Alok Mohit

Alok Mohit

Alok has been a journalist for about three decades. Apart from heading the Patna news desk of HT for a fairly long period, he has also handled reporting assignments, mainly on art, culture and literature.

Articles by Alok Mohit
Rashtriya Janta Dal legislators celebrate after the success of their party candidates in Lok Sabha and Assembly by-elections outside Bihar Assembly in Patna on Wednesday.(PTI)
Rashtriya Janta Dal legislators celebrate after the success of their party candidates in Lok Sabha and Assembly by-elections outside Bihar Assembly in Patna on Wednesday.(PTI)

It’s 2:1 for RJD, BJP in Bihar bypolls

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Alok Mohit
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2018 09:32 PM IST
Reacting to the results, Tejashwi, who is also the leader of opposition in state assembly, thanked voters for “reposing faith in Lalu’s ideology”.
RJD’s Tej Pratap with his father Lalu Prasad.(PTI file)
RJD’s Tej Pratap with his father Lalu Prasad.(PTI file)

Tej Pratap threatens to ‘skin’ PM Modi after Lalu’s Z+ security is withdrawn

Hindustan Times, Patna | By B Vijay Murty and Alok Mohit, Patna
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2017 09:19 AM IST
RJD leaders across the state are smarting over the Union government’s decision to pare back the security of Lalu Prasad Yadav
Three women were killed in stampede in Bihar’s Begusarai district.(HT Photo)
Three women were killed in stampede in Bihar’s Begusarai district.(HT Photo)

Three killed in stampede in Bihar’s Begusarai during Kartik Purnima celebrations

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Alok Mohit
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2017 11:21 AM IST
The incident took place at Simaria ghat, when thousands of pilgrims had gathered for the holy dip; Bihar CM Nitish Kumar announces ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh.
Satya Pal Malik being sworn in as Bihar governor in Patna on Wednesday.(Santosh Kumar/HT photo)
Satya Pal Malik being sworn in as Bihar governor in Patna on Wednesday.(Santosh Kumar/HT photo)

Satya Pal Malik sworn in as governor of Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Alok Mohit
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2017 12:50 PM IST
The post of governor in Bihar had fallen vacant after Ram Nath Kovind resigned following his nomination as the BJP’s candidate for presidential poll in June. West Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi was holding the additional charge of Bihar during the interim period.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his son Tejashwi Prasad Yadav.(PTI file photo)
RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his son Tejashwi Prasad Yadav.(PTI file photo)

Hotels-for-land scam: Lalu, Tejashwi seek more time from CBI for quizzing

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Alok Mohit
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2017 10:21 PM IST
CBI had asked Lalu Prasad and Tejashwi Prasad Yadav to appear before it in New Delhi on September 11 and 12, respectively.
Rocky Yadav and other accused coming out of the court after the verdict in the Aditya Sachdeva murder case.(HT photo/Rajesh Kumar)
Rocky Yadav and other accused coming out of the court after the verdict in the Aditya Sachdeva murder case.(HT photo/Rajesh Kumar)

HT Explainer | All you need to know about Aditya Sachdeva murder case

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar and Alok Mohit
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2017 08:52 PM IST
Rocky Yadav, son of suspended JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi, and two others have been handed life imprisonment in the murder case of Class 12 student Aditya Sachdeva in Gaya.
Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and former MP Mohammad Shahabuddin is, at present, lodged in Tihar jail in New Delhi .(PTI File)
Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and former MP Mohammad Shahabuddin is, at present, lodged in Tihar jail in New Delhi .(PTI File)

Patna HC upholds life term of ex- MP Shahabuddin in 2004 double murder case

Patna, Hindustan Times | By Prashant Pratap and Alok Mohit
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2017 10:03 PM IST
Upholding a special Siwan court order awarding life sentence to the former lawmaker and his associates, the HC division bench refused to interfere in the matter.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and JD(Ul) leader Sharad Yadav during happier times.(Hindustan Times)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and JD(Ul) leader Sharad Yadav during happier times.(Hindustan Times)

