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2 cops injured in Maoist attack in Jharkhand’s Lohardaga

The two injured cops - Upendra Singh, 52, of district police and Anjani Kumar Pandey, 45, of special auxiliary police (SAP) - were airlifted and shifted to Ranchi’s Medica hospital for treatment.
Maoist sub-zonal commander Ravindra Ganjhu, who carries an award of Rs 15 lakh on his head, and his team were reported to have sprung a surprise attack by triggering grenade blast when security forces were returning from patrolling. (HT Photo for representation)
Maoist sub-zonal commander Ravindra Ganjhu, who carries an award of Rs 15 lakh on his head, and his team were reported to have sprung a surprise attack by triggering grenade blast when security forces were returning from patrolling. (HT Photo for representation)
Updated on Oct 30, 2020 10:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | ByBedanti Saran

Violence mars anti-CAA protests

In Maharashtra, the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) had called for the statewide shutdown to protest against the CAA and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC).
People protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), in Chennai on Friday.(PTI)
People protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), in Chennai on Friday.(PTI)
Published on Jan 25, 2020 12:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ranchi | ByHTC and Agencies

Pro-CAA rally in Lohardaga attacked, triggers rioting and arson; curfew imposed

According to the police, nearly 50 people, including some police personnel, were injured during the violent clashes in Lohardaga, about 70 kilometres north of Ranchi. Twenty-eight injured people have been admitted in Sadar hospital.
Lohardaga is a town of around 80,000. Pelting started on the main road, an elongated 2-kilometre stretch in the middle of the town, according to the police. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)
Lohardaga is a town of around 80,000. Pelting started on the main road, an elongated 2-kilometre stretch in the middle of the town, according to the police. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 31, 2020 05:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | ByBedanti Saran

One killed, another injured in land mine blast in Jharkhand’s Lohardaga

The CPI (Maoists) who are holed up in this area sharing borders with the Latehar and Lohardaga districts are reported to have fortified the area by planting improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on all routes approaching their hideout.
The victim died on spot as his body was blown apart after coming in direct contact with the impact of the explosion after he put his foot on the pressure bomb,(Representational Image)
The victim died on spot as his body was blown apart after coming in direct contact with the impact of the explosion after he put his foot on the pressure bomb,(Representational Image)
Published on Dec 14, 2019 07:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Latehar | ByVishal Sharma, Latehar

Jharkhand NDA in turmoil as allies AJSU, BJP announce candidates for same seats

Both the BJP and its ally AJSU have announced candidates for Simaria, Chakardharpur and Sindri assembly constituencies for the upcoming Jharkhand assembly elections.
AJSU candidate Niru Shanti Bhagat filing her nomination for Lohardaga assembly constituency in Lohardaga, Jharkhand, on Monday, November 11, 2019.(HT Photo)
AJSU candidate Niru Shanti Bhagat filing her nomination for Lohardaga assembly constituency in Lohardaga, Jharkhand, on Monday, November 11, 2019.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 02:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | ByBedanti Saran

NOTA performs better than 159 candidates in Jharkhand LS polls

The votes exercised in favour of NOTA was even more than the victory margin in two tribal dominated parliamentary constituencies of Khunti and Lohardaga
As many as 11 candidates contested the polls from Khunti but nine candidates lost to NOTA(HTPhotos)
As many as 11 candidates contested the polls from Khunti but nine candidates lost to NOTA(HTPhotos)
Updated on May 25, 2019 10:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | BySanjoy Dey

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Close shave for BJP on tribal seats of Jharkhand

Even though BJP sees Dumka as a big ticket win where its candidate Sunil Soren defeated JMM supremo Shibu Soren by 36,815 votes, it faced neck and neck fight in Khunti and Lohardaga.
BJP candidate Sunil Soren who won the Dumka constituency Lok Sabha seat in a victory rally.(ANI)
BJP candidate Sunil Soren who won the Dumka constituency Lok Sabha seat in a victory rally.(ANI)
Published on May 24, 2019 05:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | BySanjoy Dey

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Stakes high for BJP in today’s poll

Khunti, which will vote along with the Ranchi, Koderma, and Hazaribag constituencies on May 6, is the only one reserved for Scheduled Tribe candidates.
Two former chief ministers, BJP’s Arjun Munda from Khunti and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) leader Babulal Marandi, are in the fray in Koderma.(HT Photo)
Two former chief ministers, BJP’s Arjun Munda from Khunti and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) leader Babulal Marandi, are in the fray in Koderma.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2019 12:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | ByVishal Kant

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Of 3 Jharkhand seats in phase one, Lohardaga registers highest polling

The highest polling percentage in the five assembly segments under Lohardaga Lok Sabha seat were reported from Lohardaga (70.14%).
Voters queue up outside a polling booth in Mandar under Lohardaga parliamentary constituency, Jharkhand, Monday, April 29, 2019.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)
Voters queue up outside a polling booth in Mandar under Lohardaga parliamentary constituency, Jharkhand, Monday, April 29, 2019.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2019 11:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mandar | ByManish Raj

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: Rs 22 lakh recovered from hotel rooms ‘booked’ by Congress candidate

The Congress party calls it a conspiracy to defame the party candidate on the polling day.
The DDC said occupants of all four rooms including the Congress candidate had run away just before the raid.(HT Photo)
The DDC said occupants of all four rooms including the Congress candidate had run away just before the raid.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2019 11:32 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

