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The Congress reported Rs 918 crore of income in 2018-19, which is 361% more than its income in the previous financial year.(HT Photo)

Congress, BJP’s incomes surged ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls

By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 09:45 PM IST
The BJP reported an income of Rs 2410 crore in 2018-19, nearly 135% more than its income in the previous financial year.
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HT-MintAsia Leadership Summit Live Updates(HT Photo)

What is China to us? It’s complicated, says S Jaishankar at HT-MintAsia Leadership Summit

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 05:33 PM IST

The annual Hindustan Times Mint Asia Leadership Summit, being held in Singapore on Friday, is witnessing top leaders of the world. From leaders to policy makers in the fields of science, arts, technology & sports and will join hands and discuss the rise of Asia & the East, amidst the political and economic surge.This is a chance to network with the best of the best among politicians, intellectuals, policy makers and leaders from across the spectrum of arts, science, sports and technology who shall come and deconstruct Asia in the new global context - which is the theme of this year’s Summit. HT-Mint Asia Summit also involves spirituality, sports and histrionics along side the discussions concerning the stimulating geopolitical/economic narrative of the future of Asia.:

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File photo of BJP lawmaker Ramesh Dhawala. He is the party MLA from Himachal’s Jwalamukhi assembly seat.(HT File Photo)
File photo of BJP lawmaker Ramesh Dhawala. He is the party MLA from Himachal’s Jwalamukhi assembly seat.(HT File Photo)

After Lok Sabha poll win, fissures emerge in Himachal’s BJP unit

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2019 12:59 PM IST
A group of BJP leaders owing allegiance to Pawan Rana, met chief minister Jai Ram Thakur at his residence to complain against Ramesh Dhawala, describing his functioning as “arbitrary”.
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Priyanka Gandhi was appointed as the general secretary in-charge of east Uttar Pradesh just before the elections. She had campaigned for Congress candidates in UP.(PTI File Photo)
Priyanka Gandhi was appointed as the general secretary in-charge of east Uttar Pradesh just before the elections. She had campaigned for Congress candidates in UP.(PTI File Photo)

At Rae Bareli rally, Priyanka Gandhi’s stern message to Congress workers

By HT Correspondent | Rae Bareli
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 11:45 AM IST
The Congress had fared poorly in Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha polls managing to win only one seat— Rae Bareli.
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Devendra Fadnavis led the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance to a huge victory in Maharashtra, winning 41 out of 48 seats. The BJP bagged 23 of the 25 seats it contested.
Devendra Fadnavis led the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance to a huge victory in Maharashtra, winning 41 out of 48 seats. The BJP bagged 23 of the 25 seats it contested.

Ahead of assembly show, 3 BJP CMs who stood the test of Lok Sabha polls and gained ground

By Kumar Uttam | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 09:48 AM IST
Experts say the three leaders have earned respect even outside the BJP by delivering in the general elections.
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Gandhi is the outgoing Union Minister for Women and Child Development.(HT Photo)
Gandhi is the outgoing Union Minister for Women and Child Development.(HT Photo)

Maneka Gandhi likely to be pro-tem speaker in 17th Lok Sabha

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 07:59 PM IST
Gandhi, 62, a veteran BJP leader, had won from the Sultanpur seat in Uttar Pradesh.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal(Amal KS/HT FILE PHOTO)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal(Amal KS/HT FILE PHOTO)

On AAP’s poor show in Lok Sabha polls, Arvind Kejriwal finds 2 reasons

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 06:22 PM IST
In the letter, Kejriwal lauded his party workers for running a “superb” campaign that was considered to be one of the best in the country.
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Jhrakhand CM Raghubar Das meeting with a delegation of Jharkhand Mukhiya ( village head) Sangh at Project building secretariat in Ranchi, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.(HT Photo)
Jhrakhand CM Raghubar Das meeting with a delegation of Jharkhand Mukhiya ( village head) Sangh at Project building secretariat in Ranchi, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha polls over, Jharkhand CM steps on the gas with eye on assembly elections

