Subhash Pathak is special correspondent of Hindustan Times with over 15 years of experience in journalism, covering issues related to governance, legislature, police, Maoism, urban and road infrastructure of Bihar and Jharkhand.
Articles by Subhash Pathak
Odisha train accident sheds light on plight of labourers leaving home for work
An official of the South Paraganas district, said, “At least a dozen people from the district have died and over 100 were injured in the Odisha train accident.”
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 06:00 AM IST
ByTanmay Chatterjee, Subhash Pathak, Anirban Guha Roy, Kolkata/patna
Cong picks ex-JNUSU president as its leader in Bihar assembly
However, of the total 19 Congress MLAs in Bihar, 11, including Sharma, skipped the meeting, which was attended by AICC general secretary Tariq Anwar, AICC in-charge for Bihar, Bhakta Charan Das, AICC observer Shaktisinh Gohil and state Congress president Akhilesh Prasad Singh.
Updated on Jun 03, 2023 10:08 PM IST
Bihar slashes penalty for liquor transportation
The new provision will come in to effect after the amendment in the Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act 2022, as approved by the cabinet in its meeting on Tuesday, is notified in the gazette, additional chief secretary S Siddharth said on Wednesday.
Updated on May 31, 2023 10:12 PM IST
After a year’s break, Patna civic body to start accepting building plans for approval from today
The urban development and housing department (UDHD) had restrained all urban local bodies (ULBs) from clearing building maps after amendments to the building bye-laws since February last year.
Updated on May 29, 2023 10:07 PM IST
PMC ties up with power discom to widen property tax net in Patna
As per the understanding, SBPDCL is modifying its billing software in a way that the PMC gets access to consumer details and location of the property once they apply for a new electricity connection.
Updated on May 24, 2023 09:49 PM IST
₹2000 note recall: No extra rush in Patna banks; some rue exchange rules
While most customers did not face any problem in depositing the high-value notes into their accounts, those seeking to exchange these notes had to undergo the trouble of filling up requisition forms with all credentials for easy identification and attach a photocopy of the valid identity proof.
Updated on May 23, 2023 09:56 PM IST
National panel for SCs sends notice to Bihar on remission of Anand Mohan’s sentence
Anand Mohan, who was serving a life sentence in the case, was released from Saharsa jail after the remission of his sentence by the state government on April 27.
Updated on May 19, 2023 09:21 PM IST
NCSC issues notice to Bihar govt on remission of Anand Mohan’s sentence
Mohan was serving a life sentence for instigating a mob that killed the Gopalganj district magistrate G Krishnaiah in December 1994
Updated on May 19, 2023 08:09 PM IST
Hindi translation of rare Tibetan manuscripts await Bihar CM’s message, funds
These are the first lot of more than 50 Tibetan manuscripts on Buddhism, brought back to India by Rahul Sakrityayan from Tibet, being translated in Hindi by Sarnath-based Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies
Updated on May 14, 2023 04:53 PM IST
Bihar cabinet clears ₹1.62 lakh cr agri road map, 44 cyber police stations
Additional chief secretary (cabinet) S Siddharth said approval of the agriculture road map was among the 18 proposals discussed and cleared in the cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Nitish Kumar.
Updated on May 12, 2023 10:10 PM IST
JD-U accuses BJP of acting from behind to foil caste-based survey
A panel of JD-U spokespersons, led by chief spokesman and MLC Neeraj Kumar, alleged that the BJP had never been sincere in supporting the caste-based enumeration.
Updated on May 07, 2023 10:13 PM IST
2 more coal blocks with huge reserve found in Bihar
Two new coal blocks, Mirzagaon and Lakshmipur, have been identified in Bhagalpur district, Bihar, by Coal Mine Planning and Design Institute Ltd. The blocks have estimated reserves of 2.3bn tonnes and 1.03bn tonnes respectively, and will be divided into sub-blocks for easier mining. The discovery comes after an earlier reserve was found near Mandar Parvat, but failed to attract any bidders. Bihar?s finance minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary welcomed the news, stating that mining would generate revenue and ease coal supply issues in the state.
Updated on May 05, 2023 09:46 PM IST
Bihar, Jharkhand agree on settling pension issue for ₹843-cr, seek details from bank
The decades-old issue of division of pension liability between the two states has been awaiting resolution since Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar in November 2000.
