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Ranchi

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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People belonging to various tribal communities take part in a protest against the State Government demanding implementation of Sarna code, 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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A contractual Assistant Police personnel sleeps amid bags belonging to his colleagues during an agitation demanding for regularisation of their jobs, in Ranchi.

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Supporters of Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut stage a protest against Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, 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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Aspirants wait to enter an examination centre to appear for National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) entrance papers, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Ranchi.

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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 student pays tribute to former president Pranab Mukherjee on his demise as she arrives to appear in JEE entrance examination at Tata Consultancy Service Limited (TCS), amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, 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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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren spotted at State Secretariat, in Ranchi. Soren has completed his quarantine period after his cabinet minister found positive for COVID-19.

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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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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha Chief (JMM) chief Shibu Soren during his transit by a special medical ambulance to Bokaro Railway station, from where he will be taken to Gurugram's Medanta Hospital for further treatment of COVID-19, in Ranchi.

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A health worker collects swab sample from a woman for COVID-19 test, at Civil Hospital 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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Women perform rituals on 'Hartalika Teej' festival at a temple, in Ranchi.

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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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Locals gather near Shiv Dham along the banks of Kanchi river during a rescue operation by villagers after two youngsters drowned in the river, at Ranchi-Khunti border.

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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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Former Indian cricket team Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni arrives at the Birsa Munda International Airport to catch a special flight for Chennai, in Ranchi. Dhoni along with other members of Chennai Super Kings will be training for a week in Chennai before proceeding to UAE for the upcoming season of the IPL.

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Workers who returned to their native state Jharkhand due to COVID-19 pandemic queue up at Birsa Munda International Airport to catch flights for the cities of their work places during Unlock 3, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren presents new logo of the state government to Governor Droupadi Murmu in Ranchi.

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Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) jawans with a sniffer dog check vehicles at Birsa Munda International Airport as security has been stepped up on the eve of Independence Day, in Ranchi.

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Passengers wait to board a flight after the Air Asia plane they were travelling made an emergency landing, at Birsa Munda International Airport in Ranchi.

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Passengers wait to board a flight after the Air Asia plane they were travelling made an emergency landing, at Birsa Munda International Airport in Ranchi.

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An Air Asia plane stands parked at the runway of Birsa Munda International Airport after it made an emergency landing, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand BJP President Deepak Prakash, accompanied by a delegation, presents a memorandum to Governor Droupadi Murmu seeking appointment of Babulal Marandi as Opposition Leader in the State Assembaly, at Raj Bhawan in Ranchi.

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Damaged furniture at the library building of Jharkhand Assembly after a part of its ceiling collapsed due to heavy rains, in Ranchi.

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Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) workers celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ayodhya's Ram Temple, in Ranchi.

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People distribute sweets at a stall set up along a roadside, to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony of proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya, in Ranchi.

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Members of Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) present an appointment letter to newly elected Jharkhand In-Charge Ganeswar Munda (C) who will take part in the foundation laying ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya on August 5, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren pays tribute to Superintendent of Police (SP) and Jharkhand Cadre IPS officer Alok, who passed away due to cancer, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren (L) interacts with medics during inauguration of Plasma Bank at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi.

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People walk towards a culvert, flooded due to the swollen Swarnrekha river, in Ranchi.

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Senior leaders of Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) Rameshwar Oraon and other leaders hold placards under the 'Save Democracy-Save Constitution' protest, outside Raj Bhawan in Ranchi.

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Shopkeepers stand outside their closed shops at a shopping complex in Ranchi. Federation of Jharkhand Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FJCCI) has announced for shut down of shops and shopping complexes three days a week due surge in COVID-19 cases.

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BJP MLA CP Singh steps out of an ambulance as he arrives at the Trauma Centre of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) after he was found positive with coronavirus, in Ranchi.

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Seventeen foreign nationals belonging to Tablighi Jamaat are released from Birsa Munda Central Hotwar Jail after getting bail from the Jharkhand High Court, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren after addressing media persons regarding the situation of COVID-19 cases in the state, at State Secretariat in Ranchi.

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People wait in queues to give their samples for COVID-19 tests at a government hospital, in Ranchi.

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A medic collects a swab sample of Jharkhand CM Heman Soren for COVID-19 test, during Unlock 2.0, in Ranchi.

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A medic collects a swab sample of Jharkhand CM Heman Soren's wife Kalpana Soren for COVID-19 test, during Unlock 2.0, in Ranchi.

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Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya along with his wife at Birsa Munda International Airport to participate in the birthday celebration of MS Dhoni, in Ranchi.

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Fans of former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni cut a cake to celebrate his 39th birthday, in Ranchi.

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Fans of former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni cut a cake to celebrate his 39th birthday, outside his farmhouse at Simalia village in Ranchi.

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Security personnel give their samples for COVID-19 test at Argora Police Station, during Unlock 2.0, in Ranchi.

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Police personnel take precautionary measures after some tested positive, during Unlock 2.0, in Ranchi.

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Workers of Central Coalfileds Limited (CCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, stage a protest outside the Raj Bhawan against privatisation of coal mines, in Ranchi.

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Employees of Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, participate in three days coal strike outside Raj Bhawan during a protest against the privatization of coal mines, in Ranchi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently launched the auction of 41 coal mines for commercial mining as a part of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat.'

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Workers load food grains on trucks to be transported to warehouses for storage, during Unlock 2.0, in Ranchi.

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Archer Deepika Kumari is helped by her partner archer Atanu Das wear a mask as they pose for the photographer during their marriage ceremony, in Ranchi.

