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  • Former JVM MP Ajay Kumar to join Congress on August 22 4 hours 53 minutes ago

    Former Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM) Member of Parliament from Jamshedpur, Ajay Kumar will formally join Congress party at a function to be held in Ranchi on August 22. Kumar, who was given a warm welcome by Congress party leaders and workers on his arrival today, told newsmen that he has...
  • Two Maoist guerrillas arrested in Latehar 13 hours 24 minutes ago

    Two Maoists, including a 'zonal commander' of the proscribed outfit, were on Tuesday arrested in Latehar district, the police said. The police raided a house around and nabbed zonal commander Ravindra Yadav and his associate Lavtesh Ganju from Kuriamakhurd village under Balumath police station after being tipped off, the police said...
  • Jharkhand Disom Party merges with BJP Yesterday

    Jharkhand Disom Party (JDP) formally merged with the BJP in presence of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda here on Monday. Announcing the merger, Munda said a strong wave in favour of BJP was sweeping across the country and a host of political leaders irrespective of their party affiliations have...
  • JVM to merge with BJP on August 20 2 days ago

    Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM) will merge with BJP on August 20 at Ranchi, former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Monday said. "A proposal in this regard has come from JVM, which will formally merge with BJP," Munda said at a function here after another party Jharkhand Disom Party (JDP)...
  • JDP will merge with BJP, says Salkhan Murmu 2 days ago

    Jharkhand Disom Party (JDP) on Sunday said it will merge with BJP at a simple function to be held in Jamshedpur on Monday. A decision in this regard was taken following discussion with Union Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, who is also the in-charge of BJP affair in Jharkhand, and former Chief...
  • BJP suffering from leadership crisis in Jharkhand: JPP 2 days ago

    Accusing BJP of facing a leadership crisis in the state, Jharkhand People's Party (JPP) president Surya Singh Besra on Sunday said BJP should project its chief ministerial candidate for the coming Assembly elections as it had projected Narendra Modi in the parliamentary polls. "BJP's experiment with Narendra Modi in the general...
  • 6 Naxals arrested during a joint raid in Lupunga 3 days ago

    Six Maoists, including three 'section commanders', were arrested from Lupunga village in West Singhbhum district, a senior police officer said on Saturday. Acting on an information that over half a dozen ultras had taken shelter in the village on their way back home after medical treatment on Friday evening, a...
  • Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed taken ill while addressing Independence Day speech 5 days ago

    Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed was on Friday taken ill while addressing the Independence Day function. "He fell ill and was brought to Sadar Hospital. There is nothing to worry about," attending doctor at the hospital Dr Ramesh Verma said. Later Dumka Deputy Commissioner Harsha Mangla said, "The governor has been discharged from...
  • Development is the only solution, not violence: Hemant Soren to Maoists 4 days ago

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday said violence cannot bring solutions to any problem, and development alone can fulfill the aspirations of people. "Violence is not the solution of any problem. The people's aspirations can only be fulfilled with effective implementation of developmental programmes, bringing in qualitative change in their...
  • Mob justice: Two lynched by villagers near Ghatshila 6 days ago

    Two miscreants were lynched by villagers in Chitreshwar village, about 90 km from Jamshedpur, under Barsol police station in Ghatsila sub-divisional of East Singhbhum, a senior police officer on Thursday said. One of the victims was identified as notorious criminal Dinesh Rana, while the identity of the other victim was yet...
  • JMM authorises party chief Shibu Soren to explore pre-poll alliance 5 days ago

    JMM supremo Shibu Soren was on Thursday authorised by the party to take a final decision on matters relating to pre-poll alliance with "secular and progressive" political parties.. The decision was taken after the party's Central Committee meeting, chaired by Shibu Soren, decided that all secular and progressive political parties should...
  • Mob justice: Villagers lynch man for raping woman 6 days ago

    A 50-year-old man, who had allegedly raped a woman last week, was lynched by villagers after he along with an accomplice made an abortive attempt to rape her daughter in Seraikela-Kharswan district of Jharkhand, the police said on Wednesday. Radha Mohan Munda and another man allegedly tried to drag a...
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni's security downgraded after cops say 'no threat to cricketer' August 12, 2014

    The security cover to Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been downgraded to Y from Z category by Jharkhand government, the state's top police officer said on Monday. The decision to reduce the security category of Dhoni was taken at a recent review meeting on security-related matters being provided...
  • BJP is welcoming turncoats in the party, alleges Congress August 11, 2014

    Congress on Sunday alleged that BJP was "welcoming turncoats" in its party whose "only purpose" was to get tickets for the upcoming Assembly elections in Jharkhand. "The BJP is taking leaders who have changed parties several times in the past too. And these leaders have changed just to get tickets," JPCC...
  • Veteran JMM leader Simon Marandi joins BJP August 10, 2014

    Three former ministers and an ex-MLA joined the BJP along with their followers here in Ranchi on Sunday. JMM's Simon Marandi, JD(U)'s Gopal Krishna Patar and Dulal Bhuyan of the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) were embraced by former Jharkhand chief minister Arjun Munda, ex-Assembly speaker CP Singh and several other BJP...
  • Ranchi girl Deepika Kumari helps women archers win gold at World Cup August 11, 2014

