Hemant Soren: News

Hemant Soren is an Indian politician and the Chief Minister of Jharkhand as of 2021. Son of eminent politician Shibu Soren, he joined his father’s party, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), in 2009 when he fought his first Assembly election from the Dumka constituency. He went on to win the seat and retained the position till 2010, when he was made the Deputy Chief Minister in the Arjun Munda government. The Munda government was disbanded when the party lost the majority in January 2013, and the President’s rule was briefly instated in the state. Soren became the Chief Minister for the rest of the term till December 2014. Soren, however, was not able to retain the post in 2014 and became the Leader of Opposition during the BJP term. Then, JMM, helmed by Soren, joined hands with Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) before the 2019 elections and emerged victorious, following which Soren was re-elected as the Chief Minister for the second time.

CM Hemant Soren wins trust vote in Jharkhand assembly 

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Monday successfully passed a floor test in the state assembly, securing 45 out of 76 votes.

04 Jul 2024

Jharkhand High Court

Hemant Soren back as Jharkhand CM after 5-month jail

Hemant Soren, the executive president of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, was sworn in as the 13th Chief Minister of Jharkhand on Thursday.

Jharkhand: Hemant Soren invited to form government; oath-taking on Sunday

Jharkhand Governor C P Radhakrishnan on Thursday officially invited Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Hemant Soren to form the state government.

Jharkhand: CM Champai resigns; Hemant stakes claim to form government

Jharkhand Chief Minister Champai Soren tendered his resignation to Governor CP Radhakrishnan in Ranchi on Wednesday evening.

03 Jul 2024


Hemant Soren to return as Jharkhand chief minister: Reports 

Hemant Soren, the former Chief Minister of Jharkhand, is poised to return to his previous role following his release from prison in connection with a money laundering case on June 28.

Hemant Soren gets bail in land scam case

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren was on Friday granted bail by the Jharkhand High Court in a money laundering case related to illegal land possession.

06 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

What Mallikarjun Kharge said after INDIA bloc meeting

After the meeting of the opposition's Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA), Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday said that the bloc will continue to fight against the "fascist rule" of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

23 May 2024

Rahul Gandhi

'Tribals, dalit are automatically framed...': Rahul on Hemant Soren's arrest

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday compared the arrests of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, who is yet to receive bail.

Hemant Soren withdraws bail petition after SC rap

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren—arrested in January in a money laundering case—withdrew an interim bail plea before the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

17 May 2024

Kapil Sibal

SC asks ED to respond to Soren's bail plea

The Supreme Court has directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to respond within two days to an interim bail plea by former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren.

14 May 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

AAP launches new 'washing machine' campaign to attack BJP

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday launched a new campaign—"washing machine ka kaala jaadu," to "expose the Bharatiya Janata Party's anti-corruption poll plank."

13 May 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

SC seeks ED's response on Soren's plea against arrest 

The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Enforcement Directorate's reply by May 17 on the plea of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren against his arrest in a money laundering case linked to an alleged land scam.

10 May 2024

Kapil Sibal

SC quashes ex-Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren's interim bail plea

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the interim bail plea of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren to participate in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

Ex-Jharkhand CM Soren moves SC after HC rejects bail plea 

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Monday moved the Supreme Court after the Jharkhand High Court denied his bail plea.

27 Apr 2024

Kapil Sibal

Hemant Soren denied interim bail to attend uncle's funeral

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren was denied interim bail by a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Ranchi on Saturday in connection with a land scam.

Soren moves SC over HC's 'delay' on petition against arrest

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister, Hemant Soren on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court, alleging a delay by the state high court in ruling on his petition.

07 Apr 2024


Land scam: Fridge, TV invoices used as evidence against Soren

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has used invoices for a refrigerator and a smart TV to support its claim that former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren acquired 8.86 acres of land illegally.

07 Apr 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

BJP's concern grows over 165 seats in 8 states: Report 

The Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may experience electoral shortfalls in eight crucial states, including Maharashtra and several southern regions of India, the Lokmat Times reported.

06 Apr 2024

Amit Malviya

'NIA officials attacked villagers, not other way round': Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has accused the National Investigation Agency (NIA) of attacking women in Bhupatinagar hours after reports surfaced that an NIA team was reportedly attacked by locals during a raid.

05 Apr 2024


Land scam case: What ED's chargesheet against Hemant Soren says

Two months after former Jharakhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a land scam case, the agency filed a chargesheet against him on March 30.

23 Mar 2024

Article 324

INDIA bloc leaders ask ECI to restrict ED, CBI

The Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc leaders met with the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday and demanded that the operations of central probe agencies be restricted until the Lok Sabha elections are over.

19 Mar 2024


Sita Soren resigns from JMM, joins BJP

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) MLA Sita Soren on Tuesday quit her party and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in New Delhi.

14 Mar 2024


Jharkhand police summon ED officials in Hemant Soren harassment case

Jharkhand Police on Thursday summoned Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials for questioning next Thursday regarding a case filed by former Chief Minister Hemant Soren.

