Avijit Biswas

Avijit has around 20 years of experience in journalism and reports across beats for HT from Bhagalpur and adjoining districts of eastern Bihar.

Articles by Avijit Biswas

Bihar man, on way back home from Gujarat, dies on board Shramik Special train

The migrant worker, who worked as a security guard in Vapi, had boarded the train on May 23 along with his wife and three daughters.

Migrant workers aboard a Shramik Special train at Danapur Railway station in Patna, Bihar.(Parwaz Khan / HT Photo)
Migrant workers aboard a Shramik Special train at Danapur Railway station in Patna, Bihar.(Parwaz Khan / HT Photo)
Updated on May 26, 2020 10:12 PM IST

9 labourers killed, several injured as their truck collides with bus in Bihar’s Bhagalpur

All those killed were travelling in the truck carrying iron pipes.

The accident occurred on NH-31 as the truck collided with the bus coming from the opposite direction near Kharik. The truck fell into a ditch after hitting the bus.(HT photo/ Pramod Thakur)
The accident occurred on NH-31 as the truck collided with the bus coming from the opposite direction near Kharik. The truck fell into a ditch after hitting the bus.(HT photo/ Pramod Thakur)
Updated on May 19, 2020 12:41 PM IST

Tilka Manjhi university to streamline e- teaching

He said during a review of the online teaching activity, it was found that over a hundred teachers are conducting e- classes and many of them are making available e-content of the study materials to students.

Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University(HT File)
Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University(HT File)
Published on Apr 21, 2020 10:26 AM IST

Bhagalpur university plans to introduce CBCS at graduation level from coming session

Following introduction of CBCS, there would total six semesters, two in each year, in the degree course. For starting CBCS, universities have been entrusted responsibility for preparing syllabus of different subjects based on credit system.

(HT File)
(HT File)
Updated on Jan 04, 2020 09:57 AM IST

RJD has to decide on its continuation in Grand Alliance: Jitan Ram Manjhi

Jitan Ram Manjhi has said that Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secular (HAM-S) would definitely field its candidate in Nathnagar assembly seat in the upcoming by-election.

Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi(PTI Photo)
Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi(PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 12:20 PM IST

Bihar man convicted for murder after 45 years

Chaturanand Chowdhry was convicted for murder of Dhananjay Chowdhury, who was shot dead on April 28, 1974, following dispute over irrigating agriculture land.

Gavel for judge, law and order(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Gavel for judge, law and order(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Sep 20, 2019 09:51 AM IST

30k seats lying vacant in TMBU for current session

This is the fourth time that the online portal has opened for inviting online applications from students even though classes have commenced last month.

More than 30,000 seats, comprising both constituent and affiliated colleges have remained vacant in the current session. (Representational image)(HT Photo/Ravindra Joshi)
More than 30,000 seats, comprising both constituent and affiliated colleges have remained vacant in the current session. (Representational image)(HT Photo/Ravindra Joshi)
Published on Aug 24, 2019 07:18 PM IST

19 awarded life sentence for 2017 murder of youth in Bihar

According to the FIR, the victim The victim was murdered because he married a girl within his community, and his in-laws did not approve of their relationship.

The accused at the district court premises on Thursday, July 25, 2019.(HT Photo)
The accused at the district court premises on Thursday, July 25, 2019.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 26, 2019 02:24 PM IST

Endangered dolphins spotted in Bihar’s Mahananda river

The survey was the first official attempt of documenting suitability of habitat and preparing inventory of biodiversity of rivers apart from population estimation of endangered Ganga river dolphins and threats concerning the species.

A Bhagalpur University team conducted the survey of the endangered Ganga river dolphins.(HT Photo)
A Bhagalpur University team conducted the survey of the endangered Ganga river dolphins.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 08, 2019 02:13 PM IST

Woman set ablaze for resisting rape in Bihar’s Bhagalpur: Police

Police said the accused was the cousin of the woman’s brother-in-law.

The accused was caught by locals who handed him over to the police.(AFP)
The accused was caught by locals who handed him over to the police.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 07, 2019 07:24 AM IST

Bhagalpur acid attack victim dies in Delhi hospital

While two of the accused are in jail, the third has neither been identified nor arrested so far. The police are yet to submit charge sheet in the case.

