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Coalfields fire threatens to engulf Jharkhand college

A fire burning in one of India's biggest coalfields for nearly hundred years is threatening a college in Dhanbad, the flames now just 10 metres away from the educational institution.

To make ends meet, budding wrestler sells liquor

A silver medalist in the 2013 Kanyakumari sub-junior national wrestling championship, Rakhi can be seen every day at Kishoreganj with her father, selling handia (local alcoholic beverage) to eke out a living. She is an undergraduate student at the Marwari College.

Woman kills husband by pouring boiling oil on head

A woman in Jharkhand's Dumka district killed her unemployed husband, who used to harass her regularly, following a quarrel by pouring boiling oil on his head while he was asleep. 

Real-time watch on Baidynath Dham visitors after security alert

The Baidyanath Dham shrine board has introduced a unique biometric 'access card system' this Shravani Mela to track a devotee’s movement live right from the time of his entry and exit from the temple campus.

11 minors rescued while being taken to Maoist camp

Eleven minors, all in their early teens, were rescued as they were allegedly being herded to a Maoist training camp, security forces have claimed. A Maoist, Motra Chaki alias Samuel, who was taking the children to the camp, has been arrested.

Dhanbad hospital may close due to fund crisis, doctors' absence

At a time when more than a dozen villages in Dhanbad district are in the grip of a suspected measles outbreak, the only hospital in the region specialised in treating infectious diseases is facing the prospect of closure thanks to shortage of funds, lack of medicines and absence of doctors

CM in poll mode, tells people to be wary of BJP’s false promises

Even though the date for the assembly elections is yet to be formally announced, chief minister Heman Soren kicked off an informal poll campaign on Tuesday

Budding footballers of Jhatijharna dream big, thanks to Tata Steel

As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, Tata Steel is imparting football training to the youths of Maoist-hit Jhatijharna village

Monsoon to hit Jharkhand today, Met predicts

Monsoon to hit Jharkhand on Wednesday. If the Meteorological office is to be believed, a change in weather is likely on Tuesday and Wednesday with expectations of moderate to heavy rainfall in the state.

BJP befooled people by acchey din campaign: Brinda Karat

CPI(M) politburo member Brinda Karat on Tuesday made a jibe at the BJP for its “achche din” campaign and said the people will feel the pinch sooner or later.

State teachers face dismissal

The district administration has ordered dismissal of 23 government schoolteachers, who have not cleared the Jharkhand Teachers Eligibility Test

Political party-backed candidates give swanky banners, posters a miss

Candidates, who are contesting the mayoral polls in the city scheduled for June 23 with support from major parties like Congress, AJSU and BJP, have given up trusted campaigning tools such as posters, hoardings and banners a miss.

Onion prices likely to soar as major suppliers go on strike

Jharkhand residents may face a shortage of onions, as traders in Nasik are on an indefinite strike from Monday. Nasik is a major onion supplier to Jharkhand and onion prices are likely to go up if the strike continues.

Monsoon likely to hit J'khand in next 48 hours, Met predicts

Monsoon may hit Jharkhand within next two days. According to Meteorological officials, a change in weather is likely on Tuesday and Wednesday with expectations of moderate to heavy rainfall in the state.

Local BJP leaders to join Yashwant Sinha’s agitation

Buoyed by its performance in the recent Lok Sabha polls in Jharkhand, the BJP seems to have gone into overdrive in view of the upcoming assembly elections in the state.
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