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Jharkhand News

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.

Six Naxals killed in Jharkhand

Six suspected Naxals were on Wednesday killed in a gunbattle with CRPF commandos in the jungles of the Maoist violence-affected Latehar district of Jharkhand.

Think before tabling bill in assembly, says Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu

Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu on Tuesday said the government should think 1,000 times before tabling any bill in the assembly.

Disruptions continue in Jharkhand Assembly over amendments in land acts

The third working day of Jharkhand Assembly's winter session was also a wash out due to disruptions over the BJP government's move to amend two land acts formulated to protect the land rights of the tribals and indigenous people of the state.

Naxals force elderly to convert black money in Jharkhand

In a bid to evade scrutiny, Naxals in Jharkhand are forcing elderly people to exchange their unaccounted money after demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes.

In a first, CRPF deploys women commandos for anti-Naxal ops

For the first time, CRPF has deployed a team of women commandos in anti-Naxal operations in Jharkhand.

Jharkhand govt's aim is to free state from extremism, crime: CM Raghubar Das

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday said his government's aim is to free the state from extremism and crime.

Demonetisation: Maoists in Jharkhand hit with Centre's currency ban, police keeping close watch
Demonetisation: Maoists in Jharkhand hit with Centre's currency ban, police keeping close watch

Security agencies in Jharkhand are on high alert and are keeping a close watch on moves by Maoist guerrillas to turn their unaccounted money, collected in the form of levy, into "white".

Naxal-hit Jharkhand's village gets electricity for the first time

A Naxal-hit village in Jharkhand has celebrated Diwali in its "true sense" this year as electricity has reached here for the first time.

This hospital is treating patients for free post demonetization
This hospital is treating patients for free post demonetization

A private hospital in Ranchi is treating patients for free as the country grapples with a cash crunch post the demonetisation of 500 and 1,000 rupee currency notes.

Man arrested in Jharkhand for stashing Maoist cash in bank

A man was arrested for trying to deposit Rs 25 lakh cash belonging to a Maoist guerilla in a bank, police said on Friday.

Jharkhand wants train named after Birsa Munda

 Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today urged Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to name Hatia-Ernakulam Express after freedom fighter Bhagawan Birsa Munda.

Maoist leader Baleswar Oraon surrenders before the Jharkhand Police

Maoist leader Baleswar Oraon, who was carrying Rs five lakh reward on his head, has surrendered before the Jharkhand Director General of Police D K Pandey.

Opposition calls Jharkhand shutdown on Monday
Opposition calls Jharkhand shutdown on Monday

The state government has made elaborate security arrangements to ward off any unpleasant incident during Monday's shutdown.

Jharkhand set to become 'Open Defecation Free' by 2018
Jharkhand set to become 'Open Defecation Free' by 2018

The top bureaucrat reviewed work progress of drinking water and sanitation department and addressed DCs of all districts through video conferencing about private toilets.

Rallies, shutdown in Jharkhand this month against land acquisition

The opposition leaders held a meeting on Friday and chalked out strategy for the rally and the shutdown.

Wanted Maoist Santosh Bhokta surrenders in Jharkhand

Santosh Kumar Singh alias Santosh Bhokta, who has 14 cases against him, surrendered yesterday under a government programme.

Retired army doctor commits suicide by stabbing himself; five other family members found dead too

A retired army doctor committed suicide by stabbing himself, while five of his family members were found dead in a flat here on Sunday, police said.

Lalu questions PM Narendra Modi's silence over Jharkhand killings
Lalu questions PM Narendra Modi's silence over Jharkhand killings

RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his silence over the killing of farmers in Jharkhand allegedly for grabbing land.

Meraj Khan appointed Samajwadi Party Jharkhand unit chief

 Meraj Khan was appointed as Samajwadi Party's Jharkhand unit chief by party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today.

Four Jharkhand villagers killed in police firing

Four villagers were killed in a police firing in Jharkhand`s Hazaribagh district on Saturday, an officer said.

Supreme Court to hear Lalu Prasad Yadav's plea challenging fodder scam-linked jail sentence
Supreme Court to hear Lalu Prasad Yadav's plea challenging fodder scam-linked jail sentence

The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear a plea filed by Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav challenging his jail sentence in connection with the mid-1990s fodder scam case.

Two Uri martyrs laid to rest with state honours in Jharkhand

Two Indian soldiers - killed in a terror attack in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir - were laid to rest on Tuesday in their natives villages in Khunti and Gumla districts of Jharkhand with full state honours.

MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan meets Maharashtra and Jharkhand CM to discuss Garib Kalyan agenda

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today held a discussion on finer points to be included in BJP's Garib Kalyan Agenda with his Maharashtra and Jharkhand counterparts.

Top Maoist leader with Rs 25 lakh bounty killed in Jharkhand's Gumla
Top Maoist leader with Rs 25 lakh bounty killed in Jharkhand's Gumla

A top Maoist leader Ashish Yadav was killed in an encounter with Central Paramilitary Forces and police in Gumla district of Jharkhand. 

Big catch! Police arrest six Maoist rebels from Jharkhand's Gumla, recover arms and ammunition
Big catch! Police arrest six Maoist rebels from Jharkhand's Gumla, recover arms and ammunition

The police on Saturday arrested six Maoist rebels and recovered arms and ammunition from Gumla district of Jharkhand.

NHRC seeks detailed report of illegal mining from Jharkhand

National Human Right Commission (NHRC) has sought detailed report of illegal mining in three months from Jharkhand government.

Fake surrender? 'CRPF, Jharkhand police lured innocent youth to pose as naxals to boost figures'
Fake surrender? 'CRPF, Jharkhand police lured innocent youth to pose as naxals to boost figures'

NHRC Chairperson said that the allegations with respect to the fake surrender of innocent youth posing as naxals in Jharkhand were found to be prima facie true.