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A Bharatiya Janata Party youth leader, Pamela Goswami, was arrested from a posh area in south Kolkata with nearly 100 grams of cocaine.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
A Bharatiya Janata Party youth leader, Pamela Goswami, was arrested from a posh area in south Kolkata with nearly 100 grams of cocaine.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 19, 2021 09:02 PM IST
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Bihar Assembly Election 2020: BJP fields heavyweight Asha Devi to retain Patna’s Danapur seat

In the 2015 assembly elections, the seat was won by Asha Devi of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). She had defeated Raj Kishor Yadav of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) by a margin of 5,209 votes.
Security personnel seen with EVMs and polling material on the eve of the second phase of Bihar Assembly election at Bankipur in Patna, Bihar. (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
Security personnel seen with EVMs and polling material on the eve of the second phase of Bihar Assembly election at Bankipur in Patna, Bihar. (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
Published on Nov 02, 2020 11:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai

Rajasthan HC issues notice to Speaker on appeal seeking stay on merger of six BSP MLAs

“The two-member HC division bench, comprising Chief Justice Indrajeet Mahanty and Justice Prakash Gupta, has issued the notice to Assembly Speaker Joshi and has sought his response by Thursday,” said Dinesh Kumar Garg, the BSP’s counsel.
Senior counsel Harish Salve argued on behalf of the BJP.(HT photo)
Senior counsel Harish Salve argued on behalf of the BJP.(HT photo)
Updated on Aug 05, 2020 01:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Jaykishan Sharma

BSP seeks stay on merger of six BSP MLAs with Congress in Rajasthan, hearing tomorrow

The outcome of the petition can have an impact on Gehlot government’s fate in the state.
Rajasthan High Court has given the six MLAs time till August 11 to respond to the questions raised over their merger with the Congress.(HT File Photo)
Rajasthan High Court has given the six MLAs time till August 11 to respond to the questions raised over their merger with the Congress.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 04, 2020 10:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Case against Vinod Dua for ‘spreading fake news’

Speaking to HT, Kumar said he first filed the complaint against Dua on April 13, after he came across instances of Dua trying to instigate the minority community.
Vinod Dua said he is yet to receive a copy of the complaint and the police are yet to inform him.(Getty Image)
Vinod Dua said he is yet to receive a copy of the complaint and the police are yet to inform him.(Getty Image)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 12:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Chhattisgarh: Quarantine centres in bad shape, says Opposition

The BJP has demanded that the state government set up an online monitoring mechanism of the quarantine centres.
The BJP leader alleged that these quarantine centres lack basic amenities.(PTI)
The BJP leader alleged that these quarantine centres lack basic amenities.(PTI)
Updated on May 26, 2020 11:49 AM IST
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Raipur, Chhattisgarh | By Ritesh Mishra

It’s time to make migrant workers’ concerns an electoral issue

They are easily ignored from legislative thinking because they’re not a ‘vote bank’
Interstate movement of the workforce is not only the lifeline of India’s famed demographic dividend, but also a dividend of federalism where state governments compete with each other on socioeconomic policies to attract more skilled workforce(PTI)
Interstate movement of the workforce is not only the lifeline of India’s famed demographic dividend, but also a dividend of federalism where state governments compete with each other on socioeconomic policies to attract more skilled workforce(PTI)
Published on May 08, 2020 03:27 PM IST
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By Kabeer Shrivastava

Congress likely to make DK Shivakumar next Karnataka unit chief

Shivakumar’s choice as the party president though is likely to be controversial. He faces ongoing income tax and enforcement directorate probes. He is currently out on bail after being jailed by the ED in a money laundering case.
In his 2018 poll affidivat, Congress leader DKShivakumar had declared assets worth Rs 840 crore making him one of the richest politicians in the state.(PTI PHOTO.)
In his 2018 poll affidivat, Congress leader DKShivakumar had declared assets worth Rs 840 crore making him one of the richest politicians in the state.(PTI PHOTO.)
Published on Feb 16, 2020 10:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bangalore | By HT Correspondent

