Hit by the pandemic blues, the national-level archer and gold medal winner from Dhanbad, Mamta Tuddu has resorted to selling pakodas (fritters). The eldest daughter of a retired government-employee, Mamta has been the sole earning member of her family. She returned home in between training amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Besides, Mamta claimed that she did not receive any aid from the authorities. After knowing Mamta's plight, the Dhanbad Archery… read-more
As a testimony of the abysmal healthcare system, Jharkhand’s Giridih district’s Surja Marandi died with her newborn outside a Community Health Centre due to absence of doctors and transportation. The 20-year-old woman reportedly went into labor complications on February 25, and was carried on a cot for 7 km to reach the CHC. However, no doctor was allegedly present at the CHC to treat the woman. The infant had died even before reaching the… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Responding to a question whether Tribals are Hindus, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren stated, "Adivasis were never Hindus and they never will be". "Adivasis are nature worshippers," he added. Moreover, he highlighted his demand for a separate column for Adivasis in the next census to safeguard culture of 32 communities. He further informed that his government will set up a university for tribals.
Courtesy: The Indian Express
The Centre's data has revealed that 74% of health workers have not taken the scheduled second dose of COVID-19 vaccine required for the completion of inoculation process. The data indicated that only 98,118 health workers turned up for the second jab on February 15, whereas the scheduled recipients were 3,81,305. While the turnout was highest in Gujarat, UP and Jharkhand, Bihar stood at the bottom. Experts have cited communication gap as a… read-more
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NGO Legal Rights Observatory has filed a complaint against American popstar Rihanna's cosmetics brand 'Fenty Beauty' for allegedly promoting child labour in India. The complaint to national child rights commission NCPCR stated that "child labourers work in dire conditions" in Jharkhand mines to extract mica used in beauty products. The NGO also sought investigation and supply chain clearances meant for prohibiting child labours. Rihanna was… read-more
The Jharkhand government on January 3 approved the Good Samaritan Policy that aims to encourage individuals to help road accident victims. The policy provisions for monetary reward of Rs 2,000 to Rs 5,000 for those who carry a victim to a hospital within an hour of an accident. It also mandates that the identity of a Samaritan will not be disclosed, as well as s/he will not be burdened in the investigation process.
Courtesy: India Today
Jharkhand-based Padma Shri laureate Chhutni Mahto has been rescuing women against witch-hunting for the last two decades. Aiming to abolish the social evil, the 63-year-old has so far rescued over 125 women from being killed due to the notorious taboo. Fortunately, Chhutni herself had survived murder and rape attempts 25 years back when she was also called a witch. Later, she launched a campaign in 2000, unifying 70 women living in the region… read-more
Courtesy: The New Indian Express
Former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav will be shifted to Delhi AIIMS owing to breathing difficulties and developing pneumonia. Convicted under a fodder scam, Lalu was being treated at the Rajendra Institute Of Medical Science (RIMS). Reportedly, a team of eight medicals examiners suggested the move as his health deteriorated. Reportedly, he would be shifted through an air ambulance after approval from the CBI court.
Courtesy: Deccan Herald
Displaying a strict stance on COVID vaccination drive, Jharkhand's Koderma Chief Medical Officer and District Vaccination Officer have mandated vaccination for their staff. Besides, contradicting the fact of inoculation being voluntary, the officers have warned of salary interruption of staff until they get vaccinated. Moreover, the administration said that the transactions will resume only after displaying proof of the vaccination shot.… read-more
Courtesy: The Tribune
Jharkhand’s Ranchi Police have released photos of the prime suspect in Ormanjhi murder case, wherein a headless and naked body of a girl was recovered. The police have also put Rs 5 lakh reward on the suspect, Sheikh Bilal. The police found the body of the girl, who went missing over a month ago, in Ormanjhi’s Jeerabar forest on January 4. Reportedly, the head of the body is yet to be recovered.
Courtesy: Times of India