Abhishek Angad

Abhishek Angad reports from Jharkhand for The Indian Express

Articles By Abhishek Angad

Jharkhand lynching: ‘We lay motionless, the assault continued’

Booked for cattle slaughter, Jharkhand trio wonder in hospital: Ox was already dead, how did we kill it again?

Jharkhand: Old ox dies, mob kills man, three injured are booked for bovine slaughter

Police said a case was registered against those injured after a complaint by the accused villagers. “We have registered a case against the three injured under The Jharkhand Bovine Animal Prohibition of Slaughter Act,” said M L Meena, ADG (operations).

Jharkhand: Mob kills tribal over suspicion of cow slaughter

According to the police, the incident happened late Wednesday night, when four persons of the tribal community in Jhumro village were cutting the flesh of a dead ox.

Nod for probe into World Bank-funded project in Jharkhand

The first complaint came from 104 people of Santhal (Adivasi) community from Giddi Jhopri village about location of the water treatment plant (WTP) - as part of Baghbera multi-village scheme of RWSSP - on community land.

Understanding of democracy is shrinking: Economist Jean Dreze after being detained in Jharkhand

DIG Palamu told The Indian Express: "They were holding a meeting on social issues and did not take permission from SDO. They were detained as Model Code of Conduct in place."

Hashtag trending, but chowkidars in Jharkhand unpaid for months

There are at least 10,000 chowkidars in Jharkhand’s 24 districts who have not been paid for the last three to four months, according to Krishna Dayal Singh, president of Jharkhand Rajya Dafadar Chowkidar Panchayat.

Lok Sabha polls: Unhappy with seat share, RJD may go alone in Jharkhand

The RJD also skipped the press conference held on Sunday to announce the seat sharing.

Ranchi: FIR against 16 for ‘inciting communal feelings’

In the absence of the original complainant, the revenue inspector’s reliance on the newspaper article becomes crucial.

Jharkhand CEO slaps notice on education council, tablets with CM’s message to be switched off

The matter pertained to in-built video display messages of Chief Minister Raghubar Das in around 32,000 tablet computers that were distributed to monitor government schools.

Jharkhand: Five-time MP cries foul as BJP sets aside seat for ally

“The party has sacrificed me... this is the reward they have given me for my unquestioning loyalty. It will have a cascading effect... Through the media, I want to request the BJP leadership to review its decision..." Ravindra Kumar Pandey said.

Jharkhand man dies after being beaten up, one held

Palamu SP Indrajit Mahatha said no complaint has been filed so far regarding any kind of sexual harassment. “An FIR was earlier registered under murder charges and the police later added molestation charge,” he said.

Jharkhand: Man beaten to death by sister’s ‘harassers’, brother in hospital

Police have arrested two people in connection with the case, and are currently in search for the others involved.

Jharkhand: BJP to contest 13 Lok Sabha seats, AJSU gets Giridih

State BJP spokesperson Pratul Shahdeo had earlier said BJP would contest all 14 seats alone and had “requested” AJSU to support it and that the alliance would continue in state polls, which will also be held this year.

IAF defends nation, PM Modi looting force’s money: Rahul Gandhi in Ranchi

Rahul said the Congress-led UPA had implemented the rural employment guarantee scheme (MGNREGA) and food security, and in 2013 brought the Land Acquisition Act to protect the water, forest and land of tribals.

Jharkhand: BJP’s Godda bastion hurdle in way of Congress, allies plans

In the Mahagathbandhan camp, both the JVM and Congress have their eyes on Godda, which has a mix of castes and a substantial Muslim population, giving both parties hope. It is also low on development indices, despite a wealth of natural resources like coal.

PM Modi on Pulwama attack: Fire raging in your hearts is in my heart too

At Begusarai, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said the entire country was agitated after the “act of cowardice” and that the Prime Minister had made it clear that those responsible for the attack would not be forgiven.

Jharkhand: Six months after HC struck it down, state govt bans PFI again

An announcement by the Jharkhand Home Department on February 12 stated that PFI is involved in activities “dangerous” to the security of Indian states and has the power to “break communal harmony”.

JNU sedition chargesheet cites five videos to back anti-national slogans claim

According to chargesheet, Kumar seen leading students; police also rely on text messages between him and Khalid before the event

Delhi court allows woman to adopt 15-year-old ward

As per court records, the woman filed a petition in 2018, taking “shelter under this new phrase” of the JJ Act, 2015. The scope of guardianship is “limited” once the minor turns 18.

Businessman gets 2 years in jail, fined Rs 1.15 crore: Delhi court uses Billy Joel chartbuster to drive home point about power theft

The court said it has to be kept in mind that the convict was found to be involved in running commercial activities using stolen electricity to the tune of 45 KW.