Debashish Sarkar is a special correspondent based in Jamshedpur. He has been covering government, administration, politics and crime among other things.
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A minor rape victim admitted to a government hospital in Jamshedpur was allegedly sexually assaulted by a security guard, police said on Monday.
A 48-year-old man hacked to death four members of a family in Jharkhand’s East Singhbhum on Wednesday, in what police said was a revenge attack as one of the victims’ brother had branded his wife a witch before she was killed
Noted theater and film personality Anupam Kher on Tuesday said the Narendra Modi government at the Centre should come up with country’s first Smart City in Kashmir for the Kashmiri Pandits who have been living a life of ‘refugees in their own country’ for the last 26 years.
If you are a resident of Jamshedpur, be prepared to pay fines ranging from `5,000 to `25,000 or even be sent to jail for wasting water, damaging roads or urinating in public
A panchayat in Chaibasa decided on Wednesday to slap a fine of Rs 5,000 against villagers for accusing a woman of practising witchcraft, the first such step against superstition rampant in the tribal-dominated state, a village headman has said.
Jamshedpur has come under the police scanner after investigation agencies stumbled upon leads linking arrested al-Qaeda-India (AQ-I) operator Abdurr Rehman Kataki with AQ-I chief Md Asif and terrorists involved in a suicide attack at Glasgow Airport on June 30, 2007.
Nineteen workers were injured, five seriously, in an explosion at the Tata Steel factory here on Monday, officials said.
The Adityapur-based area office of Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) has asked local bodies to ensure that Durga idols are immersed in temporary ponds dug up for the purpose and not in rivers.
Four students of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Jamshedpur bagged on Monday offers to work with US-based online shopping retail giant Amazon at an annual package of Rs 27 lakh each, the institute’s spokesperson said.
All 261 students of a government-run girls’ residential school fled their hostel in Jharkhand’s Seraikela-Kharswan district to escape alleged sexual harassment by a local youth over several days, police said on Friday.
Four men accused of harassing two schoolgirls, who were seriously injured when they jumped out of a bus, were arrested in Jamshedpur on Sunday.
A joint team of state police and central reserve police force in Jharkhand have launched search operation for three girls who have been lured by a CPI (Maoist) squad led by area commander Kanhu Ram Munda.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Rapid Action Force (RAF) staged a flag march in Mango on Tuesday evening as CRPF inspector general (IG) RK Mishra, Kolhan commissioner Arun and deputy inspector general (DIG) RK Dhan took charge of the steel city — turned into a battleground since Monday night with two communities clashing over an alleged eve-teasing incident.
Updated on Jul 22, 2015 11:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByB Vijay Murty/ Debashish Sarkar, Jamshedpur
Authorities in Jamshedpur imposed prohibitory orders under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in Mango police station area following a clash between two communities over an alleged incident of sexual harassment late on Monday night, officials said on Tuesday.
Over 11 lakh consumers in Jharkhand have responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘give it up’ campaign, but in Jameshedpur people complain they are losing their LPG subsidy after falling prey to the confusing interactive voice response system.
With increasing incidences of herds of elephants being killed after being hit a moving train, the forest and railways departments have come together and decided to slow the trains down in order to save the gentle giants while passing through the forested area.
Jharkhand Muslims livid over ‘wrong depiction’ of caliphs in textbook
Jharkhand will raise a dedicated police team for waging psychological warfare against Maoists, a top official said, indicating a proactive policy shift in the Raghubar Das government’s tactics against left-wing rebels.
A teenaged girl has come up with a wind-powered rural cooler.
Updated on Feb 17, 2015 10:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDebashish Sarkar Debashish Sarkar Debashish Sarkar Debashish Sarkar Debashish Sarkar Debashish Sarkar Debashish Sarkar, Jamshedpur
The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul-Muslimeen, popularly known as MIM, is looking to field candidates in 10 to 12 assembly seats in Jharkhand, a party leader said on Thursday, as the Hyderabad-based group seeks to expand its national footprint.
After putting up an impressive show in the Maharashtra assembly polls, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul-Muslemeen or MIM is set to spread its wings in Jharkhand as well.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is now focusing on Jamshedpur in connection with the Burdwan blast on October 2 in which two terrorists of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen (JuL) of Bangladesh were killed. NIA interrogation revealed arrested accused Sheesh Mahmood’s links with JUL, Laskar-e-Taiba (LeT) and his Bangladeshi nationality. JUL owes allegiance to Al Qaeda.
A woman constable in Jamshedpur accused her senior of raping her in the police station on August 23, 2014, while a constable was beaten up by public in Ranchi for harassing a girl the same day.
Updated on Sep 25, 2014 05:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAnbwesh Roy Choudhury/Debashish Sarkar, Ranchi/jamshedpur
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and BJP workers clashed on Saturday after the former waved black flags at Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar in protest against the booing of chief minister Hemant Soren in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's presence on Thursday.
Updated on Aug 23, 2014 11:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepak Mahato/Debashish Sarkar, Ranchi/jamshedpur
Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party may have run into the Election Commission (EC) quite a few times during the recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections, but the poll panel now has only the Modi wave to thank for raking in the mullah worth a few crores.
It was the wish of Russi Modi, a former chairman and managing director of Tata Steel, to be laid to rest beside the tomb of his mother, Lady Jerby Mody, at the Parsee cemetery in the city, and so his ashes were laid here on Monday morning.
Hunger pangs loom large over 11.15 lakh additional families living below poverty line (BPL) in the state, after the Union government informed the state government that it would not provide food grains at central issue price (CIP) for these families beyond June this year.
Another silicosis patient, Ram Bagal, died on his way to Musaboni Public Health Center (PHC) even as the Jharkhand government is yet to act on National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) notice seeking detailed report on silicosis related deaths, patients and compensation so far paid to them.
This is music to the dairy farmers and may perhaps also lead to a white revolution in Jharkhand
Randeep Hooda of Murder 3 and Highway fame will play Ajoy Kumar in the untitled movie to be directed by Prawaal Raman, who has also directed Gayab, Darna Mana Hai and Darna Zaroori Hai, 404 and others.