Jharkhand Government

  • NGO advocates national level act to prevent witch killing July 3, 2014

    With mass killings allegedly related to witchcraft continuing in Jharkhand despite a law to prevent it, an NGO on Thursday strongly advocated for an act at national level to check the menace. The demand for a national law was made by the Free Legal Aid Committee (FLAC) at a function organised...
  • Jharkhand government determined to free state from child labour in five years June 13, 2014

    Jharkhand government said the state would be free from child labour within five years and all government employees would be instructed not to engage child labour. Jharkhand Rural Development, Labour, Employment, Training and Panchayati Raj Minister KN Tripathi said announced this at the meeting organised by the State Commission for Protection...
  • Jharkhand government directs authorities to supply water to slum areas of Jamshedpur May 31, 2014

    Jharkhand government has directed authorities to supply potable water to slum areas in the city. Jharkhand chief secretary had recently issued a directive asking Jamshedpur Utility and Services Company (JUSCO) to provide water supply in non-command areas under Jugsalai, Mango and Jamshedpur Notified Area Committees. Following the move, a senior BJP leader...
  • JSW Steel gets nod to use CIL rail infra for Rohne mine April 8, 2014

    Coal India Ltd (CIL) has agreed to let JSW Steel use rail infrastructure of its arm CCL so that the private firm is able to mine and transport coal from a Jharkhand block allocated to it for captive use. The nod follows a meeting of a high-level panel on clearing bottlenecks...
  • Jharkhand government to set up panel for women security March 21, 2014

    The Jharkhand government would soon set up a committee to look after the security of women in the state through awareness campaigns. Directing to set up a committee on women's security, Chief Secretary RS Sharma said that the panel should embark upon awareness campaigns among the women on their security...
  • Government to ensure non-interference in DPLR work of Bokaro Steel Plant February 24, 2014

    Jharkhand government on Monday said it would ensure the Director, Project and Land Rehabilitation (DPLR) of Bokaro Steel Plant to function freely without interference by Bokaro district administration. Replying to a query from Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric) MLA Samresh Singh, Chief Minister Hemant Soren told the House that the government would...
  • Supplementary budget tabled in Jharkhand Assembly February 20, 2014

    The Jharkhand government on Thursday tabled the supplementary budget amounting to about Rs 1,448 crore in the Assembly. Finance Minister Rajendra Prasad Singh placed the third supplementary budget amid din in the House. The departments getting major share of the supplementary budget is Rs 350 crore for road construction, Rs 322...
  • Jharkhand to weed out hunger, corruption, fear: Hemant Soren January 26, 2014

    Jharkhand government was planning to develop the state in such a way that it would be free from fear, hunger, corruption, extremism and terrorism, chief minister Hemant Soren said on Sunday. Outlining his government's achievements and priorities while unfurling the tri-colour to mark the 65th Republic Day in Ranchi, he said...
  • Government seeks Rs 25,000 crore from CIL for using state property for coal mining January 23, 2014

    The Jharkhand government has sought Rs 25,000 crore as 'preliminary' amount from Coal India Ltd for excavating coal in the state without paying any compensation to it, a move that could hit the company hard. "Coal India has acquired land for mining in the state through Coal Bearing Areas Act. It pays...
  • Jharkhand compensates Rs 5 lakh to kin of 36 Uttarakhand floods victims January 11, 2014

    The Jharkhand government on Friday handed over Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of 36 victims of the June 2013 Uttarakhand disaster. "Chief Minister Hemant Soren handed over Rs.5 lakh each to the kin of 36 people who died in the the Uttarakhand disaster at a solemn programme held at...
  • Jharkhand restores decision to give sand mining right to panchayats December 13, 2013

    Jharkhand government on Thursday restored its earlier decision to give rights to the panchayats over sand mining, weeks after it allowed the minor mineral to go under the hammer. The decision was taken by the Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Hemant Soren, Principal Secretary (Cabinet Co-ordination) JB Tubid told reporters in...
  • Acid attack victim to get government job November 28, 2013

    Ranchi: Jharkhand government on Thursday decided to give a job to a woman who survived an acid attack by three persons a decade ago. The Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Hemant Soren, approved the proposal for giving a class-III job to Sonali Mukherjee, Principal Secretary (Cabinet Coordination) JB Tubid said in...
  • Jharkhand govt to sack 125 doctors, ban polythene September 2, 2013

    The Jharkhand cabinet on Monday approved the sacking of 125 doctors on the government's payrolls who had been absenting themselves from work. It also cleared a decision to ban the sale of certain varieties of polythene, an official said. "The cabinet gave its approval to ban sale of polythene less than 50...
  • Jharkhand: JMM to meet Congress leaders in Delhi January 8, 2013

    Ranchi: Senior Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leaders would meet Congress leaders in Delhi to discuss formation of a new government in Jharkhand, a party leader said on Tuesday. "Our leaders Hemant Soren, Mathura Mahato, Champai Soren, Haji Hussain Ansari and Simon Marandi will go to Delhi to hold talks with Congress...
  • Jharkhand CM offers govt job to acid attack victim August 11, 2012

    Ranchi: The Jharkhand government on Friday offered a government job to acid attack victim Sonali Mukherjee after CNN-IBN ran a campaign to help her. In addition, Chief Minister Arjun Munda assured adequate security to her family. Twenty seven-year-old Sonali Mukherjee was attacked with acid in 2003 after she spurned the advances...
  • Jharkhand releases 2 suspected Maoists for officer February 20, 2010

    Ranchi: Two of the 14 people, whose release was sought by Maoists in Jharkhand to free an abducted government official, were released on bail on Saturday, a police official said. Jasmi Mardi and her father Bahadur Mardi were given bail by a Jamshedpur court. They were arrested a few months ago...
  • Jharkhand govt employees lose out on allowance perk March 30, 2009

    Ranchi: Jharkhand’s finance department has stayed the decision by the governor’s advisory committee to hike the dearness allowance (DA) of government employees after the Election Commission raised objections to the move announced after model code of conduct came into operation. The governor's advisory committee had hiked the DA of state government...
  • UPA plans takeover in Jharkhand September 6, 2006

    New Delhi: Ranchi/New Delhi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda probably won’t get good sleep on Tuesday night. His BJP-led NDA government may soon fall after four ministers resigned and withdrew support to the coalition. The UPA, the government’s main rival, was till late night busy putting together an alternative government. Independent...