Everything you need to know about Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Muslim party Manithaneya Makkal Katchi's (MMK) two legislators in the Tamil Nadu assembly would vote in favour of DMK's Kanimozhi in the June 27 Rajya Sabha biennial elections, said a party official.
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Newly-appointed union Minister of State for Health Santosh Chowdhary Wednesday said she would try to implement all the schemes of the United Progressive Alliance government relating to the health sector.
Ranchi, June 18 (IANS) Jharkhand Congress president Sukhdeo Bhagat Tuesday said the central leaders of the party would decide on issues like formation of a government in the state and whether any alliance has to be forged for the upcoming polls.
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) Denying that the NDA has weakened with the Janata Dal-United pulling out, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has predicted a re-alignment of political forces before and after the next Lok Sabha election.
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) K. Keshava Rao, a former senior leader of the Congress party, Tuesday took over as the secretary general of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).
New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): A delegation of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric) will meet President Pranab Mukherjee today to demand for dissolution of state assembly.
Ranchi, June 18 (IANS) Former Bihar police chief Aanand Shankar will replace Vijay Kumar as Jharkhand governor's advisor, said an official Tuesday.
Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) The induction of two Congress leaders from Andhra Pradesh in the union ministry Monday has increased the southern state's representation to an all-time high.
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) A veteran Congress loyalist, E.M.Sudarsana Natchiappan, the new union minister of state for commerce and industry, had once humbled present Finance Minister P. Chidambaram at the hustings.
Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) J.D. Seelam, who was Monday inducted in the union council of ministers as minister of state, is a former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Karnataka cadre.
New Delhi/Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) Kavuri Sambasiva Rao, who took oath as a cabinet minister Monday, is an engineer and industrialist who is serving his fifth term in parliament.
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Becoming a minister for the first time in the UPA-II government Monday, Oscar Fernandes, a senior Congress leader from Karnataka, has held key posts in the party and the previous Manmohan Singh government.
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said he is confident that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will get a third term.
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Kavuri Sambasiva Rao, who took oath as minister Monday, is an engineer who is serving his fifth term in parliament.
New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday took oath as a member of Rajya Sabha after being re-elected from Assam.
New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will take oath as a member of Rajya Sabha from Assam for the fifth consecutive term today.
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), which ruled India for six years (1998-2004) was left almost an empty camp Sunday as the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) became the 14th party to leave the grouping.
Ranchi, June 15 (IANS) Seven Maoist guerrillas, including a top leader, were arrested from different areas of Jharkhand Saturday, police said.
Chennai, June 15 (ANI): Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) leader Kanimozhi on Saturday filed her nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha polls scheduled for June 27.
Chennai, June 15 (IANS) Kanimozhi, daughter of DMK president M. Karunanidhi, Saturday filed her nomination for the June 27 Rajya Sabha elections in the state.
Chennai, June 15 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi does not oppose the training of the Sri Lankan military in India because he wants Congress support to get his daughter Kanimozhi re-elected to the Rajya Sabha, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said Saturday.
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Besieged by problems galore at home, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has proposed the formation of a federal front consisting of non-Congress and non-BJP parties. However, Banerjee's opponents have termed the proposal as a ploy to bargain with the Congress and the Bharaitya Janata Party and divert public attention from the regime's shortcomings.
Ranchi, June 14 (IANS) Jharkhand Police have arrested 294 Maoist guerrillas in the first five months of this year, police said here Friday.
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) With a split in the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Janata Dal-United appearing imminent, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj Friday stressed that National Democratic Alliance (NDA) needed to be together to defeat the Congress.
Chennai, June 14 (ANI): Union Minister and senior Congress leader Jayanthi Natarajan met DMK chief M Karunanidhi at his residence here today.
Ranchi, June 14 (ANI): Jharkhand Police has sounded an alert in Giridih and Dhanbad districts following the Maoist attack on the Dhanbad-Patna Intercity Express near Jamui railway station in Bihar yesterday.
Ranchi, June 14 (IANS) Jharkhand has witnessed a steep rise in the number of rape cases registered in the first five months of this year, as compared to the same period in the two years preceding, according to data from the state police department.
