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A student of St. Margaret School, Derawal Nagar during the online inter school competition titled DSOPHOS

Delhi school events: St. Margaret organises inter-school contest

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 12:36 PM IST
It is true that every child is gifted in a unique way. There are a lot of kids out who have great potential and just need a push to ignite their spark.
Members of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah at Bathindi in Jammu on Saturday(PTI)
Members of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah at Bathindi in Jammu on Saturday(PTI)

Parties under Gupkar alliance to contest jointly in upcoming district development council polls

UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 12:21 AM IST
This would be first such electoral exercise post August 5, 2019, where the National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party — the two mainstream political parties, will be contesting jointly
Mohali municipal corporation elections are slated for October this year.(HT photo)
Mohali municipal corporation elections are slated for October this year.(HT photo)

Three-cornered contest likely for Mohali MC polls

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 10:14 PM IST
As AAP enters the fray, Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal have already begun reaching out to their voter base on social media, apprising them of their achievements
The Supreme Court has set aside consumer panel NCDRC’s verdict directing Star India (P) Ltd and Bharti Airtel Ltd to pay punitive damages of Rs 1 crore(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court has set aside consumer panel NCDRC’s verdict directing Star India (P) Ltd and Bharti Airtel Ltd to pay punitive damages of Rs 1 crore(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Contest during KBC show: SC sets aside NCDRC’s order on unfair trade practice

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2020 08:04 PM IST
During the HSHS contest, viewers of KBC were invited to participate and an objective-­type question with four possible answers was displayed on the screen during each episode.
FKilian Jornet of Spain runs in the Col de Voza during the 16th Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) race.(REUTERS)
FKilian Jornet of Spain runs in the Col de Voza during the 16th Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) race.(REUTERS)

Trail runner beats base jumper in odd contest

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2020 08:17 PM IST
Jornet climbed up the north face while Heimen took an easier route up.
Drawing contest at HVM Convent Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana.(HT)
Drawing contest at HVM Convent Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana.(HT)

Drawing contest at Ludhiana school

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 03:30 PM IST
As many as 23 schools participated in the competition. Mandeep Kaur, head of fine arts department at Government College for Women, and Tajinder Kaur, an artist, were the judges.
Some 13,000 polling booths opened across Tunisia at 8:00 am (0700 GMT) on Sunday, with two dozen candidates vying for a five-year mandate.(REUTERS)
Some 13,000 polling booths opened across Tunisia at 8:00 am (0700 GMT) on Sunday, with two dozen candidates vying for a five-year mandate.(REUTERS)

Tunisia, cradle of Arab Spring, goes to polls in a tight presidential contest

Tunis | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 09:29 PM IST
Key players include media mogul Nabil Karoui, behind bars due to an ongoing money laundering probe, Abdelfattah Mourou, who heads a first-time bid for Islamist-inspired party Ennahdha, and Prime Minister Youssef Chahed.
File image of Jason Roy(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Jason Roy(Action Images via Reuters)

Ashes, England vs Australia: Three key battles which will define the contest

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 11:48 AM IST
World Cup winners England are switching their focus to regaining the Ashes, with Australia desperate to beat their oldest enemy away from home for the first time since 2001.
With the electoral alliance between the Sp-BSP ending in a divorce, the upcoming bypolls to 12 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh are likely to witness a four-cornered contest.(PTI/Representative Image)
With the electoral alliance between the Sp-BSP ending in a divorce, the upcoming bypolls to 12 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh are likely to witness a four-cornered contest.(PTI/Representative Image)

UP bypolls to see a four-cornered contest for 12 assembly seats

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2019 05:02 PM IST
Bypolls will be held in 11 Assembly seats of UP, as sitting MLAs were elected as MPs, and in Hamirpur due to disqualification of BJP MLA Ashok Kumar Singh Chandel following conviction in a murder case.
Ranchi, India - May 6, 2019:Voters in a queue to cast their vote during the Lok Sabha poll at RLSY college polling booth in Ranchi, India, on Monday, May 6, 2019. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Ranchi, India - May 6, 2019:Voters in a queue to cast their vote during the Lok Sabha poll at RLSY college polling booth in Ranchi, India, on Monday, May 6, 2019. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Election Result 2019: UP’s Kushi Nagar sees triangular contest this year

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 11:58 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh, which sends the maximum number of members to Parliament at 80, will go to polls in all the seven phases of the Lok Sabha election 2019. Votes will be counted on May 23.
Gupta came to SP from BJP just before the polls, RK Singh Patel came from SP to BJP some time ago, while Bal Kumar Patel came from SP to Congress.(HT Photo)
Gupta came to SP from BJP just before the polls, RK Singh Patel came from SP to BJP some time ago, while Bal Kumar Patel came from SP to Congress.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019 | Sonia, Rahul, Rajnath: Stage set for high-profile contests

