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UP is Bihar CM Nitish’s testing ground

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar addresses the party's National Council Meeting in Patna. (Photo: PTI)

The JD(U)-RLD alliance in Uttar Pradesh is set to become a test case for Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar to forge a larger alliance at the national level for the 2019 polls.

Kailash Vijayvargiya to blame for mess, say some in BJP

BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya campaigns in support of party candidates in Murshidabad district, West Bengal. (Photo:PTI)

A section of BJP functionaries pointed out that there was ‘absolutely no need to dirty its hands in Uttarakhand.’

As Mayawati seeks to expand rainbow, BJP, SP get ready

BSP Chief Mayawati speaks during a function on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Bhimrao Ambedkar. (Photo: PTI)

Stepping out of her tried and tested dalit-MBC-Muslim-Brahmin combination, BSP supremo Mayawati lent support to the Jat quota.

Huge voter turnout worrying Trinamul Congress

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee with TMC (MP) Sudip Bandopadhay. (Photo: PTI)

Approximate vote share of both TMC and Left-Congress head to head at 40%

Minority vote to play crucial role in West Bengal

Central force personnel guarding during Poll officials check electronic voting machines at a distribution center. (Photo: PTI)

TMC feels the more BJP campaigns, the greater will Muslim votes be polarised in its favour.

Budget Session 2nd half may see Opposition unity crack

Presidnet Pranab Mukherjee, Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Sonia Gandhi. (Photo: PTI)

The crack in Opp. unity could help the govt move forward on the GST Bill

Trinamul Congress on unsure footing in Jangalmahal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (Photo: PTI)

With 48 hours to go for the first phase of elections in West Bengal, Trinamul Congress supremo and chief minister Mamata Banerjee could find the going tricky in Jangalmahal, which goes to the polls on

West Bengal: CPM’s Left allies angry over Congress pact

There are few takers for the BJP’s much-hyped plank of “nationalism” in West Bengal, and Left unity there has taken a hit after the CPI(M) decided to join forces with the Congress.

BJP will try to exploit row over Durga in West Bengal polls

Struggling to stay in the race, the BJP in West Bengal is all set to make nationalism its main poll plank and subtly play the religion card by raising the Durga controversy in the coming Assembly elec

BJP cautions Smriti Irani on drama

Union human resources development minister Smriti Irani (Photo: PTI)

Union human resources development minister Smriti Irani’s chest-thumping, high-pitched histrionics, rolling of her eyes and pointing of fingers at members during her dramatic speech in the Lok Sabha o

The likely withdrawal, around the end of 2016, of the El Nino (“Christ Child”) weather system is likely to mitigate the adverse effects on the monsoon winds associated with it.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his latest Mann ki Baat called for a movement to “save water”. He said, “To fight the drought and water scarcity, the governments will do their work.