Rai Atul Krishna has been writing, editing and anchoring news reports and features for Hindustan Times on a wide variety of subjects for the past 30 years. He has also mentored many of his colleagues during this period.
Articles by Rai Atul Krishna
Updated on Jul 30, 2017 12:22 AM IST
For much of the past 27 years, Kumar has lived to his image of an opportunistic politician. Since he hit Bihar’s political mainstream in early 1990s, when his ‘now-friend, now-foe’ compatriot Lalu Prasad first became the state’s chief minister, Kumar has also managed to set his own agenda.
Published on Jun 14, 2017 07:29 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh CM will visit Darbhanga on Thursday to disseminate among party workers in Bihar some the effervescence generated by the BJP’s big victory in the UP assembly elections in March.
Updated on Jun 01, 2017 09:26 PM IST
Chandra Vijay Singh slapped the defamation suit against Chetan Bhagat claiming the male members of the family were maliciously portrayed as alcoholics and gamblers in Half Girlfriend.
Published on Apr 17, 2017 08:12 PM IST
Home minister last minute decision to stay away from an official function to felicitate freedom fighters came in for sharp criticism.
Updated on Apr 18, 2017 10:38 AM IST
The President felicitated 15 freedom fighters at the Akhil Bharatiya Swatantrata Senani Samman Samaroh, organised in Patna as part of the centenary year celebrations of Gandhi’s ‘Champaran Satyagrah
Published on Mar 24, 2017 07:38 PM IST
This is for the first time that a serving President, also a former finance minister, has admitted in public that the freight equalisation policy impaired the growth of mineral rich eastern states
Published on Feb 17, 2017 04:36 PM IST
Justice Rajendra Menon is among 10 judges cleared for the post of chief justice of various high courts. The final approval of the appointment at the level of the prime minister’s office (PMO) is awaited.
Published on Jan 16, 2017 01:04 PM IST
No disaster mitigation processes was in place to rescue ill-fated boat passengers. Visitors also claimed much of the wherewithal was used to ferry bureaucrats, police officers and their families.
Updated on Jan 10, 2017 11:51 AM IST
The presence at Takht Sri Harmandirji, Patna Sahib, of two ‘radical’ Sikh leaders along with their 200-250 supporters, very nearly marred the bonhomie and goodwill that marked the 350th Prakash Parv (birth anniversary) celebration of Guru Gobind Singh (January 1-5).
Updated on Nov 25, 2016 11:35 PM IST
Updated on Nov 20, 2016 08:56 AM IST
The patience of Kushwaha apparently wore thin as leaders continued to speak. About 75 minutes into the programme, Kushwaha suddenly made an exit.
Published on Sep 15, 2016 08:25 PM IST
For Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, two photographs, which surfaced on two consecutive days, are causing quite a bit of trouble.
Published on Sep 02, 2016 03:51 PM IST
Updated on Aug 14, 2016 11:48 AM IST
Four kids from Asansol in West Bengal, who set out for Mumbai in the hope of meeting their idol - Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, have landed in a rescue home for juveniles in Gaya in Bihar.
Updated on Jul 22, 2016 01:42 PM IST
Eight months after the BJP’s drubbing in the Bihar Assembly elections, there is a palpable sense of disquiet among a handful of the party’s Muslim leaders who insist that it needs to do more to gain the community’s support.
Updated on Jun 20, 2016 09:44 AM IST
Published on Jun 20, 2016 09:03 AM IST
The book, Ayodhya Revisited, has been authored by former IPS officer Kishore Kunal who, as Officer on Special Duty in Ayodhya from 1990 to 1992 to the then Union home minister, had an insider’s view of the goings-on in the dispute.
Updated on Jun 13, 2016 08:02 PM IST
Nitish Kumar’s strong advocacy of prohibition in his home state of Bihar, addressing it as a social evil, has an almost Gandhian ring to it.
Updated on Jun 05, 2016 07:47 PM IST
The Bihar government is considering bringing an ordinance to plug a gap in the law that allows people to keep or possess alcoholic drinks in the state where sale and drinking of liquor is prohibited.
Published on Jun 02, 2016 12:42 PM IST
Eminent lawyer Ram Boolchand Jethmalani (RJD) is almost 24 times as rich as his JD (U)’s Ramchandra Prasad Singh, who is the “poorest” of the five, as per details provided in the affidavits filed by them.
Updated on May 31, 2016 02:28 PM IST
Bihar royal wants Mohit Suri to stop working on his film, featuring Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor, based on Chetan Bhagat’s Half Girlfriend. Chandra Vijay Singh of Dumaraon, who had slapped a Rs 1 crore defamation suit on author Chetan Bhagat, claiming men of the royal family were maliciously portrayed as alcoholics and gamblers in the latter’s novel, is trying his best to stall Suri’s movie.
Published on May 24, 2016 07:19 AM IST
Updated on May 23, 2016 07:23 PM IST
“The Modi Government has given Rs 500 crore for a railway line in Araria which had been pending for almost 10 years and the work on it is about to start. The PM surely deserves my praise,” Taslimuddin told HT on Monday afternoon, in his first reaction to the party notice.
Updated on Mar 13, 2016 01:10 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called upon the judiciary to facilitate early disposal of long-pending cases so as to serve the cause of justice and bring relief to those affected by the delay in disposal of such cases
Updated on Feb 21, 2016 10:49 PM IST
Counted among the country’s top left ideologues, Dipankar Bhattacharya, 55, has already served 17 years as head of the party, which has risen from its extreme left moorings to emerge as a mainstream communist party in the country. In a chat with Rai Atul Krishna, he spoke of what is at stake in the arrest of JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar on the charge of ‘sedition’.
Updated on Jan 06, 2016 07:47 AM IST
Someone who has shown a knack for firing away googlies to keep India’s political class in a thrall, actor-politician Shatrughan Singh is once again set to deliver a prodigiously spinning ‘wrong one’.
Updated on Nov 23, 2015 03:56 PM IST
Contrary to the impression he conceded too much ground to the dictates of Lalu Prasad, chief minister Nitish Kumar has held his own in his cabinet formation.
Updated on Nov 09, 2015 01:04 AM IST
One is labelled Viru, the other Jai -- and together they have spirited the three-party grand alliance between the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Janata Dal (United) and Congress to a historic win in one of the most crucial political battles of their careers.
Updated on Nov 08, 2015 02:10 PM IST
The BJP-led NDA’s stunning defeat at the hands of the RJD-JD(U)-Congress ‘grand alliance’ in the Bihar assembly election appears to have cast a shadow over the devolution of central funds for the ‘special package’ announced for the state.
Updated on Nov 02, 2015 07:33 PM IST
A combative Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned persistent Opposition fire on Monday, saying the Congress had no right to lecture his government on intolerance in the country because the party presided over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Updated on Nov 02, 2015 07:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRai Atul Krishna/Aditya N Jha, Purnia/forbesganj/darbhanga