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  • LS polls: Multi-cornered contest makes it tough for Jharkhand veterans 16-04-2014 08:25 PM

    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...
  • People fed up with UPA, it failed on all fronts: Arjun Munda 10-04-2014 12:15 AM

    Former Jharkhand chief minister Arjun Munda on Wednesday said a strong wave was sweeping across the country for change in favour of the BJP as well as its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Munda, after inspecting the preparations at the venue of a public meeting to be addressed by the...
  • Arjun Munda hails BJP manifesto; Sahay questions announcement delay 08-04-2014 12:26 PM

    Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Monday hailed the BJP's manifesto while Congress leader Subodh Kant Sahay questioned the delay in announcing the document. "The manifesto pledges to take the country in the list of developed countries through good governance," Munda said in Ranchi. Ridiculing Munda's claim, former union...
  • Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Karia Munda will contest from Khunti 13-03-2014 11:37 PM

    Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Karia Munda will contest from Khunti ,Lok Sabha constituency of Jharkhand, he currently represents. The party said the candidate for the Patna Saheb seat will be decided after consultations with incumbent MP Shatrughan Sinha. It added that consultations with him were on. Former Rajya Sabha member...
  • Arjun Munda urges Modi to contest Lok Sabha polls from Jharkhand 12-03-2014 11:49 PM

    Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda today invited BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to choose a constituency in the state to contest the general elections. He extended the invitation to Modi in Delhi, Munda's aide Ayodhyanath Mishra said here. ...
  • Power of 49: Tulasi Munda's fight to spread literacy among tribals 12-03-2014 03:14 PM

    Tulasi Munda who has worked hard to spread literacy among the tribal girls of Koenjhar. Like thousands of other adivasi children in the mining town of Koenjhar, Tulasi didn't go to school. It was her greed to learn, to make something of herself that set Tulasi Munda apart form other...
  • Tata Steel officer shot at by unidentified assailants, critical 11-03-2014 01:32 PM

    An officer of Tata Steel was shot at and critically injured by unknown gunmen near former Chief Minister Arjun Munda's house at Ghorabandha in Jamshedpur, the police said on Tuesday. The officer Ratnesh Raj is a manager of Equipment Maintenance Services of Tata Steel. Following the incident late on Monday...
  • BJP calls day-long economic blockade on Mar 7 to seek special status 04-03-2014 09:39 PM

    The BJP has called a day-long state-wide economic blockade on Friday to press for the demand of special status to Jharkhand. "We will prevent the transportation of minerals from the state during the blockade, when all commercial vehicles as well as goods trains would be brought to a grinding halt,"...
  • Two Maoists get life term for ambushing police party 02-03-2014 01:20 PM

    A special court on Sunday awarded life imprisonment to two Maoists who had ambushed a police vehicle, killing 13 policemen and four civilians on December 19, 2002 in West Singhbhum district's Bitkilsoy village. Convicting Maoists William Marandi and Sahadeo Mahto, the special POTA court of SH Kazmi imposed a fine...
  • Former Jharkhand CMs won't contest Lok Sabha polls 08-01-2014 10:16 PM

    Former Jharkhand chief ministers Arjun Munda and Babulal Marandi will not contest the April-May Lok Sabha elections, it was announced in Ranchi onWednesday. Marandi is a Lok Sabha member from Koderma. Munda, a three-time chief minister and now leader of opposition, won the Jamshedpur Lok Sabha seat by over 100,000...
  • CBI files 2 more FIRs in coal scam 08-01-2014 10:04 AM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed two more FIRs in the coal scam against the two companies who where allotted coal block during the NDA regime. The FIRs have been filed against BLA Industries Pvt Ltd, Gastron Technologies Pvt Ltd and unknown officials of the Coal...
  • 2013 for Jharkhand: Two governments, President's rule and Lalu's conviction 27-12-2013 01:28 PM

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad's conviction in the fodder scam, perpetual rise and fall of governments and Maoists' daring elimination of a senior police official marked a tumultuous year in Jharkhand. Lalu's followers were left stunned when a CBI court convicted him and sentenced him to five years rigorous imprisonment in...
  • Fodder scam: I am innocent, CBI did injustice to me, says Lalu Prasad 17-12-2013 08:27 AM

    RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who was released on bail, on Monday said he was innocent and the CBI had done injustice to him in its probe into the Rs 950 crore fodder scam case that was unearthed during his chief ministerial term in undivided Bihar. "Mine is a no...
  • 'Jab tak rahega aloo, tab tak rahega Lalu', says Lalu 16-12-2013 07:23 PM

    Deori (Jharkhand): Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad on Monday warned his opponents not to make the mistake of thinking he would be eliminated from politics. "When I went to jail some people thought I had been finished. They should remember, jab tak rahega aloo, tab tak rahega Lalu (an...
  • Narendra Modi to hold rally at Dhurwa on December 29 06-12-2013 09:19 PM

    The BJP has decided to hold theirproposed December 29 rally, to be addressed by its primeministerial nominee Narendra Modi, at Dhurwa on the outskirtsof Ranchi, where the NIA is intermittently conducting raids inconnection with the October 27 Patna blasts. "The proposed rally to be attended by BJP's nationalpresident Rajnath Singh...
  • Senior citizen awards: Honouring those who pioneered social service 02-12-2013 12:57 PM

