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Jharkhand ‘scam’: Suspect evading ED stopped at Delhi airport

Updated on Nov 25, 2022 09:23 PM IST

Vishal Chaudhary, an alleged middleman with links to top bureaucrats in Jharkhand, has been asked to appear before the agency at its Ranchi office.

IAS officer Pooja Singhal was arrested in the case by ED in May this year. (ANI)
IAS officer Pooja Singhal was arrested in the case by ED in May this year. (ANI)

Jharkhand requests Centre to extend GST compensation period

Jharkhand finance minister Rameshwar Oraon underlined that mining companies must ensure that they resort to proper ‘mining closure’ in order to curb environmental pollution besides checking illegal mining

Jharkhand finance minister Rameshwar Oraon. (HT Photo)
Jharkhand finance minister Rameshwar Oraon. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 25, 2022 07:21 PM IST

Jharkhand guv hails Vajpayee for state’s creation, CM Soren credits his father

During the event, while Bais thanked former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for the creation of Jharkhand, Soren said the state came into existence following a movement spearheaded by his father and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) patriarch Shibu Soren.

Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais being welcomed by Chief Minister Hemant Soren during 22nd foundation day celebrations of the state Assembly. (PTI)
Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais being welcomed by Chief Minister Hemant Soren during 22nd foundation day celebrations of the state Assembly. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 23, 2022 06:49 AM IST

Jharkhand Governor returns excise amendment bill to govt

The Jharkhand Assembly had, on August 4, cleared the Jharkhand Excise (amendment) Bill, 2022, wherein the government had proposed certain changes in the Jharkhand Excise (amendment) Act, 2015.

Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais. (ANI)
Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais. (ANI)
Published on Nov 22, 2022 09:38 PM IST

Jharkhand: Magisterial probe ordered into death of four ‘coal thieves’ in Dhanbad

Dhanbad deputy commissioner Sandip Singh said the inquiry has been ordered as per the guidelines of the National Human Rights Commission in all incidents of a police encounter.

Four alleged coal thrives were killed and two others seriously injured in a “gunfight” that took place between the alleged coal thieves and CISF personnel at Denidih coal siding in the Baghmara area on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. (Picture for representation)
Four alleged coal thrives were killed and two others seriously injured in a “gunfight” that took place between the alleged coal thieves and CISF personnel at Denidih coal siding in the Baghmara area on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. (Picture for representation)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 10:45 PM IST

Jharkhand: Three suspected Maoists killed in police encounter in Latehar

Latehar superintendent of police Anjani Anjan said the incident occurred around 4 pm, and the identity of the slain Maoists are yet to be ascertained

A security personnel during an anti-Maoist operation. (Samir Mondol/ HT File Photo)
A security personnel during an anti-Maoist operation. (Samir Mondol/ HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 08:07 PM IST

Jharkhand: 4 coal thieves killed in gunfight with CISF personnel

Dhanbad SSP told the media the district police would also form a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the encounter.

DIG, CISF, said that the paramilitary force would conduct a detailed inquiry as per the guidelines to find out the reason behind the shootout as well as determine ways to prevent any incidents. (Picture for representation)
DIG, CISF, said that the paramilitary force would conduct a detailed inquiry as per the guidelines to find out the reason behind the shootout as well as determine ways to prevent any incidents. (Picture for representation)
Updated on Nov 20, 2022 10:01 PM IST

Jharkhand: 4 coal smugglers killed in gunfight with security personnel

The DIG said the paramilitary force will conduct a detailed inquiry as per the guidelines behind the reason for the shootout as well as determine ways to prevent any such incident in the future

The incident took place around Saturday midnight around 200 km from the capital Ranchi (Representative Image/ ANI Photo)
The incident took place around Saturday midnight around 200 km from the capital Ranchi (Representative Image/ ANI Photo)
Updated on Nov 20, 2022 07:02 PM IST

Day after ED’s grilling, defiant Soren asks supporters to be ready to hit the street

A day after he was questioned for nearly 10 hours by the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) in a money laundering case related to alleged illegal mining, Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren on Friday asked his supporters to stay united and be ready to hit the street like “sheeps and ants” when required

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HT Image
Published on Nov 18, 2022 09:46 PM IST

Will cooperate if ED conducts impartial probe, else have strength to respond: Soren

Warning that if not done so he ‘has the strength to respond accordingly’, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren called upon his supporters to be ready to hit the streets like “sheep and ants” when required

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren addresses his supporters outside his official residence in Ranchi on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren addresses his supporters outside his official residence in Ranchi on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Nov 18, 2022 09:12 PM IST

'Over 20,000 rakes, 33 lakh trucks...': Soren's 'facts and figures' letter to ED

Jharkhand illegal mining scam: Hemant Soren concluded his letter to the Enforcement Directorate with a withering jab, writing, "... am sure... you have not considered (above facts and figures) while alleging a stone mining scam of ₹1,000 crores'.