12 Feb 2024

Kapil Sibal

ED probing matters unrelated to Soren's case: Sibal tells court

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren's lawyer, senior advocate Kapil Sibal, reportedly challenged the arrest of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader in the Jharkhand High Court on Monday.

05 Feb 2024


Champai Soren-led Jharkhand government wins trust vote in assembly

The newly formed Champai Soren government in Jharkhand won the trust vote in the assembly on Monday.

02 Feb 2024

Mallikarjun Kharge

Champai Soren takes oath as Jharkhand CM

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Vice-President Champai Soren took oath as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand at the Raj Bhavan in Ranchi on Friday.

Soren in custody for 5 days; SC refuses to interfere 

The Supreme Court (SC) has refused to entertain former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren's petition, challenging his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Ex-Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren sent to jail for 1 day

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has been sent to judicial custody for one day.

31 Jan 2024


Hemant Soren arrested, Champai Soren appointed as new Jharkhand CM

The ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has named Champai Soren as the state's next chief minister.

30 Jan 2024


After going 'missing' in Delhi, CM Soren surfaces in Ranchi 

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, who allegedly went missing from New Delhi on Monday, arrived in Ranchi on Tuesday.

20 Jan 2024


Land scam case: ED records statement of Jharkhand CM Soren

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Saturday recorded his official statement with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials in a money laundering case.

Don't respond: Jharkhand government to departments on central agencies inquiries

The Jharkhand government on Tuesday directed all departments of the state to avoid directly responding to inquiries or providing documents to central probe agencies, such as the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

29 Dec 2023


Jharkhand: Old-age pension qualifying age reduced to just 50 years

In a major announcement, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren announced on Friday that the state government has decided to reduce the qualifying age for old-age pension to 50 years from 60.

Hemant Soren gets 6th ED summons in land scam case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has reportedly issued yet another summons to Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren for questioning in a money laundering case linked to an alleged land scam.

12 Nov 2023

Narendra Modi

Jharkhand: Tribal activists threaten 'self-immolation' during PM Modi's visit

Tribal activists have threatened to self-immolate if Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not make any announcement regarding the recognition of the "Sarna" religion during his Jharkhand visit on Wednesday (November 15).

Money laundering case: ED issues summons to Hemant Soren

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has reportedly issued a summons to Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader and Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Saturday in an alleged money laundering scam case.

02 Jun 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Democracy or Modi, Congress must decide: Kejriwal on ordinance row

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Friday met his Jharkhand counterpart Hemant Soren to seek support against the ordinance that gives the Centre control over bureaucrats in Delhi, reported ANI.

31 May 2023


Aspiring model alleges rape, blackmailing by Ranchi man; accused booked 

An aspiring model from Bihar has accused the owner of a grooming academy in Ranchi, Jharkhand, of raping and blackmailing her.

17 Apr 2023


Why are student organizations in Jharkhand protesting

The Ranchi district administration imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) within a 200-meter radius of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren's residence and the Secretariat on Monday morning.

03 Mar 2023


Jharkhand: ED seizes Rs. 3 crore linked to IAS Singhal

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) seized Rs. 3 crore in cash in connection with the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case against now-suspended IAS officer Pooja Singhal.

27 Feb 2023


Don't deposit money, bankers will steal it: Jharkhand CM Soren

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren has ruffled some feathers yet again with his latest controversial remarks.

10 Feb 2023


Gurugram couple, who reportedly tortured minor help, lose their jobs

The couple from Gurugram, arrested for allegedly torturing and sexually abusing their minor domestic help, have been fired from their respective jobs.

01 Feb 2023


Dhanbad: 14 die in massive fire at multi-story building

At least 14 people lost their lives, and many others were injured after a major fire broke out at a multi-story building in Jharkhand's Dhanbad on Tuesday.

28 Jan 2023


Jharkhand: 6 dead in massive fire at hospital in Dhanbad

At least six persons, including a doctor couple, lost their lives due to suffocation after a massive fire broke out in the early hours of Saturday at Hazra Memorial Hospital in Dhanbad's Purana Bazar in Jharkhand.

18 Jan 2023


Jharkhand: Sammed Shikharji won't be converted into tourist site

The Centre and Jharkhand government have made the decision that the Sammed Shikharji will remain a pilgrimage site for Jains and not be turned into a tourism hub, National Commission for Minorities chairperson Iqbal Singh Lalpura said on Wednesday.

Illegal mining case: Hemant Soren to appear before ED today

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren is likely to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Ranchi on Thursday in relation to the illegal mining case in Sahibganj district.

PILs for ED probe against Hemant Soren not maintainable: SC

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday set aside the Jharkhand High Court's order that upheld public interest litigation (PIL) for an investigation against Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren in the office-of-profit case.

Illegal mining case: ED summons Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren tomorrow

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Thursday in connection with alleged money laundering in an illegal mining case.

30 Sep 2022


Jharkhand IAS Pooja Singhal paid crores for husband's hospital: ED

IAS officer Pooja Singhal allegedly connived with district officials in Jharkhand to embezzle Rs. 18 crore, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said on Thursday.

