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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Tenders are invited for Secretary / sarpanch gram panchayat vidul tq.
06 (ANI): Naxalites on Saturday killed a sarpanch here over the suspicion of being an informer of police.
Those contesting sarpanch elections will have to be Class 8 pass and in Scheduled areas, the eligibility has been fixed at Class 5 pass.
Summary: Unidentified gunmen killed ruling National Conference sarpanch, Ghulam Mohammad Lone, district Pulwama district, 55 km south of Srinagar late on Monday evening.
He was the leader of the anti-corruption crusade in the panchayat that resulted in the sarpanch getting arrested.
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.
New Delhi, March 28 -- A jeans-clad smart female Sarpanch from India created quite a stir at the 11th Info-Poverty World Conference held at the United Nations.
21 (ANI): The Bihar Police arrested three people in connection with the Nalanda incident, where a man was made to spit and lick as punishment by the Sarpanch.
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".
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.
I condemn killing of ex sarpanch Mohammad Ramazan and burning of his house.