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Panchayati Raj

Odisha Promulgates Ordinance Making Provision Of Jail Term For False Info

Dec 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The ordinance said that any elected member of the three-tier panchayati raj institutions (PRI) will be disqualified if he/she has not furnished an affidavit containing particulars relating to his criminal antecedents, assets and liabilities and educational qualification at the time of filing of nomination.

Urgent Need To Review PESA Implementation To Ensure Basic Rights Of Tribals: Arjun Munda

Nov 18, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Munda, along with Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Giriraj Singh, inaugurated the national conference on PESA here. He said it was the "first time in 25 years" that the two ministries were holding a joint meeting on the implementation of the Act in tribal-dominated states.

Pakistani Woman Who Became Village Panchayat’s Interim Chief Arrested: Police

After the death of the elected panchayat pradhan, Bano Begum had become the interim panchayat head.

Villagers In Himachal Ditch Elections, Choose Pradhans Through Consensus

Jan 03, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Even BJP national President JP Nadda's native panchayat has chosen its representative through a consensus.

Pakistani Citizen Living In UP For 30 Years As Woman Village Head

After getting an Aadhaar card, 65-year-old Banu Begum got elected as a member of the village panchayat in 2015.

27 December, 2020

Gram Panchayat Elections: 2nd Phase Of Voting Underway In Karnataka


There are 1,05,431 candidates in the fray for 39,378 seats

23 October, 2019

J&K Sarpanch, Panch Leave Govt Lodging For Local Body Polls, NC Calls It 'Sham'

The panchayat members were being housed and guarded by the government due to security threat in the Valley.

29 June, 2019

The Politics Of Food

Getting the sarpanch to rally for the nutrition needs of a village may be the perfect way to push for reforms, but it’s not easy. A report from the ground and some takeaways.

23 September, 2017

NDA States Halt 50 Per Cent Seat Reservation For Women In Panchayat Elections

Outlook Web Bureau

Apart from the 20 states that do have laws to reserve half of the seats in rural local bodies for women, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Goa and Jammu and Kashmir, all BJP-ruled are yet to follow suit.

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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