Several panches and sarpanches have been attacked and killed by militants during the past two months in the Union Territory
Third phase of Rajasthan panchayat polls to be held tomorrow; 10,865 candidates in fray for posts of sarpanch, 28,223 for panch
The third phase of Rajasthan panchayat polls to fill posts of sarpanch and panch in 49 Panchayat Samiti areas will be held on Wednesday
Amit Shah says officials holding posts of panch and sarpanch in Jammu and Kashmir to get security, insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh each
Panch and sarpanch in Jammu and Kashmir will get police security and an insurance coverage of Rs two lakh each
Abysmal women's representation in Lok Sabha election proof of failure to eliminate gender disparity from Rajasthan politics
Rajasthan must bring in more skilled and well-meaning women into public service and hand them actual power to work for change.
Telangana panchayat polls: Voting begins for first phase of elections; 55,000 security personnel deployed
Polling began at 7 am and will end at 1 pm even as counting will be taken up from 2 pm. Though 4,479 panchayats were scheduled to go the polls in the first phase, the election was declared unanimous in 769 panchayats, and elections to another nine were cancelled due to other reasons
Bhima Koregaon violence: Sarpanch, who signed fraudulent letter, doesn't rule out conspiracy behind 2018 clashes
The sarpanch of Bhima Koregaon did not deny the conspiracy behind the violence on 1 January, 2018, which many believe was a pre-planned attack on Dalit pilgrims by upper caste mobs. Sangita Kamble, the sarpanch, was responding to the question about the fraudulent letter typed on the village letterhead for the taluka police station of Shikrapur ahead of the occasion.
In the Punjab panchayat polls, as many as 13,276 sarpanches and 83,831 panches will be elected for 13,276 villages, an election official said. Around 1.27 crore voters will take part in the polling, he added.
Indians most likely to approach local representatives for issues related to public services, prefer political parties the least
To access public services or get official work done (for example, secure water connection, get a below-poverty-line card, manage admission to a hospital or a school), nearly 50 percent of 16,680 respondents across 22 Assembly constituencies in eight states, on average, picked elected representatives in panchayats or municipal wards.
J&K Panchayat Elections: Govt should postpone local polls; providing security for all contestants is impossible
While the govt would not want to give in to threats from militants, it would be possible to explain a postponement of Jammu and Kashmir Gram Panchayat polls without referring to the threats
A 54-year-old man in Nalanda district, Bihar was allegedly forced to spit and then lick his saliva off the ground as punishment for entering the the village sarpanch's (head) house without knocking
Jammu and Kashmir: 52-year-old PDP activist killed by militants in Shopian, colleagues lament 'deep void' created by his death
Years ago, when Mehbooba Mufti was struggling to build a strong alternative to National Conference in Kashmir, a portly man in his early 30s accompanied her to every part of Shopian, putting his own life on the line to help her build a connection with the people.
A day after a former sarpanch was killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian, a mob attacked his house and set it on fire. However, his family was rescued by the timely intervention of Kashmir police.
BJP chest-thumping over 'independent' Gram Panchayat elections premature; state poll panel debunks party's claims
The State Election Commission has debunked the claims of BJP being the number one party in the Phase I Gram Panchayat elections stating that these polls have no affiliation with BJP or any other political party
A former sarpanch was killed, allegedly by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district after they suspected him to be a police informer, police said on Tuesday.
What was on your bucket list when you were 16? It's likely that it never included making your locality open defecation-free.
The father of a sarpanch who had a mobile transmission tower inside his residential compound was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Sopore, Kashmir.
Suspected militants today shot dead a sarpanch in Sopore township of north Kashmir's Baramulla district.
Amnesty International on Friday condemned attacks by "armed groups" on civilians, following the killing of a sarpanch of a village in Jammu and Kashmir, and said it demonstrated contempt for fundamental principles of humanity.
In our hierarchical society where in a large measure we have failed to create the idea of a citizen, the devolution of all powers to a small number of people is dangerous and will not work.