Bedanti Saran

Bedanti Saran is Special Correspondent in Jharkhand and has been handling legal beats, CBI, ED, Income Tax and other investigation wings for over a decade

Articles by Bedanti Saran

Post-Covid complication: 15 die of blood clotting in 20 days at RIMS

The second wave of Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on many patients who are still struggling with complications arising after infected, particularly in the form of Mucormycosis (black fungus) and thrombosis
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Published on Jun 19, 2021 10:10 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

HC restrains police from taking coercive action against suspended IPS officer

The Jharkhand high court on Friday restrained authorities from taking any coercive action against suspended senior IPS officer Anurag Gupta, who is allegedly involved in 2016 Rajya Sabha horse trading case, till August 11
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Published on Jun 18, 2021 10:03 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

State bans home isolation for Covid-19 patients

In order to prevent further resurgence of Covid-19 cases, the state health department has banned home isolation of infected patients, directing all district administrations to compulsorily shift such cases to Covid-19 care centres
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Published on Jun 14, 2021 09:48 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

Govt to conduct survey of Covid-19 deaths for welfare scheme

The state health department will carry out a survey of all 3,983 Covid -19 deaths that occurred during the second wave of the pandemic between March 15 and June 9 this year in a bid to prepare a welfare scheme for social security of the aggrieved family members
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Updated on Jun 13, 2021 10:35 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

Dead female cop’s father challenges judicial probe

Devanand Oraon, father of deceased woman police officer Rupa Tirkey, on Saturday filed another application with Jharkhand high court, seeking order to quash the state government’s recent notification through which a one-man enquiry commission was constituted to probe into his daughter’s death
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Published on Jun 12, 2021 09:59 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

Interstate buses ply uninterrupted despite ban in lockdown

In a flagrant violation of lockdown norms, nearly 40-50 buses ferry passengers daily from state capital Ranchi to different cities in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh and other states
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Updated on Jun 11, 2021 09:06 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

HC quashes JPSC’s 6th civil services examination merit list

In a major embarrassment to the Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC), the high court (HC) on Monday quashed merit list of the 6th civil services examination, through which 326 successful candidates were appointed against different cadre positions, due to erroneous addition of marks
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Published on Jun 07, 2021 09:07 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

2016 Rajya Sabha horse trading case: Police approaches court to book former CM for corruption

In a new development in the 2016 Rajya Sabha horse trading case, Ranchi police on Tuesday moved court to invoke charges under Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act against former chief minister and BJP leader Raghubar Das, who has been made another accused in the case
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Published on Jun 01, 2021 08:34 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

Covid-19: Jharkhand to inoculate 22 high-risk categories on priority basis

Jharkhand has decided to inoculate 22 categories of high-risk population with the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine on priority basis, officials said on Sunday
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Published on May 30, 2021 09:51 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

Jharkhand: Nearly 50% drop in Covid cases, deaths last week

Jharkhand, for the first time after a hiatus of one-and-a-half months, felt some relief in the third week (May 15-21) of this month as weekly detection of Covid-19 cases and deaths registered a significant decline by around 50% in comparison to the previous week
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Updated on May 22, 2021 10:39 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

Positivity rate dips to 9% from 16%

Jharkhand, for the first time in over three weeks of the ongoing lockdown, saw a significant drop in weekly detection of number of Covid-19 cases and positivity rate (number of positive cases per hundred samples tested)
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Published on May 15, 2021 10:26 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

Vaccination for 18-44 group: First day sees

After a fortnight’s delay, Jharkhand finally launched the much-awaited mass vaccination drive to inoculate the targeted 1
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Published on May 14, 2021 09:32 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

State allocates vaccines to districts for inoculating 18-44 age group

In the run up to roll out free mass vaccination drive to inoculate citizens aged between 18-44 years from May 14, the state government allocated doses of two vaccines, Covishield and Covaxi, in different shares to the districts
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Published on May 12, 2021 09:12 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

18-44 group to get the jab from May 14

Jharkhand is all set to roll out the third phase of the Covid-19 mass vaccination drive from May 14 that will cover citizens aged between 18-44 years, officials said on Monday
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Published on May 10, 2021 08:40 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

5 die in Ranchi hospital after snag in oxygen supply

Following the incident, health minister Banna Gupta on Friday set up a probe into the matter.
The sudden disruption in oxygen supply system led to chaos in hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) where around 50 patients were surviving either on ventilators or HFNCs.
The sudden disruption in oxygen supply system led to chaos in hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) where around 50 patients were surviving either on ventilators or HFNCs.
Updated on May 08, 2021 05:16 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Ranchi

