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The family of seven, including her 14-year-old son Nitesh who worked in a dhaba, another son and three daughters, did not have food for four days.(Getty file photo)

1 dies of ‘hunger’ in Jharkhand day after govt rejects starvation deaths report

Hindustan Times, Ranchi/Dhanbad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 09:39 AM IST
The deceased was identified as Bhukhal Pasi, a resident of Shankardih tola in Karma village under Kasmar block in Bokaro district. Pashi’s wife Rekh Devi claimed he died due to hunger.
Former Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi greets Union Minister Amit Shah during the merger of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), at an event, in Ranchi.(PTI)
Former Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi greets Union Minister Amit Shah during the merger of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), at an event, in Ranchi.(PTI)

First Jharkhand CM Babulal Marandi rejoins BJP after 14 years, may get key post

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Bedanti Saran
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 09:55 PM IST
Marandi also merged his JVM-P with the BJP, which he quit in 2006 to form his own party, at a function held in Ranchi.
Some of tribal belts, especially in Khunti district had witnessed a separatist movement--Pathalgadi. Pathalgadi is a practice of raising stone plaques at village outskirts with warnings and declarations inscribed on it. The plaques declared village gram sabha, the only sovereign authority.(Parwaz Khan/ Hindustan Times)
Some of tribal belts, especially in Khunti district had witnessed a separatist movement--Pathalgadi. Pathalgadi is a practice of raising stone plaques at village outskirts with warnings and declarations inscribed on it. The plaques declared village gram sabha, the only sovereign authority.(Parwaz Khan/ Hindustan Times)

On Day 1, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren withdraws Pathalgadi sedition cases

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Gautam Mazumdar
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 05:41 AM IST
Cases related to Pathalgadi movement and connected with opposition to proposed amendments in land tenancy laws will be dropped and FIRs lodged in various police stations will be withdrawn.
Former CM Raghubar Das on campaign trail in September 2019.(HT File)
Former CM Raghubar Das on campaign trail in September 2019.(HT File)

Tribal distrust key factor in BJP’s consecutive state election defeats

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 12:42 AM IST
Even in tribal-dominated areas in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, where assembly polls were held in November 2018, the party lost most of the seats reserved for STs.
Hemant Soren presided over the first cabinet meeting of the newly elected coalition government in Jharkhand hours after taking oath as the state Chief minister.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Hemant Soren presided over the first cabinet meeting of the newly elected coalition government in Jharkhand hours after taking oath as the state Chief minister.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

In first cabinet decision, Hemant Soren govt drops Pathalgadi sedition cases

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Gautam Mazumdar
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 01:39 AM IST
The BJP which is now the main opposition party in the state has slammed the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) led government’s decision to let off Pathalgadi accused.
JMM working president and chief ministerial candidate Hemant Soren in Ranchi, Jharkhand, December 23, 2019(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
JMM working president and chief ministerial candidate Hemant Soren in Ranchi, Jharkhand, December 23, 2019(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Jharkhand: Local issues win over BJP’s Hindutva and vikas model

By Siraj Dutta
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2019 02:14 PM IST
Despite driving its campaign with a “double engine” fuelled by 20 rallies of Modi and Shah, the BJP, as expected, is trying to distance its national leadership from the loss. But the result is as much a reflection on state government’s failure as a statement against the BJP’s communal and divisive politics.
Outgoing Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das(PTI file photo)
Outgoing Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das(PTI file photo)

FIR against Raghubar Das for remarks against JMM chief Hemant Soren

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Bedanti Saran
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2019 12:57 PM IST
The case has been registered with Mahijam police station in Jamtara district and investigation has been handed over to SDPO Arvind Upadhyay. HT has inspected the copy of FIR.
Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar(AP Photo)
Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar(AP Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: A giant missed opportunity, says Pramila Jayapal on cancelled meeting with S Jaishankar and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2019 08:59 PM IST
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Raghubar Das lost from the Jamshedpur East assembly seat for the first time in more than two decades to his former cabinet colleague Saryu Rai, who fought as an Independent candidate.
Raghubar Das lost from the Jamshedpur East assembly seat for the first time in more than two decades to his former cabinet colleague Saryu Rai, who fought as an Independent candidate.

‘Lost due to Jaichands’: Raghubar Das dissects BJP’s big Jharkhand loss

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 09:58 PM IST
Infighting in the state unit, allegedly due to the discontentment over ticket distribution and ‘high-handedness’ of a section in the party backed by Raghubar Das is being counted as one of the reasons for the BJP’s defeat in the assembly polls.
The fact that Chief Minister Raghubar Das was not a tribal, unlike all his predecessors, was another fact that did not prove to be helpful for the BJP.(ANI Photo)
The fact that Chief Minister Raghubar Das was not a tribal, unlike all his predecessors, was another fact that did not prove to be helpful for the BJP.(ANI Photo)

