Sarpanches

  • J&K: 25 sarpanches resign after spate of attacks 23-04-2014 09:12 AM

    Anantnag: At least 25 sarpanches in South Kashmir have resigned publicly after some sarpanches in Jammu and Kashmir were recently subjected to a spate of attacks. Two sarpanches have been killed in under a week and a number of sarpanches in the Pulwama district were hauled up in police stations...
  • J&K: Mehbooba Mufti blames Omar government for sarpanch killings 22-04-2014 03:45 PM

    PDP's Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said that the Omar government was spreading terror in PDP strongholds ahead of the elections. ...
  • Sarpanch gunned down by terrorists in J&K ahead of phase 3 of polls 18-04-2014 08:47 AM

    Srinagar: In yet another attack on village heads in Jammu & Kashmir, a Sarpanch has been shot dead by suspected terrorists late on Thursday night. The slain Sarpanch has been identified as 45-year-old Mohammad Amin Pandit. In the past his father too was targeted by the terrorists. While the ruling...
  • 28-year-old woman sarpanch from Odisha only Indian to attend leadership event in US 31-01-2014 01:55 PM

    Cheers and applause erupted in a small Odisha village as the news arrived that its woman sarpanch will participate in a three-week international leadership programme in the US next month. Arati Devi, 28, perhaps the country's youngest sarpanch, was delighted when the US consulate general in Hyderabad told her that...
  • One arrested for allegedly killing BJP woman sarpanch, relatives over 'poll rivalry' 20-01-2014 08:40 AM

    A woman BJP Sarpanch from Madhya Pradesh, along with her husband, her son and nephew, was on Sunday shot dead by some unidentified persons in neighbouring Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, allegedly over a poll rivalry, police said. A man has been arrested over the killings in Jhansi, officials said.The Special...
  • Sarpanch disrupts Rahul's Jammu rally, complains about Omar government 06-11-2013 01:53 PM

    Jammu: A sarpanch on Wednesday disrupted Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's rally in Jammu and complained about the Omar Abdullah government. Sarpanch Parikshit Singh blamed the Omar government for not empowering panchayat representatives and of not providing adequate security to sarpanches who have been the target of terror attacks in...
  • Ex-deputy sarpanch killed by Naxals in Bastar 06-09-2013 01:09 PM

    Naxals on Friday allegedly killed a former deputy sarpanch, suspecting him to be a police informer, in Maoist-affected Bastar district of southern Chhattisgarh, police said. Sohan Mandavi (28), the ex-deputy sarpanch of Burgum village under Kodenar police station limits, was killed in the forests near the village, Bastar Superintendent of...
  • J&K: Sarpanch shot at in a village in Sopore 26-07-2013 03:37 PM

    Srinagar: A sarpanch was shot at in a village in Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. Sarpanch Khazir Mohammed Parray was fired upon while coming out of a mosque. He has been taken to a hospital in Srinagar and police sources say he's in a critical condition. The sarpanch...
  • J&K: Man kills 4-year-old daughter to get government compensation 30-06-2013 09:48 AM

    Srinagar: In a shocking incident in Kashmir, a man allegedly choked and slit the throat of his 4-year-old daughter, in order to get government compensation. The accused Altaf Ahmad from Rafiabad has been arrested. Police are saying his main motive was to claim she was killed by militants and seek...
  • J&K: Another sarpanch shot dead by suspected terrorists 09-04-2013 09:15 AM

    Pulwama: Another sarpanch has been killed by suspected terrorists in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. 45-year-old Ghulam Mohammad Lone was shot by the militants inside his residence at Kulpora village. Lone, who was associated with the ruling National Conference, died on the spot. No terrorist outfit has so...
  • J&K: Another sarpanch shot dead in Pulwama 08-04-2013 11:11 PM

    Srinagar: Suspected militants on Monday night gunned down a sarpanch affiliated to the ruling National Conference (NC) in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said. Ghulam Mohammad Lone, 45, was shot by the militants inside his residence at Kulpora village, 35 km from Srinagar, they said. Lone, who was associated...
  • Murdered sarpanch was allotted two guards, inquiry ordered: Kichloo 25-02-2013 07:39 PM

    A sarpanch from Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district became the fifth victim of suspected militants when he was shot dead on Sunday. ...
  • J&K: Omar Abdullah govt has failed to provide us security, say sarpanchs 25-02-2013 10:48 AM

    Yet another sarpanch was shot dead in Baramulla on Sunday evening. He is the 5th sarpanch to be murdered by the militants. ...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Suspected militants kill yet another panchayat member 24-02-2013 11:40 PM

    Javid Wani was shot at by militant at Kalantra and later died. He is the fifth sarpanch to be murdered by the militants. ...
  • Haryana: 12-year-old girl raped by her neighbour 24-11-2012 09:50 PM

    Rewari: A 12-year-old girl has allegedly been raped by her neighbour in Bawal area of the district. The rape took place on November 14 but came to light on Friday as the minor girl and her father were allegedly kept in confinement by a village sarpanch, police said. Neighbour of...
  • J&K: Resignation threat by 1,100 sarpanchs a hoax? 10-11-2012 03:49 PM

    Srinagar: There have been rumours in Jammu and Kashmir that over 1,000 sarpanchs have resigned. However, CNN-IBN reports that the number is as low as 50, but the reason for their resignation still remains a significant issue. Sarpanchs and panchs in Kashmir offering to resign following terror threats and the...
  • J&K: Sarpanchs receive fresh threats from Hizbul 03-11-2012 03:54 PM

    New Delhi: Village heads in Jammu and Kashmir have put the state government on a 24-hour-deadline to provide them with special security after Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salah-ud-Din issued a fresh threat against them on Friday. The dreaded militant allegedly said that village heads will be attacked if they didn't...
  • J&K: Three terrorists arrested for threatening sarpanchs 23-10-2012 10:12 AM

    Srinagar: Three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists have been arrested from Kulgam in Kashmir for allegedly threatening village sarpanchs. They were being questioned for further role in spreading panic among sarpanchs in south Kashmir. Kashmir saw a flurry of protests by sarpanchs in September 2012. The sarpanchs demanded gun licenses to protect...
  • Sarpanch who slapped woman arrested, released 06-12-2011 07:07 PM

    Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal sarpanch who slapped a lady teacher was arrested on Tuesday, but was out on bail shortly after that on a bond of Rs 50,000. Teachers refuse to relent until satisfactory action is taken. Angry teachers took to streets after Varinder Kaur, a teacher from Gidderbaha,...