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
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.
Updated on May 31, 2020 09:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | ByDebashish Sarkar| Edited by Sabir Hussain
The swab samples of the deceased have been sent for Covid-19 testing to the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College (MGMMC).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tabariqe Ansari surrendered at Seraikela court on Monday evening.
The suspected Al Qaeda terrorist, a madrasa owner, was picked up by a special team of ATS from Tatanagar railway station in Jamshedpur late on Saturday night and rushed to Ranchi.
Kolhan DIG Kuldeep Dwivedi in a statement on Wednesday said that viscera report from forensic science laboratory (FSL), Chandigarh, attributed Ansari’s death to cardiac arrest but added that it did not pinpoint the exact cause of death.
The accused doctor, has denied the charge and said he will challenge the decision of his dismissal in the high court.