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SC sets timeline for filling vacancies in six states' police forces

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday fixed a timeline for recruitment of police personnel including Sub-Inspectors, head constables and the constables in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Setting the time line for the filling up the vacancies spread over four years, the bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice D.Y.Cha...

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Shocking breach of security, says Rahul on Aadhaar fiasco

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at the government as the Aadhaar numbers and bank account details of millions in Jharkhand were compromised, terming it a shocking breach of privacy and security. Shocking breach of security that has left lakhs of innocent citizens extremely vulnerable, said Gandhi on his official Twitter account, postin...

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Eight die as bus skids off road in Jharkhand

Ranchi, April 23 (IANS) Eight persons were killed and more than 40 others injured on Sunday when a bus carrying a wedding party met with an accident near state capital Ranchi, police said. The bus ferrying more than 80 persons was moving to Patratu from Nagari locality of Ranchi when the inebriated driver lost control near Pithoria, around 25 km from Ranchi on the Ranchi-Patratu Road, fo...

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Indian tribal women's 'smart' ride to economic self-reliance

Sahebganj (Jharkhand), April 23 (IANS) Her thumbs flying fast over the touchscreen of her smartphone, Purnima Mahato, 35, of this tribal village in Jharkhand, has just discovered ease of doing business with her ubiquitous companion in an otherwise rocky entrepreneurial journey. Travelling long distances to market homemade pickles and papadum was always tough -- till she started using a s...

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Now, Nitish Kumar for all-India prohibition for progress

Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday proposed total prohibition across India which he said will put the country on the path of quick development. Liquor needs to be banned across the country. There must be total all-India prohibition for the country to progress, the Janata Dal-United President said while addressing a party rally to mark its entry into Mah...

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I fear tampering with EVMs in MCD polls too: Kejriwal

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday he fears 5 to 10 per cent EVM tampering in Delhi's civic polls and urged people to vote heavily for the AAP to defeat this. In an interview, the Aam Aadmi Party leader also accused the Modi government of trying to cripple state governments not with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Saying he was 100 per ce...

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Jharkhand MLA protesting Adani power plant arrested

Ranchi, April 22 (IANS) Police on Saturday arrested Pradeep Yadav, a Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) legislator, sitting on dharna for the past week protesting against an upcoming Adani power plant in the state. Police reached the dharna site in Godda district around 4.30 a.m. on Saturday and arrested the legislator. An arrest warrant was issued last week against the...

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Adani power plant supporter beaten up in Jharkhand

Ranchi, April 21 (IANS) An supporter of the Adani power plant in Jharkhand's Godda district was beaten up in his home by some unidentified people on Friday, police said. According to police, the assailants entered the house of Ranjan Mandal in Basantpur village of Godda and beat him up. Mandal had led a procession of some villagers favouring the plant. No arrests have been made s...

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Jharkhand issues notification against beacon lights

Ranchi, April 21 (IANS) Jharkhand on Friday issued a notification to ban use of beacon lights in the wake of the central government deciding to end their use on official vehicles. Under rule 108 of the Central Motor Vehicle Law 1989 and para A, B, C of notification number 490 of Transport department dated 11.04.2016, it is said that VIP lights (red/blue) on all government vehicles taking...

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Nitish to address JD-U's Mumbai rally on April 22

Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United will hold a rally in Mumbai on Saturday to mark its foray into Maharashtra politics, where Chief Minister and party chief Nitish Kumar will be a key speaker. Prominent JD-U leaders from Bihar and other states will be present at rally venue Goregaon in north-west Mumbai to mark the formal launch of the party in Maharashtra, JD-U Mah...

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World Bank approves Rs 2,400 cr loan for NW-1

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $375 million (over Rs 2,400 crore) loan for developing the National Waterway-1 (NW-1), the government said on Friday. A statement issued by the Ministry of Shipping said the loan would provide a major boost to India's inland waterways project. The (NW-1) project would enable commercial navigation of vessels with capacity of...

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Tata Steel launches Green School Project with TERI

Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) Tata Steel on Friday launched a Green School Project in association with TERI to create awareness about environment issues in school campuses in the operational areas of the company. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), a leading New Delhi-based research institute in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable development, will be actively involve...

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'Water level of 91 major reservoirs drops 2%'

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The water level of 91 major reservoirs in the country has gone down by two per cent, the Ministry of Water Resources said on Friday. The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on April 20, 2017 was 46.02 billion cubic metres (BCM) which is 29 per cent of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This percentage was a...

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Jharkhand CM orders removal of beacon lights from vehicles

Ranchi, April 20 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Thursday directed removal of red/blue beacon lights from all government vehicles. Under rule 108 of the Central Motor Vehicle Law 1989 and para A,B,C of notification number 490 of Transport department dated 11.04.2016, it is said that VIP lights (red/blue) on all government vehicles taking persons/officers should be removed...

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Road safety to be taught in Jharkhand schools

Ranchi, April 20 (IANS) In a move to reduce road accidents, road safety will be taught in Jharkhand schools, said an official on Thursday. The Home Department has issued a letter regarding inclusion of road safety as subject in government schools. Nodal teachers will be appointed in schools who will educate the students about road safety, said the state government official to IANS.

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Maoists kill villager, son in Jharkhand

Ranchi, April 18 (IANS) Maoists killed a man and his son in Jharkhand's Palamau district on Tuesday, the state police said. About 15-20 Maoists dragged Shivnath Yadav, 50, and his son Guddu Yadav out of their house in Kouluha village and shot both of them dead, a police official said. The police said the Maoists had arrived from Bihar. --IANS ns/vt ...

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What Dolly Kumari learnt -– and how it could change India's textiles industry

In 2014, Dolly Kumari, an outspoken 12th class passout, left her home in Jharkhand, journeying about 2,000 km south to a new job as a tailor at a garment factory in Bengaluru. Like most workers in this sector, when she first came, she did not think of staying beyond a few months. Today, over two years later, at 21, Kumari is one of two assistant line supervisors on the factory floor of Shahi Expo...

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IAF chief visits Bastar

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) IAF Chief B.S. Dhanoa on Monday visited the Maoist-affected Bastar area in Chhattisgarh and met security force personnel deployed there, an official statement said. Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa visited the Anti-Naxalite (Maoist) Task Force in Raipur and Jagdalpur, and was briefed by local commanders of various paramilitary forces deployed in the Bastar area, it sai...

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SC to monitor filling of police vacancies in six states

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said it will monitor the filling of vacancies in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu Police Departments. A bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said the Chief Secretaries of these six states would assist the top court in filing these va...

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Jharkhand lawmaker protests land takeover for power plant

Ranchi, April 17 (IANS) Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) legislator Pradeep Yadav has started an indefinite peaceful protest -- Satyagraha -- against the proposed power plant of Adani Power in Godda district. The Satyagraha continued for the second day on Monday. Hundreds of villagers, who are likely to lose their land to the power project, are sitting with the legisla...

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