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  • Four PLFI members arrested in Palamu 1 hour 34 minutes 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 2 hours 6 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • JVM says no to alliance with BJP or Congress after LS polls 1 week ago

    Jharkhand Vikas Morcha(Prajatantrik) (JVM) on Saturday said it would never supportCongress nor BJP, if the party wins seats in the ensuingParliamentary poll in Jharkhand. "Our decision is crystal clear, we will neither go withCongress nor support BJP at the Centre, if voted to power inJharkhand, " party's sitting MP and...
  • Jharkhand on high alert as police fear Maoist attacks 1 week ago

    Jharkhand is on high alert in light of the Lok Sabha polls as police believe security forces in the state could come under Maoist attacks, an official said on Saturday. "Advisories have been issued to state police to stay alert as Maoist guerrillas could target trains carrying security forces," a...
  • SP to perform impressively in Jharkhand: Manohar Yadav April 11, 2014

    Jharkhand unit President of Samajwadi Party (SP), Manohar Yadav, on Friday, claimed that his party would perform impressively in Jharkhand, where it has been contesting seven of the 14 Lok Sabha seats in the ensuing parliamentary election. "We have put up clean candidates, including D G Raja in Jamshedpur and...
  • 11 IEDs recovered at Chatra in last 24 hours April 10, 2014

    As many as eleven IEDs were recovered during the last 24 hours in Chatra district, police said on Thursday. "The IEDs were discovered at various places in the Chatra Lok Sabha constituency," SP Prasant Karn said. ...
  • LS polls: 36 percent of electors cast their vote in first 6 hours of polling in Jharkhand April 10, 2014

    Around 36 percent of electors on Thursday cast their ballot in the first six hours of polling for four Lok Sabha seats from Jharkhand, officials said. Voting began in Koderma, Lohardaga, Palamu and Chatra constituencies at 7 a.m. and will end at 4 p.m. Koderma witnessed the highest polling among...
  • JVM(P) workers allege BJP fielded 'tainted candidate' in Jamshedpur, sit on fast April 10, 2014

    Ahead of the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's public meeting in Jamshedpur on Thursday, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM) workers sat on fast alleging BJP fielded 'tainted candidate' from Jamshedpur Lok Sabha seat. Led by JVM sitting MP-cum-party candidate from the seat, Dr Ajay Kumar and the party s...
  • Maoists trigger series of explosions in Latehar before polling April 10, 2014

    Maoists exploded a series of landmines in the forests of Latehar district and exchanged gunfire with security personnel early on Thursday before the polling began for the Chatra Lok Sabha seat in Jharkhand. The landmines were exploded at around 1.30 am, half a km from a picket under Barwadih police...
  • Three IRB personnel on poll duty shot dead by colleague April 10, 2014

    In an incident of fratricide, three personnel of India Reserve Battalion (IRB) deputed on poll duty were shot dead by a colleague in Gumla district of Jharkhand hours before Lok Sabha polls began in the area on Thursday. Superintendent of Police Bhimsen Tuti said an assistant sub-inspector, a hawaldar and...
  • Cost of BJP's advertisements more than Jharkand budget, alleges Hemant Soren April 9, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister and JMM leader Hemant Soren on Tuesday claimed that the amount spent by BJP on media advertisements was more than that of the state's annual budget. "The BJP has spent over Rs 25,000 crore on its media advertisement while Jharkhand's annual budget is around Rs 15,000 crore,"...
  • Villagers clash with police in Giridih, 14 injured April 8, 2014

    At least 14 persons, including policemen, were injured on Tuesday in a clash between police personnel and villagers during Ram Navami procession at a village, 70 km from the headquarters town of Giridih, police said. "Some people from the procession hurled stones at the police men, and the police fired...
  • IEDs recovered in Palamu ahead of Lok Sabha polls April 8, 2014

    Barely two days before the first phase of polling in Jharkhand, two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were recovered from Dema village under Harihargunj police station in naxal-affected Palamau district on Tuesday. Superintendent of Police YS Ramesh said the recovery of the IEDs, weighing 10 kgs and 5 kgs, was made...
  • Five landmines planted to blow up police vehicles recovered in Lohardagga April 8, 2014

    Five landmines were recovered from Jharkhand's Lohardagga district during a search operation by the security forces on Tuesday and later defused, police said. The landmines, being used to blow up police vehicles, were recovered from Bohra village in the district, about 80 km from Ranchi. Polling in Lohardagga will be...