Panchayat

  • Husband's family forces woman to prove 'chastity' by holding red-hot iron rods 3 days ago

    A local court ordered registration of cases against four people, including a woman's husband and mother-in-law, for allegedly forcing her to "prove" her "chastity" in front of a community panchayat by holding red-hot iron rods, if she wanted to live with her husband. Allegedly, the complainant was asked to "prove her...
  • Cases to be registered for being asked to prove 'chastity' 4 days ago

    A local court ordered registration of cases against four people, including a woman's husband and mother-in-law, for allegedly forcing her to "prove" her "chastity" in front of a community panchayat by holding red-hot iron rods, if she wanted to live with her husband. Allegedly, the complainant was asked to "prove her...
  • 'Process of re-demarcation of panchayats to be completed by Feb 2015' July 19, 2014

    The process of re-demarcation of panchayats in the Rajasthan would be completed before its next election by February 2015 based on the latest census of 2011, Rajasthan Assembly was told on Friday. Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister GC Kataria, on a query of BJP MLA Randheer Singh Bhinder during Zero...
  • Illegal assets worth Rs 3.1 crore of MP clerk unearthed in Lokayukta raid July 15, 2014

    Lokayukta Police on Tuesday raided various premises of a clerk, posted in a Janpad Panchayat in neighbouring Khargone district, and unearthed properties worth over Rs 3.10 crore which are allegedly disproportionate to his known sources of income, a senior officer said. "The clerk, identified as Babulal Patel (50), posted in Maheshwar...
  • Tripura votes for gram panchayats July 15, 2014

    Agartala: Hundreds of thousands of people voted on Tuesday to elect the three-tier gram panchayats in Left-ruled Tripura. Inspector General of Police Nepal Das told IANS that voting was peaceful barring clashes among political activists in three places. According to the Election Commission, half of the 13,754 candidates are women. For the first...
  • MP Finance Commission gets new Chairman, two members July 12, 2014

    Former Minister Himmat Kothari has been appointed Chairman of Madhya Pradesh State Finance Commission (MPSFC), which has also got two new members. The BJP leader had earlier served as Home Minister of the State. The State Government appointed Kothari to the post on July 11, an official in Bhopal release on July12. Retired IAS officers Dileep Raj...
  • BDO, panchayat samiti chief assaulted by MLA supporters July 12, 2014

    A Block Development Officer (BDO) and a chief of a panchayat samiti were allegedly assaulted by the supporters of an Independent MLA on Friday. Lesligung BDO Angarnath Swarnakar and chief of panchayat samiti Sangita Devi were allegedly assaulted by the supporters of Independent MLA Videsh Singh at the BDO's official chamber. An...
  • Government promises action in rape of minor girl on panchayat diktat July 11, 2014

    The heinous rape of a 10-year old Dalit girl in Jharkhand on the diktat of a panchayat head had its echo in Rajya Sabha on Friday with the entire House demanding stringent punishment to the culprits, forcing the government to promise necessary action. "Necessary action will be initiated in the serious...
  • Bokaro rape: NCW slams district administration July 11, 2014

    National Commission for Women member Shamina Shafiq on Friday said that the panel would take up the case of a rape of 14-year-old tribal girl in Jharkhand's Bokaro allegedly on the orders of village panchayat. She slammed the district administration over the incident and sought action against local bodies...
  • Jharkhand: To seek revenge, panchayat allegedly orders rape of teen girl July 11, 2014

    Bokaro: In a horrific incident, a Panchayat in Bokaro is alleged to have ordered the rape of a 14-year-old tribal girl. The minor girl's family claimed that the teenager was allegedly raped because her brother had been accused of misbehaving with a female neighbour. They said that the panchayat instructed some...
  • Uttar Pradesh minister's NSA remarks show bias, says BJP July 7, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday slammed Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Ahmed Hasan's comment that the BJP leaders would be slapped with the National Security Act (NSA) over last week's violence in Moradabad. State BJP spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said the statement was unbecoming of a cabinet minister as decisions...
  • Kerala Panchayat sets an example by ensuring safety for women June 29, 2014

    Mararikulam: While crimes against women are being reported in all corners of the country, one panchayat in Kerala's Alappuzha district has made it its mission to ensure that the state records minimum atrocities against women. The Panchayat's efforts first began in 2011 with small groups of women meeting and discussing...
  • Accountant caught red-handed taking Rs 500 bribe from woman June 28, 2014

    An accountant posted in Petlavad Janpad Panchayat in Jhabua district was caught red-handed on Saturday taking a bribe of Rs 500 from a rural woman. The accountant, identified as Ramesh Wagh was caught on the complaint of a woman, Reshma, Lokayukta's Superintendent of Police (SP) Virendra Singh, told reporters. According to the...
  • EC to publish Uttarakhand panchayat polls results online June 26, 2014

    For the first time, Uttarakhand panchayat poll results will be available on the internet and mobile phones. With the help of National Informatics Centre, the Election Commission will for the first time display the panchayat poll results on the internet and mobile, State Election Commissioner Subardhan said while reviewing preparations for...
  • Panchayat polls end peacefully in Uttarakhand June 24, 2014

