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BJP supporters celebrate BJP's win in Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad members' election in 21 districts, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, on Wednesday.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)

With another win, BJP gets 13 pramukh seats in 21 zila parishads in Rajasthan

Jaipur | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 12:31 AM IST
Elections for the post of members in 222 panchayat samitis and 21 zila parishads were held recently and the results were announced on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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Shopkeepers dig up road without getting consent, MC stops construction work

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 11:04 PM IST
The shopkeepers have been directed to repair the portion of the road, which had been dug up for putting up wells.
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Anurag Thakur slams Congress over agitations against CAA

Hindustan Times, Hamirpur | By HT Correspondent, Hamirpur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2019 10:27 PM IST
Asks officers to complete schemes framed under MP Lad scheme
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Zila Parishad polls: Jandiali’s selection leaves veteran Congress leader miffed

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 10:42 PM IST
Terming it a ‘back-door appointment’, veteran Congress leader Gurdev Singh Lapran, who was considered to be the front-runner for the post, said he would register his protest in front of chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh
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Man who accused Ashu of manhandling held for snatching

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 13, 2019 10:55 PM IST
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Chak hopes to cash in on association with SAD, Phoolka

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Harsirman Singh Batra, 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
Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt (second from left) and former Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh (right) joined the BJP in the presence of Haryana state unit chief Subash Barala (left) in New Delhi on Thursday.
Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt (second from left) and former Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh (right) joined the BJP in the presence of Haryana state unit chief Subash Barala (left) in New Delhi on Thursday.

In Haryana, BJP not to field immediate kin of MLAs, MPs

New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 12:39 AM IST
Rajya Sabha MP Chaudhary Birender Singh could be an exception to this rule. Singh’s son Birjendra Singh successfully contested the Lok Sabha election from Hisar. Singh’s wife, Prem Lata, too, is a legislator from Uchana Kalan and is likely to be renominated.
A witness to the city’s colonial past, the Government Boys’ Senior Secondary School shares its boundary wall with the Civil Hospital. Until recently, it faced the prospect of being partly demolished to expand the hospital next door.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
A witness to the city’s colonial past, the Government Boys’ Senior Secondary School shares its boundary wall with the Civil Hospital. Until recently, it faced the prospect of being partly demolished to expand the hospital next door.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Architectural remnants of the Raj

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sadia Akhtar
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 12:23 PM IST
Gurgaon Club and the Government Boys’ Senior Secondary School bear testimony to Gurugram’s pre-independence history and are among the rare old buildings that weren’t razed to make way for newer ones in this rapidly developing city.
A woman lodged complaint of assault against the state agriculture minister Randhir Singh at Karmatand police station in Jamtara district, around 180-km south from capital Ranchi, on Tuesday.(AP File Photo)
A woman lodged complaint of assault against the state agriculture minister Randhir Singh at Karmatand police station in Jamtara district, around 180-km south from capital Ranchi, on Tuesday.(AP File Photo)

Jharkhand minister accused of assaulting woman in public

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2019 01:32 AM IST
The minister, however, denied the allegation terming it ‘political conspiracy’ against him. BJP workers also lodged a counter complaint at the same police station.
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Punjab Cabinet extends 50% reservation for women to chairpersons for panchayat samiti, zila parishad

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 07:07 PM IST
The state government had enhanced reservation for women in these bodies from 33 to 50 per cent last year.
(From left) MP Ravneet Bittu and state minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot with other Congress leaders during the party’s annual conference at Chhapar village in Ludhiana on Monday.(HT Photo)
(From left) MP Ravneet Bittu and state minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot with other Congress leaders during the party’s annual conference at Chhapar village in Ludhiana on Monday.(HT Photo)

