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  • Stage set for counting in Jharkhand; BJP, JMM hopeful of majority 7 hours 19 minutes 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...
  • Assembly polls: Key candidates in Jharkhand 16 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In 14 years of its existence Jharkhand has never had a single-party government. Coalitions government ruling the state since 2000 have seen Jharkhand grappling with political instability, high corruption, slow development and Naxalism along with a host of other issues. But in 2014 unprecedented polling broke all previous records...
  • Awaiting the Jharkhand and J&K verdict on Tuesday 17 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As one awaits the declaration of results now sealed in the EVMs by voters of Jharkhand and Jammu & Kashmir, the factors that are likely to shape it and the implications of the possible verdict merit analysis. Exit and Opinion polls are more or less unanimous on Jharkhand...
  • Jharkhand exit poll: BJP-AJSU may get 37-43 seats, JVM 12-16, JMM 10-14, Congress 4-6 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Axis APM exit poll predicts the BJP-AJSU Party alliance is likely to get a simple majority in Jharkhand Assembly elections. According to its findings, the BJP-AJSU alliance is expected to get 37-43 seats in the 81-member state assembly. The BJP alone may get 34-38 seats and the AJSU...
  • Jharkhand ready for Assembly polls in 5th and final phase 3 days 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,...
  • Campaigning ends for final phase of polling in Jharkhand, 208 candidates in fray for 16 seats 4 days ago

    Ranchi: Campaigning ended on Thursday for the fifth and final phase polling for 16 Assembly constituencies in Jharkhand which will go the polls on December 20. "Polling will begin at 7 AM and end at 3 PM in all 16 constituencies," an Election Commission official said. Altogether 208 candidates, including 16 women...
  • Fourth phase of Assembly elections in Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand today December 14, 2014

    Ranchi/Srinagar: Voting for 18 Assembly constituencies in Jammu & Kashmir and 15 seats in Jharkhand takes place in the fourth phase of Assembly elections in the states on Sunday. In the penultimate round of the five-phased elections in J&K, the fate of 182 candidates including two chief ministerial aspirants and Speaker...
  • 15 Jharkhand seats go for polling in fourth phase on Sunday December 13, 2014

    Ranchi: Stage is set for the penultimate round of five-phase polling for 15 Assembly seats in Jharkhand on Sunday with former chief minister Babulal Marandi and three incumbent ministers testing their luck. A total of 43,48,709 voters are eligible to decide the fate of 217 candidates, including 16 women. Adequate security...
  • Polling over in 50 of 81 Jharkhand seats; BJP and JMM claim majority, JVM eyes second spot December 10, 2014

    Ranchi: Jharkhand has sealed the fate of candidates in 50 out of the 81 Assembly seats after the third phase of voting ended on Tuesday. The elections are a small litmus test for the BJP that largely relied on PM Narendra Modi's popularity and National President Amit Shah's strategy. On...
  • 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...
  • Stage set for third phase polling on 17 seats in Jharkhand December 8, 2014

    Ranchi: Polling will be held on Tuesday in 17 seats in Jharkhand in the third leg of the five-phase Assembly election where voters will decide the fate of 289 candidates, including former Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi, ex-Speaker CP Singh and three ministers. Voting will begin at 7 AM on Tuesday...
  • Jharkhand polls: Lalu campaigns for RJD-Congress-JDU combine December 6, 2014

    Giridih/Koderma: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Saturday appealed to the electorate to defeat the BJP and elect the RJD-Congress-JD(U) alliance in Jharkhand. "Throw out the BJP, under which the nation cannot prosper," Prasad said while briefly addressing separate meetings in Giridih and Kodarma constituencies in support of RJD candidates. "There have not...
  • Conspiracy toppled BJP government in Jharkhand : Munda December 4, 2014

    Ranchi: Former Jharkhand chief minister Arjun Munda on Thursday said there was a 'conspiracy' behind toppling the previous BJP-led government. "Implementation of issues in the list is not visible though the same people are in the government, showing the agenda of conspiracy in the fall of the (Arjun Munda) government," Munda...
  • 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...
  • Political instability keeping Jharkhand behind, says former CM Arjun Munda November 28, 2014

    Ranchi: With the five-phase Assembly polls underway in Jharkhand to elect the 10th government in 14 years, instability is the issue that is uppermost in the minds of voters. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also flagged the issue in his campaign speeches, terming it as the single-most important factor behind lack...
  • Mahua Manjhi: Lit doyen dares BJP in its den November 26, 2014

