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

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President Mukherjee bats for full revival of Bihar’s Vikramshila varsity

Like the university of Nalanda, Vikramshila deserved to be revived as a fully functional seat of higher learning, President Pranab Mukherjee said after a visit to the excavated ruins of the varsity.

President Pranab Mukerjee at the excavated ruins of the Vikramshila university in Bhagalpur, on Monday.(Niraj/HT photo)
Published on Apr 03, 2017 09:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur | By

Married woman tonsured over ‘illicit relationship’ in Bihar

A married woman was tonsured at Wade Dharpur village, 25 km from Bhagalpur, when the mother of three was found in company of a co-villager at her house.

A woman whose head was tonsured over an alleged illicit relationship with a man in Bhagalpur district.(HT photo)
Published on Mar 23, 2017 11:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur | By

Police seek court order to attach BAU ex-VC assets in job scam case

The police moved the court for order to attach property of ML Choudhury against whom a non-bailable arrest warrant had been issued in connection with BAU job scam.

Bihar Agriculture University campus at Sabour in Bhagalpur district.(NIRAJ/HT file photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2017 07:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur | By

Delhi ex-minister Tomar’s law degree cancellation okayed by issuing varsity

More trouble visited former Delhi law minister Jitendra Singh Tomar, after the senate of TM Bhagalpur university in Bihar, from where his ‘fake’ law degree was issued, approved its cancellation on Monday

Former Delhi law minister Jitendra Singh Tomar in police custody for obtaining a fake law degree.(HT file photo)
Published on Mar 20, 2017 07:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur | By

Bihar university cancels AAP MLA Jitender Singh Tomar’s law degree

Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University (TMBU) on Monday cancelled the law degree of former Delhi Law Minister and AAP MLA Jitender Singh Tomar.

The university committee had earlier found the migration certificate of the former Law Minister of the Arvind Kejriwal government wrong and on the basis of it had recommended cancellation of the Law degree.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Mar 20, 2017 10:50 PM IST
Bhagalpur | By, Bhagalpur

NBW against ex-VC of Bihar Agriculture University in job scam case

The special investigation team (SIT), probing the alleged irregularities in appointment of assistant professors-cum-junior scientists in BAU, had moved the court for issuance of the arrest warrant.

Bihar Agriculture University, Sabour.(Niraj/ HT file photo)
Published on Mar 11, 2017 11:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur | By

Minor girl blinded for resisting rape in Bhagalpur

The victim had gone to the field for ablution in evening when the accused reportedly tried to outrage her modesty.

Having failed in his evil design, the accused reportedly pierced a nail into the girl’s left eye.(AP file photo)
Published on Mar 09, 2017 03:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur | By

Faculty shortage haunts Bihar law college

At least 10 of the 14 sanctioned posts of full-time faculty members and seven of the 10 part-time teachers’ position are vacant at TNB Law College, Bhagalpur.

TNB Law College, Bhagalpur, is functioning on provisional affiliation after the BCI withdrew its regular affiliation.(File photo)
Published on Mar 06, 2017 11:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur | By

SIT notice to nine BAU staff in job scam case

The SIT is probing the alleged irregularities in the appointment of 161 professors.

Bihar Agriculture University(HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 01, 2017 08:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur | By

Decline in Ganga level, water crisis looms over Bhagalpur

The Barari Water Works, which has a capacity to supply 38 lakh gallons per day, distributes water to more than 80,000 households in Bhagalpur Municipal Corporation limits.

Intake well of Barari Water Works, in Bhagalpur.(HT photo)
Published on Feb 24, 2017 01:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur | By

FIR against ex-vice chancellor of Bihar Agriculture University

Mewalal Choudhary, also a JD(U) MLA from Tarapur in Munger district of Bihar, was indicted for appointment of 161 assistant professors and junior scientists, besides a few others, in 2012.

Some appointments are under cloud at the Bihar Agriculture University in Bhagalpur district.(HT file photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2017 10:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur | By

Maoist ‘sub-zonal commander’ killed in Bihar encounter

Self-styled sub-zonal commander of CPI (Maoist) Mantu Khaira was carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head.

Securitymen carrying out search operation after the encounter with Maoists in Banka district of Bihar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 21, 2017 12:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur/Patna | ByAvijit Biswas/Avinash Kumar

Bihar university moves for FIR against ex-VC over ‘job scam’

A probe committee had indicted the former Bihar Agriculture University (BAU) vice chancellor for irregularities in appointments 161 assistant professors-cum-junior scientists in 2012.

The Bihar Agriculture University campus .(File photo)
Published on Feb 20, 2017 07:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur | By

Rs 39 lakh looted from SBI in Bihar’s Banka district

Six criminals looted cash kept in currency chest of the bank after holding employees and customers hostage at gunpoint. The branch had received remittance a day before.

Representative image.(HT)
Updated on Feb 27, 2017 10:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur | By

Foreign tourists visit greater adjutants breeding site in Bihar, spark new interest

Kadwa is the third breeding site of greater adjutants in the world . The other two are in Cambodia and east Indian state of Assam.

