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First phase of Ganga cleaning will be completed by October: Uma Bharti

The government will implement the package in 1,600 village panchayat headquarters along the river banks within the next six months and complete the first phase of Ganga cleaning by October this year.

Panchayat official booked for raping woman in MP

A woman was allegedly raped on the pretext of marriage by a village panchayat official here, police said Thursday.

Not to open liquor vends in villages if Panchayats wish: CM

 Haryana government will not open any liquor vend in the villages where the Gram Panchayats do not want them, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said here today.

Govt to expand service centers to 2.5 lakh panchayats: Prasad

The government will expand Common Service Centres, which provide public services in rural areas, from about 1.5 lakh at present to 2.5 lakh under the Digital India programme, Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday.

Madhya Pradesh village panchayat polls to be held in 3 phases

Village panchayat polls will be held in three phases in Madhya Pradesh on January 13, 19 and February 19, it has been officially announced.

Woman paraded naked in Rajasthan, 39 arrested

Jaipur: A 40-year-old woman was allegedly paraded half naked on a donkey by panchayat members on the suspicion of being involved in a murder case at Rajsamand district in Rajasthan, police said on Monday.

Maoists kill 3 including village panchayat ward member in Odisha

Maoists gunned down three persons, including a village panchayat ward member abducted by them two days ago, in further bloodletting in Odisha`s Malkangiri district on Saturday.

Villagers say no to schools over lack of security

Residents of as many as six villages of Mahendergarh district have decided not to send their children to schools until police ensured adequate security.

Assam: 5 nabbed for Agiathuri shooting incident

Five persons were apprehended in connection with the shooting at Agiathuri in which the president and secretary of a village panchayat were injured.

Govt moots 50% quota for women in panchayats

The Union Cabinet today decided to reserve 50 percent of the seats in all rural panchayats for women.