Debashish Sarkar

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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NSUI leaders’ expulsion: Probe panel formed, BJP terms Cong as ‘Ramdrohi’

The Congress has initiated a probe into recent expulsion of seven leaders from its students’ wing National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) for allegedly posting religious chants on its official WhatsApp district unit group, East Singhbhum (Jamshedpur) district party president said on Sunday
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Published on Jun 20, 2021 10:27 PM IST
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Chief economic advisor to GoI addresses students at XLRI webinar

The Indian economy is making a V-shape recovery, and this decade will be the decade of India, according to Dr Krishnamurthy Subramanian, chief economic advisor (CEA) to Government of India (GoI)
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Published on Jun 20, 2021 10:27 PM IST
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Jamshedpur, Chaibasa post offices to book mails with Yoga Day stamps

Jamshedpur and Chaibasa head post offices will put a special cancellation marking International Yoga Day on all mails booked on Monday, a top official said on Sunday
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Published on Jun 20, 2021 10:27 PM IST
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Admn joins hands with firms to set up Oxygen plants in E Singhbhum

Jamshedpur (East Singhbhum) district administration and corporate firms have joined hands to set up Oxygen plants in rural hospitals and ensure round-the-clock oxygen availability across the district ahead of the probable third wave of Covid-19 pandemic, officials said on Saturday
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Updated on Jun 19, 2021 10:11 PM IST
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Man with multiple wives held in Bengal for ‘abducting’ girl

A man having multiple wives was arrested on Friday from West Bengal’s Purulia district for allegedly abducting a 25-year-old woman from Parsudih police station area in Jamshedpur, police said on Saturday
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Published on Jun 19, 2021 10:11 PM IST
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Man held for dowry demand, sexual abuse of minor daughter

A 30-year-old man was arrested late Friday evening following a complaint by his wife that he forced her into unnatural sex and sexually abused one of their two minor daughters while keeping them in captivity for past 15 days at their house in Jamshedpur, police said on Saturday
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Published on Jun 19, 2021 10:10 PM IST
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Saryu Roy highlights more anomalies in auction of iron ore mines, stocks

Jamshedpur (East) MLA Saryu Roy has tweeted to chief minister (CM) Hemant Soren, demanding stalling of auction of “illegally mined” iron ore stock from Ajitaburu mine leased to a firm in West Singhbhum district
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Published on Jun 18, 2021 10:03 PM IST
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Jamshedpur shelter home case: 2 more girls, who went missing after shifting, recovered

Two more girl inmates, who recently went missing from a Patamda-based shelter home in the district, were recovered safely on Friday from Telco-based Mother Teresa Welfare Trust (MTWT) children’s home, officials said
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Published on Jun 18, 2021 10:02 PM IST
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BJP, former CM Koda warn of iron ore scam in Jharkhand

BJP state president Dipak Prakash met state Governor Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday and submitted a detailed memorandum apprising her of alleged loot of iron ore, coal and sand in the state since the UPA government came into power in Jharkhand
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Published on Jun 17, 2021 10:06 PM IST
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Get free petrol, discount coupons after first dose of vaccine in W Singhbhum

Rotaract Club of Chaibasa and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) announced on Thursday to hold a special vaccination camp at Singhbhum Trading Company Petrol Pump near Shahid Chowk in Chaibasa on June 21, during which people getting vaccinated would be given 1-litre petrol for free
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Updated on Jun 17, 2021 10:05 PM IST
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Jharkhand home director, wife held for sexual abuse of minors

On June 5, two girl inmates aged 16 and 17 escaped from the children’s home run by an NGO called Mother Teresa Welfare Trust and were later rescued by the police.
On June 5, two girl inmates aged 16 and 17 levelled scharges of rampant sexual abuse at the shelter.
On June 5, two girl inmates aged 16 and 17 levelled scharges of rampant sexual abuse at the shelter.
Updated on Jun 17, 2021 04:03 AM IST
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Jamshedpur opens vaccine window for foreign-bound people

The Jamshedpur district administration has started a special Covid-19 vaccination window for foreign-bound students and workers, people returning to Jharkhand after taking the first jab in other states and people going to other states for treatment, officials said on Wednesday
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Published on Jun 16, 2021 10:10 PM IST
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Four of 5 accused in sexual abuse of girl at Jamshedpur shelter home arrested

The police have arrested the absconding director of a government-approved shelter home, his wife, and two others for the alleged sexual abuse of the institute’s minor inmates, officials familiar with the matter said on Wednesday
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Published on Jun 16, 2021 10:09 PM IST
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Jamshedpur shelter home bank account blocked, no trace of missing girls and accused

The East Singhbhum district administration has directed bank authorities to freeze the account of Mother Teresa Welfare Trust (MTWT) children’s home, officials said on Tuesday
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Published on Jun 15, 2021 09:23 PM IST
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NSUI expels 7 leaders for posting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ on official platform

Seven leaders of East Singhbhum unit of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), the student wing of Congress, were expelled from the organisation for three years for posting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ on the party’s official WhatsApp group, officials said on Tuesday
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Published on Jun 15, 2021 09:22 PM IST
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Free petrol to people getting vaccinated in W Singhbhum