Oxygen supply disrupted in Ranchi hosp, 5 Covid patients dead

At least five critically ill Covid-19 patients admitted to Ranchi’s Sadar Hospital allegedly died after a snag developed in manifold room, leading to disruption in oxygen supply in the wee hours of Thursday
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Published on May 07, 2021 09:44 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

Over 2k deaths since April

Jharkhand, which has been witnessing more than 100 deaths due to Covid-19 daily for last 11 days, on Tuesday reported its highest ever mortality rate of 1
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Published on May 05, 2021 09:00 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

Over 10 lakh tests, 1 lakh positive cases, 1400 deaths in April alone

Ranchi: The terrible ferocity of the second wave of covid-19 infection across Jharkhand can well be assessed by looking back to the growth of cases and fatalities in April during which over 1 lakh cases and more than 1400 deaths were reported alone
The state, which had discovered its first 1 lakh cases in seven months between March 31-October 27 last year, detected the same number of cases in just one month in April this year.
The state, which had discovered its first 1 lakh cases in seven months between March 31-October 27 last year, detected the same number of cases in just one month in April this year.
Updated on May 01, 2021 06:00 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Ranchi

State logs over 1,000 deaths in last 26 days

Jharkhand has witnessed an unprecedented surge in deaths due to Covid-19 during the ongoing second wave of the pandemic with over 1,000 fatalities in less than a month as opposed to the first wave last year, when a similar number of deaths was reported over a period of nine months between the months of April and December
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Updated on Apr 27, 2021 10:23 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

Only 8% people in state vaccinated

Jharkhand, in last three and a half months, has vaccinated only 8% of its population with the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, considered as the only way to slow down the growth of infection, according to the state health department’s bulletin released on Saturday
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Published on Apr 24, 2021 10:16 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

State logs highest spike with over 7,500 cases in a day

Jharkhand reported its highest-ever single-day spike in the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths after registering 7,595 new cases and 106 deaths from across the state till Thursday night, according to the state health department’s bulletin released on Friday morning (April 23)
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Published on Apr 23, 2021 10:09 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

Daily detection of cases up to 5k in just 10 days

The state has been witnessing a rapid surge in Covid-19 cases, as the daily tally jumped to 5,000 from 2,000 in just 10 days, according to an analysis of the state health department’s daily Covid-19 bulletin
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Published on Apr 21, 2021 10:17 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

State’s case growth rate nearly double than national average

Jharkhand’s seven days’ Covid-19 growth rate was almost double than the national average, as the state discovered over 43,000 cases in last 19 days
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Published on Apr 20, 2021 10:21 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

State bar council imposes self-lockdown; Lalu’s release deferred

The Jharkhand state bar council (JSBC), lawyers’ apex body, has decided to impose self-lockdown for a week from Sunday in wake of rapid hike in Covid-19 cases and “poor health service” in the state
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Published on Apr 19, 2021 10:25 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

Govt orders closure of edu institutions; wedding attendees cut to 50

Chief minister Hemant Soren on Sunday announced that all schools, colleges, coaching, training and aanganwadi centres will remain closed for one month in wake of surge in coronavirus cases in the state
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Published on Apr 18, 2021 10:17 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

Lalu gets bail, free to go home after treatment

The high court has asked the 73-year-old leader to submit two sureties of 1 lakh each and a penalty of 10 lakh to secure his bail.
Lalu Yadav has been languishing in jail since December 23, 2017, after his conviction in three fodder scam cases in quick succession.(PTI file photo)
Lalu Yadav has been languishing in jail since December 23, 2017, after his conviction in three fodder scam cases in quick succession.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2021 05:31 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Ranchi

J’khand sees highest ever single day spike, active cases breach 20k-mark

Jharkhand broke all its previous records regarding Covid-19 statistics after detecting 3,480 new cases on Thursday, the highest ever single-day spike in positive cases since the pandemic’s outbreak last year, according to the state health department’s bulletin released on Friday morning
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Published on Apr 16, 2021 10:17 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

Covid-19 situation worsening, swift measures should be taken: HC

The Jharkhand high court on Tuesday observed that the Covid-19 scenario in the state was worsening with each passing day and it will be difficult to control if things were not spruced up immediately
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Published on Apr 13, 2021 10:01 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

Jharkhand: Over 2 million beneficiaries inoculated

The state on Sunday achieved the feat of inoculating over two million people with the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, a milestone achieved 85 days after the nationwide launch of the mass vaccination programme, according to the state health department’s bulletin
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Published on Apr 11, 2021 09:46 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

State reports highest single day spike this year, active cases breach 10k-mark

Jharkhand on Friday reported the highest single day spike in the number of Covid-19 cases and fatalities so far this year after discovering 1,925 cases and registering 17 deaths, according to the health department’s Covid-19 bulletin released on Saturday
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Published on Apr 10, 2021 10:36 PM IST
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By, Ranchi
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