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Australia tables budget ahead of May 2022 election, polls likely from May 7

  • Elections in Australia are typically called five weeks in advance. The elections are held every three years and last one took place in 2019.
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison(REUTERS/File)
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison(REUTERS/File)
Published on Nov 29, 2021 01:13 PM IST
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What the Bihar campaign shows

It threw up new issues, new social equations and new political leaders in the state
The campaign has also opened up the question of generational transition in heartland politics(Santosh Kumar/HT)
The campaign has also opened up the question of generational transition in heartland politics(Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Nov 05, 2020 07:25 PM IST
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MP High Court frowns upon large political rallies amid Covid-19 pandemic

The High Court observed that right to health and life of a common man is comparatively more exalted, sacred and precious compared to the right to canvassing and campaigning for a candidate.
Hundreds of people have been gathering for rallies addressed by Madhya Pradesh leaders in the run up to assembly bypoll(PTI)
Hundreds of people have been gathering for rallies addressed by Madhya Pradesh leaders in the run up to assembly bypoll(PTI)
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 06:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Gwalior | ByRanjan and Mahesh Shivhare

Candidate in Gaya booked for riding a buffalo for election campaign

Mohammad Parvez Masoori said he wanted to show a mirror to politicians as Gaya is one of the dirtiest cities in Bihar.
Mohammad Parvez Mansoori, a candidate of Rashtriya Ulema Council party from Gaya Town on Monday rode a buffalo for campaigning in his area.(HT PHOTO)
Mohammad Parvez Mansoori, a candidate of Rashtriya Ulema Council party from Gaya Town on Monday rode a buffalo for campaigning in his area.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 19, 2020 01:58 PM IST
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As BJP underlines support, Nitish Kumar launches scathing attack on oppn

This is the first time since campaigning began for the Bihar assembly election when Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Modi held a joint campaign for JD(U) and BJP candidates in Buxar and Bhojpur.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses an election meeting at Dumraon in Buxar on Sunday.(PTI)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses an election meeting at Dumraon in Buxar on Sunday.(PTI)
Published on Oct 18, 2020 05:17 PM IST
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Nepal police seize 23-kg gold from house of BJP’s Raxaul candidate’s brother

BJP’s Rauxal candidate Pramod Sinha alleged that the seizure of gold from his brother’s flat was part of a political vendetta against him but the opposition said there could be a strong possibility gold being smuggled to fund election campaigns in the state.
The Nepal Police seized 23 kg of gold biscuits from an empty flat that a Customs clearing agent in Bihar’s Raxaul had rented in Birgunj.(Representative image/REUTERS)
The Nepal Police seized 23 kg of gold biscuits from an empty flat that a Customs clearing agent in Bihar’s Raxaul had rented in Birgunj.(Representative image/REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 18, 2020 02:42 PM IST
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Farmers remind govt of promise to double their income, hold lalkar rallies in 5 Punjab districts

Symbolic now, but farmer cadre asked to prepare for September 16 action, when rail or other places could be blocked, said Jagmohan Singh, general secretary of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Dakaunda)
Farmers at the lalkar rally at Barnala’s grain market on Monday.
Farmers at the lalkar rally at Barnala’s grain market on Monday.
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 05:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Barnala | ByHT Correspondent, Barnala

Donald Trump plans poll rally as anti-racism protesters topple statues of Columbus

Protests raged across the country in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing. Statues of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus were beheaded and vandalised as calls to remove sculptures commemorating colonisers and slavers swept the US.
People stand around the fallen Christopher Columbus statue at the Minnesota state Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday(AP Photo)
People stand around the fallen Christopher Columbus statue at the Minnesota state Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday(AP Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 03:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington/ New York | ByHT Correspondent and Agencies

From Education minister to Kejriwal’s deputy, Manish Sisodia dons multiple hats

After the swearing-in ceremony, the AAP leader took to Twitter to thank those who contributed funds for his election campaign.
Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia signs documents after he was sworn-in as the minister in the Delhi cabinet, at Ramlila Maidan, in New Delhi, India(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia signs documents after he was sworn-in as the minister in the Delhi cabinet, at Ramlila Maidan, in New Delhi, India(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 16, 2020 08:44 PM IST
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The Democratic quest to find a challenger to Trump | HT editorial

