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Asserting that it was impossible to maintain social distancing during an election campaign, Kumarswamy pointed out how he had come down with a fever after two days of campaigning in Sira assembly constituency. (Photo @JanataDal_S)

‘If they had common sense…’: HD Kumaraswamy on polls amid Covid

By Venkatesha Babu | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 11:53 PM IST
The JDS leader was referring to the assembly polls scheduled in Bihar as well as several bypolls across the country, including the RR Nagar and Sira assembly seats.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Adityanath may also opt for presenting a supplementary budget or a mini-poll budget later to make populist announcements.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Adityanath may also opt for presenting a supplementary budget or a mini-poll budget later to make populist announcements.(HT FILE PHOTO)

In UP’s last budget before polls, funds for development will be a major challenge

By Umesh Raghuvanshi | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2020 03:37 PM IST
The state finance department has asked the administrative departments to send their proposals by November 30 while issuing broad guidelines well in advance for preparation of the state’s budget.
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Polls to be held for vacant sarpanch, panch seats in J-K

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar, Srinagar
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 06:13 PM IST
The administrative council met on Wednesday evening to approve the proposal of the department of rural development and panchayati raj to issue a notification for conducting the elections
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Republican leaders have also disputed the president and one of them told a reporter elections dates are set in stone.(AFP)
Republican leaders have also disputed the president and one of them told a reporter elections dates are set in stone.(AFP)

Donald Trump kicks up storm with suggestion to delay polls

By Yashwant Raj | Washington
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 11:29 PM IST
Donald Trump’s suggestion was part of his ongoing opposition to broadening the use of mail-in voting that is being actively discussed to encourage people to cast their votes in the polls.
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Mohali MC to gear up for polls in 50 wards in Oct, submission of details by July 30

By Hillary Victor, Mohali
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 06:21 PM IST
Though a poll date is yet to be announced, the notification says elections will be held in 50 wards with 2.36 lakh people voting, of which 25,000 belong to the scheduled caste (SC) category
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Donald Trump is trailing Biden also in the swing states such as Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.(REUTERS)
Donald Trump is trailing Biden also in the swing states such as Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.(REUTERS)

Buffeted by bad polls, rally fiasco, Donald Trump names new campaign head

By Yashwant Raj| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 07:33 PM IST
Bill Stepien, the deputy, is the new campaign manager, replacing Brad Parscale, who will stay on as a senior advisor for data and digital operations.
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Elections to executive committee of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council could not be held during its tenure due to lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus.(ANI)
Elections to executive committee of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council could not be held during its tenure due to lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus.(ANI)

Tripura to dissolve autonomous district councils as polls could not be held

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Agartala
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2020 10:57 PM IST
In March, the election was deferred for an indefinite period due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Forty-five percent of CEOs expect the economy to take more than a year to revive and 36% think the recovery will take six months to a year, the CII poll found.(Bloomberg)
Forty-five percent of CEOs expect the economy to take more than a year to revive and 36% think the recovery will take six months to a year, the CII poll found.(Bloomberg)

CEOs see 40% revenue dip in June quarter: Poll

By Rajeev Jayaswal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 02:18 AM IST
More than half the CEOs foresee job losses after the lockdown ends, said the poll. Businesses have largely refrained from layoffs, but the hit suffered by their revenue streams has started causing financial distresses which would deepen if they remain shut longer, making job losses inevitable, the survey warned.
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According to India’s constitution, a minister needs to be elected to a legislature within six months of taking oath in the government(PTI)
According to India’s constitution, a minister needs to be elected to a legislature within six months of taking oath in the government(PTI)

9 Maharashtra seats to go to polls on May 21

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai/new Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2020 01:47 AM IST
Polls for the council – the upper house that is elected by members of the legislative assembly – were initially set to be held in April but were pushed back due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, which has triggered a near-complete ban on the movement of people.
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The deferment also came after the CEO had issued notifications for the first two phases, scheduled to commence from March 5.(AP)
The deferment also came after the CEO had issued notifications for the first two phases, scheduled to commence from March 5.(AP)

