Unfortunate that steel, iron-ore are imported: Narendran

T V NarendranJamshedpur: Pitching for proper utilisation of resources, Tata Steel MD (India and South East Asia) T V Narendran today said it is "unfortunate" that steel and iron ore are being imported by a country blessed with rich mineral reserves.

"It is really unfortunate that we are importing steel and iron-ore whereas we have abundance of the mineral in the country," Narendran said.

Pune FC begin final phase against Sesa FA

Pune-FCJamshedpur, March 14 : Pune FC take on first-timers Sesa FA in their final phase Under-20 I-League assault at the J. R. D. Sports Complex Saturday.

Having finished second in Group A with nine points, defending champions Pune FC will engage themselves in five rounds of competition that ends March 24. Matches have been scheduled on alternate days, with a one-day rest period, meaning all teams will be in action over nine days.

U-20 I-League: Prayag United, Salgaocar win

Prayag-United-Salgaocar-FCJamshedpur, March 11 : Match day seven of the sixth edition of the Under-20 I-League saw two exciting encounters being played at the J. R. D. Tata Sports Complex here Monday.

In the first match, Prayag United defeated a struggling United Sikkim FC 2-1. Prayag United took the lead through a strike from Bidhan Bala in the eighth minute. United Sikkim restored parity with a 33rd minute equaliser through Rabin Tamang.

Smart clothes mark the new politician in Jharkhand

Smart clothes mark the new politician in JharkhandJamshedpur, Nov 26 - Younger politicians in Jharkhand are shedding khadi for denims and other forms of western wear while campaigning for the ongoing state assembly polls.

Banna Gupta of the Congress, or independents Sailesh Verma or Anand Bihari Dubey, candidates from two assembly constituencies in this steel city, have opted for office shirts, denims or trousers and chinos while campaigning.

Samar Khan, the Congress candidate from Bahragora in East Singhbhum district, moved around in a formal workday shirt, spiffy trousers and a woollen waistcoat.

Crorepatis and the paupers: Jharkhand polls lay open state's disparities

Crorepatis and the paupers: Jharkhand polls lay open state's disparitiesRanchi/Jamshedpur, Nov 23 - The gulf between the haves and the have-nots in Jharkhand has never been wider and more apparent as during this election.

On one side of the scale are people like Dasharath Murmu, a 45-year-old tribal daily wager in Jamshedpur West, who earns a paltry Rs. 70 every week from a construction that he works for.

Poll freebies get trendy in Jharkhand

Poll freebies get trendy in JharkhandRanchi/Jamshedpur, Nov 21- Election freebies in Jharkhand are getting trendier, with caps, paper goggles and mobile phone covers carrying party logos and icons being freely distributed ahead of the assembly polls.

The days of posters, pamphlets and handbooks are over. In its place, political parties in Jharkhand are distributing paper goggles with a lotus - the BJP symbol - on it, caps bearing pictures of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, fancy sun shades and mobile phone covers with printed imprints of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief Shibu Soren.

Maoist violence and corruption are key election issues for people

Maoist violence and corruption are key election issues for peopleJamshedpur, Nov 21 - The usually uneventful and quiet East Singhbhum district, a stronghold of Ho, Oraon and Mahto tribals and with a sizeable migrant urban population from across India, is a hive of activity with barely days left for the Jharkhand assembly elections. Campaigning has gathered steam and the two major issues that seem to dominate in the district are corruption and Maoist violence.

Flying foxes get sanctuary in Jharkhand

Jamshedpur, Nov 20 - Every evening, as dusk gathers on the smoking chimneys of this iron and steel township, an army of giant vampires creeps out of lairs on a small island in the middle of a lake.

Welcome to the little known Jubilee Lake Mega (giant) Bat sanctuary - the state's lone urban bat reserve - on a 0.69 hectare island inside the Tata Steel Zoological Park in the heart of this industrial town in eastern India. The bat population here has logged a sharp rise from 500 in 2008 to 700 in 2009, according to a census carried out by zoo authorities and local researchers this week.

The sanctuary boasts of two of the largest bats in the world -- the herbivorous flying fox (Pteropus giganteus) and the sphinx (Cynopterus sphinx) -- natives of the tropics and the sub-tropics.

Santhali literature is booming, but needs government help

Jamshedpur, Nov 19 - Contemporary Santhali literature has taken off in a big way since it became an official language of Jharkhand in 2003, but it has not come of age because the government has not added it to the list of official Indian languages, says a pioneer of the Santhali book trade.

"Contemporary tribal literature does not get government grants - and flourishes on personal and individual enterprise," Mangal Manjhi told IANS in an interview.

His modest Adim (ancient) Book Centre -- which sells Santhali works written in the traditional Ol Chiki script -- was set up 15 years ago in the tribal-dominated area of Parsudih on the outskirts of the steel city of Jamshedpur.

My art flourished in isolation: Jharkhand photographer

Jamshedpur, Nov 12 - For veteran artist-cum-photographer Bhudev Bhagat, the winner of 350 national and international awards in photography, geography may have been a constraint in reaching out, but the "relative isolation from urban glare has helped" his photography scale new heights.

