Hemant Soren

  • Jharkhand: Another central minister shown black flags by JMM August 25, 2014

    Ranchi: Continuing their vow to protest any central minister's visit to Jharkhand, JMM activists showed black flags at Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh at Birsa Munda Chowk in Ranchi on Monday. Singh, who is visiting the state in connection with an official function, was shown black flags by JMM activists...
  • JMM hits back at BJP, protests Union Minister's visit to Ranchi August 23, 2014

    Ranchi: Workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) clashed at Ranchi airport on Saturday morning, forcing police to resort to lathi charge to control the situation. In an apparent retaliation to the booing of Chief Minister Hemant Soren at an event co-chaired with Prime Minister Narendra Modi,...
  • Jharkhand CM calls hooting at PM Modi's event 'rape of democracy' August 22, 2014

    Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren termed the hooting he faced by a section of crowd at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's function on Thursday as "rape of democracy", while his party Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) demanded a public apology from Modi. "The unseemly and disrespectful approach during my speech is...
  • After being booed, Soren challenges BJP to a electoral fight August 21, 2014

    Hemant Soren, after being booed by BJP workers at public event co-staged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has challenged the BJP to face him in electoral ground. ...
  • Nagpur: Congress workers wave black flags at PM, detained August 21, 2014

    Nagpur: The Nagpur Police on Thursday detained some Congress workers after they waved black flags at the Prime Minister's convoy. PM Narendra Modi was in Nagpur to lay the foundation stone for a Metro station when the incident happened. The protest by Congress workers stems from recent incidents whereby supporters of...
  • Congress CMs to skip public events with PM, BJP calls it immature step August 21, 2014

    After two instances of Modi supporters shouting down CMs of Haryana and Jharkhand respectively in public events they attended with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress CMs have decided not to attend any such events in future. ...
  • Another non-BJP CM booed at PM Modi's event, Jharkhand CM's speech interrupted August 21, 2014

    Ranchi: It happened yet again. At an event in Ranchi, supporters of the Prime Minister raised pro-Narendra Modi slogans forcibly interrupting Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren's speech. PM Modi was sharing the dais with the Jharkhand CM at an inaugural event of a project of Power Grid Corporation of India...
  • Development is the only solution, not violence: Hemant Soren to Maoists August 15, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday said violence cannot bring solutions to any problem, and development alone can fulfill the aspirations of people. "Violence is not the solution of any problem. The people's aspirations can only be fulfilled with effective implementation of developmental programmes, bringing in qualitative change in their...
  • JMM authorises party chief Shibu Soren to explore pre-poll alliance August 14, 2014

    JMM supremo Shibu Soren was on Thursday authorised by the party to take a final decision on matters relating to pre-poll alliance with "secular and progressive" political parties.. The decision was taken after the party's Central Committee meeting, chaired by Shibu Soren, decided that all secular and progressive political parties should...
  • Hemant Soren to take up potato transportation issue with Mamata Banerjee August 8, 2014

    With the restriction on movement of potatoes outside West Bengal, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday promised to take up the issue with his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee. Soren, who was in the steel city to pay tribute to the slain JMM president Nirmal Mahato on his 27th death anniversary...
  • Govt keeping a close watch on agricultural situation: Hemant Soren August 7, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday said his government was keeping a close watch on agriculture situation even as some areas received good rainfall this month. Speaking on agriculture situation in the face of scanty rainfall this monsoon, Soren informed the state Assembly that his government was monitoring the situation. Stating that his government...
  • We have touched issues that were never addressed: Hemant Soren August 7, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday said that his government had done so much work in just 13 months, which Jharkhand has never witnessed since its creation, but admitted there were several other issues on which work had to be done. "We have worked on such issues which had remained untouched...
  • Ex-Speaker CP Singh slams JMM-led govt; BJP burns effigy of CM Hemant Soren August 6, 2014

    The BJP on Wednesday burnt an effigy of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren in protest against "intolerance to democracy" and its "dictatorial attitude", former Assembly Speaker C P Singh said on Wednesday. "Party leaders marched to the Elbert Ekka Chowk and burnt the effigy of the Chief Minister, whose government has become intolerant to democracy and has...
  • Situation under control at Silgain even as prohibitory orders remain in force July 30, 2014

    The situation at Silgain village of Ranchi district where one person was killed and 30 injured in a clash was "under control" even as prohibitory orders remained in force in the area. "Section 144 CRPC was imposed in the area. The situation is now under control," Ranchi district Deputy Commissioner Vinay...
  • Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated in Jharkhand July 29, 2014

    Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated in the state with traditional fervour and gaiety. People embraced each other on the occasion, forgiving, pardoning and promising each other for a peaceful and prosperous future. Governor Syed Ahmed greeted people of Jharkhand on the occasion while Chief Minister Hemant Soren called upon the Governor to greet him. Muslims offered...
  • Policy to allot advertisements to media will be introduced soon: Hemant Soren July 25, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Saturday said a policy to allocate advertisements to all media houses will be introduced within a few days. "A policy for (allotting) advertisements to media houses will be implemented soon," Soren said adding, a draft policy in this connection has already been prepared. Presently, advertisements...
  • Government has initiated steps for implementation of Wage Board for Journalists, says Jharkhand CM July 24, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Thursday said his government has initiated steps to ensure that the Majithia Wage Board for Journalists was implemented in the state. Inter-acting with the media persons of Kolhan division comprising East and West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharswan district soon after he launched accidental group insurance for...
  • JVM, JD(U), TMC willing to foster ties with Congress: Pradip Balmuchu July 21, 2014

    Rajya Sabha member and former Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) President, Pradip Balmuchu on Sunday said three political parties, besides the current ally JMM, have expressed willingness to forge alliance with Congress for the assembly election in the state likely to be held in couple of months. "Apart from our natural...
  • Munda alleges Soren government left state in grip of corrupt people July 14, 2014

    Leader of Opposition Arjun Munda on Monday alleged the year-long Hemant Soren government in Jharkhand has only left the state in the "grip of corrupt people". "The one-year-rule by Jharkhand government has only left the state in the grip of corrupt people. Crime graph has risen, particularly increase in political killings,"...
  • Hemant Soren government completes one year in office July 14, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren expressed satisfaction over the functioning of his year-long coalition, claiming his government delivered more in lesser duration. "We took the reins under difficult circumstances (on July 13, 2013) and in the less time we have delivered more work, addressing employment and other areas," Soren said here. Marking...
  • Jharkhand CM asks Hazaribagh DC if land near BSF firing ranges could be transferred July 5, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Saturday instructed the Hazaribagh deputy commissioner to find out whether land adjoining BSF's Silwar and Sitagara firing ranges could be transferred to the paramilitary force. Soren gave this instruction to Hazaribagh deputy commissioner Sunil Kumar after BSF IG PC Sharma pointed out that several villagers...
  • Jharkhand CM meets unemployed people duped by agency July 4, 2014

    Around 90 people on Friday met Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and narrated him how an agency, which was suppose to convince Naxalites to surrender and get benefits, asked them to pose as Naxals so that they could get a job in the police department under the policy. Soren consoled the...
  • Jharkhand Tourism Minister seeks Rs 150 crore from CM June 30, 2014

    Jharkhand Tourism Minister Suresh Paswan has sought Rs 150 crore from the Chief Minister Hemant Soren to further develop the sector. "All the old projects in the tourism sector have been completed, and Rs 150 crore has been sought from the chief minister for further development," Paswan told reporters on Sunday. He...
  • Minister seeks Rs 150 crore from Hemant Soren for tourism development June 30, 2014

    Jharkhand Tourism Minister Suresh Paswan has sought Rs 150 crore from the Chief Minister Hemant Soren to further develop the sector. "All the old projects in the tourism sector have been completed, and Rs 150 crore has been sought from the chief minister for further development," Paswan told reporters in Giridih...
  • Opposite of 'acchhe din' is happening, says CM Hemant Soren June 25, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren took a swipe at the BJP-led NDA government saying it was just the opposite happening after Narendra Modi had predicted good days in the offing for the country. "Narendra Modi imagined that good days are in the offing for the country. But it’s just the opposite...
  • Yashwant pledges to dethrone Hemant Soren government, but is BJP listening? June 20, 2014

    Buoyed by BJP veteran LK Advani's viewpoint that he was the right person for the party's chief ministerial candidate for Jharkhand, Yashwant Sinha on Thursday pledged that he would dethrone the JMM-led government through intensifying statewide agitation. "We have to show a new path of development by ending the JMM-led government...
  • BJP Jharkhand leader Raghuvar Das writes to Narendra Modi on illegal coal mining June 18, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Raghuvar Das on Wednesday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to curb rampant pilferage and illegal mining of coal, which he alleged led acute power crisis in the state. In a letter to Modi, Das, the two-time state unit president of BJP, demanded a high-level enquiry into the...
  • Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren expands cabinet June 18, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren Tuesday expanded his cabinet by inducting a minister. Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed administered oath to Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislator Lobin Hembrom as the 12th minister. Jharkhand can have a maximum of 12 ministers, including the chief minister. Lobin is a legislator from Santhal Paragna. The 12th minister's...
  • BJP responsible for power shortage, says Hemant Soren June 17, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday alleged that BJP was responsible for the shortage of electricity as MoUs signed during its regime in the energy sector had failed to increase a single unit of power in the state. "If any party has been responsible for the (power) situation, it is...
  • BJP non-committal on Jharkhand CM candidate for Assembly polls June 12, 2014

    BJP on Thursday remained non-committal whether its Jharkhand unit would contest the upcoming Assembly elections later this year under senior party leader Yashwant Sinha, who is hogging the limelight with his agitation against the Hemant Soren government. "There is a network of leaders in Jharkhand, and it was reflected during...