Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren was flayed by the BJP for his controversial comments on PM Narendra Modi's interaction with several state chief ministers on May 6. Soren termed the meeting as Modi’s 'Mann ki Baat' and said ‘it would have been better had he listened to, and spoken on important matters.’ Union Minister Harsh Vardhan criticized Soren on his statements and reminded of the Centre-state relations in handling pandemic.
In another instance of medical negligence in Jharkhand, Hazaribagh resident Pawan Gupta succumbed to COVID-19 complications in the parking lot of Ranchi's Sadar hospital on April 12. Following his death, Gupta's daughter wailed loud in the hospital screaming, "We kept shouting for a doctor for half-an-hour but no one came." She also lashed out at State Health Minister Banna Gupta, who was on inspection, for visiting the hospital for votes.… read-more
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Hit by the pandemic blues, the national-level archer and gold medal winner from Dhanbad, Mamta Tuddu has resorted to selling pakodas (fritters). The eldest daughter of a retired government-employee, Mamta has been the sole earning member of her family. She returned home in between training amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Besides, Mamta claimed that she did not receive any aid from the authorities. After knowing Mamta's plight, the Dhanbad Archery… read-more
On the 77th birthday of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) supremo Shibu Soren, three of his autobiographical works have been released in Ranchi on January 11. The books titled 'Dishom Guru: Shibu Soren' and 'Tribal Hero: Shibu Soren' were co-authored by journalist Anuj Kumar Sinha, and are available in Hindi and English respectively. Interestingly, Soren's third book - 'Suno Bachhon, Adivasi Sangharsh Ke Nayak Shibu Soren (… read-more
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The Jharkhand's Ranchi district administration has launched an initiative, '#RanchiCares - Mission One Million Smiles', to help the underprivileged during this winter. The initiative, which will be implemented in collaboration with NGOs, aims to distribute one million garments that will be donated by citizens. “All the clothes will be washed and sanitized before being given to the poor," said one of the campaign representatives. The drive is… read-more
After undergoing a lung transplant surgery, Jharkhand Education Minister Jagarnath Mahto's medical condition is now on recovery path. Jagarnath (54) had to undergo the surgery after his lungs were severely damaged due to COVID-19. Mahto was under medical observation since October 1 and was shifted to Chennai on October 19 by air ambulance with ventilator support. The surgery was performed on November 10 in Chennai's MGM Healthcare hospital.… read-more
The Jharkhand's BJP President Deepak Prakash raised worries over RJD chief Lalu Yadav using the RIMS Hospital Director’s bungalow, while serving his jail term. Moreover, the new director of RIIMS is staying in the state guest house which costs Rs 800/day, paid by the government. According to the in-charge of Jharkhand prison, Inspector General (IG) follows the court orders and "No orders have been directed for the shifting of Lalu Yadav."
The Jharkhand High Court has granted bail to Maulana Kalimuddin Muzahiri who was arrested under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) over a year ago. The court found no evidence against Maulana that could prove his linkage with Al Qaeda, which was the basis of his arrest. Maulana was also been booked for doing "anti-national works as a jihadi". However, he cannot leave Jamshedpur without permission of the lower court.
Jharkhand government issued a notice stating that this year due to the pandemic, "Chhath Puja", will not be allowed near water-bodies. The notice read, "Due to the fixed timing of performing the rituals, it is not possible to ensure social-distancing". People bathing in common-water was also a concern. "Chhath Puja", mainly celebrated in Bihar, Jharkhand, and in areas of UP will be observed on November 20.
A female Congress worker was shot dead by her husband’s relatives in Jharkhand's Dumka district on November 7. The 35-year-old Pushpa Himatsingka was murdered in broad daylight in her shop. Husband of the deceased has accused his nephew for firing at his wife following business disputes. The family also blamed the police for neglecting their complaints regarding threat to Pushpa’s life. Her son Keshav(12) said the shooters also tried to shoot… read-more