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Jharkhand at a Glance

Cross-border threat control

Bokaro: The West Bengal and Jharkhand governments have decided to start joint operations to arrest Maoists and rebels in the border districts of Purulia, Asansol, Durgapur (Bengal) Bokaro and Dhanbad districts of Jharkhand.

This was decided at a high-level of meeting of police officials in Bokaro, represented by the inspector-general of coal belt, Rajiv Kumar, Manoj Kaushik (IPS) and Akhileshwar Jha (IPS).

Bengal was represented by IG Durgapur (West zone) Gangeshwar Singh, DIG Midnapore Anil Kumar and the superintendent of Purulia Shiv Kumar. In the proposal it was pointed out that the rebels and the Maoists took advantage of the lack of coordination between the state police officials.

As a result, after committing the crimes or attacking the police forces, the rebels and the Naxalites, took shelter in the hilly regions of the border districts of other states.

'Once the joint operation starts it will be easier for the police force to keep a check on the movement and vigil on the activities of the Naxalites and nab them. This will also help in checking the criminal activities and road robberies in the border districts of both states,' said the IG.

Audit team visits

Chakradharpur: An audit team of South Eastern Railway inspected the various finance related accounts at Chakradharpur Division in the West Singhbhum district on Wednesday. Railway sources said the members of the audit team visited various departments and enquired about the annual credit flow. 'They were quite satisfied with the balance sheets of the railways, maintained by the various departments of railways,' said an employee.

Pilgrim camps

Chaibasa: The West Singhbhum unit of Shree Bolbam Seva Samiti has installed a makeshift camp to help the Hindu devotees travelling on the Chaibasa-Noamundi state highway. Thousands of pilgrims visit the Murga Mahadev, which is situated in the fringe area of Jharkhand and Orissa. Devotees now can stay at the Rungta Marriage House (Chaibasa), and other temporary camps, on the way to the religious site.

Boy attacked

Giridih: Ranjit Goswami, a 14-year-old student of Class VIII, Nehru Middle School, was attacked by one Arjun Yadav on Wednesday. Yadav attacked the young boy with a sharp knife outside his school. The boy was admitted to the sadar hospital for treatment and received 18 stitches. The 14-year old boy, a resident of Gardena Gali, Bhabhantoli, is yet to identify the person who attacked him. His father Niren Goswami, could not shed any light as to why his son was attacked.

Poll demand

Ranchi: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Wednesday staged protests throughout the state demanding immediate panchayat elections. Demonstrations were held at all the district headquarters after which memorandum addressed to the Jharkhand Governor were submitted to the district authorities. The party urged the governor to 'direct the state government immediately' so that a gazetted notification is issued immediately for holding elections according to the dates already approved by the Raj Bhavan.

Red Cross plea

Bokaro: The deputy commissioner of Bokaro, Amrendra Pratap Singh,who is also the president of the Indian Red Cross Society of Bokaro, called upon the people of the district to stop misusing the Red Cross Emblem. In an urgent meeting held at Bokaro on Wednesday the DC pointed out that only Army Medical Corps and Red Cross Movement members are entitled to use this emblem. 'But it has often been seen that even hospitals, doctors and pharmacies use this sign, which is wrong.

Husband kills

Bokaro: A furniture-shop owner Naresh Sharma of sector XII is suspected in the murder of his 30-year-old wife Manju Devi. The news of the murder came to light on Wednesday, when a neighbour went to Manju's house and failed to receive any reply after calling out to her. Naresh Sharma who was seen in the house till Tuesday mid night is currently missing.


A 15-day theatre workshop organised by Yuva Rang Manch concluded on Wednesday. In the workshop, theatre personalities delivered lectures on different topics such as, 'Hindi rangmanch kaltihas', 'Bharatiya lok natya ki parampara' and many more.

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