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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Election Commission bans uncertified political ads on poll date and day before

The poll panel said instances of advertisements of offending and misleading nature published in print media have been brought to its notice in the past.
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Election Commission bans uncertified political ads on poll date and day before(REUTERS)
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Election Commission bans uncertified political ads on poll date and day before(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 06, 2019 11:51 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Mumbai University reschedules 76 examinations

The 76 examinations, which include sixth-semester exams of BMS, BCom (Accounting and Finance) and BCom (Banking and Insurance), have been entirely pushed ahead by a few days.
The University of Mumbai (MU) has rescheduled 76 semester examinations, including final BCom tests and most self-financed commerce courses, and few papers of 27 examinations, to avoid a clash with next month’s Lok Sabha elections. - HT Photo by Hemant Padalkar(Hindustan Times)
The University of Mumbai (MU) has rescheduled 76 semester examinations, including final BCom tests and most self-financed commerce courses, and few papers of 27 examinations, to avoid a clash with next month’s Lok Sabha elections. - HT Photo by Hemant Padalkar(Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 20, 2019 03:13 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByMusab Qazi

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In a first, students to help guide voters

The poll panel in Delhi has already sent a request to the directorate of education to send names of two students of class 12 (session 2019 – 20) from each government-run school.
In a first, school students in the city would be deployed as volunteers at polling stations to guide voters during the Lok Sabha elections on May 12. Photo by Karun Sharma/Hindustan Time(HT Photo)
In a first, school students in the city would be deployed as volunteers at polling stations to guide voters during the Lok Sabha elections on May 12. Photo by Karun Sharma/Hindustan Time(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 18, 2019 08:53 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByJoydeep Thakur

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP filing fake voter applications, says BSP

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Tuesday filed a complaint with the district election commission, saying the ruling BJP had filed over 22,000 fake voter applications without valid documents, a claim denied by the ruling party.
The BSP and Samajwadi Party (SP), in an alliance, have fielded 37-year-old Satveer Nagar from Gautam Budh Nagar seat — the first to field a candidate. Nagar belongs to Greater Noida’s Atta village.(Picture for representation)
The BSP and Samajwadi Party (SP), in an alliance, have fielded 37-year-old Satveer Nagar from Gautam Budh Nagar seat — the first to field a candidate. Nagar belongs to Greater Noida’s Atta village.(Picture for representation)
Published on Mar 13, 2019 02:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | ByVinod Rajput

The Election Commission can only be a neutral umpire

It has tried over long years to ban criminality from the electoral maidan, but that requires laws to be amended. Only Parliament can do that.
Election officials check electronic voting machines ahead of the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, Jabalpur, November 24(PTI)
Election officials check electronic voting machines ahead of the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, Jabalpur, November 24(PTI)
Published on Nov 28, 2018 12:26 PM IST
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ByNavin B Chawla

Madhya Pradesh assures wages for migrant workers to boost voter turnout

Madhya Pradesh chief electoral officer V L Kantharao said, “many migrant workers are expected to return home ahead of Diwali on November 7. To convince them to stay on for the next 21 days till the polling day, we will provide them jobs under MGNREGA to ensure that wages are not a problem for them.”
According to the Census 2011, 50 lakh people migrated from Madhya Pradesh, out of which 11 lakhs migrated seasonally every year. (PTI Photo)
According to the Census 2011, 50 lakh people migrated from Madhya Pradesh, out of which 11 lakhs migrated seasonally every year. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 01, 2018 08:10 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByShruti Tomar

Separatists’ strike hits life on polling day in Kashmir

Normal life was affected in Kashmir Valley on Wednesday due to a strike called by separatists against urban local bodies elections in the state. Voting for the second of the four-phased elections was underway in the Valley. It began at 6 am and ended at 4 pm.
People stand in queue to cast their vote in Inderkoot, Bandipora district.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT Photo)
People stand in queue to cast their vote in Inderkoot, Bandipora district.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT Photo)
Published on Oct 10, 2018 06:23 PM IST
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Srinagar | ByPress Trust of India

