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CBI ordered to probe Jharkhand state service exams


June 14th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 14 (IANS) The Jharkhand High Court Thursday ordered a CBI probe into alleged irregularities in 16 examinations conducted by the Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) for recruitment to ... Read more...

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Name Bengal township after Ambedkar: NGO


December 9th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 9 (IANS) Claiming that thousands of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes were evicted to create New Town Rajarhat -- a fast-growing residential-cum-industrial hub, an NGO Friday demanded ... Read more...

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Five killed as rival gangs clash


November 29th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 29 (IANS) Five people were killed in clashes between two criminal gangs in Jharkhand's Gumla district, police said Tuesday."Five people were killed in clashes between two rival criminal ... Read more...

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Football: Prayag hold Churchill 1-1


November 2nd, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 1 (IANS) Prayag United SC scored late to hold Churchill Brothers1-1 in an I-League game at the Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata Tuesday.Substitute Sankar Oraon found the target ... Read more...

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Brother kills family for practising witchcraft


October 28th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 28 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, a couple was Friday killed by their relatives in Jharkhand's Gumla district on the suspicion of practising witchcraft, police said.The victims were ... Read more...

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Four prisoners attempt suicide


October 22nd, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 22 (IANS) Four prisoners attempted suicide by drinking poison in Jharkhand's Gumla district jail Saturday, police sources said. However, jail authorities maintained they fell ill after taking some ... Read more...

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Protect interests of tribals, panel tells Himachal


July 15th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 15 (IANS) The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes Friday took a serious view of acquisition of private lands of people settled in tribal areas for upcoming projects and ... Read more...

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Plea for CBI probe into Shibu Soren’s assets


June 21st, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 21 (IANS) A petition was filed in the Jharkhand High Court Tuesday seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the assets of former chief minister and ... Read more...

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Maoists kill three of rival group


June 6th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 6 (IANS) A smaller Maoist group Monday killed three supporters of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) in Gumla district of Jharkhand, police said.Police spokesman S.N. Pradhan told ... Read more...

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Maoists kill groom, four more (Lead)


May 15th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 15 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas killed five people of a marriage party including the bridegroom in Jharkhand, suspecting them to be members of a rival group, police said Sunday.Around ... Read more...

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Two killed for practising witchcraft


January 2nd, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 2 (IANS) Two people, including a woman, were killed for practising witchcraft in Jharkhand's Gumla district, police said Sunday. No one has yet been arrested.According to police, the two dead ... Read more...

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Constable killed in accidental firing in Jharkhand


November 6th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 6 (IANS) A constable was killed when his colleague's gun went off accidentally in Khuti district of Jharkhand, police said Saturday."Jagdish Oraon, posted at Arki police station of Khuti district, ... Read more...

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Mentally ill man hacks two kids to death


October 29th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 29 (IANS) A mentally-challenged man hacked two children to death with an axe in Jharkhand's Gumla district, police said Friday.Sukiya Oraon, 28, killed his cousin's two sons Thursday evening in ... Read more...

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Maoist commander arrested in Jharkhand


October 11th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 11 (IANS) A Maoist area commander was arrested in Jharkhand's Latehar district Monday, police said.According to the police, Satyendra alias Rabindra Oraon is an area commander of the outlawed Communist ... Read more...

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Jharkhand whistleblower seeks more Govt. support to earn livelihood


September 22nd, 2010 - 10:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Girija Shankar OjhaRanchi, Sep. 22 (ANI): A man, who exposed rupees 2,000 crore money laundering scam in Jharkhand, costing the chief minister along with other ministers their position in the State ... Read more...

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The difficulty of being Jharkhand whistleblower Durga Oraon


September 21st, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Nityanand Shukla Ranchi, Sep 21 (IANS) His petition led to the unearthing of the Rs.2,500 crore money laundering scam allegedly involving former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda. Two years later, things are ... Read more...

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Maoists kill two villagers in Jharkhand


September 6th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
Gumla (Jharkhand), Sep.6 (ANI): In yet another instance of Maoists' atrocities on the innocent and helpless people, a group of Maoists has killed two villagers in Jharkhand's Gumla district.The incident occurred on ... Read more...

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Jharkhand asked to give security to Koda scam petitioner


September 6th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Jharkhand High Court Monday directed the state government to provide security to Durga Oraon on whose public interest litigation (PIL) a probe was ordered into the multi-crore-rupee ... Read more...

