VILLAGES

  • Andhra: Toll in cracker manufacturing unit explosion climbs to 17 Yesterday

    Hyderabad: The toll in the explosion at a fire cracker manufacturing unit at Vakatippa village in East Godavari district on Tuesday rose to 17 with six more persons succumbing to burns at a local hospital, police said. The toll in the explosion has now climbed to 17 from 11, after six...
  • Photos: You'll love these images of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee getting a Christmas gift from Santa Claus at the Santa Claus Village in the Arctic Circle 5 days ago

    President Pranab Mukherjee returned home after a five-day visit to Norway and Finland during which he signed a number of agreements including one for peaceful use of nuclear energy and pacts to step up cooperation in defence. During his stay, Mukherjee also visited the official Santa Claus Village at the...
  • Haryana polls: Women of Kasan village exercise their right to vote 1 week ago

    Women of Kasan village in Gurgoan district cast their vote excitedly in the ongoing Haryana assembly elections. "We urge everyone to go and vote. Voting is our strength and it makes us powerful," said a woman voter. ...
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visits 'cyber village' in Rajasthan October 11, 2014

    Jaipur: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg Friday visited a "cyber village" in Rajasthan's Alwar district, an official said. "Zuckerberg visited the cyber village, Chandoli, over 170 km from the state capital Jaipur where he interacted with school children and villagers and discussed how this centre is helping in improving Internet...
  • Facebook CEO Zuckerberg visits Rajasthan village October 10, 2014

    Jaipur: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday visited a "cyber village" in Rajasthan's Alwar district, an official said. "Zuckerberg visited the cyber village, Chandoli, over 170 km from the state capital Jaipur where he interacted with school children and villagers and discussed how this centre is helping in improving...
  • PM Modi to launch MP model village scheme on Saturday October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: An ambitious village development project under which each MP will take the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in three villages by 2019 will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The goal is to develop three adarsh grams or model villages by March 2019, of which...
  • PM Narendra Modi to address nation via All India Radio today October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: After making his presence felt in social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to connect with the masses through radio. In an attempt to reach out to the rural populace, PM will address the nation on Friday via All India Radio at...
  • Indian national flag hoisted at Asian Games Village September 18, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian tricolour was on Thursday hoisted at the Asian Games Village in the presence of the ChefdeMission Adille Sumariwala, a day before the opening ceremony of the sporting extravaganza at the main stadium is scheduled to take place. Former sprinter Sumariwala, IOA vicepresident Tarlochan Singh and more than 50...
  • Well water in Goa beach villages has worms: Public Works Department Minister September 13, 2014

    Panaji: Well water in tourismoriented coastal Goan villages is so bad that it is infested with worms, Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said on Friday. "In Calangute, if you put your hand in the water, germs cling on to your hands," said Dhavalikar, whose ministry is responsible for collection, treatment...
  • Have you heard of an Indian village that boasts of 220 pairs of twins? 10 villages in India with the most unusual stories September 9, 2014

    Don't be surprised if you visit the village Bhadrapura, ask for coffee and get to meet a man claiming to be the coffee you're looking for. The nomadic tribe 'HakkiPakki' in Bhadrapura names children after everyday things here. If you thought this was unusual, you need to visit 'The Twin...
  • Border villages across the Ravi river have been cut off by flood waters September 7, 2014

    Gurdaspur: At least six border villages across the Ravi river remained cut off following flooding of the Basanter Nullah. The affected villages are Ghania ke Bet, Kassowal, Puranawal, Lallowal Gunia, Saharanpur and Mansore. The flood waters also breached an embankment on the Indian side after the flow of water increased sharply following...
  • Pillanji to be developed as model village by Meenakshi Lekhi September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday adopted Old Pilanji village in her constituency to develop it as a model village under a scheme envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Following the appeal of PM Modi during Independence Day address, I have today adopted Old Pilanji village to develop...
  • Local polls announced in Taiwan August 22, 2014

    Taipei: Electoral authorities in Taiwan on Thursday announced the island's local polls in which over 10,000 public officials will be elected by November 29. The island, for the first time, will be concurrently electing seven levels of local government officials, ranging from mayors of the six municipalities of Taipei, New Taipei,...
  • Bail plea of Muzaffarnagar riots accused rejected August 21, 2014

    A local court has rejected the bail plea of six persons accused of killing three locals in Lank village during the riots in the district in September last year. Additional District and Sessions Judge Jitender Kumar on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of six accused Satbir, Arun Kumar, Ravinder, Ramvir, Pradeep...
  • Mother, daughter die of snake bite in Ballia August 20, 2014

    A motherdaughter duo was killed due to snake bite in Ojhwalia village in Ballia, police said. Indu Devi (35) and her daughter Reena (14) were bitten by the snake on Tuesday in their field in Dubhar area, they said. Both of them died on the spot, they added. ...
  • 13 fall ill after consuming 'prasad' in Kanpur August 20, 2014

