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  • Munda alleges Soren government left state in grip of corrupt people July 14, 2014

    Leader of Opposition Arjun Munda on Monday alleged the year-long Hemant Soren government in Jharkhand has only left the state in the "grip of corrupt people". "The one-year-rule by Jharkhand government has only left the state in the grip of corrupt people. Crime graph has risen, particularly increase in political killings,"...
  • Munda asks Allahabad Bank to initiate steps to set up more banks in rural Jharkhand July 4, 2014

    Leader of Opposition Arjun Munda on Friday asked the Allahabad Bank to initiate steps in setting up more banks in rural Jharkhand and give a fillip in the efforts by farmers and small entrepreneurs. "Efforts should be made to set up more banks in rural areas... farmers, enterprises and the unemployed...
  • Hemant Soren pays tributes to martyr Birsa Munda June 9, 2014

    Paying rich tributes to Birsa Munda on his 115th death anniversary, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Monday said the martyr's struggle inspires people to fight for one's rights. Garlanding the statue of Birsa Munda in Ranchi, Soren said the day is very important for the people because the tribal icon's...
  • Party leadership to decide on Jharkhand CM candidate: Arjun Munda June 8, 2014

    BJP leader and former chief minister Arjun Munda on Sunday said decision about the chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Assembly elections in Jharkhand will be taken by the party leadership. "It is the prerogative of the BJP Parliamentary Committee and high command to name the chief ministerial candidate for the...
  • Governor expresses grief over Gopinath Munde's demise June 3, 2014

    Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed expressed his deep sorrow at the death of Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde following a road accident in New Delhi on Tuesday. Several BJP leaders, including former Chief Minister Arjun Munda, former Speaker CP Singh, state unit president and MP Ravindra Rai and Ramesh Puskar also...
  • Arjun Munda congratulates K Chandrasekhar Rao on being sworn-in as Telangana CM June 3, 2014

    Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Monday welcomed Telengana as it became the 29th state of the country. "I welcome the 29th state of the country and congratulate K Chandrasekhar Rao of Telengana Rashtra Samiti and extend my warm wishes to him on becoming chief minister of the newest state,"...
  • Our PM candidate is Modi, regional parties should tell theirs: Arjun Munda April 22, 2014

    Claiming that if BJP voted to power it would definitely curb corruption and price rise in the country, former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Monday asked the state's regional parties to tell who would be their prime ministerial candidate in case they win. Addressing a poll meeting in Sahebganj, which...
  • LS polls: Multi-cornered contest makes it tough for Jharkhand veterans April 16, 2014

    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 April 10, 2014

    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 Gujarat...
  • Arjun Munda hails BJP manifesto; Sahay questions announcement delay April 8, 2014

    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 minister Subodh...
  • Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Karia Munda will contest from Khunti March 13, 2014

    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 S S...
  • Arjun Munda urges Modi to contest Lok Sabha polls from Jharkhand March 13, 2014

    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 March 12, 2014

    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 March 11, 2014

    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 night,...
  • BJP calls day-long economic blockade on Mar 7 to seek special status March 4, 2014

    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," BJP...
  • Two Maoists get life term for ambushing police party March 2, 2014

    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 of...
  • Former Jharkhand CMs won't contest Lok Sabha polls January 8, 2014

    Former Jharkhand chief ministers Arjun Munda and Babulal Marandi will not contest the April-May Lok Sabha elections, it was announced in Ranchi on Wednesday. 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 votes in...
  • CBI files 2 more FIRs in coal scam January 8, 2014

    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 December 27, 2013

    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 a...
  • Fodder scam: I am innocent, CBI did injustice to me, says Lalu Prasad December 17, 2013

    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 evidence...
  • 'Jab tak rahega aloo, tab tak rahega Lalu', says Lalu January 6, 2014

    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 abstract...
  • Narendra Modi to hold rally at Dhurwa on December 29 December 6, 2013

    The BJP has decided to hold their proposed December 29 rally, to be addressed by its prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi, at Dhurwa on the outskirts of Ranchi, where the NIA is intermittently conducting raids in connection with the October 27 Patna blasts. "The proposed rally to be attended by BJP's national president Rajnath Singh and...
  • Senior citizen awards: Honouring those who pioneered social service December 2, 2013

    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 November 19, 2013

    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 October 18, 2013

    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 Police...
  • President Pranab's son Abhijeet Mukherjee visits Lalu Prasad in jail October 7, 2013

    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, asking...
  • Lalu Prasad to appear in court in two other fodder scam cases October 7, 2013

    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 production...
  • What work will be allotted to Lalu in Birsa Munda Jail? October 4, 2013

    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 to...
  • Fodder scam: Lalu to stay in Birsa Munda Jail as qaidi number 1528 October 4, 2013

    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 October 3, 2013

    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 video...