By Bedanti Saran | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2019 02:47 PM IST
Jhrakhand CM Raghubar Das has convened a meeting of top officers including all 24 deputy commissioners (DC) on Wednesday to review the progress of ongoing central and state projects.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah and UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath during a meeting with the party workers at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hastkala Sankul in Varanasi, Monday, May 27, 2019.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah and UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath during a meeting with the party workers at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hastkala Sankul in Varanasi, Monday, May 27, 2019.(PTI)

First UP cabinet meeting on Tuesday after Lok Sabha poll results

By Umesh Raghuvanshi | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2019 10:07 AM IST
There are 14 vacancies in the Yogi’s council of ministers, including the one created by sacking of SBSP leader Om Prakash Rajbhar from the ministry last week.
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The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra earned a victory in the recent Lok Sabha election(HT Photo)
The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra earned a victory in the recent Lok Sabha election(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha polls: A picture in contrast

By Shailesh Gaikwad | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 11:36 PM IST
Many in the Congress-NCP are now the split in the Opposition votes by Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi
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Shiv Sena’s Rahul Shewale celebrating his victory from Mumbai South Central, in Dadar on Thursday. The Sena polled 11, 71, 043 votes in their 14 Assembly segments in the city.(HT File Photo)
Shiv Sena’s Rahul Shewale celebrating his victory from Mumbai South Central, in Dadar on Thursday. The Sena polled 11, 71, 043 votes in their 14 Assembly segments in the city.(HT File Photo)

In Lok Sabha polls, Sena protects turf in Mumbai

By Naresh Kamath | Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 08:46 AM IST
The Sena polled in total 11, 71,043 votes in their 14 Assembly segments and gave a lead of 5, 07, 960 votes to saffron candidates.
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Rahul Gandhi’s offer at the CWC’s marathon meeting came after many leaders had given their quick analysis of the reasons that led to its decimation in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections.(AFP file photo)
Rahul Gandhi’s offer at the CWC’s marathon meeting came after many leaders had given their quick analysis of the reasons that led to its decimation in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections.(AFP file photo)

Rahul Gandhi offers to resign at CWC meet, gets free hand to overhaul party

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, NewDelhi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 06:03 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi, who had fronted the opposition campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has owned responsibility for the crushing defeat.
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At present, BJP has 31 of the 60 MLAs in the Manipur assembly and it also has the support of the 4 National People’s Party legislators and one Lok Janshakti Party MLA.(PTI PHOTO)
At present, BJP has 31 of the 60 MLAs in the Manipur assembly and it also has the support of the 4 National People’s Party legislators and one Lok Janshakti Party MLA.(PTI PHOTO)

NPF to ‘pull out’ of BJP-led government in Manipur after Lok Sabha polls

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 07:55 PM IST
Senior NPF leader and former Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang disclosed on Twitter that the decision was taken after a review meeting with party office bearers and NPF MLAs from Manipur.
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Prime minister Narendra Modi Shah address press conference at party head quarter in New Delhi India on Friday 17 April 2019. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/HT)
Prime minister Narendra Modi Shah address press conference at party head quarter in New Delhi India on Friday 17 April 2019. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/HT)

PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi make final pitch for Lok Sabha polls

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 02:23 PM IST
The end of the campaign, marked by the discourse suddenly veering towards Mahatma Gandhi, his assassin Nathuram Godse and the BJP’s controversial Bhopal candidate Pragya Thakur’s praise of Godse as a patriot, set the stage for the seventh and final phase of polling on Sunday, in which 59 seats are up for grabs.
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JD(U) general secretary K C Tyagi has said his party would raise the issue of special status once again if the party won 15 or more seats in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)
JD(U) general secretary K C Tyagi has said his party would raise the issue of special status once again if the party won 15 or more seats in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)