Ranchi, June 13 (IANS) Jharkhand Police chief Rajeev Kumar Thursday said an official involved in investigation of a cash-for-vote scam surrounding the mayor poll here would not be transferred.
New Delhi/Patna, June 13 (IANS) Frantic efforts continued through Thursday to save the NDA from rupture as BJP leaders met with the leadership of the JD-U, the alliance's second largest component, to clear the latter's misgivings over Narendra Modi leading the 2014 Lok Sabha poll campaign.
Ranchi, June 13 (IANS) BJP leaders in Jharkhand feel that the party unit in the state could derive some benefits from a split with the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) at the national level.
Ranchi, June 13 (IANS) Jharkhand legislator Arup Chatterji surrendered in a Dhanbad district court Thursday and was sent to jail in connection with a 2007 case related to obstruction of official work at a coalfield, a lawyer said.
Patna, June 13 (ANI): Confirming that he spoke to BJP leaders Lal Krishna Advani, Rajnath Singh and Murli Manohar Joshi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said that he is concerned about the latest political developments, and added that the Janata Dal (United) would discuss the entire episode and then work its future plans.
Chennai, June 13 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Thursday said the party would talk to all parties seeking their support for its candidate in the June 27 Rajya Sabha elections.
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The government Thursday said it will make one more effort to get the food security bill passed in a special session of parliament instead of issuing an ordinance.
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) The CPI-M Wednesday dubbed Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee's call for a federal front a "joke" and said her asking non-Congress and non-BJP regional parties to form a front for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls would be a damp squib.
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) With the BJP having weathered a crisis soon after his elevation as the chief of party's campaign committee for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is unlikely to find the going easy in his new role that will require straddling intra-party tussles and strengthening bridges with allies.
Chennai, June 12 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has announced that K. Thangamuthu will replace S. Saravanaperumal as one of the party's five nominees for the June 27 Rajya Sabha polls.
Ranchi, June 11 (IANS) Monsoon has arrived in Jharkhand and would cover the entire state in the next two days, a weather official said Tuesday.
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Industrialist-lawmaker Naveen Jindal and former minister of state for coal Dasari Narayana Rao are among those against whom the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday filed cases for alleged irregularities in coal-block allotments.
Kolkata, June 11 (IANS) Three counterfeit currency dealers were arrested Tuesday here and fake notes with a face value of nearly Rs.8 lakh was seized from them, police said.
Lucknow, June 11 (IANS) The infighting in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will weaken it in the coming Lok Sabha election, the Samajwadi Party said Tuesday.
Ranchi, June 11 (IANS) A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here Tuesday granted bail to Pawan Kumar Dhoot, an accused in the cash-for-vote scandal during the 2012 Rajya Sabha poll in Jharkhand that was countermanded.
It is a painful irony that the one man who was most responsible for taking the once also-ran BJP to dizzying heights had to deliver a stinging slap that is going to hurt it for a long, long time to come.
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The BJP plunged into a crisis Monday, barely a day after it named Narendra Modi to lead its campaign in the next Lok Sabha elections, with the veteran L.K. Advani declaring he was quitting all major party posts and accusing most BJP leaders of pursuing "personal agendas". The party rejected his resignation.
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) Reacting to BJP leader L.K. Advani's decision to quit key party posts, Congress Rajya Sabha member Pradip Bhattacharya Monday said the stalwart's "revolt" against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi would spread across the country.
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) L.K. Advani's resignation from major party posts Monday is likely to strike a blow to the BJP's efforts to lead the NDA to victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections as it has brought to the fore divisions in the party on the issue of leadership.
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The BJP was thrown into disarray Monday, barely a day after it named Narendra Modi to lead it in the next Lok Sabha election, with the veteran L.K. Advani declaring he was quitting all major party posts and accusing most BJP leaders of pursuing "personal agendas".
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Monday made a passionate appeal to L.K. Advani to reverse his decision to resign from party positions.
Chennai, June 10 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday renominated Rajya Sabha member V. Maitreyan for another term while announcing her party's five candidates for the June 27 upper house polls.
