Bihar panchayat election 2021: The results today will decide the fate of 94,188 candidates. The state election commission has made elaborate arrangements for counting of votes.
Published on Nov 13, 2021 12:20 PM IST
- Mayawati's comments came after other opposition parties also slammed the state government over incidents of violence in the run-up to the panchayat elections for the block president.
Published on Jul 10, 2021 06:10 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
On Wednesday night, there were incident of arson in Nai Bazar police outpost by the supporters of the candidates who alleged that they was not declared winner due to fraud committed by the official.
Published on May 07, 2021 03:14 PM IST
PTI | , Lucknow
Independent candidates, a majority of them rebels from various political parties, are likely to play a crucial role in the election of the district panchayat chairpersons to be held later this month.
Updated on May 06, 2021 04:33 AM IST
- The BJP, which came to power in UP with a landslide in 2017, also lost panchayat seats in western Uttar Pradesh, where anti-incumbency and the ongoing farmer protests against three central agrarian laws dented the party’s fortunes.
Updated on May 05, 2021 04:29 AM IST
Police personnel were seen having a tough time managing the crowd, even as the State Election Commission on Sunday said the final results were expected to be available after Monday noon.
Updated on May 03, 2021 12:50 AM IST
HT Correspondent, Lucknow/agra
In the first phase, 1,227 panchayats went to polls on Sunday. Electoral Officer Sanjeev Mahajan said a voter turnout of over 70 per cent was recorded in the first round.
Published on Jan 19, 2021 08:14 AM IST
The polls are held without using party symbols, but control of gram panchayats is seen by political parties as building blocks to consolidate their power
Published on Nov 30, 2020 03:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bengaluru |Venkatesha Babu
With polls to Panchayati Raj Institutions and civic bodies round the corner, voices of dissent within the Bharatiya Janata Party are getting shriller so much so that the party has had to press troubleshooters into service to quash the brewing rebellion.
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 05:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times/Shimla | Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
Panchayati raj minister Bhupendra Chaudhary, however, said the government would make efforts to hold rural polls on time.
Updated on Jun 24, 2020 01:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow |Brajendra K Parashar | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
Roughly 60 per cent of the total panchayat seats in the union territory remained vacant even after the last edition in November-December 2018 due to lack of participation.
Updated on Feb 13, 2020 05:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jammu | Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
Panchayat polls to be held in J-K using ballot boxes, first political exercise since its special status was scrapped
Updated on Feb 13, 2020 01:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondent
A Tamil Nadu youth was killed for protesting attempts to fix the election for the post of village panchayat president in a hamlet of Virudhunagar district on Wednesday night. This is the first casualty in the run-up to the December 27 and 30 civic polls for the state’s rural panchayats amidst reports from across the state of panchayat posts being auctioned rendering the polling useless.
Updated on Dec 13, 2019 02:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Chennai |MC Rajan
Uttarakhand High Court ruling comes as a major relief to many aspirants who want to contest the October gram panchayat polls.
Updated on Sep 20, 2019 01:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | Neeraj Santoshi
The announcement of a cash incentive of Rs 10 lakh by the Telangana government to every gram panchayat which elects sarpanches unanimously has led to a virtual “auction” of sarpanch posts in several villages.
Updated on Jan 10, 2019 05:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
A total of 430 candidates are in the fray for 55 sarpanch and 138 panch seats while 68 sarpanchs and 433 panchs have been elected unopposed in this phase.
Updated on Dec 11, 2018 09:12 AM IST
Srinagar |Indo Asian News Service
According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra, 777 polling stations have been categorized as hypersensitive in Phase-IV including 571 in Kashmir division and 206 in Jammu division
Updated on Nov 27, 2018 08:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jammu | HT Correspondent, Jammu
Officials said more than 6,000 candidates were contesting in the first phase of elections, which will be held in nine phases till December 11.
Updated on Nov 17, 2018 08:37 AM IST
Shrinagar |Mir Ehsan
The video shows supporters of party candidate Bhupinder Kaur Kahlon purportedly polling bogus votes in the Zila Parishad polls.
Updated on Sep 23, 2018 12:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana |Mohit Khanna
The party also demanded videography of all the counting centres.
Updated on Sep 22, 2018 09:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | HT Correspondent
Out of these voters, 6,19,188 are men and 5,41,563 are women. Besides, 16 transgenders will also exercise their right to vote in these elections.
Updated on Sep 19, 2018 08:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | HT Correspondent
The polls are seen as crucial for the government’s attempts to turn the tide in the state amid a spike in violence since the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani in 2016.
Updated on Sep 14, 2018 12:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Srinagar |HT Correspondents
According to panchayat election in-charge Brijmohan Bharadwaj, nearly 13,000 employees from various government departments and affiliated colleges will be pressed into service for the election.
Updated on Aug 27, 2018 05:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | , LudhianaMohit Khanna
Till 8 pm, the ruling party had won 19,394 (68%) of the 28,456 gram panchayat seats, the results for which were declared. It also bagged 1,842 (88.34%) of the 2,085 panchayat samiti seats and 62 of the 63 zilla parishad seats declared till then.
Updated on May 17, 2018 10:04 PM IST
Media reports said at least 15 people were killed in political violence, election officials and police beaten up, ballot boxes burnt and damaged during Monday’s electoral process that was accompanied by massive rigging and booth capture by alleged Trinamool Congress supporters.
Updated on May 16, 2018 01:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Berhampore |HT Correspondents
Bengal BJP leaders accuse chief minister Mamata Banerjee of ‘murdering democracy’.
Published on Apr 26, 2018 07:04 PM IST
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | HT Correspondent
Justice Subrata Talukdar, who ordered a stay on the elections after the state election commission’s flip flop on last date of nominations, will hear the matter at 2 pm on Tuesday.
Updated on Apr 16, 2018 07:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri
Police launched the sanitising operations following information that antisocial elements from neighbouring Jharkhand were entering Bengal to create problems during the panchayat elections.
Updated on Apr 10, 2018 03:10 PM IST
Trinamool leaders met governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and the state Election Commissioner A K Singh over what they said were ‘falsehoods’ spread by opposition parties.
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 09:50 PM IST
New Delhi, Hindustan Times |HT Correspondents
The petition sought deployment of Central forces for smooth conduct of panchayat polls scheduled in May.
Published on Apr 05, 2018 01:54 PM IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi | HT Correspondent