A special NIA court on Thursday rejected the bail petition of former CPI (Maoist) Kundan Pahan in connection with the murder of MLA Ramesh Singh Munda in 2008.
Police remained on high alert following a bandh call by CPI (Maoist) on January 27 in Jharkhand and Bihar.
A student of Delhi Public School, Ranchi has bagged the third position at a national level painting competition Kala Utsav which is jointly organised by the Union ministry of education and the National Council for Education, Research and Training (NCERT).
District authorities in Jamtara have planned a special three-day vaccination drive for the adolescent group from Friday as the inoculation coverage is dismal in the district and it is one of the worst-faring districts in the state, officials said on Thursday.
The Chatra district administration has sanctioned funds to the tune of Rs 4.51 lakh from DMFT funds for setting up a state-of-the-art library at Chatra College, officials said on Thursday.
Ekikrit Para-sikshak Sangharsh Morcha members on Thursday welcomed the cabinet decision to accept their long-pending demands related to their services. The Morcha has, however, asked all its members to remain united for getting pay-scale.
The Ranchi weather office of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday evening predicted light to moderate showers in isolated parts of Jharkhand between January 22 and January 24. Besides, there may also be lightning with hail in a few parts, the IMD said.
With 12 deaths in the last 24 hours and 10 more deaths on Thursday, Jharkhand has reported its highest deaths within 48 hours so far during the ongoing third wave on Wednesday night. sOn January 12, the states single day fatality was eight.
Former BSEB chief engineer K C Sircar passed away at the age of 90. He was an adviser to the BSEB for several years after retirement and was appointed amicus curiae by the Jharkhand high court in a PIL relating to the power sector.
If energy consumption patterns are any indicator of development, the tribal households in Jharkhand have been worst impacted during the Covid-induced lockdown and job losses.
The Private Schools and Childrens Welfare Association (PSCWA) has appealed to the chief minister Hemant Soren to reopen schools as it is a necessary step looking at the future of students and the school staff.
District administration has split about 4.75 acres common land at Parsauni village in Ithoki block in Chatra into two halves and alotted one part for burial and the other for a cricket ground.
The missing engineer of Sudha Dairy who was traceless for the past 28 days was found by police at Khadgadha bus stand on Wednesday morning.
Thousands of medical, sales representatives of Jharkhand joined the nationwide strike on Wednesday, demanding implementation of Sales Promotion Employees Act, waiver of GST on medicines and stoppage of online sale of medicines.
The state agriculture department has opened for the first time a centralised call centre for farmers which will address their grievances and provide farming related information in multiple languages.
Passengers will have better travelling experience as trains operating between Ranchi and Howrah will have Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches from January 24.The LHB coaches are more comfortable, modern and safe than the traditional coaches.
The Hemant Soren cabinet on Wednesday formally approved petrol subsidy scheme for ration card holders who own two-wheelers, covered under National Food Security Act or state scheme, which is set to be formally rolled out from Dumka on Republic Day. The cabinet approved Rs 100.
A three-month-old baby was one among the two casualties reported due to Covid-19 in Ranchi on Wednesday.
Ajsu-P on Tuesday announced that it will contest the upcoming nagar parishad election in West Bengal and the panchayat polls in Odisha. The party, which is an NDA constituent, made the announcements after re-organising its district units in the state.
Barkagaon MLA Amba Prasad on Tuesday said the state government has begun the appointment of special teachers for differently-abled students after a gap of about 10 years.
The anti-terrorism squad of Jharkhand carried out raids against dreaded Aman Srivastava gang in Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka on Sunday and Monday and nabbed four persons.
The Jharkhand high court on Tuesday rejected an application seeking the quashing of terror funding charge by the NIA against coal transporter Sonu Agarwal of M/s Balaji Transport and Warehousing Pvt Ltd, and Adhunik Power and Natural Resources Limited CEO Mahesh Agarwal.
Jharkhand has started to report more recovered cases than fresh Covid infections in the last three days in comparison to the steep rise since late December last year.On Monday (January 17), the state recorded 4,266 recoveries compared to 2,499 new cases.
