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NCP rejects Congress offer of 124 seats

The NCP on Saturday rejected the Congress’ proposal of 124 seats in the Maharashtra Assembly polls next month, saying this was an old offer as it had already fought on those seats in the 2004 election

Political uncertainty in Maharashtra increases

Maharashtra is heading towards political uncertainty as four major players the Shiv Sena, the BJP, the Congress and the NCP are sending a clear message to each other that new permutations and combinat

Results sound alarm bell for Mayawati


While the results of the recent Assembly byelections have come as an eye-opener for at least three women chief ministers watiVasundhara Raje (Rajasthan), Anandiben Patel (Gujarat) and Mamata Banerjee

Congress morale up, regional parties still breathing

BJP suffers major blow in UP, Rajasthan & Gujarat, the states it had swept in the LS polls just 4 months back

Maharashtra, Haryana heading for multi-cornered contests

Maharashtra and Haryana are heading for multi-cornered contests in the state Assembly polls on October 15 despite the Congress-NCP and the Shiv Sena-BJP fighting this battle together in Maharashtra.

'Loyalty battle’ may affect Congress in state polls

The fight between loyalists of Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi in the Congress could mar the party’s prospects in the crucial Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly polls, expected in the next month.

Congress seniors may not get poll tickets

The talk of ‘yuva josh’ is gaining momentum in the Congress

Demoralised Opposition sees some hope

The bypoll results in Bihar, the Supreme Court’s observations on important issues and infighting in the BJP-led NDA are positive developments for a demoralised and divided Opposition against the backd

RSS key in L.K. Advani move, feels Congress

The RSS is instrumental in cutting senior leaders L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi to size and helping Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Morale boost for Congress ahead of Assembly polls

While the outcome of the Assembly byelections has boosted morale of the Congress ahead of the Assembly elections in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir, the Bihar experiment of unity

Kashmir’s history is dotted with natural calamities and man-made disasters. And over the centuries the people of Jammu and Kashmir have perfected the art of rising from the ashes. They have seen famines and epidemics, floods and earthquakes, blazes and mayhem, organised violence and massacres, forced and voluntary migrations, incarcerations and worse.