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UP panel to deal with village land encroachment


September 12th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) Alarmed by widespread encroachment of pastures, reservoirs, ponds and graveyards that are owned by village councils, Uttar Pradesh has constituted a committee the principal secretary of ... Read more...

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Team Anna to call off fast Friday, proposes ‘political alternative’


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Anna Hazare and his team members Thursday announced they were calling off their indefinite fast against corruption at 5 p.m. Friday and said they ... Read more...

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Vijayan will meet Dange’s fate: Achuthanandan


May 12th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 12 (IANS) In stinging remarks, CPI-M veteran V.S. Achuthanandan warned Saturday that his rival Pinarayi Vijayan will soon meet the fate of the once iconic Indian Communist S.A. ... Read more...

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No compromise in probe into Left leader’s murder: Chandy


May 10th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 10 (IANS) There would be no compromises in the investigation into the brutal murder of former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader T.P. Chandrasekharan, Kerala Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Kerala politician’s killers identified: Police


May 9th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 9 (IANS) Kerala Police Wednesday said they had identified the killers of former Communist leader T.P. Chandrasekharan and the state Congress asked the government to expose the conspirators ... Read more...

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CPI-M not involved in former leader’s murder: Achuthanandan


May 7th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 (IANS) Kerala's Leader of Opposition and Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M) veteran V.S. Achuthanandan Monday denied his party's involvement in the murder of a former party ... Read more...

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Be a global citizen, Ban Ki-moon tells India’s youth


April 27th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Visiting UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday called upon India's youth to "have a big dream" and to "look beyond your country" to become ... Read more...

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Kerala announces strict measures against bio-piracy


April 11th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 11 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) Wednesday announced strict measures to prevent bio-piracy.K.P. Laladhas, member-secretary of the newly-constituted board, said that a few important decisions have ... Read more...

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Kerala to participate in world’s biggest biodiversity event


March 31st, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) Kerala has made huge strides in the field of biodiversity, and is now set to participate in the 11th Conference of Parties (CoP) to the Convention ... Read more...

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‘India making progress on women’s political empowerment’


March 17th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) India has made remarkable progress in taking ahead women's political participation at the local level, an official from the UN body on gender empowerment said ... Read more...

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‘Time to mobilise voice of South Asian women’


March 14th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Stressing on the empowerment of rural women, a UN body on gender empowerment is all set to lend more power to the voice of women ... Read more...

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Bihar panchayats to act as power supply franchisees


February 14th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 14 (IANS) Gram panchayats (village councils) in power-starved Bihar will be appointed franchisees for distribution of power in villages, an official here said Tuesday.Bihar State Electricity Board ... Read more...

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Gram sabhas above assemblies, parliament, says Hazare (Lead)


January 26th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Stating that gram sabhas (village councils) were above state assemblies and parliament, activist Anna Hazare Thursday called for legislation to empower local bodies and ... Read more...

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Village councils above parliament, says Anna


January 26th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Stating that gram sabhas (village councils) were above state assemblies and parliament, activist Anna Hazare Thursday called for legislation to empower local bodies and ... Read more...

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Maharashtra gears up for civic polls


January 4th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 4 (IANS) Maharashtra Wednesday geared up for the crucial polls to 10 top civic corporations and 27 zilla parishads (district councils) across the state, in an exercise ... Read more...

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Kashmir Congress chief meets governor


December 24th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 24 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's Congress unit president Saif-ud-Din Soz Saturday met Governor N.N. Vohra here and discussed the problems faced by the people in the state, sources ... Read more...

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Kerala to set up biodiversity panel in all local bodies


November 10th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 10 (IANS) Kerala has become one of the first states in the country where all the 978 local village bodies have completed the formation of a Biodiversity Management ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago seeks India’s help in broadband service


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, Oct 2 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago is seeking assistance from India to boost broadband services in the country.Public Administration Minister Carolyn Seepresad-Bachan said: "A critical element for the building ... Read more...

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Haryana panchayats to get incentives on power bill payments


July 11th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 11 (IANS) To enhance collection of power bills, the Haryana government will offer incentives to village councils (panchayats) to act as "facilitators and motivators" to get people to ... Read more...

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Power will shift from secretariat to panchayats: Omar


July 1st, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 1 (IANS) After having successfully presided over the elections to more than 4,000 panchayats, the Jammu and Kashmir government Friday pledged to shift power from the secretariat to ... Read more...

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Haryana village gets hooked to urban line for power supply


June 11th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 11 (IANS) A Haryana village has become the first village in the state to shift to an urban power feeder line to ensure electricity supply on the lines ... Read more...

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Omar Abdullah’s security breached (Lead)


June 10th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 10 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's security was breached in the border town of Ranbir Singh Pura near here Friday afternoon when a police constable ... Read more...

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Hazare slams corruption in Modi’s Gujarat


May 26th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, May 26 (IANS) Veteran social activist Anna Hazare, who had once praised Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Thursday slammed the level of corruption in the state and said ... Read more...

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Nearly 60 percent turnout in Bihar local polls (Lead)


May 3rd, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 3 (IANS) Nearly 60 percent votes were cast Tuesday in the fifth round of Bihar's 10-phased panchayat polls amid reports of sporadic violence, officials said.According to Bihar police ... Read more...

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Women to the fore in Bihar panchayat polls


April 19th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 19 (IANS) Nearly three lakh women candidates are to contest the 10-phase panchayat polls in Bihar beginning Wednesday, thanks to the 50 percent reservation for them in village ... Read more...

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Rural women of Uttar Pradesh assert themselves


March 25th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mau (Uttar Pradesh), March 25 (IANS) From taking on corrupt officials to striving for greater rights for themselves, a women's convention in this Uttar Pradesh town unfolded bold narrations of ... Read more...

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Local bodies poll in Kashmir from April 13


March 14th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 14 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir will have a 16-phase poll, starting April 13, for the over 4,000 panchayats (village councils) in the state, officials said Monday.Polling for ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir not for national pattern in local polls


March 14th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 14 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government Monday said it will hold elections to local bodies as per the state's own laws and will not amend the constitution ... Read more...

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Mindset against women has to change: Women MPs (March 8 is International Women’s Day)


March 7th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Even as India boasts of reserving 50 percent seats for women in panchayats (village councils) and awaits passage of a bill to reserve one-third of ... Read more...

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Central team touring northeast to push for grassroots governance


February 18th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) A central government team, sponsored by the union panchayati raj ministry, is touring the northeastern states to gather public opinion on devolution of governance to the grass roots ... Read more...

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Social worker opposes traditional tribal prison cells in Nagaland


January 16th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
Mokokchung (Nagaland), Jan 16(ANI): A social worker of Mokokchung district in Nagaland has opposed the traditional prison cells set up as per tribal norms.The Ao tribals reside in the district, and as ... Read more...

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Jharkhand goes for second phase of Panchayat elections


December 6th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by ANI
By Girija Shankar OjhaRanchi, Dec.6 (ANI): People cast their votes for the second phase of Panchayat elections here on Monday.The second phase of polling was held for 11,292 village councils in 71 ... Read more...

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Unicef teams up with West Bengal for total sanitation campaign


December 2nd, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) With a view to improve sanitation and hygiene and safe water in West Bengal, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has joined hands with the West Bengal government ... Read more...

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Jharkhand Police arrest Maoist, seize huge quantity of explosives


November 28th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Khunti (Jharkhand), Nov 28 (ANI): Jharkhand Police nabbed a Maoist here on Saturday and seized huge quantity of explosives from him.Superintendent of Police in Khunti, Manoj Kaushik said: "We have arrested one ... 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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