Dhanbad judge death: Jharkhand HC warns cops against delay or flaw in probe

The Jharkhand High Court on Tuesday (August 3) pulled up the special police team probing the alleged murder of Dhanbad judge Uttam Anand for...

Jharkhand allows public transport within state for JEE/NEET; hotels, lodges to reopen...

The Jharkhand government has allowed reopening of hotels, lodges as well as restaurants and also given a go-ahead to public transport to ply within the state for a month till September 30 in view of the JEE-NEET examinations scheduled next month.

‘Tiranga’ meals helping Jharkhand villagers fight malnutrition

‘Tiranga bhojan’ means the inclusion of food items of the three different colours in the daily diet to boost the health of their children—saffron represents proteins from pulses, lentils, and meat; white represents carbohydrate from boiled rice, and green represents vitamins and minerals from leafy vegetables.

42 Jharkhand cops quarantined after accused in illegal liquor factory raid tests COVI...

Forty-two police personnel who raided an illegal liquor unit on Saturday have been quarantined in Jharkhand’s Koderma district after an accused who was arrested tested positive for COVID-19, police officers said on Tuesday.

Loudspeaker over online classes: A teacher’s innovation for students

A teacher in Jharkhand has put up several loudspeakers across the Bankathi village where his Upgraded Middle School is located, and classes are being held for two hours every day since April 16, beating the odds of online learning.

UP govt sends injured migrants, dead bodies in same truck to Jharkhand

Images of injured migrant workers travelling with dead bodies wrapped in tarpaulin sheets in a truck have cropped up on social media, with Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren calling it “inhuman treatment of migrant workers”.

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Jharkhand sees highest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases as 15 test positive

Fifteen people tested positive for COVID-19 in Jharkhand on Sunday (April 26), the highest single-day jump in the number of cases so far, officials said. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state has now gone up to 82, they said. The Director of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr D K Singh, said 15 samples tested posit...

Jharkhand CM transfers ₹1000 each to over 1 lakh migrant workers

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday (April 24) began the process of transferring cash in the bank accounts of the state's migrant workers stranded across the country following the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Jharkhand villagers ostracise family due to COVID-19 suspicion

Since the nationwide lockdown was announced, Geeta Devi had actively been cooking food for the poor at a Didi Kitchen — one of the 6,628 kitchens run by self-help groups and sponsored by the Jharkhand government. But on April 18, some people of Murudih village in Ramgarh district asked her to stop cooking and leave the place. When Geeta question...

COVID-19: Phone booth sample collection centre introduced in Jharkhand

In a bid to ensure safety of health workers, the West Singhbhum administration in Jharkhand has introduced an innovative portable unit for collecting samples from suspected coronavirus-infected persons, an official said. The unit looks like a public telephone booth and will reduce manpower needed for collecting samples for coronavirus tests, he ...

Malaysian woman tests positive for COVID-19; first case in Jharkhand

Jharkhand reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19 after a Malaysian woman who came to Ranchi on March 17 by train tested positive for the virus, an official said on Tuesday.

COVID-19: Jharkhand government dishes out khichdi, 2 months ration to poor

Even as the central government on Thursday (March 26) announced a ₹1.70 lakh crore package for the poor to deal with the crisis arising out of the coronavirus lockdown, the Hemant Soren government in Jharkhand in a similar measure has decided to provide two months ration in advance to the beneficiaries of the public distribution system. Around 9...

Man dies of hunger in Jharkhand a day after govt’s denial in assembly

A 42-year-old man died reportedly of hunger in Jharkhand’s Bokaro district on Friday (March 7). The death comes a day after the Hemant Soren-led  government told the assembly that the state did not have a history of ‘hunger deaths.’ Reports identified the deceased as Bhukhal Pasi, of Shankardih tola in Karma village, under Kasmar block in Bok...

Babulal Marandi merges JVM with BJP, rejoins saffron party after 14 years

Former Chief Minister of Jharkhand Babulal Marandi on Monday merged his party Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) with the BJP in the presence of Union home minister Amit Shah and BJP chief JP Nadda.

One more arrested for Jharkhand massacre, 16 held so far

One more person has been arrested in connection with the killing of seven people allegedly by “Pathalgarhi” movement supporters at Burugulikera village in Jharkhand

Hemant Soren to take oath as 11th CM of Jharkhand today

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha working president and chief minister-designate Hemant Soren will be sworn-in as the 11th Chief Minister of Jharkhand at Morabadi ground, Ranchi today. The oath-taking ceremony will be held at 2 pm.

Saryu Roy second leader to defeat incumbent CM in Jharkhand

Former Jharkhand minister Saryu Roy has become the second politician in the state to defeat an incumbent chief minister, after Gopal Krishna Patar who beat the then chief minister Shibu Soren in 2009. Denied re-nomination from his sitting Jamshedpur (West) seat by the BJP, Roy had quit from the Raghubar Das Cabinet and fought against Das from Ja...

JMM vote share slumps to 18.72 percent in Jharkhand

The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's (JMM) vote share in the just-concluded Jharkhand Assembly polls has slumped to 18.72 percent despite the party winning 30 of the total 81 seats in the state.

Hemant Soren elected JMM legislature party leader

JMM working president Hemant Soren was on Tuesday (December 24) formally elected the JMM legislature party leader, a party source said. A joint meeting with pre-poll allies the Congress and RJD will meet around 7 pm at the same place and Hemant Soren will also call on Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) president, Babulal Marandi, party source...

J’khand poll rout could cost BJP all seats in Rajya Sabha

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may lose hold of a Rajya Sabha seat from Jharkhand during the 2024 Lok Sabha elections after the state showed its back to the party in the assembly polls on Monday (December 24).

BJP’s ‘sky-touching’ Ram temple propaganda falls flat in Jharkhand

The elections in Jharkhand had become very important as they were being held in the backdrop of the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) passed by Parliament and the BJP’s proposed plan to implement nation-wide the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

With Jharkhand loss, BJP footprint shrinks to half from 2017 peak

With Jharkhand joining the growing list of states slipping out of BJP’s rule, the party now governs mere 35% of the country’s landmass in comparison to over 71% during its peak in 2017 when it was in power in the entire Hindi-speaking heartland.

Fate of Hemant Soren will be decided in final phase of polling on Friday

The fate of former chief minister and JMM leader Hemant Soren and two state ministers will be decided in the fifth and final phase of polling in Jharkhand for 16 assembly seats on Friday (December 20). Soren, the chief ministerial candidate of the opposition JMM-Congress-RJD alliance is contesting from two seats, Dumka and Barhait which will go ...

62.54% polling recorded in fourth phase of Jharkhand elections

An estimated 62.54% of over 47 lakh electorate cast their votes in the fourth phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections to 15 seats on Monday, Election Commission (EC) officials said. Polling, which began at 7 am, was peaceful in the constituencies spread over Giridih, Deoghar, Dhanbad and Bokaro districts, state Chief Electoral Officer Vinay Kumar ...

Fate of two key Jharkhand ministers to be decided on Monday’s polling

The fate of state Labour Minister Raj Paliwar and Land and Revenue Minister Amar Kumar Bauri will be decided in the fourth phase of polling in Jharkhand on Monday (December 16). BJP candidate Bauri will lock horns with NDA ally AJSU Party nominee Umakant Razzak in Chandankiyari seat while the saffron party's Paliwar will contest JMM candidate Hu...

Third phase of polling begins for 17 seats in Jharkhand

Voting began for the third of the five-phase polling in 17 assembly constituencies of Jharkhand on Thursday (December 12).