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  • Awareness campaign held to mark 'World Rabies Day' in Jamshedpur 2 days ago

    Jamshedpur: Jamshedpur Utility and Services Company (JUSCO) and Association for Prevention and Control of Rabies in India (APCRI) launched an awareness campaign to mark the 'World Rabies Day' on Sunday. Over 200 students and teachers from Jusco Shool, along with officials of JUSCO and APCRI. Have taken part in the...
  • Assembly elections in states likely in two phases in October and December September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission is set to announce the schedule for the upcoming assembly elections this week, with polling in Haryana and Maharashtra to be clubbed together in October while elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand would be held in December, sources in the poll panel here said. Informed...
  • Forced conversion row: Ranchi Police raids shooter Tara Sahdev's husband's house August 31, 2014

    Ranchi: Ranchi Police on Sunday raided the house of national level gold medallist rifle shooting champion Tara Sahdev's husband Raqibul Hasan alias Ranjit Kohli for allegedly forcing her to convert her religion after marriage. The police seized 16 SIM cards and 15 mobile phones from his house. "We have also...
  • Alleged forcible conversion: Tara Sahdev's husband 'converted to Islam in 2007' August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Allegations are flying left, right and centre in the alleged forcible conversion case involving a national level woman shooter in Jharkhand. Tara Sahdev had accused her husband Ranjit Kohli alias Raqibul Hasan of marrying her on a fake identity and then forcing her to convert to Islam. Kohli, who...
  • Alleged forced conversion case: Police arrest Tara Sahdev's motherinlaw August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Tara Sahdev's motherinlaw has been arrested in the alleged forcible conversion case of the national level shooter. Sahdev's husband, Ranjit Kohli alias Raqibul Hasan had already been arrested by a joint team of the Delhi and Jharkhand Police on Tuesday and is scheduled to be produced at a court...
  • Alleged forcible conversion case: Husband of national level shooter Tara Sahdev arrested August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: In a breakthrough in the alleged forcible conversion case, a joint team of the Delhi and Jharkhand Police arrested the husband of national level shooter Tara Sahdev. Ranjit Kohli alias Raqibul Hasan was arrested from Dwarka in Delhi. Sahdev had accused Kohli of misleading her into marriage on a fake...
  • Jharkhand: Another central minister shown black flags by JMM August 25, 2014

    Ranchi: Continuing their vow to protest any central minister's visit to Jharkhand, JMM activists showed black flags at Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh at Birsa Munda Chowk in Ranchi on Monday. Singh, who is visiting the state in connection with an official function, was shown black flags by JMM activists...
  • MHA seeks report into alleged forcible conversion of national level shooter August 25, 2014

    Unrest spread in Ranchi on Monday as the VHP called a bandh a day after national level shooter Tara Sahdev alleged that she was tortured by her husband after she refused to convert to Islam. ...
  • VHP protests against assault on national shooter for refusing to convert August 25, 2014

    Ranchi: Workers of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Monday held protests against the harassment of nationallevel shooter Tara Sahdev by her husband for refusing to convert. VHP has also called for bandh in Ranchi on Monday in protest of the incident. Sahdev alleged that her husband Rakibul Hasab kept her in forced...
  • National shooter tortured, kept in captivity by husband for not converting August 24, 2014

    Ranchi: In a shocking incident, national shooter Tara Sahdev has alleged that her husband assaulted her several times after she refused to convert. Sahdev alleged that her husband Rakibul Hasab kept her in forced captivity for one month during which she was starved and tortured, brutally assaulted and allegedly bitten...
  • JMM hits back at BJP, protests Union Minister's visit to Ranchi August 23, 2014

    Ranchi: Workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) clashed at Ranchi airport on Saturday morning, forcing police to resort to lathi charge to control the situation. In an apparent retaliation to the booing of Chief Minister Hemant Soren at an event cochaired with Prime Minister Narendra Modi,...
  • Jharkhand CM calls hooting at PM Modi's event 'rape of democracy' August 22, 2014

    Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren termed the hooting he faced by a section of crowd at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's function on Thursday as "rape of democracy", while his party Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) demanded a public apology from Modi. "The unseemly and disrespectful approach during my speech is...
  • JMM alleges BJP turning Ranchi's power plant into party programme August 21, 2014

    The JMM on Wednesday alleged that the BJP was turning the power project to be inaugurated in Ranchi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi into a party programme despite it being a government programme and a "gift" from the previous UPA regime. In a letter to the Prime Minister and a copy...
  • Former JVM MP Ajay Kumar to join Congress on August 22 August 20, 2014

    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 August 20, 2014

    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 August 18, 2014

    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 August 18, 2014

    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 August 18, 2014

    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 incharge of BJP affair in Jharkhand, and former Chief...
  • BJP suffering from leadership crisis in Jharkhand: JPP August 17, 2014

    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 August 17, 2014

    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 August 15, 2014

    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 August 15, 2014

    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 August 14, 2014

    Two miscreants were lynched by villagers in Chitreshwar village, about 90 km from Jamshedpur, under Barsol police station in Ghatsila subdivisional 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 prepoll alliance August 14, 2014

    JMM supremo Shibu Soren was on Thursday authorised by the party to take a final decision on matters relating to prepoll 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 August 14, 2014

    A 50yearold 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 SeraikelaKharswan 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 securityrelated 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 exMLA 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, exAssembly 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 60 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...