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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the closing ceremony of the Centenary Celebrations of Shri Jagadguru Vishwaradhya Gurukul at Jangamwadi Math in Varanasi on Sunday

PM Modi launches, lays foundation of 50 projects worth Rs.1,254 cr in Varanasi

By Press Trust of India | Varanasi
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 02:32 PM IST
The prime minister dedicated to the nation the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Memorial Centre and unveiled a 63-feet tall statue of the RSS ideologue - the tallest statue of the leader in the country.
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By-elections were held on Monday.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
By-elections were held on Monday.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Bypoll results: RJD wins two seats in Bihar| Highlights

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 07:06 PM IST
By-elections for 51 assembly seats, two Lok Sabha constituencies, and one Union Territory were held on October 21.
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Opposition leaders targeted Union labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar and accused him of insulting people of north India on Sunday
Opposition leaders targeted Union labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar and accused him of insulting people of north India on Sunday

Santosh Gangwar’s employment remark draws Oppn flak, aide clarifies

By HT Correspondent | Bareilly
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 11:56 PM IST
The comments came amid criticism of the government over India’s unemployment rate rising to a 45-year high of 6.1% in 2017-18, data of which was released in May.
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The SP-BSP-RLD contested on 78 Lok Sabha seats barring Amethi and Rae Bareli.
The SP-BSP-RLD contested on 78 Lok Sabha seats barring Amethi and Rae Bareli.

UP alliance’s vote share declined on 51 seats

By Saurabh Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2019 03:47 PM IST
The Samajwadi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Rashtriya Lok Dal had joined hands before the Lok Sabha polls in the hope that their combined vote share would enable them to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party. The election results, however, proved otherwise as the alliance’s vote share declined in 51 Lok Sabha constituencies. In 15 constituencies, the decline was by over 10%.
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The Congress, which had given its best performance since 1995 by winning 77 seats in the assembly elections, was trailing by huge margins in most of the Lok Sabha constituencies.(REUTERS)
The Congress, which had given its best performance since 1995 by winning 77 seats in the assembly elections, was trailing by huge margins in most of the Lok Sabha constituencies.(REUTERS)

Lok Sabha election result 2019: BJP set to sweep Gujarat with leads in all 26 seats

By HT Correspondent | Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 01:09 PM IST
It appears the BJP is set to regain rural areas, including Saurashtra and north Gujarat, which the Modi-led party had lost in the 2015 local body elections and the assembly elections owing to the impact of Patidar quota agitation and rural distress.
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Over 1.3 million people were eligible to vote in Hamirpur from where Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Anurag Thakur is seeking his fourth in Parliament.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Over 1.3 million people were eligible to vote in Hamirpur from where Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Anurag Thakur is seeking his fourth in Parliament.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Anurag Thakur seeks 4th term from party stronghold

By HT Correspondent | Dharamshala
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 11:56 PM IST
Over 1.3 million people were eligible to vote in Hamirpur from where Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Anurag Thakur is seeking his fourth in Parliament.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves towards his supporters during a roadshow in Varanasi, on April 25, 2019. Varanasi is the most high-profile constituency going to the polls in the last phase on May 19.(REUTERS)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves towards his supporters during a roadshow in Varanasi, on April 25, 2019. Varanasi is the most high-profile constituency going to the polls in the last phase on May 19.(REUTERS)

PM Modi’s Varanasi among 13 Lok Sabha constituencies to vote in 7th phase in UP

By Pankaj Jaiswal | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 07:33 PM IST
In 2014, the BJP and allies had won all these 13 seats but this time is faces a tough fight from the BSP-SP alliance.
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Delhi chief minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal campaigns in Sangrur on Monday. The Congress, which stormed to power with a two-thirds majority in the 2017 assembly polls, is facing the SAD-BJP combine, AAP and the Punjab Democratic Alliance.(HT photo)
Delhi chief minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal campaigns in Sangrur on Monday. The Congress, which stormed to power with a two-thirds majority in the 2017 assembly polls, is facing the SAD-BJP combine, AAP and the Punjab Democratic Alliance.(HT photo)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Big mid-term test for Amarinder Singh’s govt in Punjab in seventh phase

