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Himachal Pradesh committed to strengthen panchayati raj institutions: Minister

The state Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister said the fact is that as per recommendations of 14th Finance Commission, funds are being directly transferred to the panchayats.

Punjab villages just a click of a mouse away

 Now all 13,040 villages in Punjab are just a click of the mouse away.

Frame policy for Panchayati Raj employees: Himachal HC

The Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the state government to frame a policy for the employees of the panchayati raj institutions.

Law Ministry raises constitutional validity of Nyaya Panchayat Bill

The Law Ministry has raised the issue of constitutional validity of the draft Nyaya Panchayat Bill and it will be introduced in Parliament only after clearance from the ministry, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Rajasthan: Collector seeks panchayat's help for eco-friendly villages

Nagaur district collector Rajan Vishal on Thursday urged the newly-elected Panchayati Raj members to make the villages in the district free of tobacco and polythene.

Rajasthan budget session to begin on Wednesday

The budget session of Rajasthan Assembly is beginning on Wednesday with opposition Congress all prepared to raise issues of educational criteria in Panchayati Raj polls, hike in power tariff, fuel prices, and withdrawal of subsidy on LPG cylinder.

Need to empower panchayats: Meghwal

Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj Nihal Chand Meghwal has stressed the need to empower panchayats through effective devolution of power and functions.

Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi's style of functioning

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi's style of functioning, saying that he wants complete power in his hands.

Be on guard against politics of communal frenzy: Nitish

Saying that the country is "passing through a dangerous phase of politics", senior JD (U) leader and former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday asked party workers to be "on guard against politics of communal frenzy".

Centre enhances fund under IAY by Rs 25,000: Kushwaha

As part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of house for all in next seven years, the Centre has enhanced unit cost for building dwellings under Indira Awas Yojna by Rs 25,000 by including labour and toilet components, Union minister of State for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Upendra Kushwaha said on Thursday.

Govt to give more powers to Panchayati Raj institutions

The government said it is trying to give more powers to Panchayati Raj institutions even as it admitted that there is widespread corruption in the grassroot system.

AJKPC welcomes Cabinet nod for Panchayati Raj Act amendments

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.

GJM demands three-tier panchayat in Darjeeling Hills

The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha demanded the introduction of the three-tier Panchayati Raj system in Darjeeling.

President presented publication on panchayati raj

President Pranab Mukherjee was presented an encyclopaedic publication on the status of panchayati raj institutions in the country, an official release said.

Will urge Omar govt to implement Panchayat Raj Act: Soni

Ruling coalition member Congress on Saturday said it will talk to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah over the issue of implementation of the Panchayati Raj (PR) Amendment Act in J&K and urge him to adopt the same within two months.

Goa government`s grassroots democracy muddled: Church

The Goa government is muddled as far as grassroots democratic concepts are concerned, the social arm of the influential Catholic church in Goa said.

Himachal Pradesh`s zila parishad gets national award

A zila parishad of Himachal Pradesh received a national award for adopting innovative measures to strengthen panchayati raj institutions.

Lot needs to be done to empower panchayats: PM

PM Manmohan Singh made a strong pitch for an "immediate change in this mindset" to strengthen and empower Panchayati Raj institutions.

Lot needs to be done to empower panchayats: PM

Pushing for power and responsibilities to panchayati raj institutions, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called for change in the thinking.

Give voters` greater say in choice of candidates: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi said that political parties should reflect the voters` views in the choice of candidates for Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.