Binod Dubey

With over 25 years of journalistic experience, he has expertise in health and environment reporting. He also reports on politics, covering the BJP in Bihar.

Articles by Binod Dubey

Uproarious scenes in Bihar legislative assembly, council over law and order situation

Opposition MLAs created ruckus in the Bihar legislative assembly, trooped into the well of the House and raised slogans over law and order situation in the state, before staging a walkout.
Opposition legislators protesting outside the Bihar legislative assembly building in Patna.(Santosh Kumar/HT photo)
Opposition legislators protesting outside the Bihar legislative assembly building in Patna.(Santosh Kumar/HT photo)
Updated on Nov 29, 2017 06:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | ByAnirban Guha Roy and Binod Dubey

Bihar BJP chief ‘regrets’ remark to chop off hands of people criticising PM Modi

Bihar’s BJP MP Nityanand Rai, who came under severe criticism from the opposition as well as on social media, said his words had been “twisted out of context” and was a “mischievious misinterpretation” of a metaphorical saying.
Bihar BJP chief Nityanand Rai speaks to the media on Tuesday.(ANI Twitter)
Bihar BJP chief Nityanand Rai speaks to the media on Tuesday.(ANI Twitter)
Updated on Nov 21, 2017 02:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Smart phones, computers taking toll of kids’ eyes: Experts at Bihar ophthalmology meet

Kids glued to computer screens and playing games on mobile phones are prone to refractive error, especially myopia,said doctors attending the 55th annual conference of Bihar Ophthalmological Society (BOS).
Dr VN Prasad receiving lifetime achievement award at Bihar Opthalmological Society meet in Patna on Saturday.(HT photo)
Dr VN Prasad receiving lifetime achievement award at Bihar Opthalmological Society meet in Patna on Saturday.(HT photo)
Published on Nov 04, 2017 07:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Choubey launches national immunisation programme for kids in Bihar

Initially, 16 districts of Bihar, which have been affected by the recent floods and where the immunisation coverage is low, have been taken up under ‘Intensified Mission Indradhanush’, launched on Sunday.
Union minister Ashwani Choubey (2nd from right) inaugurating Mission Indradhanush in Patna on Sunday.(AP Dube/HT photo)
Union minister Ashwani Choubey (2nd from right) inaugurating Mission Indradhanush in Patna on Sunday.(AP Dube/HT photo)
Published on Oct 08, 2017 08:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Bihar BJP executive call to shun caste politics, focus on inclusive development

The BJP, which was critical of the excise and prohibition act when Nitish-headed grand alliance government was in office (Nov 2015-July 2017), chose to remain silent on the legislation.
Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan (centre) and other BJP leaders at a party meet in Patna on Friday.(AP Dube/HT photo)
Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan (centre) and other BJP leaders at a party meet in Patna on Friday.(AP Dube/HT photo)
Published on Oct 06, 2017 08:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | ByBinod Dubey/Mukesh Kumar Mishra

Alarm bells as Jap Encephalitis surfaces in persons vaccinated against the disease

Patna district epidemologist Prashant Kumar confirmed two persons vaccinated against JE earlier had been detected with the affliction and one of them, a girl child, had already died from the disease.
(HT representative image)
(HT representative image)
Published on Sep 24, 2017 06:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Rs 389-cr Bihar irrigation canal collapses hours before inauguration by Nitish

Officials said nearly 20 feet of the wall of the main canal of the Bateswar Ganga Pump Nahar Yojana breached during a trial and water gushed through, flooding a portion of the NTPC township nearby.
Nearly 20 feet of the wall of the main canal of the Bateswar Ganga Pump Nahar Yojana (BGPNY) breached during a trial on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Nearly 20 feet of the wall of the main canal of the Bateswar Ganga Pump Nahar Yojana (BGPNY) breached during a trial on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 20, 2017 08:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur/Patna | ByAvijit Biswas and Binod Dubey

Choubey: AIIMS-Patna to be fully functional by 2020; seeks land for second institute

The union minister of state for health urged chief minister Nitish Kumar to make available at least 200 acres of land for the proposed second AIIMS and said the centre was eager to start work on it.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna(HT file photo)
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna(HT file photo)
Published on Sep 13, 2017 07:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Bihar deputy CM Sushil Modi fires fresh salvo against Lalu family

Sushil Modi alleged that in return of largesse, the RJD chief made Kumar Rakesh Ranjan a member of the Bihar legislative council twice in 1999 and 2006.
Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi addressing a press conference in Patna on Wednesday .(HT photo/AP Dube)
Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi addressing a press conference in Patna on Wednesday .(HT photo/AP Dube)
Published on Sep 06, 2017 08:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Bihar minister Lalan Singh denies blaming rats for flood, seemingly ‘reiterates’ claim

