Prashant Pandey

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Madhu Koda’s fate hangs in balance as Congress says he is yet to join party

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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Meet the men who beat up Swami Agnivesh: BJP, RSS, Bajrang Dal

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

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’

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

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

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

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.