A Congress legislator ditched his party for the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday, a day after he was given a ticket to defend Bhawanathpur assembly seat in Garhwa.
Five parties including the JMM and BJP announced their first lists of candidates for the five-phase Jharkhand assembly elections that begin on November 25.
The Congress sealed a seat-sharing pact with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Janata Dal (U) on Saturday and released its first list of candidates for the five-phase state assembly elections beginning November 25.
A senior Maoist leader involved in a deadly attack on security forces last year has been allegedly arrested but police have denied holding him, prompting the rebels to call a state-wide shutdown on Monday unless the authorities quickly produce him in public.
The Congress broke off its alliance with the ruling JMM in poll-bound Jharkhand on Friday after sharing power for about 16 months, boosting the chances of the BJP which has seen a string of electoral successes this year.
The separation came following strong disagreement over sharing of seats for the five-phase polls scheduled to begin on November 25 in the tribal-dominated state.
The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) will unfold its election strategy and announce the first list of candidates on Sunday after formally breaking away from the Congress-led alliance in the state ahead of this month’s assembly elections, party sources said on Friday.
The Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to change its go-it-alone stand in Jharkhand and ally with the AJSU Party before elections as it doesn’t have winnable candidates for all the 81 seats, according to party insiders here.
Two senior IPS officers and an IAS officer in the Jharkhand government are likely to join the BJP and contest the assembly polls beginning November 25.
A 23-year-old man bludgeoned his 46-year-old mother to death on Saturday following a dispute over her alleged refusal to give him money to satiate his addiction to alcohol. The incident took place at Mahanth Maniyari village under Maniyari police station in Muzaffarpur district of north Bihar.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is now focusing on Jamshedpur in connection with the Burdwan blast on October 2 in which two terrorists of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen (JuL) of Bangladesh were killed. NIA interrogation revealed arrested accused Sheesh Mahmood’s links with JUL, Laskar-e-Taiba (LeT) and his Bangladeshi nationality. JUL owes allegiance to Al Qaeda.
A 14-year-old girl from Bihar was allegedly raped in a moving SUV in the presence of her mother in Jharkhand’s Koderma district, police said on Saturday.
Two students of Jharkhand's Indian School of Mines (ISM) drowned after skidding into Bhatinda Falls on Saturday while taking selfie. The students were on picnic at the waterfall, around 40 kilometres from Dhanbad.
Indi Pahan (39), who was a Maoist from 2007 to 2012, was inducted into the Jharkhand police as a constable on Friday.
A village quack was lynched in Simdega district after he was held responsible for spreading a disease that has killed eight people in the area over the past week, police said on Wednesday.
A woman in Jamshedpur was stripped and filmed by her in-laws who threatened to circulate the video unless she brought a dowry of Rs. 50 lakhs, police said on Wednesday, adding the alleged victim’s husband has been arrested.