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Kamal Haasan’s party MNM moves Madras HC, seeks battery-torch symbol

MNM was allotted the battery-torch symbol only for Puducherry and failed to get it for Tamil Nadu. In the state, the symbol went to MGR Makkal Katchi for all 234 assembly constituencies.
Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan will contest in the assembly elections due in early 2021 and losing the ‘battery-torch’ could be a setback for the party which has campaigned with this symbol.(PTI PHOTO.)
Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan will contest in the assembly elections due in early 2021 and losing the ‘battery-torch’ could be a setback for the party which has campaigned with this symbol.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 18, 2020 09:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu

Maharashtra assembly polls 2019| Road roller, CCTV camera, coconut, new poll symbols on the block

According to the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968, the Election Commission allots symbols to anyone contesting the polls.
For independents or candidates from unrecognised parties, the candidate has to approach the EC and get a symbol allotted from the available list.(PTI image)
For independents or candidates from unrecognised parties, the candidate has to approach the EC and get a symbol allotted from the available list.(PTI image)
Updated on Oct 10, 2019 03:57 AM IST
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MUMBAI | By Tanushree Venkatraman

AC, laptop,capsicum: Haryana, Maharashtra polls candidates can choose from 197 symbols

Ahead of polls, the election commission puts out a list of free election symbols that candidates - other than those who contest on a party ticket - can pick from.
New Delhi, 22 May (ANI): Election Commission of India Headquarter in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
New Delhi, 22 May (ANI): Election Commission of India Headquarter in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 08:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

JD(U) gets ‘farmer driving a tractor’ symbol in Jharkhand

The party headed by chief minister Nitish Kumar will fight the assembly polls in Maharashtra with ‘diesel pump’ as its election symbol.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday allotted the ‘farmer driving a tractor’ symbol to the JD(U) after Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), which had a similar symbol, lodged a complaint for the state’s polls.(HT image)
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday allotted the ‘farmer driving a tractor’ symbol to the JD(U) after Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), which had a similar symbol, lodged a complaint for the state’s polls.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 07:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak

Controversy over K Chandrasekhar Rao’s image in mega temple

Renamed as Yadadri, the temple is now being developed as a major pilgrim and tourist centre on a 14.5 acre land on the hillock at a whopping cost of Rs 1800 crore.
What triggered the controversy was the carving of the images of KCR and that of his party’s election symbol, car, on the pillars on the southern side of “asthabhuji prakaram” (Octagonal compound wall).(HT image)
What triggered the controversy was the carving of the images of KCR and that of his party’s election symbol, car, on the pillars on the southern side of “asthabhuji prakaram” (Octagonal compound wall).(HT image)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 01:14 AM IST
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Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu

Review: Oh! Those Parsis by Berjis Desai

Berjis Desai’s book that lists the A to Z of the Parsi way of life shows you why the community makes other Indians both glad and mad.
A Parsi couple prays to the guardians of the fire temple at Tardeo in Mumbai on Navroz in 2015.(Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times)
A Parsi couple prays to the guardians of the fire temple at Tardeo in Mumbai on Navroz in 2015.(Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 12:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Manjula Narayan

KCR gets his images carved on pillars of Yadadri Temple, sparks controversy

The 1,000-year old temple at Yadagirigutta, located at about 65 km from Hyderabad, is being given a complete makeover on the lines of Tirumala, the richest temple of the country, which had gone to Andhra Pradesh after bifurcation.
Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) has had his images and his party’s symbol carved on one of the pillars of the Yadadri Temple.(PTI PHOTO.)
Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) has had his images and his party’s symbol carved on one of the pillars of the Yadadri Temple.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 11:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu

JD(U) symbol for Jharkhand assembly polls could be ‘farmer driving tractor’

The ECI had rejected JD-U’s plea to allow it to fight elections in Jharkhand on ‘arrow’ symbol after hearing a petition by JMM, which contended that ‘bow and arrow’ has been their election symbol from the beginning and if JD-U was allowed to contest state poll on ‘arrow’, it would confuse their voters.
Jharkhand state JD(U) president Salkhan Murmu (in white kurta) talking to media persons in Jamshedpur on Tuesday, August 27,2019.(Manoj Kumar / HT Photo)
Jharkhand state JD(U) president Salkhan Murmu (in white kurta) talking to media persons in Jamshedpur on Tuesday, August 27,2019.(Manoj Kumar / HT Photo)
Published on Aug 28, 2019 01:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By HT Correspondent

NCP wants EC to decide on its national status after Maharashtra assembly polls

In a notice, the Election Commission had recently asked the NCP to explain why their national party status should not be revoked.
Election Commission of India headquarter in New Delhi(ANI)
Election Commission of India headquarter in New Delhi(ANI)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 12:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai

