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Presidential poll: JMM could leave it to its MLAs’ ‘conscience’ vote

The presidential poll, in which members of state legislatures and members of Parliament constitute the electorate, is scheduled for July 18.
NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu files her nomination papers for presidential election in New Delhi on June 24. (PTI)
NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu files her nomination papers for presidential election in New Delhi on June 24. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 09:54 PM IST
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Conscience vote may be JMM’s way out of Yashwant Sinha-Droupadi Murmu dilemma

The JMM was among the 17 opposition parties to nominate ex-union minister Yashwant Singh as their presidential candidate but the BJP’s move to field Droupadi Murmu complicated the choice for Hemant Soren’s party
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren at the 'Hul Diwas' celebrations on Thursday to commemorate the start of the 1855 Santhal insurrection. 'Hul' in the Santhali language means revolution. (PTI)
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren at the 'Hul Diwas' celebrations on Thursday to commemorate the start of the 1855 Santhal insurrection. 'Hul' in the Santhali language means revolution. (PTI)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 06:17 PM IST
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21 Jharkhand students among 26 injured in bus accident in Sikkim

  • Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren said on Twitter that he has spoken to his Sikkim counterpart Prem Singh Tamang regarding the incident and that proper arrangements are being made for the treatment of the children.
Bus carrying 22 Jharkhand college students meets with accident in Sikkim(ANI)
Bus carrying 22 Jharkhand college students meets with accident in Sikkim(ANI)
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 05:21 PM IST
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JCB machine rescues elephant from a ditch in Jharkhand's Ramgarh | Watch

Late night on Saturday, the animal got separated from its herd and fell into the ditch, local media reported. It was pulled out in the early hours of Sunday after a four-hour-long operation. 
A screengrab of the viral video (ANI)
A screengrab of the viral video (ANI)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 10:30 AM IST
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Jharkhand bypolls: Cong's Shilpi Neha Tirkey wins Mandar by over 23,000 votes

Shilpi Neha, the daughter of former legislator Bandhu Tirkey and also supported by the ruling JMM-led coalition, secured a total of 95,062 votes and gave credit to the people of Mandar for her success.
Congress Candidate Shilpi Neha Tirkey and supporters show victory signs as she wins the bi-election from Mandar Constituency, in Ranchi.(Somanth Sen)
Congress Candidate Shilpi Neha Tirkey and supporters show victory signs as she wins the bi-election from Mandar Constituency, in Ranchi.(Somanth Sen)
Published on Jun 26, 2022 06:21 PM IST
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Presidential poll: JMM defers decision, Soren to meet Shah

The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), which held a meeting of its MLAs and MPs on Saturday to decide on supporting the ruling NDA nominee Droupadi Murmu in the Presidential election on July 18, deferred its decision, even as a party legislator said chief minister Hemant Soren could meet union home minister Amit Shah before the party takes a final decision the issue
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief Shibu Soren with his son and Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren during a meeting with party's MPs and MLAs ahead of the Presidential election, in Ranchi on Saturday. (PTI)
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief Shibu Soren with his son and Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren during a meeting with party's MPs and MLAs ahead of the Presidential election, in Ranchi on Saturday. (PTI)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 09:13 PM IST
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Jharkhand: Two murder accused lynched

Garhwa superintendent of police police Anjani Kumar said they have lodged two separate FIRs related to the incident but police were yet to make any arrest.
Police said the two persons beaten to death had criminal cases against them (Picture for representation)
Police said the two persons beaten to death had criminal cases against them (Picture for representation)
Published on Jun 23, 2022 09:21 PM IST
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JMM in a fix, may back Murmu

Sources said JMM is likely to buy time till June 26 when the results for Mandar assembly bypoll, to be held on June 23, is announced
NDA's Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu offers prayers at Rairangpur Jagannath Temple on Wednesday. (ANI)
NDA's Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu offers prayers at Rairangpur Jagannath Temple on Wednesday. (ANI)
Published on Jun 22, 2022 09:54 PM IST
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Presidential poll: JMM in dilemma, likely to support NDA nominee Droupadi Murmu

The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leadders say that it will be difficult for the party to overlook the fact that Droupadi Murmu is in line to become the first President from the tribal community
JMM leaders say that Droupadi Murmu’s ‘personal as well as ideological connect’ with the Soren family will play a crucial role in the party’s decision making in the presidential poll. (File Photo/Diwakar Prasad/Hindustan Times)
JMM leaders say that Droupadi Murmu’s ‘personal as well as ideological connect’ with the Soren family will play a crucial role in the party’s decision making in the presidential poll. (File Photo/Diwakar Prasad/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 02:08 PM IST
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Security beefed up in Ranchi ahead of Friday prayers

