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Soren government finalises much-awaited PESA rules in Jharkhand

Published on Sep 26, 2023 09:32 PM IST

Panchayat (Extension of Schedule Area) Act, 1996, was legislated by the Parliament to grant powers and autonomy to the gram sabhas in various fields in the scheduled areas.

Tribals stage a protest Ranchi. In Jharkhand, 13 of the 23 districts are tribal-dominated. (HT file)
ByRaj Kumar, Ranchi

Centre, Jharkhand govt close to a deal on Dhalbhumgarh airport project

Jamshedpur MP Bidyut Baran Mahato said the breakthrough came after the Jharkhand government gave its nod for 65 hectares of forest land for the airport project out of the 99 hectares demanded by the AAI.

The Centre and Jharkhand government will soon agree in principle on the revival of <span class='webrupee'>?</span>300 crore Dhalbhumgarh airport project. (HT File)
Updated on Sep 25, 2023 09:55 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Doctors call off strike in Jharkhand after four held for thrashing medico

IMA-Jharkhand secretary, Dr Pradeep Kumar Singh, and IMA-Jamshedpur secretary, Dr Saurabh Chaudhary, announced the end of their indefinite strike after Jamshedpur rural superintendent of police (SP) Rishabh Garg, who is also in charge of Jamshedpur city SP, confirmed the arrest of the main accused in a meeting with an IMA delegation.

Patients wait for medical treatment as doctors in Jharkhand boycotted work over an assault on a colleague at a hospital, in Ranchi. (PTI)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 09:34 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

2 workers die in blast in Hazaribagh’s aluminium factory

Hazaribagh SP Manoj Ratan Chothe said the two workers who died in the incident were from Gaya district of Bihar

A local resident said the tin roof of the factory was blown away due to the impact of the blast (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 05:35 PM IST
ByRaj Kumar

Over 12k doctors announce strike across Jharkhand after medico assaulted

Dr. Kamalesh Oraon of the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College Hospital (MGMMCH), was allegedly beaten following the death of a minor girl during treatment late Monday night.

Over 12,000 government and private doctors have announced an indefinite strike across Jharkhand from 6 am on Friday. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 09:32 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

26 trains cancelled as rail blockade turns violent in Jharkhand

The Adivasi Kurmi Samaj (AKS) has called for an indefinite ‘Rail Teka-Dagar Chheka’ (rail blockade movement) at eight railway stations across Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Odisha from September 20.

Violence erupted during the first day of the indefinite rail blockade called by the Kurmi community (HT photo)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 09:27 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

3 women buried alive in crater after land subsidence in BCCL’s Kusunda colliery

Eyewitnesses said one of the women slipped into a 30-feet crater that developed suddenly on the road and the other two also fell into it while trying to rescue her

A search operation is underway in the Kusunda colliery area in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2023 08:23 PM IST
ByPraduman Choubey

Accused of illegal mining case attacked by bombs in Jharkhand’s Sahebganj

“Bombs were locally made with the help of ‘sutli’ and explosives. Their impact was not significant. Five assailants, who were waiting for them near an under-construction road with the bombs in their bags, made the attack, but Mandal’s driver managed to escape by driving the vehicle on the uneven under-construction road,” Sahebganj SP Naushad Alam said.

Subesh Mandal, an accused in an illegal mining case was attacked by crude bombs near his home in Sahebganj district (Agencies/Representative use)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 09:21 PM IST
ByRaj Kumar, Ranchi

Kurmi community warns of rail blockade for ST status

“Our rail roko will continue until the Centre includes the Kurmi community in the ST list and our language Kurmali, in the eighth schedule of the Constitution, and a separate religion code for us. We appeal to railway passengers to bear with us since we have been left with no other option. We have been agitating for the past 73 years,” said AKS central secretary Jairam Mahato.

The AKS has called for an indefinite ‘Rail Teka-Dagar Chheka’ to push their demand of getting the Kurmi community included in ST. (HT File)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 09:57 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Jharkhand issues advisories amid rise in vector-borne diseases

“People have been advised to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito bites. They are advised to keep their bodies covered, clean water containers regularly, and consult a doctor if they experience any symptoms of dengue, including high fever, body rashes, headache, and body aches, among others,” Dr Kumar said.