Consider doing away with symbols for civic body polls: Delhi High Court

A bench of chief justice Rajendra Menon and justice Brijesh Sethi asked the SEC to decide the issue before the next civic body elections, scheduled for 2022.
The Delhi High Court Monday asked the state Election Commission (SEC) to look into whether symbols can be done away with from ballot papers and EVMs in the municipal polls in the national capital.(HT File)
The Delhi High Court Monday asked the state Election Commission (SEC) to look into whether symbols can be done away with from ballot papers and EVMs in the municipal polls in the national capital.(HT File)
Published on May 28, 2019 06:07 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: UP has over 630 political parties out of 2,301 in the country

Most of the political parties in Uttar Pradesh, including Bharat Mata Sapoot Party, Bahujan Hasrat Party, Apna Dal Balihari and National Fifty-Fifty Front, are unrecognised.
Samajwadi Party is one of the few recognised regional political parties in Uttar Pradesh.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Samajwadi Party is one of the few recognised regional political parties in Uttar Pradesh.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 25, 2019 11:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Saurabh Chauhan, Lucknow

9 candidates pull out of election fray in Thane district

Number of candidates is now 66; In Bhiwandi, rebel candidates from Congress and Shiv Sena withdrew their nomination
Election squad checking vehicles at Patalipada, Ghodbunder Road, Thane on Friday.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)
Election squad checking vehicles at Patalipada, Ghodbunder Road, Thane on Friday.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)
Published on Apr 13, 2019 12:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Megha Pol, Thane

2 boys handed termination notice for bullying Muslim student to wear BJP scarf

The matter came to light after she tweeted about the incident on the same day. Within no time, many people tweeted in her support.
The girl student was allegedly compelled to dance by wearing a scarf carrying the election symbol of the Bharatiya Janata Party (Representative image).
The girl student was allegedly compelled to dance by wearing a scarf carrying the election symbol of the Bharatiya Janata Party (Representative image).
Updated on Apr 05, 2019 08:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Meerut | By HT Correspondent

‘INLD has asked its workers to stop drinking tea in cup and plate,’ claims Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala

The Hisar MP said their real competition was with the ruling BJP and not any other party. He said CM Manohar Lal Khattar spending two days in Jind was telling of the BJP’s weak stand in the bypoll.
Convener of Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) and Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala on Sunday took a dig at Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), saying that he has come to know that the INLD has asked its party workers to stop drinking tea in cup and plate.(Hindustan Times/ Representative Image)
Convener of Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) and Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala on Sunday took a dig at Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), saying that he has come to know that the INLD has asked its party workers to stop drinking tea in cup and plate.(Hindustan Times/ Representative Image)
Updated on Jan 21, 2019 08:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By HT Correspondent

Shivpal claims its election symbol ‘key’ to open doors to Lok Sabha polls success

Founder president of Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Shivpal Singh Yadav gets ‘key’ as election symbol
Founder president of Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Shivpal Singh Yadav(PTI)
Founder president of Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Shivpal Singh Yadav(PTI)
Published on Jan 18, 2019 08:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent

‘No time to rest’: In Telangana, KCR’s TRS preps for 2019 with new election

The term of 12,741 gram panchayats in Telangana ended on August 1 this year, but the government deferred the elections saying that reservations for SCs, STs and OBCs hadn’t been finalised and had kept the gram panchayats under the rule of panchayat secretaries.
K Chandrasekhar Rao’s TRS, which returned to power for a second successive term in the just concluded assembly elections by winning 88 out of 119 seats, is once again ahead of the opposition in preparing for the rural polls.(PTI/File Photo)
K Chandrasekhar Rao’s TRS, which returned to power for a second successive term in the just concluded assembly elections by winning 88 out of 119 seats, is once again ahead of the opposition in preparing for the rural polls.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Dec 19, 2018 06:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By HT Correspondent

Upendra Kushwaha faces coup: Two RLSP MLAs, MLC to stay in NDA, claim party symbol

In less than a week of RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha’s decision to quit the union ministry, both the party MLAs and the lone MLC in the Bihar legislature raised a banner of revolt against the decision to part ways with the NDA and staked claim on the party and its election symbol.
A coup has been a possibility in the RLSP ever since Upendra Kushwaha (pictured) rejected BJP’s seat offer for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as “less than respectable”.(PTI/File Photo)
A coup has been a possibility in the RLSP ever since Upendra Kushwaha (pictured) rejected BJP’s seat offer for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as “less than respectable”.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Dec 28, 2018 07:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar

To avoid mistakes during polls, ECI starts training and certification programme

Returning and assistant returning officers will be taking the course.
Chief Election Officer (CEO) Ashwani Bhagat addresses a certificate programme for RO and ARO at HCM RIPA in Jaipur on Monday.(HT Photo)
Chief Election Officer (CEO) Ashwani Bhagat addresses a certificate programme for RO and ARO at HCM RIPA in Jaipur on Monday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2018 09:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
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