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Priests object to online pind daan

Hindu priests in Allahabad and Varanasi demanded a ban on performing the pind daan, a post-death ritual believed to ensure salvation for departed souls, over the Internet.

Mayawati: PM must introspect when he ‘advises’ Pak

BSP supremo Mayawati addresses a press conference at the party office in Lucknow. (Photo: PTI)

Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati on Sunday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving advice to Pakistan after the Uri attack in India.

RLD chief now wants front with Mulayam, Nitish

Two days ago he had announced that his Rashtriya Lok Dal would go it alone in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, but on Saturday RLD president Ajit Singh had a change of heart.

UP polls: BSP will hold events to woo brahmins

Displaying clear signs of pre-poll nervousness, the Bahujan Samaj Party in Uttar Pradesh is now wooing brahmins once again.

Shia board: Ban triple talaq, just like Sati

The All-India Shia Muslim Personal Law Board declared on Thursday that it would intervene in the Saira Banu case in the Supreme Court on the issue of triple talaq.

‘Akhileshian’ culture swarms Samajwadi Party

“Akhileshians” is the new breed of Samajwadi workers in Uttar Pradesh.

SP wars: Shivpal Yadav expels 7 of Akhilesh’s loyalists

Shivpal Singh Yadav (Photo: PTI)

Samajwadi Party’s Uttar Pradesh chief Shivpal Yadav expelled on Monday three legislators and four other leaders, all of them known as chief minister Akhilesh Yadav’s loyalists.

Woman raped, pushed out of moving train in UP

A 35-year-old woman was allegedly raped in a moving train and then thrown off in Mau district. The victim’s right leg had to be amputated.

Shivpal Yadav scapegoat to save CM: Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati (Photo: PTI)

BSP supremo Mayawati said Sunday that Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav made his brother Shivpal Yadav a “scapegoat” to save his son Akhilesh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh’s chief minister, as the part

Jailhouse rocks in UP on poll eve

Brijesh Singh

When Elvis Presley sang Jailhouse Rock in 1957, little did he know that almost six decades later, it could serve as a headline for articles on errant Uttar Prade-sh politicians.

The Aam Aadmi Party’s rise has been an extraordinary one and, judging by recent trends, its decline promises to be equally clear.

At the BJP national meet at Kozhikode, Kerala, on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke a week-long spell of war-drumming that had broken out after the Uri terrorist attack.