Saumya Mishra

Saumya Mishra

Saumya Mishra is a correspondent in Jharkhand. She covers stories related to health, social welfare and child rights. She is interested in development and human rights issues.

Articles by Saumya Mishra
The Parijat, a banquet hall in Ranchi’s Circular Road, has no parking space and vehicles parked in front disrupt traffic.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo.)
The Parijat, a banquet hall in Ranchi’s Circular Road, has no parking space and vehicles parked in front disrupt traffic.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo.)

RMC cracks down on unregistered banquet halls to ease city traffic

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra, Ranchi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2017 09:31 PM IST
Mushrooming of banquet halls across Ranchi is not just disrupting city traffic but also choking major roads for hours every day, residents and civic officials said
Indian Medical Association raised a concern over the move, saying doctors have no fixed work hours as they often rush for emergencies.(Parwaz Khan/HT File Photo)
Indian Medical Association raised a concern over the move, saying doctors have no fixed work hours as they often rush for emergencies.(Parwaz Khan/HT File Photo)

Biometric attendance for doctors, nurses at RIMS

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2017 09:09 PM IST
The state’s premier state-run hospital Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in the capital city has installed a biometric attendance system to keep a track of its staff, including doctors
The quality of education in the state’s government schools lags behind as compared to private institutes.(Parwaz Khan/HT File Photo)
The quality of education in the state’s government schools lags behind as compared to private institutes.(Parwaz Khan/HT File Photo)

Jharkhand govt school walls to have names of PM, CM, national anthem

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Saumya Mishra
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2016 12:29 PM IST
Government schools in Jharkhand will soon feature the national anthem, names of the Prime Minister and chief minister among others on classroom walls in a bid to improve the students’ general knowledge and also instil patriotism in them.
Polling officials verifying identity of students during Ranchi University students’ union elections on Friday.(Parwaz Khan/Hindustan Times)
Polling officials verifying identity of students during Ranchi University students’ union elections on Friday.(Parwaz Khan/Hindustan Times)

RU student union polls: ABVP gets most seats, ACS in 2nd position

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra, Ranchi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2016 09:57 PM IST
The NSUI fails to open its account despite forging an alliance with several other student bodies.
Mosquitoes are considered one of the most dangerous creatures on the planet because of their ability to spread deadly diseases like malaria, chikungunya or dengue fever.(AFP)
Mosquitoes are considered one of the most dangerous creatures on the planet because of their ability to spread deadly diseases like malaria, chikungunya or dengue fever.(AFP)

Jharkhand health department gears up to tackle malaria

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra, Ranchi
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2016 10:32 PM IST
The Jharkhand health department has geared up to tackle malaria after an outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease was reported from different parts of the state, the latest from a village in Chaibasa.
HT Image
HT Image

Mentally-challenged patient served food on hospital floor

By Saumya Mishra and Bedanti Saran
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2016 08:18 AM IST
Munia Devi eats food from the floor at the hospital.(ht photo)
Munia Devi eats food from the floor at the hospital.(ht photo)

Patient served food on the floor at Ranchi hospital, kitchen staff sacked

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra and Bedanti Saran
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2016 12:19 AM IST
A kitchen employee of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) here was sacked for serving food on the floor to a mentally challenged patient undergoing treatment for a fractured arm.
Indian Medical Association state president AK Singh (middle) and other office-bearers address a press conference in Ranchi on Sunday.(Diwakar Prasad / Hindustan Times)
Indian Medical Association state president AK Singh (middle) and other office-bearers address a press conference in Ranchi on Sunday.(Diwakar Prasad / Hindustan Times)

Jharkhand doctors call three-day strike for Medical Protection Act

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra, Ranchi
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2016 03:59 PM IST
The Act seeks to protect doctors and hospitals from any attacks by outsiders.
At present, there are eight patients who sleep in this corridor with dogs, and in the absence of any attendant, are never bathed.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
At present, there are eight patients who sleep in this corridor with dogs, and in the absence of any attendant, are never bathed.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

With no place to go, RIMS corridor is their only home

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra, Ranchi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2016 03:37 PM IST
Homeless patients at Ranchi’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) have been left to fend for themselves and live a degraded life at the hospital.
Sushant Singh Rajput captures the essence of MS Dhoni.(YouTube)
Sushant Singh Rajput captures the essence of MS Dhoni.(YouTube)

Dhoni’s childhood teachers are ecstatic about making cameos in his biopic

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra, Ranchi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2016 05:45 PM IST
They played parents, siblings, mentors to him when he was their pupil. And he has repaid them in a way they had never imagined even in their wildest dreams -- by giving them cameos in the upcoming biopic on his life, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.
Chief minister Raghubar Das listens to a victim of human trafficking during the Jan Samvad in Ranchi on Tuesday.(Diwakar Prasad / Hindustan Times)
Chief minister Raghubar Das listens to a victim of human trafficking during the Jan Samvad in Ranchi on Tuesday.(Diwakar Prasad / Hindustan Times)

