VILLAGES

  • Need to set up 1000 smart villages across country: Birender Singh 5 hours 41 minutes ago

    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 23 hours 18 minutes ago

    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...
  • The whys and whats of India's rural jobs scheme November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) was enacted in September 2005. It promises up to 100 days of employment per rural household to all adults at the minimum wage. Any adult residing in rural areas could demand work and was entitled to get it within 15 days...
  • Mathura MP Hema Malini adopts Raval village in UP under Adarsh Gram Yojana November 10, 2014

    Mathura: Actress-politician Hema Malini has adopted Raval village in Uttar Pradesh under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day address. "People keep chanting Radhe Radhe in the entire Raval but no one has ever thought of developing this village across the Yamuna river....
  • Meerut: Girl raped by neighbour; act filmed November 8, 2014

    Meerut: A 20-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour who also filmed the act and threatened her that he will upload the clip on internet if she told anyone about the incident, police said. The incident happened one month ago when the victim was alone at her home in Nawabgari...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 7, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor November 7, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Indian Army admits mistake in Budgam firing, expresses regret over the incident November 7, 2014

    Terming the incident as a mistake, the Indian Army has taken responsibility for the Budgam firing in which two people were killed and two others were injured. "We take responsibility of incident. A mistake has taken place," GOC Northern Command Lieutenant General DS Hooda said. ...
  • Modi adopts Jayapur in Varanasi, exhorts people to make it an ideal village November 7, 2014

    Varanasi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi adopted Jayapur village in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, he pledged support to develop it and asked people to do their bit too to ensure that it becomes a better place. "I want to do a lot of work for Jayapur,...
  • Varanasi: Excitement among Jayapur residents after PM announces adoption of the village November 6, 2014

    PM Modi to visit his constituency Varanasi on Friday. This will be Modi's first visit to Varanasi after taking charge as the PM. Narendra Modi will be adopting Jayapur village under his Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. ...
  • DU students to be trained for 'Swachh Bharat' campaign November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi University students will now be trained to work in the five villages adopted by the varsity as part of the Centre's Swacch Bharat campaign. The DU has adopted five villages -- Majra Dabas, Jatkhore, Sevapuri, Timarpur, Nandnagri -- on the outskirts of the northern part of the national...
  • Mathura: 18 injured as farmers' protest turn violent, buses torched November 1, 2014

    Mathura: Protesting against non-payment of compensation for their land inundated due to construction of Gokul barrage, hundreds of farmers on Saturday blocked road, torched two buses and clashed with police, who resorted to lathicharge, injuring at least 18 people including five policemen in the melee. According to police, hundreds of...
  • Noida: NGO raises alarm about rising Cancer cases in villages near industrial area November 1, 2014

    Greater Noida: An NGO has raised alarm about the abnormally high number of Cancer cases in five villages near the Chhapraula Industrial Area in Greater Noida. The NGO claims that around 125 cases of Cancer have been reported from these villages in the last five years, whereas official figures tell a...
  • Twelve Naxals surrender in Kanker district October 31, 2014

    Kanker: In yet another setback to the Maoist movement in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region, 12 Naxals surrendered on Friday in Kanker district taking the total number of those laying down their arms to 315 this year in the state. As many as 12 ultras, carrying reward on their heads turned themselves in...
  • West Bengal: Five people remanded to police custody for attacking two policemen in Birbhum October 26, 2014

    Birbhum (West Bengal): Five people have been arrested and remanded to police custody for attacking two police officers in Birbhum earlier this week. A total of 10 people have been arrested so far. The two police officers were attacked after they went to investigate reports of crude bombs being stored...
  • Visakhapatnam: Venkaiah Naidu to adopt cyclone hit Chepalupada village October 23, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has decided to adopt a cyclone-affected village in Andhra Pradesh. The Union Minister on Thursday announced that he and his family members will adopt Chepalupada village and undertake rebuilding work. Venkiah Naidu said they were ready to spend any amount of money required for reconstruction...
  • Andhra: Toll in cracker manufacturing unit explosion climbs to 17 October 21, 2014

    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 October 17, 2014

    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 October 15, 2014

    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...