Hindustan Times, Lukhnow | By Pankaj Jaiswal
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 12:23 PM IST
The constituencies which will go to polls on May 6 include Dhaurahra, Sitapur, Mohanlalganj (reserved), Lucknow, Rae Bareli, Amethi, Banda, Fatehpur, Kaushambi (reserved), Barabanki, Faizabad, Bahraich, Kaiserganj and Gonda.
Voters wait in queue in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur during phase 4 of Lok Sabha elections on April 29.(ANI file photo)
Voters wait in queue in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur during phase 4 of Lok Sabha elections on April 29.(ANI file photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Interesting contests in Jaipur Rural, Alwar as north, east Rajasthan vote on May 6

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Rakesh Goswami
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 07:43 AM IST
The May 6 election in Rajasthan will seal the fate of 134 candidates, including 16 women. There are 23 million voters in these parliamentary constituencies, who will cast their vote at more than 23,000 polling stations, including 5,187 centres in the urban areas.
Sonia Gandhi comes out after filing her nomination papers with Rahul Gandhi in Raebareli on April 11.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Sonia Gandhi comes out after filing her nomination papers with Rahul Gandhi in Raebareli on April 11.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: A look at key contests of phase 5

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 05:42 PM IST
The fifth phase of the seven-phase general elections will take place on May 6 to choose 51 members of the Lok Sabha across seven states. A look at some of the key contests
The parliamentary seat had been represented either by Congress or BJP except in 1971 and 1980 when Jharkhand Party’s Niral Enem Horo won the elections.(HT Photo)
The parliamentary seat had been represented either by Congress or BJP except in 1971 and 1980 when Jharkhand Party’s Niral Enem Horo won the elections.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP’s gamble with ex-CM Munda makes Khunti contest riveting

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Bedanti Saran
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2019 03:14 PM IST
A BJP stronghold since 1989, people of the constituency have shown indomitable faith towards the saffron party by electing its candidate Karia Munda for eight terms.
In this challenging scenario, Congress candidates struggle to pick a few seats riding on their own groundwork and Priyanka Gandhi’s charisma.(PTI File Photo)
In this challenging scenario, Congress candidates struggle to pick a few seats riding on their own groundwork and Priyanka Gandhi’s charisma.(PTI File Photo)
Senior journalist Sunil Mathur said caste equation favour the Congress candidate due to the presence of around 2.50 lakh Meena community voters, 1.75 lakh Muslim voters and 3.50 lakh.(HT Photo)
Senior journalist Sunil Mathur said caste equation favour the Congress candidate due to the presence of around 2.50 lakh Meena community voters, 1.75 lakh Muslim voters and 3.50 lakh.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress, BJP in close contest on Kota seat

Hindustan Times, KOTA | By Aabshar H Quazi
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2019 12:35 PM IST
There are around 19 lakh voters in the Kota constituency. The voter turnout in the constituency in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls was around 65.96%.
From Dhanbad seat, BSP district president Meghnath Rawani is himself contesting.(Ht Photo)
From Dhanbad seat, BSP district president Meghnath Rawani is himself contesting.(Ht Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: SP and BSP to contest against each other in Dhanbad

Hindustan Times, DHANBAD | By Subhash Mishra
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2019 02:55 PM IST
Jharkhand state president of SP-cum-Dhanbad candidate Meraj Khan said since party is contesting on lone Dhanbad LS seat, top leaders including national president would come and campaign for him.
Gurbhajan Gill, a Punjabi writer from Gurdaspur district, wrote in his post on social media that by fielding an outsider, the BJP has cheated the people of the segment.(HT Photo)
Gurbhajan Gill, a Punjabi writer from Gurdaspur district, wrote in his post on social media that by fielding an outsider, the BJP has cheated the people of the segment.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In a first of late, only outsiders in direct contest in Gurdaspur

Hindustan Times, GURDASPUR | By Surjit Singh
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 10:36 AM IST
Congress’ Sukhbuns Kaur Bhinder won from the seat five times from 1980 to 1997.
It is official, there will be no alliance between the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections as withdrawal of candidature in Delhi ended on Friday.(ANI)
It is official, there will be no alliance between the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections as withdrawal of candidature in Delhi ended on Friday.(ANI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: It’s a 3-way contest as AAP, Congress fail to unite

New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami and Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 10:36 AM IST
Looking back at the months that went in negotiations, AAP senior leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said “the process was not easy”.
Candidates choose family members, friends or party workers as their substitutes.
Candidates choose family members, friends or party workers as their substitutes.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Candidates who file nominations but don’t have to contest

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 09:08 AM IST
A substitute or a covering candidate is fielded by every major political party as a backup in case the candidature of the main nominee is rejected after scrutiny by the election officers or if the candidate dies.
One of the most keenly contested battles this parliamentary elections in Delhi will be fought in the North East constituency.(PTI)
One of the most keenly contested battles this parliamentary elections in Delhi will be fought in the North East constituency.(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: A keen contest on cards in North East Delhi

