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Jharkhand serves notice to ex-CS over ‘violent gestures’
Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Das went on to suggest that accountability of IGs, DIGs and SPs had to be fixed unlike before

Jharkhand Chief Secretary says will end naxal activities in 3 months
Thu, Jan 15, 2015

He said, "There is no time to surrender now. That train has left the station. If you want to get in, run and try."

Gang leader close to Maoists shot by former bodyguard
Mon, Jan 12, 2015

The TSPC, which allegedly works closely with the security forces, is a sworn enemy of the CPI-Maoist.

Jharkhand: Sterilisation procedures not under flashlight, but other violations found
Sat, Jan 10, 2015

The NGO has owned up to a mistake, said, " We should not have taken that extra risk."

Another Ranchi woman alleges husband tried to convert her
Fri, Jan 09, 2015

This is the second time in under five months that a Ranchi resident has alleged that her husband tried to forcibly convert her.

Raghubar Das sworn in as Jharkhand Chief Minister outside Raj Bhavan
Mon, Dec 29, 2014

Dense fog on Sunday forced the Prime Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah to cancel their visit to Jharkhand.

Raghubar Das set to become next CM of Jharkhand; swearing-in on Dec 28
Sat, Dec 27, 2014

Raghubar Das to become first non-adivasi CM of Jharkhand. He is the new BJP legislature party leader .

BJP leader Raghubar Das: From Jharkhand labour minister to chief minister
Sat, Dec 27, 2014

Das's relationship with Shibu Soren and the JMM is excellent; he retains a direct line to the senior Soren and often talks to him.

Despite losing his seat, Babulal Marandi could be in BJP’s spotlight
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

JVM-P's eight seats represent a major victory for Marandi to bargain with BJP if they need his party's support.

7 candidates with ‘Maoist links’ win elections
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

Yogendra ex-Congress min jailed for allegedly starting two criminal gangs, oversaw the victory of his wife.

Election results: State too will have a BJP govt, many possible CMs
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

With Munda’s defeat, the race within the BJP for the CM’s post has been thrown open.

After rout, Congress admits split with JMM a mistake
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

The decision, the party’s top leadership said, was taken at the instance of the state unit.

Jharkhand: Arjun Munda’s defeat opens race for CM’s post, Raghubar Das frontrunner
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

The three-time CM and the party’s only mass leader in J'khand is unlikely to agree with a pick who isn't his choice.

BJP got it almost all right, but failed to win tribal vote
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

Of the 28 reserved ST seats in the state, the BJP won 11, only 2 more than what it won in 2009.

BJP gets clear majority in Jharkhand; Arjun Munda loses election
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

The BJP's gains seemed to primarily come from losses made by the Congress, JVM-P and the RJD.

Big Questions: Who will form the next government in Jharkhand?
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

For BJP, various exit polls predicted anywhere between 45 to 60 seats for the party and its allies in Jharkhand.

Maoists in Jharkhand eye new future through electoral democracy
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

The overall trend this election was of extremists using proxies to extend their area of influence.

Jharkhand: Banking on Modi magic, BJP expects a big win
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

If BJP wins Pakur and Madhupur, it'd indicate that it won despite large number of Muslim voters in the segments.

Jharkhand Curtain Raiser: Modi magic likely to work, BJP looks comfortable
Mon, Dec 22, 2014

There could be a few bellwether constituencies, all where the BJP's performance is to keep an eye out for.

BJP promised people what they never had: a stable govt
Mon, Dec 22, 2014

The BJP pinned the responsibility of Jharkhand’s underdevelopment on the Sorens.

How JMM and Hemant Soren resisted the BJP in Jharkhand
Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Hemant Soren has managed to go toe-to-toe with the BJP's might, throwing everything but the kitchen sink at them.

Explained: The law & political stakes
Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Why the Santhal Pragana Tenancy Act is sacrosanct for the region and any bid to amend it is a political issue.

I am trying to end coalition system in Jharkhand: Hemant Soren
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

"Even we have a problem with coalition government and I am trying to end this," said the Jharkhand CM.

To win family feud, Hemant ‘ready’ to see sister-in-law lose
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Sita has not allowed Soren brothers to contest from ‘safe’ seat.

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 […]