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In Haryana, panchayat orders rape accused be beaten up by shoes

A Haryana panchayat has handed down a shocking verdict to two rape accused cousins, ordering that they be hit by shoes five times in public and submit a paltry fine of Rs 50,000. However, enraged......

Law has empowered women, end 'sarpanch-pati' culture: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called for ending "sarpanch-pati" culture in panchayats, the practice of husbands of women sarpanches exercising undue influence, as he pitched for a......

AAP is a khap panchayat, fumes Prashant Bhushan

The rebel father-son duo of Shanti and Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday launched a virulent attack on the Aam Aadmi Party and its chief Arvind Kejriwal, calling it a ‘khap panchayat’ for......

Goa village bans kissing in public

A village panchayat in Goa has banned kissing in public holding that “such obscene behaviour” by some couples and holidayers creates nuisance to the local people. A banner in the......

'Wall of shame' to help stop open defecation West Bengal village

The 'wall of shame' is a novel method planned by West Bengal's Nadia district administration and gram panchayats in which names and photographs of those who defecate in the open would be pasted on......

Swachch Bharat? Indian villagers still ignore water, sanitation, streetlights

Money allocated for rural India has increased, but expenditure of panchayats is not adequate and inconsistent, say Prachi Salve & Saumya Tewari of Panchayats (village councils)......

After Modi, Jaitley adopts villages in Gujarat

Four villages of Karnali, Pipaliya, Vadiya and Baglipura are covered under Karnali group panchayat of Dabhoi taluka. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has decided to adopt Karnali group panchayat......

Accident insurance cover for masses: A tough road ahead

Ayikudi, a town panchayat in Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu, has a few bank branches, apart from a handful of state-owned insurance company offices. At a time when people in this region have......

Green nod difficult if panchayats oppose: Moily

Setting a rule of sorts, Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily has made it clear that green nod will not be given to a project that is opposed by local panchayats. He made this clear against the......

Maharashtra traders plan indefinite bandh from April 22

The strike call is against the imposition of local body tax and local panchayat tax that the Maharashtra government had imposed in lieu of Octroi. Traders across Maharashtra has called for an......
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Union Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal. (Source: Express file photo) Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday alleged that Bihar had failed to... ...
A Giant Flop Scheme Courtesy Modi

The Hindu carried on Gandhi Jayanti a hilarious colour photograph taken last year of Modi inaugurating his Swachch Bharat Abhiyan (SBA). As the PWD... ...
KTR condemns opposition parties criticism on farmers issue

Panchayat Raj Minister K. Tarakarama Rao on Saturday stated that the State Government does not have Alladin's Lamp to clear farmers loan and... ...
Husband of candidate booked under Arms Act

UP panchayat poll: Husband of candidate booked under Arms Act A Panchayat candidate's husband was arrested and has been booked under the Arms Act... ...
Guj EC postpones local polls

Gujarat State Election Commission has postponed the general elections of municipal corporations, panchayats and local bodies due to present law and... ...

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