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J&K panchayat body seeks complete implementation of 73rd amendment

Hindustan Times/Jammu | By HT Correspondent, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 12:45 AM IST
AJKPC president Anil Sharma, during his visits to Reasi and Udhampur districts, welcomed the government’s initiative of taking the bureaucratic set up to the doorsteps of the people through the ‘back to village’ (B2V) programmes
An FIR lodged in the case said the 49-year-old man and the sarpanch had clashed over some issues after which he was booked by the police for harassing her.(Shutterstock)
An FIR lodged in the case said the 49-year-old man and the sarpanch had clashed over some issues after which he was booked by the police for harassing her.(Shutterstock)

49-year-old man kills himself after humiliation by panchayat

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 10:42 PM IST
A single page handwritten suicide note recovered from spot blamed the woman sarpanch, her husband, a former sarpanch and three others from the village for his death, police said
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.(HT file)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.(HT file)

Bihar Chief Minister inaugurates higher secondary schools in 3,304 panchayats

Patna | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 10:07 AM IST
Of the 8,386 panchayats in the state, 5,082 have higher secondary schools, and remaining 3,304 have been covered now, he said.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.(HT file)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.(HT file)

Only residents can apply for panchayat primary school teacher posts: Bihar government

Patna | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2020 11:39 AM IST
“Only residents of Bihar can apply for State panchayat primary school teachers recruitment,” the education department of the state said in a press release.
The bodies have been sent for post-mortem, an officer said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The bodies have been sent for post-mortem, an officer said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Two die after clash at panchayat meet in UP

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 04:17 AM IST
According to superintendent of Police Abhishek Singh, a panchayat meeting was called to settle a land dispute between Dayashankar Mishra (60) and Chintamani Mishra.
Security personnel patrol carry out patrol in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Security personnel patrol carry out patrol in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)

Jammu and Kashmir holds security meet ahead of elections, will get army’s help

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 05:42 AM IST
The by-elections to over vacant 11,000 Panchayat seats are the second such electoral exercise since the region was stripped of its special status with the nullification of the Constitution’s Article 370 in August.
Allegations of panchayat posts being auctioned in Tamil Nadu are doing the rounds.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Representational)
Allegations of panchayat posts being auctioned in Tamil Nadu are doing the rounds.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Representational)

Tamil Nadu man killed for opposing panchayat poll fixing

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 02:23 AM IST
Once the harvesting is over, a list of villages will be prepared on the basis of the data of the Punjab Remote Sensing Centre, Ludhiana.(HT PHOTO)
Once the harvesting is over, a list of villages will be prepared on the basis of the data of the Punjab Remote Sensing Centre, Ludhiana.(HT PHOTO)

Govt mulls over cash prizes for panchayats with no stubble burning

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Harmandeep Singh, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2019 10:24 PM IST
The state agriculture department’s proposal is in the pipeline and it is also yet to decide the amount of cash prize which will depend on the number of villages with no incident of burning of straw.
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Govt directs panchayats to curb stubble burning

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Harmandeep Singh, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON OCT 12, 2019 12:23 AM IST
The government has ordered the departments concerned to include a term in the auction of the panchayat land barring ‘erring’ farmers from taking part in the land auction next year
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Daun Kalan panchayat axes 40 trees without permission

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Harmandeep Singh, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2019 12:00 AM IST
The trees, which include babool, Himalayan poplar, palaash, neem and sheesham, were axed on Tuesday and Wednesday and sold to a contractor.
The new exercise aims a greater involvement of panchayats and planning at the micro-level on how the government’s money should be spent on welfare works.(HT file photo)
The new exercise aims a greater involvement of panchayats and planning at the micro-level on how the government’s money should be spent on welfare works.(HT file photo)

State officials to reach out to gram sabhas, panchayats over budget

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 12:57 AM IST
The officials of state departments handling matters related to subjects falling under the Panchayati Raj will meet representatives of all gram sabhas and panchayats, identify the works that need to be taken up and inform them in advance what funds they can expect under different heads.
The shocking incident took place in a village falling under Pipraich police station.(HT image)
The shocking incident took place in a village falling under Pipraich police station.(HT image)

Panchayat allows man to take away another’s wife

Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 12:45 AM IST
After hearing both the sides, the panchayat asked Umesh to give 71 sheep to Seema’s husband as compensation.
A 17-year-old boy in a village in Lohardaga district was on Friday made to marry a minor girl in the same village on the orders of the panchayat apparently because the two would talk to each other on phone for “long durations”.(Manoj Kumar/Hindustan Times)
A 17-year-old boy in a village in Lohardaga district was on Friday made to marry a minor girl in the same village on the orders of the panchayat apparently because the two would talk to each other on phone for “long durations”.(Manoj Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Panchayat arranges marriage of minors, CWC sends notice

Ranchi | By Manish Raj
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 12:54 PM IST
The boy, an intermediate student and a native of Simdega district, stays with his paternal uncle and aunt in the village. The minor girl (13) is a student of Class VIII.
The proportion of common land under panchayats is irrespective of the common land under Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG).
The proportion of common land under panchayats is irrespective of the common land under Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG).

Panchayat dept seeks speedy trial in 230 land-related cases

Gurugram | By Archana Mishra
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2019 03:43 AM IST
Asking for putting villages in possession of the land, a letter was issued by Wazeer Singh Goyat, director general, development and panchayats department to the Gurugram administration on April 18.
The Uttarakhand High Court in Nainital.
The Uttarakhand High Court in Nainital.

Uttarakhand HC bans fatwas after panchayat asks rape victim to leave village

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 07:45 AM IST
Fatwas violate “rights, dignity, status, honour” of individuals, says court.
The panchayat elections were held in the state in May amid clashes between rival party supporters.(PTI/File Photo)
The panchayat elections were held in the state in May amid clashes between rival party supporters.(PTI/File Photo)

Trinamool worker found dead in Bengal’s Jhargram district, blame game begins

Midnapore | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2018 11:17 PM IST
Chandan Sarangi’s murder is suspected to be linked to the violence related to the formation of rural body boards for electing panchayats heads in the state.
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(AFP/ File photo)

Sindhi panchayat bans pre-wedding video shoot To impose fine of Rs 10,000 on violators

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Ujjain | By Sandeep Vatsa
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2018 10:55 PM IST
A meeting of Akhil bhartiya Ladhi Lohana Sindhi Panchayat’s local unit was held on Sunday during which the decision to ban the pre-wedding video shoot was taken
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Fazilka panchayat gets national award for delivery of services

Hindustan Times, Patti Puran Singh (Fazilka) | By Sarbmeet Singh
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 11:29 PM IST
It is for the second year in a row that Fazilka district has won the award. Last year, Chak Janniser village had won.
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