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

Elderly couple trampled to death by jumbo

An elderly couple was trampled to death by a jumbo at Maldiha Village in Jamtara district on Sunday, forest officials said
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Published on Jun 20, 2021 10:27 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

Two persons tied to tree, thrashed for ‘sorcery’, one dead

One of two men died after a group of people tied them to a tree and thrashed them with sticks allegedly for practising sorcery at a village in Garhwa district, police said on Friday
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Published on Jun 18, 2021 10:02 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

Man dies, another injured after mob attack over sorcery charges in Jharkhand

The widow of the slain man said hundreds of people gathered when the two were being beaten up, but nobody came to rescue them
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Published on Jun 18, 2021 05:24 PM IST
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Preparing for third wave: J’khand launches Pneumonia vaccination drive for children

Jharkhand on Thursday became the sixth state in the country that rolled out the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) drive to make children’s immunity stronger in a bid to protect them from the probable third wave of coronavirus, officials said
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Published on Jun 17, 2021 10:05 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

Jharkhand records 93% surplus rain in June

Monsoon has been aggressive over Jharkhand for the past three days, recording 93% surplus rainfall till now in June
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Published on Jun 17, 2021 10:05 PM IST
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‘Restriction on buses hitting farm job prospects of migrant workers’

Restriction on bus transportation is now impacting farm job prospects of migrant workers during the ongoing kharif sowing season, as they are facing problem in returning to their villages, food activists have alleged
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Published on Jun 16, 2021 10:09 PM IST
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Amid heavy security, work on Centre’s Light House Project begins in Ranchi

Construction work for the central government’s ambitious Light House Project (LHP) started amid heavy security at Ranchi’s Dhurwa area on Tuesday morning
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Published on Jun 15, 2021 09:22 PM IST
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Jharkhand edu minister ready to resume work after 8-month long Covid battle

Strap: The minister returned from Chennai after 239 days on Monday After recovering from a Covid-19-triggered lung transplant, state school education and literacy department minister Jagarntah Mahto returned from Chennai after 239 days on Monday evening and is geared up to resume office
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Published on Jun 15, 2021 09:22 PM IST
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Jharkhand allows shops, malls, offices to open till 4pm; weekend lockdown to continue

Strap: Govt also reimposes complete weekend lockdown from June 19 afternoon The state government on Tuesday announced to reopen all kinds of shops, malls, departmental stores, government and private offices till 4pm from Thursday across all 24 districts, officials said
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Published on Jun 15, 2021 09:21 PM IST
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Jharkhand edu minister wins long Covid-induced lung battle, returns home

Jagarnath Mahto was airlifted to Chennai in September last year after his condition deteriorated following Covid-19 induced complications. He underwent a lung transplant in a private hospital in Chennai
Jagarnath Mahto. (Photo: Twitter)
Jagarnath Mahto. (Photo: Twitter)
Published on Jun 15, 2021 10:06 AM IST
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‘Evidence’ of tiger’s presence found near PTR after 15 months

Strap: Forest officials came across pug mark of a tigress in Lohardaga district, close to Palamau Tiger Reserve Evidence of a big cat’s presence was recently found in Lohardaga district, adjacent to Palamau Tiger Reserve (PTR), for the first time in over 15 months after a tigress was found dead in the reserve in February last year, forest officials said on Monday
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Published on Jun 14, 2021 09:48 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

Monsoon covers entire Jharkhand, sowing for Kharif crops begins

With monsoon setting in, sowing for Kharif crops has started across Jharkhand amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic
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Published on Jun 13, 2021 10:34 PM IST
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Union forest ministry takes cognizance of proposed 3rd railway line in tiger reserve

Taking cognizance of the Jharkhand government’s objection over construction of another railway line through core area of Palamu Tiger Reserve (PTR), the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change has written to Railway officials for examining the technical feasibility of an alternative route, officials said on Sunday
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Published on Jun 13, 2021 10:32 PM IST
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Centre holds up funds for Light House Project in Ranchi

Strap: Centre has expressed dissatisfaction over delay in starting the project, foundation of which was laid on January 1; state govt it claims could not start the project due to protest by locals The ambitious Light House Project (LHP) at Ranchi’s Dhurwa area, foundation of which was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 1, has faced another jolt after the central government held up funds for the scheme perturbed by the delay in the project, officials said on Friday
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Published on Jun 11, 2021 09:07 PM IST
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Monsoon likely to hit J’khand on Saturday

The southwest monsoon, considered crucial for agriculture, is likely to hit Jharkhand on Saturday with an expectation of normal shower during four-month of the seasonal rainfall, officials said on Thursday
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Published on Jun 10, 2021 09:54 PM IST
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Jharkhand Board exams for Class 10 and 12 cancelled due to covid-19

  • Jharkhand Board exams: Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) called a meeting on Friday to decide strategy for evaluations to promote students to next classes. Over 7.50 lakh students were supposed to appear in class-10 and 12 examinations.
Jharkhand Board exams: Jharkhand government on Thursday announced decision to cancel the board examinations for both class 10 and 12.(File)
Jharkhand Board exams: Jharkhand government on Thursday announced decision to cancel the board examinations for both class 10 and 12.(File)
Published on Jun 10, 2021 09:43 PM IST
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Ranchi’s Birsa zoo on high alert; to conduct regular health check-up

