The Jharkhand government on Monday announced 12 per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) for its employees and pensioners, retrospectively from July 1, 2012. The decision was taken at the meeting of governor’s advisory council, principal secretary of the Cabinet Coordination Department told mediapersons here.
3 killed in road mishap: Three men, all in their twenties, died in a road mishap at Jagannathpur in West Singhbhum on Tuesday. German Kerai (22), of Betrakia under Noamundi police station area, Shivshankar Koda (22), resident of Churlasai under Jagannathpur police station area and Dilip Singh Nagudi (25) were on a two-wheeler in an inebriated state.. resident of Lepadesa under Jagannathpur police station area.
The motorcycle rammed into a roadside passenger’s shed on Baraiburu-Hatgamharia highway after the rider lost control. All of them died on the spot. “They couldn’t control the vehicle as they were drunken and hit the shed in full speed,” said Jagannathpur PS in-charge S K Yadav.
The men were returning from Kiriburu town.
Maoist camp demolished: Security personnel demolished a temporary Maoist camp and recovered a bomb in Saranda forest in West Singhbhum district, The 40-kg explosive was planted by the rebels on Monday on the approach road to target security personnel. However, the forces entered the forest from the opposite direction, said Surendra Kumar Jha, SDPO, Chakradharpur. The explosive was defused.
NSS mega camp begins: A 12-day mega camp, organized by the department of sports and youth affairs in collaboration with National Service Scheme (NSS), began on Central University campus in Ranchi on Monday. The camp was inaugurated by K Vijay Kumar, adviser to the governor. About 400 workers and representatives of NSS will participate in the camp, which will end on March 15.
Army book fair: A mega book fair has been organized in the Sikh Regimental Centre premises in Ramgarh. It was inaugurated by Payal Hiteshi, wilfe of commandant Pushkar Hiteshi on Tuesday for families of army personnel. People of all age were seen browsing through the books of their choices.
Source : TOI