Dhanbad

  • LS polls: Campaign for Jharkhand's third phase gains momentum April 19, 2014

    Campaigning for the third and last phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Jharkhand has gained momentum, with leaders of different parties wooing the electorate. The third phase will cover four seats - Dhanbad, Dumka, Rajmahal and Godda - April 24. The first two phases were held April 10 and 17...
  • No Modi wave in Jharkhand, people want change: AJSU Dhanbad candidate Hemlata Mohan April 7, 2014

    Entering the hurly-burly of politics, noted educationist, Director and Principal of Delhi Public School, Bokaro Steel City, Dr Hemlata S Mohan, sounds confident of winning her maiden electoral battle from Dhanbad constituency in Jharkhand. But Hemlata S Mohan is pitted against heavyweights like Bharatiya Janata Party's sitting MP Pashupati Nath...
  • LS polls: AJSU fields DPS Bokaro principal Hemlata Mohan from Dhanbad March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Noted educationist, Director and Principal of Delhi Public School, Bokaro Steel City, Dr Hemlata S Mohan, who joined the All Jharkhand Student Union (AJSU) a few days ago, will contest Lok Sabha elections from Dhanbad. The DPS Principal faces a tough contest as she takes on Bharatiya Janata...
  • Jharkhand MLA resigns from House membership, switches to TMC March 20, 2014

    Chandrasekhar Dubey, who was dismissed by Chief Minister Hemant Soren from his Cabinet on February 19, resigned from the Jharkhand Assembly on Thursday. "I have submitted my resignation to Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta. and informed him that I have quit Congress and joined Trinamool Congress," Dubey, who represented the House on...
  • 2 Maoists killed, 9 arrested following encounter with security forces February 6, 2014

    Two Maoists were shot dead while nine, including a woman, were arrested by security forces following an encounter in Kanani forests of Bihar's Munger district,police claimed on Wednesday. The bodies of the two killed, however, were taken away by other Maoists who managed to escape, SP Barun Kumar Sinha claimed. Acting on...
  • Dhanbad: 4 bodies recovered; trapped miners rescued November 12, 2013

    Dhanbad: Bodies of the four miners, who were trapped in a colliery in Dhanbad have been taken out. The remaining trapped miners have also been rescued. At least 20 people were left trapped in the Basantimata colliery in Dhanbad in Jharkhand on Monday after a roof caved in at a...
  • Dhanbad: 4 feared dead, at least 6 others trapped inside a colliery November 11, 2013

    Dhanbad: At least four people are feared dead in a coal mine accident in Dhanbad in Jharkhand. The tragic accident took place when a portion of the Basanti Mata colliery of Bharat Cooking Coal Limited (BCCL) caved in on Monday trapping the miners, according to sources. At least 6 other miners...
  • AP: 10 people killed as train runs over them near Vizianagram November 3, 2013

    Hyderabad: Ten people were killed on Saturday evening after a train ran over them near Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh. The East Coast Railway official said the incident took place when passengers on the AllepeyDhanbad train pulled the chain and jumped out on tracks after rumours broke out about a fire...
  • News 360: 3 dead in Naxal attack on Patnabound train June 13, 2013

    At least three people were killed when a group of nearly 100 suspected Naxals attacked the DhanbadPatna Intercity Express near Kundhar halt in Jamui district of Bihar on Thursday afternoon. ...
  • Naxal attack: Bihar ignored warning by MHA? June 13, 2013

    New Delhi: CNNIBN has accessed a letter written by Home Secretary RK Singh in February this year to the Bihar Chief Secretary warning that the state was not doing enough to tackle the growing Maoist influence. "The antiNaxal operations have almost stopped. Left wing extremism continues to be a matter of...
  • Naxal attack: Shinde says DhanbadPatna train safe, 3 dead June 13, 2013

    Nearly 100 suspected Naxals opened fire on unsuspecting passengers aboard the DhanbadPatna Intercity Express near the Kundhar halt in Jamui district of Bihar on Thursday afternoon. ...
  • Bihar: 3 killed in Naxal attack on DhanbadPatna train near Jamui June 13, 2013

    New Delhi/Jamui: At least three people were killed when a group of nearly 100 suspected Naxals attacked the DhanbadPatna Intercity Express near Kundhar halt in Jamui district of Bihar on Thursday afternoon. The dead included a Railway Protection Force personnel, a Bihar Police sub inspector and a passenger. The Naxals attacked...
  • Bihar: Naxals attack DhanbadPatna train, 1 killed June 13, 2013

    New Delhi/Jamui: At least one Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel has been killed in a daring Naxal attack on the DhanbadPatna Intercity Express near Kundhar halt in Jamui district of Bihar on Thursday afternoon. Around 100 Naxals attacked and fired at the train in a bid to loot weapons from...
  • Montek's plane waits in air as cows invade airstrip February 23, 2013

