India: Man sentenced to 10-years imprisonment for raping minor

Ramgarh (Jharkhand), May 17 (PTI) A Ramgarh fast track court Friday sentenced a man to 10-years imprisonment for raping a 15-year-old girl in August 2017.

Ramgarh Additional District Judge (I), Babita Prasad, sentenced Suraj Barla to 10-years imprisonment for rape and five years for cheating the girl of Rs 65,000.

Both the sentences will run concurrently, Additional Public Prosecutor S K Shukla said here.

India: Two convicted of raping minor girl in Jharkhand

Ramgarh (Jharkhand), May 11 (PTI) A court in Jharkhand's Ramgarh district has convicted two men of raping a 15-year-old girl two years ago after taking her to Hyderabad.

Ramgarh Additional District Judge (I) Babita Prasad convicted Suraj Barla (23) and Rajesh Munda (25) under sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act on Friday, Additional Public Prosecutor S K Shukla said.

He said the court would pronounce the quantum of punishment on Monday, May 13.

Indian Polls: Tribals to boycott polls in Birsa on May 6

Khunti (Jharkhand), May 4 (PTI) A tribal woman dances in frenzy while a man intones mantras in what seems like an age-old ritual to a pagan god, but then this is a 'Pathalgadi' area and she is leading the villagers in worshipping a stone plaque inscribed with tenets governing their everyday lives.

India: BJP office damaged in IED blast, Naxal terrorists suspected

Jamshedpur, May 3; PTI/GANASHAKTI: A BJP office in Jharkhand's Seraikela-Kharswan district was partially damaged in an IED blast triggered by suspected Maoists on Friday, police said.

No one was injured in the blast, they said. Four armed men came to the party office at Kharswan early Friday morning and dragged out two/three persons sleeping inside the building before planting an IED, said Superintendent of Police, Chandan Kumar Sinha.

Asked whether Maoists were involved in the incident, the SP said the way blast was triggered indicates the involvement of the Maoists.

India: Two powerful IEDs found in a Jharkhand village

Medininagar (Jharkhand), Apr 27 (PTI) Security forces Saturday recovered two powerful IEDs buried under Panki-Balumath road near Jotang village in Palamau district, a senior police officer said here.

The Maoists buried the IEDs two feet beneath the road to target the security forces, Superintendent of Police Inderjit Mahata said.

India: Art 370 to be withdrawn from J&K if voted to power: Amit Shah

Medininagar, Apr 27 (PTI) BJP president Amit on Saturday said that Article 370 will be withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir, if the saffron party is voted to power again.

"We will remove Article 370 if you make Narendra Modi the prime minister again," Shah said at a public rally here in Palamau district in Jharkhand.

Shah said during the Congress-led UPA government, terror groups from Pakistan used to target India continuously.

India: Teenager dies after being gang raped in Jharkhand

Dhanbad, Apr 20 (PTI) A teenaged girl died hours after being allegedly raped by at least five persons, who were members of a marriage party, in a village in Dhanbad district of Jharkhand, police said Saturday.

All the five, including two minors, have been apprehended, they said.

The marriage party had come from Jamtara district of the state to the village under East Tundi block. Some of the wedding guests went to meet their relatives in another part of the village. The victim was a neighbour of their relatives, Superintendent of Police (Dhanbad Rural) Aman Kumar said.

India: 3 Naxal terrorists, CRPF jawan killed in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Apr 15 (PTI) Three Maoists and a CRPF jawan were killed in an encounter in Jharkhand's Giridih district on Monday, officials said.

They said the encounter between the two sides took place around 6 am in the forests of Belbha Ghat area of the district when troops of the 7th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were undertaking an anti-Naxal operation.

The district is about 185 kms from state capital Ranchi.

India: 1 lynched, 3 injured for allegedly slicing flesh from a dead bull

Gumla (J'khand), Apr 13 (PTI) Two persons have been arrested in connection with lynching of a man and injuring three others for allegedly slicing flesh from a bull's carcass in Gumla district, police said Saturday.

The incident took place on April 11.

Sanjay Sahu and Jeevan Sahu were arrested on Friday, Superintendent of Police (SP) of Gumla district, Anjani Kumar Jha said.

Indian Polls: BJP MP resigns from party, to contest as Independent

Ranchi, Apr 10 (PTI) Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Ranchi Lok Sabha seat Ramtahal Chaudhary Wednesday resigned from the party after he was denied a ticket to contest for a sixth time from the constituency.

Chaudhary told a news conference that he would contest as an Independent candidate from the Ranchi Lok Sabha seat.

"I have resigned from the partys primary membership and sent the letter to Jharkhand unit president Laxman Gilua.

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