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Stinking waste piles up in Jamshedpur

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Stinking waste piles up in Jamshedpur

Let me tell the unwary visitor one thing, Jamshedpur stinks! All this noise about  Swachh Bharat Abhiyan being taken forward with much zeal across the country!  Well,  two important stretches under Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) in the steel city and Adityapur Municipal Council (AMC) in the adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district stick out like sore thumbs. […]

Christians being arrested under false charges in Jharkhand?

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Christians being arrested under false charges in Jharkhand?

The blatant persecution of Christians by the BJP government and Hindutva fanatics is out in the open. The so-called anti-conversion Act,in Jharkhand  though not yet officially implemented is already being misused. In fact, observers say that this law gives the government convenient excuses to put the brakes on Christian educational institutions and health services which […]

Jharkhand according to Biju and Meghnath

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Jharkhand according to Biju and Meghnath

RETROSPECTIVE Meghnath & Biju Toppo Meghnath and Biju Toppo belong to AKHRA, a group working in the field of culture and communication in Jharkhand. Akhra is a pioneering group that has been making films on the indigenous people’s issues since 1995. They have produced many award winning films which took up burning issues related to […]

Fresh attack on Christian Adivasis brewing in Jharkhand

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Fresh attack on Christian Adivasis brewing in Jharkhand

The BJP and RSS affiliated organisations are sowing discord among the Adivasis (Tribal people) in Jharkhand, with the aim of disenfranchising and isolating tribal Christians, say political observers, based on media reports coming from the region. Others accuse the BJP and its affiliated groups of appropriating the 9 million non-Christian tribal people, aiming to pitch […]

‘Save adivasis from losing their lands’: Catholic Bishops appeal to President

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‘Save adivasis from losing their lands’: Catholic Bishops appeal to President

Over the years, social scientists and tribal activists in India have observed what appears to be a systematic scheme to move tribal people off their lands. Human rights organisations and a broad segment of social workers have observed how in the past few years, tribal communities are being systematically alienated from their traditional land holdings, […]

Catholic NGO rescues Trafficked Tribal  Women

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Catholic NGO rescues Trafficked Tribal Women

Women from Christian dominated rural areas are tricked and ‘sold’ to work in New Delhi, according to this UCA News Report: Muskan* dreamed of a happy married life with a man of her choice. At the age of 19, when married, she saw her dreams come true, only to realize within days that she was […]

Man dies rather than succumb to ‘Ghar Wapsi’ pressure

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Man dies rather than succumb to ‘Ghar Wapsi’ pressure

It is no secret that serious moves are afoot by the right-wing forces in  BJP ruled states to harass and intimidate religious minority groups. The pattern is  bullying and intimidation with large mobs of men overpowering a few Christians and then letting loose all sorts of threats and violence. The police turn a blind eye to […]

Quack, killer of 3 women arrested!

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Quack, killer of 3 women arrested!

Hazaribagh, Jharkhand: Prem Kumar, a quack, posing as a surgeon is finally arrested. He evaded arrest for a month, after his pregnant patient bled to death on December 5, 2016. He was arrested at night near his so-called nursing home and packed off to Hazaribagh central jail (Jan 4). Kumar had a thriving practice at […]

Lalmatia Mine death toll at 10

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Lalmatia Mine death toll at 10

Godda (Jharkhand): Ten miners were killed and an unspecified number feared trapped when a massive mound of earth came crashing down on them at Lalmatia open cast coal mine of Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL) (Dec 29), the worst such disaster in over a decade. Heavy machinery was deployed as rescuers, including those from the NDRF, […]

Mine roof collapses on 4 workers

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Mine roof collapses on 4 workers

Dhanbad: Four workers suffered injuries, two of them seriously, when the roof of a mine partially collapsed at Putki Balihari area in Dhanbad district(Dec 29). The mine belongs to Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited. A senior district official said the four contractual workers were taking cable to a shaft […]

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50 percent of ATM frauds from Jharkhand

Is Jharkhand the cyber-crime capital of India? According to an article in a leading business magazine, this is probably true! Jamtara district in Jharkhand is one of India’s biggest organised cyber crime hubs, with one police station alone accounting for over 50% of ATM, and debit/credit card frauds. Jamtara is one of the biggest centres […]

Declassified Tribes stop trains in Jharkhand

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Declassified Tribes stop trains in Jharkhand

Bhuiyas and Pahariyas, are not Mahadalits, but in fact Tribal communities! And they’re organised in Jharkhand…. Tribal communities who were ‘derecognised’ as tribals once again were left with ‘no other option’ but to disrupt train services in protest! Schedules of over a dozen express and passenger trains passing through the districts of Pakur and Deoghar […]

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