JHARKHAND ASSEMBLY

  • Mahua Manjhi: Lit doyen dares BJP in its den Yesterday

    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...
  • Jharkhand: Security lapse during Rajnath Singh's poll campaign after helicopter loses its way Yesterday

    Majhgaon: In a major security lapse, Home Minsiter Rajnath Singh's helicopter lost its way during his campaigning in Jharkhand. The helicopter landed in Majhgaon instead of landing in Badajamda in Chaibasa. It was only after a point of time that the pilot realised that he was going in the wrong...
  • Jharkhand: Naxals attack polling party at Latehar, encounter with CRPF personnel on Yesterday

    Ranchi: A polling party was attacked by Naxals in Latehar in Jharkhand when they were returning from their cluster point to their base station on Wednesday morning. The incident took place after Jharkhand voted in the first phase of Assembly elections 2014 on Tuesday. An encounter is currently on between...
  • Battle for Jharkhand: Parties sniff victory in high voter turnout 2 days ago

    Ranchi: In the Naxal-hit 13 constituencies of Jharkhand, people came out in large numbers to vote and the queues seen outside the polling booths had a good number of elderly and women voters. The first phase of Jharkhand elections was a key test for security forces. Even though 1,752 booths were...
  • Rajnath lauds high voter turnout in Kashmir, Jharkhand 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday said the huge voter turnout in the Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand assembly elections was a "positive sign" and people had defied the threat of militants and Maoists. He said he was happy to learn of the huge turnout in the first phase of...
  • Jharkhand polls: First phase records 61.92 per cent voter turnout 2 days ago

    Ranchi: The voter turnout in first phase of Jharkhand assembly elections was recorded at 61.92 per cent; the Election Commission however said that the figure is likely to go up. The polling for 13 of the 81 Assembly constituencies in Jharkhand, spread over six Maoist-affected districts, ended at 3 PM on...
  • Tunnel bomb, landmines recovered even as Jharkhand votes for first phase in polls 2 days ago

    Hariharganj: Even as the first phase of voting in Jharkhand Assembly elections is underway, Naxal threat remains a cause for concern especially along the Gaya-Jharkhand border region. For the past 48 hours, a powerful tunnel bomb planted by Naxals has not been diffused. Residents of surrounding villages of Koti and Chatra...
  • Jharkhand: Naxal leaders take the non-violent route, field relatives in Assembly polls 2 days ago

    Ranchi: There are clear signs that despite greater police presence and extensive paramilitary operations, the Naxals in Jharkhand have still not cowed down. They are striking wherever they can, making their presence felt. However, at the same time, a large number of Naxal leaders have also joined the democratic process....
  • Live: Polling over in all 13 constituencies in Jharkhand 2 days ago

    Polling for 13 of the 81 Assembly constituencies in Jharkhand, spread over six Maoist-affected districts, began at seven this morning amid tight security. ...
  • Voting begins for 13 seats in Naxal hotbed Jharkhand, 10 MLAs in the fray 2 days ago

    Ranchi: Polling for 13 of the 81 Assembly constituencies in Jharkhand, spread over six Maoist-affected districts, began at seven on Tuesday morning amid tight security. An electorate of 33,61,938, of whom 15,77,090 are female voters, are eligible to exercise their franchise to choose among 199 candidates, including 18 women. All 13 seats...
  • Polling for first phase in 15 constituencies on Tuesday in J&K 3 days ago

    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,...
  • Congress misusing state machinery in Jharkhand: BJP 3 days ago

    Jamshedpur: BJP on Monday alleged that Congress had been misusing the state machinery for getting electoral gain in the five-phase Assembly polls in Jharkhand beginning on Tuesday. The arrest of party candidate from Daltongunj Manoj Kumar Singh within hours of the AICC supremo Sonia Gandhi's campaign for a state minister and...
  • Jharkhand elections: 8 big fights in Round One 3 days ago

    The 13 Assembly segments of Jharkhand are going to polls on Tuesday and 199 candidates are in the fray. Fate of turncoats, local heavyweights, Independents, members of royal families and new coalitions are at stake. The political atmosphere is uncertain to such an extent that parties expecting leaders to address...
  • Polling in 13 Maoist-affected seats of Jharkhand on Tuesday 3 days ago

    Ranchi: Polling will take place amidst tight security in 13 Maoist-affected constituencies in the first phase of five-stage elections to the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly on Tuesday. Adequate security forces have been deployed as all the 13 constituencies are affected by Maoist activities and the personnel have been asked to follow the...
  • No support from government for aspiring sports persons in Dhoni's Jharkhand 3 days ago

