The country might be tying itself up in knots to determine the punishment for rape, but in the heart of Jharkhand, the Ho tribals have resolved the matter in a simple manner. Ushinor Majumdar
At least seven labourers were killed and more than 20 injured today when the driver of the vehicle they were travelling in lost control over it and hit a tree in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh district, police said.
In a development that is certainly not music to the ears of the people of Jharkhand, the People’s Liberation Front of India has issued a diktat banning modern audio systems at wedding ceremonies in areas under their control. B Vijay Murty and Anil Kumar
Rural development minister Jairam Ramesh hoisted the tricolour in a Maoist den in Jharkhand on the occasion of Republic Day.
Ten days after it plunged into political crisis, Jharkhand was on Friday brought under President's Rule for the third time since its formation 12 years ago.
With the Union government on Thursday recommending President’s Rule in Jharkhand, the stage is set for a major face-off between the nation’s two biggest political parties, the BJP and the Congress.
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that “any interested person” can invoke anti-defection law to seek disqualification of a legislator for switching political loyalty. Until now, only a legislator could initiate such a move.
This week's killing of 10 security persons has again demonstrated that the Maoists' belligerence goes up sharply in January, the birth time of their armed unit, the People's Liberation of Guerrilla Army. B Vijay Murty
reports. An ideology of violence
With the JMM seeking more time for forming the government in Jharkhand, the possibility of the state assembly being kept in suspended animation has increased. Aurangzeb Naqshbandi reports.
The Maoists gouged out the eyes and chopped off the tongue of a CRPF man while he was probably still alive during an ambush at Ambatikar forest in Jharkhand’s Latehar area on January 6.
Two Maoists, who were allegedly involved in Monday's encounter that killed ten security men and four villagers in Latehar district, have been arrested, police said on Friday.
The remains of the Maoist-police encounter in the forests of Jharkhand have shown that the security persons did not hesitate to throw non-combatants into deathtraps to protect themselves.
Maoists once again displayed their propensity towards brutal violence when they cut open the body of a slain trooper on Tuesday and implanted an improvised explosive device to booby-trap the security personnel carrying out rescue operations. B Vijay Murty and Deepak Mahato report.
Suspense prevailed in political circles in Jharkhand on Wednesday with a Raj Bhavan spokesperson saying governor Syed Ahmad would take a couple of days to decide whether to accept Arjun Munda's recommendation or call another combination to form the next government. B Vijay Murty and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi report.
Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed is understood to have recommended President's rule in the state by keeping the Assembly under suspended animation.