Fear of violence during Trump’s visit may have pushed back J-K panchayat polls

By Harinder Baweja | Hindustan times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 04:51 PM IST
The sudden deferment was announced late on Tuesday night through a notification issued by the chief electoral officer (CEO), Shailendra Kumar. “Credible inputs from the law enforcement agencies” were cited as the reason for the postponement of the polls that had been announced on February 13.
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Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar reacts after the announcement of voting results, at a count centre during Ireland's national election, in Citywest, near Dublin, Ireland(REUTERS)
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar reacts after the announcement of voting results, at a count centre during Ireland's national election, in Citywest, near Dublin, Ireland(REUTERS)

Indian-origin Irish PM Leo Varadkar suffers bruising polls

By Press Trust of India | London
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 05:09 PM IST
Varadkar’s party was pushed down to third place with Sinn Fein in the lead, followed by conservative Fianna Fail in second place. Varadkar, whose father was born in Mumbai, has indicated a coalition with Fianna Fail could be possible.
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Former ally of the BJP Shiv Sena acknowledged Arvind Kejriwal’s efforts in Delhi.(Rahul Raut/HT File Photo)
Former ally of the BJP Shiv Sena acknowledged Arvind Kejriwal’s efforts in Delhi.(Rahul Raut/HT File Photo)

Cong’s Maharashtra ally Shiv Sena showers praise on AAP’s Kejriwal in Delhi

By Swapnil Rawal | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 02:41 PM IST
Shiv Sena’s editorial lauded the Kejriwal government’s work in the last five years. It added that while Kejriwal is seeking votes on work done in public health, school education, etc, the “top leaders of BJP and its minister are engaged in political mudslinging of Hindu versus Muslim.”
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The impeachment process had no material impact on either Mr Trump’s popularity, which continues to hover at about 42%, or the Democratic Party’s own support(REUTERS)
The impeachment process had no material impact on either Mr Trump’s popularity, which continues to hover at about 42%, or the Democratic Party’s own support(REUTERS)

The interplay between impeachment and polls

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2020 06:38 PM IST
Both Republicans and Democrats are likely to retain their respective base
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There has been a 2,200% increase in the recovery of illegal weapons in the first 28 days of the model code of conduct (MCC) since it was enforced ahead of the 2020 Delhi Assembly Elections. (HT Photo)
There has been a 2,200% increase in the recovery of illegal weapons in the first 28 days of the model code of conduct (MCC) since it was enforced ahead of the 2020 Delhi Assembly Elections. (HT Photo)

Delhi Assembly Election 2020: 2,200% rise in illegal gun recovery in run-up to polls since 2008

By Shiv Sunny | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 08:15 PM IST
Delhi Assembly Election 2020: While the number of illegal firearms recovered during the MCC period in 2008 was just 19, in 2013 it was 80 and in 48 in 2015. In sharp contrast, 452 such weapons have already been recovered between January 6 and February 2. The MCC will be in force till February 12.
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Jharkhand is one of the worst left wing extremism affected state. (File Photo)
Jharkhand is one of the worst left wing extremism affected state. (File Photo)

Jharkhand assembly election 2019: Shadow of Maoist violence lingers over polls

By Vishal Sharma | Hindustan Times, Latehar
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 06:11 AM IST
The main left wing extremist groups operating in the state are the CPI (Maoists), Tritiya-Sammela Prastuti Committee (TPC), the People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI), and Jharkhand Jan Mukti Parishad (JJMP).
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during a televised debate with Conservative leader Boris Johnson ahead of general election in London, Britain, November 19, 2019.(REUTERS)
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during a televised debate with Conservative leader Boris Johnson ahead of general election in London, Britain, November 19, 2019.(REUTERS)

