VILLAGES

  • Aid still scarce in Nepal's remote villages as anger grows 2 days ago

    Majuwa,Nepal: With help still not reaching some isolated villages a week after Nepal's devastating earthquake, a top international aid official said Saturday that more helicopters were needed to get assistance to the farthest reaches of this Himalayan nation. Many mountain roads, often treacherous at the best of times, remain blocked by...
  • Nepal quake victims trek through mountains to get needed aid 2 days ago

    Balua: After roughing it five nights in the rain, the 60-year-old woman finally had a plastic sheet over her head. Sukhmaya Tamang had walked about 12 miles (20 kilometers) in flip-flops on mountain paths to get the emergency kit to help ward off the weather, and faced the same long journey...
  • Watch: A village watchman gets rid of a leopard with just a stick! 4 days ago

    In a small village called Olani, in Madhya Pradesh, happened something completely unexpected. This footage shows a brave village watchman fighting a leopard, that had somehow entered a household, with just a stick. While relatives from all around on rooftops try to call him into safety, this watchman gets rid of...
  • UP: Groom turns up drunk for wedding, girl calls off the wedding 4 days ago

    Mahoba: A girl in Mahoba district of Uttar Pradesh called off her wedding after the groom turned up drunk. The incident took place on Tuesday at the Ajnar village when the girl got incensed at seeing her suitor drunk and fighting with her siblings and other guests. Devaki, bride, said, "The...
  • Nepal: Earthquake-hit Karra villagers to spend night out in the open April 25, 2015

    A massive earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck 80 km (50 miles) east of Pokhara in Nepal on Saturday. CNN-IBN's Prabhakar Kumar spoke to the residents of Karra village about the tragedy. ...
  • 17 Indian pilgrims killed in Nepal accident, bodies identified April 23, 2015

    Kathmandu: At least 17 Indian pilgrims were killed and 28 others injured on Wednesday when a bus carrying them plunged into a river while negotiating a sharp bend along a downhill section of the Prithvi Highway in Nepal, police said. According to Superintendent of Police Narayan Singh Khadka, the accident took...
  • Tension grips Kashmir, 2 policemen arrested for killing a teenager during pro-Masarat Alam rally April 18, 2015

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday admitted that security personnel violated the standard operating procedure while firing at a mob in Narbal village of Budgam district. Two police officers have been arrested and the government has ordered a magisterial probe into the firing at a mob protesting against the...
  • Judge to issue warrants of attachment of Jan Shatabdi train if Railways fail to compensate farmers April 16, 2015

    Shimla: Railway authorities are in a fix following orders passed by Additional District and Sessions Judge, Una, Mukesh Bansal, to issue warrants of attachment of Una-Delhi-Una Jan Shatabdi train from April 16 if Railways failed to pay compensation to two farmers of Dilwan village for acquiring their land. The orders were...
  • Udaipur: Elderly woman murdered, legs chopped off for silver anklets April 16, 2015

    Udaiur: An elderly woman was murdered by unidentified criminals who chopped off her legs for her silver anklets on Tuesday night. The incident occurred when the woman, Nani Bai (80), was sleeping in her house in Bhainsdakla village in Dabok area alone. Her family members were working in farm and they found...
  • Assam: One killed, five injured in a grenade blast in Udalgiri April 12, 2015

    Guwahati: One person was killed and five others were injured in a grenade blast in Udalgiri area of Assam early on Sunday. The blast took place at a local market which had in the past seen clashes between Bodos and immigrant minorities. This comes in the backdrop of Bodoland Territorial Council...
  • Nagaland: September 2014 video shows mob lynching an alleged rapist to death March 14, 2015

    Phek: The March 5 lynching of an alleged rapist by a mob in Dimapur is not the first instance of public taking the law in its hand in Nagaland. In fact a similar incident of vigilante justice took place in September, 2014 too. In another shocker from Nagaland, CNN-IBN has accessed...
  • 661 MPs adopted villages for development under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana: Government March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: As many as 661 MPs have so far adopted a village under the Saansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 11 last year with an aim of overall development of rural areas. Of them, 485 are from Lok Sabha and 176 are from Rajya...
  • J&K: Encounter breaks out in Baramulla February 21, 2015

    Srinagar: An encounter broke out on Saturday between security forces and terrorists in north Kashmir's Baramulla district. On specific information about the presence of terrorists in Thak-Gund Village of Sopore area of the district, a joint team of army and police began a search operation this morning, police said. They...
  • Uttarakhand: Man rapes 70-year-old woman after fails to rape granddaughter February 11, 2015

    Uttarkashi: A 70-year-old woman was raped allegedly by a man after he failed to rape her granddaughter in Khadara village, police said on Wednesday. The incident took place on February 9 when accused Shailendra barged into the house, where the elderly woman lived along with her 14-year-old granddaughter, the SHO...
  • Narendra Modi's supporters in Gujarat build a temple dedicated to him February 11, 2015