    Thirteen persons of a family, including seven children, on Tuesday fell ill allegedly after consuming 'prasad' in Bilhaur area of Kanpur district. All persons are admitted to Bilhaur Community health centre where condition of the four children are stated to be critical, SDM, Bilhaur Shailendra Bhatia said. The family, residing in Uttaripura...
  • 20 killed, two injured as train rams into autorickshaw August 18, 2014

    Twenty people, including eight children, were killed on Monday when a speeding train rammed into a packed autorickshaw at a railway crossing between Semra and Sugauli stations in Bihar's East Champaran district, the police said. The mishap took place at a manned railway crossing at Chinauta village when Dehradunbound Rapti Ganga...
  • PM envisages 24x7 electricity for all villages August 16, 2014

    Solapur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday the government was planning to provide each village in India with 24hour electricity through a national network of roads, power transmission, power and water grids. "Electricity is produced and supplied, but the task of saving it is also important. Saving electricity is equal...
  • 1 killed, 2 injured in fire accident August 15, 2014

    A woman was killed and two others injured in a fire accident in Gopiganj area in Bhadohi, police said. Sonam Devi (25) caught fire while cooking food in Turantpur village late on Thursday evening, Station Officer (SO) Anjani Kumar Mishra said. In a bid to save Sonam, her husband Pradeep Seth and...
  • Mob justice: Two lynched by villagers near Ghatshila August 14, 2014

    Two miscreants were lynched by villagers in Chitreshwar village, about 90 km from Jamshedpur, under Barsol police station in Ghatsila subdivisional of East Singhbhum, a senior police officer on Thursday said. One of the victims was identified as notorious criminal Dinesh Rana, while the identity of the other victim was yet...
  • Two men abduct, gangrape 15yearold girl August 14, 2014

    A 15yearold girl was allegedly gangraped by two youths in Bhari village of Shamli district, police said. The girl was returning from a shop when the two youth identified as Javed and Mukaram kidnapped her and took her to a vacant house where they allegedly raped her on Wednesday. The girl's brother...
  • Paramour kills widow after she objects to his relationship with her 18yearold daughter August 14, 2014

    A woman was allegedly strangulated to death by her paramour and three others in Bilaspur village in Muzaffarnagar when she opposed the accused's relationship with her daughter, police said. "The four accused identified as Ramvir, Anuj, Satish and Arjun were arrested on Wednesday," SP City Sharvan Kumar told reporters. The 35yearold widow's...
  • Accused of black magic, woman forced to eat human excreta, paraded naked August 13, 2014

    A woman in a village in Bihar's Katihar district was forced by some people to eat human excreta and was paraded naked after being branded a witch, police said Wednesday. Kania Devi, a middleaged woman, was abused and beaten in Sakraili village, about 150 km from here, on suspicion of practicing...
  • 26yearold woman gangraped, dumped halfnaked near canal August 13, 2014

    A 26yearold married woman was allegedly gangraped by four unidentified youth, who dumped her in a halfnaked and unconscious state near a canal in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district, police said. The crime took place on Monday evening near Belsari village when the victim was returning from her friend's place, Bilaspur Additional Superintendent...
  • 10yearold girl killed by stepmother for refusing to cook food August 13, 2014

    A 10yearold girl was allegedly killed by her mentally unstable stepmother for not cooking food, police said on Tuesday. Deepshikha was killed by her 50yearold stepmother Kamlesh in Nanglasheikh village of Meerut district on Monday. According to police, Kamlesh had asked Deepshikha to prepare food in the morning, which the girl did...
  • 209 villages still marooned in Odisha, flood toll 46 August 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Though the flood situation substantially improved in the Mahanadi river system, over two lakh people in 209 villages remained marooned while the death toll mounted to 46 in Odisha on Wednesday, officials said. "We are optimistic that water will recede from all the villages in the next two days," Deputy...
  • Naxal carrying a reward of Rs 20,000 on his head arrested August 12, 2014

    A hardcore Maoist carrying a reward of Rs 20,000 on his head was arrested during a search operation in Chhattisgarh's insurgencyhit Narayanpur district, police said. The cadre, Lakhmu (38), was apprehended from a forest near his native Kumnar village under Kurusnar police limits by the district force on Monday, Narayanpur Additional...
  • Baran: 7 killed, 3 injured as wall collapses due to heavy rains August 12, 2014

    Seven members of a family were killed and three others severely injured, when a wall of the house they were living in collapsed during heavy rains at Kalmanda village in Baran district, police said. Ten members of the family were having a meal last evening when the wall of their house...
  • Syringes recovered from the rooms of Indian athletes at CWG 2014: report August 12, 2014

    India's campaign at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has followed an embarrassing news that the authorities at the Games Village recovered needles and syringes from the rooms of Indian athletes, a report in the Times of India has revealed. According to the report, the housekeeping staff at the...
  • Unidentified criminals abduct, murder 2 school teachers August 10, 2014

    Two teachers, both siblings, have been abducted and murdered in Gumla district, the police said on Sunday. Prakash Toppo, a teacher with the Ghaghra Bansari Middle School, was returning home in bike on Wednesday last when he was abducted by unidentified persons near Toto village, Superintendent of Police Bhimsen Tuti told...