Jharkhand

  • ED attaches RS 100 crore worth assets of former Jharkhand Minister Yesterday

    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...
  • AAP not to contest coming assembly polls in 4 states: Arvind Kejriwal 2 days ago

    Sangrur: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said that it would not contest upcoming assembly elections in Haryana, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand due to "limited resources". However, the party would contest two assembly bypolls in Punjab slated for August 21, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said after the...
  • Dumper set on fire by Maoists after private company fails to pay extortion 6 days ago

    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...
  • 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...
  • Large section of people in 5 states still do not use toilets: Government July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A large section of people in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh have neither built toilets at their homes nor use them as they continue to remain unaware about the benefits of using lavatories, the government said on Monday. Minister of State for Drinking Water...
  • India starts first new major coal mine in at least five years July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Coal India Ltd started production on Friday at a 12-million-tonnes-per-year mine, its first major new project in at least five years, which should help boost supplies to fuel-starved power plants. The world's biggest coal miner has struggled to raise output fast enough to meet rising demand from power companies,...
  • Bokaro rape: NCW slams district administration July 11, 2014

    National Commission for Women member Shamina Shafiq on Friday said that the panel would take up the case of a rape of 14-year-old tribal girl in Jharkhand's Bokaro allegedly on the orders of village panchayat. She slammed the district administration over the incident and sought action against local bodies...
  • Jharkhand: To seek revenge, panchayat allegedly orders rape of teen girl July 11, 2014

    Bokaro: In a horrific incident, a Panchayat in Bokaro is alleged to have ordered the rape of a 14-year-old tribal girl. The minor girl's family claimed that the teenager was allegedly raped because her brother had been accused of misbehaving with a female neighbour. They said that the panchayat instructed some...
  • Obstructionist stand stalling development in Jharkhand: Shashank Sekhar Bhokta July 7, 2014

    Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta on Monday regretted that an obstructionist stand by certain sections had been stalling the state's development ever since the state was created 14 years ago. "Not only the proposed construction of a building to house the state Assembly, but also any new work in the...
  • 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...
  • Any c***** can become chief minister: Yashwant Sinha on Jharkhand CM July 2, 2014

    In an apparent slip of tongue, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday used an expletive word that raised eyebrows. "Media people come and put their mike, asking who would become the chief minister. How does it matter which c**** becomes CM," said Sinha. Sinha, whose word spoken in Hindi is taken...
  • JMM slams Modi government for raising fuel prices July 1, 2014

    The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha activists on Tuesday burnt an effigy of the Narendra Modi government protesting the hike in prices of petrol, diesel, LPG cylinders and rail fare. Led by Ranchi city president Antu Tirkey, JMM activists marched to Albert Ekka Square and burnt the effigy. "The hike in prices of petrol,...
  • CBI court rejects Lalu Prasad's plea to quash fodder scam cases against him July 1, 2014

    Ranchi: A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ranchi has rejected former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad's petition to quash other cases of the multi-crore fodder scam against him. Lalu Prasad, the chief of Rashtriya Janata Dal, had petitioned the court that other fodder scam cases against him...
  • HC grants bail to JVM MLA Dhulu Mahto June 21, 2014

    The Jharkhand High Court on Friday granted bail to MLA Dhulu Mahto after 11 months in judicial remand in connection with forcibly freeing a person from a police station in Dhanbad. Justice S Chandrasekhar granted the bail to the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha MLA on two sureties for Rs 10,000 each....
  • Jharkhand: 10 students trapped after release of water from Tenughat Dam rescued June 21, 2014

    Bokaro: All 10 students who were trapped in water released by the Tenughat Dam in Jharkhand have been rescued. On Friday, 10 school students were trapped in water flow from the Tenughat Dam. The students were caught unaware when the dam released its waters. "When we got to know about the...
  • Jharkhand: 10 students trapped after sudden release of water from Tenughat Dam June 20, 2014

    Bokarao: Just days after 25 students were washed away in the dam tragedy in Manali, ten students on Friday got trapped in the water flow Tenughat dam in Bokarao in Jharkhand. The incident took place after the water was suddenly released from the dam. The students had gone to have bath...
  • Lightning kills five in different parts of Jharkhand June 19, 2014

