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Harley Davidson motorcycles.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATION)

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

By Avijit Biswas | Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 10:30 PM IST
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
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SSP Ashish Bharati (left) during press conference(HT)
SSP Ashish Bharati (left) during press conference(HT)

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

By Avijit Biswas | Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2019 09:08 AM IST
 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.
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Women outnumbered men in exercising their franchise as they began queuing up at polling booths since early morning.(PTI)
Women outnumbered men in exercising their franchise as they began queuing up at polling booths since early morning.(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Barring Banka, phase two polling peaceful in Bihar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2019 03:03 AM IST
The trouble began after some women voters insisted on casting their votes twice. Soon, supporters of two different groups assembled near the booth in large number and began pelting stones at security personnel.
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The Congress, which is contesting the polls in alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), has focused on three of the five seats.(Reuters File Photo)
The Congress, which is contesting the polls in alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), has focused on three of the five seats.(Reuters File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019 Phase 2 voting: In Bihar, test for RJD-Congress to ensure vote consolidation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 07:22 AM IST
The Congress, which is contesting the polls in alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), has focused on three of the five seats. Rahul Gandhi, the Congress chief, addressed two rallies in Purnea and Katihar in the past few months.
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Kirti Azad(HT)
Kirti Azad(HT)

Kirti Azad rubbishes Bhagalpur riots charges against father

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2019 10:53 AM IST
Kirti Azad said, “Those who are making such allegations are doing so out of ignorance. My father had vacated the chief minister’s post in March 1989, while the riots took place towards the end of the year, when SN Sinha was the CM. My father was in Delhi and he had, in fact, rushed to Bhagalpur to extend his help.”
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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)

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

By Avijit Biswas | Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2019 09:27 AM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Avijit Biswas | Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 09:27 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Avijit Biswas | Bhagalpur
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2019 01:48 AM IST
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.
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ISC 12th Biology Paper Analysis: ISC students after writing biology paper at Hoerner College in Lucknow on Thursday.(Rajeev Mullick/HT photo)
ISC 12th Biology Paper Analysis: ISC students after writing biology paper at Hoerner College in Lucknow on Thursday.(Rajeev Mullick/HT photo)

ISC 12th biology paper analysis 2019: What students said after exam

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Bhagalpur
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2019 07:35 PM IST
ISC 12th Biology Paper: ISC students who wrote their biology exam paper in Lucknow on Thursday said that it was objective in approach and the questions covered the entire syllabus.
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The CBI had lodged over 15 FIRs against government, bank and NGO officials in connection to the scam, involving Rs 1,900 crore so far, which had surfaced in Bhagalpur in August 2017(File)
The CBI had lodged over 15 FIRs against government, bank and NGO officials in connection to the scam, involving Rs 1,900 crore so far, which had surfaced in Bhagalpur in August 2017(File)

CBI nabs ex-official Jayshree Thakur in Srijan scam

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2019 09:13 AM IST
The scam is related to fraudulent transfer of government fund kept in bank accounts of different departments to bank accounts of NGO named Srijan Mahila Vikas Ewan Sahyog Samiti (SMVSS), which was founded by Manorama Devi in 1990s in in Bhagalpur.
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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)

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

By Avijit Biswas | Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2019 03:51 PM IST
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.
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The Shaheed Jubba Sahani central jail in Bhagalpur, Bihar.(HT Photo)
The Shaheed Jubba Sahani central jail in Bhagalpur, Bihar.(HT Photo)

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

By Avijit Biswas | Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur, Bhagalpur
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 03:17 PM IST
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.
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A schoolgirl eats her free mid-day meal, distributed by a government-run primary school, in New Delhi July 5, 2013.(REUTERS)
A schoolgirl eats her free mid-day meal, distributed by a government-run primary school, in New Delhi July 5, 2013.(REUTERS)

24 children fall ill in Bihar upon consuming mid-day meal at school

By Press Trust of India | Bhagalpur
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 10:04 PM IST
At the Fareedpur primary school in Kharik block falling under Navagachia railway district here, the children were served a meal of rice, pulses and a green vegetable shortly after which they began to complain of vomiting
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Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s question at a public rally jolted the administration out of slumber, and soon Kislay was found.(PTI/File Photo)
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s question at a public rally jolted the administration out of slumber, and soon Kislay was found.(PTI/File Photo)

When Vajpayee’s ‘Kahan hai mera Kislay’ remark shook Bihar govt and saved kidnapped boy

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2018 04:00 PM IST
Kislay was 14 years old when he was kidnapped in Patna on January 19, 2005. The incident sparked a massive public outcry against the spurt in kidnappings of schoolchildren in the state, where the law and order situation was at its worse under the RJD government.
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The photograph of the forced ‘marriage’ that went viral on the social media.(HT)
The photograph of the forced ‘marriage’ that went viral on the social media.(HT)

