panchayats

‘Digital Super Highway’ launched for panchayats in Kerala


September 21st, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) Technology-driven governance got a major boost in Kerala with a 'Digital Super Highway', enabling unlimited data sharing between panchayats in a secure mode, becoming a reality ... Read more...

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NGOs to help in evaluation of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan: Ramesh


September 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The government has decided to involve NGOs for concurrent evaluation of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan following wide disparity in sanitation coverage figures given by states and ... Read more...

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Kerala development model is sustainable: Experts


September 12th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Panelists at the Emerging Kerala 2012 Global Connect conference here Wednesday agreed that investment by the state in delivering healthcare and education to achieve higher human ... Read more...

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Development of tribal areas top priority: Dhumal


September 9th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 9 (IANS) The development of tribal areas in Himachal Pradesh is one of the top priorities of the government, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Sunday."The government ... Read more...

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Faster development when India fully literate: Ansari


September 9th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 8 (IANS) Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari Saturday said India's development would be fast-tracked from the day the country attained complete literacy.Speaking at the Sakshar Bharat prize ... Read more...

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Bihar village heads to get good governance tips


September 8th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 8 (IANS) After being lauded for good governance, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will give tips on this to nearly 2,000 elected rural representatives, including the 'mukhiyas' (village ... Read more...

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Left dubs Mamata opportunist


July 21st, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front Saturday dubbed Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee an "opportunist" for continuing the alliance with the Congress at the ... Read more...

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Bengal’s growth rate higher than nation’s: Mamata


July 21st, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Dismissing claims that West Bengal did not have a proper atmosphere for investment, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said the state's growth rate was above ... Read more...

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Policies should be flexible, says PM


July 14th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said that policies should be flexible, scientific and have a community-based approach to meet local needs."The challenge before policy ... Read more...

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Outrage over diktat against women, villagers thrash cops (Roundup)


July 13th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 13 (IANS) Amid national outrage over a Uttar Pradesh panchayat's Taliban-style diktat against women, defiant villagers Friday thrashed two policemen for arresting two of the panchayat members.The ... Read more...

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UP Khap diktat outrages women politicians, activists (Lead)


July 13th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Reacting to the decision of a Khap panchayat (community council) in an Uttar Pradesh village - banning love marriages and restricting movement of women ... Read more...

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Congress embarrassed after drubbing by Akalis (Punjab Newsletter)


June 15th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 15 (IANS) As if the "surprising" loss in January's assembly elections was not enough, the opposition Congress has been further decimated in Punjab by the ruling Shiromani ... Read more...

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60 years of parliament: People highlight need for professionalism


May 13th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 13 (IANS)Has the functioning of the Indian parliament been able to foster democratic values and strengthen participatory institutions down the line or has it been a failed experiment?These are ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Triggered AFSPA debate to force its withdrawal’


May 7th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 7 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said he had triggered a debate on the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) last year ... Read more...

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NGO slams rural jobs scheme implementation in Assam


April 20th, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 19 (IANS) A survey of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNEGA) in Assam has revealed that only about 18 lakh households out the 43 lakh ... Read more...

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Bihar to launch caste census from April 20


April 19th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 19 (IANS) Bihar is all set to begin caste census from April 20 under a central government scheme. It's a gigantic exercise undertaken across the country after a ... Read more...

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Saudi youth explore India’s IT, education space


March 29th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A 40-member Saudi Arabian youth team that is in India to promote interactions in the field of science and technology and to gain a ... Read more...

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IOA writes to Pranab, wants more funds for sports


March 4th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Sunday urged Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to treat sports as a priority area while formulating the budget for 2012-13 ... Read more...

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For Jat chief minister, handling Jats becomes a problem (Haryana Newsletter)


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 2 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda may himself be a Jat but that has hardly brought good tidings. Leaders of the politically dominant community in the ... Read more...

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Jairam criticises Kalam’s PURA, launches his own version


February 24th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thalikulam (Kerala), Feb 24 (IANS) Slamming former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's concept of PURA (Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas) as a failure, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday launched ... Read more...

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Mayawati responsible for plight of women in UP: Rahul


February 12th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jaunpur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 12 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Sunday blamed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for the sorry plight of women in the state."Even though this state ... Read more...

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Farmers’ suicide could trigger food crisis: Biman Bose


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Urging the West Bengal government to take proper steps to stop the ongoing suicides of the farmers, Left Front chairman Biman Bose Saturday expressed fear ... Read more...

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No farmer suicides due to agricultural debt: Mamata


January 19th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Brushing aside criticism over farmer suicides in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday denied that heavy agricultural debt was driving farmers to ... Read more...

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Hydro project will ruin Himachal river catchment: Report


January 15th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chamba (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 15 (IANS) The Hul hydropower project near this town will ruin five km or one-fourth of the catchment of the Hul stream, a tributary of the ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh plans new financial scheme for panchayats


January 9th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 9 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will Tuesday launch a scheme for providing annual funds in one go to over 23,000 panchayats for boosting development ... Read more...

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National Conference, Congress hold co-ordination meet


January 7th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 7 (IANS) The National Conference (NC) and the Congress -- Jammu and Kashmir's ruling coalition partners -- held a co-ordination committee meeting here Saturday which underlined the ... Read more...

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Hazare threatens to fast in jail if venue not given (Lead)


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegaon Siddhi (Maharashtra), Dec 23 (IANS) Anna Hazare Friday threatened to protest in jail if he was not given a venue for his fast from Dec 27 for a ... Read more...

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More needs to be done to empower women: UN official


December 16th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Women should be given more opportunity in the politics and in economic fields as this is one of the ways to attain gender equality, a ... Read more...

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Citizen’s charter should be under Lokpal: Anna Hazare


December 14th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare Wednesday said the passage of the Grievances Redressal Bill, 2011, is a violation of the sense of the house and ... Read more...

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Kerala realtor yet again marries off 20 girls


December 10th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Palakkad (Kerala), Dec 10 (IANS) Middle East-based Keralite P.N.C. Menon, who heads the real estate Sobha Group, presided over 20 marriages here Saturday as part of his trust's yearly programme ... Read more...

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Mufti Sayeed seeks civic polls in Kashmir


December 4th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 4 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday accused the Omar Abdullah government of "eroding the democratic institutions" by not holding civic polls in ... Read more...

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Fighting traditions and laws, tribal women seek property rights


November 28th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Rekong Peo (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 28 (IANS) It's 8 in the morning and a group of women is ready to trudge miles of rugged, cold and inhospitable Himalayan terrain ... Read more...

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Congress counters Trinamool bravado in Bengal (Roundup)


November 20th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress' strained ties with the Trinamool Congress came into sharp focus Sunday with two union ministers and an MP criticising the Mamata Banerjee-led West ... Read more...

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Himachal panchayats to again go unrepresented over hydro project


November 20th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rekong Peo (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 20 (IANS) A private mega hydropower project near this town in Kinnaur district has again evoked sharp response from the tribals, who have decided to ... Read more...

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Lokpal among slew of anti-corruption bills on winter session table


November 17th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The government Wednesday said it is determined to pass the Lokpal bill as it unveiled its agenda for the winter session of parliament that ... Read more...

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