The Left is behind Sanders, while Buttigieg is the centrist favourite
The results of the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary have consolidated Bernie Sanders as the front-runner for the left-wing of the party(REUTERS)
The results of the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary have consolidated Bernie Sanders as the front-runner for the left-wing of the party(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 12, 2020 07:06 PM IST
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Delhi polls: CM, ministers campaign in Capital, secretariat wears deserted look

Assembly elections in New Delhi are high stake electoral battle for three main political parties— the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). With the BJP putting its might to win the Delhi assembly elections, Himachal Pradesh secretariat on Tuesday wore a deserted look as most ministers along with chief minister Jai Ram Thakur have left for the national capital to boost the party’s election campaign.
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Published on Jan 28, 2020 11:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | By, Shimla

Will make Delhi roads like that of London, Tokyo if re-elected: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Elections 2020: Speaking at his fifth town-hall meeting, anchored by ABP news channel, Kejriwal said his focus is to beautify Delhi and 40 roads are being redesigned in the city.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said if re-elected he will make roads in Delhi like that of London and Tokyo in the next five years.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said if re-elected he will make roads in Delhi like that of London and Tokyo in the next five years.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 04, 2020 07:27 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Jharkhand will be a test of the non-BJP alliance

Soren, the new chief minister, must deliver stable and effective governance
Hemant Soren’s first challenge will to be keep the coalition together, and manage the allies’ demands. The non-BJP parties are consolidating in order to challenge the BJP, but this has had mixed results(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Hemant Soren’s first challenge will to be keep the coalition together, and manage the allies’ demands. The non-BJP parties are consolidating in order to challenge the BJP, but this has had mixed results(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Dec 29, 2019 07:56 PM IST
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New Brexit bill on agenda as Boris seeks to reshape party

The mini-reshuffle is expected to fill vacant posts, retaining most of the team in the last government, including the three Indian-origin ministers: Priti Patel (home secretary), Alok Sharma (international development secretary) and Rishi Sunak (chief secretary, Treasury).
Brexit is the immediate focus of UK parliament’s agenda before Christmas, with the Queen’s speech (equivalent to the President’s address to India’s parliament) due on Thursday.(AP PHOTO.)
Brexit is the immediate focus of UK parliament’s agenda before Christmas, with the Queen’s speech (equivalent to the President’s address to India’s parliament) due on Thursday.(AP PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 16, 2019 07:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By

How the UK election resembles India’s poll | Opinion

The Indian election campaign was so dependent on Modi’s charisma that the joke going around was that senior party functionaries had achieved a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-free India, instead of a Congress-free India, because the saffron party’s name was never heard during the campaign.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives for the Conservative party's manifesto launch at Telford, Britain, November 24, 2019(REUTERS)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives for the Conservative party's manifesto launch at Telford, Britain, November 24, 2019(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 07, 2019 08:12 PM IST
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ByMark Tully

Lucky is the country without a glorious history, writes Ramachandra Guha

What was notable about my trip to Canada was how little past achievements were invoked in the election campaign. No leader talked of Making Canada Great Again. Whosoever is the next PM is not going to promise to undo 800 years of slavery. Nor is he going to invoke World Wars I and II
The incumbent prime minister, a Liberal, was being accused of hypocrisy because of an act of casual racism he had once committed(REUTERS)
The incumbent prime minister, a Liberal, was being accused of hypocrisy because of an act of casual racism he had once committed(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 19, 2019 08:45 PM IST
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Maharashtra elections 2019| Mumbai residents urge candidates to save city’s wetlands

The residents’ forum has submitted their demand to the respective parties. The forum members have will speak about the issues to party workers, who come for election campaigns.
The residents’ forum has submitted their demand to the respective parties. The forum members have will speak about the issues to party workers, who come for election campaigns.(HT image)
The residents’ forum has submitted their demand to the respective parties. The forum members have will speak about the issues to party workers, who come for election campaigns.(HT image)
Updated on Oct 06, 2019 03:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Navi Mumbai | By

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

Since Bal Thackeray founded Shiv Sena in 1966, neither him nor any members of his immediate family contested elections.
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)
Updated on Oct 03, 2019 12:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

The impeachment push against Trump

He will survive, but Democrats want to challenge his image of invincibility
Trump’s support is weakening as the election approaches as the US economy starts to show signs of a slowdown and the number of US voters identifying themselves as independents is surging(REUTERS)
Trump’s support is weakening as the election approaches as the US economy starts to show signs of a slowdown and the number of US voters identifying themselves as independents is surging(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 29, 2019 08:09 PM IST
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Blasts across Afghanistan as insurgents try to disrupt presidential election

