Vishal Kant works as an Assistant Editor with Hindustan Times. He tracks developments in Aam Aadmi Party and Delhi government. Vishal has spent about a decade covering the city politics and governance, besides writing on Delhi’s civic issues, urban transport and infrastructure.
Articles by Vishal Kant
Make rules to implement judicial orders: President Murmu
Murmu, who inaugurated the new building of the Jharkhand High Court in state capital Ranchi, was addressing a gathering which included chief justice of India DY Chandrachud, union law minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, Governor CP Radhakrishnan, chief minister Hemant Soren, besides serving and former judges of Jharkhand high court.
Updated on May 24, 2023 09:52 PM IST
NCR belt emerges new cybercrime epicentre
The highest number of cybercrimes in the country over the last three years originated from Bharatpur district in Rajasthan
Updated on May 22, 2023 12:08 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi defamation case: J’khand HC reserves order on quashing petition
The complaint case was filed by Navin Jha with Ranchi court on April 28, 2018, against the statement Rahul Gandhi made at the plenary session of his party on March 18, 2018.
Updated on May 16, 2023 09:55 PM IST
Nitish meets CM Soren, says will work together for 2024 LS polls
The Janata Dal (United) leader, who leads a coalition government in Bihar, has been meeting leaders from various parties as part of his campaign for the last several months.
Updated on May 10, 2023 09:35 PM IST
IAS Ranjan was principal conspirator in fraudulent sale of army land, ED tells Ranchi court
The directorate of enforcement (ED) on Friday told the special PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act) court that IAS officer Chhavi Ranjan misused his office of Ranchi deputy commissioner and connived with land brokers, officials and other beneficiaries to facilitate fraudulent sale of atleast three land plots at premium locations in Jharkhand’s state capital, including one under possession of the Indian army since independence, by manipulation of official records in Ranchi and Kolkata
Updated on May 05, 2023 07:03 PM IST
ED arrests Jharkhand IAS officer in land deal case
ED on Thursday arrested Jharkhand IAS officer Chhavi Ranjan, after around 11 hours of questioning in connection with its money laundering probe related to alleged illegal land deals.
Updated on May 05, 2023 12:00 AM IST
Ranchi court rejects Rahul’s plea for appearance exemption
The defamation case in Ranchi court was filed by an advocate, Pradip Modi, for Gandhi’s alleged remark that “all Modis are thieves” at an election rally in Ranchi in 2019.
Updated on May 03, 2023 09:57 PM IST
Jharkhand: Congress cautious over minister’s viral video as BJP seeks action
BJP MP from Jharkhand’s Godda Nishikant Dubey on Sunday night had shared a video clip on social media purportedly showing Gupta engaging in an “obscene” phone conversation with a woman
Updated on Apr 25, 2023 01:18 PM IST
Jharkhand: Congress cautious over minister’s viral video, BJP seeks action
Jharkhand Congress president Rajesh Thakur said the party was keeping a watch on the developments and party would take a call over the issue at opportune time.
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 10:12 PM IST
J’khand guv again returns bill to increase reservation
A senior Raj Bhawan official said that the bill has been returned to the government based on legal opinion provided by the Attorney General of India.
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 12:26 AM IST
Jharkhand governor returns OBC reservation bill to Soren govt for review
A senior official in Raj Bhawan, however, said the bill has been returned back to the government based on the legal opinion provided by the Attorney General of India.
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 10:26 PM IST
Jharkhand governor returns quota increase bill for review
An official in the governor’s office said the bill was returned on the basis of the legal opinion from the attorney general of India
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 12:17 PM IST
Ranchi land scam case: ED summons IAS officer Chhavi Ranjan for questioning
The ED summon to IAS officer Chhavi Ranjan comes four days after the federal agency raided 21 locations across three states including the official and private residence of Ranjan and others on April 13
Updated on Apr 18, 2023 09:16 AM IST
Land scam case: ED arrests seven, sent to judicial custody; hearing on remand today
The ED crack down is related to money laundering probe in connection with fraudulent sale of around 4.5 acres land, in possession of the Indian army since independence, besides one acre land in Cheshire Home road in upscale Bariatu area in Ranchi.
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 10:01 PM IST
Jharkhand money laundering probe: ED raids multiple locations of IAS officer
The raids are in connection with a money laundering probe conducted by the federal agency at around two dozen locations of IAS officer Chhavi Ranjan over some land deals in Ranchi in the past few years
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 10:37 AM IST
Jharkhand: BJP workers clash with police during march to secretariat
The clash left around two dozen people, including at least two journalists and a policeman, injured. They were shifted to different hospitals and discharged after treatment.