Bihar: Girl ‘married’ to gangster at gunpoint returns home

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 10:09 PM IST
Police launched a hunt for the accused, 40-year-old Pappu Singh, and his men after a photograph of the forced nuptial ceremony went viral on the social media.
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On Tuesday, an angry mob blocked the NH-80 that connects Bhagalpur with Jharkhand by placing the body on the road.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
On Tuesday, an angry mob blocked the NH-80 that connects Bhagalpur with Jharkhand by placing the body on the road.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Bhagalpur woman forced to drink acid for dowry, dies

By Avijit Biswas | Bhagalpur, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 10:41 PM IST
After the woman died on Sunday, members of her in-laws family fled from the hospital, leaving the body behind.
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Union minister of state Ashwini Kumar Choubey's son and RSS leader Arijit Shashwat is taken away after he was arrested by the police near Mahavir Temple for allegedly triggering communal violence, in Patna on April 1, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Union minister of state Ashwini Kumar Choubey's son and RSS leader Arijit Shashwat is taken away after he was arrested by the police near Mahavir Temple for allegedly triggering communal violence, in Patna on April 1, 2018.(PTI Photo)

Bhagalpur clashes: Court rejects Arijit Shashwat’s bail plea

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Bhagalpur
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 03:36 PM IST
Arijit Shashwat was named in one of the two FIRs lodged in the aftermath of the communal riots which took place on March 17, on the occasion of New Year as per the Hindu calendar.
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Anil Singh (centre), who is also associated with the Hindu Seva Samiti, was sent to 14 days judicial custody.(ANI/Twitter)
Anil Singh (centre), who is also associated with the Hindu Seva Samiti, was sent to 14 days judicial custody.(ANI/Twitter)

Bihar communal violence: Another BJP leader surrenders

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service, Patna
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 12:57 PM IST
Anil Singh was a key accused in inciting communal violence during Ram Navami processions in Aurangabad district. He surrendered on Monday, two days after he escaped from police custody.
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Arijit Shashwat surrendered at around 12.30am outside the famous Mahavir temple near the Patna railway station.(ANI Photo)
Arijit Shashwat surrendered at around 12.30am outside the famous Mahavir temple near the Patna railway station.(ANI Photo)

Bihar communal violence: Union minister Aswini Kumar Choubey’s son Arijit arrested

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 09:59 PM IST
Choubey has described the FIR as ‘a piece of garbage’ that was registered by ‘corrupt police officers in Bhagalpur’.
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Anti-social elements indulge in arson during a clash between two groups during Ram Navami procession in Aurangabad district.(HT PHOTO)
Anti-social elements indulge in arson during a clash between two groups during Ram Navami procession in Aurangabad district.(HT PHOTO)

215 arrested after Bihar communal violence, says DGP

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 09:42 PM IST
For the past fortnight, a series of communal clashes have rocked Bihar. Eleven of the state’s 38 districts were hit by violence before the police got a grip on the situation.
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Union minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey’s son Arijit Shashwat addresses a press conference in Patna.(PTI FILE)
Union minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey’s son Arijit Shashwat addresses a press conference in Patna.(PTI FILE)

Bhagalpur communal violence: Union minister’s son denied bail, still on the run

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 08:39 PM IST
A case has been lodged against Arijit Shashwat on charges of taking out a procession without prior permission, inciting communal sentiments and roaming with arms on the streets of Bhagalpur in Bihar.
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Nawada district magistrate Kaushal Kumar said two communities came face to face after an idol was vandalised by some miscreants.(ANI)
Nawada district magistrate Kaushal Kumar said two communities came face to face after an idol was vandalised by some miscreants.(ANI)

Clash erupts in Bihar’s Nawada after idol vandalised, situation under control

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Nawada
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 08:01 PM IST
The incident occurs days after communal violence erupted in several parts of the states, including Bhagalpur and Aurangabad.
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The Bihar government deployed paramilitary and Rapid Action Force personnel to tackle the unrest that broke out during this year’s Ram Navami celebrations.(PTI File Photo)
The Bihar government deployed paramilitary and Rapid Action Force personnel to tackle the unrest that broke out during this year’s Ram Navami celebrations.(PTI File Photo)

Communal flare-up in Bihar engulfs 7 districts, two groups clash in Munger

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 11:45 PM IST
Police said Munger became the latest addition to the list of troubled districts after violence broke out over a controversial song being played and inflammatory slogans shouted at an immersion procession of Chaiti Durga.
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