Saurav Roy

Saurav Roy

Saurav Roy is a senior correspondent in Jharkhand. He writes on education, industry, human rights and politics. He has extensively covered the human trafficking rackets of Jharkhand and has special interest in writing about modern day slavery.

Articles by Saurav Roy
Chatra district police chief Akhilesh B Verior addresses a press conference in Chatra on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Chatra district police chief Akhilesh B Verior addresses a press conference in Chatra on Saturday.(HT Photo)

CBSE leak: Student in Jharkhand got maths paper from Bihar day before exam

Ranchi, Hindustan Times | By Saurav Roy
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 08:53 AM IST
A claim by the Jharkhand police that two students from Bihar circulated the leaked CBSE class 10 maths question paper on WhatsApp to examinees in Jharkhand has added another dimension to the scandal.
Congress workers hold placards and protest against Board exam paper leak outside CBSE headquarters in New Delhi on Friday.(PTI Photo)
Congress workers hold placards and protest against Board exam paper leak outside CBSE headquarters in New Delhi on Friday.(PTI Photo)

CBSE Class 10 paper leak: Jharkhand police detain six students, coaching centre owner

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Saurav Roy
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 04:47 PM IST
The probe has indicated the group received the CBSE Class 10 maths paper from New Delhi and Bihar, police say.
Former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav leaves for Delhi's All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) from Ranchi Railway Station in wake of his deteriorating health on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav leaves for Delhi's All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) from Ranchi Railway Station in wake of his deteriorating health on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

RJD chief Lalu Prasad to get treatment at AIIMS Delhi

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Saurav Roy
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 11:24 PM IST
Lalu Prasad, along with some RJD members, boarded the AC first class bogie of Ranchi-New Delhi Rajdhani Express on Wednesday evening
Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad leaves special CBI court after being pronounced guilty in the fourth Dumka multi-crore fodder scam case in Ranchi last week.(PTI File Photo)
Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad leaves special CBI court after being pronounced guilty in the fourth Dumka multi-crore fodder scam case in Ranchi last week.(PTI File Photo)

Lalu likely to be shifted to AIIMS in Delhi from Ranchi

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Saurav Roy
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2018 11:53 PM IST
Lalu Prasad, who has been serving jail term at the Birsa Munda Jail in Ranchi since December 23 last year after conviction in a fodder scam case, had been admitted to the cardiology wing of a government hospital.
Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad has been serving a jail term in Ranchi since December 23, 2017 following his conviction in a fodder scam case.(PTI File Photo)
Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad has been serving a jail term in Ranchi since December 23, 2017 following his conviction in a fodder scam case.(PTI File Photo)

Lalu Prasad takes ill, admitted to cardiology wing of RIMS in Ranchi

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Saurav Roy
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2018 08:45 AM IST
Lalu Prasad complained of discomfort at Birsa Munda Jail and was taken to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi.
Around half-a-million students appeared in the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) from Class 10 and 12 final exams in more than 150 centres across Jharkhand on Monday.(HT file)
Around half-a-million students appeared in the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) from Class 10 and 12 final exams in more than 150 centres across Jharkhand on Monday.(HT file)

CBSE board exams begin, 5 lakh students appear in Jharkhand

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Saurav Roy
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2018 05:52 PM IST
Around half-a-million students appeared in the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) Class 10 and 12 final exams in more than 150 centres across Jharkhand on Monday, officials said.
A 19-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by two men in an empty bogie of a Delhi-Ranchi train.(HT File Photo/For Representation)
A 19-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by two men in an empty bogie of a Delhi-Ranchi train.(HT File Photo/For Representation)

Punjab woman says she was gangraped on Delhi-Ranchi train

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Saurav Roy, Ranchi
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2018 01:29 PM IST
Two days after the rape, the teenager, who did not tell anyone about her ordeal, attempted suicide by consuming poison, but was rescued and rushed to a hospital.
Mangle remains of the SUV of Congress district President Shankar Yadav who was killed on February 13(HT Photo)
Mangle remains of the SUV of Congress district President Shankar Yadav who was killed on February 13(HT Photo)

