Sunetra Choudhury is the National Political Editor of the Hindustan Times. With over two decades of experience in print and television, she has authored Black Warrant (Roli,2019), Behind Bars: Prison Tales of India’s Most Famous (Roli,2017) and Braking News (Hachette, 2010). Sunetra is the recipient of the Red Ink award in journalism in 2016 and Mary Morgan Hewett award in 2018.
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The Union government has sought from ministries details of the functioning of Gandhian institutes, clubs, and conference centres, according to an official note
The Centre is planning a large-scale event involving all paramilitary forces, and across all districts in the country, to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31
The nomination papers filed by Rajya Sabha Leader of Opposition (LoP) Mallikarjun Kharge and former Union minister Shashi Tharoor for the Congress presidential election on Friday were studies in contrast.
A Congress panel on Tuesday accused three Rajasthan legislators of indiscipline but didn’t blame Ashok Gehlot for the turmoil, people aware of developments said, potentially giving the observers and the chief minister some manoeuvring space to resolve the crisis engulfing the party and its upcoming presidential poll.
Lawmakers loyal to Gehlot have threatened to bring the government down unless they get to pick his successor
Congress’s central observers Ajay Maken said there seems to be a conflict of interest as a resolution authorises the party chief to take the final decision and that Gehlot could be the Congress president by then
Rajasthan Crisis: Scores of MLAs - in late-night drama - submitted their resignations to speakers.
There is no real challenger to the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his politics of development, Union minister Anurag Thakur told HT in an interview.
It's been an epic journey, especially for the 615 women who fought for permanent commission because the Ministry of Defence only allowed women to work for Short Service Commissions (SSC) which was initially just five years of service and then was gradually increased to 14 years of service.
In this edition of the First Voice Last Word, our weekly podcast on politics, Hindustan Times takes a deeper look at what has led to this decline.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Sharma lashed out at the top leadership for “humiliating” him by not consulting or inviting him to core party meetings.
On HT podcast 'First Voice, Last Word', union minister Bhupendra Yadav helps decode Bharatiya Janata Party's strategy, from ideological roots to the Modi magic.
The Bhartiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance(NDA) started out by being just short of the winning mark at 49% or 533,751 votes of the total 1,086,431 votes in the electoral college
Alva faces a tough task as the Opposition’s candidate for the Vice-President’s post with the NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankar enjoying a comfortable majority in the electoral college
Kartikeya Sharma’s last-minute nomination for the Rajya Sabha elections in Haryana has revived memories of 2016 when 12 Congress MLAs were disqualified on the ground that they used the wrong type of ink
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren is under fire from the opposition over a case pertaining to alleged irregularities in the grant of mining lease. When questioned, Soren accused the BJP of vendetta.
SP deciding to back the RLD chief and former Congress leader for the Rajya Sabha polls was a tactical call.
Kapil Sibal was among the leading members of the group called G 23 within the Congress, which has since August 2020 sought wide-ranging reforms.
In the run-up to the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections at the end of this year, the focus is on the incumbent BJP’s main challengers: the Congress, which tasted success in recent bypolls, and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) looking to repeat its stellar performance in Punjab
An analysis of Rajya Sabha seats that will go to elections on June 10 in 15 states shows that regional parties such as the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), the YSR Congress Party and the Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) stand to gain by increasing their tally from the current 25 to 27 seats out of the 57.
Among the new entrants is likely to be Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Jayant Chaudhary, with the support of his alliance partner Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party, according to people familiar with the matter who asked not to be named.
The Election Commission of India last week sent Soren a notice asking him to explain why he should not be disqualified over the lease
Jharkhand chief minister had written to the ECI on Monday, seeking a four-week extension of time to respond to the notice. The ECI, however, granted Soren 10 days to submit his reply.
Rahul Gandhi was elected Congress president in December 2017, succeeding mother Sonia Gandhi, and remained in the position till he resigned in May 2019 after the party won only 52 seats in the Lok Sabha elections.
The political strategist said on Monday that it was ‘time for him to go directly to the people’, creating a buzz in political circles.
Kishor’s announcement of ‘Jan Suraaj’ comes at a time when there are murmurs of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar facing an existential crisis within the ruling coalition
Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath’s resignation as the leader of the opposition in the state assembly on Thursday comes on the heels of an incident last month.
The Congress announced the decision to accept Kamal Nath’s resignation on Thursday. A statement said seven-time MLA Govind Singh had been appointed as the new Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader.
Taking note of a complaint by the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the poll body had recently written to state chief secretary Sukhdev Singh seeking “authentication” of the documents related to granting of the mining lease to the chief minister.
Meanwhile, a person familiar with happenings on both sides said the door was still open for a deal, and that Kishor and the Congress may well revive their discussions after the Gujarat elections.