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Lawyers protest police atrocities in Uttar Pradesh


October 23rd, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by ANI
Hardoi (U.P), Oct.23 (ANI): A group of lawyers on Saturday took out a march in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi district to protest police atrocities.On Friday, a group of lawyers were baton-charged by ... Read more...

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West Bengal CM accuses central government for not releasing NREGA funds


September 29th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Sep 29 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has alleged that the Central Government has not release the funds due to the State under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee ... Read more...

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Incentive for timely bill payment to Haryana panchayats


September 29th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 29 (IANS) Panchayats in Haryana will get cash incentives if they persuade residents in their jurisdiction to pay their electricity bills on time, a senior official said here Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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More Yamuna water headed towards Delhi


September 8th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 8 (IANS) More water is likely to reach the national capital through the Yamuna river in the coming days, the Haryana government alerted Delhi Wednesday, following heavy rains in the ... Read more...

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Jaipur police baton-charge protesting village Panchayat chiefs


September 1st, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Sep 1 (ANI): The police personnel baton charged thousands of village Panchayat chiefs here on Wednesday, who had gathered from different parts of the State to stage a demonstration against the ... Read more...

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Kerala local bodies elections to be held in October


September 1st, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 1 (IANS) The State Election Commission Wednesday decided to conduct the local bodies elections in Kerala in the last week of October. Elections have to be held to fill up close ... Read more...

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Mayawati favouring only her community, claim Dalit leaders


August 29th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 29 (ANI): Dalit leaders have accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of favouring only a particular backward community to which she belongs."We have gathered Dalits here and are ... Read more...

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List of local bodies to be headed by women published


August 27th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 27 (IANS) The State Election Commission Friday published the list of 605 local bodies of the total 1,208 in Kerala to be headed by women. These comprise 489 village councils, 76 ... Read more...

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Rural employment schemes a boon for West Bengal villagers


August 20th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Aug 20 (ANI): Rural folk living on the outskirts of Kolkata have welcomed the various employment opportunities generated through financial aid by the Government social schemes like the National Rural Employment ... Read more...

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Government panel nixes Vedanta’s Orissa project (Lead)


August 16th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Vedanta Resources' bauxite mining project in Orissa's Niyamgiri hills will not be allowed unless the local tribal communities give their consent and village councils agree to the ... Read more...

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Government panel says no to Vedanta’s Orissa project


August 16th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A government panel Monday said Vedanta Resources' bauxite mining in Orissa's Niyamgiri hills could not be allowed unless the local tribal communities give their consent and village ... Read more...

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State poll panel criticises Kerala government


August 12th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) State Election Commissioner P. Kamalkutty Thursday criticised the Kerala government for not heeding his repeated requests for the smooth conduct of local bodies polls. In his address at an ... Read more...

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Flood-hit Haryana farmers get relief


August 5th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 5 (IANS) Farmers affected by floods last month in parts of Haryana have been given a waiver by the state government in payment of lease money for land leased from ... Read more...

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Nearly 68,000 elected representatives take oath in Haryana


July 25th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kurukshetra (Haryana), July 25 (IANS) Nearly 68,000 elected representatives of panchayati raj institutions (PRIs) were collectively administered the oath of office by Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda here Sunday. Among the elected ... Read more...

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Pak Army’s offensive in Upper Dir under extrajudicial killing scanner


July 9th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): The Pakistan Army's claims of killing nearly 23 militants earlier this week in Dir in Upper Dir District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province has once again raised the issue ... Read more...

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Honour killings dent our country’s image: Om Puri


July 4th, 2010 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Om Puri plays a village head who is against same-clan marriages in his next film "Khap...A Story of Honour Killing" and the acclaimed actor says it is ... Read more...

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Honour killings: Chickens of identity politics come home to roost (Comment)


June 27th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli Even a decade ago, khap panchayats - the caste-based village councils with their kangaroo courts functioning mainly in Haryana - were virtually unknown, and sporadic "honour killings" were reported ... Read more...

