Anil Kumar Ojha

Anil Kumar Ojha

Anil has reported extensively on Naxals, Buddhism, crime and education, besides covering elections. Worked initially on Desk before moving to reporting. Has worked in Patna, Dhanbad and Gaya.

Articles by Anil Kumar Ojha
Saurabh and Sonu with their family members after getting their degrees at IIT, New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Saurabh and Sonu with their family members after getting their degrees at IIT, New Delhi.(HT Photo)

Boy from Maoist zone gets IIT degree from ISRO chief in Delhi

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Gaya
PUBLISHED ON NOV 04, 2019 10:49 AM IST
On Saturday, Sonu Gupta from Maoists-dominated area had received the BTech degree from K Sivan at the convocation in New Delhi. Sonu was a student of Gaya-based Magadh Super-30, which also produced IITians like Saurabh Gupta and Chaitanya Arya.
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Children at the residential school set up by a French women.(HT Photo)
Children at the residential school set up by a French women.(HT Photo)

13 underprivileged kids from Bodh Gaya headed for France for classes

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Gaya
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 08:35 PM IST
All these children have already learnt the basics of the French language here and after a formal examination they were finally cleared to pursue the advanced course in the language.
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Members of Yuva Shakti during protest at Gandhi Maidan on Saturday.(HT)
Members of Yuva Shakti during protest at Gandhi Maidan on Saturday.(HT)

Youth body, student groups protest ‘police inaction’

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2019 12:39 PM IST
For justice Student groups, AISA and ABVP, to hold march on Monday to mount pressure on police for action.
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A joint operation run by Odisha and West Bengal police found explosive items ahead of Pitripaksh Mela plated by the JMB.(HT FILE/REPRESENTATIVE PICTURE)
A joint operation run by Odisha and West Bengal police found explosive items ahead of Pitripaksh Mela plated by the JMB.(HT FILE/REPRESENTATIVE PICTURE)

Terror threat looms over Gaya ahead of Pitripaksh Mela

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Gaya
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2019 08:27 PM IST
Bodh Gaya and Mahabodhi Mahavihar have been in the hit list of the JMB and the terror group is said to have made at least three attempts to pull off attacks.
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Since the survivor and her family have been threatened by many of the villagers, the police will provide them adequate security.(Representative Image)
Since the survivor and her family have been threatened by many of the villagers, the police will provide them adequate security.(Representative Image)

FIR filed 11 days after Bihar minor was gang-raped and tonsured

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Gaya
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2019 01:27 PM IST
The police came under a lot of criticism after the incident, especially after a village panchayat held the survivor responsible for her ordeal, tonsured her and paraded her throughout the village, before warning the family against lodging a police complaint.
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Amar Nath Pathak, who has already been awarded a PhD in journalism from Magadh University in 2014 last, has been writing for different vernacular dailies and periodicals.
Amar Nath Pathak, who has already been awarded a PhD in journalism from Magadh University in 2014 last, has been writing for different vernacular dailies and periodicals.

Gaya writer selected for post doctoral honour by Vishwa Hindi Parishad

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Delhi, Bodh Gaya
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 03:43 PM IST
Known trade unionist, writer and journalist Amar Nath Pathak’s researched write-up on Mahatma Gandhi and Khadi has been selected for post doctoral honour by the Vishwa Hindi Parishad.
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The GRP and the local police enquired about the identity of the woman from the locals who had gathered at the spot but none of them could identify the deceased woman or her children.(HT PHOTO.)
The GRP and the local police enquired about the identity of the woman from the locals who had gathered at the spot but none of them could identify the deceased woman or her children.(HT PHOTO.)

Bihar woman commits suicide with two minor children, third child survives

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Gaya
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 07:44 AM IST
Three of the four family members were run over by a speeding train, but the youngest daughter of the deceased woman survived and remained crying on the tracks.
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Kumar recieves the award from Union minister Ramesh Pokhrial.(HT Photo)
Kumar recieves the award from Union minister Ramesh Pokhrial.(HT Photo)

Gaya school headmaster honoured

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Patna
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2019 02:34 PM IST
Earlier, Kumar was honoured by Sri Aurobindo Society, which had earlier sought innovative ideas from teachers across the country with regard to teaching in schools.
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The Bihar government on Tuesday ordered the dismissal of 18 teachers from several primary and middle schools in many Maoist-affected blocks of Gaya for submitting fake documents during their appointment.(HT file (Representative only))
The Bihar government on Tuesday ordered the dismissal of 18 teachers from several primary and middle schools in many Maoist-affected blocks of Gaya for submitting fake documents during their appointment.(HT file (Representative only))

18 teachers sacked for forging papers in Bihar

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Gaya
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2019 04:11 PM IST
The Bihar government on Tuesday ordered the dismissal of 18 teachers from several primary and middle schools in many Maoist-affected blocks of Gaya for submitting fake documents during their appointment.
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(Representative image)
(Representative image)

