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
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.
The Jamshedpur district administration has started a special Covid-19 vaccination window for foreign-bound students and workers, people returning to Jharkhand after taking the first jab in other states and people going to other states for treatment, officials said on Wednesday
The police have arrested the absconding director of a government-approved shelter home, his wife, and two others for the alleged sexual abuse of the institute’s minor inmates, officials familiar with the matter said on Wednesday
The East Singhbhum district administration has directed bank authorities to freeze the account of Mother Teresa Welfare Trust (MTWT) children’s home, officials said on Tuesday
Seven leaders of East Singhbhum unit of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), the student wing of Congress, were expelled from the organisation for three years for posting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ on the party’s official WhatsApp group, officials said on Tuesday
At a time when fuel prices have skyrocketed past the ₹100-mark, a vaccination camp was providing people with one litre of free petrol for getting vaccinated against Covid-19 at Chakradharpur in West Singhbhum district
On the occasion, minister Joba Majhi said, “Every citizen must protect themselves against Covid-19 by getting vaccinated urgently. They should not pay any heed to rumours over vaccination”
South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to set up 201MW solar power plant on 500 acres vacant land under its jurisdiction as part of its green energy initiatives, officials said on Monday
Police were still trying to trace two minor girls who went missing while shifting 40 inmates of Mother Teresa Welfare Trust (MTWT) shelter home to Patamda in Jamshedpur on Friday last, officials said on Sunday
Three minor boys and an elderly woman died of electrocution while bathing in a check dam after a high tension electric wire fell into water at Belajuri village under MGM police station in Jamshedpur on Sunday, police said, adding that another minor sustained burn injuries in the incident
An FIR was lodged against Seraikela-Kharsawan district mining officer (DMO) on charges of demanding ₹60,000 bribe for releasing a seized tractor, police said on Sunday
Bodies of a minor girl and boy were recovered from a railway track after they near Birbans halt station under Seraikela-Kharsawan district on Saturday, police said on Sunday
One of the two girls missing since last evening hailed from Birsanagar and the other one hailed from Ghatshila.
Two girl inmates have been reported missing from a state-registered shelter home in Jharkhand’s East Singhbhum district, whose director and staff have been booked for alleged sexual assault and torture of underage girls, senior officials familiar with the matter said on Saturday
FIRs were lodged against assistant general managers (AGMs) in charge of Jharkhand State Food Corporation (JSFC) godowns in Sakchi and Burmamines in connection with an alleged “vanishing” of foodgrains and their blackmarketing in Jamshedpur, officials said on Friday “FIRs have been lodged at Sakchi and Burmamines police stations against the AGMs of Sakchi and Burmamines godowns of JSFC for mismatch of foodgrain stock and their alleged blackmarketing late Thursday night
The state health department on Friday sacked driver of health minister Banna Gupta on charges of raping a woman and threatening her to make its video viral, according to an official notification
Jamshedpur will not get exemptions and relaxations extended in the other 23 districts during the Unlock-2, as the city continued to report the highest number of cases in the state
Jamshedpur The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Thursday sought a report from East Singhbhum deputy commissioner (DC) on the alleged sexual abuse and violation of child labour laws at Mother Teresa Welfare Trust children home within seven days
Police said they have expanded the scope of the investigation in the light of the findings.
Police on Tuesday said an FIR under Pocso (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act and sections of the Indian Penal Code was lodged on the complaint of the two rescued girls.
Jamshedpur assistant superintendent of police Kumar Gaurav said all five have been booked under various sections of Pocso (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act and the Indian Penal Code.
A total of 2,114 children below 14 years of age have been infected with coronavirus in Jamshedpur (East Singhbhum) since its outbreak last year, while only one has died during the period, according to an analysis of the district health bulletin
Police said it wasn’t immediately clear whether the deceased was plucking mangoes from the orchard that belonged to the family of the accused when they allegedly attacked her.
Pushpa Rani Tirkey, an activist, said the girl has been sent to a childcare institute for counselling. An FIR has been lodged
Three teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were deployed in Jamshedpur, while as East Singhbhum (Jamshedpur) district administration stopped Covid-19 vaccination drive at all centres on Wednesday and Thursday in view of Cyclone Yaas expected to hit the state on Wednesday, officials said on Tuesday