In last lap of Lok Sabha polls, JD(U) renews demand for special status to Bihar

By Vijay Swaroop | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2019 03:42 PM IST
JD (U)’s general secretary KC Tyagi, while talking to a new agency, asked the voters of Bihar to give the party at least 15 or more MPs and it would raise the issue of special status once again.
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KCR is hoping that both the DMK and the JD(S) would join the non-Congress, non-BJP federal front in a post-poll scenario where regional parties would emerge as the key players, a senior TRS leader familiar with the development said.
KCR is hoping that both the DMK and the JD(S) would join the non-Congress, non-BJP federal front in a post-poll scenario where regional parties would emerge as the key players, a senior TRS leader familiar with the development said.

KCR, Chandrababu Naidu go all-out to woo partners ahead of Lok Sabha poll results

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 09:14 PM IST
While KCR, as the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president is popularly called, is hopeful that a federal front of non-Congress and non-BJP parties would emerge as a front-runner for power after the elections, Naidu is going all out in his efforts to bring all the non-BJP parties under one umbrella to form the next government at the Centre.
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In its order last month, the EC had banned the screening of film during the poll period, saying any such film that subserves purpose of any political entity or individual should not be displayed in the electronic media.
In its order last month, the EC had banned the screening of film during the poll period, saying any such film that subserves purpose of any political entity or individual should not be displayed in the electronic media.

Biopic on PM Modi to release on May 24, day after Lok Sabha poll results

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 11:16 AM IST
The film, titled ‘PM Narendra Modi’, was earlier set to release on April 11 but was banned by the Election Commission.
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If social media is any indication of the mood of the people, there were hundreds of appeals to the voters to vote against the terror accused and vote out the party, which insults martyrs
If social media is any indication of the mood of the people, there were hundreds of appeals to the voters to vote against the terror accused and vote out the party, which insults martyrs

2019 Lok Sabha polls: Mumbai had its heart in the right place this election

By Sujata Anandan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 08:42 AM IST
Considering the general somnolence of the metropolis where neither the rich nor the poor have the time for much, but the business of living, it was heartening to note that the middle class still remembers the man who died saving their city from Pakistani terrorists
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NCP chief Sharad Pawar after casting his vote at polling booth 31 in Tardeo.(ANI)
NCP chief Sharad Pawar after casting his vote at polling booth 31 in Tardeo.(ANI)

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Pawar votes in Mumbai, urges people to elect stable govt

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 01:22 PM IST
Voting was underway for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha polls in 72 parliamentary constituencies spread across nine states. In Maharashtra, polling was being held in 17 seats, including Mumbai.
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File image of Virat Kohli(AP)
File image of Virat Kohli(AP)

Indian captain Virat Kohli all set to vote on May 12 in Gurugram

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 01:54 PM IST
Haryana votes in phase 6 of India’s seven-phase, staggered general elections. All the 10 seats in Haryana, including Gurugram, go to polls on May 12.
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Thane, India - March 22, 2019: Rabodi area, The cluster scheme inches ahead with the biometric survey of Hajuri and Rabodi completed and the first list of beneficiaries are declared. These beneficiaries will now have to submit relevant documents to get place in the final list ,India, on Friday, March 22, 2019. (Photo by Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)(HT PHOTO)
Thane, India - March 22, 2019: Rabodi area, The cluster scheme inches ahead with the biometric survey of Hajuri and Rabodi completed and the first list of beneficiaries are declared. These beneficiaries will now have to submit relevant documents to get place in the final list ,India, on Friday, March 22, 2019. (Photo by Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)(HT PHOTO)

2019 Lok Sabha polls: NCP tries to challenge Shiv Sena in Thane

By Megha Pol, Thane
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2019 01:51 AM IST
While the constituency is known to be a Shiv Sena bastion, emerging cosmopolitan population and complacency may play right into opposition’s hands
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The Mumbai Police said training of all officers and staff members, who will be on election duty, is complete.(HT FILE)
The Mumbai Police said training of all officers and staff members, who will be on election duty, is complete.(HT FILE)