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.
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)
Updated on Sep 29, 2019 07:20 PM IST
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Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul to campaign in Haryana assembly polls

The Congress party will also form district-level campaign committees to coordinate ground level work, and the focus would be to take up local issues that affect the masses in the run-up to the October 21 assembly elections in Haryana.
Congress’ interim president Sonia Gandhi and MP Rahul Gandhi will campaign for the party in Haryana assembly elections.(ANI File)
Congress’ interim president Sonia Gandhi and MP Rahul Gandhi will campaign for the party in Haryana assembly elections.(ANI File)
Updated on Sep 27, 2019 08:20 AM IST
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Congress to use MV Act fines as key poll plank

Newly appointed Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee chief Kumari Selja said the MV Act will definitely be one of the issues, not the only one, the party will raise in the campaign.
The Motor Vehicles Act 2019 is set to play a role in the upcoming electoral battle in three states.(HT Photo)
The Motor Vehicles Act 2019 is set to play a role in the upcoming electoral battle in three states.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 05:26 AM IST
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New Delhi | BySunetra Choudhury

‘Haryana needs Manohar Lal Khattar’: PM Modi launches BJP’s poll campaign

Prime Minister Narendra Modi backed Manohar Lal Khattar to return to power as Haryana Chief Minister as he launched the BJP’s election campaign in the state .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an election rally in Rohtak on Sunday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an election rally in Rohtak on Sunday.(ANI)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 03:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

JNUSU elections 2019: Unique campaign modes this poll season

On the penultimate day of the election campaign, several candidates were seen using various modes of campaigning. Polling for the students’ union elections will be held on September 6.
JNUSU polls 2019(sourced)
JNUSU polls 2019(sourced)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 09:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By, New Delhi

PU polls: Rivals target SFS for its stand on Article 370

Several social media messages being circulated on campus also criticise the outfit for its take on various issues
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Published on Sep 04, 2019 12:47 AM IST
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ByDar Ovais, Chandigarh

Sikkim govt to auction more than 50 luxury cars as part of austerity drive

During the election campaign, Golay had announced that the luxury cars purchased for the ministers and MLAs by the erstwhile government would be converted into ambulances.
The Sikkim chief minister had earlier said that his government would focus on austerity measures and no minister and legislator would travel in luxury cars. (Image used for representational purpose).(HT PHOTO.)
The Sikkim chief minister had earlier said that his government would focus on austerity measures and no minister and legislator would travel in luxury cars. (Image used for representational purpose).(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 09:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gangtok | By

Hike in expenditure limit of AMU student union candidates

With the implementation of the new Aligarh Muslim University Students’ Union-AMUSU (Conduct of Election) Amended Regulations, 2019, the limit of expenditure in the students’ union election has been raised.
The limit of expenditure in the students’ union election at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has been raised.(HT Photo)
The limit of expenditure in the students’ union election at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has been raised.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 27, 2019 08:38 PM IST
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Arvind Kejriwal seeks to quash defamation suit over Twitter remark

Appearing for Kejriwal, senior advocate Vikas Pahwa and advocate R Arunadhri Iyer claimed that he had neither mentioned Gupta in his tweet nor made any allegation against him.
After Kejriwal was slapped in May this year during the general election campaign, he had alleged on Twitter that there was a conspiracy to get him murdered by his own personal security officer.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
After Kejriwal was slapped in May this year during the general election campaign, he had alleged on Twitter that there was a conspiracy to get him murdered by his own personal security officer.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 01:45 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Amit Shah addresses ‘Astha Rally’ in Haryana’s Jind, kicks off assembly election campaign

The “Astha Rally” assumes significance as it is happening following the announcement of dates for the Haryana assembly elections.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday addressed a grand public rally in Haryana’s Jind district.(ANI/Twitter)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday addressed a grand public rally in Haryana’s Jind district.(ANI/Twitter)
Published on Aug 16, 2019 02:02 PM IST
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Haryana (Jind) | ByAsian News International

Brother remembers Sushma’s visits on Rakhi

Grief-stricken Raj Singh said he chose not to rely on TV news and hoped against hope that she was alive.
BJP leader and former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj passed away at the age of 67 on Tuesday after suffering from a cardiac arrest.(PTI File Photo)
BJP leader and former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj passed away at the age of 67 on Tuesday after suffering from a cardiac arrest.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 09:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Rohtak | BySunil Rahar
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