Ranchi deputy commissioner Chhavi Ranjan held meetings with clerics of a number of mosques and peace committee members, seeking their cooperation in conducting prayers peacefully on Friday.
RAF personnel participate in a mock drill ahead of the Friday prayers, in Ranchi on Thursday. (ANI)
RAF personnel participate in a mock drill ahead of the Friday prayers, in Ranchi on Thursday. (ANI)
Published on Jun 16, 2022 09:33 PM IST
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Jharkhand high court to hear plea for NIA probe into June 10 Ranchi violence on Friday

Jharkhand high court agreed to a request for an urgent hearing for a petition that sought a NIA probe into the Ranchi violence on June 10
Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel participate in a drill on Thursday as part of the preparations to maintain peace in Jharkhand capital Ranchi ahead of the Friday prayers (ANI)
Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel participate in a drill on Thursday as part of the preparations to maintain peace in Jharkhand capital Ranchi ahead of the Friday prayers (ANI)
Published on Jun 16, 2022 07:24 PM IST
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Ranchi Police release posters of violence accused

Massive violence erupted in Ranchi on last Friday during protests over suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled party leader Naveen Kumar Jindal’s controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammed
The posters also carried an appeal to the public, seeking help in identification of the suspects
The posters also carried an appeal to the public, seeking help in identification of the suspects
Published on Jun 15, 2022 12:58 AM IST
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Ranchi violence: Cops take back posters with accused's names citing error

  • So far, five persons have been arrested in connection with the violence while "appropriate legal action" is being taken against six protesters who were injured and receiving treatment at a hospital currently. Notices have been served to 107 people.
Ranchi Police have so far arrested five persons, and served notices to 107 people in connection with recent violence over Prophet remarks controversy. (Twitter/ANI)
Ranchi Police have so far arrested five persons, and served notices to 107 people in connection with recent violence over Prophet remarks controversy. (Twitter/ANI)
Updated on Jun 14, 2022 08:38 PM IST
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Ranchi violence: Five arrested, Governor summons DGP, top officials

SIT sources said they looking for admin of a WhatsApp group, “Wassepur Gang”, which might have played an active role in mobilising crowd for the Friday protests.
Rapid Action Force personnel patrol Karbala Chowk in Ranchi on Monday. (ANI)
Rapid Action Force personnel patrol Karbala Chowk in Ranchi on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 13, 2022 10:08 PM IST
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Ranchi Police file 25 FIRs, start probe into Friday’s violence; restores internet

Ranchi violence: Police said 22 people had been named as accused in the 25 FIRs filed by the police and the SIT has started the process to identify the other people who incited the violent protests
A view of the deserted roads and markets in Ranchi on Sunday after imposition of Section 144 following Friday’s violence during protests against suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma over her alleged remarks on Prophet Mohammed. (ANI)
A view of the deserted roads and markets in Ranchi on Sunday after imposition of Section 144 following Friday’s violence during protests against suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma over her alleged remarks on Prophet Mohammed. (ANI)
Published on Jun 12, 2022 06:59 PM IST
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Ranchi tense as 2 die in clashes amid row over Prophet remark

No untoward incident was reported from any part of the city on Saturday as security was beefed up across the state capital
Paramilitary personnel stand guard during the curfew imposed after a protest against suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma and expelled party leader Naveen Jindal over their alleged remarks on Prophet Muhammad, in Ranchi on Saturday. (ANI)
Paramilitary personnel stand guard during the curfew imposed after a protest against suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma and expelled party leader Naveen Jindal over their alleged remarks on Prophet Muhammad, in Ranchi on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 12, 2022 06:34 AM IST
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Ranchi violence: Two protesters dead, one critical

Police sources said 14 policemen also received injuries in the clashes after Friday prayers. RIMS officials said 13 persons, in all, were brought for treatment at the hospital on Friday evening.
The injured at ICU at RIMS on Saturday. (HT photo)
The injured at ICU at RIMS on Saturday. (HT photo)
Published on Jun 11, 2022 10:01 PM IST
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2 men injured in Ranchi violence die in hospital, internet suspension extended

The Ranchi district administration has extended prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPc to 12 police station areas and continue the suspension of internet services
Security personnel chase away people protesting over controversial remarks made by two former BJP spokespersons about Prophet Mohammed in Ranchi on Friday (PTI)
Security personnel chase away people protesting over controversial remarks made by two former BJP spokespersons about Prophet Mohammed in Ranchi on Friday (PTI)
Published on Jun 11, 2022 10:09 AM IST
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Section 144 imposed in parts of Ranchi after protest against BJP leaders’ remarks turns violent

