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Jharkhand: State in eastern India
Jharkhand is a state in eastern India, created on 15 November 2000, from what was previously the southern half of Bihar. The state shares its border with the states of Bihar to the north, Uttar Pradesh to the northwest, Chhattisgarh to the west, Odisha to the south and West Bengal to the east. It has an area of 79,710 km2 (30,778 sq mi). It is the 15th largest state by area, and the 14th largest by population. Hindi is the official language of the state. The city of Ranchi is its capital and Dumka its sub capital. The state is known for its waterfalls, hills and holy places; Baidyanath Dham, Parasnath and Rajrappa are major religious sites.

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SC ignored, death-row prisoners segregated

The Supreme Court committee on prison reforms surveyed jails in 12 major states and found 222 prisoners on death row, including four in the Nirbhaya case, and said except Jharkhand, all other states..
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Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren meets PM Modi in Delhi, gets assurance on protection of tribal rights

This is the first meeting between the two leaders since Soren took oath as the 11th Chief Minister of Jharkhand on December 29 last year.
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Gauri Lankesh murder suspect arrested in Jharkhand

The suspect, Rushikesh Devdikar (44), was arrested from Katras in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district on Thursday. He was named in an earlier chargesheet filed in the murder case. A local court in Dhanbad..
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Soren to meet Modi in New Delhi, to seek special package for Jharkhand


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Corruption complaint lodged against ex-Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das

Besides Raghubar Das, former Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma, and several IAS officers have been named in the complaint for their alleged involvement in a scam related to Momentum Jharkhand Summit.
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Cop books CAA protesters for sedition in Jharkhand, gets notice


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Jharkhand govt to drop sedition charges against anti-CAA protesters

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren announced that the state administration has recommended dropping the sedition charges slapped against 3,000 people for taking part in a protest against the..
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Sedition charges against 3000 anti-CAA protesters dropped, says CM Hemant Soren

Weeks after formation, the Hemant Soren led Jharkhand government recommended to drop sedition charges against 3000 unidentified persons who participated in anti-CAA protests in the Wasseypur area of..
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2019: A watershed year for BJP but new challenges emerge

The year 2019 will go down as a watershed in the BJP's journey as the party not only achieved its highest ever tally in Lok Sabha but also realised its decades-long ideological planks. The party,..
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First day in office, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren drops Pathalgarhi stir cases


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Bihar polls: BJP-JD(U) seat-sharing should be 1:1.4, says Prashant Kishor; draws ire of ally

Days after ally BJP’s ouster from power in neighbouring Jharkhand, JD(U) on Sunday began mounting pressure on the saffron party for a larger share of seats in the upcoming assembly polls in Bihar.
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New Jharkhand cabinet convenes 3-day assembly session from Jan 6


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Hemant Soren swearing-in ceremony: Stalin says unity among secular parties essential to oppose CAA and NRC

DMK president M K Stalin on Sunday said he felt honoured to be present at the swearing-in ceremony of Hemant Soren as the chief minister of Jharkhand. He said unity and coordination among secular..
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Hemant Soren, father's second choice as heir, becomes Jharkhand CM again

JMM leader Hemant Soren, the son of Jharkhand architect Shibu Soren, took the reins of the state as chief minister on Sunday, a week after a three-party coalition, led by him, swept the assembly polls,..
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Confident that new Jharkhand govt would work for all: Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday expressed confidence that the new coalition government in Jharkhand would work for all and usher in an era of peace and prosperity. Gandhi attended the..
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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief Hemant Soren takes oath as Chief Minister of Jharkhand

In a gesture of goodwill, outgoing Jharkhand Chief Minister and BJP leader Raghubar Das had said on Friday that he will be attending Hemant Soren's swearing-in ceremony.
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Hemant Soren to take oath as 11th CM of Jharkhand today

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Hemant Soren will take oath as 11th chief minister of Jharkhand today at Morabadi Ground in Ranchi at 2pm. Governor Droupadi Murmu will administer the oath of office..
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Mamata to attend swearing-in ceremony of Hemant Soren: TMC

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Hemant Soren as Jharkhand chief minister, to be held in Ranchi on December 29. Mamata Banerjee, earlier this..
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Jharkhand's BJP President Laxman Giluwa tenders resignation after poor performance in polls

Giluwa submitted his resignation to party's national president Amit Shah on Wednesday evening. He also contested from Chakradharpur seat and lost.
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Jharkhand governor invites Hemant Soren to form government: JMM


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Jharkhand CM-designate Hemant Soren meets Sonia Gandhi, invites her for swearing-in ceremony

Jharkhand chief minister-designate Hemant Soren on Wednesday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and invited her for his swearing-in ceremony scheduled in Ranchi on December 29. He was accompanied by..
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After losing Jharkhand, BJP faces uphill task in assembly elections


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Hemant Soren meets governor, to take oath as CM on Sunday

