Jharkhand News

Jharkhand: Father carries raped minor daughter 4 km daily for treatment; HC takes suo motu cognizance

The Jharkhand High Court on Saturday took suo motu cognizance of a newspaper report and directed the state to give an assistance of Rs one lakh and facilitate better treatment to a minor rape victim whose father has to carry her physically to the nearest health centre for treatment.

Jharkhand: Two Naxalites killed by joint security forces

Two Naxalites from the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) were killed in an encounter by joint security forces on Friday in Jharkhand.

Raghubar announces 3-member committee to look into CSAT issue

 Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Friday announced a three-member committed to look into the CSAT, ending the Opposition protests, which had demanded its withdrawal.

Domicile issue reverberates in Jharkhand Assembly

The domicile issue reverberated in the Jharkhand Assembly on Friday, with Fulchand Mandal of the ruling BJP claiming that Chief Minister Raghubar Das hailed from Chhattisgarh.

Jharkhand tribal bodies resent Census data on religion

The tribal organizations today described the latest Census data on religion published by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner as "faulty and unauthentic" claiming it left out over 20 crore adivasis in the report.

Jharkhand: Woman killed on suspicion of being a witch

A 25-year-old woman was killed and her husband and daughter were injured in an attack by her nephew, who suspected them of practising black magic at Goilkera in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district, police said on Wednesday.

Jharkhand: Speaker directs expungement, JVM(P) MLA protests

 Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) MLA Pradip Yadav on Wednesday sat on a dharna in the well of the state assembly in protest against the speaker accepting the treasury bench's demand to expunge his comment on the recent arrest of a person from a train in Ranchi district.

Jharkhand: Cong MLA demands revocation of suspension of officials

 Congress MLA Badal on Tuesday demanded revocation of suspension of officials following the August 10 stampede in the temple town of Deogarh, which had claimed ten lives.

Ruckus in Jharkhand Assembly as corruption charges traded

The Jharkhand Assembly on Monday witnessed stormy scenes as state Urban Development Minister CP Singh and Leader of Opposition Hemant Soren traded corruption charges.

College deletes CM Raghuvar Das's name from notice in admission row

The Jamshedpur Women's College has corrected its "inadvertent mistake" and removed the name of Chief Minister Raghuvar Das from a notice that had earlier said admission seekers in B.Com who failed to get seats in the college will get another chance following instruction of Das.

Huge quantities of RDX, other explosives recovered from train - what was the target?

A large quantity of explosives, including RDX, was recovered from a passenger train at Kita station near here and one person was arrested, police said on Friday.

NIA visits Jamshedpur blast site

A two-member team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday visited the Sunday's blast site at Beldih here and collected samples, including pieces of steel from the spot.

Naxal encounter: Rajnath speaks to injured Ranchi SSP; two others hurt, 1 constable dead
Naxal encounter: Rajnath speaks to injured Ranchi SSP; two others hurt, 1 constable dead

A senior police official was injured, while his driver and a Maoist guerrilla were killed in a gun battle with a group of insurgents on Tuesday on the outskirts of the Jharkhand capital, police said.

Two Maoists arrested, landmines found in Jharkhand

Two Maoist guerrillas were arrested and landmines were recovered in different parts of Jharkhand on Monday, police said.

Low intensity blast in Jamshedpur

A low intensity bomb exploded in a dustbin at Beldih locality in Jamshedpur city on Sunday night, police have said.

RSS leader shot dead in Jharkhand

A local RSS leader was on Sunday shot dead allegedly by suspected ultras near Gudijora in Khunti district, a senior police officer said.

Secular alliance for Bihar polls forged on deceit, drama: Raghubar Das

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Friday alleged the JDU-RJD-Congress pre-poll alliance for the Bihar Assembly elections "is forged on deceit, drama and arrogance" and asserted that their leaders will face a repeat of the 2014 Lok Sabha election results.

30 pilgrims dead in Jharkhand in five days

The death of 13 pilgrims in Jharkhand on Friday has pushed the number of pilgrims killed in the state in the last five days to 30.

13 pilgrims killed in accident in Jharkhand

Thirteen pilgrims, including six women, were on Friday killed and 11 others injured when a pick-up van carrying them collided with a speeding truck on the NH-33 near here.

Jharkhand official accused of misconduct absconding

A Jharkhand government official accused of misbehaving with a minor girl here is absconding, a police official said on Thursday.

Two Maoists held with arms and ammunition in Khunti, Jharkhand

 Two Maoist operatives were arrested with arms and ammunition from Janumpidi under Murhu police station in Khunti district today, the police said.

No special darshan at Baidyanath Temple during Shravani Mela

 Jharkhand government on Wednesday issued an order banning 'special darshan' at Baidyanath temple in Deogarh district till the end of month-long 'Shravani Mela', two days after ten devotees were killed in a stampede in the temple town.

Jharkhand official admits failure over stampede deaths
Jharkhand official admits failure over stampede deaths

 A Jharkhand government official has admitted administrative failure in handling the rush of devotees at Deoghar that led to a stampede leaving 11 people dead.

Powerful land mine detected and defused in Jharkhand

A powerful land mine aimed at security personnel has been detected in Ghatsila subdivision of Jharkhand.

Jharkhand stampede: Deoghar DC, SP suspended

The Jharkhand government suspended four officials including the Deoghar deputy commissioner and police superintendent after Monday`s stampede in which 11 pilgrims were killed and over 50 others injured.

Deogarh Deputy Commissioner, SP suspended after temple stampede kills 50

Jharkhand CM Raghuvar Das on Monday suspended Deoghar Deputy Commissioner and SP following the stampede that killed eleven people.

Jharkhand HC takes cognizance of stampede, women's killing

The Jharkhand High Court on Monday took suo motu cognizance of the Deoghar stampede in which 11 people were killed, as well as of the killing of five women by villagers after branding them witches.

Jharkhand stampede: Home Ministry deploys extra RAF battalion

Subsequent to being apprised of Jharkhand stampede situation by Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday instructed Home Secretary LC Goyal to send an extra RAF battalion to Deoghar for better crowd and security management.

Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das announces compensation of Rs 2 lakh

 Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday announced compensation of Rs two lakh to the kin of those killed in an early morning stampede at the temple town of Deogarh.

PM Modi expresses grief over stampede deaths, speaks to Jharkhand CM

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed grief at the loss of lives in the temple stampede at Jharkhand's Deogarh district.