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Broadband connections for all panchayats by 2012: Pilot


June 25th, 2010 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Come 2012 and all the panchayats (village councils) in India will be provided with broadband connections. Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Sachin Pilot announced this ... Read more...

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Nehru Port Trust contests property tax, court queries Maharashtra


June 8th, 2010 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday issued notice to Maharashtra and 11 gram panchayats in the state on the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust's plea challenging a Bombay High Court ... Read more...

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Agitated villagers burn offices, school in Manipur


June 6th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, June 6 (ANI): Agitated villagers burnt a school and offices in Manipur on Saturday to protest a proposed redrawing of districts that would administratively relocate their village.The villages that are ... Read more...

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Haryana declares June 6, 12 holidays for panchayat polls


May 28th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) The Haryana government has declared holidays June 6 and 12 for all shops and commercial establishments in 13 of 21 districts in the state that will go for ... Read more...

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Tikait threatens Parliament’s Gherao


May 23rd, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), May 23 (ANI): Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Mahender Singh Tikait on Sunday warned that members of Khap Panchayats or, the caste councils will stage a gherao (or,encirclement) of the ... Read more...

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Right to education, women’s quota among laws introduced by UPA-II


May 21st, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in its second term introduced some key legislations. Some of those introduced, discussed or passed in the past year are: The Constitution ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh calls for effective functioning of village councils to help tackle Maoist menace


April 24th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the effective functioning of Panchayati Raj Institutions or the village councils can help tackle the Maoist menace in ... Read more...

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All Haryana water bodies to be full this summer


April 22nd, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) The Haryana government has directed irrigation officials to fill up ponds and other water bodies in the state on a priority basis to avoid problems in the sweltering ... Read more...

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Haryana sets up its first rural court


April 18th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) Haryana's first rural court started functioning Sunday in Shahbad town, 65 km from state capital Chandigarh. Justice D.K. Jain of Supreme Court inaugurated the court at Shahbad tehsil office ... Read more...

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Scheme for Gujarat farmers under court scanner


April 15th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 15 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court has questioned the central and state governments over alleged irregularities in implementation of a scheme for farmers in the state. A division bench of Chief ... Read more...

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Milk prices up by Rs.3 a litre in Karnataka


April 7th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 7 (IANS) Milk prices will go up by Rs.3 a litre from Wednesday midnight in Karnataka. A litre of toned milk will now cost Rs.19 and prices of milk products ... Read more...

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79,924 panchayats have broadband connections


April 1st, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) As many as 79,924 panchayats (village councils) in India had broadband connectivity by February this year, says the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). Data on the DoT website shows ... Read more...

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Women village leaders want quota within quota


March 19th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Around 60 women village leaders Friday hailed the passing of the women's reservation bill in the Rajya Sabha but demanded a quota for Dalits and other backward ... Read more...

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Campaign against ‘khap’ decisions in Haryana


March 13th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak (Haryana), March 13 (IANS) With a rising number of illegal decisions being announced by 'khap panchayats' (community or village courts), especially against young married couples belonging to the same 'gotra' (lineage), ... Read more...

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Tripura gives women 50 percent quota in panchayat


March 9th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 9 (IANS) The Tripura assembly late Tuesday unanimously passed two bills enhancing reservation for women in three-tier panchayats (village councils) and urban local bodies from the existing 33 percent to ... Read more...

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Gujarat to host Indo-Asian IT meet in 2011


March 8th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 8 (IANS) Gujarat will host Indo-Asian IT business alliance meet "Indiasoft-2011" in Ahmedabad next year, a government statement said Monday. The decision was taken when a 28-member IT business delegation ... Read more...

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Violence against women: Madhya Pradesh cuts sorry figure (March 8 is International Women’s Day)


March 8th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjay SharmaBhopal, March 8 (IANS) Domestic violence has increased by five times in the last nine years, a shocking 1,217 gang rapes were reported in 1,300 days and maternal mortality is ... Read more...

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PM confident of women’s quota bill passage (Lead)


March 6th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday stressed his government's commitment to political empowerment of women and said India was moving towards 33 percent reservation for women in ... Read more...

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