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A cutout of Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren being installed at Morhabadi ground on the eve of the first anniversary of Soren's government in Ranchi, Monday.(PTI)

Jharkhand: JMM-led govt completes one year in office

By Gautam Mazumdar | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 10:47 AM IST
Hemant Soren on Monday met top officials, including chief secretary Sukhdev Singh, to prepare an outline of key achievements of his government
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File photo of JMM youth wing chief Basant Soren. (Videograb)
File photo of JMM youth wing chief Basant Soren. (Videograb)

JMM youth wing chief Basant Soren to fight Dumka bypoll

By Gautam Mazumdar | Hindusatn Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 07:11 PM IST
Basant Soren was nominated, said party general secretary, after the JMM received multiple requests and feedback from various quarters.
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Shibu Soren was doing well and stepped out from hospital without any assistance, said a JMM offiical. (PTI Photo)
Shibu Soren was doing well and stepped out from hospital without any assistance, said a JMM offiical. (PTI Photo)

Shibu Soren tested negative for coronavirus, released from Gurugram hospital

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 12:09 PM IST
The septuagenarian leader had breathing problems and was admitted to Medanta, Ranchi, on August 24 after he tested positive for coronavirus on August 21.
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Jharkhand agriculture minister Badal Patralekh tested positive for Covid-19.(@Badal_Patralekh/Twitter Photo)
Jharkhand agriculture minister Badal Patralekh tested positive for Covid-19.(@Badal_Patralekh/Twitter Photo)

Jharkhand agriculture minister Badal Patralekh tests Covid-19 positive

By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Ranchi
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 10:09 AM IST
Jharkhand minister Badal Patralekh took to Twitter to announce the news and urged those who came in contact with him in the recent days to get tested for the coronavirus disease.
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File photo of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Shibu Soren and his wife Roopi Soren. (Photo @ShibuSorenJMM)
File photo of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Shibu Soren and his wife Roopi Soren. (Photo @ShibuSorenJMM)

JMM chief Shibu Soren, wife Roopi Soren test positive for Covid-19

By Bedanti Saran | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 11:39 AM IST
Samples of the former chief minister Shibu Soren and his wife Roopi Soren were collected on Friday and their test reports came late evening.
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Former chief minister of Jharkhand Shibu Soren is set to enter the Upper House for the second time from Jharkhand.(Bijay/HT Photo)
Former chief minister of Jharkhand Shibu Soren is set to enter the Upper House for the second time from Jharkhand.(Bijay/HT Photo)

Rajya Sabha polls: JMM chief Shibu Soren set to enter upper house, advantage BJP on second seat from Jharkhand

By Gautam Mazumdar | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 12:37 PM IST
The BJP leadership, however, is cautious, as the party is short of one vote (lawmaker) against the required 27 first preference votes in the Rajya Sabha polls.
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The Rajya Sabha election in the state was scheduled to be held on March 26 but was postponed due to the coronavirus- induced lockdown to contain the spread of infection and will now be held on June 19.(HT photo)
The Rajya Sabha election in the state was scheduled to be held on March 26 but was postponed due to the coronavirus- induced lockdown to contain the spread of infection and will now be held on June 19.(HT photo)

3 candidates including Shibu Soren in fray for 2 Rajya Sabha seats in Jharkhand

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar | Ranchi, Jharkhand
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 07:55 PM IST
Shibu Soren, Congress candidate Shahzada Anwar and BJP state president Deepak Prakash had filed their nomination papers in March after the Election Commission had issued the notification for the two Rajya Seats.
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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

By Debashish Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
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.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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JMM’s Hemant Soren, who leads the opposition effort in Jharkhand, is the presumptive chief minister of the grand alliance.
JMM’s Hemant Soren, who leads the opposition effort in Jharkhand, is the presumptive chief minister of the grand alliance.

With photographs, Chief Minister-in-waiting Hemant Soren messages he has arrived

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 06:53 PM IST
The final outcome still uncertain, Hemant Soren who has inherited his father Shibu Soren’s political legacy, drove down to the senior Soren’s residence less than a kilometre away to seek his blessings. Hemant Soren’s family accompanied him.
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A total of 1,216 candidates from 81 assembly constituencies spread across 24 districts are in poll fray. Over 23 million voters were eligible to exercise their franchise. (ANI file photo)
A total of 1,216 candidates from 81 assembly constituencies spread across 24 districts are in poll fray. Over 23 million voters were eligible to exercise their franchise. (ANI file photo)

