Debashish Sarkar

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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An Assistant Commandant of CRPF’s CoBRA was killed in an IED blast in Chhattisgarh.(PTI)
An Assistant Commandant of CRPF’s CoBRA was killed in an IED blast in Chhattisgarh.(PTI)

CoBRA jawan, two Maoists injured in encounter in Jharkhand

PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 04:29 PM IST
  • Police said a Maoist group led by two of its most wanted leaders attacked a part of security forces who were on a search operation.
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The Jamshedpur Police said Shahid Akhtar (left), Md Wasim and Abdul Rashid would be felicitated for their honesty. (HT PHOTO)
The Jamshedpur Police said Shahid Akhtar (left), Md Wasim and Abdul Rashid would be felicitated for their honesty. (HT PHOTO)

Cash loaders forget 1.5 lakh in ATM in Jamshedpur, teens return it to cops

PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 07:38 PM IST
  • The cash loaders acknowledged that they were in a hurry and had forgotten to load 1.5 lakh into the ATM.
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Chhutni Mahato. (Sourced)
Chhutni Mahato. (Sourced)

Jharkhand woman gets Padma Shri for saving women branded as witches

UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 04:31 PM IST
Chhutni Mahato, 62, has rescued over a hundred women branded as witches in Jharkhand since she survived a murder and rape attempt 25 years back after she too was called a witch
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Image for representation. (Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times (Representative Image))
Image for representation. (Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times (Representative Image))

Hundreds of Jharkhand women quit liquor trade in bid to become self-reliant

By Debashish Sarkar, Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 10:25 PM IST
  • About150 women have shunned the liquor business to move on to other vocations such as dairy farming, horticulture and vegetable vending etc.
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Representational image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Jharkhand: Couple killed in front of minor son over land dispute

By Debashish Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 02:10 PM IST
All the accused are relatives of the deceased couple and hatched a conspiracy to kill them after they got to know that the man was planning to sell a piece of land that belonged to his father-in-law
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The hotel has been sealed and all 46 foreigners including those who tested positive have been quarantined there.(HT PHOTO)
The hotel has been sealed and all 46 foreigners including those who tested positive have been quarantined there.(HT PHOTO)

11 foreigners test positive for Covid-19 in Jamshedpur amid scare over mutant variant

By Debashish Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 11:38 PM IST
Those who tested for Covid-19 were among 46 foreigners from the Philippines, Ghana, South Africa, New Zealand and Zambia who were staying at the same hotel.
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Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.(File photo)
Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.(File photo)

Probe on into criminal past of Dawood’s aide Majeed’s Jamshedpur accomplice

By Debashish Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 06:33 PM IST
Abdul Majeed Kutty was wanted, along with Dawood and Abu Salem, in serial bomb blast plot in Maharashtra and Gujarat.
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The IEDs were planted along a jungle track that used by both security forces and villagers.(HT PHOTO)
The IEDs were planted along a jungle track that used by both security forces and villagers.(HT PHOTO)

Security forces in Jharkhand foil Maoist ambush, neutralize 22 IEDs

By Debashish Sarkar | HIndustan Times, Jamshedpur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 07:57 PM IST
The bomb detection and disposal squad of the Jharkhand Jaguar, a special anti-Maoist force neutralized the IEDs that were laid in a series.
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File photo: Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
File photo: Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

Dawood’s aide’s fake passport was made in Patna by friend

By Debashish Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 07:36 PM IST
58-year-old Majeed was arrested near Bari Masjid under Mango police station (PS) of Jamshedpur by a team of Gujarat ATS and city police team.
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File photo: Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
File photo: Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

Dawood’s aide wanted for serial blast plot nabbed in Jamshedpur after 24 years

By Debashish Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 07:19 PM IST
Abdul Majeed Kutty had smuggled 4 kilograms of explosive material RDX, 115 pistols, 750 bullets.
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File photo: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren.(PTI)
File photo: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren.(PTI)

‘Withdraw farm bills, wake up from slumber’: Jharkhand CM slams Centre over farmers’ stir

By Debashish Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 11:05 PM IST
“The way farmers’ strike is continuing, it seems PM Modi would wake up after the death of the farmers,” Soren said.
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PLFI top commander Jidan Guriya was killed in an encounter at Koengsar village under Murhu PS in Khunti district with district police and CRPF Batallin-94 around 9.30 am this morning. An AK-47 automatic assault rifle has been recovered from near his body.(SOURCED.)
PLFI top commander Jidan Guriya was killed in an encounter at Koengsar village under Murhu PS in Khunti district with district police and CRPF Batallin-94 around 9.30 am this morning. An AK-47 automatic assault rifle has been recovered from near his body.(SOURCED.)