Jharkhand programme officer Dr Birendra Kumar said advisories were issued in response to the spread of vector-borne diseases (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 14, 2023 09:32 PM IST
ByRaj Kumar, Ranchi

ED witness in Jharkhand illegal mining case turns hostile in court

Hansda, who had told ED that MLA representative of CM Soren, Pankaj Mishra, had threatened him of dire consequences after he raised voice against illegal mining, submitted before the court that Mishra never misbehaved with him or threatened him.

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren. (PTI)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 09:44 PM IST
ByRaj Kumar, Ranchi

Drive begins in Dhanbad as dengue cases pile up

A health department team, led by district malaria consultant Ramesh Singh, visited Mallah Patti locality of Lodna area in Jharia on Monday and carried out water container surveys in different households to detect the larvae of Aedes aegypti, which causes dengue. Blood samples have also been collected from over 30 suspected dengue and malaria cases for further tests, officials said.

An intensive survey and awareness drive was carried out in Dhanbad’s Jharia to check the further spread of dengue (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 11, 2023 10:04 PM IST
ByPraduman Choubey, Dhanbad

Amid concerns, Dhanbad to introduce 100 electric buses

The move has been initiated as part of DMC’s plan to contain pollution and traffic congestion amid the unbridled growth of auto-rickshaws as the sole mode of public transport. A detailed report on the project has also been recently submitted to the state urban development department.

The Dhanbad Municipal Corporation (DMC) is planning to purchase over 100 electric buses for operation in the coal town (HT File)
Published on Sep 10, 2023 10:09 PM IST
ByPraduman Choubey, Dhanbad

2022 Trikoot ropeway disaster: Inquiry report finds ropeway firm guilty

Anofficial said that the inquiry committee, headed by state finance secretary Ajay Kumar Singh, observed in its report that the cause of the accident at Trikoot Ropeway on April 10, 2022, was the failure or breaking of the return shaft during operation.

Indian Air Force conducts rescue operations after the trolley accident near Trikut, in Deoghar on April 10, 2022. (ANI)
Published on Sep 09, 2023 09:28 PM IST
ByRaj Kumar, Ranchi

Dumri by-election: JMM retains seat, wins by over 17k votes

Bebi Devi, a joint candidate of the ruling INDIA alliance, engaged in a direct battle with Yashoda Devi, a candidate backed by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).She secured 100,317 votes, while Yashoda Devi received 83,614 votes.

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader and cabinet minister Bebi Devi emerged victorious in the Dumri assembly by-election (PTI)
Published on Sep 08, 2023 09:57 PM IST
By, Ranchi

Jharkhand’s Hemant Soren to attend dinner at Rashtrapati Bhavan, skip ED summons

Hemant Soren’s office confirmed that the chief minister will be in New Delhi on Saturday to attend the dinner. He was summoned by ED officials for questioning on September 9

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren’s office confirmed that he will travel to Delhi for the Rashtrapati Bhavan dinner for G20 leaders (PTI)
Published on Sep 08, 2023 09:48 PM IST

Soren-led Jharkhand govt faces criticism after high court stays teachers recruitment

On September 5, the Jharkhand high court issued the stay order while hearing a petition filed by Bahadur Mahto, who had raised objections to the recruitment rules.

The Hemant Soren-led government has come under criticism after high court ordered a stay on recruitment process of teachers (ANI)
Updated on Sep 07, 2023 09:39 PM IST
ByRaj Kumar, Ranchi

?1k pension for transgenders among key Jharkhand cabinet decisions

The Jharkhand cabinet, on Wednesday, paved the way for major schemes, including pension for transgenders and providing bicycles to Class 8 students belonging to Scheduled Tribe (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC), Backward Class (BC), and other minority communities, who have not received them since the financial year 2020-21.

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren being greeted by the state government employees after a cabinet meeting in Ranchi on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 06, 2023 09:56 PM IST
ByRaj Kumar, Ranchi

Seven arrested for killing elderly man on suspicion of practicing sorcery

The man, identified as Bhanu Munda, was allegedly killed with sharp objects on the night of September 3 in Serenghatu village.

The incident happened near Arki police station area, around 80 km from state capital Ranchi. (Representational Image)
Published on Sep 06, 2023 08:18 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Around 64% voters exercise franchise in Dumri by polls

Though the voter turnout dipped by around 5 per cent compared to the 2019 assembly elections, election commission officials termed the turnout “impressive”, given the monsoon rain affecting polling in Dumri.

