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Prashant Pandey


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.

Missionaries of Charity home staff held for selling children
Sat, Jul 07, 2018

According to CWC officials, Indwar had admitted in writing that she sold two more children to couples in Morabadi and Kanta Toli in Ranchi for Rs 50,000 each, said officials. Indwar also said she had done it with the help of Sister Concelia, the officials said. 

Patthalgarhi latest to trigger face-off between BJP, Church in Jharkhand
Sun, Jul 01, 2018

On June 19, Patthalgarhi supporters allegedly abducted five women from a school in Kochang village of Khunti where they went to perform a play and gangraped them.

Jharkhand stand-off: Four cops abducted by Patthalgarhi supporters freed, says police
Sat, Jun 30, 2018

According to sources, the police guards were kept in a school in a village, Butigada, nearly 15-20 kilometres from Khunti headquarters. When the police applied pressure, the Patthalgarhi supporters reportedly released them.

Jharkhand: One killed as Patthalgarhi supporters, police clash, three cops still missing
Thu, Jun 28, 2018

According to police, Pattalgarhi supporters had abducted three policemen posted as security guards at the BJP MP’s house. They were abducted three days after police announced the arrest of two men accused of gangraping five women in Kochang village on June 19.

Jharkhand: Six Jaguar Force jawans killed in Maoist landmine blast
Wed, Jun 27, 2018

This is the first big attack by Maoists in Jharkhand after January 27, 2016, when seven police personnel were killed in Palamu district.

Jharkhand women were gangraped to teach them a lesson, three held: Police
Sun, Jun 24, 2018

The three men arrested Saturday were produced in court Saturday and sent to judicial custody after their statements under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) were recorded before a magistrate.

Jharkhand man dead, ‘meat recovered’: kin allege mob violence, police say no link
Fri, Jun 22, 2018

According to police, a bike going from Ramgarh to Rajrappa was hit by an SUV around 8 am at Naya Mor, near Chitarpur village.

Jharkhand starvation: At Santoshi’s home now, greens, potatoes, ‘sometimes daal too’
Sun, Jun 17, 2018

In September last year, 14-year-old Santoshi died of alleged starvation in Jharkhand. As the state counters claims of a similar death, and announces grain banks, revisiting Karimati

Jharkhand lynching: Villagers cite cattle thefts, kin say victims traders
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Murtaza Ansari (25) and Chiraguddin alias Charku Ansari (42) were caught by villagers for allegedly stealing buffaloes and beaten to death in Bankatti village.

Jharkhand cops: Lynching not a planned conspiracy
Fri, Jun 15, 2018

All the accused have been sent to jail. The case was registered on the basis of a complaint by Imran Ansari, son of Charku. The police have also booked the two victims for allegedly stealing cattle.

In Jharkhand’s Godda, two people lynched for ‘stealing’ buffaloes; four arrested
Thu, Jun 14, 2018

DIG (Dumka) Akhilesh Kumar Jha said four people have been arrested for their prima facie involvement in the incident. The victims had allegedly stolen the buffaloes from a village and were sneaking out when they were caught.

Jharkhand makes autopsy must in ‘starvation’ deaths, reiterates Giridih woman did not die of hunger
Wed, Jun 13, 2018

While half-a-dozen deaths since October 2017 have been attributed to starvation, Roy said that barring the case of Santoshi Kumari of Simdega district in October last year, no genuine case of an eligible candidate being deprived of ration has come to notice.

Ranchi attack: Maulana hit even before he could react to Jai Shri Ram demand, says friend
Wed, Jun 13, 2018

A police officer said the accused have confessed to having assaulted the priest, Azhar-ul-Islam, in his mid-20s, who has been working as a maulana at Agdu basti mosque in Ratu, in Jharkhand district, for the last one year.

From ‘chuglon’ to ‘kaleje ka tukda’, Tej Pratap flip-flops on Twitter
Sun, Jun 10, 2018

When contacted, RJD spokesperson Bhai Birendra said: “I can assure that nothing is wrong. All is well. This is not a political comment.” He refused to comment on the Hastinapur tweet.

Jharkhand: No food at home, woman died; govt says she had money in bank
Wed, Jun 06, 2018

Officials said Devi was suffering from parenchymal haematoma, or bleeding inside the brain, for which she was treated at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi. Further, they said, her bank account had Rs 2,375.