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

Maoists let off 11 abducted

All the 11 persons kidnapped by Maoists in Munger district returned safely in the morning on Sunday after the ultras released them in a jungle. The villagers were let off around midnight, police officials said in Munger.

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Updated on Jul 04, 2011 01:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jamui/bhagalpur

Maoists kill 6, abduct 11

Maoists posing as CRPF personnel killed six persons and abducted 11 from Bangalwa Kareili village in Munger district on Saturday.

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Updated on Jul 03, 2011 12:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bhagalpur

Six Maoists gunned down in Banka, one arrested

The security forces shot dead six Maoists in an intense eight-hour gunbattle in Banka district on Saturday even as many of those leading the charge could have escaped through the forest, police say.

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Updated on Feb 27, 2011 01:03 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Banka

Bihar attack to punish tribals

The attack on a Bihar village on Wednesday appears to be part of a protracted battle between Maoists and the people they claim to protect — local tribals, reports Avijit Biswas.

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Updated on Feb 20, 2010 12:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Phulwaria-korasi (jamui)

Villagers flee for safety

Hundreds of people from Phulwaria-Korasi and other tribal-dominated villages in Bihar’s Jamui district have started fleeing for safety, following a Maoist attack shortly after midnight on Tuesday that left 12 villagers dead and an equal number injured.

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Updated on Feb 19, 2010 01:16 AM IST
None | By, Phulwaria-korasi, Jamui

Second Red strike in 4 days; 12 killed

Striking for the second time in four days, Maoists killed 12 people and injured an equal number in a raid on a village in Bihar’s Jamui district shortly after Wednesday midnight.

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Updated on Feb 19, 2010 12:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Phulwaria-korasi (jamui, Bihar)

Naxal attack on BMP camp last night at Akbarpur

Armed Maoists raided a BMP camp on Sahkund Road in Akbarnagar area of Bhagalpur district, 225 kilometres southeast of Patna, late on Sunday night grievously injuring four BMP jawans and looted arms and ammunition, Avijit Biswas.

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Updated on Jan 11, 2010 06:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bhagalpur

Arms supplier to Naxals held at Jamalpur

Four illegal arms manufacturing units were unearthed and a supplier of arms to Naxal outfits was arrested by police at Jamalpur in Munger late on Wednesday night.

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Updated on Dec 11, 2009 11:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bhagalpur

Three Bhagalpur women awarded for remarkable literacy campaign

Three women from mahadalit community have proved that adversities in life are never a barrier for people with strong determination. Had it been otherwise Krishna Devi, Munni Devi and Sunita Devi would not have turned icons of literacy campaign in Bhagalpur. Avijit Biswas reports.

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Updated on Sep 08, 2009 11:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bhagalpur

Naxal encounter, seven nabbed

After nearly four hours of encounter with Naxals last evening, the Special Task Force jawans arrested seven Maoists including a woman from the dense forests of Jamui and recovered a 10-kg landmine from the area, report Avinash Kumar & Avijit Biswas.

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Updated on Sep 04, 2009 08:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAvinash Kumar & Avijit Biswas, Patna/bhagalpur

Bhagalpur case: cops sacked

The two policemen, who were caught on video dragging a thief brutally after tying one of his legs to a motorcycle, were dismissed from service, reports Avijit Biswas.

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Updated on Aug 31, 2007 02:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bhagalpur

Man tied to police bike, dragged along

Two policemen in Bihar were suspended after video footage aired by TV channels showed them joining a mob in assaulting a petty criminal, report Avijit Biswas and Kumar Rajesh.

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Updated on Aug 29, 2007 01:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAvijit Biswas and Kumar Rajesh, Bhagalpur

14 get life term in riots case

They are guilty of killing 116 Muslims at Bihar's Logain village on October 27, 1989, reports Avijit Biswas.

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Updated on Jul 08, 2007 01:05 AM IST
By, Bhagalpur

Convicts were framed: relatives

Many villagers say it was strange that the police, who had been unable to identify anyone initially for the massacre, had charged 24 people with murder, reports Avijit Biswas.

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Updated on Jun 21, 2007 06:10 AM IST
None | By, Logai (jagdishpur)

‘Will convictions change anything for us?’

It is fear and not vindication that survivors of the Bhagalpur carnage feel 17 years after the court convicted 14 people on Monday, reports Avijit Biswas.

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Updated on Jun 21, 2007 06:07 AM IST
None | By, Logai (jagdishpur)

Bhagalpur riots case verdict-justice delayed

The laboured progress of the wheels of justice in the 1989 Bhagalpur riots cases extracted its own price, reports Avijit Biswas.

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Updated on Jun 18, 2007 08:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bhagalpur

Bhagalpur riots: 14 convicted for killings

Seventeen years after the massacre of 116 from a minority community in Bihar, accused are convicted, reports Avijit Biswas.

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Updated on Jun 18, 2007 08:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bhagalpur

Maoists kill two RPF personnel in Bihar

In a stepped up extremist activities, CPI (Maoist) gunned down two Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel and injured three others between Ghorparan and Narganjo railway stations.

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Updated on Apr 08, 2007 07:55 PM IST
None | ByAvijit Biswas/Avinash Kumar, Bhagalpur/patna

Aged overbridge crashes on train in Bihar, kills 32

The toll in in the rare accident of its kind in the Bhagalpur mishap in Bihar is expected to increase, report Avijit Biswas & V Swaroop.

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Published on Dec 04, 2006 02:30 AM IST
None | ByAvijit Biswas/Vijay Swaroop, Bhagalpur/patna

Aged overbridge crashes on train in Bihar, kills 32

The toll in the Bhagalpur mishap may rise as many are critically hurt, report Avijit Biswas & V Swaroop.

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Updated on Dec 02, 2006 09:25 PM IST
None | ByAvijit Biswas/Vijay Swaroop, Bhagalpur/patna
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