Deepu Sebastian Edmond

Deepu, a 2015 Asia Journalism Fellow, has been based in Ranchi since 2012 as the newspaper’s Jharkhand correspondent. He tweets at @deepusebastian

Articles By Deepu Sebastian Edmond

Phishing in Jamtara: What does it take to carry out online fraud?

Carved out of Dumka district, Jamtara is located in the Santhal Pargana division and is about 250 km from Ranchi.

Jharkhand: An LWE leader, his two politician wives and a struggling outfit

The change in PLFI tactics is a reflection of the fall in its clout over the past year. “From eight targets last year, we are now left with three PLFI targets,” said Anish Gupta, Khunti’s SP.

Police arrest at least 100 over voice phishing in Jharkhand

IG Meena said that the Action Taken Report that has reached her office in Ranchi mentions 26 arrests. Jamtara is located in the Santhal Pargana division and is about 250 km from Ranchi.

A voice, under 35: Siras and I

Our final conversation was about him leaving the country so that he could be ‘free to be gay’. This was probably the most political statement he had made.

Shatrughan Sinha talks of Bihari-Bahari, says ‘captain’ must take blame

If I was made the chief ministerial candidate, the party would have got more seats. I don’t know if we would have won, but we would have won more than this,” Shatrughan Sinha said.

Congress cut into upper caste vote bank

But, the unkindest cut for the BJP in this election came from the upper castes of Bihar, who voted for bitter rival Congress.

Shatrughan Sinha meets Nitish, Lalu, says those behind BJP’s defeat must get lessons

Sinha did not spend much time with both Kumar and Lalu; he spent more time talking to journalists outside. The template went: arrival, hug in public, whisper in the ear and back to car.

Patna sends a message to Delhi: BiHAAR for BJP

As the Nitish-Lalu-Cong alliance records a landslide win, it powers the Opposition ahead of Parliament and five state polls next year.

Bihar polls: Bhagalpur denies BJP once again

Arijit Shashwat polled 59,856 votes in to Sharma’s 70514 votes. The biggest vote splitter remained Bijay Sah, who turned against the BJP after the party gave the ticket to Ashwini Choubey’s son Arijit.

Bihar Polls: BJP office not quite deserted, party workers express anger

At various points during the day, journalists and RPF personnel threatened to outnumber party workers at the BJP office, but a group of youths saved the day.

Bihar Impact: From wooing Yadavs to polarisation, BJP poll strategy failed

The last two phases, which had seats with significant Muslim population, saw aggressive communal remarks by the BJP.

Bihar poll to have national implications, says Nitish Kumar, pitches for Oppn unity

In his first press interaction after the massive victory, Nitish said Bihar results reflected the mood of the nation and described it as a "milestone election".

Five indicators on how to read the Bihar Election

Top indicators to understand 2015 Bihar Election.

Bihar Counts: Lalu predicts 190 seats for Grand Alliance, BJP expects at least 140

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Bihar: Traders selling poll campaign material say business on a decline

The high-decibel campaign to capture Bihar may have ended leaving no definitive answers as to who won, but Ranjit Kumar is not impressed. Leaning back in his chair he declares, “Dum nahi tha.” No one would have guessed. At the office of his Jyoti Printers on Beer Chand Patel Path, Ranjit sits like a trader […]

BJP’s caste card: ‘99% Chandravanshis’ onboard in Bihar polls, says Jharkhand minister

Ramchandra Chandravanshi, Jharkhand's health minister, camped for almost a month in Bihar attending close to 50 rallies. He even shared the stage with Narendra Modi at multiple rallies.

Film on Maoists to be screened today in Ranchi

The film, produced by the Jharkhand Police Nayi Disha Creative, will be screened at a multiplex in Ranchi on Thursday.

Jharkhand police to screen film on Maoism scripted by former DGP

Titled Pratyavartan, the 2.4-hour film is about how there is "no point pursuing the flawed ideology of the Naxals which is totally perverter as it stands," said Kumar.

Day after youth’s death, ties strained on ‘Friendship’ bridge on India-Nepal border

The protesters said they belong to nobody. “We are independent, we have nothing to do with India,” said Nur Alam Ansari, who was on the bridge when Nepal police cracked down.

Bihar polls: Congress’s man on the ground in Riga seeks to emerge above caste equations

Amit Kumar aka Tunnubhai is a Rajput but said, “As far as I am concerned, I need everyone’s vote to win. Which is why I am with the Congress — as far as they are concerned, my caste does not matter.”