At a time when fuel prices have skyrocketed past the 100-mark, a vaccination camp was providing people with one litre of free petrol for getting vaccinated against Covid-19 at Chakradharpur in West Singhbhum district
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Published on Jun 15, 2021 09:21 PM IST
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Free petrol to those taking Covid vaccine in Jharkhand city

On the occasion, minister Joba Majhi said, “Every citizen must protect themselves against Covid-19 by getting vaccinated urgently. They should not pay any heed to rumours over vaccination”
Beneficiaries get the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a government school in Ranchi. (File photo)
Beneficiaries get the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a government school in Ranchi. (File photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2021 04:25 PM IST
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SER to set up 201MW solar plant

South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to set up 201MW solar power plant on 500 acres vacant land under its jurisdiction as part of its green energy initiatives, officials said on Monday
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Published on Jun 14, 2021 09:48 PM IST
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No trace of 2 missing girls from MTWT shelter home, 5 accused still at large

Police were still trying to trace two minor girls who went missing while shifting 40 inmates of Mother Teresa Welfare Trust (MTWT) shelter home to Patamda in Jamshedpur on Friday last, officials said on Sunday
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Published on Jun 13, 2021 10:35 PM IST
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3 kids, elderly woman electrocuted while bathing

Three minor boys and an elderly woman died of electrocution while bathing in a check dam after a high tension electric wire fell into water at Belajuri village under MGM police station in Jamshedpur on Sunday, police said, adding that another minor sustained burn injuries in the incident
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Updated on Jun 13, 2021 10:34 PM IST
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Mining officer booked for demanding bribe

An FIR was lodged against Seraikela-Kharsawan district mining officer (DMO) on charges of demanding 60,000 bribe for releasing a seized tractor, police said on Sunday
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Published on Jun 13, 2021 10:34 PM IST
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Two minors ‘die by suicide’, bodies recovered from rail track

Bodies of a minor girl and boy were recovered from a railway track after they near Birbans halt station under Seraikela-Kharsawan district on Saturday, police said on Sunday
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Published on Jun 13, 2021 10:33 PM IST
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2 more girls missing from Jharkhand shelter home amid sexual assault probe

One of the two girls missing since last evening hailed from Birsanagar and the other one hailed from Ghatshila.
According to the MTWT’s list of inmates, the shelter home has 43 children, including 23 girls and 20 boys, all of whom are under the age of 18.(ANI)
According to the MTWT’s list of inmates, the shelter home has 43 children, including 23 girls and 20 boys, all of whom are under the age of 18.(ANI)
Updated on Jun 13, 2021 01:03 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur

38 MTWT home inmates shifted to Patamda, 2 more girls ‘missing’

Two girl inmates have been reported missing from a state-registered shelter home in Jharkhand’s East Singhbhum district, whose director and staff have been booked for alleged sexual assault and torture of underage girls, senior officials familiar with the matter said on Saturday
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Published on Jun 12, 2021 09:58 PM IST
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Probe into missing foodgrains: FIR against AGMs for blackmarketing

FIRs were lodged against assistant general managers (AGMs) in charge of Jharkhand State Food Corporation (JSFC) godowns in Sakchi and Burmamines in connection with an alleged “vanishing” of foodgrains and their blackmarketing in Jamshedpur, officials said on Friday “FIRs have been lodged at Sakchi and Burmamines police stations against the AGMs of Sakchi and Burmamines godowns of JSFC for mismatch of foodgrain stock and their alleged blackmarketing late Thursday night
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Updated on Jun 11, 2021 09:20 PM IST
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Health minister’s driver sacked for raping woman

The state health department on Friday sacked driver of health minister Banna Gupta on charges of raping a woman and threatening her to make its video viral, according to an official notification
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Published on Jun 11, 2021 09:06 PM IST
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No relaxations in Jamshedpur as cases still on rise

Jamshedpur will not get exemptions and relaxations extended in the other 23 districts during the Unlock-2, as the city continued to report the highest number of cases in the state
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Published on Jun 10, 2021 09:54 PM IST
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Child rights panel seeks report on sex abuse in children home

Jamshedpur The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Thursday sought a report from East Singhbhum deputy commissioner (DC) on the alleged sexual abuse and violation of child labour laws at Mother Teresa Welfare Trust children home within seven days
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Published on Jun 10, 2021 08:26 PM IST
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More girls may have been sexually abused at J’khand shelter home: Police

Police said they have expanded the scope of the investigation in the light of the findings.
The girls said they were physically and mentally tortured at the home and made to give in to the sexual demands of the perpetrators.(File Photo)
The girls said they were physically and mentally tortured at the home and made to give in to the sexual demands of the perpetrators.(File Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2021 11:40 PM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur

Horrifying details of rape and torture emerge from Jharkhand NGO's shelter home

Police on Tuesday said an FIR under Pocso (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act and sections of the Indian Penal Code was lodged on the complaint of the two rescued girls.
Police said that all the accused are on the run.(Getty Images | Representative Photo)
Police said that all the accused are on the run.(Getty Images | Representative Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2021 10:34 PM IST
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