Leaders cutting across party lines pay homage to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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RANCHI: A sense of loss and grief gripped Jharkhand as the news of the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee came in on Thursday evening. Revered by the people and the intelligentsia for being the architect of smaller, efficient states, leaders across party lines paid tribute to Vajpayee for his visionary leadership whcuh paved the way for the formation of Jharkhand. Earlier on Thursday, chief minister Raghubar Das cancelled all his official engagements as the news of Vajpayee being critical at AIIMS came in. In his condolence message,…

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Vajpayee’s death: State holiday in Jharkhand on Friday

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RANCHI: Jharkhand government mourning the death of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has announced a state holiday on Friday. Jharkhand, which came into being during Vajpayee’s tenure, also announced a seven-day state mourning, an official release said. Jharkhand government has declared seven-day mourning in memory of #AtalBihariVajpayee, the state govt has also decl… https://t.co/rbv2nhvloi — ANI (@ANI) 1534429466000 Governor Droupadi Murmu, Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Speaker Dinesh Oraon and other leaders expressed deep sorrow at Vajpayee’s death. In her condolence message, the governor said Vajpayee was popular not only…

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Collegegoers to help collect information on Ranchi shelter homes

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RANCHI: The recent expose of a child-sale racket at the Missionaries of Charity-run Nirmal Hriday in Ranchi and a sex racket at a shelter home in Muzzafarpur, Bihar, has raised concerns about the activities going on behind closed doors in women and child shelters across the country. In a unique attempt to reach out to unknown victims, state authorities have decided to engage women students for assessing the situation in such facilities across the district. Students of Ranchi Women’s College will help the district administration review all government-run homes for…

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New policy for rooftop solar power plant soon

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RANCHI: The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Authority (JREDA) on Friday said it has prepared a framework for the state rooftop solar power policy 2018 with an objective to produce 500-megawatt (MW) power through grid-connected rooftop solar plants by 2022. JREDA director Niranjan Kumar said the new policy will facilitate rooftop solar power projects in the state’s urban settlements. Speaking at an event at a city hotel, Kumar said, “The state’s solar rooftop policy, after its notification, will certainly help in setting up solar power projects to achieve the solar rooftop…

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