Jharkhand News

Polling in 13 Maoist-affected seats of Jharkhand tomorrow

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.

Campaigning for first phase polling in Jharkhand ends

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi addressed two election rallies in Jharkhand Sunday, the last day of campaigning for the first phase of polls in the state.

BJP govt would spend 60 pc on rural infrastructure: Zadafia

 Senior BJP leader Gordhanbhai Zadafia on Sunday assured that sixty per cent of the Jharkhand budget would be spent on the rural infrastructure and agriculture sector, if BJP is voted to power in the assembly election.

Bihar launches ops as Maoists shift base due Jharkhand polls

Bihar Police has launched anti-Naxal operation amid intelligence inputs that Maoists from Jharkhand were shifting base to the state to escape the security dragnet in the wake of impending state assembly polls there.

Jharkhand polls: Development solution to Maoist problem, says Sonia Gandhi
Jharkhand polls: Development solution to Maoist problem, says Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday said solution to the Maoist problem was development and the country's natural resources should be in the hands of the people for their development.

Campaigning ends for first phase of Jharkhand polls on November 25
Campaigning ends for first phase of Jharkhand polls on November 25

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.

Police lathicharge BJP supporters in Daltonganj

The police on Sunday resorted to lathicharge on BJP activists while demonstrating in front of the Town police station protesting the arrest of party candidate from Daltonganj Assembly segment Manoj Kumar Singh in Medininagar of Palamau district.

Congress, BJP workers clash during open-air debate in Jamshedpur

Congress and BJP supporters clashed here when their respective candidates were taking part in an open-air debate organised by a television channel, the police said on Sunday.

Jharkhand polls: Rahul Gandhi calls Clean India campaign 'marketing gimmick', BJP retaliates
Jharkhand polls: Rahul Gandhi calls Clean India campaign 'marketing gimmick', BJP retaliates

In a bid to restore people's trust in the Congress, the party's vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday held two rallies in Jharkhand's Manika and Panki districts.

Cops felicitated for rescue of abducted Delhi boy from Jharkhand

An 11-year-old boy kidnapped from here allegedly by two men has been successfully rescued by personnel of the Delhi Police and Railway Police Force of a Jharkhand station, following which the Delhi Police chief on Friday felicitated the policemen involved in the operation.

Jharkhand Election 2014: PM Modi asks Naxals to abjure violence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked Naxals to drop guns and participate in nation-building, stressing that violence has no place in the country of Gautam Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi.

Black money in Jharkhand Assembly election: Brinda Karat

CPI-M Politburo member Brinda Karat on Friday alleged that black money is being used by different political parties in Jharkhand Assembly election.

JMM East Singhbhum president resigns from party

 Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Friday received a setback as its firebrand East Singhbhum district committee President, Ramesh Hansdah resigned from the post as well as the primary membership of the party today.

Vote for BJP, end dynasty politics in Jharkhand: PM Narendra Modi
Vote for BJP, end dynasty politics in Jharkhand: PM Narendra Modi

Ranchi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Daltonganj on Friday to formally kick off BJP's election campaign in the poll-bound Jharkhand amid unprecedented security in view of threats from the Naxalis and the banned terror outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM).

PM Narendra Modi's Jharkhand rallies on Naxals-IM radar?
PM Narendra Modi's Jharkhand rallies on Naxals-IM radar?

Heavy security is being put in place for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two rallies in Jharkhand on Friday.

BJP will form majority govt in Jharkhand: Manoj Tiwary

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.

JMM wave in Jharkhand: Shibu Soren
JMM wave in Jharkhand: Shibu Soren

JMM supremo Shibu Soren on Tuesday said there is a "wave" sweeping in favour of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha in the run up to the assembly elections while Chief Minister Hemant Soren said the BJP is projecting Prime Minister Narendra Modi as it "lacked leadership in the state".

'Same party govt at Centre and state can't always achieve development'

Rejecting BJP's claims, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday said it is not necessary to have the same party government at Centre and the state to achieve rapid development, while advocating for a strong and stable government.

Govt will be formed by grand alliance after Jharkhand polls: Lalu Prasad Yadav

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad today said that a government based on grand alliance could be formed after elections in Jharkhand.

Contradiction in Jharkhand cabinet as parties fight each other: Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Monday said that there was a "contradiction" in Jharkhand Cabinet as the ruling alliance have been contesting against each other in the Jharkhand Assembly elections.

Sahay made Chief of Congress Campaign Committee in Jharkhand

Former Union Minister Subodh Kant Sahay has been made the Chairman of Congress Campaign Committee in Jharkhand, where the five-phase Assembly polls are scheduled from November 25.

Ten crorepatis from Palamau in J'khand first phase polling

Ranchi: The ten richest among the 199 candidates in fray in the first phase of polling for Jharkhand Assembly belong to Palamau division, according to an NGO involved in election watch.

J&K, Jharkhand polls: Last day for withdrawal of nomination for 2nd phase today

Jammu/Ranchi: Today is the last day for the withdrawal of nominations for the second phase of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand.

46 crorepatis in phase I Jharkhand elections: Election Watch

Forty six out of the 199 candidates contesting in the first of five-phase elections for Jharkhand Assembly have declared assets worth more than one crore rupees and 55 candidates have criminal cases against them, according to 'Democratic Reforms and Jharkhand Election Watch.'

Why NDA failed to develop Jharkhand between 2000-2004: Lalu

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Sunday sought to know from BJP why it failed to develop Jharkhand when both the NDA governments were at the Centre and in the state between 2000 and 2004.

46 crorepatis in phase one Jharkhand elections: Election Watch

Forty six out of the 199 candidates contesting in the first of five-phase elections for Jharkhand Assembly have declared assets worth more than one crore rupees and 55 candidates have criminal cases against them, according to 'Democratic Reforms and Jharkhand Election Watch.'

Amit Shah accuses Congress of looting Jharkhand

BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday charged the Congress with looting the mineral rich Jharkhand "by supporting an Independent Chief Minister".

Jharkhand Assembly polls: Rajnath asks Maoists to shun violence, join mainstream

Making an appeal for a clear mandate in favour of BJP in Maoist-hit Jharkhand, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asked Naxals to shun violence and join the mainstream to strengthen the nation.

Tiger mauls three villagers

 A tiger mauled three persons at Smalti area of the district, a forest official said today.

Tribal conclave begins in Jamshedpur

 The four-day Pan-India Tribal conclave "Samvaad", marking the birth anniversary of tribal freedom fighter Birsa Munda, was inaugurated here yesterday.