Hemant Soren

  • LS polls: Campaign for Jharkhand's third phase gains momentum 19-04-2014 03:58 PM

    Campaigning for the third and last phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Jharkhand has gained momentum, with leaders of different parties wooing the electorate. The third phase will cover four seats - Dhanbad, Dumka, Rajmahal and Godda - April 24. The first two phases were held April 10 and...
  • Seven people, including Jharkhand CM's Political Advisor injured in lift collapse 15-04-2014 04:09 PM

    Seven people, including the Political Advisor of Jharkhand Chief Minister, were injured when a lift which they took to reach the ground floor of a hotel in Bistupur area here collapsed on Tuesday, official sources said. All the injured, including Himanshu Shekhar Choudhury, Political Advisor of Chief Minister Hemant Soren,...
  • JMM always work for minorities, says Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren 14-04-2014 03:31 PM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has said JMM always discharged its responsibility to protect the interest of the minority community and he as a chief minister made sincere efforts for their welfare within a short tenure in power. "JMM has always cared for the dignity of the community and taken...
  • Hemant Soren alleges opposition parties using money power 10-04-2014 11:15 PM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister and JMM leader Hemant Soren on Thursday claimed the opposition parties were using money power to win the Lok Sabha election because they lacked people's support. He appealed to people to teach such parties and leaders a lesson, while advocating for a government for the people, of...
  • Cost of BJP's advertisements more than Jharkand budget, alleges Hemant Soren 09-04-2014 08:21 AM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister and JMM leader Hemant Soren on Tuesday claimed that the amount spent by BJP on media advertisements was more than that of the state's annual budget. "The BJP has spent over Rs 25,000 crore on its media advertisement while Jharkhand's annual budget is around Rs 15,000 crore,"...
  • TMC can pull down Hemant Soren government: Mamata Banerjee 05-04-2014 11:19 PM

    Buoyed by roping in two MLAs into the Trinamool Congress, its chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday claimed that if her party so desired it could pull down the Hemant Soren government in Jharkhand. "We have two MLAs in Jharkhand Assembly. If we want we can throw out the government. But...
  • Naxals pose a major threat to Lok Sabha candidates in Jharkhand 31-03-2014 03:51 PM

    Election time in Naxal-infested Jharkhand is doubly dangerous for the politicians many of whom are high on the rebels' hit-list. As candidates and their supporters move in the countryside, tour villages and address huge rallies, the security agencies face a nightmarish situation in providing them security especially as many of...
  • Political conspiracy against Jagannath Mahto, says Hemant Soren 26-03-2014 06:58 PM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, on Wednesday, defended Jagannath Mahto, the JMM candidate from Giridih Lok Sabha seat, who is a co-accused in the lynching case of a youth at a 'people's court', and said a political conspiracy has been hatched against him. "It is a political conspiracy," Soren said...
  • Hemant Soren directs police officials to thwart any Naxal attempts to disrupt LS polls in state 26-03-2014 03:40 PM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday said state machineries have been directed to thwart any naxal attempt to disrupt the ensuing general election beginning from April 10 in the state. The state administration have been alerted and directed to gear up to meet any eventuality during the ensuing electoral...
  • No question of JMM allying with BJD: Hemant Soren 26-03-2014 02:41 PM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister, Hemant Soren on Wednesday said there was no question of JMM allying with Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the party would go alone in the ensuing parliamentary and assembly elections in Odisha. JMM will contest the elections in Odisha on its own, Soren said when...
  • Hemant Soren-led Jharkhand government may face stability issue 26-03-2014 01:33 PM

    The Hemant Soren government, which enjoys a wafer-thin majority, may land in trouble if the legislators supporting the ruling alliance and fighting the Lok Sabha poll get elected. Eight of the 82 legislators have filed their nominations for the Lok Sabha poll. Of the eight, seven belong to the ruling...
  • LS polls: Neerup Mohanty files his nomination papers from Jamshedpur 26-03-2014 12:12 AM

    JMM candidate Neerup Mohanty filed his nomination papers from Jamshedpur on Tuesday. Chief Minister Hemant Soren was on a special tour while Mohanty filed his nominations. ...
  • Hemant Soren terms leaders quitting party 'impure blood' 25-03-2014 06:06 PM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday termed the leaders quitting the party as "impure blood". "Even you have donated blood. Sometimes, impure blood needs to be cleaned. New blood flows after impure blood is cleaned," Soren told reporters in Jamshedpur to a question regarding party leaders quitting the party....
  • Jharkhand MLA resigns from House membership, switches to TMC 20-03-2014 09:24 PM

    Chandrasekhar Dubey, who was dismissed by Chief Minister Hemant Soren from his Cabinet on February 19, resigned from the Jharkhand Assembly on Thursday. "I have submitted my resignation to Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta. and informed him that I have quit Congress and joined Trinamool Congress," Dubey, who represented the House...
  • Opposition calls for dismissal of Hemant Soren-led Jharkhand government 20-03-2014 02:59 PM

    The opposition parties in Jharkhand have demanded removal of the Hemant Soren government as it has been reduced to minority. "Soren government has been reduced to minority as many legislators supporting the government have switched sides to fight the Lok Sabha polls. Governor Syed Ahmed should take note of it....
  • LS polls: Congress to fare well in Jharkhand, says minister KN Tripathi 15-03-2014 07:10 PM

