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.

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.

31 Aug 2022


Dumka murder victim a minor, add POCSO charges: Panel recommends

The Jharkhand Child Welfare Committee has found that the girl, who died on Sunday after being set ablaze by her alleged jilted lover in Dumka, was 15-years-old and thus a minor, as opposed to the police report which stated her to be 19-years-old.

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.

12 Aug 2022


Why did Jharkhand BJP leader courier pen to Tejashwi Yadav?

Newly sworn Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav may soon get a pen in his post.

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.

26 Aug 2020

West Bengal

NEET, JEE row: Sonia calls opposition-meet, Mamata suggests approaching SC

On Wednesday, at the opposition meeting convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the controversy around JEE and NEET examinations, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee suggested approaching Supreme Court seeking a postponement.

25 Jul 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan tests positive for coronavirus

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, informed on Saturday that he has been tested positive for coronavirus.

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".

13 Jan 2020

Narendra Modi

With big players missing, Congress' meeting on CAA bites dust

Today, Congress convened a meeting of opposition in New Delhi to prepare a strategy on pressing issues like the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR), and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

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

Narendra Modi

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: BJP trails, but CM Raghubar remains confident

Counting of votes for 81-seated Jharkhand Assembly is underway and early trends brought nothing but bad news for the ruling BJP.

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.

23 Dec 2019


Jharkhand elections 2019: Counting begins; will BJP retain the state?

Counting of votes for the 81-seated Jharkhand assembly began at 8 am today.

30 Nov 2019


Naxals blow bridge in Gumla as polling continues in Jharkhand

As the first phase of polling commenced in Jharkhand on Saturday, Naxals blew up a bridge in the Gumla district's Bishnupur.

28 Jun 2019


Anti-Modi website claiming EVM hacking shutdown; Owner offers erotic massages

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19 Jan 2019

West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally: Towering political leaders reach Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally in Kolkata, West Bengal, on Saturday which is primarily a show of strength of opposition leaders will be attended by towering leaders of the country, including a former Prime Minister and several ex-Chief Ministers.

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.