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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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No trace of 2 missing girls from MTWT shelter home, 5 accused still at large

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

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Published on Jun 13, 2021 10:35 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

3 kids, elderly woman electrocuted while bathing

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

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Updated on Jun 13, 2021 10:34 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Mining officer booked for demanding bribe

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

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Published on Jun 13, 2021 10:34 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Two minors ‘die by suicide’, bodies recovered from rail track

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

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Published on Jun 13, 2021 10:33 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

2 more girls missing from Jharkhand shelter home amid sexual assault probe

One of the two girls missing since last evening hailed from Birsanagar and the other one hailed from Ghatshila.

According to the MTWT’s list of inmates, the shelter home has 43 children, including 23 girls and 20 boys, all of whom are under the age of 18.(ANI)
Updated on Jun 13, 2021 01:03 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur

38 MTWT home inmates shifted to Patamda, 2 more girls ‘missing’

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

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Published on Jun 12, 2021 09:58 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Probe into missing foodgrains: FIR against AGMs for blackmarketing

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

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Updated on Jun 11, 2021 09:20 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Health minister’s driver sacked for raping woman

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

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Published on Jun 11, 2021 09:06 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

No relaxations in Jamshedpur as cases still on rise

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

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Published on Jun 10, 2021 09:54 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Child rights panel seeks report on sex abuse in children home

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

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Published on Jun 10, 2021 08:26 PM IST

More girls may have been sexually abused at J’khand shelter home: Police

Police said they have expanded the scope of the investigation in the light of the findings.

The girls said they were physically and mentally tortured at the home and made to give in to the sexual demands of the perpetrators.(File Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2021 11:40 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur

Horrifying details of rape and torture emerge from Jharkhand NGO's shelter home

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.

Police said that all the accused are on the run.(Getty Images | Representative Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2021 10:34 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur, Hindustan Times

Shelter home head, wife booked under Pocso

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.

The FIR has named Harpal Singh Thapar, director of Mother Teresa Welfare Trust, his wife Pushpa Rani Tirkey, caretaker Deepa Singh, her son Aditya Singh and his friend Tony Singh.
Updated on Jun 09, 2021 12:03 AM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Over 2k kids infected in Jamshedpur so far

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

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Updated on Jun 05, 2021 09:05 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Minors held for killing 6-yr-old over mangoes

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.

Two minors killed another minor in dispute over mangoes. (HT Archive)
Published on Jun 05, 2021 03:31 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur

9-year-old girl sexually abused in Jharkhand shelter home; panchayat member held

Pushpa Rani Tirkey, an activist, said the girl has been sent to a childcare institute for counselling. An FIR has been lodged

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Published on May 27, 2021 01:29 PM IST

Jamshedpur stops Covid vaccination

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

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Published on May 25, 2021 08:44 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Doc who threatened to thrash minister arrested, Saryu Roy warns govt

Jamshedpur A doctor, who owns a private hospital and had allegedly threatened to thrash Jharkhand’s health minister Banna Gupta, was arrested late Sunday evening from his residence in Seraikela-Kharsawan district and was sent to jail early Monday morning, police said

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Published on May 24, 2021 09:03 PM IST

Health staff held hostage, threatened in West Singhbhum village

An auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM) and her husband were held hostage and threatened by irate locals during an immunisation drive in remote Popkanda village under Goilkera block of West Singhbhum district, officials said on Friday

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Published on May 21, 2021 09:57 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

J’khand doc threatens to ‘thrash’ state health minister, video goes viral

Furore rose over a viral video in which a doctor and owner of an Adityapur-based private hospital said he would have “beaten up a health department’s team and health minister Banna Gupta” on whose alleged “verbal” order the team went for a probe to his hospital on Saturday

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Published on May 16, 2021 09:44 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Secy among 36 persons at health min’s office booked for ‘forcibly’ getting Covid vaccine

An FIR has been lodged against Jamshedpur office in-charge of health and disaster management minister Banna Gupta on charges of forcing vaccination team to administer Covid-19 vaccine to 35 persons below the age of 45 years on May 11, three days before the vaccination drive for 18-44 years age group started in the state from Friday, officials said

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Published on May 14, 2021 09:33 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

10 persons issued vaccination certificate without getting the jab in Jamshedpur

The third round of Covid-19 vaccination drive for the age group of 18-44 years hit a hitch at the outset after at least 10 persons were issued vaccination certificates without being administered the dose in Jamshedpur on Friday, as vials “broke”, officials said

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Published on May 14, 2021 09:33 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Jharkhand health minister’s official booked for forcible vaccination of 35 people

FIR lodged for manhandling officials and also for getting people, all of them under-45, inoculated three days before the Covid vaccination drive opened up for all adults today

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Published on May 14, 2021 04:05 PM IST

Now, pilot escort for Oxygen express

The Indian Railways has decided to escort all Oxygen tanker-carrying special trains under South Eastern Railway (SER) zone and enhance strategic force deployment in wake of the recent Maoist sabotage of rail track on Howrah-Mumbai main line, especially after investigation found that highly explosive ammonium nitrate was used in the blast, senior Railway security officials said on Wednesday

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Published on Apr 28, 2021 09:38 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Jharkhand pumping O2 into nation’s lungs, 500 MT sent so far

Amid the Oxygen crisis that has hit the country in wake of the deadly second wave of coronavirus infection, Jharkhand on Tuesday sent 58 metric tonne (MT) of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) in two tankers to the national capital from Linde India Oxygen Plant here in Jamshedpur, taking the total oxygen sent to various states so far to 534 MT

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Updated on Apr 27, 2021 10:24 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

CPI(Maoist) ultras blow up part of Howrah-Mumbai rail track in Jharkhand

Suspected members of outlawed outfit CPI (Maoist) blew up about a metre of railway track on the Howrah-Mumbai main line between Sonua and Lotapahar stations under Chakradharpur division of South Eastern Railway (SER) in West Singhbhum district in the wee hours of Monday, officials said

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Published on Apr 26, 2021 09:25 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Maoists blow up portion of Howrah-Mumbai rail track in Jharkhand

About a meter of the railway track on the Howrah-Mumbai main line was blown away in Jharkhand early on Monday by suspected Maoists, who gave a call for Bharat Bandh on April 26 in support of farmers protests against the three Central farm laws

Jharkhand: Several mail,express and passenger trains were held up after the blast was detected.
Updated on Apr 26, 2021 01:06 PM IST

2nd Oxygen Express leaves Bokaro

The second Oxygen Express train of South Eastern Railway (SER) carrying 46

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Updated on Apr 26, 2021 12:40 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Ranchi hospitals get a lion’s share of Remdesivir stock

Ranchi-based private hospitals and nursing homes were alloted almost 698 vials out of the total 790 Remdesivir vials available.

About 90% of Remdesivir injection vials were sent to private hospitals and nursing homes based in Ranchi. (File Photo)
Published on Apr 22, 2021 09:20 AM IST
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