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Jharkhand voters advised to take adequate protection as temperature rises

Weather officials said maximum temperature was above 40 degree Celsius across Jharkhand on Sunday even the capital Ranchi recorded 40 degree Celsius.
Sanjay Kumar Singh, forecasting officer at Ranchi’s meteorological centre, said drying weather would continue to prevail for next couple of days in Jharkhand.(HT Photo)
Sanjay Kumar Singh, forecasting officer at Ranchi’s meteorological centre, said drying weather would continue to prevail for next couple of days in Jharkhand.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 29, 2019 11:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, RANCHI | BySanjoy Dey

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

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Jharkhand’s Lohardaga will see direct fight between BJP and Congress

Polling in Jharkhand will be held in four phases from April 29 to May 19. Votes will be counted on May 23.
An Indian election official examines an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at a distribution centre ahead of the third phase of India's general election at Amigaon in Kamrup district in the northeastern state of Assam on April 22, 2019. (Photo by Biju BORO / AFP)(AFP)
An Indian election official examines an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at a distribution centre ahead of the third phase of India's general election at Amigaon in Kamrup district in the northeastern state of Assam on April 22, 2019. (Photo by Biju BORO / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Apr 24, 2019 06:21 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: PM Modi’s road show in Ranchi on April 23, election rally in Lohardaga on April 24

According to party insiders, Modi will also meet senior party leaders during his Ranchi’s stay to discuss with them poll strategies.
PM Narendra Modi(HT File)
PM Narendra Modi(HT File)
Updated on Apr 21, 2019 12:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | ByBedanti Saran

In erstwhile Maoist den, Jharkhand CM Raghubar kicks off campaign on foot

Das forayed the area days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election rally on April 24 in Lohardaga’s BS College ground. Curbing left-wing extremism has been a top agenda of the BJP dispensation at the centre and the state and the party is now trying to encash the action taken against the rebels in the last five years.
Published on Apr 19, 2019 11:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | ByBedanti Saran

Nationalism, Sarna religion code key poll issues in tribal-dominated Lohardaga Lok Sabha seat

Lohardaga constituency covering three districts of Lohardaga, Ranchi and Gumla is reserved for the scheduled tribe (ST). The constituency comprises of Lohardaga (ST), Gumla (ST), Bishunpur (ST), Sisai (ST) and Mandar (ST) assembly segments.
Members of the Sarna tribe in Jharkhand have been demanding a religious code so that they can have a separate identity. Presently, nature worshipping tribal families are termed as Hindus in the census register.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT File)
Members of the Sarna tribe in Jharkhand have been demanding a religious code so that they can have a separate identity. Presently, nature worshipping tribal families are termed as Hindus in the census register.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT File)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 05:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Latehar | ByVishal Sharma

Congress names candidates for three LS seats, ex-minister Sahay to contest from Ranchi

As part of the grand opposition alliance, the Congress has been allotted 7 of the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand. The party is yet to announce candidates for the other four seats in Hazaribagh, Dhanbad, Khunti and Chatra, the constituency which will be the first to go to polls on April 29.
Congress names candidates for three LS seats, ex-minister Sahay to contest from Ranchi(PTI)
Congress names candidates for three LS seats, ex-minister Sahay to contest from Ranchi(PTI)
Published on Apr 03, 2019 06:49 PM IST
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Ranchi | ByVishal Kant

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Security forces race to mop up booby traps from Jharkhand’s Maoist-affected areas

Some of these worst-affected districts, such as Latehar, Palamu, Garhwa, Lohardaga, and Gumla are going to polls in the first phase of the parliamentary elections in Jharkhand on April 29.
Security personnel are on their toes in Jharkhand, leaving no stone unturned in sanitising the routes and locations in the Maoist-hit regions ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in the state.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
Security personnel are on their toes in Jharkhand, leaving no stone unturned in sanitising the routes and locations in the Maoist-hit regions ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in the state.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
Published on Apr 01, 2019 04:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Daltonganj | 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

Lok Sabha Elections 2019| Oppn targets Christian vote bank in two LS seats, BJP hopeful of support

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Christians and tribals dominate the Khunti and Lohardaga seats, and recent run-ins between the state govt and Christian missionaries have raised Opposition’s hopes. Recent events have made Congress and JMM believe that Khunti and Lohardaga could reject the BJP.
Christians and tribals in Jharkhand were seen as one block of voters — a lot of tribals had once converted to Christianity — but in recent years, tribals have sought to establish their own identity.(HT Photo/ Representative photo)
Christians and tribals in Jharkhand were seen as one block of voters — a lot of tribals had once converted to Christianity — but in recent years, tribals have sought to establish their own identity.(HT Photo/ Representative photo)
Updated on Mar 16, 2019 11:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | BySanjoy Dey

50 students fall sick after consuming Saraswati puja prasad in Jharkhand school

At least 50 school students fell ill after eating ‘prasad’ in Lohardaga district on Sunday, civil surgeon Dr Vijay Kumar said. The students of the school at Ita village in the age group of 6-7 year had ‘prasad’ after Saraswati puja.
The children started vomiting after taking ‘bundi’ and have been admitted to the Sadar hospital.(ANI/Twitter)
The children started vomiting after taking ‘bundi’ and have been admitted to the Sadar hospital.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Feb 11, 2019 09:02 AM IST
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