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren addresses the media at his residence in Ranchi before leaving for the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office. (PTI Photo)
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren addresses the media at his residence in Ranchi before leaving for the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 17, 2022 12:50 PM IST

Alleged money laundering case: ED to question Soren today

Ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha workers were flocking to Ranchi to express their solidarity with Soren even as security has been enhanced at the ED’s office

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren in Ranchi. (PTI)
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren in Ranchi. (PTI)
Published on Nov 17, 2022 08:42 AM IST

Soren in a huddle with MLAs ahead of ED date today

In a show of strength, JMM workers from across Jharkhand are converging in Ranchi, where Soren is expected to reach ED’s regional office around 11.30 am.

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren with party leaders during a meeting in Ranchi on Wednesday. (PTI)
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren with party leaders during a meeting in Ranchi on Wednesday. (PTI)
Published on Nov 16, 2022 10:07 PM IST

Jharkhand governor skips Soren government’s event on statehood day

Though governor Bais accompanied President Droupadi Murmu and Soren to the birthplace of tribal icon Birsa Munda in Khunti district to pay tributes to the freedom fighter on his birth anniversary, he did not turn up for the function organised by the Soren government to mark the 22nd statehood day.

File photo of Jharkhand governor Ramesh Bais with chief minister Hemant Soren. (ANI)
File photo of Jharkhand governor Ramesh Bais with chief minister Hemant Soren. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 16, 2022 06:25 AM IST

J’khand Governor skips statehood day function, CM Soren unveils schemes

Bais, who has been accused by the ruling alliance of bias against it, was invited as chief guest for the function after itinerary of President Droupadi Murmu, who was the original chief guest, was changed on Sunday.

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren with JMM Supremo Shibhu Soren, and state Congress In-charge Avinash Pandey and others at the statehood day function in Ranchi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren with JMM Supremo Shibhu Soren, and state Congress In-charge Avinash Pandey and others at the statehood day function in Ranchi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Published on Nov 15, 2022 10:53 PM IST

Soren writes to ED with request to change date of appearance; agency refuses

The request has been turned down on technical grounds and he has been asked to appear before it according to the original schedule, a senior official said

Sources said Soren wrote to the federal agency, requesting it to allow him to appear before it on Wednesday. (File image)
Sources said Soren wrote to the federal agency, requesting it to allow him to appear before it on Wednesday. (File image)
Published on Nov 15, 2022 10:29 AM IST

Soren moves HC to restrain Guv from action on EC opinion

The writ petition, filed by Soren’s counsel Pisyuh chitresh, also questions the “second opinion” reportedly sought by the Governor from the ECI on the issue, describing it as “unconstitutional”

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren is due to appear before the ED for questioning in a money laundering case. (ANI)
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren is due to appear before the ED for questioning in a money laundering case. (ANI)
Published on Nov 14, 2022 10:03 PM IST

Soren gives nod to probe assets of 5 ex-ministers, all from BJP

The direction comes following a request from the cabinet secretariat & vigilance department, headed by the chief minister, to register a preliminary enquiry (PE) based on an initial probe conducted by the state’s anti corruption bureau (ACB).

