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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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Minor sisters found dead in Jharkhand, police launch probe

Bodies of two sisters, aged 12 and 15, were found hanging from a tree in a village of East Singhbhum district late Wednesday afternoon, police said on Thursday.

The two cousin sisters had gone missing on Monday after they had set out to cut grass in the nearby jungle in their village, police said. Villagers grazing cows and goats spotted the bodies of the girls following which police was informed.(File photo for representation)
Updated on Oct 09, 2020 07:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Minor cousins found hanging from tree in Jharkhand forest

The girls’ bodies were discovered late Wednesday. The police are investigating the matter

Representational Photo.
Published on Oct 08, 2020 02:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By

Man flees to Dubai after giving second wife talaq by post, police on chase

Rashida, the victim, has accused her husband Hasibullah of sending talaqnama by post on September 18 without meeting and discussing it with her.

Image for representation.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2020 09:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | ByDebashish Sarkar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

PLFI ultras gun down Jharkhand man on suspicion of girl trafficking

Jharkhand Police says there could be a love angle in the killing. Investigation is on.

The murder took place on September 4 but the fearful villagers decided to burry the body in nearby forests instead of handing it over to his family.(Hindustan Times Photo/Representative)
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 02:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | ByDebashish Sarkar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Three ATMs shut after Rs 10 lakh siphoned off in Jamshedpur by hackers

The police have sent notices to the bank authorities as most of these ATMs did not have guards, despite clear guidelines

In one case, Rs 6 lakh was withdrawn in three ATM transactions and 61 online withdrawals from the SBI account of a district police personnel.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 04:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

5-yr-old found dead was tortured with cigarettes, head crushed and arm chopped off

The mutilated body of the girl who went missing from her house on Monday evening, was found Wednesday morning.

The police had recovered the badly mutilated body of the girl from Subarnarekha river bank on Wednesday morning in Jamshedpur’s Sonari area.(Representative photo/Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 02:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Missing minor girl’s mutilated body recovered in Jamshedpur; stepfather detained

The body, with a hand severed, was recovered from a bush on the river banks under Sonari police station in Jharkhand’s Jamshedpur on Wednesday, two days after she was reported missing by her mother

HT Image
Published on Sep 02, 2020 02:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

JD (U) makes seat swap offer to BJP for Jharkhand assembly bypolls

JD-U also claimed that teh strategy would pave the way for reorganization and revamping the NDA in Jharkhand and also enable it to win the upcoming Bihar assembly elections easily.

The JD (U)’s offer of swapping seats came after former Chief Minister Babulal Maramndi’s (above) reported reluctance to fight from Dumka assembly seat which fell vacant as incumbent CM Hemant Soren vacated it.(HT FIEL PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 06:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamsehdpur | By

Two Jharkhand men die inside locked, air-contintioned SUVs within three days

Experts said a faulty AC vent could have led to the release of carbon monoxide in the SUV

The police recovered an inhaler from the vehicle and the preliminary investigation indicated that the deceased man Dipak Sinha was an asthma patient.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2020 05:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Jharkhand minor girl beheaded, dumped in forest drain, rape suspected

The police is waiting for the post-mortem report to ascertain if the victim was raped before murder.

So far no one has been able to identify the girl found beheaded in Jharkhand.(Getty Images/representative)
Updated on Aug 29, 2020 03:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New | By

Cop arrested for raping fellow officer while on duty at Covid centre

The lady constable had got a job in the state police force on compassionate grounds following the death of her husband while on duty at Palamu.

The accused constable was arrested and sent to jail on charges of raping a lady constable at the Sdihgora Professional College quarantine centre. (Representative photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 12:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Month-old beats Covid-19 in Jharkhand city but a day-old tests positive in story of conflicting fortunes

A Jamshedpur doctor who was cured of Covid 19 said there is no need to fear the disease.

A medical worker collects a swab sample from an infant to test for Covid-19 infection.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO/Representative)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 07:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | ByDebashish Sarkar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Woman cuts tongue, offers to God to get missing daughter-in-law back

The woman, Lakshmi Nirala, allegedly cut her tongue with a blade at her house after worshipping Lord Shiva and offered it to him, praying for her daughter-in-law Jyoti Nirala’s safe return.

Lakshmi Nirala cut her tongue with a blade and offered it to God to apparently get back her missing daughter-in-law.(HT Archive)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 09:14 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Cop axes fellow personnel to death, injures another in Jharkhand jail

Prasad reached Ghatsila Tuesday morning and started an inquiry into the incident, while jail superintendent-in-charge Narendra Prasad Singh took stock of the situation.

DSP Bharat Prasad reached Ghatsila for inquiry on Tuesday.(HT Photos)
Updated on Aug 12, 2020 01:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By

Hope for HCL’s Surda mine reopening as state issues letter of intent

The letter of intent, issued on Thursday, has paved the way for early ministerial approval and reopening of the Surda mine that will benefit 1,500 workers, who are currently unemployed.

Indian Copper Complex(
Updated on Aug 09, 2020 02:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By

Covid-19, chicken pox, road accident fail to stop Jharkhand girl from cracking UPSC

Mumal, daughter of Jamshedpur chief forest conservator Jabbar Singh, was happy to have achieved a 173rd All India Rank (AIR) in UPSC this year in her fourth attempt.

