Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Topic: Jharkhand

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren asks EC to clear confusion over his disqualification as an MLA

The chief minister said that they should be provided a copy of EC decision and opportunity for reasonable hearing at the earliest so that the atmosphere of uncertainty can be removed.

EC sends opinion to Jharkhand Governor on Basant Soren disqualification plea

Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais recieved EC's opinion Friday and will take a call over the JMM MLA's disqualification, under 9A of Representation of People Act, 1951.

A stalking case is reported every 55 minutes in India. But it’s not seen as criminal enough

Ranchi or Lucknow, we introduce young girls to police stations and health centres so they can report stalking cases and access public amenities.

IIT grad, IAS, sedition accused — who’s Manjunath Bhajantri, Deoghar DC locked in feud with BJP MP

Conflict goes back a year. While Jharkhand BJP MP Nishikant Dubey claims the Deoghar DC is partisan towards CM Soren, the IAS officer says he’s just playing by rules.

What is Jharkhand CM Soren’s strategy to ride out the storm and why it may not be enough

Hemant Soren government in Jharkhand got a shot in the arm Monday after it won a confidence vote with the support of 48 MLAs in the 81-member House.

Hemant Soren’s govt wins confidence vote in Jharkhand Assembly amid walkout by BJP MLAs

48 MLAs voted in favour of the motion in 81-member assembly. Soren alleged that BJP was trying to create a 'civil war-like situation in country by fuelling riots to win elections'.

Booked for forcing flight takeoff, Jharkhand BJP MP engages in online spat with IAS officer 

Godda MP Nishikant Dubey was booked Friday forcibly taking clearance for a chartered flight. He has denied the allegations saying he took ‘necessary permissions’ before takeoff.     

Hemant Soren’s political fate may be uncertain, his image as a shrewd politician isn’t

Political analysts say Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren has shown he can handle the game of nerves and keep the BJP guessing. Alliance leaders couldn't be happier.

‘Not just disqualification, a poll ban’ — why Jharkhand governor’s holding up Soren verdict

Governor Ramesh Bais is yet to act more than a week after receiving Election Commission's opinion on disqualifying CM Hemant Soren from assembly over mining lease controversy.

Patna journalist fired over inappropriate comments on Jharkhand teen death

Simab Akthar, a journalist from the Bihar-based News4Nation was fired Tuesday after he made ‘Jihadi’ and sexually suggestive comments on Facebook regarding the incident.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


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France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.