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Raghubar Das to take oath as Jharkhand CM on Sunday
The BJP on Friday broke from tradition and chose Raghubar Das, the first non-tribal, to be the new chief minister of Jharkhand in 14 years since it was carved out of Bihar.
Raghubar Das to be Jharkhand’s new CM
The BJP's legislature party will on Friday meet to choose a new leader before the party stakes claim to form its fifth and the 10th government of Jharkhand. The legislature party meeting will begin around 11 am today.
BJP-LP meeting on Friday to elect new Jharkhand leader
The BJP's legislature party will meet ton Friday to choose a new leader before the party stakes claim to form its fifth and the 10th government of Jharkhand. BJP observers J P Nadda and Vinay Sahastrabuddhe have arrived here. The legislature party meeting will begin around 11 am tomorrow.
BJP workers celebrate as Jharkhand votes for “Acchhe Din”
Massive celebrations began in Jharkhand as it became clear that the Bharatiya Janata Party will be a major gainer in JMM-ruled Jharkhand shortly after the counting of votes polled in assembly polls began on Tuesday.
Assembly election: Candidates move door to door to woo electorate
With campaigning for 13 of the 14 assembly constituencies coming to an end on Sunday, candidates went from door-to-door to effectively utilize the precious few hours ahead of polling on Tuesday.
Assembly polls: No ‘Modi wave’ in Jharkhand, says CM Hemant Soren
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren is hopeful that the 'Modi wave' would not spoil his party Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's (JMM) poll prospects.
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. Modi told an election meeting at Chiabasa that Jharkhand is blessed with abundant mineral and natural resources, yet the people are poor because of political instability.
IB alert on top Maoists from Bihar, Chhattisgarh
The intelligence bureau has tracked top Maoist leaders moving into Jharkhand from Chhattisgarh and Bihar to disrupt the assembly election from November 25. Jharkhand Police chief Rajiv Kumar said, "I cannot reveal names of the Maoists, but they will not be able to do anything this election because we have taken all precautionary measures.''
Ram Kripal Yadav is not a court : Lalu Yadav
A day after Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav took a dig at Lalu Prasad saying he was not even eligible to contest mukhiya's post, the RJD chief on Tuesday asked Yadav whether he was a "court" to decide his eligibility to contest elections.
IB warns Jharkhand police of Chhattisgarh-like Maoist ambush
The Intelligence Bureau has warned Jharkhand police of a possible Chhattisgarh-like Maoist ambush in assembly segments situated along the interstate border. Most of 13 assembly segments going to polls on November 25 are situated on the Jharkhand-Chhatisgarh-Odisha border.
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. "On the pattern of Bihar, a government of grand alliance would be formed in Jharkhand after elections," Prasad said while appealing to the people of Hussainabad in Palamau district to cast their vote in favour of RJD's sitting MLA Sanjay Kumar Singh Yadav.
BJP nominee seriously injured in mishap, his aides killed in Latehar
BJP candidate Brajmohan Ram was on Saturday seriously injured in a road accident, in which his bodyguard and personal assistant died in Latehar district, police said. Ram, a former MP and BJP nominee from Latehar Assembly constituency, was travelling.
Burdwan blast probe: Two picked up from Jharkhand
A joint team of National Investigation Agency and Intelligence Bureau have picked up two persons from Sangrampur in Jharkhand's Pakur district in connection with the Burdwan blast in neighbouring West Bengal.
7 Shanti Sena members killed in an encounter with Naxals in Gumla
Seven Shanti Sena members were killed in an encounter with Naxals in Jharkhand. The encounter took place at Gerwa jungle in Jharkhand's Gumla district. Shanti Sena is an outfit comprising of former naxals supported by the government.
Congress, JMM part ways over seat-sharing
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and Congress on Friday decided to end their 15-month-old alliance ahead of Assembly polls in the state after the seat-sharing talks between the two parties broke down. JMM, which has decided to go it alone, has accused three Congress leaders of sabotaging the deal for personal gains and said the national party was effectively handing BJP a walkover in the polls.
Jharkhand to set up commission to check illegal land transfers
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday said his government is preparing a proposal to constitute a commission to check illegal transfer of land. Launching the Sona-Sobran Dhoti Saree scheme at Gandhi Maidan in Chaibasa, West Singhbhum district, Soren said the proposal was under consideration and was likely to take a concrete shape soon.