CM orders SIT probe into Koderma Cong chief’s murder

Hindustan Times | By Saurav Roy
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2018 01:02 PM IST
Former Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav addresses a press conference in Ranchi, on Monday.(Parwaz Khan/HT)
Former Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav addresses a press conference in Ranchi, on Monday.(Parwaz Khan/HT)

Bihar-like grand alliance to topple BJP in 2019 polls, says Sharad Yadav

Ranchi, Hindustan Times | By Saurav Roy
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2018 08:24 AM IST
The former Janata Dal (United) president also lashed out at Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar for breaking ties with the RJD and joining forces with the BJP.
An activist waves a rainbow flag during an LGBT pride parade.(Reuters File)
An activist waves a rainbow flag during an LGBT pride parade.(Reuters File)

Govt employee asks Jharkhand CM for different job after sex-reassignment surgery

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Saurav Roy
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2018 05:50 PM IST
The 28-year-old was employed as a lady supervisor with the women and child welfare department in Sarakela Kharsawan. However, after the subject underwent the surgical procedure, he was no longer eligible to serve in the position.
Family members and relatives at the house Rooplal Marandi , who died after he was allegedly refused subsidised supplies, at Manoharpur village in Deoghar on October 24, 2017.(HT File Photo)
Family members and relatives at the house Rooplal Marandi , who died after he was allegedly refused subsidised supplies, at Manoharpur village in Deoghar on October 24, 2017.(HT File Photo)

PDS struggle on in Jharkhand, govt denies ‘starvation deaths’

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Saurav Roy
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2018 08:23 PM IST
The state government denies allegations that starvation caused the five deaths, and attributes them to “illnesses”. In at least three cases, however, no post-mortem was conducted
Mangesh Jha hands over sanitary napkins to a woman at Jonha village in Ranchi.(HT Photo)
Mangesh Jha hands over sanitary napkins to a woman at Jonha village in Ranchi.(HT Photo)

Putting a period on taboo around menstruation

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Saurav Roy
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2018 12:40 PM IST
‘Padman’ of Jharkhand Mangesh Jha visits villages every week to distribute free sanitary pads to rural women. Local adolescent girls have also joined him in his work
Etwariya Devi allegedly died of starvation at Sonpurwa village in Jharkhand’s Garhwa district after her family was denied free ration for three months.(HT PHOTO)
Etwariya Devi allegedly died of starvation at Sonpurwa village in Jharkhand’s Garhwa district after her family was denied free ration for three months.(HT PHOTO)

Another starvation death in Jharkhand as biometric authentication trips, says NGO

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Saurav Roy
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2018 09:16 AM IST
The elderly woman’s family was denied ration between October and December. She did not get her pension for November and December.
A file photo shows RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav being escorted by police officials after his conviction in the fodder scam case, in Ranchi on December 23.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
A file photo shows RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav being escorted by police officials after his conviction in the fodder scam case, in Ranchi on December 23.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

To keep Lalu healthy in jail, 2 brothers bring fresh veggies on New Year

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Saurav Roy, Ranchi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2018 11:25 PM IST
Sexagenarian brothers, Ram Babu Yadav and Lal Babu Yadav, from Sabbalpur village in Bihar’s Chhapra district, said they wanted Lalu to be healthy in jail.
Over five million children study in government schools in Jharkhand and the majority come from villages and urban slums.(Parwaz Khan/HT File Photo)
Over five million children study in government schools in Jharkhand and the majority come from villages and urban slums.(Parwaz Khan/HT File Photo)

Government school students to worship parents in Jharkhand

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Saurav Roy
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2017 06:34 PM IST
The idea stems from neighbouring Chhattisgarh, where the state’s the BJP government officially declared Valentine’s Day as Matru-Pitru Divas, or Parents Day, in 2015.
Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav being escorted by police officials after being convicted by the special CBI court in a fodder scam case, in Ranchi, on Saturday.(PTI)
Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav being escorted by police officials after being convicted by the special CBI court in a fodder scam case, in Ranchi, on Saturday.(PTI)

Roti, dal, cabbage for Lalu Prasad’s jail dinner; family worried about his health

