Subhash Pathak

Subhash Pathak

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.

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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar recalled that Emergency was imposed when Jayaprakash Narayan was carrying out a massive agitation and a lot of people were arrested.. (HT ARCHIVE).
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar recalled that Emergency was imposed when Jayaprakash Narayan was carrying out a massive agitation and a lot of people were arrested.. (HT ARCHIVE).

'Rahul Gandhi’s take on Emergency is his personal opinion,' says CM Nitish Kumar

PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 09:32 PM IST
  • In an interview, Rahul Gandhi had said that the Emergency imposed during the regime of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was a mistake.
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Arun Kumar Singh takes charge as Bihar chief secretary

By Subhash Pathak I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Patna
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:37 PM IST
Arun Kumar Singh, a 1985-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, Sunday was appointed the new chief secretary of Bihar, replacing Deepak Kumar
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Minister Ram Surat Rai was cornered by MLCs across party lines raising the issue of delay in land mutations in the state.(Courtesy- Livehindustan.com)
Minister Ram Surat Rai was cornered by MLCs across party lines raising the issue of delay in land mutations in the state.(Courtesy- Livehindustan.com)

Bihar: Minister promises action against officers delaying land mutation

By Subhash Pathak | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:52 AM IST
  • Responding to concerns expressed by members across party lines, the minister assured the Legislative Council that he would personally look into the issue of inordinate delay in land mutations.
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One of the registrars said that the original court building would be turned into a museum, while the adjacent structures, which were developed later, would be used for official works. (HT Photo)
One of the registrars said that the original court building would be turned into a museum, while the adjacent structures, which were developed later, would be used for official works. (HT Photo)

Bihar: CJI SA Bobde to inaugurate new Patna high court building

PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 10:17 AM IST
The new building, to be christened Shatabdi Bhawan, has come up at the cost of 116 crore. Its foundation stone was laid in February 2014
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File photo: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.(ANI file photo)
File photo: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.(ANI file photo)

No fresh taxes in Bihar's multi-crore budget for FY ’21-22

UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 12:50 AM IST
  • “It is a budget to add pace to Bihar’s inclusive growth story and take development to the next stage," Prasad said on Monday.
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Image for representation. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Image for representation. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Bihar set to table 2.15 lakh cr annual budget on Monday

UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 08:21 PM IST
  • Officials of the finance department, however, told HT that the committed expenditure would be increased nominally as compared to the last fiscal.
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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (HT archive)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (HT archive)

Bihar Budget Session from Friday, Congress yet to name House leader

PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 10:08 AM IST
Congress’s Bihar in-charge, Bhakta Charan Das, said he was unaware of the leadership vacancy and will discuss the issue with the party seniors on February 19, and take appropriate action
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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (HT file)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (HT file)

Bihar Budget session: MLCs can now submit queries, get answers online

UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 09:12 AM IST
Awadhesh Narayan Singh, the acting council chairman, said the national e-vidhan application will be fully operationalised for the purpose
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Sugarcane producing states such as Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana fix their own sugarcane price called ‘state advisory prices’ (SAPs).(Bloomberg file photo)
Sugarcane producing states such as Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana fix their own sugarcane price called ‘state advisory prices’ (SAPs).(Bloomberg file photo)

Bihar to reduce taxes on crushing of sugarcanes in a bid to help sugar mills

By Subhash Pathak | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 11:22 AM IST
  • Assurance to the effect came during a meeting between a BSMA delegation and sugarcane industries minister Pramod Kumar on Saturday
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Congress party’s Bihar in-charge Bhakta Charan Das. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Congress party’s Bihar in-charge Bhakta Charan Das. (HT FILE PHOTO)

Congress in-charge in Bihar to launch next round meetings to revamp state unit

PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 10:43 AM IST
  • All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge for Bihar Bhakta Charan Dashad already started serious talks with grassroots workers to revamp the party after a humiliating performance in the assembly election.
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A plantation at Thakurganj in Kishanganj district of Bihar.(HT_PRINT)
A plantation at Thakurganj in Kishanganj district of Bihar.(HT_PRINT)

Nafed to buy 2L MT maize, 60K MT pulses in Bihar

By Subhash Pathak, Patna
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 03:41 PM IST
The central agency is also expected to set up procurement centres in central and west Bihar districts to purchase around 60,000 metric tonnes of pulses, particularly masoor from the farmers on minimum support price (MSP).
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Representational image.
Representational image.

