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Number Theory: Understanding why the 2024 NEET results have sparked controversy

The results of NEET 2024, published on June 4 first grabbed headlines when it was revealed that a staggering 67 students had scored a perfect 720 out of 720.

The alleged irregularities in the NEET-UG 2024 examination have evoked protests from students all over the country. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jun 13, 2024 07:31 AM IST

BJP’s stock grows in Tamil Nadu as AIADMK loses ground

The last time the BJP contested more seats than the 23 it contested in these elections was in 1996 when it put up candidates on 37 PCs.

The BJP has received 11.3% vote share, its highest in any Lok Sabha election in Tamil Nadu. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 06:56 AM IST

Both Congress and BJP make gains at cost of BRS in Telangana

In Telangana, BJP and Congress both won 8 seats each, while AIMIM won in Hyderabad. BRS failed to win any seats despite previous majority share.

Both Congress and BJP make gains at cost of BRS in Telangana
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 07:48 AM IST

How NDA’s electoral math fell apart in Maharashtra

This election was notable for being the first since the vertical splits of the 2 major regional parties in the state — Nationalist Congress Party and Shiv Sena

The BJP saw a decline in the number of seats it won from 23 in 2019 to 10 in 2024(PTI)
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 03:35 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Streak of losses continues for BRS, fails to win a single seat in Telangana

In Telangana, BJP and Congress won 8 seats each, while AIMIM won in Hyderabad. BRS failed to win any seat, benefiting Congress the most.

Nizamabad: BRS chief and former Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao at a tiffin centre in Nizamabad district on May 7 (PTI)
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 06:30 AM IST

Factors that may influence BJP’s performance across states

Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Assam account for a total of 69 parliamentary constituencies (PCs) of which the BJP currently holds 63 , a seat share of 91.3%

The BJP is expected to add to its 2019 tally in West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. (AFP)
Updated on Jun 02, 2024 06:55 AM IST

How Andhra, Telangana fare 10 years after bifurcation

10 years after separation, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh show similar GSDP gaps. Telangana leads in per capita GSDP but lags in wealth distribution

How Andhra, Telangana fare 10 years after bifurcation
Updated on Jun 01, 2024 08:16 AM IST

Number Theory: Can BJP edge past BJD in bitter Odisha contest?

The BJD contested its first election in Odisha in alliance with the BJP in 1998. However, it parted ways and contested on its own in 2009.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik in Chandikhole, Odisha recently. (ANI Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2024 09:55 AM IST

How did the Indian stock market react to elections in the past?

Sensex and Nifty hit record highs post RBI's generous transfer to government. Historical data shows markets have mostly had muted reactions to election results.

The new logo of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building is seen in Mumbai.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 24, 2024 03:31 PM IST

Number Theory: Can NDA retain its dominance in the Mumbai Metropolitan region?

All ten parliamentary constituencies (PCs) in what is described as the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) are voting on Monday

(Representative Image)(HT_PRINT)
Published on May 20, 2024 11:07 AM IST

Number Theory: In Maharashtra, how BJP traded uncertainty for influence

The problem for the both the BJP and every other party in the state is that nobody knows how much support the NCP and Shiv Sena have with the factions.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and others in Kolhapur. (PTI)
Published on May 08, 2024 08:40 AM IST

Number Theory: Turncoats and their role in Indian politics, polls

A majority of turncoats in both the BJP and the Congress come from parties smaller than both of them.

For representational purposes only. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2024 08:45 AM IST

Number Theory: Will Karnataka continue to favour the BJP in national elections?

14 out of the 28 parliamentary constituencies in Karnataka will vote in the second phase of 2024 general elections on April 26.

BJP supporters at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Chikkaballapur, Karnataka.(PTI Photo)
Published on Apr 24, 2024 09:14 AM IST

Number Theory: NATO’s expansion & why it plans to ‘Trump-proof’ its Ukraine fund

The five charts here show what Sweden brings to the table

(Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 10:41 AM IST

Number Theory: Can Boeing prevent its worst ever stall?

Although the Covid-19 pandemic brought the aviation sector to a standstill, Boeing had been already struggling to maintain the confidence of share markets

A Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. (Reuters)
Published on Apr 01, 2024 07:46 AM IST

Fresh details offer peek at donor details of 11 parties

Among the three parties that have revealed donors up to September 2023, the DMK is the biggest recipient

HT Image
Updated on Mar 18, 2024 07:56 AM IST

Number Theory: Textiles, an under-utilised engine of India’s manufacturing push

The Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) data is the official source of statistics on India’s registered manufacturing units

Updated on Mar 12, 2024 09:01 AM IST

Number Theory: Understanding the Delhi budget — in three charts

While the 2024-25 BE expenditure is 1.47% more than the ₹74,900 crore spent in 2023-24 as per R.E. numbers, it's a reduction if compared to 2023-24 B.E. numbers

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and finance minister Atishi address a joint press conference after the presentation of the Budget of the Delhi government at Vidhan Sabha on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 05, 2024 08:34 AM IST

Number Theory: A look at the complexity of India's politics, in 3 charts

India is ranked second (only after Sweden) among 24 countries in terms of satisfaction “with the way democracy is working” in the survey.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the BJP's victory in the 2019 general elections.(AP Photo)
Published on Mar 01, 2024 08:19 AM IST

Number Theory: Why junking electoral bonds alone won't achieve much

This is the second of a two-part series on India’s political finance. The first part looked at how electoral bonds changed India’s political funding.

Representational image (AFP)
Published on Feb 28, 2024 08:22 AM IST

Number Theory: Poll bonds, their sway on India's political finance

This is the first of a two-part series on India’s political funding. The second part will look at problems at political funding at the grassroot level.

Representative Image.
Published on Feb 27, 2024 08:39 AM IST

Number Theory: The political black box that is Maharashtra

In the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Maharashtra was a big contributor to the seat tally of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance at the Centre.

Lok Sabha. (AP Photo)
Updated on Feb 19, 2024 09:26 AM IST

Since 2018, BJP got 54.8% of electoral bonds encashed: Data

The BJP’s biggest rival, the Indian National Congress, received 9.4% or ₹1,123.31 crore of all bonds encashed until March 2023.

Expectedly, election years see more activity. In 2019-20 for instance, electoral bonds worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3,429.559 crore were encashed, of which the BJP received 74.5% and the Congress 9.3%. (Representational Image)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 03:29 AM IST

Number Theory: Economic fallout of the disruptions at Red Sea

According to official estimates released along with a joint statement by governments of 14 countries, as much as 15% of global seaborne trade passes through it

Stacks of containers at a freight port. (AFP Photo)
Published on Feb 05, 2024 09:29 AM IST

Four questions that explain how to read today's Budget

The fact that the Budget is being presented a couple of months before the general elections makes it an extremely important political exercise

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with Ministers of State Pankaj Chaudhary and Bhagwat Karad a day before presentation of the Interim Budget 2024.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 01, 2024 04:28 AM IST

Number Theory: How the rise of military drones has transformed battlefields

The advancement of technology and the reduced cost of UAV systems have led to their increased proliferation in modern warfare

Ukrainian servicemen of the Rarog UAV squadron of the 24th Separate Mechanized Brigade operate a first-person view drone at a position near the town of Horlivka(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 23, 2024 09:47 PM IST

Number Theory: What does data tell us about China’s declining population?

Data suggests that unlike in 1960 and 1961, the decline in population this time is due to larger demographic trends

China’s population will peak in 2029 at 1.44 billion before beginning a period of “unstoppable” decline, a government report said.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jan 19, 2024 01:16 PM IST
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