Congress says Badals turned Punjab bankrupt, hails rural poll victory

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2018 10:43 AM IST
Cabinet minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot said when the Badals were at the helm the state’s youth fell into drug trap and the family looted the resources and took over nearly every business in the state.
From top left: Laddi Gehri, Sidharath Rinwa, Bikram Mofar; from bottom left: Congress team Mansa, Arshdeep Gagowal and Babbaljeet Khiala.(HT Photo)
From top left: Laddi Gehri, Sidharath Rinwa, Bikram Mofar; from bottom left: Congress team Mansa, Arshdeep Gagowal and Babbaljeet Khiala.(HT Photo)

Kin of former, serving MLAs, ministers debut with victory

Hindustan Times, Mukstar | By Sabarmeet Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 09:57 AM IST
The zila parishad and block samiti elections proved to be a boon for the relatives, including sons, grandsons and spouses, of some MLAs and former ministers.
Voters at village Rakba of Mullanpur Dakha during block samiti and zila parishad elections near Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Voters at village Rakba of Mullanpur Dakha during block samiti and zila parishad elections near Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Panchayat polls: Video of Congress supporters casting bogus votes in Ludhiana goes viral

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Mohit Khanna
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2018 12:08 PM IST
The video shows supporters of party candidate Bhupinder Kaur Kahlon purportedly polling bogus votes in the Zila Parishad polls.
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal.(HT File Photo)
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal.(HT File Photo)

Congress scared of SAD’s powerful political rallies: Sukhbir Badal

Press Trust of India, Amritsar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2018 09:42 AM IST
“The Congress government is scared after SAD rallies at Abohar and Faridkot saw huge voter turnout,” he said.
Congress candidates celebrate their win in zila parishad polls in Patiala on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Congress candidates celebrate their win in zila parishad polls in Patiala on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Congress sweeps Punjab rural polls, Akalis down, AAP out

Indo-Asian News Service, Chandigarh | By Sukhdeep Kaur
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2018 11:46 AM IST
The party got an overwhelming mandate in all panchayat samitis polls too.
Female voters waiting in cue to cast their votes in zila parishad and block samiti polls at Lambi in Muktsar.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Female voters waiting in cue to cast their votes in zila parishad and block samiti polls at Lambi in Muktsar.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

Re-polling: 65.6% turnout at 36 booths in Muktsar

Hindustan Times, Muktsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 09:22 AM IST
Muktsar had the highest number of booths among eight districts where re-polling was ordered by the state election commission on Thursday.
Security personnel deployed outside polling station in Dayalpura Mirza village n Bathinda during re - polling at booth for zila parishad and block samiti elections.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Security personnel deployed outside polling station in Dayalpura Mirza village n Bathinda during re - polling at booth for zila parishad and block samiti elections.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

45 SAD workers booked for booth capturing in Bathinda village

Hindustan Times, Bhatinda | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 09:15 AM IST
Those booked include SAD’s candidate from Burj Gill zila parishad segment Jaspal Singh.
SAD leaders sent to 14 day judicial custody in Muktsar.(HT Photo)
SAD leaders sent to 14 day judicial custody in Muktsar.(HT Photo)

Obstructing polls: SAD leader, brother sent to judicial custody in Muktsar

Hindustan Times, Muktsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 10:41 PM IST
The case was registered based on the complaint of the presiding officer for stopping government officials from performing their duty during the rural polls.
A car damaged in violence at Dullewala village in Bathinda on Wednesday.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
A car damaged in violence at Dullewala village in Bathinda on Wednesday.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

Ballot papers set afire in Bathinda; protests against Congress

Hindustan Times, Bathinda/Barnala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 12:17 PM IST
Sixty seven per cent votes were polled for the zila parishad and panchayat samiti elections in Bathinda district.
SAD worker Anakhpreet Singh, injured during clash with congress workers, admitted at Civil hospital in Tarn Taran on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
SAD worker Anakhpreet Singh, injured during clash with congress workers, admitted at Civil hospital in Tarn Taran on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

13 injured as Cong, SAD workers clash in Amritsar, Tarn Taran

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 07:44 PM IST
Tension prevailed at a Fatehgarh Churian block after two groups fired indiscriminately at each other; minor scuffles between workers of two parties at several villages was also reported.
The voting commenced at 8 am and will continue till 4 pm.(HT Photo)
The voting commenced at 8 am and will continue till 4 pm.(HT Photo)

