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HindustanTimes Thu,25 Dec 2014

Ranchi

Fake ‘Maoist’ rebels turn Gumla into killing fields

A ruthless bunch of outlaws, one of the dozen self-styled Maoist groups in Jharkhand, has unleashed a reign of terror in Gumla district, murdering, kidnapping and raping tribal villagers who oppose its illegal activities in this bauxite-rich region.

Children work at stone crushers, authorities turn a blind eye

Nine-year-old Tara Kumari works at a stone crushing plant in Tupudana, barely 30 kilometres from Ranchi. She takes home Rs. 600 every week, working nine hours a day.

Former Jharkhand minister Sao arrested in Delhi

A joint team of Jharkhand and Delhi police on Sunday arrested former Jharkhand agriculture minister Yogendra Sao, accused of harbouring and operating two extremist outfits—Jharkhand Tiger Group (JTG) and Jharkhand Bachao Aandolan (JBA)—in Hazaribagh area from Sukurpur area in Delhi.

110-year-old convict dies in Jharkhand jail

A 110-year-old prisoner died in Jharkhand jail in January, putting a question mark on the fate of at least 70 critically-ill and paralysed life convicts who are languishing in state jails for want of pardon from the governor.

JMM reluctant on congress’ grand alliance proposal

The talks on seat sharing between the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and congress remained inconclusive on Tuesday. The two parties agreed on contesting the forthcoming assembly polls in alliance, however. The assembly election is likely in the month of November or December.

Jharkhand: 5 charred to death as bus catches fire

Five people, including one women and a child, were burnt to death after a passenger bus caught fire on Sunday under Bishrampur police station area in Jharkhand’s Palamu district, around 160 km north of Ranchi.

Ailing Jharkhand prisoner kept in police station

Delay in treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has forced an undertrial prisoner from Jharkhand’s Saraikela Jail, arrested for alleged involvement in Maoist activities, to stay in unhygienic conditions on the verandah of the Hauz Khas police station in south Delhi for the past 10 days, his family members have alleged.

Ranchi: Man pleads for toilet to save marriage

Government officials in Ranchi’s outskirts are rushing to have a toilet built for a tribal man whose wife has threatened to divorce him unless he gets one constructed at their home.

‘Murdered’ woman found alive with new boyfriend — and her husband is relieved

A Jharkhand man’s joy knew no bounds when he spotted his runaway wife enjoying a meal with her new boyfriend last week, relieved that he could now prove to his in-laws that she had not been murdered by him for dowry.

Recover embezzled funds with 12% interest, says govt

The state finance department has ordered the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) to recover from its officials Rs. 9.75 crore, which was allegedly misappropriated, with 12% interest.

‘Love Jehad’ shooter turns women’s idol and girls’ inspiration

National-level shooter and ‘Love Jehad’ victim Tara Shahdeo is now a national inspiration for women, especially after she took a strong stand against her husband who reportedly tortured her to convert to Islam a month after their marriage.

Divorced ‘girl’ admitted to school after media hype

The residential government school, which had denied admission to a divorced ‘girl’, admitted her to Class 9 on Wednesday after the incident got media hype. The report was published in HT on August 26.

Jharkhand: Minor gang-raped, murdered in Gumla

Five men allegedly kidnapped a minor and then gang-raped and murdered her before dumping her body into a river in Gumla district in what police said on Tuesday was a gruesome act of revenge.

Husband denies forcing Tara Shahdeo to convert

‘Love jihad’ accused Ranjit Kohli alias Raqibul Hassan Khan, 37, has during his interrogation with the Jharkhand police denied that he forced his wife, ace shooter Tara Sahdeo to convert her religion, but did confess that they had a nikah ceremony two days after their Hindu wedding.

One of Jharkhand’s most wanted Maoist commanders arrested in Gujarat

Devendra Ambika Paswan alias Vishalji, one of the most wanted Maoist commanders who the police believe led some of the deadliest attacks on security forces, was arrested in Gujarat on Wednesday.

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