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The Congress Monday took potshots at the BJP over the resignation of party veteran L.K. Advani from his posts, saying the opposition party had no connect with India.
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) After senior BJP leader L.K. Advani quit all party posts Monday, the JD-U described the development as a sad one which would adversely impact the NDA and a leader indicated that there was an unease in the party over the issue.
New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): In a shocking revelation, Anup Thakur, a member of the Military Commission of the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army, has confessed to his role in stitching a bomb inside the body of a CRPF Jawan in Jharkhand on January 7 this year.
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj Monday expressed "surprise" at BJP patriarch L.K. Advani's decision to resign from all party posts but said she was confident she would be able to convince him to take back his resignation.
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Monday urged all the regional parties to come together and form a federal front in the coming Lok Sabha election.
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) A day after the BJP appointed Narendra Modi to lead it in the next Lok Sabha election, the veteran L.K. Advani Monday quit all major party posts after accusing most of its leaders of pursuing "personal agendas".
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The veteran L.K. Advani Monday quit from all major posts in the BJP, accusing "most of our leaders" of being "concerned just with their personal agendas".
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) BJP veteran L.K. Advani has resigned from all party posts in protest against the elevation of Gujarat Chief Minister L.K. Advani as the Lok Sabha campaign chief, party sources said Monday.
Hyderabad, June 9 (IANS) The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Sunday said the BJP's fortunes would not improve with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi leading the party's campaign in 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
New Delhi, June 9 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata party on Sunday termed Narendra Modi's elevation as the Chairman of the BJP Lok Sabha 2014 election campaign as a step to respect the common man's desire.
Panaji, June 9 (IANS) Gearing up for his new role as the head of Bharatiya Janata Party's election campaign for the 2014 general elections, Narendra Modi Sunday said that political life was a medium to change the system.
Panaji, June 9 (IANS) Goa has a special place in my life, BJP's man of the moment Narendra Modi said Sunday, shortly after being appointed the party's chairman of the election management committee.
Panaji, June 9 (IANS) After much wrangling and dissent within, the BJP Sunday announced that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi had been named chairman of the election management committee for the Lok Sabha polls.
Panaji, June 9 (IANS) After much speculation, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was Sunday named chairman of the BJP campaign committee for the Lok Sabha election scheduled for 2014.
Panaji, June 9 (IANS) After much speculation, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was Sunday named chairman of the BJP campaign committee for the Lok Sabha polls scheduled for 2014.
Panaji, June 9 (IANS) The BJP continued to keep everyone guessing on the role of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Ranchi, June 8 (IANS) A shutdown was called by the residents of Jharkhand's district headquarters town of Deoghar Saturday to protest against the failure of police in cracking last month's rape and murder case involving two teenaged girls.
Chennai, June 8 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu Saturday vowed to win all the Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the next year's general elections while condemning the centre for acting against federalism.
Ranchi, June 8 (IANS) A Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislator said here Saturday that all his party colleagues will quit the state assembly if a government is not formed in the state by June 16.
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) With the results of the Howrah Lok Sabha bypoll coming out ahead of next month's crucial rural body (panchayat) elections in West Bengal, the major contestants - the ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition CPI-M led left Front - are busy tweaking the poll arithmetic in their own way to sway the village voters.
Panaji, June 8 (IANS) Did the move in the BJP to isolate party stalwart L.K. Advani on account of his age begin in 2009? The comments of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar at the conclave here remind one of remarks he made four years ago.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 8 (IANS) The factional feud in the Kerala unit of the Congress party is legendary and continues unabated, giving the party high command in New Delhi the jitters.
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The Congress core committee met here Friday to discuss ways to pass the National Food Security Bill, which is stuck in parliament, said party sources.
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar Friday compared Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to an "inflated balloon", and said it would "burst soon".
Pune, June 7 (IANS) Karnataka and Jharkhand completed the quarterfinals line-up by winning their concluding league matches in the third Hockey India senior men's national championship here Friday.
Panaji, June 7 (IANS) As BJP leaders slipped into their first huddle on day one of a key party conclave, a string of leaders already appear to have given Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi a thumbs up as far as the road to the Lok Sabha polls is concerned.
