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  • Tribal woman sentenced to 4-year rigorous imprisonment for killing brother 11 hours 39 minutes ago

    A tribal woman was on Wednesday sentenced to four years of rigorous imprisonment for beating her brother to death in 2011. The court of Additional District Judge II of East Singhbhum Deepak Nath Tiwari convicted Guruwari Tudu under section 304(II) IPC and sentenced her to four years RI. Guruwari's father...
  • MPs rating: Shibu Soren's performance is below average 15 hours 53 minutes ago

    Former Jharkhand chief minister and JMM chief Shibu Soren scored 4 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. He has been rated below average of 5.6. The 7-time MP from Dumka, Soren, has been rated 5.6 for accessibility. He...
  • Four class VIII boys allegedly gangrape class VI girl for two days Yesterday

    A 14-year-old girl has accused four class VIII students of raping her in captivity between April 16 and 18 at Nagia village in Lohardaga district, the police said on Tuesday. The victim, a class VI student, registered a complaint with the police alleging that the boys called her over by...
  • 78-year-old man dies after falling from staircase Yesterday

    An old man, died after he fell down from the staircase of his residential apartment in Sonari area in Jamshedpur on Tuesday, police said. 78-year-old man had set out for morning walk but lost balance and fell down from the staircase of his apartment, the sources said. He was immediately...
  • High political stakes for two ex-CMs in third phase of Jharkhand polls Yesterday

    The third phase of Jharkhand polls is crucial for the political survival of two former Chief Ministers, Shibu Soren and Babulal Marandi, who head two key regional parties of the state. The four seats which go to the polls on Thursday are Dhanbad, Dumka, Rajmahal and Godda. The Bharatiya Janata...
  • Nine sentenced to life imprisonment for murder committed five years ago Yesterday

    Nine persons have been sentenced to life imprisonment by the District and Sessions Court of Palamau for murdering a person five years ago. District and Sessions Judge of Palamau J K Dubey convicted Biku Yadav, Shankar Chouhan, Virendra Chouhan, Jairam, Rajendra Singh, Ravindra Chouhan, Vijay Chouhan, Rakesh Singh and Rambachan...
  • Maoists halt mining work as firm refuses to meet their extortion demand Yesterday

    The members of a Maoist splinter group forcibly stopped work in a Central Coalfields Mining Project by an outsourcing company, asking it to accept their extortion demands if it wanted to resume work. "At least 25 extremists of the Jharkhand Prastuti Committee went to the Birsa Coal Mining Project, to...
  • Our PM candidate is Modi, regional parties should tell theirs: Arjun Munda Yesterday

    Claiming that if BJP voted to power it would definitely curb corruption and price rise in the country, former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Monday asked the state's regional parties to tell who would be their prime ministerial candidate in case they win. Addressing a poll meeting in Sahebganj,...
  • First batch of Tata Steel-run ITI secures placements 2 days ago

    The first batch of 14 students, post successful completion of one-year course on mason training at the Tata Steel-run ITI, Tamar, near Ranchi, has secured placements in various companies from across Jharkhand including Ranchi. According to a company release, the placement package ranges from Rs 6,000 to Rs 7,800 per...
  • Naxals kill road construction company staff in Saranda forest range 2 days ago

    An Ultra Left outfit has killed the site-in-charge of a road construction company at Peeding village near naxal-affected Saranda forest range in Jharkhand, a police officer said on Monday. A group of ultras killed the site in-charge before setting ablaze the the earth moving equipment on Sunday, Sub-divisional Police Officer...
  • Rs 15 lakh cash seized in Jharkhand ahead of LS polls 2 days ago

    Police on Sunday seized Rs.15 lakh in cash in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district ahead of Thursday's Lok Sabha polls. The cash was seized from a man travelling in a bus from Giridih to Dhanbad, near Barwadda area of Dhanbad district, around 240 km from Ranchi. Police have launched search operations ahead...
  • Narendra Modi never speaks the truth, says Jairam Ramesh 2 days ago

    Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday accused BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi of never speaking truth. "I would not comment on any allegations levelled by Modi as he never speaks truth," the Union Rural Development Minister said at a press conference in Dhanbad. Rejecting to BJP's claim that there...
  • Four PLFI members arrested in Palamu 3 days ago

    Four activists of a militant outfit 'People's Liberation Front of India' were arrested from Karimati village in Palamu district, police said on Sunday. All the four rebels, arrested on Saturday night, were associated with the organisation for the past six months, Deputy SP Ajay Kumar said. Seven other militants managed...
  • Two rival Maoist groups engage in fierce encounter at Palamu 3 days ago

    A fierce encounter took place on Sunday between two rival ultra outfits near Phulwaria village in Palamu district bordering Bihar, police said. The encounter lasted for about three hours between Maoists and Trutiya Prastuti Committee cadres, according to a preliminary report, Dy SP Ajay Kumar said. Superintendent of Police YS...
  • Three teenagers gunned down by suspected Maoist guerrillas 4 days ago

    Suspected Maoist guerrillas shot dead three teenagers on the outskirts of Ranchi, police said Saturday. According to police, the guerrillas killed the three aged between 15 and 17 at Masu village, situated on outskirts of Ranchi, Friday night. Police was informed Saturday morning. When police personnel reached the village Saturday,...
  • Two kids charred to death in Daho 4 days ago