Bihar: Patna ISBT’s capacity to be doubled

PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 08:36 AM IST
The expanded ISBT would be equipped with facilities such as free Wi-Fi, rest rooms and a shopping complex
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Students are showing ink marked in their fingers after cast their votes for Patna University Students Union (PUSU) election at Patna Women’s College in Patna( Photo Santosh Kumar/ HT Photo)
Students are showing ink marked in their fingers after cast their votes for Patna University Students Union (PUSU) election at Patna Women’s College in Patna( Photo Santosh Kumar/ HT Photo)

Nitish fulfils poll promise, hikes cash incentive for girl students in Bihar

By Subhash Pathak | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 02:49 PM IST
  • The cash incentives will benefit about 3.50 lakh girls taking intermediate examinations and around 80,000 girls enrolled in different colleges in the state.
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The Patna High Court said the State appears to have adopted a very casual approach and has not shown the urgency to solve the rape and murder cases. (File photo)
The Patna High Court said the State appears to have adopted a very casual approach and has not shown the urgency to solve the rape and murder cases. (File photo)

Patna HC raps Bihar govt for slow progress in cases of gang rapes of minors

PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 08:27 PM IST
  • The court's observations came on an email complaint that child protection specialist of Unicef, Mansoor Qadri had sent to the Chairperson, Patna High Court Committee of Juvenile Justice and POCSO on January 15.
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Congress in-charge Bhakta Charan Das' meeting with party workers in Patna on Tuesday, led to angry party workers expressing.their anguish over Congress' defeat in Bihar assembly elections as well as over ticket distribution.( (ANI Photo))
Congress in-charge Bhakta Charan Das' meeting with party workers in Patna on Tuesday, led to angry party workers expressing.their anguish over Congress' defeat in Bihar assembly elections as well as over ticket distribution.( (ANI Photo))

Congress in charge for Bihar meets party workers during padyatra to revive party

By Subhash Pathak | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 11:04 AM IST
  • The padyatra also assumes significance since Das had hinted that the state party unit would be revamped and prominent and popular leaders will be given responsibilities.
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Farmers ahead of their tractor rally on Republic Day, at Tikri border in Delhi on January 25. (ANI)
Farmers ahead of their tractor rally on Republic Day, at Tikri border in Delhi on January 25. (ANI)

Farmers’ protest: AICC Bihar in-charge to take out procession in Patna today

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:54 AM IST
Leading the march in Bikram, a sub-division of Patna, would be AICC state in-charge Bhakta Charan Das who tweaked his schedule which earlier meant an 11-day padyatra from January 27
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Representational image. (Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Representational image. (Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Bihar: 1-month notice period clause for contractual employees triggers row

UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:38 AM IST
The GAD’s latest guidelines for engaging staff on contracts evoked widespread criticism, primarily due to the insertion of a clause that allows the government to remove anyone with one month’s notice
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BJP's Shahnawaz Hussain (left) will replace Sushil Modi in the legislative council after the latter's election to the Rajya Sabha while VIP chief Mukesh Sahni (right) will replace Vinod Narayan Jha who had won the assembly election.(HT PHOTO)
BJP's Shahnawaz Hussain (left) will replace Sushil Modi in the legislative council after the latter's election to the Rajya Sabha while VIP chief Mukesh Sahni (right) will replace Vinod Narayan Jha who had won the assembly election.(HT PHOTO)

Shahnawaz Hussain, Mukesh Sahni set to become Bihar MLCs unopposed

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 05:00 PM IST
  • No other person has filed nomination against Shahnawaz Hussain and Mukesh Sani in view of the obvious majority of the National Democratic Alliance in the state legislature
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The Primary Agriculture Cooperative Society (Pacs) — the official agency to procure paddy on behalf of the state government— has not bought harvested crop yet because the pandemic delayed the process. And local merchants are offering him <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,000-1,200 for a quintal of paddy against the minimum support price (MSP) of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,868. (Representative Image)(HT_PRINT)
The Primary Agriculture Cooperative Society (Pacs) — the official agency to procure paddy on behalf of the state government— has not bought harvested crop yet because the pandemic delayed the process. And local merchants are offering him 1,000-1,200 for a quintal of paddy against the minimum support price (MSP) of 1,868. (Representative Image)(HT_PRINT)

‘Want assured income, better deal for farmers’

PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 12:40 AM IST
A 49-year-old Dalit landless labourer, Paswan sows paddy on small patches of land adding up to roughly 1.15 acres, belonging to a local landlord, Ras Bihari Singh.
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An officer of the transport department said that the deadline for plying of diesel autos was extended in keeping with the public interest,(HT File photo )
An officer of the transport department said that the deadline for plying of diesel autos was extended in keeping with the public interest,(HT File photo )

Deadline to ban diesel autos in Patna, townships extended to September 30

PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 01:53 PM IST
With a view to check contamination of ambient air, the state government had in November 2019 decided to ban operation of diesel autos in Patna municipal area from January 31.
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Congress party’s Bihar in-charge Bhakta Charan Das. (HT archive)
Congress party’s Bihar in-charge Bhakta Charan Das. (HT archive)

