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High-octane campaigning comes to an end

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | AVNISH SINHA | Ranchi | in Ranchi

Blaring loudspeakers, vehicles playing songs customised for candidates and pompous display of strength through motorcycle rally all came to screeching halt on Tuesday by the Election Commission's deadline of 4 pm. However, candidates used the time left to the full and ventured into unchartered territories to appease voters ahead of…

Candidates make last-minute push to woo voters

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | Parvinder Bhatia | Jamshedpur | in Ranchi

Trumpets blaring in high decibel for past one week have gone silent with the deadline for the election campaigning to Jamshedpur election coming to an end this afternoon but the temptation of the candidates to reach out to the electorate hasn’t. As the day began sensing few hours for the…

‘Adequate security arrangements in place’

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | PNS | RANCHI | in Ranchi

Campaigning for the second phase of elections in Jharkhand ended on Tuesday where six Lok Sabha constituencies—Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Chaibasa, Khunti, Hazaribagh and Giridih — go to polls on Thursday. Admitting conducting elections in the sensitive areas as a major challenge, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) assured that polling in the State will…

Election robs coal draggers’ biker friends

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | Santosh Narayan | RANCHI | in Ranchi

Roll down to lightening track between Ranchi and Patratu and you would mark a notable difference. Since the State went into election mode, the daily coal transporters have been left with their bicycles with no assistance in the form of motorcyclists. The bikers who were readily available to pull the…

Instructions issued to polling officials

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | PNS | Ranchi | in Ranchi

According to the directions issued by Ranchi Deputy Commission Vinay Kumar Chaubey issued to the polling officials, they will take vehicles till the clusters and will reach their respective booths by foot. They will also have to reach the booths latest by 5:30 am who will do mock call from…

Old, frail vehicles set to move for polls!

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | AVNISH SINHA | Ranchi | in Ranchi

Older vehicles that have hardly got clearance to ply on the streets of Ranchi for contributing to the pollution level seem to be making their way to hinterlands of Ranchi for election duty. Ranchi’s Morhabadi Maidan is full of several vehicles that are more than a decade old which is as…

AAP hits out at Sudesh Mahto

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | PNS | Ranchi | in Ranchi

Though not supporting its official candidate from Ranchi Ammanullah, AAP volunteers on Tuesday attacked AJSU supremo Sudesh Mahto. The party blamed the former deputy Chief Minister for forging in his educational qualification and also tried to puncture claims of development at Silli Assembly constituency. “We have media reports showing Sudesh Mahto…

Anomalies in voter slip distribution worry parties

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | VIDHI PODDAR | Ranchi | in Ranchi

As the state’s six parliamentary constituencies is going for second phase poll on April 17, large number of voters of Ranchi Parliamentary constituency is complaining of not receiving the voters slip yet. People are found running from pillar to post to get the slip. Interestingly, observing…

EC gives green light to V-C, Pro VC appointments

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | Sumedha Chaudhury | Ranchi | in Ranchi

The appointment process of Vice Chancellors (VCs) and Pro-VCs for the State universities has again gathered momentum. The process, which was paused due to onset of Model code of conduct for Lok Sabha election notification from March 5, has again set to roll as the Raj Bhawan has received…

Polling parties of 864 booths depart from Hazaribagh

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | PNS | Hazaribagh | in Ranchi

On Tuesday polling parties of 864 booths of Hazaribagh parliamentary constituency departed for their cluster hubs. There are 1084 booths of Hazaribagh parliamentary constituency in Hazaribagh district area. DC cum RO Sunil Kumar informed that on Tuesday EVMs, essential materials and papers were distributed among the polling parties of rural…

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