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."
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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.
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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
Bars in Jharkhand reopened on November 3 after the state government assured to waive the annual license fee by 50%. Even though the bars were allowed to reopen from November 1 itself, they observed a shut down on November 1 and 2 as a part of protest against the high license fee. The Jharkhand government charges Rs 9 Lakh as an annual license fee from the bars.
With facilities like attached toilets, beds, and colourful walls painted with cartoons, the Kotwali police station has been turned into a juvenile friendly surrounding. Kotwali Police Station in Ranchi under NGO "Bachpan Bachao Andolan" inaugurated a model of "Baal Mitra" police station. DSP Vimal said that this model will protect children against "adverse psychological effects" and is planned to be set up in other stations as well.
Three new branches of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) have been approved to be set up in Imphal, Chennai, and Ranchi. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sanctioned the approval, and NIA said that this decision would enable them to ensure quick response to any emergency situations in these states. The Agency further opined that additional branches will strengthen its capability to fight terrorism and collect crucial evidence in… read-more
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