Former deputy chief minister Stephen Marandi today promised that 135 villages in his district would celebrate a brighter Diwali, with electricity and electric bulbs reaching every household in their area by the time of the festival.

Earlier, the leader had initiated measures to provide electricity to consumers in his constituency, Dumka, from where he was elected as an MLA for 25 years.

- Some Amgachi, Pokaria residents showing change of heart, claims Dumka deputy commissioner

Dumka, Sept. 30: Dumka forest department may have been successful in rescuing tame circus elephants, but has miserably failed to control increasing man-animal conflict in tribal villages.

The threat of elephant attacks increase in this time, when farmers harvest their paddy and brew hadiya to celebrate several festivals.

- Relief plans for Giridih, Santhal Pargana; crop insurance extended

Governor K. Sankaranarayanan today declared seven more districts as drought hit, taking the total number of parched zones to 11.

Cerebral malaria has killed four infants in tribal-dominated Littipara block of Pakur district in the past one week. The number of the affected is on the rise.

- NSSO begins year-long programme in rural, urban pockets next month

The National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) will create a databank on

It will be quite some time before the proposed Hurashi and Chupervita open cast mine projects, an extension of the Rajmahal Coalfield Project, finally see the light of the day as the administration has not been able to acquire land for railway lines.


Dumka, June 8: The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), the Centre

An earth-mover digs out soil at Lakarbag hamlet for a plantation drive under NREGS. (Mani Keshri)

Dumka, May 24: If the UPA government

- Massanjore reservoir dries up, management indifferent

Dumka, May 3: Bishnu Gorai, a farmer at Bilkandi hamlet under Raneshwar block in Dumka district, is not sure whether he can marry off his elder daughter this year. The dry spell has poured cold water on this father