Saturday, 25 June, 2022

Topic: Jharkhand

Droupadi Murmu files nomination for President as ruling NDA candidate

The former governor is a politician from Odisha and an ardent champion of tribal rights.

Newer states are a boon for bureaucracy. But a critical factor can make or break them

The hype about the ‘growth miracle’ of Telangana isn't what it seems. Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh might want to take lessons from it.

Soren hits back? Jharkhand CM orders probe against 5 ministers of predecessor BJP govt

In an official release, state government said action was being ordered on the basis of a PIL filed by an RTI activist who accused the five ex-ministers of disproportionate assets.

CBI searches home of ex-Jharkhand sports minister Bandhu Tirkey in National Games graft case

15 other places were searched; matter relates to multi-crore purchase of equipment for 2011 Games during the BJP-led Arjun Munda government.

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.

ED recovers over Rs 18 crore in Jharkhand MGNREGA funds fraud case

The raids pertain to a money-laundering case in which Ram Binod Prasad Sinha, former junior engineer in Jharkhand govt, was arrested in 2020 under the PMLA.

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.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.