Prashant Pandey


In Bihar village, family that lost six members still struggles
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

While Qayyum is now in Class XI, Ayub is completing his graduation. Youngest brother Faizan has a hearing and speech impairment.

In Jharkhand, a 26/11 story with a silver lining
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Widowed with a four-year-old girl, Mamta Devi’s mother-in-law convinced her to marry husband’s younger brother

Train services resume partially on Dhanbad-Chandrapura line
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Local residents had protested when the rail movement came to a halt. They had also requested authorities to make alternative arrangements.

Jharkhand: 4 CRPF jawans injured in IED blast in Latehar during encounter with Maoists
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

"The condition of injured CRPF jawans is stated to be stable and they have been taken to a hospital in Ranchi for better treatment. The search and combing operation is still going on," said a senior police official.

PM Narendra Modi shown as ‘Lord Ram’, Jharkhand BJP left red-faced
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

The hoarding shows Modi armed with a bow and arrows. Four “arrows”, directed at a 10-headed demon, are labelled demonetisation, cases against corrupt, seizures of properties of corrupt and special courts for early conviction.

Jharkhand ‘starvation’ death: How Santoshi’s village makes it to two meals a day
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

Rice is not enough under PDS, but the only thing they can afford; potatoes are cheapest, but still costly; pulses, vegetables are out of the question; biscuits are a luxury; and Aadhaar is well-entrenched.

After starvation death case: Jharkhand minister scraps top state official’s order on Aadhaar-PDS link
Sun, Oct 22, 2017

The order also pointed out that on April 6, the minister had written to his secretary asking for a self-contained report on how the chief secretary could issue such a direction. However, the report was never filed.

Jharkhand ‘starvation’ death: Top officer assesses PDS, ‘no news’ of Simdega visit plan
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Joint Secretary in Union Public Distribution department Pramod Kumar Tiwari on Friday took stock of the PDS in the state. Sources said he also visited Nagri block in Ranchi, where Direct Benefit Transfer of the food subsidy amount was launched on October 4 on a pilot basis.

Jharkhand girl ‘starvation’ death: Family stopped getting ration 8 months ago
Fri, Oct 20, 2017

In a controversial move this April, the Jharkhand Chief Secretary had ordered that ration cards not linked to Aadhaar would be ineligible.

Gangster Akhilesh Singh: From policeman’s son to murder convict who frequently jumped bail
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

The police have seized property documents worth several crores in Dehradun, Noida, Gurgaon and Jabalpur.

Death of Simdega girl: Jharkhand Minister Saryu Roy questions his Govt on Aadhaar drive
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

On Tuesday, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das asked the administration to provide Rs 50,000 to the family as interim relief, and asked the Deputy Commissioner to conduct a probe and take action against those guilty.

Caught in Gurgaon: Jamshedpur gangster Akhilesh Singh with reward of Rs 5 lakh
Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Akhilesh was also suspected of having a hand in the murder bid on former judge R P Ravi in 2008. Ravi had convicted Akhilesh in a case two years earlier.

Between murder and arrest, an election victory that forced Jharkhand CM to quit
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

The rise and fall of Raja Peter, from activist working among poor to political leader to murder accused.

Christian principal stopping community from buying goods from our members: Hindu Mahasabha, Bajrang Dal complain
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

The principal of St Joseph’s School, Dilip Ekka, has denied the allegation in a letter to the police which was accessed by this paper.

Monetary benefits for foodgrain purchase launched in Ranchi, activists express apprehensions
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

The project was launched at Nagri Block in the capital and would be monitored for four-five months before being extended to the rest of the state, if successful.

Candidate with mass-media campaign can polarise voters, says Election Commission
Fri, Sep 29, 2017

The poll panel said that income tax reports and evidence gathered from the media had revealed that the election expenditure shown by Madhu Koda was much less than what was incurred.

In Ranchi, Rs 100 crore midday meal money sent to wrong account
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

The bank has returned the entire amount to the MDM account and has launched an internal inquiry into the matter. SBI officials said at least Rs 70 crore has been recovered, and efforts are on to recover the remaining Rs 30 crore.

From stripping to transporting: Swachh Bharat, Jharkhand style
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

On Sunday, at least 10 people who were caught defecating in the open were made to hand over their lungis to the RMC “enforcement” teams. Their lungis were returned only after they pledged that they would not defecate in the open again. They were also made to pay a fine of Rs 100 each.