Banned Naxal outfit leader Jidan Guriya killed in encounter in Jharkhand

By Debashish Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 11:02 PM IST
The encounter happened after the joint team of police and CRPF had gone on a search operation on a tip-off that PLFI supremo Dinesh Gope, carrying a cash reward of Rs 25 lakh, and another top PLFI ultra Martin Kerketta were moving in the jungles around Koengsar village on the Khunti-West Singhbhum district borders, police officials said.
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Members of different tribal organisation demanding that Sarna Religion Code 2021 should be included in the census form.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Members of different tribal organisation demanding that Sarna Religion Code 2021 should be included in the census form.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Now, tribals threaten stir, set Dec 31 deadline for separate religion code

By Debashish Sarkar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 06:07 PM IST
The 2nd phase of the movement for separate Sarna religion code would start with 200 Sarna Dharma Sagars (Raths) and public awareness campaigns in all these five states from December 20, said tribal organisations.
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A daily wage labourer near Jamshedpur has been dragged into a GST fraud case involving Rs 3.5 crore.(HT Photo?Representational use)
A daily wage labourer near Jamshedpur has been dragged into a GST fraud case involving Rs 3.5 crore.(HT Photo?Representational use)

Jharkhand man chased for Rs 3.5cr GST fraud turns out to be a daily wage worker

By Debashish Sarkar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Jameshedpur
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 12:02 PM IST
Ladun clarified that he had no clue how was he made the MD of a company when his MGNREGA enlisting earned him no more than Rs 198 a day, making it an everyday struggle to make both ends meet
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Earlier, Sahyog Village centre in Khunti had to be closed down following the deaths of two infants due to underweight complications in August 2018.(AFP Photo/File/Representative)
Earlier, Sahyog Village centre in Khunti had to be closed down following the deaths of two infants due to underweight complications in August 2018.(AFP Photo/File/Representative)

2 infants from Jharkhand govt aided agency die at Jamshedpur hospital, 4 others critical

By Debashish Sarkar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 02:14 PM IST
Officials said the infants could have been saved had they been shifted to the ICU in time. Hospital is ascertaining details.
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A health team was sent to Gitikendu village, 30 km away from the block headquarter Noamundi, on Monday to examine other sick people and assess the situation on the ground. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
A health team was sent to Gitikendu village, 30 km away from the block headquarter Noamundi, on Monday to examine other sick people and assess the situation on the ground. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

10 kids, 2 adults die of ‘unknown’ disease in 4 Jharkhand villages, doctors suspect Malaria

By Debashish Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 04:55 PM IST
West Singhbhum civil surgeon Dr Om Prakash Gupta said this is no epidemic or case of mass-infection as the four deaths in Lupunga village were reported from four different tollahs.
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A child being administered pulse polio vaccine drops by an ANM worker.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
A child being administered pulse polio vaccine drops by an ANM worker.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)

6-year-old in Jharkhand suspected of polio, samples sent to Kolkata’s IIS

By Debashish Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
PUBLISHED ON NOV 04, 2020 11:15 AM IST
The WHO had declared India polio-free in 2014 following a sustained aggressive programme of administering polio vaccine to newborns across the country by the Central government.
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Jamshedpur: Man beats neighbour to death for trying to stop a drunken brawl; arrested

By Debashish Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 03:17 PM IST
As per the complaint filed by the brother of the deceased, Rahul hit Sharma on the head with a baseball bat when the latter tried to intervene
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The two cousin sisters had gone missing on Monday after they had set out to cut grass in the nearby jungle in their village, police said. Villagers grazing cows and goats spotted the bodies of the girls following which police was informed.(File photo for representation)
The two cousin sisters had gone missing on Monday after they had set out to cut grass in the nearby jungle in their village, police said. Villagers grazing cows and goats spotted the bodies of the girls following which police was informed.(File photo for representation)

Minor sisters found dead in Jharkhand, police launch probe

By Debashish Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 07:24 AM IST
Bodies of two sisters, aged 12 and 15, were found hanging from a tree in a village of East Singhbhum district late Wednesday afternoon, police said on Thursday.
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Representational Photo.

