Anil Kumar

Anil Kumar

With 23 years of experience as a journalist with the Hindustan Times, Anil Kumar has been covering a wide variety of news and issues. He has interest in business and has covered political beats, especially the Congress and the JD(U).

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with Union Home Minister Amit Shah during an election rally in Burari in New Delhi on Sunday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with Union Home Minister Amit Shah during an election rally in Burari in New Delhi on Sunday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

‘Ploy to please Amit Shah?’ Tejashwi Yadav jabs Nitish Kumar for sharing stage with Home Minister

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2020 09:22 PM IST
The JD (U) which so far had an alliance with the BJP only in Bihar, has tied up with the saffron party for the Delhi assembly elections and is contesting two seats.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses the media after party meeting at his official residence in Patna.(PTI)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses the media after party meeting at his official residence in Patna.(PTI)

Will urge Centre to amend NPR form: Nitish Kumar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 07:43 AM IST
Kumar, who has been running a coalition government in the state with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said the few new questions, which were recently added to the 2011 NPR exercise, will now be deleted to allay the concerns of people.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav with Tej Pratap Yadav during national council meeting and open session of Rashtriya Janata Dal at Bapu Sabhagar in Patna(HT Photo)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav with Tej Pratap Yadav during national council meeting and open session of Rashtriya Janata Dal at Bapu Sabhagar in Patna(HT Photo)

Tejashwi Yadav not the automatic choice for CM face for RJD allies in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 08:57 PM IST
HAM chief and former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi had cast doubt over Tejashwi’s leadership qualities after the alliance was routed in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and had floated his own name for the chief ministerial position should the alliance win next year.
RJD leader Jagdanand Singh (on right, in shawl) after filling nomination for Bihar unit president at party office in Patna, Monday Nov25,2019.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)
RJD leader Jagdanand Singh (on right, in shawl) after filling nomination for Bihar unit president at party office in Patna, Monday Nov25,2019.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)

RJD bets on a Rajput as its Bihar unit chief, a first in party’s history

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2019 09:10 AM IST
Though a formal announcement is slated for November 27, Singh was the only one to file his nominations papers for the post on the last day on Monday in the presence of Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Prasad Yadav.
People pose for a photograph during the event ‘Promoting Exports from Bihar’ organized by Exim Bank, at Hotel Chanakya, in Patna, Bihar.((Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times))
People pose for a photograph during the event ‘Promoting Exports from Bihar’ organized by Exim Bank, at Hotel Chanakya, in Patna, Bihar.((Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times))

‘Bihar can ramp up exports to US $ 2 bn’: Exim Bank

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 07:40 AM IST
In the year 2017-18, the merchandise exports from the state was valued at US $ 1.35 billion, of which the major contribution came from petroleum products at 66%.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar offered insight into his thinking over President’s rule in Maharashtra(HT Photo/Representative)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar offered insight into his thinking over President’s rule in Maharashtra(HT Photo/Representative)

On President’s rule in Maharashtra, Nitish Kumar on the same page with the BJP

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 08:19 PM IST
After Shiv Sena’s exit, Nitish’s JD (U)—with its 16 MPs, has become the second largest party in the NDA. Shiv Sena has 18 MPs in the Lok Sabha.
BJP spokesperson Nikhil Anand tagged this picture with the tagline, “Tejashwi neta nahi yuvraj hain”, on social media.(Twitter: Nikhil Anand)
BJP spokesperson Nikhil Anand tagged this picture with the tagline, “Tejashwi neta nahi yuvraj hain”, on social media.(Twitter: Nikhil Anand)

Tejashwi Yadav faces fire from rivals for ‘mid-air’ birthday bash

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 08:47 AM IST
In the pictures, the younger son of incarcerated RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who celebrated his 30th birthday on Saturday in the state capital, is seen enjoying food with his close aides Sanjay Yadav, Mani Yadav  and legislator Bhola Yadav.
The newly elected party president assured leaders that he would work in close collaboration with senior leaders and workers for strengthening the party and taking it forward for delivering on its principles of social justice without compromising on its stand. (Photo @irvpaswan)
The newly elected party president assured leaders that he would work in close collaboration with senior leaders and workers for strengthening the party and taking it forward for delivering on its principles of social justice without compromising on its stand. (Photo @irvpaswan)

