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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He revealed the dairy brought out by the State Sarpanches Association and dairy and calendar of the Panchayati Raj Department Engineering Department here.
Several sarpanches in the valley have gone underground and many others have been threatening to pull out of local bodies in protest.
It maybe recalled that in a recent interview, the banned militant outfit United Jihad Council (UJC) supremo Syed Salahuddin had threatened to kill the Panches (members of village councils) and Sarpanches (headmen of village councils) if they did not resign.
THEJammu & Kashmir Police on Tuesday issued an advisory to panches and sarpanches in South Kashmir, directing them not to come out of their houses in evening hours.
Sarpanches of 29 villages are to be included into municipal limits.
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.
Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Balbir Punj urged the Government of India and the Government of Jammu and Kashmir to provide the necessary security to all the sarpanches who are being threatened by the Hizbul.
CONGRESS vice- president Rahul Gandhi was about to conclude his speech when one of the sarpanches, angry with the state government for making hollow promises to empower the panchayats, got up and interrupts the address.
I think Rahul Gandhi has expressed his concern and sarpanches have obviously talked to him about the issue of more power being delegated or being decentralised and given to sarpanches, which is what Congress Party's policy has consistently been.
The All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference ( AJKPC), which claims to represent 34,000 panches and sarpanches of the state, asked the central government to impose President's rule in the state.
The meeting assumed greater significance as it came a day after Rahul Gandhi openly hit out at the Omar Abdullah Government, saying sarpanches were given no power.
We will ask the people to go through our performance and give their verdict in next elections in 2014," Omar told panches and sarpanches on completing four years in office.