    An acclaimed novelist, a statutory body head and now a politician. Renowned Hindi literary luminary and Jharkhand Women's Commission chairperson, Mahua Manjhi has multiple faces. Though Manjhi's political foray may have come as a surprise to many, she has always been mindful of her people's sufferings. Her works have been...
  • 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,...
  • Campaign ends for first phase of polls in J&K, Jharkhand November 23, 2014

    Srinagar/Ranchi: Campaigning for the first phase of polling on Tuesday for 15 assembly seats in Jammu and Kashmir and 13 Maoist-hit constituencies in Jharkhand ended on Sunday, with BJP hoping to continue its winning streak in the multi-cornered contests riding on the 'Modi wave'. 123 candidates are in the fray...
  • Campaigning ends for first phase of Jharkhand polls on November 25 November 23, 2014

    Ranchi: Campaigning on Sunday ended in 13 Maoist-affected constituencies going to the polls on November 25 in the first phase of five-stage elections to the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. Electioneering had picked up in Palamau, Gumla and Latehar districts between November 21 and November 23 with Prime Narendra Modi and Congress...
  • 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. ...
  • 29 days to go, Santhal Pargana's 18 seats crucial for Shibu Soren's survival November 21, 2014

    Ranchi: It's said chief ministers rule from Ranchi but are made in Dumka. This constituency in Santhal Pargana has always been the hotbed of Jharkhand politics. The 18 seats of the tribal-dominated region is going to polls on December 23 and it will be a litmus test for Shibu Soren's...
  • Jharkhand elections: JMM top guns contest from Santhal Pargana to nullify the Narendra Modi wave November 18, 2014

    Santhal Pargana: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to face an uphill task in tribal-dominated Santhal Pargana when the region votes to elect a new Assembly. Two of the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand that BJP lost in 2014 despite a strong Narendra Modi wave fall in this...
  • 46 crorepatis in phase 1 Jharkhand elections: Election Watch November 16, 2014

    Ranchi: Forty six out of the 199 candidates contesting in the first of five-phase elections for Jharkhand Assembly have declared assets worth more than Rs 1 crore and 55 candidates have criminal cases against them, according to 'Democratic Reforms and Jharkhand Election Watch'. Six Jharkhand Vikas Morcha candidates have declared...
  • JMM red-faced as manifesto gives Jharkhand domicile issue a miss, party to release it again November 13, 2014

    Ranchi: Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar after a long struggle with the tribal population alleging discrimination from Patna. One of the main agenda of the parties championing the cause of Jharkhand was the domicile issue which has been a hot potato for every political party as no one has...
  • JMM urges CEC to acquaint villagers with paramilitary forces November 12, 2014

    Ranchi: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Wednesday urged Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath to launch an awareness campaign in villages of Jharkhand before deploying para-military forces there ahead of the five-phased polls starting November 25. "We requested the CEC to make villagers fearless of the security personnel before deployment because innocent...
  • Defectors rule the roost, change parties to contest Jharkhand Assembly polls November 11, 2014

    Jharkhand: "Party denied ticket? Jump ship and grab one." This seems to be the mantra of ambitious leaders who have warmed up for the winter polls. Interestingly, no party can question the loyalty of leaders deserting it as turncoats are everywhere - in the BJP, Congress, JD(U), RJD, JMM and...
  • After years of coalition 'misrule', Jharkhand is for the BJP to lose November 3, 2014

    Jharkhand will celebrate its 14th foundation day on November 15, 2014 even as political parties are getting ready to fight one more battle to secure the reins of the state. Ever since the state was carved out of Bihar, Jharkhand has never been politically stable and has seen nine chief...
  • Congress' decision to break alliance improper: JMM October 31, 2014

    Ranchi: The JMM on Friday termed as "improper" the Congress' decision of breaking their alliance in poll-bound Jharkhand. "How far is it proper on their part even after seeing the Lok Sabha elections? " JMM General Secretary Suprio Bhattacharya asked, reacting to AICC General Secretary BK Hariprasad's announcement marking the end...
  • 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 ruling coalition partners to hold parleys ahead of assembly polls October 25, 2014

    Ranchi: Leaders of ruling alliance partners -JMM, Congress and RJD - on Saturday said they would again meet to discuss pre-poll alliance shortly, hours after the Election Commission announced dates for Jharkhand Assembly elections. "It will be clear within three/four days after discussions," JMM General Secretary Suprio Bhattacharya said when asked...