Jharkhand

State in eastern India

Jharkhand is a state in eastern India. The state shares its border with the states of Bihar to the north, Uttar Pradesh to the northwest, Chhattisgarh to the west, Odisha to the south and West Bengal to the east. It has an area of 79,710ย km2 (30,778ย sqย mi). It is the 15th largest state by area, and the 14th largest by population. Hindi is the official language of the state. The city of Ranchi is its capital and Dumka its sub capital. The state is known for its waterfalls, hills and holy places; Baidyanath Dham, Parasnath and Rajrappa are major religious sites. The state was formed in 2000, from the territory that had previously been part of Bihar.

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On Monday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced a six-day lockdown in the national capital starting from 10 pm on Monday.
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On Thursday, Jharkhand reported close to 3,500 COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day spike since the outbreak of the virus in March last year.
Credit: DNA - Published 4 days ago

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