Reena has been a journalist for over two decades. She has the experience of covering wide range of issues, including art, culture, archaeology, tourism, forest and women issues. She has also authored a book and is a recipient of the ‘Ramdhari Singh Dinkar Award’, given by the government of Bihar.
Articles by Reena Sopam
Patna care home superintendent held for allowing ‘sexual exploitation’ of girls
The superintendent of Gai Ghaat remand home was questioned for hours on Saturday at the women’s police station in Bihar’s Capital, Patna. She was produced before the court and was later sent to judicial custody
Updated on Aug 28, 2022 05:42 PM IST
BJP fumes over Muslim minister’s visit to Gaya temple along with Nitish Kumar
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar had on Monday offered prayers at the famous Vishnupad temple in Gaya, where he was accompanied by Mohammad Israil Mansuri, a cabinet colleague from his new ally RJD.
Updated on Aug 24, 2022 05:17 AM IST
ByReena Sopam, Hindustan Times, Patna
BJP asks Nitish to apologise for visiting temple with Muslim minister
BJP’s state chief Sanjay Jaiswal demanded a public apology from Kumar and said if the chief minister refuses to apologise, he would face protests
Updated on Aug 23, 2022 05:00 PM IST
3 women among 31 ministers inducted into Bihar’s new council of ministers
Sheela Mandal and Leshi Singh of Janata Dal (United) or JD (U) were part of the previous government as well
Published on Aug 17, 2022 09:14 AM IST
UNESCO tag for British-era astronomical lab turns focus on Aryabhata trail in Bihar
Taregana, a name derived from Sanskrit words Tarak Ganana (counting of stars), drew worldwide attention in July 2009 it when the US space agency NASA declared it the most suitable site to witness the total solar eclipse which occurred that year.
Updated on Aug 05, 2022 10:13 PM IST
Patna: Calls to preserve LS College astronomy lab grows after UNESCO recognition
The college explained that the astronomical observatory has completed 100 years and should be accorded the heritage status
Published on Aug 04, 2022 09:58 AM IST
Tour operators ask govt to curb unapproved digging at ancient Nalanda University
There have been widespread concerns over the alleged destruction of antiquities and archaeological evidence of ancient infrastructures at Nalanda University
Published on Jul 28, 2022 03:22 PM IST
Bihar launches app to help pilgrims
The app, Kanwar Yatra, 2022, will also offer options available to reach the famous Baidyanath Dham temple at Deoghar through road, trains and air.
Updated on Jul 13, 2022 10:41 PM IST
East Champaran reports highest no. of heritage trees in Bihar
State government had launched an app to collect details of such trees on World Biodiversity Day (May 22) this year.
Updated on Jul 09, 2022 09:22 PM IST
Kanwar Yatra 2022: Bihar government to set up tourism info centres for pilgrims
The information centres will remain open for 24 hours to guide pilgrims for road transportation facilities, and also extend help in case of any emergency
Updated on Jul 04, 2022 10:28 AM IST
Patna: Traders feel business sector not yet prepared for single-use plastic ban
The ban on single use plastic items is a part of the measure taken by the ministry of environment, forest and climate change to curb environmental pollution caused by plastic waste
Published on Jul 01, 2022 09:08 AM IST
Kakolat waterfall set for a ₹23-cr facelift
Last month, chief minister Nitish Kumar had visited the waterfall and directed officials to develop the site.
Published on Jun 09, 2022 09:08 PM IST
Survey set to begin in Patna for remains of ancient Patliputra
The state archaeology, which intends to explore the remains of Patliputra buried under the earth, has engaged the IIT- Roorkee, to conduct the GPR survey in Guljarbagh locality in Patna Sahib area in state capital.
Published on Jun 01, 2022 10:20 PM IST
Heatwave conditions cause huge loss of mango crops in Bihar
65-70% of mango crops have got damaged in Bihar due to extreme weather conditions, say farmers and agri-scientists.