Labour losing support among British Indians, says new poll

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 09:59 PM IST
Large sections of the community, particularly the young, aspirational and upwardly mobile second and third generation British Indians, have gravitated towards the Conservative party in recent years, aided by the focus on India and Indians by former leader David Cameron.
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The new rule comes days after the announcement that elections to these posts will be indirect, meaning that elected members of municipalities and corporations will choose their chief.(HT PHOTO)
The new rule comes days after the announcement that elections to these posts will be indirect, meaning that elected members of municipalities and corporations will choose their chief.(HT PHOTO)

In Rajasthan, ministers unhappy with Gehlot’s decision on mayoral polls

By Sachin Saini | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 08:54 AM IST
The local self-government department had on Wednesday notified the Rajasthan Municipal (Election) (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2019, under which any citizen can contest the election to the post of chairperson and mayor.
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Despite the conundrum the presidential candidates and their supporters face, there is still unanimity in Kabul that the US will decide the outcome of the elections(AFP)
Despite the conundrum the presidential candidates and their supporters face, there is still unanimity in Kabul that the US will decide the outcome of the elections(AFP)

In Afghanistan’s polls, Donald Trump holds the trump card | Analysis

By Sanjay Kapoor
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2019 07:51 PM IST
People believe that whichever candidate is willing to play ball with the US will have a shot at power
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Home minister and BJP president Amit Shah attacked the Trinamool government in Bengal on Tuesday .(Photo: Babul Supriyo/ Twitter)
Home minister and BJP president Amit Shah attacked the Trinamool government in Bengal on Tuesday .(Photo: Babul Supriyo/ Twitter)

‘Mamata Banerjee spreading lies on NRC’: Amit Shah in Bengal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 04:14 PM IST
Union home minister Amit Shah has alleged that the Mamata Banerjee-led government was tryting to mislead the people on the issue of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
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Himachal Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) secretary Vishal Nehria, 31, will contest polls from Dharamshala while BJP state executive committee member Reena Kashyap, 34, will contest from Pachhad.(HT PHOTO)
Himachal Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) secretary Vishal Nehria, 31, will contest polls from Dharamshala while BJP state executive committee member Reena Kashyap, 34, will contest from Pachhad.(HT PHOTO)

BJP’s Nehria, Kashyap to contest polls from Dharamshala, Pachhad

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dharamshala, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 10:03 PM IST
Both Nehria and Karan belong to the dominant Gaddi tribe, which holds sway in the region
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures to supporters at his Likud party headquarters following the announcement of exit polls during Israel's parliamentary election in Tel Aviv, Israel September 18, 2019.(REUTERS)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures to supporters at his Likud party headquarters following the announcement of exit polls during Israel's parliamentary election in Tel Aviv, Israel September 18, 2019.(REUTERS)

Israel’s Netanyahu teetering in close election race: Polls

By Reuters | Jerusalem
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 12:06 PM IST
Netanyahu’s main election challenger, centrist Benny Gantz, said on Wednesday it appeared from the exit polls that Israel’s longest-serving leader was defeated but that only official results would tell.
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Shiv Sena youth leader Aaditya Thackeray hinted on Tuesday that he could contest the upcoming assembly elections in Maharashtra.(Twitter)
Shiv Sena youth leader Aaditya Thackeray hinted on Tuesday that he could contest the upcoming assembly elections in Maharashtra.(Twitter)

Shiv Sena’s youth leader Aaditya could be first Thackeray to contest polls

By Pradip Kumar Maitra | Hindustan Times, Nagpur
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 10:06 PM IST
Aaditya Thackery said if the Shiv Sena decides to field him in the assembly elections, he would not hesitate to contest.
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A former Lok Sabha MP from Jamsedhpur, Kumar was appointed the Jharkhand Congress chief in November 2017.(HT image)
A former Lok Sabha MP from Jamsedhpur, Kumar was appointed the Jharkhand Congress chief in November 2017.(HT image)

