Debashish Sarkar is a special correspondent based in Jamshedpur. He has been covering government, administration, politics and crime among other things.
Articles by Debashish Sarkar
Dr. Kamalesh Oraon of the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College Hospital (MGMMCH), was allegedly beaten following the death of a minor girl during treatment late Monday night.
The Adivasi Kurmi Samaj (AKS) has called for an indefinite ‘Rail Teka-Dagar Chheka’ (rail blockade movement) at eight railway stations across Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Odisha from September 20.
The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday declared the “Rail teka Dahar Chheka” movement illegal, after which West Bengal faction of the Adivasi Kurmi Samaj withdrew itself from the blockade.
“Our rail roko will continue until the Centre includes the Kurmi community in the ST list and our language Kurmali, in the eighth schedule of the Constitution, and a separate religion code for us. We appeal to railway passengers to bear with us since we have been left with no other option. We have been agitating for the past 73 years,” said AKS central secretary Jairam Mahato.
Sakchi police station officer-in-charge (OC) Sanjay Kumar said it has been confirmed that the woman from Balarampur in Purulia district of West Bengal is the mother of the newborn baby
Engineer-in-chief (EIC) of the Jharkhand road construction department, KK Lal, directed the department’s Central Design Organisation (CDO) on Saturday to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for the second Jamshedpur-NH 33 bypass, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.
Twelve civilians and three security personnel have been killed in Maoist violence in the Kolhan forest division over the last 10 months
Shoe baron Ashish Dey, owner of the famous brand Sreeleathers, was shot dead by motorcycle-borne shooters on 2 November 2007 near his residence
This marks the 11th civilian killed in Maoist-related violence in the past ten months in the hilly-forested terrain within Saranda and Kokhan reserve forests in the district, officials added.
This is the 11th civilian killed in Maoist violence - either killed by them or died in their IED blasts - in the past 10 months in the hilly terrain inside Saranda and Kokhan reserve forests in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district
“We were working on an employment policy based on the Khatiyan of 1932. It was stalled due to a conspiracy by opposition parties. However, you need not worry. We will introduce a strong law to secure jobs for future generations,” chief minister Hemant Soren said, addressing an employment fair at the Tata College Ground in Chaibasa in West Singhbhum district on Friday.
The incident took place in a forest between Tumbahaka and Sarjomburu villages in Tonto police station area late on Monday night
According to the officials, the issue came to light when several PDS shops in Jamshedpur posted notices declaring a lack of food grain stock for August, thus preventing them from distribution.
Tagging the official Twitter handles of Jamshedpur FC, Jamshedpur Police and district administration, the district BJP chief warned that they will not allow Jamshedpur FC to play in Jamshedpur if the player fails to apologise
Police verified on Saturday that top three Maoist leaders, Misir Besra, known by aliases Bhaskar and Sunirmal-ji, central committee members Asim Mondal (also called Akash or Timir) and Patiram Majhi (referred to as Anal-da or Ramesh), have taken refuge within the dense terrains that traverse the boundaries of the three districts West Singhbhum, Seraikela-Kharsawan, and Khunti.
According to officials, the encounter broke out when police and CRPF were carrying out a joint search operation for the Maoist squad led by Maoist commander and central committee member Misir Besra
The development came after the alleged encroachment and construction of houses in a tribal cremation ground in Tilkagarh, under Parsudih police station in Jamshedpur city of East Singhbhum district for the past three to four months. Tilkagarh is a semi-urban census town on the fringes of Jamshedpur.
This initiative is part of the Centre’s ambitious Amrit Bharat Stations Scheme (ABSS), under which redevelopment work has begun on 508 stations in 27 states and Union Territories (UTs).
“This MoU will pave the way for the country’s first hydrogen fuel-related plant in Jamshedpur where the latest technology for making hydrogen engines will be used, which will benefit the entire country in the coming times. This plant is expected to generate direct and indirect employment for 310 persons,” said Soren.
The Congress has initiated a probe into recent expulsion of seven leaders from its students’ wing National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) for allegedly posting religious chants on its official WhatsApp district unit group, East Singhbhum (Jamshedpur) district party president said on Sunday
The Indian economy is making a V-shape recovery, and this decade will be the decade of India, according to Dr Krishnamurthy Subramanian, chief economic advisor (CEA) to Government of India (GoI)
Jamshedpur and Chaibasa head post offices will put a special cancellation marking International Yoga Day on all mails booked on Monday, a top official said on Sunday
Jamshedpur (East Singhbhum) district administration and corporate firms have joined hands to set up Oxygen plants in rural hospitals and ensure round-the-clock oxygen availability across the district ahead of the probable third wave of Covid-19 pandemic, officials said on Saturday
A man having multiple wives was arrested on Friday from West Bengal’s Purulia district for allegedly abducting a 25-year-old woman from Parsudih police station area in Jamshedpur, police said on Saturday
A 30-year-old man was arrested late Friday evening following a complaint by his wife that he forced her into unnatural sex and sexually abused one of their two minor daughters while keeping them in captivity for past 15 days at their house in Jamshedpur, police said on Saturday
Jamshedpur (East) MLA Saryu Roy has tweeted to chief minister (CM) Hemant Soren, demanding stalling of auction of “illegally mined” iron ore stock from Ajitaburu mine leased to a firm in West Singhbhum district
Two more girl inmates, who recently went missing from a Patamda-based shelter home in the district, were recovered safely on Friday from Telco-based Mother Teresa Welfare Trust (MTWT) children’s home, officials said
BJP state president Dipak Prakash met state Governor Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday and submitted a detailed memorandum apprising her of alleged loot of iron ore, coal and sand in the state since the UPA government came into power in Jharkhand
Rotaract Club of Chaibasa and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) announced on Thursday to hold a special vaccination camp at Singhbhum Trading Company Petrol Pump near Shahid Chowk in Chaibasa on June 21, during which people getting vaccinated would be given 1-litre petrol for free
On June 5, two girl inmates aged 16 and 17 escaped from the children’s home run by an NGO called Mother Teresa Welfare Trust and were later rescued by the police.