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  • Dumper set on fire by Maoists after private company fails to pay extortion 11 minutes ago

    Ultras of a Maoist splinter group set fire to a dumper at Patratu in Ramgarh district, the police said in Ramgarh. Superintendent of Police Ranjit Kumar Prasad said the extremists of the Jharkhand Jan Sangharsh Mukti Morcha set ablaze the dumper on Tuesday night. They had demanded extortion from a private company...
  • 'Government believes in empowering business and protecting investors' 8 hours 43 minutes ago

    The Government believed in promoting ethical practices without burdening business with intense regulatory restrictions as "empowering business and protecting investors" was its motto, said NK Bhola, Regional Director (NR and NER), Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Addressing a seminar on "Business Ethics", organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Jamshedpur, on Tuesday,...
  • CEC meets political parties in Jharkhand ahead of polls Yesterday

    The BJP on Monday raised its apprehensions of a large number of Bangladeshi infiltrators getting into voter's list and urged the Election Commission to take cognisance of the matter before the upcoming assembly elections in Jharkhand. Representing the party in the scheduled meeting with the ECI team headed by CEC VS...
  • Sixteen students fall ill after having mid-day meal Yesterday

    About sixteen students fell sick after having a mid-day meal in a government basic school, in Saraikela-Kharswan district on Monday, official sources said. Some of the students started vomiting and complained of stomach ache after eating the mid-day meal, which was being served from ISCON-run Central Kitchen here, said Deputy Development...
  • HC quashed four pending cases against Jagannath Mishra Yesterday

    The Jharkhand High Court on Monday quashed the four pending fodder scam cases against former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra on the ground that a person convicted in one case could not be tried in similar cases based on same witnesses and evidences. The court of RR Prasad, which had reserved the judgement after the conclusion...
  • JVM, JD(U), TMC willing to foster ties with Congress: Pradip Balmuchu 2 days ago

    Rajya Sabha member and former Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) President, Pradip Balmuchu on Sunday said three political parties, besides the current ally JMM, have expressed willingness to forge alliance with Congress for the assembly election in the state likely to be held in couple of months. "Apart from our natural...
  • Jharkhand DCC kicks off campaign for Assembly polls 4 days ago

    The newly nominated East Singhbhum District Congress Committee (DCC) President, Vijay Khan on Friday kicked off poll preparation for the upcoming assembly election in Jharkhand and launched phase-wise "Congress aap ke dwar" program to selected party candidates. Addressing a maiden press conference at Tilak Pustkalay (Congress Bhawan) here, Khan, accompanied by...
  • Brinda Karat seeks FIR against Ashok Singhal for 'threatening minorities' 5 days ago

    CPI(M) on July 17 demanded lodging an FIR against Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Ashok Singhal for allegedly issuing 'warnings' through a daily to the minority community. "We demand filing of an FIR against Ashok Singhal for his interview in a newspaper that warned and threatened the country's minority community," party's Politburo member...
  • Facing 'torture' by supporters of a politician, family pleads euthanasia to President 6 days ago

    A family alleged "regular torture" by supporters of a political leader in Palamau and approached the Deputy Commissioner to forward their "euthanasia plea" to President Pranab Mukherjee. "It is a serious matter. The memorandum will be forwarded to the President as demanded by the family," Deputy Commissioner KN Jha told reporters...
  • Police, ultras exchange fire in Khunti 6 days ago

    Police and the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) ultras on Wednesday exchanged fire in the jungles of Khunti district even as the police claimed a couple of extremists may have been wounded in the encounter. "The encounter began at 5 pm and lasted for about an hour, during which the...
  • Adityapur Auto Cluster in Jharkhand to come up soon 6 days ago

    Jharkhand's first auto-cluster, the Adityapur Auto Cluster (AAC), is all set to start functioning in the next couple of months, a senior official said on Wednesday. The Adityapur Small Industries Association (ASIA) was engaged in giving the finishing touches to the project aimed at developing industrial infrastructure facilities in the Adityapur...
  • Block Agriculture Officer held for taking bribe 1 week ago

    A Block Agriculture Officer of Sadar block was on Tuesday caught red-handed by the vigilance sleuths while accepting bribe from a man in his chamber. A vigilance team raided the chamber of Bindeshwari Mishra and caught him red-handed accepting Rs 2000 bribe from one Rampati Jhora for releasing an instalment of...
  • PIL seeks Rs 20 lakh compensation in minor girl's drowning case July 15, 2014

    A PIL has been filed in Madras High Court seeking Rs 20 lakh compensation for the family of a 12-year-old girl from Jharkhand who drowned after falling into a drainage-cum-rainwater canal last month in Vellore. The first bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Satish K Agnihotri and Justice MM Sundresh issued a...
  • Munda alleges Soren government left state in grip of corrupt people July 14, 2014

    Leader of Opposition Arjun Munda on Monday alleged the year-long Hemant Soren government in Jharkhand has only left the state in the "grip of corrupt people". "The one-year-rule by Jharkhand government has only left the state in the grip of corrupt people. Crime graph has risen, particularly increase in political killings,"...
  • Lalu deposes in two more fodder scam cases in Ranchi court July 14, 2014