Three men had barged into the victim’s house in Bhagalpur on April 19, held her mother hostage at gun point and poured acid on the student.(HT File Photo)
Three men had barged into the victim’s house in Bhagalpur on April 19, held her mother hostage at gun point and poured acid on the student.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 28, 2019 01:08 PM IST

Ex-official under lens for buying Harley Davidson with Srijan loan

The official, Kumar Anuj, currently posted as senior deputy collector in Buxar, was previously posted as SDO (Sadar) in Bhagalpur, where the Srijan scam took place

Harley Davidson motorcycles.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATION)
Harley Davidson motorcycles.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATION)
Updated on May 25, 2019 10:30 PM IST

With no takers, Bhagalpur varsity drops PG course in Angika

TM Bhagalpur University (TMBU) have finally decided to discontinue the new session for postgraduate course in Angika.

TM Bhagalpur University(Agencies/file)
TM Bhagalpur University(Agencies/file)
Updated on May 22, 2019 08:25 PM IST

Mid-day meal sends 51 children to hospital in Bihar’s Lakhisarai

Lakhisarai district’s civil surgeon said water contamination or improper hygiene in food chain could have caused food poisoning.

Students at a government school eating their mid-day meal.(Representative Photo/HT)
Students at a government school eating their mid-day meal.(Representative Photo/HT)
Updated on May 01, 2019 11:38 AM IST

Bhagalpur Acid Attack case: One arrested, SIT formed to nab others

 On Friday evening , some anti- socials poured acid on a girl after  intruding in her house located at Ganga Vihar colony falling under Babbarganj police station.. The victim, an intermediate student,  has suffered 50% burn injuries in the attack.

SSP Ashish Bharati (left) during press conference(HT)
SSP Ashish Bharati (left) during press conference(HT)
Updated on Apr 21, 2019 09:08 AM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Triangular battle in Bihar’s Banka could be anyone’s game

While Girdhari Yadav of JD-U is the NDA candidate pitted against RJD’s sitting MP Jai Prakash Naryan Yadav, the entry of Putul Kumari, wife of late Digvijay Singh, as an Independent has made the battle interesting.

Putul Kumari {MP} Banka Bihar(HT)
Putul Kumari {MP} Banka Bihar(HT)
Updated on Apr 17, 2019 10:38 AM IST

In Bhagalpur Lok Sabha poll, Ganga swallowing homes by hundreds fails to make a splash

 Settled close to the long stretch of riverine belt that has been witnessing sharp erosion for long, it will be the second time for Shivnandan to be facing displacement if there is further erosion this year.

Land erosion caused by river Ganga.(HT)
Land erosion caused by river Ganga.(HT)
Published on Apr 14, 2019 09:40 AM IST

At Bhagalpur rally, PM Modi seeks to ward off quota fears

PM Narendra Modi was addressing a rally at the local aerodrome ground in Bhagalpur, where chief minister Nitish Kumar and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan were also present.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Ashwani Kumar Chaubey, Bhupender Yadav, Rambilas Paswan and Shushil Kumar Mody wave at party supporters during an election rally, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, in Bhagalpur, Bihar(Santosh Kumar/HT)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Ashwani Kumar Chaubey, Bhupender Yadav, Rambilas Paswan and Shushil Kumar Mody wave at party supporters during an election rally, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, in Bhagalpur, Bihar(Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Apr 12, 2019 09:27 AM IST

‘Sea change in Pakistan’s attitude towards India after Balakot air strike’, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Pakistan’s attitude towards India and that during the Congress government has undergone a sea change and terrorists and their sponsors in Pakistan are living in fear.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the audience during an election rally, in Bhagalpur on Thursday.(Santosh Kumar /HT Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the audience during an election rally, in Bhagalpur on Thursday.(Santosh Kumar /HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 09:27 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Peaceful elections in Naugachia a big challenge

Sources said that there were nearly half-dozen organised criminal gangs active in the area. Out of total 500 poll booths in the sub-division, 32 booths are located in the relatively tough diara terrain.

Conducting peaceful elections in the diara area of Naugachia sub-division would be a major challenge for the Bhagalpur police.(AFP)
Conducting peaceful elections in the diara area of Naugachia sub-division would be a major challenge for the Bhagalpur police.(AFP)
Published on Mar 18, 2019 01:48 AM IST

Nitish Kumar visits family of slain CRPF man in Bihar’s Rattanpur, promises assistance

The CM spent more than 20 minutes with the family members at their house, expressing his condolence and assuring the family members of all possible help. He paid homage to Thakur by garlanding his picture

CM paid homage to soldier killed in Pulwama attack.(HT)
CM paid homage to soldier killed in Pulwama attack.(HT)
Published on Mar 08, 2019 10:05 AM IST

Killed CRPF jawan Ratan Thakur was to become a father again

Ratan’s widow had spoken to him minutes before the gruesome incident. Ratan was travelling in the convoy to Srinagar at that time. He had told her that he would call her upon reaching Srinagar.