05 Sep 2022


Jharkhand political crisis: CM Hemant Soren wins trust vote

Amid a raging political storm, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Monday won the trust vote, with 48 of 81 MLAs voting in his favor in the Assembly.

02 Sep 2022


Jharkhand: Governor Bais flies to Delhi, may meet Amit Shah

Amid a mounting political crisis in Jharkhand and uncertainty about the fate of Chief Minister (CM) Hemant Soren, Governor Ramesh Bais on Friday left for New Delhi.

30 Aug 2022


Jharkhand political crisis: Ruling alliance MLAs leave for Chhattisgarh

After a "political picnic" within the state to evade horse-trading, Jharkhand's ruling alliance MLAs reportedly left for Nava Raipur in the Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh on a chartered plane from Ranchi on Tuesday evening.

27 Aug 2022


Jharkhand ruling alliance shift MLAs to prevent horse trading

Amid clouds of disqualification looming over Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, the allies in power — Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress, and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) have shifted MLAs to Khunti district to prevent horse trading on Saturday.

26 Aug 2022


All eyes on governor in Jharkhand CM Soren's disqualification case

Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais will likely ask Chief Minister Hemant Soren to resign from the post following the disqualification notice sent by the Election Commission of India (ECI), as per reports.

25 Aug 2022


EC recommends Hemant Soren's disqualification in office of profit case

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has written to Jharkhand governor Ramesh Bais recommending the disqualification of CM Hemant Soren from the state assembly for holding an misusing position.

01 Aug 2022


Lawyer fighting PIL against Jharkhand CM Soren arrested in Kolkata

A lawyer fighting two PILs against Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren was arrested in Kolkata on Sunday.

31 Jul 2022


3 Jharkhand Congress MLAs, caught with cash in vehicle, arrested

Three Jharkhand Congress MLAs were arrested a day after they were found in West Bengal with cash in their vehicle.

11 May 2022


ED arrests IAS officer Pooja Singhal in money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday arrested Jharkhand mining secretary Pooja Singhal following two days of questioning in a money laundering case.

26 Jul 2021


MLA says was offered Rs. 1cr to topple Jharkhand government

An MLA from the Congress party has claimed some unknown persons had approached him multiple times, offering him Rs. 1 crore and a Ministerial position to topple the Jharkhand government.

Lalu Prasad to be shifted to AIIMS as health deteriorates

Jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief, and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav will be shifted to AIIMS after his health condition deteriorated while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Ranchi, officials said on Saturday.

08 Jul 2020


Jharkhand: CM Soren self-isolates after minister, MLA test coronavirus positive

As coronavirus moves unabated, ripping the world apart, politicians too are getting infected. The latest Indian politician to go into home quarantine, as a precautionary measure is Jharkhand's Chief Minister Hemant Soren.

17 Jun 2020


Indo-China clash: Martyr Sepoy Ojha became father 17 days ago

The bloodiest clash with China in several decades ended with the martyrdom of 20 Indian soldiers on Monday, a loss that has pushed the entire nation into grief.

01 May 2020


In one-off special train, migrants travel from Telangana to Jharkhand

Today, nearly 40 days after coronavirus-linked lockdown started, a special train was arranged from Telangana to ferry migrant workers to Jharkhand on a special request of the former's state government.

28 Apr 2020


Controversy over Hindu posters in Jamshedpur; VHP to distribute more

In Jharkhand's Jamshedpur, a huge controversy started after some fruit sellers put up posters declaring their shops as "Hindu ones".

29 Dec 2019


Hemant Soren takes oath as Jharkhand's CM for second time

Hemant Soren took oath as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand on Sunday, days after the coalition of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress, and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) swept assembly polls.

23 Dec 2019

Sharad Pawar

Jharkhand elections: BJP loses another state, Hemant Soren emerges victorious

Today, BJP faced a humiliating defeat as the state of Jharkhand slipped through its hands.

23 Dec 2019


Meet Hemant Soren, who could be Jharkhand's next CM

With every passing hour, things are getting clearer about Jharkhand elections.

23 Dec 2019


#JharkhandResults2019 : JMM-Congress-RJD alliance leading on 25, BJP on 29

In Jharkhand, the ruling BJP is locked in a tight battle with the grand alliance of JMM, Congress, and RJD, suggest early trends.

28 Aug 2018


Jharkhand CM announces Rs. 10L cash award for silver-medalist Madhumita

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today announced a cash award of Rs. 10 lakh for archer Madhumita Kumari for getting a silver medal in the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.

07 Jul 2018


Union Minister Jayant Sinha garlands lynching convicts, invites sharp criticism

Union Minister Jayant Sinha from Jharkhand has found himself in the middle of a controversy and scathing criticism after he garlanded eight men convicted for lynching a Muslim meat trader last year.

31 Mar 2018

Raghubar Das

Top priority is to develop 6 most-backward districts: Jharkhand CM

Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das said the government's priority is to develop six backward districts of the state, including Khunti, Simdega, Gumla, West Singhbhum, Pakur, and Sahibganj.