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Jharkhand News

Jharkhand: 5 security men injured in IED blast; huge ammo seized

Five security personnel, including three CRPF men, on Friday suffered injuries in an IED blast during an anti-Naxal operation in the jungles of Latehar district, even as the forces seized 50 bombs, 165 detonators and over five dozen grenades.

Four security personnel injured in Jharkhand landmine blast

At least four security personnel were injured on Friday when Maoist guerrillas detonated a landmine in Garwah district of Jharkhand.

Jharkhand coal mine reopens after 18 killed in collapse

The Lalmatia open cast mine has an annual capacity of 17 million tonnes and accounts for about half of ECL`s coal production. 

Cashless marriage after toilet is built at groom's home in Jharkhand

The cashless marriage was presumably first of its kind in Jharkhand following the demonetisation move.

Demonetisation has hit Maoist finances in a significant way: Rajnath Singh
Demonetisation has hit Maoist finances in a significant way: Rajnath Singh

Singh asked the Left Wing Extremism groups to give up violence stressing that it has no place in a democracy.

Maoist torch three vehicles in Jharkhand

Maoist guerrillas on Saturday torched three vehicles involved in road construction work in Jharkhand`s West Singhbhum district, police said.

DC, SP transferred after shoe hurled at Jharkhand CM

Scores of shoes were hurled as Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das tried to leave the venue. Luckily not a single one touched the Chief Minister.

BJP ally AJSU chief skips development council meet in Jharkhand

All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) President Sudesh Mahto, an ally of the ruling BJP and Jharkhand State Development Council Deputy Chairperson, on Tuesday skipped a council meeting here along with opposition Jharkhand Mukti Morcha members.

Maoist killed in Jharkhand gunfire

A CPI-Maoist group guerrilla was killed and his wife arrested in a gunfire with the security forces in Jharkhand`s East Singhbhum district on Tuesday, police said.

Jharkhand mine collapse: With 2 more bodies recovered, death toll rises to 18
Jharkhand mine collapse: With 2 more bodies recovered, death toll rises to 18

With the recovery of two more bodies late on Sunday, the death toll climbed to 18 in the coal mine collapse at Lalmatia open cast coal mine of Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL) in Godda district.

Shoes hurled at Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das

Shoes were hurled at Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das and black flags were shown to hi at a programme in Kharsawa on Sunday, the state police said.

Jharkhand coal mine collapse toll rises to 17, CM announces ex-gratia
Jharkhand coal mine collapse toll rises to 17, CM announces ex-gratia

The tragedy occurred at the Rajmahal Open Cast Project of Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) around 7.30 p.m. on Thursday in Godda district of Jharkhand.

Toll rises to 13 in Jharkhand coal mine cave-in, rescue ops still underway
Toll rises to 13 in Jharkhand coal mine cave-in, rescue ops still underway

"Two more bodies have been recovered on Saturday. The rescue operation is going on. There are chances of some more people still trapped in the debris," said a police spokesperson to IANS.

Jharkhand coal mine collapse: Eleven bodies recovered, over dozen feared trapped dead
Jharkhand coal mine collapse: Eleven bodies recovered, over dozen feared trapped dead

Bodies of at least eleven workers were on Friday recovered a caved-in coal mine whereas dozens are still said to be trapped inside at Paharia Bhodaye in Jharkhand’s Godda district. 

11 dead, scores missing after Jharkhand mine collapse, probe ordered
11 dead, scores missing after Jharkhand mine collapse, probe ordered

The tragedy occurred at the Rajmahal Opencast Project of Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) around 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, officials said.

Jharkhand mine collapse: Nine bodies pulled out, over 20 workers feared trapped
Jharkhand mine collapse: Nine bodies pulled out, over 20 workers feared trapped

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das is monitoring the situation closely and has asked the concerned officials to intensify rescue operations.

Ranchi mayor stops CM's convoy, complains of abusive police

 Ranchi Mayor Asha Lakra on Tuesday stopped Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das` convoy to seek justice for the "abusive language" hurled at her by a traffic police.

With headless women's panel, Jharkhand fights crimes against women

Jharkhand is working through a surge in crimes against women with a headless women's commission.

Ranchi shutdown over girl's rape-murder

A shutdown called by various student organisations on Thursday demanding arrest of those involved in the gang rape and murder of a teenager last week had little impact here.

Ranchi 'Nirbhaya' case: Rs 1 lakh reward announced for info on suspects

The Ranchi Police on Wednesday announced a Rs one lakh reward for any clues in the rape and murder of a 19-year-old here on December 16.

Hardcore Maoist accused of killing policemen arrested in Jharkhand
Hardcore Maoist accused of killing policemen arrested in Jharkhand

Marandi was involved in several criminal cases, including killing of Pakur Superintendent of Police Amarjeet Balihar in an ambush.

Mob beats couple for 'killing neighbours using black magic' in Jharkhand, sets house on fire

A mob beat to death an elderly couple accused of witchcraft in eastern India, police said Saturday, the second such killing in the region in two weeks.

Newly-wed woman gang-raped by husband, friends in Jharkhand

A newly-married woman was allegedly raped by her husband and his two friends at gun point at Rahaiya village in Palamau district, a police officer on Friday said.

Jharkhand slashes housing loan interest rate for MLAs

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Jharkhand has shown generosity towards legislators by slashing interest rate on housing loan to a mere four percent.

Demonetisation bleeds Jharkhand markets; business volume down by 40 percent, sales plunge

The overall business volume in Jharkhand is down by about 40 per cent, demonetisation has hit markets badly across the state, traders say. 

Demonetization a step towards making India economic superpower: Rajnath Singh
Demonetization a step towards making India economic superpower: Rajnath Singh

“Can't people of the country bear with a little inconvenience if that leads to better things?" Rajnath Singh said in Roorkee during BJP's Parivartan yatra.

SHAME! Woman set on fire by neighbour on suspicion of being witch
SHAME! Woman set on fire by neighbour on suspicion of being witch

The villagers had taken the 20-year-old girl to the Gram Sabha, where the 'witch doctor' assured the villagers that he would cure the girl and started to beat her up badly, police said.

Tribal students confined to hostels during Jharkhand shutdown
Tribal students confined to hostels during Jharkhand shutdown

Security forces, deployed outside the tribal students’ hostels in Ranchi, Dumka as well as other parts of the state, have been instructed to keep the students inside the premises.

Elephant terror forces residents to flee homes, take shelter on trees in Jharkhand

Afraid of an attack by a herd of elephants, residents of Loharatola village, nearly 40 km from Jharkhand capital Ranchi, have taken shelter in trees.

Vehicles torched during Jharkhand bandh
Vehicles torched during Jharkhand bandh

While six vehicles, including a bus and trucks, were torched in Dumka district, a truck and a dumper were set alight by the bandh supporters in East Singhbhum district.