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Woman killed, four thrashed in Jharkhand over braid-snipping

Ranchi, Aug 19 (IANS) A woman beggar was beaten to death on Saturday and four others were brutally assaulted by villagers in Jharkhand's Sahebganj district on suspicion of being 'choti-katwa' or braid-cutters, police said. Police said Assistant Sub-Inspector Kapildeo Keshri was injured when a police team went to Radha Nagar to rescue the group as the villagers pelted them with stones.

11 hours ago
Shabana Azmi felicitates frontline community workers

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi on Friday honoured few frontline community workers, who have tried to bridge the gaps between communities and service providers in various states, at an event here. Organised by child development organisation Plan India, the event recognised the efforts made by these workers to bring social and behavioural change nationwide. S...

18 hours ago
Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad appears in CBI court

Ranchi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad appeared on Friday in a special CBI court here in connection with the multi-million fodder scam case. The RJD leader has appeared in three fodder scam cases. The witness, however, did not appear in any case. Lalu Prasad, who appeared in the court on Thursday as well, has been asked...

1 day ago
Amit Shah sets Mission 350+ for 2019 Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As opposition leaders were holding a conclave on Thursday, BJP President Amit Shah held a meeting here with party officials and union ministers to chalk out strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls setting a target of 350-plus seats for the party in the next Lok Sabha elections. Sources in the BJP said that during the hour-long meeting at the party office here, Shah...

2 days ago
Cabinet nod to complete North Koel reservoir project

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave approval to complete the remaining work on the North Koel reservoir project that will provide irrigation water for 1,11,521 hectares of land in most drought-prone areas of Jharkhand and Bihar. The unfinished project is currently providing water for 71,720 hectares. The estimated cost of completing the project is Rs 1,622.27 cro...

2 days ago
Cabinet nod to complete North Koel reservoir project

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its approval to complete the remaining work on the North Koel reservoir project that will provide irrigation to 1,11,521 hectares of land in the most drought prone areas of Jharkhand and Bihar, an official release said. The unfinished project is currently providing irrigation to 71,720 ...

2 days ago
Congress urges Governor not to assent to Anti-Conversion Bill, Land Bill amendment

Ranchi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Jharkhand Congress on Wednesday urged Governor Draupadi Murmu not to give her consent to the Anti-Conversion Bill and the amendment to the Land Acquisition Act 2013. A party delegation met the Governor and requested her not to given consent to the Religious Freedom Bill 2017 and amendment in the Land Acquisition Act 2017, Kishore Sahdeo, Jharkhand Congress Gener...

3 days ago
Jharkhand celebrates Independence Day

Ranchi, Aug 15 (IANS) Independence Day celebrations took place across Jharkhand amid tight security. Chief Minister Raghubar Das hoisted the tricolour at the Morabadi ground here. Speaking on the occasion, Das enumerated his government's efforts in different sectors. We have undertaken different work in medical, education, irrigations sectors. Similar to Prime Minister...

4 days ago
JD-U suspends 21 rebels in Bihar, says no split in party

Patna/New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Monday suspended 21 members, including former Minister Ramai Ram, for anti-party activities after they backed Sharad Yadav, who has opposed the party's tie-up with the BJP. At the same time, the party denied there is any split in its ranks. Among the leaders suspended for six years are Arjun Rai, a former ...

4 days ago
JD-U suspends 21 rebels in Bihar, says no split in party

Patna/New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Monday suspended 21 members, including former Minister Ramai Ram, for anti-party activities after they backed Sharad Yadav, who has opposed the party's tie-up with the BJP. At the same time, the party denied there is any split in its ranks. Among the leaders suspended for six years are Arjun Rai, a former ...

4 days ago
Floods cut off rail-road connectivity with north Bengal

Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Rail and road connectivity between the northern West Bengal districts and the rest of the state continued to be cut off on Monday as flash flood and landslides due to incessant rains inundated roads and railway tracks. Thousands of passengers were stranded at several important state railway stations like New Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar and Malda as heavy rainfall since...

4 days ago
JD-U denies any split in its ranks

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) There is no split in the Janata Dal United (JD-U) and that most MPs and MLAs are with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, party spokesperson K.C. Tyagi said on Monday. Tyagi said that only rebel MP Ali Anwar Ansari, who was suspended from the parliamentary party for taking part in a meeting of opposition parties, was with senior leader Sharad Yadav. Since ...

4 days ago
No split in JD-U, says K.C. Tyagi

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) There is no split in the JD-U and that most MPs and MLAs are with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, party spokesperson K.C. Tyagi said on Monday. Tyagi said that only rebel MP Ali Anwar Ansari, who was suspended from the parliamentary party for taking part in a meeting of opposition parties, was with senior leader Sharad Yadav. Since most of the MPs and ...

4 days ago
Elephant electrocuted in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Aug 14 (IANS) An elephant died due to electrocution in Jharkhand's East Singhbhum district on Monday, police said. The elephant was electrocuted in Dhalbhumgarh in East Singhbhum district when its trunk touched a 11,000 volt wire, according to police. The elephant was in pain for more than 45 minutes before dying. In Jharkhand, more than 25 elephants have dued du...

5 days ago
Sporadic violence marks Bengal civic polls, opposition demand re-election

Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Incidents of sporadic violence and arson marked Sunday's elections in seven municipal bodies of West Bengal, with opposition parties accusing the ruling Trinamool Congress of turning the poll process into a farce by resorting to large scale hooliganism and rigging. The Trinamool, however, claimed the election was free and fair but the opposition demanded repoll in ...

5 days ago
Sporadic violence marks Bengal civic polls, opposition demand re-election

Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Incidents of sporadic violence and arson marked Sunday's elections in seven municipal bodies of West Bengal, with opposition parties accusing the ruling Trinamool Congress of turning the poll process into a farce by resorting to large scale hooliganism and rigging. The Trinamool, however, claimed the election was free and fair but the opposition demanded repoll in ...

5 days ago
Sporadic violence marks Bengal civic polls, opposition demand re-election

Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Incidents of sporadic violence and arson marked Sunday's elections in seven municipal bodies of West Bengal, with opposition parties accusing the ruling Trinamool Congress of turning the poll process into a farce by resorting to large scale hooliganism and rigging. The Trinamool, however, claimed the election was free and fair but the opposition demanded repoll in ...

5 days ago
Jharkhand failed to retain investors due to poor law and order: CAG

Ranchi, Aug 13 (IANS) Jharkhand signed MoUs worth Rs 3.51 lakh crore between 2001 and 2016 but only 3.8 per cent translated into reality due to several reasons, including poor law and order, absence of power and water connection, says a CAG report. Investment worth Rs 1.60 lakh crore in the steel sector could not be invested in the state as they were not provided facilities like power, w...

5 days ago
Jharkhand failed to retain investors due to poor law and order: CAG

Ranchi, Aug 13 (IANS) Jharkhand signed MoUs worth Rs 3.51 lakh crore between 2001 and 2016 but only 3.8 per cent translated into reality due to several reasons, including poor law and order, absence of power and water connection, says a CAG report. Investment worth Rs 1.60 lakh crore in the steel sector could not be invested in the state as they were not provided facilities like power, w...

5 days ago
Jharkhand failed to retain investors due to poor law and order: CAG

Ranchi, Aug 13 (IANS) Jharkhand signed MoUs worth Rs 3.51 lakh crore between 2001 and 2016 but only 3.8 per cent translated into reality due to several reasons, including poor law and order, absence of power and water connection, says a CAG report. Investment worth Rs 1.60 lakh crore in the steel sector could not be invested in the state as they were not provided facilities like power, w...

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