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Andhra gram panchayat polls will be held as scheduled: State election commission

The SEC said it will call on collectors, DGP, Chief Secretary, Panchayati Raj Principal secretary, and other officials today around 3 pm.
Last year too, the state election commissioner had been involved in a controversy in the run-up to the Panchayat polls. In the polls, more than one third of the seats were won by the TMC without any contest..(HT)
Last year too, the state election commissioner had been involved in a controversy in the run-up to the Panchayat polls. In the polls, more than one third of the seats were won by the TMC without any contest..(HT)
Published on Jan 23, 2021 03:26 PM IST
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Results of Maharashtra gram panchayat polls in favour of MVA: Ajit Pawar

Pawar said the overall (political) picture in Maharashtra seems to be changing post the results of Legislative Council elections held last year.
"As per inputs, the results of Gram Panchayat elections are good and are in favour of the MVA," Ajit Pawar said.(HT Photo)
Published on Jan 18, 2021 05:46 PM IST
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Karnataka panchayat polls: Counting begins, Yediyurappa says candidates supported by BJP to win majority of seats

Elections were held for 43,238 seats in the first phase on December 22, while voting took place for 39,378 seats in the second phase on December 27.
More than 2 lakh candidates contested the recently conducted elections which saw 82% voter turnout in the first phase and 80% voter turnout in the second phase of the elections.(Representative Photo/Parwaz Khan/HT)
More than 2 lakh candidates contested the recently conducted elections which saw 82% voter turnout in the first phase and 80% voter turnout in the second phase of the elections.(Representative Photo/Parwaz Khan/HT)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 08:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Dehi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

50 panchayat body representatives resign over 2 BSF camps in Chhattisgarh

Thousands of people from about 103 villages started a protest in Pakhanjore in Kanker, demanding that the BSF camps be moved out.
The villagers have been protesting against the camps since last week. (HT Photo)
The villagers have been protesting against the camps since last week. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 11:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Raipur | ByRitesh Mishra

Tribals in Chhattisgarh want removal of BSF camps, say land belongs to deity

They have submitted a memorandum to the Governor and local administration, demanding removal of the camps.
Tribals protesting against the opening of two BSF camps in Koliabeda area of ​​Kanker district. (HT Photo)
Tribals protesting against the opening of two BSF camps in Koliabeda area of ​​Kanker district. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 07:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Raipur | ByRitesh Mishra

100 gram panchayats in UP’s Gorakhpur to be developed as model villages

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath directed officers of the district administration that the performance grants and corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds are to be used in gram panchayats to create model villages.
In a review meeting with district administration officers, CM Yogi Adityanath said the villages will have a pond, drainage, roads, open gym, reading room, sports ground and rain water harvesting for water conservation. (Photo by Rajesh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
In a review meeting with district administration officers, CM Yogi Adityanath said the villages will have a pond, drainage, roads, open gym, reading room, sports ground and rain water harvesting for water conservation. (Photo by Rajesh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 22, 2020 11:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Karnataka state election commission postpones gram panchayat polls

The state election commission in a release said that due to the current ‘extraordinary circumstances’ prevalent because of the pandemic they have arrived at this decision under article 243 – K of the Constitution.
This decision has been taken after adequate examination and consideration due to Covid-19 pandemic spread. (AP Photo)
This decision has been taken after adequate examination and consideration due to Covid-19 pandemic spread. (AP Photo)
Published on May 28, 2020 08:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByHT Correspondent

After lockdown ends, Odisha to put anyone who returns in 14-day quarantine

In a video message on Sunday, chief minister Naveen Patnaik said when the restrictions are lifted, Odisha in coordination with the host state and Government of India will facilitate the return of all those who want to come back home.
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik said every gram panchayat and urban local body in the state will have registration facility and those returning from other states will register themselves in the panchayats and urban local bodies.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO.)
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik said every gram panchayat and urban local body in the state will have registration facility and those returning from other states will register themselves in the panchayats and urban local bodies.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Apr 19, 2020 11:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Covid-19: Use grassroots institutions in the battle| Opinion

Now more than ever, both the central and state governments need information on people so that they can make targeted interventions
Across the country, women have proved their mettle in taking on the challenge posed by the virus(Diwakar Prasad / Hindustan Times)
Across the country, women have proved their mettle in taking on the challenge posed by the virus(Diwakar Prasad / Hindustan Times)
Published on Apr 18, 2020 07:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByLalita Panicker

Gram panchayats asked to play active role to stop Covid-19 spread

There are over 250,000 gram panchayats across the country, according to the Union ministry of Panchayati Raj. Each gram panchayat consists of a village or a group of villages divided into smaller units called wards.
Gram panchayats in each state have also been given specific tasks such as creating awareness of the Covid-19 disease and monitoring the home quarantine of those at risk of catching the infection, said a person aware of the development.(AFP / Photo used for representational purpose only)
Gram panchayats in each state have also been given specific tasks such as creating awareness of the Covid-19 disease and monitoring the home quarantine of those at risk of catching the infection, said a person aware of the development.(AFP / Photo used for representational purpose only)
Updated on Apr 01, 2020 02:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySmriti Kak Ramachandran