Several UPSC aspirants across Jharkhand cracked the exam this year.(Sushil Kumar/ Hindustan Times/For Representative Purposes Only)
Updated on Aug 06, 2020 06:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ranchi | ByDebashish Sarkar | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Jobless, homeless woman rides 1,800 km on scooter from Pune to meet son in Jamshedpur

It took the young woman and her friend four days to cover a distance of 1,800 km on a scooter.

Sonia Das (on the scooter) and her friend Sabia Bano on their way from Pune to Jamshedpur.(Sourced)
Updated on Jul 25, 2020 09:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | ByDebashish Sarkar| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Sonu Sood comes to the rescue of Jharkhand-Bihar students stuck in Kyrgyzstan

Sonu Sood is helping to bring back home the students from Jharkhand and Bihar, who are stranded in Kyrgyzstan. The process for their evacuation has begun.

Sonu Sood is helping the students who are stranded in Kyrgyzstan.
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 08:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Thieves dined on mutton before stealing from Covid patient’s home in Jamshedpur

The thieves entered the house of the patient, who works in the surveillance team of Jugsalai Nagar Parishad, by breaking open the rear door with sharp weapons and crowbar, police said.

The house doors were opened using a crowbar.(HT Photos)
Updated on Jul 19, 2020 12:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By

Cyber fraud: Jamshedpur police freeze Rs 17 lakh in 10 accounts after woman duped of Rs 75.53 lakh

Pravati’s nephew Chandan Banerjee received a call and the caller introduced himself as an employee of Vodafone mobile tower company on January 29, 2019.

All the 19 accused are based in West Bengal, mostly in Kolkata. Preliminary investigation has found the company to be fake.(HT Archive)
Updated on Jul 18, 2020 12:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By

Furore over Jamshedpur school asking students to learn Pakistan, Bangladesh national anthems

The school teacher Shaila Parveen had given home tasks to the UKG and LKG students of Sant Nandlal Smriti Vidya Mandir (SNSVM) to learn and practice national anthems of Pakistan and Bangladesh on July 7 and 8.

Published on Jul 12, 2020 05:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Officials trace nine cases to Covid-19 patient, hit a wall

Jamshedpur civil surgeon, Dr Maheshwar Prasad, however, said the Tube Division employee from Kamdhenu Apartment was still not revealing his travel and contact history.

Tata Main Hospital (TMH) Covid wing in Jamshedpur.(Manoj Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 23, 2020 03:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

CRPF personnel in Jharkhand booked for allegedly beating villagers in anti-Maoist ops

The CRPF in its counter-complaint said four village youths started fleeing and when caught they got into a scuffle with the jawans who had also seized Maoist pamphlets from their houses.

A CRPF patrol allegedly beat up villagers in a remote village in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district.(PTI)
Published on Jun 21, 2020 05:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Families pay final tributes as bravehearts laid to rest

HT Image
Published on Jun 19, 2020 12:22 AM IST
ByDebashish Sarkar/Tanmay Chattarjee and Ranjan

In death, soldiers provide roads, street lights to their impoverished villages

Ahead of the funeral of the fallen soldiers, the local administration in some of India’s most impoverished villages were working overtime to build make-shift mud roads, first for some of these villages and also installed street lights. visiting.

Ganesh Kunjam was among the 20 soldiers killed in a clash with Chinese troops in Galwan valley of eastern Ladakh, built a concrete house for his family in a remote village in Chhattisgarh’s Maoist affected Kanker district .((Twitter))
Published on Jun 18, 2020 07:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur/Kolkata/Bhopal | ByDebashish Sarkar,Tanmay Chattarjee and Ranjan

Sepoy Ganesh Hansda, 22, killed in Ladakh face-off was on his 1st posting

Ganesh Hansda, says his brother, was to be transferred but it was delayed due to the coronavirus crisis.

Ganesh Hansda was very fond of playing football and promoting Santhali language. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 09:01 PM IST
Hindusatn Times, Jamshedpur | ByDebashish Sarkar | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Everest scaling Premlata Agrawal’s Padma Shri Award stolen in Jamshedpur

Her husband filed a complaint with the police, a copy of which is with the HT, alleging that the thieves also stole Rs 20,000, 15 silver coins and two computer hard discs.

Agrawal is India’s oldest woman to climb Mount Everest.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 16, 2020 01:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | ByDebashish Sarkar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Jamshedpur: Life imprisonment for one in minor’s rape-murder, two get jail terms

The other two convicted co-accused were sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and seven years, respectively, Ramesh Narayan Tiwari, public prosecutor (PP), said on Monday.

On July 29, 2019, Rinku Sahu was arrested on the basis of closed-circuit TV (CCTV) footage, which showed him carrying the victim on his shoulder at night on July 25.(HT Archives. Representative image)
Updated on Jun 16, 2020 07:38 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Beds to increase to 1,000 in Jamshedpur, state’s top Covid-19 hotspot

The district’s tally went up to 173 after 15 cases were reported by late Friday night and eight more on Saturday.

34 have so far recovered and have been discharged from TMH. Kolhan division’s tally also went up to 214 with West Singhbhum having 21 positive patients and Seraikela-Kharsawan district having 20 patients.(HT Photos)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 11:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By
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