    The three-phased panchayat elections concluded peacefully in Uttarakhand on Tuesday with over 60 per cent of the electorate casting votes in the final round. The fate of 7633 gram pradhans, 3054 members of kshetra panchayats, 389 members of zila panchayats and 34395 gram panchayat members were sealed in the ballot boxes. The...
  • Congress meeting on June 21 in Kozhikode June 19, 2014

    Kozhikode : A meeting of Congress leaders including those at the Panchayat, block and mandalam level in the five districts in northern Kerala, presided over by KPCC President V M Sudheeran, will be held here on June 21. Speaking to media persons here on Thursday, Kozhikode District Congress Committee, President...
  • Ensure smooth conduct of Uttarakhand panchayat polls: Election Commissioner June 12, 2014

    State Election Commissioner Subardhan has asked poll observers to conduct Panchayat elections scheduled to be held in Uttarakhand later this month objectively and with total transparency. At a meeting held with election observers in Dehradun on Wednesday, the state election commissioner said they play an important role during elections and asked...
  • Four detained in BJP leader murder case June 8, 2014

    Four persons were detained on Sunday for questioning in connection with the murder of BJP leader and Dadri Nagar Panchayat Chairman Geeta Pandit's husband Vijay Pandit in Dadri area in Greater Noida even as police clamped prohibitory orders in Gautam Budh Nagar district. Pandit was shot dead by four assailants last night...
  • Panchayat elections in Uttarakhand to be held on June 18, 21, 24 May 27, 2014

    Panchayat elections in Uttarakhand will be held in three phases on June 18, 21 and 24. A notification to this effect has been issued, official sources said in Dehradun on Tuesday. As per the notification, the counting will take place on June 27. Panchayat bodies in Uttarakhand completed their tenure in September...
  • Madhya Pradesh launches web portal for panchayats May 2, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh on Thursday launched a web portal for village panchayats to ensure greater transparency in their functioning. Madhya Pradesh Chief Secretary Antony D'sa launched the "Panchayat Darpan" website at a function in Bhopal. "With this launch, Madhya Pradesh becomes the first state to bring transparency in operations of panchayats and maintain...
  • Panchayat bans girls from wearing jeans, consuming liquor March 25, 2014

    A mahapanchayat of Yadav community has barred their girls from wearing jeans and banned consumption of liquor. The mahapanchayat, held at Rahera village in Mathura on Sunday, also decided to ban child marriages, use of DJ at weddings, grant of dowry and gambling by members of the community. "The decision will help control...
  • CJ Show: Khabar Lahariya report on Panchayat elections in UP March 24, 2014

    Watch how a husband gets garlanded for her wife's success in Panchayat Elections in a UP village. This report has been produced by our partners 'Khabar Lahariya' a unique initiative enabling rural women to highlight the issues that matter to them. ...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Panchayat polls to be held in April March 10, 2014

    Elections to the Panchayat Raj institutions in Andhra Pradesh have been announced today and will be held in April. According to the election programme announced by the State Election Commission in Hyderabad on Monday, polling for the Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituencies (MPTC) and Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituencies (ZPTC) would take...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 10 Muslim leaders, including a former minister, charged by SIT March 8, 2014

    BSP MP Kadir Rana, two party MLAs and former UP minister Saeed-uz-Zama of Congress are among 10 persons charged by the SIT probing the Muzaffarnagar riots for provoking communal tension with inflammatory speeches during a Muslim community panchayat.The charge sheet was filed in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Narender Kumar by...
  • Refund money spent on poll documents, BJP tells government March 4, 2014

    The BJP in Uttarakhand on Monday accused the state government of selling panchayat poll-related documents for over Rs 2 crore even before notification of the election which had been deferred till June 30. "The state government has started selling nomination papers for panchayat polls even before they could be notified, amassing...
  • Kerala village achieves 100 per cent e-literacy March 2, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A nearby village panchayat has been declared as the first e-literate panchayat, marking a milestone in Kerala's bid to become the first e-literate state in the country. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy made the declaration of Pallichal panchayat becoming the first e-literate grass root level civic unit via video conferencing on...
  • Khaps seek CBI probe into Muzaffarnagar riots February 19, 2014

    A khap panchayat held at Dabouda Khurd village in Jhajjar on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into the Muzaffarnagar riots. The panchayat that lasted for over five hours was attended by representatives of khaps active in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi and Haryana. "Innocent people of the Jat community have been falsely implicated under...
  • Uttarakhand Congress working committee to meet on Feb 15 February 8, 2014

    The Uttarakhand Congress has summoned a meeting of its working committee in Dehradun on February 15 to work out party's strategy for upcoming Lok Sabha and Panchayat polls in the state. Giving this information at a press conference in Dehradun on Saturday, PCC vice-president Suryakant Dhasmana said the meeting has been...
  • Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda equates Khaps with NGOs February 7, 2014

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday equated Khap Panchayats with organizations like NGO, saying that they are part of state's culture. "Khap Panchayats are like NGO as we have Resident Welfare Associations. They are part of our culture," Hooda said, while addressing media here after holding a cabinet...
  • State to simplify e-payment system project in panchayats February 6, 2014

    The Jharkhand government is working to simplify the e-payment system project in panchayats of the state. "Jharkhand chief secretary R.S. Sharma Wednesday directed for simplifying the system of e-payment in the Panchayati Raj Department. He was speaking at a meeting with information technology officers with regard to implementing the e-payment system...