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Mother instilled in me core values of America: Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris, 55, is of both African and Indian descent, with her father being from Jamaica and mother Shyamala Gopalan from Tamil Nadu.
In public addresses, Kamala Harris has regularly reflects on the deep influence that her mother had on her.(AP)
In public addresses, Kamala Harris has regularly reflects on the deep influence that her mother had on her.(AP)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 07:05 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Panchayat polls to be held in J-K using ballot boxes, first political exercise since its special status was scrapped

Srinagar: Security jawans guard in a street during the 71st Republic Day function at Sher-e-Kashmir Stadium, in Srinagar, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (PTI Photo/S. Irfan) (PTI1_26_2020_000174B)(PTI)
Srinagar: Security jawans guard in a street during the 71st Republic Day function at Sher-e-Kashmir Stadium, in Srinagar, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (PTI Photo/S. Irfan) (PTI1_26_2020_000174B)(PTI)
Updated on Feb 13, 2020 01:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Donald Trump should be sent to prison, says US House speaker: Report

Pelosi, Trump’s political nemesis in Congress, has long stated she is not ready to proceed with what would be a deeply divisive impeachment action, and that she would prefer to see the president defeated at the ballot box next year.
Pelosi prefers to see Trump lose the 2020 election and then face prosecution for his alleged crimes, the sources told a US media outlet.(REUTERS FILE)
Pelosi prefers to see Trump lose the 2020 election and then face prosecution for his alleged crimes, the sources told a US media outlet.(REUTERS FILE)
Updated on Jun 07, 2019 01:38 PM IST
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Demand for beer, upgradation of villages finds way in ballot boxes in Telangana

Election officials in the Jagitial district found a letter along with ballot papers in one of the boxes at Mutapalli village of Rayikal block while counting votes in the recently-held local body elections.
There have been several reports from Jagitial of people complaining about the non-availability of Kingfisher beer in the district.(PTI File Photo)
There have been several reports from Jagitial of people complaining about the non-availability of Kingfisher beer in the district.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 04:53 PM IST
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Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Lok Sabha elections 2019| Step out to vote: Schools, students teach citizens

Students of Mount Litera School International (MLSI) have recorded a rap song, Vote do, to urge people to vote.
From holding mock polls to composing rap songs to urge voters to cast their ballots, schoolchildren from the city are trying their best to create awareness about the elections on Monday.
From holding mock polls to composing rap songs to urge voters to cast their ballots, schoolchildren from the city are trying their best to create awareness about the elections on Monday.
Published on Apr 25, 2019 01:53 AM IST
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ByYesha Kotak and Ankita Bhatkhande

India seizures of cash, booze and gold surge

They’re confiscating as much as one billion rupees in cash and goods each day, as offenders use ambulances and other vehicles fitted with flashing lights to carry cash and give handouts in lunch boxes to lure voters.
The cat-and-mouse game between election commission officials and offenders happens because small handouts mean a lot to people in a country where a quarter of the population still live on less than $2 per day.(BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO)
The cat-and-mouse game between election commission officials and offenders happens because small handouts mean a lot to people in a country where a quarter of the population still live on less than $2 per day.(BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 15, 2019 06:15 PM IST
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Bloomberg | ByVrishti Beniwa

Analysis|The EC must remedy its error and hold polls in J&K

The fact is that each time the democratic process in Kashmir has got stalled or aborted or undermined, alienation and radicalisation have only grown.
Ganderbal: Voters leave after casting their vote as security personnel stands guard at a polling station during the second phase of Panchayat elections at Kangan, in Gandrebal district, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. ( PTI Photo/S Irfan)(PTI11_20_2018_000053B)(PTI)
Ganderbal: Voters leave after casting their vote as security personnel stands guard at a polling station during the second phase of Panchayat elections at Kangan, in Gandrebal district, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. ( PTI Photo/S Irfan)(PTI11_20_2018_000053B)(PTI)
Updated on Mar 12, 2019 07:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

