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Bushland votes amid Red boycott call: 64 pc turnout

Bushland votes amid Red boycott call: 64 pc turnout

Ranchi, Nov 30 (UNI) Barring two low intensity IED blasts and a scuffle between candidates, polling in the first phase of Jharkhand assembly elections was peaceful with 64.12 per cent turnout of 37 lakh voters registered till 1700 hrs on Saturday, the Election Commission said.

'Voting in some of the polling stations in the six districts was still going on. The final turnout will be known after the verification and scrutiny of Presiding Officers’ Diaries and other documents,' according to Nirvachan Sadan officials.

Turnout was 63.43 per cent in the 2014 assembly polls.

Amid a poll boycott call by Maoists, voting for the 81-member Jharkhand assembly is taking place in five phases and December 23 is set for the announcement of the mandate.

An average voter turnout of 62.87 per cent was reported till 1500 hrs.

Among the 13 seats, Gumla witnessed the highest turnout at 67.3 per cent while Chatra (SC) 56.59 pc.

Bishunpur (ST) saw 67.04 per cent voter turnout, Lohardaga (ST) 64.16 pc, Manika (ST) 57.61, Latehar (SC) 61.26, Panki 64.1, Daltonganj 63.9 per cent, Bishrampur 61.6, Chattarpur (SC) 62.3, Hussainabad 60.9, Garhwa 66.04 and Bhawnathpur 62.87%.

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06 Jun 2020 | 5:11 PM

Ambassa (Tripura), Jun 6 (UNI) Amidst the inclement weather of occasional heavy downpour with overcast sky, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb visited different blocks and took stock of the latest situation regarding development and facilitation of people during pandemic of COVID-19 in the northern Tripura district of Dhalai here today.

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Bengal Police crack down bank robbery, arrested main kingpin and associates and recover more than half of over Rs 17 lakh in Hooghly

06 Jun 2020 | 5:01 PM

Kolkata, Jun 6 (UNI) West Bengal police today made a major breakthrough by arresting the prime accused and his three associates in a bank robbery, in which they robbed nearly 18 lakh in cash from vault and cash boxes from a national bank in the Hooghly district of West Bengal on Friday.The quartet, headed by prime accused Pritam Ghosh alias Babai, had stormed into the nationalised bank at Rajendra Avenue in Uttar Para (Hooghly) on Friday noon and decamped with Rs 17 lakh 28,326 at gunpoint.Chandanagar Police Commissionrate said the prime accused had cycled from Bihar during lockdown and founded a gang of four to rob the suburban bank taking advantage of thin staff and scanty customers in the unlock period. The robbery was committed with a gun point and using two two-wheeler.Police following the CCTV footages and clue from some cash fell from the robbers during flee made several raids and rounded all four suspects, who would be produced before a court for judicial procedure.

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Amidst inclement weather Tripura CM visited district: Availed stock of latest situation

06 Jun 2020 | 4:56 PM

Ambassa (Tripura), Jun 6 (UNI) Amidst the inclement weather of occasional heavy downpour with overcast sky, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb visited different blocks and took stock of the latest situation regarding development and facilitation of people during pandemic of COVID-19 in the northern Tripura district of Dhalai here today.

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Three women killed as train runs over them

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06 Jun 2020 | 4:49 PM

Muzaffarpur, Jun 6 (UNI) Three women were killed as train ran over them at Railway crossing No.76 under Sakra police station area in Muzaffarpur district today.

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Koderma DC plays Good Samaritan to 5 orphans

Koderma DC plays Good Samaritan to 5 orphans

06 Jun 2020 | 4:36 PM

By Amresh Srivastava
Koderma, Jharkhand, Jun 6 (UNI) In a rare gesture, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of this district turned Messiah and adopted five abysmally poor children, whose mother had died recently after suffering a paralytic stroke, leaving them on their own in this big world.

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