone in next Lok Sabha polls: Derek O'Brien 08-09-2013 07:10 PM

    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....
  • TMC wins WB panchayat polls, Derek says party has passed the test 30-07-2013 12:00 PM

    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 30-07-2013 09:00 AM

    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...
  • One killed, 2 injured in a clash over panchayat poll result 30-07-2013 12:38 AM

    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...
  • TMC sweeps WB panchayat election, CPM says poll was rigged 30-07-2013 12:07 AM

    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 29-07-2013 11:57 PM

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  • News 360: IAS officers rally behind Durga, Oppn says sand mafia pressured Akhilesh govt 29-07-2013 09:28 PM

    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 29-07-2013 08:30 AM

    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 26-07-2013 04:43 AM

    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 25-07-2013 04:03 PM

    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 25-07-2013 09:59 AM

    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 24-07-2013 12:35 PM

    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...
  • Over 82 pc turnout in 1st phase of AP panchayat polls 23-07-2013 11:11 PM

    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...
  • Biman demands proper security arrangements for the fifth phase of panchayat polls 23-07-2013 03:21 PM

    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...
  • WB panchayat polls: Violence continues, death toll rises to 10 23-07-2013 01:10 PM

    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 23-07-2013 09:19 AM

    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 22-07-2013 11:24 PM

    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 22-07-2013 11:37 AM

    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 22-07-2013 08:05 AM

    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...
  • West Bengal: Now, Trinamool MLA threatens to behead Congress leader 21-07-2013 11:25 PM

    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....
  • West Bengal panchayat elections: 3 Congress workers killed ahead of fourth phase of polling 21-07-2013 04:55 PM

    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...
  • WB panchayat polls violence continues; 1 killed, 2 TMC workers injured 21-07-2013 12:20 PM

    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,...
  • West Bengal: Congress worker hacked to death by unidentified men 20-07-2013 10:10 PM

    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...
  • Eye on LS polls, CPM plans campaigns against West Bengal, Kerala governments 20-07-2013 09:30 PM

    New Delhi: With the Lok Sabha elections less than a year away, CPI (M) on Saturday decided to step up its campaign against its rival governments in Kerala and West Bengal, the states where party hopes to win maximum number of seats. While CPI(M) decided to launch a countrywide campaign...
  • Left slams Bengal govt, says administration failed to hold fair panchayat polls 20-07-2013 08:10 PM

    Kolkata: The opposition Left Front on Saturday alleged that the West Bengal administration has failed in holding free and fair voting in third round of the five-phase panchayat elections and sought the State Election Commission's intervention. "Effective action has not been taken during the third phase of polls Friday. Though...