Ranchi’s Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park, popularly known as Birsa zoo, was put on high alert after the recent consecutive deaths of a tiger and a sloth, both endangered animals, in two days amid Covid-19 pandemic
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Published on Jun 07, 2021 09:10 PM IST
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Covid-19 impact: Jharkhand identifies 234 children who lost parents to virus

The deadly coronavirus infection, that has killed over 5,000 people across Jharkhand since its outbreak last year, has also left hundreds of children orphaned or with a single parent, mostly after the onset of its second wave in early April this year
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Updated on Jun 06, 2021 10:44 PM IST
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Lioness dies of Covid, tiger too suspected victim

The forest department said other lions have been quarantined and senior vets from the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) are supervising treatment, which has started with antibiotics and prophylactic drugs.
Nine of 13 lions in Vandalur Zoo were tested for the virus a few days ago.(Arun-Mondhe/ HT Photo)
Nine of 13 lions in Vandalur Zoo were tested for the virus a few days ago.(Arun-Mondhe/ HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2021 01:24 AM IST
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ByDivya Chandrababu, , Hindustan Times, Chennai/ Ranchi

Tiger dies at Ranchi zoo, samples sent for testing

A 10-year-old tiger died at Ranchi’s Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park after suffering from fever on Thursday night, officials said on Friday, adding that the animal tested negative for Covid-19
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Updated on Jun 04, 2021 09:21 PM IST
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Tiger dies at Ranchi zoo, samples sent for testing after Covid ruled out

Rapid antigen tests have been found to be less accurate than the polymerase chain reaction tests, which are considered the gold standard for detecting Covid-19
A tiger at Ranchi’s Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park. (HT archive)
A tiger at Ranchi’s Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park. (HT archive)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 02:12 PM IST
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Jharkhand second-worst performer in NITI Aayog’s SDG index

Jharkhand ranked second-worst among 28 states in the third edition of the SDG (Sustainable Development Goal) India Index 2020-21, while worst in the Zero Hunger parameter, according to the index report released by NITI Aayog on Thursday
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Published on Jun 03, 2021 09:38 PM IST
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By, Ranchi

‘Jharkhand likely to hold Panchayat polls in Nov-Dec’

Strap: State government to seek Centre’s opinion over extension of powers to panchayat bodies that expire on July 31 The three-tier panchayat polls in Jharkhand can be held in November or December this year, depending on Covid-19 situation in the state, said rural development minister Alamgir Alam on Wednesday
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Published on Jun 02, 2021 09:35 PM IST
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Over 7.5 lakh state board examinees in dilemma as govt yet to take decision

More than 7
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Published on Jun 02, 2021 09:31 PM IST
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Doorstep vaccine service MobiVax rolled out in Ranchi

In a first, the state on Friday rolled out custom-made Covid-19 vaccination vans, named MobiVax, that will provide doorstep vaccine to beneficiaries of all eligible age groups
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Published on May 28, 2021 09:27 PM IST
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Cyclone Yaas: State begins damage assessment, CM orders probe in bridge collapse

Incessant rains triggered by cyclone Yaas for past two days caused heavy damage in the state. Hundreds of people were displaced after their houses were damaged, while and thousands of acres of vegetable crops were also destroyed.
Weather improved in Jharkhand on Friday with the depression moving out of the state.
Weather improved in Jharkhand on Friday with the depression moving out of the state.
Updated on May 29, 2021 12:02 PM IST
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Over 8 lakh students of Classes 9, 11 promoted without exams

Over eight lakh students studying in Classes 9 and 11 across the state have been promoted to higher classes without any examinations in wake of the second wave of Covid-19 and lockdown-like restrictions imposed in Jharkhand since April 22, an official said on Thursday
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Published on May 27, 2021 08:39 PM IST
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Cyclone Yaas/ Over 10 lakh affected across state Ranchi, Jamshedpur set new rainfall records

Ranchi and Jamshedpur received the highest rainfall to ever be recorded in a single day in May, triggered by the Cyclone Yaas that caused major damage and affected more than 10 lakh people in the state, including two deaths reported from Ranchi on Thursday, officials said
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Published on May 27, 2021 08:38 PM IST
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Covid effect: 8 lakh students of class 9 & 11 promoted sans exams in Jharkhand

  • About eight lakh students studying in class 9 and class 11 have been promoted to higher classes without any examinations in wake of second wave of Covid-19 and lockdown like restrictions imposed in Jharkhand since April 22, officials said on Thursday.
Jharkhand government has already promoted the students from class 1 to 8 to higher classes without any examination in view of the Covid pandemic.(HT file)
Jharkhand government has already promoted the students from class 1 to 8 to higher classes without any examination in view of the Covid pandemic.(HT file)
Published on May 27, 2021 02:51 PM IST
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Cyclone Yaas hits J’khand, thousands evacuated from low-lying areas

Strap: Around 5,000 people have been evacuated from bordering districts -East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan; Trees, electricity poles uprooted at many places Thousands of people living in low-lying areas and makeshift houses in Jharkhand’s East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan districts were evacuated to safer places in wake of Cyclone Yaas making landfall in neighbouring states of Odisha and West Bengal on Wednesday morning
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Published on May 26, 2021 09:13 PM IST
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By, Ranchi
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