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Khunti Election Result 2019: BJP's Nilkanth Singh wins seat; Sushil Pahan of JMM loses by 26,327 votes in Jharkhand Assembly polls
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Khunti Election Result 2019: BJP's Nilkanth Singh wins seat; Sushil Pahan of JMM loses by 26,327 votes in Jharkhand Assembly polls

Khunti Assembly Election Result 2019: Nilkanth Singh Munda of the Bharatiya Janata Party has won the Khunti Assembly constituency. He defeated JMM's Sushil Pahan by a margin of 26,327 votes. As per latest trends, BJP has won two seats and is leading in 25 seats while JMM is leading in 29 seats.

Jharkhand’s groves of faith: How conservation schemes are protecting sarnas from developmental projects
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Jharkhand’s groves of faith: How conservation schemes are protecting sarnas from developmental projects

Fear of sarnas gradually vanishing is deep in areas where lands have been acquired by the state government for development projects.

Jharkhand Assembly election: At Khunti, Narendra Modi attacks Congress-JMM alliance over 'politics of deception', says only BJP can ensure development
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Jharkhand Assembly election: At Khunti, Narendra Modi attacks Congress-JMM alliance over 'politics of deception', says only BJP can ensure development

Addressing an election rally in Khunti on the second leg of his campaign for the Assembly polls, Narendra Modi said people of Jharkhand have faith that BJP alone can ensure the state's development

As Jharkhand votes, no party discusses mob-lynching cases, self-appointed gau rakshaks: Tale of 3 affected villages, and how they are getting by without govt aid
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As Jharkhand votes, no party discusses mob-lynching cases, self-appointed gau rakshaks: Tale of 3 affected villages, and how they are getting by without govt aid

The violence, which has largely taken a toll on marginalised population, has been on the rise under the BJP-led Raghubar Das government since 2016.

Jharkhand election: First phase of polling to take place in backdrop of recent Naxal violence, persistent rural poverty
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Jharkhand election: First phase of polling to take place in backdrop of recent Naxal violence, persistent rural poverty

Out of 4,892 polling booths in Jharkhand, 1,202 have been identified as ‘sensitive’ and 1,790 booths have termed as ‘highly sensitive’ ones

One dead, two injured in Jharkhand after mob attacks trio on suspicion of cow slaughter
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One dead, two injured in Jharkhand after mob attacks trio on suspicion of cow slaughter

Local residents allegedly spotted Kalantus Barla, Fagu Kacchap and Phillip Horo with the carcass of a cow near a river at Jaltanga village in Jharkhand on Sunday and assaulted them

Adivasis and the Indian State: From Lohra tribals to Rautias, in Jharkhand, vulnerable groups bear burden of identity
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Adivasis and the Indian State: From Lohra tribals to Rautias, in Jharkhand, vulnerable groups bear burden of identity

During one Census, the administration erroneously entered Lohra, as Lohar in the records, and in the process stripped the community of its Adivasi identity, and along with reservations on jobs, education and several other social welfare benefits

Narendra Modi to take a break from campaigning today; Rahul Gandhi to address rallies in Jharkhand and Rajasthan
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Narendra Modi to take a break from campaigning today; Rahul Gandhi to address rallies in Jharkhand and Rajasthan

The news of Azhar being designated a global terrorist will surely attract the same cheering when he addresses his next rally on Friday. But on Thursday it’s a break from campaigning for Modi.

