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Jharkhand About this sound pronunciation  (Hindi: झारखंड, Bengali: ঝাড়খণ্ড,Bengali pronunciation: [dʒʰaːrkʰəɳɖ]) is a state in eastern India. It was carved out of the southern part of Bihar state on 15 November 2000. Jharkhand shares its border with the states of Bihar to the north, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to the west, Orissa to the south, and West Bengal to the east.

The industrial city of Ranchi is its capital. Some of the other major cities and industrial centres are Jamshedpur, Bokaro, Sindri, Giridih, Gumla, Deoghar, Hazaribagh and Dhanbad once a part of West Bengal.

Jharkhand is famed for its mineral wealth and forestry products.

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Damodar River (Bengali: দামোদর নদ) originates near Chandwa village, Palamau district, on the Chota Nagpur Plateau in the Jharkhand state in eastern India and flows eastward for about 592 km through the states of Jharkhand and West Bengal to the estaury of the River Hughli. It has a number of tributaries and subtributaries, such as Barakar, Konar, Guaia, Jamania, Usri, Bokaro, Haharo, Khadia and Bhera.

In some of the local languages of Jharkhand it is called Damuda; damu means sacred and da means water. The Damodar used to flow through Bengal on a direct west to east course and join the River Hughli near Kalna. It has changed its course and in its lower reaches most of the water flows into the Mundeswari river, which combines with other rivers and finally most of the Damodar water flows into the Rupnarayan River. The balance water flows through what is known as Damodar into the Hughli south of Kolkata.

The Barakar is the most important tributary of the Damodar. It originates near Padma in Hazaribagh district and flows through Jharkhand before meeting the Damodar near Dishergarh in West Bengal. The Damodar and the Barakar trifurcates the Chota Nagpur plateau. The rivers pass through hilly areas with great force, sweeping away whatever lies in their path. Two bridges on the Grand Trunk Road near Barhi in Hazaribagh district were torn down by the Barakar, the great stone bridge in 1913 and the subsequent iron bridge in 1946.

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Babulal Marandi , the first chief minister of Jharkhand.

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Lance Naik (LCpl) Albert Ekka (1942-71) was a soldier in the Indian army. He died in service in the Battle of Hilli, during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India's highest award for valour in the face of the enemy,

Albert Ekka was born on 27 December 1942, in Zari village of Ranchi tehsil of Ranchi district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. His father's name was Zuluis Ekka and he hailed from a Christian family of tribal heritage. On 27 December 1962, at the age of 20, Albert was enrolled in the 14 Guards of the Indian army.

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People: Syed Sibtey Razi

Educational Institutions: Vinoba Bhave University, Sidhhu Kanhu University, Cambridge Institute of Technology, Doranda College, Ranchi College, St. Paul's College, Ranchi, Chhotanagpur Law College, Ranchi Women's College

Wikify: St. Xavier's College, Ranchi, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ranchi University, Sapphire International, Ranchi

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Updated DYK query.svgJharkhand was formed on November_15, 2000 as the 28th state of India.

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Jamsehdpur About this sound pronunciation  (जमशेदपूर in Devanagari) is a city located in the state of Jharkhand in India, founded by the late Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata as Sakchi. Located in the East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand on the Chota Nagpur plateau, Jamshedpur is surrounded by the beautiful Dalma Hills, and the rivers Subarnrekha and Kharkai border the North & West of the city, respectively. The reason for the founding of Jamshedpur was the starting up of the first Iron and steel plant in India, by Tata Steel.

In 1919 Lord Chelmsford named the city Jamshedpur, in honour of its founder, Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata , whose birthday is celebrated on 3rd March as Founder's Day. J. N. Tata had written to his son Dorabji Tata about his vision of a great city in the area. Jamshedpur is nicknamed as the Steel City. It is also referred to as Tatanagar after the name of its railway station, or simply as 'Tata' in deference to the significant presence of Tata companies in the city.

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