Debashish Sarkar

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

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

Guv, BJP MP, MLA test Covid-19 positive; state toll up at 1,386

Governor Droupadi Murmu and a host of political leaders tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday amid continuing hike in coronavirus toll and new cases, officials said

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Published on Apr 17, 2021 10:18 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

42-yr-old bludgeons and suffocates wife, minor daughters, their teacher

Investigators cited a preliminary probe and said Kumar, who works in the fire brigade of a steel factory, killed his wife and daughters by bludgeoning them with a hammer and suffocating them with a pillow after drinking liquor on Sunday night.

The motives for the killings are not known.
Updated on Apr 14, 2021 03:06 AM IST
By, Ranchi

46 students in XLRI infected

As many as 46 students of premier business school XLRI-Xavier School of Management and six of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College (MGMMC) in Jamshedpur tested positive for Covid-19, officials said on Saturday

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Updated on Apr 10, 2021 10:38 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

10.23 lakh doses of Covishield arrive

Jharkhand on Friday received 10

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Updated on Apr 09, 2021 09:59 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Jharkhand to get 12 lakh vaccine doses in 2 days

Jharkhand heaved a sigh of relief on Wednesday after the Union health ministry confirmed that it will send 12 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccines by Thursday and Friday

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Updated on Apr 07, 2021 10:27 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Another patient flees MGMMCH Covid ward

A Covid-19 fled Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and Hospital (MGMMCH) in Jamshedpur late Sunday night and was traceless till Monday evening, officials said

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Published on Apr 05, 2021 10:19 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Two schools sealed after teachers, student test Covid positive in Jharkhand

Two city-based private schools were sealed after two teachers and a student tested Covid-19 positive here, said an official on Friday

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Published on Apr 02, 2021 10:46 PM IST
ByDebashish Sarkar I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Jamshedpur

State’s first 100-bed malnutrition treatment centre in W Singhbhum

In a first, a 100-bed dedicated Malnutrition Treatment cum Training Centre (MTTC) started functioning at Barachiru under Khuntpani block in West Singhbhum district on Wednesday to effectively treat malnourished children

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Published on Mar 31, 2021 10:04 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Jharkhand rape accused tries to slit his throat fearing arrest

A rape accused tried to take his life by slitting his throat fearing arrest by police

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Published on Mar 25, 2021 02:46 PM IST

Bank officer who allegedly staged 15 lakh heist arrested in Jharkhand

Police said the bank officer claimed that he needed the money desperately for the treatment of his mother who he said is suffering from cancer.

The bnk officer and four other criminals were arrested three days after the loot. (Representational Photo/Getty Images/)
Published on Mar 24, 2021 01:12 PM IST

Village heads in J’khand’s Kolhan set to get judicial powers under a British rule still alive

Traditional tribal panchayat heads (Mankis) and village heads (Mundas) in Kolhan division of Jharkhand will soon get judicial powers back under the British-era Wilkinson Rule of 1837, which no legislation in Parliament has scrapped or amended to date

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Published on Mar 22, 2021 09:46 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Tata Zoo gets two pairs of pheasants from Vadodara Zoo in lieu of 21 deer

Tata Steel Zoological Park, Jamshedpur, got two pairs of pheasants, a ring-necked and a silver, from Sri Siyajibaug Zoo in Vadodara (Gujarat) in exchange of 21 deer on Wednesday

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Published on Mar 17, 2021 10:24 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur doctor tests Covid positive after taking both doses of vaccine

The DC said there’s no need to panic as there would be some exceptions as the efficacy of the Covishield vaccine is above 60% while the same for Covaxin is about 80%.

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Updated on Mar 18, 2021 02:40 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

3 Jharkhand Jaguar force jawans killed in Maoist landmine blast

Two of the three killed jawans have been identified as constable Haridwar Shah (Palamu) and constable Kiran Surin (Simdega).

As per sources, the landmines blasts were triggered by the Maoists when a joint team of district police, CRPF and JJ were on a search operation early this morning in and around Langi hills,
Published on Mar 04, 2021 01:28 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur

Jharkhand: 14-year-old allegedly gangraped in Chaibasa; three arrested

The girl had gone to Dokatta village with her family to celebrate Maghe festival on Friday. The men gang-raped her there and fled after abandoning her in Chaibasa

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Updated on Mar 03, 2021 04:22 PM IST

CoBRA jawan, two Maoists injured in encounter in Jharkhand

Police said a Maoist group led by two of its most wanted leaders attacked a part of security forces who were on a search operation.

An Assistant Commandant of CRPF’s CoBRA was killed in an IED blast in Chhattisgarh.(PTI)
Published on Feb 07, 2021 04:29 PM IST

Cash loaders forget 1.5 lakh in ATM in Jamshedpur, teens return it to cops

The cash loaders acknowledged that they were in a hurry and had forgotten to load ₹1.5 lakh into the ATM.

The Jamshedpur Police said Shahid Akhtar (left), Md Wasim and Abdul Rashid would be felicitated for their honesty. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 02, 2021 07:38 PM IST

Jharkhand woman gets Padma Shri for saving women branded as witches

Chhutni Mahato, 62, has rescued over a hundred women branded as witches in Jharkhand since she survived a murder and rape attempt 25 years back after she too was called a witch

Chhutni Mahato. (Sourced)
Updated on Jan 26, 2021 04:31 PM IST

Hundreds of Jharkhand women quit liquor trade in bid to become self-reliant

About150 women have shunned the liquor business to move on to other vocations such as dairy farming, horticulture and vegetable vending etc.

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Updated on Jan 11, 2021 10:25 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Jharkhand: Couple killed in front of minor son over land dispute

All the accused are relatives of the deceased couple and hatched a conspiracy to kill them after they got to know that the man was planning to sell a piece of land that belonged to his father-in-law

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Published on Jan 04, 2021 02:10 PM IST
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11 foreigners test positive for Covid-19 in Jamshedpur amid scare over mutant variant

Those who tested for Covid-19 were among 46 foreigners from the Philippines, Ghana, South Africa, New Zealand and Zambia who were staying at the same hotel.

The hotel has been sealed and all 46 foreigners including those who tested positive have been quarantined there.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 31, 2020 11:38 PM IST
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