Jharkhand News

Jharkhand ex-CM Marandi's fate to be decided on Sunday

The fate of former Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi will be decided Sunday in the fourth of the five-phase state assembly polls.

15 Jharkhand seats go for polling in 4th phase on Sunday

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.

Uma Bharti's chopper loses contact on its way to Ramgarh
Uma Bharti's chopper loses contact on its way to Ramgarh

A chopper ferrying Union Minister Uma Bharti to Ramgarh in Jharkhand on Saturday lost its way in the middle, triggering panic among people.

Coal scam: Madhu Koda, two ex-IAS officers, others chargesheeted

 Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, ex-chief secretary Ashok Kumar Basu, former coal secretary H C Gupta and five others have been chargesheeted by CBI in a coal scam case relating to allocation of coal blocks to a Kolkata-based firm.

Shun the path of violence: Rajnath tells Maoists

 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.

Campaign ends for 4th phase Assembly poll in Jharkhand

The high-pitched campaign for the fourth of the five-phase Jharkhand Assembly election involving 15 constituencies ended on Friday.

Suspected Maoists set 20 vehicles on fire

Suspected Maoists set ablaze around 20 vehicles, including 16 trucks, near a bauxite mine site in Lohardagga district, a senior police officer said Friday.

BJP president Amit Shah in Raipur on Friday

 BJP president Amit Shah will be on a one-day visit to Raipur on Friday to mark the completion of first year of the ongoing third term of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh.

Maoist operative arrested in Jharkhand

 A Maoist operative who carries a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head, was today arrested following an encounter on the borders of West Singhbhum and Simdega districts, a senior police officer said.

Coalition govts a hindrance in policy making: Munda

Former chief minister Arjun Munda, who headed coalition governments three times in Jharkhand, Thursday said policy making gets hindered if there is no majority.

Jharkhand polls: Rajnath Singh promises steps for Bhuli if BJP wins

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.

BJP, MCC workers clash, one dead in Nirsa

A supporter of Marxist Coordination Committee (MCC) was killed on Thursday when MCC and BJP workers clashed at Shahid Maidan in Nirsa constituency of Dhanbad around 40 km away from district headquarters here, police said.

IG visits Chaibasa jail for probe

A top police official today visited the Chaibasa divisional jail to probe yesterday's jail break in which 15 prisoners, all Naxalites, escaped while two other extremists were killed and three injured in police firing.

Interactive helpline launched for Jharkhand, Delhi

An interactive voice response system (IVRS) aimed at empowering women and girls was launched in the Delhi and Jharkand here on Wednesday.

Stop perennial rise and fall of govts, vote BJP to power: Amit Shah
Stop perennial rise and fall of govts, vote BJP to power: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah Wednesday said the people of Jharkhand could stop the 'perennial rise and fall of governments' seen in the state for the past 14 years if the party was voted to power with majority.

Non-compliance of SOP reason for Jharkhand jail break: Police

Non-compliance of standard operating procedure (SOP) by prison guards was a major reason that allowed undertrial prisoners including seven naxalites to escape from Chaibasa divisional jail in West Singhbhum district yesterday, a senior police officer on Wednesday said.

Chhattisgarh: 3 cops killed as bike collides with anti-landmine vehicle

Three policemen were on Wednesday killed when their motorcycle collided head-on with an anti-landmine vehicle which was on a night patrol in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district.

Jharkhand prison break: Officials suspended, hunt on for escaped prisoners

Authorities have suspended 14 Chaibasa prison officials after two prisoners were killed and 15 others escaped while they were being brought back to prison, as per news reports on Wednesday.

Modi seeks strong, stable BJP government in Jharkhand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday appealed to the people to vote for a "strong and stable" BJP government in Jharkhand, and promised an action-oriented and pro-poor governance in return.

59% voting in 3rd phase of Jammu and Kashmir polls, Jharkhand records 61%
59% voting in 3rd phase of Jammu and Kashmir polls, Jharkhand records 61%

Unfazed by the recent terror attacks, a 59 percent voter turnout was recorded in the third phase of the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday as they continued to ignore boycott calls but it was lower than the earlier rounds.

Two Naxalites killed during escape bid in Jharkhand, three others injured

Two Naxalites, lodged in the Chaibasa jail in West Singhbhum district, were killed and three other Naxalites injured in police firing when they attempted to escape during a headcount of prisoners on Tuesday while 15 others managed to flee.

Jharkhand: Two undertrials killed while escaping

Fifteen undertrial prisoners escaped on Tuesday while being escorted to jail from court in Chaibasa in Jharkhand.

PM Narendra Modi seeks strong, stable BJP government in Jharkhand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday appealed to the people to vote for a "strong and stable" BJP government in Jharkhand, and promised an action-oriented and pro-poor governance in return.

Turnout in large numbers, Modi urges voters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday urged voters in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand to turnout in "record numbers" and cast their ballot in the ongoing Assembly Elections.

PM Modi at Jharkhand rally: As it happened
PM Modi at Jharkhand rally: As it happened

​Dhanbad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address an election rally in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district on Tuesday, ahead of the fourth phase of assembly elections due to take place on December 14.

JVM(P) candidate, 11 others arrested in Jharkhand

Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) candidate and sitting MLA from Ichagarh Assembly constituency Arvind Kumar Singh and 11 others were arrested on Tuesday following a clash between his supporters and BJP workers in adjoining Seraikela-Kharswan district.

Encounter between Maoists and security forces in J'khand
Encounter between Maoists and security forces in J'khand

Security forces and Maoists exchanged gunfire near Kendua Pahari under Dhanwar Assembly constituency in Giridih district on Tuesday.

61% turnout in third phase of Jharkhand polls
61% turnout in third phase of Jharkhand polls

Ranchi: Moderate polling has been recorded in the first four hours of voting in 17 Assembly constituencies spread across eight districts of Jharkhand with about 30 per cent of the electorate exercising their franchise.

J&K, Jharkhand 3rd phase Assembly polls: As it happened
J&K, Jharkhand 3rd phase Assembly polls: As it happened

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 today.

'BJP aims to win 50-plus seats in Jharkhand'

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.