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Chak hopes to cash in on association with SAD, Phoolka

By Harsirman Singh Batra | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2019 11:07 PM IST
Chak had joined the Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) in 2014 and has been fielded as MLA candidate for the first time by the party
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Balwan Singh Daulatpuria(HT Photo)
Balwan Singh Daulatpuria(HT Photo)

Haryana Assembly Polls: Balwan Singh Daulatpuria, Fatehabad MLA

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 10:29 PM IST
He has now moved to the BJP.
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Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur addressing the House on the third day of monsoon session, in Shimla on Wednesday.(HTphoto)
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur addressing the House on the third day of monsoon session, in Shimla on Wednesday.(HTphoto)

Join hands to fight liquor mafia: Jai Ram to opposition

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 11:20 PM IST
The chief minister was responding to the motion moved by leader of opposition Mukesh Agnihotri on arrest of Una MLA Satpal Singh Raizada’s personal security officer and driver.
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Lt Gen Surinder Singh (retd).(PTI image)
Lt Gen Surinder Singh (retd).(PTI image)

Lt Gen Surinder Singh (retd) is PPSC chairman

By Vishal Rambani | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 12:21 AM IST
About 150 persons had applied for the PPSC posts, which include 35 applications for the post of chairman. PPSC has one post of chairman and 10 of members.
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The Delhi Assembly is likely to go “paperless” over the next four months under a project in which all MLAs will be provided with tablets to stay updated about proceedings even if they are not present in the House on a given day(Mint)
The Delhi Assembly is likely to go “paperless” over the next four months under a project in which all MLAs will be provided with tablets to stay updated about proceedings even if they are not present in the House on a given day(Mint)

Delhi MLAs to get tablets as Assembly plans to go paperless

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 12:04 AM IST
As per the plan, senior officials in the Assembly said, legislators will be provided with tablets so that they are informed about House proceedings in advance. MLAs can also find out whether or not their question to be asked asked during Session was been chosen or not, even if they are not present.
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FILE Photo of MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar who is accused of the Unnao rape case.(ANI)
FILE Photo of MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar who is accused of the Unnao rape case.(ANI)

‘Suspension no ground for Sengar’s disqualification from House’: UP assembly speaker

By Brajendra K Parashar | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2019 10:21 AM IST
With the BJP claiming that it suspended Kuldeep Singh Sengar after he went to jail in connection with the Unnao rape case, the question that being asked by many is whether the MLA will be disqualified as a member of the lower house of UP assembly.
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The UP assembly secretariat has adopted a policy wherein only half a glass of water will be served at first.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The UP assembly secretariat has adopted a policy wherein only half a glass of water will be served at first.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

UP assembly secretariat’s new water policy: Only half a glass at first

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2019 02:51 PM IST
The UP assembly’s decision to adopt the new system assumes significance in the backdrop of reports of shortage of water in different parts of country.
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Ours is a federal system where state assemblies are as important to the constitution as the national Parliament(PTI)
Ours is a federal system where state assemblies are as important to the constitution as the national Parliament(PTI)

How ‘one nation, one election’ could alter our political system, writes Karan Thapar

UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 08:20 AM IST
Simultaneous elections will be considerably cheaper than separate state and national polls. No one disputes that. However, cost ought not to be a prime consideration in determining how and when elections are held
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Former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda visited Rohtak to address party workers and asked them to start preparing for the upcoming state assembly polls.(HT File Photo/Keshav Singh)
Former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda visited Rohtak to address party workers and asked them to start preparing for the upcoming state assembly polls.(HT File Photo/Keshav Singh)

Modi wave won’t work in assembly polls, says former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Rohtak
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 12:39 PM IST
Talking to mediapersons, Hooda attributed his loss to the Modi wave, but maintained that it will not work for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Vidhan Sabha elections.
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Tamil Nadu’s 39 parliamentary seats will go to polls in a single phase on April 18.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Tamil Nadu’s 39 parliamentary seats will go to polls in a single phase on April 18.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Tiruchirappalli constituency in Tamil Nadu

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 09:26 AM IST
In 2014, Kumar P of AIADMK defeated DMK’s Anbhalagan by more than 1.5 lakh votes. The seat has been with AIADK since 2001 by-poll, barring one term in 2004 when MDMK’s L Ganesan won
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People queue outside a polling station to cast their vote during the first phase of the Chhatisgarh assembly elections at Sukma district on Monday, November 12, 2018. The first phase of elections for 18 seats are spread across eight Maoist-affected districts with nearly one lakh security personnel deployed amid threats from Maoist who have called for boycott of the elections.(HT Photo)
People queue outside a polling station to cast their vote during the first phase of the Chhatisgarh assembly elections at Sukma district on Monday, November 12, 2018. The first phase of elections for 18 seats are spread across eight Maoist-affected districts with nearly one lakh security personnel deployed amid threats from Maoist who have called for boycott of the elections.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Munger constituency in Bihar