CM Hemant Soren had, on June 1 this year, directed the ACB to conduct a probe in light of a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a probe into the alleged disproportionate assets, which filed by one Pankaj Yadav before the Jharkhand high court in 2020. (PTI)
CM Hemant Soren had, on June 1 this year, directed the ACB to conduct a probe in light of a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a probe into the alleged disproportionate assets, which filed by one Pankaj Yadav before the Jharkhand high court in 2020. (PTI)
Published on Nov 14, 2022 10:03 PM IST

CM Soren moves Jharkhand HC to restrain guv from taking action on ‘ECI opinion’

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on August 25 sent its opinion to Jharkhand governor Ramesh Bais in connection with the office-of profit complaint against chief minister Hemant Soren

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren. (ANI Photo)
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren. (ANI Photo)
Published on Nov 14, 2022 06:13 PM IST

Jharkhand CM gives nod for enquiry against 5 ex-BJP ministers in assets case

The five ex-BJP ministers, who are under scanner, were part of chief minister Raghubar Das’ cabinet from 2014 to 2019 and four of them are currently serving as the members of the legislative assembly

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren. (ANI Photo)
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren. (ANI Photo)
Published on Nov 14, 2022 03:44 PM IST

Sec 144 in Jharkhand after killing of Bajrang Dal man

The orders were imposed as a precautionary measure, Sub-divisional Police Officer, Chakradharpur, Kapil Chaudhary, said.

Representational image.
Representational image.
Published on Nov 14, 2022 03:12 AM IST

President Murmu to skip statehood day function in Ranchi during Jharkhand visit on Nov 15

The President will only visit Ulihatu village in Khunti district to pay floral tribute to Bhagwan Birsa Munda at his birthplace during her visit, an official said.

President Droupadi Murmu . (PTI)
President Droupadi Murmu . (PTI)
Updated on Nov 13, 2022 09:54 PM IST

Jharkhand assembly clears bill to increase reservation to 77%

The Jharkhand assembly on Friday cleared two bills, one fixing land records of 1932 as the basis for domicile in the state and another to increase reservation in state government jobs across categories to 77%

Though both the bills were cleared unanimously, with opposition BJP and AJSU Party also extending support during a one-day special session, they would come into effect only after the Centre includes them in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution. (PTI)
Though both the bills were cleared unanimously, with opposition BJP and AJSU Party also extending support during a one-day special session, they would come into effect only after the Centre includes them in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 12, 2022 12:36 AM IST

Jharkhand Assembly passes 1932-based domicile and reservation bills

The opposition BJP, however, described the development as political drama by the state to deflect attention from their failures and the possible ED action against the chief minister for his alleged involvement in an illegal mining case

The bill was passed unanimously with the support of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) Party (HT Photo)
The bill was passed unanimously with the support of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) Party (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 11, 2022 09:23 PM IST

Three Congress MLAs get bail, to attend special assembly session in Jharkhand

Five persons including three Congress MLAs from Jharkhand -- Irfan Ansari, Rajesh Kachchap and Naman Bixal Kongari -- were apprehended from Panchla in Howrah district on July 30

They were granted bail but with caveat that they to appear before the investigating officer every 15 days. (HT Photo)
They were granted bail but with caveat that they to appear before the investigating officer every 15 days. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 11, 2022 08:42 AM IST

3 J’khand Congress MLAs get bail in Calcutta HC, to attend special House session today

Five persons, including three Congress MLAs from Jharkhand — Irfan Ansari, Rajesh Kachchap and Naman Bixal Kongari — were apprehended in Howrah district on July 30.Police had said ₹49 lakh in cash was seized from the vehicle they were travelling in.

The Calcutta high court. (HT Photo)
The Calcutta high court. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 10, 2022 09:44 PM IST

Soren cabinet clears Guruji credit card, free coaching and skill schemes

All these schemes would be inaugurated by President Droupadi Murmu, who would be the chief guest at the Statehood Day function on November 15, but would be implemented from next financial year.

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren. (PTI)
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren. (PTI)
Published on Nov 10, 2022 09:44 PM IST

Cash for ‘managing’ PIL: Lawyer Rajiv Kumar gets bail in J’khand HC

The lawyer was arrested on July 31 with ₹50 in lakh by Kolkata police on a complaint filed by Kolkata-based businessman Amit Agrawal, who had alleged that Kumar had demanded ₹1 crore to get his name removed from a PIL filed in Jharkhand HC seeking a CBI probe against certain shell companies, including a few operated by Agrawal.

The Jharkhand high court in Ranchi - (HT Photo)
The Jharkhand high court in Ranchi - (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 09, 2022 09:25 PM IST

Fresh ED summon for CM Soren

This is the second ED summon to Soren. Earlier, the central probe agency had issued summon on November 1 to Soren to appear before it on November 3.

Jharkhand chief ninister Hemant Soren. (PTI)
Jharkhand chief ninister Hemant Soren. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 09, 2022 09:24 PM IST
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