sarpanch


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sarpanch

(səˈpʌntʃ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the head of a panchayat
[Urdu, from sar head + Sanskrit panch five; see Panchayat]
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Those contesting sarpanch elections will have to be Class 8 pass and in Scheduled areas, the eligibility has been fixed at Class 5 pass.
18 ( ANI ): Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Friday held National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah responsible for murder of a village sarpanch by militants.
Summary: Unidentified gunmen killed ruling National Conference sarpanch, Ghulam Mohammad Lone, district Pulwama district, 55 km south of Srinagar late on Monday evening.
A Sarpanch of the so-called Punchyat and a policeman disgraced and attempted to rape an 11th class girl student in Uri town of Baramulla district, Kashmir Media Service reported.
IN a shocking incident on the lines of khap panchayats in North India, the sarpanch of a village in central Gujarat's Chhota Udepur district near Vadodara meted out tyrannical punishment to a lover couple in front of the entire population to " protect the prestige of the village".
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir), April 18 ( ANI ): Suspected militants killed a sarpanch in Kashmir,once again triggering fear among grass-root level representatives.
A day after the killing of a sarpanch in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, six panches and sarpanches resigned from their posts on Monday over terrorists' threat.
ABDUL Qayoom, a sarpanch of a village in Kupwara district, has approached the High Court against Jammu and Kashmir Police, and the Army, for allegedly intimidating, harassing and taking him in illegal custody.
On Monday night, suspected militants shot dead Ghulam Nabi Mir -- a sarpanch who was affiliated with the Congress -- and his son Firdous Ahmad in South Kashmir's Pulwama district.
Srinagar, April 9 ( ANI ): Suspected militants reportedly killed a Sarpanch of the ruling National Conference (NC) party in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama District late on Monday night.
PDP president Mehbooba Mufti has blamed Farooq Abdullah's 'provocative' utterances against the PDP as the trigger for the murder of a sarpanch affiliated to her party.
25 ( ANI ): Congress leader Gulchain Singh Charak on Monday blamed the killing of a sarpanch in the Kashmir Valley on the partial implementation of the Panchayat Raj Act in the state with no strong powers to the village council heads for public dispensation.