Jharkhand News

Denied toilet at home, Jharkhand girl commits suicide
Denied toilet at home, Jharkhand girl commits suicide

At a time when the government is vigorously advocating for toilets in every household in rural areas, a class 12 girl student from Dumka district in Jharkhand has committed suicide, after failing to persuade her parents to build a toilet at their residence.

MJ Akbar wins Rajya Sabha bypoll from Jharkhand

 BJP's national spokesman M J Akbar on Thursday won the Rajya Sabha bypoll from Jharkhand, defeating Haji Hussain Ansari of the JMM by 19 votes.

Stage set for RS bypoll in Jharkhand

The stage is set for Rajya Sabha bypoll in Jharkhand on Thursday with six MLAs, who were facing disqualification charges for joining BJP after winning the assembly polls on JVM(P) tickets, being allowed to cast their votes.

Jharkhand High Court rejects JVM(P) plea

Jharkhand High Court today rejected Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) plea to restrict voting rights of six MLAs during tomorrow's Rajya Sabha bypoll as they had joined BJP after winning on JVM symbol in the December Assembly elections.

BJP-JMM locked in straight contest for RS seat in Jharkhand

BJP candidate MJ Akbar and JMM nominee Haji Hussain Ansari are locked in a straight contest for the July 2 Rajya Sabha election in Jharkhand with the journalist-turned-politician weighing heavily on his opponent in the 82-member House.

Maoist operative wanted in Pakur SP killing arrested from Dumka, Jharkhand

 A CPI (Maoist) operative who was allegedly involved in several Naxal-related incidents including the killing of Pakur district Superintendent of Police Amarjeet Balihar in 2013, was today arrested from Chatupara locality of Dumka district.

Court convicts two in murder case in Jharkhand

 A local court today convicted two persons in connection with a murder commited in September 2009 in Govindpur area of East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand.

CRPF jawan arrested for stabbing youth to death in Jharkhand

A CRPF jawan was on Thursday taken into police custody on charges of stabbing a youth to death near a temple in Medininagar under Medininagar Police station of Palamau district, the police said.

Suspected Maoists blow up rail track in Jharkhand's Latehar, Palamu Express derails
Suspected Maoists blow up rail track in Jharkhand's Latehar, Palamu Express derails

In a suspected attack by Maoists, ultras blew up a section of rail track in Jharkhand on Tuesday evening, leading to derailment of an express train.

AJSU party demands SIT probe into 1993 doctor attack case

The AJSU party, an ally in the NDA-led government in Jharkhand, on Tuesday demanded a SIT probe into the 1993 case of attack on a Ranchi-based doctor, hours after a local court sentenced two of its leaders to seven years in prison.

Illegal mining: Goa, Odisha, Jharkhand still to file ATRs

Three states of Goa, Odisha and Jharkhand have not submitted the latest action taken reports on steps taken to curb illegal mining even after a high level panel raised the issue in September last year.

Member of BJP ally in Jharkhand sent to jail

Legislator Kamal Kishore Bhagat, a member of All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) - an alliance partner of the ruling BJP in Jharkhand - was sentenced to seven years of imprisonment by a Ranchi court on Tuesday, said a lawyer.

Jharkhand Speaker to hold court on anti-defection against 6 JVM(P) MLAs

Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Dinesh Oraon will hold a court on July 3 to hear a petition of anti-defection filed by Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) President Babulal Marandi against six MLAs for joining the BJP after the last Assembly elections.

Jharkhand Rajya Sabha bypolls: JMM fields minority leader against MJ Akbar

BJP leader MJ Akbar and JMM's former minister Haji Hussain Ansari Monday filed nomination papers for the July 2 Rajya Sabha by-elections with only one year left for the term to end.

PM Modi to lay foundation stone of agri-institute in Jharkhand
PM Modi to lay foundation stone of agri-institute in Jharkhand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay foundation stone of National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) on June 28 at Barhi in Hazaribagh district, Jharkhand.

BJP nominates MJ Akbar for RS bypoll in Jharkhand

 The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has nominated its national spokesperson MJ Akbar as the party's candidate for by-election to a Rajya Sabha seat from Jharkhand.

PM Modi wishes Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu on her birthday
PM Modi wishes Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu on her birthday

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended birthday greetings to Droupadi Murmu, the first woman Governor of Jharkhand.

Jharkhand bans sale of thermocol plate

 Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghuvar Das on Friday imposed a ban on the sale of thermocol plates with the move aimed at the promotion of leaf plates in the state.

Explosives and detonators seized in Jharkhand

A large quantity of explosives and 300 detonators, used in quarry, were on Friday seized from two motorcyclists at Tengadangal village in Pakur district, police said.

NHRC issues notice to Jharkhand govt over killing of rights activist in Latehar

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday took suo motu cognizance of a media report that Prahlad Prasad, a rights activist, who was fighting against the damage being caused to the environment due to Tori Railway Siding Project, was murdered on June 15 in Jharkhand's Latehar District.

Naveen Patnaik is 'king', not 'sevak': Raghuvar Das

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghuvar Das on Wednesday dubbed his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik as a "king" and not a "sevak" of the people.

Jharkhand Police recover seven sacks of detonators

Police has detained the driver of an SUV and recovered seven sacks of detonators in Jharkhand.

Encounter between forces-Maoists, large haul of weapons seized in Jharkhand

An encounter between security personnel and Maoists in the bordering area of Naxal-affected Palamau and Latehar districts led to recovery of large quantity of detonators and live cartridges.

Detonators kept in seven sacks seized from car in Jharkhand

Police on Tuesday detained the driver of an SUV and recovered detonators from several sacks in the car near Jermundi police station in Dumka district.

Encounter between Maoists and security personnel in Jharkhand

An encounter between security personnel and Maoists was going on in the bordering area of naxal-affected Palamau and Latehar districts of Jharkhand, a senior police officer said.

Acting on tip off, Jharkhand police arrest three Maoists

The police have conducted a raid on a Maoist hideout and arrested three 'hardcore' rebels in Jharkhand's Khunti district.

One quintal of powder explosive seized from Jharkhand

A quintal of powder explosive have been seized by police from Maoist-hit Gumla district of Jharkhand.

Violence has no place in democracy: Raghubar Das

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Tuesday said that violence has no place in a democracy over the encounter of 12 Maoists by the police in Palamu district of the state last night.

12 Maoists killed in Jharkhand gun battle
12 Maoists killed in Jharkhand gun battle

Twelve Maoists were killed in a gun battle with security forces in Jharkhand's Palamu district on Tuesday when the insurgents were on their way to collect levy and threaten local contractors engaged in the bidi business, police said.

CBI arrests Shibu Soren's kin in horse-trading case

 The CBI on Monday arrested JMM chief Shibu Soren's relative here for his alleged involvement in horse-trading in 2012 Rajya Sabha election from Jharkhand.