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.
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.
The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha demanded the introduction of the three-tier Panchayati Raj system in Darjeeling.
President Pranab Mukherjee was presented an encyclopaedic publication on the status of panchayati raj institutions in the country, an official release said.
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.
The Goa government is muddled as far as grassroots democratic concepts are concerned, the social arm of the influential Catholic church in Goa said.
A zila parishad of Himachal Pradesh received a national award for adopting innovative measures to strengthen panchayati raj institutions.
PM Manmohan Singh made a strong pitch for an "immediate change in this mindset" to strengthen and empower Panchayati Raj institutions.
Pushing for power and responsibilities to panchayati raj institutions, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called for change in the thinking.
Rahul Gandhi said that political parties should reflect the voters` views in the choice of candidates for Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.
The Supreme Court Monday asked the Andhra Pradesh Government to conduct elections to urban local bodies and panchayati raj institutions on the basis of existing 60.5 quota to backward classes.
BJP has accused the ruling Congress in Assam of being involved in "siphoning off" money allotted for development projects under the `panchayati raj` system during the past 11 years.
The victory of National Conference-Congress coalition in all the four seats in Jammu and Kashmir legislative council from the panchayat quota is a severe jolt to the Opposition, Omar Abdullah said.
The National Conference and its coalition partner Congress will jointly contest the polls to fill up vacancies in the Jammu and Kashmir legislative council.
The Centre was keen to improve road connectivity to tribal and remote regions to ensure their development, Union Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj Minister V Kishore Chandra Deo said on Friday.
Opposition parties on Monday called for an amendment to the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act.
Under fire for failing to stop rape and growing criminal acts, the Haryana Police have told its officers to daily visit villages and slums.
PDP alleged the NC-led government was systematically eroding sanctity of democratic institutions like Panchayati Raj in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Jammu and Kashmir government has released an amount of Rs 57 crore for creation of assets for the Panchayat Raj institutions.
The Election Commission has rejected the request of West Bengal government for putting in abeyance the process of electoral revision of rolls starting on October 01.
Day in Pics: 17th September
Showbiz World - September 17, 2014
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