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Panchayati Raj

Centre eases restrictions in Kashmir, block development council polls to be held by September-end

About 1500 primary schools and 1000 middle schools are currently operational in the Valley, however, the attendance is very thin.


Aug 24, 2019, 19:52 PM IST

Government determined to act against rape, but make sons more responsible: PM Modi

The Union Cabinet on Saturday cleared the Ordinance which provides death sentence for rapists of girls under 12 years.

Apr 24, 2018, 18:55 PM IST

Maneka Gandhi wants educational criteria for village heads

In 2015, Rajasthan and Haryana governments amended their Panchayati Raj laws and laid down minimum educational qualifications required to contest panchayat elections.

Nov 27, 2017, 16:50 PM IST

ED registers PMLA case in Narada sting involving TMC leaders

The ED has registered a money laundering case in the Narada 'sting' where a number of Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders, including MPs and ministers, were allegedly seen on camera taking money.

Apr 28, 2017, 21:12 PM IST

Panchayati Raj workers vital for transforming rural India: PM

On the National Panchayati Raj Day, Modi said: "Panchayats are effective ways to fulfil aspirations of people in rural India."  

Apr 24, 2017, 17:04 PM IST

Punjab announces reservation for women, dumps VIP culture

The new Punjab Cabinet in its maiden meeting here on Saturday announced reservation for women in jobs and urban and rural local bodies and an end to use of red beacons on official vehicles by the Chief Minister, ministers, legislators and officers.

Mar 18, 2017, 18:27 PM IST

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.

Jul 13, 2016, 01:54 AM IST

Punjab villages just a click of a mouse away

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

Jun 07, 2015, 19:42 PM IST

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.

May 26, 2015, 20:00 PM IST

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.

Apr 23, 2015, 21:21 PM IST

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.

Mar 19, 2015, 14:16 PM IST

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.

Feb 24, 2015, 20:25 PM IST

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.

Feb 13, 2015, 13:49 PM IST

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.

Dec 04, 2014, 20:14 PM IST

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".

Nov 03, 2014, 00:01 AM IST

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.

Sep 18, 2014, 17:44 PM IST

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.

Aug 07, 2014, 14:50 PM IST

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.

Feb 09, 2014, 18:23 PM IST

GJM demands three-tier panchayat in Darjeeling Hills

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

Nov 21, 2013, 18:37 PM IST

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.

Nov 07, 2013, 14:00 PM IST