Ranchi, Jan.

Ranchi, Jan. 3: Kalawati Oraon is still living a dream.
She has clean potable water on her doorstep, something she never had for her entire 38-year-old life.
Till a few months ago, Kalawati, with other women of hilly Kothi Tola village in Keredari block, some 80 km from Hazaribagh, trekked down hilly pathways in search of water.

Today, her trekking days are history.

Renowned industrialist and Congress MP Naveen Jindal today visited Godda in an attempt to set off acquisition of land for its proposed power plant site at the tribal dominated Sundarpahari block.

Jindal called on deputy commissioner Virendra Kumar Mishra at his office and requested him to help speed up land acquisition.

Ranchi, Nov.

Ranchi, Nov. 26: Several parts of the state were forced to go without power for most part of the day today after one unit of Tenughat Vidyut Nigam Ltd (TVNL) at Lalpania in Bokaro district was shut down following technical snags in its boiler unit.

If figures released by Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JPSCB) of its first-ever Puja noise survey are anything to go by, the revelry centre of the capital during Durga Puja was Hatia, followed by Birsa Chowk and Kutchery Chowk.

On October 16, Navami, noisy celebrations pushed up the decibel meter at Hatia market to 94.7db between 12.20 and 12.30pm.

Ranchi, Aug.

Ranchi, July 28: At least 89 iron ore crushing units, located in mineral rich West Singhbhum, East Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan districts, will have to shut down as the state environment and forest department has decided not to renew their existing licences.

Ranchi, June 27: The Baidyanath temple in Deoghar will soon glow with solar energy, literally.

Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) is working on a noble project to provide solar power to the famous temple in Deoghar, thus putting an end to frequent power cuts.

Dhanbad, June 17: Branded one of the most of the polluted cities of the country, Dhanbad lacks even the most basic civic infrastructure. A faulty drainage system, erratic power supply, ill-planned colonies, shortage of drinking water and diminishing employment opportunities typify the coal capital.