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Nepali villagers return to homes after river gets unblocked
World

Nepali villagers return to homes after river gets unblocked

Thousands of villagers in northwestern Nepal were able to return to their homes on Monday after a mountain river swept away debris from a landslide that had blocked it, allowing waters to flow normally again.

Tensions rise in Nepal after 'weak' response by officials to deadly earthquake
World

Tensions rise in Nepal after 'weak' response by officials to deadly earthquake

Nepali officials conceded they had made mistakes in their initial response to a massive earthquake that has killed more than 4,700 people, as survivors stranded in remote villages and towns waited for aid and relief to arrive on Wednesday.

Rescuers struggle to reach many in Nepal quake, fear the worst
World

Rescuers struggle to reach many in Nepal quake, fear the worst

The death toll from Nepal's earthquake soared past 3,300 on Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.

Maharashtra govt to appoint cleanliness ambassadors in every village
India

Maharashtra govt to appoint cleanliness ambassadors in every village

Maharashtra government has decided to appoint 'swacchata doots' ot cleanliness ambassadors in every village to help achieve the target of building 56 lakh toilets across the state over the next five years.

Haryana govt to launch new scheme for 24/7 power in villages
India

Haryana govt to launch new scheme for 24/7 power in villages

Haryana has decided to launch a new scheme, 'Hamara Gaam-Jagmag Gaam', under which 24-hour electricity would be ensured in villages.

Arsenic-affected village now selling packaged drinking water
India

Arsenic-affected village now selling packaged drinking water

Once forced to drink arsenic-contaminated ground water, residents of a remote hamlet in West Bengal near Indo-Bangla border are now purifying water from ponds and selling packaged safe drinking water.

Banking for the poor: RBI submits despite doubts on Modi’s Jan Dhan scheme
Business

Banking for the poor: RBI submits despite doubts on Modi’s Jan Dhan scheme

RBI pre-poned the roadmap for banks to complete financial inclusion in villages across the country with population above 2000 to 14 August, 2015.

Muzaffarnagar riot victims refuse to return to villages
India

Muzaffarnagar riot victims refuse to return to villages

More than 180 families, which were displaced in last year's riots, have refused to return to their villages in neighbouring Shamli district.

Copy cat Modi? Mulayam says he adopted villages, constructed toilets first
Politics

Copy cat Modi? Mulayam says he adopted villages, constructed toilets first

"He (Modi) is talking about adopting villages. I have adopted villages in 1990. The Prime Minister is copying me. I have done all this. I have initiated construction of toilets in 1990," Mulayam said while addressing a function.

Odisha floods death toll climbs to 46, over two lakh still stranded
India

Odisha floods death toll climbs to 46, over two lakh still stranded

Though the flood situation in Odisha substantially improved in the Mahanadi river system, the death toll mounted to 46.

Thane: 50 villages cut-off, two bridges submerged due to rains
Mumbai

Thane: 50 villages cut-off, two bridges submerged due to rains

Nearly 50 villages in the district have been cut-off from the tehsil headquarters and two bridges remained submerged as heavy rains continued to lash Thane.

Miles to go before rural India can be improved: Arun Jaitley
India

Miles to go before rural India can be improved: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the country has "miles to go" to improve investment flows into farm sector, rural infrastructure and housing in villages.

Uttarakhand floods: All pilgrims rescued from Badrinath, villages still to get relief
India

Uttarakhand floods: All pilgrims rescued from Badrinath, villages still to get relief

Officials said taking relief material to remote villages is a major problem due to poor connectivity.

Drought-hit Maha villages at serious risk of food scarcity
Economy

Drought-hit Maha villages at serious risk of food scarcity

Millions of people from mainly farming communities across 15 districts are facing severe shortages of drinking water, and are unable to grow crops and provide fodder for their livestock,

Cash transfers: Govt's banking push is a long, patient game
Economy

Cash transfers: Govt's banking push is a long, patient game

Banks are currently losing money in most of their rural operations, hit by highs costs, poor connectivity and low savings in areas where average per capita income is around Rs 16,000, compared with Rs 44,000 in urban areas.

19,000 Mobile Towers To Connect All Villages
Biztech

19,000 Mobile Towers To Connect All Villages

BSNL will also procure 93 million GSM lines so that people in all villages in the country having a population of more than 1,000 can avail of mobile phone services.

BPL Technology To Provide Internet Access To Rural India
Biztech

BPL Technology To Provide Internet Access To Rural India

Corinex's BPL technology will provide Indian villages access to multiple forms of communication including the World Wide Web and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

Intel And IL&FS To Transform 650000 Villages Through IT
Biztech

Intel And IL&FS To Transform 650000 Villages Through IT

Intel has signed an MoU with IL&FS, to take PC accessibility and education to rural India.