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Abhishek Angad


Abhishek Angad reports from Jharkhand for The Indian Express

Jharkhand: Maoists set off mine, kill 3 cops sent for combing ops
Fri, Mar 05, 2021

The incident took place at 8.45 am at the foothills of Lanji Pahar – an area under the Toklo police station of Chakradharpur block -- when personnel of CRPF’s 197 Battalion and Jharkhand Jaguar’s Assault 11 were on their way to reinforce an ongoing combing operation.

In 1st outcome-based budget, Jharkhand fixes responsibility on depts
Thu, Mar 04, 2021

Finance Minister Rameshwar Oroan made the announcement during his speech after tabling the Rs 91, 277 crore budget for 2021-22, an increase from Rs 86, 370 crore in the current fiscal.

Jharkhand GSDP set to contract 6.9%: Survey
Wed, Mar 03, 2021

The Survey pegged the state’s receipt in the current financial year — both revenue and capital — at Rs 86, 370 crore (budgeted estimates) growing from provisional receipts of Rs 70, 732 crore in the previous fiscal.

Jharkhand: Days after woman, baby die outside hospital, doctors pulled up for absence
Tue, Mar 02, 2021

Surja Marandi and her newborn were rushed from Tisri block of the district on Thursday evening – after birth, the infant's placenta could not be removed and bleeding did not stop.

Jharkhand: ‘Kept in dark’ against law about minor’s gangrape, CWC pulls up cops
Mon, Mar 01, 2021

The crime took place in East Singhbhum district on the night of January 31.

Carried to hospital with ‘no doctors’, Jharkhand woman, newborn die
Mon, Mar 01, 2021

The incident has again exposed chinks in the public healthcare system in Jharkhand, where the health department’s internal documents point to a vacancy of 85 per cent posts for specialist doctors.

Ancient Buddhist monastery found in Jharkhand
Fri, Feb 26, 2021

The finding comes two months after discovery of an ancient Buddhist shrine, buried under a similar mound, barely 100 metres away.

Adivasis were never Hindus, they never will be: Jharkhand CM
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

“There are 32 tribal communities in our state, but in Jharkhand we have not been able to promote our language, culture...,” he said.

After helping clear workers’ dues, Jharkhand forest ranger gets notice for going to court
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

The matter dates back to December last year, when several labourers held a protest outside the Pakur Division Forest Office demanding due wages.

Jharkhand: Two killed after kerosene lamps explode in separate villages; PDS supply halted
Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Besides the two deaths, there have been several instances of people suffering injuries due to oil lamps exploding, said residents of the two villages and some adjoining villages.

‘After Bhagalpur riots I went to a house and saw a half burnt plastic toy; I cried…it shaped my character’: M V Rao
Sun, Feb 14, 2021

M V Rao, 1987-batch IPS officer, who demitted office as Jharkhand DGP on Friday and plans to submit his VRS letter on Monday, speaks with Abhishek Angad on his tenure as the Jharkhand DGP

Govts failing in duty towards labourers, says Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren at Indian Express Thinc Migration event
Sat, Feb 13, 2021

The Chief Minister was the keynote speaker at The Indian Express Thinc migration webinar series in association with Omidyar Network India, which focused on internal migration in the country.

Navyman burnt in Palghar: Got engaged on Jan 15, was to wed in April
Mon, Feb 08, 2021

Suraj Dubey went missing on January 30 and his family was informed by Maharashtra Police of his condition on February 5. His elder brother Niraj Kumar Dubey said that between January 30 and February 5, they did not get any ransom call.

Abducted in Chennai, Navy sailor burnt in Palghar: cops
Sun, Feb 07, 2021

According to the police, he informed them of details of the alleged abduction and extortion attempt by the trio before his death. The police are in the process of verifying his statement.

The Budget connection: ‘Many of my friends returned but I can’t, the whole situation has scared me’
Tue, Feb 02, 2021

While many of his friends and neighbours returned to the big cities for work as restrictions were relaxed, Baigo Bodra is now scared to stay away from his family.

Lalu flown to AIIMS Delhi for treatment
Sun, Jan 24, 2021

This comes after Lalu (72), a convict in fodder scam cases, complained of ill health in Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Ranchi, where he has been undergoing treatment.

Jharkhand govt deletes over 67,000 cards in five months
Sat, Jan 23, 2021

"From July to December last year, duplicate ration cards decreased from 3.16 lakh ration card holders to 2.62 lakh after verification," stated the data obtained from the department.

Month after reopening, Jharkhand schools see increase in attendance for physical classes
Sat, Jan 23, 2021

On the first day of recording the data, 51, 733 students in class 10 physically came to the classroom and the strength increased to 92,130 students on January 12. In the same period, the strength of class 12th students increased from 13,843 to  23,787 students.

Pre-Matric scholarship scam: Jharkhand cracks down, key official suspended
Tue, Jan 19, 2021

This is the first punitive step taken by the state against any of its officials after it launched a probe into the illegal diversion of the scholarship, by a nexus of middlemen, school authorities, banking correspondents and government staff, based on the findings of an investigation by The Indian Express.

‘Get vaccinated or will withhold pay’: Day later, Jharkhand dist order withdrawn
Mon, Jan 18, 2021

Principal Secretary Health Nitin Kulkarni said: “This was an overzealous attempt to encourage people to get vaccinated. The order has been withdrawn with immediate effect.”

Missing female medical student found dead in Jharkhand, hands and legs tied
Wed, Jan 13, 2021

According to police sources, the student skipped her examination on Monday and her family members grew worried as she wasn’t back home by the evening.

Explained: What are the new Jharkhand Combined Civil Services Examination Rules 2021?
Tue, Jan 19, 2021

The rules will be applicable for appointment to direct quota vacancies in various services such as the Jharkhand Administrative Service, Jharkhand Police Service among others.

Jharkhand Combined Civil Services Rules 2021 framed first time since state formation
Sat, Jan 09, 2021

A senior officer said: “There were rules earlier which led to various problems including corruption. Now we have tried to rectify it by framing new rules and a calendar will be released shortly.”

Jharkhand: 50-year-old widow gangraped in Chatra, two arrested
Sat, Jan 09, 2021

According to the police, the accused were in an inebriated condition at the time of the incident.

Explained: Why Jharkhand exited an agreement with Centre, RBI on power dues
Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Jharkhand has exited from a Tripartite Agreement (TPA) between the state, Government of India (GOI) and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). What was this agreement, and why was there controversy around it?