Arun Kumar is Senior Assistant Editor with Hindustan Times. He has spent two-and-half decades covering Bihar, including politics, educational and social issues.
Articles by Arun Kumar
Ram Navami violence: BJP, AIMIM teams stopped from visiting hot spots
According to leader of opposition Vijay Kumar Sinha, who led an 11-member BJP team to Bihar Sharif, they were stopped from visiting the house of one Gulshan, who had died of bullet wounds sustained during the violence.
Updated on Apr 06, 2023 10:08 PM IST
Bihar governor asks VCs to regularise exams, stick to timeline
Bihar governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar told the vice chancellors of universities that teachers need to be tech-savvy and aware of the rules, statutes and changes in the education system
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 10:41 AM IST
Bihar assembly adjourned after uproar over clashes on Ram Navami
Ram Navami violence in Bihar’s Nalanda and Sasaram districts led to the death of one person and injuries to at least 10 people
Updated on Apr 03, 2023 04:09 PM IST
Eye on 2024, Shah hits out at Grand Alliance
During his visit to Bihar, against the backdrop of communal tensions in the wake of clashes during Ram Navami, Shah served a warning to all troublemakers.
Updated on Apr 03, 2023 03:02 AM IST
‘Will straighten rioters after putting them...’: Amit Shah in Bihar
Amit Shah said that he had called up Bihar governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar Sunday morning to take stock of the communal violence in Nalanda and Rohtas districts
Updated on Apr 02, 2023 05:28 PM IST
Governor calls VCs meet on April 3, vests financial power in acting registrars
This will the first meeting of VCs with the Governor, who is the Chancellor of the state universities.
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 10:44 PM IST
Bihar: Governor calls university vice chancellors meet on April 3
The move is necessitated due to the start of the financial year 2023-24 in which the universities will receive a budgetary allocation for payment of salary, pension and other requirements. In the state budget for fiscal 2023-24 with a total outlay of about ₹2.62 lakh crore, the highest allocation is for education with a total outlay of ₹40,450 crore
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 01:29 PM IST
Bill to regulate plying of boats passed in Bihar Assembly
The Bihar Boat-Jetty Settlement and Management Bill, 2023, has repealed the Bengal Ferries Act, 1865, which was hitherto applicable in the state
Published on Mar 28, 2023 05:20 PM IST
Bihar: Cong raises Rahul issue, JD-U joins protest; BJP agitates over power tariff hike
As soon as the proceedings of the Assembly got underway, BJP and the Congress legislators reached the well shouting slogans.
Published on Mar 27, 2023 10:09 PM IST
Protests in Bihar House against Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification
Congress legislature party leader Ajeet Sharma raised the issue of disqualification and wanted a discussion on that first
Published on Mar 27, 2023 02:07 PM IST
Make ‘one officer, one post’ applicable in Bihar varsities: Edu department to VCs
Most of the state universities in Bihar are known for the tendency of having officials holding additional charge within one or sometimes even multiple state universities for long periods. Even the VCs, registrars, exam controllers, financial advisors and finance officers have been known for holding additional charges
Published on Mar 26, 2023 01:21 PM IST
Bihar working on future water needs, Centre mustn’t delay Kosi authority
Maintaining that the department was planning “water budget” and “water audit”, water resources minister Sanjay Kumar Jha said the Nitish Kumar government has been alive to the need of rejuvenating water bodies and dried up rivers to address future needs, and it was precisely due to this that it came up with the idea for intra-linking of rivers apart from inter-linking.
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 09:59 PM IST
High court rejects arrest shield for Bihar IPS officer on the run, Aditya Kumar
Bihar’s economic offences unit registered a case against Aditya Kumar and four others on charges of cheating, impersonation, extortion and other offences in October last year.
Published on Mar 24, 2023 04:56 PM IST
Rahul case: Bihar Assembly witnesses uproarious scenes
On reference of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the RJD, BJP leaders again stood up in protest and the Speaker Awadh Bihari Choudhary had to intervene to calm things down.
Published on Mar 23, 2023 09:56 PM IST
‘Not here to relax’: Bihar Governor sets out priorities for state universities
In an interview, Bihar Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, said he won’t hesitate to take more tough decisions that help improve the situation in state universities.
