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A polling official checks the control unit of an electronic voting machine at a dispatch center before proceeding to his allotted station.(AP)

Bihar rural local body polls to be held in April-May: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 04:52 PM IST
Bihar has 8,378 gram panchayats, 534 panchayat samitis and 38 district boards in the state. There are 258,000 posts with 114,667 ward members each.
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A security official keeps a vigil as people stand in queues to cast their votes at a polling station during the Bihar assembly elections at Mahua in Vaishali district.(PTI FILE)
A security official keeps a vigil as people stand in queues to cast their votes at a polling station during the Bihar assembly elections at Mahua in Vaishali district.(PTI FILE)

Petition in SC alleges lack of publicity of Bihar poll candidates’ criminal past

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 12:51 PM IST
The petition has accused political parties of not complying with a top court direction to give publicity of criminal antecedents of candidates in widely circulated newspapers, social media platforms, and their respective websites.
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Voters in a queue during the third and final phase of the assembly elections in Saharsa, Bihar, on November 07, 2020.(HT photo)
Voters in a queue during the third and final phase of the assembly elections in Saharsa, Bihar, on November 07, 2020.(HT photo)

Three-layer security in Bihar for counting day

PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2020 12:23 PM IST
The security of EVMs has been intensified after opposition parties expressed concern about their safety in the keenly fought elections for the 243-member Bihar legislative assembly
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Security personnel on election duty carry voting-related material along with EVMs ahead of the first phase of polling on October 27. In a clash in Gopalganj district ahead of the second phase on November 3, two separate first information reports have been registered at the Kuchaykot police station.(Parwaz Khan/HT Photo)
Security personnel on election duty carry voting-related material along with EVMs ahead of the first phase of polling on October 27. In a clash in Gopalganj district ahead of the second phase on November 3, two separate first information reports have been registered at the Kuchaykot police station.(Parwaz Khan/HT Photo)

JD(U), Cong workers clash in Bihar, 2 FIRs lodged

PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 03:59 PM IST
The district administration deployed additional security forces to maintain law and order.
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The police are probing the incident, which took place a week after the Janata Dal (Rashtrawadi)’s candidate from the Sheohar assembly seat was shot dead during a campaign trail.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The police are probing the incident, which took place a week after the Janata Dal (Rashtrawadi)’s candidate from the Sheohar assembly seat was shot dead during a campaign trail.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

RLSP candidate attacked in Bihar, escapes

By Aditya Nath Jha
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 10:23 AM IST
Ramesh Kushwaha, who is contesting from Dhamdaha seat, said two people opened fire in his office on Saturday night
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Ameesha Patel said that she felt unsafe on the Bihar campaign trail.
Ameesha Patel said that she felt unsafe on the Bihar campaign trail.

Ameesha Patel says she feared for her life on Bihar campaign trail: ‘I could have been raped and killed’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 08:38 AM IST
Ameesha Patel, who was campaigning for LJP candidate Prakash Chandra, has said that she feared for her life in Bihar. Her allegations have been denied by the candidate.
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The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) constituted to review the Data Protection Bill on Wednesday came down heavily upon representatives from Twitter for showing Leh as part of China(PTI)
The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) constituted to review the Data Protection Bill on Wednesday came down heavily upon representatives from Twitter for showing Leh as part of China(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Parliament panel slams Twitter on Leh map fiasco and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 09:18 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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A supporter is seen holding the RJD’s flag ahead of the Bihar assembly elections outside of the party’s office in Patna in this file photo.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
A supporter is seen holding the RJD’s flag ahead of the Bihar assembly elections outside of the party’s office in Patna in this file photo.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

Bihar Election 2020: In Belhar assembly constituency, it’s JD(U) vs RJD

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 03:49 PM IST
Ramdeo Yadav is the sitting member of Legislative Assembly and Manoj Yadav is a member of Legislative Council of the JD(U) and will be contesting the Bihar assembly elections from Belhar.
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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar(ANI)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar(ANI)

CM Nitish, RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav trade barbs over jobs pledge

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 08:30 AM IST
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar attacked Yadav’s poll promise of one million jobs if voted to power and asked him how he would meet the huge salary obligations.
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressing an election meeting in Tarari in Bhojpur district, Bihar.(HT file photo)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressing an election meeting in Tarari in Bhojpur district, Bihar.(HT file photo)

Bihar 2020: A crucial contest for BJP, JD (U) and RJD

By Roshan Kishore | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 08:34 AM IST
Bihar is the only state with a National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government led by a non-BJP chief minister.
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To be sure, Bihar has had 50% reservation in local bodies for women since 2006; in the state legislature, women continue make up for less than 20% of the total strength.(Bloomberg)
To be sure, Bihar has had 50% reservation in local bodies for women since 2006; in the state legislature, women continue make up for less than 20% of the total strength.(Bloomberg)

Women voters outnumber men, but fewer fielded

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 08:48 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has named only 13 women candidates in the list of 108 it has announced so far for the elections it is fighting in an alliance with chief minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United), or JD (U).
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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav accused the Nitish Kumar-led government in the state of ignoring the rapidly rising coronavirus cases(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav accused the Nitish Kumar-led government in the state of ignoring the rapidly rising coronavirus cases(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Bihar govt not bothered about Covid-19, only polls, says Tejashwi Yadav

By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Patna
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 02:42 PM IST
Bihar has 12,125 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 8,997 patients have recovered, while 97 have lost their lives.
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Patna: Political strategist Prashant Kishor addresses a press conference, in Patna, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI2_18_2020_000043A)(PTI)
Patna: Political strategist Prashant Kishor addresses a press conference, in Patna, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI2_18_2020_000043A)(PTI)

‘More than 6,000 Covid-19 cases, but Bihar discussing elections’: Prashant Kishor’s jibe at Nitish Kumar

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 02:37 PM IST
Nitish Kumar is seeking seventh term as Bihar chief minister since 2005. The elections are due in the state later this year.
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Migrants returning from Rajasthan leave after arriving on a Shramik Special at Patna Junction in Patna, Bihar on Tuesday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Migrants returning from Rajasthan leave after arriving on a Shramik Special at Patna Junction in Patna, Bihar on Tuesday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

‘Govt’s focus is on giving services to those in need’, says BJP’s Bhupender Yadav

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 07:44 AM IST
Bhupender Yadav, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in-charge for the state Bihar says if unlocking proceeds smoothly, then elections in Bihar will also be conducted with digital technology and social media play a crucial role.
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The commission is also yet to decide on dates for the by-polls to 24 assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh.(PTI)
The commission is also yet to decide on dates for the by-polls to 24 assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh.(PTI)

Election Commission begins preparations for Bihar elections

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 04:37 PM IST
On Tuesday, Bihar’s chief electoral officer HR Srinivas met district officials to assess the state’s preparations for the elections amid the pandemic.
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Won’t question Nitish Kumar’s decision, says Prashant Kishor on expulsion from JD(U)

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 02:45 PM IST
Prashant Kishor was expelled from the JD(U) by party boss Nitish Kumar last month for his stand against the citizenship law.
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