Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022

Panchayat Polls

SEC cancels panchayat polls in Madhya Pradesh

Dec 29, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Voting was scheduled in January-February for the multi-phase elections to gram panchayats and the process of filing nominations for the first and second phases had started from December 13.

OBC Quota: MP Cabinet Decides To Withdraw Ordinance Related To Panchayat Polls

Dec 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

On the basis of this ordinance, the panchayat election process was started as per the delimitation and reservation rotation of 2014.

Odisha Promulgates Ordinance Making Provision Of Jail Term For False Info

The ordinance said that any elected member of the three-tier panchayati raj institutions (PRI) will be disqualified if he/she has not furnished an affidavit containing particulars relating to his criminal antecedents, assets and liabilities and educational qualification at the time of filing of nomination.

Congress, BJP Bag Two Deputy Zila Pramukh Posts Each In Rajasthan Panchayat Polls

Dec 25, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The elections to the posts of deputy pramukh in four zila parishads and deputy pradhans in 30 panchayat samitis were held on Friday.

Cong Wins 278 Panchayat Samiti Seats, BJP 165 In Polls In 4 Rajasthan Districts

BJP state president Satish Poonia too hailed the result saying that it was a splendid performance by any opposition party in the Panchayati Raj elections in the state’s history.

21 December, 2021

Centre considering moving review petition in SC to allow reservation of OBCs in local body polls

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The development comes after the Supreme Court decided to strike down the recent 27 percent reservation in favour of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in local bodies made by Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh governments.

19 December, 2021

Five-day MP Assembly Session To Begin From Monday

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Earlier, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Narottam Mishra said the government will present several bills, including Madhya Pradesh Damage to Public and Private Property Recovery Bill 2021, in the Assembly during this session.

13 August, 2021

BJD Decides To Field 27% OBC Candidates In Odisha Panchayat Polls

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The BJD’s move comes barely three days after a delegation of the party MPs met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and sought a legislation to raise quota for OBCs in the state.

17 July, 2021

Covid Killed More Than 2,000 State Govt Employees On Panchayat Poll Duty In UP

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The Uttar Pradesh Prathamik Shikshak Sangh had released a list of 1,621 primary schoolteachers and other staff, claiming that they died after contracting COVID-19 while performing election duty between April 15 and May 5.

12 July, 2021

UP Labourer's Wife Elected Block Panchayat Chief, CM Lauds Victory

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday congratulated social worker Gita Devi who won the polls to become the block panchayat head from Prayagpur.

12 May, 2021

Polling Officers Who Died To Covid During UP Panchayat Polls Must Get Compensation Of Rs 1 Crore: Allahabad HC

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The observation was made by a two-judge bench comprising Justice Siddharth Verma and Justice Ajit Kumar while hearing a Public Interest Litigation on the spread of the pandemic in UP.


01 May, 2021

Uttar Pradesh Panchayat Polls: SC Refuses To Stay Counting Of Votes

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The SC has also directed the Uttar Pradesh government to impose a curfew in the state from Sunday till Tuesday during the counting of votes

27 April, 2021

UP Panchayat Poll: BJP Candidate's Relative Killed Near Varanasi

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Two men arrested for the murder, a sub-inspector of police suspended

15 February, 2021

Pakistani Woman Who Became Village Panchayat’s Interim Chief Arrested: Police

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After the death of the elected panchayat pradhan, Bano Begum had become the interim panchayat head.

17 January, 2021

Himachal Pradesh Panchayat Polls:103-Year-Old India's First Voter Shyam Saran Negi Cast His Vote

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As Himachal Pradesh began the first phase of its panchayat polls, a voter turnout of 70 per cent was recorded

03 January, 2021

Villagers In Himachal Ditch Elections, Choose Pradhans Through Consensus

Ashwani Sharma

Even BJP national President JP Nadda's native panchayat has chosen its representative through a consensus.

30 December, 2020

Karnataka Panchayat Election Results: Counting Of Votes Begins


As many as 2,22,814 candidates contested the panchayat election whereas 8,074 candidates were elected unopposed.


27 December, 2020

Gram Panchayat Elections: 2nd Phase Of Voting Underway In Karnataka


There are 1,05,431 candidates in the fray for 39,378 seats

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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