Minor cousins found hanging from tree in Jharkhand forest

By Debashish Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2020 02:55 PM IST
The girls’ bodies were discovered late Wednesday. The police are investigating the matter
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Image for representation.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Image for representation.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Man flees to Dubai after giving second wife talaq by post, police on chase

By Debashish Sarkar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 09:18 PM IST
Rashida, the victim, has accused her husband Hasibullah of sending talaqnama by post on September 18 without meeting and discussing it with her.
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The murder took place on September 4 but the fearful villagers decided to burry the body in nearby forests instead of handing it over to his family.(Hindustan Times Photo/Representative)
The murder took place on September 4 but the fearful villagers decided to burry the body in nearby forests instead of handing it over to his family.(Hindustan Times Photo/Representative)

PLFI ultras gun down Jharkhand man on suspicion of girl trafficking

By Debashish Sarkar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 02:03 PM IST
Jharkhand Police says there could be a love angle in the killing. Investigation is on.
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In one case, Rs 6 lakh was withdrawn in three ATM transactions and 61 online withdrawals from the SBI account of a district police personnel.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In one case, Rs 6 lakh was withdrawn in three ATM transactions and 61 online withdrawals from the SBI account of a district police personnel.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Three ATMs shut after Rs 10 lakh siphoned off in Jamshedpur by hackers

By Debashish Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 04:10 PM IST
The police have sent notices to the bank authorities as most of these ATMs did not have guards, despite clear guidelines
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The police had recovered the badly mutilated body of the girl from Subarnarekha river bank on Wednesday morning in Jamshedpur’s Sonari area.(Representative photo/Getty Images)
The police had recovered the badly mutilated body of the girl from Subarnarekha river bank on Wednesday morning in Jamshedpur’s Sonari area.(Representative photo/Getty Images)

5-yr-old found dead was tortured with cigarettes, head crushed and arm chopped off

By Debashish Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 02:35 AM IST
The mutilated body of the girl who went missing from her house on Monday evening, was found Wednesday morning.
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Missing minor girl’s mutilated body recovered in Jamshedpur; stepfather detained

By Debashish Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2020 02:55 PM IST
The body, with a hand severed, was recovered from a bush on the river banks under Sonari police station in Jharkhand’s Jamshedpur on Wednesday, two days after she was reported missing by her mother
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The JD (U)’s offer of swapping seats came after former Chief Minister Babulal Maramndi’s (above) reported reluctance to fight from Dumka assembly seat which fell vacant as incumbent CM Hemant Soren vacated it.(HT FIEL PHOTO)
The JD (U)’s offer of swapping seats came after former Chief Minister Babulal Maramndi’s (above) reported reluctance to fight from Dumka assembly seat which fell vacant as incumbent CM Hemant Soren vacated it.(HT FIEL PHOTO)

JD (U) makes seat swap offer to BJP for Jharkhand assembly bypolls

By Debashish Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Jamsehdpur
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 06:26 PM IST
JD-U also claimed that teh strategy would pave the way for reorganization and revamping the NDA in Jharkhand and also enable it to win the upcoming Bihar assembly elections easily.
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The police recovered an inhaler from the vehicle and the preliminary investigation indicated that the deceased man Dipak Sinha was an asthma patient.(HT Photo)
The police recovered an inhaler from the vehicle and the preliminary investigation indicated that the deceased man Dipak Sinha was an asthma patient.(HT Photo)

Two Jharkhand men die inside locked, air-contintioned SUVs within three days

By Debashish Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 05:12 PM IST
Experts said a faulty AC vent could have led to the release of carbon monoxide in the SUV
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So far no one has been able to identify the girl found beheaded in Jharkhand.(Getty Images/representative)
So far no one has been able to identify the girl found beheaded in Jharkhand.(Getty Images/representative)

Jharkhand minor girl beheaded, dumped in forest drain, rape suspected

By Debashish Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 03:07 PM IST
The police is waiting for the post-mortem report to ascertain if the victim was raped before murder.
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The accused constable was arrested and sent to jail on charges of raping a lady constable at the Sdihgora Professional College quarantine centre. (Representative photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
The accused constable was arrested and sent to jail on charges of raping a lady constable at the Sdihgora Professional College quarantine centre. (Representative photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Cop arrested for raping fellow officer while on duty at Covid centre

By Debashish Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 12:08 AM IST
The lady constable had got a job in the state police force on compassionate grounds following the death of her husband while on duty at Palamu.
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