By Navneet Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 07:29 PM IST
The Congress is hoping to continue its winning streak in a multi-cornered fight, but has been weighed down by internal squabbles and anti-incumbency.
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Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee visits Vidyasagar college premise where a statue of Vidyasagar was vandalised after clashes between BJP workers and TMC members during BJP chief Amit Shah's road show in Kolkata.(HT photo)
Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee visits Vidyasagar college premise where a statue of Vidyasagar was vandalised after clashes between BJP workers and TMC members during BJP chief Amit Shah's road show in Kolkata.(HT photo)

‘Murder of democracy’: BJP slams Mamata Banerjee over violence at Amit Shah roadshow

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 10:22 AM IST
Amit Shah asked people in Bengal’s nine Lok Sabha constituencies that are yet to vote to respond to the attack with their vote.
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The Prime Minister appealed for residents to vote in large numbers, indicating that he may not interact with them before polls.(PTI/File Photo)
The Prime Minister appealed for residents to vote in large numbers, indicating that he may not interact with them before polls.(PTI/File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: PM Modi to not campaign in Varanasi, hopes voters will ‘handle everything’

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 05:06 PM IST
Varanasi will be going to polls along with 58 other parliamentary constituencies of the country on May 19 and PM Modi said he has faith in his voters for ‘handling everything’ without campaigning.
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Relatives of a government staffer, who died on Saturday morning while being treated for jaundice, have alleged that she had been forcibly sent for election duty despite being ill.
Relatives of a government staffer, who died on Saturday morning while being treated for jaundice, have alleged that she had been forcibly sent for election duty despite being ill.

‘Staffer was sick, but was forced to be on election duty’: Relatives

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2019 01:44 AM IST
While relatives have demanded action against those who denied her leave application, government officials claimed that they did not receive a leave application at all.
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A silence period of 48 hours kicked in from 6 pm on Friday and will last till 6 pm on Sunday ahead of the sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls.(PTI PHOTO)
A silence period of 48 hours kicked in from 6 pm on Friday and will last till 6 pm on Sunday ahead of the sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls.(PTI PHOTO)

Delhi CEO issues notice to BJP for airing poll-related content on NaMo TV

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 07:43 AM IST
In April, after the Election Commission had directed that all recorded programmes displayed on the NaMo TV be pre-certified, the Delhi poll body had directed the BJP not to air any content on the platform without its certification.
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Muzaffarpur-May.6,2019- Voters in a queue with their voter ID cards as they wait in a queue to cast vote at a polling station, during the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections in Muzaffarpur Bihar India on Monday,May 6,2019.(Photo by Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times).
Muzaffarpur-May.6,2019- Voters in a queue with their voter ID cards as they wait in a queue to cast vote at a polling station, during the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections in Muzaffarpur Bihar India on Monday,May 6,2019.(Photo by Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times).

Lok Sabha elections phase 6 in numbers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2019 03:00 PM IST
The counting of votes will take place on May 23 once all the seven phases get over on May 19.
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For the locals of Akbarpur, it was a recap of 1995 when Mayawati, chief of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) had made the announcement of new district, Ambedkar Nagar, carving it out from Faizabad.(AFP)
For the locals of Akbarpur, it was a recap of 1995 when Mayawati, chief of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) had made the announcement of new district, Ambedkar Nagar, carving it out from Faizabad.(AFP)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: After Mayawati’s PM hint, focus on BSP citadel in east UP

By Faizan Haider | Ambedkar Nagar
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 08:05 PM IST
BJP’s Hari Om Pandey won Ambedkar Nagar in 2014 with 41.77% vote share. The then sitting MP Rakesh Pandey, a BSP veteran, lost with 28% vote share.
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Shravasti is a high sugarcane cultivation area but there is not a single sugar mill in the district.(Pankaj Jaiswal/HT Photo)
Shravasti is a high sugarcane cultivation area but there is not a single sugar mill in the district.(Pankaj Jaiswal/HT Photo)

