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As the results of the gram panchayat elections were announced on Tuesday, both the Congress and BJP staked claim on the winners. While the Congress claimed that among the 12 sarpanches, six were from the party, the BJP leaders staked claim to five of
With there being a large number of candidates in the fray for almost every post of sarpanch and panch, the atmosphere in the 13 villages that went to polls on Sunday was charged. Personal relations of the candidates play a major role in these
The focus will be on six districts in the country Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh), Nashik (Maharashtra), Raichur (Karnataka), Katihar (Bihar), West Singhbum (Jharkhand) and Sundergarh (Odisha)...It will involve training of officials, mass awareness drives
The Hindu The prospect of mining has been hanging over the people of Chakkittapara village in Kozhikode district since 1954. Mining in 406.45 hectares in the village could have led to the levelling of the Payyanikotta or the guard rock...Ramesh Kurup
In a damaging report, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau has found glaring "discrepancies" in the manner in which an "educational trust" in the "garb of charitable activities managed to get a lease of 21.26 acres of prime land of village Sanauli (Dera Bassi)
Issue addressed from a different perspective The introduction of toilets has revolutionised the lives of women, young mothers and adolescent girls in 19 villages in Thoppampatti, Gandhigram, Ambathurai, Kamalapuram and Pachamalaiyankottai panchayats.
A splinter group of alleged Maoists set ablaze a van belonging to a former gram panchayat member at Kuthlur village, on the fringes of the Kudremukh National Park, early on Saturday. The group, comprising around 15 people, accused the gram panchayat
The village by the Manimala dreams big, to launch an ambitious tourism development plan tapping its natural beauty Kovalam, Kumarakom and, in the time to come, Kaviyur? If the magic of destinations are a magnet to tourists, Kaviyur, a little village
World bank, a senior minister said Tuesday. "The World Bank provides performance-based incentive grant to 1,000 GPs on per capita population ratio for expenditure on local public goods and services on the basis of an Annual Performance Assessment.
A tribal Sarpanch was killed by Maoists in Odisha's Malkangiri district as the ultras apparently suspected him of being a police informer, police said Friday. A group of armed maoists struck at the house of Soumendra Beti, Sarpanch of Materu gram