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AP panchayat polls to be held in April

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 20:11

Elections to the Panchayat Raj institutions in Andhra Pradesh have been announced on Monday and will be held in April.

Ex-Panchayat Commissioner sentenced in bribe case

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 17:21

A former panchayat official in Puducherry was on Friday sentenced to four years imprisonment by a CBI court for accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 for an official work in 2010.

Ex-Panchayat Commissioner sentenced in bribe case

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 16:21

A former panchayat official in Puducherry was Friday sentenced to four years imprisonment by a CBI court for accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 for an official work in 2010.

Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council passes panchayat ombudsman bill

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 21:35

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.

Jats to launch rail blockade in support of reservation demand

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 12:33

A prominent Jat outfit decided to join the Jat Khap panchayat`s rail blockade in the district from March if the Centre did not take steps to grant reservation for the community in central government jobs by Friday.

Four TMC men held for party panchayat samiti member`s murder

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 15:07

Four Trinamool Congress (TMC) men were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the murder of a TMC Panchayat Samity member at Bhangar in South 24 Parganas district last night, the police said.

Northeastern activists claim they are being evicted

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 21:23

Several Northeastern activists alleged that Resident Welfare Association (RWA) of South Delhi`s Munirka have ordered a Khap Panchayat like dictate asking people from the Northeast to evict the area.

SIT members meet family members of slain TMC leader

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 21:30

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

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 18:23

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.

West Bengal gang-rape victim released from hospital, police protection on

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 22:52

The 20-year-old tribal girl, who was allegedly gang-raped by 13 men on the order of a kangaroo court in Birbhum district, was today discharged from a hospital here and provided with constant police protection, a senior police official said.

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

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 14:04

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

Arvind Kejriwal says ban on khap panchayats not needed

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 05:24

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has now sparked controversy when he said he does not see the need for banning `khap panchayats` because they serve a "cultural purpose”.