Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for ending "sarpanch-pati" culture in panchayats, referring to the practice of husbands of women sarpanch calling shots, while addressing a conference on National Panchayati Raj Day on Friday.
Tension prevailed in a village in Haryana's Hisar district on Monday after an under construction church was attacked and vandalised by miscreants and the idol of a Hindu god was placed inside the premises on March 6.
The choice of some villages adopted by MPs in Gujarat under the Prime Minister's 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojna' has invited criticism from Congress which claimed that they were already developed, a charge refuted by the MPs.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he was "deeply inspired" by the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi as he launched his "dream" village development project - Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) - here.
Boko Haram gunmen killed many people in an attack in the restive northeast, throwing explosives into residential homes and shooting dead civilians who tried to surrender, an official and witnesses said today.
A semi-clad body of a 28-year-old woman with 50 per cent burn injuries was found near a village here. The woman`s body, which had injury marks of sharp weapons, was recovered from a thicket near Singhan village last evening, police said today. The woman had been missing from her house since Saturday morning, they added.
Four persons were killed and at least nine others injured on Friday when the mini truck they were travelling in dashed against a truck parked near a village on Hisar-Delhi National Highway, police said here.