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Donald Trump vetoed the annual measure because he wanted to attach an unrelated provision to eliminate Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects technology companies from liability for most content published by their users.(AP file photo)

House casts bipartisan vote to override Donald Trump on defense

By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 07:19 AM IST
The defense measure would establish a Pacific deterrence initiative intended to counter China’s influence in the region.
Barbados pledges same-sex marriage vote so as not to be ‘blacklisted’ for human rights(Twitter/Harry_StylesUp)
Barbados pledges same-sex marriage vote so as not to be ‘blacklisted’ for human rights(Twitter/Harry_StylesUp)

Barbados pledges same-sex marriage vote so as not to be ‘blacklisted’ for human rights issues

Bogota | By Reuters by Anastasia Moloney | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 10:02 AM IST
Stirring a ‘controversy’ in the Caribbean country where LGBT people suffer discrimination, verbal abuse and harassment, Barbados Governor General Sandra Mason has called for a public referendum on allowing same-sex marriage
Trump repeatedly mischaracterized Biden’s views on immigration, which are more centrist than many others in his party.(AP)
Trump repeatedly mischaracterized Biden’s views on immigration, which are more centrist than many others in his party.(AP)

Trump angling for votes with immigration talk, pardoning women rights activist

Yuma, Arizona | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2020 06:13 AM IST
As Democrats gathered virtually, Trump targeted voters in a pair of key swing states and sought to curry favor with women voters by pardoning Susan B. Anthony, a leader in the women’s suffrage movement.
Aam Aadmi Party’s Bandana Kumari on Tuesday won by around 800 votes against(Bandana Kumari/Twitter)
Aam Aadmi Party’s Bandana Kumari on Tuesday won by around 800 votes against(Bandana Kumari/Twitter)

AAP’s Bandana Kumari wins from Shalimar Bagh by around 800 votes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 12:56 PM IST
Delhi Election Result 2020: In the 2015 assembly elections, Bandana Kumari had defeated Rekha Gupta by 10,978 votes. The Congress’ candidate Sulekh Aggarwal stood a distant third.
Kejriwal, sitting legislature from New Delhi, pipped three-time chief minister Sheila Dikshit in 2013 assembly elections.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Kejriwal, sitting legislature from New Delhi, pipped three-time chief minister Sheila Dikshit in 2013 assembly elections.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

All eyes at Gole Market where Arvind Kejriwal’s votes are counted

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 09:31 AM IST
Delhi Election Result 2020: The EVMs, since polling got over on February 08, had been kept under tight security in the strongroom at Atal Adarsh Bengali Balika Vidyalaya in Gole Market until the counting began in the morning today.
Counting of votes for 70 seats of the Delhi Assembly will begin amid tight security today at 8 am(HT Photo)
Counting of votes for 70 seats of the Delhi Assembly will begin amid tight security today at 8 am(HT Photo)

Counting of votes for 70 seats of Delhi Assembly today

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 07:17 AM IST
Delhi Election Result 2020: A tight security net has been put in place to ensure the counting of votes takes place in a peaceful manner. Over 670 candidates are in the fray for 70 seats at stake in the country’s capital.
New Delhi, India - Feb. 9, 2020: Chief Electoral Officer Dr Ranbir Singh (L) and other Election Commission of India (ECI) officials address a press conference to announce the overall percentage of voting during Delhi Legislative Assembly elections, at Chief Electoral Office, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Feb. 9, 2020: Chief Electoral Officer Dr Ranbir Singh (L) and other Election Commission of India (ECI) officials address a press conference to announce the overall percentage of voting during Delhi Legislative Assembly elections, at Chief Electoral Office, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Delhi Assembly Election Results 2020: 21 centres set up for counting of votes on Feb 11: Delhi CEO

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 08:23 AM IST
Singh also said that delay in the declaration of final poll percentage had occurred due to the Returning Officers (ROs) being busy in doing the scrutiny among other things.
His remarks came hours after a high-voltage drama unfolded in Lucknow Saturday evening when Priyanka Gandhi alleged police personnel grabbed her by the throat and pushed her in a bid to stop her from visiting retired IPS officer SR Darapuri, arrested in connection with anti-citizenship law protests.(ANI Photo)
His remarks came hours after a high-voltage drama unfolded in Lucknow Saturday evening when Priyanka Gandhi alleged police personnel grabbed her by the throat and pushed her in a bid to stop her from visiting retired IPS officer SR Darapuri, arrested in connection with anti-citizenship law protests.(ANI Photo)

‘Nautanki won’t fetch votes and whatever is remaining of Cong will be finished’: UP Dy CM Maurya

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2019 07:53 PM IST
It seemed by Priyanka Gandhi’s behaviour that the Congress has become a “danga karao party” and it cannot tolerate the peaceful atmosphere and development of UP, Maurya said.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., center, lowers his gavel signaling the adjournment following a marathon debate during a markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill.(AP)
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., center, lowers his gavel signaling the adjournment following a marathon debate during a markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill.(AP)

