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Gram Panchayat
West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.20

Trinamul faces defiance in Nandigram

Mansura Begum, former chief of Kendamari-Jaalpai panchayat in Nandigram, was re-elected panchayat pradhan on Tuesday, embarrassing Trinamul that had nominated panchayat member Sakina Khatun instead. ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Nandigram(Bengal)

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.20

Coal mine meeting with panchayat members

Bengal state government officials held a meeting with representatives of four gram panchayats in Birbhum’s Mohammedbazar on Wednesday to prepare for a survey that would be carried out among land...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

India  /  Published 12.09.20

Elders 'court' rules 'divorce'

A “court” of village elders in Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra district has allegedly made a man wash vermilion from the forehead of his wife and pronounced the couple “divorced&rdqu...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

West Bengal  /  Published 27.08.20

‘Caste bias’ stalls resettlement

Members of five Scheduled Caste families whose homes were either washed away or face threat from the swirling waters of the Hooghly in Nadia couldn’t settle on the land allotted by the local pan...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Chakdah

West Bengal  /  Published 06.07.20

3-hour hurry for Amphan aid list undid us: Panchayats

Panchayat officials in East Midnapore's Nandigram-I and II held the three hours given to them to draw up the list of beneficiaries and laxity of block officials to verify names responsible for mas...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Nandigram(Bengal)

West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.19

Trinamul leader lynched in East Midnapore’s Moyna

A former Trinamul gram panchayat member was beaten to death in broad daylight on Monday in East Midnapore’s Moyna, with the party blaming BJP workers for the murder.Basudeb Mandal’s killing was th...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

West Bengal  /  Published 01.06.19

Gram panchayat members switch sides on Arjun's turf

Twenty-three members of a gram panchayat in Barrackpore, BJP MP Arjun Singh’s turf, switched to the BJP from Trinamul on Saturday.The change at Kowgachi-1 panchayat assumed significance as it came o...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kanchrapara

India  /  Published 02.04.20

Coronavirus shadow hangs on Uddhav election

Uddhav Thackeray, who took oath as Maharashtra chief minister in November last year, has to get elected to either House of the state legislature by the end of May to remain in office.According to Arti...
By PTI in Mumbai

West Bengal  /  Published 12.01.20

Panchayat takes bull by the horns

The Bighati gram panchayat in Hooghly’s Singur block dipped into Rs 3,000 of its own development funds this week to tackle an unlikely problem.Panchayat officials said on Sunday that they were force...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Singur(Hooghly)

Opinion  /  Published 15.12.18

When democracy devours a democratic institution

Modernity, a cynical philosopher could argue with reason, is a rather mischievous phenomenon. The modern sensibility is peculiar in the sense that while pledging its commitment to the principles of fr...
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