Jharkhand will miss out on presenting its tableau at Republic Day parade at Rajpath in Delhi for two years in a row after a theme it sent to the Centre was rejected.
The anti-terrorism squad on Monday carried out raids at several places in Ranchi, Latehar and Chatra districts in Jharkhand and other places in different parts of the country, including Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in connection with the notorious gangster Aman Srivastava.
Out of the 24 districts in the state, as many as five Chatra, Koderma, Pakur, Sahebganj and Simdega have zero per cent coverage of the precautionary dose among 60 plus with co-morbidities, while the states overall coverage of vaccination in this target group is barely 2% out of 6.
Police nabbed three persons for allegedly kidnapping and gang raping a minor girl under the Chanho police station area within 24 hours of the incident.Those arrested are Sohan Kumar, Kudus Ansari and Irshad Ansari.
A social audit performed by a team of rural job experts across 24 districts in Jharkhand has exposed several irregularities in implementation of MGNREGA on the ground, contrary to tall claims made by Hemant Soren government of creating over 900 lakh mandays to reduce rural distress since the
CPI-ML will fight the upcoming elections in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand while it would campaign against the BJP in Goa and Manipur, the partys general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya said on Monday.
The Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) will hold the combined civil services mains examination from January 28 to 30.
Contractual nurses under the banner of Jharkhand State NRHM-ANM/GNM Contract Employees Union staged a protest at the main gate of Namkum regional community health centre for wages, which are pending since December.
A 19-year-old woman, who has been lodged in Chatra jail since June last year, gave birth to a boy on January 7 but the baby died on Sunday during the course of his treatment at sadar hospital. The doctors said that the baby was weak and had developed complications which led to his death.
Former chief minister and Rajya Sabha MP Shibu Soren continued to suffer from mild fever, cold and cough on Monday, three days after he tested positive for Covid.
As many as 56 patients have succumbed to Covid since January 1, when the Omicron variant of the SarCov-2 virus was first detected officially in Jharkhand.
Ramgarh police have registered an FIR against a DSP rank cop, posted as sub-divisional police officer in Ramgarh, Kishore Kumar Rajak under various sections of IPC and domestic violence on the basis of written complaint made by Varsha Srivastava.
With the state government extending partial lockdown till January 31, St Paul's Cathedral, Bahubazar, managed by the Church of North India (CNI), has decided to continue suspension of in person church services till the restriction on physical attendance remain in force.
Union minister of state for education, Annapurna Devi on Sunday led a four-member delegation to Raj Bhavan and submitted a memorandum to Governor Ramesh Bais seeking CBI probe into alleged suicide of a 2021 batch sub-inspector Lalji Yadav in Palamu last week.
In a self-made video two days ago, the Congress MLA had announced the sanctioning of 14 new road projects in his constituency while accusing the previous BJP government of doing nothing to improve the road conditions in Jamtara.
People in northern India, including Jharkhand, usually hope for some respite from the cold after Makar Sankranti, but this year it is apparently delayed as IMD has predicted further dip in the night temperature during the next 48 hours.
Former chief minister and Rajya Sabha MP Shibu Soren has again tested positive for Covid. He is in home isolation and being treated by doctors at his Morhabadi residence.
Jamshedpur (East) MLA Saryu Rai has urged the government to bring down the rates that are being charged at the private labs for RT-PCR tests.
As the Covid cases rise sharply in the state in the past 20 days, the Jharkhand State Legal Service Authority (Jhalsa) which was involved in providing relief to the affected people in the first two waves have reactivated its units.
A Pocso court sentenced one Kaushal Singh to 10 years in jail under Section 376 (2) (n) (repetitive rape) of the Indian Penal Code for raping a 17-year-old girl in 2017.
A nine-year-old boys body was found in Bada Talab under Kotwali police station area, two days after his mothers body was found at the same spot. Police said the boy has been identified as Rishi Banerjee. The boy lived with his mother Tana Banerjee in a rented house in Devi Mandap road.
Police have identified the woman who sold a baby boy for Rs 22,000 to one Nikhat Parveen and are going to record her statement, sources said on Saturday.
At a time when Congress has declared that it would reserve 40% of its tickets in the ensuing UP election for women, a Jharkhand MLA, Irfan Ansari from the grand old party, has courted controversy with his remarks on actor Kangana Ranaut.