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 02:35 PM IST
The voting for Bihar’s 40 Parliamentary seats will take place in seven phases beginning April 11. The last phase will be held on May 19.
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Two women at a demonstration of EVM and VVPAT machines by Election Commission officials on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Two women at a demonstration of EVM and VVPAT machines by Election Commission officials on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Safety of women priority in south Delhi, says AAP

By Abhishek Dey | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2019 01:43 AM IST
In October last year, the AAP had named in-charges for all seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Delhi. Chadha was one of them.
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Homeless voters show their inked fingers after casting their votes for Lok Sabha elections, at Chandni Chowk, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, April 10, 2014.(Hindustan Times)
Homeless voters show their inked fingers after casting their votes for Lok Sabha elections, at Chandni Chowk, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, April 10, 2014.(Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Maharashtra’ Hatkanangle, a constituency that has had a rebirth

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 03:29 PM IST
Maharashtra’s 48 constituencies will vote to elect members to the Lok Sabha in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.
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The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Chautala on Saturday sent his resignation to Haryana assembly speaker and sought disqualification of five MLAs for anti-party activities. Photo by Manoj Dhaka/HindustanTimes
The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Chautala on Saturday sent his resignation to Haryana assembly speaker and sought disqualification of five MLAs for anti-party activities. Photo by Manoj Dhaka/HindustanTimes

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Abhay Chautala resigns as LoP, writes to Speaker to disqualify 5 INLD MLAs

By HT Correspondent | Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2019 08:21 PM IST
According to Vidhan Sabha procedure, the Speaker would give notice to 5 INLD MLAs and hold their hearing, take a decision on their membership and subsequently accept Abhay Chautala’s resignation as leader of Opposition in case of their disqualification.
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An election official puts indeliable ink on the finger of a voter before she casts her ballot.(AFP File Photo)
An election official puts indeliable ink on the finger of a voter before she casts her ballot.(AFP File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Chandrapur in Maharashtra has been with BJP since 2004

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 10:01 AM IST
Maharashtra’s 48 constituencies will vote to elect members to the Lok Sabha in four phases on April 11,18, 23 and 29.
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Punjabi Ekta Party chief Sukhpal Singh Khaira during a press conference in Bathinda on Monday.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Punjabi Ekta Party chief Sukhpal Singh Khaira during a press conference in Bathinda on Monday.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Have almost decided to contest from Bathinda seat, says Khaira

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhatinda
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2019 08:49 AM IST
Sukhpal Singh Khaira, who had resigned from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to float his own outfit, on Monday held a meeting with party workers from Bathinda, Mansa and Muktsar districts.
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Kumaraswamy on Friday removed dissenting Congress MLA Dr Umesh Jadhav from the post of the chairman of the Warehouse Corporation.(AP)
Kumaraswamy on Friday removed dissenting Congress MLA Dr Umesh Jadhav from the post of the chairman of the Warehouse Corporation.(AP)

Karnataka chief minister Kumaraswamy removes dissenting Congress MLA Umesh Jadhav

By Asian News International | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 11:07 AM IST
Making Karnataka’s fluid political situation more slippery, seven MLAs of Congress and three of BJP on Thursday abstained from the Assembly’s Budget Session, fuelling speculation of defection.
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Chandni Chowk MLA and AAP leader Alka Lamba alleged that BJP was responsible for the complaint before the Lokayukta.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT File)
Chandni Chowk MLA and AAP leader Alka Lamba alleged that BJP was responsible for the complaint before the Lokayukta.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT File)

Lokayukta notice to Delhi MLAs over filing details of assets

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2019 03:02 PM IST
Officials from the Delhi assembly said that the notice by Lokayukta was first sent to the Vidhan Sabha and then to the legislators. The officials added the notices were also issued to the Speaker and deputy speaker.
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Vijay Kumar Choudhary, assembly speaker(HT File Photo)
Vijay Kumar Choudhary, assembly speaker(HT File Photo)

Speaker urges parties not to disrupt question hour during winter session

By Arun Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna, Patna
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2018 09:55 AM IST
At the all-party meeting on Friday, Choudhary sought cooperation from all the leaders to ensure smooth running of the House
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CM Devendra Fadnavis.(HT FILE PHOTO)
CM Devendra Fadnavis.(HT FILE PHOTO)

BJP will remain the number one party, says Maharashtra CM Fadnavis

By Ketaki Ghoge | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2018 12:29 AM IST
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis spoke to Hindustan Times on Friday on his equation with ally Shiv Sena, his party’s prospects in the polls,
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The move is clearly aimed at wooing the electorate ahead of the high-stakes Lok Sabha elections early next year and is expected to benefit 42 lakh families(HT FILE)
The move is clearly aimed at wooing the electorate ahead of the high-stakes Lok Sabha elections early next year and is expected to benefit 42 lakh families(HT FILE)

