Karnataka mulling bill to allow panchayats levy tax on services

Karnataka Government is planning to introduce a bill which will give powers to gram panchayats to levy taxes on services provided by commercial establishments, including airports, falling under their jurisdiction to rev up revenue collection.

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

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.

HC stays gram panchayat notice against Asaram`s ashram

The Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Tuesday granted stay on the notice issued by a gram panchayat to controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu`s trust.

Andhra Panchayat polls begin amid stray clashes

Stray incidents of clashes between workers of different political parties marred the first phase of gram panchayats elections in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday.

Campaigning ends for Gram Panchayat polls in Punjab

The campaigning for Gram Panchayat elections in Punjab to be held on July three ended Monday evening.

Odisha sarpanch complains about husband hijacking her power

A woman sarpanch in Odisha`s Kendrapara district has accused her spouse of reducing her to titular head of the gram panchayat.

Setback to Munde as NCP wrests seats in gram panchayat

Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde received a setback as NCP bagged all seven seats in the gram panchayat polls in his native village Nathra.

Gram panchayat in Raj awards Rs 1,100 on girl child`s birth

Setting an example, a gram panchayat here has announced to award a fixed deposit of certain amount on the birth of every girl child.

Odisha to implement public service act from Jan

The government plans to bring as many as 75 services offered by 11 government departments under the ambit of the public service act.

Andhra Gram Panchayat officer held for bribery

An executive officer and a junior assistant attached with a gram panchayat in Karim Nagar district of Andhra Pradesh were on Thursday arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in a bribery case.

Naxals burn Gram Panchayat building, wreck BSNL tower

The violence came ahead of Wednesday`s nationwide strike call given by the ultras.

‘Gram Panchayats to become Nirmal in 10 years’

`Nirmal Gram` is a village where all homes, schools and anganwadis have sanitary toilets with community awareness on personal and community hygiene.

NREG funds misuse; 17 Gram Panchayat Secretaries suspended

17 gram panchayat secretaries have been suspended and notices issued to eight panchayat members on charge of misusing funds totalling Rs 40 lakh provided for implementing the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.

Maoists blast gram panchayat office in Jhargram

Maoists have damaged a gram
panchayat office by exploding a landmine at Dhangori village
in West Midnapore district, police said.