Jharkhand News

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.

BJP MLA misses first day of Jharkhand Assembly

Newly elected BJP MLA Sadhu Charan Mahato from Ichagarh constituency will not be able to attend the inaugural session of Jharkhand Assembly on Tuesday after his bail petition was rejected by the court.

Maithili among 5 languages spoken during oath taking

 Hindi, Maithili, Bengali, Santhali and English were the languages spoken in Jharkhand Assembly when the newly elected MLAs took oath on the first day of the inaugural session.

Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das meets President, ministers

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday called on President Pranab Mukherjee and met a host of central ministers including Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley, whom he urged to turn Doordarshan, Ranchi, into a 24 hours satellite based broadcasting centre.

JVM to play role of constructive Opposition: Babulal Marandi

Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM) president Babulal Marandi on Monday said his party will play the role of constructive opposition and support the Raghubar Das-headed state government in all good works.

18 J'khand villages identified under 'Green India Mission'

 Eighteen villages have been identified under union government sponsored 'Green India Mission' for undertaking eco-friendly development programmes in the areas falling under Seraikela forest division in Seraikela-Kharswan district of Jharkhand.