Two Czech tourists at the breeding site of greater adjutants at Kadwa diara in Bhagalpur district of Bihar.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 07, 2017 11:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Construction firm staff hacked in Bihar’s Jamui district

Police have found a Maoist pamphlet from the scene of crime that says those executing government plans with police help, and without obtaining Maoist permission, will meet the same fate.

A pamphlet left behind by suspected Maoists at the scene of the crime.(HT photo)
Updated on Jan 30, 2017 03:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur/Patna | ByAvijit Biswas and Avinash Kumar

SSC sat on police probe into CGLE Tier I exam 2016 question paper leak

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) dragged its feet for two months on filing an FIR for a leak of the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination question paper in August, prompting concerns that the commission had tried to play down its implications.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) dragged its feet for two months on filing an FIR for a leak of the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination question paper in August, prompting concerns that the commission had tried to play down its implications.(Praful Gangurde/HT file)
Updated on Nov 29, 2016 06:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAloke Tikku and Avijit Biswas

Bhagalpur University recommends cancellation of Tomar’s law degree

The examination board of Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University (TMBU) on Wednesday recommended cancellation of law degree of former Delhi law minister and AAP MLA Jitender Singh Tomar, who was arrested on the charge that his degree was fake.

Jitender Tomar (centre) was arrested and later released on bail in 2015 in connection with the case. The former Tri Nagar legislator later sent his resignation letter as minister in the Arvind Kejriwal government .(Ashok Dutta/HT file)
Published on Sep 22, 2016 12:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAvijit Biswas/Agencies, Bhagalpur

Socially boycott doctors, they are worse than hangmen: Pappu Yadav

Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) chief and Lok Sabha legislator from Bihar Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav has called for the social boycott of doctors charging arbitrary fee at their private clinics and nursing homes.

Madhepura MP Pappu Yadav has called doctors ‘worse than hangmen’ and asked people in his constituency to socially boycott them.(Vipin Kumar/ HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 16, 2016 01:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bhagalpur, Bihar

Bihar university likely to cancel law degree of AAP’s Tomar

The TM Bhagalpur University (TMBU) in Bihar is set to initiate a move to cancel the law degree issued to former Delhi law minister Jitendra Singh Tomar.

Tomar, however, said he has not received any communication from the university in this regard.
Updated on Sep 15, 2016 10:27 PM IST
hindustan Times | By, Bhagalpur

RJD’s Shahabuddin walks out on bail after a decade behind bars

Former Rashtriya Janata Dal MP, Mohammad Shahabuddin walked out of Bhagalpur prison early on Saturday to a grand welcome from scores of supporters.

Former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin outside Bhagalpur jail, Bihar, after being released on bail on September 10.(ANI)
Updated on Sep 10, 2016 02:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAvinash Kumar and Avijit Biswas, Bhagalpur

Floodwater in Bihar jail, inmates moved

HT Image
Published on Aug 29, 2016 12:33 PM IST

Bihar: Flood water enters Naugacchia prison, inmates shifted to Bhagalpur jail

A rampaging Ganga breached its banks and floodwater entered the Naugacchia prison, endangering the lives of 230 inmates who were then shifted out, the Bhagalpur district administration said on Sunday.

This aerial view shows flooding in low lying areas on the outskirts of Allahabad on August 25, 2016.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 29, 2016 12:44 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bhagalpur

RJD leader Vinod Yadav shot dead in Bihar’s Bhagalpur

Unidentified criminals gunned down Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Vinod Yadav in Nuagachia sub-division of Bhagalpur district in Bihar, 240 km from state capital Patna, early Saturday morning.

RJD district president Tirupati Nath said Yadav was on his morning walk in Rasalpur locality in Nuagachia when three motorcycle-borne criminals shot him dead.(AFP file photo for representation)
Updated on Aug 20, 2016 11:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bhagalpur

Railway police seize 190 firearms from two trains in Bihar

Consignments of 190 unfinished firearms were recovered by Government Railway Police (GRP) from two different trains in Bhagalpur and Munger districts of Bihar on Wednesday.

Consignments of 190 unfinished firearms were recovered by Government Railway Police (GRP) from two different trains in Bhagalpur and Munger districts of Bihar.
Published on Aug 18, 2016 07:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bhagalpur

Bihar govt to confiscate land in Bhagalpur for prohibition law violations

Bihar government authorities in Naugachia subdivision of Bhagaalpur district have initiated moves to confiscate premises that have allegedly been used for committing offences under the state’s total prohibition law.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar addresses a press conference in Patna. (PTI File Photo)
Updated on Aug 14, 2016 11:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bhagalpur

Police bust Maoist camp; two insurgents arrested, arms seized

Jamui police claimed to have busted a Maoist den and recovered a huge cache of arms in an operation by security forces, close to the Jharkhand border. Two Maoist squad members have been arrested.

Two Maoist squad members have been arrested. Police claimed the operation to be a ‘huge success’.(Representative Photo)
Published on Jul 15, 2016 05:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Bhagalpur
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