In Jharkhand’s Dumka, four members of a family, including three women, were allegedly forced to consume human excreta, in a suspicion that the family was practising witchcraft. The incident occurred in Aswari village, and according to the police, the family was also tortured with a hit iron rod. The police further stated that the women were brutally thrashed and have been shifted to Saraiyahat Community Health Centre for treatment.
In Jharkhand’s Dumka, a group of students after failing in the exams, tied the teachers to a tree and beat them up, for giving them poor marks. An FIR has been filed against 11 students and a headmaster. According to the complaint, the headmaster allegedly gave the instructions to the students to carry out the act. The attack was carried out after the students invited the teachers for a meeting.
In Jharkhand's Pakur district, 16 people died and several others got injured due to a collision between a bus and a truck. Reportedly, the bus was on its way to Dumka and the truck was coming from Barharwa, transporting LPG cylinders. The injured ones have been admitted to a community health centre. Meanwhile, the district administration announced an ex-gratia of Rs 1 lakh for the family of the diseased.
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To teach students the importance of self-sufficiency, the principal of 'Utkramit Madhya Vidyalaya' in Jharkhand’s Dumarthar village has been helping students to prepare classroom essentials. Interestingly, the principal Sapan Kumar has taught his students to make chalks, brooms, mats, and blackboards using available raw materials as he could not afford them. Students currently produce around 200 chalks a day along with palm leaves mats for… read-more
Courtesy: The New Indian Express
A female Congress worker was shot dead by her husband’s relatives in Jharkhand's Dumka district on November 7. The 35-year-old Pushpa Himatsingka was murdered in broad daylight in her shop. Husband of the deceased has accused his nephew for firing at his wife following business disputes. The family also blamed the police for neglecting their complaints regarding threat to Pushpa’s life. Her son Keshav(12) said the shooters also tried to shoot… read-more
Courtesy: The Times of India
According to Jharkhand Chief Electoral officer, the total percentages in both Dumka and Bermo Constituencies have remained very close to the 2019 elections. The total voter turnout in Dumka was 65.27% while it was 60.20% in Bermo. Despite the pandemic and harvest season, the voters have shown active participation in the by-poll elections which was also appreciated by the poll officials and the political parties.
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Teachers and volunteers in Jharkhand’s Dumka district are teaching students in unique Mohalla schools. The students solve questions on the blackboards painted on walls while the instructor uses speakers to teach. According to the district administration, around 450 zones face poor mobile-connectivity, hence affecting online education. The Education Superintendent of Dumka, said the idea was inspired by teacher Shyam Gandhi, who began teaching… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express