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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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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren inspects the Guard of Honour during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Morabadi ground in Ranchi.

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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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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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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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Security personnel inspect the site after Maoists allegedly blew up a Forest Guest House on July 12, at Barkela area in Chaibasa district of Jharkhand.

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View of damaged road after suspected CPI-Maoists groups destroyed the road leading to Barkela through a IED blast, at Latarsika village in Chaibasa district.

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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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Charred remains of vehicles which were set on fire by CPI-Maoist groups at Barkela area in Chaibasa district of Jharkhand.

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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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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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People come out of their houses after a lightning incident that claimed lives of two teenaged student, in Dandol village under Khunti district of Jharkhand.

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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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A security official pays last respects to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan Kuldeep Oraon, during his funeral, in Sahibganj district. Oraon, was killed in an encounter between security forces and militants on Thursday night, July 2, 2020, in Malbagh area of Srinagar.

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People hold Tricolor during a funeral procession of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan Kuldeep Oraon, in Sahibganj district. Oraon, was killed in an encounter between security forces and militants on Thursday night, July 2, 2020, in Malbagh area of Srinagar.

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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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Grieving family members and relatives gather outside the residence of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan Kuldeep Oraon, who was killed in an encounter between security forces and militants on Thursday night in Malbagh area of Srinagar, after receiving the news of his death in Sahebganj district.

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Stranded vehicles near a site at Godhra mines during coal strike against the privatization of coal mines, in Dhanbad. 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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Mangled remains of a car stuck between two trucks after an accident at Patel chowk on Ranchi-Patna National Highway, Ramgarh district. Four people died on the spot.

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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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