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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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More toilets than BPL families in East Singhbhum

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.

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Updated on Feb 26, 2014 03:24 PM IST
None | By, Jamshedpur

Jharkhand: struggling on Rs 200 pension, octogenarian teacher goes back to school

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.

Updated on Oct 30, 2013 08:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur, Midnapore face floods as Odisha opens 4 dam gates

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.

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Updated on Jul 30, 2013 09:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jamshedpur

Former Ranji player, STF DIG want JSCA poll put on hold

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.

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Updated on May 21, 2013 10:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jamshedpur

Why no work yet? Jharkhand questions stalling investors

The Jharkhand Government has served notices on 22 prospective industrial investors asking them why the MoUs should not be cancelled, reports Debashish Sarkar.

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Updated on Apr 19, 2010 09:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jamshedpur

‘Koda parked funds in 5 offshore accounts’

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.

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Updated on Mar 13, 2010 01:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jamshedpur

Maoists on run as joint Op ends

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.

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Updated on Mar 12, 2010 12:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDebashish Sarkar and Probal Sanatani, Jamshedpur

Madhu koda scam: CD implicates ‘guruji’

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”.

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Updated on Feb 22, 2010 11:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jamshedpur

Kid wants death, suffer says life

A deadly debate has pitched the steel city into the global morality club. For the first time, it is splitting hair over euthanasia.

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Published on May 25, 2006 02:32 AM IST
None | By, Jamshedpur
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