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Number Theory: Bihar's poverty hurdle, explained in six charts

What explains Bihar’s poverty? The answer to this question is not as simple as it sounds. Here are six charts which try to explain this

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Published on Nov 10, 2023 10:10 AM IST

Number Theory: What Bihar caste census data does not tell us

Without taking away anything from the importance of the data which has been released, here are some aspects which have been left unaddressed

The Nitish Kumar government released socio-economic caste survey data this week(PTI)
Updated on Nov 09, 2023 01:05 PM IST

Number Theory: Decoding the 1st phase of assembly elections

The voting on November 7 is the first and smallest of four phases of voting in the current round of elections

Voters queue up outside a polling booth in Kondagaon as they await their turn to cast a vote in the first phase of Assembly elections.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 07, 2023 09:56 AM IST

Number Theory: How bipolar are the MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh polls?

An HT analysis shows that the answer varies depending on which indicator one is looking at. Here are four charts which explain this in detail.

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Published on Oct 27, 2023 11:43 AM IST

How will BJP-JD(S) alliance impact Karnataka?

The JD (S)’s decision to join the NDA comes just about six months before the 2024 general elections.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP National President JP Nadda with former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy durig a meeting, in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 08:18 AM IST

10-year analysis puts spotlight on boat capsizing deaths in Bihar

Between 2012 and 2021, Bihar accounted for 12.2% of all deaths in incidents involving capsizing of boats

Search operation continues on the banks of Bagmati river. (HT)
Updated on Sep 16, 2023 05:03 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Number Theory: Behind the top court's pendency challenge

The Supreme Court of India will now be a part of the National Judicial Data Grid, the Chief Justice of India announced on Thursday

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Published on Sep 15, 2023 08:55 AM IST

Number theory: OBC chief ministers in India; deep dive into social patterns

This piece will look at the data on OBC chief ministers in detail. It will focus on three key questions to examine this issue.

Parliament House in Delhi(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 01:33 AM IST

Number theory: A caste-wise analysis of all chief ministers in India

A look at the overall, intertemporal and state-wise caste breakup of chief ministers.

Caste plays a crucial role in India's electoral arithmetic.
Updated on Aug 17, 2023 07:11 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh has the highest crime rate against Dalits

MP had the highest crime rate against people belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) groups in 2021, according to NCRB data.

Madhya Pradesh tops this list in crime rate against Scheduled Castes in 2021, according to NCRB. (Representational Image)
Updated on Jul 25, 2023 04:45 AM IST

Number theory: Is Congress today where Jan Sangh was in the ‘60s and ‘70s?

A look at how Cong is trying to achieve what the Jan Sangh did by forming a diverse opposition grouping against a dominant party.

Jan Sangh leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee addressed a rally at New Delhi’s India Gate lawns on August 12, 1971. (HT Archive)
Published on Jul 07, 2023 09:09 PM IST

Number theory: The new tripartite alignment in Indian politics

A look at why the current anti-BJP alliance may be different from similar experiments in the past.

In a two-part data series, HT captures India’s political re-alignment.
Published on Jul 06, 2023 12:47 AM IST

Can opposition unity defeat the BJP in 2024?

Opposition parties are trying to build an argument that the best way to defeat BJP in 2024 is to ensure the opposition fields just one candidate against the BJP

Published on Jun 19, 2023 12:44 AM IST

Number theory: The changing profile of new civil service recruits

The top three candidates in the merit list of the 2022 Civil Services Exam, announced recently were women who studied economics, commerce and engineering.

Aspirants queue for UPSC preliminary exam in Delhi.
Updated on Jun 15, 2023 03:32 AM IST

Number theory: Understanding the political economy of free electricity

An HT analysis of data on domestic urban power tariffs for various states and Union territories (UTS) shows that these vary significantly across states.

Analysis of data from the Union power minister's UDAY portal shows that Karnataka power distribution is also the most profitable in the country.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jun 19, 2023 12:27 PM IST

Karnataka election results point to bipolar polity in southern state

Congress won the Karnataka assembly elections by the biggest vote share and seats after a whopping 34 years.

Congress supporters celebrate the party's victory in the Karnataka assembly elections, in Bengaluru on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on May 14, 2023 03:40 AM IST

Karnataka elections: Congress seat share 50% in 5 of 6 sub-regions

The BJP on the other hand has recorded its worst ever seat shares in Central and Southern sub-regions

Congress leaders celebrate their win in the Karnataka assembly elections, in Bengaluru on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on May 14, 2023 01:01 AM IST

Number theory: The relevance of NCP in Maharashtra and India

Sharad Pawar formed the NCP in 1999, after opposing Sonia Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate, and leaving the Congress

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 11, 2023 09:48 PM IST

Number theory: A SWOT analysis of the Congress in Karnataka

Can Congress capture power in Karnataka? Congress has the biggest support base in the state, but its seat share to vote share ratio is the lowest among parties.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge with Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar and senior party leader Siddaramaiah in Bengaluru on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 11, 2023 09:34 PM IST
ByNishant Ranjan

Number theory: A SWOT analysis of the BJP in Karnataka

Here are three charts which look at the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for the BJP in the forthcoming Karnataka polls.

Union home minister Amit Shah with Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai in Bengaluru. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Apr 28, 2023 12:07 PM IST
ByNishant Ranjan

Number theory: Three decades of India’s decentralisation venture

April 24 is observed as National Panchayati Raj Day in India.

Despite being the world’s largest democracy, India’s track record in providing equal representation to women continues to disappoint.
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 01:33 PM IST
ByNishant Ranjan
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