Nitish sacks Sharad Yadav as RS leader for opposing alliance with BJP

UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2017 09:07 PM IST
Sharad Yadav’s removal as the Janata Dal (United) leader in Rajya Sabha came a day after the party sacked Ali Anwar from its parliamentary party.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar who won a trust vote on Friday, is expected to expand his cabinet today.(HT PHOTO)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar who won a trust vote on Friday, is expected to expand his cabinet today.(HT PHOTO)

34 ministers, including 9 from BJP, likely to join Team Nitish in Bihar cabinet expansion today

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Alok Mohit
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2017 03:12 PM IST
The NDA will have 16 members in the Bihar Cabinet which chief minister Nitish Kumar is set to expand today.
The crowd outside the house of RJD youth leader Minhaj Khan, who was gunned down in Bihar’s Siwan district early Saturday.(Rahul Raj Singh/HT Photo)
The crowd outside the house of RJD youth leader Minhaj Khan, who was gunned down in Bihar’s Siwan district early Saturday.(Rahul Raj Singh/HT Photo)

RJD leader close to Shahabuddin shot dead in Bihar’s Siwan

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Alok Mohit
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2017 12:25 AM IST
Killing of Minhaj Khan, a general secretary of the RJD Yuva Morcha, sparks tension in the area.
Despite a much-publicised meeting between Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, the JD(U) has once again asked Tejashwi to explain the source of his wealth.(PTI)
Despite a much-publicised meeting between Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, the JD(U) has once again asked Tejashwi to explain the source of his wealth.(PTI)

JD(U) questions Tejashwi silence on graft charges as Bihar crisis continues

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Alok Mohit
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2017 11:03 PM IST
Even as the Congress tries to play peacemaker in the feud between the RJD and the JD(U), Nitish Kumar’s party insists that his deputy Tejashwi Prasad must come clean on the graft charges.
Bihar minister Tej Pratap Yadav’s licence for a petrol pump in Patna was cancelled earlier this year.(HT representative image)
Bihar minister Tej Pratap Yadav’s licence for a petrol pump in Patna was cancelled earlier this year.(HT representative image)

Oil company stops fuel supply to Lalu son, Bihar minister Tej Pratap’s petrol pump

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Alok Mohit
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2017 06:36 PM IST
A BPCL officer said fuel supply to Lara Automobiles was stopped on Thursday after a Patna court vacated the interim stay on execution of the oil marketing company’s June order terminating Yadav’s petrol pump licence.
Tej Pratap Yadav had applied for petrol pump licence in 2012 and the retail outlet was commissioned to Lara Automobiles, which he represented as its proprietor.(Santosh Kumar/HT file photo)
Tej Pratap Yadav had applied for petrol pump licence in 2012 and the retail outlet was commissioned to Lara Automobiles, which he represented as its proprietor.(Santosh Kumar/HT file photo)

Patna court vacates stay on BPCL order terminating licence of Tej Pratap petrol pump

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Alok Mohit
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2017 01:05 PM IST
A Patna court, after lifting its interim stay, has referred the matter for arbitration. Tej Pratap had challenged a BPCL order cancelling the licence of his petrol pump in Patna.
Picture of the ceremony at a Begusarai temple where Mohammed Anwar and his two sons embraced Hinduism. Anwar, who has changed his name to Anand Bharti, shared the picture with HT.(HT Photo)
Picture of the ceremony at a Begusarai temple where Mohammed Anwar and his two sons embraced Hinduism. Anwar, who has changed his name to Anand Bharti, shared the picture with HT.(HT Photo)

Anwar to Anand: Muslim lawyer in Bihar converts to Hinduism with two sons

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Alok Mohit
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2017 05:01 PM IST
Mohammed Anwar said his decision to renounce Islam was “purely voluntary” and taken in “desh hit (nation’s interest)”.
A JCB payloader was among five vehicles set on fire by angry villagers at Khojpur in Madhubani district.(File photo)
A JCB payloader was among five vehicles set on fire by angry villagers at Khojpur in Madhubani district.(File photo)

