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  • Man washes BJP MP Nishikant Dubey’s feet, drinks used water

    Godda: Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament (MP) Nishikant Dubey has found himself at the centre of controversy after a party worker washed the parlimentarian’s feet and drank the used water thereafter. The incident took place on Sunday when the MP from Jharkhand’s Godda visited Kanhavara village of his constituency to announce the construction of a bridge. Onlookers filmed the episode, which was also shared by Dubey on his Facebook page, however,

  • Shastri should be removed as head coach: Chauhan

    Dhanbad (Jharkhand) : Former Test cricketer Chetan Chauhan Sunday held Team India head coach Ravi Shastri responsible for the 4-1 debacle India suffered in the Test series in England and said Shastri should be removed before Australia tour in November.

  • 5.5 magnitude Earthquake jolts Assam, eastern parts of India

    Dispur:  A moderate intensity earthquake rattled parts of Assam on Wednesday morning. Measuring 5.5 on Richter Scale, the trembler struck 120 kilometer west of Guwahati, forcing people to rush out of their homes. The tremors were also felt in adjoining Siliguri and other parts of West Bengal.

  • PM Narendra Modi to launch Ayushman Bharat scheme from Jharkhand on September 23

    Ranchi: The Jharkhand government on Friday announced that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Centre’s flagship Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission from here on September 23. “It’s a matter of pride for us that world’s biggest health scheme Ayushman Bharat will start from Jharkhand on September 23 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi” a state government press release quoted a tweet from Chief Minister Raghubar Das, who is on a visit to China. “The people of

  • Jharkhand: Lakhs of jobs created in state, says CM Raghubar Das

    Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Wednesday said his government’s development plans in the last three-and-a-half years have led to the creation of more than 31 lakh jobs, and that more than one lakh people have been given government jobs. Speaking at a function to mark the 72nd Independence Day of the country, he said the image of the state has now changed. “Now people of the state feel proud in calling themselves

  • Will make a new J’khand by 2022: CM

     Ranchi : Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that his government will make a new Jharkhand by 2022. Speaking at the inaugural function of Shravani Mela Festival at Basukinath Dham, he said that Baba Faujdari Nath give so much power that Jharkhand become prosperous state.

  • Passion River: A mesmerising photo essay

    Do not be misled by the gorgeous views of the Damodar. Flowing across the states of Jharkhand and West Bengal, it also bears the title, ‘River of Sorrows’. Its ravaging floods would cause untold misery in the plains. Virtually an annual ritual, its great floods from 1770 down to 1943 have been recorded in history. Now mostly tamed by dams, it appears benign. “During good times, it’s just like us. Come monsoon,

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    Congress President Rahul Gandhi attacks government using pop quiz

    New Delhi: A day after social activist Swami Agnivesh was attacked in Jharkhand by a group, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked the government using a pop quiz that asked people to the name the “perpetrator of hatred and fear”.

  • Swami Agnivesh thrashed allegedly by BJP youth workers in Jharkhand’s Pakur

    Pakur (Jharkhand): Swami Agnivesh, a 79-year-old social activist, was punched, kicked around and verbally abused, allegedly by the workers of BJP’s youth wing on Tuesday. Among those who joined in the free for all were activists of the RSS and the VHP, it is charged. The incident happened in Pakur area of Jharkhand.Swami Agnivesh, a 79-year-old social activist, was punched, kicked around and verbally abused, allegedly by the workers of BJP’s youth

  • Mass suicide: Six members of a family commit suicide in Jharkhand

    Jharkhand: In yet another incident of mass suicide, six members of a family here committed suicide owing to mounting debts. A note recovered from the scene revealed that the family was under immense pressure due to mounting debts.

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    AAP celebration has been short lived

    Delhi is one of the smallest states of the Indian Union, perhaps smaller than many small states like Haryana, Jharkhand, Uttaranchal or Chhattisgarh. However, this capital state keeps hitting national media headlines, perhaps because it happens to be the city that happens to be the seat of the Union Government, and secondly, because it is run by one of the most vocal politicians, Arvind Kejriwal. The founder-president of the ruling Aam Aadmi

  • BJP threatens former Jharkhand CM Babulal Marandi with defamation suit

    Ranchi: The Jharkhand BJP on Saturday demanded an unconditional apology from former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi for alleging that the party had bribed the legislators of his JVM-P to defect in 2015, and threatened him with a defamation suit.

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    Jharkhand: BJP minister Jayant Sinha fetes eight lynching accused

    Ranchi: At a time the Centre is reaching out to social media groups and the state governments, in its well-meaning attempt to address the menace of lynching, Union minister Jayant Sinha has the dubious distinction of playing host to 8 men convicted in a Jharkhand lynching case.

  • Jharkhand: Five killed, 1 injured after lightning struck a house

    Bokaro/Lohardaga: Jun 26 Five persons were killed and a girl sustained severe burn injuries due to lightning in Bokaro and Lohardaga district, the police said. Four minor boys were killed when lightning struck a house in which they took shelter during rain and thunderstorm in Alkusha village of Bokaro district yesterday. All the victims were rushed to a hospital in Bokaro but doctors declared them brought dead.

  • Abandoned Jharkhand power plant may bleed Indian banks by USD 38 billion

    Mumbai: An abandoned Jharkhand power plant could be the new bloated bad asset around the neck of Indian banks. Only this time, the bad loans that have stacked up are touching a staggering $38 billion, according to a report in Bloomberg.