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Everything you need to know about Jamshedpur: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Everything you need to know about Jamshedpur: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Youth sentenced to death for beheading girl

May 2, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Ranchi, May 2 (IANS) Terming it the rarest of rate cases, a Ranchi court Wednesday awarded the death sentence to a youth, Bijendra Kumar, for beheading a girl in a college campus here last year.

Man convicted for beheading Ranchi woman

April 26, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Ranchi, April 26 (IANS) A Ranchi court Thursday convicted a man for beheading a woman inside a college campus here last April. The quantum of sentence will be pronounced April 30.

Resentment in JMM over Rajya Sabha candidate

April 18, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Ranchi, April 18 (IANS) Senior Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader and former deputy chief minister Sudhir Mahto Wednesday staged a sit-in demonstration in the steel city of Jamshedpur to protest against the fielding of Supreme Court lawyer Sanjeev Kumar for the Rajya Sabha poll scheduled on May 3.


JMM fields Saneev Kumar for Rajya Sabha

April 17, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Ranchi, April 17 (IANS) The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has again fielded Supreme Court lawyer Sanjeev Kumar for Rajya Sabha poll scheduled on May 3.

Earthquake of 8.9 magnitude hits Indonesia

April 11, 2012 at 3:15 PM

An earthquake of 8.9 magnitudes has hit Indonesia. After which Indonesia has issued a tsunami warning. Besides Indonesia, tremors were also felt in 28 countries.

Banks, legislators' accounts under scanner in Jharkhand RS polls

April 9, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Ranchi, April 9 (IANS) Some banks and legislators whose roles came under suspicion in the now countermanded Rajya Sabha polls for two seats in Jharkhand are under the scanner of the Income Tax (IT) department, said a source Monday.

Jharkhand Rajya Sabha polls: High court dismisses petition

April 5, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Ranchi, April 5 (IANS) Dismissing a petition challenging the Election Commission's order countermanding voting for two Rajya Sabha seats from Jharkhand, the Jharkhand High Court Thursday asked the state government to get the horse-trading charges probed by a special central agency.

Rajya Sabha poll cancellation: Congress nominee moves court

April 3, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Ranchi, April 3 (IANS) Congress candidate for a Rajya Sabha seat Pradeep Balmuchu Tuesday said that he has challenged in the Jharkhand High Court the Election Commission's decision to cancel the polls for two upper house seats over alleged horse trading.

Congress, JMM seek review of cancellation of RS poll

March 31, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Ranchi, March 31 (IANS) Congress and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) have sought review of the Election Commission's move to recommend to President Pratibha Patil for cancellation of two Rajya Sabha polls held Friday.

Poll panel stops Jharkhand Rajya Sabha poll, urges cancellation

March 31, 2012 at 12:30 AM

New Delhi/Ranchi, March 30 (IANS) Amid reports of horse trading in the Rajya Sabha polls, the Election Commission Friday stopped the counting of votes for two seats from Jharkhand after money was seized from a car belonging to an independent candidate's relative and recommended to President Pratibha Patil that the poll notification be cancelled.

Counting for Jharkhand Rajya Sabha poll stopped as Rs.2.15 crore seized

March 30, 2012 at 7:18 PM

New Delhi/Ranchi, March 30 (IANS) Amid reports of horse trading in the Rajya Sabha polls, the Election Commission Friday stopped the counting of votes in the biennial elections in Jharkhand after Rs.2.15 crore was seized from a car belonging to a relative of an independent candidate.

Counting put on hold for RS polls in Jharkhand after seizure of two crore rupees

March 30, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Ranchi, Mar 30 (ANI): The Election Commission (EC) on Friday put on hold the counting for Rajya Sabha polls in Jharkhand the after seizure of over two crore rupees from the car of a candidate's relative here.

Ranchi police say probing link of Rs.2 crore seized from car to Jharkhand Rajya Sabha polls

March 30, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Ranchi, Mar.30 (ANI): A senior police officer in Jharkhand capital Ranchi has said city police has seized an amount of over Rs.2 crore from a car on the outskirts of the city and is probing the possibility of the amount being linked to elections for two Rajya Sabha seats from Jharkhand.

Rs.2.15 crore seized ahead of Rajya Sabha poll

March 30, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Ranchi, March 30 (IANS) With the Election Commission (EC) having sounded an alert in view of the Rajya Sabha polls, the income tax department in Jharkhand Friday seized Rs.2.15 crore from a vehicle on the outskirts of this city, said an official.