Tension in Madhubani village over Shivling dispute, 1 killed

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Alok Mohit
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2017 08:16 PM IST
Villagers claimed that the situation worsened when a shopkeeper died in the melee that ensued after civil and police officials went to Khojpur village in Madhubani district to take possession of a disputed Shivling.
One of the police vehicles that was set on fire by an irate mob in Siwan on Wednesday.(HT photo)
One of the police vehicles that was set on fire by an irate mob in Siwan on Wednesday.(HT photo)

Shahabuddin aide shot dead, police vehicles set on fire

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Alok Mohit
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2017 12:49 PM IST
Furniture trader Rashid Sarkar, 25, was considered close to Siwan strongman and former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin.
Thirteen children were administered vaccination against Japanese encephalitis and measles.(Representative photo/Reuters)
Thirteen children were administered vaccination against Japanese encephalitis and measles.(Representative photo/Reuters)

Two children die in Bihar after being administered vaccine against Japanese encephalitis, measles

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Alok Mohit
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2017 01:06 PM IST
The Muzaffarpur district magistrate said the vaccination drive had been launched in Aurai, Meenapur, Kanti and some other JE-affected blocks as part of the routine immunisation programme.
The marriage was solemnised at a hurriedly organised ceremony at Tedhagaon in Bihar’s Samastipur district.(Representative image)
The marriage was solemnised at a hurriedly organised ceremony at Tedhagaon in Bihar’s Samastipur district.(Representative image)

Dowry-seeking man held hostage, forced to marry girlfriend in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Alok Mohit, Patna
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2017 10:56 AM IST
For the last 15 days, the man from a village in Samastipur district had been demanding dowry from his girlfriend and threatening to end the relationship if the demand was not met
Family members of mSourav Kumar at Danapur, in Patna(HT Photo)
Family members of mSourav Kumar at Danapur, in Patna(HT Photo)

Among Sukma victims: A sole bread earner, a father of three, an ace shooter and a young dad

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Alok Mohit
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2017 10:48 AM IST
A pall of gloom descended on villages of six slain CRPF jawans from Bihar who were among the 25 soldiers killed in one of the bloodiest Maoist ambushes at Chhattisgarh.
The Bihar school examination board (BSEB) office in Patna.(Santosh/HT file photo)
The Bihar school examination board (BSEB) office in Patna.(Santosh/HT file photo)

Teachers call off strike, BSEB evaluation work begins

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Alok Mohit
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2017 11:11 AM IST
The risk of BSEB class 10 and class 12 examinees losing the chance to apply in institutions outside the state, owing to delay in evaluation of answer sheets, blew over, as teachers called off their strike.
The comptroller and auditor general feels the Bihar government needs to do more to check vehicular pollution.(HT file photo)
The comptroller and auditor general feels the Bihar government needs to do more to check vehicular pollution.(HT file photo)

CAG: Air pollution rocketing in Bihar but check mechanism lacking

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Alok Mohit
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2017 04:44 PM IST
The comptroller and auditor general of India’s latest report, tabled in the Bihar legislature, says the state government needs to do more to check vehicular pollution
BJP MLA Nitin Navin showing the copy of FIR filed against Bihar's minister for excise and prohibition Abdul Jalil Mastan over his comment on PM Narendra Modi, outside Kotwali police station in Patna.(PTI photo)
BJP MLA Nitin Navin showing the copy of FIR filed against Bihar's minister for excise and prohibition Abdul Jalil Mastan over his comment on PM Narendra Modi, outside Kotwali police station in Patna.(PTI photo)