JMM working president Hemant Soren met governor Droupadi Murmu at Raj Bhavan and staked claim to form the 11th government in Jharkhand. He is likely to meet Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi in..
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Hemant Soren meets Jharkhand governor, stakes claim to form government

JMM working president Hemant Soren accompanied by leaders of his party, the Congress and the RJD -- which comprised the opposition alliance in the assembly polls -- called on Jharkhand governor at Raj..
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Hemant Soren stakes claim to form govt in Jharkhand, to take oath as CM on Dec 29

The ruling BJP faced a massive defeat as the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance stormed to power in Jharkhand on Monday.
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If even one person from Jharkhand is uprooted due to CAA, won't implement it: Hemant Soren

JMM working president Hemant Soren, who is set to be the chief minister of Jharkhand, on Tuesday said he will go through the details of the citizenship law and if even one person from his state is..
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Jharkhand loss may prompt BJP to be more receptive to regional satraps


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Jharkhand poll outcome to help reduce BJP footprint: Sharad Pawar


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Jharkhand assembly polls: Tops and flops

CM Raghubar Das’s loss was the biggest shocker of the Jharkhand elections. But there were other interesting contests as well. Here's a look at them.
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Jharkhand: How JMM trumped BJP

The saffron party lost about a third of its seat tally from five years ago as JMM put in its best show ever. Here's a look at how JMM trumped BJP.
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From 51% vote share in LS, BJP slumps to 33%

A little over six months after BJP swept the parliamentary poll contest in Jharkhand, cornering 11 of the state’s 14 Lok Sabha seats with a 51% vote share, the party was knocked out of government by..
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Jharkhand assembly elections: The winners & losers

Hemant Soren is the big winner in Jharkhand, but who else gained ground? And which major players suffered setbacks in the Jharkhand assembly elections?
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Jharkhand assembly election: What worked and what didn't

Another state slipped out of BJP’s hands as Jharkhand results on Monday delivered a morale-boosting victory to the opposition with the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance winning a comfortable majority of 47..
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BJP dented in Haryana, denied in Maharashtra, defeated in Jharkhand: P Chidambaram


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Haryana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand: Opposition sees national ripples in BJP setbacks


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BJP may have to rethink strategy for key state polls

BJP has been different from Congress because of the room it allows its state-level leaders. This, though could change after the party lost polls in Jharkhand. The loss of one more state is likely to..
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Hemant Soren swung into alliance mode a year ago, tapped ‘adivasi anger’

JMM chief Hemant Soren led his party to its highest seat tally ever in Jharkhand. It also marked the end of BJP’s experiment with a non-tribal CM in a state carved out for adivasis. JMM also emerged..
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Jharkhand election results: Another state slips out of BJP's control

Hemant Soren of JMM is set to take over as chief minister of Jharkhand, returning to the job he held for a year before BJP won in 2015. The oath ceremony will take place on Thursday. BJP slipped to 25..
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Jharkhand assembly polls: Hemant Soren thanks PM Modi for his wishes

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) working president Hemant Soren on Monday thanked Narendra Modi after the Prime Minister congratulated him and JMM-led alliance for their victory in the Jharkhand assembly..
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Jharkhand election result shatters JD(U)'s dream of being recognised as national party


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Jharkhand poll outcome sends ripples through political waters of Bihar

Lalu Prasad's RJD, once formidable but down in the dumps for some time, erupted in joy over the triumph of the JMM-led alliance, in which it is a minor partner, as it kindled hopes of replicating the..
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With Jharkhand victory, Congress grabs power in 7th state

Party leaders feel that the BJP is not invincible and can be defeated if like-minded parties get together. This, they feel, has been proved right in some states and the experiment can be implemented in..
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Hemant Soren set to return as Jharkhand CM

JMM leader Hemant Soren, the son of Jharkhand architect Shibu Soren, is set to take up the reins of the state for a second term. His first stint as chief minister of the tribal state had lasted for..
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Jharkhand results a fillip to anti-CAA stir: Congress


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Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: PM Modi congratulates Hemant Soren on victory

JMM-Congress-RJD alliance is set to win 47 seats in 81-member assembly in Jharkhand.
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Hemant Soren wins from both assembly seats in Jharkhand polls

Amid the ongoing counting for the Jharkhand assembly elections, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Hemant Soren emerged as the winner from both the Dumka and Barhait constituencies. Soren won by a..
IndiaTimes - Published

Raghubar Das resigns, asked to continue till new government is formed

Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das on Monday resigned after the BJP received a drubbing in the assembly elections. "I met Governor Droupadi Murmu and submitted my resignation. The governor asked me..
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BJP lost Jharkhand to Raghubar Das's unpopularity, Arjun Munda's absence

Das was not only a non-tribal, failed to gauge tribals' beliefs and aspirations, but also earned fair amount of unpopularity. "Das was so unpopular that even Munda couldn't have bailed him out",..
IndiaTimes - Published

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