New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2019 04:29 AM IST
Residents of North East Delhi, which comprises some of the most densely populated and deprived parts of the city, are excited about a close contest between the three candidates.
(PTI)
(PTI)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Riding on family legacy, Congress’ Bhavya spices up contest

Hindustan Times, Hisar | By Bhaskar Mukherjee
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 10:50 AM IST
Political experts say the entry of Bhavya has made the contest interesting as he most-likely will attract non-Jat voters since both his rivals are Jats.
However, after the announcement of Matondkar’s candidature in March, some voters seemed to have found a strong alternative.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
However, after the announcement of Matondkar’s candidature in March, some voters seemed to have found a strong alternative.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

2019 Lok Sabha elections: An actor’s debut vs a veteran’s encore: Who’ll steal the show?

By Ankita Bhatkhande
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 06:29 AM IST
The constituency that consists of Dahisar, Borivli, Kandivli and parts of Malad has a range of issues such as housing and basic amenities for slum dwellers, redevelopment and infrastructure growth for the urban middle class.
BJP’s KC Patel is the sitting MP from Valsad Lok Sabha constituency.
BJP’s KC Patel is the sitting MP from Valsad Lok Sabha constituency.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Valsad likely to see tough contest between BJP and Congress

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 11:10 AM IST
Valsad Lok Sabha seat has shuffled between the Congress and the BJP since delimitation. The sitting BJP MP is in the fray expecting re-election in 2019 polls.
Lok Sabha elections 2019: AAP to contest in 3 seats in Haryana, ally JJP in seven(REUTERS)
Lok Sabha elections 2019: AAP to contest in 3 seats in Haryana, ally JJP in seven(REUTERS)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: AAP to contest in 3 seats in Haryana, ally JJP in seven

New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2019 10:28 AM IST
The candidates are yet to be shortlisted. The parties said a committee has been set up to decide who will contest from which constituency, JJP leader Dushyant Chautala said at a press briefing in Delhi’s Constitution Club.
Noida: People show their finger marked with indelible ink, after casting their vote during the first phase of general elections, at a polling station in Noida, Thursday, April 11, 2019. (PTI Photo / Manvender Vashist)(PTI4_11_2019_000121B)(PTI)
Noida: People show their finger marked with indelible ink, after casting their vote during the first phase of general elections, at a polling station in Noida, Thursday, April 11, 2019. (PTI Photo / Manvender Vashist)(PTI4_11_2019_000121B)(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: It’s a three-way contest in Rajasthan’s Alwar constituency

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2019 06:26 PM IST
Rajasthan goes to polls in two phases on April 29 and May 6. The votes will be counted on May 23.
New Delhi, India - March 27, 2019: Election Commission officials give a demonstration of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines that will be used in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, at Daryaganj, in Delhi, India, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - March 27, 2019: Election Commission officials give a demonstration of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines that will be used in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, at Daryaganj, in Delhi, India, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Multi-cornered contest in Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 10:01 AM IST
Tamil Nadu’s 39 parliamentary seats will go to polls in a single phase on April 18.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with party General Secretary and Uttar Pradesh-east in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other leaders wave at party supporters during a roadshow ahead of his nomination filing, in Wayanad, April 4(PTI)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with party General Secretary and Uttar Pradesh-east in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other leaders wave at party supporters during a roadshow ahead of his nomination filing, in Wayanad, April 4(PTI)

Rahul in Wayanad may contribute to the Left’s fall

Hindustan Times | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 10:00 AM IST
Kerala was one state where the Left hoped to do well, since its appeal elsewhere in the country has shrunk
Ranchi, Jharkhand, INDIA – April 17: (FILE PHOTO) Rural first time voters happily showing their voting mark after casting their votes for 2nd phase election of Lok Sabha poll for Ranchi constituency at a polling booth at Rampur in Ranchi on Thursday April 17, 2014-(Photo-Parwaz Khan-Hindustan Times) PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE
Ranchi, Jharkhand, INDIA – April 17: (FILE PHOTO) Rural first time voters happily showing their voting mark after casting their votes for 2nd phase election of Lok Sabha poll for Ranchi constituency at a polling booth at Rampur in Ranchi on Thursday April 17, 2014-(Photo-Parwaz Khan-Hindustan Times) PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: UP’s Amroha will see a contest between BJP, opposition alliance

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 10:12 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh will go to polls in all the seven phases starting April 11. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.
The Congress increased its seats from 58 to 114 with an increase in vote share which was almost equal to the decline in the BJP’s vote share.(PTI FILE)
The Congress increased its seats from 58 to 114 with an increase in vote share which was almost equal to the decline in the BJP’s vote share.(PTI FILE)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Poll history suggests Madhya Pradesh could be a close contest

New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore and Abhishek Jha
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2019 07:30 AM IST
The Congress increased its seats from 58 to 114 with an increase in vote share which was almost equal to the decline in the BJP’s vote share.
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