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  • After being booed, Soren challenges BJP to a electoral fight Yesterday

    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. ...
  • JMM alleges BJP turning Ranchi's power plant into party programme 2 days ago

    The JMM on Wednesday alleged that the BJP was turning the power project to be inaugurated in Ranchi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi into a party programme despite it being a government programme and a "gift" from the previous UPA regime. In a letter to the Prime Minister and a copy...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jharkhand Chief Secretary complains of ill treatment from JMM MLA Akhil Akhtar June 24, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Secretary Sajal Chakraborty on Tuesday accused JMM MLA Akhil Akhtar of using abusive language against him in presence of senior law officers at the secretariat while the legislator alleged the top officer asked him to "get out" of his chamber. "I have informed Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta and would...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • JMM chief Shibu Soren takes oath in Lok Sabha June 10, 2014

    Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief Shibu Soren, who was elected to Lok Sabha from Dumka in Jharkhand, on Tuesday took oath as the member of the House. 70-year-old Soren was a Union Minister and Chief Minister of Jharkhand. He was first elected to Lok Sabha in 1980 and then again in 1989,...
  • BJP decimates Congress-JMM in Jharkhand, wins 12 of 14 LS seats May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP achieved an astounding victory in the 2014 general elections in Jharkhand by winning 12 of the 14 Lok Sabha seats. The Congress and its ally JMM, managed to win two constituencies in the state. The saffron party's Pashupati Nath Singh and Bidyut Baran Mahato defeated...
  • BJP rides on 'Modi wave', captures 12 LS seats May 16, 2014

    Riding on a Narendra Modi wave, the BJP has won 12 of the fourteen Lok Sabha seats. The saffron party's Pashupati Nath Singh and Bidyut Baran Mahato established their victory in Dhanbad and Jamshedpur seats. Former chief minister and JMM supremo Shibu Soren, who initially trailed BJP's Sunil Soren, surged ahead by...
  • BJP leads in 11 out of 14 seats in Jharkhand May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: 3:00 pm: Riding on a Narendra Modi wave, the BJP has taken a lead in 11 of the fourteen Lok Sabha seats while Congress and its ally JMM, are ahead in the three other constituencies as counting continued in Jharkhand. The saffron party's Pashupati Nath Singh and...
  • Jharkhand CM dismisses Food Supply Minister Simon Marandi May 6, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday dismissed his Rural Works Minister Simon Marandi from his cabinet. His recommendation to dismiss Marandi has been approved by Governor Syed Ahmed, a Raj Bhavan communique said. The reason behind the dismissal was not spelt out. He held the portfolios of Food, Public Distribution and...
  • BJP alleges all is not well in JMM-Congress-RJD coalition government May 6, 2014

    Alleging that all is not well in the JMM-Congress-RJD coalition government in Jharkhand, the opposition BJP on Monday sought to know why Chief Minister Hemant Soren needs to 'remind repeatedly' about its stability. "We would like to ask the chief minister what makes him to keep on reminding that his government...
  • Our government is stable, says Hemant Soren May 5, 2014

    Amid reports that some Congress leaders were not keen to continue support to the JMM-led ruling coalition, Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Monday said his government was stable and schemes were being executed speedily. "My government is stable with programmes and schemes being implemented speedily in the interest of the people....
  • Jharkhand Congress for contesting Assembly polls on its own May 5, 2014

    Jharkhand Congress' leaders on Sunday suggested that the party should contest the Assembly elections scheduled later this year on its own and should not go for any alliance. The suggestion was placed during the PCC's extended Working Committee meeting chaired by president Sukhdeo Bhagat, according to a press release. Singh said...
  • EC notice to Marandi for seeking pastors' support in LS polls April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday issued a show cause notice to former Jharkhand chief minster Babulal Marandi for appealing to bishops and pastors for support in the Lok Sabha elections. In a similar case, Union Minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was alleged by a local news channel...
  • Battle royale in Dumka, multi-cornered in 3 Jharkhand seats April 23, 2014

