Sanjoy Dey

Sanjoy Dey

Sanjoy Dey is principal correspondent in Jharkhand and writes on government, urban development, forest and environment, tourism, rural development and agriculture. He likes to write human interest stories.

Articles by Sanjoy Dey
The discovery will help understand the impact of Buddhism in Jharkhand.(HT Photo)
The discovery will help understand the impact of Buddhism in Jharkhand.(HT Photo)

10th century Buddha Vihar discovered in Jharkhand’s Hazaribag

By Sanjoy Dey | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Ranchi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 03:06 PM IST
  • As per the evidence found in Hazaribagh, it appeared that the Buddhist structures were built during the Pala period, said an archaeologist with the ASI.
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Even though Jharkhand government has permitted to restart the schools for class-8 and above from March 1, decision for reopening of schools from class-1 to class-7 is yet to be taken by the government.(HT file)
Even though Jharkhand government has permitted to restart the schools for class-8 and above from March 1, decision for reopening of schools from class-1 to class-7 is yet to be taken by the government.(HT file)

Over 32 lakh students of classes 1 to 7 in Jharkhand to be ‘promoted’ sans exams

PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 06:01 PM IST
  • More than 32 lakh government school students in Jharkhand from class-1 to class-7 might be promoted to higher classes without any examination.
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File photo: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) supremo and chief minister Hemant Soren.(PTI)
File photo: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) supremo and chief minister Hemant Soren.(PTI)

Jharkhand to reopen colleges, coaching centres, cinema halls from March 1

By Sanjoy Dey, Ranchi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 12:28 AM IST
  • Classes for students studying in class 8 and above are also set to resume in schools.
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NDRF, SDRF, ITBP and army personnel carrying out search and rescue operation while clearing the debris of a tunnel after the glacier burst in Chamoli, Uttarakhand. (ANI)
NDRF, SDRF, ITBP and army personnel carrying out search and rescue operation while clearing the debris of a tunnel after the glacier burst in Chamoli, Uttarakhand. (ANI)

Number of Jharkhand residents missing in Chamoli district rises to 21

By Sanjoy Dey, Ranchi
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2021 09:30 PM IST
  • Ten people, who are stranded, want to return to Jharkhand.
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ITBP personnel carry out rescue works near the Tapovan hydel project a day after a glacier broke off in Joshimath causing massive flood in Dhauli Ganga River in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand,(PTI)
ITBP personnel carry out rescue works near the Tapovan hydel project a day after a glacier broke off in Joshimath causing massive flood in Dhauli Ganga River in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand,(PTI)

At least 15 Jharkhand labourers feared missing following Chamoli disaster

By Sanjoy Dey, Ranchi
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 08:15 PM IST
  • While nine labourers belonged to Jharkhand's Bethat village, six hailed from Ramgarh district.
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Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)

JAC revises exam schedule, now classes 10, 12 board exams will begin from May 4

By Sanjoy Dey, Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 05:46 PM IST
  • The examinations will be held from May 4 to 21. Earlier, it was scheduled to be conducted from March 9 to March 26.
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Nine people have been arrested in the case. (HT Photo)
Nine people have been arrested in the case. (HT Photo)

Jharkhand rescues 15 camels, says lacks trained staff to handle them

PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 03:48 PM IST
The vehicle carrying camels was coming from Haryana and was en route to Malda in West Bengal from where the animals were to be sent to Bangladesh, officials said.
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Jharkhand agriculture minister Badal Patralekh launching the scheme. (HT Photo)
Jharkhand agriculture minister Badal Patralekh launching the scheme. (HT Photo)

Farm loan waiver scheme kicks off in Jharkhand, 9 lakh farmers to benefit

UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 05:19 PM IST
A Jamtara based farmer Molendra Besra became the first to get the loan waiver of 50,000.
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Outsourcing coal workers working at a colliery at Jharia in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, ( Chandan Paul / Hindustan Times)
Outsourcing coal workers working at a colliery at Jharia in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, ( Chandan Paul / Hindustan Times)

