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An injured jawan of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast triggered by CPI-Maoist groups, at Kairagini forest area in Gumla district of Jharkhand.

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Police personnel visit to investigate after five members of a family were brutally murdered with sharp weapons, at Pahartoli village in Gumla district.

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A Pathalgarhi leader from Gumla district addresses media representatives after meeting with Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu, outside Raj Bhawan in Ranchi.

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Daulan Bakhla shows a photograph of her elder son Jyotish Bakhla, who died in the Uttarakhand glacier burst, at her village in Bethad panchayat under Lohardaga district. Bakhla was working as a labour at the Tapovan hydel project of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).

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Jharkhand Congress in-charge RPN Singh with party MLAs during farmers' tractor rally against new farm laws, in Hazaribagh.

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Security personnel attempt to detain activists as they block a railway track, during a four-hour 'rail roko' demonstration across the country, called by Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) as part of their agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, in Ranchi.

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Security personnel detain activists as they block a railway track, during a four-hour 'rail roko' demonstration across the country, called by Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) as part of their agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, in Ranchi.

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Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) activists block a railway track during a four-hour 'rail roko' demonstration across the country, called by Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), as part of their agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, in Ranchi.

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A security personnel during an anti-Naxal search operation in the forest area of Dudru after an IED blast triggered by a CPI-Maoist group, in Lohardaga district of Jharkhand.

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An injured jawan of Special Armed Force (SAF) being taken for further treatment, in Ranchi. The jawan was airlifted from Dundru forest area of Lohardaga district after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast triggered by CPI-Maoist group.

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Family members and relatives of Birsai Mahato who has been missing after flash floods in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, at their village Chokad, in Ramgarh district of Jharkhand. Mahoto was working with Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project of the NTPC.

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Jharkhand Police destroy illegal opium cultivation in Chatra district of Jharkhand.

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Jharkhand Police jawans during an operation against naxal movement inside dense forest areas under Kunda Police station, in Chatra district of Jharkhand.

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Yogeshwar Singh, Anand Kumar Singh, Amlesh Oraon and Ankit Kumar Singh shows victory sign on returning home, in Baruhatu village of Latehar district of Jharkhand. All the four workers, who went missing from Tapovan project after floods due to glacier burst in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district, safely returned home.

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Ankit Kumar Singh being greeted his mother Lugni Devi as he returns home, in Baruhatu village of Latehar district of Jharkhand. Ankit and three others, who went missing from Tapovan project after floods due to glacier burst in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district, safely returned home.

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Family members of Prem Oraon, a worker at Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project who went missing after the glacier burst in Chamoli district, wait for his return at their house in Mahurang village in Lohardaga district.

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Sushila shows a photograph of her son Manjanu Bakhla, a worker at Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project who went missing after the glacier burst in Chamoli district, at her house in Mahurang village in Lohardaga district.

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Neema Devi wife of Mithilesh Mahato, a worker at Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project who went missing after the glacier burst in Chamoli district, and her children sit outside their house waiting for his return in Chaukad village in Ramgarh district.

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Himanti Devi wife of Kuldeep Kumar, a worker at Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project who went missing after the glacier burst in Chamoli district, wait for his return at their house in Chaukad village in Ramgarh district. Kumar along with four other villagers from Ramgarh district are missing since the glacier burst at Joshimath in the Dhauli Ganga River on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021

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Memebers of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad burn an effigy of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren during a protest at Albert Ekka Chowk in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) protest during the proposed 'chakka jam' by farmer unions, in solidarity with their ongoing agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, in Ranchi.

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Ranchi-Kolkata national highway wears a deserted look during the proposed 'chakka jam' by farmer unions, in solidarity with their ongoing agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, in Ranchi.

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Supporters of Kendriya Sarna Samiti block a railway track at Kita Railway station during a statewide 'Chakka Jam', in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren receives a guard of honour on the occassion of 72nd Republic Day, at Parade Ground in Dumka.

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Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu hoists the Tricolour during the 72nd Republic Day celebrations at Morhabadi grounds in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) workers during a protest march against new farm laws, in Ranchi.

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A worker sprays disinfectant on a bird as a precautionary measure, after the detection of Avian Influenza (H5N8) in some places of Jharkhand, at Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park Zoo in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) jawans participate in a march past on the occasion of their 141st foundation day, in Ranchi.

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Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda tries archery during the birth anniversary of legendary sportsperson Jaipal Singh Munda, at his Samadhi Sthal in Khunti District.

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Health workers show victory sign after the COVID-19 vaccination mock drill and the dry run at a government hospital in Ranchi.