Boy lynched on theft suspicion

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Gaya
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 08:48 AM IST
The victim, identified as Arjun Manjhi, was paraded through the streets before being beaten up. He succumbed to his injuries before the police reached the spot. The police have sent the body for autopsy and lodged an FIR against unknown persons.
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Magadh university office in Patna(HT File)
Magadh university office in Patna(HT File)

Bihar government orders Magadh University to publish pending results of 2018

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Gaya, Bodh Gaya
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 07:32 AM IST
Now that the government has decided to ensure the publication of bachelors’ degree examination results at the earliest. The university has too swung into action to publish the results very soon.
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Magadh university office in Patna Bihar(HT File)
Magadh university office in Patna Bihar(HT File)

MU question paper leak case: Principal, exam controller sacked

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Bodh Gaya, Bodh Gaya
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2019 08:54 AM IST
The newly appointed secretary of the SKM College governing body, Prof Radhekant Prasad, ordered suspension of the principal, Prof Devendra Kumar Sinha and the examination controller Prof Harendra Kumar Singh with immediate effect and appointed a senior college teacher Prof BK Pandey as the new principal of the college.
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The Bihar government also has deployed at least six more doctors at the Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital to deal with the increasing cases of encephalitis.(HT Photo)
The Bihar government also has deployed at least six more doctors at the Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital to deal with the increasing cases of encephalitis.(HT Photo)

Death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis reaches 12 in Bihar’s Magadh division

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Gaya, Gaya
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2019 02:26 PM IST
To cope with the growing number of patients, ANMCH has created over 60 beds in the ICU to accommodate more patients.
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Even as the situation has somewhat stabilised Muzaffarpur, cases of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Gaya and Aurangabad districts have kept health officials on toes.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
Even as the situation has somewhat stabilised Muzaffarpur, cases of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Gaya and Aurangabad districts have kept health officials on toes.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)

12 kids admitted to hospital in Gaya with AES symptoms, no fresh death

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Gaya
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 02:04 PM IST
As many as 12 children were admitted to the Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital in Gaya, of which three succumbed during treatment during the last four days.
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Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital in Gaya.(HT File)
Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital in Gaya.(HT File)

AES lens on Gaya now as 3 kids die

By Anil Kumar Ojha and KJ Saquib | Gaya/Muzaffarpur
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2019 11:56 PM IST
While one child died at the Muzaffarpur’s Sri Krishna Medical College Hospital (SKMCH), the rest three succumbed to their ailment at Gaya’s Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital (ANMCH).
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Students at the Padampani School in Bodh Gaya deposit waste in dustbins before entering the school(HT)
Students at the Padampani School in Bodh Gaya deposit waste in dustbins before entering the school(HT)

This school in Gaya charges waste, not fees from its students

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Bodh Gaya
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 01:36 PM IST
The school provides tuition free of cost to students, along with books and stationery. What makes Padampani unique is instead of tuition fees, students are asked to pick up waste on their way to school and deposit the collected waste in the dustbins placed outside the school campus, which is later sent for recycling.
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Persons having not less than 300 square feet area on roof top would be eligible for Bihar government’s roof-top farming project.(AP File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
Persons having not less than 300 square feet area on roof top would be eligible for Bihar government’s roof-top farming project.(AP File / Photo used for representational purpose only)

70 people apply for roof-top farming project in Gaya

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Gaya, Gaya
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 02:33 PM IST
The key objective behind the initiative is to increase green cover in urban pockets of Bihar, apart from adding to the income of the urban population.
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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar visited a hospital in Gaya on June 20, 2019, where most of the heat stroke patients are being treated.(HT Photo)
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar visited a hospital in Gaya on June 20, 2019, where most of the heat stroke patients are being treated.(HT Photo)

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar visits heat stroke patients in Gaya hospital, holds review meet

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Gaya
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2019 02:13 PM IST
Nitish Kumar was accompanied by his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi and cabinet colleague Krishnanadan Verma.
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The Quran at the shrine in Gaya.(HT Photo)
The Quran at the shrine in Gaya.(HT Photo)

Gaya khankah preserves one of world’s oldest and largest holy Quran

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Gaya, Gaya
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2019 01:53 PM IST
The holy Quran, which is 35 centimetres long and 54 centimetres wide, is in two parts with 1,152 pages.
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The shrine’s 221-year-old temple bell has been declared a heritage item and is preserved in a glass box on the premises, near the library.(HT Photo)
The shrine’s 221-year-old temple bell has been declared a heritage item and is preserved in a glass box on the premises, near the library.(HT Photo)

Gaya temple opens unique library with 1,000 rare books

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Gaya
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 03:42 PM IST
This Dharmagranthalay has been started with a collection of 1,000 rare books, and the number is expected to increase with contributions from devotees.
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Shubham Kumar, son of a Thela vendor, Shiv Kumar Burnwal, of Gaya in Bihar created a history after securing 99.59 percentile in the main entrance test of the JEE, results of which were published late last night.(HT file)
Shubham Kumar, son of a Thela vendor, Shiv Kumar Burnwal, of Gaya in Bihar created a history after securing 99.59 percentile in the main entrance test of the JEE, results of which were published late last night.(HT file)

