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  • Campaigning ends for final phase of polling in Jharkhand, 208 candidates in fray for 16 seats Yesterday

    Ranchi: Campaigning ended on Thursday for the fifth and final phase polling for 16 Assembly constituencies in Jharkhand which will go the polls on December 20. "Polling will begin at 7 AM and end at 3 PM in all 16 constituencies," an Election Commission official said. Altogether 208 candidates, including 16 women...
  • Polling over in 50 of 81 Jharkhand seats; BJP and JMM claim majority, JVM eyes second spot December 10, 2014

    Ranchi: Jharkhand has sealed the fate of candidates in 50 out of the 81 Assembly seats after the third phase of voting ended on Tuesday. The elections are a small litmus test for the BJP that largely relied on PM Narendra Modi's popularity and National President Amit Shah's strategy. On...
  • Merger of 'Janata Parivar' parties a permanent alliance, says Lalu Prasad December 7, 2014

    Lucknow: The coming together of erstwhile 'Janata Parivar' is a "permanent alliance", RJD chief Lalu Prasad said on Sunday, noting that such a united front to fight BJP was being missed for long. "It is a permanent alliance. We have been missing it for long. Now it has been cemented,"...
  • Jharkhand polls: Lalu campaigns for RJD-Congress-JDU combine December 6, 2014

    Giridih/Koderma: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Saturday appealed to the electorate to defeat the BJP and elect the RJD-Congress-JD(U) alliance in Jharkhand. "Throw out the BJP, under which the nation cannot prosper," Prasad said while briefly addressing separate meetings in Giridih and Kodarma constituencies in support of RJD candidates. "There have not...
  • Cartoon of the day: The coming together of third front December 4, 2014

    All constituents of the Janata Parivaar have decided to come together once again and form a party to fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has been given the authority to take decisions regarding the merger and decide the agenda of the proposed party. ...
  • TWTW: Why Lalu Prasad holds his bungalow? November 29, 2014

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad hs occupied a ministerial bunglow in New Delhi's Tuglaq road since 2004. ...
  • Polling for first phase in 15 constituencies on Tuesday in J&K November 24, 2014

    Srinagar/Ranchi: Amidst security alert about possible Maoist attacks on politicians in Jharkhand and militant groups' poll boycott call in Jammu and Kashmir, the stage was set for the first of staggered assembly elections in the two states on Tuesday. The first phase will cover 15 seats in Jammu and Kashmir,...
  • Jharkhand elections: 7 reasons why day one is important November 23, 2014

    Ranchi: Maoists have a strong presence in most of the 13 constituencies going to polls on Tuesday and reports say they are desperate to execute a big attack on security forces and eliminate candidates. Naxal fear is so strong here that in many of the constituencies, polling parties are airlifted...
  • Lalu is an expired medicine, says Paswan November 18, 2014

    Lucknow: Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday described Lalu Prasad as an "expired medicine" while reacting to the RJD supremo's reported statement in which he had said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become an NRI (Non-Resident Indian). "Lalu is expiry date medicine," the Union minister for...
  • Ram Kripal Yadav is not a court, says Lalu Yadav November 18, 2014

    Latehar/Manika: A day after Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav took a dig at Lalu Prasad saying he was not even eligible to contest mukhiya's post, the RJD chief on Tuesday asked Yadav whether he was a "court" to decide his eligibility to contest elections. "Who is he to decide? Is he...
  • Defectors rule the roost, change parties to contest Jharkhand Assembly polls November 11, 2014

    Jharkhand: "Party denied ticket? Jump ship and grab one." This seems to be the mantra of ambitious leaders who have warmed up for the winter polls. Interestingly, no party can question the loyalty of leaders deserting it as turncoats are everywhere - in the BJP, Congress, JD(U), RJD, JMM and...
  • BJP MP Ram Kripal Yadav likely to get Union Cabinet berth November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Bihar's Patliputra constituency Ram Kripal Yadav is expected to get Cabinet post in PM Modi's government, said BJP sources on Friday. The Union Cabinet is expected to be expanded on Sunday afternoon and prominent names like...
  • Left welcomes SP-JDU-RJD front, calls it a good initiative November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: CPM Politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Thursday welcomed the coming together of the SP, JDU, JDS and RJD. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Yechury said, "The time has come now for all these Left streams, Communist, and non - Communist Left to consolidate and come together because I think the...
  • Ahead of Parliament's Winter session, Mulayam, Lalu, Nitish meet for lunch November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: With just a few days left for the commencement of Parliament's Winter Session, some regional parties are trying to put up a united front against the Narendra Modi government which enjoys a clear majority in the Lok Sabha. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh on Thursday hosted a lunch meeting...
  • Bihar: Nitish, Manjhi cannot go together, says Paswan November 1, 2014

    Patna: Amid reports of differences between Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and his predecessor Nitish Kumar, LJP on Saturday accused Kumar of making mockery of a mahadalit Chief Minister and said the two could not go along. "Dono ek rah par chalne wale nahin hain (the two cannot walk...
  • Jharkhand ruling coalition partners to hold parleys ahead of assembly polls October 25, 2014

