BJP MP Dr Nishikant Dubey demanded an immediate arrest of Congress MLA Irfan Ansari in connection with the puja performed on April 14, at Baidyanath Dham temple in Jharkhand's Deoghar. Dubey claimed that the entry of non-Hindus is forbidden in temple, just like the access to Mecca's Kabba is declined for non-Muslims. However, responding to dubey's claim, Ansari said that he is been visiting Lord Shiva's temple since his childhood.
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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said his state has only five days of vaccines left; three if it reached its target of two lakh shots per day, and he called on the centre to rush the next batch of vaccines. Singh has written to PM Narendra Modi and the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan for vaccine supply schedules. The central government, however, stated that there is no shortage of vaccines.
The coronavirus' second wave-led local restrictions have prompted migrant workers to return to their native places as they fear of another nationwide lockdown. Reportedly, each day, hundreds of migrant workers are travelling back to their home states. While some of them are willingly returning, others have been asked by their employers. "We are keeping an eye on the inflow of workers during the second wave," said a labour department official… read-more
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Jharkhand has tested Aadhar based facial authentication for over 12,000 people at Covid-19 vaccination centres across the state. The contactless facial scan is being tested by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and all vaccinators have received training for using the feature. "This feature can be used to overcome the challenges caused by fading thumbprints and iris scans," said KK Soan, Jharkhand Health Secretary.
A 72-year-old woman, Devmani Dev, from Jharkhand's Orsa Path village died on March 23, just two days after being administered with the COVID-19 vaccine. Devmani's grandson Ranbir Yadav has claimed that local health workers pressurized his grandmother by saying that if she avoided the inoculation then she would not be given ration and pension. However, the Latehar District Administration has denied the allegations and said that the deceased… read-more
Hemant Soren-led Jharkhand government on March 12 approved an employment policy to reserve 75% private sector jobs, up to a salary of Rs 30,000, for locals. However, few modalities are likely to be announced on March 17. Notably, Jharkhand will become the second state to have announced such policy after Haryana. As per a minister, the local employment policy will be based on the definition of "Jharkhandi" that will be devised by a 3-member… read-more
Hit by the pandemic blues, the national-level archer and gold medal winner from Dhanbad, Mamta Tuddu has resorted to selling pakodas (fritters). The eldest daughter of a retired government-employee, Mamta has been the sole earning member of her family. She returned home in between training amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Besides, Mamta claimed that she did not receive any aid from the authorities. After knowing Mamta's plight, the Dhanbad Archery… read-more
As a testimony of the abysmal healthcare system, Jharkhand’s Giridih district’s Surja Marandi died with her newborn outside a Community Health Centre due to absence of doctors and transportation. The 20-year-old woman reportedly went into labor complications on February 25, and was carried on a cot for 7 km to reach the CHC. However, no doctor was allegedly present at the CHC to treat the woman. The infant had died even before reaching the… read-more
Responding to a question whether Tribals are Hindus, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren stated, "Adivasis were never Hindus and they never will be". "Adivasis are nature worshippers," he added. Moreover, he highlighted his demand for a separate column for Adivasis in the next census to safeguard culture of 32 communities. He further informed that his government will set up a university for tribals.
The Centre's data has revealed that 74% of health workers have not taken the scheduled second dose of COVID-19 vaccine required for the completion of inoculation process. The data indicated that only 98,118 health workers turned up for the second jab on February 15, whereas the scheduled recipients were 3,81,305. While the turnout was highest in Gujarat, UP and Jharkhand, Bihar stood at the bottom. Experts have cited communication gap as a… read-more
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