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Madhu Koda’s fate hangs in balance as Congress says he is yet to join party
Sat, Nov 03, 2018

Just a day ago, media reports had claimed that Koda had joined the Congress on November 1 in the presence of state party chief Dr Ajoy Kumar and his party — Jai Bharat Samanta Party — had formally merged with it.

JMM sends mixed signals on ‘grand alliance’ for 2019 LS polls
Sat, Oct 27, 2018

While the party has said that efforts are on for a seat-sharing arrangement, party chief Shibu Soren told his supporters in Jamtara Thursday that the party would contest elections alone and did not need allies.

Jharkhand: Former JMM MP Suraj Mandal joins BJP
Tue, Oct 16, 2018

JMM general secretary Supriyo Bhattacharjee said, “We don’t think that him (Mandal) joining the BJP will have much impact in Santhal Pargana.”

Jharkhand: Regional parties start seat-sharing talks with Congress
Sun, Oct 14, 2018

As of now, there is an understanding that Congress would lay claim to around 50 per cent of Lok Sabha seats in the state, while JMM would claim the same percentage of seats in Assembly polls.

Attacked girls out of hospital, parents ask: what about next time?
Thu, Oct 11, 2018

On October 6 evening, a group of youths from a locality close to the residential government school attacked at least 34 of its girl students for reportedly objecting to them writing lewd messages on the school walls.

PM Modi rolls out world’s largest health insurance scheme, says not based on communal, caste lines
Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Coming down heavily on the opposition, Modi said that they always looked at the poor as vote banks, throwing freebies at them only to win the elections. He also stressed that PMJAY was yet another example of the slogan Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas.

Delegation of Jharkhand farmers visit Israel to learn new farming techniques
Tue, Sep 04, 2018

A batch of 26 farmers from Jharkhand (one each from all the 24 districts and three from Ranchi) visited Israel on a four-day visit last month to learn the best practices in drip irrigation and other technologies that make farming a profitable business.

Jharkhand: As private firm reviews Pahari Mandir, fate of 293-ft flagpole uncertain
Thu, Aug 16, 2018

The flag was hoisted on the flagpole — 293-ft-high and erected on a base about 200 ft-high — for the first time on January 23, 2016, and next on Independence Day that year. Thereafter, due to one reason or the other, the flag has not flown atop it.

Jharkhand BJP MPs write to CM, seek one-year moratorium on school mergers
Sat, Aug 11, 2018

More than 6,000 primary and middle schools have been merged in the past two academic sessions - around 1,400 in 2016-17 and around 4,600 in 2017-18.

Jharkhand: Pilot project for Direct Benefit Transfer withdrawn 10 months after launch
Fri, Aug 10, 2018

The state government directed the Deputy Commissioner Wednesday to take steps for reverting to the old system.

BJP sees red as Mamata government paints Jharkhand’s Massanjore dam blue and white
Mon, Aug 06, 2018

The dam located in Jharkhand’s Dumka district is maintained by West Bengal’s irrigation department.

Jharkhand: Year after lynching, victim’s family struggles to get death certificate
Sun, Aug 05, 2018

R K Srivastava, director of RIMS medical college where the post-mortem procedure was conducted, said the hospital only gives out a document saying he was ‘brought dead’. “The question of where the death has occurred is not in its (hospital’s) purview,” he said.

SBI Clerk mains exam 2018: Follow this strategy to score maximum
Wed, Aug 01, 2018

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NEET 2nd allotment result 2018 declared, check at
Wed, Aug 01, 2018

NEET 2nd Allotment Result 2018: All the candidates who did not get their name in the first allotment list can check the second allotment list. The list is available on the official website,

Meet the men who beat up Swami Agnivesh: BJP, RSS, Bajrang Dal
Tue, Jul 24, 2018

Speaking to The Indian Express, Prasann Mishra, BJYM’s Pakur chief and one of those named in the FIR, said: “Agnivesh has been constantly issuing statements that are against the true spirit of nationalism. He supports Naxals.

Jharkhand: Two Patthalgadi leaders held in Khunti gangrape case, say police
Mon, Jul 23, 2018

Earlier, police had said Patthalgadi supporters told them that they suspected that the women were spreading messages against the movement and they were raped to be taught a lesson.

Day after attack, Swami Agnivesh says attack ‘state-sponsored’
Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Maintaining that “fascist tendencies are getting strong”, Agnivesh said, “It is time political parties got together and fought these tendencies at the political, and at the social, level. Otherwise, these tendencies will simply burn you.”

Jharkhand mob attacks Swami Agnivesh, he blames BJYM
Wed, Jul 18, 2018

While Chief Minister Raghubar Das has ordered an inquiry, Agnivesh (79) said the mob included activists of the BJYM, which is affiliated to the BJP.

Jharkhand: Family of six found dead, police suspect suicide pact
Mon, Jul 16, 2018

The police said, prima facie, it appears the children were killed by the elders before taking their own lives.

Jayant Sinha challenges Rahul Gandhi to a live debate on Ramgarh lynching
Fri, Jul 13, 2018

Earlier, Sinha had garlanded and offered sweets to six of the convicts released on bail by the Jharkhand High Court during the pendency of their appeal on July 4.

Siblings’ acquittal in Ranchi murder case: Order points to no CCTV footage, unmatched forensic reports
Fri, Jul 13, 2018

Acquitting the duo, the court said there was “not any iota of evidence against the children to connect them from any angle to the crime”.

Condemn sale of baby, but Missionaries of Charity being targeted by some powers: Catholic body
Fri, Jul 13, 2018

While Mascarenhas condemned the action of woman staff member Anima Indwar, he was confident that Sister Concilia, who too was arrested in the case, had no role and that her statement was recorded in "duress."

In Jharkhand, Amit Shah tells tribal members about work of BJP govts
Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Amit Shah told the gathering that “samvad (dialogue)” had become necessary because opposition parties are creating confusion among people from tribal communities, according to party leaders.

After feting Jharkhand men convicted of lynching, Union Minister Jayant Sinha talks of due process
Sun, Jul 08, 2018

On July 4, when seven of the 11 men convicted of the 2017 lynching of Jharkhand meat trader Alimuddin Ansari walked out on bail, six of them were taken straight to Sinha’s residence in Hazaribagh, where the minister welcomed them.

Writ in stone
Sun, Jul 08, 2018

In Jharkhand’s Khunti, a gangrape and a subsequent stand-off have sharpened the mutual mistrust between tribals and the State. As villages in these parts assert their identity through the Pathalgadi movement, The Indian Express looks at the circumstances that turned a centuries-old tradition into an act of tribal assertion.