    Dhanbad: A plane carrying Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia could not land for quite some time on Saturday due to a cow herd grazing on the airstrip near Darbhanga and it touched down only after officials stepped in and shooed the cattle away. The pilot of the plane carrying...
  • TMC MP Kabir Suman sings for acid attack victim September 8, 2012

    New Delhi: A member of parliament from the Jadavpur constituency in West Bengal, Kabir Suman has shown his faith in Sonali Mukherjee via a song. Twenty sevenyearold Sonali Mukherjee was attacked with acid in 2003 after she objected to the advances of three men in Dhanbad. Dhanbad, Jharkhand, was Sonali's hometown...
  • 'Gangs of Wasseypur 2' premieres in Dhanbad August 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Anurag Kashyap's gangster film is based on gang wars in Dhanbad. In fact, several characters in the film are based on reallife people, some of who are lodged in the city jail. In fact, buzz was that Faheem Khan, one of the mafia lords who are currently behind bars...
  • Jharkhand: Justice eludes acid attack victim July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: A 27yearold victim of an acid attack has been struggling to get justice for the past nine years. All her pleas, however, have fallen on deaf ears and her perpetrators are roaming scotfree. The distraught girl has now demanded euthanasia as her family cannot meet her medical costs. Sonali...
  • Maoists blast rail tracks in Jharkhand June 27, 2012

    Ranchi: One policeman was killed and 12 were injured when Maoist rebels ambushed their minibus in Jharkhand on Tuesday night. The rebels launched another attack early Wednesday, blasting a railway track and a bridge, police said. The policemen were attacked near Topchachi police station of Dhanbad district, around 210 km from...
  • 'Gangs of Wasseypur' writer gets threat messages June 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Director Anurag Kashyap seems wary of going to Wasseypur for the promotion of his film 'Gangs of Wasseypur' and says that he will pay a visit to the Jharkhand town only after the film's release. "We will go to Wasseypur after the film's release, after it is screened at the...
  • J'khand: 1 dead as workers of 2 parties clash April 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Clashes broke out on Friday between supporters of two political parties at Dhanbad in Jharkhand. One person has been killed and six injured in the clashes. A mob smashed several vehicles during the violence. The clashes broke out over awarding of contracts at Bharat Coking Coal Ltd. Clashes broke...
  • Maoists blow up railway track in Dhanbad December 5, 2011

    Dhanbad: Maoists blew up a railway track in Dhanbad rail division, disrupting train services in Jharkhand as the twoday nationwide bandh called by the banned CPI (Maoist) entered the second day on Monday. The Maoists exploded IEDs on the tracks between Nishitpur and Matari railway stations on Sunday night, according to...
  • 8 killed in Jharkhand school wall collapse August 25, 2010

    Ranchi: At least eight children and a woman were killed after a school wall collapsed due to heavy rains in Dhanbad on Tuesday. The injured have been admitted to a hospital and rescue operations are on. "A 20foothigh wall of Guru Govind Singh Public School situated at Bank roundabout in Dhanbad...
  • Maoists blows up rly tracks in Dhanbad July 8, 2010

    Dhanbad: Maoists blew up a stretch of railway tracks under Dhanbad rail division early on Thursday on the second day of their twoday bandh, briefly disrupting train services in the area. Explosives were blasted on the tracks between Lichitpur and Tetulmari railway stations, railway sources said here. The blast uprooted about...
  • Jharia: Deep beneath a hellhole June 20, 2007

    Dhanbad (Jharkhand): Its another day of work at the Bharat Coking Coal Limited mines and Kishori Lal collects his helmet with its unique number. Its the number that will mark him out in case of an accident. Being a miner was not Kishori's first choice. He was drawn into the...
  • All miners trapped in Dhanbad dead September 8, 2006

    Dhanbad: All 54 miners trapped in a coal mine in Dhanbad are dead, Dhanbad Deputy Commissioner Bela Rajesh said. Rescuers on Friday identified 46 bodies of the 50 trapped at a coal mine in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district and brought out 39 of them, a senior official said. "Fortysix bodies have...
  • How Jharia mine turned death trap September 8, 2006

    New Delhi: When workers entered the Bhatdih mine in Dhanbad district at around 1800 hours IST on Wednesday, they never knew they were entering a death trap. The miners were working in the Nagda section of the colliery when a loud explosion took place. The Nagda mines, situated around 30 km...
  • 54 miners killed in Jharkhand mine September 8, 2006

    Dhanbad (Jharkhand): At least 54 miners died in a colliery of a stateowned mine in Jharkhand following a huge underground explosion. Though none of the bodies have been recovered so far, Coal Minister Sibhu Soren announced a death compensation of Rs 3,00,000 each to the next of kin even as relatives...