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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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One killed, two hurt in police firing during Jharkhand polls

Another 24 people, including three policemen, were injured in the violence that erupted after the firing. While police said they were forced to open fire when some people tried to snatch their weapons,..
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63.36% votes cast in 2nd phase of polling in Jharkhand

An estimated 63.36 per cent votes were cast on Saturday in the second phase of election for the Assembly in Jharkhand where one person killed was in firing by security personnel near a polling booth...
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58.8% voting in Jharkhand till 3 pm amid violence, 1 killed

Polling in 18 seats ended at 3pm, while voters in Jamshedpur (East) — where chief minister Raghubar Das is in fray — and Jamshedpur (West) constituencies can exercise their franchise till 5pm, an..
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Jharkhand: 39.8 per cent voting till 1pm amid violence, 1 killed


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1 killed, 2 injured as cops open fire outside Jharkhand poll booth

One person was killed and two others injured on Saturday, after security personnel opened fire on a group of men who tried to snatch their arms in Gumla's Sisai constituency, where polling is under..
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Jharkhand polls: 28.5% turnout till 11am amid sporadic violence


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Jharkhand polls: 12.3 per cent voter turnout recorded till 9am


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Second phase of polling in Jharkhand: Highlights


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Jharkhand polls: PM Narendra Modi urges voters to make festival of democracy successful by voting in maximum numbers


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Jharkhand HC rejects Lalu Prasad's bail plea

In a setback to RJD supremo, the Jharkhand high court on Friday rejected bail application of jailed Lalu Prasad in a fodder scam case. Lalu Prasad has been convicted in four multi-million fodder scam..
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Jharkhand: 20 assembly seats go to polls on Saturday amid tight security


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Jharkhand polls phase 2: 44 candidates face serious criminal cases

As many as 67 (26%) candidates contesting the second phase of Jharkhand assembly polls have criminal cases against them. This is according to an analysis by the Association of Democratic reforms (ADR).
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Chidambaram appeals to voters in Jharkhand to defeat BJP


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Fodder scam case: Jharkhand High Court to hear Lalu Prasad Yadav's bail plea on Friday

The case pertains to fraudulent withdrawal of funds from the treasury in Dumka, now in Jharkhand, in the early 1990s. He was sentenced to 14 years of imprisonment in connection with the fodder scam.
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Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: Campaigning ends for second phase, voting for 20 seats on Saturday

A total of 260 candidates, including 231 male and 29 females, are in the fray in the second phase of Jharkhand polls.
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People not in mood of their 'ghar wapsi': Shiv Sena doubts BJP's return in Jharkhand

Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamana cast doubts over Raghubar Das-led BJP govt's return to power in Jharkhand as it stated that people there are not in the mood of their "ghar wapsi". The ruling BJP..
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Jharkhand assembly elections: Congress spreads casteism to divide society, says J P Nadda

BJP working president J P Nadda on Wednesday alleged that while the Congress promoted casteism to divide society, while the saffron party's only objective "is to serve the poor". He also took potshots..
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No anti-incumbency wave, Congress has vanished from Jharkhand: Nitin Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said that there is no anti-incumbency wave in Jharkhand and people will vote chief minister Raghubar Das back to power. Talking to ANI, Gadkari also stated..
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Key poll phase: PM woos Jharkhand tribals

​​ “The creation of Jharkhand was a real tribute to legendary tribal freedom fighter Birsa Munda,” he said in Khunti, the epicentre of the Pathalgarhi movement where thousands of tribals have..
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Chief ministers in Jharkhand changed more frequently than state's weather: PM Modi

BJP's Raghubar Das is the first chief minister of Jharkhand to serve for a full term.
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PM Modi attacks JMM-Congress alliance, says it follows politics of deception

Addressing an election rally in Khunti on the second leg of his campaign for the assembly polls, Modi said People of Jharkhand have faith that BJP alone can ensure the state's development. He accused..
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Jharkhand polls: Modi to address rallies in Khunti, Jamshedpur today


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Mandir to 370 to statehood, Shah brings up all in Jharkhand

​​​The BJP chief also raised the Article 370 and Ayodhya issues and accused Congress of deliberately keeping these pending for 70 years. “Would you like to see a huge Ram temple built in..
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Will change Jharkhand, just like Chhattisgarh: Rahul Gandhi at poll rally

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday promised to waive farm loans if the opposition coalition comes to power in Jharkhand and vowed to change the state, which has a significant tribal population,..
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BJP govt uprooted Naxalism from Jharkhand, cleared path for development: Amit Shah in Chakradharpur

