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Miscreants rob five passengers of Howrah-bound train

Five passengers were on Sunday robbed of their cash, mobile phone and other belongings on board the Howrah-bound Geetanjali express at Tatanagar railway station here, Government Railway Police (GRP) said.

Jharkhand govt may ban pvt pratice by govt doctors: Minister

Jharkhand Health Minister Ramchandra Chandrawansi on Saturday said the new government was considering to impose ban on government doctors doing private practice.

Jharkhand: CRPF personnel recover cache of arms and explosives

A cache of arms and explosives were recovered during a search operation by the CRPF personnel near Jhumra hills in Bokaro district.

My govt has no role in JVM(P) MLAs joining BJP: Raghubar Das

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Tuesday denied that his government had any role with regard to JVM(P) MLAs who joined the BJP.

DK Pandey appointed new Jharkhand DGP

The Jharkhand government on Tuesday appointed senior IPS officer DK Pandey as new Director General of Police.

Charges against Jharkhand CM in poll code violation case

Charges of public property defacement were framed against Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghuvar Das on Tuesday as he appeared in a local court in connection with a case of violation of model code of conduct during the 2009 assembly election.

Nothing is secret in coal department: Coal Secretary

Union Coal Secretary Anil Swarup on Monday said his department has a transparent system and nothing is kept secret.

Jharkhand Chief Minister expands cabinet

Six new ministers were on Thursday inducted in the BJP-led NDA government in Jharkhand, taking the total strength of the Raghubar Das cabinet to 11.

Landmines recovered in naxal infested Medininagar in Jharkhand

Security personnel on Wednesday recovered four landmines from Kelkargarh-Dwarika Road of naxal-infested Palamau district, police said.

Court grants bail to ex-Jarkhand CM Madhu Koda, others

Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda and others were granted bail in a coal block allocation case by a court here Wednesday and were directed not to leave the country without permission.

Coal scam: Special Court grants bail to ex-Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda

A special court on Wednesday granted bail to former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda in a coal blocks allocation scam case despite opposition from the CBI.

Hardcore Maoist arrested in Jharkhand's Palamu district

Police in Jharkhand's Palamu district have confirmed the arrest of a hardcore Maoist, who was allegedly involved in several anti-government operations.

Huge explosive haul recovered in Jharkhand

In a huge haul, 6000 kg ammonium nitrate and 20,000 detonators were recovered in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district in the early hours of Saturday.

Huge haul of explosives recovered in Lohardaga

In a huge haul, 6,000 kg ammonium nitrate and 20,000 detonators were recovered in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district in the early hours Saturday.

PM Modi to flag off Hazaribagh-Koderma train on February 20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the Hazaribagh-Koderma train on February 20, a senior official said here on Friday.

Maoists blow up railway tracks in Jharkhand, call for shutdown

Maoists on Thursday called for a 24-hour shutdown in Ranchi against the government's land acquisition bill and blew up some railways tracks in Gomoh, Bokaro and Dhanbad regions of Jharkhand state.

Jharkhand: Christians condemn attack on churches

The Christian community here have expressed concern over the recent attacks on churches in the country, especially in Delhi.

Defection law applies on six MLAs who joined BJP, claims JVM
Defection law applies on six MLAs who joined BJP, claims JVM

The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha - Prajatantrik (JVM) demanded disqualification of six of its MLAs who joined the BJP on Wednesday, saying it violated the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution.

Six Jharkhand Vikas Morcha MLAs join BJP
Six Jharkhand Vikas Morcha MLAs join BJP

Six Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) MLAs on Wednesday joined the BJP, a day after petitioning the Speaker to allow them to sit alongside ruling BJP-led coalition members in the state Assembly.

JVM suspends four MLAs in Jharkhand

The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) on Monday suspended four of its MLAs on the ground that they indulged in anti-party activities.

No-objection nod for forest land use biggest difficulty: Jharkhand CM

 Holding that getting no-objection certificate for the use of forest land is biggest difficulty in carrying out development, the Jharkhand government on Sunday advocated the need for delegating the process of giving environmental clearances to the state.

Naxal commander, two accomplices arrested in Jharkhand

An area commander of an ultra outfit and two of his accomplices were arrested from Porahat jungle under naxal-affected West Singhbhum district, a senior police officer on Sunday said.

CSR of companies be spent in a transparent way: Jharkhand CM

 Total funds under corporate social responsibility (CSR) should be spent transparently by companies based in Jharkhand so that benefits reflect in the society, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said on Saturday.

18 can bombs recovered in Jharkhand

Eighteen can bombs planted underneath a kucha road have been recovered in naxal-affected Khunti district, a police officer said on Friday.

Powerful can-bomb defused in Jharkhand

 Security personnel have detected and defused a powerful can-bomb in Jharkhand's Naxal-affected West Singhbhum district, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.

Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das aims to tackle Maoist hurdle with development
Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das aims to tackle Maoist hurdle with development

As it comes to grips with the Maoist menace in Jharkhand, the Raghubar Das government is aiming to address the lack of development in the rural parts of the state -- where years of left-wing extremism has hampered the building of roads and bridges -- by involving security personnel in infrastructure creation.

AISSF welcomes recommendation for SIT probe in riots case

The All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) on Monday welcomed the recommendation of a government-appointed committee to re-investigate the anti-Sikh riot cases through a Special Investigation Team

One lakh employment opportunities in next six months in Jharkhand: Das

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghuvar Das on Sunday said that he will provide one lakh employment opportunities to the people of the state in the next six months.

Jharkhand will have Anti-terrorist Squad: CM Raghubar Das

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that efforts were on to set up an anti-terrorist squad to meet internal security challenges in the state.

Police arrest two Maoists in Jharkhand

Two Maoists, including a regional committee member of CPI(Maoist) who is on the wanted list, were on Saturday arrested from Nawadih in Naxal-hit Palamau district of Jharkhand on Saturday.