Despite crackdown, Pathalgadi movement survives in Jharkhand, may result in low voter turnout in Khunti, Arki, Murhu blocks
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Despite crackdown, Pathalgadi movement survives in Jharkhand, may result in low voter turnout in Khunti, Arki, Murhu blocks

Several of the villages in Jharkhand's Villagers Arki, Murhu, and Khunti blocks which supported the Pathalgadi movement are likely to witness low voter turnout during the Lok Sabha polls for 14 seats in the state

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Balakot air strike; trafficking in Jharkhand; Bhumi Pednekar on Sonchiriya; today's top stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Balakot air strike; trafficking in Jharkhand; Bhumi Pednekar on Sonchiriya; today's top stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Opposition walking into Narendra Modi's trap by questioning Balakot air strike, human trafficking in Jharkhand Khunti district; and other top stories of the day

Jharkhand's Khunti village rife with tales of human trafficking, but threats keeps villagers from approaching police
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Jharkhand's Khunti village rife with tales of human trafficking, but threats keeps villagers from approaching police

Villagers in Jharkhand's Khunti district don't lodge police complaints as human traffickers threaten the safety of their families. As a result, very few cases reach the state's anti-human trafficking cell.

Three Maoists killed in encounter with security forces in Jharkhand's Gumla district; ammunition recovered from site
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Three Maoists killed in encounter with security forces in Jharkhand's Gumla district; ammunition recovered from site

Three Maoists were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Jharkhand's Gumla district on Sunday

Jharkhand journalist reporting on Pathalgadi movement shot dead: 12 days on, but no arrests yet
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Jharkhand journalist reporting on Pathalgadi movement shot dead: 12 days on, but no arrests yet

Amit Topno, a correspondent from Jharkhand's Khunti was shot dead on 9 December. He fearlessly reported on issues like sand mining, illegal alcohol sales, adivasi rights, education, sanitation, human trafficking, land rights, culture and most recently the Pathalgadi movement.

Court in Jharkhand's Khunti rejects bail plea of Father Alfons Aind, accused in Kochang gangrape case
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Court in Jharkhand's Khunti rejects bail plea of Father Alfons Aind, accused in Kochang gangrape case

Father Alfons Aind is also the accused of an incident related to the Kochang gang-rape case, where the abducted women were allegedly forced to drink urine.

34 children trafficked to Punjab from Jharkhand, Bihar; admitted to illegal school in Ludhiana, say police officials
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34 children trafficked to Punjab from Jharkhand, Bihar; admitted to illegal school in Ludhiana, say police officials

The children, mostly tribals, and some were allegedly converted to Christianity in Ludhiana, after being lodged in a missionary-run child shelter home.

Pathalgadi movement: Is the agitation losing steam in Jharkhand after removal of plaques post Amit Shah's visit?
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Pathalgadi movement: Is the agitation losing steam in Jharkhand after removal of plaques post Amit Shah's visit?

Chitramu became the first village in Khunti block of the district to pull down the pathalgadi plaque on 19 July.

Jharkhand Police arrests Khunti gangrape mastermind, another accused from East Singhbhum
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Jharkhand Police arrests Khunti gangrape mastermind, another accused from East Singhbhum

The mastermind behind the alleged gang-rape of five women activists and the abduction of four policemen from a BJP MP's residence in Jharkhand was arrested from East Singhbhum district on Sunday, along with another accused, a senior police officer said.

Pathalgadi supporters misguiding Adivasi culture and tradition, says gram sabha of Jharkhand village
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Pathalgadi supporters misguiding Adivasi culture and tradition, says gram sabha of Jharkhand village

People of Chitramu village in Khunti district have admitted that they had been misled by the supporters of 'Pathalgadi' and pledged to implement the schemes of Jharkhand government.

Khunti gangrape case: CRPF, police arrest prime accused in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district
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Khunti gangrape case: CRPF, police arrest prime accused in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district

A joint team of CRPF and Khunti Police, on Sunday have arrested the prime accused behind the rape of five women, who were held at gun point in Jharkhand

Jharkhand Police clashes with Pathalgarhi supporters blocking their entry to village of Khunti rape accused
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Jharkhand Police clashes with Pathalgarhi supporters blocking their entry to village of Khunti rape accused

Police used batons to disperse the mob at Ghaghra during the search operation related to the kidnapping of three policemen, Superintendent of Police of Khunti district, Aswini Kumar Sinha, said.