Two PLFI rebels were gunned down on Thursday in an encounter in the forests of Chhotki Regara locality under Karra police station area of Khunti district amidst a day-long statewide bandh called by Maoists to protest against alleged police atrocities.
BJP leader and junior civil aviation minister Jayant Sinha on Thursday took pains to separate his political identity from father Yashwant Sinha, a day after the senior BJP leader in Delhi met Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee who is trying to unite all anti-BJP forces.
HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday announced that "culprits" responsible for the CBSE question paper leak "will not be spared" and asserted he "could not sleep last night" but did not refer to the board's decision to do away with multiple sets of questions that could have limited the damage.
Biomedical wastes such as used syringes, soiled diapers and sanitary napkins, and tablet strips are found casually littered at the garbage dump on a part of the grounds near the civil surgeon's office at Sadar Hospital on Main Road here, but the civil surgeon himself seems unaware of it.
For a few days before and after the swachh survey in January, the coal town looked clean and tidy. But it's back to square one with mounds of garbage littered across all the five circles -Dhanbad, Jharia, Sindri, Katras and Chatatand.
The swachh dream has once more been overpowered by trash nightmare in the steel city barely a month after incredible administrative alacrity to secure a better ranking in the pan-India cleanliness survey.
Four Bengal tigers are said to be infected with a haemolytic protozoa, which has already claimed two of their kin, and yet Tata Steel Zoological Park doesn't seem to be showing the alacrity expected when an endangered species is concerned.