JHARKHAND ASSEMBLY

  • Record polling registered in J&K and Jharkhand: EC 6 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir recorded a "historic and unprecedented" polling in the last 27 years with 66 per cent electorate exercising their franchise in the five phases, the last one today recording a high 76 per cent with voters braving freezing temperatures. The streak of strong balloting was also followed...
  • Jharkhand exit poll: BJP-AJSU may get 37-43 seats, JVM 12-16, JMM 10-14, Congress 4-6 8 hours 19 minutes 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 polls: Final phase sees 70 per cent voter turnout 9 hours 38 minutes ago

    Ranchi: Over 25 lakh people more than 70 per cent of the electorate on Saturday exercised their franchise in the fifth and last round of the Assembly election in Jharkhand, officials said. Sixteen constituencies voted on Saturday in the final phase. Of the 16 seats, seven were reserved for Scheduled Tribes...
  • Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand vote in last phase of Assembly polls today amidst high security 19 hours 56 minutes ago

    Jammu/Ranchi: Voting for the fifth and final phase of assembly elections will take place in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand amidst high security after recent terror attacks in the valley and neighbouring Pakistan. While 213 candidates will be battling it out for 20 seats in the fifth phase of Jammu...
  • Jharkhand polls: As it happened 20 hours 4 minutes ago

    Ranchi: The fifth phase of voting for 16 Assembly seats spread across six districts begins in Jharkhand. Among the heavyweights, Hemant Soren, the JMM leader, is contesting from Dumka, apart from Barhait constituency, where he is facing challenge from former Morcha leader and BJP candidate Hemlal Murmu. Assembly Speaker Shashank...
  • Jharkhand ready for Assembly polls in 5th and final phase Yesterday

    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 2 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...
  • Jharkhand CM describes BJP as 'loot' party 3 days ago

    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...
  • Eunuchs dance in protest of denial of voting rights 5 days ago

    Eunuchs dance outside a polling station in Dhanbad, Jharkhand during the 4th phase of polling. Many of these eunuchs were denied their voting rights as their names were struck off from the voter list. Taking help of what they are known for, these innovative, creative souls stared this unique musical...
  • Plough, not guns, brings harvest: PM Modi 5 days ago

    Dumka (Jharkhand): Appealing to the people of naxal-hit Jharkhand to shun violence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked them to take a plough in hand instead of guns to bring harvest and development to the state. "Taking plough on the shoulder, not gun, brings 'hariyali' (harvest)," he said while addressing...
  • Punish those who ravaged Jharkhand: PM Modi to voters 5 days ago

    Ranchi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appealed to people of Jharkhand to punish through votes those who plundered the state. Addressing an election rally in Dumka, he said, "As a mother punishes her children who commit mistake to ensure that the mistake is not committed again, people of Santhal region...
  • 61.08 per cent voter turnout in 4th phase of Jharkhand polls 6 days ago

    Ranchi: Polling in 15 constituencies of the state on Sunday ended with 61.08 per cent electorate exercising their franchise in the penultimate phase of the Assembly elections in Jharkhand as the day passed off peacefully. The polling, which began at 7 AM in all the seats, ended at 3 PM in...
  • Jharkhand elections: 'Gangs of Wasseypur' plays out on the streets of Dhanbad 6 days ago

    Like the 2012 hit movie 'Gangs of Wasseypur', which highlighted power struggles and politics of three criminal families, the battle for Jharkhand is being waged inside the Surajdev Singh mansion of Dhanbad, considered the unofficial power centre of India's coal capital. ...
  • Assembly elections live: 61 per cent voter turn out registered in Jharkhand 6 days ago

    The 15 constituencies that go to polls on Sunday are, Madhupur, Deogarh (SC), Bagodar, Jamua (SC), Gandey, Giridih, Dumri, Bokaro, Chandankyari (SC), Sindri, Nirsa, Dhanbad, Jharia, Tundi and Baghmara. ...
  • Fourth phase of Assembly elections in Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand today 6 days ago

