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Monday, 18 October 2021 | PNS

Infant drowns in bucket of water

Giridih: A one-year-old infant died by drowning in a bucket full of water on Sunday at Niche Tola village under Gaown police station of Giridih. On Sunday morning, Rajesh Sharma, a resident of Ghosho village of Deori block of the district, along with his wife and their one-year-old child Ridanshu had come to Niche tola to visit their relatives. While playing, the infant fell in the bucket and died of asphyxiation. He was rushed to a nearby hospital by family members later, but doctors declared him dead.

ReshaMandi to expand in Jharkhand

Jamshedpur: ReshaMandi, a silk-tech startup that serves as a B2B marketplace for silk farmers, businesses, and retailers in India, has decided to expand its reach in Jharkhand. It has on-boarded more than 35,000 small businesses spanning across farmers, SME manufacturers, and retailers onto its supply chain, impacting over US$ 1.5 billion worth of market, in the first 15 months of its operations. Its processes have helped increase small business incomes by 35-55% and the use of indigenous raw silk dramatically. ReshaMandi plans to expand its agricultural business in all major silk-producing states across India while also establishing itself as a leader in weaving clusters like Banaras, Salem, Kanchipuram, Maheshwar, and Dharmavaram.

1.31 lakh Railway passengers fined over 7 cr 

Dhanbad: The Dhanbad railways division has slapped a total fine worth over Rs 7.21 crores from 1.31 lakh passengers during the last seven months for violation of Covid-19 norms. The fine amount includes excess baggage charges and fine for travelling without ticket, according to divisional spokesperson PK Mishra.

The drive was launched in the direction of DRM Asiah Bansal at all important stations of the division and trains passing via this division, said Mishra.

The drive started in April and till date the aforementioned amount was raised as additional revenue by the staff of the commercial department, he said.  Passengers not abiding to Covid norms of wearing facemasks in running trains and railway premises, retiring rooms and platforms were also fined, he said.

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