    Five people were killed and two others injured when they were struck by lightning in Jharkhand on Thursday, police said. Three people died on the outskirts of state capital Ranchi while one each was killed in Deoghar and Khuti districts, they said. Those killed in Ranchi were construction workers, a police officer...
  • Monsoon reaches Odisha, Bihar, Bengal, to hit eastern UP by Friday June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: After a five to seven-day delay, the southwest monsoon today hit Odisha, Bihar and West Bengal, cheering farmers and bringing relief from prolonged spells of heat and humidity, and is expected to reach eastern Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand by Friday. Director of the meteorological centre in Bhubaneshwar S C...
  • Following a gun battle, 11 Maoist guerrillas including a zonal commander arrested June 18, 2014

    A total of 11 Maoist guerrillas, including a zonal commander, have been arrested in Jharkhand, police said on Wednesday. The guerrillas have been arrested from Gumla district Tuesday night following a gun battle, a police officer said. All the arrested guerrillas belong to People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI), a splinter group...
  • Jharkhand khadi board to set up parks to promote products June 18, 2014

    To promote its handloom products, the Jharkhand State Khadi and Village Industries Board has initiated steps to set up khadi parks where all manufacturing activities will take place under one roof. The board has a plan to establish six khadi parks in Jharkhand alone to promote khadi products as well as...
  • Yashwant Sinha to leave jail as court grants him bail after 2 weeks in prison June 18, 2014

    Hazaribagh: A Hazaribagh court on Wednesday granted bail to top BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, almost two weeks after his arrest. Sinha was arrested on June 2 during a protest against power shortage. As many as 300 workers were taken into custody along with Sinha for allegedly assaulting Jharkhand State Electricity Board...
  • Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren expands cabinet June 18, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren Tuesday expanded his cabinet by inducting a minister. Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed administered oath to Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislator Lobin Hembrom as the 12th minister. Jharkhand can have a maximum of 12 ministers, including the chief minister. Lobin is a legislator from Santhal Paragna. The 12th minister's...
  • BJP responsible for power shortage, says Hemant Soren June 17, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday alleged that BJP was responsible for the shortage of electricity as MoUs signed during its regime in the energy sector had failed to increase a single unit of power in the state. "If any party has been responsible for the (power) situation, it is...
  • JVM has no relevance in Jharkhand politics: BJP MP Ravindra Rai June 14, 2014

    The BJP on Thursday claimed that the Babulal Marandi-led Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) has no relevance in the state politics and it would reflect in the upcoming assembly elections. "Where is the identity of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha?" BJP State president and MP Ravindra Rai said to a media query in Ranchi...
  • 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...
  • BJP leaders in Jharkhand protest against acute power crisis June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: It's not just Delhi, which is facing a power crisis. Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in Jharkhand protested against the acute power crisis and alleged corruption in the state electricity board. The workers blocked roads in Ramgarh causing inconvenience to commuters. It was BJP leader Yashwant Sinha who had...
  • Delhi: 4 held for drugging, raping 2 Jharkhand women June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Four men have been arrested for allegedly drugging and raping two young women from Jharkhand in a flat in northeast Delhi's Bhajanpura area, police said on Monday. Those arrested have been identified as Mohd Naushad (34), a resident of Darbhanga district in Bihar, Raj Kumar alias Raju (38),...
  • JVM to launch two-day agitation over power crisis June 9, 2014

    The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) on Sunday announced a two-day agitation beginning June 11 in protest against power crisis across the state. "We will launch stir on June 11-12 in all the 24 districts in protest against power crisis," JVM chief and former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi told a press conference...
  • Modi, not BJP, led to victory in LS polls: JVM June 14, 2014

    Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM) on Friday said the recent Lok Sabha poll victory was made possible by Narendra Modi and not by BJP, General Secretary of JVM, Praveen Singh said with the people of this country disappointed with the ten-year misrule of the Congress-led UPA government, they were looking for...