Friday, 27 May, 2022

Topic: Sarpanch

Badminton court, parks, CCTV — how professor-turned-sarpanch transformed Haryana village in 5 yrs

Khurdban sarpanch Yuvraj Singh, 32, believes his education gives him the confidence to express demands to authorities, and to keep villagers informed about govt schemes.

A Pakistani national became panchayat head in UP. Then she was arrested over ‘land dispute’

Bano Begum was born in India, lived here all her life except eight years in Pakistan where her family was forced to take citizenship. She has voter ID, ration card & Aadhaar.

Fourth phase of district council polls underway in Jammu and Kashmir

Polling is taking place for 34 seats. A total of 138 candidates from Kashmir division and 111 candidates from Jammu are contesting in the fourth of the eight-phase DDC polls.

Terrorists shoot and kill BJP sarpanch in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district

The shooting of Sajad Ahmad Khanday comes less than 48 hours after a BJP-affiliated panchayat member, Arif Ahmad Khan, was shot at in Kulgam.

J&K sarpanch murder ‘sure setback’ to Kashmiri Pandits who want to return: BJP leader

In RSS mouthpiece ‘Organiser’, BJP's Girdhari Lal Raina slams J&K administration for being ‘indifferent’ to security concerns of political workers from the displaced community.

‘Left to die’: J&K sarpanches, touted to usher in Modi’s Naya Kashmir, feel let down

The killing of a village head in Kashmir has renewed the demand to provide security to panches and sarpanches, most of whom have been holed up in Srinagar hotels since 2018.

Gram panchayats, unsung warriors finally emerging as states’ saviour in Covid battle

Modi's video conference with sarpanchs puts gram panchayats in the news. But it's their work among migrants and against Covid that should take the spotlight.

Modi govt has sent Rs 800 cr to J&K panchayats but no projects planned yet to spend it

The Rs 800 crore was released between March & August to ‘empower’ panchayats & sarpanchs in J&K. Now, another Rs 1,200 crore has been approved.

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Gautam Adani’s food venture Adani Wilmar is best-performing IPO in Asia

The food company has almost tripled since its debut and outperformed 121 Asian initial public offerings worth over $100 million this year.


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Army accuses Pakistan of ‘deceit under garb of LoC ceasefire’ as infiltration bid is foiled

Three terrorists were killed Thursday while they were attempting an infiltration into J&K's Keran sector from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.