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Schoolchildren in Jharkhand are being deprived of 20 million eggs every week. How? Well, owing to the interests of some private contractors

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16 Sep 2014 | BY Open Team

A little girl sleeps on her sister’s lap in a village in Jharia, Jharkhand. Their parents are coal pickers.

An underground fire has been burning in Jharia for the last hundred years or so. The heat makes it almost unbearable to live in the region. Efforts to stop the fire have been in vain. That fire has now spread overground. The CPM recently told the 14th Finance Commission that the fire in the Jharia coalfields of Dhanbad should be considered a ‘national disaster’.

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26 Feb 2014 | BY Ronny Sen

The poor of Jharkhand depend on cycle peddlers for their coal—peddlers who, by law, are thieves

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13 Jan 2014 | BY Nigel Singh

Imparted in a language they scarcely understand, the education seems designed to leave them unread

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14 Aug 2013 | BY Pavithra S Rangan

“Usha Martin and Tata Steel are certainly involved... [though] their involvement is invisible.”

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21 Apr 2011 | BY VK Shashikumar

Former chief minister of Jharkhand Madhu Koda speaks to Open in the first on-record interview since his arrest.

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21 Apr 2011 | BY VK Shashikumar

The question why Madhu Koda was charged with money laundering is as unsettling as the supposed evidence against him. “Why am in jail?,” he asks

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20 Apr 2011 | BY VK Shashikumar

“Where is the evidence against me?,” asks former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda in the first on-record interview since his arrest.

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20 Apr 2011 | BY VK Shashikumar

The Jharkhand Assembly has turned to astrologers and architects to stage a political bailout.

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24 Sep 2010 | BY Jaideep Mazumdar

A fact-finding team from the Human Rights Lawyers Network visited Jharkhand, a state where Operation Green Hunt is underway. An inside view of such a mission.

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30 Jul 2010 | BY Pallavi Polanki
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