Mangal Pandey

  • Lalu crosses century mark in helicopter rides for campaigning April 11, 2014

    No matter what the outcome of the Lok Sabha elections in Bihar, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad has already entered the record books with a century and counting - of helicopter rides for campaigning. As of Thursday, he had undertaken at least 103 flights and could well make it a double...
  • Narendra Modi fails to dissuade BJP leader Lal Muni Choubey from going solo March 26, 2014

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi failed to persuade senior party leader and four-time Bihar MP Lal Muni Choubey against quitting the party and contest as an independent from the Buxar parliamentary constituency. "Modi had personally telephoned Choubey late on Tuesday night and tried to convince him not to contest as...
  • BJP's list of 8 Legislative Council candidates includes a former RJD leader February 28, 2014

    Former RJD leader Nawal Kishore Yadav was among eight candidates nominated by the BJP to contest the legislative council seats, the polling for which will be held on March 20 next, a party leader said on Friday. Yadav, a sitting MLC, will contest from his traditional Patna (teacher) seat, while Vyakatesh...
  • Narendra Modi to interact with people at tea shops on Feb 12 February 10, 2014

    With an aim to strengthen his bond with the people of Bihar, BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will interact with people assembled at 36 tea shops across the state on Wednesday, party's state unit chief Mangal Pandey said on Monday. "Narendra Modi will be face to face with people assembled...
  • BJP suspends two MLAs for praising Nitish Kumar February 6, 2014

    The BJP suspended two of its legislators in Bihar for choosing to back Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday, and not the party's prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi, as the next prime minister. Bharatiya Janata Party's state president Mangal Pandey said the party has suspended two legislators - Rana Gangeshwar Singh...
  • Bihar BJP requests Narendra Modi to contest from state November 14, 2013

    The Bihar unit of the BJP on Wednesday requested the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to contest from a constituency in the state in the 2014 general elections. Former deputy chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi told media persons in Patna that the party has...
  • BJP immerses blast victims' ashes in Ganga November 5, 2013

    Ashes of the victims of the Oct 27 blasts in Patna were immersed in the Ganga in Patna on Tuesday by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders. BJP state president Mangal Pandey said "shahid asthi-kalash yatra" of the blast victims was taken across the state over the past six days. He said the...
  • Narendra Modi shown prominently in Bihar BJP's Hunkar Rally hoardings September 13, 2013

    Amid efforts to convince top BJP leaders on declaring Narendra Modi as party's prime ministerial candidate ahead of general elections, Bihar unit of the party has prominently shown the Gujarat Chief Minister in hoardings for its next month's 'Hunkar Rally' to be held in Patna. In one set of four-page hoardings,...
  • Direct Nitish Govt to declare Bihar a 'drought-hit' state, urges BJP to Guv August 14, 2013

    The opposition BJP on Wednesday urged the Governor DY Patil to direct the Nitish Kumar government to declare Bihar as "drought-hit" state due to rainfall deficit. A delegation, led by the state unit chief of BJP, Mangal Pandey and Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Nand Kishore Yadav, called on...
  • Former BJP state spokesman quits party, attacks Modi July 31, 2013

    A day after being shunted from the post of spokesman for attacking Narendra Modi and terming Nitish Kumar as "Prime Minister material", a BJP leader in Bihar on Wednesday resigned from the party. Ramkishore Singh, former BJP MLC, who was removed by the state party president Mangal Pandey from spokesman's post on Tuesday for publicly expressing...
  • Bihar BJP spokesman Ram Kishore Singh sacked for anti-Modi remarks July 30, 2013

    Bihar BJP president Mangal Pandey on Tuesday sacked state party spokesman Ram Kishore Singh from his post for his reported anti-Narendra Modi remarks and served him a show cause asking him to explain his conduct. The party leadership will decide on further action against Singh if his explanation was not found...
  • Bihar: BJP says Nitish Kumar luring its MLAs July 23, 2013

    Patna: The bitter war of words between the erstwhile partners in Bihar - the Janata Dal (United) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has got shriller by the day. After Bihar Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh claimed that 40 BJP MLAs were in touch with the JD(U) leadership, Bihar BJP President Mangal...
  • Bihar govt denies permission to use Patna ground for Rajnath's meeting June 14, 2013

    Patna: Bihar government has refused permission to the BJP to use a common ground in Patna for a meeting of BJP President Rajnath Singh, claimed state party chief Mangal Pandey. Pandey had earlier said Rajnath Singh will visit Bihar on June 23 to discuss the growing split within the BJP-JD(U)...
  • UP: 'Obscene dances' mark Mangal Pande's anniversary April 9, 2013

    Ballia: Locals in Ballia in the native town of Mangal Pandey, the 1857 sepoy mutiny icon, alleged that obscene dances were performed to mark his death anniversary, prompting the district authorities to order a probe. On Monday, in the memory of Mangal Pandey, various functions were organised in Ballia. However,...
  • Rani: I have a soft corner for Salman, SRK, Aamir November 26, 2012

    Mumbai: A candid Rani Mukerji has confessed she has a soft corner for all three Khans of Bollywood - Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir - with whom she worked at an impressionable age. "I have a soft corner for Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir because at an impressionable age, I worked...
  • Rani Mukerji: I had a crush on Aamir Khan November 25, 2012

    Mumbai: There was a time when Rani Mukerji didn't have the courage to "look into Aamir Khan's eyes" and now is a time when she "keeps gazing into his eyes until he asks me not to". They worked together for the first time in 1998 release 'Ghulam'. At that time Rani...
  • May 10, 1857: The day the Great Indian Revolt started May 10, 2012

    May 10, 1857 was a Sunday. The British officers at the Meerut cantonment in north India were preparing to attend church, while many other British soldiers were off duty. The Indian troops in the cantonment, already waiting for an opportunity to revolt against their foreign masters, seized the day. Almost...
  • Praveen adds one more feather in Meerut's cap March 8, 2008

    Meerut: Meerut is a city with a history, known to the country as the starting point of the First War of Independence in 1857. Now along with Mangal Pandey and the famously yummy Meerut ka gajak (a sweet dish), the city can now boast of another outstanding product - the...
  • In Balia, Mangal Pandey is God May 11, 2007

    Balia, UP: He's known as India's first freedom fighter, the man who is said to have started the Uprising of 1857. 150 years on, his place of birth, Balia in Eastern UP- still exists in the shadow of Mangal Pandey, where his legacy is preserved. Nagwa in Balia is like any...
  • 150-yr-old 'family' of Mangal Pandey June 20, 2007

    Balia: He's known as India's first freedom fighter, the man who started the sepoy mutiny of 1857. A hundred and fifty years on, Mangal Pandey's birthplace, Balia in Eastern UP- still exists in his shadow. It's like any other village in Uttar Pradesh, but Nagwa village in Balia (UP) has...