Ranchi, June 7 (IANS) Jharkhand's vigilance department Friday arrested a state official taking a bribe of Rs.2,000, an official said here Friday.
Panaji, June 7 (ANI): Sending out a strong message that there is no conflict within the outfit, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh on Friday said party veteran Lal Krishna Advani is unwell and will be attending the national executive meet tomorrow.
Panaji, June 6 (IANS) The BJP said Thursday that its sweeping victory in Gujarat, where it wrested all six Lok Sabha and state assembly seats from the Congress, reflected the ground reality.
Pune, June 5 (IANS) Services registered their third win by defeating Sports Authority of India 6-1 in a Group C match of the third Hockey India senior men's National championship here Wednesday.
Patna, June 5 (ANI): Expressing his delight with the defeat of the ruling Janata Dal (United) in the Maharajganj Lok Sabha by-poll, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar must resign and apologise for his follies.
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed Wednesday favoured a mechanism like the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) for a coordinated centre-state approach towards tackling terror.
Panaji, June 5 (IANS) Goa BJP leaders have repeatedly dodged questions related to the expenditure on preparations for the three-day national executive meeting beginning here June 7 but an activist has filed an RTI plea to get the details.
New Delhi, June 5 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday lashed out at the Congress Party following the Bharatiya Janata Party's victory in the state by-polls, saying it is an ultimatum to the government sitting in Delhi ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Ahmedabad, June 5 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the Porbandar, Banaskantha Lok Sabha seats on Wednesday, giving a major boost to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
Patna, June 5 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United's (JD-U) P.K. Shahi was Wednesday trailing behind opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidate Prabhunath Singh as votes were counted for the by-election to the Maharajganj Lok Sabha seat, officials said.
New Delhi, June 5 (ANI): Counting of votes has begun for four Lok Sabha and five Assembly by-elections spread over Bihar, West Bengal, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.
Panaji, June 5 (IANS) Who will be the BJP's prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls? This is likely to be debated when leaders of the party meet in the Goan capital Friday to Sunday.
Chennai, June 4 (IANS) Elections for the six Rajya Sabha seats that fall vacant this July in Tamil Nadu will be held June 27, the Election Commission said Tuesday.
Chennai, June 3 (ANI): Scores of well-wishers and supporters assembled at the residence of DMK chief M. Karunanidhi here on Monday to wish him on his 90th birthday.
Bhubaneswar, June 3 (IANS) There is an urgent need to enhance India's agricultural productivity and develop strong forward-backward linkages along the entire agri-value chain, considering the rising demand of food products, an industry association said Monday.
Patna, June 2 (IANS) Polling was under way Sunday in by-election to the Maharajganj Lok Sabha seat in Bihar.
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) Amid tight security, voting began for the Howrah Lok Sabha by-poll in West Bengal Sunday with nearly 20 percent turnout recorded in the first two hours, an official said.
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has replaced her plush chair with a wooden one at the state secretariat as she considers herself a commoner.
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) Campaigning for the crucial Lok Sabha by-poll from Howrah, the Left Front and Congress Friday accused the Trinamool Congress of having a tacit understanding with the BJP with an eye to the next general elections.
Panaji, May 31 (IANS) Corruption is a major hindrance for starting businesses in India, Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) Shashi Tharoor said here Friday.
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has approved the setting up of mobile towers in the Naxal-affected areas and the cabinet would take a final call on it, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said here Friday.
Hyderabad, May 31 (IANS) Elections to parliament and the Andhra Pradesh assembly may be scheduled for 2014 but politicians in the state have already started switching loyalties to get tickets from constituencies of their choice.
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) Referring to the recent Maoist attack on Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh, party leader and union minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday called for Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Jharkhand police to take primary responsibility in the fight against the rebels.
New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, who has been elected to Rajya Sabha for the fifth consecutive term today, thanked the people for giving him an opportunity to serve them again, and pledged to continue to work for the state's development and prosperity.
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday termed his re-election to the Rajya Sabha for a fifth term from Assam as an honour and pledged to develop the northeastern state further.