Ram Vilas Paswan names son Chirag as LJP chief, calls it ‘workers’ demand’

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 07:23 PM IST
Chirag Paswan, the two-term MP from the Jamui Lok Sabha constituency, was unanimously elected president at the national executive meeting of the party.
Saurabh and Sonu with their family members after getting their degrees at IIT, New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Saurabh and Sonu with their family members after getting their degrees at IIT, New Delhi.(HT Photo)

Boy from Maoist zone gets IIT degree from ISRO chief in Delhi

Hindustan Times, Gaya | By Anil Kumar Ojha
PUBLISHED ON NOV 04, 2019 10:49 AM IST
On Saturday, Sonu Gupta from Maoists-dominated area had received the BTech degree from K Sivan at the convocation in New Delhi. Sonu was a student of Gaya-based Magadh Super-30, which also produced IITians like Saurabh Gupta and Chaitanya Arya.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will formally take over as the head of Janata Dal (United) on October 31.(PTI)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will formally take over as the head of Janata Dal (United) on October 31.(PTI)

In second term as party boss, JD(U)’s expansion big test for Nitish Kumar | Opinion

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2019 10:31 PM IST
Nitish Kumar’s second term as party president coincides with the electoral reverses in three out of the four assembly bye-elections in Bihar a time when the JD (U) is set to go alone to expand footprint beyond the state.
The enhanced DA for Bihar government employees would be effective from July 1.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The enhanced DA for Bihar government employees would be effective from July 1.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

5% DA hike for Bihar govt staff, pensioners

Hindustan Tmes, Patna | By Anil Kumar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2019 12:29 PM IST
The decision to hike the DA component of Bihar government employees would entail an additional burden of Rs 1,048 crore on the state exchequer.
Children at the residential school set up by a French women.(HT Photo)
Children at the residential school set up by a French women.(HT Photo)

13 underprivileged kids from Bodh Gaya headed for France for classes

Hindustan Times, Gaya | By Anil Kumar Ojha
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 08:35 PM IST
All these children have already learnt the basics of the French language here and after a formal examination they were finally cleared to pursue the advanced course in the language.
Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries Minister Giriraj Singh has been criticising the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government for its handling of floods in the state.(ANI Photo)
Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries Minister Giriraj Singh has been criticising the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government for its handling of floods in the state.(ANI Photo)

Giriraj Singh apologises on NDA’s behalf to people affected by Bihar floods, JD (U) livid

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar, Patna
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 09:27 AM IST
Taking to Twitter, Union minister and BJP leader Giriraj Singh, who has targeted Bihar’s Nitish Kumar-led government for people’s misery. ‘sought forgiveness’ from those who have not been able to celebrate Durga Puja due to floods.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has filed his nomination for the post of national president of JD(U) for a second term.(Parwaz Khan /HT Photo)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has filed his nomination for the post of national president of JD(U) for a second term.(Parwaz Khan /HT Photo)

Nitish Kumar set for second term as JD(U) chief, files papers

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar, Patna
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 11:05 AM IST
Nitish Kumar’s representative and JD (U) MLC Sanjay Kumar Singh submitted nomination papers to the party’s national election officer Anil Hegde in four sets for the last leg of the ongoing organisational polls.
Sources in the NDA said too much should not be read into the postponement, done due to ongoing ‘Pitri Paksh’.(ANI Photo/File/Representative)
Sources in the NDA said too much should not be read into the postponement, done due to ongoing ‘Pitri Paksh’.(ANI Photo/File/Representative)

Bihar assembly bypolls: Announcement of NDA candidates deferred at the last moment

