Deepu, a 2015 Asia Journalism Fellow, has been based in Ranchi since 2012 as the newspaper’s Jharkhand correspondent. He tweets at @deepusebastian
Carved out of Dumka district, Jamtara is located in the Santhal Pargana division and is about 250 km from Ranchi.
The change in PLFI tactics is a reflection of the fall in its clout over the past year. “From eight targets last year, we are now left with three PLFI targets,” said Anish Gupta, Khunti’s SP.
IG Meena said that the Action Taken Report that has reached her office in Ranchi mentions 26 arrests. Jamtara is located in the Santhal Pargana division and is about 250 km from Ranchi.
Our final conversation was about him leaving the country so that he could be ‘free to be gay’. This was probably the most political statement he had made.
If I was made the chief ministerial candidate, the party would have got more seats. I don’t know if we would have won, but we would have won more than this,” Shatrughan Sinha said.
But, the unkindest cut for the BJP in this election came from the upper castes of Bihar, who voted for bitter rival Congress.
Sinha did not spend much time with both Kumar and Lalu; he spent more time talking to journalists outside. The template went: arrival, hug in public, whisper in the ear and back to car.
As the Nitish-Lalu-Cong alliance records a landslide win, it powers the Opposition ahead of Parliament and five state polls next year.
Arijit Shashwat polled 59,856 votes in to Sharma’s 70514 votes. The biggest vote splitter remained Bijay Sah, who turned against the BJP after the party gave the ticket to Ashwini Choubey’s son Arijit.
At various points during the day, journalists and RPF personnel threatened to outnumber party workers at the BJP office, but a group of youths saved the day.
The last two phases, which had seats with significant Muslim population, saw aggressive communal remarks by the BJP.
In his first press interaction after the massive victory, Nitish said Bihar results reflected the mood of the nation and described it as a "milestone election".
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Ramchandra Chandravanshi, Jharkhand's health minister, camped for almost a month in Bihar attending close to 50 rallies. He even shared the stage with Narendra Modi at multiple rallies.
The film, produced by the Jharkhand Police Nayi Disha Creative, will be screened at a multiplex in Ranchi on Thursday.
Titled Pratyavartan, the 2.4-hour film is about how there is "no point pursuing the flawed ideology of the Naxals which is totally perverter as it stands," said Kumar.
The protesters said they belong to nobody. “We are independent, we have nothing to do with India,” said Nur Alam Ansari, who was on the bridge when Nepal police cracked down.
Amit Kumar aka Tunnubhai is a Rajput but said, “As far as I am concerned, I need everyone’s vote to win. Which is why I am with the Congress — as far as they are concerned, my caste does not matter.”