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Young women hold coronavirus theme based cut-outs on the eve of New Year 2020, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren along with JMM Supremo Shibu Soren, Jharkhand Congress in-charge RPN Singh, and State Finance Minister Rameshwar Oraon launches 'Jharkhand Yojana' on the 1-year completion of Hemant Soren-led Jharkhand government at Mohabadi ground, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu during a meeting with Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on the occasion of one year completion of his government in the state, in Ranchi.

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A man dressed as Santa Claus shakes hands with Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on the eve of Christmas at Archbishop House in Ranchi.

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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav being taken for his ultrasound at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), in Ranchi.

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10th standard students attend a class at a government school that was reopened after a gap of over nine months due to COVID-19 lockdown, in Ranchi.

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BJP women leaders burn an effigy during a protest against Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren attends a high-level meeting with officials for the development of the state in connection with collection of revenue and registration of land at CM’s secretariat in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand BJP President Deepak Prakash (L), BJP National General Secretary Dilip Saikia (2L), BJP National Vice President Raghubar Das (3R), and former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi (2R) during party core committee meeting, at party office in Ranchi.

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Police personnel remove banners and posters pasted by banned left wing extremist outfit Tritiya Sammelan Prastuti Committee (TSPC) from the boundary wall of Dev Kamal Hospital, near Jharkhand CM residence in Ranchi.

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People buy decorative items for the upcoming Christmas festival, in Ranchi.

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The hell pits—A miner at the coal belt of Jharkhand in 1999

Photogrph by Prashant Panjiar

An RJD supporter breaks down outside the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) after the Jharkhand High Court extended the date of Lalu Prasad Yadav's bail plea till December 11, in Ranchi.

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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav being taken by police personnel as he is shifted from Directors Kelly Bungalow of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) to the Paying Ward, in Ranchi.

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Former union minister Subodh Kant Sahay seeks blessings after offering prayers on the eve of 'Chhath' festival, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren along with Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu pay floral homage to the statue of Jharkhand founder Birsa Munda on his birth anniversary and 20th foundation day of the state at Kokar area, in Ranchi.

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People belonging to tribal communities play traditional drums as they celebrate after the Jharkhand government passed a resolution for Sarna religious code, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren presents a flower bouquet to Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Rabindra Nath Mahato during one day special session of Jharkhand Assembly, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren (C) along with newly elected MLAs Kumar Jaimangal Singh (2L) from Bermo constituency and Basant Soren (3R) from Dumka constituency, at Jharkhand Assembly in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren arrives to participate in one day special session of Jharkhand Assembly to pass a resolution for the provision of the Sarna Code in the state, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister and senior leader of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Hemant Soren celebrates with party MLAs after JMM-Congress alliance's win in Assembly bypolls, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) candidate Basant Soren receives the victory certificate from an election official after winning the Dumka by-election, in Dumka.

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Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) workers celebrate their party's lead in Bermo during the State Assembly Bypolls, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister and senior leader of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Hemant Soren flashes victory sign after his elder brother and JMM candidate Basant Soren won the Dumka Assembly by-election, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) candidate Basant Soren along with party workers celebrates his victory in the Dumka Assembly by-election, in Dumka.

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Members of Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) participate in a tractor rally during a protest against the recent farm reform bills, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Finance Minister and State Congress President Rameshwar Oraon and others stage a protest demanding justice for Hathras rape victim, in front of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Ranchi.

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A voter poses from a cut-out at a selfie-point after casting her vote for the state by-polls, at Bermo in Bokaro district.

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Women show their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting vote during the Jharkhand Assembly bypolls, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Dumka district.

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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Chief Shibu Soren holds a meeting with party workers ahead of the by-elections, in Dumka district.

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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Chief Shibu Soren holds a meeting with party workers ahead of the by-elections, in Dumka district.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister and senior leader of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Hemant Soren campaigns ahead of assembly bypolls, in Bokaro district.

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Devotees wearing face masks pray from outside of a Durga Puja pandal, amid COVID-19 pandemic, in Ranchi.

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A priest carrying 'Kola Bou' (sapling of banana tree) on his way to Durga Puja pandal, during Maha Saptami, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren distributes appointment letters to tribal girls who were rescued from Tamil Nadu, where they were forcefully working in a private textile firm, at State Secretariat in Ranchi.

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Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Yogeshwar Mahato Batul is greeted by his supporters after he filed his nomination paper for by-polls from Bermo seat at Bermo subdivision constituency under Bokaro district.