    On this week's Senior citizen awards, we honour noted social activist from Odisha Tulasi Munda. She has taken education to tribal children and helped in the upliftment of the socially backward society. ...
  • Lalu Prasad appears before special CBI courts in fodder cases 19-11-2013 08:24 AM

    RJD president Lalu Prasad, who is serving a five-year prison term in a fodder scam case, appeared before separate special CBI courts in three of the four other fodder scam cases through video conferencing in Ranchi. Prasad registered his appearance through video conferencing from the Birsa Munda Central Jail, where...
  • Seed scam: Ex-Agriculture minister Satyanand Bhokta arrested 18-10-2013 08:57 AM

    Former Jharkhand Agriculture Minister and BJP leader Satyanand Bhokta was on Thursday arrested by a team of vigilance sleuths, two days after the state vigilance bureau grilled him in connection with the purchase of seeds when he was the minister. "He (Bhokta) has been arrested in seed scam," Superintendent of...
  • President Pranab's son Abhijeet Mukherjee visits Lalu Prasad in jail 07-10-2013 11:19 AM

    Ranchi: President Pranab Mukherjee's son and Congress MP Abhijeet met convicted former Bihar chief minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad in the Birsa Munda jail in Ranchi on Sunday. The meeting has heated up politics with the Opposition asking for answers. The BJP has now asked the Congress to explain,...
  • Lalu Prasad to appear in court in two other fodder scam cases 07-10-2013 11:06 AM

    Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad, who was sentenced to five years in prison in a fodder scam case, is likely to appear through video conferencing before CBI courts in two other fodder scam cases on October 7 and October 8. Prasad's counsels on Saturday petitioned the courts to issue...
  • What work will be allotted to Lalu in Birsa Munda Jail? 04-10-2013 08:10 PM

    Ranchi: Officials of the Birsa Munda Central Jail are yet to decide what job they should allot to RJD President Lalu Prasad but there was a hint that he could be given work related to literacy campaign. "As per the jail manual, a convict is given about a week time...
  • Fodder scam: Lalu to stay in Birsa Munda Jail as qaidi number 1528 03-10-2013 11:30 PM

    Ranchi: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad has been sent to jail for five years in the fodder scam, though the party will appeal the sentence. The order means Lalu will not only be disqualified as an MP, he may also not be able to contest the next Lok Sabha...
  • Fodder scam: How can I be punished when I have not done any crime, asks Lalu Yadav 03-10-2013 05:32 PM

    Ranchi:"When I have not done any crime, how have I been punished?" This was Lalu Prasad's instant reaction when a CBI court jailed him for five years for his involvement in the fodder scam. An upset Lalu Prasad asked the question at the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi over...
  • Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad gets 5 years in jail, loses Lok Sabha seat 03-10-2013 03:38 PM

    RJD leader Lalu Prasad was on Thursday sentenced to five years imprisonment in a 17-year-old fodder scam case by a special CBI court after he was convicted on corruption and other charges four days back. The sentencing by special CBI judge Pravas Kumar Singh disqualifies Prasad from Parliament and renders...
  • JDU forced Congress to go back on ordinance on convicted leaders: RJD 01-10-2013 11:06 AM

    New Delhi: The political battle over the ordinance to protect convicted legislators has started against after former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad was found guilty in a fodder scam case. An agitated RJD has accused the Congress for coming under pressure from the JDU on...
  • BJP will contest all 14 LS seats in Jharkhand, says Munda 20-09-2013 05:00 PM

    BJP will contest all the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand on its own in the 2014 general elections, former chief minister and senior party leader Arjun Munda said on Friday. "We will contest all the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand but it has not yet been decided who...
  • Jharkhand tribals protest Mother Mary in tribal attire 26-08-2013 01:15 PM

    Tribals in Jharkhand have intensified their agitation against Mother Mary in tribal attire and demanded that this be reversed. In a Ranchi church, a statue of Mother Mary has been installed in which she is wearing tribal sari, with bangles on her arm. Thousands of tribals marched towards the church...
  • After Bihar, Jharkhand to appeal for special status 23-08-2013 03:48 PM

    Jharkhand on Friday expressed disappointment with union Planning Minister Rajeev Shukla's statement in the Rajya Sabha a day ago that there was no move to grant special status to the state. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said: "We appeal to the central government to reconsider the parameters for granting a...
  • Declare Jharkhand drought-hit, demands BJP 13-08-2013 01:47 PM

    The BJP on Tuesday demanded that Jharkhand be declared drought-hit following a deficit monsoon. A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation led by state president Rabindra Rai and former Chief Minister Arjun Munda met Governor Syed Ahmad and demanded that the state be declared drought hit. "In the memorandum to the...
  • Kariya Munda slams Hemant Soren over domicile issue 12-08-2013 01:51 AM

    Deputy Speaker Kariya Munda here in Khunti speaking over ongoing row over domicile issue slammed Hemant govt for creating controversy over the issue. He also said that domicile and local are two different things. ...