Avinash Kumar, Hindustan Times

Avinash Kumar

Hindustan Times

Danapur, BR, India

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Past articles by Avinash:

PUSU polls: Two groups of students exchange fire

More than 24,000 students are electing five key office-bearers and 28 council members of the student union of Patna University, where elections are taking place after a gap of two years. → Read More

Bihar: Bike-borne assailants allegedly gun down silk trader in Bhagalpur

On Thursday, the entire market wore a deserted look as the shops and other commercial establishments remained closed → Read More

Phulwarisharif arrests: Hand over cases to ATS, Patna SSP tells police HQ

After the arrests over the past few days, Patna police have lodged two separate cases — one against Popular Front of India (PFI) and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) and the other in connection with the arrest of one Marghoob Ahmad Danish for running a WhatsApp group, named Gazwa-E-Hind, apparently to radicalise youths. → Read More

Gopalganj hooch tragedy: Six years on, HC acquits 9 men given death, 4 women life term

Altogether 19 people had died in the district’s Khajurbani locality on August 16, 2016, after consuming spurious liquor, four months after the Nitish Kumar government banned sale and consumption of alcohol across the state. → Read More

Police stations sanctioned decades ago yet to come up in Bihar

In March this year, BJP MLA from Dhaka, Pawan Kumar Jaiswal, had even raised a question in the assembly and sought details from the state government about the “missing” 62 police stations and 27 police outposts. → Read More

BPSC question leak case: Another accused arrested

PATNA: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Economic Offence Unit (EOU) of the Bihar Police on Friday arrested another key accused in connection with the question paper leak case of Bihar Public Service Commission’s (BPSC) 67th Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Examination, which was conducted on May 8, before being cancelled, police said → Read More

Train set ablaze as protests against Agnipath scheme escalate in Bihar

Agnipath scheme protest: Some veterans have criticised the Agnipath scheme saying its disadvantages may outweigh the advantages → Read More

Journalist Rajdeo murder: CBI in dock after witness it declared dead walks into court

A special court in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, which has been hearing the case of murder of a Siwan-based journalist in 2016, on Friday served a show cause notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after a woman witness declared dead by the probe agency appeared before the judge and alleged foul play in the matter, a lawyer involved in the case said. → Read More

Firecracker blast near CM’s stage; 2nd security breach in a month

In a second breach of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s security in less than a month, a 23-year-old man detonated a firecracker blast close to the stage from where the CM was meeting people at a small gathering at Silao in Nalanda district on Tuesday, police said → Read More

5 boys sent to juvenile justice board for gang rape of 2 minors in Bihar

The incident took place on Monday evening when the girls were harvesting vegetables in a field, said Jaishankar Mishra, station house officer of Barbigha police station. → Read More

Bihar’s second rail tunnel, 903-feet long becomes operational

Officials said, a special train with nine bogies passed through the tunnel at a speed of 125 km per hour, the highest ever achieved on the route. In the first trial, a speed of 121 km per hour was achieved. After the successful trial run, train services have been started through the new tunnel. → Read More

Crime in 2021: Prohibition kept Bihar cops busy, 9 get death for hooch tragedy

A blast at Darbhanga railway station in a parcel arriving from Secunderabad, though minor which caused no injuries, became a cause of concern after the probe revealed a terror link. → Read More

Lawyer arrested by EOU after HC order

Sleuths of the Economic offence Unit (EOU) on Thursday arrested a lawyer following an order by the Patna high court. → Read More

CISF jawan’s wife shot dead in Munger, had survived bid in 2017

Munger superintendent of police Jagunatharaddi Jalaraddi told HT that the woman sustained bullet injuries on her head and chest. → Read More

Juvenile kills self in Bihar correction home, 10 inmates escape: Police

Following the incident, at least 10 inmates managed to escape from the facility. The custodial death brought district officials on their toes and Bhojpur district magistrate Roshan Kushwaha ordered a probe into the matter. → Read More

Fake RT-PCR report racket busted in Patna after AAI complaint

Preliminary investigation has found that the diagnostic lab was not registered under the Clinical Establishment Act. It it also charged ₹1,500- ₹2,500 for a fake RT-PCR report. → Read More

Bihar MLA pic in undergarments on train goes viral; JD(U) faces fire

MLA Gopal Mandal later defended himself, saying he had an “upset stomach” soon after he boarded Tejas Rajdhani Express in Patna Thursday evening and that he was rushing to the lavatory when some passengers created a ruckus. → Read More

Patna high court arranges special sittings of Juvenile Justice Boards

More than 18,000 cases are pending in JJBs, including 15,500 related to heinous crimes. The disposal of cases by the JJBs across the state was affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic → Read More

New book recounts army’s peacekeeping mission in Sierra Leone

Authored by Major General Rajpal Punia, general officer commanding of Jharkhand and Bihar Sub Area at Raj Bhawan in Patna, the book, Operation Khukri, is titled after the successful operation in Sierra Leone → Read More

Controversial Bihar SHO suspended for nexus with liquor mafia

The suspended SHO was also accused in the fake encounter of 21-year-old Mohammed Gurfan in Samastipur district on February 5, 2002. → Read More