BJP rounds up former Bigg Boss contestants for endorsement video. Watch here

BJP has shared a video of artists supporting the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, even as many in the industry supported Deepika Padukone after her visit to JNU to show support to students.
Amar Upadhyay, Pritam Singh and Tanishaa Mukerji in a screengrab from the video.
Amar Upadhyay, Pritam Singh and Tanishaa Mukerji in a screengrab from the video.
Updated on Jan 08, 2020 02:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

In Rajasthan, ministers unhappy with Gehlot’s decision on mayoral polls

The local self-government department had on Wednesday notified the Rajasthan Municipal (Election) (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2019, under which any citizen can contest the election to the post of chairperson and mayor.
The new rule comes days after the announcement that elections to these posts will be indirect, meaning that elected members of municipalities and corporations will choose their chief.(HT PHOTO)
The new rule comes days after the announcement that elections to these posts will be indirect, meaning that elected members of municipalities and corporations will choose their chief.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 18, 2019 08:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Sachin Saini

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Congress takes heart with 2nd place in Delhi but road to Assembly tough

The Congress pushed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to third position in five of the total seven seats in the national capital while the Bhartiya Janata Party came in first.
In the 2014 parliamentary polls, Congress had ended up third in all the seats, thus declaring them “wiped out” in Delhi.(AFP File Photo)
In the 2014 parliamentary polls, Congress had ended up third in all the seats, thus declaring them “wiped out” in Delhi.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on May 24, 2019 10:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent

NaMo TV goes off air as Lok Sabha elections conclude

A second executive from a different DTH operator said the channel has been off air since May 17 across all DTH platforms - the day campaigning ended for the 17th Lok Sabha elections.
NaMo TV, a channel on the air since March 31 that exclusively featured Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s past speeches and content related to the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) went off the airwaves on May 17(AFP)
NaMo TV, a channel on the air since March 31 that exclusively featured Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s past speeches and content related to the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) went off the airwaves on May 17(AFP)
Updated on May 20, 2019 11:54 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha election 2019: 169 FIRs filed against parties for violations

“A total of 169 FIRs or DD entries have been lodged till date in connection with the violation of the model code of conduct,” the office of the Delhi CEO said in a statement.
The statistics surveillance team of Delhi’s Chief Electoral Office constituted to keep an eye on the expenses of parties, has seized ₹2.82 crore and 1,338.4kg of narcotics and drugs.(Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)
The statistics surveillance team of Delhi’s Chief Electoral Office constituted to keep an eye on the expenses of parties, has seized ₹2.82 crore and 1,338.4kg of narcotics and drugs.(Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)
Published on Apr 20, 2019 06:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Three-cornered fight in drought-hit area of Maharashtra

The seat in the Vidarbha region is witnessing a fight between Sanjay Dhotre, a three-term Member of Parliament from the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress leader Hidayat Patel who lost to Dhotre in 2014, and BR Ambedkar’s grandson Prakash Ambedkar.
Farm crisis and the long-running drought are likely to be key issues in the seat, which is considered to be a BJP stronghold.(HT Photo/Representative Image)
Farm crisis and the long-running drought are likely to be key issues in the seat, which is considered to be a BJP stronghold.(HT Photo/Representative Image)
Published on Apr 19, 2019 01:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Akola | By HT Correspondent

Telangana govt announces farm loan waiver up to Rs 1 lakh

The TRS government will present a full budget after the Centre unveils its own fiscal package after the elections, KCR said.
Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who also holds finance portfolio.unveiled the waiver, which he promised in his election campaign.(PTI File Photo)
Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who also holds finance portfolio.unveiled the waiver, which he promised in his election campaign.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2019 10:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Arvind Kejriwal promises full statehood for Delhi within 2 years if AAP wins all 7 seats

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Earlier this week, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had announced a door-to-door campaign to tell people how the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) had done “injustice” to them on the issue.
Earlier this week, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had announced a door-to-door campaign to tell people how the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) had done “injustice” to them on the issue.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Earlier this week, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had announced a door-to-door campaign to tell people how the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) had done “injustice” to them on the issue.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 22, 2019 09:02 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami

Resurgent Congress eyes Uttar Pradesh comeback

Late Narayan Datt Tiwari was the last Congress chief minister in Uttar Pradesh. He held office until December 1989. The party’s popularity has declined since in successive elections.
The Congress’s return to power in three states, including in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh after 15 years, has buoyed the party’s cadre in Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)
The Congress’s return to power in three states, including in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh after 15 years, has buoyed the party’s cadre in Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 26, 2018 07:26 AM IST
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By Sunita Aron

