Jharkhand

The administration of Jharkhand's Ranchi district has started manufacturing low-cost personal protective equipment (PPE) when meeting the demand for such kits has become a challenge during the COVID-19 outbreak.

In a bid to ensure safety of health workers, the West Singhbhum administration in Jharkhand has introduced an innovative portable unit for collecting samples from suspected coronavirus-infected persons, an official said.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said his government has decided to provide two months ration in advance to the beneficiaries of the public distribution system, as the country entered the second day of the lockdown on Thursday to contain the coronavirus outbreak

A 34-year-old man was arrested for allegedly blackmailing a girl through a fake social media account and demanding money from her in Jharkhand's Palamau district, police said on Wednesday.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi met the newly-elected party legislators from Jharkhand at her residence here on Friday.

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader and chief minister-designate Hemant Soren took oath as 11th CM of Jharkhand at 2 pm on Sunday. Three other ministers, one from JMM and another from Congress, were sworn-in along with Hemant Soren.

With top opposition leaders of the country scheduled to attend the programme, Soren's swearing-in ceremony is likely to be a "show of unity" in the wake of countrywide protests against the amended Citizenship Act and the proposed pan-India NRC.

Based on a complaint lodged by Soren on December 19, a preliminary probe into the matter was conducted by Sub-Divisional police officer Arvind Upadhyay and then the FIR was registered at Mihijam police station, Jamtara SP Anshuman Kumar said.