15 Jul 2011
Nearly 70 percent of the country's population lives in rural areas where, for the first time since independence, the overall growth rate of population has sharply declined, according to the latest Census.
04 Jul 2015
New Delhi: Over one-third of Indian population living in rural areas is illiterate even after 68 years of independence, according to the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011.
07 Aug 2014
Kolkata: As north Bengal grapples with encephalitis and its deadlier variant Japanese encephalitis, residents of Kolkata have little to fear about the infection, according to a senior doctor at the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine.
02 Dec 2015
Ahmedabad: The Congress is leading in district and taluka panchayats and the saffron party is ahead in corporations and municipalities as initial counting trends in the crucial civic polls in Gujarat start pouring in from across the state.
21 Mar 2014
New Delhi: Targeting first-time smartphone buyers in rural areas, IT hardware and electronic products company Intex Technologies on Thursday launched two entry-level smartphones for Rs 2,990 and Rs 4,490.
03 Dec 2014
Chennai: Private lender Axis Bank is making heavy investments in semi-urban and rural areas in terms of providing infrastructure as these areas offer potential in driving the growth of the business, a top bank official said.
27 Dec 2014
New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party will give special status to villages and review some clauses of the Delhi Land Reforms Act if it comes to power in the upcoming Delhi assembly elections.
17 Dec 2014
New Delhi: As much as 82 percent of the works under Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) were sanctioned in the rural areas as per a sample survey, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.
01 Jul 2016
New Delhi: The Centre has renewed for six months its "disturbed area" notification on the entire state of Nagaland, allowing the armed forces power to search, raid and arrest without a warrant under AFSPA.
12 Jan 2015
Bhopal: The number of Bhartiya Mahila Banks (BMB), the country's first all-women bank chain, will touch 80 branches across the country with 20 exclusive ones in rural areas by March this year, a top official said here on Monday.