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‘Trafficked’ from Ranchi, girls found in Haryana: Police, Ambala child panel face flak
Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Arti Kujur, chairperson of the child rights panel, has sought a detailed report from the Ranchi Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) within seven days.

Jharkhand: Activists, officials on state panel to frame protocol for starvation deaths
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

In the past few months, Jharkhand has witnessed over half-a-dozen deaths, which have been dubbed as “starvation deaths”. The state government has attributed these to illness, old age and other reasons.

Sharad Yadav meets Lalu Prasad in jail, talks on ‘mess BJP created’
Tue, Feb 06, 2018

Sharad Yadav said the meeting was part of getting opposition parties together to fight against the BJP-led governments in Jharkhand and at the Centre.

Jharkhand: 24 BJP MLAs want domicile policy tweaked
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

The matter, which was raised during the truncated Assembly proceedings, would be looked into and justice assured, Chief Minister Raghubar Das said.

Jharkhand: Ruckus cuts short Assembly Budget session
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Leader of Opposition Hemant Soren told mediapersons, “It is painful that the session ended early. But the government’s refusal to pay heed to our demands showed that it was dictatorial.”

‘We simply go and get our love home, and you fuss over a kiss?’
Sun, Jan 28, 2018

Why BJP is seeing red over kissing competition held as part of a Santhali fair in Jharkhand a month ago

Fodder scam: Former Bihar CMs Lalu Yadav, Jagannath Mishra sentenced to five years in jail
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Both Lalu and Mishra were sentenced to five-year rigorous imprisonment under various sections of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act, along with a cumulative fine of Rs 10 lakh.

Jharkhand: ‘No shortage of food’ at home but dead woman not in food security net either
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

No ration card, Aadhaar: death of Jharkhand woman throws spotlight on PDS, activists say many left out.

Cops ready case on complainant: Families, neighbours say Lalu Prasad aides indeed got into fight
Sun, Jan 14, 2018

Both Madan and Laxman are RJD workers and had surrendered before court on December 23, the day Lalu was convicted in a fodder scam case — he is now serving his sentence in Ranchi’s Birsa Munda Jail, where the duo was lodged

Two Lalu aides in same jail: JDU sees ‘feudal mind’, cops probe ‘false case’
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

The duo, identified as Laxman Yadav and Madan Yadav, were sent to Ranchi jail for allegedly picking up a fight with a neighbour and snatching Rs 10,000 from him on December 23 last year.

Fodder scam: Send Lalu, others to open jail where they can help in dairy, says Judge
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

The special CBI Judge had also recommended shifting all the convicts preferably to Hazaribagh Open Jail.

Fodder Scam: 3.5 years of jail for Lalu Yadav in second case, judgment in two others within a month
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

Of the 38 accused in the case, 11 died during the trial, two pleaded guilty, and three turned approvers. On December 23, the court acquitted another former Bihar chief minister, Jagannath Mishra, and five others.

More trouble in store for Lalu: Judgments in 2 fodder scam cases expected in a month
Sat, Jan 06, 2018

Hearing in two cases - alleged fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 3.31 crore from Dumka treasury and Rs 33.61 crore from Chaibasa treasury - is nearing completion

Fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad Yadav handed jail term of 3.5 years, imposed Rs 10 lakh fine
Sat, Jan 06, 2018

Following the order, the RJD supremo's elder son Tejashwi Yadav said they would move the High Court against Lalu Prasad's conviction and appeal for bail after studying the court verdict

Lalu Prasad Yadav hearing deferred, court notice to IAS officer, ex-DGP
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

The court had issued the notices while convicting RJD chief Lalu Prasad and 15 others in the case on December 23.

Fodder scam case: Oppn seeks probe into Jharkhand chief secy for ‘not responding to reminders’
Sun, Dec 31, 2017

JMM, the main opposition party, has written to the Governor urging her to direct the CM to order an independent inquiry into the matter raised in the report published in the daily.

In Jharkhand village, a secession fancy and a crackdown
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

Their leader, a retired ADM, underground, 43 people have been booked in Jharkhand for sedition and conspiracy after they revived demand for ‘independence’

Fodder scam returns to haunt Lalu Prasad, RJD supremo is convicted in second case: Will be sentenced on Jan 3
Sun, Dec 24, 2017

As another former CM Jagannath Mishra is acquitted, RJD cries foul

Jharkhand: Govt finds nothing objectionable in Santhal writer’s book, ban could be lifted
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

The matter had been raised by the BJP alleging that content of a story in Hansda's book had passages which talked about Santhal women in derogatory terms.

Take 5: ‘This milk is just like ice-cream, especially vanilla’, says Latehar student Jyoti Kumari
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

A scheme has been launched in Jharkhand’s Latehar district to distribute 200-ml flavoured milk packets to children from Classes 1 to 10 in government schools. With her mother dead, Jyoti lives with her grandmother. Her father works as a mason in Ranchi.

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.