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  • Assembly polls: BJP appoints Dharmendra Pradhan as in-charge of the state 14 hours 9 minutes ago

    Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has been made BJP's incharge of elections in Jharkhand where assembly polls are due early next year. BJP President Amit Shah made the appointment and asked Pradhan to take charge of party's Jharkhand poll affairs with immediate effect. Shah also made party MP Bhupinder Yadav as been...
  • Situation under control at Silgain even as prohibitory orders remain in force 22 hours 19 minutes ago

    The situation at Silgain village of Ranchi district where one person was killed and 30 injured in a clash was "under control" even as prohibitory orders remained in force in the area. "Section 144 CRPC was imposed in the area. The situation is now under control," Ranchi district Deputy Commissioner Vinay...
  • UCIL chairman gets IIT Kharagpur distinguished alumnus award Yesterday

    Chairman and Managing Director of public sector unit Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL), Diwakar Acharya, was conferred IIT Kharagpur 'Distinguished Alumni Award' by Bharat Ratna awardee and world famous scientist Dr CNR Rao during the institute's Golden Jubilee Celebrations and 60th convocation. He was awarded this distinction for his outstanding...
  • Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated in Jharkhand Yesterday

    Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated in the state with traditional fervour and gaiety. People embraced each other on the occasion, forgiving, pardoning and promising each other for a peaceful and prosperous future. Governor Syed Ahmed greeted people of Jharkhand on the occasion while Chief Minister Hemant Soren called upon the Governor to greet him. Muslims offered...
  • Car supposedly used by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Dhanbad becomes centre of attraction Yesterday

    A car claimed to have been used by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in the 1930s and found abandoned in the warehouse of a closed plant here has attracted visitors. The car was discovered in the now-defunct Barari Coke Plant of Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) in the Putki Balihari area in...
  • PLFI ultra Pandu Pahan surrenders 2 days ago

    An ultra of the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) on Monday surrendered to the police with his weapon in Khunti. Pandu Pahan alias Cherenga turned in before Superintendent of Police Anis Gupta with a rifle and two bullets, the police officer said here. Pahan was given Rs 50,000 cash as per...
  • ED attaches RS 100 crore worth assets of former Jharkhand Minister 2 days ago

    The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday attached properties estimated worth is Rs 100 crore of former Jharkhand Minister Anosh Ekka in connection with its money laundering probe against him based on a disproportionate assets complaint. Ekka, a former Rural Development Minister in Chief Minister Madhu Koda's cabinet, has been under the scanner...
  • Police bust criminal gang run by suspended constable 3 days ago

    The police on Sunday claimed to have cracked nine unsolved incidents of crime in the steel city after it busted a criminal gang, led by an alleged "psychopathic killer". DIG (Kolhan) Md Nehal and East Singhbhum Senior Superintendent of Police Amol V Homkar told a press conference here that the gang...
  • Unidentified persons vandalise statue of eminent geologist PN Bose 5 days ago

    The statue of eminent geologist, P N Bose, located at Armoury road crossing in Jamshedpur was vandalised by miscreants, the police said on Friday. In a press statement, Tata Steel said they had been deeply pained and hurt with this attempt of damaging the memorial of the legendary geologist on Thursday...
  • Policy to allot advertisements to media will be introduced soon: Hemant Soren 5 days ago

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Saturday said a policy to allocate advertisements to all media houses will be introduced within a few days. "A policy for (allotting) advertisements to media houses will be implemented soon," Soren said adding, a draft policy in this connection has already been prepared. Presently, advertisements...
  • Sixteen-year-old girl allegedly raped, murdered in Hazaribagh 6 days ago

    A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped and then murdered in Hazaribagh district and one person was arrested in this connection, the police said. The victim's body was found floating in a well at Sakheya village of the district, Neeraj Kumar, an officer with the Mufassil police station told reporters on Thursday. According...
  • Government has initiated steps for implementation of Wage Board for Journalists, says Jharkhand CM 6 days ago

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Thursday said his government has initiated steps to ensure that the Majithia Wage Board for Journalists was implemented in the state. Inter-acting with the media persons of Kolhan division comprising East and West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharswan district soon after he launched accidental group insurance for...
  • People's Liberation Front of India rebel surrenders 1 week ago

    An ultra of the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) on Wednesday surrendered before Chief Secretary Sajal Chakraborty and DGP Rajeev Kumar in Khunti. Panda Munda alias Ravi Pahan, who is facing 17 Naxal-related cases, surrendered before the officials. He also deposited his rifle. The ultra was handed over Rs 50,000 as...
  • Explosion in closed coal mine near Dhanbad's Nirsa 1 week ago

    Explosion followed by emission of flame and smoke in a closed incline of Lakshmimata open cast mine of Eastern Coalfields Limited near Nirsa, about 45 km from here in Jharkhand was reported on Wednesday, police said. The incident occurred around 4 am to 5 am, they said. After getting information of...
  • Top Naxal commander killed in Jharkhand 1 week ago

    A top Naxal commander and aide of dreaded Maoist leader Kundan Pahan was on Wednesday killed by security forces in a pre-dawn encounter in the forests of Khunti district of Jharkhand. According to security officials, the executed Naxal commander Vishal alias Tulsi alias Tadit, also the Special Committee member of CPI...
  • Top Naxal commander killed by security forces in Khunti forests 1 week ago

    In a pre-dawn operation, security forces killed a prominent Naxal commander operating in Jharkhand in the forests of Khunti district of the state. According to preliminary information reaching the headquarters here, the Naxal commander Vishal alias Tulsi alias Tadit, also the Special Committee member of CPI (Maoists) was gunned down by...
  • Chau dance brings change to lives of anti-socials July 23, 2014

    A joint initiative by the East Singhbhum district police and a cultural organisation here has brought positive change in the lives of drug addicts, petty criminals and street ruffians by schooling them in the art of Chau dance and acting. There are 35 of them, all slum dwellers of Sonari...
  • Dumper set on fire by Maoists after private company fails to pay extortion July 23, 2014

    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' July 22, 2014

    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 July 21, 2014

    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 July 21, 2014

    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 July 21, 2014

    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 July 21, 2014

    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 July 19, 2014

    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' July 17, 2014

    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 July 17, 2014

    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 July 16, 2014

    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 July 16, 2014

    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 July 15, 2014

    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...