Govt should ensure our pension, decent wages, says coal mine worker Sambhu Ram

By Sanjoy Dey, Hindustan Times, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 04:42 AM IST
  • He works as a coal loader in an opencast mine in Jharia; as a daily wager, he is dependent on the work he gets every day.
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Two bodies have been taken out of the debris of the collapsed mine roof.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Two bodies have been taken out of the debris of the collapsed mine roof.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Two die in mine roof collapse in Jharkhand; rescue operation on for 2 missing

By Sanjoy Dey, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:59 AM IST
  • Six people went to extract mica scrap from a closed mine illegally and were buried in the debris after a large chunk of mine roof caved in Jharkhand's Koderma district.
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Representative(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Representative(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Over 9k smart classes, labs in upcoming model schools in Jharkhand

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 12:51 PM IST
  • The objective of the initiative is to improve the learning level of students and develop the selected schools into best-in-class schools as per national and international standards, so that students of Jharkhand, particularly rural areas, can compete with students of other education boards.
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Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Jharkhand’s residential schools to reopen for classes 10, 12 students tomorrow

By Sanjoy Dey, Hindustan Times, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 06:01 PM IST
  • The residential schools are closed since March 17, 2020. Jharkhand Education Project Council (JEPC) issued a detailed SOP to reopen schools and hostels. Students to be allowed to attend classes and hostels with certain precautions
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[(Hindustan Times)
[(Hindustan Times)

JAC releases model question papers for upcoming board exams

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 10:18 AM IST
Model question papers for matric students released, while the same for intermediate students will be released in a day or two; marking pattern also disclosed
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Police have booked the woman’s fiance for murder.(Representational Photo/Getty Images)
Police have booked the woman’s fiance for murder.(Representational Photo/Getty Images)

Body of woman found in farm in Jharkhand’s Simdega week before marriage

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 12:03 AM IST
The woman’s fiance is the main suspect in the murder after she went shopping with him on Sunday and did not return home.
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Jharkhand class 10 and 12 board examinations.(HT file)
Jharkhand class 10 and 12 board examinations.(HT file)

Jharkhand board examinations for class 10, 12 to be held from March 9

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 06:00 PM IST
JAC announced that the examinations to begin from March 9, while conclude on March 26. Detailed schedule of the examinations would be drafted in a day or two
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File photo: Workers spray to sanitize the area in front of bird enclosure.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File photo: Workers spray to sanitize the area in front of bird enclosure.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Bird flu: Jharkhand zoos on high alert after reports of bird deaths in different states

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 04:27 PM IST
Centre asked states to take all precautionary measures to prevent transmission of the disease.
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Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren addresses a press conference in Ranchi.(PTI FILE)
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren addresses a press conference in Ranchi.(PTI FILE)

Jharkhand MGNREGS workers likely to get a hike of Rs 31 in minimum wage

By Sanjoy Dey | Ranchi, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 03:54 PM IST
The Jharkhand government has decided to increase minimum wage of MGNREGS workers from Rs 194 to Rs 225 from its own pocket
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Representational photo.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational photo.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Jharkhand: AJSU Party functionary found dead in forest, family alleges murder

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 02:31 PM IST
His brother said he had gone to Bokaro on Monday to get his father-in-law’s death certificate
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Representational image.(PTI file )
Representational image.(PTI file )

Jharkhand schools for classes 10, 12 to reopen today

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 09:27 AM IST
Schools to run in two shifts; students to be called on rotational basis, say officials of Jharkhand Education Project Council
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Jharkhand schools to reopen for Class 10,12 from December 21

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 09:00 AM IST
Jharkhand schools are set to reopen for Class 10 and 12 from December 21 with certain conditions, almost after nine months since they were shut due to the pandemic.
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The elephants carried water by filling it into their trunks from a nearby pond and poured it into the well to rescue their herd member.(HT Photo)
The elephants carried water by filling it into their trunks from a nearby pond and poured it into the well to rescue their herd member.(HT Photo)

