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Bihar happy, sceptical as Nitish returns to NDA

Nitish Kumar’s hasty exit from the Grand Alliance in Bihar on Wednesday, and swearing in again as the Chief Minister...

Nitish vetoes Lalu kin as deputy

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is determined not to have a Lalu Yadav kin as his deputy, sources told The...

Tripura TMC MLAs pledge support to Kovind, will join BJP after prez poll

Six Trinamool Congress MLAs in Tripura have officially committed their support to NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, validating speculation...

Tripura TMC MLAs set to defect to BJP

Himanta Biswa Sarma and Ram Madhav’s efforts in Tripura are all set to make the BJP the principal opposition party...

‘Lalu, Sharad opposed Rahul elevation at Sonia Lunch’

As speculation continues regarding Rahul Gandhi’s likely elevation as Congress president, one of the key reasons why such an announcement...

‘India should ban use of mercury at earliest’

Experts want India to speed up the process of banning mercury in light of the landmark Minamata convention of 2014...

Animal rights activists face cattle smugglers’ ire

While incidents of violence purported by cow vigilantes hit the headlines, what has gone relatively unnoticed is an ever increasing...

Wronged women avenge themselves in UP elections

Uttar Pradesh has given its “wronged women” a sense of “natural justice” in the recently concluded Assembly elections, by awarding...

BJP’s cadre outreach spells disaster for SP, BSP

An enviable army of booth-level volunteers, which had been working on the ground for the last one year in Uttar...

‘There is no competition in Chandauli’

BJP’s Mughalsarai candidate Sadhna Singh says BJP’s development plank will consolidate the votes of all castes and communities in its...

‘Akhilesh government has failed on all fronts’

BJP’s Ghazipur Sadar candidate Sangeeta Bind is hopeful that BJP will retain the 2014 tide in Uttar Pradesh. Q. The...

BJP ahead in Chandauli’s urban pockets, but caste equations may play spoiler

In Chandauli’s four constituencies—Mughalsarai, Saiyadraja, Sakaldiha and Chakia—BJP hopes to emerge as a strong contestant by consolidating the non-Yadav OBCs...

There’s anger against ‘invisible’ BJP MPs in east UP

Any mention of BJP MP Kalraj Mishra, also the Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, elicits unhappiness in...

Muslims rooting for BSP in Ghazipur, Hindus for BJP

In Muslim dominated Ghazipur, while the minority votes are likely to break away from the Samajwadi Party to Mayawati’s BSP,...

BJP hopes for ‘Modi magic’ in Varanasi to recover ground

Not far from the old, two-storey house of Varanasi Cantonment MLA Jyotsna Srivastava in Shivaji Nagar, sewer waters overflow into...

Akhilesh will make Rahul scapegoat for his defeat: Yogi Adityanath

After initially being sidelined by the BJP’s central leadership, Yogi Adityanath is back as a star campaigner in Uttar Pradesh....

SP’s alliance won’t affect BSP: Abbas Ansari

Twenty-five-year old Abbas Ansari, son of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari, is contesting the Ghosi Assembly seat on a BSP ticket. If...

Mayawati’s Muslim-Dalit formula may work in Mau

The Dalits inhabiting the nondescript hamlets of Mau, living in clusters of thatched houses which bespeak their destitution, have nothing...

Advantage BJP in Gorakhpur and Deoria districts

In Gorakhpur and Deoria districts of Purvanchal, which together send 16 legislators to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, it is advantage...

SP-Congress alliance is a historic decision: Durga Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister and seven-time MLA Durga Prasad Yadav, who is contesting again from Azamgarh Sadar, speaks to Anando...

SP scares Azamgarh Muslims with BSP-BJP alliance bogey

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Lok Sabha constituency, Azamgarh—also the name of the district—is inhabited by a large number...

Some Congress candidates in U.P. are undercover SP

With the filing of nominations over for the seventh and final phase of Uttar Pradesh elections, it stands clear that...

‘Our enemies will become weaker, if we engage our forces together’

On the occasion of 25 years of the establishment of India-Israeli diplomatic relations, Israel’s Ambassador to India, Daniel Carmon spoke...

Mulayam, Rahul, Nitish set for tie-up in U.P.

The Samajwadi Party has agreed to spare 85 seats to the Congress, Ajit Singh’s Rashtriya Lok Dal and Nitish Kumar’s...