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
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.
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.
Jharkhand has not yet complied with an order of the Securities and Exchange Board of India which was intended to check Ponzi schemes
Residents of Seraikela-Kharsawan district will vote for three Lok Sabha seats in the upcoming general elections.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The East Singhbhum district has more toilets than the total number of below poverty line (BPL) families here. While this may please Union rural development minister Jairam Ramesh and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi — both championing the cause of building toilets to prevent open defecation — the matter calls for a thorough scrutiny.
At a time when a kilo of onions cost Rs 100, Raj Kishore Das has been forced to live on a Rs 200 pension. With no other avenue open and a daughter to support, the 87-year-old was recently forced to take up teaching again. Debashish Sarkar reports.
Jamshedpur in Jharkhand and low-lying areas of West Midnapore district in West Bengal were staring at the grim prospect of flash floods, as Odisha opened four gates of Byangbil and Kharkai dams on Tuesday morning following continuous rains there for the last few days. Debashish Sarkar reports.
Getting murkier by minutes, Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) was on boil on Tuesday over sudden popping up of about 50 lady voters in the voting list finally issued after much demands and complaints.
The Jharkhand Government has served notices on 22 prospective industrial investors asking them why the MoUs should not be cancelled, reports Debashish Sarkar.
Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and his aides parked a major portion of the money raised through the Rs 4,000-crore laundering scam in five foreign bank accounts in three cities.
The four-day joint anti-Maoist operation in the border areas of Jharkhand’s East Singhbhum and West Singhbhum districts, West Bengal’s West Midnapore and Purulia and Orissa’s Mayurbhanj was almost over on Thursday after the forces located and demolished a CPI(Maoist) training camp in a hilly area near Belpahari in Bengal.
Updated on Mar 12, 2010 12:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDebashish Sarkar and Probal Sanatani, Jamshedpur
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Saryu Rai on Monday released a CD that allegedly has statements linking the money laundering scam in which former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda is involved with one “Guruji”.