Shifting of Mohali dumping ground: MC chief told to appear before HC

The illegal dumping has become a bane of residents living hardly 50 metres from the dump....
Residents living in the vicinity of the dumping ground in Phase 8B, Industrial Area, have been demanding that it be moved.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Residents living in the vicinity of the dumping ground in Phase 8B, Industrial Area, have been demanding that it be moved.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 09, 2020 07:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mohali | ByHT Correspondent, Mohali

In Odisha’s Malkangiri, Maoists warn villagers about using mobile phones

The rebels issued the warning through a written message on a roadside board at Orapadar village in Andrapalli gram panchayat of the erstwhile cut-off area (now renamed Swabhiman Anchal) on Thursday threatening the locals not to use mobile phones.
According to officials, the warning is a way to deter the local people from giving the police information about the possible movement of Maoists.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
According to officials, the warning is a way to deter the local people from giving the police information about the possible movement of Maoists.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 11:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

22 held for ‘harassing’ elderly woman in Himachal Pradesh

Victim’s daughter alleges delay in action by gram panchayat; CM orders detailed investigation into the matter
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Published on Nov 10, 2019 10:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Mandi

81-year-old woman ‘tortured’ by mob in Mandi

In the video, a group of youth is seen smearing black polish on the elderly woman’s face and garlanding her with shoes.
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Published on Nov 09, 2019 09:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByRoop Upadhyay, Mandi

No rainwater harvesting units in 428 distt schools

The district development and panchayat officer, Narendra Sarwan, said that the department is on a mission to get RWH systems functional in government schools.
Earlier this month, the district administration also conducted a drive to trace defunct RWH systems in government and residential buildings.(HT image)
Earlier this month, the district administration also conducted a drive to trace defunct RWH systems in government and residential buildings.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 02:28 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByArchana Mishra

Deadline over: Only 176 gram panchayats in Haryana have Wi-Fi zones

In Gurugram alone, out of 203 panchayats, only 41 panchayats along the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway have Wi-Fi service, although defunct as the access points that transmit and receive data have been not been functional for over six months, district administration officers said.
In the last two years, after it announced that there would be one Wi-Fi zone in each of the 6,078 gram panchayats of the state by 2019, the government has only been able to provide this service in 176 gram panchayats.(HT File (Representative Image))
In the last two years, after it announced that there would be one Wi-Fi zone in each of the 6,078 gram panchayats of the state by 2019, the government has only been able to provide this service in 176 gram panchayats.(HT File (Representative Image))
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 11:15 PM IST
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Gurugram | ByArchana Mishra, Gurugram

Zonal plan to regulate activities at Sultanpur Park soon

According to the statement, a proposal to ban groundwater extraction in the zone was discussed in the meeting.
Another point discussed to be included in the plan was the construction of commercial entities in the zone.(HT image)
Another point discussed to be included in the plan was the construction of commercial entities in the zone.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 08:35 PM IST
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Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

Non-functional biodiversity management committees in rural areas to be revived

As per the Biological Diversity Act 2002 and Rules 2004, in each gram panchayat, a BMC has to be formed for conservation and better management of the natural resources by the indigenous population in a particular area.
For the successful implementation of Jal Shakti Abhiyan in rural areas, the administration is focusing on empowering the local institution – biodiversity management committee (BMC) – in each of the 203 gram panchayats of the district that has been non-functional since 2004-05.(File Photo)
For the successful implementation of Jal Shakti Abhiyan in rural areas, the administration is focusing on empowering the local institution – biodiversity management committee (BMC) – in each of the 203 gram panchayats of the district that has been non-functional since 2004-05.(File Photo)
Published on Sep 04, 2019 06:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

To arrest distress migration, Odisha to provide 200 days of work under MGNREGA

A survey by NGO Tata Trusts in 30 gram panchayats of Bolangir and Nuapada last year found that around 38,000-odd people from 11,000 families unable to find work had migrated to neighbouring states.
To check distress migration in two of its most migration-prone districts, Odisha plans to give assured employment of 200 days under MGNREGS.(HT Photo)
To check distress migration in two of its most migration-prone districts, Odisha plans to give assured employment of 200 days under MGNREGS.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 22, 2019 09:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

No village gets top rating in state govt’s assessment scheme

Wazirpur, which received four stars last year, improved its ranking and is the only gram panchayat in the district this year with six stars.
As many 38 villages have received a one-star rating, including a large number of villages from the Farrukhnagar block.(HT image)
As many 38 villages have received a one-star rating, including a large number of villages from the Farrukhnagar block.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 18, 2019 05:14 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByArchana Mishra

Short of saplings for various drives, Gurugram to seek assistance from nearby districts

Against the stock of two lakh saplings available with the forest department, the district will require over five lakh saplings to implement various drives announced by the state government.
For the successful implementation of afforestation under Jal Shakti Abhiyan, less water-intensive plants are to be planted.(Sourced)
For the successful implementation of afforestation under Jal Shakti Abhiyan, less water-intensive plants are to be planted.(Sourced)
Updated on Jul 21, 2019 02:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByArchana Mishra