The red brick industry, which is accused of polluting the environment, has appealed to policy-makers to weigh the pros and cons before making norms that are tough to follow.
The Omicron variant of the Covid virus had reached Jharkhand as early as January 1, results of the samples that arrived from Bhubaneshwar on Saturday showed.
Tension prevailed in Parsauni village of Itkhori block on Saturday after two communities clashed over a piece of land.Villagers of two communities pelted stones against each other over the disputed land where a graveyard and a cricket ground served as the boundary.
The Hemant Soren government on Saturday extended the partial lockdown imposed in the state till January 15 to January 31 considering the surge in Covid cases in Jharkhand.
Two men were arrested from Chilho Pahari under Tarhassi police station for kidnapping one Mahboob Ansari (25) earlier this month, police said on Thursday. The victim was also rescued from the same spot, which is located around 30km from his residence.
A woman who had allegedly purchased a baby boy for Rs 22,000 from Sonahatu area in Ranchi was detained at the Birsa Munda International Airport on Thursday and was finally sent to jail on Friday.
The sky will remain clear from Sunday, but the night temperatures are likely to fall by two to four degrees Celsius in the state in the coming days, said the meteorological department on Friday.
The Jharkhand high court on Friday pulled up the CBI for not conducting the investigation into the Dhanbad judge murder case properly.
A man killed his seven-month pregnant wife after she refused to give him money to buy alcohol, police said.Tileshwar Ganjhu and Priya Devi, who got married on May 25, 2021, had frequent fights. Tileshwar was sent to jail on Friday.
Welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modis announcement to observe December 26 as 'Veer Baal Diwas' in the honour of Guru Gobind Singhs sons, who had achieved martyrdom, BJP leader Harvinder Singh Bedi said that the Sikh community wants to express gratitude to the PM for this historic
Makar Sankranti, a harvest festival observed across different communities remained a low-key affair with correlated businesses suffering due to the impact of Covid and partial closure of markets.
The people of Ramgarh district will miss a series of winter fairs that starts from the famous Rajrappa temple on Makar Sankranti every year followed by the traditional Tusu festival.
Koderma district that surpassed even Ranchi in terms of new Covid-19 cases during the beginning of the current phase of infections in last week of December has started reporting fewer cases.
A case has been registered against a prestigious city-based hotel located near the railway station for violation of Covid norms during a party that was held on its premises on Sunday.
The state logged fewer Covid cases on Friday in comparison to the previous day with 3,749 new infections being reported during the last 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases to 33,189 with 2,807 recoveries and three deaths.
Six persons have been arrested for beating up and setting a woman on fire for allegedly practising witchcraft at Kudpani Colony village under Thethaitanger police station in Simdega on Wednesday evening. The 60-year-old woman, identified as Jhario Devi, suffered 40 per cent burns and is undergoing treatment at DevKamal hospital in Ranchi, police said.
Anjali Paan, a skilled tailor from Potka, is on her way home after the state government made arrangements. Anjali, who had undergone training in Skill Development Centre Dimna, along with her colleagues, had obtained a sewing-embroidery job in a textile factory in Bengaluru.
Ranchi: The body of a middle-aged woman was found floating on Bada Talab located in the heart of the state capital on Thursday morning. Police have sent it for an autopsy to ascertain whether the woman committed suicide or was murdered and thrown into the pond. tnn
Two days after workers at the Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd (HEC) here called off their 40-day-old strike, the public sector unit (PSU) took action against three permanent and three contract workers for reportedly taking leading roles in the agitation.
Several government schools are likely to alter their classroom routine in order to improve participation of students during online classes. The state government has closed down all schools due to a steep rise in Covid cases.
The Hemant Soren government is preparing to take over the sale of liquor in Jharkhand on lines of the Chhattisgarh model but the move has run into opposition from retail liquor traders citing how similar attempts by the previous BJP government led to heavy losses to the state
The recent Covid-19 cases all over the state were found to be less severe and most patients are asymptomatic, according to the figures released by the state health department on Wednesday.The release said only 4.10% patients in the state are symptomatic while 3.
