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Jharkhand Diary

Tender logjam

Jamshedpur: Notified Area Committee (JNAC) will need to restart the tender process for 62 projects related to construction of roads, drains, culverts and boundary walls, as contractors registered under the civic body refused en masse to buy tender papers on Monday. NAC special officer R.N. Diwedi admitted that the tender process for projects worth Rs 4 crore had hit an impasse. He said the contractors wanted to safeguard the monopoly of those registered with JNAC and did not want to take onus for structures they construct for next five years.

JVM dharna

Jamshedpur: JVM workers led by MP Ajoy Kumar staged a dharna outside Tatanagar railway station on Tuesday in support of their demand for lifting the night train ban on the Howrah-Mumbai route. The MP threatened to resort to a 48-hour economic blockade in Kolhan region.

Handball

Jamshedpur: Jharkhand emerged runners-up in the Junior Girls’ National Handball Championship in the finals held in Goa on Tuesday. The state lost 20-26 to defending champions Haryana. Earlier, Jharkhand reached the summit clash after posting a 21-16 win over Maharashtra in the semi-finals.

Body found

Jamshedpur: The unidentified body of a middle-aged man was found floating in a well at Chakradharpur in West Singhbhum on Tuesday. Police sent the body to Chaibasa sadar hospital for post-mortem. Investigations are on.

Awards

Jamshedpur: Lions Club of Jamshedpur presented awards to winners of a painting competition for special children of School of Hope on Tuesday. Club president Kety Bhathena donated Rs 11,000 for maintenance of the school bus. for the school bus.

Language

Jamshedpur: Maithili Parishad on Tuesday protested against the state government’s decision not to include Maithili, Bhojpuri, Magahi and Angika as second languages. They also questioned the government’s decision of making Bengali, Odiya and Santhali as second languages. B>nJamshedpur: Director of Aditya Institute of Technology and former head of department NIT Jamshedpur B Kumar's book titled 'manufacturing process and technology and industrial engineering and management’ published by Khanna publications Delhi will be released at Jamshedpur Book Fair on November 16.

Girl kills self

Ranchi: A 17-year-old domestic worker allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the top floor of a three-storey apartment at Shivdayal Nagar under Argora police station on Tuesday. Kanchan Kumari was working as a maid at the residence of special secretary of rural development department D.K. Shrivastava since June 1. ity SP R.K. Prasad said the officer had gone to drop his son to Ranchi railway station with his entire family when the incident took place. The reason behind the suicide could not been ascertained.

Mine cave-in

Bokaro: Two labourers were injured when the roof of Govindpur coal mine in Kathara colliery of Bermo sub-division caved in on Tuesday. Mani Munda (55) and Maharaj Tuddu (51) were were rushed to Gandhinagar hospital, where their condition is stated to be out of danger.

Cardinal

Ranchi: Rajya Sabha MP Parimal Nathwani on Tuesday met Cardinal Telesphore P. Toppo and sought his cooperation in starting development activities in villages. The MP said he wanted to construct at least two check dams in every village. Cardinal Toppo said the church was willing to lend a helping hand.

DAV function

Ranchi: A function was organised at DAV Nandraj Public School on Tuesday to observe the birth anniversary of N.D. Grover, who played a key role in establishing 200 schools across the country.
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