Jharkhand mandate: Is BJP losing its magic touch in tribal areas?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2019 04:52 PM IST
Faced with massive infighting and struggling for tribal support, the BJP couldn’t even emerge as the single largest party in Jharkhand.
JMM working president Hemant Soren arrives for a meeting with newly elected party legislatures, in Ranchi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
JMM working president Hemant Soren arrives for a meeting with newly elected party legislatures, in Ranchi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

Implementation of electoral promises challenge for to-be-sworn-in Hemant Soren govt

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 05:38 PM IST
A senior leader of the JMM said some of the decisions would also have legislative implications as some laws would need to be tweaked.
Raghubar Das(ANI file photo)
Raghubar Das(ANI file photo)

Decoding vote: How the BJP lost Jharkhand

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 12:32 PM IST
The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) led alliance has secured a clear majority in the Jharkhand assembly. The JMM has recorded its best ever performance and emerged as the single largest party with 29 MLAs.
BJP’s Raghubar Das a candidate of Jamshedpur East assembly constituency campaiging for election on bike in Jamshedpur .(Photo: Manoj Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
BJP’s Raghubar Das a candidate of Jamshedpur East assembly constituency campaiging for election on bike in Jamshedpur .(Photo: Manoj Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

‘Ghar Ghar Raghubar’ fails to strike a chord with electorate

Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By Debashish Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2019 07:16 AM IST
Still worse, Das, who has won from the Jamshedpur East constituency five times in a row, lost -- to his former cabinet colleague Saryu Roy who contested as an independent.
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) working president Hemant Soren addresses a press conference as JMM and Congress alliance lead in the Jharkhand Assembly election results, in Ranchi.(PTI)
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) working president Hemant Soren addresses a press conference as JMM and Congress alliance lead in the Jharkhand Assembly election results, in Ranchi.(PTI)

Focus on local issues and tribal rights key factors in JMM’s win

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sunetra Choudhury
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 10:00 AM IST
The Jharkhand outcome is the result of a range of factors — from chief minister Raghubar Das’s perceived unpopularity to policies that alienated tribals; from deep internal factionalism within the BJP to the Opposition coalition, which prevented a division of votes and also ran a smart local campaign.
Roy was also able to garner sympathy of the people of Jamshedpur, including senior BJP and RSS workers.(PTI)
Roy was also able to garner sympathy of the people of Jamshedpur, including senior BJP and RSS workers.(PTI)

Saryu Roy plays giant-killer, defeats his former boss

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Debashish Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 01:46 AM IST
Roy has won from the Jamshedpur West constituency twice in the past, and this time, he shifted to the Jamshedpur East Constituency to take on the chief minister after he was denied a ticket in his old constituency.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Raghubar Das.(PTI file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Raghubar Das.(PTI file photo)

By rejecting Raghubar Das, Jharkhand sends a message to the BJP | Opinion

By Rahul Verma
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 08:55 AM IST
Don’t impose leaders with no mass base; address the economy; and be prepared for a tough poll cycle
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das at a press conference in Ranchi, on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das at a press conference in Ranchi, on Monday.(PTI Photo)

First non-tribal Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das loses first election in 24 years; Saryu Roy wins from Jamshedpur East

Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By Debashish Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 10:48 PM IST
Das has in past served as president of Jharkhand BJP twice. The party had contested the 2009 assembly and Lok Sabha elections under his leadership.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das addresses a press conference in Ranchi on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das addresses a press conference in Ranchi on Monday.(PTI Photo)

‘My defeat, not of BJP’: Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Jharkhand leads

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 06:17 PM IST
Das, who is the BJP candidate from Jamshedpur East seat, was trailing behind party rebel and independent candidate Saryu Rai by over 7,500 votes.
Jharkhand election result: BJP president and Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted his first response to the BJP’s defeat in the state elections(AP)
Jharkhand election result: BJP president and Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted his first response to the BJP’s defeat in the state elections(AP)

We respect the mandate, says Amit Shah after BJP’s stunning Jharkhand defeat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 07:18 PM IST
BJP president and Home Minister Amit Shah thanked people for giving the BJP the opportunity to serve the people of Jharkhand for five years.
JMM chief Hemant Soren addressing a press conference on Monday after leads showed the alliance led by his party will win Jharkhand Assembly elections.(ANI Photo)
JMM chief Hemant Soren addressing a press conference on Monday after leads showed the alliance led by his party will win Jharkhand Assembly elections.(ANI Photo)

‘I dedicate victory...’: Hemant Soren’s first reaction as JMM plus leads on 45 seats

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 05:08 PM IST
Hemant Soren had pulled down the Arjun Munda government in 2013 to become the chief minister, then the state’s and the country’s youngest.
Raghubar Das. (Photo @dasraghubar)
Raghubar Das. (Photo @dasraghubar)

Raghubar Das, who never lost an election in 24 yrs, trails in his stronghold

Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By Debashish Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 02:20 AM IST
Raghubar Das is the 5-time MLA from the hot seat - he has never lost an election from this seat since 1995 - which has stayed in the headlines after his former cabinet colleague Roy filed his nomination as an Independent candidate.
File photo of Jharkahnd CM Raghubar Das. (Photo @dasraghubar)
File photo of Jharkahnd CM Raghubar Das. (Photo @dasraghubar)