Lok Sabha polls 2019: 40,400 cops to be on duty in Mumbai on April 29

By Pratik Salunke | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 01:47 AM IST
As a preventive measure, the Mumbai Police have also externed 204 persons out of city limits
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NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress candidate for the Mumbai North constituency, Urmila Matondkar, and Congress leader Ashok Chavan at a public meeting in Mumbai on Saturday.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress candidate for the Mumbai North constituency, Urmila Matondkar, and Congress leader Ashok Chavan at a public meeting in Mumbai on Saturday.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

Lok Sabha polls 2019:Bigwigs fight to finish in Mumbai as campaigning ends

By Tanushree Venkatraman | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2019 01:34 AM IST
Ahead of Monday’s election, parties hold road shows and bike rallies criss-crossing constituencies; leaders woo voters one last time
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Swapnil Koli(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Swapnil Koli(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

2019 Lok Sabha polls: Palghar independent candidates fighting for a cause

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 12:40 AM IST
According to Dattaram Karbat and Swapnil Koli, they are in the Lok Sabha fight to save their land, livelihood and to give a “voice” to Palghar’s residents.
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Mumbai, India - April 16, 2014: A dam being constructed to divert the flow of water from Par-Nar river to the nearby villages in Dindori, Maharashtra, India, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (Photo by Kalpak Pathak/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Mumbai, India - April 16, 2014: A dam being constructed to divert the flow of water from Par-Nar river to the nearby villages in Dindori, Maharashtra, India, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (Photo by Kalpak Pathak/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)

2019 Lok Sabha polls: Farmers, caste equations to decide fate in Dindori

By Eeshanpriya M S | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2019 01:24 AM IST
Caste equations, the agrarian crisis and water scarcity will dictate poll results in 2019 in the Dindori constituency of Nashik district in North Maharashtra, according to experts
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(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

2019 Lok Sabha polls: In Mumbai North Central, it is Priya Dutt versus Poonam Mahajan

By Naresh Kamath | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 12:10 AM IST
Priya Dutt, daughter of the late actor Sunil Dutt who is respected across the country for his social work, is fighting a pitched battle to regain her father’s constituency from Poonam Mahajan, daughter of BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, one of the architects of the party’s growth across the nation.
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Ashok Chavan
Ashok Chavan

2019 Lok Sabha polls: There’s a strong undercurrent against Modi government, says Ashok Chavan

By Shailesh Gaikwad | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 09:15 AM IST
Ashok Chavan says the Modi government has created an atmosphere of fear; their house is in order; terrorism can’t be related to any religion
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Voters show their ID cards as they wait in a queue to cast vote at a polling station, during the 2nd phase of Lok Sabha elections in Bengaluru, on April 18, 2019.(PTI)
Voters show their ID cards as they wait in a queue to cast vote at a polling station, during the 2nd phase of Lok Sabha elections in Bengaluru, on April 18, 2019.(PTI)

Karnataka records highest ever turnout of 68.62% in Lok Sabha polls

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 07:32 AM IST
Karnataka notched up its highest ever turnout of 68.62% in the LoK Sabha election for its 28 seats which were held over two phases on April 18 and April 23.
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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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Petroleum and natural gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan said India will get additional supplies from other major oil producing countries to compensate for the loss of Iranian oil.(Bloomberg)
Petroleum and natural gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan said India will get additional supplies from other major oil producing countries to compensate for the loss of Iranian oil.(Bloomberg)

Consumers may feel pinch of high oil prices post Lok Sabha polls

By Rajeev Jayaswal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 07:29 AM IST
Benchmark Brent crude prices on Tuesday surged to $74.70 per barrel, the highest since November 2018, mainly due to the US decision to withdraw waivers to all countries, including India, from importing Iranian crude oil from May 2.
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