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Archer Deepika Kumari with her partner archer Atanu Das as they pose for the photographer during their marriage ceremony, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren greets Archer Deepika Kumari and her husband archer Atanu Das during their marriage ceremony, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) party workers pay tribute to the legendary freedom fighter Sidho-Kanku Murmu on the occasion of 'Hul Diwas' in Ranchi.

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Archer Deepika Kumari with her family members during her 'Haldi Rasam' (a traditional marriage ritual), ahead of her wedding with archer Atanu Das, at her residence in Ranchi.

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Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) workers take out a cycle rally to protest against the fuel price hike, at Albert Ekka Chowk in Ranchi.

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Archer Deepika Kumar poses for photographs after a ritual ahead of her wedding with archer Atanu Das, outside her residence in Ranchi. The archers are set to get married on June 30.

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Police personnel stand guard in front of a chariot of Lord Jagganath during the Rath Yatra festival, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren (R) gives a certificate to his father and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Chief Shibu Soren (L) after he won Rajya Sabha Election at Jharkhand Assembly, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren pays tribute to the mortal remains of Hawaldar Ganesh Hansda, who was among 20 soldiers martyred during a clash with Chinese troops, during a wreath laying ceremony at Birsa Munda International Airport in Ranchi.

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MLA's of Congress party attend a meeting chaired by Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) state president Rameshwar Oraon and State Minister Alamgir Alam and others, ahead of Rajya Sabha Election, in Ranchi.

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All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) chief Sudesh Mahato (C) with party MP Chandra Prakash Chaudhary (L) and Lambodar Mahato (R) flashes victory sign after casting their votes for Rajya Sabha polls, at Jharkhand Assembly in Ranchi.

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Bharatiya Janata Party legislator leader Babulal Marandi shows victory sign as he arrives to cast his vote for Rajya Sabha polls, at Jharkhand Assembly in Ranchi.

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BJP MLAs stand in a queue to cast their votes for Rajya Sabha polls, at Jharkhand Assembly in Ranchi.

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Demonstrators burn a photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping during a protest against China on Indo-China clash at Galwan valley in Ladakh, in Ranchi.

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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad celebrates his 73rd birthday at his ward at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Ranchi.

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Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) members and supporters celebrate the birthday of party supremo Lalu Prasad with needy people, outside the paying ward of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Ranchi.

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Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) leader Tejashiwi Yadav arrives to meet his father and party supremo Lalu Prasad on his birthday, at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi.

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Former CM and BJP leader Raghubar Das along with party workers takes part in a door-to-door campaign to highlight the achievements of the Narendra Modi goverment at Centre on completion of its one year rule, in the second term, in Ranchi.

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A groom performs rituals at Resaldar Baba Majar Sarif before attending his marriage ceremony, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Ranchi.

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Passengers arrive at Ranchi railway station from New Delhi via Rajdhani Express, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Ranchi.

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Migrants arrive from Ernakulam (Kerela) at Hatia Railway Station to reach their native places, during the fifth phase of COVID-19 lockdown, in Ranchi.

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Migrants on their way to board buses to reach their native places after arriving from Ernakulam (Kerela) at Hatia Railway Station, during the fifth phase of COVID-19 lockdown, in Ranchi.

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Passengers sit in the lounge area of Ranchi Railway station before boarding the Patna Jan Shatabdi Express, in Ranchi. The Indian Railways started its operation with 200 new trains from Monday, the first day of the 'Unlock 1' phase of the nationwide lockdown imposed to limit the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

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Flight passengers purchase air-tickets from various counters at the Birsa Munda International Airport, during COVID-19 lockdown 5.0 in Ranchi.

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A migrant woman carries her luggage as she checks-out from the Birsa Munda International Airport after arriving from Mumbai by a special flight, sponsored by National Law School of India University (NLSIU) alumni, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Ranchi. This is the second flight, arranged by NLSIU alumni to send migrant labourers home

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Teachers wearing face shields evaluate the answer sheets of Jharkhand Academic (JAC) Board examination, at a centre, amid COVID-19 lockdown in Ranchi.

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Migrants wearing face shields pray to their homeland after they were brought at Birsa Munda International Airport from Mumbai by a special flight, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Ranchi. This was the first special flight to transport around 180 migrant labourers from Mumbai to Jharkhand.

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Airlines staff members escort elderly passengers outside Birsa Munda International airport following the resumption of flight services, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Ranchi.

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Health workers wearing PPE kits on their way to screen the residents of Hindpiri area to detect COVID-19 cases, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Ranchi.

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Passengers, maintaining social distancing, wait at lounge area to take a flight at Birsa Munda International Airport, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Ranchi.

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Air passenger in full protective gear check-out from the Birsa Munda International Airport following the resumption of the domestic flight operations after a gap of two months owing to COVID-19 lockdown, in Ranchi.

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A passenger scans her ticket as she arrives at Birsa Munda International Airport, following the resumption of domestic flights, in Ranchi. Domestic commercial flights resumed from today after being grounded for almost two months due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

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A passenger gets thermal scanned as he arrives at Birsa Munda International Airport, following the resumption of domestic flights, in Ranchi. Domestic commercial flights resumed from today after being grounded for almost two months due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Stranded migrant boys offer namaz for Eid-ul-Fitr after arriving from Gujarat via special train at Hatia Railway Station, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Ranchi.

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Stranded migrant boys offer namaz for Eid-ul-Fitr after arriving from Gujarat via special train at Hatia Railway Station, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Ranchi.

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Passengers sit on benches maintaining social distancing at the terminal of Birsa Munda International Airport, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Ranchi. Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from May 25.

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Stranded migrants queue up to board a bus for their hometowns after arriving from Tamil Nadu by a special train, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Ranchi.

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