The Tenughat reservoir in Bokaro will soon woo tourists. Picture by Pankaj Singh

Bokaro, Feb. 26: Fresh life has been breathed into the dormant Tenughat Dam development project.

The Bokaro district administration has prepared a new blueprint for developing the dam into a tourist spot. It was submitted to the tourism department in Ranchi last week.

Bokaro, Feb. 25: Two employees of Bokaro Steel fell unconscious after a gas leak at a steel melting shop-II this morning.

The condition of the two

Bokaro, Feb. 16: Call it smart business. To avoid the hue and cry over land acquisition and displacement of farmers, Bokaro Steel Plant authorities have decided to appease the displaced.

Biomedical waste dumped in Sector IX, Bokaro. Picture by Pankaj Singh

Bokaro, Feb. 12: Bokaro, considered to be one of the cleanest districts in the state, is fast turning into a wasteland.

Bokaro, Feb. 9: Having failed to rein in straying elephants, forest officials are now banking on villagers to lend them a helping hand.

Village protection committees in Petarwar, Kasmar, Gomia and Jaridih have been entrusted with the task of preventing the elephants from entering the villages, destroying crops and damaging houses.

With reference to the application dated 08.11.2008 of M/S Bokaro Steel Plant, B.S.City Bokaro for consent under Section 25/26 of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and that under section 21 of the Air (Prevention & control of Pollution) Act, 1981

Anti-land protest flared in Jharkhand ARMED with spears, swords and torches, about hundred tribals of Bandih village in Bokaro marched to the camp office of Jaypee Cement at midnight on October 22 and set it on fire after roughing up the guards. They were angry that the company was not giving them enough jobs after taking away their land. In Chakulia block of Jharkhand

The state government today said Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) and thermal power plants in the Damodar Valley are the biggest contributors to the polluted Damodar and asked them to clean-up their act.

Ranchi: Three successive bandhs in the last seven days have pushed Tenughat Vidyut Nigam Ltd (TVNL), the major thermal power generating unit of the state, on the brink of a disaster.

The BJP-sponsored two- hour Bharat bandh on August 13, CPI(Maoists) sponsored Jharkhand bandh on August 19 and the bandh call of the Left parties today have adversely affected the coal supply to the company.

Bokaro: With the Lok Sabha elections just a year away, PM Manmohan Singh on Tuesday turned the foundation-laying ceremony of the Bokaro Steel Plant's expansion and modernisation programme into an occasion for announcing sops for Jharkhand. He said the Centre was planning to open a new university and an institute of management in Jharkhand. He added that the Centre would give Rs 120 crore for upgrading the Ranchi-based Rajendra Prasad Chikitsha Bigyan Sansthan. He also proposed schemes to convert the Barhi-Jamshedpur, Hazaribag-Ranchi, Ranchi-Jamshedpur roads into four-lane highways.