    Jharkhand Rural Development and Labour Minister KN Tripathi, who was sworn in as the new minister in the Hemant Soren ministry in place of the dismissed Chandra Sekhar Dubey last month, on Saturday claimed that Congress will fare well in Jharkhand in the state's ensuing three-phase parliamentary polls next month....
  • Sabita Mahato to not contest Jamshedpur Lok Sabha seat 10-03-2014 09:00 AM

    Sabita Mahato, widow of senior JMM leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand Sudhir Mahato, is unwilling to contest the Lok Sabha poll from Jamshedpur constituency for personal reasons. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren told this to reporters today after a 45-minute one-to-one session with Sabita Mahato at her...
  • Two legislators, Shibu Soren's brother join Trinamool 03-03-2014 11:08 PM

    Two legislators supporting Hemant Soren government in Jharkhand and the brother of the ruling JMM's chief Shibu Soren joined Trinamool Congress in Ranchi onMonday. Bandu Tirkey of Jharkhand Janadhikar Manch and Chamra Linha of the Rashtriya Kalyan Pakshya announced the merger of their parties with Trinamool at a function attended...
  • LS polls: Two regional parties merge with Trinamool Congress 03-03-2014 03:14 PM

    Two political parties having two members in the Jharkhand Assembly merged with the Trinamool Congress in Ranchi on Monday. The Jharkhand Janadhikar Manch (JJM) with its MLA Bandhu Tirkey and the Rastriya Kalyan Pakshya (RKP) with its MLA Chamra Linda merged with the TMC in the presence of former Railway...
  • Ruckus in Jharkhand Assembly over Dadai Dubey's dismissal 20-02-2014 04:45 PM

    Pandemonium prevailed in Jharkhand Assembly on Thursday when Opposition BJP members sought a reply from the Hemant Soren government on the reason behind the dismissal of a cabinet minister, leading to adjournment of the proceedings twice. Party members led by BJP MLA and former deputy Chief Minister Raghuvar Das raised...
  • Supplementary budget tabled in Jharkhand Assembly 20-02-2014 03:56 PM

    The Jharkhand government on Thursday tabled the supplementary budget amounting to about Rs 1,448 crore in the Assembly. Finance Minister Rajendra Prasad Singh placed the third supplementary budget amid din in the House. The departments getting major share of the supplementary budget is Rs 350 crore for road construction, Rs...
  • CM Hemant Soren dismisses Dadai Dubey for levelling corruption charges 19-02-2014 10:57 PM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday dismissed Rural Development Minister Chandra Sekhar Dubey (Dadai Dubey), apparently for recently levelling corruption charges against him, but he did not specify the reason. An hour before the speech of Governor Syed Ahmed on the first day of the budget session, Soren met...
  • Protestors burn Shibu, Hemant Soren's effigies for axing Savita's RS ticket 05-02-2014 06:31 PM

    Effigies of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and his father JMM president Shibu Soren were burnt by agitators on Wednesday as a dawn-to-dusk 'chakka jam' in the state evoked mixed response in the Kolhan region of the state. The 'chakka jam' was called by Kurmi Sangharsh Morcha and other organisations...
  • Bokaro acid attack survivor finally gets a government job 05-02-2014 09:48 AM

    Ranchi: Sonali Mukharjee, the acid attack survivor from Bokaro finally got the government job she was promised by Jharkhand government. It was after CNN-IBN had highlighted her plight and initiated a campaign, that help started pouring in for Sonali. But justice still eludes her with her perpetrators still roaming scot-free....
  • AJSU workers detained for attempting to show black flag to CM 04-02-2014 08:48 AM

    Nine AJSU party activists were on Monday rounded up at Sonari area in Jamshedpur while attempting to show black flags to Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren. The Chief Minister, who along with his father JMM supremo Sibu Soren, was in the city to take part in rituals after the death...
  • CBI court's nod to attach JMM MLA Sita Soren's property in RS horse trading case 01-02-2014 10:37 PM

    A CBI court on Saturday granted the investigating agency permission to attach the property of JMM MLA Sita Soren in connection with the 2012 horse trading case. Court of R K Choudhary directed the attachment of property of Sita Soren as well as her father BN Majhi. Sita is the...
  • Now, quick medical assistance for accident victims in Ranchi 01-02-2014 08:07 PM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Saturday launched a new system that would offer prompt medical assistance to accident victims in state capital Ranchi. The "Golden Hour System" is so named as each minute saved in getting medical assistance for the victim could make a life-or-death difference. The system is...
  • Jharkhand to weed out hunger, corruption, fear: Hemant Soren 26-01-2014 02:11 PM

    Jharkhand government was planning to develop the state in such a way that it would be free from fear, hunger, corruption, extremism and terrorism, chief minister Hemant Soren said on Sunday. Outlining his government's achievements and priorities while unfurling the tri-colour to mark the 65th Republic Day in Ranchi, he...
  • Jharkhand celebrates 65th Republic Day, Hemant Soren unfurls the tricolour 26-01-2014 12:24 PM

    The Republic Day celebrations were launched with fervour and amid tight security arrangements across Jharkhand. Chief Minister Hemant Soren hoisted the tricolour at the Morabadi Ground in Ranchi. He spoke of his government's achievements in his address. "The BPL (Below Poverty Line) families are being provided dhoti (loin cloth) and...