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad appeared in a CBI court in Ranchi to record his statement in connection with two cases of the multi-million-rupee fodder scam. Appearing before Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge AK Rai, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief recorded his statement in one case related to fraudulent...
  • Hemant Soren government completes one year in office July 14, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren expressed satisfaction over the functioning of his year-long coalition, claiming his government delivered more in lesser duration. "We took the reins under difficult circumstances (on July 13, 2013) and in the less time we have delivered more work, addressing employment and other areas," Soren said here. Marking...
  • PLFI sub-zonal commander facing over dozen cases of murder arrested July 14, 2014

    A PLFI 'sub-zonal commander', accused in the massacre of nine persons, was arrested at a village in Gumla district, police said. Bhushan Lakra, who has Rs 3 lakh on his head, is the main accused in the January 5, 2011 massacre of nine persons belonging to two families, Superintendent of Police...
  • JSCPCR deplores rape of 13-year-old girl July 13, 2014

    The Jharkhand State Commission For Protection of Child Rights (JSCPCR) on Sunday strongly deplored Swang Gulgulia Dhoura village incident in Bokaro, where a 13-year-old girl was raped on the diktat of the self-styled panchayat head on July 8, and demanded stringent punishment against the culprits. The Chairman of the JSCPCR, Roop Laxmi Munda said a two-member...
  • Bokaro rape case: Administration tightens security in Swang Gulgulia Dhoura July 12, 2014

    The Bokaro district administration, as a precautionary measure, has tightened the security at Swang Gulgulia Dhoura village where a ten-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour on the directive of the Panchayat chief on Tuesday, police said. IG of Police (Bokaro) Laxman Prasad Singh and Deputy Commissioner Uma Shankar Singh...
  • BDO, panchayat samiti chief assaulted by MLA supporters July 12, 2014

    A Block Development Officer (BDO) and a chief of a panchayat samiti were allegedly assaulted by the supporters of an Independent MLA on Friday. Lesligung BDO Angarnath Swarnakar and chief of panchayat samiti Sangita Devi were allegedly assaulted by the supporters of Independent MLA Videsh Singh at the BDO's official chamber. An...
  • Exclusive women police force to tackle eve-teasing menace July 11, 2014

    In an attempt to tackle the increasing incidents of eve-teasing, East Singhbum district police has decided to launch an exclusive women force to rein in the eve-teasers. Senior Superintendent of Police, Amol V Homkar on Friday said the 'Shakti Mobile' police force would be launched to check eve-teasing in and around...
  • Government promises action in rape of minor girl on panchayat diktat July 11, 2014

    The heinous rape of a 10-year old Dalit girl in Jharkhand on the diktat of a panchayat head had its echo in Rajya Sabha on Friday with the entire House demanding stringent punishment to the culprits, forcing the government to promise necessary action. "Necessary action will be initiated in the serious...
  • Bokaro rape: NCW slams district administration July 11, 2014

    National Commission for Women member Shamina Shafiq on Friday said that the panel would take up the case of a rape of 14-year-old tribal girl in Jharkhand's Bokaro allegedly on the orders of village panchayat. She slammed the district administration over the incident and sought action against local bodies...
  • Jharkhand: To seek revenge, panchayat allegedly orders rape of teen girl July 11, 2014

    Bokaro: In a horrific incident, a Panchayat in Bokaro is alleged to have ordered the rape of a 14-year-old tribal girl. The minor girl's family claimed that the teenager was allegedly raped because her brother had been accused of misbehaving with a female neighbour. They said that the panchayat instructed some...
  • Three Naxals arrested in separate operations in West Singhbhum district July 10, 2014

    Acting on information, the district armed police and CRPF launched a search operation in Goirabeda jungle under Manoharpur police station and intercepted two persons travelling on a motorcycle on Wednesday, Superintendent of Police NK Singh said. Singh told a press conference that the duo identified as Radhe Shyam Soy and Sukhdeo...
  • 10-year-old girl raped on Panchayat chief's directive July 9, 2014

    A ten-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour on the diktat of a Panchayat chief in Bokaro district, the police today said. The 25-year-old rape accused allegedly dragged the girl to a nearby bush and raped her on the directive of Bhopal Pasi, the Panchayat chief of Swang Gulgulia Dhoura...
  • DVC employees ignore request for talks, go ahead with stir July 9, 2014

    Employees of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) on Wednesday went ahead with their agitation despite the management's invitation for discussions on their charter of demands. Leaders of DVC Shramik Union turned down the offer by DVC's HRD Officer KK Singh to visit Kolkata for talks on the pretext that "it was too...
  • Three militants of 'Sashastra People's Morcha' arrested in Medininagar July 8, 2014

    Three militants of a new ultra outfit 'Sashastra People's Morcha' (SPM) were arrested with arms and ammunition from near Baliari Mode in Maoist-hit Palamau district on Monday. Acting on a tip-off, a special police team conducted search operation and arrested three persons from the area on Monday night, Superintendent of Police,...
  • Obstructionist stand stalling development in Jharkhand: Shashank Sekhar Bhokta July 7, 2014

    Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta on Monday regretted that an obstructionist stand by certain sections had been stalling the state's development ever since the state was created 14 years ago. "Not only the proposed construction of a building to house the state Assembly, but also any new work in the...
  • Jharkhand CM asks Hazaribagh DC if land near BSF firing ranges could be transferred July 5, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Saturday instructed the Hazaribagh deputy commissioner to find out whether land adjoining BSF's Silwar and Sitagara firing ranges could be transferred to the paramilitary force. Soren gave this instruction to Hazaribagh deputy commissioner Sunil Kumar after BSF IG PC Sharma pointed out that several villagers...