Ratan Kumar Thakur had spoken to his wife Rajnandani minutes before the Pulwama attack took place.
Ratan Kumar Thakur had spoken to his wife Rajnandani minutes before the Pulwama attack took place.
Updated on Feb 16, 2019 06:38 PM IST

In dry state Bihar, cop comes drunk for wedding, loses bride, lands in jail

Eyewitnesses said the girl refused to marry Uday after she came to know that her fiance was drunk and the ‘barat party’ had indulged in brawl with some members in an inebriated condition.

An inebriated Bihar police jawan, who had arrived at his wedding venue at a village under Kahalgaon subdivision in Bihar’s Bhagalpur, was told off by his would-be bride on Thursday night.(HT Photo/ Representative Image)
An inebriated Bihar police jawan, who had arrived at his wedding venue at a village under Kahalgaon subdivision in Bihar’s Bhagalpur, was told off by his would-be bride on Thursday night.(HT Photo/ Representative Image)
Updated on Jan 20, 2019 03:51 PM IST

Bihar woman kills her three kids by throwing them in septic tank: Police

He informed that preliminary investigation has indicated that Devi was physically assaulted by her husband last night before she committed the crime. The tank in which the victims were thrown by their mother is approximately five feet deep, Shah said.

Updated on Jan 06, 2019 03:41 PM IST

Murder convict may be the first to be hanged to death in Bihar after over two decades

The convict, Jagat Rai, is likely to be executed in Shaheed Jubba Sahani central jail in Bhagalpur after his mercy petition was rejected by the president.

The Shaheed Jubba Sahani central jail in Bhagalpur, Bihar.(HT Photo)
The Shaheed Jubba Sahani central jail in Bhagalpur, Bihar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 20, 2018 03:17 PM IST

After 29 hours, three-year-old Bihar girl rescued from borewell

The National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force launched a joint effort to rescue the child who was trapped at a depth of 43 feet.

Sana was taken out of the borewell at her grandfather’s place at Murgiyachak locality around 9.30pm and rushed to a hospital.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
Sana was taken out of the borewell at her grandfather’s place at Murgiyachak locality around 9.30pm and rushed to a hospital.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
Updated on Aug 02, 2018 11:18 AM IST

Bihar’s Shahi litchi may soon have GI tag

The GI tag is given to products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or reputation that are due to that origin.

The application for GI tag of Bihar’s Shahi litchi says the fruit was an important fruit crop of Muzaffarpur and Darbhanga region in 1907.(HT File Photo/Representative image)
The application for GI tag of Bihar’s Shahi litchi says the fruit was an important fruit crop of Muzaffarpur and Darbhanga region in 1907.(HT File Photo/Representative image)
Published on Jun 22, 2018 11:44 PM IST

Girls’ mother’s illicit affair behind Bihar triple murder

The murder plot was executed by the woman with the help of her two sons and three other men from Chandramandi police station area in neighbouring Jamui district to teach the girls’ mother a lesson

The bodies of three sisters, aged between 10 and 14 years, were found in their house at a village in Katoria police station area of the district on Tuesday morning.(AFP Representative Photo)
The bodies of three sisters, aged between 10 and 14 years, were found in their house at a village in Katoria police station area of the district on Tuesday morning.(AFP Representative Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 11:44 PM IST

Bihar triple murder: Illicit relationship of girls’ mother under scanner

Police said there was a possibility that the crime could have been committed with an intention to teach the woman a lesson

The girls were alone at home at the time of the incident as their father worked as a labourer in West Bengal and mother had gone to a village near Jasidih in neighbouring Jharkhand.(AFP File Photo)
The girls were alone at home at the time of the incident as their father worked as a labourer in West Bengal and mother had gone to a village near Jasidih in neighbouring Jharkhand.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 06:28 PM IST

Three sisters found murdered with injuries on their throats in Bihar’s Banka

The girls, aged between 10 and 14 years, were killed with sharp edged weapons in Bihar’s Banka district, the police said

Police said they wouldn’t rule out rape until the post mortem reports come.(Reuters File Photo)
Police said they wouldn’t rule out rape until the post mortem reports come.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2018 11:32 PM IST
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