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Tribal community faces existential crisis, says Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren

Published on Aug 09, 2022 08:48 PM IST
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren said the new definition of ‘development’, which involves cutting down of forests to set up buildings and factories often threatens the existence of tribals
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren said his government had been working tirelessly to “uplift” tribals in the state (Twitter/JharkhandCMO)

Cash haul: Bengal CID raids premises of arrested J’khand Congress MLAs

On July 30, the West Bengal police had recovered 49 lakh on outskirts of Howrah from a vehicle occupied by three Congress legislators Ansari, Kachhap and Naman Video Kongari.
West Bengal police detain three Jharkhand Congress MLAs in Howrah district on July 31. (PTI)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 11:04 PM IST
By, Ranchi/kolkata

Jharkhand: Over 100 pigs die due to suspected African swine fever, alert sounded

Samples from affected pigs have been sent to the National Institute of High Security Animal Disease in Bhopal and Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Kolkata to diagnose the actual disease, he said.
At the Kanke-based government pig breeding farm here, about 70 pigs have died so far.(AP file photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 05:46 PM IST

Dhanbad judge's murder: 2 convicts sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment 

On July 28, the court had found accused guilty in the murder of Dhanbad judge Uttam Anand.
Dhanbad judge Uttam Anand was killed after he was hit by an auto-rickshaw when he was out for his routine morning walk. (FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 05:06 PM IST
By | Written by Aniruddha Dhar

‘Ready to face ED, so is each JMM worker’: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren

The Jharkhand CM said that he bows his head only before the people of this state who are the ultimate arbiter in a democracy.
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren (PTI)
Updated on Aug 05, 2022 12:16 PM IST

Four BJP MLAs in Jharkhand suspended from House for 3 days

The action followed an uproar in the House as BJP legislators entered the Well soon after the House convened on Tuesday, demanding resignation of chief minister Hemant Soren and a discussion on “rampant corruption” in the state.
The four (BJP MLAs who were suspended for unruly behavior during the Monsoon Session of the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly, in Ranchi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Published on Aug 02, 2022 09:50 PM IST

Reservation cannot compromise quality of education, says SC

  • Reservation cannot compromise the quality of education, ruled the Supreme Court on Tuesday as it struck down Jharkhand government’s decision to reserve 100% teaching posts in government-run tribal district schools for locals.
Deciding the present matter in light of the Constitution bench decision, the bench found the Jharkhand government’s decision to fall foul of Article 16(2) as it affected fundamental rights of candidates belonging to non-scheduled areas.(File)
Published on Aug 02, 2022 09:49 PM IST
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Jharkhand: Education dept orders to drop word ‘Urdu’ from name of non-Urdu schools, reverse weekly offs

In a written reply to BJP MLA Anant Ojha on Tuesday, the education department said that word “Urdu was added at the local level” in 407 schools across the state, while weekly offs were changed from Sunday to Friday in 509 schools.
The matter first came to light last month after a local daily reported about the changes in weekly offs at several non-Urdu schools in Muslim-domimated areas of Jamatara district in Jharkhand. (HT Photo)
Published on Aug 02, 2022 09:49 PM IST
By, Ranchi

4 BJP legislators suspended from Jharkhand assembly till Thursday

Jharkhand assembly speaker Rabindra Nath Mahto rebutted the BJP’s criticism that he hadn’t been fair, insisting that he had to take action against these legislators to maintain decorum in the House
Jharkhand assembly speaker Rabindra Nath Mahto, who suspended four BJP legislators till Thursday, said there is a limit to everything. (Twitter/ANI)
Published on Aug 02, 2022 09:48 PM IST

350 Jharkhand schools drop ‘Urdu’ from their name, 460 change weekly offs: Govt

Jharkhand’s education department said all district chiefs have been ordered to take corrective steps after it was noticed that the word, Urdu, was added to hundreds of non-Urdu primary schools in areas with a dominant Muslim population
Jharkhand education minister Jagarnath Mahto ordered a statewide survey of all such schools last month where rules have been violated. (HT File Photo/Representative Image)
Published on Aug 02, 2022 08:29 PM IST

Jharkhand CM's press advisor summoned by ED; questioning tomorrow

According to the ED sources, Mishra took Abhishek Prasad's name during the interrogation and revealed a few important things, following which the ED summoned CM's press advisor.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren.(file image)
Updated on Jul 31, 2022 10:55 PM IST

Dhanbad judge murder: CBI court convicts both accused, sentencing on Aug 6

The judge was on a morning walk on the road outside his official residence in the coal city when the incident occurred.
Late additional sessions judge Uttam Anand. (ANI)
Published on Jul 28, 2022 09:56 PM IST

Dhanbad judge murder case: Special CBI court convicts both accused

The hearing on quantum of sentence of the two convicts will be held on August 6.
Dhanbad’s additional district Judge Uttam Anand died after being hit by a three-wheeler on July 28, 20121. (ANI File Photo)
Published on Jul 28, 2022 05:17 PM IST
By, New Delhi

CBI court to deliver verdict in Dhanbad judge murder case today

Judge Uttam Anand was on a morning jog when he was mowed down by the autorickshaw on July 28 last year, an incident which sparked security concerns in the entire judiciary
Dhanbad’s additional district Judge Uttam Anand died after being hit by a three-wheeler on July 28, 20121. (ANI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2022 10:00 AM IST

