Over 50% panchayats in Bihar don`t have banking service

At a time when the Centre has launched an ambitious scheme to ensure that each family gets a bank account, the expansion of banks in Bihar has moved at snail`s pace with over 50 percent panchayats still to be covered by its service.

Minor raped in Jharkhand on panchayat`s diktat

A minor was raped in Jharkhand allegedly on the panchayat`s diktat after her brother was accused of molesting and trying to rape a woman, police said Wednesday.

Irregularities in MGNREGS: FIR against panchayat chief, 6 others

An FIR has lodged against Harikaranpur gram panchayat pradhan and six others in connection with irregularities in implementation of central rural job scheme and misuse of funds.

Over 99 percent of HP panchayats connected with roads

Himachal Pradesh government today said that 3,017 panchayats in the state have already been connected with a wide network of roads and work is on to link the remaining 216.

Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council passes panchayat ombudsman bill

Decks were cleared for the setting up of a Panchayat Ombudsman to probe graft and maladministration cases as a bill in that regard was passed by the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council.

SIT members meet family members of slain TMC leader

Two of the four-member special investigation team formed by the Calcutta High Court to probe the murder of an independent panchayat member in Birbhum district on Saturday met his family members.

AJKPC welcomes Cabinet nod for Panchayati Raj Act amendments

All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC) has welcomed state Cabinet`s approval to extend provisions of 73rd constitutional amendment to the state for empowering panchayati raj institutions.

Pak panchayat orders `gang-rape` of sister over brother`s alleged affair

A Pakistani panchayat has been accused of ordering gang-rape of a 40-year-old woman in revenge for her brother`s alleged affair.

Deadlock between district authorities, panchayat continue in Odisha

The month-long deadlock between the district authorities and panchayat members of Bandhugaon block of Odisha`s Koraput district is on despite the administration`s steps to break it.

Bihar panchayat bans cell phones for unwed girls

A village council in Bihar has banned the use of mobile phones by unmarried girls, said a council member on Wednesday.

Bihar govt to strengthen panchayati raj institutions

Bihar govt has decided to constitute independent monitoring committee for technical assessment of development works in addition to formulating rules for taxation at Panchayat level, Nitish Kumar said.

Panchayat orders boycott of murder accused families in Bihar

A village panchayat in Bihar ordered social boycott of four men accused of abducting and killing a five-year-old-boy in Gopalganj district.

HC asks U`khand to hold rural polls on basis of 2011 census

The Uttarakhand High Court today directed the state government to conduct the forthcoming panchayat elections in the state on the basis of 2011 census.

Goa govt mulls amending Panchayati Raj Act

The Goa government is contemplating an amendment in the Panchayati Raj Act allowing elections for panchayats to be held at party level.

Goa to give grant for development of panchayats

Goa government will launch its ambitious programme providing grants up to Rs one crore for creating infrastructure in various panchayats on October 25.

Muzaffarnagar riots: Villagers donate land for rehabilitation

Six villagers have donated agricultural land in Khampur village in the district for rehabilitation of riot victims, a Panchayat member said on Monday.

No role of J&K govt in development fund for panchayats: AJKPC

An organisation representing the panchayats on Saturday said the approval of a development fund of Rs 10 lakh for each panchayat on yearly basis was an outcome of its efforts and the Jammu and Kashmir government was "misleading" people by taking credit for the project.

Panchayat offers money to rape victim`s family to keep quite

A panchayat in Andhra Pradesh reportedly offered money to the parents of a girl who was allegedly raped and asked them to keep quite.

Mamata asks panchayat winners to set new model of development

Mamata Banerjee on Monday met Trinamool Congress winners of Zilla Parishads in the recently-held panchayat poll to explain the party`s policies on development.

Woman beaten up by four villagers during panchayat in UP

A woman, accused of stealing cash and jewellery in Ambheta Chand village, was on Saturday allegedly beaten up during panchayat when she refused to confess to the crime.