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Rahul Gandhi brings up land rights issue in Jharkhand rally, says Modi craves more power
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Rahul Gandi claimed the PM Modi was asking for more powers to favour industrialists close to him.

RSS men asking people not to vote, says Hemant
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

Hemant claimed that BJP would lose so badly that it would not even dream of contesting polls in Jharkhand again.

Narendra Modi in Hemant Soren’s den, with a rebuke and a lashing
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

The BJP holds only two seats in the 16 constituencies voting in the last phase on December 20; the JMM holds 10.

‘Father, son’ did nothing for poor tribals: PM Modi to Jharkhand voters
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

Modi alleged that the ruling party did nothing but loot its poor tribals

Congress in Jharkhand: Misadventure in govt, a breakup, and campaign low
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

By October 31, the JMM-Congress alliance was over.

For Marandi, it is battle for survival today
Sun, Dec 14, 2014

In the last Lok Sabha elections, Marandi became so confident that he went up against Shibu Soren in Dumka.

4 of RSS Muslim wing detained for carrying ‘provocative’ booklets
Sat, Dec 13, 2014

In a video clipping made available to The Indian Express, Qadri says he is a madrasa teacher who works for the Manch in Delhi.

Strongmen of Jharkhand coal, fighting polls and a family feud
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

For, on the PM’s right was Dhullu Mahato and some distance to his left was Sanjeev Singh.

Police suspect guard role in jailbreak
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

CCTV cameras, jammers, sirens were inactive when Maoists fled the prison.

Two senior Maoists dead, 15 prisoners escape in Chaibasa
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

Close to 15-20 prisoners tried to escape by throwing chilli powder at guards.

Hemant stops short of rejecting post-poll ties with BJP
Tue, Dec 09, 2014

The JMM leader has been the most vocal opponent of Modi in this election season, matching the BJP leader when it comes to verbal barbs.

The LWE gamble: Marandi fields a chief’s brother, JMM a wife
Tue, Dec 09, 2014

Babulal Marandi’s JVM(P), depleted by the flight of eight of its 11 MLAs, is carrying out a risky experiment in Chatra district’s Simariya by promoting a candidate whose nomination has effectively been furthering the cause of a banned organisation he has links to. The candidate is Ganesh Ganjhu, elder brother of Brajesh Ganjhu, chief of […]

Villagers back Maoists claim: ‘CRPF used us as ‘human shields’
Mon, Dec 08, 2014

Lai has 85 households and a population of around 400.

BJP’s micromanagement, with GPS and information control
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

The BJP is optimistic, less than halfway into the campaign, that Jharkhand has been won. “The momentum we have generated in the first two phases will carry us over the line,” says a member of the campaign team that operates out of the BJP’s state headquarters in Ranchi. This confidence has not come out of […]

Hemant’s ego battle vs the other former deputy CM
Thu, Dec 04, 2014

When Hemant Soren held a rally on Wednesday, he went all out against the alliance.

Jharkhand village votes under strict PLFI watch
Wed, Dec 03, 2014

In the 2009, the PLFI backed former Zonal Commander Paulus Surin, who was elected from Torpa on a JMM ticket.

‘Key issue this election is stability, will obey party decision on CM’
Tue, Dec 02, 2014

Arjun Munda over the prospects of him becoming the Chief Minister of Jharkhand.

In contest today, the 3 who would be BJP CM
Tue, Dec 02, 2014

However, this has not deterred those with chief ministerial ambitions from lobbying hard.

Jharkhand polls: Young and educated, but still children of their fathers
Mon, Dec 01, 2014

The fight for Baharagora and Ghatsila constituencies, might tempt one to believe that a change is coming to Jharkhand’s politics.

Narendra Modi in Jharkhand: Emphasises BJP always took care of tribals, targets Sorens
Sun, Nov 30, 2014

PM Narendra Modi cited that the Chhattisgarh state government as an example of the model of governance he is promoting.

Madhu Koda in BJP’s sights, he takes note of signals
Fri, Nov 28, 2014

Koda’s openness to talks is a change from his stand during the Lok Sabha elections.

Rajnath’s helicopter did not land, hovered near former Maoist stronghold
Wed, Nov 26, 2014

The incident happened on Wednesday afternoon in West Singhbhum district.

LWE outfit with a stake in politics
Wed, Nov 26, 2014

CM Hemant Soren has alleged that former DGP V D Ram helped form the outfit.

Waiting for BJP, an RSS-backed NGO with ashrams, welfare initiatives and funds
Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Today, VB has grown to have assets of over Rs 5 crore, and received over Rs 12.3 crore in project grants in 2012-13.

Shanti Sena and a violent story on how a Jharkhand district got split down the middle
Mon, Nov 24, 2014

As Gumla votes on November 25, we look behind the scenes of a conflict that has a profound influence on how votes will be cast.

Jharkhand’s strong independents vs resurgent BJP
Mon, Nov 24, 2014

There are signs this is being reversed; independents could manage only 3.33 percent in the last LS polls.

Industrialists angry with Congress made Narendra Modi win, says Rahul Gandhi
Sun, Nov 23, 2014

He warned that various progressive laws passed by the previous government would be diluted by the current one.

In Jharkhand, Modi says reply to bullets through ballot
Sat, Nov 22, 2014

Modi was addressing a rally in Latehar’s Chandwa town to support the BJP-AJSU alliance’s candidates for Latehar.

Narendra Modi alleges opponents tried to kill BJP candidate in Jharkhand
Fri, Nov 21, 2014

BJP candidate survived but reply to bullets should be made through through the ballot, said Modi.

Maoist leader Narayan Sanyal released from jail
Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Sanyal when arrested in December 2005, said that peace talks with the government was near-impossible.

BJP calls in magicians, hopes they will do its Jharkhand trick
Thu, Nov 20, 2014

All the magicians performing for the BJP are either from Madhya Pradesh or Maharashtra.

Congress pledges dialogue with Maoists
Thu, Nov 20, 2014

The Congress’s stance during its UPA governments has been that talks can happen with the Maoists only if they give up arms.

BJP takes off by ringing out the old
Wed, Nov 19, 2014

In unconquered Jharkhand region voting in first phase, party replaces 7 of 8 candidates from 2009.

Manufacturing a wave, with funds, charity and a ‘fan club’
Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Thakur is doing his bit, too. He sends out about 150 water tankers to parched Garhwa.

Despite tie-up, Lalu vs Nitish vs Congress in seat after seat
Mon, Nov 17, 2014

The JD(U), for its part, has nominated a candidate for Hussainabad, which has a sitting RJD MLA.

In birthplace, Soren and son are ‘people we don’t see at all’
Thu, Nov 13, 2014

The exclusively Santhal hamlet of about 105 households is where Shibu Soren and current CM Hemant Soren were born.