Published on May 22, 2022 11:10 AM IST
Padma Shri awardee’s kin say facing threat to vacate land
Family of noted Dhrupad singer and Padma Shri awardee Pandit Ramchatur Mallick has alleged that they are being constantly threatened by land grabbers to vacate their ancestral property at Gangadah village in Darbhanga district, a person aware of the matter said on Wednesday
Published on May 19, 2022 12:35 AM IST
Getting constant treats from land grabbers, says family of noted Dhrupad singer
The family of the noted Dhurpad singer stated that their ancestral property at Gangadah village in Darbhanga district is being targeted by some land grabbers.
Published on May 18, 2022 10:10 PM IST
Experts at work at famous Kabar lake in Begusarai to study climate change
A team of scientists from the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow, have been camping near the famous Kabar lake in Begusarai district of Bihar since last week to study the kind of climate and seasonal variations that were there in our country nearly 40,000 years ago, a member of the team said.
Updated on Apr 29, 2022 10:01 PM IST
Peacocks perish from Bihar village named after them
Population of peacocks in More Gaon, a village in Bihar’s East Champaran district which was originally known as Madhopur Gobind but was renamed a few decades ago after the name of the national bird, is down from around 200 two decades ago to hardly a dozen now, according to locals.
Published on Apr 20, 2022 09:35 PM IST
Govt set to roll out 20 disabled-friendly buses in Patna
The state government is all set to roll out 20 disabled-friendly CNG buses in Patna in the next few weeks, Bihar State Road Transport Corporation (BRSTC) officials said.
Published on Apr 17, 2022 09:59 PM IST
Most kids with disabilities found under stress after special checkups in Bihar
The majority of them had been going through mental stress because of confinement caused by Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown
Published on Apr 07, 2022 09:43 AM IST
Ban on diesel-run autos, buses in Patna, suburbs kicks in
Commuters in Bihar’s capital Patna faced a harrowing time on Friday when the ban on diesel-run auto-rickshaws and buses in the city came into effect, forcing out 12,000 auto-rickshaws and more than 200 public transport buses off the road.
Published on Apr 01, 2022 09:55 PM IST
Bihar starts survey to prepare exclusive environment plans for all districts
The Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB) said that it has engaged an agency to conduct survey in all the districts to prepare the district environment plans.
Updated on Mar 13, 2022 11:28 AM IST
International Women’s Day: Bihar deputy CM felicitates 75 women
Renu Devi said women have played a major role in the development of society, but they are still awaiting the space they deserve
Published on Mar 08, 2022 09:07 AM IST
Bihar Chamber of Commerce and Industries demands better civic amenities in Patna
The Bihar Chamber of Commerce and Industries members held an interactive meeting with the district administration and police officials in the state capital, Patna, late Saturday evening.
Published on Mar 07, 2022 03:58 PM IST
Bihar funds civil services aspirants, but has no data on scheme impact
The Bihar government, which gives one-time financial assistance of ₹1 lakh to civil services aspirants from various categories who have cleared the preliminary examination conducted by UPSC, maintains no data on the number of beneficiaries who finally pass the final examination and make it to the merit list, according to a top official of the SC/ST welfare department, which coordinates the exercise.
Published on Mar 03, 2022 09:43 PM IST
Bihar govt asks sellers to phase out single-use plastic products by June 30
The production, sale and purchase of single-use plastic products will be completely banned throughout the country from July 1.
Updated on Feb 27, 2022 10:07 AM IST
Bihar women to share experience after liquor ban with CM Nitish Kumar
The women will also share their experiences regarding dowry and child marriages at a function to be organised in Patna as part of chief minister Nitish Kumar’s Samaj Sudhar Abhiyan Yatra.
Updated on Feb 26, 2022 03:42 PM IST
Bihar Budget 2022: Women entrepreneurs seek special incentives
Several businesswomen in Bihar have cited lack of infrastructure and technical support for their enterprises to flourish
Updated on Feb 25, 2022 09:24 AM IST
Patna public library throws light on Raja Maan Singh, Navaratan of Emperor Akbar
Many cities, palaces and temples in the state of Bihar owe a lot to Raja Maan Singh, one of the least talked about personalities in Mughal age history.
Published on Feb 21, 2022 02:10 PM IST
Bihar conducts statewide waterbird census across 58 wetlands
Rare varieties of birds such as the falcated duck from Siberia, red crested pochard from Mongolia and long-legged buzzard from Africa were spotted during the survey
Updated on Feb 18, 2022 11:01 AM IST