House committee to take historic vote on Trump impeachment

Washington | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2019 08:33 PM IST
Outcome of the eventual House votes pose potentially serious political consequences for both parties ahead of the 2020 elections, with Americans deeply divided over whether the president indeed conducted impeachable acts and if it should be up to Congress, or the voters, to decide whether he should remain in office.
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41,098 more votes could have given Cong 15 additional seats

Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By Sunil Rahar, Rohtak
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 11:09 PM IST
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BJP lost 27-lakh votes in assembly polls vis-a-vis Lok Sabha elections

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hitender Rao, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2019 10:58 PM IST
Jannayak Janta Party bags 14.79% vote share in its debut assembly poll
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Dakha bypoll: Seven candidates poll fewer votes than NOTA

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Tarsem Singh Deogan, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2019 11:23 PM IST
As many as 642 voters opted for NOTA in the constituency
The BJP’s Vishal Nehru polled 23,498 votes against his nearest rival, Independent candidate Rakesh Chaudhary, who got 16,740 votes.(File photo)
The BJP’s Vishal Nehru polled 23,498 votes against his nearest rival, Independent candidate Rakesh Chaudhary, who got 16,740 votes.(File photo)

Himachal assembly by-polls: BJP wins Dharamshala, Pachhad

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 07:18 AM IST
The BJP’s Vishal Nehru polled 23,498 votes against his nearest rival, Independent candidate Rakesh Chaudhary, who got 16,740 votes.
A moderate turnout of 57 per cent was recorded in the by-elections held on Monday.(HT image)
A moderate turnout of 57 per cent was recorded in the by-elections held on Monday.(HT image)

Counting of votes today in Maharashtra and Haryana

Lucknow/Kochi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 07:44 AM IST
The bypolls are a battle of prestige for the parties as the results will not substantially change the seat arithmetic in the legislatures and will be more of a morale booster.
The BJP has constructed a coalition of non-dominant castes in both states (non-Jat in Haryana, non-Maratha in Maharashtra)(PTI)
The BJP has constructed a coalition of non-dominant castes in both states (non-Jat in Haryana, non-Maratha in Maharashtra)(PTI)

The significance of the vote | HT editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 08:27 PM IST
Tomorrow’s elections will impact governance, politics, society
Members of the Pimpri Chinchwad Housing Socities federation with BJP leaders after a meeting regarding the action plan to solve water and other issues.(hT PHOTO)
Members of the Pimpri Chinchwad Housing Socities federation with BJP leaders after a meeting regarding the action plan to solve water and other issues.(hT PHOTO)

Pimpri Chinchwad Housing Societies Federation members meet CM to discuss woes, say ‘no water, no vote’

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Archana Dahiwal
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 04:18 PM IST
Several housing societies have also put up hoardings in front of their gates stating that they won’t vote, till the water issues are resolved
Iowa, US, casts first votes.(Reuters Photo)
Iowa, US, casts first votes.(Reuters Photo)

Is America ready for gay president? Iowa casts first votes

Des Moines, Iowa | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2019 08:15 AM IST
The first answer will come in Iowa, a state where the 37-year-old South Bend, Indiana, mayor has campaigned frequently and spent heavily. So far, Democratic voters here seem to say that Buttigieg’s sexual orientation is immaterial.
Karnataka Minister for rural development and panchayat Raj KS Eshwarappa on Sunday said patriotic Muslims will vote for the saffron party while those who are pro-Pakistan will hesitate.(Raj KS Eshwarappa/Twitter)
Karnataka Minister for rural development and panchayat Raj KS Eshwarappa on Sunday said patriotic Muslims will vote for the saffron party while those who are pro-Pakistan will hesitate.(Raj KS Eshwarappa/Twitter)

Fear of losing votes of Muslims obstacle to Akhanda Bharat: Karnataka minister

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2019 01:14 AM IST
The senior BJP leader also announced that the party-led government will ban slaughter of cows in the state.
Conservative MPs will vote in further rounds, when those with the least votes are eliminated, until two remain. The party’s 1.2 lakh members will then vote on the two, to decide the next leader, who will also take over as the next prime minster.(REUTERS PHOTO)
Conservative MPs will vote in further rounds, when those with the least votes are eliminated, until two remain. The party’s 1.2 lakh members will then vote on the two, to decide the next leader, who will also take over as the next prime minster.(REUTERS PHOTO)

Boris tops vote for next UK PM again

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 10:49 PM IST
Of the six candidates in the fray after the first round last Thursday, Johnson polled 126 votes. Since the minimum votes needed to remain in the race was 33, Dominic Raab, who polled the least number of votes (30), was eliminated.
India has also always played a proactive role in garnering support for the Palestinian cause in multilateral fora.(HT Photo)
India has also always played a proactive role in garnering support for the Palestinian cause in multilateral fora.(HT Photo)

Thank you PM Modi, tweets Netanyahu on India’s rare vote for Israel at UN

Jerusalem | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 03:42 PM IST
India had then explained to the Palestinian Authority the reasons for its stand and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had “accepted and understood” why New Delhi abstained then.
Vijender Gupta, leader of the opposition in the Delhi assembly, said, “Identification of male and female passengers would be technically and financially challenging.(HT Photo)
Vijender Gupta, leader of the opposition in the Delhi assembly, said, “Identification of male and female passengers would be technically and financially challenging.(HT Photo)

