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- n. A village council or local government in South Asia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as punchayet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a village council in India or southern Pakistan
(A panchayat is a five-person elected village council.)
The last time we had met the C.O., he released a measly sum of Rs. 2000 to each panchayat, which is not enough even for tea and snacks chai-nashta.
ALAPPUZHA: The Mannancherry grama panchayat, which is all set to be declared a village with no fallow land on Saturday, is in a festive mood what with delegates from several other panchayats and students from the Kerala Agricultural University coming down to witness the declaration.
Brinda Adige, daughter of an Air Force officer and wife of a businessman, entered Lakshman Rau Nagar two years ago with the traditional Indian mat of "panchayat," or local justice, when nobody else would address a flagrant case of wife-beating.
Rau Nagar two years ago with the traditional Indian mat of "panchayat," or local justice, when nobody else would address a flagrant case of wife-beating.
Bhiwani (Haryana): A community 'panchayat' on Sunday asked the family of a man, who it claims had married within the same gotra, to leave its village within a week and sell its property in three months.
Tankadhar's village falls under Lapanga gram panchayat which is surrounded by industrial units whose dependency on ground water has gone up in recent times.
Many of them now wield enough backdoor political clout to ignore pollution control rules, members of the 'panchayat' or local village assembly say.
Women members of local government bodies in Karnataka have sought 50 percent representation for them in the three-tier 'panchayat' (local council)
JHAJJAR - Haryana's Jhajjar district authorities Friday warned a village 'panchayat'
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