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Difficult to say we are in Amritkaal or Apatkaal: Soren

Published on Mar 23, 2023 09:56 PM IST

Soren, who is also the working president of the JMM and leads the JMM-Congress-RJD combine government, described the court verdict on former Congress president Rahul Gandhi as unjustified.

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren. (PTI)

‘Difficult to say we are in Amritkaal or Apatkaal’: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren

In his reply to the House on the last of the day of the budget session of the Jharkhand assembly, CM Soren hit out at the BJP and the Centre over a host of issues, including Rahul Gandhi’s conviction, centre-state relationship, misuse of agencies and inflation, besides his government’s stand over the contentious domicile and employment policy of the state

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren (File Photo)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 08:28 PM IST

Jharkhand infant death: 6 police personnel part of raiding team suspended, booked

The newborn died on Wednesday after a raiding police party entered the home of an accused and allegedly stepped over his four-day-old grandson sleeping inside one of the rooms

An FIR has also been registered under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC. (Representative file image)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 01:00 PM IST

Jharkhand: Newborn ‘trampled to death’ by cops during raid in Giridih, CM orders probe

A newborn died in Jharkhand’s Giridih on Wednesday after a police team raiding the house of a man in an assault case allegedly stepped on his four-day-old grandson sleeping inside one of the rooms, prompting chief minister Hemant Soren to order a probe

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren. (PTI)
Published on Mar 22, 2023 10:05 PM IST
By, Ranchi

Cop stepped on newborn, killed him, alleges Jharkhand man. CM orders probe

Giridih deputy commissioner Naman Priyesh Lakra said prima facie, it seems the allegation is false and a diversionary tactic of the accused but stressed that the child’s autopsy will establish the facts of the case

BJP leader Babulal Marandi said a team of senior police officers should be sent to the district for am impartial probe (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Mar 22, 2023 07:34 PM IST

Jharkhand assembly: Barbs like Bangladeshi, Talibani, fly over Ramnavami ‘curbs’

The issue was raised during the question hour by Hazaribag legislator Manish Jaiswal, who alleged that the Hazaribag district administration is acting against innocents, besides putting a complete ban on operating DJ during Ramnavami procession on instructions from the state government due to “appeasement” politics.

A BJP legislator stages protest over security arrangements for the upcoming Ramnavami and Sarhul festivals at Jharkhand Assembly on Tuesday. (ANI)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 09:55 PM IST
By, Ranchi

J’khand govt accuses BRO of violating Migrant Workmen Act, warns of action

In a communication to the director general of the BRO on Tuesday, state labour secretary Rajesh Kumar Sharma has urged the central agency, which has traditionally been hiring CLP from the state for its projects, to get itself registered as the ‘principal employer’ under the Act.

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren. (PTI)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 09:55 PM IST

2 yrs jail, fine for assault on medical professionals in new Jharkhand bill

The bill named ‘Personnel associated with Jharkhand medical services and institutions (prevention of violence and damage to property) Bill, 2023’, is likely to be tabled in the assembly on Tuesday

A cabinet chaired by chief minister Hemant Soren on March 15 gave its nod to the bill (File Photo)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 08:36 PM IST

J’khand reports first case of H3N2, five fresh cases of Covid-19

Ranchi and West Singhbhum districts have reported two cases each, while Deoghar registered one case on Saturday. Earlier, Deoghar, East Singhbhum and Latehar districts reported one case each, while Ranchi two, according to Covid bulletin of health department.

State's total active cases of coronavirus reached 10 with five new cases of the disease reported on Saturday.(Representative image/ PTI)
Published on Mar 19, 2023 01:51 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

‘Illegal mining’ allegations sparks outrage in Jharkhand assembly

The BJP MLAs alleged that illegal explosives were being used for mining and hills were disappearing from the state’s Santhal Pargana and Palamu divisions, causing huge losses to the state exchequer and environment.

The state government claimed that the number of raids against illegal mining has increased three times now as compared to the previous BJP rule. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 18, 2023 04:33 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

BAC meet breaks ice: BJP MLAs withdraw protest over employment policy after assurance of CM’s statement

The speaker convened a meeting of the BAC after the second adjournment of the assembly on Thursday as the BJP lawmakers appeared in the House wearing T-shirts and continued to raise slogans in the well disrupting proceedings.

BJP MLAs stage a protest at Jharkhand Vidhan Shabha on Tuesday. (ANI)
Published on Mar 17, 2023 05:42 PM IST

Jharkhand cabinet nods for 1 lakh wells, EWS quota in jobs

A total of 40 decisions were taken at a meeting of the cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday.

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren (File Photo)
Updated on Mar 16, 2023 12:19 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Will implement PESA Act regulations soon, says J’khand govt in assembly

The Panchayat (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996, is a central law that aims to devolve power and authority to Gram Sabha and Panchayats in the tribal areas falling under Schedule V of the Constitution.

Parliamentary affairs minister Alamgir Alam (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 15, 2023 09:01 PM IST
By, Ranchi

Jharkhand: ED calls IAS officer Ekka for questioning

The development comes a week after BJP leader Babulal Marandi released a 22-second video clip wherein Rajiv Arun Ekka is purportedly seen signing a file, allegedly at a private office owned by one Vishal Chaudhary, who is already under scanner of the federal agency.

A delegation of Jharkhand BJP meets state Governor CP Radhakrishnan to demand strict action against IAS officer Rajiv Arun Ekka, in Ranchi on March 6. (ANI)
Published on Mar 14, 2023 09:33 PM IST
By, Ranchi

J’khand: Heat in House over amended recruitment rules

Defending the government over the issue in the house, parliamentary affairs minister Alamgir Alam said the rules have been amended in light of the high court order and recruitment process would start soon.

