This Independence Day was a special for Sunil Kumar (35) who was felicitated by Ranchi police for displaying exemplary courage in foiling a robbery attempt at a jewelery shop in Bariatu by three armed men on July 21.
A joint team of East Singhbhum district excise unit and police on Tuesday night seized foreign liquor worth over Rs 1 lakh from a makeshift outlet at Oraon Basti in Sitaramdera and arrested the owner of the outlet.
State urban development department has ordered non-vegetarian items not be sold across Jharkhand on Wednesday, Independence Day, as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi's non-violence, but its awareness and implementation seem to be uneven.
The canine squad, along with a posse of 2,000 police and paramilitary personnel, will keep strict vigil on Independence Day as celebrations get underway at the government function venue at Gopal Maidan in Bistupur and various other parts of the steel city.
Binod Bihari Mahto Koylanchal University will launch four market-oriented postgraduate courses - foreign languages, art and culture, environmental sciences and disaster management and mass communication - next month to help students bag jobs.