Jharkhand News

Jharkhand polls: Re-polling ordered in three booths

The Election Commission on Friday ordered re-polling at two booths in Chhatarpur Assembly constituency and one booth in Garhwah seat on December 2.

Regular change of CM in Jharkhand unfortunate: Sudesh Mahto

Ajsu Party supremo Sudesh Mahto on Friday termed 'unfortunate' the constant change in names of chief ministers of Jharkhand in general knowledge books because of regular fall of governments in the last 14 years.

Ex-minister Anosh Ekka arrested on murder charge

Former minister and Jharkhand Party candidate from Kolibera Assembly constituency Anosh Ekka has been arrested in connection with a murder case, a senior police official said here on Friday.

Jharkhand polls: 60 candidates in 2nd phase face criminal charges, says ADR

Sixty candidates, including a minister and two formers ministers, in fray for the second phase of assembly polls in Jharkhand on December 2 are facing criminal charges like rape, murder and communal disharmony, according to an analysis.

Narendra Modi promised jobs, gave brooms: Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', saying he had promised employment to people, but instead handed them broomsticks.

'BJP would perform very well in Jharkhand and J&K election'

The BJP would perform "very well" in the Assembly Election in Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir due to the "Narendra Modi wave" sweeping across both the states, a senior party leader claimed here on Friday.

Rahul interacts with party workers in Jamshedpur

AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi Friday interacted with party workers at the airport here before he boarded a chopper for campaigning in the adjoining West Singhbhum district in Jharkhand.

Political instability keeping Jharkhand behind

Ranchi: With the five-phase Assembly polls underway in Jharkhand to elect the 10th government in 14 years, instability is the issue that is uppermost in the minds of voters.

Marandi claims JVM will spring surprise in Jharkhand polls

Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) chief Babulal Marandi on Thursday claimed his party will spring a surprise in the state Assembly Elections like Arvind Kerjriwal-headed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) did in Delhi.

Jharkhand polls: Sonia, Rahul Gandhi, PM to campaign during second phase
Jharkhand polls: Sonia, Rahul Gandhi, PM to campaign during second phase

Poll-bound Jharkhand gearing up for its second phase slated for December 2, will witness hectic campaigning with AICC President and Vice President Sonia and Rahul Gandhi besides, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, visiting the state over the next two days.

Will pressure Pak to release 26/11 culprits to India, says Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that New Delhi will build up diplomatic pressure on Pakistan to ensure that the latter brings the perpetrators of the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai are brought to justice and handed over to India.

Opposition uniting to form 'unstable, corrupt govt' in Jharkhand: Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Wednesday lashed out at the opposition parties in Jharkhand and accused them of forming an unstable and corrupt government in the state.

Maoists attack CRPF personnel in Jharkhand

Maoists attacked CRPF personnel today in Jharkhand's Latehar district but none was injured.

Record turnout in J&K Assembly polls, high polling in Jharkhand
Record turnout in J&K Assembly polls, high polling in Jharkhand

Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday registered a record 71.28 percent turnout in the first phase of incident-free Assembly elections when people ignored boycott calls by separatists and cold conditions to cast their votes in 15 constituencies.

Free Jharkhand from instability: Modi appeals to people
Free Jharkhand from instability: Modi appeals to people

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked the voters of Jharkhand to enable BJP secure a majority in the Assembly elections for political stability.

Jharkhand voters defy Maoists, cast ballot

 Defying a Maoist boycott call, over a quarter of Jharkhand's voters exercised their franchise before noon Tuesday in the first phase of ballotting for the assembly polls.

Landmine found in Jharkhand

Medininagar: A landmine was on Tuesday recovered at Hariharganj under Hussainabad assembly constituency in Palamau district, the police said.

PM Modi asks voters to turn up in large numbers for J&K and Jharkhand polls

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday urged voters, especially the youth, to turn up in large numbers and cast their votes in the ongoing elections in Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir.

26.5% votes till 11 am, sporadic incidents in Jharkhand polls
26.5% votes till 11 am, sporadic incidents in Jharkhand polls

 Balloting began on Tuesday in 13 of the 81 Assembly constituencies in the first of the five-phase elections in Jharkhand, officials said.

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

Srinagar/Ranchi: Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place to ensure free and fair polls in the first phase of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, which began on Tuesday amid unprecedented security.

Election Commission bans exit polls in Jharkhand, J&K

Election Commission has banned the publication and dissemination of exit polls of any kind in poll-bound Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir.

First phase of Assembly polls in Jharkhand on Tuesday, preparations underway
First phase of Assembly polls in Jharkhand on Tuesday, preparations underway

Preparations for the first phase of Assembly polls scheduled to be held in Jharkhand on Tuesday continue in full swing. Over three million voters will decide the political fate of 199 candidates in the Maoist-hit areas here.

Naxals planning attack on RJD, JVM in Jharkhand; Pak militants want polls boycotted in J&K: Intel report
Naxals planning attack on RJD, JVM in Jharkhand; Pak militants want polls boycotted in J&K: Intel report

Security agencies in Jharkhand were on Monday put on alert after intelligence inputs suggested that Naxals were planning to attacks leaders of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM).

Amit Shah cautions against Cong-RJD-JD(U) alliance in Jkarhand

Adityapur: BJP President Amit Shah Monday charged Congress with promoting corruption in the Jharkhand and also in the country and urged voters to be cautious against the "unholy" alliance of Congress-RJD-JD(U).

JMM candidate's nomination papers rejected in Jharkhand

Giridih: The nomination of JMM candidate Nizammudin Ansari for the Jharkhand Assembly polls from Dhanwar constituency was Monday rejected as he was sentenced to two years in prison by a Giridih court in 2013 RPT 2013 in connection with an assault case.

JMM candidate's nomination rejected in Jharkhand

 The nomination of JMM candidate Nizammudin Ansari for the Jharkhand Assembly polls from Dhanwar constituency was on Monday rejected as he was sentenced to two years in prison by a Giridih court in 2011 in connection with an assault case.

Cong misusing state machinery in Jharkhand: BJP

 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 tomorrow.

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.