‘Free to celebrate’: Raghubar Das taunts Oppn as trends put JMM-Cong ahead

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 12:29 PM IST
The BJP is leading on 29 seats at 12.15 pm, according to data provided by C-Voter. In contrast, the JMM-led alliance that comprises Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal, is leading on 39 seats.
JMM working president Hemant Soren during an election rally at Amrapahari of Jama assembly in Dumka on Tuesday December 18.(HT Photo)
JMM working president Hemant Soren during an election rally at Amrapahari of Jama assembly in Dumka on Tuesday December 18.(HT Photo)

Jharkhand election results: Hemant Soren leads in both seats

Hindutsan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 02:34 PM IST
As per the trends till noon, the JMM has done reasonably well in the Santhal Pargana region, which has 16 assembly constituencies and where the party is strongest.
Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das greets a gathering during an election campaign rally at Chakradharpur in West Singhbhum.(PTI)
Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das greets a gathering during an election campaign rally at Chakradharpur in West Singhbhum.(PTI)

Raghubar Das ahead in Jamshedpur East, his party struggles in Jharkhand

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 11:52 AM IST
Raghubar Das first won the seat in 1995 and kept the seat in the next four elections. Das, who was the BJP’s surprise pick for the chief minister’s post after the 2014 state elections, had secured 61 per cent votes.
JVM(P) president Babulal Marandi showing the ink mark after casting his vote during the third phase of assembly election at Kodaibank in Giridih district.(HT Photo)
JVM(P) president Babulal Marandi showing the ink mark after casting his vote during the third phase of assembly election at Kodaibank in Giridih district.(HT Photo)

‘No party is untouchable’, says aspiring kingmaker Babulal Marandi

Hindustan Times & Agencies, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent & Agencies
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 01:48 AM IST
The counting of votes began at 8 am in all the 24 district headquarters. The results are expected to be out by afternoon.
People wait in a queue to cast their vote at a polling station during the fifth phase of Jharkhand Assembly Election, in Dumka on Friday.(ANI Photo)
People wait in a queue to cast their vote at a polling station during the fifth phase of Jharkhand Assembly Election, in Dumka on Friday.(ANI Photo)

Jharkhand Assembly election: JMM-led Opposition bloc ahead in 42 seats, BJP still single largest party

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 12:55 PM IST
The state went to polls for 81 Assembly seats in five phases from November 30 to December 20.
Das is facing a tough contest from his pocket borough Jamshedpur East by BJP rebel Saryu Roy, a minister in the outgoing Raghubar cabinet.(@dasraghubar)
Das is facing a tough contest from his pocket borough Jamshedpur East by BJP rebel Saryu Roy, a minister in the outgoing Raghubar cabinet.(@dasraghubar)

Raghubar Das: First non-tribal chief minister of state eyeing second term

Ranchi | By Vishal Kant
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 10:20 AM IST
CM Raghubar Das, heading a coalition of the BJP and AJSUP, holds the distinction of being the first non-tribal to have held the coveted post in Jharkhand, where tribals make the single-biggest chunk of voters.
Election Commission of India (ECI) have appointed six separate observers for monitoring the counting process.(Photo: (L) Manoj Kumar/ Hindustan Times and PTI (L).)
Election Commission of India (ECI) have appointed six separate observers for monitoring the counting process.(Photo: (L) Manoj Kumar/ Hindustan Times and PTI (L).)

All eyes on Raghubar-Saryu battle, poll results in Jamshedpur by late evening

Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By Debashish Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2019 07:13 AM IST
The candidates and people will have to wait till late Monday evening as counting of votes will start from Baheragora and end with Jamshedpur East and Jamshedpur West here at the Cooperative College’s counting centre, officials said.
A security person stands guard as voters queue up to cast votes during the fifth phase of the Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Godda district, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019.(Photo: PTI)
A security person stands guard as voters queue up to cast votes during the fifth phase of the Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Godda district, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019.(Photo: PTI)

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019 Results: Anxious wait for parties before counting as exit polls predict hung assembly

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Gautam Mazumdar
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 08:31 AM IST
BJP national vice president Om Prakash Mathur reached Ranchi on Sunday and held parleys with chief minister Raghubar Das and other senior party leaders at BJP state headquarters. The congress office too buzzed with enthusiasm on Sunday.
At least three exit polls predicted that the Cong-JMM alliance, which focused on local issues during the campaign, had an advantage this time. (Photo ANI)
At least three exit polls predicted that the Cong-JMM alliance, which focused on local issues during the campaign, had an advantage this time. (Photo ANI)

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019 Results: All eyes on verdict, counting begins at 8 am

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Vishal Kant
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 07:28 AM IST
In the 19-year-old state, carved out of Bihar in 2000, political uncertainty and fractured mandates marked elections till 2014.
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