Updated on Apr 11, 2023 10:07 PM IST
‘Neither women nor mineral resources in state are safe under Soren regime’
In an interview, Vajpayee spoke about a host of issues, including the party’s charge against the JMM-led state government and organisational issues and exuded confidence that they would emerge victorious in the upcoming elections in the state
Updated on Apr 10, 2023 10:39 PM IST
Jharkhand education minister Jagarnath Mahto passes away
Chief minister and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha working president Hemant Soren called it an “irreparable loss”
Updated on Apr 06, 2023 10:51 AM IST
Jharkhand Information Commission defunct for three years
More than 16,000 appeal applications are pending for hearing in Jharkhand Information Commission as the statutory body has been lying defunct for around three years since the last information commissioner, Himanshu Shekhar Chaudhary, retired after completing his term on May 8, 2020.
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 09:38 PM IST
5 top Maoists killed in Jharkhand encounter
Five top Maoists, including two who were carrying a reward of ₹25 lakh each on their head, were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Jharkhand’s Chatra district on Monday, police said.
Updated on Apr 03, 2023 11:59 PM IST
5 Maoists killed in encounter in Jharkhand’s Chatra: Police
The Jharkhand police said that one of the five Maoists killed in the encounter had carried ₹25 lakh reward on his head
Updated on Apr 03, 2023 03:42 PM IST
Jharkhand: PTR struggles to retain lone tiger sighted after 3 years
According to officials, the tiger is estimated to be around eight-year-old and his picture was captured on a mobile phone camera in Kutku range of the reserve by PTR (North) deputy director Prajesh Jena on March 18.
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 10:09 PM IST
Difficult to say we are in Amritkaal or Apatkaal: Soren
Soren, who is also the working president of the JMM and leads the JMM-Congress-RJD combine government, described the court verdict on former Congress president Rahul Gandhi as unjustified.
Published on Mar 23, 2023 09:56 PM IST
‘Difficult to say we are in Amritkaal or Apatkaal’: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren
In his reply to the House on the last of the day of the budget session of the Jharkhand assembly, CM Soren hit out at the BJP and the Centre over a host of issues, including Rahul Gandhi’s conviction, centre-state relationship, misuse of agencies and inflation, besides his government’s stand over the contentious domicile and employment policy of the state
Published on Mar 23, 2023 08:28 PM IST
Jharkhand infant death: 6 police personnel part of raiding team suspended, booked
The newborn died on Wednesday after a raiding police party entered the home of an accused and allegedly stepped over his four-day-old grandson sleeping inside one of the rooms
Published on Mar 23, 2023 01:00 PM IST
Jharkhand assembly: Barbs like Bangladeshi, Talibani, fly over Ramnavami ‘curbs’
The issue was raised during the question hour by Hazaribag legislator Manish Jaiswal, who alleged that the Hazaribag district administration is acting against innocents, besides putting a complete ban on operating DJ during Ramnavami procession on instructions from the state government due to “appeasement” politics.
Published on Mar 21, 2023 09:55 PM IST
J’khand govt accuses BRO of violating Migrant Workmen Act, warns of action
In a communication to the director general of the BRO on Tuesday, state labour secretary Rajesh Kumar Sharma has urged the central agency, which has traditionally been hiring CLP from the state for its projects, to get itself registered as the ‘principal employer’ under the Act.
Published on Mar 21, 2023 09:55 PM IST
2 yrs jail, fine for assault on medical professionals in new Jharkhand bill
The bill named ‘Personnel associated with Jharkhand medical services and institutions (prevention of violence and damage to property) Bill, 2023’, is likely to be tabled in the assembly on Tuesday
Published on Mar 20, 2023 08:36 PM IST
CM Soren’s principal secy removed from charges soon after Marandi’s allegations
BJP’s Babulal Marandi had demanded removal of Ekka for allegedly being hand in glove with powerbrokers and clearing official files from the private office of one Vishal Chaudhary whose premise was raided by the enforcement directorate (ED) last year.
Published on Mar 05, 2023 10:39 PM IST
J’khand budget 2023-24: With ₹1.16 lakh cr, FM ready for ‘year of implementation’
In 2023-24, the government plans to spent the maximum ( ₹43,303.44 crore) in the social sector, followed by ₹39.736.11 crore in finance sector.
Updated on Mar 03, 2023 10:10 PM IST