HindustanTimes Fri,28 Aug 2015

Once bitten...

EC tightens security of EVMs after water seepage in Lucknow. Rajesh Kumar Singh reports.

Noida’s first MLA has his task cut out

Noida got it’s first-ever MLA on Tuesday. Mahesh Sharma of the BJP defeated BSP’s Om Dutt Sharma by a margin of 27,664 votes.  HT reports.

Is Uttar Pradesh ready to cast aside caste?

Caste politics endures in UP - if only in reverse. But perhaps its space is shrinking. This time round, the space is taken up by demands - for education, for development, for bijli, sadak, paani, M Hasan reports.

Criminals get a thumbs down in UP, only 14 of 900 victorious

Crime doesn't pay – even in elections. Uttar Pradesh, which elected criminal candidates year after year, has finally put its foot down. M Tariq Khan reports. Cleaning the taint

As race for political space begins, castes take centrestage again

Caste politics has once again taken centrestage ahead of the state assembly elections. And with every social group hankering for a political space in the state, the race for their appeasement is well and truly on. 

Able rep in land of cane

Being more rural than urban in nature, the Baghpat constituency is a complex one. RLD's Kokab Hamid has been serving it since 1984, barring occasional defeats. While many credit him for his easy accessibility, there is no dearth of those who accuse him of paying mere lip service in the name of development. However, everyone vouches for his clean, spotless image

Scenting a slowdown

Facing a drop in business, the fragrance industry feels sops are essential for Kannauj to retain its pre-eminence in the field. Pankaj Jaiswal reports.
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Stop playing the caste card in elections

election campaign rally
Whenever there is election in the country, caste appears to the fore as a factor to inter-play in the whole electioneering.

Do you think Samajwadi Party can live up to its promises in UP?

Samajwadi Party has claimed a majority in 403-member Uttar Pradesh assembly.