JEE mains results 2019: Thela vendor’s son from Gaya secures 99.59 percentile

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Gaya
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 08:23 PM IST
Shubham Kumar, son of a Thela vendor, Shiv Kumar Burnwal, of Gaya in Bihar created a history after securing 99.59 percentile in the main entrance test of the JEE, results of which were published late last night.
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Monks in Bodh Gaya charged with sexual abuse: Police

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Gaya
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2019 10:57 AM IST
The Gaya police on Tuesday said an FIR was registered against the monks, AC Lama, Ratneshwar Chakma and Chhota Bhante, and the probe had begun.
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Jamu Bihar_April 11,2019: People in a queue for casting their vote during the first phase of the general elections, at a polling station in Jamui district of Bihar, Bihar India on Thursday, April 11,2019.(Photo by Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Jamu Bihar_April 11,2019: People in a queue for casting their vote during the first phase of the general elections, at a polling station in Jamui district of Bihar, Bihar India on Thursday, April 11,2019.(Photo by Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: 1st phase turnout at 53.06% in Bihar

By Rakesh Singh and Anil Kumar Ojha | Patna
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 08:21 AM IST
The four constituencies, Nawada, Gaya, Jamui and Aurangabad, witnessed 2.27% increase in voting as compared to 2014 parliamentary polls. The average polling in the first phase was 53.06%.
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Bihar Chief Minister and JDU leader, Nitish Kumar(HT File)
Bihar Chief Minister and JDU leader, Nitish Kumar(HT File)

In prestige battle for Gaya, ex- CM braves a blitz by CM and PM

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Gaya, Gaya
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2019 02:16 PM IST
Still, both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan chose Gaya to hold their joint rally on April 2.
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi with party leader Shatrughan Sinha at the rally in Gaya on Tuesday. It was Sinha’s first rally as a Congress leader.(HT Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi with party leader Shatrughan Sinha at the rally in Gaya on Tuesday. It was Sinha’s first rally as a Congress leader.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Rahul Gandhi sells Congress’s NYAY at Gaya rally for Jitan Ram Manjhi

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Gaya
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 10:18 AM IST
The Congress president, who arrived at the rally three hours late at 4 pm, said Modi had deceived crores of people of the country and also cheated the youth and farmers with promises of 2 crore jobs and doubling the farmer’s income.
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Top Grand Alliance leaders such as Jitan Ram Manjhi (left) and Tejashwi Yadav have campaigned for Upendra Prasad, the GA candidate in Bihar’s Aurangabad Lok Sabha seat.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)
Top Grand Alliance leaders such as Jitan Ram Manjhi (left) and Tejashwi Yadav have campaigned for Upendra Prasad, the GA candidate in Bihar’s Aurangabad Lok Sabha seat.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: It’s advantage NDA in Aurangabad as GA candidate is unable to muster support

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Gaya
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 04:54 PM IST
Altogether nine candidates, including three independent candidates are in the fray in Bihar’s Aurangabad Lok Sabha seat but the main contest is between Sushil Kumar Singh of NDA and GA’s Upendra Prasad.
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JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi(PTI)
JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi(PTI)

Blushes in NDA after tainted MLC Manorama Devi shares stage with PM Modi

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Patna, Gaya
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2019 09:14 AM IST
Presence of JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi, an accused in liquor haul case, at the dais of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Nitish Kumar here on April 2 has caused a flutter in the local political circles, particularly in the NDA camp.
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People perform pind daan at Falgu(Brij Nandan Pathak)
People perform pind daan at Falgu(Brij Nandan Pathak)

Dry Falgu river in Gaya raises a stink, but fails to create poll buzz

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Gaya, Gaya
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2019 12:51 PM IST
The river, which remains dry throughout the year except for a few days during the rainy season, is a lifeline for the Gaya and parts of Jehanabad district as most of the water pumping stations are installed along the banks of the river to extract the underbed water from Falgu.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address an election rally in Gaya on April 2.(HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address an election rally in Gaya on April 2.(HT PHOTO)

Maoists call bandh on April 2 to foil PM Modi’s rally at Gaya

PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2019 09:55 PM IST
The Bihar Police have dismissed the Maoist threat saying there is enough security in place.
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The house of former Bihar MLC and BJP leader Anuj Kumar was blown up by Maoists on March 27.(HT Photo)
The house of former Bihar MLC and BJP leader Anuj Kumar was blown up by Maoists on March 27.(HT Photo)

Maoists blow up ex-MLC’s house in Bihar’s Gaya, call for poll boycott

By Anil Kumar Ojha | Hindustan Times, Gaya
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2019 01:39 PM IST
An armed squad of the outlawed CPI(Maoist) also threatened the villagers with dire consequences if they failed to ensure a total boycott of the Lok Sabha election 2019 across the Magadh division of Bihar.
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