India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 20, 2014
As people in the flood-affected areas are heaving a sigh of relief following receding water in Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts of Odisha, several incidents of bravery and survival have come to light.
India | Siddharth Ranjan Das | Friday August 15, 2014
If it is a "tribute to Indian democracy that a person from a poor family" could address the nation today from the ramparts of the Red Fort, in Puravas Kalan village of Madhya Pradesh, 34-year-old Badami Devi breached an equally formidable bastion.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 5, 2014
A woman sarpanch from Vasai tehsil district was arrested on Saturday by the anti-corruption bureau on the charge of accepting bribe through a bearer cheque.
Offbeat | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 3, 2014
A newly elected woman deputy sarpanch owes her position to a housefly which descended and sat on a chit that contained her name among other two contestants in a gram panchayat poll in the district.
India | Sonal Mehrotra | Friday April 25, 2014
Ghoonghat (veil) is a symbol of male dominance, and female subservience, more so in the Jat-dominated Haryana. But Neelam, the 31-year-old feisty sarpanch of Chappar village in Jind district, has been waging a determined and relentless battle to end ...
Election 2014 | Reported by Nazir Masoodi (With inputs from PTI) | Wednesday April 23, 2014
A day before the polling, fear looms large in parts of south Kashmir's Anantnag constituency. Dozens of panchayat members have announced their resignation following the killing of a Sarpanch, or village head, and his son in Tral area of south Kashmir...
Election 2014 | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday April 22, 2014
Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has cancelled his campaign rally in a town in Jammu and Kashmir where a sarpanch, or village head, was killed last night.
India | Amit Chaturvedi (With inputs from PTI) | Monday April 21, 2014
Suspected militants today killed a sarpanch and his son in south Kashmir's Tral area. According to the police, a few men barged into the house of Congress' sarpanch Ghulam Nabi Mir and started firing indiscriminately.
Election 2014 | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday April 18, 2014
The opposition PDP in Jammu and Kashmir has blamed union minister Farooq Abdullah for the killing of a sarpanch, or village head, by militants on Thursday.
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday October 25, 2013
A Sarpanch, or village head, was shot dead by Maoists in the southern Odisha district of Malkangiri on Thursday night.
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 8, 2013
Twelve villages in the strife-torn Palnadu area of Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district go to polls today to elect a sarpanch for their separate districts.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday July 26, 2013
A sarpanch was critically injured on Friday in a suspected militant attack in Sopore township of north Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said.
South | Uma Sudhir | Thursday July 18, 2013
Mahalakshmi admits she 'won' the sarpanch post by paying Rs 8,25,000 in Shyvalyapuram gram panchayat in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh.
India | Edited by Mala Das | Monday April 8, 2013
A sarpanch (village head) was today killed by suspected militants in Pulwama district in south Kashmir.
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 27, 2013
Noor Mohammad Khan (50), deputy sarpanch from Bongamin Kupwara, reported at a police station in Kupwara after he was shot this morning, a police spokesman said.
India | Edited by Sindhu Manjesh (with PTI inputs) | Monday February 25, 2013
Suspected militants have shot a sarpanch dead in Kalantra village in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district. Police say Javid Ahmad Wani, affiliated to the National Conference, was fired at by gunmen outside his home last evening.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 24, 2013
Suspected militants gunned down a sarpanch affiliated to ruling National Conference in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir tonight, officials said.
India | Reported by Nazir Masoodi; edited by Mala Das | Sunday January 13, 2013
A day after a woman sarpanch was shot and critically injured by militants, 22 panchayat members in the Baramulla district in north Jammu and Kashmir have resigned, citing "threats to their lives".
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday January 13, 2013
In the second incident in as many days, suspected militants today shot at and injured a woman panchayat member in Sopore area in Baramulla district of north Kashmir.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday January 11, 2013
Suspected militants today fired at and killed a sarpanch in Sopore area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir.