Gurman Bhatia

Gurman Bhatia was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. She no longer works with the Hindustan Times.

Articles by Gurman Bhatia

Number of BJP MLAs in the northeast have increased 15 times in last five years

Between 2013 and 2018, the number of BJP legislators in the eight states of the region increased fifteenfold — from nine in 2013 to 140 in 2018, an analysis of election data by the Hindustan Times shows.

BJP Chief Amit Shah addressing media after their victory in North Eastern States Elections at BJP Headquarters, DDU Marg in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, March 03, 2018.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 06, 2018 11:49 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySamarth Bansal and Gurman Bhatia

CBSE Class 12 results: Economics and maths have the highest failure rates

Since Maths and Economics have an element of statistical ability, experts think it is not surprising that they have high failure rates in CBSE Class 12 board exam.

Class 12 CBSE board exam results will be declared on Sunday.(Bachchan Kumar/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 02, 2017 05:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByManas Sharma and Gurman Bhatia

MCD election: Taekwondo coach, tea seller, school principal among women in forefront

Among the women candidates in MCD elections, there are school principals, Taekwondo coach, teachers, Reiki consultant, tea sellers, tailors, vegetable seller, yoga expert and wives of Delhi police head constables.

Shobha Devi, an independent candidate from Tughlakabad Village, during the campaign. Her husband, Subhash Singh, drives her around in the e-rickshaw that he runs for a living.(Arun Sharma/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 21, 2017 03:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByPrawesh Lama and Gurman Bhatia, New Delhi

Punjab election result: Congress gains as AAP chips off Akali votes

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) proved a spoiler for the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP combine in Punjab, unlike pre-poll perception that new entrant in the state’s politics will erode Congress votes

MISS THE CUT: Children carry a cutout of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal at one of his road shows in Patiala for the Punjab assembly polls.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Mar 12, 2017 08:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJatin Gandhi, Samarth Bansal and Gurman Bhatia

UP election: How ‘bad men’ in politics turn Robinhood for common man

The criminalisation of politics emerged in UP in 1980’s when the village panchayat and assembly polls were held under the shadow of dacoits.

Afzal Ansari campaigns for his jailed brother and MLA Mukhtar Ansari.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 19, 2017 08:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByGulam Jeelani and Gurman Bhatia

Reserved seats not a given, Mayawati tells core voters don’t be misled

Dalits comprise the BSP’s most ardent supporters, suggesting the party should do well in reserved seats such as Bilhaur, but BSP supporters say that such seats are often the hardest to win

Supporters of BSP chief Mayawati at rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Bilhaur constituency.(Aman Sethi/HT photo)
Updated on Mar 06, 2017 06:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bilhaur | ByAman Sethi and Gurman Bhatia

It’s Kulbir Vs Kulbirs and Ashwani Vs Ashwanis in Punjab

Of the 1,145 candidates contesting the Punjab assembly elections, 92 have the same name as another contestant in their constituency.

Polling officials collect electronic voting machines (EVM) at a distribution centre in Dera Bassi in Punjab on Friday on the eve of the state assembly elections.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 03, 2017 11:41 PM IST

Punjab elections 2017: What we know about the candidates - in charts

When Punjab goes to polls on February 4th, 1,145 candidates will battle it out for 117 seats. We looked at the final list of candidates and broke down the trends for you.

Updated on Jan 29, 2017 03:08 PM IST
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