Farmers’ protest: Bihar Cong to march to Raj Bhavan on Jan 15

UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 04:54 PM IST
Bhakta Charan Das, also Bihar in-charge, said he would start divisional-level meeting of the party workers from January 31 to strengthen the organisation in the state
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Bhakta Charan Das meeting senior Congress leaders in Patna (Photo@INCBihar)
Bhakta Charan Das meeting senior Congress leaders in Patna (Photo@INCBihar)

Bhakta Charan Das takes over as Congress’ Bihar in-charge

PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 03:30 PM IST
On January 5, Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil requested the party's high command to relieve him from the post of Bihar in-charge.
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Bihar Congress president Madan Mohan Jha has been the Bihar unit president for nearly three years and may not get an extension, say party leaders.(HT Photo)
Bihar Congress president Madan Mohan Jha has been the Bihar unit president for nearly three years and may not get an extension, say party leaders.(HT Photo)

Talk of new chief for Bihar Congress after appointment of party in-charge

By Subhash Pathak | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 11:33 AM IST
Former Union minister Subodh Kant Sahai, who campaigned intensively in Bihar during the elections, said a new team was needed to rejuvenate the organisation in the politically significant state.
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Kumar’s flagship Har Ghar Nal Ka Jal project aim to cover 58,000 wards of rural areas by the end of this fiscal .(HT Photo)
Kumar’s flagship Har Ghar Nal Ka Jal project aim to cover 58,000 wards of rural areas by the end of this fiscal .(HT Photo)

Bihar govt using IT device to monitor Nitish Kumar’s tap water supply project

By Subhash Pathak | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 02:09 PM IST
The government has already removed more than 50 mukhiyas from their posts and some of them have been barred from contesting elections in future after they were found guilty of not executing the project properly
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File photo of Mukesh Sahni. (Photo@sonofmallah)
File photo of Mukesh Sahni. (Photo@sonofmallah)

Mukesh Sahani is the richest minister in Nitish Kumar government

By Subhash Pathak | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 06:47 PM IST
Mukesh Sahani, who holds animal husbandry and fishery portfolio, has net property of Rs 12.34 crore. However, he does not own any private vehicle for travel.
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The huge cut in subsidy was also attributed to the financial strain the state was suffering due to the impact of coronavirus pandemic. (AP file photo)
The huge cut in subsidy was also attributed to the financial strain the state was suffering due to the impact of coronavirus pandemic. (AP file photo)

Bihar government ends subsidy on 63 farm implements

By Subhash Pathak | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 10:54 AM IST
A senior officer of the agriculture department, familiar with the matter, said that the state government has approved 17 farm implements, against 81 last year, on which farmers would be given subsidy.
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At the cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Nitish Kumar, the government gave its approval for the upgradation of Nagar Parishads of Motihari, Sasaram, Bettiah, Madhubani and Samastipur as municipal corporations.(HT PHOTO.)
At the cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Nitish Kumar, the government gave its approval for the upgradation of Nagar Parishads of Motihari, Sasaram, Bettiah, Madhubani and Samastipur as municipal corporations.(HT PHOTO.)

Bihar cabinet approves 111 new urban bodies, 5 more municipal corporations

By Subhash Pathak | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 06:07 PM IST
The exercise would also lead to creation of five more municipal corporations in the state. Currently, there are 12 municipal corporations in Bihar, which includes Chapra that was accorded the status of a municipal corporation in 2016.
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Several Bihar Congress leaders are hoping for the review of party’s performance in Bihar polls to be held sooner than later.(HT photo)
Several Bihar Congress leaders are hoping for the review of party’s performance in Bihar polls to be held sooner than later.(HT photo)

As Congress delays review of Bihar poll results, cracks begin to show

By Subhash Pathak | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 12:44 PM IST
Akhilesh Prasad Singh blamed “flawed” electoral strategies drawn by BPCC chief Madan Mohan Jha and AICC leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala and Shaktisinh Gohil for losing seats the Congress was confident of winning.
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Around 1,000 junior doctors from nine government medical colleges in the state went on an indefinite strike from December 23 in support of their demand of a raise in their monthly stipend.(PTI PHOTO.)
Around 1,000 junior doctors from nine government medical colleges in the state went on an indefinite strike from December 23 in support of their demand of a raise in their monthly stipend.(PTI PHOTO.)

Ashwini Kumar Choubey seeks CM Nitish Kumar’s help to end strike of Bihar’s junior doctors

By Subhash Pathak | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 12:19 AM IST
The Union minister appealed to the junior doctors to call off the strike for the sake of embattled humanity, as he would soon talk to the CM and resolve their demands for hike in their stipend.
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RJD has now been sent a reminder to send names of party MLAs for nomination to House panels in the next two days.(HT Photo)
RJD has now been sent a reminder to send names of party MLAs for nomination to House panels in the next two days.(HT Photo)

Delay in nomination for house panels obstructing Bihar assembly, RJD reminded

By Subhash Pathak | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 10:27 AM IST
An earlier letter by the Speaker of the newly constituted Bihar Assembly sent to RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav failed to get any response.
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