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The Karnataka saga: Unprincipled power politics

The (admittedly fractured) mandate of 2018 has all but been squandered and the solution perhaps lies in fresh elections. Citizens deserve better
Irrespective of the outcome on Thursday, the Karnataka episode must rank as one of the most disgraceful episodes of recent Indian democratic history(PTI)
Irrespective of the outcome on Thursday, the Karnataka episode must rank as one of the most disgraceful episodes of recent Indian democratic history(PTI)
Published on Jul 16, 2019 06:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Can Odisha’s famous bachelor continue dream run?

Naveen Patnaik’s rivals, at least some, see him in awe (others accuse him of whimsy) and his own colleagues find him enigmatic and immune to the many perks of power politics.
In his 22 year-long political career Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has alway been on the ruling side. This summer, can Odisha’s most famous bachelor continue this dream run?(Arabinda Mahapatra)
In his 22 year-long political career Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has alway been on the ruling side. This summer, can Odisha’s most famous bachelor continue this dream run?(Arabinda Mahapatra)
Published on Apr 28, 2019 05:07 AM IST
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Bhubaneswar/ New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji

The Khalistan terror threat is all too real

The Canadian government has listed the separatist movement as “a matter of concern” in its 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada.
Canada’s recognition of Khalistani extermism as terror threat validates New Delhi’s frequently-flagged concerns on the Justine Trudeau government’s soft pedaling on pro-Khalistan lobby that spews venom against India and supports a violent insurrection for a separate Sikh state in India(AFP)
Canada’s recognition of Khalistani extermism as terror threat validates New Delhi’s frequently-flagged concerns on the Justine Trudeau government’s soft pedaling on pro-Khalistan lobby that spews venom against India and supports a violent insurrection for a separate Sikh state in India(AFP)
Updated on Dec 14, 2018 07:33 AM IST
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Regional buzz: Of Capt’s Turkish holiday, the #MeToo minister and Khaira, the rebel

HT keeps a tab on power politics in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
Illustration by Daljeet Kaur Sandhu
Illustration by Daljeet Kaur Sandhu
Updated on Oct 29, 2018 11:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Regional buzz: Of FIRs as Badal’s secret to success and Captain batting for #MeToo

HT keeps a tab on power politics in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
“Parchean to na ghabraya karo, eh parche hi ne jinha karke mai mukh mantri banya haa (Don’t be scared of FIRs registered against you. It is these FIRs that made me the chief minister),” Badal said at a gathering in Rampura Phul.(Illustration: Daljeet Kaur Sandhu/HT)
“Parchean to na ghabraya karo, eh parche hi ne jinha karke mai mukh mantri banya haa (Don’t be scared of FIRs registered against you. It is these FIRs that made me the chief minister),” Badal said at a gathering in Rampura Phul.(Illustration: Daljeet Kaur Sandhu/HT)
Updated on Oct 22, 2018 02:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Karnataka’s power sector: History, politics of development have consequences

Electricity subsidies are often attributed to the incompetence of ESCOMs and are rarely interpreted as welfare policy.
Many who thought the loan waiver was a valid response to agrarian distress argued for managing costs by cutting the other biggest subsidy component in the budget – government subvention to the Electricity Supply Companies (ESCOMs).(Reuters photo)
Many who thought the loan waiver was a valid response to agrarian distress argued for managing costs by cutting the other biggest subsidy component in the budget – government subvention to the Electricity Supply Companies (ESCOMs).(Reuters photo)
Published on Sep 21, 2018 12:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMeera Sudhakar

Regional buzz: Captain cancels visit, OP Soni left red-faced; Manpreet tickles funny bone; The real ‘Naari Shakti’ on display and more

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(Illustration by Daljeet Kaur Sandhu/HT)
(Illustration by Daljeet Kaur Sandhu/HT)
Updated on Jul 02, 2018 03:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondents

Regional buzz: Shwait Malik has his way; Captain wishes Jaitley speedy recovery

Keeping tabs on power politics in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir
Updated on Apr 23, 2018 10:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh
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