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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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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

Cop, chowkidar killed in Maoist ambush Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district

This was the first setback for police and CRPF in West Singhbhum district after they killed six left wing extremists in April and May in two operations.

Jharkhand is one of the worst left wing extremism affected state.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 31, 2020 09:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | ByDebashish Sarkar| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Neighbours suspect Jamshedpur man died of Covid-19, kin refuses to take body

The swab samples of the deceased have been sent for Covid-19 testing to the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College (MGMMC).

The man who was a cancer patient, died alone in a flat.(Representative photo/Getty Images)
Published on Apr 21, 2020 08:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

7 Japanese sent back from Jamshedpur during Covid-19 lockdown after request from Japan

India too has been evacuating its citizens from various countries like China, Iran, Italy, Spain, Germany, UK and other Southeast Asian countries since the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.

Jharkhand Police officials check vehicles entering state from neighbouring West Bengal and Odisha during the nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, near Jamshedpur.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Apr 08, 2020 09:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

UP-bound 13 bikers from Vizag caught in Jamshedpur, quarantined in PCTC

All of them have now been put in institutional quarantine at Police Constable Training Centre (PCTC) in Swaspur under Jadugora police station area in East Singhbhum district.

13 bikers ave now been put in institutional quarantine at Police Constable Training Centre(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 07, 2020 11:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By, Jamshedpur

Covid-19 sample collection mobile booth becomes operational in Chaibasa

District deputy commissioner Arava Rajkamal and civil surgeon Dr Manju Dubey launched the static booth in Chaibasa on Saturday. The booth — look alike a phone booth — has been designed and developed by DDC Aditya Ranjan and two engineers from district rural development agency.

Updated on Apr 05, 2020 06:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Coronavirus update: Vizag man walks home from Jamshedpur to see sick mother, brought back

M Venkat Raju, who had started on Friday, was spotted by West Singhbhum police in Goilkera—122.9km from Jamshedpur—around 1pm on Saturday, officials said on Sunday.

Sudhir Prakash, Goilkera BDO, said Venkat has been put under isolation in Goilkera Panchayat Bhawan.(PTI file photo. Image for representational purpose)
Updated on Mar 30, 2020 08:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Doctor couple resign over Covid-19 ward duty, get 24 hours to re-join or face action

India is under a complete nationwide lockdown for 21 days as the number of coronavirus disease, Covid-19, cases in India crossed 530 and the death toll rose to 10.

Dr Manju Dubey, West Singhbhum civil surgeon, said on Tuesday she has served a 24-hour ultimatum on Dr Alok Tirkey asking him to re-join duty immediately following state health secretary Dr Nitin Madan Kulkarni’s directive in the morning. (File photo for representation)
Updated on Mar 25, 2020 07:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

SIT links Jharkhand killings to Pathalgadi movement, PLFI

The SIT was constituted to find the reasons behind the crime. A police officer who asked not to be named, said the SIT will submit its report to the government in the next two to three days.

District administration officials investigating after killing of villagers by Pathalgadi supporters at Burugulikera in Jharkhand’s Chaibasa on Wednesday January 22,2020.(Manoj Kumar / HT File)
Updated on Feb 01, 2020 08:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

FIR against 214 in Jharkhand beheadings case; bodies buried under police protection

The police had so far maintained that the killing was result of a dispute between the pro- and anti-Pathalgadi groups in the village on January 16, which further escalated on January 19, when the seven were badly beaten up in the village gram sabha and beheaded in a nearby forests, where their bodies were found on Tuesday.

Police have also collected blood-stained mud from the crime site, but have failed to recover the weapons that were used.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
Updated on Jan 25, 2020 07:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Jharkhand murders expose fault lines in tribal village line

Officials said additional forces were deployed to prevent further escalation in violence amid strong sentiments for and against the movement, through which several villages in the region have declared self-governance.

Chief minister Hemant Soren meets family members of those killed allegedly by Pathalgadi movement supporters, in West Shingbhum district of Jharkhand on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jan 24, 2020 12:05 AM IST
Hindustan times, Jharkhand | By

Seven beheaded in Jharkhand village, CM Soren sets up SIT

Police said it took them 24 hours to recover the bodies of the seven and a search was on to find out two other villages, who had gone missing along with them.

Police said it not immediately clear what triggered the killings .(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2020 07:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Sonua (West Singhbhum) | By

7 tribals kidnapped after protests against Pathalgadi found with slit throat

Murari Lal Meena, senior Jharkhand police officer told Hindustan Times that the role played by the villagers to oppose the Pathalgadi movement prima facie appeared to have triggered the “gruesome massacre”

Villagers pulled down Pathalgadi plaque at Chitramu village in Khunti, India, on Thursday, July 20, 2018. The pathalgadi movement has its origin in a resistance movement by tribals during British rule.(HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 22, 2020 03:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

‘Ghar Ghar Raghubar’ fails to strike a chord with electorate

Still worse, Das, who has won from the Jamshedpur East constituency five times in a row, lost -- to his former cabinet colleague Saryu Roy who contested as an independent.

