Hemant Soren to take oath as 11th CM of Jharkhand today

Ranchi: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha working president and chief minister-designate Hemant Soren will be sworn-in as the 11th Chief Minister of Jharkhand at Morabadi ground, Ranchi today. The oath-taking ceremony will be held at 2 pm.

Saryu Roy second leader to defeat incumbent CM in Jharkhand

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JMM vote share slumps to 18.72 percent in Jharkhand

Ranchi: The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's (JMM) vote share in the just-concluded Jharkhand Assembly polls has slumped to 18.72 percent despite the party winning 30 of the total 81 seats in the state.

Hemant Soren elected JMM legislature party leader

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J’khand poll rout could cost BJP all seats in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may lose hold of a Rajya Sabha seat from Jharkhand during the 2024 Lok Sabha elections after the state showed its back to the party in the assembly polls on Monday (December 24).

BJP’s ‘sky-touching’ Ram temple propaganda falls flat in Jharkhand

The elections in Jharkhand had become very important as they were being held in the backdrop of the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) passed by Parliament and the BJP’s proposed plan to implement nation-wide the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

With Jharkhand loss, BJP footprint shrinks to half from 2017 peak

New Delhi: With Jharkhand joining the growing list of states slipping out of BJP’s rule, the party now governs mere 35% of the country’s landmass in comparison to over 71% during its peak in 2017 when it was in power in the entire Hindi-speaking heartland.

Fate of Hemant Soren will be decided in final phase of polling on Friday

Ranchi: The fate of former chief minister and JMM leader Hemant Soren and two state ministers will be decided in the fifth and final phase of polling in Jharkhand for 16 assembly seats on Friday (December 20). Soren, the chief ministerial candidate of the opposition JMM-Congress-RJD alliance is contesting from two seats, Dumka and Barhait which will go ...

62.54% polling recorded in fourth phase of Jharkhand elections

Ranchi: An estimated 62.54% of over 47 lakh electorate cast their votes in the fourth phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections to 15 seats on Monday, Election Commission (EC) officials said. Polling, which began at 7 am, was peaceful in the constituencies spread over Giridih, Deoghar, Dhanbad and Bokaro districts, state Chief Electoral Officer Vinay Kumar ...

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Washington: A coalition of various human rights and civil rights groups has said it will hold protest rallies in several cities in the US on January 26, demanding the repeal of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Poll authorities issue notice to BJP’s Tajinder Bagga over campaign song

The poll authorities have issued a notice to Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, the BJP candidate from Hari Nagar constituency in New Delhi, over his campaign song “Bagga Bagga har jagah”.

India look to extend lead over New Zealand at high-scoring Eden Park

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Fate of two key Jharkhand ministers to be decided on Monday’s polling

Ranchi: The fate of state Labour Minister Raj Paliwar and Land and Revenue Minister Amar Kumar Bauri will be decided in the fourth phase of polling in Jharkhand on Monday (December 16). BJP candidate Bauri will lock horns with NDA ally AJSU Party nominee Umakant Razzak in Chandankiyari seat while the saffron party's Paliwar will contest JMM candidate Hu...

Third phase of polling begins for 17 seats in Jharkhand

Ranchi: Voting began for the third of the five-phase polling in 17 assembly constituencies of Jharkhand on Thursday (December 12).

2nd phase polls in Jharkhand records 64.39% turnout amid violence,1 killed

Ranchi: The second phase of the ongoing assembly elections in Jharkhand was marred with violence and one person was killed as a security personnel opened fire on assailants who allegedly tried to snatch their arms outside a polling booth in Sisai constituency.

One killed, two injured as cops open fire outside Jharkhand poll booth

Ranchi: One person was killed and two others injured on Saturday, after security personnel opened fire on a group of men who tried to snatch their arms in Gumlas Sisai constituency, where polling is underway, police said. Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Murari Lal Meena said the man was killed when personnel of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) ...

Jharkhand CM braces for crucial test in second phase of assembly polls

Ranchi: Twenty constituencies will go to polls in the second phase of assembly elections in Jharkhand on Saturday (December 7), in which Chief Minister Raghubar Das and assembly Speaker Dinesh Oraon are the key contestants. In this phase, a total 47,24,968 voters will decide the fate of 260 candidates.

Jharkhand CM’s chair was up for sale during Congress-JMM rule: Modi

Jamshedpur/Khunti: In a blistering attack on the Congress-JMM alliance in Jharkhand, where assembly elections are underway in five phases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (December 3) said during their rule, reports of only corruption and loot would come from the state.

Polling for first phase begins in Jharkhand

Ranchi: The first of the five-phase polling began in 13 assembly constituencies in Jharkhand on Saturday (November 30). The voting commenced at 7 am and will end at 3 pm, Election Commission officials said. A total of 37,83,055 electorate, including 18,01,356 women and five third-gender voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the first phase ...