DR Congo Protestants join call for truth on vote results

In a statement, the Church of Christ in Congo (ECC) appealed to the DRC’s election commission to “uphold its promises, made before God and before the nation, to offer the nation the truth, and nothing but the truth, of the ballot box.”
Protestants in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday added their voice to that of the Catholic Church in urging the authorities to publish the results of a delayed presidential election.(AFP/Representative Image)
Protestants in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday added their voice to that of the Catholic Church in urging the authorities to publish the results of a delayed presidential election.(AFP/Representative Image)
Updated on Jan 09, 2019 07:00 AM IST
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Kinshasa | ByAgence France-Presse

Panchayat polls: Video of Congress supporters casting bogus votes in Ludhiana goes viral

The video shows supporters of party candidate Bhupinder Kaur Kahlon purportedly polling bogus votes in the Zila Parishad polls.
Voters at village Rakba of Mullanpur Dakha during block samiti and zila parishad elections near Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Voters at village Rakba of Mullanpur Dakha during block samiti and zila parishad elections near Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Sep 23, 2018 12:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByMohit Khanna

11.6 lakh voters in Ludhiana to decide fate of candidates in panchayat polls next month

According to panchayat election in-charge Brijmohan Bharadwaj, nearly 13,000 employees from various government departments and affiliated colleges will be pressed into service for the election.
Ballot boxes being taken from the DC office for maintenance in the wake of panchayat elections in Ludhiana on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Ballot boxes being taken from the DC office for maintenance in the wake of panchayat elections in Ludhiana on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 27, 2018 05:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByMohit Khanna, Ludhiana

Maharashtra couple holds ballot to decide baby’s name

A couple in Maharashtra’s Gondiya district used ballot to decide the name for their baby boy.
A couple in Maharashtra’s Gondiya district conducted an “election” to decide their baby’s name.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A couple in Maharashtra’s Gondiya district conducted an “election” to decide their baby’s name.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 18, 2018 08:06 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Nagpu | ByPress Trust of India

Violence mars Bengal repoll, officials threaten to boycott counting duties

In many booths, armed policemen were posted to ensure fair polling. This was in sharp contrast to the election day when only two policemen – one of them armed and the other with a baton – were deployed for each booth.
Repoll took place in 19 districts out of the 20 where elections were held on May 14.(HT Photo)
Repoll took place in 19 districts out of the 20 where elections were held on May 14.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2018 10:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Berhampore | ByHT Correspondent

NCP calls BJP’s performance in Karnataka elections ‘unbelievable’, bats for ballot boxes

NCP said that the Karnataka elections 2018 results were not in sync with the ground situation as the Congress was well-positioned in the state while the BJP’s reach was ‘limited’.
BJP supporters celebrate after learning of the initial poll results in the Karnataka state assembly elections on Tuesday.(REUTERS Photo)
BJP supporters celebrate after learning of the initial poll results in the Karnataka state assembly elections on Tuesday.(REUTERS Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2018 05:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Why panchayat polls have become a scary exercise in Bengal

In the 2003 elections, during the heydays of the Left Front government that ruled the state between 1977 and 2011, as many as 76 persons were killed. In 2013, 39 persons died.
Violence and politics in Bengal is not a recent occurrence. But this time the desperation of the ruling party, Trinamool Congress, was apparent from the statement of leaders(PTI)
Violence and politics in Bengal is not a recent occurrence. But this time the desperation of the ruling party, Trinamool Congress, was apparent from the statement of leaders(PTI)
Published on May 14, 2018 04:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Cambridge Analytica: The firm that ‘stole’ data from Facebook to predict, influence voters’ outcome

Cambridge Analytica stole information from 50 million Facebook users’ profiles in the tech giant’s biggest-ever data breach, to help them design software to predict and influence voters’ choices at the ballot box. The firm was hired by Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Facebook says it has suspended the account of Cambridge Analytica.(AFP Photo)
Facebook says it has suspended the account of Cambridge Analytica.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Mar 20, 2018 07:43 AM IST
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Agence France-Presse, London | ByAgence France-Presse, London
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