Campaigning ends for final phase of polling in Jharkhand

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2019 12:55 AM IST
Sixteen assembly seats, including seven reserved for tribal candidates, will go to polls in the final phase on Friday.
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In the campaign for the 2019 assembly elections, Soren has campaigned only for a few days ahead of the fifth and final phase of voting. (Photo @ShibuSorenJMM)
In the campaign for the 2019 assembly elections, Soren has campaigned only for a few days ahead of the fifth and final phase of voting. (Photo @ShibuSorenJMM)

Jharkhand polls: In Santhal region, JMM fights for ex-CM Shibu Soren’s pride

By Chetan Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Dumka
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2019 12:46 AM IST
Locals and experts say the ageing Shibu Soren’s influence has waned in the past five years. Soren rose to prominence after his 1972 agitation against local money lenders, called mahajans, who lent money by keeping tribal land as mortgage.
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JMM President Sibu Soren (in green jacket), working president Hemant Soren along party leaders releasing party manifesto for the Jharkhand Assembly election at Press club in Ranchi, on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.(HT Photo)
JMM President Sibu Soren (in green jacket), working president Hemant Soren along party leaders releasing party manifesto for the Jharkhand Assembly election at Press club in Ranchi, on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.(HT Photo)

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: JMM manifesto promises loan waiver, 50% quota for women

By Gautam Mazumdar | Hindustan Times, Ranchi, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2019 12:06 PM IST
The JMM manifesto for Jharkhand Assembly Election also promised to restart the UPA government schemes of 2014 that has been stopped in the NDA regime.
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Newly elected Dumka MP Sunil Soren with his family member on the day of polling during the last phase of Lok Sabha polls(HTPhoto)
Newly elected Dumka MP Sunil Soren with his family member on the day of polling during the last phase of Lok Sabha polls(HTPhoto)

Guruji humbled, his ex-aide has the last laugh in JMM bastion

By Bedanti Saran | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 09:15 AM IST
An intermediate pass out, Sunil had joined the BJP in 2004 after having differences with late Durga Soren, Shibu’s elder son. He had successfully contested the 2005 assembly elections from Jama seat and trounced Durga.
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Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey is taking charge at his chamber in Patna(HTPhoto)
Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey is taking charge at his chamber in Patna(HTPhoto)

‘Shibu Soren should have taken retirement from active politics’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 08:58 AM IST
Mangal Pandey played a key role as the party in-charge in its emphatic victory in Jharkhand, where the BJP won 12 out of the 14 Lok Sabha seats while fighting a united Opposition
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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)

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

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2019 05:35 PM IST
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.
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The loss to BJP candidate in Dumka Lok Sabha seat denied former Jharkhand CM and JMM chief Shibu Soren a record ninth term in parliament.(HT Photo)
The loss to BJP candidate in Dumka Lok Sabha seat denied former Jharkhand CM and JMM chief Shibu Soren a record ninth term in parliament.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Dumka denies Shibu Soren his record ninth term

By Gautam Mazumdar | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 04:27 PM IST
Shibu Soren, the eight-time MP from Dumka, who was in the contest to secure a record ninth term, lost by a margin of over 47,000 votes to BJP’s Sunil Soren.
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Former Jharkhand chief minister and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) party supremo Shibu Soren at his residence, in Dumka district, Thursday, May 16, 2019. Soren is seeking a record ninth term from this parliamentary seat.(PTI)
Former Jharkhand chief minister and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) party supremo Shibu Soren at his residence, in Dumka district, Thursday, May 16, 2019. Soren is seeking a record ninth term from this parliamentary seat.(PTI)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Shibu Soren eyeing record 9th term from Dumka

By Gautam Mazumdar | Hindustan Times, Dumka
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2019 10:51 AM IST
If JMM chief Shibu Soren pulls off a win in Dumka Lok Sabha seat, it will be a record ninth term from the seat for the 75-year-old former Union minister. The undisputed Santhal leader has been winning from this parlimentary seat since 1980.
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Babulal Marandi campaigns for JMM president Sibu Soren in Dumka.(HTPhotos)
Babulal Marandi campaigns for JMM president Sibu Soren in Dumka.(HTPhotos)

Once a political foe, Marandi seeks votes for Shibu Soren

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 08:37 AM IST
Soren and Marandi are the two tallest tribal leaders of the state and had been adversaries all their political life before the two parties came together to become part of the grand opposition alliance of four parties in the state.
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Former Chief minister of Jharkhand Shibu Soren says he sees no Modi wave in Jharkhand.(Bijay/Hindustan Times)
Former Chief minister of Jharkhand Shibu Soren says he sees no Modi wave in Jharkhand.(Bijay/Hindustan Times)