    There was mixed news for the Indian archery contingent at the World Cup stage 4 with the women's recurve team clinching gold while the men's recurve team settled for silver in Wroclaw (Poland) on Sunday. India beat Mexico 6-0 without surrendering a single set point to bag the recurve women's gold...
  • Unidentified criminals abduct, murder 2 school teachers August 10, 2014

    Two teachers, both siblings, have been abducted and murdered in Gumla district, the police said on Sunday. Prakash Toppo, a teacher with the Ghaghra Bansari Middle School, was returning home in bike on Wednesday last when he was abducted by unidentified persons near Toto village, Superintendent of Police Bhimsen Tuti told...
  • Police arrest hardcore Maoist from West Singhbhum August 10, 2014

    A Section Commander of CPI (Maoists) in Porahat, Tunia Horo alias Zokhim was on Sunday arrested with arms and ammunition from Tebo police station area in naxal-hit West Singhbhum district, a senior police officer said. Acting on a tip-off, the district police launched a massive search operation in the early hours...
  • Jharkhand Olympic Association announces teams and athletes for 35th National Games August 9, 2014

    Jharkhand Olympic Association (JOA) announced list of teams and athletes of Jharkhand for the upcoming 35th National Games to be held from January 31 to February 14 in Kerala. The list comprised of teams such as archery, athletics, boxing, football (women), Hockey, Weightlifting, Handball, swimming, rowing, wushu and Karate, among other events,...
  • People under the age group of 60 will get pension: Inder Singh Namdhar August 8, 2014

    Former Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Inder Singh Namdhari on Friday alleged several people under 60 years of age were being benefited from the old age pension scheme in Palamu district. "The old age pension scheme is eligible for 60-year-old people and above. But when I checked the list in Gahuganva village in...
  • Hemant Soren to take up potato transportation issue with Mamata Banerjee August 8, 2014

    With the restriction on movement of potatoes outside West Bengal, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday promised to take up the issue with his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee. Soren, who was in the steel city to pay tribute to the slain JMM president Nirmal Mahato on his 27th death anniversary...
  • More cracks in JVM, Dulal Bhuiyan to join BJP August 8, 2014

    Jamshedpur, Aug 8 (PTI) Accusing Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM) chief Babulal Marandi for the turmoil within the party, JVM leader and former state minister Dulal Bhuiyan on Friday announced his plans of joining the BJP along with his supporters. Bhuiyan, who was the land reform, revenue and co-operative minister in the...
  • TATA Steel official killed after slipping into red hot molten iron bucket August 8, 2014

    An employee of Tata Steel was killed when he fell down to a red hot molten iron bucket in the factory in Jamshedpur on Friday. The incident took place when the victim was on night shift duty in LD-2 department in the wee hours, Senior Superintendent of Police Amol V Homkar...
  • 1989 Jamshedpur fire case: TISCO ex-chairman Irani can't be made an accused, says SC August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: In a relief for former TISCO chairman JJ Irani, the Supreme Court has observed that he cannot be made an accused in the 1989 Jamshedpur steel plant fire case. Sixty people had been killed and many others had been injured in the ghastly fire that took place on...
  • 5 DCs get notice for failing to utilise Central funds in Naxal-hit districts August 8, 2014

    Deputy commissioners of five districts in Jharkhand have been served notices to explain their 'inability' to utilise additional central funds of Rs 30 crore for naxal-affected areas and 'failure' in submitting accounts properly. Serving the notices to deputy commissioners of naxal-affected Giridih, Simdega, East Singhbhum, Khunti and Garhwa districts, Development Commissioner...
  • Jharkhand to take Centre's help to secure release of Mangal Singh from Lahore jail August 7, 2014

    The government on Wednesday assured the state Assembly that it would take up with the Centre the issue of a Jharkhand resident lodged in Lahore jail after a ruling MLA informed the House about it. "It concerns with the Centre and we will take it up with the central government," Parliamentary...
  • Government officer found guilty by Committee of Privileges August 7, 2014

    Jharkhand Assembly on Wednesday gave assent to punishment recommended by the Committee of Privileges against a senior government officer, finding him guilty of offending an RJD MLA in 2011. Placing the findings of the report in the House, Speaker Shashank Shekhar Bhokta said the Committee found the then Deputy Development Commissioner Dilip...
  • Govt keeping a close watch on agricultural situation: Hemant Soren August 7, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday said his government was keeping a close watch on agriculture situation even as some areas received good rainfall this month. Speaking on agriculture situation in the face of scanty rainfall this monsoon, Soren informed the state Assembly that his government was monitoring the situation. Stating that his government...
  • We have touched issues that were never addressed: Hemant Soren August 7, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday said that his government had done so much work in just 13 months, which Jharkhand has never witnessed since its creation, but admitted there were several other issues on which work had to be done. "We have worked on such issues which had remained untouched...
  • Govt to provide relief to families of victims of silicosis August 6, 2014

    National Human Rights Commission has recommended Jharkhand Government to pay Rs 4 lakh each to the next of kin of 24 deceased workers who contracted silicosis due to inaction of the enforcement agencies of the state government. The Commission has asked Jharkhand Government's Chief Secretary to submit a compliance report along...