Odisha asks Centre for funds to build roads in Maoist heartland

The Swabhiman Anchal containing 151 villages in 9 gram panchayats remains a major cause of concern for the state police as Maoist commanders of the Andhra-Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee operate there.
To reach out to the people inside the Maoist heartland of Swabhiman Anchal; the state government has sent a proposal of Rs 55.5 crore to the rural development ministry for construction of a 120 km concrete road.(AP FILE PHOTO .)
To reach out to the people inside the Maoist heartland of Swabhiman Anchal; the state government has sent a proposal of Rs 55.5 crore to the rural development ministry for construction of a 120 km concrete road.(AP FILE PHOTO .)
Updated on Jul 07, 2019 11:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Andhra govt to revamp PDS, may phase out fair price shops across state

In a first-of-its-kind mechanism in the country, the Andhra Pradesh government is contemplating revamping the public distribution system by introducing supply of essential commodities directly to the doorsteps of the consumers as and when they order.
The proposal on door-delivery of essential commodities was mooted by chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy during the first cabinet meeting of the new government on June 10. He felt that the entire system of fair price shops was riddled with corruption, as the essential commodities were not reaching consumers.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The proposal on door-delivery of essential commodities was mooted by chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy during the first cabinet meeting of the new government on June 10. He felt that the entire system of fair price shops was riddled with corruption, as the essential commodities were not reaching consumers.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 03, 2019 04:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Govt misses target to set up 63 IT-enabled village secretariats

Of the identified clusters, where village secretariats were supposed to be established before March 31, 2019, only 57 have IT-enabled facilities so far.
The district administration has failed to set up IT-enabled gram sachivalayas (village secretariats) in some of the 63 clusters identified in the district for the project.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo (Representative image))
The district administration has failed to set up IT-enabled gram sachivalayas (village secretariats) in some of the 63 clusters identified in the district for the project.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo (Representative image))
Updated on Jun 17, 2019 08:18 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByArchana Mishra

Murbad residents trudge miles for a bucket of water

Dhasai, Durgapur wadi, Rampur wadi, Mokhpur wadi are among some of the villages on the outskirts of Murbad taluka facing drought-like situation.
Villagers have to walk for 20 minutes in the scorching heat to draw water from a well at Durgapur wadi in Murbad.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)
Villagers have to walk for 20 minutes in the scorching heat to draw water from a well at Durgapur wadi in Murbad.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)
Updated on May 26, 2019 01:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySajana Nambiar, Murbad

Dalit groom’s horse ride triggers threats

According to police, the upper caste members allegedly issued a diktat asking the bridegroom, Sanjay Rathod, not to ride a horse, leading to tension in Sitwada village.
Tension gripped a village in north Gujarat’s Sabarkantha district on Friday after some upper caste residents objected to a Dalit bridegroom riding a horse during his wedding procession(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Tension gripped a village in north Gujarat’s Sabarkantha district on Friday after some upper caste residents objected to a Dalit bridegroom riding a horse during his wedding procession(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 10, 2019 11:55 PM IST
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Ahmedabad | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Independent candidates add colour to poll season

Keeping in view the future opportunities, Prema Ram, 36, another independent candidate, is contesting the polls from Nagaur seat.
Bishna Ram, 41, a farmer by profession who has no land of his own, is contesting the polls from Churu seat with the belief that contesting in the elections will increase his popularity in the area.(HT Photo)
Bishna Ram, 41, a farmer by profession who has no land of his own, is contesting the polls from Churu seat with the belief that contesting in the elections will increase his popularity in the area.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2019 12:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, JAIPUR | ByNikita Bishnoi

Lok Sabha elections 2019: PM Modi’s mother casts vote in Gujarat

Hiraba, 95, who lives with her younger son Pankaj Modi at Raisan village, located around 10 km from Gandhinagar city, arrived at the polling booth set up in the gram panchayat and exercised her franchise.
Lok Sabha elections 2019: PM Modi’s mother casts vote in Gujarat(ANI/Twitter)
Lok Sabha elections 2019: PM Modi’s mother casts vote in Gujarat(ANI/Twitter)
Published on Apr 23, 2019 11:28 AM IST
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Ahmedabad | ByPress Trust of India

Top promises in Congress manifesto for Lok Sabha polls

Congress Election Manifesto 2019: From a separate budget for the farmers to minimum income guarantee scheme, here is an account of what the Congress has promised in its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections.
The Congress on Tuesday unveiled its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections saying that it has “enough to address everyone’s concerns” in the country .(HT Photo)
The Congress on Tuesday unveiled its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections saying that it has “enough to address everyone’s concerns” in the country .(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2019 10:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJD leans on welfare to counter BJP charge

To understand the grip Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has had over state politics for close to two decades, a gram panchayat (GP) office is a good place to begin.
(PTI/ Representative Image)
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Published on Mar 29, 2019 06:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty
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