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PM Modi takes 'parivar' jibe at INDIA bloc in Varanasi

The BJP calls the INDIA bloc an unnatural alliance, alluding to the internal rivalries of its constituents.

PM Modi in Varanasi: Yogi Adityanath sharing stage with the prime minister. (PTI)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 01:38 PM IST

Mahanand Dairy to be turned over to Anand-based NDDB

Mahanand Dairy, Maharashtra's milk producers' federation, to be handed to NDDB. State govt cites brand revival, opposition alleges shift to Gujarat.

Mahananda Milk Dairy Workers protest for outside Mahananda Dairy in Goregaon against NDDB takeover. (HT Archives)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 07:38 AM IST

‘BJP has insulted people of Karnataka by boycotting budget’: DCM DK Shivakumar

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar on Friday said that boycotting the budget by the BJP is an insult to the people of the state.

DK Shivakumar (PTI)
Published on Feb 17, 2024 08:45 AM IST
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Modi launches mega NCR projects, makes 400 pitch

Speaking in Rewari town in Haryana, Modi reiterated that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was set to get more than 370 seats in the Lok Sabha polls, and the National Democratic Alliance would cross the 400-seat mark, as he inaugurated projects worth ₹9,750 crore

Modi said India had touched new heights in the world and it was made possible because of people’s blessings. (Parveen Kumar/HT)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 08:46 AM IST
By, Sunil Rahar, Gurugram/rohtak

Opposition, Himachal minister trade barbs over government’s handling of water-lifting project row

BJP MLA Randhir Sharma cautions of water shortage during summer season, especially for the residents of Bilaspur, Himachal

BJP leaders walk out of the House for the second consecutive day of the Himachal assembly session over the ongoing dispute on lifting water from Ali Khad. (Deepak Sansta/HT)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 08:42 AM IST
By, Shimla

6 Rajya Sabha candidates to get elected unopposed; NDA’s strength from Maha to increase by two seats

Six candidates, including five from the ruling alliance and one from the opposition, are expected to be elected unopposed to the upper house of parliament from Maharashtra. An official announcement will be made on February 20.

Mumbai, India - Feb. 15, 2024: BJP candidates Ajeet Gopchande (L) and Medha Kulkarni(R) leaves Vidhan Bhavan, after filing nomination for Rajya sabha at Nariman Point in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, February 15, 2024. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 07:58 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Chandigarh Mayoral poll fiasco: Ballots not sealed after poll, Masih first took them to mayor’s office, says Oppn

In a fresh development in the mayoral poll fiasco, official election videography has revealed that presiding officer Anil Masih disappeared into the mayor’s office with the ballot papers soon after the declaring the result, instead of sealing the record in the assembly hall.

When the results were declared, 16 votes had been polled in BJP’s favour, 12 in the INDIA bloc’s favour and eight had been declared invalid. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 09:46 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

HP assembly winter session set to be a stormy affair

The 16-day winter session of Vidhan Sabha commencing on February 14 is expected to be stormy affair, with the Opposition and the ruling Congress set to take on each other ahead of the Lok Sabha elections

Security personnel at the Vidhan Sabha ahead of budget session, in Shimla on Monday. (Deepak Sansta/HT)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 05:42 AM IST
By, Shimla

Sena factions trade accusations over Ghosalkar’s murder

Warring factions of Shiv Sena (UBT) trade allegations after the murder of former corporator Abhishek Ghosalkar, blaming each other and the opposition party.

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Updated on Feb 10, 2024 07:18 AM IST

Nijjar to face off against Pal in battle for control of Chief Khalsa Diwan

With the countdown starting for the Chief Khalsa Diwan (CKD) elections, factions led by incumbent president and Amritsar South AAP MLA Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar and retired revenue official Surinderjit Singh Pal have begun electioneering for control of the 120-year-old Sikh organisation

The Chief Khalsa Diwan (CKD) runs over 50 institutions in the fields of education, social welfare, health and religious preaching across the state. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 07, 2024 08:50 AM IST
By, Amritsar

PM Modi hits out at Opposition over China remarks: ‘Acting as someone's agent’

PM Modi, replying in Lok Sabha to the discussion on the motion of thanks on the President's address, said he has full faith in India's armed forces

Prime Minister Narendra Modi replies to the 'Motion of Thanks' on the President's address in Lok Sabha during the Budget session of Parliament(PTI)
Updated on Feb 06, 2024 04:39 PM IST

Kharge counters nepotism charge; asks PM Modi, ‘Who sacrificed life for India?’

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge countered PM Modi's attack on the grand old party during his reply to the debate on Motion of Thanks in Lok Sabha.

Congress National President Mallikarjun Kharge.(AICC)
Published on Feb 05, 2024 11:00 PM IST

Assam Assembly's Budget Session starts on stormy note

Assam Assembly's Budget Session starts on stormy note

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Published on Feb 05, 2024 10:53 AM IST

Keeping up with UP | The dilemma of INDIA

The bloc has not yet come up with a plan for joint rallies or a social media plan. Allies in West Bengal, Punjab and Bihar are walking out - what is going on?

