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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.