Ranchi, Hindustan Times | By Saurav Roy
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2017 09:03 AM IST
RJD leader Lalu Prasad’s son had asked jail authorities to serve him chapattis instead of rice as he suffers from heart ailments.
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav arrives at a special CBI court in Ranchi on Saturday for a hearing in the fodder scam case.(PTI Photo)
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav arrives at a special CBI court in Ranchi on Saturday for a hearing in the fodder scam case.(PTI Photo)

In Lalu Prasad’s jail cell: TV, newspaper, mosquito net, home-cooked food

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Saurav Roy
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2017 07:47 AM IST
Jail officials said Lalu Prasad will get VIP treatment in the prison and other jail inmates will not be allowed to meet him during his stint there.
Lalu Prasad Yadav proceeding to appear before a special CBI court in Ranchi.(Parwaz Khan/HT Photo)
Lalu Prasad Yadav proceeding to appear before a special CBI court in Ranchi.(Parwaz Khan/HT Photo)

Fodder scam verdict Highlights: Law will catch up with you if you commit corruption, says BJP on Lalu Prasad’s conviction

Hindustan Times, Ranchi/New Delhi | By Bedanti Saran and Saurav Roy
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2017 11:31 PM IST
A special CBI court held RJD chief Lalu Prasad guilty in a fodder scam case. Quantum of punishment will be pronoucned on January 3, 2018. Here are the updates.
MS Dhoni’s first coach Chanchal Bhattacharya said young players from Jharkhand are seeing the ex-India captain as a role model.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
MS Dhoni’s first coach Chanchal Bhattacharya said young players from Jharkhand are seeing the ex-India captain as a role model.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)

Even after MS Dhoni, Jharkhand has plenty to offer to Indian cricket

Ranchi | By Saurav Roy
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2017 08:12 PM IST
MS Dhoni, former Indian cricket team captain, has inspired many youngsters in Jharkhand, including 15-year-old leggie Pankaj Yadav and 18-year-old Anukul Roy, who are both members of the India U-19 team that travels to the World Cup in New Zealand next January.
A police officer talking to villagers at Bagma village in Jharkhand’s Khunti district where a local BJP leader, Bhaiya Ram Munda was shot dead by suspected PLFI activists on Friday.(HT Photo)
A police officer talking to villagers at Bagma village in Jharkhand’s Khunti district where a local BJP leader, Bhaiya Ram Munda was shot dead by suspected PLFI activists on Friday.(HT Photo)

BJP leader killed in Jharkhand, two family members injured

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Saurav Roy
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2017 08:55 PM IST
This is the third such killing of a leader of ruling BJP in the state in less than three months
Special arms force of Jharkhand police in drill for anti naxal combing operation at JAP 1 Ground in Ranchi, on September 12, 2017.(HT File Photo)
Special arms force of Jharkhand police in drill for anti naxal combing operation at JAP 1 Ground in Ranchi, on September 12, 2017.(HT File Photo)

NIA, security forces cast net to catch elusive Jharkhand Maoist leader

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Saurav Roy
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2017 08:09 PM IST
Maoist central committee member Sudhakaran Reddy carries a bounty of Rs 1 crore.
Citizens stand as the national anthem is played before a movie at a theatre. The BJP government in Jharkhand will make singing of the national anthem mandatory in madrasas and schools.(HT File Photo / Representative)
Citizens stand as the national anthem is played before a movie at a theatre. The BJP government in Jharkhand will make singing of the national anthem mandatory in madrasas and schools.(HT File Photo / Representative)

Muslim clerics in Jharkhand oppose govt move on national anthem in madrasas

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Saurav Roy
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2017 03:14 PM IST
Jharkhand education minister Neera Yadav said the government will issue a notification mandating the singing of Jana Gana Mana in every school and madrasa.
Inmates found the body hanging from the fourth floor of Vinayakam Girls’ Hostel in Tharpakna locality on Monday morning and informed police officials. (Representative photo)
Inmates found the body hanging from the fourth floor of Vinayakam Girls’ Hostel in Tharpakna locality on Monday morning and informed police officials. (Representative photo)

