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Zika scare: Andhra to spread awareness about mosquito bites, set up helpdesks at airports
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Zika scare: Andhra to spread awareness about mosquito bites, set up helpdesks at airports

Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas directed officials to spread awareness about Zika and the menace of the mosquito bites, especially during day time.

Toilet no bar! Bihar scraps compulsory loo clause for local bodies poll candidate
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Toilet no bar! Bihar scraps compulsory loo clause for local bodies poll candidate

Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, who had made a request to the state government for waiver of the clause, expressed happiness over the cabinet decision.

Maharashtra panchayat polls: Congress wins race with 105 wards; NCP, Shiv Sena runners up
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Maharashtra panchayat polls: Congress wins race with 105 wards; NCP, Shiv Sena runners up

Congress registered an impressive performance, leading the seat tally by winning in 105 wards in the municipal council and nagar panchayat polls and bypolls for 345 wards held across Maharashtra.

Minimum education criteria would bar 50% from contesting panchayat elections: Supreme Court
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Minimum education criteria would bar 50% from contesting panchayat elections: Supreme Court

Fixation of minimum educational qualifications to contest panchayat elections would "straightaway" debar fifty per cent Indians, the Supreme Court in Monday said while seeking Haryana government's opinion on it.

SC stays Haryana law on educational bar for panchayat elections
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SC stays Haryana law on educational bar for panchayat elections

the Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the state law providing that a candidate aspiring to contest the panchayat elections should have cleared the class 10 examination.

After UP couple's home sex video goes viral, panchayat banishes them from village
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After UP couple's home sex video goes viral, panchayat banishes them from village

All hell broke loose in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district after a home sex video went viral on social media. but that's not all, the village panchayat, furious at their loss of face in the community has also banned the couple from living in the village and has banished them.

Khap diktat on Miss Tanakpur director: Community leaders say it creates wrong impression
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Khap diktat on Miss Tanakpur director: Community leaders say it creates wrong impression

Community leaders in Haryana have said that the diktat by Ahlawat Khap of Muzaffarnagar against the director of Miss Tanakpur Hazir Ho is not democratic.

Centre to discuss National Optical Fibre Project with states on Friday
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Centre to discuss National Optical Fibre Project with states on Friday

The Centre will discuss with the states on May 29 the national optical fibre project as it seeks to provide broadband connectivity to all panchayats.

Bihar: Panchayat demands Rs 50,000 from couple as 'tax' for inter-caste marriage
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Bihar: Panchayat demands Rs 50,000 from couple as 'tax' for inter-caste marriage

A young couple have been allegedly ordered by a panchayat in Bihar's Katihar district to pay Rs 50,000 as 'tax' for their inter-caste marriage and even been threatened if they failed to do so.

Panchayat group in Vadodara wants to join AAP: Here's why Kejriwal shouldn't take them in
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Panchayat group in Vadodara wants to join AAP: Here's why Kejriwal shouldn't take them in

The AAP could be guided by the fact that the intent of a ruling group to migrate to AAP has come from a local body in Gujarat and especially from within the Lok Sabha constituency from where Narendra Modi won.

Take Rs 31,000 and forget the rape, Bihar panchayat tells victim
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Take Rs 31,000 and forget the rape, Bihar panchayat tells victim

According to police, the incident occurred last week when the victim was going to answer nature's call. The accused abducted her and raped her for two days.

Audit finds Rs 1.28 cr sanctioned for Maoist-hit block embezzled in Odisha
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Audit finds Rs 1.28 cr sanctioned for Maoist-hit block embezzled in Odisha

According to the audit reports submitted recently, the Narayanpatna block received the sum of Rs 1.28 crore during 2011-12 and 2012-13 for execution of development and poverty-alleviation projects.

Bihar panchayat's solution to 'girls going astray': Ban jeans, mobile phones
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Bihar panchayat's solution to 'girls going astray': Ban jeans, mobile phones

A village panchayat in Bihar's Gopalganj district has, in a diktat, banned girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones as these increase the chance of the girls "going astray".

Project to get Broadband for all panchayats by 2016 doomed to fail: TRAI chief
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Project to get Broadband for all panchayats by 2016 doomed to fail: TRAI chief

As government targets to expand broadband connectivity to all 2.5 lakh panchayats of the country by 2016, telecom regulator TRAI chief Rahul Khullar today termed it as a very "ambitious" target."

Govt says special steps taken for expanding Panchayati Raj institutes
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Govt says special steps taken for expanding Panchayati Raj institutes

Government has taken a special initiative for expanding the outreach and enhancing the quality of training for Panchayati Raj Institutes, Lok Sabha was informed on day.

Jaitley adopts Karnali group panchayat villages in Gujarat
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Jaitley adopts Karnali group panchayat villages in Gujarat

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has decided to adopt Karnali group panchayat villages in Gujarat's Vadodara district as part of the 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna', a senior official has said.

Take Rs 50,000 for abortion: Panchayat in Bihar tells raped girl
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Take Rs 50,000 for abortion: Panchayat in Bihar tells raped girl

A panchayat in Bihar has ordered a girl, who was raped by four brothers and is now seven months pregnant, to take Rs 50,000 and undergo an abortion.

45-year-old woman stripped and paraded naked on a donkey in Jaipur village
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45-year-old woman stripped and paraded naked on a donkey in Jaipur village

A kangaroo court in Jaipur's Rajsamand district decided to blacken the face of a 45-year-old woman and parade her naked on a donkey as punishment.

National optic fibre network will lead to e-commerce explosion: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Economy

National optic fibre network will lead to e-commerce explosion: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The ambitious project worth around Rs 35,000 crore aims to provide high-speed broadband connectivity to 2.50 lakh gram panchayats in India by March 2017.<br />

Jharkhand: Minor Dalit girl raped on orders of Panchayat
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Jharkhand: Minor Dalit girl raped on orders of Panchayat

In a horrific incident, a Panchayat in Bokaro is alleged to have ordered the rape of a 14-year-old Dalit girl.