Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on December 03 paid tribute to Param Vir Chakra awardee Lance Naik Albert Ekka. Lance Naik Albert Ekka died on December 03, 1971. He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India's highest wartime gallantry award. The statue is placed in the heart of the state's capital city.
A horrific incident came to light from Jharkhand. A body of a female medical student was found floating in Patratu Dam on January 12, with her hands and legs tied. "Body of a medical student with hands, legs tied was found floating in Patratu Dam on January 12. Prima facie it appears that the body was brought here and dumped in the dam. We are trying to ascertain the facts," said SDPO Prakash Chandra, Patratu, Ramgarh Dist.
The sale of poultry products takes a dive with the outbreak of bird flu in several states of India. The anxiety of avian influenza is spreading fast. People are not buying eggs and chickens much, which gave a fresh blow to the poultry industry in Chandigarh. Shopkeepers are incurring losses due to bird flu. On the other side, chicken shop owners in Jharkhand's Ranchi are also facing hardship amid selling of poultry products. Speaking to ANI, a poultry trader said, "We cannot say anything definitive about the situation except that people believe in it. Our market has gone down by 50%. But we are fine. We live with the chicken."
Soon after Jharkhand High Court deferred Lalu Yadav's bail plea for December 11, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) spokesperson Smita Lakra said that Lalu is abiding by all jail rules and regulations. "Whenever Lalu ji's bail plea gets deferred, entire party definitely does get disappointed but we're hopeful that he will get bail in next hearing. We've to wait and watch for true justice to be served", said Lakra. Speaking on the alleged controversy that Lalu Yadav is not following the Jail manual, Lakra further added "Lalu Ji is abiding by all jail rules and regulations".
Jharkhand High Court deferred hearing of bail plea of RJD Chief Lalu Yadav in fodder scam case related to Dumka Treasury. The High Court will resume its hearing on December 11. Speaking on this, Lalu's lawyer Prabhat Kumar said, "The next date of the bail plea hearing is December 11. We have been instructed to bring records related to Lalu Prasad Ji's half-sentence from the lower court and get it verified before further arguments."
While addressing the press conference in Patna on January 10, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav said, "Schools, colleges have reopened, everything is on track. When the biggest problem is before us, you don't want Vidhan Sabha to function." "If Budget Session isn't held in traditional manner, entire Opposition will boycott it, as it won't have any meaning," Yadav added.
AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi in Kolkata said that his party will take part in upcoming Vidhan Sabha elections. "I met Abbas Siddiqui today and our party will definitely take part in the upcoming Vidhan Sabha elections. Our party will stand with decisions that will be taken by Abbas Siddiqui," said AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi.
Ahead of West Bengal Assembly elections, Home Minister Amit Shah on December 19 visited the state. While addressing a gathering in Medinipur, Shah said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form the government with more than 200 seats in the state after the results of Vidhan Sabha election will be declared. "Senior party members are leaving TMC. Didi accuses BJP of inducing party members to defect. But I want to ask her when she quit Congress to form TMC, was it not defection? This is just the start. She will be left alone by the election," he added. Shah is on two-day visit in the state ahead for the West Bengal Assembly elections. Eleven MLAs, an MP and a former MP joined BJP in presence of Union Home Minister Shah in Medinipur.