Major fire breaks out in slum dwelling area in Jamshedpur

March 4, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Jamshedpur, Mar 4 (ANI): A massive fire broke out in a slum dwelling area in Jamshedpur's Chayanagar locality in Jharkhand on Sunday, burning down at least 200 shanties and causing huge property loss.

Major fire breaks out in slum dwelling area in Jamshedpur

March 4, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Jamshedpur, Mar 4 (ANI): A massive fire broke out in a slum dwelling area in Jamshedpur's Chayanagar locality in Jharkhand on Sunday, burning down at least 200 shanties and causing huge property loss.

Ratan Tata, Cyrus Mistry meet Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda

March 3, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Ranchi, Mar 3 (ANI): Tata Group Chairman Ratan Naval Tata and his deputy and chairman designate Cyrus Mistry met Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda here.

Ratan Tata, Cyrus Mistry meet Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda

March 3, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Ranchi, Mar 3 (ANI): Tata Group Chairman Ratan Naval Tata and his deputy and chairman designate Cyrus Mistry met Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda here.

Ranchi court sentences 61 to jail for role in fodder scam

January 20, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Ranchi, Jan 20 (ANI): A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ranchi has sent 61 persons to jail for their role in fodder scam.

Ranchi court sentences 61 to jail for role in fodder scam

January 20, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Ranchi, Jan 20 (ANI): A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ranchi has sent 61 persons to jail for their role in fodder scam.

Jharkhand youth take up turmeric farming to prevent being drawn to Maoists

December 24, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Jamshedpur, Dec 24 (ANI): Young villagers from Raisindri village in Jharkhand's Jamshedpur District have taken to turmeric cultivation to avoid being lured by Maoist propaganda.

Jharkhand losing out battle to poor health schemes

December 20, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Dumka (Jharkhand), Dec 20 (ANI): Eleven years after its birth, Jharkhand still lacks the basic healthcare facilities and presently the state is being hounded by a high number of deaths caused due to malaria and cerebral malaria.

Zoo authorities in Jharkhand prohibit visitors from going near enclosures

December 17, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Ranchi, Dec 17 (ANI): Authorities in Ranchi zoo prohibited the visitors from going near the enclosures after bird flu alert was sounded in the state.

Jharkhand bus mishap: Munda visits victims at hospital

September 19, 2011 at 11:35 AM

Ranchi, Sep 19 (ANI): Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Monday visited victims of a bus accident, which took place near Bundu, about 50 km from Ranchi.

Jharkhand police arrest six suspected Maoist ultras

September 18, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Jamshedpur, Sep 18(ANI): Jharkhand police officials arrested six suspected Maoist ultras on Saturday.

ODI series against England "test of character" for India's Gen-Next batsmen: Akram

August 30, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Islamabad, August 30(ANI): The forthcoming one-day series against England will be a "test of character" for India's young batsmen, who must make themselves count since "the golden generation of Indian middle-order batting is drawing to a close", Pakistan bowling great Wasim Akram has said.

Flood like situation distresses Jharkhand residents

August 15, 2011 at 12:39 PM

Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), Aug.15 (ANI): The swelling of rivers has left the residents of Jamshedpur distressed.

S andP President's father defends decision to downgrade U.S. debt rating

August 11, 2011 at 7:23 PM

Jamshedpur/Ranchi (Jharkhand), Aug 11 (ANI): Standard and Poor's (S andP) President Deven Sharma's father R.N. Sharma on Thursday defended the decision of his son's firm to downgrade the debt rating of the United States, one of the biggest economies of the world.

Voters complain of corruption in Lok Sabha bye-election in Jamshedpur

July 1, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Jamshedpur, July 1 (ANI): People, who exercised their voting rights for the bye-election to the Jamshedpur Lok Sabha seat today complained about inflation and increasing corruption in the state and at the Centre.

Elephants in trouble as potable water get scarce in Jharkhand

May 5, 2011 at 4:04 PM

Jamshedpur, May 5 (ANI): With the onset of summer and rising temperatures, the authorities at the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary in Jharkhand's Jamshedpur city are facing difficulties in providing drinking water to elephants.

Tanker train to help water scarce areas of Jharkhand

April 10, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Jamshedpur, Apr 10 (ANI): The railway authorities in Jharkhand allotted a tanker train to supply water to the water scarce regions of city.

