Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicHemant Soren

Topic: Hemant Soren

Jharkhand mining secretary Pooja Singhal arrested by ED in 5-yr-old money laundering case

The case relates to alleged diversion of MGNREGA funds worth Rs 18.6 crore during Singhal’s tenure as the deputy commissioner of Khunti district between February 2009 & July 2010.

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren gets 10-day breather from EC in ‘office-of-profit’ case

EC in its notice had said that Soren’s action prima facie violated Section 9A of The Representation of People (RP) Act, which could potentially disqualify his assembly membership.

Hemant Soren to fight out ‘office of profit’ charges, JMM says he’ll be CM even if disqualified

JMM gen secy Supriyo Bhattacharya says Soren will submit his response to Election Commission notice before deadline, and challenge any decision to disqualify him as MLA in HC.

How Pooja Singhal, Jharkhand IAS officer under ED probe, held top posts despite past charges

ED has raided properties linked to Singhal in money laundering case. Serving & retired IAS officers claim she got clean chits in past due to her equation with all parties' leaders.

How CM Hemant Soren’s ‘mining lease to himself’ has helped BJP demand his disqualification

Soren holds charge of both mining & environment departments, which 'cleared' mining lease to his company last year. BJP called for disqualification under Representation of the People Act.

BJP eyes lost ground in Jharkhand as trouble mounts for CM Soren over mining lease allegations

The Election Commission of India has sought a response from the Jharkhand government over allegations of corruption levelled against CM Hemant Soren.

Congress MLAs unhappy with own ministers in Jharkhand, party also ‘tussling’ with partner JMM

AICC gen secy & Jharkhand in-charge Avinash Pande says there is no discord & govt will complete its term. 'These are attempts to create confusion & destabilise govt', he says.

Jharkhand MLAs question govt on ‘police repression’ of tribals, demand inquiry into deaths

The MLAs cited a report by ThePrint Hindi, published on 15 March, on alleged police repression against Adivasis in the state. Investigation ongoing in some cases, say Jharkhand Police.

‘Why ask CMs to attend video call if you won’t let them speak?’ Jharkhand’s Soren asks PM Modi

In an interview to ThePrint, CM Hemant Soren says ‘PM attacked heart of India’s federal structure’ in recent video call, wants Centre to ‘take responsibility’ in handling Covid.

After Haryana, Jharkhand to reserve 75% jobs in private sector for state residents

The Hemant Soren government has also decided to give unemployment allowance of Rs 5,000 to youths who have technical education but no job.

On Camera

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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