Opposition’s Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) leaders during a press conference after the bloc leaders met in Mumbai earlier this year. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 02, 2024 04:27 PM IST
BySunita Aron

‘Vague’: Shashi Tharoor analyses ‘language’ of Sitharaman's Budget speech

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said it was one of the shortest budget speeches on record.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor at Parliament House complex during the Budget session.(PTI)
Published on Feb 01, 2024 12:53 PM IST

Ram temple, Nitish Kumar. What next? BJP's Lok Sabha poll plans in top gear

With the 2024 general election approaching, the BJP and the Opposition are bracing themselves to take on each other in the polling booths.

Multiple reasons are attributed to momentum drifting in BJP's favour for now in the race for the 2024 Lok Sabha election.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 29, 2024 09:20 AM IST

Bihar crisis: Kharge reacts as top JD(U) leaders rush to Nitish Kumar's house

Mallikarjun Kharge's response comes amid strong indications that Nitish Kumar was planning to quit 'Mahagathbandhan' and return to the BJP-led NDA.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (ANI file)
Published on Jan 27, 2024 02:52 PM IST

Locals protest over Gaggal airport expansion plan

Around 10 villages’ residents gathered in Gaggal to protest against the state government’s rehabilitation and resettlement plan

The residents of Gaggal are worried as a proposed airport project is going to displace hundreds of families (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 26, 2024 06:54 AM IST
By, Dharamshala

Rediscovery of Karpoori Thakur

Bharat Ratna for the socialist leader from Bihar is also an acknowledgment of the electoral import of social justice politics

Former CM Karpoori Thakur (HT Archive)
Published on Jan 25, 2024 12:02 AM IST
ByHT Editorial

After the mandir, learning to speak

INDIA bloc will need a new political language to engage with BJP’s mandir-plus agenda

Crowd of devotees gathered outside the temple on Tuesday for darshan of Lord Ram. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 24, 2024 12:12 AM IST
ByHT Editorial

Ram temple: Grand celebrations elicit mixed reactions within Opposition alliance

While Congress, CPI(M) and TMC hit out at the BJP for “politicising” the event, other parties like the AAP, SP and NCP joined celebrations across the country.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal during celebrations at Gole Market in New Delhi on Monday. (HT photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2024 04:24 AM IST
By, New Delhi

SP-RLD deal marks a start for INDIA in UP

With Mandir on the centrestage and the Congress embracing social justice politics, the battle lines are clearly drawn out in UP.

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) president Jayant Chaudhary during the joint election campaign, in Bijnor on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 22, 2024 04:26 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Upcoming budget session may be smooth but combative

President Droupadi Murmu will address a joint sitting of Parliament, which will be her first such address after she was elected as the 15th President in July, 2022

Lawmakers in Rajya Sabha during Budget Session of Parliament in New Delhi on April 6, 2023. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 22, 2024 07:40 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Thousands of villagers gather to oppose Vadhavan Port during public hearing

uring the hearing, villagers objected to various issues, especially about the port’s non-compliance with Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) guidelines

Thousands of villagers from 30 villages gathered in Palghar for the public hearing.
Updated on Jan 20, 2024 08:00 AM IST
ByPankaj S Raut

The temple and its politics, for the ruling BJP and the Opposition parties

Why does the Opposition remain in an unclear ideological position vis-à-vis the inauguration of the Ram temple?

A construction crew works on Ram Mandir, a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ram in Ayodhya. (AP)
Updated on Jan 23, 2024 06:39 PM IST

AAP-Congress are perfect example of 'friendship with benefits': BJP Leader Shehzad Poonawalla

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shehzad Poonawalla launched a pointed critique against the Congress-Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alliance preceding the Lok Sabha elections, asserting that the coalition exemplifies a case of 'friendship with benefits'.

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Published on Jan 16, 2024 10:42 AM IST

Why is the BJP immune from the anger of a K-shaped economic recovery?

The best way to answer this question is to develop a framework of voters, consumers and investors in the Indian economy

To sugarcoat the withdrawal of additional food grain entitlements rolled out during the pandemic, the Narendra Modi government has decided to make regular food entitlements under the National Food Security Act free for its 800 million beneficiaries(HT File)
Published on Jan 12, 2024 08:30 AM IST

Mamata Banerjee slams simultaneous polls panel: 'Biased view, top-down decision'

Mamata Banerjee also objected to the idea of holding simultaneous elections.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI file photo)
Published on Jan 11, 2024 05:50 PM IST

Sheikh Hasina to be sworn in as Bangladesh PM for fifth term

Hasina's party Awami League won nearly three-quarters of elected seats, with allied parties and friendly independent candidates making up the remainder.

Sheikh Hasina, the newly elected Prime Minister of Bangladesh and Chairperson of Bangladesh Awami League. (Reuters)
Published on Jan 11, 2024 12:37 PM IST

What does Assembly Speaker’s verdict on Shiv Sena mean for Maharashtra politics

Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar’s verdict on the Shiv Sena may set the tone for the electoral battle in the days to come

Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar pronounces the verdict in Shiv Sena MLAs' disqualification on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 11, 2024 06:47 AM IST
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