Jameshedpur's Tata Zoo starts deer sterilization drive

August 11, 2010 at 4:12 PM

Jamshedpur, Aug 11 (ANI): The Tata Zoo in Jamshedpur has begun sterilization of male spotted deer to check the rise in their numbers.oo authorities have sterilized at least 15 spotted deer and plan to vasectomise ten more.

Aero model show marks 106th birth anniversary of JRD Tata

July 30, 2010 at 1:03 PM

Jamshedpur, July 30 (ANI): The 106th birth anniversary of JRD Tata, the pioneer Indian aviator was observed with an impressive aero modelling display and static aircraft show at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.

Violence in Jamshedpur over death of two boys

July 28, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Jamshedpur, July 28 (ANI): Violence erupted in Jharkhand's Jamshedpur city on Wednesday following the death of two young boys in the Jugsalai Phatak area.

Police arrest Maoist arms suppliers in Jharkhand

July 7, 2010 at 1:58 PM

Jamshedpur, July 7 (ANI): Jharkhand police has busted an arms supply racket with the arrest of nine persons from Jamshedpur.

Tribals protest against Maoists in Ranchi's Tamar block

June 26, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Ranchi, June 26 (ANI): Raising slogans against the Maoists and threatening to chase them away, hundreds of tribals held a demonstration in Tamar block of Jharkhand's Ranchi district on Thursday.

Sunflower farming in Jharkhand

April 12, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), Apr 12 (ANI): Farmers of Jharkhand's kolavadiya village are making good profit out of sunflower cultivation.

Suspected Maoist supporters beaten up in Jharkhand

March 18, 2010 at 1:30 PM

Jamshedpur, Mar 18 (ANI): Threatened by Maoists, villagers of Jharkhand's Dalma district beat up fellow villagers whom they suspected of supporting the rebels.

Tata Steel remembers Jamsetji Tata on his birth anniversary

March 4, 2010 at 4:57 PM

Jamshedpur, Mar 4 (ANI): Tata Steel remembered its founder Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata on his 171st birth anniversary by hosting a colourful fete named Shatrang at Jamshedpur to mark the occasion.

Bihar villagers construct wooden bridge instead of waiting for Govt. to help

January 26, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Jamshedpur (Bihar), Jan.26 (ANI): Setting an example of self-help, villagers in Bihar's Saraikela-Kharsawan district have constructed a wooden bridge on river Kharkhai.

Naxals kill college student in Jharkhand

January 22, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Jamshedpur, Jan 22 (ANI): A college student was shot dead by suspected Maoists at Bodam in East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand.

Protest in Jharkhand over failure of law and order

January 6, 2010 at 1:43 PM

Jamshedpur, Jan 6 (ANI): A large number of protestors took to the streets in Jamshedpur here expressing discontentment at the failure of law and order in the state.

Archers sweat it out to compete in the Commonwealth Games

December 6, 2009 at 9:55 PM

Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), Dec 6(ANI): Indian archers are undergoing extensive training at the Tata Archery Centre in Jamshedpur to compete in the 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held in the national capital.

Visually impaired woman becomes Revenue Officer in Jharkhand

November 17, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Jamshedpur, Nov 17(ANI): Overcoming her physical disability, Ranju Kumari a visually impaired woman, has become a State Revenue Officer in Jharkhand.

Jharkhand tribes hold fashion show during annual Sohrai festival

November 15, 2009 at 10:04 PM

Karandih Village (Jharkhand), Nov.15 (ANI): Tribals in Karandih Village in Jharkhand's Jamshedpur district recently celebrated the annual 'Sohrai' festival with much fanfare. It included a fashion show that attracted much attention, especially of the tribal youths here.

Rahul Gandhi visits family of slain cop Francis Enduwar

October 15, 2009 at 1:44 PM

Ranchi, Oct 15 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday offered his condolences to the family of slain Jharkhand Special Branch police inspector Francis Enduwar.

Timken appoints Ajay Das as new MD for its business in India

September 23, 2009 at 5:13 PM

Bangalore, Sept 23 (ANI/Business Wire India): The Timken Company today announced the appointment of Ajay Das as its new managing director for its business in India, headquartered in Bangalore.

Jharkhand in panic over henna chemical reaction

September 21, 2009 at 6:20 PM

Ranchi, Sep 21(ANI): Panic spread in Jharkhand on Monday after several women complained of mehendi (henna) causing reactions on skin and various other symptoms such as nausea and vomiting.