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 06:55 PM IST
The October 21 bypolls are being billed as the semifinal to the 2020 assembly elections, likely to be a fierce electoral battle for survival for the grand opposition alliance, mainly comprising of the RJD and the Congress, in Bihar.
This is the first time the JD (U) president spoke on the purported turmoil in the NDA that was being fed by a few alliance partner leaders and also by the opposition RJD which extended an invite to Nitish Kumar to re-join the Grand Alliance.(HT image)
This is the first time the JD (U) president spoke on the purported turmoil in the NDA that was being fed by a few alliance partner leaders and also by the opposition RJD which extended an invite to Nitish Kumar to re-join the Grand Alliance.(HT image)

Nitish Kumar denies rumours of rift in alliance, predicts 200 seats for NDA next year

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 06:08 PM IST
Trying to instill confidence, he asserted, “All is well. Let me assure you that the NDA is on course to cross the 200 seat mark next year. Only those banking on turmoil in the alliance are again heading for trouble and a shock of their lifetime.”
RJD vice president Raghuvansh Prasad Singh created a political storm on Saturday by suggesting Nitish Kumar will return to the grand alliance fold(HT Photo)
RJD vice president Raghuvansh Prasad Singh created a political storm on Saturday by suggesting Nitish Kumar will return to the grand alliance fold(HT Photo)

RJD to now ‘expose’ Nitish & Modi government, a day after forecasting reunion with Kumar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 09:10 PM IST
The former union minister tried to dispel the notion that the RJD had gone soft on Nitish Kumar and that the grand alliance was in dire need of an acceptable chief ministerial face for taking on the BJP
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Modi at an official meeting in Patna on Wednesday, Sept 12, 2019.(HT Photo)
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Modi at an official meeting in Patna on Wednesday, Sept 12, 2019.(HT Photo)

Differences in Bihar BJP over Nitish Kumar as CM face despite Sushil Modi’s defence

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop and Anil Kumar, Patna
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2019 10:23 AM IST
Bihar’s deputy CM and BJP leader Sushil Modi’s tweet in favour of chief minister Nitish Kuamr does not seem to have gone down well with a section of the party, which called it his “personal opinion”.
JD (U) national general secretary Shyam Rajak hit back, terming the BJP MLC’s statement as “faltu” [useless]. He said the PM Modi himself had spoken highly of Kumar’s social and developmental initiatives.(HT image)
JD (U) national general secretary Shyam Rajak hit back, terming the BJP MLC’s statement as “faltu” [useless]. He said the PM Modi himself had spoken highly of Kumar’s social and developmental initiatives.(HT image)

After row, Sushil Modi supports Nitish as ‘captain’ in Bihar polls

PATNA | By Anil Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 04:31 AM IST
The NDA had won 39 out of 40 seats in the April-May Lok Sabha polls.
Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi reiterated that there was no question of any change in the state’s leadership.(PTI)
Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi reiterated that there was no question of any change in the state’s leadership.(PTI)

‘When Captain is hitting 4 & 6’: Sushil Modi response to call to replace Nitish Kumar

Hindustan Times, patna | By Anil Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 05:39 AM IST
Sushil Kumar Modi said the NDA in Bihar will fight the next assembly elections under the leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Members of Yuva Shakti during protest at Gandhi Maidan on Saturday.(HT)
Members of Yuva Shakti during protest at Gandhi Maidan on Saturday.(HT)

Youth body, student groups protest ‘police inaction’

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar Ojha
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2019 12:39 PM IST
For justice Student groups, AISA and ABVP, to hold march on Monday to mount pressure on police for action.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar cited Bihar’s double-digit growth to refute reports of an economic slowdown.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar cited Bihar’s double-digit growth to refute reports of an economic slowdown.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)

Nitish Kumar denies economic slowdown, says Bihar continues to grow

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 11:41 AM IST
Nitish Kumar said the number of shops being opened across Bihar is on the rise and so are the sales which could not have happened of the economy was down.
A joint operation run by Odisha and West Bengal police found explosive items ahead of Pitripaksh Mela plated by the JMB.(HT FILE/REPRESENTATIVE PICTURE)
A joint operation run by Odisha and West Bengal police found explosive items ahead of Pitripaksh Mela plated by the JMB.(HT FILE/REPRESENTATIVE PICTURE)