Haryana assembly session: Power tariff cut by Rs 2 per unit for domestic consumers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 09:08 PM IST
Tariff slashed from 4.50 to 2.50 per unit on consumption of 200 units per month, for consumption up to 50 units it will be 2 per unit
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The panel was tasked to probe the cases of sacrilege as well as a firing incident in Faridkot in which two Sikh protesters were killed.(HT File)
The panel was tasked to probe the cases of sacrilege as well as a firing incident in Faridkot in which two Sikh protesters were killed.(HT File)

‘Highly confidential’ Justice Ranjit Singh Commission report leaked

By Ravinder Vasudeva | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 10:18 PM IST
The “highly confidential” Justice Ranjit Singh Commission report leaked. Hindustan Times has a copy of the 192-page document.
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Preparations afoot for constructing a helipad at athletic ground of SMS stadium in Jaipur, ahead of the PM’s rally.(HT Photo)
Preparations afoot for constructing a helipad at athletic ground of SMS stadium in Jaipur, ahead of the PM’s rally.(HT Photo)

Ahead of PM visit, prohibitory orders imposed in Jaipur

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 10:13 PM IST
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit, police on Thursday imposed prohibitory orders in Jaipur and banned rallies, protests and gatherings in and around Vidhan Sabha building, Janpath and Civil Lines
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For users in slums, water charges will jump to Rs3.82 per 1,000 litres from Rs3.68
For users in slums, water charges will jump to Rs3.82 per 1,000 litres from Rs3.68

Mumbaiites have to pay more for water from June 16

By Sanjana Bhalerao | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 11:15 AM IST
According to a 2012 resolution by the BMC, domestic users are paying Rs4.91 per 1,000 litres
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Aam Aadmi Party workers filling bottles with water from Budha Nullah at Gaunspur village in Ludhiana on Wednesday. The bottles were carried in a special vehicle (below) from the nullah.(HT Photo)
Aam Aadmi Party workers filling bottles with water from Budha Nullah at Gaunspur village in Ludhiana on Wednesday. The bottles were carried in a special vehicle (below) from the nullah.(HT Photo)

Ludhiana: Filled with Buddha Nullah water, AAP to ‘gift’ bottles to MLAs, MPs

By Harsimran Singh Batra | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 01:28 PM IST
Symbolic protest: Demand special session of the Vidhan Sabha over pollution of water bodies.
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Amarinder Singh claimed that the incident involving the spill of molasses from a Gurdaspur sugar mill into the Beas was due to record production of sugarcane.(HT File)
Amarinder Singh claimed that the incident involving the spill of molasses from a Gurdaspur sugar mill into the Beas was due to record production of sugarcane.(HT File)

Beas incident result of record cane production this year: Capt Amarinder

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 01:03 PM IST
Chairing a high-level meeting to review the situation in the wake of the spill, he said the Centre also needs to ensure that the right amount of cane is produced and sold to the sugar mills.
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Congress is in power at present in Punjab.(HT File Photo/Representative)
Congress is in power at present in Punjab.(HT File Photo/Representative)

Of 17 Punjab assembly bypolls since 1994, ruling party won 13

By Ravinder Vasudeva | Hindustan Times, Shahkot, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 09:26 PM IST
Both the Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) are leaving no stone unturned to secure victory
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MS Dhoni’s immense popularity has eclipsed Rajasthan Royals(AFP)
MS Dhoni’s immense popularity has eclipsed Rajasthan Royals(AFP)

MS Dhoni yellow jerseys flood Jaipur on Rajasthan Royals’ pink day

By Siddharth Vishwanathan | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 07:07 PM IST
Rajasthan Royals will don a new Pink Jersey as part of their special Cancer Out initiative but ahead of their match against Chennai Super Kings, yellow jerseys with MS Dhoni were out in huge numbers.
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BJP’s 10 Dalit MLAs felt the government ignored constitutional provisions on reservation in nagar palikas, nagar panchayats.(HT File)
BJP’s 10 Dalit MLAs felt the government ignored constitutional provisions on reservation in nagar palikas, nagar panchayats.(HT File)

BJP Dalit MLAs threaten to move court over ULB reservation

By Deep Joshi | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2018 09:40 PM IST
Dalit legislators of the BJP have threatened to move the court, if the Uttarakhand government doesn’t withdraw its “unconstitutional decision” to notify 12% instead of 19% of nagar palikas and nagar panchayats as reserved ahead of the civic polls, which could be announced shortly
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Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat(HT Photo)
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat(HT Photo)

CM Rawat among 54 Uttarakhand MLAs yet to submit property details, reveals RTI

By Anupam Trivedi | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 10:26 PM IST
The defaulters include parliamentary affairs minister Prakash Pant, Leader of the Opposition Indira Hridayesh, and Congress president Pritam Singh
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