13 seats goes to polls in first phase of Jharkhand polls on Saturday

Ranchi: Thirteen constituencies in six districts of Jharkhand on Saturday will go to Assembly polls in the first phase, in which a state minister and state PCC president are key contestants. The BJP is contesting in 12 seats in the first phase, while it is supporting Independent Vinod Singh from Hussainabad. The opposition alliance of the JMM, Congress ...

BJP’s J’khand poll manifesto vows phones to farmers, job for every BPL family

Union minister and senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday (November 27) released the Bharatiya Janata Party’s manifesto for Jharkhand polls, promising a slew of measures for the farmers, including a loan of up to ₹3 lakh with easy repayment options and a mobile handset. The party also pledged job for at least one member of every belo...

JMM manifesto promises 67% reservation for ST, OBC, SC

The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has promised 67% reservation to STs, OBCs and SCs, and government jobs to local people if it formed the government in the state after the Assembly elections. The JMM, the main opposition party in Jharkhand, which has formed an alliance with the Congress and the RJD, said it would provide 28% reservation to Schedu...

Four Jharkhand police killed in Naxal attack

Latehar (Jharkhand): Four police personnel have been killed in a Naxal attack near a village in Latehar district, police said on Saturday (November 23). Armed Maoists opened fire on a patrol van near Lukiatand village under Chandwa police station on Friday night, killing the four policemen, including an assistant sub-inspector (ASI), they said. Also read | M K Da...

M K Das appointed special police observer for Jharkhand polls: CEC

New Delhi: In the aftermath of a Naxal attack on policemen in Jharkhand, the Election Commission appointed former IPS officer MK Das as special police observer for the assembly polls in the state, according to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora. He said Das will reach Jharkhand on Saturday (November 23) to take up his new responsibility. "Former IP...

SC to hear Madhu Koda’s plea challenging his disqualification by EC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (November 13) agreed to hear a plea filed by former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda challenging his disqualification by the Election Commission in 2017 for not truthfully disclosing election expenses. A bench headed by CJI designate Justice S A Bobde took note of the submission that Koda's petition needed an ur...

JVM(P) nominates MLA accused of sexually harassing party leader

Ranchi: The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) on Tuesday (November 12) included sitting MLA Pradeep Yadav, now free on bail in connection with a sexual harassment case, in its second list of 37 candidates announced for the Jharkhand assembly elections. With these 37, the party announced a total of 46 contestants. JVM(P) president Babulal Marandi ear...

Jharkhand assembly elections to be held in 5 phases from Nov 30

New Delhi: Elections in Jharkhand’s 81 assembly constituencies will be held in five phases beginning 30 November, the Election Commission of India announced on Friday. Counting of votes will take place on 23 December. The term of the outgoing assembly expires on 1 January 2020.

Jharkhand govt hikes honorariums of Anganwadi workers

Ranchi: The Jharkhand government on Saturday hiked the honorariums of Anganwadi workers in the state.Addressing a programme here, Chief Minister Raghubar Das announced an increase in the monthly honorariums of Anganwadi Sevikas (servers) from ₹5,900 to ₹6,400 and that ofAnganwadi Sahayikas (helpers) from ₹2,950 to ₹3,200.

Pledge to root out terrorism, develop J&K and Ladakh, says Modi

Ranchi/Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who launched a series of schemes in Jharkhand on Thursday (September 12), said that the BJP government in the first 100 days of its second term had taken several steps to root out terrorism and rein in corruption.

Incumbent CMs likely to lead BJP in Maha, Jharkhand, Haryana Assembly polls

New Delhi: The BJP is likely to fight the Assembly polls in Maharashtra, Haryana and Jharkhand, all three ruled by the saffron party, under the leadership of incumbent chief ministers, party leaders have said. While BJP president Amit Shah made it virtually clear at a rally in Haryana on Friday (August 16) that Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will again...

51 killed, nine injured in lightning strikes in Bihar, Jharkhand

Patna/Ranchi: At least 51 people were killed and nine others injured in lightning strikes in Bihar and Jharkhand, police said on Wednesday. Altogether 39 people have died across a dozen districts of Bihar, while 12 others lost their lives in four districts of Jharkhand. The deaths were reported since Tuesday night. In Bihar, Jamui accounted for the highest...

4 lynched in Jharkhand on suspicion of practising witchcraft

Four elderly people, including two women, were lynched in Jharkhand's Gumla district on the suspicion of practising witchcraft, police said Sunday. The incident took place at Nagar Siskari village in the district on Saturday night. Superintendent of Police Anjani Kumar Jha said a group of 10 masked men dragged them out of their houses and bea...