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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Blistering heat fails to dampen voters’ spirit

Fate of 59 candidates including a union minister Sudarshan Bhagat and two sitting legislators Sukhdeo Bhagat and Manoj Yadav got locked in the EVMs in three constituencies, results of which would be declared on May 23.
Glitches in EVMs and VVPATs were reported from over hundreds of booths in three constituencies, which delayed polling on an average of 45 minutes in the respective booths, election officials said.(HT Photo)
Glitches in EVMs and VVPATs were reported from over hundreds of booths in three constituencies, which delayed polling on an average of 45 minutes in the respective booths, election officials said.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 30, 2019 11:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | BySanjoy Dey

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: In Jharkhand, voting in three seats in phase one

Election for 14 Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand are scheduled to be held in four phases, beginning with three LS seats going to polls on April 29. Of these, Lohardaga seat is reserved for scheduled tribes and Palamu for scheduled castes.
Polling for Lok Sabha elections in progress in Jagodih area of Palamu constituency, April 29, 2019.(ANI / Twitter)
Polling for Lok Sabha elections in progress in Jagodih area of Palamu constituency, April 29, 2019.(ANI / Twitter)
Updated on May 06, 2020 07:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVishal Kant

BJP’s acid test in high stakes LS battle in Jharkhand today

Out of 6072 polling stations, 139 have been kept under vulnerable category where adequate number of security personnel have been ensured, election officials said.
Over 45.26 lakh electors including 23.85 male and 21.40 female voters are expected to exercise their franchise in the election. Altogether 266 model booths have been set up.(Ht Photo)
Over 45.26 lakh electors including 23.85 male and 21.40 female voters are expected to exercise their franchise in the election. Altogether 266 model booths have been set up.(Ht Photo)
Updated on Apr 29, 2019 11:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, RANCHI | BySanjoy Dey

Lok Sabha elections 2019 phase 4: Poll fight begins in Maoist-affected areas in Jharkhand

Maoist have a presence in the three constituencies of Lohardaga, Palamu and Chatra which go to the polls on Monday.
A letter issued by Inspector General of police (provisions) Arun Kumar Singh recently stated in addition to the 94 companies of paramilitary forces already stationed in the state, an additional 60 companies of central paramilitary forces, along with 52 companies of the Indian Reserve Battalion and Jharkhand Armed Police, would be moved to the districts ahead of elections.(ANI)
A letter issued by Inspector General of police (provisions) Arun Kumar Singh recently stated in addition to the 94 companies of paramilitary forces already stationed in the state, an additional 60 companies of central paramilitary forces, along with 52 companies of the Indian Reserve Battalion and Jharkhand Armed Police, would be moved to the districts ahead of elections.(ANI)
Updated on Apr 29, 2019 10:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | ByHT Correspondent

Many crorepatis, candidates with criminal charge in 3 Jharkhand Lok Sabha seats voting on April 29

According to ADR, which analysed affidavits of 58 candidates, 13 candidates have declared criminal cases against them and 12 of them are facing serious charges.
Voters awareness campaign in progress at Itkhori in Chatra, India,, April 24, 2019.(HT Photo)
Voters awareness campaign in progress at Itkhori in Chatra, India,, April 24, 2019.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2019 05:36 PM IST
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Hindusran Times, Ranchi | BySanjoy Dey

With no trains, jobs or local voice in Lok Sabha, Chatra craves change

This is in addition to major issues such as the rail link to Chatra, highway deaths, power woes, and unemployment leading to opium cultivation — issues that the people of Chatra have grappled with for decades. Tall election promises have fallen flat, as the ground reality has remained unchanged.
Sunil Singh(HT)
Sunil Singh(HT)
Published on Apr 12, 2019 02:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | ByVishal Sharma, Chatra

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: BJP rebel files nomination as independent candidate from Chatra

Sahu, who was one of the contenders for the BJP ticket, had on Sunday announced to contest from Chatra alleging that the national parties including BJP did not pay any heed to the locals’ demand of fielding a person from this soil.
Rajendra Prasad Sahu(File)
Rajendra Prasad Sahu(File)
Published on Apr 10, 2019 02:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | ByVishal Sharma

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: BJP, Congress yet to name all candidates for first phase of polls in Jharkhand

Of the three Jharkhand Lok Sabha seats that vote in the first phase on April 29, the BJP has not yet announced its candidate for Chatra, while the Congress has not decided on candidates for two seats -Chatra and Lohardaga.
Three Lok Sabha constituencies in Jharkhand will witness voting in the first phase of general elections on April 29.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)
Three Lok Sabha constituencies in Jharkhand will witness voting in the first phase of general elections on April 29.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)
Published on Apr 01, 2019 04:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Latehar | ByVishal Sharma, Latehar

Security forces gun down a Maoist area commander in Chatra

The encounter began in Kurkheta forests, Chatra district, when security personnel from CRPF, the specialised CoBRA unit of the CRPF, and other policemen were carrying out an anti-Maoist operation early in the morning.
Security force after encounter with Maoists at Kurkheta forests under Zori-Hunterganj police station in Chatra on Friday(HT Photo)
Security force after encounter with Maoists at Kurkheta forests under Zori-Hunterganj police station in Chatra on Friday(HT Photo)
Published on Jan 05, 2019 09:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | ByVishal Sharma, Chatra

Journalist abducted, beaten to death in Jharkhand’s Chatra district

The journalist had received death threat and even informed the police naming three people including the husband of an elected woman Mukhiya.
Chandan Tiwary worked for a Hindi daily as a block-level reporter.(Getty Images/Representative image)
Chandan Tiwary worked for a Hindi daily as a block-level reporter.(Getty Images/Representative image)
Updated on Oct 30, 2018 01:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chatra (Jharkhand) | ByVishal Sharma

5 children of pilgrimage party drown in river in Jharkhand’s Chatra, 3 others rescued

The incident occurred when a group of eight children, all members of a pilgrimage party, from Maharajganj under the Chouparan police station of Hazaribagh district, went to take a holy bath in the river before going to the temple.
Rescue operation in progress after five children drowned in the Mahane river in Chatra district on Monday August 20,2018 .(HT Photo)
Rescue operation in progress after five children drowned in the Mahane river in Chatra district on Monday August 20,2018 .(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 22, 2018 08:32 AM IST
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Chatra, Jharkhand | ByHT Correspondent, Chatra, Jharkhand

15 arrested in Jharkhand’s Chatra after 16-year-old girl raped, burnt alive

Before setting the Class 8 student on fire in Jharkhand’s Chatra on Friday, the accused and his henchmen brutally thrashed the girl’s parents during a hearing at the kangaroo court, forcing them to run for their lives.
Those arrested include the village head who presided over the panchayat to decide over the quantum of punishment to be imposed on those accused of raping the 16-year-old girl.(Reuters File Photo)
Those arrested include the village head who presided over the panchayat to decide over the quantum of punishment to be imposed on those accused of raping the 16-year-old girl.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2018 11:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | ByVishal Sharma

CBSE leak: Student in Jharkhand got maths paper from Bihar day before exam

A claim by the Jharkhand police that two students from Bihar circulated the leaked CBSE class 10 maths question paper on WhatsApp to examinees in Jharkhand has added another dimension to the scandal.
Chatra district police chief Akhilesh B Verior addresses a press conference in Chatra on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Chatra district police chief Akhilesh B Verior addresses a press conference in Chatra on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 01, 2018 08:53 AM IST
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Ranchi, Hindustan Times | BySaurav Roy
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