Terror threat looms over Gaya ahead of Pitripaksh Mela

Hindustan Times, Gaya | By Anil Kumar Ojha
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2019 08:27 PM IST
Bodh Gaya and Mahabodhi Mahavihar have been in the hit list of the JMB and the terror group is said to have made at least three attempts to pull off attacks.
Since the survivor and her family have been threatened by many of the villagers, the police will provide them adequate security.(Representative Image)
Since the survivor and her family have been threatened by many of the villagers, the police will provide them adequate security.(Representative Image)

FIR filed 11 days after Bihar minor was gang-raped and tonsured

Hindustan Times, Gaya | By Anil Kumar Ojha
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2019 01:27 PM IST
The police came under a lot of criticism after the incident, especially after a village panchayat held the survivor responsible for her ordeal, tonsured her and paraded her throughout the village, before warning the family against lodging a police complaint.
Amar Nath Pathak, who has already been awarded a PhD in journalism from Magadh University in 2014 last, has been writing for different vernacular dailies and periodicals.
Amar Nath Pathak, who has already been awarded a PhD in journalism from Magadh University in 2014 last, has been writing for different vernacular dailies and periodicals.

Gaya writer selected for post doctoral honour by Vishwa Hindi Parishad

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Anil Kumar Ojha, Bodh Gaya
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 03:43 PM IST
Known trade unionist, writer and journalist Amar Nath Pathak’s researched write-up on Mahatma Gandhi and Khadi has been selected for post doctoral honour by the Vishwa Hindi Parishad.
The GRP and the local police enquired about the identity of the woman from the locals who had gathered at the spot but none of them could identify the deceased woman or her children.(HT PHOTO.)
The GRP and the local police enquired about the identity of the woman from the locals who had gathered at the spot but none of them could identify the deceased woman or her children.(HT PHOTO.)

Bihar woman commits suicide with two minor children, third child survives

Hindustan Times, Gaya | By Anil Kumar Ojha
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 07:44 AM IST
Three of the four family members were run over by a speeding train, but the youngest daughter of the deceased woman survived and remained crying on the tracks.
Kumar recieves the award from Union minister Ramesh Pokhrial.(HT Photo)
Kumar recieves the award from Union minister Ramesh Pokhrial.(HT Photo)

Gaya school headmaster honoured

Patna | By Anil Kumar Ojha
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2019 02:34 PM IST
Earlier, Kumar was honoured by Sri Aurobindo Society, which had earlier sought innovative ideas from teachers across the country with regard to teaching in schools.
The Bihar government on Tuesday ordered the dismissal of 18 teachers from several primary and middle schools in many Maoist-affected blocks of Gaya for submitting fake documents during their appointment.(HT file (Representative only))
The Bihar government on Tuesday ordered the dismissal of 18 teachers from several primary and middle schools in many Maoist-affected blocks of Gaya for submitting fake documents during their appointment.(HT file (Representative only))

18 teachers sacked for forging papers in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Gaya | By Anil Kumar Ojha
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2019 04:11 PM IST
The Bihar government on Tuesday ordered the dismissal of 18 teachers from several primary and middle schools in many Maoist-affected blocks of Gaya for submitting fake documents during their appointment.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.(Santosh Kumar / HT File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.(Santosh Kumar / HT File)

‘JD(U)’s view on Article 370 won’t have impact on government in Bihar’: KC Tyagi

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar, Patna
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2019 02:22 PM IST
Speculation over growing unease in the alliance has been stoked by BJP’s determined bid to push back-to-back legislations on two issues, Triple Talaq and now Article 370, which the Nitish Kumar-led party had described as “contentious”.
(Representative image)
(Representative image)

Boy lynched on theft suspicion

Hindustan Times, Gaya | By Anil Kumar Ojha
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 08:48 AM IST
The victim, identified as Arjun Manjhi, was paraded through the streets before being beaten up. He succumbed to his injuries before the police reached the spot. The police have sent the body for autopsy and lodged an FIR against unknown persons.
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