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Jharkhand News

Jharkhand assembly disrupted for fourth day

 The Jharkhand assembly witnessed disruptions for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday as the opposition targeted the government on a range of issues.

Opposition alleges use of coercion, threats in RS polls in Jharkhand

Opposition led by Congress and JMM Tuesday accused the ruling BJP of alleged coercion and threats in the recent biennial polls to the Upper House to get its candidates elected.

Hemant Soren complains against top police officer

 JMM leader Hemant Soren has lodged a complaint against police officer Anurag Gupta under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, for using "humiliating words" against him.

Shocking: Maoist cadre reveals how women are exploited sexually by commanders
Shocking: Maoist cadre reveals how women are exploited sexually by commanders

Seventeen-year-old Sangeeta, who fled from her camp along with her lover, also a Maoist cadre, said that all the women in the organisation were sexually exploited by their seniors.

Jharkhand opposition raises custodial death, cop suicide in assembly

Rupesh, a tribal boy, was allegedly killed by the police on the suspicion of being a Maoist supporter.

Huge quantity of explosives seized in Jharkhand's Dumka

A huge quantity of explosives was seized in Maoist-infested Dumka district of Jharkhand on Wednesday, police said.

Opposition set to corner Jharkhand government in assembly

The monsoon session of the Jharkhand assembly, scheduled to commence from Friday, is all set to be stormy with the opposition aiming to corner the government over a host of issues.

60 kg ganja seized, three persons held

Acting on a tip-off that a big consignment of narcotics was being unloaded from a four-wheeler, a police team conducted a raid and searched a vehicle.

Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das calls on Piyush Goel, Suresh Prabhu

The Jharkhand Chief Minister urged Goel to ensure quick repair of machines following breakdown and deployment of adequate employees to ensure uninterrupted power supply during nights.

IIT Kharagpur team wins Tata Steel's Mind over Matter

The 6 month-long programme culminated with the Grand finale held here Friday where a total of five teams presented their innovation ideas before the jury.

Top Maoist leader surrenders

Vikash, who is second-in-command after top Maoist leaders Arvind Ji, in the state's naxal hierarchy, carried a reward of Rs 25 lakh on his head.

Congress to raise Jharkhand custodial deaths in assembly

The Congress party in Jharkhand will raise the issue of custodial deaths and police atrocities in the state.

Jharkhand CM asks officials to ensure clean drinking water in mine belts

Reviewing the District Mineral Foundation Trust's activities here, he said priority should be given to those blocks having mines and then implement in entire district after preparing a scheme.

Dhanbad 'betters' Bihar: Students sit under trees, write exams from books; father answers for his son
Dhanbad 'betters' Bihar: Students sit under trees, write exams from books; father answers for his son

Very recently, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das had exhorted students from Bihar to come to his state to pursue education.

3 hardcore Maoists arrested in Dumka

Acting on a tip off that 20-year-old hardcore Naxalite Chota Vimal arrived at his native place in Dharampur, a police team along with Jharkhand Jaguar and SSB personnel conducted raid in the village and arrested him on Monday.

CRPF man killed in Jharkhand gunfight with Maoists

A paramilitary trooper was killed on Monday after a gunfight with Maoist guerrillas in Jharkhand, police said.

Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das appears before courts in old code violation cases

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday appeared before local courts in connection with three cases related to violation of code of conduct during the 2009 Parliamentary and Assembly elections.

BJP in Jharkhand in fix over son of state chief marrying minor

The Bharatiya Janata Party in Jharkhand faces an embarrassing situation because of state unit president Tala Marandi`s alleged role in the marriage of his son with a minor girl.

Maoists guerrillas kill two, suspecting them of being police informers, in Jharkhand's Giridih

Maoist guerrillas killed two men, accusing them of being police informers, in Jharkhand's Giridih district on Sunday, police said.

Case against Jharkhand BJP president for son's marriage to minor

The case was lodged by a government official under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act.

Jharkhand encounter: Security forces bust Maoist camp after gunfight
Jharkhand encounter: Security forces bust Maoist camp after gunfight

The encounter took place when security personnel from CRPF were on an anti-Maoist operation in the LWE strongholds of the sub-division.

Jharkhand BJP chief's son accused of sexual exploitation, marrying a minor

 Jharkhand BJP president Tala Marandi's son Munna Marandi has been accused of sexually exploiting a girl for over two years and marrying another girl, a minor, this week.

Shocking! Jharkhand BJP chief's daughter-in-law is just 11 years old!
Shocking! Jharkhand BJP chief's daughter-in-law is just 11 years old!

A probe recently conducted by a local child development officer has revealed that Munna Marandi's wife could be just 11 years old.

Six people found dead in Jharkhand; Maoist's role suspected

This is the second major incident of killing in Ranchi district in 24 hours.

Jharkhand wants 5 more batallions of CRPF to fight Naxals

 Jharkhand on Saturday demanded five battalions of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to combat Naxalism in the state.

Two lakh ration cards cancelled in two months in Jharkhand

Two lakh ration cards have been cancelled within the last two months in Jharkhand, in comparison to just 800 in the last three years.

Maoists torch six vehicles, blast forest office in Jharkhand

Maoist guerillas are active in 18 of the 22 districts of Jharkhand.

President rejects mercy plea of two convicts of Jharkhand massacre

The President has rejected the plea of the convicts-- Mofil Khan and Mobarak Khan.

Murder triggers violence, 30 houses burnt in Jharkhand

At least 30 houses and 10 bikes were set afire and a number of houses looted in violence that erupted after a land broker was murdered on the outskirts of Jharkhand capital Ranchi, police said on Tuesday.

Police inspector commits suicide in Jharkhand

The reason of the suicide is not known.