MLA levels sedition charge against Bihar Cong minister

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Alok Mohit
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2017 01:26 PM IST
BJP MLA Nitin Navin has accused Bihar minister Abdul Jalil Mastan of spreading hatred and disturbing social harmony and peace. The BJP lawmaker has also questioned the minister’s citizenship.
Taint of a scam: BSSC office in Patna.(Santosh Kumar/HT photo)
Taint of a scam: BSSC office in Patna.(Santosh Kumar/HT photo)

BSSC trail: From Patna to Delhi and Hazaribagh

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Alok Mohit
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2017 11:37 AM IST
The special investigation team inquiring into the Bihar staff selection commission question paper leak scam, has made an elaborate attempt to join the dots in making its case against arrested BSSC chairman Sudhir Kumar
Jitan Ram Manjhi(HT Photo)
Jitan Ram Manjhi(HT Photo)

Bihar ex-CM Manjhi lodges case over fake Twitter account

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Alok Mohit/ Avinash Kumar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2017 04:43 PM IST
Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi, in his complaint, said “cyber criminals” were using his photograph in the fake account and posting comments that were “baseless and misleading.”
JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav at Karpoori Thakur birth anniversary function in Patna .(AP Dube/HT photo)
JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav at Karpoori Thakur birth anniversary function in Patna .(AP Dube/HT photo)

Sharad comments sparks women furore in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar & Alok Mohit
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2017 01:04 PM IST
Women have openly criticised JD(U) Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav who compared the dignity of women with votes, when he said “honour of vote was more important than that of daughter’s”.
Actress-turned-politician Hema Malini performs during a programme in Patna.(IANS)
Actress-turned-politician Hema Malini performs during a programme in Patna.(IANS)

In pics: Hema Malini’s Draupadi mesmerises politicians in Patna

Hindustan Times | By Alok Mohit, Patna
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2016 01:40 AM IST
Leaders cutting across party lines flocked to the Shri Krishna Memorial Hall in Patna on Tuesday to watch BJP parliamentarian Hema Malini’s ballet ‘Draupadi’.
HT Image
HT Image

Matriculate at 8, MA at 16, scam co-accused Usha a ‘child prodigy’

By Alok Mohit and Avinash Kumar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2016 08:02 AM IST
Usha Sinha, wife of former Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) chairperson Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh, an accused in the intermediate toppers’ scam.(HT photo)
Usha Sinha, wife of former Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) chairperson Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh, an accused in the intermediate toppers’ scam.(HT photo)

Masters at 15: Intermediate scam co-accused Usha is a ‘child prodigy’

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Alok Mohit/Avinash Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2016 04:19 PM IST
Wife of former Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) chairperson Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh, an accused in the intermediate toppers’ scam, has claimed to have cleared her Class 10 board examination when she was just eight years old.
Suraj (R) married his mother-in-law Asha Devi in a panchayat-approved ceremony in Bihar’s Madhepura district.(AN Jha/HT Photo)
Suraj (R) married his mother-in-law Asha Devi in a panchayat-approved ceremony in Bihar’s Madhepura district.(AN Jha/HT Photo)

‘Madly in love’: Bihar woman marries son-in-law in panchayat-approved ceremony

Hindustan Times | By Alok Mohit, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2016 07:56 PM IST
Suraj married his mother-in-law Asha Devi in a panchayat-approved ceremony in Bihar’s Madhepura district.
Awadhesh Singh Bhokta was shot seven times by an AK-47 assault rifle at Gewal Bigha village in Madanpur police station area of the district. He died on the spot.(Photo for representation)
Awadhesh Singh Bhokta was shot seven times by an AK-47 assault rifle at Gewal Bigha village in Madanpur police station area of the district. He died on the spot.(Photo for representation)

Maoists in Bihar kill man allegedly for resisting rape attempt on wife

Hindustan Times | By Alok Mohit, Patna
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2016 02:26 PM IST
An armed squad of suspected Maoists killed a man for allegedly resisting two ‘self-styled commanders’ of the banned outfit from raping his wife in Aurangabad district of Bihar on Thursday night.
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