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Second phase of assembly poll in Jharkhand on Saturday

Polling will be held between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Jamshedpur(East) and Jamshedpur(West) constituencies, while in the rest of the 18 constituencies voters will exercise their franchise between 7 a.m and 3 p.m, an EC release said. A total 47,24,968 voters, including women and third gender voters will decide the fate of 260 candidates, the EC sources said.

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  • The bill has been attacked by the opposition, minority outfits and others for leaving out Muslims and also on the ground that it is at odds with the Constitution, which does not differentiate between citizens on the basis of their faith.

    Jagdanand Singh is a renowned Rajput leader from central Bihar and has strong influence over upper caste voters and farmers of the region. He is still remembered for his work as water resources minister during RJD government.

    Prasad, who had founded the party in 1997, is at Ranchi serving sentences in fodder scam cases and his nomination papers were submitted at the RJD state headquarters by his sons Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav.

    Months after the Congress enjoyed a lead of over 20,000 votes in the area under Khunti assembly constituency in this year’s Lok Sabha election, Nilkanth Singh Munda faces a candidate put up jointly by the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).

    Bhanupratap Shahi, who had won the Bhawanathpur seat as the nominee of a local political outfit in 2014, has now joined the BJP and is its nominee for the seat in this election. The BJP candidate whom Shahi had defeated five years ago, Anant Pratap Dev, is trying his luck to enter the state assembly as an independent.

    A total of 37,83,055 electorate, including 18,01,356 women and five third-gender voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the first phase across six districts.

    Several senior Congress leaders had taken a backseat in campaigning, giving an impression that the party’s victory or loss would be the sole responsibility of the former CM. But with speculations of the coming together of the former allies once again, hopes have sprouted among some leaders of giving a shot at the CM’s post in the event the BJP was reduced to a minority.

    A total of 37,83,055 electorate, including 18,01,356 women and five third-gender voters were eligible to exercise their franchise in the first phase of polling across six districts, which began at 7 am, EC officials said. Additional DGP Murari Lal Meena said Naxalites exploded a bomb near a culvert in the forests of Gumla district, but there was no casualty.

    A total of 37,83,055 voters of Chatra (SC), Gumla (ST), Bishunpur (ST), Lohardaga (ST), Manika (SC), Latehar (SC), Panki, Daltonganj, Bishrampur, Chhatarpur (SC), Hussainabad, Garhwa and Bhawanathpur constituencies will decide the fate of 189 candidates in the first phase of the polls, which will be held on Saturday.

    A look at audit reports for the last financial year made available by the Election Commission, which must mandatorily declare income from electoral bonds under a separate head, reveals that Biju Janata Dal received Rs 213.5 crore as contributions via electoral bonds route.

    The NSE Nifty50 index was trading 6.70 points down at 12049.35.

    The NSE Nifty50 index was trading 30.95 points down at 11,987.45.

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