Abhishek Angad

Abhishek Angad reports from Jharkhand for The Indian Express

Articles By Abhishek Angad

Jharkhand govt invites journalists to write on schemes, promises to pay

The controversy comes months before the state goes to the Assembly polls.

Tabrez Ansari lynching case: Jharkhand police bring back murder charge on accused

In a statement, the Jharkhand Police said that in the first chargesheet, “opinion on the cause of death” was kept “reserved” in the viscera report.

NRC across country, will send excluded out: Amit Shah

“The name itself is National Register of Citizens, not National Register of Assam,” Amit Shah said, adding, "We are here to bring the NRC, and those who are excluded will be sent out of the country after due legal process."

Amit Shah: ‘Never sought to impose Hindi, only asked for its use as second language’

Amit Shah said that he never sought imposition of Hindi but only requested its use people learn a second language.

Arjun Munda: ‘Forests can be saved by honouring tribal rights vested in the Forest Rights Act’

The psychology of tribals needs to be understood for effectively integrating them in the mainstream, says Arjun Munda.

Tabrez Ansari case: Statements of witness, case diaries rebut police version

The chargesheet also refers to a preliminary report by the board of doctors that conducted the post mortem, which says if the viscera report does not point to “poison”, the cause of death was a head injury.

Police chargesheet drops murder charge against 11 accused in Tabrez killing

Citing the “final post-mortem report” that Ansari died of “cardiac arrest”, and stating that it was “not a case of pre-meditated murder”, police filed the chargesheet last month under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder).

100 days of Modi govt: Arjun Munda hails scrapping of J&K special status

Highlighting the achievements of the Narendra Modi government, Munda said 35 Bills have been passed in Parliament in the first session after the government was formed.

Jharkhand: Mother dead, baby given up for money, family to get ‘help’

The infant girl was handed over by the mother to a family allegedly for Rs 10,000, as she needed the money for her treatment and for her ailing husband’s.

Letter highlights BCCI secretary’s ‘influence’ before Jharkhand polls

Awdhesh Kumar Singh wrote a letter to Shiv Kumar Bansal, Electoral Officer, JSCA dated September 4 and had also marked a copy to Committee of Administrators, BCCI.

An Expert Explains: States should use data, create emergency response systems to lightning alerts

State governments should take the data and start an emergency response system and relay the information to the district level.

Maternity scheme in Jharkhand: 155 of 202 applicants did not receive benefits, says survey

Launched in 2017, PMMVY provides for maternity benefits of Rs 5,000 in three installments, but only for the first child.

Jharkhand: Embankment collapses hours after inauguration, ‘rat holes’ blamed

The embankment collapsed near Bagodar in Giridih district, flooding fields in at least six villages, including Barwadih, Pratapur, Ghoskodih and Khataia.

Long-standing issues not ‘resolved’, Jharkhand industry highlights govt ‘insensitivity’

On July 19, FJCCI wrote to the industries secretary that they were “pained to highlight the non-seriousness shown by Industries Department” in handling some of the long pending issues of MSMEs in the state.

Too many workers, too few jobs as automobile sector slowdown hits ancillaries hub in Jharkhand

Jamshedpur is home to Tata Steel and Tata Motors, which contribute significantly to the economic activity in the region.

Jharkhand man kills family, commits suicide

Police said Shiv Kumar Baitha hung himself from a tree in the village. The bodies of his wife Babita Devi and two daughters aged 6 and 10 were found in a well nearby.

Congress Jharkhand chief resigns, says state leaders seeking to grab political posts

In his letter to Delhi, Kumar has said senior Congress are “seeking to grab political posts” and “collect money in the name of elections”.

504 projects initiated since 2017 summit in Jharkhand

These figures were released Thursday by Jharkhand Industries department Secretary K Ravi Kumar on the “government achievements”, while also charting out the government’s action plan for the next 100 days.

Jharkhand: The four ‘routine’ lynchings

Suna, Champa, Fagni, Piro were killed in Jharkhand’s Gumla district after being accused of witchcraft. It’s business as usual in village of victims 85, 86, 87, 88

Palamau, Jharkhand; Buxa, West Bengal: At reserves where no tigers registered, shock, denials

Forest officials say there are plans to bring six tigers from outside to the Buxa forest and increase the prey base by bringing in 50 sambhar deers over the next year.