Tucked away in a corner of steel city Jamshedpur, flanked by green hills and the Subarnarekha river, Bhagat feels that "he is better off than many renowned lensmen in the country honing his camera work with digital manipulations and fusing shots with aspects of fine art or manual drawing in the seclusion of Jharkhand.

Top golfers for Tata Open

Top golfers for Tata OpenJamshedpur, Oct 27 : The 8th Tata Open Golf tournament will tee-off at the Beldih and Golmuri course here Wednesday with a Pro-Am event.

As in the previous years, the tournament carries a total prize purse of Rs. 20 lakh and a keen contest is in store as Professional Golf Tour of India's (PGTI) top professionals will compete in the
72-hole stroke play championship.

The line-up includes the likes of Mukesh Kumar, Shamim Khan, Harendra Gupta, Mohd. Siddikur Rahman, Feroz Ali Mollah and Vijay Kumar, to name a few.

Tata Steel’s sales volume in April increases by 31 percent; production up

Tata Steel’s sales volume in April increases by 31 percent; production upWith demand from the auto and construction industry taking a turn for the better in the month of April, the year-on-year overall sales volume of India's steel giant, Tata Steel, showed a 31 percent increase.

Tata Steel remembers founder J N Tata on his 170th birth anniversary

Tata Steel remembers founder J N Tata on his 170th birth anniversaryJamshedpur, Mar 3 : The employees and senior management of the world''s sixth largest steel company Tata Steel gathered today to celebrate the 170th birth anniversary of its founder - Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata with fervour and gaiety.

The celebrations commenced on March 2 and lasted till March 3 in Jamshedpur.

On this special occasion, the local Jubilee park was illuminated with lights on Monday night, the theme being ''electricity''.

Tata Motors cancels temporary shut down of Jamshedpur plant

Tata Motors cancels temporary shut down of Jamshedpur plantTata Motors has made announcement that the company has called off proposals to go for another block closure of its Jamshedpur plant. The company official said that the planned block closure from January 12-17 stands cancelled due to changes in production schedules.

Hundred of eunuchs propitiate their deity Gochara in Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur, Dec. 27 : Hundreds of eunuchs from different parts of the country drew big public attention as they took out a procession, dancing on popular tunes in Jamshedpur city on Friday.

These eunuchs had assembled at Jamshedpur to offer prayers to their deity at a colourful event.

Every year these eunuchs gather at different places in the country to offer prayers to their deity goddess ''Gochara'' and take out a procession to celebrate the occasion.

"We perform this ritual annually where we worship our deity... This takes place in several parts of the country... We prayed for the well being of the people," said Najira, a eunuch.

Tata Motors shuts its plant for five days

TATAJamshedpur, Nov 25 : Tata Motors again shuts its commercial vehicle plant in Jamshedpur in Jharkhand for five days amid slowing demand.

The plant, which had already shut for three days from November 6, will be closed again from November 25-29.

The officials of the plant cite the low sales volume as the primary reason for this block closure.

Tata Motors To Halt Production At Jamshedpur For 5 Days

Tata Motors To Halt Production At Jamshedpur For 5 DaysThe Economic meltdown is taking its toll on the automotive market. India's largest vehicle maker, Tata Motors Ltd has announced shutting down of its commercial vehicle plant in Jamshedpur for five days from November 25-29 owing to declined demand.

The Company had earlier shut down the plant from 6 to 8 Nov, with 5 and 9 Nov being weekly company holidays.

Tata Motors stated, "Across the industry, it has been seen in the month of October 2008 that unavailability of finance, coupled with high interest rates is forcing customers to postpone purchases."

India's Tata Motors announces further shutdowns

New Delhi  - Indian auto major Tata Motors plans to shut down its unit in Jamshedpur in eastern India for five days from November 25 due to a slump in sales, news reports said Sunday.

It would be the second time the Jamshedpur plant, the company's main manufacturing facility, is being shut down this month after it was closed for three days starting November 6.

The Tata Motors plant in Pune, in western Maharashtra state, and another plant in Lucknow, capital of northern Uttar Pradesh, have also been shut down for five days each in November, Indian Express newspaper reported.

In October, Tata Motors announced it was reducing its production target by 15 per cent due to slowing demand.

Tata Motors To Stop Production at Jamshedpur for 3 Days

Tata MotorsTata Motors, one of the largest automobile manufacturer in India, has announced closing of the Jamshedpur plant owing to a demand slump. A company spokesperson said, "About 95 per cent of commercial vehicles are purchased through financing. While we do not declare production rates, unavailability of finance, coupled with high interest rates, is forcing customers to postpone purchases."

Jamshedpur Court issues non-bailable warrant against Raj Thackeray

Raj Thackeray Mumbai, Oct. 20 : A court in Jamshedpur on Monday forwarded a non-bailable warrant (NBW) in the name of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray to Mumbai police.

The NBW has been issued against Thackeray for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Biharis. Mumbai Police said that the NBW would be executed this week.

Thackeray is presently out of the city.

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