Ahead of polls, Congress gets a new chief in Jharkhand

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 07:44 AM IST
A former Lok Sabha MP from Jamsedhpur, Kumar was appointed the Jharkhand Congress chief in November 2017.
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Jaitley leaves behind a large network of friends and followers in the UK, besides journalists who interacted with him in India and in London over the years and decades.(PTI file photo)
Jaitley leaves behind a large network of friends and followers in the UK, besides journalists who interacted with him in India and in London over the years and decades.(PTI file photo)

When Arun Jaitley ‘advised’ David Cameron on winning British polls

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 11:40 PM IST
A regular visitor to London with busy schedules, Jaitley was at the March 2015 event to unveil Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Parliament Square, along with then Prime Minister David Cameron and actor Amitabh Bachchan.
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Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has demanded that the upcoming state Assembly elections, to be held in October-November, be postponed to next year.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has demanded that the upcoming state Assembly elections, to be held in October-November, be postponed to next year.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Holding polls after floods inhuman, push it to next year: Raj Thackeray

By Naresh Kamath | Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 02:12 AM IST
Further, he criticized the state over its latest controversy after a minister was found distributing food packets, with his and chief minister Devendra’s Fadnavis photos on them, to flood-affected people.
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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Alka Lamba on Sunday said that she will not contest the next assembly elections as an AAP candidate.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Alka Lamba on Sunday said that she will not contest the next assembly elections as an AAP candidate.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Alka Lamba says she won’t contest polls as AAP candidate, yet to resign from party

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 10:21 PM IST
Referring to rumours about her joining the Congress, Alka Lamba said she is most likely to contest the next assembly elections as an independent candidate.
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The chief minister also said the allies would sort out seat-sharing details in the next 15 days.(HT FILE)
The chief minister also said the allies would sort out seat-sharing details in the next 15 days.(HT FILE)

‘BJP-Sena will contest polls together’, says CM Fadnavis

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times,Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2019 05:39 AM IST
There was speculation that the BJP may break off their alliance with the Sena, on the eve of the polls, in a bid to capture power in the state on their own.
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CM of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis plans to launch CMEGP to generate 10 lakh jobs in the next five years.(ANI Photo)
CM of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis plans to launch CMEGP to generate 10 lakh jobs in the next five years.(ANI Photo)

Eye on polls, Maharashtra plans scheme to generate 10L jobs

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 09:24 AM IST
The Chief Minister Employment Generation Programme will provide Rs. 15 lakh each for 10,000 micro-, small-, and medium-sized industrial units, in return for 2 lakh jobs every year.
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Tharoor said he hoped that the Congress Working Committee (CWC) is taking the current situation “very seriously” and is doing its best to find a solution without further delay.(Photo: PTI)
Tharoor said he hoped that the Congress Working Committee (CWC) is taking the current situation “very seriously” and is doing its best to find a solution without further delay.(Photo: PTI)

Lack of clarity at top hurting Cong; polls to key posts, CWC will legitimise leadership: Tharoor

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 02:23 PM IST
Tharoor said he hopes that party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will throw her hat in the ring when the call for elections for the party chief’s post is made, but added it was up to the Gandhi family to decide on whether she will contest for the post.
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Congress veteran Sheila Dikshit’s death has left the Delhi Congress staring at a leadership question just months ahead of the Assembly elections in the national capital.(Vivek R Nair/ Hindustan Times)
Congress veteran Sheila Dikshit’s death has left the Delhi Congress staring at a leadership question just months ahead of the Assembly elections in the national capital.(Vivek R Nair/ Hindustan Times)

After Dikshit’s demise, Congress stares at leadership crisis months before assembly polls

By Soumya Pillai | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 07:58 AM IST
Early this year, Sheila Dikshit was pulled out of a virtual retirement, to head the Delhi Congress just three months before the Lok Sabha elections.
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