ED seizes inland vessel operated by arrested Soren aide

The vessel was being operated illegally from Sukargarh Ghat on river Ganges in Sahebganj and was seized during a search on Wednesday, the agency said in a statement.
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The vessel, M.V.Infralink-III, is estimated to be worth 30 crore. (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 27, 2022 10:01 PM IST
By, Ranchi

Jharkhand: SSC cancels diploma-level exam after paper leak, one held

Naushad Alam, SP, Ranchi (rural), said on Tuesday that they wrote to the commission providing details of the case after they arrested one of prime accused, Ranjit Mandal.
During the investigation, it was established that the questions papers and answers which were circulated through WhatsApp hours before the examination matches with the actual paper, police said. (Picture for representation)
Published on Jul 26, 2022 10:44 PM IST
By, Ranchi

Jharkhand: SSC cancels diploma-level exam over alleged paper leak; one held

Police officials claimed they have leads on the mastermind of the racket who could have sold the question paper for 15-20 lakh
The JSSC issued the cancellation notification on Monday. (File image)
Published on Jul 26, 2022 03:22 PM IST

J’khand unveils new tourism policy, offers incentives for investors

Focus on environmentally sustainable ecological and religious tourism; investments invited from the private sector
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren unveils the new tourism policy for his state, in New Delhi on Saturday. (Sanjeev Verma?HT)
Updated on Jul 23, 2022 09:56 PM IST

Jharkhand: Second accused in woman police cop's murder case arrested

  • Sandhya Topno was on a night patrolling duty and had tried to stop the vehicle, reportedly carrying cattle, for checking. She was mowed down on the outskirts of Ranchi on July 20.
Family members of female sub inspector Sandhya Topno break down near her mortal remains, at New Police Line in Ranchi, Wednesday, July 20, 2022. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 23, 2022 03:42 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Presidential poll: Half of Jharkhand Congress MLAs may have cross voted for Murmu

Droupadi Murmu received 70 votes from the Jharkhand assembly, while joint Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha received only nine in the 81-member House
President-elect Droupadi Murmu (left) with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi after her victory. (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 22, 2022 02:14 PM IST

Jharkhand braces for drought, minister orders for contingency plan

According to weather officials, 12 of the 24 districts in the state have registered deficient rainfall so far while 10 others fall under large deficient category.
Jharkhand agriculture minister Badal Patralekh . (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 21, 2022 10:34 PM IST

Van mows down cop in Jharkhand, 1 arrested

According to the police, the incident took place near Hulhundu village under Tupudana police station limits around 3 am on Wednesday, when sub-inspector Sandhya Topno (in her late 20s and an officer of 2018 batch) tried to stop a vehicle that was being tracked from neighbouring Kunti district for checking.
Sub-inspector Sandhya Topno was mowed down when she tried to stop a vehicle that was being tracked from neighbouring Kunti district for checking. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 21, 2022 02:43 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Ranchi

Jharkhand: BJP slams Soren govt after woman cop mowed down

Kishore Kaushal, SP, Ranchi, said the driver of the vehicle has been taken into custody and is being questioned.
Jharkhand Police sub-inspector Sandhya Topno. (ANI)
Published on Jul 20, 2022 10:36 PM IST
By, Ranchi

ED gets six-day remand of arrested aide of CM Soren

After questioning Pankaj Mishra at its regional office here again on Wednesday, the agency produced him before the special court for cases under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
Aide of Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren Pankaj Mishra gets six day ED remand. (ANI)
Published on Jul 20, 2022 10:35 PM IST

Female sub-inspector allegedly mowed down by van in Ranchi; driver held

In the initial investigation, it has been confirmed that the act was deliberate with both the driver and his vehicle were seized
The incident occurred around 3am when the officer, Sandhya Topno, tried to stop a vehicle for checking. (File image)
Published on Jul 20, 2022 09:57 AM IST

ED arrests Jharkhand CM’s aide Pankaj Mishra in money laundering probe

According to officials of the central agency, Pankaj Mishra was arrested under the criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after about eight hours of questioning on Tuesday.
Mishra was arrested under the criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after about eight hours of questioning on Tuesday.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2022 06:33 AM IST

ED arrests key Soren aide for money laundering

Mishra is a central committee member of the ruling JMM, besides being the assembly representative of CM Soren, who represents Barhait.
Pankaj Mishra being arrested by ED officials in Ranchi on Tuesday. (PTI)
Published on Jul 19, 2022 10:49 PM IST

Jharkhand: Pegasus ‘target’ journo, arrested a day ago, has ‘Maoist links’

Singh was arrested as part of the ongoing investigation in the case filed with the Kandra police station in Saraikela-Kharsawan district on November 13, 2021, after the arrest of top Maoist Prashant Bose alias Kishanda.
Rupesh Kumar Singh was arrested on Sunday from his residence in Ramgarh and was produced before a court in Saraikela on Monday, which sent him into judicial custody. (Picture for representation)
Published on Jul 19, 2022 10:48 PM IST

Jharkhand scribe arrested in same case lodged against top Maoist leader Kishanda

The Jharkhand police alleged that freelance journalist Rupesh Kumar Singh is closely connected with the Maoists and their activities
Jharkhand scribe Rupesh Kumar Singh was earlier arrested by the Bihar police on charges of Maoist links and was released on bail.
Updated on Jul 19, 2022 05:15 PM IST
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