Sarpanches

  • Maoists trigger landmine blasts, close shave for policemen June 6, 2014

    A group of police personnel had a close shave today as Maoists triggered two landmine blasts in the insurgency-hit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. The rebels exploded landmine near Sarpanch Para village under Awapalli police station limits when the security personnel were walking on foot while patrolling the region, a senior police...
  • J&K: 25 sarpanches resign after spate of attacks April 23, 2014

    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 April 22, 2014

    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 April 18, 2014

    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 National Conference...
  • 28-year-old woman sarpanch from Odisha only Indian to attend leadership event in US January 31, 2014

    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 she...
  • One arrested for allegedly killing BJP woman sarpanch, relatives over 'poll rivalry' January 20, 2014

    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 Task...
  • Sarpanch disrupts Rahul's Jammu rally, complains about Omar government November 6, 2013

    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 September 6, 2013

    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 Police...
  • J&K: Sarpanch shot at in a village in Sopore July 26, 2013

    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 has...
  • J&K: Man kills 4-year-old daughter to get government compensation June 30, 2013

    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 April 9, 2013

    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 far...
  • J&K: Another sarpanch shot dead in Pulwama April 8, 2013

    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 with...
  • Odisha: Maoists kill sarpanch in Malkangiri district April 3, 2013

    Malkangiri: A village head was killed by Maoists in Odisha's Malkangiri district on the suspicion of being a police informer, police said on Wednesday. A group of about 25 ultras struck at the house of Bhagban Krisani, sarpanch of Kurmanur panchayat, late Tuesday night and asked him to accompany them,...
  • Kashmir: Deputy sarpanch lied about being shot, says Police March 30, 2013

    Srinagar: In an interesting twist to a local sarpanch's allegations that separatist gunmen had shot him, police sources on Friday said he had lied about being shot. Noor Muhammad, a deputy sarpanch (village head) in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, Wednesday alleged that he was shot at in a local mosque, injuring...
  • Kashmir: Deputy sarpanch shot at by suspected militant March 27, 2013

    Srinagar: A deputy sarpanch was allegedly shot at and injured by militants in north Kashmir Kupwara district on Wednesday. Noor Mohammad Khan is in a stable condition. Police said Khan stated that he was shot at by militants inside the compound of his local mosque in the wee hours on Wednesday...
  • 17 panchs, sarpanchs have quit in J&K: Government February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Altogether 17 panchs and sarpanchs have tendered their resignation in Jammu and Kashmir till last month, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said as per information received from the state government, till January 31, following the recent killing of a sarpanch...
  • J&K sarpanch death: State govt hints at political rivalry February 26, 2013

    Srinagar: Two days after a sarpanch was shot dead in the Kashmir Valley, the state government has now said that it could have been the result of political rivalry. MOS for Home Sajjad Kichloo said that the government was examining if internal rivalry between panchayati members could have led to killing...
  • Murdered sarpanch was allotted two guards, inquiry ordered: Kichloo February 25, 2013

    A sarpanch from Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district became the fifth victim of suspected militants when he was shot dead on Sunday. Minister of State for Home Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo said, "The sarpanch had been alotted two personal security officers and an inquiry has been ordered as to where they...
  • J&K: Omar Abdullah govt has failed to provide us security, say sarpanchs February 25, 2013

    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 February 24, 2013

    Suspected militants have murdered the elected village official in Baramulla. Javid Wani was shot at by militant at Kalantra and later died. He is the fifth sarpanch to be murdered by the militants. ...
  • Sarpanch shot dead by suspected terrorists in J&K February 24, 2013

    Srinagar: Suspected militants on Sunday night gunned down a sarpanch affiliated to ruling National Conference in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. Javed Ahmed Wani was shot at and critically injured by the suspected militants inside his house in Kreeri area of Baramulla at around 7.40 pm, they...
  • Omar meets PM, seeks security, fund for sarpanches February 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought assistance in providing security and honorarium to newly-elected Panches and sarpanches so that Panchayati raj institutions are further strengthened. The 42-year-old Chief Minister also met UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Union Home...
  • J&K: 20 panchayat members resign citing threat to life January 13, 2013

    Srinagar: In the wake of the fresh militant attacks on Panchayat members in Jammu and Kashmir, around 20 panches and sarpanches of the Baramulla district on Sunday tendered their resignations here citing "threats to their lives". The panches and sarpanches from Hardshiva A and B and Yemberzalwari halqas of Sopore...
  • J&K: Woman panchayat member wounded in militant attack January 13, 2013

    Srinagar: Suspected militants on Sunday shot at and injured a woman panchayat member in Sopore area in Baramulla district of North Kashmir. Militants shot Zoona, wife of Mohammad Ramzan, in the neck at her house at Hardshiva Sopore, some 52 km from Srinagar, police said. The woman panchayat member was taken...
  • J&K: Another sarpanch attacked, Omar calls security meet January 13, 2013

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has called for a security meet in the wake of yet another attack on a sarpanch in Kashmir - third in the series of latest attacks in 2013 on panchayat representatives by suspected militants. On Saturday, the sarpanch was injured and admitted...
  • J&K: Sarpanch shot dead by suspected terrorists January 11, 2013

    Srinagar: A sarpanch in Sopore area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir as fired at by suspected militants on Friday. The sarpanch, who was critically injured, was admitted to a hospital in Sopore where he later succumbed to his injuries. The militants barged into the compound of the residential house...
  • Haryana: 12-year-old girl raped by her neighbour November 24, 2012

    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 the...
  • J&K: Resignation threat by 1,100 sarpanchs a hoax? November 10, 2012

    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 murder...
  • J&K: Sarpanchs receive fresh threats from Hizbul November 3, 2012

    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 quit...
  • J&K: Three terrorists arrested for threatening sarpanchs October 23, 2012

    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 themselves...