Polling to zila parishads, panchayat samitis ends in Punjab

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 05:03 PM IST
A total of 354 zila parishad members and 2,900 panchayat samiti members were going to be elected in these polls.
At some of the schools, principals merged the classes so that the remaining staff could teach the students.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
At some of the schools, principals merged the classes so that the remaining staff could teach the students.(Gurminder Singh/HT)

With teachers on poll duty, govt schools in Ludhiana wear a deserted look

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 08:53 AM IST
Around 5,000 government school teachers from across the district have been deputed on polling duty.
Police investigating the CCTV footage which recorded the incident.(HT PHOTO)
Police investigating the CCTV footage which recorded the incident.(HT PHOTO)

Bullets fired at Muktsar SAD sarpanch’s house

Hindustan Times, Muktsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 08:52 AM IST
“We are in a state of shock after this incident,” Luhara village sarpanch Kuldeep Singh said.
Poll staff carrying election materials day before the panchayat elections at Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Poll staff carrying election materials day before the panchayat elections at Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Under shadow of sacrilege row, Punjab rural polls today

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sukhdeep Kaur
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 08:51 AM IST
The polls will be held amid competitive religious populism between the traditional rivals in state politics — the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal.
Police personnel being assigned their duties for Panchayat Elections at GNPS school Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Police personnel being assigned their duties for Panchayat Elections at GNPS school Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Panchayat polls: 11 lakh voters to seal the deal in Ludhiana district

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 08:50 AM IST
Out of these voters, 6,19,188 are men and 5,41,563 are women. Besides, 16 transgenders will also exercise their right to vote in these elections.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sood
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 09:11 AM IST
Around 6,000 women have been deployed as assistant presiding officers and polling officers in the district
Soma Singh and two of his brothers had played against Pakistan and won a tough match at Dirba.(HT Photo)
Soma Singh and two of his brothers had played against Pakistan and won a tough match at Dirba.(HT Photo)

Sangrur’s Kabaddi star seeks career in politics, to contest in zila parishad polls

Hindustan Times, Sangrur | By Avtar Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 09:10 AM IST
The family spent their entire life in poverty as all the siblings failed to secure any government job or get any other financial assistance.
Amit Parha is lodged in Amritsar jail and recently put up a post on Facebook, urging locals to vote for Bhupinder Kaur Kahlon, the Congress candidate from Gill Block.(HT Photo)
Amit Parha is lodged in Amritsar jail and recently put up a post on Facebook, urging locals to vote for Bhupinder Kaur Kahlon, the Congress candidate from Gill Block.(HT Photo)

Jail inmate seeks vote for Congress candidate ahead of zila parishad polls, triggers controversy

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Mohit Khanna
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 09:35 AM IST
The matter, besides triggering a controversy over involvement of anti-social elements in elections, has also raised questions over the security inside the jail.
”The election body has not only failed to provide security to candidates across the state, several election officers are working under fear of reprisal,” Cheema told HT.(PTI File Phot)
”The election body has not only failed to provide security to candidates across the state, several election officers are working under fear of reprisal,” Cheema told HT.(PTI File Phot)

Punjab panchayat polls: Panel nothing more than a mute spectator, says LoP Cheema

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 09:04 AM IST
Cheema alleged that the poll panel was conducting the zila parishad and block samiti elections in a “perfunctory manner”
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate for zila parishad elections Harwinder Singh.(HT Photo)
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate for zila parishad elections Harwinder Singh.(HT Photo)

Punjab panchayat polls AAP candidate murdered in Bathinda; MLA Harpal Singh Cheema seeks cancellation

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2018 09:25 PM IST
AAP blames government, leader of opposition Harpal Singh Cheema says the incident reflects on the deteriorating law and order; says polls only after paramilitary deployment
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