Jharkhand News

Four awarded life imprisonment for murdering minor boy in Jharkhand

A Palamau district court today sentenced four persons to life imprisonment for murdering a 13-year-old boy.

Jharkhand: Maoist leader arrested

A Maoist self-styled 'zonal commander' was on Wednesday arrested in Garhwa district of Jharkhand, police said.

Jharkhand CM expresses grief at Laxman's demise

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Tuesday said cartoonist RK Laxman found a fond place in the hearts of people through his 'common man' depictions and his death has left an irreparable loss to the media world.

Congress questions delay in Jharkhand Cabinet expansion

Congress leader Banna Gupta on Tuesday alleged that the development work of the state was being hampered due to unnecessary delay in cabinet expansion of the Raghuvar Das-headed BJP-AJSU Party government.

Maoists call for shutdown in Jharkhand over Obama's India visit
Maoists call for shutdown in Jharkhand over Obama's India visit

Protesting US President Barack Obama's visit to India, Maoists on Monday called for a shutdown in the Latehar district of Jharkhand.

Jharkhand: 1 student dies, 13 sick of suffocation

One student died and 13 others were admitted to a hospital on Sunday after they fell unconscious due to suffocation in Barkadal Upgraded school during Saraswati Puja at Rajnagar in Seraikela-Kharswan district.

IAS officer served with showcause notice for arguing with Jharkhand CM

IAS officer Sajjal Chakraborty has been served with a show cause notice for allegedly arguing with Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das, following which he was removed from the post of chief secretary.

Policeman injured in encounter with Maoists in Jharkhand, dies

A district police personnel, who sustained head injury in an encounter between Maoists and security personnel at Vikrampur village in East Singhbhum district on Sunday last, succumbed to his injuries last night, a senior police officer said.

Raghubar Das to act tough against officials involved in illegal mining

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Tuesday directed the officials to initiate action against any government employee found guilty of their involvement in illegal mining.

Jharkhand's ex-CM Koda summoned in coal block case

A court here Tuesday issued summons to former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda and seven others in a coal block allocation case involving Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd.

Anti-Naxal operations in five districts to continue: SP

The ongoing joint anti-naxal operation in five districts will continue till the contiguous areas are rooted out of extremists, police said on Monday.

Naxalite killed, policeman injured in encounter in Jharkhand

A Naxalite was killed during an encounter with security forces, in which a policeman was also injured, at Vikrampur village in East Singhbhum district today, a senior police officer said.

Secret fund's misuse by Jharkhand cops; SC refuses to hear PIL

Supreme Court has refused to interfere with an High Court order quashing a notification for CBI probe into alleged misuse and unaccounted withdrawal of huge sums from the Secret Service Funds meant to counter Naxal violence in Jharkhand.

CPI(Maoist) calls for shutdown in Jharkhand, Bihar

Communist Party of India(Maoist) called for a shutdown on Saturday in Jharkhand and Bihar in protest against the death of CPI(Maoist) cadres who had been gunned down during an encounter in Hazaribagh District recently.

Bihar, Jharkhand agree to form panel to resolve issues

Bihar and Jharkhand on Friday agreed to form a standing committee to settle various inter-state issues through discussion instead of approaching the High Courts and the Supreme Court to find a way out.

Will end extremism and Maoist violence within 6 months: Raghubar Das

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Friday said his government will "rise to the challenge" posed by insurgents and "decimate extremism and Maoist violence in the state within six months".

Gang engaged in loot and robbery busted in Jharkhand

 A gang engaged in making bombs and unleashing terror with sole motive to loot and robbery was busted with the arrest of one of its member in Medininagar in Palamau district, police today said.

Jharkhand CM forbids party workers from staging dharna unnecessarily

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Thursday asked his BJP party workers to refrain from staging dharna or putting up road blockades unnecessarily, and ensure that government schemes are implemented properly.

TPC-2 area commander arrested in Jharkhand

A self-styled area commander of an ultra outfit 'Trutiya Prastuti Committee-2' (TPC-2) and one of his close aides were arrested from Palamu district of Jharkhand.

Three Maoists killed in Jharkhand 's Hazaribagh

Three Maoists were gunned down in a police encounter in Jharkhand 's Hazaribagh.

Jharkhand CM for zero-tolerance on corruption issue

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday warned that action would begin within 24 hours on getting corruption-related complaints and asked officials to create an investment-friendly environment in the state.

CCL to build 91 toilets in Varanasi under 'Swachh Bharat'

The Central Coalfields Limited has proposed to build 91 toilets in Varanasi as part of the Swachh Bharat campaign.

Jharkhand CM urges public, private sectors to participate in JSDM

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday appealed to public and private sector to contribute to the Jharkhand Skill Development Mission for making the youth of the state skilled, independent and employed.

Three Naxals killed in Jharkhand, bodies recovered

Three Naxals were on Monday killed in an encounter with security forces in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand.

Three Naxals killed in Jharkhand; bodies recovered

Three Naxals were on Monday killed in an encounter with security forces in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand.

Mob sets fire to trucks after accident in Jamshedpur

A mob in the Saraikela area of the Jamshedpur district set fire to six trucks after a road accident resulted in the death of a motorcyclist.

Women sterilised under torchlight: doctor's suspension sought

 The authorities have recommended suspension of a doctor who is in-charge of a community health sub-centre in Chatra district where about 40 women were operated upon at a sterilisation camp allegedly under torchlight last week.

Rajasthan, Jharkhand CMs give up subsidised LPG

 After Union Ministers, state Chief Ministers have also started giving up the use of subsidised cooking gas (LPG) to help better target subsidies for those actually deserving.

Dinesh Oraon unanimously elected Jharkhand Speaker

BJP's Dinesh Oraon was unanimously elected as the Speaker of Jharkhand Assembly on Wednesday.

Two suspected ultras shot dead by CPI-M activists

Two suspected ultras were shot dead by the activists of CPI (Maoists) allegedly over a dispute regarding sharing of levy at Kadamdiha in naxal-hit West Singhbhum district on Tuesday, police said.