‘Obstructing rural polls’: SAD leader, brother get bail in one case, held in another in Muktsar

Two simultaneous cases were registered against SAD’s Gidderbaha halqa in-charge Hardeep Singh Dimpy Dhillon, his brother Sunny Dhillon and Jagtar Singh at the Kotbhai and Gidderbaha police stations on the polling day.
SAD leader Hardeep Singh Dimpy Dhillon (white shirt blue turban) with his brother in Gidderbaha.(HT Photo)
SAD leader Hardeep Singh Dimpy Dhillon (white shirt blue turban) with his brother in Gidderbaha.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2018 09:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Muktsar | ByHT Correspondent

At 53.86%, voter turnout in Ludhiana sees a dip

Unlike the previous zila parishad elections, wherein the voter turnout used to be on the higher side in the morning hours, this time the voter turnout which was below 10% in the morning.
Voters at village Rakba of Mullanpur Dakha during block samiti and zila parishad elections near Ludhiana on Wednesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Voters at village Rakba of Mullanpur Dakha during block samiti and zila parishad elections near Ludhiana on Wednesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Sep 20, 2018 04:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Staff on zila parishad duty told to carry bedding to polling booths; women bemused

Around 6,000 women have been deployed as assistant presiding officers and polling officers in the district
Over 11.6 lakh voters in 941 villages will decide the fate of 600 candidates in the fray in the district.(Getty Images)
Over 11.6 lakh voters in 941 villages will decide the fate of 600 candidates in the fray in the district.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 18, 2018 09:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByDeepa Sood

Mumbai goes dry from tomorrow to Monday, courtesy legislative council polls

Sale and distribution of liquor banned for three consecutive days from Saturday on account of Maharashtra Legislative Council elections on June 25.
Mumbai and the Konkan coast will go dry for three consecutive days from Saturday.(HT File Photo)
Mumbai and the Konkan coast will go dry for three consecutive days from Saturday.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 02:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByDebasish Panigrahi, Mumbai

BJP worker found hanging from tree in Bengal with political message

The body of Trilochan Mahato was found with a message in Bengali on his T-shirt, saying: “18 bachhor bayose BJP rajneeti. Ebar bojh,” which loosely translates to: “BJP politics at the age of 18! Now take this.”
The death of Trilochan Mahato has left local BJP leaders puzzled as he was not actively involved in politics and just did some graffiti and painted the lotus symbols for the party.
The death of Trilochan Mahato has left local BJP leaders puzzled as he was not actively involved in politics and just did some graffiti and painted the lotus symbols for the party.
Updated on May 31, 2018 10:07 AM IST
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‘Counting’ on polling day and ‘polling’ on counting day in West Bengal

Opposition parties slammed the ruling Trinamool, accusing it of “murdering” democracy and making “a mockery” of it.
A man collects ballot boxes from a pond thrown by some unknown people during panchayat elections in West Bengal, in Memari of Burdwan district on Monday.(PTI photo)
A man collects ballot boxes from a pond thrown by some unknown people during panchayat elections in West Bengal, in Memari of Burdwan district on Monday.(PTI photo)
Updated on May 17, 2018 09:03 PM IST
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Kolkata, Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Bengal panchayat polls: Thanks to TMC, the process has turned into a travesty

The rural polls are crucial for parties to assert their hold and power at the grassroots level. The run up to the polls have been marked by bitter acrimony and large-scale violence as the BJP tries to increase its footprint in Bengal and the TMC does whatever it can to hold on to the power it has
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters protest against violence during the nomination process for the West Bengal panchayat polls, Shyambazar crossing, Kolkata, April 24, 2018 (Samir Jana/HT)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters protest against violence during the nomination process for the West Bengal panchayat polls, Shyambazar crossing, Kolkata, April 24, 2018 (Samir Jana/HT)
Published on Apr 30, 2018 07:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent
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