    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...
  • Live: High turnout of 61 per cent in Jharkhand, while polling dips to 49 per cent in J&K 6 days ago

    Voting to begin on Sunday in the fourth phase elections of the states Jammu & Kashmir and Jharkhand. ...
  • 15 Jharkhand seats go for polling in fourth phase on Sunday 1 week ago

    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...
  • Shun the path of violence: Rajnath Singh tells Maoists December 12, 2014

    Dhanbad (Jharkhand): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said Maoists should shun the path of violence as there is no space for violence in a democracy. Addressing a meeting at Baghmara in Dhanbad district hours before the end of campaigning before the fourth of the five-phase polling on December 14,...
  • Campaign ends for 4th phase Assembly poll in Jharkhand December 12, 2014

    Ranchi: The high-pitched campaign for the fourth of the five-phase Jharkhand Assembly election involving 15 constituencies ended on Friday. While in Dhanbad and Bokaro constituencies, the campaign ended at 5 PM, in the remaining seats it ended at 3 PM. The 15 constituencies are: Madhupur, Deogarh (SC), Bagodar, Jamua (SC), Gandey,...
  • Jharkhand polls: Rajnath Singh promises steps for Bhuli if BJP wins December 11, 2014

    Dhanbad (Jharkhand): Steps to solve the long standing problems of miners staying at Bhuli, Asia's largest labour colony, would be taken if BJP is voted to power in Jharkhand, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said. Addressing an election rally at Bhuli, Singh said the...
  • 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...
  • PM Modi's appeal to Jharkhand voters for giving decisive mandate to BJP December 9, 2014

    Dhanbad: Flaying the Opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said it has run out of issues and asked the people of Jharkhand to give a decisive mandate in favour of the BJP to ensure state's speedy development. Seeking a stable government with full majority in Jharkhand, Modi asked people not...
  • 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...
  • Jharkhand Assembly polls live: Nearly 55 per cent polling till 3 PM December 9, 2014

    Voting on seventeen assembly seats is underway in the third phase where nearly 50 lakh voters will decide the fate of 289 candidates including three independents....
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire ahead of J&K polls today, over 80 criminal nominees in the fray in Jharkhand December 9, 2014

    Jammu/Ranchi: Just before the third phase of polling in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, Pakistani troops on Monday night violated the ceasefire by resorting to small arms firing on some forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. Pakistani troops resorted to small arms firing in Hamirpur sub-sector...
  • Jharkhand polls: BJP aims to win 50-plus seats, says Ananth Kumar December 8, 2014

    Ranchi: Union Minister Ananth Kumar on Monday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "good governance" and "development-driven approach" will help BJP win 50-plus seats in the 81-seat Jharkhand Assembly, for which elections are going on. "BJP's aim is to win 50-plus seats in Jharkhand and it will get it following Prime...
  • 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...
  • Campaigning ends for 3rd phase of polling in Jharkhand December 7, 2014

    Ranchi: Campaigning for the third phase of polling on December 9, which saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi wooing voters, ended on Sunday. Fourteen of the 17 constituencies going to the polls are Maoist-affected and campaigning ended there at 3 PM. Electioneering...
  • Jharkhand polls: Local police didn't favour anti-Naxal operations in South Bastar December 7, 2014

    Raipur: The local intelligence wing had suggested not to carry out large anti-Naxal operations in south Bastar forests, where the ultras recently killed 14 CRPF personnel, citing geographical complications and strong Maoist 'Jantana Sarkar' network, a senior police official said. The heavily forested, hilly, inaccessible and thinly populated quadrilateral region...
  • Jharkhand has got huge potential for development: Sushma Swaraj December 6, 2014

    Ranchi: Union Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday said that Jharkhand has a huge potential for development and the BJP would work on it if voted to power. Addressing an election rally in support of BJP candidate and former Assembly speaker CP Singh, the External Affairs Minister...