    Ranchi: Leaders of ruling alliance partners -JMM, Congress and RJD - on Saturday said they would again meet to discuss pre-poll alliance shortly, hours after the Election Commission announced dates for Jharkhand Assembly elections. "It will be clear within three/four days after discussions," JMM General Secretary Suprio Bhattacharya said when asked...
  • Jharkhand Assembly polls: Ruling coalition partners Congress, JMM to hold talks October 25, 2014

    Ranchi: Leaders of ruling alliance partners -JMM, Congress and RJD - today said they would again meet to discuss pre-poll alliance shortly, hours after the Election Commission announced dates for Jharkhand Assembly elections. "It will be clear within three/four days after discussions," JMM General Secretary Suprio Bhattacharya said when asked on...
  • Jharkhand Assembly elections: Voting in 5 phases from November 25, counting on December 23 October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday announced the dates for Assembly polls in Jharkhand. The poll panel has announced a five-phase elections in the state. The voting will begin on November 25. The second phase will be held on December 2, the third on December 9, the fourth on December...
  • Rs 1,381 crore of tax exemption to political parties in 2 years: RTI October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The tax-exempted income of 13 major political parties of the country, in last two years, amount to Rs 1,381 crore, according to an RTI query. Of this the Congress and BJP have cornered around 80 per cent. During 2012-13 and 2013-14, the Congress had a tax- exempted income...
  • BJP will not need Sena support to form government in Maharashtra: Shahanwaz Hussain October 16, 2014

    Patna: Buoyed by exit poll surveys, BJP on Thursday claimed that it would form governments on its own in Haryana and Maharashtra, and stressed that it would not require support of the Shiv Sena to form government in the latter. "We are confident about forming governments in both Haryana and Maharashtra...
  • RJD MP Pappu Yadav to launch stir against doctors from Monday October 9, 2014

    Patna: RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav announced to launch a "people's agitation" against doctors charging "exorbitant" fees and other charges from Monday to solve problems of common man. The agitation is fixed on October 13 at Saharsa, Yadav said addressing a dharna here. Yadav, Lok Sabha member from...
  • Bypoll results for 3 Lok Sabha, 33 Assembly seats to be out today, stakes high for BJP September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Counting of votes will be held on Tuesday in three Lok Sabha and 33 assembly constituencies spread across 10 states where bypolls were held on September 13, with stakes high for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The three Lok Sabha seats are in Vadodara (Gujarat), vacated by Prime Minister Narendra...
  • Hearty and cheerful Lalu Prasad walks out of Mumbai hospital September 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Eighteen days after undergoing three cardiac surgeries, a hearty and cheerful RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday walked out of the Asian Heart Institute, doctors said. "Lalu Prasad has been an excellent and cooperative patient with a strong willpower which has helped him immensely in his speedy recovery," said Ramakanta...
  • Lalu Prasad to be discharged from hospital on Sunday September 13, 2014

    Mumbai: RJD leader Lalu Prasad, who recently underwent a cardiac surgery, will get discharged from the Asian Heart Institute on Sunday. Lalu will be discharged after 3 pm, after undergoing a successful surgery and rehabilitation programme, a hospital statement said. Initially, the 66yearold leader was hospitalised at the Institute for a...
  • Watch: Cyrus's spoof on RJD Chief Lalu Prasad August 31, 2014

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha comments on the possibility of forming an antiBJP "secular" front as former Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and RJD Chief Lalu Prasad meet. ...
  • Will join hands with secular forces wherever required: Congress August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Bihar Assembly bypoll results going in favour of RJDJD(U)Congress alliance, Congress on Wednesday said the party is ready to join hands with "secular forces" wherever necessary. "Years ago, Congress had in Shimla talked about alliances. That policy continues to hold. Wherever necessary, we will join with other...
  • RJD chief Lalu Prasad undergoes heart surgery at a Mumbai hospital August 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad is undergoing two major heart surgeries one to replace an aortic valve and the other to repair the aorta, at a hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday. "The surgery began this morning," a spokesperson for the Asian Heart Institute, located in suburban Bandra Kurla...
  • News 360: Meerut couple shows the way, adopts 12 HIV positive boys August 25, 2014

    In Meerut, 12 HIV positive boys have been given a new lease of life by a young couple. A close encounter with death promoted Ajay Sharma to look at life differently and encouraged him to transform lives. Supporting Sharma in this cause is his wife. The couple has adopted 12...
  • Bypoll results: RJDJDU and Congress win 10 seats, limit BJP+ to 8 in four states August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be losing ground just a few months after its stupendous showing in the Lok Sabha elections as it suffered major setbacks in the Assembly bypolls in three states Bihar, Karnataka and Punjab. The party could manage to hold on to its...
  • The litmus test is whether RJDJDU alliance will work or not: Political Analyst August 25, 2014

    The results for assembly bypolls held in four states Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka will be declared today. These are the first assembly bypolls after the political realignment in Bihar. Political Analyst Manisha Priyam said, "the litmus test is whether RJDJDU alliance will work or not. This alliance...