Shravasti Lok Sabha seat: Past perfect, present tense in this land of Buddha

By Pankaj Jaiswal | Hindustan Times, Shravasti, Shravasti
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 11:42 AM IST
Shravasti: Despite its glorious electoral and Buddhist history, the district is very low on development index
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At 74.33%, S rig an gan agar han um an ga rh constituency saw the highest polling with the lowest voting recorded in the Dholpur-karauli seats at 55%.(Ht Photo)
At 74.33%, S rig an gan agar han um an ga rh constituency saw the highest polling with the lowest voting recorded in the Dholpur-karauli seats at 55%.(Ht Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Polling peaceful in state; 63.78% turnout

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2019 03:04 PM IST
30 control units and 109 VVPATS across the state and these were replaced immediately.
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Indian voters queue at a polling station to cast their vote during the fifth phase of India's general election in Dausa in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan on May 6, 2019.(AFP file photo)
Indian voters queue at a polling station to cast their vote during the fifth phase of India's general election in Dausa in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan on May 6, 2019.(AFP file photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Bee attack, VVPAT snags as polling finishes in Rajasthan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 11:09 PM IST
Thirteen seats polled in the previous phase of the ongoing elections. With this, all 25 seats of the state have finished voting.
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The fifth phase of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections will be held on Monday, May 6. The counting of votes will take place on May 23 once all the seven phases get over on May 19.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
The fifth phase of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections will be held on Monday, May 6. The counting of votes will take place on May 23 once all the seven phases get over on May 19.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections phase 5 in numbers

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2019 05:54 PM IST
The counting of votes will take place on May 23 once all the seven phases get over on May 19.
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The DMs have also adopted innovative methods to woo voters to the polling booths to vote.(HT Photo)
The DMs have also adopted innovative methods to woo voters to the polling booths to vote.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: EC directs DMs to motivate people to vote

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 02:57 PM IST
The focus should also be on ethical voting, he said. In the first phase 63.69% votes were polled, in the second phase polling was 62.30%, in the third phase polling was 60.52% whereas in the fourth phase polling percentage slipped to 58%.
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Shedding light on the police deployment, Naithani said, “As many as 8,131 officials and personnel of the civil police will be deployed in different places.(HT Photo)
Shedding light on the police deployment, Naithani said, “As many as 8,131 officials and personnel of the civil police will be deployed in different places.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019 | 5th phase poll: Tight vigil in two Lucknow seats

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 02:30 PM IST
Lok Sabha constituencies of Lucknow and Mohanlalganj will be transformed into fortresses on Monday, when polling for the fifth phase of the ongoing general elections takes place.
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Voting in Amethi will be held on May 6 and Gandhi is pitted against Union minister Smriti Irani, whom Rahul Gandhi had defeated in 2014 by a margin of over one lakh votes.(HT Photo)
Voting in Amethi will be held on May 6 and Gandhi is pitted against Union minister Smriti Irani, whom Rahul Gandhi had defeated in 2014 by a margin of over one lakh votes.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In letter to Amethi, Rahul vows to start schemes ‘blocked’ by BJP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, AMETHI
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 12:55 PM IST
In a letter written in Hindi to members of his “Amethi pariwar” (Amethi family), Gandhi said he drew strength from them to stand firmly and listen to their woes.
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Mann, the face of the party in Punjab, is mainly caught up in his own fight and not gone out much to campaign for other candidates.(HT Photo)
Mann, the face of the party in Punjab, is mainly caught up in his own fight and not gone out much to campaign for other candidates.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In terminal decline, AAP remains a pale shadow of its former self

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 12:41 PM IST
The stand-up comedian-turned-politician is in a tough three-way contest with Kewal Singh Dhillon of the Congress and former finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa of the SAD in his re-election bid.
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The Congress president said his “Amethi pariwar” is aware that at the time of elections, those in the BJP start a “factory of lies” and run “rivers of cash” to draw voters, adding that the saffron party is not aware that Amethi’s strength is its honesty, integrity and simplicity.
The Congress president said his “Amethi pariwar” is aware that at the time of elections, those in the BJP start a “factory of lies” and run “rivers of cash” to draw voters, adding that the saffron party is not aware that Amethi’s strength is its honesty, integrity and simplicity.

