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

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

Clawing back
Hazaribagh, June 24: Vultures may be on the brink of extinction in the country, but its population continues to thrive in this district.

Efforts taken by Neo Human Foundation, an NGO working for vulture conservation, has given a boost to the bird population in this region. For now, there are around 200 vultures in the town and adjoining areas.

Only four days are left for the Centre to take a final decision on executing the Hazaribagh-Ranchi four-lane project worth over Rs 600 crore, even as its bids were decided on February 27.

After urging the senior district officials to upgrade the basic facilities in Hazaribagh town last week, BJP leader Yashwant Sinha today took to the streets for a cleanliness drive.

With a broom in hand, the new Hazaribagh MP worked in tandem with hundreds of BJP workers to get rid of garbage on the roads. Sinha said that the drive would continue till the town became spic and span.

Land purchase deals amid gunshots in Jharkhand village investigations into the murder of four security guards at a proposed power plant in Jharkhand are revealing uncomfortable truths about industrialization in the state. The company that wants to buy land in Chakla village of Latehar district called the guards martyrs and held Maoist rebels responsible for the murders. Sources in the

Studies on physico-chemical parameters of underground mine water, OCP direct discharge and sump water of Bhurkunda Colliery of South Karanpura Coalfield of Central Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India Limited were carried out in 2004 and 2005 in all the three seasons, namely summer, monsoon and winter.

The state

Tapas Soren, a tribal of Birakhap in Jharkhand, committed self-immolation recently, impoverished by the constant demand for bribes by local officials for work done under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. His death soon after the murder of Lalit Mehta who had exposed corruption in NREGA schemes in Palamu is a damning comment on how the scheme is being implemented in Jharkhand.

Jaideep Deogharia | TNN Hazaribag: Danger looms on NH-33 off Ranchi: The road can cave in anytime as several tunnels have been dug beneath the highway near Hesagarha on Mandu Ghati in Hazaribag by illegal coal miners. With thousands of vehicles crossing these points, the road has developed cracks.

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.