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Jharkhand recommends Ranchi SSP’s name for President’s medal

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Ranchi: The Jharkhand government on Wednesday decided to recommend the name of Ranchi Senior Superintendent of Police Prabhat Kumar, who was injured in a gun battle with Maoist rebels on the outskirts of Ranchi, for the President’s medal.

“Chief Minister Raghubar Das has given his consent to recommend name of injured Ranchi SSP for the President’s medal,” an official told IANS.

The state government has also decided to confer the state gallantry award on the SSP, his driver Rumul Sawaiya and bodyguard Faizal,” the official said.2015-08-19_2130

The chief minister paid homage to the slain driver.

The state government handed over a cheque of Rs.10 lakh to the family of the slain driver and decided to bear the expenses of the education of his children.

One of the family members of the driver will get a government job on compassionate grounds.

On Tuesday, the Ranchi SSP was injured and his driver was killed in a gun battle with Maoists at Dulmi village on the outskirts of state capital Ranchi.

(IANS)

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Jharkhand Government Bans Sale and Usage of E-cigarettes

Jharkhand bans e-cigarettes

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In this April 11, 2018, photo, an unidentified 15-year-old high school student uses a vaping device near the school's campus in Cambridge, Mass. Health and education officials across the country are raising alarms over wide underage use of e-cigarettes and other vaping products. The devices heat liquid into an inhalable vapor that's sold in sugary flavors like mango and mint — and often with the addictive drug nicotine. VOA

The Jharkhand government on Tuesday banned the sale and usage of e-cigarettes in the state, according to an official notification.

“E-cigarettes are the new method of nicotine use. It affects the embryos in pregnant woman. It also causes mental problem. The sale, distribution, advertisement, import and usage of e-cigarettes have been banned with immediate effect,” the notification issued by the state’s health department said.

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A woman smokes an electronic cigarette in London, Aug. 19, 2015. VOA

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“E-cigarettes usually contain ingredients like propylene glycol (PG) and glycerol, mixed with concentrated flavors and optionally, a variable percentage of nicotine,” it added. (IANS)

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