Published on Mar 22, 2023 10:04 PM IST
‘Not here to relax’: Bihar guv Arlekar explains his priorities for state universities
In the past month, Bihar governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, 68, has removed a state university registrar and clipped the powers of five others who were appointed by his predecessor after his transfer was notified by Rashtrapati Bhavan
Updated on Mar 22, 2023 03:29 PM IST
Bihar assembly: Budget discussion on CM’s home dept dropped, BJP protests
Leader of Opposition Vijay Kumar Sinha said the government was making a mockery of the Budget session and the state was returning to the days of Rabri Devi regime, a reference to the period of RJD rule in the state before 2005.
Published on Mar 21, 2023 10:09 PM IST
Let them dream about GA break-up: Tejashwi
Bihar’s deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Monday lashed out at the union governments for action against him and his family members by federal probe agencies, saying it was only aimed at character assassination and to divert attention and stop the Grand Alliance (GA) government under chief minister Nitish Kumar from delivering on its promises made to the people of the state
Published on Mar 20, 2023 09:43 PM IST
Bihar Assembly: BJP members put govt in dock over law & order
As soon as the House began its proceedings, the Opposition raised the issue of murder of a 12-year-old boy, whose burnt body was later recovered, and trooped into the well on law and order issue, shouting slogans.
Published on Mar 20, 2023 09:43 PM IST
Uproar in Bihar assembly over kidnap-murder of 13-yr-old boy in Patna
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) targeted the Bihar government over the law and order situation in the state
Published on Mar 20, 2023 03:21 PM IST
Bihar govt directs varsities to complete appointment of assistant professors
BSUSC had on September 23, 2020, advertised 4,638 vacancies of assistant professors in 52 subjects just ahead of the announcement of state assembly elections. Bihar legislature passed the Bihar State University Service Commission Act, 2017 to vest the power of recruitment back in the commission, which was earlier dissolved in 2007
Updated on Mar 19, 2023 06:34 PM IST
Bihar: Special camps every month to address power bill complaints of consumers
The announcement is significant as chief minister Nitish Kumar had also received several complaints related to electricity bills at his weekly interaction with people at his residence as well as during his Samadhan Yatra earlier this year.
Published on Mar 17, 2023 10:33 PM IST
2 days after Guv attends JPU Senate meet, axe falls on registrar
The Governor, who is the Chancellor of universities in the state, has spoken of the need to tone up the beleaguered higher education institutions of the state.
Updated on Mar 17, 2023 10:33 PM IST
Uproar in Bihar Assembly again, issue of 4th phase colleges raised
The BJP raised the issue of rampant corruption while the CPI-ML reiterated its demand for an apology from the Leader of Opposition Vijay Kumar Sinha over TN issue.
Published on Mar 17, 2023 05:40 PM IST
Bihar assembly: BJP MLA’s suspension revoked after regret & high drama
The resolution for revoking the suspension of Roshan, MLA from Patepur in Vaishali who was suspended Tuesday for unparliamentary behaviour and attempt to break the mike, was passed by voice vote in the assembly, with all the members from treasury and opposition benches backing it.
Published on Mar 15, 2023 09:02 PM IST
Bihar Assembly: Speaker suspends BJP MLA for ‘misconduct’ after heated exchange
The decision was taken after parliamentary affairs minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary raised the issue, seeking apology from Lakhendra Kumar Roshan for “his gross misconduct that was visible in the video footage shown at the business advisory committee meeting“.
Published on Mar 14, 2023 09:34 PM IST
Bihar minister snubbed by own as he talks Ramcharitmanas in House again
Giving the government reply on the education department budget, the minister started off with his observations on Ramcharitmanas, citing from a copy he was carrying, and continued despite repeated interjections from Chairman Devesh Chandra Thakur, who asked him to stick to the subject.
Published on Mar 14, 2023 09:34 PM IST
Bihar’s education system responsible for students’ migration: New Governor
The Governor, in his capacity has Chancellor, has revived the old tradition of chairing the senate meetings.
Published on Mar 14, 2023 09:33 PM IST
State Education system responsible for students; Bihar Governor
Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar said that a significant number of students had left the state in search of better opportunities elsewhere due to the state's education system.
Published on Mar 14, 2023 09:26 PM IST
Bihar: BJP MLA suspended for ‘indecent, unparliamentary behaviour’ behaviour
The speaker asked Awadh Bihari Choudhary to present his viewpoint and whether he would like to apologise but he refused to accept the blame
Published on Mar 14, 2023 04:22 PM IST