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Unlock 5: Lockdown extended in containment zones till Oct 31, all religious spots to open from Oct 8

Ranchi, Oct 1 (UNI) The Jharkhand Government on Thursday came out with a fresh set of directives under Unlock 5 amid the prevailing Coronavirus pandemic as per which it has been decided to extend the lockdown in conatinment zones till October 31 however all places of religious worship would be opened from October 8.
As per the order issued by the Home Prison and Disaster Management Department the SOPs have been also laid for organizing Durga Puja.
The order said that the festival of Durga Puja is schedule in the month of October. During Durga Puja huge Pandal or Mandap are erected and people gather in these venues in large numbers. A large number of Puja committee organisers organise Mela and cultural and entertainment programs which again witness the confluence of a large number of people. Huge crowds are also witnessed on the streets while immersion of the idols is accompanied by processions of large number of people. In some places Dussehra is celebrated with the burning of effigy of Ravan in public places where a large number of people gather. The order further said that there have been reports of spike in the number of active cases following a religious congregation in Delhi and consequent to a festival in Maharashtra in Kerala whereas the number of active cases in the state continues to be high and the the coronavirus continues to be extremely infectious as well as lethal in many cases.
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1208 candidates in fray for the third phase of Bihar Assembly elections

1208 candidates in fray for the third phase of Bihar Assembly elections

24 Oct 2020 | 8:03 PM

Patna, Oct 24 (UNI) Altogether 1208 candidates were in the fray for 78 assembly seats out of total 243 slated for a poll in the third phase of the three-phased Bihar assembly election to be held on November 7.

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Buddhadeb Bhattacharya a living statesman in Bengal: Guv

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya a living statesman in Bengal: Guv

24 Oct 2020 | 7:37 PM

Kolkata, Oct 24 (UNI) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar today paid a courtesy visit on former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya and described him as a living statesman in the state.

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Bihar does not need hoodwinkers but a committed govt which actually can provide job: Kushwaha

24 Oct 2020 | 7:35 PM

Patna, Oct 24 (UNI) National president of Rashtriya Lok Samta Party Upendra Kushwaha, chief minister aspirant from Grand Democratic Secular Front ( JDSF) said that Rashtriya Janata Dal government and Janata Dal ( U) government hoodwinked the people during their 15 years rule respectively and said that the state needs a government which can provide education and employment.

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Six dies of Covid, total figure touch 17,022

Six dies of Covid, total figure touch 17,022

24 Oct 2020 | 7:14 PM

Imphal, Oct 24 (UNI) Six persons died of Covid while in the past twenty-four hours, 233 persons (128M, 105F) from the general population and 12 personnel from the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) were confirmed as new COVID-19 positive cases.

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Hemant accuses Centre of step-motherly treatment of non-BJP states

Hemant accuses Centre of step-motherly treatment of non-BJP states

24 Oct 2020 | 6:33 PM

Dumka, Oct 24 (UNI) Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Saturday accused the Centre of having step-motherly towards the non-BJP ruled states.

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