Electoral alliance not a priority : Marandi
Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) (Prajatantrik) president Babulal Marandi Monday said electoral alliance was not a priority for his party as it was a political compulsion for those who failed to deliver during their tenure in power.
Bandh affects life in Jamshedpur
Over a hundred Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM) activists were rounded up as its one-day Jamshedpur bandh affected life on Saturday. Hundreds of bandh supporters took to the streets to enforce the bandh called to press for their demand to construct a fly-over to decongest the heavy traffic in the city.
Non bailable warrant against Cong MLA Yogendra Sao
A local court in Hazaribagh issued non-bailable arrest warrants against Congress MLA Yogendra Sao on Tuesday. The warrant comes four days after he resigned from the Hemant Soren Cabinet. Sao resigned on September 12 following allegations by arrested 'Jharkhand Tiger' head Rajat Kumar Gupta that Sao had 'founded' the alleged ultra outfit.
Jharkhand govt shuts 5 Hindalco bauxite mines
The Jharkhand government has shut five bauxite mines of Hindalco Industries, flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group. This follows a report by the Shah commission on illegal mining, which had alleged such mining was causing widespread damage to the environment and losses to the exchequer.
Focus on polls in Jharkhand, not CM candidature : Amit Shah
BJP president Amit Shah on Monday asked the party's Jharkhand unit to not bother about a chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Assembly elections but focus on taking forward the Centre's developmental plans for the state.
‘Maoist’ remark boomerangs on CM
Chief minister Hemant Soren's remark on Monday that innocent tribal villagers were branded Maoists in mineral-rich districts failed to have an impact on the people of the tribal heartland and many among them blamed Soren and JMM for the plight of the indigenous people.
Jharkhand Police`s initiative against Naxal successful : DGP
The "stringent steps" taken by the Jharkhand Police against Naxal activities have yielded results, with the state recording 35 per cent decrease in Naxal-related incidents this year compared to the previous years, Director General of Police Rajeev Kumar said on Sunday.
Muslim held for masquerading as Hindu and marrying
A Muslim youth has been arrested for marrying a Hindu woman on the pretext of being a Hindu in the second such incident in Jharkhand this week, police said. Police said Ehsan Aalam made a fake identity in the name of Sonu Singh and sexually exploited the woman on the promise of marrying her.
Shooter’s husband arrested, says Tara demanded 15 lakhs for marrying
After playing a hide and seek with the law of the land, Ranjeet Singh Kohli alias Rakibul Hussain twas nabbed by Delhi police. This is not a love jihad, rather this is a sordid tale of cheating and breach of trust in the garb of love.
Bengal, Jharkhand police launch anti-Maoist op in Ghatshila
East Singhbhum and West Bengal police have jointly launched an inter-state combing operation in the Maoist den of Ghatshila subdivision following intelligence reports about presence of hardcore rebels in the forest areas along the border between the two states.
Another central minister shown black flags by JMM
Continuing their vow to protest any central minister's visit to Jharkhand, JMM activists showed black flags at Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh at Birsa Munda Chowk in Ranchi on Monday.
VHP protests against shooter Tara Shahdeo’s alleged conversion bid in Ranchi
Hundreds of workers of the RSS affiliated Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Monday staged protests against the alleged torture on a national shooting champion by her husband to convert to Islam. According to reports, the VHP and several other right-wing groups had yesterday called for a day-long bandh in Ranchi today over the issue.
Kharkhai, Swarnarekha rivers swell, flood alert sounded in most parts of Jharkhand
East Singhbhum district administration in Jharkhand on Monday sounded flood alert in view of the swelling Kharkhai and Swarnarekha rivers due to incessant rains for the past two days, officials said. "Around a dozen houses in low-lying Naya Bustee in Bagbera have been inundated as water level in the Kharkhai river as well as Swarnarekha were flowing over danger level," Sub- Divisional Officer (Dalbhum) Prem Ranjan said.
one killed in shootout at Wasseypur
Wasseypur witnessed yet another shootout late on Thursday when Irshad Alam alias Tunna Khan was gunned down at Nabinagar here. He received three bullet injuries and was declared brought dead by doctors at Central Hospital here.