Maoists' mayhem in Jharkhand's Bundu area

August 29, 2009 at 5:06 PM

Bundu (Jharkhand), Aug.29 (ANI): In a first of its kind revenge strike against the family of a farmer suspected to be a police informer, Maoists on Friday barged into a house and killed four persons, including a minor girl.

Tiny tots mark Friendship Day with animals and trees at Jamshedpur zoo

August 2, 2009 at 10:15 PM

Jamshedpur, Aug.2 (ANI): In a unique expression of love and friendship, many Kindergarten students tied ribbons as friendship bands to animals and trees at a Jamshedpur zoo to mark the Friendship Day here on Sunday.

Jharkhand shutdown evokes a mixed response

July 22, 2009 at 5:39 PM

Ranchi, July 22 (ANI): The shutdown call given by Maoists against rising prices of the essential commodities in Jharkhand evoked a mixed response here today.

Coin dating back to 600 BC in Jamshedpur museum

July 6, 2009 at 10:31 AM

Jamshedpur, July 6 (ANI): A coin museum with collections dating back to 600 BC is drawing hundreds of enthusiasts in Jharkhand.

Nine Maoists including five women arrested in Jharkhand

June 2, 2009 at 9:26 PM

Jamshedpur, June 2 (ANI): Nine Maoists including five women and hard-core rebels were tracked down and arrested by the police personnel at Jamshedpur, the industrial city of Jharkhand on Tuesday.

Jaduguda residents object to renewal of uranium mining lease

May 27, 2009 at 2:25 PM

Jamshedpur, May 27 (ANI): Residents of Jaduguda and nearby areas of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand staged a mass protest on Tuesday against the renewal of lease of uranium mining rights by the Uranium Corporation of India (UCIL).

BJP wins eight seats in Jharkhand, Congress faces rout

May 16, 2009 at 10:03 PM

Ranchi, May 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won eight of Jharkhand's 14 Lok Sabha seats Saturday as the Congress, facing a rout, managed to retain just one seat.

All four former Jharkhand chief ministers win elections

May 16, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Ranchi, May 16 (IANS) The election results day Saturday was a good day for Babulal Marandi, Shibu Soren, Arjun Munda and Madhu Koda - the four men who have at different times occupied the chief minister's post since the formation of Jharkhand nine years ago.

BJP wins three seats, leads in five in Jharkhand

May 16, 2009 at 6:12 PM

Ranchi, May 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won three seats and was leading in five of Jharkhand's 14 parliamentary constituencies as votes were being counted early Saturday evening.

BJP ahead in eight Jharkhand seats

May 16, 2009 at 2:05 PM

Ranchi, May 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was leading in eight of the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand early Saturday afternoon while votes were being counted. Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief and former chief minister Shibu Soren was trailing behind his BJP rival in the Dumka parliamentary seat.

BJP gaining in Jharkhand

May 16, 2009 at 11:27 AM

Ranchi, May 16 (IANS) The early trends of the Lok Sabha vote count Saturday indicated that the BJP was gaining in Jharkhand while JMM and Congress were losing in the state.

Sikhs demand representation in Jharkhand minority panel

May 7, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Ranchi, May 7 (IANS) Sikhs in Jharkhand Thursday filed a petition in the high court here demanding appointment of their community member as vice-chairperson of the state's Minority Commission.

Rs.900,000 looted from Jharkhand bank

December 12, 2008 at 8:10 PM

Ranchi, Dec 12 (IANS) Six men Friday robbed Rs.900,000 at gun point from a bank in Jharkhand's Chhatra district, the police said.

Maoist terror reigns along Jharkhand national highway

December 11, 2008 at 8:37 AM

Ranchi, Dec 11 (IANS) Maoist rebels have struck fear in the hearts of people residing along the national highway linking Jharkhand capital Ranchi to steel city Jamshedpur by murdering at least 10 security personnel and a politician in the area in the last 10 months.

Jharkhand top cop goes AWOL

December 7, 2008 at 3:24 PM

Ranchi, Dec 7 (IANS) Jharkhand's senior police officer Amitabh Chaudhary is in the news again for all the wrong reasons - he has been staying away from office for the last six months without officially seeking leave.

Tata Motors to close Jamshedpur unit for six days

December 6, 2008 at 6:08 PM

Ranchi, Dec 6 (IANS) Aiming to avoid a build up of inventories, auto major Tata Motors' Jamshedpur plant will close Dec 8-14 for the third time in less than six weeks, an official said Saturday.

