Over 65% elderly face neglect in old age: Study

Over two-thirds of elderly people in India say they are neglected by their family members while one third of the elderly claimed to have suffered physical or verbal abuse, with those in urban areas bearing the brunt more than in the rural areas, according to a new study.

Maharashtra to give priority to farmer's children for bus driver jobs

In a bid to help distressed rural families reeling under severe financial constrains due to natural calamities, the Maharashtra government on Thursday decided to give priority to children of farmers while providing jobs of bus drivers in the state.

UPA's Land Bill was against rural areas: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday that the land Act enacted by the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was against rural areas whereas the bill introduced by the NDA government had sought to make necessary corrections in the law.

Rural internet users to surge to 28 crore by 2018: Report

The share of rural internet users will increase nearly fivefold to touch 28 crore by 2018, signalling higher online purchasers going forward from rural India, says a research report.

Dia supports NGO to make rural 'cool'
Dia supports NGO to make rural 'cool'

Actress and producer Dia Mirza is set to support 'Rural Is Cool' -- an initiative by Ronnie and Zarina Screwvala's Swades Foundation -- to raise funds for the sake of educational and sanitation facilities for residents of the country's rural areas.

Rural demand to remain tepid this fiscal: Report

Rural demand will continue to remain subdued for some time due to the deceleration in farm income, says a report.

Need to bridge gap between rural, urban: Kalam

The gap between urban and rural should be bridged for overall development of the country, APJ Abdul Kalam said on Thursday.

‘Children in rural areas preferring pvt schools`

Enrolling in private schools is
no more confined to urban centres alone, number of children in rural areas are also preferring the private ones.

Anna wave sweeps rural India

The support for Anna Hazare`s
"India Against Corruption" campaign has made deep inroads into
the rural hinterland of Madhya Pradesh with people turning out
in large numbers to express their solidarity towards the

Anna gets support from rural Jharkhand

Support for Anna Hazare`s crusade
against corruption has spread to rural areas with reports of
candle light marches, human chains and closure of some schools
pouring in for the third day Thursday in Jharkhand.

Rajasthan govt to provide coaching to meritorious rural students

Seven thousand meritorious
students belonging to low income groups in rural areas of
Rajasthan will be provided coaching for engineering entrance
exams by the state government.

Check uncontrolled rural migration to control crime: CAPSI

CAPSI, an umbrella body of over 100
companies providing private security guards, has underlined
the need for offering employment to rural youth to check
migration and rein in crimes in urban areas.

BJP seeks extension of CBI probe into rural job scam in Orissa

Seeking extension of the
proposed CBI probe into the rural job scam under MGNREGA to
all the 30 districts of Orissa, opposition BJP on Tuesday held
chief minister Naveen Patnaik responsible for the misuse of
public money.

Rural affluence pushing up food prices: Montek

Are rising prices a blessing in disguise? It appears so going by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Ahluwalia`s attribution that rural prosperity is leading to higher food consumption.

China extends pension scheme to 130 million rural people

In a bid to strengthen its social
security system, China has extended government-subsidised
pension scheme to 130 million rural Chinese in 320 counties

Sawal 1 cr Ka: Govt’s show on rural India

The govt is planning to launch a TV quiz programme on rural India on the lines of KBC.

NREGS fails to contain rural migration in Orissa: CAG

Despite implementation of
the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in the
state, rural migration increased in Orissa by 116 per cent as
irregularities were galore in many fronts, according to the
CAG of India.

Redress grievances of rural mass: Centre to states

The Centre today made a strong
plea before the states for sincere redressal of grievances of
rural mass to ensure speedy and effective implementation of
the Mahatma Gandhi NREGA and other rural development schemes.

Rural migrant labourers in China to rise 3mn every year

The number of rural labourers
migrating to Chinese cities is expected to rise by 3 million per year.

Pvt biz houses interested in rural development: Joshi

Government`s efforts to involve
private sector in rural development has evoked encouraging
response with as many as 93 business houses showing
willingness to participate in a central scheme to bridge the
rural-urban divide.