Saumya Mishra is a correspondent in Jharkhand. She covers stories related to health, social welfare and child rights. She is interested in development and human rights issues.
Articles by Saumya Mishra
Mushrooming of banquet halls across Ranchi is not just disrupting city traffic but also choking major roads for hours every day, residents and civic officials said
The state’s premier state-run hospital Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in the capital city has installed a biometric attendance system to keep a track of its staff, including doctors
Government schools in Jharkhand will soon feature the national anthem, names of the Prime Minister and chief minister among others on classroom walls in a bid to improve the students’ general knowledge and also instil patriotism in them.
The NSUI fails to open its account despite forging an alliance with several other student bodies.
The Jharkhand health department has geared up to tackle malaria after an outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease was reported from different parts of the state, the latest from a village in Chaibasa.
Published on Sep 24, 2016 08:18 AM IST
BySaumya Mishra and Bedanti Saran
A kitchen employee of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) here was sacked for serving food on the floor to a mentally challenged patient undergoing treatment for a fractured arm.
Updated on Sep 24, 2016 12:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySaumya Mishra and Bedanti Saran
The Act seeks to protect doctors and hospitals from any attacks by outsiders.
Homeless patients at Ranchi’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) have been left to fend for themselves and live a degraded life at the hospital.
They played parents, siblings, mentors to him when he was their pupil. And he has repaid them in a way they had never imagined even in their wildest dreams -- by giving them cameos in the upcoming biopic on his life, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.
Activists say that around 10,000 children are trafficked from Jharkhand every year to other parts of the country.
Rainwater has seeped into the gynaecology, ENT, paediatrics, surgery and orthopaedics wards from the ceiling. Patients are in danger of catching bacterial or fungal infections.
Updated on Aug 23, 2016 03:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySubhash Mishra & Saumya Mishra, Dhanbad
Rajiv Kamal Bittu, a chartered accountant (CA) by profession, is now considered one of the pioneers of farming entrepreneurship in the state.
Early initiation of breastfeeding in Jharkhand is 32.7%, which is far below the national average of 50.2%, a union government survey shows.
Chief minister Raghubar Das laid the foundation for a vendors’ market complex at Jaipal Singh stadium.
Meet students of Braj Kishore Netraheen Vidyalaya, a Ranchi-based non-profit school for visually impaired girls, who are set to create history by becoming the first batch of visually challenged students in Eastern India and only the second in India after Pune, to be employed by a mobile operator company to run their call centre.
Jharkhand BJP chief Tala Marandi and his son Munna Marandi might be arrested after the State Committee for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) directed officials to lodge a police complaint over allegations that the BJP leader’s son married a 10-year-old girl.
Updated on Jul 02, 2016 01:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByVijay Murty and Saumya Mishra, Ranchi
On the night of June 20, Piprachauda was attacked by a mob, which barged into the village to avenge the murder of Nasim Ansari, a land broker from a neighbouring area.
With thin towels on their heads to beat the harsh sun, the MDM cooks sit under a makeshift tent on the road the entire day, demanding an increased salary of Rs 6,000 apart from soaps and aprons.
The Sakhi scheme aims to check absenteeism of girls in schools
Thousands of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students swayed between anxiety, curiosity and nervousness hours before their Class 10 board examinations results were declared on Saturday.
Updated on May 28, 2016 08:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Allahabad/Lucknow/Ranchi/Chandigarh | ByKenneth John/Rajeev Mullick/Saumya Mishra/Yojana Yadav
Activist says conducting regular checks is a must as most of the rescued children end up being trafficked to other states
Patients at the burns ward of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi are forced to undergo treatment on the floor because of overcrowding and absence of beds.
The examinations began on February 17 for Class 10 and Class 12 st udents at 932 centres for matric exams and 458 for inter mediate, JAC sources said.
Less than a month after being hoisted with much pomp in Ranchi, India’s biggest tricolour flag is being replaced due to wear and tear from high-speed winds.
A casual labourer’s daughter and a farmer’s son from Jharkhand are among a group of young talented Indians who have been chosen to represent the country at a science congress to be held in Japan in May.
Updated on Jan 15, 2016 03:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySaumya Mishra and Manoj Sinha, Ranchi/ramgarh
At 293 feet and measuring 99 by 66 feet, the flag will set a record
A clutch of tribal organisations have called a Jharkhand bandh on December 29 to press for a domicile policy to identify local people and a policy for recruitment of locals in state jobs.
Razif Anwar alias Rapper Chriss has released a rap song on YouTube to mark the anniversary of the horrific December 16 Delhi gang rape which shook the nation.
Sakshi Dhoni, wife of Indian team’s limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, created awareness about rabies and the dos and don’ts in case of a dog bite in Ranchi on Friday.