Maharashtra poll watchdog orders probe into auctioning of sarpanch posts

Madan said if there is only one candidate left after the deadline for withdrawal of nomination papers during local body polls, he is declared uncontested winner.

published on : 5th January 2021

Orissa High Court seeks clarification on Collector power to sarpanchs amid COVID-19 battle

The petitioners’ counsel pointed out that most of the migrant workers had returned and the quarantine centres have been closed down.

published on : 18th November 2020

Covid-19: Odisha sarpanch shows the way by managing medical centres, educating villagers

After managing 3 temporary medical centres, Madhuchhanda Bhanja is educating villagers on ways to protect themselves from the virus.

published on : 24th October 2020

Sarpanch of Salebhata panchayat of Odisha arrested for misuse of power

The sarpanch had ordered the demolition exercising the powers of Collector that she has been vested with for fighting Covid pandemic.

published on : 17th August 2020

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik seeks sarpanchs’ help for defeating coronavirus

Setting up temporary medical camps for lakhs of migrant returnees to Ganjam was possible only because of the efforts and cooperation of the sarpanchs, he said.

published on : 11th August 2020

Madhya Pradesh sarpanch seeks mercy killing after alleging harrassment by minister Meena Singh

However, cabinet minister Meena Singh denied the allegations against her saying that she has asked officials concered to look into the matter.

published on : 9th August 2020

BJP Sarpanch Sajad Ahmed Khandey shot dead by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam

Police sources said the militants fired at BJP Sarpanch Sajad Ahmad Khanday from close range, near his residence at Vessu, Qaizgund in south Kashmir's Kulgam district, today morning.

published on : 6th August 2020

Dalit sarpanch in Telangana's Khammam district struggles to get a Vaikunta Dhamam built

The works were nearing completion and the officials were about to lay the roof of the Vaikunta Dhamam, when a few persons obstructed the construction, claiming that the land belonged to them.

published on : 3rd August 2020

Tension in Telangana's Utnoor after two rival groups clash

Death of former sarpanch’s husband triggers violence, followers set fire to 4 houses, a car and 3 bikes; cops take 7 persons into custody

published on : 29th July 2020

Sarpanch faces villagers’ ire over disposal of temporary medical centre waste

Sources said on Thursday, some villagers led by one Rabindra Lenka, raised objection to dumping of polythene and other waste generated from the TMC in the open.

published on : 13th June 2020

Sarpanch among 146 infected

11 staff including 2 docs of PRM MCH sent to home isolation after contacting a patient  

published on : 10th June 2020

Killing of sarpanch in Jammu and Kashmir attempt to disrupt grassroots political structure: Karan Singh

Ajay Pandita, a Kashmiri pandit sarpanch of the Larkipora area in Anantnag district and a member of the Congress, was shot dead by militants in his native village.

published on : 9th June 2020

Sarpanch holds scribe hostage for reporting ‘facts’ in Odisha  

The journalist published reports in his newspaper of how the sarpanch in quarantine was provided food and clothes by his family every day in violation of COVID-19 guidelines.

published on : 24th May 2020

With Collector power, can sarpanchs fight disaster?

More importantly, under Section 51 of the Disaster Management Act, they would have powers of enforcement as well as punitive authority.

published on : 22nd April 2020

Tribal sarpanch in Telangana's Adilabad goes all out by spraying disinfectant

The villagers have passed a resolution banning liquor and meat and have also set up barricades around the village to prevent outsiders from entering it.

published on : 22nd April 2020
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