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BJP changes poll strategy in Bihar

BJP changes poll strategy in Bihar

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The BJP’s objective is not to push Nitish Kumar to the periphery as it might benefit the RJD-Cong. combine In his bid to keep the BJP in the reckoning in the remaining four phases in Bihar, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has apparently changed his strategy. Pulling out all stops, Mr. Modi is seeking […]

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Lok Sabha polls in Bihar: Will voters breach the red line and press the button?

Lok Sabha polls in Bihar: Will voters breach the red line and press the button?

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: More than 9.5 million voters in six south Bihar constituencies will vote at 8,265 polling stations on Thursday in the first phase. Fear of Maoist violence stalks most constituencies, particularly Jamui, Sasaram, Aurangabad and Gaya. The other two constituencies voting are Karakat and Nawada. Thursday’s vote will be under heavy paramilitary protection. Three helicopters […]

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Lok Sabha election 2014: First phase Bihar poll kicks off on April 10

Lok Sabha election 2014: First phase Bihar poll kicks off on April 10

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna:  The stage is set for the first of the six-phase Lok Sabha poll in Bihar on April 10 involving six of the total 40 constituencies, all located in the Naxal belt. The constituencies going to the poll are Sasaram (SC), Karakat, Aurangabad, Gaya (SC), Nawada and Jamui (SC) where the Election Commission has called […]

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Minister contradicts Sonia’s claim on Durgawati project

Minister contradicts Sonia’s claim on Durgawati project

| April 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: Bihar water resources department minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhury on Friday contradicted the claim of Congress president Sonia Gandhi that Lok Sabha Speaker and Congress candidate from Sasaram, Meira Kumar had expedited the Durgawati reservoir project. He said the project was sanctioned in 1975 when Rs 25 crore was allotted for the execution of the […]

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26% candidates in first phase face criminal cases

26% candidates in first phase face criminal cases

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: Twenty-one out of the 80 candidates contesting in the first phase of the Lok Sabha election in Bihar have criminal cases against them. It comes to about 26% of the contestants in the April 10 election, according to Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Bihar Election Watch (BEW) citing their affidavits submitted to the […]

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Lok Sabha polls: Maoist shadow looms over first phase of polls in Bihar

Lok Sabha polls: Maoist shadow looms over first phase of polls in Bihar

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: The kidnapping of many people — mostly workers — by Maoists in Jamui district during the past one week and torturing to death of at least one of them, said to be a special police officer, is a grim reminder that Maoists may pose a threat to peaceful conduct of Lok Sabha polls in […]

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Explosives seized in Sasaram before Sonia rally

Explosives seized in Sasaram before Sonia rally

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kaimur Police on Tuesday recovered over 12,000 pieces of electronic detonators and 128.5 kg of high grade ammonium nitrate explosive used in mining operations and also arrested a supplier, officials said. Incidentally, Congress president Sonia Gandhi is to address a rally in Bhabua on Thursday in support of former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar, who […]

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Chaos at Modi’s rally in Bihar, police lathicharge supporters

Chaos at Modi’s rally in Bihar, police lathicharge supporters

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chaos erupted at the venue of BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s rally in Bihar shortly before he arrived at the venue. According to reports, the trouble reportedly began when crowds surged into an enclosure meant for the media. The people at the rally ran helter skelter and flung chappals as policemen wielded lathis to […]

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Modi blames Nitish government for terrorism in Bihar at Gaya rally

Modi blames Nitish government for terrorism in Bihar at Gaya rally

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a scathing attack at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, accusing his government of going soft on terror. Addressing a rally at Gaya, he also pulled up the state government for not bringing progress in the state. “The soil of Gaya was bloodied, but the govt here […]

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Bihar alliance talks move forward: Congress to contest 12 seats, LJP 7, rest for RJD

Bihar alliance talks move forward: Congress to contest 12 seats, LJP 7, rest for RJD

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Delhi: Alliance talks among Congress, the Rashtriya Janata Dal and Lok Janshakti Party appear to be finally moving forward. Congress is expected to contest 12 seats in Bihar, while Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP will contest seven, and the remaining 20 will be left to Lalu Prasad’s RJD. Congress is expected to set aside one seat, Katihar, […]

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