Ranjan Srivastava leads HT’s coverage from Bhopal. He has spent more than two decades in journalism in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, covering political and other affairs. For the past 16 years, he has been working in Madhya Pradesh.

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Bihar: Miscreants loot 16.5 lakh from bank in Ara

Bhojpur SP Pramod Kumar said five miscreants entered into the bank at 10.15am and escaped with looted cash within four minutes

For representational purposes only. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 04:53 PM IST
ByPrashant Ranjan

Number Theory: Why is 2023 different from 2018? And what of 2024?

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has won elections in three out of the four states for which results were declared on Sunday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being felicitated by top BJP leaders after the assembly election results on Sunday.
Published on Dec 04, 2023 07:44 AM IST

Assembly polls: The inability to retain mandate haunts Congress

The Congress’s loss in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh this time is symptomatic of a bigger crisis facing the party.

Supporters of Congress celebrate victory for their party in Telangana state elections in Hyderabad on Sunday. (AP)
Updated on Dec 04, 2023 02:12 AM IST

Decoding the mechanics of the Congress win in Telangana

BRS has lost almost ten percentage points in vote share between 2018 and 2023 which exactly how much Congress has gained in the state between the two elections.

Telangana Congress chief A Revanth Reddy with party workers in Hyderabad. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 04, 2023 02:20 AM IST

MP Congress leaders blame Kamal Nath for party’s loss in assembly polls

Congress leaders in Madhya Pradesh blamed the party high-command for the loss in the assembly elections saying that it was totally dependent on Kamal Nath for victory

Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 03, 2023 07:27 PM IST

Number Theory: Results may go beyond states that went to polls

The results of the assembly elections in the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana will be announced today

MP election results 2023: A polling official puts a mark with indelible ink on the finger of a voter prior to casting her vote at a polling booth for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections.(ANI)
Published on Dec 03, 2023 07:20 AM IST

Workers rescued from Uttarakhand tunnel land in Patna, welcomed by labour minister

Five workers from Bihar, who were rescued after being trapped in a collapsed tunnel in Uttarakhand for 17 days, have returned to Patna.

One of the workers from Bihar rescued from the tunnel in Uttarakhand, Sabah Ahmad, with his family members after his arrival at the airport in Patna on Friday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Dec 01, 2023 09:23 PM IST
By, Prashant Ranjan, Patna/ara

Number Theory: Will Telangana elect BRS for the third time?

An HT analysis of past results shows that any opposition party will have to really outperform its previous best

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Updated on Nov 30, 2023 07:53 AM IST

Number Theory: The importance of Scheduled Tribe vote for the BJP

Here are the some charts that explain the importance of the ST outreach by the Prime Minister

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Published on Nov 29, 2023 07:55 AM IST

Rajasthan’s electoral contest explained

A look at some charts that explain the nature of the electoral battle taking place on November 25

Polling for the assembly elections in Rajasthan will take place on November 25.
Published on Nov 24, 2023 09:14 PM IST

Number Theory: The largest of the five-phase poll cycle

What is at stake in the election today?

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Published on Nov 17, 2023 10:23 AM IST

Caste survey pledge adds a new poll edge in Madhya Pradesh

In some ways, the challenge is similar to the one that Mandal-era parties are facing in the original cauldron of social engineering.

Polling officials at a distribution centre of EVMs and other election material ahead of Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, in Bhopal on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 01, 2023 03:01 PM IST
By, Dhrubo Jyoti

Congress seeks NIA probe as videos intensify furore over Tomar’s son

The political row over a series of video clips in which Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar’s son is purportedly heard discussing some financial dealings intensified on Wednesday as the Congress demanded an NIA probe into the matter.

Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 16, 2023 06:24 AM IST
By, Bhopal

New video intensifies row over Union minister Tomar’s son

The Congress intensifies attack against BJP candidate Narendra Singh Tomar after emergence of video claiming his son discussed financial transactions.

Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 15, 2023 06:24 AM IST
By, Bhopal

Chambal, once the land of dacoits, stares at illegal arms ahead of MP polls

The presence of illegal weapons and their supply through porous Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan borders is still a concern in the Chambal region in Madhya Pradesh

According to locals, caste vote consolidation is another major issue in the Chambal region ahead of the assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh. (File Photo)
Published on Nov 14, 2023 04:24 PM IST

Can BJP win back Karnataka by turning to Yediyurappa, Deve Gowda?

​Six months after it lost the Karnataka election, the BJP state unit has got a new president in B Y Vijayendra, the son of veteran BJP leader B S Yediyurappa.

Former Karnataka chief minister and BJP leader BS Yediyurappa congratulates son BY Vijayendra Yediyurappa on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 14, 2023 08:07 AM IST

Elect BJP, get free darshan of Ramlala in Ayodhya: Amit Shah in MP

Addressing several rallies in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, Amit Shah underlined how religious places are being renovated under the leadership of PM Modi

Union home minister Amit Shah addresses a public rally in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 13, 2023 09:57 PM IST

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

There is pro-incumbency, people see BJP has transformed their lives: Scindia

Due to the development work of the BJP for 18 years, MP is heading towards hitting the highest points on social welfare indicators, Jyotiraditya Scindia said

Union civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. (Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)
Published on Nov 10, 2023 08:58 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

Murder and caste divide: Fault lines play out in Chambal electoral arena

Last September, Rajputs and Gurjars in the region clashed over whether Samrat Mihir Bhoj was a Rajput or a Gurjar.

Police personnel deployed at Rathaul Ka Pura in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena district. (HT photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2023 06:06 AM IST
By, Morena/bhind/datia

Modi hits out at Oppn, Nitish comments on campaign trail

The BJP and the National Commission for Women criticised Kumar’s comments, even as his ally and deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav defended him, saying his intent was to laud women

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Updated on Nov 09, 2023 05:40 AM IST
By, Bhopal

PM Modi slams Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s comment on population control as ‘obscene’

PM Modi also targeted two Congress chief ministers in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh over alleged corruption allegations against them

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public rally in Guna in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 08, 2023 05:47 PM IST

Congress failed to control Naxals: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the Congress government in Chhattisgarh of corruption and failure in tackling Maoism. He also accused the Opposition of insulting backward communities and claimed that only the BJP protected the interests of marginalised castes. Modi made these remarks during three separate poll rallies in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana. He promised that if the BJP won the November 30 polls, the next chief minister of Telangana would be from the Other Backward Classes (OBC) community.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union minister G Kishan Reddy in Hyderabad on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 08, 2023 05:16 AM IST
By, , , Hyderabad/bhopal/raipur

Between capital and State: The model BIT

An investment treaty with countries like the UK will further boost the confidence of foreign investors and attract even higher levels of investments to India

A balanced Model BIT will also help Indian corporations when they invest in choppy jurisdictions abroad.
Published on Nov 07, 2023 10:41 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

Not concerned about CM post... aim is to ensure society’s welfare: Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is confident of winning a fifth term in the upcoming assembly elections

Shivraj Singh Chouhan. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 11:58 AM IST

Tribal leaders in Madhya Oradesh fear polarisation by BJP

Local tribal leaders believe that the BJP is attempting to polarise the tribal voters by prompting the legendary icons and the foundation stone of the ‘Veerangana Rani Durgavati Smarak aur Udyaan’ in Jabalpur – laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on her 500th birth anniversary on October 5 – is part the ruling party’s agenda to lure in the tribals

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (File Photo)
Published on Nov 04, 2023 04:47 PM IST

No anti-incumbency in Madhya Pradesh, BJP will retain power: Prahlad Singh Patel

Union minister Prahlad Singh Patel is one of seven Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliament members contesting the Madhya Pradesh elections

Union minister Prahlad Singh Patel. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 03, 2023 04:44 PM IST

Convincing rebels to withdraw topped Shah’s priorities during last MP visit

Denial of tickets has prompted many Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rebels to contest as independent candidates or to defect to other parties.

Union home minister Amit Shah with chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 01, 2023 04:49 AM IST
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