61.19% voter turnout in third phase of Jharkhand polls
Thursday, 12 December 2019 Amid tight security, 61.19% of 56,18,267 voters exercised their franchise in the 17 seats across eight districts, they said. While polling at Ranchi, Hatia, Kanke, Barkatha and Ramgarh seats ended at 5 pm, voting in rest of the constituencies ended at 3 pm, EC officials said. The fate of 309 candidates, including 32 women nominees, was sealed in the EVMs at the polling.
Hero Cycles CMD Pankaj Munjal said that there has been increase in sales in parts of Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha after return of migrant workers during coronavirus-induced lockdown. "Major thing I am observing, people are opting for cycles for fitness, which is a good thing for the country," he added.
The Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Hemant Soren commented on the next generation electricity power reforms and said that it's is a conspiracy to unsteady the non - Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) states. He also asserted that these kind of reforms will going to damage the country's federal system. While reacting on proposed Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020, CM Soren said, "Central government's electricity power reforms is seems like a conspiracy to unsteady the non -BJP states, we have to observe these reforms in details, is these reforms damaging the federal system of our country." The minister made this statement after the video conferencing with Union Power and Renewable Energy Minister Raj Kumar Singh on July 03 in Ranchi. The Chief Minister also opposed the move to privatise railway operations.
Coal India workers began three-day strike from July 02 against auction of coal blocks to private parties. 41 coal blocks were auctioned by the central government for commercial mining. Coal India trade unions have joined hands to revolt against the decision. Protestors have halted mining and production activities.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on June 30 attended wedding ceremony of ace archer Deepika Kumari in Ranchi. She exchanged wedding vows with exceptional archer Atanu Das who created hat-trick of bronze medals in the Asian Championship 2019 in Bangkok. The wedding ceremony was held at Vrindavan banquet Hall, Morabadi. The Chief Minister congratulated the bride and groom for their wedding and happy married life.