Jharkhand News

Jharkhand: Man beheads wife, surrenders with severed head

An elderly man, fed up with his wife's alcohol abuse, beheaded her and then walked to the nearby CRPF camp with the severed head to surrender in West Singhbhum district, police said today.

Villager's throat slit by suspected Maoists

Jamshedpur: Suspected Maoists have slit the throat of a villager at Kuchai in Seraikela-Kharswan district of Jharkhand, a senior police officer said.

JMM committed to development: Shibu Soren

 Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) is committed to usher in prosperity and development in the state if voted to power, JMM supremo Shibu Soren said today.

Polling personnel for 96 booths to be airdropped in Dumka

 Polling personnel for 96 booths will be airdropped tomorrow in Dumka ahead of the fifth and final phase of polling in 16 constituencies on December 20.

Empowerment of farmers, tribals and women will develop Jharkhand: Rahul Gandhi
Empowerment of farmers, tribals and women will develop Jharkhand: Rahul Gandhi

Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that farmers, tribals and women of Jharkhand must be empowered for the state to develop, adding that he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a difference of opinion over what method was best to take the state forward.

Jharkhand polls: Hemant Soren describes BJP as 'loot' party
Jharkhand polls: Hemant Soren describes BJP as 'loot' party

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday alleged that the BJP was a party of "loot", a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the people in Santhal Pargana region to throw "looters" out of power in the ensuing Assembly elections.

Boy rescued within hours of kidnapping in Jamshedpur

A three-year-old boy, allegedly kidnapped for ransom by a neighbour in Burmamines area here, was rescued from Dhanbad within a few hours of the incident, an official said Tuesday.

Have to overthrow govt of father-son duo: PM Modi to Jharkhand voters
Have to overthrow govt of father-son duo: PM Modi to Jharkhand voters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday slammed the father-son duo of Shibu Soren and Hemant, calling on the voters in Jharkhand to overthrow their government.

Assembly elections, 4th phase: 49% polling in J&K, Jharkhand records 61.65%
Assembly elections, 4th phase: 49% polling in J&K, Jharkhand records 61.65%

Defying separatists' boycott call and chilly weather, voters came out in good numbers on Sunday to record a 49 per cent turnout in the fourth and penultimate phase of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections that involved 18 seats.

Women voters outnumber men in Jharkhand; 61 percent turnout

Women voters Sunday outnumbered men in the fourth phase of the Assembly Elections in Jharkhand. Around 61 percent balloting was reported from across the 15 constituencies that went to the polls, officials said.

Jharkhand police arrest Maoist commander from Latehar district

The Jharkhand police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Saturday night arrested a Sub Zonal Commander of the Naxal organization BKP (Maoist) from Kurund village of the Manika region in Jharkhand.​

J&K, Jharkhand Assembly elections - 4th phase: As it happened
J&K, Jharkhand Assembly elections - 4th phase: As it happened
  • 61.65% polling percentage recorded for 4th phase of Jharkhand Assembly election, expected to go up by 1-2%, as per EC.
61.08 percent voter turnout in 4th phase of Jharkhand polls
61.08 percent voter turnout in 4th phase of Jharkhand polls

Polling in 15 constituencies of the state on Sunday ended with 61.08 per cent electorate exercising their franchise in the penultimate phase of the Assembly elections in Jharkhand as the day passed off peacefully.

Fourth phase of Assembly Elections: Voting for 18 J&K seats, 15 Jharkhand constituencies begins
Fourth phase of Assembly Elections: Voting for 18 J&K seats, 15 Jharkhand constituencies begins

Polling began on Sunday for the penultimate round of the five-phased elections as votes were being cast for 18 seats in Jammu and Kashmir and 15 Assembly seats in Jharkhand.

Jharkhand ex-CM Marandi's fate to be decided on Sunday

The fate of former Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi will be decided Sunday in the fourth of the five-phase state assembly polls.

15 Jharkhand seats go for polling in 4th phase on Sunday

Stage is set for the penultimate round of five-phase polling for 15 Assembly seats in Jharkhand on Sunday with former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi and three incumbent ministers testing their luck.

Uma Bharti's chopper loses contact on its way to Ramgarh
Uma Bharti's chopper loses contact on its way to Ramgarh

A chopper ferrying Union Minister Uma Bharti to Ramgarh in Jharkhand on Saturday lost its way in the middle, triggering panic among people.

Coal scam: Madhu Koda, two ex-IAS officers, others chargesheeted

 Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, ex-chief secretary Ashok Kumar Basu, former coal secretary H C Gupta and five others have been chargesheeted by CBI in a coal scam case relating to allocation of coal blocks to a Kolkata-based firm.

Shun the path of violence: Rajnath tells Maoists

 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said Maoists should shun the path of violence as there is no space for violence in a democracy.

Campaign ends for 4th phase Assembly poll in Jharkhand

The high-pitched campaign for the fourth of the five-phase Jharkhand Assembly election involving 15 constituencies ended on Friday.

Suspected Maoists set 20 vehicles on fire

Suspected Maoists set ablaze around 20 vehicles, including 16 trucks, near a bauxite mine site in Lohardagga district, a senior police officer said Friday.

BJP president Amit Shah in Raipur on Friday

 BJP president Amit Shah will be on a one-day visit to Raipur on Friday to mark the completion of first year of the ongoing third term of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh.

Maoist operative arrested in Jharkhand

 A Maoist operative who carries a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head, was today arrested following an encounter on the borders of West Singhbhum and Simdega districts, a senior police officer said.

Coalition govts a hindrance in policy making: Munda

Former chief minister Arjun Munda, who headed coalition governments three times in Jharkhand, Thursday said policy making gets hindered if there is no majority.

Jharkhand polls: Rajnath Singh promises steps for Bhuli if BJP wins

Steps to solve the long standing problems of miners staying at Bhuli, Asia's largest labour colony, would be taken if BJP is voted to power in Jharkhand, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said.

BJP, MCC workers clash, one dead in Nirsa

A supporter of Marxist Coordination Committee (MCC) was killed on Thursday when MCC and BJP workers clashed at Shahid Maidan in Nirsa constituency of Dhanbad around 40 km away from district headquarters here, police said.

IG visits Chaibasa jail for probe

A top police official today visited the Chaibasa divisional jail to probe yesterday's jail break in which 15 prisoners, all Naxalites, escaped while two other extremists were killed and three injured in police firing.

Interactive helpline launched for Jharkhand, Delhi

An interactive voice response system (IVRS) aimed at empowering women and girls was launched in the Delhi and Jharkand here on Wednesday.

Stop perennial rise and fall of govts, vote BJP to power: Amit Shah
Stop perennial rise and fall of govts, vote BJP to power: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah Wednesday said the people of Jharkhand could stop the 'perennial rise and fall of governments' seen in the state for the past 14 years if the party was voted to power with majority.

Non-compliance of SOP reason for Jharkhand jail break: Police

Non-compliance of standard operating procedure (SOP) by prison guards was a major reason that allowed undertrial prisoners including seven naxalites to escape from Chaibasa divisional jail in West Singhbhum district yesterday, a senior police officer on Wednesday said.