Avinash Kumar

Avinash, a senior correspondent, reports on crime, railways, defence and social sector, with specialisation in police, home department and other investigation agencies.

Articles by Avinash Kumar

Bihar Police cancel leaves ahead of Bajrang Dal, VHP yatra amid Sanatana row

VHP functionary Sanjay Kumar Pandey said the yatra’s main purpose was to awaken the Hindus and to organise them for the larger cause in the face of the onslaught on their religion

Leaves have been cancelled from September 28 to October 8. (X)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 02:12 PM IST

5 cops axed after video of YouTuber’s tirade outside court goes viral

Kashyap, who was arrested in March this year for making “fake videos” of attacks on migrant workers from Bihar in Tamil Nadu, is currently lodged in Patna’s Beur jail in judicial custody after spending months in a prison in the southern state.

YouTuber Manish Kashyap at Patna airport on March 29, 2023, when he was taken to Tamil Nadu. (PTI)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 09:21 PM IST
By, Patna

47 foreigners from 12 countries arrested in Bihar in 2023 so far

India has an open border with Nepal and it is not mandatory for citizens of either country to have passports or visa to cross borders.

The Indo-Nepal border in Sitamarhi district. (ANI)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 09:00 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar IPS officer Anusuya Ransingh Sahu shifted out after tussle with DG

Anusuya Ransingh Sahu, a 2006 batch IPS officer has been shifted as DIG-cum-deputy director of civil defence

Anusuya Ransingh Sahu is the second IPS officer to be shifted out of the home guard and fire services department this year
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 05:53 PM IST

PM to flag off Patna-Howrah Vande Bharat on Sept 24

This will be Bihar’s second Vande Bharat train, the first being the Patna-Ranchi service, which began on June 27 this year.

The new rake at Patna Junction . (HT FILE)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 09:11 PM IST
By, Patna

BJP MP injured in road accident in Bihar

Satish Chandra Dubey, a Rajya Sabha member, was coming to the state capital Patna from his ancestral village in Vaishali district when his SUV rammed a container from behind on the bridge over Ganga river, injuring him, his brother-in-law, one of his bodyguards and the driver.

The mangled remains of BJP MP Satish Chandra Dubey’s vehicle after the accident. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 08:59 PM IST
By, Patna

BJP MP Satish Chandra Dubey injured in road accident in Bihar

The MP was coming to the state Capital from his ancestral villages and his brother-in-law, one of the bodyguards and the driver were also injured in the mishap

Police said the MP was being treated in a private hospital where his condition is said to be out of danger. (Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 18, 2023 01:23 PM IST

Baba Bageshwar denied nod to hold event in Gaya

Permission was sought to organise “Hanuman Katha” and “Divya Darbar” on the premises of Magadh University campus or Bodh Gaya auditorium between September 29 and October 5.

Pandit Dhirendra Krishna Shastri in Patna in May this year. (HT FILE)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 08:39 PM IST
By, Patna

Two contract killers arrested from Ranchi in Samastipur shooting case: Police

The shooting reportedly took place at the behest of former Mukhia and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) block president Ram Babu Rai and his associates

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 03:53 PM IST

Muzaffarpur boat mishap: Three bodies fished out, say officials

Of the 30, 18 people were rescued till Thursday by the NDRF and the State Disaster Response Team (SDRF), while the rescuers are still searching for nine more after the recovery of three bodies

A boat carrying 30 people, including 15 school children, capsized in Bihar’s Bagmati river on Thursday morning (File Photo)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 06:30 PM IST

Six school girls among 12 missing as boat capsizes in Muzaffarpur

The boat was carrying over 30 people, many of whom were students headed for their school across the Bagmati river, of which 18 were rescued by locals.

At the accident site on Bagmati river. (HT photo)
Updated on Sep 14, 2023 09:42 PM IST
By, Patna

Muzaffarpur boat mishap: A long-demanded bridge could have averted tragedy

The tragedy was waiting to happen, locals said, because of the risk involved in operating rickety boats across the Bagmati river near the stretch where the boat sank on Thursday

Updated on Sep 14, 2023 08:29 PM IST

Boat capsizes in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur; 17 rescued, many children still missing

DSP (East) Shahriyar Akhtar said the boat, which was used by locals to cross the river, was said to be overloaded when the accident took place

Police said 17 people have been rescued so far (X/@manishA20058305/Screengrab)
Published on Sep 14, 2023 02:29 PM IST

ED arrests JD(U) MLC after raids on his premises

Confirming the arrest, Bhojpur superintendent of police Pramod Kumar said, “JD(U) legislator Radha Charan Shah was arrested by the ED team from his house”

An ED official familiar with the matter said that Shah was arrested under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (HT)
Published on Sep 14, 2023 12:32 AM IST
By, Patna

JDU’s Bihar legislator Radha Charan Shah arrested by Enforcement Directorate

An ED official familiar with the matter said that Shah Radha Charan Shah was arrested under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act

Janata Dal United MLC Radha Charan Shah. (File Photo)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 09:01 PM IST

Key accused in 2019 mega gold heist in Bihar shot dead

According to police, Raj was involved in the country’s biggest gold loot case, in which 22 kilograms of gold, estimated to be worth ₹55 crore, was looted from Muthoot Finance outlet at Hajipur in 2019.