Jharkhand student kills self, suicide note points to exam pressure

Ranchi, Hindustan Times | By Saurav Roy
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2017 06:30 PM IST
The incident occurred hardly 60 hours after the 20-year-old appeared for her mid-semester examinations, police said.
A sharp object was used to attack the women on their neck with the intent to behead them.(Getty Images)
A sharp object was used to attack the women on their neck with the intent to behead them.(Getty Images)

Three women of tribal family hacked to death near Jharkhand capital Ranchi

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Saurav Roy, Ranchi
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2017 11:43 PM IST
Police said it appeared that one of the women was murdered in the house, while the other two were taken to the bushes, tied to a tree and attacked with a sharp weapon.
Santoshi Kumari died on September 28 after starving for four days in absence of ration at home.(HT Photo)
Santoshi Kumari died on September 28 after starving for four days in absence of ration at home.(HT Photo)

Jharkhand girl’s ‘starvation death’: Mother attacked for ‘defaming village’

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Saurav Roy, Ranchi
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2017 11:03 AM IST
Koili Devi, whose daughter starved to death after ration card was caught in tech glitch over Aadhaar, apparently travelled eight kilometers from her village Karimati in Jharkhand’s far-flung Simdega district to seek shelter at the home of an activist.
Santoshi Kumari, 11, died allegedly of starvation after her family was struck off the government welfare rolls for not linking their ration card with Aadhaar.(HT FIle Photo)
Santoshi Kumari, 11, died allegedly of starvation after her family was struck off the government welfare rolls for not linking their ration card with Aadhaar.(HT FIle Photo)

11-year-old ‘starving’ Simdega girl died of malaria, says deputy commissioner

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Saurav Roy
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2017 09:34 AM IST
The deputy commissioner told chief minister Raghubar Das, who has announced an ex gratia of Rs 50,000 to the family, that a three-member team had probed the death and the report said she died of malaria.
Santoshi Kumari died on September 28 after starving for four days in absence of ration at home.(HT Photo)
Santoshi Kumari died on September 28 after starving for four days in absence of ration at home.(HT Photo)

Girl dies of ‘starvation’ after ration card caught in tech glitch over Aadhaar

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Saurav Roy
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2017 05:24 PM IST
Santoshi Kumari, who lived with her parents at Karimati village of Jaldega block here in Simdega, complained of severe stomachache and cramps on September 27. She died within 24 hours
Policemen watch as students of the National University of Study and Research in Law stage a dharna against the alleged misappropriation of funds in front of university gate at Kanke in Ranchi.(Hindustan Times)
Policemen watch as students of the National University of Study and Research in Law stage a dharna against the alleged misappropriation of funds in front of university gate at Kanke in Ranchi.(Hindustan Times)

Students lock out officials of law varsity NSURL in Ranchi, allege fund misappropriation

PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2017 03:40 PM IST
Students refused to let any varsity authority enter the university premises and sought to share their concerns only with the chief minister, the chief justice of Jharkhand or the governor
Fatma Suraiya, a resident of Hazaribagh, said her husband uttered talaq, talaq, talaq and forced her and her daughter out of the house. (HT Photo)
Fatma Suraiya, a resident of Hazaribagh, said her husband uttered talaq, talaq, talaq and forced her and her daughter out of the house. (HT Photo)

Jharkhand woman alleges husband gave her triple talaq a day after SC outlawed practice

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Saurav Roy
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2017 06:15 PM IST
The Supreme Court held that the practice of instant divorce violated women’s right to equality and was against the tenets of Islam.
As part of the Blue Whale Challenge, a participant is assigned daily tasks for 50 days. It includes inflicting self-injury, watching horror movies, waking up at odd hours to wrap the task and even carving a whale shape on the arms.(Representative image)
As part of the Blue Whale Challenge, a participant is assigned daily tasks for 50 days. It includes inflicting self-injury, watching horror movies, waking up at odd hours to wrap the task and even carving a whale shape on the arms.(Representative image)

Family blames Blue Whale Challenge after Jharkhand teen’s mysterious death

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Saurav Roy
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2017 01:07 PM IST
Philipp Budeikin, the self-proclaimed founder of the game in 2013 from Russia has already been arrested. Since the first suicide reported back in 2015, now more than 100 such deaths have been reported from across the world, particularly among teenagers.
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