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.
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
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.