City film lovers would get an opportunity to watch 25 national award winning films on environment and wildlife during a three-day fest beginning here from November 10.

The state government today cleared decks for setting up a mega food processing park in the state capital by allotting the project 50 acres of land in Angara block of Ranchi district.

Not everything was bright during the festival of lights last week. Both Ranchi and Jamshedpur earned the dubious distinction of recording the highest noise and air pollution levels in recent years.

After being successful in developing the habit of sporting helmets among two-wheeler drivers and removing black films from the car windows, the Ranchi traffic police is all set to embark on a drive against the vehicles polluting the air in the city.

A public hearing for environmental clearance of Jeraldaburu iron ore mines allotted to Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) went off peacefully in West Singbhum amid presence of over 500 villagers.

The hearing was organised jointly by the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) and West Singhbhum district administration.


Delhi-based NGO will help in mapping corridor of migratory elephants of Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary.

The NGO, which has expertise in drawing routes of elephants with meticulous details, including food habits, would work on the project from January when the migratory season comes to an end.

Ranchi, Oct. 30: In a bid to oppose mindless industrialisation and mining in the state, Jharkhand Mines Area Co-ordination Committee (JMACC) began a five-day rally at the Birsa Munda Samadhi Sthal today.

A Jharkhand based NGO has been selected for the Swami Rama Humanitarian Award 2008 for its contribution in tribal welfare.

The NGO, Vikas Bharati, would be given a cash prize of Rs five lakh along with a citation at a ceremony to be held in Dehradun on November 13.

Around 5,000 villagers today gheraoed Kamdara block officials against the state government