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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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Tribals with bows and arrows stage a protest march demanding for the implementation of Sarna religious code, in Ranchi.

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Girls recite 'Ramayan path' during the ongoing Navratri festival at a Ram temple, in Ranchi.

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Priests offer prayers at the 700 years old Deori Temple on the occasion of Shardiya Navratri festival, at Tamar area near about 60km away from Ranchi.

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Archbishop T. Toppo (2nd R) of Roman Catholic Church along with other Christian community members takes part in a protest in support of Father Sten Swami, in Ranchi.

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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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Social activists hold placards during a protest demanding release of 83-year-old Father Stan Swamy, who was arrested by NIA recently for his alleged involvement in Bhima Koregaon violence, in Ranchi.

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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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Police personnel stand guard outside the residence of former Indian cricketer and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni, 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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A worker sprays disinfectant in the premises of Ram Temple ahead of its reopening, during Unlock 5.0 in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) senior leaders and supporters stage a protest over alleged gangrape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman, in Ranchi.

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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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Karni Sena National President Suraj Pal Ammu attempts to play a traditional musical instrument 'Mandar' with tribal artists, during the Jharkhand State Working Committee meeting, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Congress workers stage a dharna in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue in protest against the recently passed farm bills, 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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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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