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Jharkhand at a Glance

High court whip on RMC

Ranchi: Jharkhand High Court has directed Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) to file a counter affidavit with details of the steps taken by the civic organisation for solid waste management.

The direction was given after a PIL was filed by Rani Kumari charging the corporation with violating Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rule.

In another case, the court directed the central government to file an affidavit stating reasons for transferring a tribal official to Bihar against his wishes. The direction was given while admitting a petition filed by supply inspector of the food and civil supply and commerce department Sushil Kandir.

Samresh lobs quit salvo

Bokaro: Science and technology minister Samresh Singh has decided to resign from the NDA government in the state after chief minister Arjun Munda refused to change his department secretary Rajbala Verma. The minister said he will formally resign on January 23.

Singh will fight the Lok Sabha election from Dhanbad as an independent candidate. Talking to media persons at Chas, the minister expressed discontent with the functioning of the state government. He alleged that major decisions were being taken without informing the ministers. Bureaucrats are making decisions and creating impediments in the way of development, said Singh.

Aptech felicitation

Ranchi: Aptech Computer Education on Tuesday presented some successful IT professionals trained by the institute at a function in Ranchi.

Seshan Srinivasan, zonal head (East) of the institute, introduced the audience to the former Aptech students, including Tandra Ghosh, who works for Gati Limited and Nikhil Kant and Wartika Nisha, who work for Ranbaxy Laboratories.

German tips

Ranchi: Peter Fabian. noted environmentalist advocated the use of renewable

sources of energy. I will advocate solar and wind energy. The government should allocate funds to shift the focus from fossil fuel to renewable sources of energy, he said.

Peter was touched by the warmth of the people of the city. I have never been given such a warm welcome. I will always remember it, he said.

Holiday scheme

Ranchi: Sterling Resorts has come up with a scheme for senior citizens. According to the scheme, senior citizens can now enjoy vacations in any Sterling resort at a subsidised rate.

Inspection

Jamshedpur: Senior railway officials from Garden Reach, headquarters of South Eastern Railway, on Tuesday inspected construction work at the new railway complex at Tatanagar railway station.

According to railway officials, the inspection team was led by Bindachal Singh, chief power development engineer of SE Railway.

Singh instructed Tatanagar officials to speed up work so that the project is completed by the end of this year.

New building

Jamshedpur: A new building was inaugurated by East Singhbhum superintendent of police Arun Oraon at Ramakrishna Mission English School at Sidhgora on Tuesday.

The school plans to hold classes in the new building from the coming academic session.

Steel houses

Jamshedpur: Villagers of Mahadevnasa in Keonjhar district of Orissa are happy with the steel houses that were gifted to them by Tata Steel on Monday .

The 400-square-foot steel houses has been built by the Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) at a cost of Rs 1,10,000 each.

Music gala

Dhanbad: A 10-day classical music programme, Virasat 2004, kicked off at India Schol of Mines in Dhanbad on Tuesday. The programme is being organised by SpicMacay.

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An environment awareness programme was conducted by Tata Steel education department at DAV Public School in Bistupur on Tuesday. The speakers stressed the importance of keeping the steel city free of polythene bags.

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