Jharkhand Assembly

  • Obstructionist stand stalling development in Jharkhand: Shashank Sekhar Bhokta July 7, 2014

    Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta on Monday regretted that an obstructionist stand by certain sections had been stalling the state's development ever since the state was created 14 years ago. "Not only the proposed construction of a building to house the state Assembly, but also any new work in the...
  • Jharkhand MLA quits after getting Trinamool ticket March 20, 2014

    Congress legislator from Dhanbad, Chandra Shekhar Dubey, resigned from the membership of the Jharkhand assembly, after he got a ticket from the Trinamool Congress for the Lok Sabha polls, on Thursday. "I have resigned from the membership of the assembly as I am a candidate of the Trinamool from Dhanbad. I...
  • 'Appropriation Bill passed in Jharkhand Assembly; Model Code not violated' March 6, 2014

    Appropriation Bill was on Wednesday approved by the Jharkhand Assembly, paving the way for expenditure for next fiscal with Speaker Sashank Sekhar Bhokta clarifying that the exercise did not come under Model Code of Conduct though it coincided with the announcement of general elections. Bhokta told media that passing of the...
  • Ruckus in Jharkhand Assembly over Dadai Dubey's dismissal February 20, 2014

    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 the...
  • Jharkhand Assembly pays tributes to veteran actors February 19, 2014

    Jharkhand Assembly on Wednesday condoled the death of veteran cine actors A Nageshwar Rao and Suchitra Sen and the state's former deputy Chief Minister Sudhir Kumar Mahato. In his condolence message, Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta spoke about the immense contribution made by the great actors. The house condoled the death of...
  • Jharkhand government to present budget on Feb 21 February 13, 2014

    Jharkhand government will present its 2014-15 financial statement on February 21. "The government will table its budget on February 21," Assembly Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta told reporters in Ranchi. The budget session will begin on February 19 and end on March 7. ...
  • Jharkhand assembly's budget session from Feb 19 February 8, 2014

    Jharkhand assembly's budget session will begin Feb 19 and end March 7, said an official on Saturday. "The state cabinet today gave its approval for 21 proposals. The proposals include convening the state assembly budget session from Feb 19," Cabinet Secretary JB Tubid told reporters. Among the other decisions taken by the...
  • Jairam Ramesh to meet Sushil Kumar Shinde today over increasing House strength December 26, 2013

    Advocating an increase in the strength of Jharkhand Assembly, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday said he would meet Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Thursday to request him on this matter. "One of the main reasons for the political instability in Jharkhand during the last 13 years is the lesser number...
  • JPCC welcomes Jairam Ramesh's letter on raising Jharkhand Assembly strength December 21, 2013

    The Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee on Friday welcomed Union minister Jairam Ramesh's letter to Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on increasing seats in the Jharkhand Assembly, but the BJP termed it as belated . "It is a welcome initiative. The Congress in Jharkhand has always demanded an increase in the...
  • CM assures protection of Bhojpuri, Maghi students' interests December 20, 2013

    Bowing to pressure from both the ruling and opposition MLAs in the Jharkhand Assembly which saw noisy scenes over languages on Friday, the government said it would look into the issue of whether the rights of students writing in Bhojpuri and Maghi languages in teachers eligibility test could be protected. Replying to the House after three...
  • Speaker assures probe into Ranchi Lake boat mishap December 18, 2013

    Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta on Tuesday said the government would ensure an inquiry into the boat mishap in Ranchi Lake which claimed four lives and Tourism Secretary Sajal Chakraborty had a narrow escape. "It is very sad that the mishap occurred. The government will ensure a probe and also ensure such mishaps are not repeated,"...
  • Lalu no match for Modi: BJP December 18, 2013

    The BJP on Tuesday took on the ruling RJD and the Congress in the Jharkhand Assembly claiming Lalu Prasad Yadav was no match for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Opposing remarks of Yadav on Modi soon after the RJD chief came out of jail in Monday, BJP leader and former Speaker C P Singh claimed in...
  • Jharkhand Assembly session to begin from December 13 November 23, 2013

    The week-long winter session of Jharkhand Assembly will begin on December 13. A meeting of the state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Hemant Soren, decided to convene the House from December 13 to 20, according to Principal Secretary (Cabinet Secretariat) JB Tubid. ...
  • MLAs demand action against NTPC officials over police firing in Hazaribagh July 26, 2013

    Several members cutting across the party lines in Jharkhand Assembly on Friday demanded action against the management of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) following Tuesday's police firing in Hazaribagh district that claimed a life. Supporting BJP MLA Uma Shankar Akela's demand for an adjournment motion to debate on the July...
  • Speaker SS Bhokta to look into allegations against Assembly staff July 26, 2013

    Jharkhand Speaker S S Bhokta on Friday assured the state Assembly that he would look into the allegations made against House reporters that they had failed to mention the name of Chief Minister Hemant Soren during his speech during the trust vote on July 18. Bhokta said strict action would be...
  • Confidence vote in Jharkhand Assembly tomorrow July 18, 2013