The BJP cannot fight its battles on the temple alone

The politics of polarisation will be passe sooner rather than later as the poor can’t live on mantras alone.
New Delhi, India - Dec. 9, 2018: Supporters of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) arrive to attend
New Delhi, India - Dec. 9, 2018: Supporters of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) arrive to attend "Dharma Sabha" or a religious congregation organised by the VHP at Ramlila Ground to press their demand for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, December 9, 2018. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 21, 2018 09:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Sunita Aron

Gujarat government waives off Rs 650 crore rural electricity bills

On Tuesday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi renewed his attack on the BJP-led national coalition over the plight of farmers and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of worrying only about wealthy businessmen.
The BJP-led government in Gujarat announced on Tuesday it will waive off electricity bills of connection holders in rural areas to the tune of Rs 650 crore.(PTI)
The BJP-led government in Gujarat announced on Tuesday it will waive off electricity bills of connection holders in rural areas to the tune of Rs 650 crore.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 18, 2018 03:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent

We will transform Delhi’s illegal colonies to look like London and Paris: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi’s chief minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal also alleged the Bhartiya Janata Party, if it comes to power again at Centre, was planning to demolish unauthorised colonies.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has promised to transform the national capital’s unauthorised colonies to look like London and Paris. He said this at an event seeking support for the Aam Aadmi Party in the Lok Sabha polls.(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has promised to transform the national capital’s unauthorised colonies to look like London and Paris. He said this at an event seeking support for the Aam Aadmi Party in the Lok Sabha polls.(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 10:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi

Delhi court upholds BJP MLA’s suspension from Assembly

OP Sharma not only used derogatory remarks but has stood by it and sought to justify the same. The Ethics Committee has recorded that the petitioner in his depositions remained consistently defiant and unrepentant, court said
Sharma not only used unparliamentary language but also made derogatory remarks against a woman legislator, Alka Lamba, during a debate on a public issue(HT File Photo)
Sharma not only used unparliamentary language but also made derogatory remarks against a woman legislator, Alka Lamba, during a debate on a public issue(HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 02, 2018 09:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar likely to resume duty from November: BJP

According to the BJP, Parrikar, 62, is currently recuperating at his private residence at Dona Paula near Panaji since he was shifted there from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi.
File photo of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar in his office in Panaji.(PTI Photo)
File photo of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar in his office in Panaji.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 24, 2018 08:07 PM IST
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Panaji | By Press Trust of India

Can’t take back chocolate from kid immediately: Sumitra Mahajan on SC/ST Act

Lok Sabha speaker and BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan said, while speaking about SC/ST Act, that justice must be done with everybody and this could be achieved only by explaining it to people.
Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan addresses an event in Chandigarh.(Anil Dayal/HT File Photo)
Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan addresses an event in Chandigarh.(Anil Dayal/HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2018 08:27 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Rahul Gandhi criticises BJP over tardy execution of Assam NRC

Rahul Gandhi said the manner in which the NRC exercise has been undertaken by the BJP governments at the Centre and in the state of Assam left much to be desired.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi said the government must move swiftly to resolve this crisis.(HT File Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi said the government must move swiftly to resolve this crisis.(HT File Photo)
Published on Jul 30, 2018 11:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

People have seen through BJP tactics: Akhilesh

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav accused the Bhartiya Janata Party of making false promises and said people had now seen through its tactics and given it a befitting reply in successive by-elections.
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav at a public meeting in Mainpuri.(HT Photo)
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav at a public meeting in Mainpuri.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 11, 2018 12:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Agra

Maratha Kranti Morcha: Call for agitation in Mumbai indicates group split

Alleging that some of them have sold out to the BJP-led state government, a faction of the organisers have declared to start ‘aggressive’ agitation.
Leaders of the Maratha Kranti Morcha, Abasaheb Patil, Manikrao Shinde, and Ramesh Kare Patil at the YB Chavan auditorium on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Leaders of the Maratha Kranti Morcha, Abasaheb Patil, Manikrao Shinde, and Ramesh Kare Patil at the YB Chavan auditorium on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 28, 2018 11:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
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