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Debashish Sarkar

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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Four NIT Jamshedpur students bag Rs 27 lakh offer from Amazon

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.

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Updated on Aug 25, 2015 02:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jamshedpur

261 girls flee from govt school hostel to escape sexual harassment

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.

Updated on Aug 22, 2015 12:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur: 4 arrested for harassing two schoolgirls on bus

Four men accused of harassing two schoolgirls, who were seriously injured when they jumped out of a bus, were arrested in Jamshedpur on Sunday.

Updated on Aug 09, 2015 02:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jamshedpur

Jharkhand: Search on for 3 girls lured by Maoists

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.

Updated on Aug 05, 2015 10:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jamshedpur

CM appeals for peace, orders probe into Jamshedpur clash

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.

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Updated on Jul 22, 2015 11:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByB Vijay Murty/ Debashish Sarkar, Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur tense after flare-up over sexual harassment

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.

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Updated on Jul 21, 2015 11:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jamshedpur

IVRS mess: Press '0' by mistake and your LPG subsidy is gone

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.

Updated on Jul 18, 2015 11:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jamshedpur

To save elephants, trains to slow down in Saranda forest

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.

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Updated on Jun 15, 2015 01:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jamshedpur

Jharkhand Muslims livid over ‘wrong depiction’ of caliphs in textbook

Jharkhand Muslims livid over ‘wrong depiction’ of caliphs in textbook

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Updated on Mar 20, 2015 03:16 PM IST
None | By, Jamshedpur

State to wage psyhological warfare against Maoists

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.

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Updated on Mar 14, 2015 04:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jamshedpur

Wind-powered cooler opens door to Japan for teenager

A teenaged girl has come up with a wind-powered rural cooler.

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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

Owaisis’ MIM aims to open account in Jharkhand

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.

Updated on Dec 03, 2014 04:34 PM IST
None | By, Jamshedpur

After Maharashtra, MIM keen to score a Jharkhand win

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.

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Updated on Nov 06, 2014 11:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jamshedpur

NIA detects accused’s connection with JuL, LeT

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.

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Updated on Oct 31, 2014 01:08 PM IST
None | By, Jamshedpur

Two cops charged with rape and harassment

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.

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Updated on Sep 25, 2014 05:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAnbwesh Roy Choudhury/Debashish Sarkar, Ranchi/jamshedpur

BJP, JMM cadres clash in J’khand over booing of CM

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.

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Updated on Aug 23, 2014 11:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepak Mahato/Debashish Sarkar, Ranchi/jamshedpur

While candidates lose deposits EC laughs all the way to the bank

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.

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Updated on May 21, 2014 04:18 PM IST
None | By, Jamshedpur

An extraordinarily ordinary man laid to rest

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.

Updated on May 20, 2014 12:59 AM IST
None | By, Jamshedpur

Subsidised food grain to 11 lakh BPL families in J'khand to stop by June end

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.

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Updated on May 10, 2014 11:32 PM IST
None | By, Jamshedpur

Rights panel summons CS after death of another silicosis patient

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.

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Updated on May 02, 2014 11:32 PM IST
None | By, Jamshedpur

Now, dairy farmers can insure newborn calves for just Rs 60

This is music to the dairy farmers and may perhaps also lead to a white revolution in Jharkhand

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Updated on Apr 27, 2014 04:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jamshedpur

Ex-super cop Ajoy Kumar to come alive on celluloid soon

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.

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Updated on Apr 16, 2014 11:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jamshedpur

Ajoy Kumar drops ‘video’ bomb on Vidyut Baran Mahato

Barely 48 hours ahead of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s rally here, the Rajya Sabha horse-trading scams of 2012 and 2010 came back to haunt the party and its claim of corruption-free good governance.

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Updated on Apr 08, 2014 11:41 PM IST
None | By, Jamshedpur

State fails to act on SEBI order for checking Ponzi schemes

Jharkhand has not yet complied with an order of the Securities and Exchange Board of India which was intended to check Ponzi schemes

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Updated on Apr 03, 2014 04:35 PM IST
None | By, Jamshedpur

Seraikela-Kharsawan to vote for three LS seats

Residents of Seraikela-Kharsawan district will vote for three Lok Sabha seats in the upcoming general elections.

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Updated on Mar 24, 2014 05:17 PM IST
None | By, Jamshedpur

EVM: J'khand voters won’t be able to verify if they pressed the right button

Voters in Jharkhand will not be able to verify if their votes went to the chosen candidates or not after casting their votes in the parliamentary elections.

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Updated on Mar 23, 2014 04:36 PM IST
None | By, Jamshedpur

Plan to give satellite phones to securitymen in Maoist-hit areas

To ensure free and fair parliamentary polls in Maoist -hit areas, the government plans to provide satellite phones to security personnel in remote areas and also to form anti-sabotage units

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Updated on Mar 15, 2014 05:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jamshedpur

This pink brigade gives hiccups to bootleggers in Jharkhand

Pramila Patro, 32, appears to be a simple housewife. But, her name strikes terror among the bootleggers across 52 villages along Jharkhand-Odisha border, about 125km from Jamshedpur.

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Updated on Mar 10, 2014 05:45 PM IST
None | By, Jamshedpur

Jindal Steel’s projects worth `22,000-cr get green signal in East Singhbhum

Paths have been cleared for setting up of Jindal Steel and Power Limited’s (JSPL’s) proposed 6 million tonne integrated steel plant and 1320 MW captive power plant projects worth around `22, 000 crore at Asanboni in Potka Block of East Singhbhum.

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Updated on Mar 09, 2014 04:33 PM IST
None | By, Jamshedpur

Man with Silicosis stares at death, NHRC awaits report

Basudev Bhagat (55) is languishing in a private nursing home — the Singh Nursing Home — in Ghatsila in East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. He is yet another silicosis patient staring at death.

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Updated on Mar 04, 2014 05:34 PM IST
None | By, Jamshedpur
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