64.84 per cent of the 298,000 registered voters exercised their franchise on Tuesday in the Dumri assembly by-election (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 09:37 PM IST
By, Ranchi

Dumri by election: High octane campaigning ends

The campaign for the Dumri assembly by election on September 5 concluded on Sunday, with supporters of the main contenders, INDIA candidate and minister Bebi Devi and AJSU Party’s Yashoda Devi, making a final push.

Chief minister Hemant Soren led a roadshow in Dumri to mobilise voters for INDIA candidate Bebi Devi (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 03, 2023 09:29 PM IST
By, Ranchi

70 days on, students await reopening of Ranchi University central library

Yogesh Chandra Bharti, a student of the tribal and regional language department, supported this observation and told Hindustan Times that the library was closed since a student named Mantosh Bedia died after peeling plaster from the library balcony fell on him on June 14.

The central library of Ranchi University (RU) has been closed for more than 70 days (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 09:25 PM IST
ByRaj Kumar, Ranchi

Dhanbad division ranks first in Railways freight revenue

Kamal Kishore Sinha, divisional railway manager of the Dhanbad division, said that the division carried out 77.79 million metric tons (MT) of freight loading, which is 8.06% more than the 71.99 MT of freight loading carried out during the corresponding period of the previous year.

Dhanbad division of the East Central Railway topped among the 70 divisions of Indian Railways (HT File)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 09:23 PM IST
ByPraduman Choubey, Dhanbad

Mother tries to sell newborn for ?6000 in Jamshedpur, detained: Police

Sakchi police station officer-in-charge (OC) Sanjay Kumar said it has been confirmed that the woman from Balarampur in Purulia district of West Bengal is the mother of the newborn baby

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 05:42 PM IST

Ranchi land scam: ED attaches three plots owned by arrested bizman

The ED had arrested Agrawal in connection with the case on July 19 for alleged fraudulent sale of a one-acre plot in the upscale Cheshire Home Road area in Ranchi. He has been in judicial custody ever since.

The ED has provisionally attached three land parcels worth <span class='webrupee'>?</span>161.64 crore in Ranchi owned by noted businessman Bishnu Agrawal (HT FILE)
Updated on Sep 01, 2023 09:15 PM IST
By, Ranchi

Dumri bypoll: AIMIM candidate booked for violating model code

The flying squad of the Dumri assembly by-poll has filed a first information report (FIR) against AIMIM candidate Muzaffar Hassan Numani and some unknown people for violating the Model Code of Conduct and disturbing communal harmony, officials said on Thursday.

A video of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi’s supporters shouting “Pakistan zindabad” during his rally went viral on social media. (ANI)
Updated on Aug 31, 2023 09:42 PM IST
ByRaj Kumar, Ranchi

Three of a family killed over dispute in Ranchi village; police arrest four

Ranchi superintendent of police (SP) (rural) Haris Bin Zaman said a dispute over victims’ pigs destroying crops was the sole reason behind the murder

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2023 08:16 PM IST
ByRaj Kumar

Owaisi enters Dumri assembly by poll campaign, slams Jharkhand government

Addressing his inaugural rally in Dumri, where he was seeking support for his party’s candidate, Md Abdul Mobin Rizvi, for the upcoming by-election, Owaisi emphasised the need for a third front in the country, maintaining equal distance from both the Congress and the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi during a public meeting as part of election campaign ahead of Dumri bypoll in Giridih district. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 10:04 PM IST
By, Ranchi

Jharkhand high court directs ED to probe MNREGA ‘scam’ in West Singhbhum

“The court has directed the ED to probe whether any case of money laundering is made out into the cases being probed by the ACB. The state has been directed to provide a copy of the FIRs to the federal agency, which would submit a report before October 31. The court would take a further call on it accordingly,” a lawyer associated with the case said on Wednesday.

Jharkhand high court has directed ED to conduct a preliminary inquiry in the alleged MNREGA scam in West Singhbhum (HT File)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 09:46 PM IST
By, Ranchi

Jharkhand HC directs ED to probe MNREGA scam in West Singhbhum district

The division bench of chief justice Sanjaya Kumar Mishra and justice Aanand Sen directed the federal agency to submit a report before October 31

The Jharkhand high court complex in Ranchi. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 01:53 PM IST
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