Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Topic: Panchayat

Hilarious, emotional, real — Amazon Prime has raised the bar with Panchayat 2

Jitendra Kumar, Neena Gupta and Raghubir Yadav team up to make Panchayat 2 an absolute treat to watch.

‘Poor security’, ‘bad conditions’: Why Panchayat members holed up in Srinagar hotels are angry

Modi’s scheduled to visit Jammu on 24 April — Panchayati Raj Diwas. But the panchayat representatives want more than ‘just announcements’ from the prime minister.

MP IAS officer, whose triple talaq book was burnt, now gets govt notice on ‘Kashmir Files’ tweets

Madhya Pradesh govt Thursday served show-cause notice to Niyaz Khan over tweets asking Vivek Agnihotri to make a film on killings of Muslims. Khan says he did nothing that violates law.

Odisha promulgates ordinance making jail term provision for those giving false information

The ordinance said a candidate who himself or through his proposer gives false information which he knows, or has reason to believe to be false will be punished with imprisonment.

Villagers don’t have a say in their development. This IAS officer-led group is changing that

Three basic principles — a low-or-no cost model, convergence, and people-participation — can speed up rural development in India.

Haryana passes bill giving 50% quota for women, right to recall members in panchayat bodies

With the enactment of the Bill, people will get the right to remove a sarpanch or members of panchayat samitis and zila parishads before their tenure if they fail to perform.

At 21, Parveen Kaur became Haryana’s youngest sarpanch, set up CCTV cameras & kids’ library

Earlier this month, Haryana CM tweeted in praise of Parveen Kaur, state’s youngest woman sarpanch, saying daughters of Haryana have incredible strength & determination to achieve their goals.

Modi govt has sent Rs 800 cr to J&K panchayats but no projects planned yet to spend it

The Rs 800 crore was released between March & August to ‘empower’ panchayats & sarpanchs in J&K. Now, another Rs 1,200 crore has been approved.

Why voters don’t turn up in larger numbers in Lok Sabha elections – all politics is local

Panchayat leaders make decisions that can have a direct and immediate impact on villagers.

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.