05 Feb 2015
Mumbai: Prohibition orders will be declared in an entire taluka if more than 50 percent gram panchayats go to polls on a single day, State Election Commissioner said in view of the gram panchayat elections to be held this year in Maharashtra.
10 Feb 2015
Shimla: Himachal Pradesh government has decided to honour 50 Panchayats in the state for achieving better female sex ratio. The state government will honour the 50 gram panchayats who succeeded in improving child sex ratio in the age group of 0-6 years as per the census of year 2011, Health minister Kaul Singh said on Monday.
03 Feb 2015
New Delhi: The government is open to the use of satellite technology, drones or special balloons for providing broadband connectivity to all the gram panchayats under the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) project, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday.
20 Feb 2015
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a social audit of all 52,000 village panchayats in the state, an official said on Friday.
16 Mar 2015
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday advocated taxation powers to panchayats in order to strengthen them.
16 Mar 2015
Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor Vidyasagar Rao on Sunday asked Panchayati Raj institutions to work for economic empowerment of villagers and also sought their participation in ensuring success of 'Make In India' and 'Swachh Bharat Mission' across the state.
12 Mar 2015
Lucknow: To strengthen its base at village-level before the crucial 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, BJP has decided to test the waters "seriously" in the upcoming panchayat polls.
25 Nov 2014
New Delhi: Government's ambitious National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) project has been delayed due to supply constraints, problems in timely availability of labour and time consuming survey work for the laying of optical fibre, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.
16 Mar 2015
Mandi: President Pranab Mukherjee said on Sunday that institutions of higher learning must adopt five villages each, based on the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.
14 Mar 2015
Chandigarh: Asking youths to engage with "beautiful, complex and sometimes noisy democracy", President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said universities should become part of Narendra Modi government's flagship programmes and must adopt at least five villages to develop them as model villages.