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Jharia
Jharkhand  /  Published 21.10.19

Special lesson in empathy

Students of a government girls’ school in Jharia on Monday had a first-hand experience of how it feels to be visually and physically challenged. As part of the two-hour sensitisation programme, 70 s...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Jharkhand  /  Published 17.05.20

Another blow to Jharia rehab plan

The long-delayed 2009 Jharia Master Plan to evacuate lakhs of residents from underground-fire-hit areas to safer ones, is likely to suffer another setback with the Centre’s decision to allow private...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.11.18

Officials clear air on Jharia rehab survey

Amid reports of protest against the demographic survey for accelerating rehabilitation work in Jharia, a team of senior district administrative officials held talks with the residents of the undergrou...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.09.19

Post survey, Jharia rehab to gain pace

Shifting of more than one lakh families living in 595 fire affected areas of the Jharia coal field region is likely to gain momentum now that the ongoing socio-economic survey of the area is nearing c...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.04.19

Holding tax stir in Jharia

Members of various social outfits and chambers of commerce held a meeting on Thursday and decided to file a public interest litigation (PIL) against the collection of holding tax by Dhanbad Municipal ...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

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Jharkhand  /  Published 02.04.19

Election boycott on dry Jharia’s bucket list

For months now, a middle-aged resident of Rajmata Colony in Jharia is setting his daily alarm at 3am so as to wake up, and together with his wife, turn on the taps and fill water in all buckets, tanks...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Jharkhand  /  Published 17.03.19

Illegal arms units unearthed

Acting on a tip-off, police late on Saturday raided two illegal gun-making units in Niche Kulhi locality in Jharia, only 9km from district headquarters, to recover a big haul of weapons, and arrested ...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Jharkhand  /  Published 14.03.19

Coal town Dhanbad to ask the right questions

A group of youths, led by a Jharia-based social activist Anil Jain (46), is working to prepare a pamphlet listing the key issues faced by the residents and encouraging voters to cast their votes based...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Jharkhand  /  Published 28.02.19

Pension scheme fillip for 40000 coal loaders

Around 40,000 people engaged in loading and unloading coal at various BCCL and ECL mines here will benefit from the newly launched Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan Yojana, a pension scheme for work...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Jharkhand  /  Published 20.01.20

Hope floats for parched Jharia

Residents of Jharia, who have been reeling under an acute water crisis for the last five years, can heave a sigh of relief with Mineral Area Development Authority (Mada) speeding up the replacement of...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad


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