Jharkhand News

Jharkhand govt asks Centre to declare state as drought-hit

Additional Chief Secretary and in-charge of the Cabinet department NN Pandey told reporters here that the decision was taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Raghubar Das.

Second phase of Jharkhand panchayat polls witnesses 74 percent voting

The second phase of the thee-tier panchayat polls in Jharkhand on Saturday witnessed a record turnout of more than 74 percent voters, officials said.

No police personnel to be deputed for officers' housework: Jharkhand govt

The Jharkhand government on Thursday directed that no police personnel should be deputed at any police officer's place for housework.

Lohardaga bypoll: JMM for consensus UPA candidate

JMM) on Sunday said it will make its "best efforts" in the next two days to convince UPA partners to field a consensus candidate for Lohardaga (ST) bypoll.

JPCC president to contest Assembly by-poll from Lohardaga

The Congress on Monday officially approved the candidature of Jharkhand PCC president Sukhdeo Bhagat to contest the December 14 bypoll for the Lohardaga (ST) Assembly seat.

Man axes mother to death

A seriously injured Kaushalia died on way to hospital.

First phase of rural polls in Jharkhand peaceful

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said the huge mandate indicated that the people were for development.

16 injured in explosion in Tata Steel plant in Jharkhand

At least 16 contractual labourers were injured when an ammonia scrubber blew up during maintenance work in the Coke Plant of Tata Steel.

Jharkhand doctors on day-long strike for leave

Doctors in Jharkhand went on a day-long strike on Saturday to protest the new leave system introduced by the state government under which the village-heads would be the granting authority.

Those returning awards spreading ideological terrorism: Jharkhand CM

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das hit out at Sahitya Akademi award winners who returned their laurels.

Four of a family killed over suspected 'witchcraft'

The accused entered the victims' house and killed four members of the family over witchcraft on Saturday night.

Jharkhand leaders busy in Bihar poll campaign

Political leaders from all parties in Jharkhand, including Chief Minister Raghubar Das, are campaigning vigorously in the ongoing Bihar Assembly Elections.

Hailstorm damages crops in Jharkhand

Jharkhand's farmers, facing a drought situation, suffered another setback as a hailstorm on Thursday and Friday hit their vegetable and standing crops.

Jharkhand minister slams own government over law and order

 Jharkhand Food and Supply Minister Saryu Rai has slammed his own government over the law and order situation in Jamshedpur, the hometown of Chief Minister Raghubar Das.

RSS likely to pass resolution on population 'imbalance'

The three-day RSS executive beginning on Friday is expected to adopt a resolution calling for a check in the "imbalance" of population growth.

CBI expresses inability to probe case, Jharkhand HC asks govt to file affidavit

The Jharkhand High Court today directed the state government to file an affidavit after the CBI expressed its inability to probe a case of some students allegedly turning in as Maoists to get benefits under the surrender policy at the instance of an organisation.

Muharram clashes in Jharkhand, Bihar leave one dead, 12 injured

Violence marred Muharram processions on Saturday leaving one person dead and at least 12 injured in Jharkhand and Bihar while stone-pelting over use of a route for procession in Gwalior led to curfew in the area even as the observance passed off peacefully elsewhere.

Lohardaga Assembly by-poll deferred

The by-election for the Lohardaga Assembly constituency, which was scheduled to be held on November 21, has now been deferred in view of the Panchayat Election in the state to be held next month.

Sister Valsa Joan murder case: 16 get life

A local court on Friday sentenced 16 persons to life imprisonment for killing social activist Sister Valsa Joan in Pakur district four years ago.

College principal killed by student in Jharkhand

A principal of a college was killed on Wednesday allegedly by a student following which the accused was arrested, police said.

Maoists blow up Jharkhand school building

A day after two security personnel were killed in a gun battle with Maoists in Jharkhand's Godda district, the militants blew up a government school in Latehar district early Sunday. Nobody was injured, police said.

Jawan dies of snake bite

 A poisonous snake bit Nelson Toppo, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Shailendra Kumar Sinha said.

Four persons killed in accident in Khunti

Four persons were killed when two vehicles collided on Khunti-Ranchi road.

Four-phase panchayat polls in Jharkhand

Panchayat elections in Jharkhand will take place in four phases between November 22 and December 12, Jharkhand Election Commission chief Shiva Basant said on Thursday.

Cong MLA Nirmala Devi granted bail

A local court today granted bail to Congress MLA Nirmala Devi, who was arrested at Ranchi on August 25, and 13 other accused in connection with the violence at NTPC's Pakri Barwadih coal mining project in Hazaribagh district.

No investment coming to Jharkhand for want of land: JMM

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Monday said BJP government in Jharkhand has failed to attract investment during its last eight months of rule even as the World Bank ranked the mineral-rich state third in 'Ease of Doing Business for Make In India' programme.

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.