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Jharkhand ropes in corporate captains to enhance ease of doing business

Mumbai, July 11 (IBNS): The Government of Jharkhand held the inaugural meeting of the Jharkhand Investment Promotion Board (JIPB) in India’s financial capital, Mumbai.

Jharkhand: Appearances and Reality

Two People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) cadres, identified as Tene Bhengra and Deepak Bhengra, were lynched by tribal villagers in Torpa block of the Khunti District on June 21, 2016. The PLFI cadres had come to Pandaria village to collect levies from a local when they were confronted by the villagers. Commenting on the incident, Khunti Superintendent of Police (SP) Anish Gupta disclosed, "The villagers who confronted the extremists became violent when the extremists threatened to kill them. The extremists were thrashed with sticks and other traditional weapons." PLFI is a splinter group of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist)

Jharkhand under two-day economic blockade

Ranchi/Jamshedpur, Jun 11 (IBNS): Protesting against the domicile policy issued by Raghubar Das-led government, the Jharkhand Vikash Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P), backed by several other opposition parties, is holding a two-day long economic blockade in the state from Saturday.

Jharkhand scribe killed for not meeting Maoist monetary demands?

Ranchi, May 18 (IBNS) Akhilesh Pratap Singh, the slain Jharkhand journalist, was killed because he failed to meet a monetary demand of Rs 7 lakhs by Maoist, media reports said.

Jharkhand: PM chairs high level meeting on drought , water scarcity

New Delhi, May 14 (IBNS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired a high level meeting on the drought and water scarcity situation in parts of Jharkhand.

Two journalists killed in Bihar and Jharkhand: Kolkata scribes hold condolence march

Kolkata, May 14 (IBNS): Expressing condolences on the killing of two journalists in Bihar and neibouring Jharkhand in last 24 hours and demanding strictest step against their killers, a section of Kolkata-based media workers, including journalists, photojournalists and videographers, on Saturday held a march in city's downtown Esplanade area.

Jharkhand : Mob burns alive three of family suspected of child sacrifice

Ranchi, Apr 18 (IBNS) Three members of a family accused of "child sacrifice" were burnt alive by a marauding mob at a village in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district on Sunday evening, media reports said.

Jharkhand: Tragic Errors, Sustained Consolidation

At least seven Jharkhand State Policemen were killed and another six sustained injuries when Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres attacked a Security Forces (SFs) convoy near Kasiyar village under the Chhatarpur Police Station area of Palamu District on January 27, 2016. After conducting a combing operation in the Kalapahar area of the District, the SFs were returning to their Hussainabad base camp, when one of the vehicles (TATA-407 mini truck) carrying 13 Policemen hit a landmine while crossing a Kutcha Road (dirt track) and was about to reach the Hussainabad-Chhatarpur Main Road. Subsequently, the Maoists hiding nearby opened fire and attempted to loot Police weapons. Six Policemen aboard a Maruti Suzuki Gypsy that had safely passed the incident site a few minutes earlier heard the explosion and gun shots and returned to the incident site and fought the Maoists along with the injured Policemen. They were soon joined by a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) contingent which was also the part of the combing team. Though SF weapons were not looted, the Maoists managed to escape.

Jharkhand: Two Al-Qaeda suspects held in Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur, Jan 25 (IBNS): Acting on a tip off, police on Monday arrested two Al-Qaeda suspects from Jharkhand's steel city Jamshedpur, few hours ahead of the Republic Day, reports said.

Jharkhand: Democracy's March

Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management On December 17, 2015, the Jharkhand Police killed a People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) 'area commander', identified as Dinesh Sahu (28) in an encounter, at Bandha village under the Tupudana Block of Ranchi District in Jharkhand. He was wanted in at least 29 cases in the Khunti District. Khunti Superintendent of Police (SP) Anish Gupta disclosed, "He (Sahu) was wanted in several cases of rape, murder and extortion. Reacting on a tip-off by one of our informers, we found him and shot him dead." Four of Sahu's accomplices, however, managed to escape. Arms and ammunition were recovered from the encounter site. PLFI is a splinter group of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist).

Jharkhand: Stampede at temple kills 11

Deoghar, Aug 10 (IBNS): At least 11 people were killed in a stampede at a temple in Jharkhand's Deoghar town on Monday, reports said.

Refused toilet at home, 17-year-old commits suicide in Jharkhand

Dumka, Jharkhand, Jul 4 (IBNS) A teenager allegedly committed suicide in Jharkhand's Dumka district on Friday after her parents refused to construct a toilet at their home.

Jharkhand: Sustained Offensive

Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management Twelve Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres, including a 'zonal commander' identified as Anurag Yadav aka RK aka Doctor, who was carrying a reward of INR 1 million on his head, were killed by a joint team of Palamu Police, Jharkhand Jaguars and Commando Battalion of Resolute Action (CoBRA) personnel at Bakoria village near the Palamu-Latehar border in the Palamu District of Jharkhand at around 01:00 hrs [IST] on June 9, 2015. Confirming the incident, Palamu Superintendent of Police (SP) Patel Mayur Kanaiya Lal stated, "The encounter took place in Bakoria village, about 140 km from Ranchi. All the bodies have been recovered." Two INSAS rifles, an American 30-06 Springfield rifle, four .303 rifles, a semi-automatic rifle and cache of ammunition were recovered from the encounter site.

Jharkhand: Strategic Silence

Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management In a change for good, the five phase Assembly Election in Jharkhand held in the month of November and December 2014 passed off peacefully, with a record voter turnout of 66.47 per cent. According to the Jharkhand Chief Electoral Officer P.K. Jajoria the State has not recorded this high a polling in any election - Assembly or Lok Sabha - since the creation of the State in 2000. Significantly, Inspector General (IG) of Police (Operations) M.L. Meena, who was a nodal officer in the Election Cell, added, "Since 1996, no election had been peaceful. Casualties were reported in 2009 and 2005 Assembly and Lok Sabha polls from Palamu, Dhanbad, Giridih, Khunti and Dumka." In the General Elections to the Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) held in April-May 2014, eight persons - five Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) personnel, two poll officials and a cleaner of the minibus in which they were travelling - died in a landmine blast by the Maoists in the Shikaripada Police Station area in Dumka District on April 24.

Raghubar Das to become next Jharkhand CM

Ranchi, Dec 26 (IBNS): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Raghubar Das, 59, will be the next chief minister of Jharkhand, media reports said.