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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.

The orphans
Sun, Sep 03, 2017

Their mother lynched for being a ‘braid cutter’, the two are now at a children’s home. Jharkhand has promised support, but Chiranjeet, witness to the murder, just has one request: “Please let us go.”

Tejashwi Yadav attacks Sushil Modi over ‘business links with brother’
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

Showing documents purportedly proving his claims, Yadav said that in 2006, Sushil Modi bought a flat worth Rs 14.5 lakh while giving PoA to R K Modi, who owns real estate firms.

Gaya road rage case: Rocky Yadav, three others convicted
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

Aditya was shot dead after he overtook Rocky’s Range Rover on May 7, 2016. Rocky is the son of suspended JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi, who was earlier held for storing liquor after Bihar promulgated Prohibition in April last year.

RIMS superintendent digs in heels after being shunted out by govt
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

There have been reports that 200 children died in two months in Ranchi’s biggest referral hospital but no official release has linked medical superintendent Dr S K Chowdhary’s transfer with the deaths.

Jharkhand: After Jamshedpur, now controversy over death of children in RIMS
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

The issue of deaths of children was first taken by Congress a couple of days ago in connection with Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and Hospital (MGMMCH) in Jamshedpur when it came to light that 52 children had died over 30 days.

Siwan acid attack case: Patna High Court upholds life sentence of Mohammad Shahabuddin
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Siwan acid attack case: Three brothers -- Rajiv, Satish and Girish Roshan -- were killed in a property dispute case. While Satish and Girish were drenched in acid and shot dead, Rajiv was killed when he was returning home on a motorcycle.

Woman lynched in Jharkhand on haircut rumours
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

Police in these three states have made it clear that these were just baseless rumours, with no credible evidence. District officials in Sahibganj said they, too, had conducted an awareness campaign on this issue recently.

Stalled for decades, North Koel reservoir project gets Cabinet nod
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

Districts like Palamu and Garhwa in Jharkhand and Gaya and Aurangabad in Bihar will benefit from the project. The allocated amount will be utilised over three years.

Jharkhand Christian outfits oppose anti-conversion Bill
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

A JMM leader said that the party was clear from the first day that such a bill was only to create divisions between the tribal people and the party would oppose it all levels. BJP also said that it's confident that it wouldn't meet the same fate as that with CNT/SPT amendments

Jharkhand passes anti-conversion Bill, govt rejects demand for more scrutiny
Sun, Aug 13, 2017

The Bill has provision for imprisonment of three years and fine of Rs 50,000 or both, and four year- imprisonment and Rs 1 lakh fine, or both, if the person converted is a minor, woman or a member of Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe.

Jharkhand Assembly passes land acquisition 2013 amendment bill
Sun, Aug 13, 2017

The proposed amendments in the Tenancy Acts had provided that the government could take land for purposes similar to mentioned in this list from the tribal, without changing the ownership rights of the tribal.

Jharkhand bans Santhali author’s book
Sun, Aug 13, 2017

While support for Hansda has been pouring in from his friends and readers, some tribal activists like Gladson Dungdung have criticised his work.

Under the faith microscope
Sun, Aug 13, 2017

Jharkhand passes an anti-conversion Bill. But how will it parse a tribe as much Sarna as Christian?

Jharkhand quotes Mahatma Gandhi to push its conversion Bill
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

Slamming the content of the ad, tribal activist Gladson Dungdung called it a “waste of public money”. He also said that Gandhi never referred to tribals as “vanvasi”. “It is a term used by the Sangh Parivar. Gandhi called them girijan,” Dungdung posted on Facebook.

Will act against Santhali novelist: Jharkhand govt
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

Sowvendra Shekhar Hansda is under fire for allegedly portraying Santhal women in poor light

Death of a wrestler tells a Ranchi story of callous neglect
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

On Tuesday afternoon, Vishal Kumar Verma went to check on the JSWA office, which was flooded after heavy rainfall over the last fortnight. He was trying to pump out the water, when he was electrocuted. Vishal was rushed to hospital, where he was declared dead.

Jharkhand: Shooting order issued, hunter called in for elephant who killed 15
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

The elephant had killed two persons earlier this week. Most of the victims were from the Paharia tribe who live in the densely forested hills of Sahibganj district. Efforts were made to tranquilise the elephant but have not yielded results so far.

Jharkhand forest authorities give order to kill elephant that killed 15 people
Thu, Aug 10, 2017

Most of its victims have been members of the Paharia tribal – a primitive tribal group with a thin population of over 25,000 in the state, who live in the densely forested hills of Sahibganj district. According to the officials, the elephant entered Jharkhand from Bihar late in March.