Tag: Sarpanch

Sand Mining From Kharasrota Riverbed
Illegal sand mining: Tehsildar hand in gloves with sand mafia, says Kendrapara Sarpanch

The Sarpanch of Juania Gram Panchayat in Kendrapara’s Aul block has alleged that the mafias are indiscriminately lifting sand illegally from the Kharasrota riverbed posing a great danger to the ecology.

Sarpanch Dhumabhata Panchayat
Meet The Odisha Sarpanch Who Home Delivers Election Promise

The Sarpanch in question is Banamali Naik from Dhumabhat Gram Panchayat under Bolangir’s Belapada Block, who actually brought ration to the doorsteps of beneficiaries exactly as he had promised before the election.

Post-Poll Violence
Post-Poll Violence: Clash Between Sarpanch And Naib Sarpanch Supporters Leaves 7 Injured In Bolangir

Tension mounted in Chandanbhati village under Sadar Police limits in Bolangir district after supporters of the local Sarpanch and Naib Sarpanch clashed over taking out victory procession on Friday.

Tale Of Rebel Who Turned Sarpanch In Odisha Panchayat Election
Tale Of Rebel Who Turned Sarpanch In Odisha Panchayat Election

Speaking on the turn of his fate from a rebel to representing the hopes and aspirations of thousands of people of his panchayat, Kishan recounted that he had revolted and set fire on Rengali Tehsil office to show his protest and teach the powers that be so that such injustice is not meted out to anyone else. 

Cobbler Runs For Sarpanch In Kakatpur
Mending Shoes In Morning, Campaigning In Evening, Odisha Cobbler Tries Luck In Panchayat Politics

Dejected by the treatment of authorities, Kartik Rao, a cobbler by profession decided to contest for the position of Sarpanch in the Panchayat elections so that people like him do not suffer any more under the guise of red-tapism.

Sarpanch Found Dead In Jungle
Odisha: Body Of Missing Sarpanch Found Hanging In Jungle, Family Alleges Murder

Some locals of Bijadihi village found the Sarpanch of Kadua Gram Panchayat under Dhenkanal’s Kamakhyanagar block hanging from a tree and informed the police.

Pari Murder Case: Sarpanch Fears Threat To Life, Moves HC For Protection
Pari Murder Case: Sarpanch Fears Threat To Life, Moves HC For Protection

Bhubaneswar: Apprehending threats to life from Minister Arun Sahoo, Sarpanch of Lakshmiprasad Gram Panchayat in Nayagarh district on Friday knocked the door of Orissa High Court seeking protection for him and his family members. The village head Soumyaranjan Pradhan in his petition before the HC has made six persons including State Agriculture and Higher Education […]

Odisha: Village Head Critical After Attack By Miscreants

Puri: Unidentified miscreants reportedly launched a deadly assault on Harihara Nanda, the Sarpanch of Bidyadharpur Panchayat under Satyabadi block in this district on Thursday. The assailants allegedly tried to kill Nanda by chasing him in front of Bidyadharpur GP Office. Somehow the victim managed to dodge the impact, but was critically injured. He was initially […]

Sarpanch Fined Rs 1 Lakh For Violating Covid-19 Guidelines

Bargarh: Block Development Officer (BDO) of Gaisilet in Bargarh district imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on a Sarpanch on Wednesday for allegedly violating Covid-19 guidelines. BDO Niranjan Sa levied the fine on Sarpanch of Gaurenmunda panchayat Malaba Sahu for organising a congregation of around 150 villagers on the premises of the block office […]

Arrested Lady Sarpanch Who 'Used Collector Powers' To Raze PMAY Houses Suspended

Bolangir: The State Panchayati Raj department has placed Hemakanti Munda, the lady Sarpanch of Salveta panchayat in Bolangir, under suspension based on a report submitted by the district administration with regard to bulldozing houses being constructed under PMAY-G. Last month, OTV had telecast a report on the incident highlighting how Munda, her husband and few […]

Odisha Lady Sarpanch ‘Uses Collector Power’ To Bulldoze PMAY Houses

Bolangir: When coronavirus started spreading its tentacles to every nook and corner of Odisha, the Sarpanches were vested with powers of District Collectors to strengthen battle against the pandemic. CM Naveen even accorded a warrior status to the Sarpanches apart from announcing Rs 50 lakh compensation in case they die of COVID-19. Hardly did people […]

Robbers Hurl Bombs At Ex-Sarpanch’s House In Odisha, 5 Injured

Khurda: Five persons including a sarpanch and two of his family were injured after a gang of robbers reportedly hurled bombs at a house while executing loot at Bhogada village under Baghamari police limits here late last night. As per reports, eight to ten miscreants tried to barge into the house of the former sarpanch, […]

Divyang Girl Raped, Threatened By Kangaroo Court In Odisha Village

Kalahandi: A month after the shocking gang rape of a girl in Jaring forest in Junagarh area sparked state-wide outcry, a differently-abled girl was allegedly raped on multiple occasions by a Sarpanch of the same area in Kalahandi. As per reports, the girl used to work as domestic help at the residence of Sarpanch Amulya […]

Nayagarh agitation
Agitators, police engage in pitched battle at Nayagarh Collectorate

Nayagarh: The Nayagarh Collectorate turned into a battle ground today after a violent clash between agitators and police. Some people were staging a dharna at the collectorate alleging deliberate attempts by local administration to harass Laxmiprasad sarpanch Soumya Ranjan Pradhan. Hundreds of men and women were staging protest and latter tried to enter the collectorate […]

Irate locals vandalise Begunia Police Station demanding BJD MLA's arrest

Khurda: Demanding arrest of local BJD MLA Prasant Jagdev for allegedly threatening a former sarpanch, some enraged locals today ransacked the Begunia Police Station in Khurda after barging into the premises forcibly. As per allegations, the BJD MLA had threatened former sarpanch Nanda Kishore Swain. Jagdev had threatened to physically assault Swain following which the […]