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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Abhishek Angad


Abhishek Angad reports from Jharkhand for The Indian Express

Jharkhand reports first COVID-19 case: Malaysian woman part of Delhi’s Jamaat event
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

Principal Health Secretary Nitin Kulkarni said: "The woman is part of a group of 17 foreign nationals who have been put into isolation. Seven Indians have also been sent into isolation."

Coronavirus: Calls pour in at a Jharkhand helpline for ‘food, food and food’
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

For the last several days, many of these migrants have been putting out their contact numbers and addresses on social media in a desperate attempt to seek food and other basic necessities.

Chief secretary, Jharkhand: ‘Opened daal-bhaat centres, giving 2-month ration to 2.55 cr under PDS’
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

We have ordered supplies. We have made arrangements and at maximum we can deal with 2,000 COVID-19 patients at a time, says Devendra Kumar Tiwari.

‘I left due to poverty… I am back with no money’
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

While his journey back home was arduous — a six-hour train ride to Bilaspur, a night at the railway station, and finally an hour-long bus ride to his village — he is now worried about having to make ends meet for his family of six.

No COVID-19 cases in Jharkhand: Only 137 tested so far; Minister admits returning workers not screened
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

People in Jharkhand could be sitting on a "time bomb", said Dr Mohammad Azad, Secretary of the Jharkhand Chapter of the Association of Surgeons of India.

Coronavirus lockdown: District in Jharkhand ties up with Swiggy to deliver essentials home
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Bokaro Deputy Commissioner Mukesh Kumar told The Indian Express that the administration will provide the list of vendors to be enrolled on the Swiggy platform to cover around 1 lakh families in urban areas. The system is expected to go online on Friday.

Migrant workers’ rush chokes transit points in the East: Where do we go, what do we do now?
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

An official in Ranchi said about 3,000-4,000 people reached the city on an average every day over the past week on the Alappuzha-Dhanbad Express.

Jharkhand House passes resolution against NRC, seeks NPR in 2010 format
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Jharkhand government on Monday passed a resolution against the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population of Register (NPR).

Jobless and forced to return home, unorganised workers ask: Who will compensate for loss of income?
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

India’s unorganised workers make up 82.7 per cent or 39.14 crores of the total 47.41 crore estimated employed persons, according to last NSSO Employment and Unemployment Survey, 2011-12.

Jharkhand man killed on ‘suspicion’ of being Maoist; probe on
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

The police termed the man, identified as Roshan Horo, as “innocent” and have registered a case against security personnel who fired at him.

Jharkhand Cabinet sets up committee to review domicile policy
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

The sub-committee comprising three members will define the term ‘Jharkhandi’, based on which a local employment policy will be enacted.

New Jharkhand top cop MV Rao: Focus on transparency
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

The 1987-batch IPS officer, who holds additional charge of D-G, Fire Services and Home Guard, took over from former DGP Kamal Nayan Choubey after his nine-month stint at the helm.

Jharkand DGP Kamal Nayan Choubey transferred, Fire chief takes over
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

Kamal Nayan Choubey's tenure was pockmarked by incidents which called into question the state's law and order situation. 

Pollution control: Jharkhand third state in India to have star ratings for industrial firms
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

The programme, currently being run on a pilot basis, will gather emission data from various industries in the state and rate the firms according to their compliance.

In Jharkhand, family claims hunger death, govt dismisses allegation
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

The Hemant Soren government denies Ghasi, a Dalit, died of lack of food. Having made hunger deaths one of its main planks in the recent Assembly elections, the ruling JMM now says there have been no such casualties in the state in the past five years.

Jharkhand: Three get death penalty for raping, killing six-year-old girl
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Special Judge Taufiqul Hasan conducted the trial in four working days, sometimes holding court till late in the evening, and passed the sentence on March 3.

Police probing Sudarshan News editor Suresh Chavhanke’s speech: Hemant Soren
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Jharkhand Police IG Naveen Singh, who is monitoring the investigation, said, “In the video, there is limited information. We will collect information of the organiser and who all came. We have started the investigation.”

Reports of dozens of hunger deaths wrong: JMM govt
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

The issue of these deaths had also ben taken up by several Congress leaders, including Jharkhand Congress In-Charge RPN Singh and then JPCC President Ajoy Kumar.

In Jharkhand budget: allowance to jobless, free power up to 100 units
Wed, Mar 04, 2020

Calling it a “revolutionary” and “pro-people” Budget, Chief Minister Soren said it focuses on health, unemployment and farmers, among others, and will help pave the way for a new journey.

In a Jharkhand corner, Deputy Commissioner opts for a government hospital to deliver baby
Tue, Mar 03, 2020

It was a sentiment echoed by Chief Minister Hemant Soren. Taking to Twitter, Soren wrote that “your efforts to show that health facilities in the state are capable is praiseworthy”.