A whirlwind date with PM

Dhanbad’s wait for its VVIP guest is finally over. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will touch down at Baliapur helipad, 22km from the coal town, at 4.18pm on Friday to lay online the foundation of various projects worth Rs 27,000 crore. The 10-minute ceremony will be preceded by an experience sharing session of scheme beneficiaries and followed by PM’s address to a gathering of around 60,000. He will fly back to Ranchi at 5pm. Here’s all you need to know about Modi Friday
Compiled by Praduman Choubey May 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Rotting body of student in forest

The decomposed body of a 15-year-old Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya student, who was missing since May 12, was found in a Namkum forest some 2km from her Rampur school and 20km from the state capital.
Our Correspondent May 25, 2018 00:00 IST

On VAT warpath, fuel dealers threaten stir

Jharkhand Petroleum Dealers' Association on Thursday decided to hold a massive demonstration with thousands of oil tankers in Ranchi in June if the state government did not lower VAT on petrol and diesel that they claim is hurting their business.
Our Correspondent May 25, 2018 00:00 IST

'Haryana' booze seized from Bagbera

State excise department seized 23 cartons of beer and IMFL worth over Rs 70,000 meant for sale in Haryana from a Bagbera house near Wireless Ground here late on Wednesday night.
Our Correspondent May 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Tender to free flyover site

To pave the way for a 1,250-metre-long Kantatoli flyover from YMCA to Kokar on Old HB Road here, Jharkhand Urban Infrastructure Development Company Limited (Juidco) has invited tenders shift the existing water pipes and cables from the site.
RAJ KUMAR May 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Abduction staged to teach boss a lesson

Labour enforcement officer Manoj Kumar, who went missing on Tuesday evening and mentioned " apharan" in his WhatsApp texts to friends and family, returned home unscathed early on Thursday, prompting the authorities to debunk his abduction claim.
Our Correspondent May 25, 2018 00:00 IST

No glam show at film fest

The much-awaited Jharkhand International Film Festival is all set to kick off at mega sports complex in Hotwar on Friday, minus the celebrity quotient.
ACHINTYA GANGULY May 25, 2018 00:00 IST

JBVNL power cuts continue

Parts of capital Ranchi and Jamshedpur, served by the state power conglomerate, continued to face power cuts on Thursday, but the crisis has eased considerably since last week when storms had damaged electricity poles and snapped cables.
Our Special Correspondent May 25, 2018 00:00 IST

One man, two heists

Hassan Chikna, the 37-year-old mastermind of last year's SBI locker heist, has been brought to Bokaro from Mumbai where he was arrested on May 21.
Our Correspondent May 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Teen shot at, man fasts for peace

A teenager was shot at twice in Sonari in broad daylight on Thursday even as the president of a social outfit started an indefinite fast seeking an end to bloody group clashes occurring with alarming regularity in the otherwise well-known densely populated residential area.
Our Correspondent May 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Running shoes on, girl chases Olympic dream

All of 13, Asha Kiran Barla who grew up on a humble diet of starchy rice in her village home in Ranchi district and yet pursued her running dreams, is now all set to add wings to her feet.
Our Correspondent May 25, 2018 00:00 IST


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