Jharkhand is a state in eastern India, carved out of the southern part of Bihar on 15 November 2000. The state shares its border with the states of Bihar to the north, Uttar Pradesh to the northwest, Chhattisgarh to the west, Odisha to the south and West Bengal to the east. It has an area of 79,710 km2 (30,778 sq mi). It is the 16th largest state by area, and the 14th largest by population. Hindi is official language of the state. The city of Ranchi is its capital and Dumka its sub capital. The state is known for its waterfalls, hills and holy places. Baidyanath Dham, Parasnath and Rajrappa are major religious places.
Five police personnel were shot dead by Maoists on Friday while they were patrolling the area, officials said. Additional Director General of Police said the Maoists gheraoed the policemen and shot.. IndiaTimes - Published
A CRPF commando, who was wounded in an IED blast by the Naxals in Jharkhand last month, succumbed to his injuries at the AIIMS here, an official said on Friday. Constable Sunil Kalita, 32, was injured.. IndiaTimes - Published
The decisions endorsed by a meeting of BJP national office-bearers suggest the party may also not opt for a "working president." Shah's continuance is seen as necessary with important state elections.. IndiaTimes - Published
The party said the meeting of senior leaders in the afternoon did not discuss the leadership issue as was being speculated. Senior Congress leaders, including AK Antony, Ahmed Patel and Ghulam Nabi.. IndiaTimes - Published
Party's chief general secretary K C Tyagi said that the decision to not be a part of the BJP-led NDA outside Bihar has been taken in order to expand the presence of the JD(U) and to attain the status.. IndiaTimes - Published
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led party will go solo in the upcoming Assembly elections in Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand and Delhi, leaders who were part of JD(U)'s National Executive meet.. DNA - Published