Jharkhand News

Exit polls predict advantage BJP in Jharkhand, hung assembly in J&K
Exit polls predict advantage BJP in Jharkhand, hung assembly in J&K

The BJP has a clear advantage in Jharkhand and the PDP is projected to lead in Jammu and Kashmir, exit polls said after the five phase assembly polls in both states ended Saturday.

Life sentence for four in Jharkhand

Medininagar: Four persons were sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court today for an abduction and murder committed two years ago.

Vote in record numbers: PM Modi
Vote in record numbers: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday urged voters to turn out in record numbers as balloting took place in the fifth and final phase of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand.

More than 70% polling in final phase of Jharkhand elections
More than 70% polling in final phase of Jharkhand elections

Ranchi: Brisk polling was on in Jharkhand, where about 35 per cent votes were cast in the first four hours in the fifth and final phase on Saturday.

Assembly Polls, final phase: 'Historic' 65% voting in J&K, 70% in Jharkhand
Assembly Polls, final phase: 'Historic' 65% voting in J&K, 70% in Jharkhand

EC says this is the highest turnout in last 25 years in J&K; terms it historic and unprecedented.

Jharkhand polls: JMM charges BJP with beating up its worker

The JMM on Friday accused the BJP of assaulting its workers in Dumka and in some other constituencies in the Santhal Pargana region, hours after the saffron party registered an FIR against Chief Minister Hemant Soren in connection with assaulting its activists.

BJP charges JMM of intimidation; JMM trashes allegations

The BJP on Friday accused the JMM of "intimidation and undemocratic tactics" against its candidates and their relatives in Dumka and Barhait Assembly seats ahead of tomorrow`s fifth and final phase of polling for Jharkhand Assembly.

Final phase of Jharkhand polls to decide Hemant Soren's fate

Ranchi: The fate of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren will be decided in the fifth and final phase of the assembly elections Saturday.

Jharkhand ready for Assembly polls in fifth and final phase
Jharkhand ready for Assembly polls in fifth and final phase

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.

Three Class VII students kill school teacher in Jharkhand

 Three students of class VII were on Thursday arrested for allegedly killing their school teacher in Tungri Mohalla area in West Singhbhum district, police said.

Campaigning ends for final phase of polling in Jharkhand

 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.

Jharkhand: Man beheads wife, surrenders with severed head

An elderly man, fed up with his wife's alcohol abuse, beheaded her and then walked to the nearby CRPF camp with the severed head to surrender in West Singhbhum district, police said today.

Villager's throat slit by suspected Maoists

Jamshedpur: Suspected Maoists have slit the throat of a villager at Kuchai in Seraikela-Kharswan district of Jharkhand, a senior police officer said.

JMM committed to development: Shibu Soren

 Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) is committed to usher in prosperity and development in the state if voted to power, JMM supremo Shibu Soren said today.

Polling personnel for 96 booths to be airdropped in Dumka

 Polling personnel for 96 booths will be airdropped tomorrow in Dumka ahead of the fifth and final phase of polling in 16 constituencies on December 20.

Empowerment of farmers, tribals and women will develop Jharkhand: Rahul Gandhi
Empowerment of farmers, tribals and women will develop Jharkhand: Rahul Gandhi

Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that farmers, tribals and women of Jharkhand must be empowered for the state to develop, adding that he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a difference of opinion over what method was best to take the state forward.

Jharkhand polls: Hemant Soren describes BJP as 'loot' party
Jharkhand polls: Hemant Soren describes BJP as 'loot' party

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.

Boy rescued within hours of kidnapping in Jamshedpur

A three-year-old boy, allegedly kidnapped for ransom by a neighbour in Burmamines area here, was rescued from Dhanbad within a few hours of the incident, an official said Tuesday.

Have to overthrow govt of father-son duo: PM Modi to Jharkhand voters
Have to overthrow govt of father-son duo: PM Modi to Jharkhand voters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday slammed the father-son duo of Shibu Soren and Hemant, calling on the voters in Jharkhand to overthrow their government.

Assembly elections, 4th phase: 49% polling in J&K, Jharkhand records 61.65%
Assembly elections, 4th phase: 49% polling in J&K, Jharkhand records 61.65%

Defying separatists' boycott call and chilly weather, voters came out in good numbers on Sunday to record a 49 per cent turnout in the fourth and penultimate phase of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections that involved 18 seats.

Women voters outnumber men in Jharkhand; 61 percent turnout

Women voters Sunday outnumbered men in the fourth phase of the Assembly Elections in Jharkhand. Around 61 percent balloting was reported from across the 15 constituencies that went to the polls, officials said.

Jharkhand police arrest Maoist commander from Latehar district

The Jharkhand police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Saturday night arrested a Sub Zonal Commander of the Naxal organization BKP (Maoist) from Kurund village of the Manika region in Jharkhand.​

J&K, Jharkhand Assembly elections - 4th phase: As it happened
J&K, Jharkhand Assembly elections - 4th phase: As it happened
  • 61.65% polling percentage recorded for 4th phase of Jharkhand Assembly election, expected to go up by 1-2%, as per EC.
61.08 percent voter turnout in 4th phase of Jharkhand polls
61.08 percent voter turnout in 4th phase of Jharkhand polls

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.

Fourth phase of Assembly Elections: Voting for 18 J&K seats, 15 Jharkhand constituencies begins
Fourth phase of Assembly Elections: Voting for 18 J&K seats, 15 Jharkhand constituencies begins

Polling began on Sunday for the penultimate round of the five-phased elections as votes were being cast for 18 seats in Jammu and Kashmir and 15 Assembly seats in Jharkhand.

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.