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Voter turnouts are the only authentic data that is available for analysis when the election process in on(HTPhoto)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Crunching numbers to make sense of politics

By Roshan Kishore | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 09:03 AM IST
The 2019 election is the first in which the EC has decided to introduce candidate pictures along with their electoral symbols on the electronic voting machines.
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A member of the Election Commission’s flying squad searches a truck for illegal cash or liquor, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, March 26 ,(AFP)
A member of the Election Commission’s flying squad searches a truck for illegal cash or liquor, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, March 26 ,(AFP)

Elections 2019: Money power still rules the roost

By Shashi Shekhar
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2019 07:56 AM IST
Criminals were used to influence and create pressure during elections. But now the same task is performed through the use of vast amounts of cash. The hooligans turned into leaders, and the leaders become slaves to money. We did not even realise it until it was too late.
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Journalists wearing black arm-bands hold a placard and a photograph of DD cameraman Achyuta Nanda Sahu, who was killed by in a Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh during a protest meeting to condemn the killing of Achyuta, in Mumbai on November 1, 2018.(AFP)
Journalists wearing black arm-bands hold a placard and a photograph of DD cameraman Achyuta Nanda Sahu, who was killed by in a Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh during a protest meeting to condemn the killing of Achyuta, in Mumbai on November 1, 2018.(AFP)

Dantewada killings: Maoists say not going after media; ‘targeted ambush, say police

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 10:10 AM IST
The three-member Doordarshan team was in Bastar area of Chhattisgarh for election coverage and heading for reporting on a new polling booth in Nilawaya near Sumeli camp when they came under attack from Maoists.
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Doordarshan cameraman Achyuta Nanda Sahu's passes for events he had covered. Sahu died in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, Oct 30, 2018(PTI)
Doordarshan cameraman Achyuta Nanda Sahu's passes for events he had covered. Sahu died in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, Oct 30, 2018(PTI)

Maoist attacks must not deter the State from improving the lives of tribals

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2018 06:52 PM IST
They are caught in the crossfire between the State and the rebels.Yet development is the only way out of the mess, if not for anyone else, but the tribals, who have been impoverished for years because of the negligence of the Indian state
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