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A file photo of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren. | Photo: ANI

‘Entire India could plunge into darkness’ — Soren warns of coal blockade after row with Centre

Soren targets Centre for its decision to deduct Rs 1,417-cr electricity dues from Jharkhand’s account with RBI, warns against taking ‘undue advantage’ of state's 'tolerance'.
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Jharkhand govt releases BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj within 24 hrs of quarantine ‘under pressure’

Maharaj was 'forcibly' put under 14-day home quarantine at Shanti Bhavan Ashram for allegedly not informing the state about his arrival to take part in a programme.
A file photo of former Jharkhard chief minister Raghubar Das. | Photo: ANI

BJP ropes in former Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das to woo extremely backward classes in Bihar

Raghubar Das has already participated in 45 virtual assembly meetings and is likely to hold a few more. BJP has also given Maharashtra ex-CM Devendra Fadnavis a role in Bihar.
Migrant workers queue up at the Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi on 14 August | Photo: ANI

3 months after being flown home, Jharkhand’s struggling migrants now want to return to cities

Jharkhand govt has tried to generate jobs under MGNREGA and is launching new schemes, but workers are struggling with low wages and lack of money.
Bhoomi pujan for the Ram temple at Ayidhya is scheduled for 5 August, Wednesday | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Soil for Ram Mandir construction angers Jharkhand tribals, VHP blames Christian missionaries

Soil from Jharkhand is sourced from 1,100 sarna sthals, which are places of spiritual significance to tribals. Followers of Sarna school believe they are a religion independent of Hinduism, Islam or Christianity.
The Supreme Court in New Delhi| Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Plea in SC against Jharkhand govt’s appointment of DGP for ‘violating’ fixed tenure orders

The petitioner said he is aggrieved by the violation of the top court's order with regards to appointment of MV Rao as acting DGP by JMM-led govt 'to satisfy their political interest'.

Covid talent contests and Didi kitchens — how Dumka relied on community to survive lockdown

Dumka’s Deputy Commissioner writes on how connecting with people allowed her to be an accessible leader during the Jharkhand district’s Covid fight.

Tulsi oil hand sanitiser, Covid awareness in Mundari language — Khunti’s localised Covid battle

Deputy Commissioner of Khunti, Suraj Kumar, writes about how his Jharkhand district restored its livelihood economy, while containing the spread of Covid-19.
A file photo of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren. | Photo: ANI

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren home quarantines after cabinet minister tests Covid-19 positive

Soren, whose samples are expected to be tested today, had recently met Drinking and Sanitation Minister Mithilesh Thakur, who tested positive for COVID-19.
Coal being loaded in Chandwa, Jharkhand | Representational image | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Commercial coal mining is key to Modi’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat, but states need to do their bit

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren has chosen to oppose commercial coal mining, which damages our national interests as it makes it difficult to deal with local issues.

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Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

ICICI Bank’s profits jump six-fold for July-September quarter

The bank's net interest income increased by 16 per cent year-on-year to Rs. 9,366 crore in this year's second quarter from Rs 8,057 crore in last year's second quarter.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
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5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.