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Ex-England keeper James visits The National Inclusion Cup

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Former England footballer David James gave a pleasant surprise to the young participants of The National Inclusion Cup by showing up at the tournament to encourage and motivate the youth. The event has 48 teams participating from 24 different states and it includes two teams from Nepal. The custodian who made over 50 appearances for England, visited the ongo...

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Jharkhand bans Popular Front of India for IS links

Ranchi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has banned the Popular Front of India for its alleged links to the Islamic State, official sources said on Tuesday. The state has banned the Popular Front of India, which is active in Jharkhand, under the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1908. The Home Department had recommended the ban, a government statement said. The PFI is very active...

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Couple, child found dead in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Feb 20 (IANS) The bodies of a couple and their son were found inside their flat in Jharkhand's Jamshedpur on Tuesday, which also happened to be the marriage anniversary of the couple, police said. According to police, 39-year-old Nishant Bhaiva, a resident of Vijaya Gardens in the steel city of Jamshedpur, was an engineer and had been working on contract. Nishant had four...

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Three IEDs recovered from busy Jharkhand road

Ranchi, Feb 19 (IANS) Three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted under a tarred road were recovered by the security forces in Jharkhand's Gumla district on Monday, police said. According to the police, two wires were spotted at the road near Anjandham in Gumla district. The villagers informed the police, who reached the spot with JCB machines and a bomb disposal squad. The...

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Elephants trample man, daughter to death in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Feb 19 (IANS) A herd of wild elephants on Monday trampled a man and his daughter to death in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district, forest officials said. Forest Department officials said the herd entered their house at Manoharpur while both were having a meal and trampled them. A woman was also injured. The identity of the victims could not be known immediately. T...

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'Jharkhand Chief Secretary should not get extension'

Ranchi, Feb 19 (IANS) The opposition in Jharkhand on Monday demanded that Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma, who is set to superannuate on February 28, should not be given the extension as she has been named in several graft cases. There have been speculations that the Raghubar Das government is planning to extend the service of Chief Secretary for three months. The Chief Secretary i...

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Two Jharkhand youths found dead with slit throats

Ranchi, Feb 18 (IANS) Two youths employed by a road construction company were found dead with slit throats in Jharkhand's Dumka district on Sunday, police said. The murders were reported from Shikaripara in Dumka district, around 35 km from Ranchi where Maoists are active, though police ruled out the involvement of the guerrillas. Somaya Murmu and Arjun Rana were involved in the...

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Ex-Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra gets bail

Ranchi, Feb 16 (IANS) Former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra on Friday got four weeks' provisional bail on health grounds, officials said. According to his lawyer, Mishra had moved the bail petition in the Jharkhand High Court. After four weeks, he will have to surrender. Mishra had surrendered before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court to serve his sentence in...

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Woman, daughter tonsured in Jharkhand over suspected witchcraft

Ranchi, Feb 16 (IANS) A mother and her daughter were tonsured on the outskirts of Ranchi in Jharkhand on the charge of practicing witchcraft, the police said. According to the police, more than a dozen villagers caught the mother (65) and her daughter (35) and tonsured their heads on Thursday night. After the incident, the victims lodged a complaint with the police on Friday. The...

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Criminals torch three buses in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Feb 16 (IANS) Unidentified criminals torched three buses after being refused extortion money in Jharkhand's Chatra district, police said on Friday. According to police, three buses of a company were standing at a bypass road in Chatra district when criminals poured kerosene on them and set them on fire early on Friday. All the three buses were gutted. Police recovered a p...

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Report sought on Jharkhand DGP posing with snake around neck

Ranchi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Jharkhand Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) - Wildlife has sought a report on state DGP D.K. Pandey reportedly posing with a live snake around his neck. Local newspapers had published a photograph showing the DGP wearing a saffron dress on Maha Shivaratri and coiling a snake around his neck, like Lord Shiva. Reacting to the media reports, PCCF...

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Vijay Hazare: Andhra, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Saurashtra qualify for knockouts

Chennai, Feb 14 (IANS) Andhra registered their sixth straight win in Group C of the Vijay Hazare Trophy cricket tournament after they overcame Mumbai by 29 runs here on Wednesday. Skipper G Hanuma Vihari (169) and K.S. Bharat (105) starred for Andhra as the triumph enabled them to finish on top of the standings with 24 points and qualify for the national knockout phase, along with Mumbai...

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Jharkhand sets up SIT to probe Congress leader's murder

Ranchi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Jharkhand government on Wednesday set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the murder of Congress leader Shankar Yadav in a bomb blast, an official statement said. Jharkhand Chief Minister (Raghubar Das) has ordered to constitute an SIT to probe into the murder of Shankar Yadav, said the statement, adding that the CID will assist the SIT, which will be...

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Congress leader killed in bomb blast in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Feb 13 (IANS) A Congress leader was killed in a bomb blast in Jharkhand's Koderma district on Tuesday evening, police said. According to the police, Shankar Yadav, Koderma District President of the Congress party, was killed in a bomb blast when he was travelling in his vehicle. The driver and the bodyguard have been seriously injured. The Congress leader was travelling t...

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11 of 31 CMs charged with crimes, 25 are crorepatis: Report

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) As many as 11 out of a total number of 31 Chief Ministers of various states and union territories (UTs) in India have crminal cases against them while 25 of them are crorepatis, an analysis of their self-sworn affidavits furnished during the assembly elections has revelaed. The analysis, by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch, fou...

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Bulk LPG tankers go on strike in east, south India, may affect supply

Kolkata, Feb 12 (IANS) LPG supply may be partially affected if the strike, called by the bulk LPG transport tankers from Monday in the eastern and southern Indian states, continues. We have commenced the strike from today (Monday) in the eastern and southern region. North and western regions are also likely to join the strike soon, said Bulk LPG Transport Contractors Association (Eastern...

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Eight killed as vehicle falls off bridge in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Feb 12 (IANS) Eight people were killed and two injured when the vehicle they were travelling in plunged 20 feet off a bridge in Jharkhand's Dumka district on Monday, police said. The vehicle, coming from Bhagalpur district of Bihar to Dumka, met with the accident near Lagla village of Dumka as the driver lost control, an official from Jama police station said. The vehicle...

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Fears regarding MSP schemes are exaggerated: SBI Ecowrap

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The government's decision to fix the minimum support price (MSP) at 1.5 times the cost of production is unlikely to raise prices as envisaged, said an SBI report here on Monday. There is a market perception that implementation of market compensation scheme may cost the government as much as Rs 80,000 crore, but our estimates suggest it may be less than one-fourth...

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Vandana hat-trick fires RSPB to women's hockey A Division title

Ranchi, Feb 11 (IANS) The Railway Sports Promotion Board outplayed Hockey Madhya Pradesh 4-0 in the final of the 8th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2018 (A Division) at the Astro Turf Hockey Stadium here on Sunday. India international forward Vandana Katariya scored a hat-trick in the final as the RSPB remained unbeaten throughout the championship. In the final, ...

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It's official: Sentenced Jharkhand MLA loses House membership

Ranchi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Jharkhand Assembly on Saturday issued a notification announcing that Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) MLA Yogendra Prasad Mahto has lost his legislature membership as he was convicted and awarded a three-year jail term in a coal theft case. As per the notification, the membership of JMM legislator has been terminated with effect from January 31 -- the day he was con...

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