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Jharkhand police arrest Seema Patra for torturing domestic help

Ranchi: Suspended BJP leader Seema Patra, who was booked for torturing her Adivasi domestic help Sunita over eight years, was arrested by Jharkhand police on Wednesday. She has been sent to 14-day judicial custody. According to reports, it was Seema Patra’s son Ayushman who sought help for Sunita  after failing to stop his mother from...

Jharkhand BJP leader Seema Patra booked for torturing Adivasi maid

Ranchi: Seema Patra, a BJP leader in Jharkhand and wife of ex-IAS officer Maheshwar Patra, has been booked for extreme torture of her Adivasi maid over last eight years. The maid was rescued on August 22 from their house in Ashoknagar in Ranchi by the police. According to available reports, Seema Patra had hired the...

EC recommends Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren’s disqualification as MLA

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India has recommended disqualification of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren as MLA after finding him guilty of misuse of power. It has sent its recommendation to Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais. The EC found the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha president guilty of allotting a stone mining lease to himself...

Ram Navami clashes reported from multiple places, including Gujarat

New Delhi: The festival of Ram Navami on Sunday witnessed several incidents of violence in a few states of the country. Incidents of stone pelting at religious processions were reported from Gujarat, West Bengal, Karnataka, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh. In Gujarat, violence was reported in Himmatnagar and Khambhat where vehicles and shops were set on...

Explosion on railway track in Jharkhand derails diesel locomotive; no death reported

Dhanbad: A diesel locomotive was derailed from the track between Garwa Road and Barkana section of Dhanbad division in Jharkhand early on Saturday after an explosion ripped off a part of the track. “Explosion by a miscreant led to derailment of diesel loco by 2 wheels on Dhanbad Division of EC Railway, early this morning....

Jharkhand judge Uttam Anand was intentionally hit by autorickshaw, CBI tells court

The CBI on Thursday told the Jharkhand High Court that the Dhanbad district judge Uttam Anand, who died in July after being run over by an autorickshaw while on a morning jog, was intentionally hit. The high court has expressed concern over the issue saying it was the first time that a judge was deliberately...

Cyclone Yaas makes landfall, leaves a trail of destruction

Cyclone Yaas on Wednesday made landfall at around 9 am at the Bahanaga block around 50 km from Balasore in Odisha, leaving behind a trail of destruction in the state as well as in adjoining West Bengal. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the system entered the land from sea with wind speed ranging...

PM called, spoke about his ‘Mann Ki Baat’, didn’t listen: Hemant Soren

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has taken a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he got a call from the PM where the latter only spoke about his ‘Mann Ki Baat’, but did not listen. Soren’s remark on the prime minister’s call has gone viral on social media. The JMM leader in a tweet...

BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP charged with sedition for destabilising govt

BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP and chief of the party’s Jharkhand unit, Deepak Prakash, has been charged with sedition. A sedition case has been registered against him for allegedly trying to destabilise the Hemant Soren government in Dumka district. Notably, bye-election is scheduled in Dumka on November 3. Deepak Prakash, during a press conference on Friday,...

1,655 kg of cannabis seized, 12 arrested in Bihar & Jharkhand

Twelve people were arrested in Bihar and Jharkhand last week and over 1,655 kg of cannabis was seized from them by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), officials in the central anti-narcotics agency said on Sunday. The contraband was seized from trucks with national permit and other vehicles, and in one instance, cannabis was concealed inside...

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren under quarantine after minister tests positive for COVID-19

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has quarantined himself at his Ranchi residence after a minister he had met earlier tested positive for the novel coronavirus. In a statement on Wednesday, the state government said, “Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren quarantined himself. Entry to the CM residence has been prohibited. CM had come in contact with state...

Over 11,800 workers from Jharkhand to work on critical border road projects

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has given permission to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to recruit over 11,800 workers from the state for critical projects, including in areas near the China border in Ladakh, after getting a written assurance about their welfare and rights, state government sources said on Monday. Jharkhand is also set to...