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  • Jharkhand assembly election results leave former CMs in shock 2 days ago

    Ranchi: The Jharkhand Assembly elections results declared on Tuesday left all the five former chief ministers of the state in a shock. While first CM Babulal Marandi lost his Dhanwar seat to Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) candidate Rajkumar Yadav and the Giridih seat to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Nirbhay...
  • Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren tenders resignation 2 days ago

    Ranchi: With the Jharkhand electorate voting a BJP-led alliance to power, Chief Minister Hemant Soren tendered his resignation on Tuesday evening. Soren who won from Dumka constituency met Governor Syed Ahmed at Raj Bhawan and handed over his resignation. "We have done our duty with all sincerity. We ran the government...
  • Jharkhand CM is ahead in one seat, but many cabinet colleagues trailing 3 days ago

    Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren is leading from Barhait but is trailing from Dumka as are many of his ministerial colleagues in their respective seats as per trends available of the Assembly election. Soren is leading by over 10,500 votes from his nearest BJP rival Hemlal Murmu from Barhait...
  • Ex-CMs facing poll reverses in Jharkhand 3 days ago

    Ranchi: Former chief ministers of Jharkhand appeared to be facing reverses in the Assembly election as trends available saw three of them trailing. Even Chief Minister Hemant Soren, though ahead in Barhait, is trailing in Dumka, where he is the sitting MLA. The state's first chief minister and JVM(P) president Babulal Marandi...
  • Jharkhand Assembly elections: Counting of votes today, BJP, JMM eye majority 3 days ago

    Ranchi: The countdown for begun for Jharkhand Assembly election results. After a massive mandate in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party also scripted history with absolute majority in Haryana Assembly elections and a also secured the mandate in Maharashtra. If exit polls are to be believed, the...
  • Stage set for counting in Jharkhand; BJP, JMM hopeful of majority 3 days ago

    Ranchi: All arrangements are in place for Tuesday's counting for 81 seats to decide the fate of the third Assembly polls in Jharkhand, where two previous ones threw up hung verdicts. The updated 66.47 per cent voter turnout in the 2014 polls was a record for both Lok Sabha and assembly...
  • Jharkhand: BJP enthused, ruling JMM hopes to return to power 4 days ago

    Ranchi: With the exit polls predicting a BJP victory in Jharkhand, the party is confident of forming the government in the state when votes are counted on Tuesday. "We alone will get more than 45 seats. For the first time, the state will get a stable government. The exit polls indicate...
  • Jharkhand ready for Assembly polls in 5th and final phase 1 week ago

    Ranchi: With Jharkhand set to enter the fifth and final phase polling for 16 Assembly seats spread across six districts on Saturday, the fate of heavyweights including Chief Minister Hemant Soren will be decided in this phase. Altogether 208 candidates, including 16 women are testing their luck in this phase,...
  • Jharkhand CM describes BJP as 'loot' party December 17, 2014

    Pakur (Jharkhand): Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday alleged that the BJP was a party of "loot", a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the people in Santhal Pargana region to throw "looters" out of power in the ensuing Assembly elections. "BJP ek lootera party hei (BJP is...
  • Jharkhand records 61 per cent polling in third phase of Assembly elections December 9, 2014

    Ranchi: An estimated 60.89 per cent polling was recorded in 17 assembly constituencies of Jharkhand where polling for the third of the five-phase took place on Tuesday. Official sources said polling was by and large incident-free amidst elaborate security arrangements. While Silli assembly constituency recorded the highest 74.77 per cent of...
  • Assembly polls: No 'Modi wave' in Jharkhand, says CM Hemant Soren November 28, 2014

    Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren is hopeful that the 'Modi wave' would not spoil his party Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's (JMM) poll prospects. In an exclusive interview to Network 18, Soren hit out at the BJP saying that it had encouraged state machinery to act as politicians. Campaigning for the...
  • Polling for first phase in 15 constituencies on Tuesday in J&K November 24, 2014

    Srinagar/Ranchi: Amidst security alert about possible Maoist attacks on politicians in Jharkhand and militant groups' poll boycott call in Jammu and Kashmir, the stage was set for the first of staggered assembly elections in the two states on Tuesday. The first phase will cover 15 seats in Jammu and Kashmir,...
  • Watch: Battle for Jharkhand November 22, 2014

    The 81 Assembly seats of Jharkhand goes to election next week in five phase polls. In this election special show, watch the issues haunting Jharkhand and what keeps the state from developing. ...
  • Jharkhand: JMM releases first list of candidates for Assembly poll November 3, 2014

    Ranchi: The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has released its first list of 28 candidates for the five-phase Jharkhand Assembly poll which will begin on November 25. All ministers in the Hemant Soren government find their names in the first list released by JMM general secretary Suprio Bhattacharya. Among other prominent candidates are...
  • Jharkhand: Congress to join hands with RJD, JDU after alliance with JMM breaks ahead of elections October 31, 2014

    Ranchi: Alliance between the Congress and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha has collapsed in the run-up to Assembly elections in the state. Congress will now join hands with Rashtriya Janata Dal and Janata Dal (United), said party general secretary B K Hariprasad. Hints of a break-up were visible on October 27 when several...
  • 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 cochaired 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 costaged 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 nonBJP 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 proNarendra 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 prepoll alliance August 14, 2014

    JMM supremo Shibu Soren was on Thursday authorised by the party to take a final decision on matters relating to prepoll 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 withhis 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

    JharkhandChief 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 thestate Assemblythat his government was monitoring the situation. Stating that his government...
  • We have touched issues that were never addressed: Hemant Soren August 7, 2014

    JharkhandChief 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...
  • ExSpeaker CP Singh slams JMMled govt; BJP burns effigy of CM Hemant Soren August 6, 2014

    TheBJPon Wednesday burnt an effigy ofJharkhandChief Minister Hemant Soren in protest against "intolerance to democracy" and its "dictatorial attitude", former Assembly SpeakerC P Singhsaid 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...
  • EidulFitr celebrated in Jharkhand July 29, 2014

    EidulFitr 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 Sorencalled upon the Governor to greet him. Muslims offered...