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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Abhishek Angad


Abhishek Angad reports from Jharkhand for The Indian Express

Jharkhand: Days after cases withdrawn, 7 killed over Pathalgadi
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Pathalgadis reject the law of the land as well as government rights over their forests and rivers. As part of the movement, Pathalgadis erect a stone plaque or signboard outside the village, declaring it sovereign territory and prohibiting entry of outsiders.

In Wasseypur protest, women take lead: ‘Maa, mulk nahi badla jata’
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Traditionally limited to their households, women, for the first time in Wasseypur, have taken to the forefront of protests, holding demonstrations against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Anti-CAA-NRC stir: From PhD scholar to homemaker, women lead big protest in Ranchi
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

Jharkhand has seen several anti-CAA protests — the ‘Samvidhan Bachao, Desh Bachao’ gathering at the Maidan on Saturday was the largest in the state so far.

Jharkhand: Domicile policy will change, says Shibu Soren
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Speaking to reporters in Dumka on Wednesday, Shibu Soren said, “There will be a change in the ‘Sthaniya Niti’ (domicile policy) in Jharkhand. The 1932 Khatiyan (proof of land document) should be made the cut-off year to frame Sthaniya Niti.”

Jharkhand: Soren govt takes to social media for quick solutions
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

A video went viral showing a home guard extorting money from a coal cyclewallah in Dhanbad. The respective DC identified the homeguard, conducted an investigation and suspended him.

Jharkhand: Babulal Marandi’s JVM(P) set to merge with BJP
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

This comes against the backdrop of the recently held Assembly election in which the BJP was voted out of power.

Day after FIR against seven, Jharkhand cops move to drop sedition charge
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

Police on Wednesday said they are in the process of filing a petition in court to drop the sedition charge.

Congress MLA remark on Tabrez lynching stirs row in Jharkhand
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

Tabrez Ansari was tied to a pole and beaten with rods in Saraikela-Kharsawan area for alleged theft. He was also forced to chant “Jai Shri Ram” and “Jai Hanuman”.

Seven Maoists held for Latehar ambush
Tue, Jan 07, 2020

The November 22 incident had occurred less than 48 hours after Union Home Minister Amit Shah credited Chief Minister Raghubar for “curbing naxalism” in Jharkhand.

Jharkhand: Hemant Soren orders 22 fast-track courts for POCSO, rape cases
Tue, Jan 07, 2020

At a cabinet meeting, Soren also directed that necessary posts be created for judicial officers in these special courts in every district. He also ordered the creation of additional 154 posts for the functioning of these 22 courts.

Jharkhand: BJP opposes move to withdraw all Pathalgadi cases
Tue, Dec 31, 2019

In a statement issued by Jharkhand BJP spokesperson Pratul Shadeo, the party said, “We strongly oppose the same order against the people who were the masterminds, conspirators who misled people regarding Pathalgadi and protested against India and its Constitution.”

Hemant Soren sworn in as Jharkhand CM, stage signals show of Oppn strength
Mon, Dec 30, 2019

In the evening, in its first decision, the new Cabinet in the state dropped all cases registered against people during the Pathalgadi movement in 2017-18.

Jharkhand: In first cabinet decision, Hemant govt drops Pathalgadi sedition cases
Sun, Dec 29, 2019

While the Pathalgadi movement petered out, many villagers had alleged “police brutality”. A total of 19 cases of sedition, among others, were registered against 172 people. All cases have been taken back.

Saryu Roy interview: ‘Will be independent… as of now govt has my moral support’
Thu, Dec 26, 2019

Saryu Roy defeated Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das in a bitterly fought contest from Jamshedpur West constituency in the Assembly elections.

Jharkhand fifth state to slip out of BJP control in one year
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

JMM’s Hemant Soren tipped to be new chief minister as Oppision alliance storms to power; CM Raghubar Das loses to rebel Saryu Roy

Hemant Soren: ‘People rejected PM’s narrative, they need jobs, social security’
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

There are serious issues that need to be redressed, such as jobs and education. People felt that the BJP government did not pay heed to their problems, and we have been elected to cater to those problems, says Hemant Soren.

Sticking to jal, jungle & zameen, Soren turns tables on BJP after Lok Sabha debacle
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

Hemant Soren appears to have done it on his own terms, refusing to take the bait and take on national issues the BJP leadership brought up in the campaign phase.

Funds pooled, aides pulled in from saffron ranks, Saryu Roy downs Jharkhand CM
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

What came as a surprise for even Roy’s supporters was the margin of victory — 15,833 votes — in an election that many considered would be a neck and neck contest.

Jharkhand elecions: EC calls for reports over Hemant’s ‘rape’ comments
Fri, Dec 20, 2019

Speaking at public meeting in Bararwaha block of Sahibganj district, Soren had asked people to use their democratic rights and give a befitting reply to the state’s “dishonest government”.

Hemant Soren: ‘BJP deviating from core issues, doesn’t want to talk about jobs’
Thu, Dec 19, 2019

Hemant Soren is lending support to BJP rebel Saryu Roy, who is contesting against Chief Minister Raghubar Das.