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In Bihar, the battle for Muslim votes intensifies

A heightened battle for Bihar’s Muslim votes has seized the state’s seven Lok Sabha constituencies going to the polls on April 24 as the minority community has a sizeable presence in these parts and w

Gadkari remark on casteism creates furore

Senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari on Saturday unwittingly hit a soft spot in Bihar’s socio-political psyche and sparked a controversy when he said caste was ingrained in the state’s DNA, a comment that

Modi slams Gandhi family ‘RSVP model’

Hitting out hard at the Congress over the rise in wealth of party chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra in recent years, BJP’s PM nominee Narendra Modi on Saturday said at an election campaign

Caste is key in Bihar polls today

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Bihar’s pervasive caste factor is likely to play a decisive role in the polls being held on Thursday in seven Lok Sabha constituencies in the state, while in Jharkhand, where polling for six seats is

Lalu fate depends on Misa, Rabri

The future of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s fainting political career and the prospects of his family’s continuing hold on the party, which he single-handedly built and nurtured, may be decided in the

Modi mocks Rahul ‘toffee’ jibe

BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Tuesday lashed out at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi at four rallies in Bihar and Jharkhand, elaborately mocking at

Perplexing ties of Bihar parties

With Bihar witnessing a high-decibel, cacophonous campaign for the Lok Sabha polls, a number of conspicuous political paradoxes have been perplexing people in this state with 40 parliamentary constitu

53% vote in Bihar, 58% in J’khand; 2 cops killed

With the fear of Maoist violence looming thick in the air, the Lok Sabha polls for six seats in Bihar and four in Jharkhand on Thursday registered 53 per cent and 58 per cent voting respectively, pass

‘Only `12 of `100 reaches people’

BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday attacked the Congress-led UPA government and Bihar’s Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) government in three rallies in Bihar and one in Jamshedpur, Jharkh

BJP imprisoning democracy: Sonia

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Beginning her Lok Sabha poll campaign in Bihar, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday mounted searing attacks on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “tall claims and promises” and th

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Madhu Kishwar, as the editor of Manushi, set the feminism agenda for many Indian women decades ago. Madhu Kishwar as chief media admirer of prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi is another story completely. The first Kishwar has been declared missing, never to be found.