Police at Muthoot Finance outlet in Hajipur after the gold heist in November 2019. (HT file)
Published on Sep 11, 2023 09:34 PM IST
By, Patna

Lathicharge on BJP workers: NHRC seek action taken report from Bihar chief secy

NHRC received a complaint from Bihar BJP president Samrat Choudhary, who said that a peaceful protest was allegedly provoked by the Patna district administration

NHRC has asked the Bihar chief secretary to submit an action taken report in the matter within four weeks. (Representative Image)
Published on Sep 11, 2023 04:02 PM IST

Bihar: BJP MLA’s brother-in-law, his driver arrested in liquor smuggling case

Under Bihar’s Excise Act, the sale and consumption of alcohol was banned in Bihar by the chief minister Nitish Kumar government in April 2016

Gopalganj Police recovered 36 litres of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) from their possession (Representative Photo)
Published on Sep 10, 2023 10:41 AM IST

Patna HC rejects anticipatory bail plea of Lalu’s kin Subhash Yadav in land grab case

The Bihta police had on June 5 registered an FIR against seven persons, including former RJD MP Subhash Yadav, based on the statement of one Bhim Verma

Representational image.
Published on Sep 09, 2023 11:01 AM IST

Ex-Union minister alleges JD(U) behind attack on relative in Bihar

Former Union Minister RCP Singh claimed that his “close relative” Pintu was shot at in a bid to threaten him to leave his side

The incident took place within the Silao police station area of Nalanda district. (Representative file image)
Updated on Sep 04, 2023 11:08 AM IST

Bihar minister booked for ‘indecent’ remarks against women

A Janata Dal (United) activist, Karishma Kumari, who is also a member of the Gaya district board, had filed a court case against Yadav, alleging that the minister, who is an MLA from Belaganj, had used derogatory remarks against women during a function organised in the premises of Gurpa upgraded middle school on May 4, 2023.

Bihar cooperative department minister Surendra Yadav. (HT ARCHIVE)
Updated on Aug 31, 2023 09:02 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar: FIR lodged against RJD minister for alleged indecent remarks against women

Confirming that the Fatehpur police have implemented the court’s direction, Gaya SSP Ashish Bharti said that district board member Karishma Kumari filed a complaint before the court against the lawmaker

Bihar cooperative department minister and RJD leader Surendra Yadav. (Twitter Photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2023 03:58 PM IST

Bihar: Nepal national sentenced to 7 yrs RI by NIA court in fake currency case

Abi Mohammad Ansari, hailing from Nepal’s Bara district, has been convicted and awarded 7 years RI and ₹5000 under Section 120B of IPC

The high-quality FICN, in the denomination of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>500 with a total face value of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25.4 lakh was seized on Sept 30, 2015. (Representative file image)
Updated on Aug 29, 2023 01:14 PM IST

Bodh Gaya: Cop dies of gunshot wounds as carbine goes off

A Bihar Special Auxiliary police havildar died from accidental gunshot wounds at the Mahabodhi Mahavihara Temple in Bodh Gaya. The incident occurred when the officer fell on the ground and his automatic weapon discharged, resulting in four bullet injuries.

At Bodhgaya on Friday, shortly after a police constable was found lying in a pool of blood, with gunshot injuries on head. (HT photo)
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 10:08 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar: 4 held for stealing laptops from Kaushal Vikas Kendra in Gopalganj

Gopalganj superintendent of police (SP) Swarn Prabhat said the key accused, Ranjit Sharma had assembled a group to “fulfil his sister’s dowry by theft amounting to lakhs of rupees”

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Aug 24, 2023 08:15 PM IST

Bihar: Ex-PACS chief fined 1.5 crore for dishonour of cheque

Former president of a primary agriculture credit society in Bihar has been fined ₹1.50 crore for dishonouring a cheque worth ₹1.25 crore. Failure to pay the fine will result in a two-year imprisonment.

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 01:23 PM IST

Bihar SHO murder case: Samastipur police arrest four suspects

During investigation, the police found out that more than 30-40 cattle smugglers from Nalanda ganged up to commit the crime, the SP Vinay Tiwary said

For representational purposes only. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 21, 2023 04:48 PM IST

SSB arrest two Bangladeshi nationals near India-Nepal border in Bihar

Following their arrest, two passports, two visas, three cell phones, five SIM cards, a chequebook, two identity cards and foreign currencies, including pounds and Bangladeshi currencies, were recovered from them, said officials

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Aug 19, 2023 05:34 PM IST

Judge remands Rajni Priya in CBI custody for 4 days in Srijan case: Lawyer

LR Ansari said special judge Mahesh Kumar ordered CBI custody for four days as against the seven days custody sought by CBI

Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti (SMVSS) secretary Rajnii Priya, an accused in the <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,000 crore Srijan case, being produced at Civil Court in Patna on August 11 (HT Photo/Santosh Kumar)
Updated on Aug 16, 2023 05:39 PM IST

Blood spilled as love bloomed in a Bihar village’s Maoist trenches

A relationship in the trenches, so to speak, grew into love and they decided to run away together

Ranjit Koda, Sunita Devi and their son. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 12:07 AM IST
By, Jamui
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