Arrest middlemen involved in trafficking, Das tells police

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2016 03:41 PM IST
Activists say that around 10,000 children are trafficked from Jharkhand every year to other parts of the country.
Patients open their umbrellas after water starts dripping from the roof at PMCH on Monday.(Chandan Paul / HT Photo)
Patients open their umbrellas after water starts dripping from the roof at PMCH on Monday.(Chandan Paul / HT Photo)

When inside PMCH, open your umbrellas

Hindustan Times | By Subhash Mishra & Saumya Mishra, Dhanbad
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2016 03:29 PM IST
Rainwater has seeped into the gynaecology, ENT, paediatrics, surgery and orthopaedics wards from the ceiling. Patients are in danger of catching bacterial or fungal infections.
Rajiv Kamal Bittu at his farm at Ormanjhi village in Ranchi.(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
Rajiv Kamal Bittu at his farm at Ormanjhi village in Ranchi.(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)

Chartered accountant now a pioneer of farming entrepreneurship

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra, Ranchi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2016 03:42 PM IST
Rajiv Kamal Bittu, a chartered accountant (CA) by profession, is now considered one of the pioneers of farming entrepreneurship in the state.
Only 64.3% of babies are exclusively breastfed during the first six months in the state, a union government survey has shown.(HT File)
Only 64.3% of babies are exclusively breastfed during the first six months in the state, a union government survey has shown.(HT File)

Jharkhand launches awareness campaign on breastfeeding

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2016 01:40 PM IST
Early initiation of breastfeeding in Jharkhand is 32.7%, which is far below the national average of 50.2%, a union government survey shows.
Chief minister Raghubar Das and urban development minister CP Singh lay the foundation stone for the vendors’ market complex on Saturday.(Diwakar Prasad / Hindustan Times)
Chief minister Raghubar Das and urban development minister CP Singh lay the foundation stone for the vendors’ market complex on Saturday.(Diwakar Prasad / Hindustan Times)

Ranchi vendors to get permanent establishment

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra, Ranchi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2016 04:18 PM IST
Chief minister Raghubar Das laid the foundation for a vendors’ market complex at Jaipal Singh stadium.
Students of Braj Kishore Netraheen Vidyalaya, a Ranchi-based non-profit school for visually impaired girls, are set to create history by becoming the first batch of visually challenged students in eastern India and only the second in India after Pune, to be employed by a mobile operator to run their call centre.(HT Photo)
Students of Braj Kishore Netraheen Vidyalaya, a Ranchi-based non-profit school for visually impaired girls, are set to create history by becoming the first batch of visually challenged students in eastern India and only the second in India after Pune, to be employed by a mobile operator to run their call centre.(HT Photo)

Blind school to train girls as call centre operators

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra, Ranchi
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2016 04:06 PM IST
Meet students of Braj Kishore Netraheen Vidyalaya, a Ranchi-based non-profit school for visually impaired girls, who are set to create history by becoming the first batch of visually challenged students in Eastern India and only the second in India after Pune, to be employed by a mobile operator company to run their call centre.

Jharkhand BJP chief, son may be arrested over son’s ‘marriage’ to minor

Hindustan Times | By Vijay Murty and Saumya Mishra, Ranchi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2016 01:55 AM IST
Jharkhand BJP chief Tala Marandi and his son Munna Marandi might be arrested after the State Committee for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) directed officials to lodge a police complaint over allegations that the BJP leader’s son married a 10-year-old girl.
State rural development minister Munda listening to the plight of Nevri villagers during Wednesday’s Janta Darbar.(Diwakar Prasad / Hindustan Times)
State rural development minister Munda listening to the plight of Nevri villagers during Wednesday’s Janta Darbar.(Diwakar Prasad / Hindustan Times)

Piprachauda residents approach janata darbar

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2016 03:31 PM IST
On the night of June 20, Piprachauda was attacked by a mob, which barged into the village to avenge the murder of Nasim Ansari, a land broker from a neighbouring area.
Midday meal cooks stage a demonstration in front of Governor’s House in Ranchi on Sunday.
Midday meal cooks stage a demonstration in front of Governor’s House in Ranchi on Sunday.

