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Tripura CM thanks people for `landslide` panchayat poll win

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 22:18

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Saturday congratulated the people of his state for handing a "landslide victory" in panchayat elections to the ruling Left Front, which has clinched over 95 per cent of the seats.

LF secures absolute majority in Tripura Panchayat polls

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 22:14

The ruling Left Front in Tripura has secured absolute majority in 563 Gaon Panchayats out of the total 591 and 28 of the 35 panchayat samitis and all the eight zilla parishad, elections for which were held Tuesday, official sources said tonight.

Panchayats` re-demarcation before 2015: Rajasthan govt

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 00:23

The process of re-demarcation of panchayats in the state would be completed before its next election by February 2015 based on the latest census of 2011, Rajasthan Assembly was told on Friday.

Telangana govt proposes to introduce 2,400 e-Panchayats

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 18:29

Telangana has proposed to introduce e-Panchayats initiative in 2,400 Gram Panchayats (GPs) providing computer services at the lowest level of the government.

Rahul Gandhi meets J&K panches, promises more power to panchayats

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 23:53

Panches and sarpanches will have a say in selection of 16 Congress candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, party vice president Rahul Gandhi told a delegation of panchayat members of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

Haryana CM Hooda equates Khaps with NGOs

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 21:20

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday equated Khap Panchayats with organisations like NGO, saying that they are part of state`s culture.

Khap panchayats are retrograde, can`t be part of culture: Chidambaram

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 16:08

In a veiled attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his defence of khap panchayats, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday described them as retrograde organisations which cannot be part of India`s culture.

Cong hits back at AAP on `corrupt` list

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 20:05

Congress on Monday hit back at Aam Aadmi Party for listing some of its leaders as "corrupt", saying it is levelling "baseless" allegations while giving clean chit to its people through its own "khap panchayats".

Aam Aadmi Party defends existence of Khap Panchayats

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 20:37

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday defended the existence of the khap panchayats, but said it was opposed to any kind of decision given by them that violated the law of the land.

Paddy procurement low in drought-hit Bihar

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 13:26

Government agencies in drought-hit Bihar have procured less than two percent of paddy in the last two months against the target of 24 lakh tonnes this kharif season, officials said Friday.

Panchayats to oversee functioning of schools in J&K

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 16:29

In a bid to check drop out rates in schools and ensure attendance of staff, the Jammu and Kashmir government has given powers to the panchayats to oversee functioning of schools.

Karna Gram panchayats` meetings to go live on cable TV

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 18:25

In an initiative aimed at offering a more transparent and result-oriented system of governance, proceedings of meetings of as many as 1,000 gram panchayats in Karnataka will go live over cable TV from March 1 next.