Jharkhand at a Glance

Rebel commander in police net HC whip on government Traders on protest path Cop meet Exam forms Narrow escape Hospital Course Spurious drugs Leprosy

By The Telegraph Online in Daltonganj
  • Published 20.05.04

Rebel commander in police net

Daltonganj: Palamau police arrested a People’s War area commander from his house at Saria viallge under Hussainabad police station in Palamau district on Wednesday.

Sources said the area commander has been identified as Brijdev Rajwar alias Bipinjee. The sources said Rajwar was arrested when he visited his family.

The police said the extremist operated in the Hussainabad area. He had been accused in two dozen cases of loot and landmine blasts. He was also involved in the recent loot of cameras kept for shooting of photographs for voter’s identity cards in Hussainabad. He also allegedly mastermined the recent landmine blasts on Kukuhi bridge under Haidarnagar police station.

HC whip on government

Ranchi: Jharkhand High Court on Thursday directed the state government to file affidavit in response to a PIL filed by the Japla Vikas Manch demanding repair of the Japla-Chhatarpur road in Palamau district. The court fixed the next date of hearing for June 22.

The manch claimed in its petition that the road, about 30 km in length, was not properly maintained. The manch said there were ditches on the road that made movement at night dangerous.

Traders on protest path

Ranchi: Secretary of the Federation of Jharkhand Chamber of Commerce (FJCCI) Arjun Prasad Jalan on Thursday said that the federation would organise a demonstration on May 20 at Firaylal Chowk.

The agitation comes in the wake of the government not paying heed to the demands of the businessmen in the capital. The federation will take out a protest rally that will visit all the important business centres in the capital. The president of the federation would also take part in the procession.

Cop meet

Ranchi: A police team from the state will visit Hyderabad in June to take part in the All-India Police Duty Meet.

The team would comprise officers from the special branch of CID and district police. The team would comprise 20 members.

Earlier, the team was scheduled to leave on May 4 but it got deffered. Additional director-general of police J.B. Mahapatra said officers who have competed in the inter-district competition were eligible to participate in the meet.

Exam forms

Ranchi: A meeting was held between the principal and the Yojna Samiti of Ranchi Women’s College on Wednesday. It was decided that entry forms for the BA Part II and the BA Part III exams would be distributed on May 21 abd May 22 respectively.

The entry forms will be available at the different departments. It was also decided in the meeting that proposals from teachers would be invited for the college prospectus.

Narrow escape

Hazaribagh: Block development officer of Katkamsandi on Wednesday had a narrow escape when his Tata Sumo turned turtle. The officer and three others who were travelling in the car suffered injuries. They were given first aid at a private clinic.


Ranchi: Human Recources minister Ramchandra Kesri inaugarated the Pundag Seva Sadan Hospital on Tuesday.


Jamshedpur: Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) granted permission to three intermediate colleges in the state to run courses in arts, science and commerce streams.

The colleges are Genius Inter College in Jamshedpur, Deendayal Upadhaya Inter-college in Ranchi and Binod Bihari Mahato Inter-college in Bokaro.

Spurious drugs

Jamshedpur: A delegation of the Jharkhand Manavadhikar Parishad met deputy commissioner (DC) Sunil Kumar Burnwal and submitted a five-point memorandum to put a check on the sale of spurious drugs in the city.


Jamshedpur: Governor of Tripura D.N. Sahay visited a home for leprosy patients who have been cured. The home is run by Bharat Sevashram Sangh under its Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme.

Later, Sahay visited the Tribal Students' Home at Sonari.


Milkha Singh will inaugurate the Tata Athletics Academy on May 29. The academy, which would operate from the JRD Tata Sports Complex, is the brainchild of the Flying Sikh.