Home secretary Rajiv Arun Ekka in a notification said that internet services will remain suspended till 6am on Saturday.
Security personnel clash with protesters in Ranchi on Friday. (PTI)
Security personnel clash with protesters in Ranchi on Friday. (PTI)
Published on Jun 10, 2022 11:06 PM IST
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Jharkhand: Villagers set on fire two alleged rapists, one dies

The duo, identified as Sunil Oraon and Ashish Oraon, were allegedly picked from their home and beaten before being set on fire along with their two-wheeler
The girl said she was picked by the duo when she was returning from a marriage function at a relative’s place. (Picture for representation)
The girl said she was picked by the duo when she was returning from a marriage function at a relative’s place. (Picture for representation)
Published on Jun 09, 2022 09:08 PM IST
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1 dies as Jharkhand villagers set on fire 2 alleged rapists

Enraged over the allegation of rape, the girl’s family members and a few other villagers brought the two accused boys from home and set them on fire, police said.
The incident happened between 9-10pm on Wednesday. (Representational image)
The incident happened between 9-10pm on Wednesday. (Representational image)
Updated on Jun 09, 2022 02:25 PM IST
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BJP president JP Nadda to attend tribal rally in Jharkhand on Sunday

The rally is expected to witness huge gathering of tribal people from different parts of the state, party officials said on Saturday.
BJP president JP Nadda to attend Tribal rally in Jharkhand on Sunday. (PTI file)
BJP president JP Nadda to attend Tribal rally in Jharkhand on Sunday. (PTI file)
Published on Jun 04, 2022 07:00 PM IST
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High court accepts maintainability of pleas against Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren

Last month, the Election Commission of India had issued a notice to Soren, seeking his stand on the charge, making him liable to be disqualified as a legislator. Following Soren’s written response to the notice, the poll panel had asked him to appear before it either personally or through his counsel on May 31.
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren (Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren (Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 04, 2022 12:14 AM IST
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Petitions seeking CBI, ED probe against Hemant Soren maintainable: Jharkhand HC

The Jharkhand high court will now proceed with hearings on the merit of the two petitions seeking probe by the central agencies against chief minister Hemant Soren.
Two petitions in the Jharkhand high court sought CBI, ED inquiries against chief minister Hemant Soren in connection with the alleged irregularities in the grant of mining leases and transactions of some shell companies. (File Photo)
Two petitions in the Jharkhand high court sought CBI, ED inquiries against chief minister Hemant Soren in connection with the alleged irregularities in the grant of mining leases and transactions of some shell companies. (File Photo)
Published on Jun 03, 2022 01:56 PM IST
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J’khand govt orders vigilance probe into assets of five BJP leaders

The Jharkhand government has ordered the state’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to probe the alleged disproportionate assets of five Opposition BJP leaders, who served as ministers in former chief minister Raghubar Das’s Cabinet.
The five BJP leaders served as ministers in former CM Raghubar Das’s (in picture) Cabinet. (HT Photo)
The five BJP leaders served as ministers in former CM Raghubar Das’s (in picture) Cabinet. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2022 10:21 PM IST
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Jharkhand govt tells ACB to probe 5 BJP leaders

The Jharkhand government has ordered an ACB investigation into the matter after a PIL was filed in the High Court in 202, the government added in the statement.
 (HT PHOTO)
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Updated on Jun 02, 2022 06:57 AM IST
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‘All answers very soon’: Hemant Soren amid tensions with Cong over RS polls

The Congress has openly objected to Soren's JMM announcing its own candidate as the former wanted the seat for itself.
Jharkhand CM and JMM leader Hemant Soren (File Photo)
Jharkhand CM and JMM leader Hemant Soren (File Photo)
Published on May 31, 2022 04:55 PM IST
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JMM nominates Mahua Maji; Congress left out

The elections to 57 seats in the Rajya Sabha, spread across 15 states and Union territories, will be held on June 10. Two of these seats are from Jharkhand.
Ranchi, May 30 (ANI): Mahua Majhi, Rajya Sabha candidate for Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, shows a victory sign, in Ranchi on Monday. (ANI Photo) (Somnath Sen)
Ranchi, May 30 (ANI): Mahua Majhi, Rajya Sabha candidate for Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, shows a victory sign, in Ranchi on Monday. (ANI Photo) (Somnath Sen)
Updated on May 31, 2022 05:43 AM IST
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JMM ignores ally Cong’s plea, names its RS pick

The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Monday announced Mahua Maji as its candidate for the Rajya Sabha seat from Jharkhand going to polls along with other seats on June 10, turning down a request from ally Congress to allocate it a seat in the Upper House of Parliament.
Mahua Majhi, JMM Rajya Sabha candidate shows a victory sign, in Ranchi on Monday. (ANI)
Mahua Majhi, JMM Rajya Sabha candidate shows a victory sign, in Ranchi on Monday. (ANI)
Published on May 30, 2022 11:08 PM IST
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