    The three Santhal Pargana division seats of Dumka, Rajmahal and Godda along with the industrial constituency of Dhanbad will vote on April 24 bringing an end to the electoral exercise in the state. Dumka is the blockbuster contest of the 2014 Lok Sabha election in the state with Jharkhand Mukti...
  • MPs rating: Shibu Soren's performance is below average April 23, 2014

    Former Jharkhand chief minister and JMM chief Shibu Soren scored 4 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. He has been rated below average of 5.6. The 7-time MP from Dumka, Soren, has been rated 5.6 for accessibility. He...
  • Soren, Marandi in a fight to the finish in Dumka April 22, 2014

    When the last four seats in Jharkhand vote on April 24, all eyes will be on Dumka (ST) where the two biggest tribal leaders - Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief Shibu Soren and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha Prajatantrik supremo Babu Lal Marandi - are locked in a pitched battle. The winner will...
  • Lok Sabha elections: 62 per cent voter turnout in Jharkhand April 17, 2014

    Ranchi: Around 62 per cent of the electorate voted in the second phase of polling in six Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand on Thursday amid Maoist violence that left five persons, including 4 CRPF men, injured. "Around 62 per cent polling was recorded in the second phase for six seats," Chief...
  • Campaign ends for second phase of polling in Jharkhand April 15, 2014

    Campaigning ended on Tuesday in six Lok Sabha constituencies in the second of the three phase polling in Jharkhand for the April 17 elections. The constituencies where polling would be held are Giridih, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Singhbhum ST, Khunti ST and Hazaribagh from among the total 14 LS seats. Elections in Hazaribagh, were...
  • Marandi blames Congress, BJP and JMM for Jharkhand's woes April 15, 2014

    Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM) chief Babulal Marandi on Monday accused Congress, BJP as well as JMM for the prevailing state of affairs of Jharkhand while appealing to people to vote for his party to ensure rapid development. Addressing an election meeting at Agrico Maidan here, Marandi said the country was...
  • JMM always work for minorities, says Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren April 14, 2014

    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 initiatives...
  • Hemant Soren alleges opposition parties using money power April 10, 2014

    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 the...
  • LS polls: Four Jharkhand seats record 58.3 per cent voter turnout in 1st phase April 10, 2014

    Amidst tight security in Maoist-affected Palamu(SC), Chatra, Koderma and Lohardaga (ST) Lok Sabha constituencies where voting began at 7 am on Thursday. Later the poll timings was extended till 5 PM for 6 polling booths. 58.3 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise till 5 PM in four Lok Sabha seats in...
  • LS polls: About 50 per cent voter turnout recorded in four seats till 3 pm April 10, 2014

    About 50 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise till 3 PM in four Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand where Maoists exploded a series of landmines before voting began. Polling was on in Palamau (SC), Chatra, Koderma and Lohardaga (ST) seats. Hours before polling, Maoists exploded a series of landmines...
  • Lok Sabha elections: 1st phase of polling ends in Jharkhand, 55 per cent voter turnout recorded April 10, 2014

    Jharkhand will go for first phase polling on April 10 amidst tight security in Maoist-affected Palamu(SC), Chatra, Koderma and Lohardaga (ST) Lok Sabha constituencies where voting is expected to begin at 7 am. A total of 66 candidates had filed nomination papers but two withdrew their nominations and two other nominations...
  • No Modi wave in Jharkhand, people want change: AJSU Dhanbad candidate Hemlata Mohan April 8, 2014

    Entering the hurly-burly of politics, noted educationist, Director and Principal of Delhi Public School, Bokaro Steel City, Dr Hemlata S Mohan, sounds confident of winning her maiden electoral battle from Dhanbad constituency in Jharkhand. But Hemlata S Mohan is pitted against heavyweights like Bharatiya Janata Party's sitting MP Pashupati Nath...
  • Four Maoist-affected seats to go for 1st phase of polling in Jharkhand on April 10 April 8, 2014

    Campaigning ended on Tuesday in Jharkhand which will go for first phase polling on April 10 amidst tight security in Maoist-affected Palamu(SC), Chatra, Koderma and Lohardaga (ST) Lok Sabha constituencies. A total of 56,47,736 electorate with 29,98,487 male and 26,49,246 females are eligible to exercise their franchise in four of the...