    Two children were charred to death in Daho village of Garhwa district, the police said on Saturday. Bhulan Bhuyan (9 years) and Rama Bhuyan (6), brothers, died when their hutment caught fire yesterday, the police said. Their mother Imli Devi suffered minor burns as she tried desperately to save the...
  • Three JNU students killed in motorcycle accident 5 days ago

    Three students of Jawaharlal Nehru University were killed when their motorcycle hit a divider and then rammed in a tree on the campus, police said on Friday. The deceased, all in their mid-twenties, have been identified as Ravi Singh Chaudhary and Ravi Shankar Gupta, both residents of Gaya, Bihar while...
  • Contrary to claims by parties, no irregularities found in EVMs: Jharkhand CEO 5 days ago

    The Election Commission on Friday said no irregularities were found in some EVMs in Ranchi as alleged by a couple of political parties, that led to a clash between the police and some people leading to injuries to more than 12 people near Khelgaon in the city. "After a thorough...
  • 1.68 crore cash, gold seized on poll day 5 days ago

    Raids at different places in Jharkhand on Thursday led to seizure of about Rs 1.68 crore cash, gold and silver on poll day. The seizure was made at Hazaribagh, Ranchi, Koderma, Ramgarh, Bokaro and Dhanbad, according to a release issued by the Election Commission. A total of 9.98 gram gold...
  • Wanted criminal shot dead, arms and ammunition seized 6 days ago

    A wanted criminal was shot dead by the police in Sankosai under Mango police station in Jamshedpur Wednesdaynight. Acting on a tip-off, the police in mufti led by Superintendent of Police (city) Karthik S surrounded the rented house of the criminal Maya Bhagat alias Lulha, Senior Superintendent of Police, A...
  • Naxals blow up Railway track in Bokaro district 6 days ago

    Bokaro: Naxals on Thursday blew up a stretch of railway track in Bokaro district, disrupting train services. A report from Giridih in Jharkhand said the Maoists exploded ten bombs at separate places in Giridih Lok Sabha constituency where polling is on. "Seven bombs were exploded serially near Bistuur under Pirtand...
  • Maoists guerrillas blast bridge in Giridih 1 week ago

    Maoist guerrillas blew up a bridge in Jharkhand's Giridih district on Wednesday, a day ahead of the polling for six Lok Sabha seats from the state, police said. Guerrillas blew up the bridge near Padnatand village, around 190 km from Ranchi. Giridih will go to the polls Thursday. Police said...
  • LS polls: Multi-cornered contest makes it tough for Jharkhand veterans 1 week ago

    Jharkhand's capital Ranchi and five other constituencies will vote on April 17 in the fifth phase of elections which will see the electorate exercising their franchise in 121 seats across the country. The five other seats are Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Giridih, Singhbhum (ST) and Khunti (ST). As per the original schedule...
  • Seven people, including Jharkhand CM's Political Advisor injured in lift collapse April 15, 2014

    Seven people, including the Political Advisor of Jharkhand Chief Minister, were injured when a lift which they took to reach the ground floor of a hotel in Bistupur area here collapsed on Tuesday, official sources said. All the injured, including Himanshu Shekhar Choudhury, Political Advisor of Chief Minister Hemant Soren,...
  • Three bombs recovered in Jharkhand's Ramgarh district April 15, 2014

    At least three bombs were recovered on Tuesday from a jungle in Jharkhand's Ramgarh district, police said. According to the police, the bombs were found in a jungle near the national highway connecting Ranchi to Patna in the Kuju area of the district, 55 km from Ranchi. They were recovered...
  • Narendra Modi LIVE: Rahul Gandhi must stop talking about toffees, get serious April 15, 2014

    BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address two rallies in Jharkhand and Bihar on Tuesday. He will address supporters in Dhanbad and will be seen batting for Bharatiya Janata Party's sitting MP Pashupati Nath Singh. His second rally is scheduled in Hazaribagh in support of party candidate former Union...
  • Marandi blames Congress, BJP and JMM for Jharkhand's woes April 15, 2014

    Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM) chief Babulal Marandi on Monday accused Congress, BJP as well as JMM for the prevailing state of affairs of Jharkhand while appealing to people to vote for his party to ensure rapid development. Addressing an election meeting at Agrico Maidan here, Marandi said the country...
  • JMM always work for minorities, says Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren April 14, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has said JMM always discharged its responsibility to protect the interest of the minority community and he as a chief minister made sincere efforts for their welfare within a short tenure in power. "JMM has always cared for the dignity of the community and taken...
  • Vegetable seller wife pitches in as ex-MLA hubby eyes LS seat April 14, 2014

    The fact that she is the wife of a three-time MLA has not deterred Molani Devi from selling vegetables and she is now helping her husband Loknath Mahto to take on sitting MP Yashwant Sinha's foreign-educated son, Jayant and Congress' Saurabh N Singh in this Lok Sabha seat. It might...
  • Two landmines found in Jharkhand, police issue advisory April 13, 2014

    Two landmines were found by security forces in Jharkhand's Bokaro district on Sunday, as officials issued an advisory to security personnel not to defuse landmines but hand over the task to bomb disposal squads. Police said two landmines, each weighing 10 kg, were found during a search operation at the...