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The high court deferred hearing the case after senior counsel Kapil Sibal, appearing for the Jharkhand government, told the division bench that he has filed a SLP before the Supreme Court and the latter has agreed to hear it Friday.
Published on May 19, 2022 11:35 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) told the Jharkhand high court that Pooja Singhal had a role in granting mining lease to chief minister Hemant Soren.
Updated on May 19, 2022 11:02 PM IST
The list will be displayed through digital display, hoardings and pamphlets at the public places to garner public support in wildlife crime control, they said. The enforcement agencies have also been advised to impart training on wildlife crime control.
Published on May 19, 2022 07:40 PM IST
Jharkhand governor Ramesh Bais has returned the agriculture produce amendment Bill, 2022 sent for his assent back to the state government directing it to rectify the differences in the Hindi and English versions of the said Bill, which was cleared by the assembly during the budget session, a senior official said.
Published on May 17, 2022 10:20 PM IST
ED special public prosecutor said the investigators needed the custody of suspended IAS officer Pooja Singhal and chartered accountant Suman Kumar to verify additional “digital information”.
Published on May 16, 2022 08:24 PM IST
Pooja Singhal, who was serving as the Jharkhand mining secretary before being suspended, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on May 12 in connection with a money laundering case linked to alleged embezzlement of MGNREGA funds in Khunti district of the state.
Published on May 16, 2022 06:35 PM IST
HT News Desk | Written by Aryan Prakash
The 2000 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer was produced before the court of PK Sharma, the designated court to hear money laundering cases in Ranchi.
Updated on May 12, 2022 02:33 AM IST
The Congress forced a contest in 2020 when it fielded a candidate for the Rajya Sabha from Jharkhand but lost after two a former BJP ally and two Independents supported the BJP candidate.
Published on May 11, 2022 07:30 PM IST
Pooja Singhal had appeared before the ED for the second consecutive day in connection with a money-laundering probe linked to alleged embezzlement of MGNREGA funds in Khunti and other charges.
Updated on May 11, 2022 07:26 PM IST
HT News Desk | Written by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi
The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday gave Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren an additional 10 days to reply to its notice over charges that he issued a mining lease in the state in his favour, officials in the state government said.
Published on May 10, 2022 09:52 PM IST
The ED’s money laundering probe, going on since 2018, is related to alleged embezzlement of funds meant for the rural jobs guarantee scheme in Khunti district between 2008 and 2011.
Updated on May 08, 2022 01:07 AM IST
HT Correspondents, Hindustan Times, New Delhi/ranchi
The Tata Steel company officials described the explosion as a gas flare up in a coke plant unit, which was non-operational and is undergoing a dismantling process.
Updated on May 07, 2022 04:27 PM IST
- The injured were contractual employees, the company stated in a statement on Twitter. They sustained minor injuries and were sent to Tata Main Hospital for treatment.
Updated on May 07, 2022 03:58 PM IST
Soren’s response came after Shiv Shankar Sharma on February 16 sought CBI and ED probes into how Hemant Soren, who is in-charge of the mining department, obtained the lease for a piece of land on the outskirts of Ranchi
Updated on May 07, 2022 04:44 AM IST
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren, who has been accused of allotting a mine lease to himself, has submitted before the high court that the public interest litigation (PIL) in the matter has been filed by his political rivals to “destabilise the democratically elected state government” headed by him.
Published on May 06, 2022 09:18 PM IST
The Jharkhand speaker’s decision to schedule a hearing comes against the backdrop of the Election Commission issuing notice to chief minister Hemant Soren in a office of profit complaint over a mining lease issued in Soren’s name last year.
Published on May 06, 2022 01:00 AM IST
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has threatened to shut medical services, including emergency, in Dhanbad from May 9 if the police fail to crack down against those behind threats and extortion calls to an eminent surgeon who has since “left the city out of fear”.
Published on May 05, 2022 09:06 PM IST
The petitioner had demanded that the government conduct polls only after determining the extent of reservation for the OBCs in compliance with the mandatory procedure of the triple test laid down by the SC in January this year.
Published on May 04, 2022 09:37 PM IST
Jharkhand’s health department has filed an FIR against Independent legislator Saryu Roy under sections of the IPC and Official Secrets Act, 1923, for allegedly leaking secret documents, police said on Tuesday.
Published on May 03, 2022 09:18 PM IST
The Election Commission will permit a personal hearing to Hemant Soren, if he so wishes, to refute charges of office of profit, according to an official.
Published on May 02, 2022 11:50 PM IST
A group of tribals in Jharkhand’s Latehar have laid siege to the district collectorate for four days now, demanding cancellation of the panchayat polls in the district, which they claim is “unconstitutional,” officials said.
Published on Apr 29, 2022 10:00 PM IST
Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah and apprised them of the prevailing situation in the state, Raj Bhawan said in a statement.
Published on Apr 27, 2022 09:22 PM IST
The ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Tuesday threw its weight behind its leader and chief minister Hemant Soren, who is facing charges of corruption, and alleged that the BJP was trying to create an opportunity for the central agencies to step in and target its political opponents, as is being done in other states.
Published on Apr 26, 2022 09:51 PM IST
Jharkhand’s former chief minister and BJP leader Raghubar Das on Monday levelled fresh allegations of corruption against chief minister Hemant Soren, alleging that the state’s industry department headed by Soren allotted an 11-acre plot to his wife Kalpana Soren’s firm at an industrial cluster in the state capital last year.
Published on Apr 25, 2022 10:15 PM IST
According to the police, the incident took place on April 19 at a village under the Tapkara police station’s jurisdiction but it came to light on Saturday after the accused, all in the age group of 10 to 16 years, were apprehended.
Updated on Apr 24, 2022 12:16 AM IST
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has begun a probe against Jharkhand’s water and sanitation minister Mithlesh Thakur after receiving a complaint that has sought his disqualification from the state assembly for allegedly violating section 9 A of the Representation of People’s Act, 1950, while citing his association with a construction firm.
Published on Apr 22, 2022 09:44 PM IST
The 73-year-old former Bihar chief minister is in judicial custody and currently under medical treatment at AIIMS, New Delhi, following his conviction and sentencing by the CBI court in February this year in the case involving alleged embezzlement of over ₹139 crore.
Updated on Apr 23, 2022 02:09 AM IST
Jharkhand’s health minister Banna Gupta Tuesday served a legal notice to Independent legislator Saryu Roy, demanding that he tender a written apology or face a defamation suit for maligning his reputation by making false allegations about him.
Updated on Apr 19, 2022 09:41 PM IST
‘Only the ECI can decide on issues related to office of profit for elected representatives. The commission has therefore written to the state government seeking information and authentication of the documents related to granting of the lease before sending its opinion to the Governor’
Updated on Apr 16, 2022 10:44 PM IST