Jharkhand: Amit Shah launches scheme for villages of freedom fighters
Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Shah, on the third day of his Jharkhand visit, met the descendants of Birsa Munda and gave away gas connections and solar lamps to some of the beneficiaries of the new scheme.

Jharkhand has the resources to benefit from GST: Amit Shah
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

BJP President Amit Shah assured the Federation of Jharkhand Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FJCCI) that the government was working to resolve the difficulties being experienced in filing of GST.

BJP president Amit Shah launches ‘Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana’ in Jharkhand
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Shah, on the third day of his Jharkhand visit, also met the descendants of Birsa Munda and gave away gas connections, solar lamps to some of the beneficiaries.

You question us from US, give details of what Congress did in 50 years: Amit Shah to Rahul Gandhi
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Amit Shah told the gathering that the Centre had launched nearly 106 schemes in the last three years for the poor, asking people to clap if they felt enough was being done.

Congress does yatras only with mortal remains of its leaders: Amit Shah
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Amit Shah added, "In contrast, our party, since its Jan sangh days, undertook national journeys for things like prevention of cow slaughter, liberation of Goa, unity of country from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Ram Janmabhoomi, Somnath and other yatras."

Catholic body of writes to PM: Time for Jharkhand CM to go
Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Das told reporters Wednesday that the law against conversion was in keeping with Constitutional provisions. “Many other states have implemented it. We are not targeting any religion. It’s to be asked why only members from a particular community are aggrieved,” he said.

Ranchi: 22 Christian, tribal bodies to protest attempts to ‘grab land, divide people’
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The joint statement issued by the participants read, “It is an attempt to break the unity of tribals on religious ground... while ensuring there would be no problem in grabbing the land.”

Be ready to pay more for smart city facilities: Venkaiah Naidu
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Speaking at a function to lay the foundation stone for the country’s first, and so far only, greenfield smart city project in Ranchi, Naidu said: “If you want good drainage, top-class transportation, waste management system, etc, you will have to pay a bit more.

Venkaiah Naidu lays foundation for smart city project in Ranchi; criticises Maoists
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday asked the people to be prepared for higher taxes or user charges in order to realise the dream of smart cities and upgraded, modern infrastructure in the existing ones. While adding that the people would feel comfortable doing so if things were executed in a transparent manner and with […]

Expedite proceedings in fodder scam case: Court
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

The court of Swarn Shankar Prasad asked Lalu to complete the proceedings of putting up defence witnesses by September 16.

Special CBI court in Ranchi asks Lalu to expedite proceedings in fodder scam case 
Thu, Sep 07, 2017

The special CBI court of Swarn Shankar Prasad asked Lalu to complete the proceedings of putting up defence witnesses in the court by September 16.

Life term for Bihar ex-MLC son Rocky Yadav in Aditya Sachdeva road rage murder case
Thu, Sep 07, 2017

A Gaya district court on Wednesday handed life imprisonment to Rocky Yadav and two others in the Aditya Sachdeva road rage murder case of May 7, 2016.

Days after he leveled allegations against him, Sushil Modi hits back at Tejashwi
Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Tejashwi had last week leveled similar allegations regarding Modi's flats in Vaishali (Ghaziabad). He had alleged Modi had given power of attorney to his elder brother, R K Modi, and his sons to buy the flats.

Bihar road rage case: Rocky Yadav, two others sentenced to life imprisonment; father Bindi Yadav gets five-year for harbouring accused
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

The three convicts awarded life imprisonment were Rocky Yadav, Teni and Rajesh Kumar. They were convicted under Sections 302 (murder), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code. All the sentences will run concurrently. All the accused have also been convicted under the Arms Act.

Jharkhand Guv approves Freedom of Religion bill, land act; BJP welcomes move
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

Under the Freedom of Religion Bill, 2017, converting anybody through coercion or allurement would be a punishable offence inviting a prison term of three years.

In Ranchi, four die after drinking spurious liquor
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

Officers-in-charge of Namkum and Doranda police stations have been suspended. The four victims had consumed the liquor on the night of September 3.

Tension in Bihar village after animal parts found in canal
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

Madhepura District Magistrate Mohammad Sohail and Superintendent of Police Vikas Kumar camped at the site to ensure peace.

Jharkhand ‘bovine’ slaughter: Mob attacks family, sets house on fire
Sun, Sep 03, 2017

The police claimed to have recovered bovine meat and other evidence suggesting that the animal was slaughtered. They added that some people noticed meat pieces and head of the animal at a place adjacent to the house of Mian, a labourer.