‘Can’t see any Modi wave in Jharkhand’: Former Jharkhand CM Shibu Soren

By Gautam Mazumdar | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 09:29 AM IST
‘There were pushes and pulls in the alliance formation, which is natural. But all parties in the coalition are serious’ said Shibu Soren, leader of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and former chief minister.
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Marandi has won thrice, in 2004, 2006 by-election and in 2009 from the unreserved Koderma Lok Sabha seat that goes to poll in the fifth phase.(HT Photo)
Marandi has won thrice, in 2004, 2006 by-election and in 2009 from the unreserved Koderma Lok Sabha seat that goes to poll in the fifth phase.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: These elections will shape the future of 3 former CMs of Jharkhand

By Vishal Kant | Hindustan Times, RANCHI
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 03:35 PM IST
BJP leader and three-term chief minister Arjun Munda is in the fray from Khunti, in an attempt to take the legacy of party veteran Karia Munda forward.
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The septuagenarian leader, had been Jharkhand chief minister twice — for 10 days in 2005 and for 11 months in 2006.(HT Photo)
The septuagenarian leader, had been Jharkhand chief minister twice — for 10 days in 2005 and for 11 months in 2006.(HT Photo)

JMM names candidates for 4 states; Shibu eyes 9th term from Dumka

By Gautam Mazumdar | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2019 01:41 AM IST
The JMM president will take on Sunil Soren of Bharatiya Janata Party, whom he had defeated twice, in 2009 and 2014. However, Shibu Soren had also lost from Dumka twice, in 1984 and 1998, when the seat was within undivided Bihar.
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Hemant Soren, working president of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), a party that was founded by his father Shibu Soren, said on Saturday that Opposition parties had “officially sealed” an alliance in Jharkhand ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times )(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Hemant Soren, working president of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), a party that was founded by his father Shibu Soren, said on Saturday that Opposition parties had “officially sealed” an alliance in Jharkhand ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times )(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘Grand alliance meet after Holi will decide on seat-sharing’: Hemant Soren

By Kumar Uttam | Ranchi
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 06:25 AM IST
The claim came after he attended a meeting with Congress leaders RPN Singh and Ajoy Kimar, and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) leader Babulal Marandi at Madhya Pradesh Bhawan in New Delhi.
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JMM chief says the alliance of Congress, JVM, RJD and Left parties will emerge victorious in Jharkhand(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
JMM chief says the alliance of Congress, JVM, RJD and Left parties will emerge victorious in Jharkhand(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

‘Grand alliance meet after Holi will decide on seat-sharing’: Hemant Soren

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2019 08:11 AM IST
Hemant Soren spoke to Kumar Uttam on the possibility of Opposition parties coming together, the role of Left parties and the impact of the post-Pulwama air strikes. Edited excerpts:
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The constituencies in the tribal-dominated districts are thus poised to witness a fierce political battle between the JMM and Biju Janata Dal, which has five MLAs at present from the two districts.(PTI)
The constituencies in the tribal-dominated districts are thus poised to witness a fierce political battle between the JMM and Biju Janata Dal, which has five MLAs at present from the two districts.(PTI)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: JMM eyes Odisha with Congress alliance

By Gautam Mazumdar | Hindustan Times, Ranchi, Ranchi
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 06:38 PM IST
Shibu Soren’s daughter Anjali is Mayurbhanj LS poll candidate; party also eyes assembly seats
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Former Chief minister of Jharkhand Shibu Soren in Dhanbad(Bijay/ Hindustan Times)
Former Chief minister of Jharkhand Shibu Soren in Dhanbad(Bijay/ Hindustan Times)

JMM might contest alone if ‘respectable’ seat share is denied in GA: Shibu Soren

By Subhash Mishra | Hindustan Times, Dhanbad, Dhanbad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2019 12:16 PM IST
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, JMM had won two seats — Dumka (Shibu Soren) and Rajmaha (Vijay Kumar Hansda) — out of 14, while it was in second position in the Giridih seat
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Suraj Mandal (centre) being welcomed by the Jharkhand BJP president Laxman Gilua (right) and other party workers at state BJP office in Ranchi on Sunday, October 14, 2018.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)
Suraj Mandal (centre) being welcomed by the Jharkhand BJP president Laxman Gilua (right) and other party workers at state BJP office in Ranchi on Sunday, October 14, 2018.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)

Former Jharkhand Mukti Morcha MP Suraj Mandal joins BJP

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi, Ranchi
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 03:59 PM IST
Once a close confidante of JMM chief Shibu Soren, Mandal was the vice-chairman of the Jharkhand Area Autonomous Council in 1995 when Soren was its chairman. Mandal was, however, expelled from JMM for his alleged anti-party activities in 1999. He, then, formed the JVD on December 6, 1999.
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