Jharkhand

This state tightens restrictions amid COVID-19 surge; bans physical classes in schools

In an official order, the Jharkhand government said all shops, restaurants, clubs shall not remain open after 8 pm. However, take-home/ home delivery shall be permitted. Not more than 5 persons shall congregate at public places, the order said. All schools shall be closed and education shall be provided online or by digital content. 

Apr 07, 2021, 08:40 AM IST

Jharkhand: 2 jawans killed, 3 injured in IED blast by Naxals in West Singhbhum

Two jawans of the Jharkhand Jaguar (JJ) unit lost their lives and three others were left injured after an improvised explosive device (IED) blast on Thursday morning in the forest planted by Naxals in the Jharjhara area of Jharkhand`s West Singhbhum district.

Mar 04, 2021, 16:07 PM IST

Item dance, ads and porn lead to rape: RJD leader Shivanand Tiwari on Dumka gang-rape

A 35-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by 17 men in the Mufassil area of Dumka in Jharkhand on Tuesday evening.

Dec 10, 2020, 19:56 PM IST

35-year-old woman allegedly gang-raped by 17 men in Jharkhand’s Dumka; NCW seeks detailed report

A 35-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by 17 men in Mufassil area of Dumka in Jharkhand on Tuesday evening. 

Dec 10, 2020, 12:50 PM IST

This Indian state mandates jobs for 'non-smokers' only, requires declaration from applicants

The Jharkhand government has made it mandatory for its employees to file affidavits stating that they will not consume tobacco in any form.

Dec 04, 2020, 09:33 AM IST

Meet Sangeeta Devi from Jharkhand's Pratappur who took loan to build toilet in her home

Villagers of Pratappur in Jharkhand decided to put an end to open defecation by building toilets while credit also goes to the awareness programe 'Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon'.

Nov 23, 2020, 14:52 PM IST

Jharkhand bans Chhath Puja 2020 in water bodies, restricts firecrackers, special lightings

Due to the fixed timings of performing the aforementioned rituals, it is not possible to stagger these huge congregations to ensure social distancing, a govt statement read. 

Nov 16, 2020, 10:06 AM IST

Jharkhand Coal Case : Ex-Union Min Dilip Ray Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

Former Union minister Dilip Ray was on Monday, 26 October, sentenced to three years in jail by a Delhi court in a case related to irregularities in Jharkhand coal block allocation in 1999.

Oct 26, 2020, 13:40 PM IST

Income Tax department carries out searches at premises of prominent business group in Jharkhand, West Bengal

Evidence of out of books cash payments to contractors and fictitious payments to a dummy contractor have been found. 

Sep 26, 2020, 19:49 PM IST

Woman tonsured, paraded naked by mob on witchcraft allegation after villager's death in Jharkhand

Nine persons including six women have been arrested in connection with the case.

Sep 22, 2020, 18:01 PM IST

High-level Central teams to be deployed to UP, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha to control rising COVID-19 cases

Each of the multi-sectoral teams will comprise of an epidemiologist and a public health expert.

Aug 31, 2020, 20:41 PM IST

Cop arrested in Jharkhand's Ramgarh for allegedly raping colleague

The woman police officer of sub-inspector rank alleged that she was raped repeatedly by the 28-year-old constable who promised her marriage.

Aug 25, 2020, 19:24 PM IST

Jharkhand Agriculture Minister Badal Patralekh test COVID-19 positive

The Jharkhand Agriculture Minister requested everyone who came in his contact over the last few days to get themselves tested.

Aug 23, 2020, 08:12 AM IST

Jharkhand Health Minister Banna Gupta tests positive for coronavirus COVID-19

Jharkhand’s Health Minister Banna Gupta on Tuesday (August 18) said that he has tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19. Gupta took to Twitter to make the announcement and urged all who have come in contact with him in the past week to get themselves tested. The Congress leader also requested everyone to stay at home in order to remain safe from coronavirus.

Aug 19, 2020, 07:27 AM IST

NCB busts Jharkhand based opium network; seizes Rs 20.8 lakh, 26 kg opium 6 kg opium in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi

The opium was professionally hidden in the cavities of all the four doors of a Maruti Swift Dzire car. 

Aug 16, 2020, 15:21 PM IST

Organise a farewell match for Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren urges BCCI

Shortly after former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced retirement from international cricket on Saturday (August 15), Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren urged the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) to hold a farewell match for the former Indian captain. 

Aug 16, 2020, 10:17 AM IST

Jharkhand gets new emblem on the eve of independence day

The new emblem reflects the greenery, and tribal culture, rich resources of the state. It has the Ashoka emblem enclosed within concentric circles having representation of state-tribal dance celebration motifs, the Palash flower also known as the flame of the forest and elephants. 

Aug 15, 2020, 06:47 AM IST

Murder accused escapes from COVID-19 centre in Jharkhand

A murder accused and coronavirus positive patient escaped from the Covid-19 centre in Latehar district of Jharkhand on Monday, police said.

Jul 27, 2020, 18:31 PM IST

Jharkhand Naxal cadre remanded in NIA custody for interrogation

He was reportedly very active in Naxal activities in Parasnath area of Giridih district and was instrumental in the collection of huge amounts of levy from contractors engaged in developmental projects.

Jul 23, 2020, 00:39 AM IST

Jharkhand government transfers 18 IAS officers, visually impaired Rajesh Singh becomes Bokaro district magistrate

Chief Minister Hemant Soren-led Jharkhand government on Tuesday (July 14) transferred 18 IAS officers including the district magistrates (DM) of more than 12 districts.

Jul 16, 2020, 12:23 PM IST