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Five women killed on suspicion of witchcraft in Jharkhand

Five women have been killed in a village in Jharkhand, 45 kilometres from capital Ranchi, reportedly on allegations of witchcraft. The village falls under Ranchi`s Mandar block. The villagers used

Jharkhand government, GAIL ink MoU for natural gas supply

The Jharkhand government has cleared deck for commissioning work for the 450km natural gas pipeline in the state under the energy highway project.  The Raghubar Das-led NDA government signed a

Poorest states make headway towards food security

Eastern India, “the world capital of malnutrition”, has reached a make-or-break point in the battle against hunger. For the first time, the National Food Security Act (NFSA) makes it po

People seek answers from district admin for food security lapses

Jharkhand has reached a make-or-break point in the battle against hunger. For the first time, the National Food Security Act (NFSA) makes it possible to ensure that no one sleeps on an empty stomac

Catering family planning needs in Jharkhand’s Red Corridor

The gun was placed on my forehead. There were eight to ten men who started enquiring about my whereabouts,” recalls  Balmati Devi, an auxilliary nurse midwife (ANM) of Gumla block, Jhark

National waterway project gathers steam

The first phase of the national waterway project is taking shape with the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) awarding the contract for construction of the multi-modal terminal at Sahibganj

India Post launches payments bank

India Post has launched pilot operations of its payments bank – India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) – in Raipur, Chhattisgarh and Ranchi, Jharkhand on Monday. There are over

You can’t win trust by dropping leaflets from choppers: Arjun Munda

Former chief minister of Jharkhand Arjun Munda, of the ruling BJP, is among the leading tribal voices questioning the amendments to the CNTA and SPTA. Portraying himself as a willing arbitrator

A tale of land loss, from Birsa’s village

A hulking armoured vehicle of the CRPF, olive green against the dull yellow of crop stubble, stands morosely where the road curves into Ulihatu, a village of Munda tribals. Such mine-proof vehicles

Stories you must read over the weekend

  Tribals in the land of the legendary Birsa Munda in Jharkhand are fighting against the amendments of the Chotanagpur Tenancy Act (CNTA) and Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act (SPTA).

How a PSU takes land for mining

On October 1 last year, Mehtab Alam Ansari, 30, who worked as a tailor in Delhi, had arrived in his village, Chepa Khurd in Barkagaon tehsil of Harazibagh district, to celebrate Eid with his family

Stories to read over the weekend

On October 1 last year, Mehtab Alam Ansari, 30, who worked as a tailor in Delhi, had arrived in his village, Chepa Khurd in Barkagaon tehsil of Harazibagh district, to celebrate Eid with hi

Stories to read over the weekend

Whether it is for learning, banking, communicating, accessing government services, investing in the stock market or starting a social media campaign, access to the internet has gone beyon

CAG spots avoidable loss of Rs 1,394 crore to Jharkhand’s revenue

  An audit of Jharkhand’s revenue sector carried out by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) relating to taxes showed it were either not or short levied and loss of ta

“Return land to tribals after mining is over”

Seasoned BJP parliamentarian Nand Kumar Sai, who took charge as the chairperson of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) on February 28, has his work cut out for him. 

NHRC notice to Jharkhand over abduction of 1,000 kids

The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Jharkhand government and sought a report over 1,000 children being reportedly abducted and recruited by Maoists over the past few y

Food security: Aadhaar eliminating corruption a myth

In April this year, activists dealing with food security wanted to know from people in Katar village in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district whether the information uploaded on a website where PDS h

52 kids die at Jharkhand hospital, NHRC issues notice

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to the Jharkhand government after 52 children died at a hospital over a period of 30 days.   The deaths

REC, PVUNL sign pact to build thermal plant in Jharkhand

 REC and Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (PVUNL) have inked an agreement to set up 3x800 MW Patratu super thermal power project in Jharkhand.  The project cost of Rs 18,668



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