    Jharkhand may boast of giving the country a successful cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, but when it comes to sports facilities, the state has failed miserably. Sporting experts in the state said that the government was doing enough to encourage youngsters to work on their talent. ...
  • Campaign ends for first phase of polls in J&K, Jharkhand 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • Jharkhand polls: Congress, BJP workers clash in Daltonganj after Sonia's rally 4 days ago

    Daltonganj: A scuffle broke out between Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party workers on Daltonganj in Jharkahnd on Sunday. The scuffle broke out after Congress president Sonia Gandhi's rally. The BJP workers also faced-off with police. Several party workers have been detained. ...
  • Jharkhand elections: 7 reasons why day one is important 4 days ago

    Ranchi: Maoists have a strong presence in most of the 13 constituencies going to polls on Tuesday and reports say they are desperate to execute a big attack on security forces and eliminate candidates. Naxal fear is so strong here that in many of the constituencies, polling parties are airlifted...
  • Jharkhand elections: Sonia Gandhi urges people of Daltonganj to vote for Congress 4 days ago

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi campaigned in Daltonganj in Jharkhand earlier on Sunday where she urged the people to vote for her party. "The UPA government had given crores of rupees for the welfare and development of the state. Unfortunately the BJP government hasn't even used that money," said Sonia. ...
  • Jharkhand elections: Coal mafia controls the politics of Dhanbad, family fights for power 4 days ago

    Dhanbad: The politics of Dhanbad like everything else is seeped in coal. In the 1970s, coal was nationalised but before that private mine owners owned these mines. One BP Sinha was the leader of all the coal workers. Subsequently, Suraj Deo Singh took over and started an organisation called the...
  • Watch: Battle for Jharkhand 5 days ago

    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. ...
  • Jharkhand polls: CRPF Cobra battalion carries out live combing cum area domination operation 5 days ago

    CRPF's cobra battalion has carried out a live combing cum area domination operation in a forest in Jharkhand. These operations are done before the polls as a measure to counter Naxals in the region. ...
  • Jharkhand polls: Rahul attacks PM, says Swach Bharat Abhiyaan a marketing strategy 5 days ago

    Manika: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi: addressed an election rally in Manika ahead of first phase of elections . The Congress vice president attacked the 'acche din' claims of Priime Minister Narendra Modi. "You gave them full support in Lok Sabha elections. The PM promised 'acche din' after he...
  • CRPF Cobra battalion carries out live combing cum area domination operation ahead of polls in Jharkhand 5 days ago

    Ranchi: CRPF's cobra battalion has carried out a live combing cum area domination operation in a forest in Jharkhand. These operations are done before the polls as a measure to counter Naxals in the region. Jharkhand will go in for five phase polls which begin on November 25. The state is...
  • Modi kicks off poll campaign in Jharkhand, asks voters to free state from dynastic politics 6 days ago

    Daltonganj: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took his campaign for the Assembly elections to Jharkhand's Daltonganj district. Launching a scathing attack on Congress in Jharkhand, Modi accused the opposition party for dynasty politics. "Free Jharkhand from this family politics. If they are in power, their families will be happy but...
  • Deep diving into Naxal core: What elections and development mean to tribals 6 days ago

    Ranchi: What do elections mean to a tribal living in the remotest Red zone of Jharkhand and why they oppose development works initiated by governments? We tried to investigate by deep diving into the forests of Torpa, where one is alive only at the mercy of Maoists. Here, everyone is...
  • 29 days to go, Santhal Pargana's 18 seats crucial for Shibu Soren's survival 6 days ago

    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...
  • Live: Met Australian scientists to find solutions for Indian farmers, says PM Modi 6 days ago

    Ahead of the Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address a rally in Jharkhand. Riding high on Modi wave, the state BJP unit expects that the PM's speech will be enough to drum up support for the party in the assembly polls. First phase of polling in...
  • BJP will form majority government in Jharkhand: Manoj Tiwary 1 week ago

    Jamshedpur: A strong wave in favour of BJP has been sweeping across Jharkhand before the five-phase assembly election, Bhojpuri actor and BJP MP Manoj Tiwary said on Thursday. "I have campaigned in seven assembly constituencies going to poll in the first phase including Garwah, Bhavnathpur, Panki, Daltongunj and the response has...