Tata Steel introduces scheme to cut workforce

December 3, 2008 at 5:23 PM

Ranchi, Dec 3 (IANS) India's leading steel maker Tata Steel is introducing an early separation scheme in its Jamshedpur plant in Jharkhand to downsize the workforce, officials said Wednesday.

Tata Open Golf Tournament gets underway

December 3, 2008 at 1:01 AM

The 6th edition of Tata Open Golf Tournament 08-09 kick started at Beldih and Golmuri golf courses in Jamshedpur today and will be concluded on December 6.

DBS Bank appoints Rahul Johri as Head, consumer banking

November 26, 2008 at 1:01 AM

DBS Bank, one of the leading banks in Asia, has announced Rahul Johri as the new Head for its Consumer Banking division in India. Rahul would also be a member of the Group Consumer Banking Executive Committee at DBS Bank.

Tata Motors again shuts its plant for five days

November 25, 2008 at 7:30 PM

Jamshedpur, Nov 25 (ANI): Tata Motors again shuts its commercial vehicle plant in Jamshedpur in Jharkhand for five days amid slowing demand.

Tata Motors to shut down Jamshedpur unit for five days

November 23, 2008 at 2:27 PM

Ranchi, Nov 23 (IANS) Tata motors will shut down its Jamshedpur unit for five days for the second time this month from Nov 25, spokesperson for the company said Sunday. This shutdown is attributed to slump in sales orders.

Tribals celebrate harvest festival with bull dance

November 10, 2008 at 12:43 PM

Ranchi, Nov 10 (IANS) To mark the beginning of the annual harvest festival, tribals in Jharkhand organised a bull dance competition for paying respect to animals.

Slowdown-hit Tata Motors disengages most temporary workers

November 4, 2008 at 6:13 PM

Ranchi, Nov 4 (IANS) Hit by a slowdown, automobile giant Tata Motors has asked most of its temporary workers not to report for work, even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had appealed to India Inc Monday to refrain from knee-jerk actions like large-scale lay-offs.

Tata Motors cuts production target, removes 300 temporary workers

October 20, 2008 at 7:43 PM

Ranchi, Oct 20 (IANS) Auto major Tata Motors has reduced its production target in the Jamshedpur unit by 15 percent for this month and asked 300 temporary employees in the unit not to report for duty from Monday.

Tata Motors removes 300 temporary employees in Jamshedpur

October 20, 2008 at 12:54 PM

Ranchi, Oct 20 (IANS) Auto major Tata Motors has asked 300 temporary employees at its Jamshedpur unit not to report for duty from Monday.

Delays holding up industry expansion: Tata Steel chief

October 18, 2008 at 12:25 PM

Bangalore, Oct 18 (IANS) Prolonged delays in land acquisition, allotment of captive iron ore and other raw material, and inadequate infrastructure are holding up capacity expansion and execution of new Tata Steel plants, a top company official said.

Probe on fake admissions in Jharkhand medical colleges

October 12, 2008 at 3:37 PM

Ranchi, Oct 12 (IANS) A vigilance probe has been ordered in admissions to three Jharkhand medical colleges in which the written examination and counselling were taken by people impersonating as the candidate, a minister said Sunday.

Jharkhand police launches massive hunt operation to nab extremists

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Jamshedpur, Aug 31 (ANI): A massive combing operation has been launched in Jharkhand to nab extremists who killed at least 12 security personnel including Sub-Inspector of police in a land mine blast near Jamshedpur on Saturday.

Maoists attack kills 12 policemen in Jharkhand

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Jamshedpur, Aug 30 (ANI): In a major Maoists attack at Jamshedpur in Jharkhand at least 12 security personnel including a sub-inspector of police were killed today.

Shutdown in Jharkhand against killing of JD (U) MLA

July 10, 2008 at 1:01 AM

Few months after its threat to kill the former Jharkhand minister and the sitting Janata Dal (United) legislator, the Maoists gunned down

Pawar to present Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Awards, 2007

April 8, 2008 at 1:01 AM

Five companies have been selected for the 14th Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Awards, for the year 2007. The

Dola eyes Olympics after setting aside Korean phobia

November 28, 2007 at 1:01 AM

The hottest golden girl of the Archery Dola Banerjee is now sets her eye for cornering Olympic glory after wining the gold medal at the recently concluded World championship in Dubai. Much to her delight the latest archery diva, whose bow and arrow

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