Binod Dubey

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
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy and Binod Dubey
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2017 06:25 PM IST
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.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2017 02:13 PM IST
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.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
PUBLISHED ON NOV 04, 2017 07:54 PM IST
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).
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)

Choubey launches national immunisation programme for kids in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2017 08:32 PM IST
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 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)

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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey/Mukesh Kumar Mishra
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2017 08:20 PM IST
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.
(HT representative image)
(HT representative image)

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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2017 06:38 PM IST
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.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Bhagalpur/Patna | By Avijit Biswas and Binod Dubey
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2017 08:47 PM IST
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.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna(HT file photo)
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna(HT file photo)

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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2017 07:59 PM IST
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.
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)

Bihar deputy CM Sushil Modi fires fresh salvo against Lalu family

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2017 08:23 PM IST
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 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)

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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2017 07:51 PM IST
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 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)

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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2017 08:21 PM IST
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. 
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2017 08:19 PM IST
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.
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)

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

Patna, Hindustan Times | By Binod Dubey
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2017 10:32 PM IST
The disaster management department claims that rescue operations had been launched on a war footing.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2017 07:28 PM IST
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.
Flood in Katihar district of north eastern Bihar.(Santosh/HT photo)
Flood in Katihar district of north eastern Bihar.(Santosh/HT photo)

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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2017 09:46 PM IST
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. 
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2017 08:23 PM IST
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.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2017 10:01 PM IST
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.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2017 11:25 PM IST
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
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2017 10:18 PM IST
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.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2017 10:19 PM IST
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 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)

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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2017 07:03 PM IST
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.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2017 06:32 PM IST
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
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Birpur | By Binod Dubey
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2017 02:34 PM IST
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.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2017 09:07 PM IST
It was Yogi’s first public meeting outside UP, after he took the command of the neighbouring state.
Sushil Kumar Modi(HT File Photo / A P Dube)
Sushil Kumar Modi(HT File Photo / A P Dube)

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

PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2017 09:00 PM IST
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.
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)

Sushil Modi ‘uncovers’ another land deal by Lalu family

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2017 06:33 PM IST
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.
Sushil Kumar Modi(HT File Photo)
Sushil Kumar Modi(HT File Photo)

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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2017 09:32 PM IST
MLA Cooperative Society by laws say no member of the society is permitted to own more than one plot.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2017 07:38 PM IST
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 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)

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

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2017 08:05 PM IST
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.
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)

BJP demands criminal case against Lalu Prasad

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Binod Dubey
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2017 09:26 AM IST
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
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