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Addressing presiding officers of legislatures from across India by video link, Modi also suggested a common voters list for all elections to prevent a waste of resources.(File Photo)

PM again pitches ‘one nation, one election’ system

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 06:07 AM IST
The One Nation, One Election idea was first pitched by Modi in 2015. It is also on the agenda of his Bharatiya Janata Party.
It is the third election for the current legislative assembly after political reform introduced in 2010.(AP)
It is the third election for the current legislative assembly after political reform introduced in 2010.(AP)

Imran Khan’s party wins 8 seats in Gilgit-Baltistan polls; Opposition says election ‘stolen’

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 10:12 PM IST
Elections were held on 23 seats of the third legislative assembly on Sunday amidst tight security due to the threat of militancy. Polling on one seat was postponed after the death of one of the contestants.
The Srinagar district administration has ordered that no elections would be allowed till the Bar association clarifies its stand on whether it considers Kashmir a dispute or an integral part of India and also provides details of its registration.(Representational photo)
The Srinagar district administration has ordered that no elections would be allowed till the Bar association clarifies its stand on whether it considers Kashmir a dispute or an integral part of India and also provides details of its registration.(Representational photo)

Asked to clarify stand on Kashmir, J&K High Court Bar Association cancels election, forms ad hoc body

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 11:56 AM IST
The bar association deferred the voting scheduled on Tuesday after Srinagar district magistrate Shahid Choudhary asked it to explain its position for advocating the “peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute”.
Manipur assembly speaker Y Khemchand Singh (right) administering oath to MLA M Rameshwar (left) in state legislative assembly in Imphal on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
Manipur assembly speaker Y Khemchand Singh (right) administering oath to MLA M Rameshwar (left) in state legislative assembly in Imphal on Monday.(HT PHOTO)

BJP member sworn in as MLA in Manipur after HC rejects Cong member’s election

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By Sobhapati Samom
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 05:02 PM IST
Mayanglangbam Rameshwar took oath after he was named as the elected member of Kakching Assembly Constituency.
Kanye West makes a point as he holds his first rally in support of his presidential bid in North Charleston.(REUTERS)
Kanye West makes a point as he holds his first rally in support of his presidential bid in North Charleston.(REUTERS)

Kanye West concedes 2020 presidential bid, but eyes 2024 elections

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 06:49 PM IST
Kanye West somehow managed to rake in 57,000 votes during the current presidential elections in United States. Conceding defeat, Kanye set his eyes on 2024’s elections.
Election officials leave for their respective polling stations after collecting Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in Jaipur.(PTI)
Election officials leave for their respective polling stations after collecting Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in Jaipur.(PTI)

Counting underway for Jaipur municipal election 2020

Jaipur | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 12:28 PM IST
A total of 2,238 candidates are in the fray for the 560 wards of the six newly-formed municipal corporations.
Locally made illegal guns, or ‘desi kattas’. (HT photo)
Locally made illegal guns, or ‘desi kattas’. (HT photo)

MP: Bhind cops stamp bullets with QR code to curb gun violence

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 11:12 AM IST
The winding ravines of Chambal were once a den of trigger-happy dacoits like Malkhan Singh and Paan Singh Tomar, who unleashed a reign of terror in the region. Slain “Bandit Queen” Phoolan Devi had found refuge in these ravines before she became a Member of Parliament (MP).
US President Donald Trump(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump(REUTERS)

New documents reveal Russians interfered in 2016 election for Democrats: Donald Trump

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2020 11:31 AM IST
The alleged Russian interference in US elections in 2016 was one of the major topics for the Opposition Democrats in the first three years of Trump’s presidency and also became the basis of the failed impeachment proceedings against him.
Chief minister Nitish Kumar with governor Phagu Chauhan at Raj Bhawan in Patna on Saturday.(HT)
Chief minister Nitish Kumar with governor Phagu Chauhan at Raj Bhawan in Patna on Saturday.(HT)

Ahead of elections, Bihar gets six V-Cs, seven P-VCs

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2020 08:31 AM IST
Governor Phagu Chauhan and CM Nitish Kumar consulted over the panel of names submitted by the search committee.
The US Food and Drug Administration can greenlight medical products during public health emergencies by issuing an emergency use authorization (EUA) before all the data are in to complete a formal review.(Bloomberg)
The US Food and Drug Administration can greenlight medical products during public health emergencies by issuing an emergency use authorization (EUA) before all the data are in to complete a formal review.(Bloomberg)

Could US regulators authorise a Covid-19 vaccine before the election?

