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HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014

Ranchi

Those opposing Modi will have to go to Pakistan, says BJP leader Giriraj Singh

BJP Narendra Modi
Despite a spirited intervention by the EC – when it recently banned election speeches in UP by Amit Shah and SP strongman Azam Khan for divisive statements – hateful, intimidating and threatening poll rhetoric is showing no signs of ebbing. Poll: Should Giriraj Singh apologise for his statement?

Record 62% turnout, peaceful voting in Jharkhand

Assam voters
A record 62 % of the electorate in Jharkhand turned up to cast votes for the six Lok Sabha constituencies that went to polls on Thursday amid stray incidents of violence.

Governor’s 107-year-old mother turns up to vote

Governor
Charity begins at home, goes the adage. Sabra Khatoon, Jharkhand governor Dr Syed Ahmad’s 107-year-old mother, practises it in letter and spirit

AAP supporters accused of rampage, loot in Dhanbad

AAP
All is indeed not going well for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). During a recent roadshow in Dhanbad, the Arvind Kejriwal led AAP activists have been alleged of looting roadside hawkers and shopkeepers off eatables, cold drinks and other goods while parading through the streets of the coal capital.

Reds trigger blast in Bokaro, three jawans hurt

Jawan
Three CRPF jawans and a civilian were injured in a landmine explosion triggered by the Maoists at Gomia police station area of Bokaro in Jharkhand on Thursday.

One hurt in Ranchi clash over EVM technical glitch

Electronic Voting Machine
One seriously injured in a clash between BJP and Congress polling agents at polling station number 324 and 328 in Dhurwa area of Ranchi (Jharkhand) on Thursday.

Couple had the will to vote, they found the way

The adage — Where there’s a will, there’s a way — was proved true by a Ranchi-based couple on Thursday.

Second close shave for Hemant in four days as hotel lift collapses

Hemant Soren
Incumbent chief minister (CM) Hemant Soren’s political advisor Himanshu Chowdhary, a TV journalist, a Bistupur police personnel and four Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) workers sustained injuries after a lift collapsed at Hotel Ramada around 11.35am here on Tuesday. This is the second close shave for the CM and his entourage in the last four days as previously his chopper had to make an emergency landing at Sonari airport on Saturday.

First women-friendly polling booths in Khunti

For the first time, four polling booths in Jharkhand, which fall under Khunti constituency, will be run solely by women in the second phase of election on April 17.

15 crorepatis and 19 nominees with criminal cases in phase 3

Samresh Singh

The third phase of elections in Jharkhand will witness 26% candidates facing criminal charges and 21% crorepatis in the fray. Altogether, 72 candidates would try their luck from four constituencies — Rajmahal, Dumka, Godda and Dhanbad — that will go to polls on April 24.

A look at how the six constituencies fared

First-time voters
Six Jharkhand constituencies went to polls on Thursday.  

Democracy triumphs over Red diktat

Voters queue
Jharkhand’s second phase of polling ended on a peaceful note across six constituencies — Ranchi, Giridih, Jamshedpur, Singhbhum, Khunti and Hazaribagh — registering 62% voting which is an improvement of 11.50% over the 2009 polls.

89-year-old says his vote is for better India

Old man
He voted for Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru’s government in 1951, since then he has never skipped voting for the Lok Sabha.

Villagers skip polling in J'khand, demand fundamental rights first

Nuns
The residents of around 21 villages of Kujju and Herma panchayats under Singhbhum parliamentary constituency boycotted the polling on Thursday, alleging that they were deprived of fundamental rights since 25 years.

EC banks on poll baits, hopes for 75% turnout in Jharkhand

Cast your vote and get ready for a volley of discounts. In a bid to woo the maximum number of voters, business establishments as well as the Indian Medical Association (IMA) have come up with attractive offers.
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