The minister quoted documents released by successive governments in the state and at the centre, to show alerts had been issued to keep an eye on the rat holes, which might cause damage to embankments.
Bihar water resources minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh aka Lalan Singh.(HT file photo)
Bihar water resources minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh aka Lalan Singh.(HT file photo)
Published on Sep 02, 2017 07:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Sushil Modi’s new ‘break’: Lalu made couple will property to his sons for council seat

RJD chief Lalu Prasad, Modi said, also prevailed upon the couple, Mohammad Shamim and Sofia Tabassum, to write out the power of attorney for a property in the name of his wife Rabri Devi, a former chief minister. 
Bihar deputy CM Sushil Modi addressing a press conference in Patna on Wednesday.(AP Dube/HTPhoto)
Bihar deputy CM Sushil Modi addressing a press conference in Patna on Wednesday.(AP Dube/HTPhoto)
Published on Aug 30, 2017 08:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Tejashwi failed to come clean on CBI charges, say JD(U), BJP

The BJP’s Bihar chief Nityanand Rai termed as a “flop show” the ‘Desh Bachao, BJP Bhagao’ opposition rally sponsored by RJD president Lalu Prasad.
Lalu Prasad’s younger son and Bihar’s former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav speaks at the RJD rally in Patna on Sunday. (HT photo / Santosh Kumar)
Lalu Prasad’s younger son and Bihar’s former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav speaks at the RJD rally in Patna on Sunday. (HT photo / Santosh Kumar)
Updated on Aug 27, 2017 08:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Bihar: Floods claim 51 more lives in 24 hours, toll jumps to 253

The disaster management department claims that rescue operations had been launched on a war footing.
This file photo taken on August 19, 2017 shows children using a raft to travel over flood waters in Araria in Bihar.(AFP)
This file photo taken on August 19, 2017 shows children using a raft to travel over flood waters in Araria in Bihar.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 20, 2017 10:32 PM IST
Patna, Hindustan Times | By

New Sushil Modi expose: Lalu used power of attorney mode to acquire ‘ill-gotten’ land

Bihar deputy CM claims the RJD chief had helped Ramashray Yadav become chairman of the BPSC in return for two plots (roughly six katthas) of land in Vijay Vihar Co-operative near Saguna Mor in Patna.
Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi speaking to the media in Patna on Sunday.(AP Dube/HT photo)
Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi speaking to the media in Patna on Sunday.(AP Dube/HT photo)
Published on Aug 20, 2017 07:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Bihar flood toll goes up to 202, as thousands still marooned in inaccessible interiors

Officials said the flood situation was likely to worsen further, as all major rivers maintained a rising trend and flash floods caused by torrential rains embraced newer districts, including Nalanda and Patna. 
Flood in Katihar district of north eastern Bihar.(Santosh/HT photo)
Flood in Katihar district of north eastern Bihar.(Santosh/HT photo)
Published on Aug 19, 2017 09:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Bihar flood toll 72 as over 73 lakh people affected in 14 districts

The state government had pressed into service 50 rescue teams comprising columns of the Army, NDRF and SDRF, in the affected districts, along with 272 boats for evacuation of victims to the nearest relief centres.
A scene from flood hit Araria district of north eastern Bihar.(PTI file photo)
A scene from flood hit Araria district of north eastern Bihar.(PTI file photo)
Published on Aug 16, 2017 08:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

BJP has a tough task ahead as Nitish shapes up his new govt in Bihar

Apart from most of 58 sitting NDA MLAs, many MLCs are eyeing 14 ministerial berths on offer to the BJP-led alliance, including Lok Janshakti Party, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party and Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secular.
Among their first tasks in the new government, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi will decide on who makes up the rest of the cabinet.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Among their first tasks in the new government, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi will decide on who makes up the rest of the cabinet.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 27, 2017 10:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Tejashwi cannot defend 26 properties to his name at age 26, says Modi

Modi, who has been going hammer and tongs at Lalu & family for over a hundred days, claimed on Tuesday, that Tejashwi became the owner of 13 immovable assets while he was still a minor, and 13 properties when he was a full grown adult
Sushil Kumar Modi addressing a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.(A P Dube / HT)
Sushil Kumar Modi addressing a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.(A P Dube / HT)
Updated on Jul 18, 2017 11:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

BJP willing to support Nitish Kumar’s JD (U) if RJD pulls out of alliance in Bihar

BJP and JD(U) were allies for close to 17 years before parting ways in 2014 after the BJP made Narendra Modi its prime ministerial candidate.
Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad during an event in Patna.(PTI File Photo)
Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad during an event in Patna.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2017 10:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