New York/Chicago | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2020 08:17 AM IST
A Covid-19 vaccine as early as October could become a reality if drugmakers deliver on optimistic timelines for completing large, late-stage clinical trials and regulators allow for its use prior to a full review and approval.
All voters will be given gloves to sign voter register and press EVM button to cast vote(PTI)
All voters will be given gloves to sign voter register and press EVM button to cast vote(PTI)

EC issues guidelines for conduct of general elections during Covid-19: Full details

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2020 06:50 AM IST
Door-to-door campaigns with only five people and gloves for voters before they press the button at electronic voting machines are some of the guidelines for holding elections amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Former Congress leader is seen in this photo. Jha,who was suspended for anti-party activities and breach of discipline in July, made the claim in a tweet.(Twitter/Sanjay Jha)
Former Congress leader is seen in this photo. Jha,who was suspended for anti-party activities and breach of discipline in July, made the claim in a tweet.(Twitter/Sanjay Jha)

100 Congress leaders wrote to Sonia Gandhi seeking leadership change, claims ex-leader Sanjay Jha

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 02:47 PM IST
The expelled leader made his claim about the rumblings in the Congress party on Twitter.
Bhupendrasinh Chudasama currently holds charge of the education, law and justice, legislative and parliamentary affairs, and some other departments in the Vijay Rupani government.(Bhupendrasinh Chudadama/Twitter)
Bhupendrasinh Chudasama currently holds charge of the education, law and justice, legislative and parliamentary affairs, and some other departments in the Vijay Rupani government.(Bhupendrasinh Chudadama/Twitter)

Gujarat HC declares BJP minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama’s election as void

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 03:29 PM IST
Justice Paresh Upadhyay cancelled Chudasama’s election in an order passed on an petition filed by Congress candidate Ashwin Rathod, challenging the BJP leader’s victory from Dholka constituency by a margin of 327 votes in the 2017 Gujarat Assembly polls.
All voters were required to wear protective masks, clean their hands with sanitiser and don plastic gloves, and undergo temperature checks on arrival at the polling station.(Bloomberg file photo)
All voters were required to wear protective masks, clean their hands with sanitiser and don plastic gloves, and undergo temperature checks on arrival at the polling station.(Bloomberg file photo)

South Korea’s ruling party wins general elections amid Covid-19 pandemic

Seoul | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 05:33 AM IST
South Korea was among the first countries to hold a national election during the pandemic, with citizens still being asked to maintain social distancing after enduring one of the worst early outbreaks of the virus.
The election is set to decide control of parliament and shape President Moon Jae-in’s ability to push through his agenda in the final two years of his administration(Bloomberg)
The election is set to decide control of parliament and shape President Moon Jae-in’s ability to push through his agenda in the final two years of his administration(Bloomberg)

South Korea holds parliamentary election under strict safety measures amid pandemic

Seoul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 03:23 PM IST
All voters must use hand sanitizer and plastic gloves when casting ballots and maintain 1 metre (40 inches) distance between each other.
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Punjab’s chief election office gets ‘Best state for accessible elections’ award

Hindustann Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 10:03 PM IST
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu releasing the souvenir at the first annual conference on 'Indian Democracy at Work', organised by the Foundation for Democratic Reforms, Bharat Institute of Public Policy and the University of Hyderabad, at Indian School of Business, in Hyderabad, on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu releasing the souvenir at the first annual conference on 'Indian Democracy at Work', organised by the Foundation for Democratic Reforms, Bharat Institute of Public Policy and the University of Hyderabad, at Indian School of Business, in Hyderabad, on Thursday.(ANI Photo)

Law needed to check reckless promises of political parties, says Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 08:11 PM IST
Naidu slammed “unsustainable” populist promises and argued that a law is required to check such measures as it harms the poor and the middle class.
US President Donald Trump on Friday congratulated UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump on Friday congratulated UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson(REUTERS)

Donald Trump congratulates UK’s Boris Johnson on ‘great’ election win

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2019 11:59 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Friday congratulated UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his election victory, saying their two countries were now free to strike a “massive” new trade deal.
Thanks to the unprecedented urban unrest in Hong Kong in the past six months, the present elections immediately became a contest between the Beijing-backed government and the protest movement. The latter won all but one of the 18 district councils and about 60% of the popular vote(REUTERS)
Thanks to the unprecedented urban unrest in Hong Kong in the past six months, the present elections immediately became a contest between the Beijing-backed government and the protest movement. The latter won all but one of the 18 district councils and about 60% of the popular vote(REUTERS)

What China must learn from the recent elections

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 08:46 PM IST
Hong Kong’s dissent is evident. Xi Jinping must now choose a path of conciliation
Polling is underway in all 49 municipal bodies across Rajasthan.(File Photo)
Polling is underway in all 49 municipal bodies across Rajasthan.(File Photo)