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday addressed a rally in poll-bound Jharkhand and said that in the last 5 years, Narendra Modi government and Raghubar Das government have uprooted Naxalism from the..
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BJP will form majority government in Jharkhand: Rajnath Singh


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Rajnath Singh reiterates Centre's commitment for countrywide NRC, Ram temple

Singh was addressing an election rally in Jharkhand's Bokaro when he made the statement. Polls are ongoing in the state and the first phase has already concluded on Saturday.
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65% turnout in Maoist hotbed in Jharkhand

Notwithstanding an early morning attempt by Maoists to disrupt the polling process by triggering a blast, 64.66% turnout was recorded in the first of the five-phase elections for the fifth Jharkhand..
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Jharkhand assembly polls: 62.8% turnout till end of voting


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Turncoats take centrestage in Jharkhand polls

At least 18 political leaders with significant clout in their respective constituencies have switched parties after being denied Assembly poll tickets in Jharkhand - a record in the state's 19-year..
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PM Narendra Modi urges people to vote in large numbers in Jharkhand


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Jharkhand: Naxalites blow up bridge in Gumla district amid polls, none injured

Naxalites blew up a bridge in Bishnupur as the voting began for the first phase of Jharkhand assembly elections on Saturday. No injuries have been reported in the incident with Deputy Commissioner..
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Jharkhand polls: Amit Shah appeals voters to vote for 'stable decision-making govt'

Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday appealed the voters to vote for a "stable decision-making government" in poll-bound Jharkhand so as to defeat corruption and Naxalism and also to maintain the..
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CM Raghubar Das appeals voters to vote for 'new Jharkhand'

As the first phase of polling in 13 constituencies spread across six districts of Jharkhand commenced on Saturday morning, Das tweeted, "I appeal to youth voting for the first time to vote for new..
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Polling for first phase begins in Jharkhand

The first of the five-phase polling began in 13 assembly constituencies in Jharkhand on Saturday. A total of 37,83,055 electorate, including 18,01,356 women and five third-gender voters are eligible to..
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BJP will completely uproot Naxalism in Jharkhand: Amit Shah


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Vajpayee govt created Jharkhand, Modi taking it forward: Amit Shah

Speaking at an election rally here he said that Jharkhand had witnessed large scale corruption during the previous governments but there is not a single charge of graft against the Raghubar Das..
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Delhi, Jharkhand show drastic rise in unemployment rate


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Mayawati accuses BJP of discriminating against dalits, tribals, backward classes, Muslims

Mayawati, who was campaigning for her party for the coming Jharkhand assembly polls, also attacked the Congress and the RJD accusing them of looting Jharkhand during their regimes. The five-phase polls..
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Rahul Gandhi to hold 4 rallies in poll-bound Jharkhand from December

According to a senior party leader, Rahul Gandhi will kickstart his poll campaign from Simdega in the state, which is going to the polls in five phases starting from November 30 to December 20, results..
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Jharkhand: BJP poll manifesto promises mobile handset for farmers, job for every BPL family


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BJP manifesto in Jharkhand promises job for every BPL family


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Jharkhand elections: BJP made efforts for Naxal-free state, says PM Modi

Modi also attacked the alliance of Congress, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) saying that their only agenda was to misuse the resources of the state.
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Congress, allies driven by lust for power: PM Modi at Jharkhand poll rally

Mounting a blistering attack on the Congress-JMM-RJD alliance in Jharkhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday alleged that their "self-seeking" past governments were driven by the "lust for power"..
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BJP govt to protect Jharkhand's 'jal', 'jungle, 'jameen': PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted that the BJP governments at the Centre and the state would continue to protect Jharkhand's 'jal', jungle and 'jameen' (water, forest and land)...
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Security beefed up for PM Narendra Modi’s poll rally in Jharkhand today


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Congress vows to double Jharkhand OBC jobs quota

Congress released its 40-page manifesto for the Jharkhand assembly elections. The party promised to raise job reservation for OBCs from 14 to 27%. The manifesto also promises farm-loan waivers and..
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PM Modi's chest measures 65 inches, not 56, says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

He was addressing an election rally in Jharkhand for the upcoming state assembly polls.
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Congress manifesto for Jharkhand polls promises farm loan waiver, anti-lynching law

The Congress on Sunday released its manifesto for the upcoming Jharkhand assembly polls, promising a one-time farm loan waiver of up to Rs 2 lakh and a stringent law to deal with cases of lynching in..
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Leaders who looted J&K for 40 years will be behind bars now: BJP working president JP Nadda

Only three families were looting J&K and used to incite separatism as there was no Prevention of Corruption Act, Nadda said while addressing an election rally in Jharkhand.
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