Jharkhand News

Magadh Open Cast mine,Asia's largest, inagurated in Chatra

The Magadh Open Cast mine, Asia's largest mine, in Chatra district was today inagurated.

Train services hit as uprooted trees fell on railway tracks in Jharkhand

Train services between Howrah-Mumbai railway route was disrupted in Chakradhar division of South Eastern Railway this evening as uprooted trees fell on the railway tracks after a Nor'wester lashed the area.

ITU to support Jharkhand bandh today

The ctoday announced its support to the state-wide dawn to dusk bandh tomorrow called by the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) and the CPI in protest against the Land Acquisition Bill.

Jharkhand govt and NTPC sign MoA to form JV for PTPS expansion

The Jharkhand government today signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the NTPC for forming a joint venture company (JVC) for performance improvement and 4,000 MW capacity expansion of the Patratu Thermal Power Station (PTPS).

Collision between truck, jeep in Jharkhand leaves 11 people dead

A collision between a truck and a Mahindra Bolero in the Deoghar district of Jharkhand on Sunday resulted in the death of 11 people, with a number of people also severely injured in the accident.

Jharkhand: Security forces apprehend 2 armed Maoists

Security forces apprehended two Maoists from the Khunti district of Jharkhand on Sunday, recovering large quantities of arms and ammunition from the extremists.

Jharkhand villagers convinced to get branded as Naxalites in exchange for jobs: Congress
Jharkhand villagers convinced to get branded as Naxalites in exchange for jobs: Congress

Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) president Sukhdeo Bhagat on Saturday alleged that 514 innocent villagers in Jharkhand had been convinced to get branded as Naxalites and made to surrender with false promise of providing them jobs under the state government's Surrender and Rehabilitation policy by the BJP-led government in 2011.

Jharkhand govt not serious on domicile policy: Congress

 Accusing the Jharkhand government of not being serious on the domicile policy, JPCC today said it should take a clear position on it.

Jharkhand CM launches Jan Samvad centre to resolve grievances

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today launched a "Jan Samvad" centre to connect with the people over phone to resolve their grievances.

Mine fire: Non-BCCL employees refuse to shift to new colony

The raging underground fire in the Jharia coal mines here has put lives of thousands of families living in the surrounding areas at risk, prompting the BCCL to construct a new colony to relocate them.

Task forces set up to eradicate poverty, develop agriculture sector

Jharkhand government today set up two task forces, both headed by Development Commissioner, in its effort to eradicate poverty and develop the agriculture sector.

Two Jamshedpur mountaineers return to Everest base camp

Mountaineers Hemant Gupta and Payo Murmu, who were stuck up at 22,000 ft height of the Himalayas on way to the summit on Aril 25 when the quack struck in Nepal, today safely returned to the base camp.

Minor girl sexually assaulted by father in Jamshedpur

A minor girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by his father in Nildih area here, police said on Saturday.

Jharkhand CM urges parents to send children to schools

Aiming to cross the national average of 73 per cent in literacy, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Saturday encouraged the people in the state to send their children to schools.

HC seeks Centre's reply on MNS chief Raj Thackeray's prosecution over anti-Bihari remark

The Delhi High Court on Friday sought a response of the Centre on a plea seeking a direction to implead the government in cases related to MNS chief Raj Thackeray's prosecution for allegedly making anti-Bihari remarks in 2008.

Explosives found from jungle in Jharkhand

Security personnel on Thursday recovered explosives from Porahat jungle under Goilkera police station in adjoining West Singhbhum district, a senior police officer said.

Girl thrown out of running train by boyfriend, dies

A 15-year-old girl died on Thursday after she was allegedly thrown out of a running train by a person with whom she had eloped, the GRP here said.

Jamshedpur schoolgirl stands for her rights, rejects child marriage

Standing against the practice of child marriage, 14-year-old tribal girl, Duli Hembram, from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, rejected marriage and wrote to the school`s principal expressing her desire to study.

'Burdwan blast suspect nabbed on third visit to Pakur'

Burdwan bomb blast suspect Ibrahim Sheikh, who was arrested from here on Saturday last, was nabbed on his third visit to Pakur as the police obtained important information from him about the blast, police said on Wednesday.

Hindutva is symbol of nationalism, says Jharkhand CM

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghuvar Das on Tuesday said Hindutva is a symbol of nationalism and RSS is its true devotee.

Girl gang-raped by relative, his friends in Jharkhand

A tribal girl was allegedly gang-raped by her relative and his friends at Jainagra village under Chaipur police station in Palamau district, police said on Monday.

JMM will contest Bihar Assembly Elections: Hemant Soren

The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) would contest the Assembly Elections in Bihar which is slated to be held later this year, Hemant Soren, the newly elected working president of the party said on Sunday.

Burdwan blast suspect arrested in Jharkhand

A Burdwan blast suspect, who is a member of the banned Bangladesh-based terror outfit Jamat-ul-Mujahideen, was arrested near Tilbitha Railway Station in this district, police said on Sunday.

JMM to launch movement for 'Greater Jharkhand'

 The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Friday said that it will soon launch a movement to demand for a 'Greater Jharkhand', comprising of parts of adjoining West Bengal and Odisha.

Three-day JMM convention from Apr 16 in Jamshedpur

A three-day convention of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) is scheduled to be held here from April 16 to 18 at Gopal Maidan, Bistupur, JMM sources on Tuesday said.

Maoist killed in encounter with police in Jharkhand

The Jharkhand Police gunned down an area commander of the People`s Liberation Front of India (PLFI), a Maoist splinter group, in an encounter at Kunjla village in Khunti district.

Fodder Scam convict Jagannath Mishra praises PM Modi

Fodder Scam convict and former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra on Thursday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership saying "it has heightened the nation's dignity and influence in the world."

'Dancing with girl' photo appears in papers, Jharkhand official shifted

A Jharkhand government official was on Wednesday transferred after a photo was published in local papers purportedly showing him dancing with a girl.

J'khand HC grants bail to ex-Bihar CM in fodder scam case

The Jharkhand High Court on Monday granted bail to former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra who on March 19 surrendered to a CBI court after being in a hospital on interim bail since his conviction in a fodder case.

NFSA to be implemented in Jharkhand from June: Raghubar Das

The National Food Security Act would be implemented in Jharkhand from June one this year and 86 per cent of the population would benefit under the act, Chief Minister Raghubar Das has said.