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Odisha to increase quota for women in urban bodies


July 14th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 13 (IANS) Odisha will increase the quota for women in the state's urban local bodies to 50 percent from the existing 33 percent, an official said Friday.The urban ... Read more...

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Centre to offload 6 months PDS grains


May 24th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) With its granaries overflowing and record food production for the third year in a row, the central government Thursday decided to allow states to lift ... Read more...

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Assam to train officials against ‘Red Terror’


May 5th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 5 (IANS) The Assam government has decided to train the chief of administration and police in all Maoist-affected districts of the state to counter the threat from ... Read more...

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Sikkkim wins top rural development award


April 24th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Sikkim has won the 'best state' award for strengthening its panchayati raj institutions.Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh and Union Minister of Panchayati Raj and ... Read more...

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‘Rural jobs scheme should have off period during agriculture season’


March 20th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) States should be allowed to declare an off period for the rural jobs scheme MGNREGA during peak agricultural season, says Sumitra Mahajan, chief of ... Read more...

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Launch of Red Ribbon Express’ third phase Thursday


January 11th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The third phase of the Red Ribbon Express, a special train which travels across the country to spread awareness on HIV/AIDS, will be launched Thursday ... Read more...

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Kashmir opposition slams Omar’s list of 2011 achievements


December 31st, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 31 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has said that it has made "great progress in the year 2011" in various fields like restoring peace, checking corruption, ... Read more...

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President to chair governors’ panel meet


December 14th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will Thursday chair a meeting of the committee of governors on rainfed farming, which will discuss policies for promotion of ... Read more...

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India, Switzerland to cooperate in local governance


December 12th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India and Switzerland signed an agreement on Monday to increase their cooperation for strengthening local governance.The agreement aims at "establishing projects to encourage transference of ... Read more...

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Omar briefs governor on Kashmir security situation


December 10th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 10 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday discussed the security situation of the state and other issues with Governor N.N. Vohra, an official spokesman said.The ... Read more...

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Kashmir governor, cabinet secretary discusses development, security


October 23rd, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) Flagship development schemes and matters related to internal and external security were the focus of discussions Sunday between a central government team led by Cabinet Secretary ... Read more...

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Don’t replace subsidised food with cash: Swaminathan


August 18th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Eminent agriculture scientist and a member of the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC), M.S. Swaminathan, has cautioned against the government's plan to replace ... Read more...

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IGNOU students can access study material online


July 2nd, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Saturday introduced a system by which its students can access their lectures and notes online.The system is called ... Read more...

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Modernise state election commissions: Himachal governor


June 28th, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 27 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Urmila Singh Monday stressed on providing adequate funds for modernisation of the state election commissions.Inaugurating the 15th all-India conference of state election commissioners ... Read more...

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Sonia launches National Rural Livelihood Mission (Lead)


June 3rd, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Banswara (Rajasthan), June 3 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi Friday launched the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) that aims to reach out to below poverty line ... Read more...

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Hazare movement could undermine democracy: Aiyar


April 24th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar Sunday said Sunday that Gandhian Anna Hazare's movement against graft was not able to "understand the malaise" of ... Read more...

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Make next Five Year Plan panchayat-friendly, PM urged


April 24th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was Sunday told by an official that the current Five Year Plan was not panchayat-friendly and demanded that the next ... Read more...

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PM lauds high turnout at Kashmir panchayat polls


April 24th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday expressed happiness over the large participation of voters in the Jammu and Kashmir panchayat polls - held after 10 ... Read more...

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Commemoration of ‘National Panchayati Raj Divas’ on Sunday


April 22nd, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 22(ANI): The Union Panchayati Raj Ministry is organizing the 'National Panchayati Raj Divas' on Sunday to mark the passing of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992, that came ... Read more...

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Tripura told to attract private funds for infrastructure


March 24th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Planning Commission Thursday asked Tripura's Left Front government to create an investment-friendly environment to attract private funds for infrastructure and social sector development, officials ... Read more...

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President Patil to felicitate Nirmal Gram Puraskar awardees


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will felicitate over 2808 Nirmal Gram Puraskar awardees from 21 states at a function in Vigyan Bhawan here on Wednesday.Union Minister of Rural ... Read more...

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People fed up of corruption: Maharashtra governor


March 12th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) Observing that people were fed up with corruption in public life, Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Saturday made a strong plea for ending the menace."People are fed ... Read more...

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Himachal to achieve total sanitation programme by March 31


January 15th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Solan (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Saturday said the state would achieve the total sanitation programme by March 31 this year."We will achieve Sampooran Swachhta ... Read more...

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District polls results Tuesday may impact Karnataka politics


January 3rd, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 3 (IANS) Hailed as pioneer in 'Panchayat Raj', Karnataka may be impacted in an unintended way when results of the polls to these local governing councils are announced ... Read more...

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Capart will collapse if it does not change role: Joshi (Lead)


December 28th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The Council for Advancement of People's Action and Rural Technology (Capart) needs a new institutional framework to develop linkages with panchayati raj institutions, Rural Development Minister C.P. ... Read more...

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Joshi calls for radical change in role of CAPART


December 28th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The Council for Advancement of People's Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) needs a new institutional framework to develop linkages with panchayati raj institutions (PRI), Rural Development Minister ... Read more...

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Himachal all set to empower rural women


December 25th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is all set to empower women at the grassroots level by electing only women to around 13,000 seats in panchayati raj institutions (PRIs), the village-level ... Read more...

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Himachal village unanimously elects all-woman panchayat


December 16th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 16 (IANS) The national leaders are still battling it out on the issue of women reservation in parliament, but a remote village in Himachal Pradesh has unanimously decided to elect ... Read more...

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CAG have to further enhance its capabilities, skills: PM Manmohan Singh


November 16th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.16 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said the institution of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has to further enhance its capabilities and its skills ... Read more...

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‘Rural women help Himachal fight open defecation’


October 24th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 24 (IANS) Rural women in Himachal Pradesh have emerged as the driving force behind wiping out the menace of open defecation, a global expert said here Sunday."The women have proved ... Read more...

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Haryana claims 80 percent success in checking defecation in open


September 22nd, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) A sanitation campaign launched in Haryana nearly five years ago mainly to eradicate the practice of open defecation has achieved over 80 percent success, a senior state government ... Read more...

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Punjab warns protesting teachers


September 14th, 2010 - 2:25 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 13 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday appealed to the protesting teachers of a training programme to resume their duties and warned that those who do not immediately do so would ... Read more...

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Panchayat institutions to help implement Aadhaar programme


September 8th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The Panchayati Raj Institutions as the units of local self government will be active partners in rolling out the unique identification (UID) programme --Aadhaar-- to ensure accountable ... Read more...

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Punish officials for proxy attendance in panchayats: Panel


July 28th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Taking serious note of instances of panchayats being run by spouses or close relatives of elected women representatives (EWRs), a parliamentary panel has recommended departmental action ... Read more...

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Haryana’s grassroots democracy scores many firsts


July 28th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Kurukshetra (Haryana), July 28 (IANS) When nearly 68,000 elected representatives, including 24,800 women, from Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) stood up in this Haryana town to take their oath, it was ... Read more...

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