Ranchi, July 27: If all goes well, Jharkhand may be the second state after Andhra Pradesh to go for the rubber dam, which promises zero displacement and eco-friendly construction.

Dumka, July 27: Official apathy has all but wiped out one of the most primitive tribes of Jharkhand

Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL), which is planning to set up a 2,640MW power plant in Sikaripara and Raneshwar blocks of Dumka district, has expedited its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities to win over villagers.

A slew of welfare programmes have been started by the JSPL authorities to woo disgruntled and anxious residents of the two blocks.

Dumka, May 3: Water crisis of thousands of villagers in the region would soon be over with a voluntary organisation taking the initiative to make the government repair defunct tube-wells.

Two recent incidents of assault on officials of Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) in Santhal Pargana has prompted officials of the Congress MP Naveen Jindal

Dumka, March 2: The polio spectre seems to be looming large on Santhal Pargana with doctors suspecting four new cases in Rajmahal and Uduwa blocks under Rajmahal sub-division of Sahebganj district.

Creating awareness

Ranchi, Feb. 3: The USAID has roped in media consultant Aishwarya Communication to spread awareness about maternal anaemia in nondescript villages of Santhal Pargana, particularly in Godda and Dumka.

Malaria is spreading its tentacles from Sahebganj

Shikaripara (Dumka), Dec. 4: The poll meetings of Nitish Kumar hold little meaning for the villagers of Shikaripara constituency. So do the rallies of Lalu Prasad.

Rather, they are more concerned about a disease that has been stalking them

Nonihatwari (Dumka), Oct. 6: The death of a 25-year-old woman in Nonihatwari under Jama block this morning has triggered panic of a possible diarrhoea outbreak in the area.

Lilabati Kumari could not be taken to Sadar hospital and she died without treatment. But Dumka civil surgeon S.N. Jha was unaware of the death.