BJP’s Raghubar Das a candidate of Jamshedpur East assembly constituency campaiging for election on bike in Jamshedpur .(Photo: Manoj Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Dec 24, 2019 07:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

In ST-dominated Kolhan, BJP fails to open account

What may have added fuel to fire was enactment of the controversial Jharkhand Religious Freedom Act, 2017, which the government claimed was aimed at checking religious conversion of tribals through allurements, superstition and money.

BJP state headquarters wore deserted look after poor result in the recently held assembly election in state in Ranchi on Monday, December 23, 2019.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 24, 2019 06:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Saryu Roy plays giant-killer, defeats his former boss

Roy has won from the Jamshedpur West constituency twice in the past, and this time, he shifted to the Jamshedpur East Constituency to take on the chief minister after he was denied a ticket in his old constituency.

Roy was also able to garner sympathy of the people of Jamshedpur, including senior BJP and RSS workers.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 24, 2019 01:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By

First non-tribal Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das loses first election in 24 years; Saryu Roy wins from Jamshedpur East

Das has in past served as president of Jharkhand BJP twice. The party had contested the 2009 assembly and Lok Sabha elections under his leadership.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das at a press conference in Ranchi, on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Dec 23, 2019 10:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Raghubar Das, who never lost an election in 24 yrs, trails in his stronghold

Raghubar Das is the 5-time MLA from the hot seat - he has never lost an election from this seat since 1995 - which has stayed in the headlines after his former cabinet colleague Roy filed his nomination as an Independent candidate.

Raghubar Das. (Photo @dasraghubar)
Updated on Aug 10, 2020 02:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

All eyes on Raghubar-Saryu battle, poll results in Jamshedpur by late evening

The candidates and people will have to wait till late Monday evening as counting of votes will start from Baheragora and end with Jamshedpur East and Jamshedpur West here at the Cooperative College’s counting centre, officials said.

Election Commission of India (ECI) have appointed six separate observers for monitoring the counting process.(Photo: (L) Manoj Kumar/ Hindustan Times and PTI (L).)
Published on Dec 23, 2019 07:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Tata Steel asks LGBTQ+ employees to declare partners, avail HR benefits

With its vision to provide equal opportunity to the employees, it has been an endeavour of the company to create an enabling workforce for all diverse groups, respecting and embracing the differences in the individuals, the steel maker said in a statement.

Tata Steel on Monday said it has introduced a new human resource policy that enables its employees from the LGBTQ+ community to declare their partners and avail all HR benefits permissible under the law.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 08:48 AM IST
Hindusatan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Jharkhand voting in 2nd phase of assembly poll today, CM Das among candidates

Jharkhand Assembly Elections 2019: Chief minister (CM) Raghubar Das, state assembly speaker Dinesh Oraon, former state food supply minister Saryu Roy, BJP state president Laxman Gilua and state rural development and parliamentary ministers are the key contestants in the second phase of assembly poll which is being held on Saturday.

Long queues at a polling booth in Mandar assembly seat during the second phase of Jharkhand Assembly Election, Dec 7, 2019.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 07, 2019 08:33 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: JD(U) backs ex-minister Saryu Roy against CM Raghubar Das

A senior JD (U) leader has extended full support to Saryu Roy and claimed that the party’s president and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar could campaign in Jamshedpur for Roy.

Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) has said it will support former minister Saryu Roy who is contesting the assembly election in Jharkhand against chief minister Raghubar Das from Jamshedpur-East.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 20, 2019 06:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

BJP minister Saryu Roy to contest against Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das from Jamshedpur East seat

The central leadership of the BJP is yet to declare a candidate for the Jamshedpur (West) even though the deadline for filing the nomination paper for the seat ends on Monday.

State minister for food and supply will contest as an Independent against Jharkahnd CM Raghubar Das on his home turf.(Manoj Kumar/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2020 10:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Facebook post of shastra puja of illegal gun lands Congress leader in jail

Radha Mohan Banerjee, who is the also Congress’ district industry and traders’ wing president, had obtained the license for his double-barrel gun in 2011 when lived in Tonto, Jhinkpani.

Police arrested Congress’ West Singhbhum district’s treasurer Radha Mohan Banerjee in Chaibasa on Friday night from his house after a raid, officials said on Sunday.(Getty Images/Vetta)
Published on Oct 20, 2019 05:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By

Kingpin of Jharkhand ambush surrenders

Tabariqe Ansari surrendered at Seraikela court on Monday evening.

Seraikela-Kharsawan SP Chandan Sinha( in civil dress) visited Tiruldih PS and Kukdu Haat (market) on June 14 , 2019 where 5 policemen were massacred by Maoist extremists in Seraikela-Kharsawan on June 14 this year. The alleged mastermind Tabariqe Ansari has surrendered.(Photo / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 02, 2019 12:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By
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