    After an expensive suit embroidered with his name all over it, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon have a temple dedicated to him. The temple in Modi's home state of Gujarat is ready and will be thrown open to public on Sunday. The temple, situated in Kotharia village near Rajkot, has...
  • Watch: PM Modi dedicates 'ICICI Digital Village' to nation February 1, 2015

    On the occasion of the ICICI Group's 60 years of partnering India in its progress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the 'ICICI Digital Village' to the nation. ...
  • Hema Malini reviews progress work in adopted Rawal village January 10, 2015

    Mathura: BJP MP Hema Malini reviewed the progress work of the various initiatives announced by her in Rawal Bangar village, which she had adopted under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The actress-turned-politician visited the village in her constituency on Friday and interacted with representatives of...
  • PM Modi calls for creating 'Swachhta Entrepreneurs' January 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called upon banks to create one lakh "Swachhta Entrepreneurs" within a year, to make the "Swachh Bharat" vision a sustainable reality. "Can we create Swachhata entrepreneurs. There is immense scope in solid waste management and waste water treatment," Modi said in his address on...
  • To prevent girls from 'straying', Bihar panchayat bans jeans, mobiles December 21, 2014

    Gopalganj: A village panchayat in Bihar has banned girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones claiming that they increase the chances of girls "going astray". Confirming that such a diktat has been issued in Singha panchayat in Hathua block of the district, Hathua Block Development Officer Jitendra Kumar said the...
  • Karnataka: Four minors arrested for raping 7-year-old girl December 21, 2014

    Gulbarga: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by four men in Chittapur village of Gulbarga. The four accused in the case are also minors and have now been arrested. The incident took place on Friday but the FIR was filed on Saturday night. The Victim's mother said that one of the accused...
  • Jaitley adopts Karnali group panchayat villages in Gujarat December 18, 2014

    Vadodara: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has decided to adopt Karnali group panchayat villages in Gujarat's Vadodara district as part of the 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna', a senior official has said. Four villages of Karnali, Pipaliya, Vadiya and Baglipura are covered under Karnali group panchayat of Dabhoi taluka. Vadodara District Collector...
  • A Karnataka village where menstruating women are treated as untouchables November 28, 2014

    This happens in modern India. Women from the Kadugolla community in Karnataka face a regressive practice in the name of tradition. These women are shunned by their own every month when they menstruate and after delivering a child. But the younger lot of women are beginning to fight...
  • Need to set up 1000 smart villages across country: Birender Singh November 24, 2014

    Faridabad: Union Rural Development Minister Choudhary Birender Singh said he will put forth the idea of developing 1000 'smart villages' on the pattern of government's smart city plan. "I would make a request and discuss the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he said while delivering the seventh Sir Chottu...
  • PM Narendra Modi copying my scheme of adopting villages, building toilets, says Mulayam November 23, 2014

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "copying" his schemes of adopting villages and constructing toilets. "He (Modi) is talking about adopting villages. I have adopted villages in 1990. The Prime Minister is copying me. I have done all this. I have initiated...
  • AP: Sachin Tendulkar receives warm welcome in his adopted village Puttamraju Kandrika November 16, 2014

    Nellore: Cricketing legend and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar received a warm welcome from Andhra Pradesh's Puttamraju Kandrika village on Sunday morning when he visited the village adopted by him under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. The "Little Master" plans to undertake various development work in the village at a cost...
  • Chhattisgarh's Baiga tribe vulnerable because of their high mortality rate November 14, 2014

    A single-member commission under a retired judge has been constituted to probe the botched sterilisation surgeries in Bilaspur. CNN-IBN's Saahil Menghani traveled to Chhattisgarh's Gorrila village where women of the protected Baiga tribe have been made to undergo sterilisation surgeries. This tribe is particularly vulnerable because of their high mortality...
  • Sonia, Rahul adopt villages under Modi's 'Model Village scheme' November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: To the glee perhaps of the ruling BJP, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday one village each under Model Village Scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently. While Sonia adopted Uruva village in Rae Bareilly, Rahul adopted Jagdishpur village in Amethi. Rae Bareilly and...
  • Sonia Gandhi adopts Rae Bareli' Uruva village under PM Modi's 'Model Village Scheme' November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday adopted a village called Uruva in Jagatpur block of Rae Bareli under Model Village Scheme. While confirming the reports, sources within the Congress said that adopting a scheme does not mean endorsing it. They said that this is not an endorsement of...
  • Kashmir villagers meet Pranab Mukherjee during a national integration tour November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A group of villagers from Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday called on President Pranab Mukherjee during a national integration tour organised by the Army, an official said. The tour was organised by the army's Romeo Force for elderly people of Surankote and Mandi regions of Poonch district, a defence...
  • Rajnath Singh adopts Beti village in Lucknow November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister and Lucknow MP Rajnath Singh has adopted Beti village in the district under the Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojna. "The Union Home Minister has adopted Beti village in Sarojini Nagar (Assembly segment) under the model village scheme," Secretary of BJP's Uttar Pradesh unit Virendra Tiwari said...