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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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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

Image for representation. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
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.

Image for representation. (Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times (Representative Image))
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
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Probe on into criminal past of Dawood’s aide Majeed’s Jamshedpur accomplice

Abdul Majeed Kutty was wanted, along with Dawood and Abu Salem, in serial bomb blast plot in Maharashtra and Gujarat.

Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.(File photo)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 06:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Security forces in Jharkhand foil Maoist ambush, neutralize 22 IEDs

The bomb detection and disposal squad of the Jharkhand Jaguar, a special anti-Maoist force neutralized the IEDs that were laid in a series.

The IEDs were planted along a jungle track that used by both security forces and villagers.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 28, 2020 07:57 PM IST
HIndustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Dawood’s aide’s fake passport was made in Patna by friend

58-year-old Majeed was arrested near Bari Masjid under Mango police station (PS) of Jamshedpur by a team of Gujarat ATS and city police team.

File photo: Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 07:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Dawood’s aide wanted for serial blast plot nabbed in Jamshedpur after 24 years

Abdul Majeed Kutty had smuggled 4 kilograms of explosive material RDX, 115 pistols, 750 bullets.

File photo: Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 07:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

‘Withdraw farm bills, wake up from slumber’: Jharkhand CM slams Centre over farmers’ stir

“The way farmers’ strike is continuing, it seems PM Modi would wake up after the death of the farmers,” Soren said.

File photo: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 11:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Banned Naxal outfit leader Jidan Guriya killed in encounter in Jharkhand

The encounter happened after the joint team of police and CRPF had gone on a search operation on a tip-off that PLFI supremo Dinesh Gope, carrying a cash reward of Rs 25 lakh, and another top PLFI ultra Martin Kerketta were moving in the jungles around Koengsar village on the Khunti-West Singhbhum district borders, police officials said.

PLFI top commander Jidan Guriya was killed in an encounter at Koengsar village under Murhu PS in Khunti district with district police and CRPF Batallin-94 around 9.30 am this morning. An AK-47 automatic assault rifle has been recovered from near his body.(SOURCED.)
Updated on Dec 21, 2020 11:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Now, tribals threaten stir, set Dec 31 deadline for separate religion code

The 2nd phase of the movement for separate Sarna religion code would start with 200 Sarna Dharma Sagars (Raths) and public awareness campaigns in all these five states from December 20, said tribal organisations.

Members of different tribal organisation demanding that Sarna Religion Code 2021 should be included in the census form.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 06:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | ByDebashish Sarkar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Jharkhand man chased for Rs 3.5cr GST fraud turns out to be a daily wage worker

Ladun clarified that he had no clue how was he made the MD of a company when his MGNREGA enlisting earned him no more than Rs 198 a day, making it an everyday struggle to make both ends meet

A daily wage labourer near Jamshedpur has been dragged into a GST fraud case involving Rs 3.5 crore.(HT Photo?Representational use)
Updated on Dec 05, 2020 12:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jameshedpur | ByDebashish Sarkar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

2 infants from Jharkhand govt aided agency die at Jamshedpur hospital, 4 others critical

Officials said the infants could have been saved had they been shifted to the ICU in time. Hospital is ascertaining details.

Earlier, Sahyog Village centre in Khunti had to be closed down following the deaths of two infants due to underweight complications in August 2018.(AFP Photo/File/Representative)
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 02:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | ByDebashish Sarkar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
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