Cooks protest Das govt’s move to privatise midday meal

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra, Ranchi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2016 11:30 PM IST
With thin towels on their heads to beat the harsh sun, the MDM cooks sit under a makeshift tent on the road the entire day, demanding an increased salary of Rs 6,000 apart from soaps and aprons.
Chief minister Raghubar Das distributes sanitary napkins among girls after launching health schemes on the RCH premises in Ranchi on Monday.(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
Chief minister Raghubar Das distributes sanitary napkins among girls after launching health schemes on the RCH premises in Ranchi on Monday.(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)

Jharkhand to distribute sanitary napkins to school girls

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra, Ranchi
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2016 05:56 PM IST
The Sakhi scheme aims to check absenteeism of girls in schools
Manya said the delay in the announcement of CBSE results has made her all the more nervous.(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT photo)
Manya said the delay in the announcement of CBSE results has made her all the more nervous.(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT photo)

CBSE Class 10: Students’ reactions ahead of results from across India

Hindustan Times, Allahabad/Lucknow/Ranchi/Chandigarh | By Kenneth John/Rajeev Mullick/Saumya Mishra/Yojana Yadav
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2016 08:48 PM IST
Thousands of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students swayed between anxiety, curiosity and nervousness hours before their Class 10 board examinations results were declared on Saturday.
Last month Sakina Kumari revolted against child marriage at Kullu Kera village in Simdega. Child marriage is still rampant in the state but authorities are able to stop only a few of them.(HT File)
Last month Sakina Kumari revolted against child marriage at Kullu Kera village in Simdega. Child marriage is still rampant in the state but authorities are able to stop only a few of them.(HT File)

Child marriage: Jharkhand welfare body calls for follow-up plan

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra, Ranchi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2016 03:11 PM IST
Activist says conducting regular checks is a must as most of the rescued children end up being trafficked to other states
Dinkar Oraon and his 10-year-old daughter in the corridor of the RIMS burns ward.(Diwakar Prasad/HT Photo)
Dinkar Oraon and his 10-year-old daughter in the corridor of the RIMS burns ward.(Diwakar Prasad/HT Photo)

Top Ranchi hospital treats burns patients on the floor

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2016 11:30 AM IST
Patients at the burns ward of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi are forced to undergo treatment on the floor because of overcrowding and absence of beds.
Incidents of paper leak and cheating demotivate honest and hard working students.(Istock)
Incidents of paper leak and cheating demotivate honest and hard working students.(Istock)

Jharkhand: 60 students caught using unfair means in exam

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Saumya Mishra
PUBLISHED ON FEB 29, 2016 06:24 PM IST
The examinations began on February 17 for Class 10 and Class 12 st udents at 932 centres for matric exams and 458 for inter mediate, JAC sources said.

Damaged within a month, India’s largest tricolour to be replaced

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra, Ranchi
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2016 11:07 AM IST
Less than a month after being hoisted with much pomp in Ranchi, India’s biggest tricolour flag is being replaced due to wear and tear from high-speed winds.
A combination of photos shows Anil Singh, a farmer’s son and Pushpa Kumari, daughter of a labourer, who are are among a group of young talented Indians who have been chosen to represent the country at a science congress to be held in Japan.(HT Photo)
A combination of photos shows Anil Singh, a farmer’s son and Pushpa Kumari, daughter of a labourer, who are are among a group of young talented Indians who have been chosen to represent the country at a science congress to be held in Japan.(HT Photo)

Farmer’s son, labourer’s daughter to represent India in Japan

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra and Manoj Sinha, Ranchi/ramgarh
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2016 03:53 PM IST
A casual labourer’s daughter and a farmer’s son from Jharkhand are among a group of young talented Indians who have been chosen to represent the country at a science congress to be held in Japan in May.
Standing tall at 293 feet, and measuring 99 by 66 feet, the Ranchi Tricolour will be up for a “trial run” this week
Standing tall at 293 feet, and measuring 99 by 66 feet, the Ranchi Tricolour will be up for a “trial run” this week

Tallest and largest Tricolour to fly high in Jharkhand

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra, Ranchi
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2016 12:36 PM IST
At 293 feet and measuring 99 by 66 feet, the flag will set a record

Tribal bodies call for Jharkhand bandh on Dec 29 for domicile policy

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra, Ranchi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2015 01:43 PM IST
A clutch of tribal organisations have called a Jharkhand bandh on December 29 to press for a domicile policy to identify local people and a policy for recruitment of locals in state jobs.
Rapper Chriss has released his song on YouTube and seeks respect for women.(Screen shot from YouTube video)
Rapper Chriss has released his song on YouTube and seeks respect for women.(Screen shot from YouTube video)

Rapper releases song to mark anniversary of December 16 gang rape

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2015 02:05 PM IST
Razif Anwar alias Rapper Chriss has released a rap song on YouTube to mark the anniversary of the horrific December 16 Delhi gang rape which shook the nation.
Sakshi Dhoni (brown shirt) takes part in an anti-rabies drive in Ranchi on Friday.(Parwaz Khan/HT photo)
Sakshi Dhoni (brown shirt) takes part in an anti-rabies drive in Ranchi on Friday.(Parwaz Khan/HT photo)

Sakshi takes anti-rabies drive to the streets in Ranchi

Hindustan Times | By Saumya Mishra, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 14, 2015 12:45 PM IST
Sakshi Dhoni, wife of Indian team’s limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, created awareness about rabies and the dos and don’ts in case of a dog bite in Ranchi on Friday.
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