Ranchi : The Birsa Munda Airport (BMA) authorities would have to part with some land for a four-lane approach road to the terminal from Hinoo Chowk.

Officials said they are planning to expand the approach road to 25m. The Rs 3-crore project is being planned in view of the National Games.

According to the plan, the boundary wall of the airport from Hinoo Chowk to where the state government's hangar begins would be demolished to make way for the road.


Ranchi, July 20: Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB) owes Rs 800 crore to Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) and is the only defaulter for the past couple of years.

Top government sources said the matter was strongly raised during the July 18 review meeting of DVC by a consultative committee for ministry of power chaired by Union power minister Sushil Kumar Shinde.

THE Jharkhand cabinet on late Wednesday cleared the much-awaited rehabilitation & resettlement (R&R) policy. This paves the way for kicking off a spate of mega steel and power ventures that have been hanging fire for years. A significant feature of the R&R policy is that the investors will have to distribute 1% of the annual net profit of the project among affected families every year. Also, the requiring body (read: investor) will have to spend 1% of their annual net profit for community development.

Ranchi: The move to acquire land from ICAR's Ranchi-based Horticulture & Agro Forestry Research Programme (HARP) for a housing scheme for MPs and MLAs has been shelved. "We do not want to get into a land dispute,' Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Alamgir Alam said on Wednesday.

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.

In an effort to make people aware of the rapid and alarming change in the environment worldwide, Tripura State Pollution Control Board along with Centre for Media Studies (CMS) and Cine Delve, a film society of Agartala will screen a series of special films here on September 26 next. The Agartala film fest will actually be a part of country-wide similar show to be organized by CMS. Besides Agartala six other selected State capitals

The power ministry has laced with sweeteners its offer to let Central generation utility NTPC take over Jharkhand State Electricity Board's coal-fired power station at Patratu for turning it around.

This article looks at the emerging policy context on irrigation and drinking water supply in Jharkhand, the position of water rights in state legislation, the importance of water user groups, the critical issues of access to water for both the rural and the urban poor and the legal implications.

Indian lac production has hit an all-time low. RICHARD MAHAPATRA seeks remedies

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