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.
Articles by Ranjan
Between 2012 and 2021, Bihar accounted for 12.2% of all deaths in incidents involving capsizing of boats
The Supreme Court of India will now be a part of the National Judicial Data Grid, the Chief Justice of India announced on Thursday
Local tribal and Dalit leaders will prominently figure in leading the yatra in different regions.
Union home minister Amit Shah has repeatedly visited Madhya Pradesh as part of attempts to blunt anti-incumbency and infighting.
Another party leader said that apart from factionalism, there is a view within the party that announcing candidates early could prevent more Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders from joining the Congress ahead of the polls
The BJP has sought to retain support among the Other Backward Classes (OBC), the single largest voting bloc estimated to be around 50% of the population
Union home minister Amit Shah said on Sunday that the BJP will decide on the Madhya Pradesh chief minister’s post only after the elections.
This piece will look at the data on OBC chief ministers in detail. It will focus on three key questions to examine this issue.
A look at the overall, intertemporal and state-wise caste breakup of chief ministers.
According to MP government officials, the state is spending ₹1,210 crore per month to benefit about 12.5 million woman beneficiaries under the Ladli Behna scheme
Except for 18 months between 2018 and 2020, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been in power in the Madhya Pradesh since 2003
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 03:56 PM IST
The arbitration law has undergone repeated amendments with only one aim — making India the hub of international arbitration.
MP had the highest crime rate against people belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) groups in 2021, according to NCRB data.
A look at how Cong is trying to achieve what the Jan Sangh did by forming a diverse opposition grouping against a dominant party.
The 50-year-old teacher was recently posted as the principal in-charge of a middle school but he was yet to take charge
Updated on Jul 07, 2023 03:05 PM IST
A look at why the current anti-BJP alliance may be different from similar experiments in the past.
Bimstec has emerged as a critical instrument of regional cooperation linking five South Asian countries, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
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
The top three candidates in the merit list of the 2022 Civil Services Exam, announced recently were women who studied economics, commerce and engineering.
An HT analysis of data on domestic urban power tariffs for various states and Union territories (UTS) shows that these vary significantly across states.
Can India convince the EU and the UK for a complete carve-out for all kinds of taxation measures from the purview of the investment treaty or FTA?
Congress won the Karnataka assembly elections by the biggest vote share and seats after a whopping 34 years.
The BJP on the other hand has recorded its worst ever seat shares in Central and Southern sub-regions
Sharad Pawar formed the NCP in 1999, after opposing Sonia Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate, and leaving the Congress
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.
Updated on Jun 11, 2023 09:34 PM IST
Here are three charts which look at the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for the BJP in the forthcoming Karnataka polls.
Updated on Apr 28, 2023 12:07 PM IST
April 24 is observed as National Panchayati Raj Day in India.
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 01:33 PM IST
Five upper caste men were killed while they were returning from a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rally in Bihar in 1993
The district police said the Sahar police station staff evacuated the excise team as soon as it received information about the incident
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 01:58 PM IST
The failure to provide protection to Indian missions does not automatically mean that New Delhi ought to be compensated for the damages to the property or for the injuries to its employees. It is, however, open to India to make claims with respective countries for existing and future incidents