Elephant herd fill water in a dry well to save fellow jumbo in Ranchi

By Sanjoy Dey | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 12:45 PM IST
While crossing a farm field in the village, one of the adult elephants fell into a 20-foot-deep well. The villagers said the well was almost dry. The herd tried to save their fellow jumbo by filling water into it, said a forest official.
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Representational Image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational Image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Jharkhand proposes Rs1 lakh compensation for casualty in road accident

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 03:44 PM IST
The proposal of adding road accident casualties in state disaster list was approved in the state disaster management authority meeting chaired by chief minister Hemant Soren
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(Representative)
(Representative)

High schools, higher edu institutes to reopen soon in Jharkhand

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 12:30 PM IST
High schools, higher institutions, technical, medical and government training institutes to reopen soon with certain conditions in Jharkhand, said state health and disaster management department minister Banna Gupta.
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RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.(HT archive)
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.(HT archive)

Lalu’s health condition deteriorates; kidney functioning at 25% capacity, says doctor

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 03:51 PM IST
The doctor feels the RJD chief should be at a highly specialised centre as he is suffering from multiple ailments
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Woman load coal on truck at Kusunda loading point in Dhanbad.(Bijay/Hindustan Times)
Woman load coal on truck at Kusunda loading point in Dhanbad.(Bijay/Hindustan Times)

Jharkhand to ask Centre to revise MGNREGs minimum wage

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 07:13 AM IST
Labourers working under the MGNREGS get a much lower minimum wage than the state’s minimum wage rate. The state’s minimum wage is 283, while a MGNREGS labourer gets 194, officials said.
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People protest against a gang rape incident in Manimajra, Panchkula.(Sant Arora /Hindustan Times/For Representative Purposes Only)
People protest against a gang rape incident in Manimajra, Panchkula.(Sant Arora /Hindustan Times/For Representative Purposes Only)

17 booked for gang rape of woman in Jharkhand

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 03:45 AM IST
According to a complaint filed by the woman, she was returning from a weekly market with her husband on Tuesday night when the accused intercepted them.
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The crime allegedly took place under Mufassil police station on Tuesday night when the woman was returning from a weekly village market with her husband.(Representational image)
The crime allegedly took place under Mufassil police station on Tuesday night when the woman was returning from a weekly village market with her husband.(Representational image)

Mother of five allegedly gang raped by 17 men in Jharkhand’s Dumka

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 04:49 AM IST
The woman said she could identify only one person among those who allegedly assaulted her.
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Topchachi Lake in Dhanbad is a major tourist draw in Jharkhand.(Chandan Paul/HT PHOTO)
Topchachi Lake in Dhanbad is a major tourist draw in Jharkhand.(Chandan Paul/HT PHOTO)

In new policy, Jharkhand to tap private investment for boosting tourism

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2020 04:49 PM IST
The policy has proposed a 30% subsidy on total capital investment for developing any tourism facilities in Jharkhand.
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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren.(HT file)
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren.(HT file)

Scholarship scheme soon for students who want to study abroad: Jharkhand CM

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 07:49 PM IST
Jharkhand Chief minister Hemant Soren felicitates 47 students, who grabbed top three positions in the state in class-10 and 12 board exams from all three boards-JAC, CBSE, CISCE, with cash prize up to Rs 3 lakh
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Schools are shut across Jharkhand for past seven months due to Covid pandemic triggered lockdowns. Officials in the education department have doubts of smooth functioning of the schools this academic session.(PTI file)
Schools are shut across Jharkhand for past seven months due to Covid pandemic triggered lockdowns. Officials in the education department have doubts of smooth functioning of the schools this academic session.(PTI file)

Jharkhand to launch two apps to provide classroom-like education experience to students

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 06:59 PM IST
In a bid to provide classroom-like education experience at home and reduce educational loss due to lockdowns, Jharkhand school education and literacy (SEL) department is all set to launch two educational applications for students of class 1 to class 12 on December 3, officials said.
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