Urban local bodies polls underway in Rajasthan

Jaipur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 11:24 AM IST
According to that state election department, the polling started at 7 AM and will continue till 5 pm. The election has been peaceful so far, an official of the department said.
Four Indian Americans, including a Muslim woman and a former White House technology policy advisor, have won state and local elections held in the United States on Tuesday.(REUTERS)
Four Indian Americans, including a Muslim woman and a former White House technology policy advisor, have won state and local elections held in the United States on Tuesday.(REUTERS)

4 Indian-Americans win state, local elections in US

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 06:23 PM IST
Indian-American Ghazala Hashmi, a former community college professor, created history by becoming the first Muslim woman to be elected to the Virginia State Senate, while Suhas Subramanyam, who served as the White House technology policy adviser to former president Barack Obama, has been elected to the Virginia State House of Representative.
Election duty staff ink marks a voter's finger at a poling booth in Bangalore during the Karnataka Assembly Election. (UNI Photo)
Election duty staff ink marks a voter's finger at a poling booth in Bangalore during the Karnataka Assembly Election. (UNI Photo)

Doorstep voting facility for senior citizens, disabled this election in Jharkhand

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2019 10:58 PM IST
Jharkhand’s chief electoral officer (CEO), Vinay Kumar Choubey, said the Election Commission of India (ECI) has made provision for voting through postal ballot for senior citizens above the age of 80 years and persons with disability (PWD).
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Will meet Centre to press for SGPC general elections: Taksalis

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 11:26 PM IST
Sekhwan hailed Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh’s statement where he said that if the entire Sikh community stood by it, the takht could play the role it played during the 18th century

PU student council president has attended only 1 class since elections

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Dar Ovais, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 01:04 AM IST
Says students expect him to fulfil the promises made to them and if that means he won’t be able to sit for the exams, so be it
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Andrew Scheer take part in the Federal leaders French language debate in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.(Reuters photo)
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Andrew Scheer take part in the Federal leaders French language debate in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.(Reuters photo)

Canada votes in election that could see Justin Trudeau lose power

Toronto | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 12:56 AM IST
Polls indicate Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party could lose to the rival Conservatives, or perhaps win but still fail to get a majority of seats in Parliament and have to rely on an opposition party to remain in power.
The cabinet today took a decision for indirect election of mayor and chairperson. Ward councilors will now elect them, said Rajasthan Minister, Shanti Kumar Dhariwal.
The cabinet today took a decision for indirect election of mayor and chairperson. Ward councilors will now elect them, said Rajasthan Minister, Shanti Kumar Dhariwal.

Rajasthan cabinet decides to conduct indirect election for civic body heads

Jaipur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 03:54 PM IST
First direct elections of mayor and chairperson were conducted in the state in 2009.
Democrats are investigating Donald Trump for possible impeachment over his alleged bid to pressure Ukraine into digging up dirt on election rival Joe Biden, who currently sits near the top of the Democratic pack.(REUTERS Photo)
Democrats are investigating Donald Trump for possible impeachment over his alleged bid to pressure Ukraine into digging up dirt on election rival Joe Biden, who currently sits near the top of the Democratic pack.(REUTERS Photo)

Donald Trump promises 2020 election ‘backlash’ against impeachment

Minneapolis | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 11:11 AM IST
Democrats are investigating Donald Trump for possible impeachment over his alleged bid to pressure Ukraine into digging up dirt on election rival Joe Biden, who currently sits near the top of the Democratic pack.
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New chief’s election: BJP’s core committee meets in Himachal’s Bilaspur

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 10:57 PM IST
The process of BJP organisational polls in the state began on September 11 and will conclude on Dec 15 with the election of new state president
Since Bal Thackeray founded Shiv Sena in 1966, neither him nor any members of his immediate family contested elections.(HT image)
Since Bal Thackeray founded Shiv Sena in 1966, neither him nor any members of his immediate family contested elections.(HT image)

Why Aaditya Thackeray is deviating from the Thackeray family tradition not to contest the elections

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shailesh Gaikwad
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 12:50 PM IST
Since Bal Thackeray founded Shiv Sena in 1966, neither him nor any members of his immediate family contested elections.
The vote marks the culmination of a bloody election campaign that is seen as a two-horse race between President Ashraf Ghani and his bitter rival Abdullah Abdullah, the country’s chief executive.(AP Photo)
The vote marks the culmination of a bloody election campaign that is seen as a two-horse race between President Ashraf Ghani and his bitter rival Abdullah Abdullah, the country’s chief executive.(AP Photo)

Blasts across Afghanistan as insurgents try to disrupt presidential election

Kabul | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 07:20 PM IST
The Taliban, who unleashed a string of bombings during the two-month campaign, in recent days issued repeated warnings they intend to attack polling centres.
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