Free Metro ride for women: BJP, Congress call government move a ‘poll gimmick to buy votes’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 07:18 AM IST
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will once again blame the Centre when they are unable to implement it.
The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won comfortably in nearly all of the country’s poorest districts, cementing the BJP’s formidable win, an HT analysis shows.(ANI Photo)
The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won comfortably in nearly all of the country’s poorest districts, cementing the BJP’s formidable win, an HT analysis shows.(ANI Photo)

BJP gets the lion’s share of vote in the poorest districts

New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 08:49 AM IST
To analyse how the poor voted, HT used a district affluence ranking created by Mint, HT’s sister publication.
The MNM, which was launched by Haasan a year ago, projected itself as an alternative to the two Dravidian parties, and fielded candidates in 36 out of the 38 Parliamentary constituencies and 19 out of the 22 bypoll seats.(HT Photo)
The MNM, which was launched by Haasan a year ago, projected itself as an alternative to the two Dravidian parties, and fielded candidates in 36 out of the 38 Parliamentary constituencies and 19 out of the 22 bypoll seats.(HT Photo)

New entrants AMMK, MNM fail to garner votes in TN

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 10:07 PM IST
To secure a deposit, a candidate should get one-sixth of the total votes polled.
he seat was taken over by NC’s new comer in politics Hasnain Masoodi who got 40,180 votes beating Congress state president Ghulam Ahmad Mir and Peoples’ Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti.(HT Photo)
he seat was taken over by NC’s new comer in politics Hasnain Masoodi who got 40,180 votes beating Congress state president Ghulam Ahmad Mir and Peoples’ Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: BJP gets 86 per cent of migrant vote in Kashmir valley

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 08:24 PM IST
Of the total six Lok Sabha seats of the state, National Conference has swept Kashmir valley by winning or leading in all the three constituencies here while BJP has won the three seats of Jammu and Ladakh divisions.
Mohsin secured 19.64 per cent of the total votes polled, the official said.(HT Photo)
Mohsin secured 19.64 per cent of the total votes polled, the official said.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Farooq Abdullah wins Srinagar seat by over 70,000 votes

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 06:55 PM IST
Abdullah polled 1,06,750 votes, while his his nearest rival PDP candidate Aga Syed Mohsin polled 36,700 votes, an election official said.
File image of Anant Kumar Hegde(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
File image of Anant Kumar Hegde(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha election result 2019: BJP’s Anant Kumar Hegde leads in Karnataka’s Uttar Kannada

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 10:23 AM IST
Ananth Kumar Hegde is a five-time MP from the Uttara Kannada constituency, which is mostly a BJP bastion since 1996.
Officials of the Election Commission will count the votes cast across one million booths in all the 543 parliamentary seats spread across the country on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Officials of the Election Commission will count the votes cast across one million booths in all the 543 parliamentary seats spread across the country on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Final results may be delayed by a few hours, here’s why

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 08:18 AM IST
Auditing the paper trail through Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines, which is being used for the first time in a Lok Sabha election, is expected to delay the announcement of results.
Calling the petition a “nuisance”, the court said, “We won’t entertain such a plea over and over again.(HT Photo)
Calling the petition a “nuisance”, the court said, “We won’t entertain such a plea over and over again.(HT Photo)

Supreme Court dismisses new petition on verifying all votes with VVPAT, says ‘let country elect its government’

Hindustan times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 11:59 PM IST
Supreme Court dismisses new petition on verifying all votes with VVPAT, says ‘let country elect its government’
Renu Mishra, whose lungs were thoroughly damaged following acute bronchitis and survives on continuous oxygen support, travelled over 330 kms from Kolkata to cast her vote at Dumka parliamentary constituency on May 19, 2019, the last phase of Lok Sabha elections.(HT Photo / Representative Image)
Renu Mishra, whose lungs were thoroughly damaged following acute bronchitis and survives on continuous oxygen support, travelled over 330 kms from Kolkata to cast her vote at Dumka parliamentary constituency on May 19, 2019, the last phase of Lok Sabha elections.(HT Photo / Representative Image)

Woman, on oxygen support, travels 330 kms to cast her vote in Jharkhand

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Sanjoy Dey
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 08:45 AM IST
A headmistress at the upgraded Khajuria middle school in Dumka, Mishra was admitted to the World Health hospital in Dumka on January 23, following complaints of respiratory problems
102-year-old Shyam Saran Negi from Kalpa arrives to casts his vote.(ANI)
102-year-old Shyam Saran Negi from Kalpa arrives to casts his vote.(ANI)

India’s first voter Shyam Saran Negi casts his vote

Shimla | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 08:55 PM IST
The 102-year-old was given a warm welcome by election staff at the Kalpa booth in Mandi Lok Sabha constituency, which went to polls in the last and seventh phase of the general elections
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