New Covid infections continued to record a steady rise with 4,000 new cases being reported during the last 24 hours in the state on Thursday taking the total number of active cases to 32,250 with 2,731 recoveries and five deaths.
India womens head coach Thomas Dennerby announced the names of the 23-member squad for the AFC Asian Cup to be hosted in the country from January 20 on Tuesday and in the process helped script a first for the state of Jharkhand.
Production has resumed in full swing at the Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd (HEC) after a 40-day-old tools down strike by the workers, who were demanding the payment of their wages, ended on Tuesday.
Ranchi police on Wednesday said there is a high probability that the eight persons who were nabbed over the past few days in separate operations for supplying arms and ammunition to People Liberation Front of India (PLFI) had links with inter-state arms suppliers.
Unidentified criminals stole cash and jewelleries worth around Rs 60 lakh from a jewellery shop on the Kali Mandir road under the Doranda police station area on Tuesday night. The miscreants had cut the iron shutter and the grill using gas cutter to enter the shop.
Chief minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday inaugurated seven new pressure swing absorption (PSA) plants at different hospitals in four districts as part of the preparations to tackle medical exigencies in the wake of growing Covid-19 cases in the state.
The police on Wednesday arrested one person in connection with the murder of mukhiya Mahesh Bediya. Police said that raids are on to nab two more culprits.
Contractual workers of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) called off their 44-day-old protest on Wednesday after Mandar MLA Bandhu Tirkey came to the protest site near the Raj Bhavan and assured them that the government will not remove them from their jobs.
Many parts of the state received rainfall while several districts in central Jharkhand also received hailstorms. Though the distribution of hailstorms was not uniform, many pockets in Ranchi experienced it in the first half of Wednesday.
The number of active cases in Jharkhand crossed the 30,000-mark on Wednesday with the state recording 4,753 new cases from 81,608 tests. The positivity rate is now 5.8%. The state also recorded eight deaths and 2,801 in the last 24 hours.
A 2012 batch police sub-inspector identified as Lalji Yadav died by suicide in the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday in Palamu. Yadav was found hanging by one assistant sub-inspector of police of the same police station.
Three railway personnel of the ultrasonic flaw detection of tracks died on Tuesday evening after the trolley they were riding had a head-on collision with an overhead equipment tower wagon. Three others sustained injuries in the accident.
The Ranchi District Bar Association (RDBA) has requested South Chhotanagpur division commissioner Nitin Kulkarni to suspend the working of administrative courts for 15 days, considering the surge in Covid-19 cases.
The Jharkhand Project Education Council (JPEC) on Tuesday issued several directives for conducting online classes to prepare for the upcoming annual, matriculate and intermediate examinations, which are expected to be announced by next month.
The 40-day tool down strike at the Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd (HEC), Ranchi, was called off on Tuesday morning after the public sector units management assured the workers of the timely payment of wages every month and promised them not to make any pay cuts for the period of strike.
Since the pandemic broke out in 2020, immunity became one of the buzzwords in peoples lives. With doctors recommending protein-rich diet for post covid treatment, various soya products flooded the market.
Former Jharkhand chief ministers Shibu Soren and Babulal Marandi celebrated their birthdays away from the public on Tuesday, considering the ongoing surge in Covid-19 cases in the state.
Authorities in Ranchi are allegedly demanding a negative report to officially end home isolation, local residents said. As a result, many are reluctant to proactively undertake Covid-19 test even if they have cough, cold, fever or other symptoms.
The state on Tuesday reported four Covid deaths, all from East Singbhum district, and 4,719 new cases. The active cases inched closer to 30,000, according to the Covid-19 bulletin issued by the state health department late in the night.
An elderly couple, identified as Malgo Munda (60) and his wife Longta Hansapurty (55), have been lynched on allegations of practising witchcraft at Tirla village under the Arki police station area of Khunti district.
Over 6,000 doses were administered in the state on day one of the nationwide third dose drive on Monday.
Ramgarh police on Monday found the body of a mukhiya named Mahesh Bediya from an abandoned mine of Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) under Bhurkunda police station of Ramgarh district. He was missing since Sunday evening.