In letter to Amethi, Rahul Gandhi vows to start schemes ‘blocked’ by BJP

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 06:10 PM IST
In a letter written to the members of his “Amethi pariwar” (Amethi family), Rahul Gandhi said he drew strength from them to stand firmly, listen to the woes of people and raise their voice.
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Amar Colony, Meharchand Market, Green Park, Motia Khan and Mansarovar Garden markets also faced sealing. In Amar Colony, protesting traders were baton charged by police. Four policemen and two traders were injured.(HT Photo)
Amar Colony, Meharchand Market, Green Park, Motia Khan and Mansarovar Garden markets also faced sealing. In Amar Colony, protesting traders were baton charged by police. Four policemen and two traders were injured.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Fight for New Delhi’s Lok Sabha constituency has local issues at hand

By Sweta Goswami | Hindustan Times, NEW DELHI
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2019 12:02 PM IST
The constituency is also home to some of the city’s busiest and famous markets such as Connaught Place, Sarojini Nagar, Defence Colony, Khan Market, South Extension, Green Park and Hauz Khas, which means there is no dearth of traders.
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Gambhir said Atishi “is engaging in negative politics”.(Ht Photo)
Gambhir said Atishi “is engaging in negative politics”.(Ht Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Poll office rejects AAP’s plaint against BJP’s Gambhir

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, NEW DELHI
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2019 11:55 AM IST
Atishi has sought Gambhir’s disqualification for having two voter identity cards from Rajender Nagar and Karol Bagh constituencies.
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Former JNU students’ union leader Kanhaiya Kumar had a message for his opponents in Begusarai after he cast his vote in the parliamentary constituency in Bihar, which is polling in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha election.(ANI/Twitter)
Former JNU students’ union leader Kanhaiya Kumar had a message for his opponents in Begusarai after he cast his vote in the parliamentary constituency in Bihar, which is polling in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha election.(ANI/Twitter)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘Those who defamed Begusarai will lose’, says Kanhaiya Kumar

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 08:20 PM IST
Kanhaiya Kumar is making his electoral debut as the Communist Party of India (CPI) candidate for Begusarai, where the left party was once dominant. He is contesting against BJP leader Giriraj Singh in Begusarai.
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A total electorate of 2.38 crore is eligible to exercise their franchise at 27,513 polling booths.(PTI File photo)
A total electorate of 2.38 crore is eligible to exercise their franchise at 27,513 polling booths.(PTI File photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: UP CM Adityanath urges people to vote

UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 09:23 AM IST
The mercury during summer is high, take care of yourself, but do vote. The government is formed by every one vote,” he said in a series of tweets.
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As for the polls, Nanha Prasad, 62, of Khadta village says, “It will not make a difference. After the tragedy, politicians and officials had made tall promises. Now, they must have forgotten our pain.”(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
As for the polls, Nanha Prasad, 62, of Khadta village says, “It will not make a difference. After the tragedy, politicians and officials had made tall promises. Now, they must have forgotten our pain.”(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Bottled-up emotions find expression, villagers get no solace in poll talk

By Saurabh Chauhan | Malihabad
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2019 02:17 AM IST
The hooch tragedy claimed a dozen lives in Khadta village of Malihabad alone. The victim’s families are now struggling to make ends meet. Most of these families have less than a bigha of land each.
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Minister K J Alphons cleaning walls in Ernakulam after the Lok Sabha elections in Kerala.(HT Photo)
Minister K J Alphons cleaning walls in Ernakulam after the Lok Sabha elections in Kerala.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Polls over, candidates in Kerala launch cleanliness drive

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 03:01 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Ernakulam, union minister K J Alphons, was seen whitewashing defaced walls in his constituency on Thursday.
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The Chief Minister’s ‘rude’ reaction came this morning when he was stepping out of the Government Guest House here.(PTI)
The Chief Minister’s ‘rude’ reaction came this morning when he was stepping out of the Government Guest House here.(PTI)

Kerala CM loses cool, shouts at journalists over query on voter turnout in Lok Sabha polls

By Press Trust of India | Kochi
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2019 05:37 PM IST
“Maari nilkku angottu” (Keep away), the Chief Minister, in an agitated mood, shouted at the media persons when they approached him for his version of record polling in the last three decades in the general elections.
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