Jharkhand News

PM Narendra Modi launches Mudra scheme in Jharkhand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched the Mudra scheme in Dumka under which people can take loans up to Rs 10 lakh to start businesses.

PM Narendra Modi bats for saving environment, launches Mudra scheme in Jharkhand
PM Narendra Modi bats for saving environment, launches Mudra scheme in Jharkhand
  • The PM lays emphasis on sanitation, says people needed to inculcate a habit of cleanliness in order to fulfil Mahatma Gandhi's dream of a clean India. 
Jharkhand teenager kills man for attempting to rape her

A teenage girl allegedly killed a 65-year-old man after he molested her and tried to rape her, police said on Thursday.

Jharkhand CM fawns on Shibu Soren ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit

The BJP government in Jharkhand seems to have sidelined senior party leader and Lok Sabha member Karia Munda and is fawning on Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief Shibu Soren ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Friday visit to the state.

Bangladeshi national held in connection with Burdwan blast in Jharkhand
Bangladeshi national held in connection with Burdwan blast in Jharkhand

A Bangladeshi national wanted in the 2014 Burdwan blast case in West Bengal was arrested on Tuesday by the Jharkhand Anti Terrorist (ATS) unit in coordination with the National Investigation Agency (NIA), police said.

Ranchi tense following communal clash, schools shut

Tension prevailed in this Jharkhand capital on Tuesday after beef was found at a temple four days ago following which a communal clash took place, forcing authorities to step up vigil and shut down schools.

Ranchi tense after beef found in temple


Ranchi: Clashes between two communities and a shutdown were witnessed here on Saturday after a piece of beef was found in a temple.

Prohibitory orders in Ranchi city, CM Raghubar Das appeals for peace

Prohibitory orders under section 144 CRPC have been imposed in Ranchi city of Jharkhand following sporadic clashes between two communities at Manik Tola area under Doranda police station limits Friday night.

Jharkhand MLA wants probe into tender for health centres

A legislator from the ruling BJP on Thursday sought to put his own party's government in a spot by demanding a vigilance probe into the finalisation of tender for the construction of seven primary health centres in Palamu region of Jharkhand.

Jharkhand legislators suggest tackling witchcraft menace on war footing

As Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das expressed his resolve to root out witchcraft from the state, legislators cutting across party lines have backed the idea and suggested ways to uproot the medieval belief that claims innocent lives.

3,000 workers go on strike in Jharkhand

Nearly 3,000 daily wage and contract labourers went on a strike in Jharkhand from Tuesday, demanding preference in filling up around 600 posts in the state electricity board, an official said.

Explosives recovered during anti-Naxal drive in Jharkhand

The security forces today recovered explosives during an anti-naxal operation in Sanya village of Garwah district, police said.

Middle-aged man rapes 8-year old in Jamshedpur

An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a middle-aged man at Nirmal nagar here.

Anti-Terrorism Squad to be formed in Jharkhand

The Jharkhand cabinet on Tuesday gave its approval to the formation of an Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in the state.

Meet 11-year-old girl, who carried her brother on her shoulders to reach hospital
Meet 11-year-old girl, who carried her brother on her shoulders to reach hospital

An 11-year-old-girl walked eight kilometers carrying her sick brother on her shoulders to reach a hospital in Godda district in Jharkhand.

Woman, son killed under train wheels; other son loses hand in Jharkhand

A nine-year-old boy and his mother were run over and killed while his younger brother lost his hand at Sonua in West Singhbhum district on Sunday, police said.

Maoist guerrilla nabbed from Ranchi hospital

 A Maoist guerrilla was on Sunday arrested in a joint operation by police teams from Jharkhand and Bihar from a Ranchi hospital where he was undergoing treatment for malaria, police said.

Remove Jharkhand CM aide over medicine scam, Modi urged

Former Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking removal of the principal secretary of Chief Minister Raghubar Das till the conclusion of a probe against him in a medicine scam in Bihar.

Maoist, four associates held in Jharkhand

A Maoist 'zonal commander' and four of his associates were on Saturday arrested from Rajpur jungles in neighbouring Chhattisgarh, a police officer said here.

NTPC Kahalgaon exceeds target of building toilets in schools

Working overtime, Kahalgaon Super Thermal power project has exceeded the target of building toilets in school in four districts of Bihar and Jharkhand.

Coal scam: Manmohan Singh knew everything, claims Koda

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was "aware of everything" in the process of allocating a coal block to Naveen Jindal group firm, ex-Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda told a special court on Wednesday.

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.