CM Hemant Soren meets Sunita Chaudhary, the newly elected AJSU Party MLA from Ramghar, at state Assembly on Monday. (ANI)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 10:38 PM IST
By, Ranchi

Chaos in Jharkhand assembly as Oppn seeks clarity over employment policy

The state cabinet on Thursday approved amendments to various rules related to the Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission (JSSC) examinations, including doing away with a clause that disallowed candidates with academic certificates from institutions outside the state to appear for it.

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren (File Photo)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 07:34 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

CM Soren’s principal secy removed from charges soon after Marandi’s allegations

BJP’s Babulal Marandi had demanded removal of Ekka for allegedly being hand in glove with powerbrokers and clearing official files from the private office of one Vishal Chaudhary whose premise was raided by the enforcement directorate (ED) last year.

Senior BJP leader Babulal Marandi addresses the media in Ranchi on Sunday. (PTI)
Published on Mar 05, 2023 10:39 PM IST

Jharkhand: 27 children fall sick after eating ‘wild fruit’ in forest near school

The incident happened in Pakri village in Rajpur police station area.

Representational image.
Published on Mar 04, 2023 10:43 PM IST

J’khand budget 2023-24: With 1.16 lakh cr, FM ready for ‘year of implementation’

In 2023-24, the government plans to spent the maximum ( ₹43,303.44 crore) in the social sector, followed by ₹39.736.11 crore in finance sector.

Jharkhand finance minister Rameshwar Oraon presents the state Budget 2023-2024 in the Legislative Assembly on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 03, 2023 10:10 PM IST
By, Ranchi

J’khand bypoll: NDA wrests Ramgarh assembly seat from Congress

The bypoll was necessitated after Congress legislator Mamta Devi, who is Mahto’s wife, was handed a five-year jail term last year following conviction in a violent protest case of 2016, which disqualified her as a member of the assembly.

AJSU supporters celebrate party candidate's victory in Ramgarh Assembly bypoll on Thursday. (PTI)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 11:09 PM IST
By, Ranchi

Jharkhand economic survey pegs state’s growth rate at 7.8% in current fiscal

The survey was tabled a day before state finance minister Rameshwar Oraon tables the annual budget for the upcoming fiscal.

The Jharkhand Assembly building in Ranchi . (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 11:05 PM IST

Jharkhand government withdraws 2021 recruitment policy

As per the revised arrangement, 60% of the seats, for which the JSSC would conduct examinations, would be reserved for locals by the virtue of job reservation to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (SC), Other Backward Class (OBC) category and the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren (File Photo)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 08:57 PM IST

New job policy junked by HC, Soren govt ready with ‘reworked’ old one

JMM legislator Sudivya Kumar, considered close to chief minister Hemant Soren, said the government’s new policy is based on the feedback it received from job aspirants during a recent telephonic survey.

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 01, 2023 09:26 PM IST
By, Ranchi

New job policy junked by HC, Jharkhand govt ready with ‘reworked’ old one

As per the previous policy, 50% of seats are reserved for locals by the virtue of reservations to Scheduled Tribe (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) categories

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren (Twitter/@HemantSorenJMM)
Published on Mar 01, 2023 08:40 PM IST

Jharkhand budget session: Soren govt has zero tolerance against corruption, says Governor

Delivering the speech in English, CP Radhakrishnan also listed the achievements of the state government in the past three years, besides welfare schemes launched during the period including loan waiver, universalisation of pension and scheme to increase coverage of ration card holders

Jharkhand Governor C.P. Radhakrishnan addresses the House on the first day of Budget Session in Ranchi on Monday. (ANI)
Published on Feb 27, 2023 10:36 PM IST
By, Ranchi

Jharkhand: It’s UPA vs NDA in Ramgarh bypoll; result to set tone for general and assembly polls in 2024

The election was necessitated after Congress legislator Mamata Devi was disqualified on December 26 last year following her conviction in a violent protest case in 2016.

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren during a public rally in Ramgarh on February 22. (ANI)
Published on Feb 26, 2023 10:59 PM IST

Jharkhand: ED arrests chief engineer, gets five-day demand

Veerendra Kumar Ram has been arrested in a case ED had registered on September 17, 2020, on the basis of a case lodged by Jharkhand’s ACB on November 11, 2019.

Veerendra Kumar Ram, chief engineer of the rural development department, after his arrest on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 23, 2023 09:42 PM IST
By, Ranchi

ED arrests Jharkhand chief engineer for money laundering, gets 5-day remand

The arrest came after a two-day rigorous search operation conducted at multiple locations related to the chief engineer across three states

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) produced the chief engineer before the special PMLA court in Ranchi on Thursday. (Representative Image)
Published on Feb 23, 2023 08:46 PM IST

Bird flu alert: Random sampling begins in Bokaro, central teams takes stock

Bokaro district animal husbandry officer Manoj Kumar Mani said random sampling was done in adjoining areas including Jaridih, Siwandih, and Chas areas.

Confirmed cases of bird flu were reported from a government-run poultry in Jharkhand’s Bokaro district on Tuesday. (PTI)
Published on Feb 22, 2023 09:47 PM IST

ED raids 3 departments of Chhattisgarh govt in coal levy scam

The ED is searching the offices of the labour , irrigation and environment departments of the Chhattishgarh government

Earlier on Monday, the ED raided premises linked to eight Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh. (Representative Image)
Published on Feb 22, 2023 05:08 PM IST
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