Saturday, Mar 07, 2015




Deepu is based in Ranchi as the newspaper’s Jharkhand correspondent. He tweets at @deepusebastian

Jharkhand budget: Big promises but no word on roadmap
Thu, Mar 05, 2015

CM Raghubar Das said that the Jharkhand government would hire one lakh employees over the next fiscal.

My dream made in India: Arun Kumar Sao
Sun, Mar 01, 2015

There are other reasons for this hope. Local MP Jayant Sinha has selected Jarba under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.

Only survivor struggles to explain mystery suicide of five girls
Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Girls may have entered into pact after one was scolded for talking to boys

Jharkhand cabinet meets in JMM stronghold Dumka
Mon, Feb 23, 2015

The cabinet announced the maintenance of multiple roads and also a meeting in Dumka once every 3 months.

Jharkhand CM holds cabinet meet in rival JMM bastion
Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Sunday’s meeting was only the third time that the state’s sub-capital has hosted the cabinet.

Top Maoist ‘injured’ in Jharkhand gunbattle
Sat, Feb 21, 2015

Jharkhand police holds Arvindji responsible for almost all major operations by the Maoists in Palamu and Chhotanagpur.

Congress yet to apologise for coal loss, says PM Narendra Modi
Sat, Feb 21, 2015

"Those who sinned, those who looted Jharkhand, they have no shame," said Narendra Modi.

Jharkhand’s most-wanted Maoist leader injured in police ambush
Fri, Feb 20, 2015

Maoist leader Arvindji, who carries a total bounty of Rs. 1.32 crore, was injured in the police encounter.

Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das expands his cabinet; oppn calls event as ‘horse-trading’
Fri, Feb 20, 2015

Thursday's event takes the strength of the state cabinet to 11, one less than the maximum permissible number.

Right-wing outfits mark V-Day with blood donation camp in Jharkhand
Sun, Feb 15, 2015

The Jharkhand branch of Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV) joined hands with Shiv Sena, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and other outfits to organise the camp.

Hindutva groups take a brief non-violent detour on Valentine’s Day
Sat, Feb 14, 2015

"If we had not protested, PK would have grossed Rs. 50 crore less," said Ankit Singh, deputy in-charge of the HYV in Jharkhand.

Six JVM(P) MLAs in Jharkhand defect to the ruling BJP
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

The ruling BJP_AJSU alliance in Jharkhand earlier had a very thin majority.

Despite BJP’s stability claims, Jharkhand politics unstable
Mon, Feb 09, 2015

Marandi's party is suffering because it has failed to forge an ideology of its own to hold down a votebank.

Jharkhand serves notice to ex-CS over ‘violent gestures’
Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Das went on to suggest that accountability of IGs, DIGs and SPs had to be fixed unlike before

Jharkhand Chief Secretary says will end naxal activities in 3 months
Thu, Jan 15, 2015

He said, "There is no time to surrender now. That train has left the station. If you want to get in, run and try."

Gang leader close to Maoists shot by former bodyguard
Mon, Jan 12, 2015

The TSPC, which allegedly works closely with the security forces, is a sworn enemy of the CPI-Maoist.

Jharkhand: Sterilisation procedures not under flashlight, but other violations found
Sat, Jan 10, 2015

The NGO has owned up to a mistake, said, " We should not have taken that extra risk."

Another Ranchi woman alleges husband tried to convert her
Fri, Jan 09, 2015

This is the second time in under five months that a Ranchi resident has alleged that her husband tried to forcibly convert her.

Raghubar Das sworn in as Jharkhand Chief Minister outside Raj Bhavan
Mon, Dec 29, 2014

Dense fog on Sunday forced the Prime Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah to cancel their visit to Jharkhand.

Raghubar Das set to become next CM of Jharkhand; swearing-in on Dec 28
Sat, Dec 27, 2014

Raghubar Das to become first non-adivasi CM of Jharkhand. He is the new BJP legislature party leader .

BJP leader Raghubar Das: From Jharkhand labour minister to chief minister
Sat, Dec 27, 2014

Das's relationship with Shibu Soren and the JMM is excellent; he retains a direct line to the senior Soren and often talks to him.

Despite losing his seat, Babulal Marandi could be in BJP’s spotlight
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

JVM-P's eight seats represent a major victory for Marandi to bargain with BJP if they need his party's support.

7 candidates with ‘Maoist links’ win elections
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

Yogendra ex-Congress min jailed for allegedly starting two criminal gangs, oversaw the victory of his wife.

Election results: State too will have a BJP govt, many possible CMs
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

With Munda’s defeat, the race within the BJP for the CM’s post has been thrown open.

After rout, Congress admits split with JMM a mistake
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

The decision, the party’s top leadership said, was taken at the instance of the state unit.

Jharkhand: Arjun Munda’s defeat opens race for CM’s post, Raghubar Das frontrunner
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

The three-time CM and the party’s only mass leader in J'khand is unlikely to agree with a pick who isn't his choice.

BJP got it almost all right, but failed to win tribal vote
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

Of the 28 reserved ST seats in the state, the BJP won 11, only 2 more than what it won in 2009.

BJP gets clear majority in Jharkhand; Arjun Munda loses election
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

The BJP's gains seemed to primarily come from losses made by the Congress, JVM-P and the RJD.

Big Questions: Who will form the next government in Jharkhand?
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

For BJP, various exit polls predicted anywhere between 45 to 60 seats for the party and its allies in Jharkhand.

Maoists in Jharkhand eye new future through electoral democracy
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

The overall trend this election was of extremists using proxies to extend their area of influence.

Jharkhand: Banking on Modi magic, BJP expects a big win
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

If BJP wins Pakur and Madhupur, it'd indicate that it won despite large number of Muslim voters in the segments.

Jharkhand Curtain Raiser: Modi magic likely to work, BJP looks comfortable
Mon, Dec 22, 2014

There could be a few bellwether constituencies, all where the BJP's performance is to keep an eye out for.

BJP promised people what they never had: a stable govt
Mon, Dec 22, 2014

The BJP pinned the responsibility of Jharkhand’s underdevelopment on the Sorens.

How JMM and Hemant Soren resisted the BJP in Jharkhand
Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Hemant Soren has managed to go toe-to-toe with the BJP's might, throwing everything but the kitchen sink at them.

Explained: The law & political stakes
Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Why the Santhal Pragana Tenancy Act is sacrosanct for the region and any bid to amend it is a political issue.

I am trying to end coalition system in Jharkhand: Hemant Soren
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

"Even we have a problem with coalition government and I am trying to end this," said the Jharkhand CM.