Updated on May 03, 2023 09:55 PM IST
Bihar cabinet okays over 178k teachers’ appointments
Talking to reporters after the cabinet meeting, chaired by chief minister Nitish Kumar, state’s additional chief secretary (Cabinet Secretariat) S Siddharth said the recruitment will be done by the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC).
Updated on May 03, 2023 12:15 AM IST
Bihar Cabinet approves proposal to recruit 1.78 lakh teachers
The state government has approved the Bihar State School Teachers (Recruitment, transfer, disciplinary action and service conditions) rules, 2023, and decided to recruit fresh lot of teachers through the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC).
Updated on May 02, 2023 09:08 PM IST
Narendra Modi as Gujarat CM started abusing political rivals: Tushar Gandhi
Referring to Modi’s campaign in Gujarat, Tushar said the PM should be mindful of the tradition when he started abusing his political rivals
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 07:48 PM IST
Lalu Prasad Yadav returns to Patna as party leaders accord grand welcome
Prasad had come to Delhi on September 24 last year for treatment after which he went to Singapore on November 25 for kidney transplant
Updated on Apr 28, 2023 04:52 PM IST
Efforts intensify to acquire land for Danapur-Bihta elevated road, other projects
Ashoka Buildcom, which has singed the agreement with the NHAI for building the 25-km road, in both elevated and at grade mode, has sought encroachment free land to start ground work.
Updated on Apr 26, 2023 10:12 PM IST
Bihar cooperative department starts process to compensate farmers for crop loss
In 2018, the Bihar government launched its own crop insurance scheme in which farmers do not have to pay any premium
Updated on Apr 25, 2023 04:52 PM IST
Nitish to meet Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow today
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is set to meet with Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow on Monday as part of his mission to unite opposition parties against the BJP. He is also scheduled to meet with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata the following day.
Updated on Apr 23, 2023 10:50 PM IST
NHRC notice to Bihar on death of 2 sanitation workers
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) directed officials to file a detailed report on the incident within six weeks
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 09:10 PM IST
Bihar: 71K beneficiaries of PM housing scheme get notice for stalled work
Minister Shravan Kumar said he had already directed the officials to also take action against the panchayat level supervisors for PMAY, who fail to comply with the government instruction to ensure execution of the scheme on ground.
Updated on Apr 10, 2023 10:40 PM IST
Bihar to unveil a policy for hoardings soon
A day ago, deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, who is also the minister of the UDHD, had said that the draft policy was put into the public domain for inviting people’s opinion, as per the high court’s order.
Updated on Apr 08, 2023 09:26 PM IST
CM releases Patna metro logo
Nitish Kumar also launched the 2nd tunnel boring machine (TBM) near Moinul Haque stadium in Patna for construction of the underground section of the project.
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 10:25 PM IST
Bihar plans incentives to boost organic farming in big way
Currently, chemical-free farming is being done in 13 districts along the river Ganga, which would be extended to other areas this year under the 4th agricultural road map in a big way, said agriculture minister Kumar Sarvajeet.
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 09:37 PM IST
Transport dept set to ban diesel buses in Patna from Oct 1 to curb pollution
According to the officer, the state government would provide financial support to owners of those diesel buses, who operate city bus service in Patna, to switch over to compressed natural gases (CNG) buses under the clean energy scheme.
Updated on Apr 02, 2023 10:53 PM IST
Work set to start on Darbhanga-Jainagar NH in Bihar as Centre sanctions ₹992 cr
The road is also important for tourism purposes as it will provide a link to the railway service between Bihar and Nepal, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year.
Published on Mar 29, 2023 09:51 PM IST
Bihar forms policy to promote jaggery industries
The minister said the programme would be implemented from the next crushing season to ensure sugarcane cultivated by farmers is consumed by local small and micro jaggery industries.
Published on Mar 28, 2023 10:39 PM IST
RCD to build two stretches of NHs after MoRTH approves ₹1,684-cr for projects
The RCD will build the road and the MoRTH would bear the entire expenses of land acquisition and civil work, said the officer, adding that the tenders for both projects would be floated next month to rope in the construction company for that.
Published on Mar 26, 2023 11:14 PM IST
Rahul acting a martyr with eye on Karnataka polls: BJP
Former union minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad accused Congress leader Rahul Gandhi of resorting to lies again to defend his London speech.
Updated on Mar 25, 2023 10:17 PM IST