The low-pressure trough over northwest Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a depression over the next 48 hours, resulting in widespread rainfall in southern and central Jharkhand, the IMD forecast said on Friday.
Over 8,000 commercial vehicles, including trucks, buses and auto-rickshaws, stayed off roads on Friday as part of the nationwide indefinite strike called by All India Motor Transport Congress, badly affecting business activities and inconveniencing commuters.
Traffic in the steel city was thin on Friday as over 2,000 trucks and trailers stayed off roads in response to an indefinite strike called by All India Transport Congress (AITC) to press for their six-point charter of demand.
The district child welfare committee has sought police protection for its office and court at the collectorate building here, saying vested interests wanted children rescued from a shelter in Hinoo earlier this month to be released without verification.
Doranda unit of Mahavir Mandal, which had called a 12-hour bandh in Doranda on Friday in protest against the murder of its unit vice-president Dhiraj Ram on Wednesday, called off the agitation after police assured to crack the case within a few days.
Vice chancellor Anjani Kumar Srivastava on Friday constituted a three-member committee, headed by dean of student welfare Shailendra Kumar Sinha, to "moderate" the new fee structure of all colleges under Koylanchal university.
Over 12 councillors of different coal bearing areas of Dhanbad Municipal Corporation (DMC) launched a fast unto death in front of the DMC office on Thursday alleging biased approach on part of the civic body in the distribution of funds among 55 wards.