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Maoists kill father, son in Jharkhand


September 6th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 6 (IANS) Maoists Monday killed a man and his son over land dispute in Jharkhand's Gumla district, police said. About 20 rebels of the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) raided ... Read more...

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CBI sleuths probing Koda’s scam cases to get security


August 16th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Jharkhand High Court Monday directed the state government to provide security to officials of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing a multi-crore rupee scam allegedly involving ... Read more...

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Santosh Trophy: Bengal crush Mizoram 7-1, Delhi draw 1-1


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) Delhi conceded a late goal to draw 1-1 with Tamil Nadu while 29-time winners Bengal spanked Mizoram 7-1 in quarterfinal group B outings of the 64th Santosh Trophy ... Read more...

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Woman sacrificed to appease tribal god


April 22nd, 2010 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 22 (IANS) A priest and three others have been arrested for allegedly sacrificing an old woman to appease a tribal god in Jharkhand's Latehar district, police said. Budhani Devi, 60, ... Read more...

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Court rejects Madhu Koda aide’s plea


April 8th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 8 (IANS) The Jharkhand High Court Thursday rejected a plea of former chief minister Madhu Koda's aide, Vinod Sinha, for removing the latter's name from the probe into a Rs.2,500-crore ... Read more...

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Lawyer fighting case against Koda seeks security


April 3rd, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 3 (IANS) A lawyer fighting corruption cases against former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and some bureaucrats has sought security from the state government as a precautionary measure. The request has ... Read more...

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Court stays transfer of official probing Koda scam


March 30th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 30 (IANS) Jharkhand High Court Tuesday stayed the transfer of Income Tax (IT) official Ujjwal Chaudhary, the main investigator of the Madhu Koda scam, till the probe in the case ... Read more...

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Two lawyers under bar council’s scanner in Madhu Koda scam


March 14th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 14 (IANS) Two lawyers are under scanner of the Jharkhand Bar Council for allegedly giving and accepting bribes to hush up the Madhu Koda scam case. A sting operation CD, released ... Read more...

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Jharkhand Police recover huge cache of arms


February 27th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by ANI
Gumla (Jharkhand), Feb 27 (ANI): A huge cache of explosives was recovered from Bhainsbathan village in Jharkhand's Gumla District on Saturday.The recovered explosives include 6000 detonators.According to Gumla District Superintendent of Police ... Read more...

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Court stays transfer of officer probing Koda scam (Lead)


February 23rd, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Jharkhand High Court Tuesday stayed the transfer of Income Tax Director (investigation) Ujjwal Chaudhary, who is probing the Rs.2,500 crore money laundering scam in which former chief ... Read more...

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Transfer of IT official criticised in Jharkhand


February 20th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 20 (IANS) The central government's move to transfer income tax (IT) director Ujjwal Chaudhary, involved in the investigation of the Madhu Koda scam, has been criticised by both the ruling ... Read more...

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IT, ED not cooperating in Koda scam probe, says Jharkhand


February 6th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has accused the office of the Income Tax (IT) and Enforcement Directorate (ED), investigating the Madhu Koda money laundering scam, of not cooperating with ... Read more...

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Koda scam: Jharkhand ready for CBI probe if court wants


February 4th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 4 (IANS) Facing flak for ruling out a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the Madhu Koda money laundering scam, the Jharkhand government Thursday said it was ready for ... Read more...

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BJP upset as Jharkhand refuses CBI probe against Koda


January 29th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 29 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a key partner of the Shibu Soren government in Jharkhand, is unhappy over the decision not to hand over the money laundering ... Read more...

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Eight women elected to the Jharkhand assembly


December 24th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 24 (IANS) Eight women have been elected to the Jharkhand assembly this year, up from five in the last poll in 2005. Out of the eight elected women legislators, three ... Read more...

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Jharkhand polls: Congress plus allies emerge single largest party; Soren emerges kingmaker


December 24th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi, Dec 24 (ANI): The results of the polls for the Jharkhand State Assembly elections has thrown up all sorts of possibilities with no single party in a position to form ... Read more...

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Maoist violence and corruption are key election issues for people


November 21st, 2009 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Jamshedpur, Nov 21 (IANS) The usually uneventful and quiet East Singhbhum district, a stronghold of Ho, Oraon and Mahto tribals and with a sizeable migrant urban population from across ... Read more...

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