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Sanjay Sahay is a senior journalist reporting on crime in Ranchi district. He is also reporting on incidents in neighbouring districts. Earlier, he was in-charge of Hazaribagh and Bokaro districts.

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Inter-state opium smugglers financing poppy cultivation in Jharkhand: police

The forests in Jharkhand’s Chatra, about 200km from the state capital Ranchi, once known for its medicinal plants, are fast becoming infamous for illegal opium cultivation.

Police destroying poppy cultivation in a village in Jharkhand’s Chatra district.(HT Photo.)
Updated on Jan 06, 2017 09:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

Sharp decline in suicides in Jharkhand

Jharkhand registered 835 suicides in 2015 compared to 1,300 in 2014, down by 35.8%, the highest in the country, followed by Bihar 28.2% and Manipur 26%.

Jharkhand registered 835 suicides in 2015 compared to 1,300 in 2014, down by 35.8%, the highest in the country, followed by Bihar 28.2% and Manipur 26%.(Representational picture)
Updated on Jan 02, 2017 10:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

Engineering student burnt to death after being allegedly raped

Police suspect miscreant(s) either raped or tried to rape the victim before setting her on fire

19-year-old girl ‘s semi-naked body was found inside her house in Ranchi’s Booty locality(Representative photo/HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 16, 2016 10:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

Two murders bring turf war among Jharkhand gang lords to focus again

Police believe the recent back-to-back murders of two persons with criminal records within a week in Jamshedpur were the fallout of the deadly turf wars among rival gangs.

Gangster Akhilesh Singh in Jamshedpur.(HT file photo)
Updated on Dec 09, 2016 10:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByB Vijay Murty & Sanjay Sahay, Ranchi

Graft watchdog sets record in trapping officials

The ACB has arrested 92 government employees and disposed of 69 cases registered with it. In 2015, the bureau solved 44 cases and arrested 40 employees in 29 trap cases.

The office of the state Anti-Corruption Bureau on Mayor’s Road in Ranchi.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 03, 2016 10:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

Jharkhand: One killed in police firing as tribal anger over land ordinance grows

A tribal person was killed and three others injured in Jharkhand on Saturday as clashes took place between the police and tribals going to attend a rally here to protest amendments in two land acts.

Tribals in Ranchi attend the Adivashi Akrosh Maharally expressing solidarity with the unmodified
Updated on Oct 22, 2016 09:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

Nine PLFI members lay down arms in Jharkhand

Nine members of People Liberation Front of India (PLFI), a banned Maoist faction, surrendered before the Jharkhand police in Ranchi on Monday, days after the state police chief announced they would crush Maoist menace by 2017-end.

Nine PLFI members at the police headquarters in Ranchi after their surrender on Monday.(Parwaz Khan/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 18, 2016 04:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

Jharkhand: Uproar over hoarding showing Rahul, Kejriwal as demon king Mahishasur

A hoarding in BJP-ruled Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi depicting Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sanjay Nirupam and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal as demon king Mahishasur has led to a political uproar in the state.

This poster was seen in Ranchi, Jharkhand, on October 12, 2016. It doesn’t have the name of any political party or outfit and no one has claimed responsibility for putting it up.(Diwakar Prasad / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 12, 2016 03:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySanjay Sahay and Saurav Roy, Ranchi

5 of Noida doctor’s family commit suicide in Ranchi over suspected family rift

Five members of a family of a retired army doctor allegedly committed suicide inside a flat in Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi on Saturday night, police said on Monday.

The entrance to Dr Sarkar’s house in Marvel apartments, Sector 61, Noida.(HT)
Updated on Oct 10, 2016 02:06 PM IST
By, Ranchi

Damage to statues of Sido, Kanhu triggers protests

Sido and Kanho had led the Santhal tribals’ rebellion against the British and landlords in 1855.

A villager shows one of the damaged statues to police officers at Bhognadih village in Sahibganj district on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 19, 2016 03:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

In Jharkhand, road accidents killed more cops than left wing extremists

NCRB report says only nine policemen killed by left-wing extremism, while 16 died in road accidents.

ASP (anti-corruption bureau) Anand Joseph Tigga died in a road accident on National Highway-75 on September 1.(HT File)
Updated on Sep 09, 2016 03:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

Sahara accused of trying to sell Jharkhand forest land

Sahara India Pariwar chief Subrata Roy, who is struggling to raise bail money fixed at Rs 10,000 crore by the Supreme Court, has suffered yet another setback — this time in Jharkhand.

Sahara India Pariwar chief Subrata Roy.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 28, 2016 02:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

With spurt in violent crimes, Ranchi residents live in fear

June has been especially bloody with 28 murders being reported in the district

The body of one of the criminals killed by PLFI cadre at Hundingdah forest, located on the Ranchi-Khunti border, on Monday.(HT File)
Updated on Jun 30, 2016 03:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

Jharkhand jails track down victims to compensate for decades-old crimes

The money comes from a new drive by jail administration in the state to give monetary grants to crime victims and the kin of people killed from the wages earned by convicts.

Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2016 10:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

Jharkhand: 40 houses torched in revenge violence

The retaliatory assault happened after an unidentified assailant slashed the neck of Naseem Ansari of Navri village with a sword, at fellow land dealer Md Zakir’s home in Piprachauda village on Monday.

A mob attacked a village about 15km from the Jharkhand capital and torched 40 houses and dozens of vehicles on Monday night, apparently to avenge the murder of a land broker from a neighbouring area.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 22, 2016 12:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

Jharkhand: Six block officers get threat letters from ‘fake Maoist’

Six block development officers (BDOs) in Jharkhand have received letters asking them to quit office or face dire consequences.

Published on Jun 10, 2016 03:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

Child dies in Jharkhand after mistaking crude bomb for a ball

A six-year-old boy died and two children were injured when a country-made bomb exploded near Chillauna village in Godda district on Monday morning.

The victims were playing with the bomb - thinking it to be a ball - when it blew up.(HT/Photo for representation)
Published on May 31, 2016 05:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

Jharkhand: Villagers kill Khunti woman after branding her a witch

Police recovered the body of a 65-year-old woman, who was beaten to death after being branded as a witch at Bohanda village in Khunti district, on Saturday night.

Police recovered the body of a 65-year-old woman, who was beaten to death after being branded as a witch.(Photo for representation)
Published on May 30, 2016 05:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

Jharkhand cops get training to crack cyber crime

Twenty-nine officers of the Jharkhand Police were given a four-day hands-on training to crack cyber crime cases which have shot up during the past few years, inspector general Sampat Meena said on Thursday.

According to police records, there has been a 28% rise in the cyber crime cases during the past one year.(Photo for representation)
Published on May 27, 2016 04:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

Dumri MLA to be tried for cop’s death during protest

Police officer Ram Chandra Ram fell ill after he went to control a torchlight procession led by the MLA on May 13

Police officer Ram Chandra Ram with Dumri MLA Jagannath Mahto (left) and JMM workers during a protest against the domcile policy at Nawadih in Bokaro(HT File)
Updated on May 22, 2016 04:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

Jharkhand villagers return Maoist fire with ‘Ulgulan’ movement

As part of the movement, villagers hold day-long meetings called ‘shanti sabhas’ to mobilise support against extremists, convince the youth against joining them, and convince Maoists as well as their sympathisers to rejoin mainstream society.

As part of the Ulgulan movement, villagers hold day-long meetings called ‘shanti sabhas’ to mobilise support against extremists, convince the youth against joining them.(File Photo)
Published on May 17, 2016 12:50 AM IST
ByB Vijay Murty and Sanjay Sahay, Ranchi

Domicile protests shut down Jharkhand

9,000 political workers, an MP and 9 MLAs detained; bandh gets a good response in rural areas

JMM workers enforcing the bandh in Ranchi, even as policemen look on.(Diwakar Prasad / Hindustan Times)
Published on May 15, 2016 04:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

Jharkhand cops unearth illegal mine, seize 600 tonne of coal

The Bokaro police have unearthed illegal coal mines in a forest in rebel-hit area of the district and seized more than 600 tonne of coal and booked seven people , an official said on Thursday.

Illegal coal being transported on a bicycle in Kanke block of Ranchi.(HT photo)
Updated on Apr 29, 2016 03:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

Jharkhand: Police probe foreigners’ hand in bomb unit blast

Rapid Action Force personnel deployed to maintain peace in Hazaribagh on Tuesday.(Rajesh Sinha/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 21, 2016 12:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySanjay Sahay and Shailesh Sharma, Ranchi/hazaribagh

Bokaro, Hazaribagh peaceful, a day after communal clashes on Ram Navmi

Bokaro administration said curfew under four police stations would be relaxed from 5 am to 11 am on Sunday.

Police personnel patrol affected localities in Bokaro a day after communal clashes on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 17, 2016 05:39 PM IST
BySanjay Sahay & Shailesh Sharma, Bokaro, Hazaribagh

Al Qaeda training base ‘somewhere in Jharkhand’: Delhi Police

Delhi police revelations about an al-Qaeda training camp “somewhere in Jharkhand” has set alarm bells ringing in a state battling Left-wing extremist outfits in at least 16 out of 24 districts.

Al Qaeda Indian Sub-Continent members, Delhi Police say, had planned to carry out terror attacks in Delhi and other cities on January 26.(Arun Sharma/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 12, 2016 11:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByBedanti Saran and Sanjay Sahay, Ranchi

Businessman’s body found in Chatra forest, 2 arrested

Five days after a Ranchi-based marble businessman was abducted, police recovered his body from Pattharchatta forest in Chatra district Saturday night.

Police sources said two persons — Saryu Mahato and Kameshwar Oraon — have been arrested in the case. One pistol, two cartridges and a mobile phone have been recovered from them. Four others have been identified.(Shutterstock/Representative Photo)
Published on Mar 07, 2016 06:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi

Cops fighting Maoists create awareness against witch-hunting

Security forces engaged in anti- Maoist operations in Jharkhand are creating awareness among villagers against witch-hunting and human trafficking, police said.

Two Maoist rebels surrender along with their weapons before police in Chatra on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 29, 2016 08:40 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ranchi
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