An expert panel noted that the project could lead to an increase in human-elephant conflict in the area.
Hemant Soren took oath as the 11th Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
Roy, who was denied a ticked by the BJP, is leading by 5,894 votes from Jamshedpur East.
The Congress-JMM-RJD alliance is leading in 45 seats with BJP ahead in 26.
The polling that began at 7 am in all assembly segments will end at 3 pm in five constituencies of Borio, Barhait, Litipara, Maheshpur and Sikaripara.
An affidavit filed in the Supreme Court by the state government shows that over 16,000 claims under the Forest Rights Act were rejected by Gram Sabhas while grappling with problems like unavailability of records and lack of documentation.
A total of 189 candidates are in the fray for 13 assembly constituencies for which the polling will be held in five phases commencing from November 30.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi criticised the Narendra Modi government and "sold out media" for letting this slip under the radar.
Though the LJP wanted an alliance with the BJP, the saffron party was reluctant.
Police said five persons had been detained for questioning in connection with the incident, but no arrests have been made.
This is after a fresh medical report.
Tabrez Ansari was beaten for hours and forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram' and 'Jai Hanuman' on June 18. This was all caught on camera.
Poor nutrition and low child survival rate have pushed certain states to the bottom of the index.
Three persons have been arrested in connection with the gruesome rape-murder case.
The civil society group hopes the 24x7 line will help prevent lynching and also provide legal assistance to victims of mob attacks.
The 19-year-old woman, Richa Bharti, was arrested for sharing an offensive social media post targeting Muslims.
“None of us have the right to insult the state of Jharkhand,” Modi said and referred to violence in states ruled by opposition parties.
Calling the crime "heinous", Naqvi said "we won’t let the destructive agenda dominate the development agenda."
Ansari, a 24-year-old man, was thrashed by a mob in Jharkhand for alleged theft and is seen in a purported video being forced to chant “Jai Shri Ram” and “Jai Hanuman”.