Newly established Binod Bihari Mahto Kolyanchal University has completed the constitution of the Senate, Syndicate and Academic Council committees, the notification for which is likely to be made in a day or two.
State agriculture minister Randhir Kumar Singh has revealed that Jharkhand was working on plans to connect all 590 rural haats with a pan-India electronic trading portal for agriculture produce launched by the Centre two years ago to eliminate middlemen and connect farmers directly to markets across the country.
Cabinet approved the setting up of a Rs 6.68 crore contingent fund on Tuesday to ensure supply of food grains to families who are unable to access PDS rations, the first concrete step taken by the Jharkhand government in the wake of reports of a number of alleged starvation deaths in districts.
Chief minister Raghubar Das on Tuesday morning skipped his monthly grievance forum Seedhi Baat at Suchana Bhavan here, possibly the first time since the event's inception, with development commissioner D.K. Tiwari conducting the proceedings.
Pathalgadi supporters on Tuesday took hostage three armed guards posted at the home of arguably the tallest living tribal politician, Karia Munda, some 4km from Khunti district headquarters and 45km from the capital, exactly a week after five social workers were gang-raped in the district with police linking the crime to the secessionist movement.
Four teenaged boys and a five-year-old girl were killed by lightning in Bokaro on Sunday evening, prompting the district administration to intensify awareness drives and issue advisories to minimise loss of lives.