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A sub-zonal commander of Naxal outfit CPI (Mao) Boida Pahan surrendered with his three associates with their arms before Jharkhand Police, at the Police line in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) candidate Basant Soren (L) flashes victory sign with his brother and Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren (C) after filing nomination paper for bypolls to Dumka seat. Congress candidate for Bermo Jaimangal Singh (R) also seen.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren addresses media after meeting state Education minister Jagarnath Mahto, who tested positive for COVID-19, in Ranchi.

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People show their collection kit containing saliva, as they wait in a queue to submit their samples for COVID-19 test, at Zila School in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren pays his last respect during the funeral procession of  State Minority Welfare Minister Haji Hussain Ansari (73) who died due to cardiac arrest yesterday, at Madhupur town in Deoghar district.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren poses for a group photograph with the winning team of Bokaro Blasters after defeating Dumka Daredevils in the final match of the Jharkhand Premier League (JPL) T20 cricket match at Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) International Cricket Stadium, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren tries his hands on a spinning wheel after paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 151st birth anniversary, at Bapu Vatika in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren presents appointment letters to Tribal nurses of Chanho nursing college at the state secretariat, in Ranchi.

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Newly-appointed National Vice President of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Annapurna Devi (L) and newly-appointed National President of Scheduled Tribes (ST-Cell) of (BJP) Sameer Oraon (R) being welcomed by their party workers after they arrive at Birsa Munda International Airport in Ranchi.

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A student undergoes thermal screening before she enters the school to submit her personal assessment project for the upcoming annual examination, during Unlock 4, in Ranchi.

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Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) activists during a protest against the farm bills passed in Parliament recently, in Ranchi.

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All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and other trade union activists stage a protest against farm bills, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Congress President and State Finance Minister Rameshwar Oraon along with other legislators during a protest against passage of farm bills in the Parliament, outside Jharkhand Assembly in Ranchi.

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Contractual Assistant Police personnel damage a vehicle during their agitation demanding for regularisation of their jobs, in Ranchi.

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Senior BJP leader Babulal Marandi (3rd R) holds a meeting with party MLAs after the first day of Monsoon Session of Jharkhand Assembly, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief Shibu Soren arrives at Birsa Munda International Airport after the former was discharged from AIIMS (New Delhi) after recovering from COVID-19, in Ranchi.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a hotel staff member for COVID-19 test, during Unlock 4.0, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Water Resources Minister Mithilesh Thakur undergoes a COVID-19 test ahead of the monsoon session at Jharkhand Assembly, in Ranchi.

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Students sanitize their hands outside an examination centre before appearing for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) during unlock 4.0, in Ranchi.

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Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) candidate for Rajya Sabha (Deputy Chairman) Manoj Jha (L) with Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren (R) during a meeting, in Ranchi.

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Assistant Police Personnel of Jharkhand stage a protest on the demanding regularisation of their job, at Morhabadi grounds in Ranchi.

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Former Jharkhand CM and BJP leader Raghubar Das being welcomed by party worker as he arrives for BJP Working Committee meeting, at party HQ in Ranchi.

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Sand artist Ajay Shankar Mahto creates a sand sculpture to pay tribute to former president Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary, which is celebrated in India as Teachers' Day, in Bokaro

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Jharkhand Teacher Eligibility Test (JTET) qualified candidates during a protest against state Chief Minister Hemant Soren, demanding to conduct their Assistant teacher (Level -1) final examination, on Teacher's Day celebration, at Morabadi ground in Ranchi.

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A worker makes announcements on a loudspeaker as students begin to gather outside Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS), alloted to conduct JEE entrance exams, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Ranchi.

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Police stand guard during the re-opening of Baidyanath Temple for devotees following ease in restrictions by authorities, amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Deoghar district.

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Vendors wait for customers after Atal Smriti vendor market reopens, during Unlock 3.0, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha Chief (JMM) chief Shibu Soren being taken to Gurugram's Medanta Hospital by a special medical ambulance for further treatment of COVID-19, in Ranchi.

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Street vendors beat utensils during a protest seeking re-opening of their markets in Unlock 3.0 at Atal Vendor Market complex, in Ranchi.

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Official residence of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Supremo Shibu Soren, in Ranchi. The former CM and his wife Rupi Soren tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Candidates wait for interviews during fresh recruitment of nurses for COVID-19 hospitals, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren interacts with Shaista Parveen, wife of Tabrez Ansari who lost his life in a mob lynching incident at Kadamdiha village in June last year, at the state secretariat in Ranchi.

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Sahiya workers wait to be tested for COVID-19, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren felicitates a frontline corona warrior during the 74th Independence Day celebrations at Morhabadi ground in Ranchi.

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