Raghubar Das: News

Raghubar Das is an Indian politician who is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He has served as the sixth Chief Minister of Jharkhand and has also served twice as the President of BJP’s Jharkhand unit. Das is serving as the National Vice President of BJP, as of 2021. He was born on May 3, 1955, in Madhya Pradesh and completed his education at Jamshedpur Co-operative College and Ranchi University. Das has served as an employee of Tata Steel and has been a former functionary of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). During his college days, he was actively involved in politics and participated in the Total movement led by Jayprakash Narayan. He was jailed during the Emergency declared by Indira Gandhi. In 1977, Das became a member of the Janata Party. Das joined BJP as a founding member in the year 1980. He was also appointed as Urban Development Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister in the state. He is the first Chief Minister to complete a full term in Jharkhand.

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 Election

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

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

21 Dec 2019


Jharkhand may slip from BJP's hands, suggest exit polls

The state of Jharkhand might slip from BJP's hands, weeks after the saffron party failed to form a government in Maharashtra despite being the single-largest party.

01 Nov 2019


Jharkhand: Polls to be held in five-phases, results on December-23

The state of Jharkhand will vote in five phases to choose its next Chief Minister, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced on Friday.

19 Sep 2019


Jharkhand: BJP government to pay reporters to write about welfare-schemes

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled government in Jharkhand, led by Chief Minister Raghubar Das, has launched a new scheme, that promises to provide a grant of up to Rs. 15,000 to print and TV reporters, for covering the administration's welfare schemes and other initiatives.

29 Jul 2019


Woman visits doctor for stomach pains; he prescribes her condoms

In a shocking incident, a Jharkhand doctor prescribed a woman condoms after she paid him a visit with complaints of stomach pain.

09 Jul 2019


Muslim mob, protesting Tabrez's lynching, vandalizes bus carrying engineering students

In an ironical turn of events, a Muslim mob, which was protesting the brutal lynching of Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand, recently vandalized a bus carrying students, causing fear and panic.

20 Dec 2018


Housing for urban poor by 2020, promises Jharkhand Chief Minister

The Jharkhand government is making efforts to provide accommodation to all homeless in the urban areas by 2020, Chief Minister Raghubar Das has said yesterday.

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.

20 Aug 2018


Jharkhand govt to include Vajpayee's life, thoughts in school curriculum

Jharkhand government decided to include life and thoughts of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the school curriculum, CM Raghubar Das said in Ranchi.

29 Jul 2018


Jharkhand Khadi Board makes 'rakhis' from waste silk threads

Putting waste to good use, the Jharkhand State Khadi and Gramodyog Board has started manufacturing "rakhis" made of waste silk threads.

09 Jul 2018


Jharkhand: All households should get electricity-connection by December, says CM

Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das today said by December this year every household in the state should get an electricity connection.

17 Jun 2018

West Bengal

4 CMs visit AIIMS to inquire about ex-PM Vajpayee's health

Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, and Jharkhand - Mamata Banerjee, Nitish Kumar, Raman Singh and Raghubar Das, yesterday visited the AIIMS, New Delhi where former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 93, is undergoing treatment.

12 Apr 2018


Jharkhand officials asked to prepare strategy for collecting more revenue

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has asked officials to prepare a strategy so that more revenue than the fixed targets can be collected.

10 Apr 2018


Jharkhand: Nine killed in road accident, CM announces ex-gratia

Nine persons were killed and eight others injured when a vehicle they were traveling in turned turtle near Adharma village in Simdega district, police said today.

10 Apr 2018


Jharkhand government to provide jobs to one lakh skilled youths

Jharkhand government will be providing employment to one lakh youths through skill development this year focusing on the six most backward districts of the state, Chief Minister Raghubar Das has said.

31 Mar 2018

Hemant Soren

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.

12 Mar 2018


Jharkhand: Banlotwa becomes the first alcohol-free village in Ranchi district

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has lauded the residents of Banlotwa for becoming the first "alcohol-free" village in Ranchi district, a district official said.

25 Sep 2017


Jharkhand: Massive fire at illegal firecracker-factory; 8 killed, 25 injured

At least eight people have been killed and 25 injured when a massive fire broke out at an illegal firecracker factory in Kumardubi village of Jharkhand's East Singhbhum district.

29 Jun 2017


Jharkhand ministers turn students, take lessons from IIM-A Professors

At least 9 Jharkhand ministers took management lessons at the premier Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad to deliver their pre-poll promises.