BJP to ‘take to streets’ if Nitish does not drop deputy CM Tejashwi from cabinet

Bihar BJP leaders told HT on Monday they would chalk out a detailed strategy on the issue after knowing the outcome of chief minister’s meeting with JD (U) leaders and legislators on Tuesday. 
BJP leaders are pressing for resignation of Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav, in the wake of the CBI FIR against him.(HT file photo)
BJP leaders are pressing for resignation of Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav, in the wake of the CBI FIR against him.(HT file photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2017 10:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Bihar BJP leader Sushil Modi dares Lalu to cancel all land gifts his family has received

The BJP leader said since he started exposing unexplained acquisition of properties worth Rs 1,000 crore by members of Lalu Prasad’s family, the RJD chief had contradicted only one allegation.
BJP leader Sushil Modi speaking at a press conference in Patna on Thursday.(AP Dube/HT photo)
BJP leader Sushil Modi speaking at a press conference in Patna on Thursday.(AP Dube/HT photo)
Published on Jul 06, 2017 07:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Tej Pratap turned landowner through unexplained gift at age 3, says Sushil Modi

BJP leader seeks thorough probe into the land transaction; but says no action against party MP Rama Devi, as she might have done it under some compulsion
Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi talking to news persons, in Patna on Tuesday.(A P Dube / HT Photo)
Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi talking to news persons, in Patna on Tuesday.(A P Dube / HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2017 06:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Bihar worried as wild elephants obstruct flood protection measures in Kusaha, Nepal

In August 2008, the eastern afflux embankment on the Kosi was breached, causing widespread devastation in five districts of north Bihar, affecting over three million people and claiming almost 500 human lives.
The Kosi river near the protected forest zone in Nepal, where elephants are obstructing Bihar government's anti-flood measures.(BinodDubey/HT photo)
The Kosi river near the protected forest zone in Nepal, where elephants are obstructing Bihar government's anti-flood measures.(BinodDubey/HT photo)
Published on Jun 30, 2017 02:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Birpur | By

Bihar weighed down by mismatched parties in governance, time to break free, says Yogi Adityanath

It was Yogi’s first public meeting outside UP, after he took the command of the neighbouring state.
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a rally in Darbhanga on Thursday.(HT Photo)
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a rally in Darbhanga on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 15, 2017 09:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Lalu’s fifth daughter Hema also profited from extra largesse: Sushil Modi

Hema is the fifth daughter of RJD chief Lalu Prasad against whom former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi had levelled allegations of acquiring benami property.
Sushil Kumar Modi(HT File Photo / A P Dube)
Sushil Kumar Modi(HT File Photo / A P Dube)
Published on Jun 13, 2017 09:00 PM IST

Sushil Modi ‘uncovers’ another land deal by Lalu family

While demanding a probe, BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi has asked Lalu Prasad to explain the circumstances under which a man from Siwan gifted his immovable asset to Rabri Devi. He also sought to know how the deal benefitted the Siwan man.
BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi (in picture) is continuing with his attack on the Lalu family, pertaining to acquisition of illegal property he first launched on April 4.(HT file photo)
BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi (in picture) is continuing with his attack on the Lalu family, pertaining to acquisition of illegal property he first launched on April 4.(HT file photo)
Published on Jun 06, 2017 06:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

‘Lalu, kin, associates cornered co-op land violating bye laws’

MLA Cooperative Society by laws say no member of the society is permitted to own more than one plot.
Sushil Kumar Modi(HT File Photo)
Sushil Kumar Modi(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 30, 2017 09:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Central body disputes Bihar stand, says Farakka barrage not to blame for Ganga silt

The Ganga Flood Control Commission stated on Sunday that the siltation in the river was caused mainly by illegal plantation on its bed, rather than the Farakka barrage, as claimed by the Bihar government.
The Bihar government has been blaming Farakka barrage for siltation of the Ganga, causing floods in the state.(PTI file photo)
The Bihar government has been blaming Farakka barrage for siltation of the Ganga, causing floods in the state.(PTI file photo)
Published on May 28, 2017 07:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Bihar ropes in social activist Anna Hazare to highlight Ganga siltation woes

Hazare will be among the main speakers at a two-day conference the Bihar government is organising in New Delhi from May 18, to draw public attention to annual flooding of the Ganga owing to its siltation.
The Bihar government wants social activist Anna Hazare to be the face of its campaign to de-silt Ganga river.(HT file photo)
The Bihar government wants social activist Anna Hazare to be the face of its campaign to de-silt Ganga river.(HT file photo)
Published on May 10, 2017 08:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

BJP demands criminal case against Lalu Prasad

BJP appealed to Centre to seek report from Bihar government as the expose vindicated the party’s stand that the government in state was being run on the diktat of criminals
BJP leaders after meeting governor at Rajbhawan in Patna on Saturday.(A P Dube /HT Photo)
BJP leaders after meeting governor at Rajbhawan in Patna on Saturday.(A P Dube /HT Photo)
Updated on May 08, 2017 09:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By
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