    Chief Minister Hemant Soren, heading a JMM-Congress coalition government with support of independents, will move a confidence vote in the 82-member Jharkhand Assembly on Thursday. The Chief Minister would table the vote of confidence, an official release said. Soren, who took oath as the head of the coalition government on...
  • Jharkhand: JMM leader Hemant Soren stakes claim to form govt July 9, 2013

    Ranchi: JMM Legislature Party leader Hemant Soren on Tuesday staked claim to form government in Jharkhand, where the President's rule ends on July 18. CNN-IBN has learnt that the JMM has managed to win the support of 40 legislators and is in talks for two more independent MLAs. The Congress and...
  • BJP warns Jharkhand Governor of 'social boycott' June 24, 2013

    Dhanbad: BJP on Sunday warned Governor Syed Ahmed of "social boycott" and "choking" power and water supply to Raj Bhavan if he failed to recommend dissolution of the Jharkhand Assembly by July 13. "The party has decided to lay indefinite siege of Raj Bhavan from July 14 if the Governor...
  • FIR lodged against MLA for 'beating up' policeman May 23, 2013

    Ranchi: A policeman has accused Independent MLA Chamra Linda of assaulting him at the Jharkhand Assembly while he was on duty. On the basis of the complaint by the constable Umanath Saha, police filed an FIR with the Jagannathpur police station in Ranchi on Thursday. According to the FIR, Linda on...
  • Rajnath Singh demands dissolution of Jharkhand Assembly May 21, 2013

    Ranchi: BJP President Rajnath Singh on Monday demanded immediate dissolution of Jharkhand Assembly to give the people an opportunity for a fresh mandate. Raising the party's demand again for dissolution of the House, Singh told reporters that the people should get a chance to elect their representatives instead of living...
  • Arjun Munda says dissolve Jharkhand Assembly January 16, 2013

    Jamshedpur: Justifying his recommendation for dissolution of the Jharkhand Assembly and fresh elections in the state, caretaker Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Wednesday questioned why some political parties were demanding time from the Governor to form an alternative government if they had the numbers. "We have witnessed political parties are seeking...
  • J'khand: JVM protests outside Assembly, 1 dead September 3, 2012

    Ranchi: The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) party workers on Monday protested outside the state Assembly demanding rehabilitation of those displaced during the construction of the Bokaro Steel Plant. One of the party workers died after the police lathicharged them as they tried to break through a barricade set up outside the...
  • Watch: MLA takes off his shirt in Jharkhand assembly September 3, 2012

    Jharkhand assembly was adjourned twice today after an opposition MLA ripped off his shirt inside the house to press for demands. ...
  • MLA rips off shirt, Jharkhand assembly adjourned September 3, 2012

    Ranchi: Jharkhand assembly was adjourned twice today after an opposition MLA ripped off his shirt inside the house to press for demands. As soon as the house convened at 11 am, opposition members trooped into the well of the house raising a din over a plethora of demands. Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric)...
  • Jharkhand Assembly Speaker gets jail, granted bail May 16, 2012

    Ranchi: A Ranchi court on Wednesday sentenced Jharkhand assembly speaker C P Singh to one-month jail in a seven-year-old case related to a protest against the Central government's decision to dissolve the Goa Assembly in 2005. Finding Singh guilty, the court of Judicial Magistrate Varun Mishra awarded a one-month simple imprisonment...
  • Rat rattles proceedings in Jharkhand Assembly March 21, 2012

    Ranchi: A rat interrupted the proceedings in Jharkhand assembly for some time on Wednesday when it emerged from under the opposition benches. Congress MLA Gitashree Oraon drew attention of the house when she saw a rat scurrying away in the morning session of the House. When other MLAs drew attention of...
  • House of shame: 37 Jharkhand MLAs named in crimes December 25, 2009

    Ranchi: Nearly half of the 81 newly elected legislators in Jharkhand have criminal cases registered against them, while 19 of them are "crorepatis" (multi-millionaires), official documents show. As per Election Commission records, 37 legislators face criminal cases. The highest number of legislators with cases against them are from the Jharkhand Mukti...
  • JMM, BJP set to form government in Jharkhand December 25, 2009

    Ranchi: A coalition seems to be in place in Jharkhand after two days of political uncertainty as the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Friday announced it will form the next government with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Hemlal Murmu, a senior JMM leader and legislator, said: "We will form the next...
  • Shibu Soren elected JMM legislative party leader December 25, 2009

    Ranchi: The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Friday elected its party chief Shibu Soren, a Lok Sabha MP, as the leader of the legislative party. "Shibu Soren has been unanimously elected as legislative party leader," said Hemlal Murmu, a JMM legislator. "Shibu Soren has been authorized to take the decision regarding the...
  • Soren gets one more chance to be Jharkhand CM December 24, 2009

    Ranchi: The man of the match in Jharkhand Assembly elections is a politician who's survived court convictions, personal tragedies but is once again ready to play the kingmaker or the king himself. Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) President Shibu Soren has reaped a good harvest in the Assembly elections. It had been predicted...