Modi and Akhilesh are two sides of the same coin: Asaduddin Owaisi

Hyderabad-based All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen is contesting UP elections for the first time. Its president Barrister Asaduddin Owaisi was earlier denied permission to...

Despite loss, BSP’s politics of social justice is the only antidote to BJP’s communal...

By Sanjay Kumar for Twocircles.net The recent assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh (UP), one of the most populous states in India, has ushered in a...

SP minister raises doubts on benefits of tie-up with Congress

Lucknow, (IANS): Cracks appeared in the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) ahead of the Saturday vote count for the crucial state assembly elections, as a...

Won’t let BJP to run UP if there’s no winner: Akhilesh

Lucknow, (IANS): Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said he won't allow the BJP to "remote control" Uttar Pradesh in the event of a...

मोदी की गाज़ियाबाद रैली : लोगों ने पहना दिया है टोपी —एक नेत्रहीन

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net गाज़ियाबाद :  ‘लाल मत रंगिय, हरा मत रंगिय, ऐसी रंगिय जैसे बियाह की पगड़िया… श्याम मोहे रंग दो चुनरिया…’  सुरेश की मधुर संगीतमय...

BJP aims to breach Mulayam’s fortress as Akhilesh and Shivpal lock horns

By Faisal Fareed, Twocircles.net It would not be wrong to say that the Samajwadi Party, despite all its infighting and power struggles, has a strong...

BSP-SP supporters clash in UP’s Meerut city

Lucknow, (IANS) : Supporters of the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) clashed on Saturday in Meerut city of Uttar Pradesh over issues...

Voting for 67 seats on Wednesday in UP

Lucknow, (IANS) : Voting will be held in 67 assembly constituencies spread across 11 districts in the second phase of the Uttar Pradesh elections...

बिजनौर : दलित-मुस्लिम एकता में खटास

आस मोहम्मद कैफ़, TwoCircles.net बिजनौर: उत्तर प्रदेश विधानसभा चुनाव के दूसरे चरण के मतदान से ठीक पहले बिजनौर जिले में सांप्रदायिक तनाव है. एक युवक...

Aditya Nath has been hailed as ‘Anandmath Sanyasi’: Anandmath preached the cleansing of Muslims...

By Shamsul Islam for Twocircles.net The senior RSS/BJP ideologues lately have been hailing UP chief minister, Mahant Yogi Adityanath as sanyasi (Hindu ascetics) of novel...

BJP credits Modi for UP victory

New Delhi, (IANS): The BJP is set to take power in Uttar Pradesh and the credit for this goes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi,...

Election Commission transfers 23 officers in UP

New Delhi  (IANS) : The Election Commission (EC) on Friday transferred 13 District Magistrates and nine Superintendent of Police (SP) and Senior Superintendent of...

Modi vitiating atmosphere during polls: Congress

New Delhi, (IANS): The Congress on Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his controversial "graveyard and cremation ground", remark alleging him of "vitiating"...

Azam Khan says SP will win 380 seats; gets math wrong

Lucknow, (IANS): Uttar Pradesh's senior minister Mohammad Azam Khan on Friday trashed all exit polls and predicted 380 seats for his Samajwadi Party. Getting his...

UP Elections: Why Mulayam would be naive to expect Muslims to only vote for...

By Faisal Fareed, Twocircles.net Why do Muslims vote for Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav? The obvious answer, at least for some, is that he remains...

New Uttar Pradesh DGP takes charge, warns criminals

Lucknow, (IANS): Senior IPS officer Sulkhan Singh took charge as the 66th Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. The 1980-batch officer,...

सोनभद्र :  आरक्षित सीट घोषित होने के बाद पलट गए हैं समीकरण

सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net ओबरा : सोनभद्र विधानसभा की दो सीटों द्वारा चुनाव आयोग द्वारा अनुसूचित जनजातियों के लिए आरक्षित करने के बाद इलाका एक राजनीतिक...

गाज़ियाबाद : ‘मोदी जी ही यूपी के सीएम बनेंगे’

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net गाज़ियाबाद : प्रथम चरण का चुनाव प्रचार आज शाम 5 बजे थम गया है. इसी के साथ अब वोटरों में सक्रियता...

Old-timers, others miss electoral din in UP’s Agra

By Brij Khandelwal  Agra, (IANS) : As campaigning for the first phase of the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh assembly elections gains momentum, many old-timers and other...

Love jehad to sabka vikas: Can Modi tame Yogi?

By Amulya Ganguli Did the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) desist from naming its Chief Ministerial candidate for UP before the assembly polls because it wanted...

मुज़फ्फरनगर में मुस्लिमों ने संगठित वोटिंग के लिए कमर कसी

आस मोहम्मद कैफ, TwoCircles.net मुज़फ्फरनगर: वोट की कीमत को पहचानते हुए मुज़फ्फरनगर के चर्चित इलाके खालापार के मुसलमान यहां की एक संस्था पैग़ाम-ए-इंसानियत की दावत...

Samajwadi Party leader Ashok Pradhan joins BJP

New Delhi : Samajwadi Party National General Secretary Ashok Pradhan on Friday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with a number of his supporters...

First list of candidates gives BJP a headache; dissenting members stage open rebellion

By Faisal Fareed, Twocircles.net The UP elections are almost upon us; every party is busy releasing its list of candidates. However, given the fierce contest...

UP CM Adityanath may face trial following Allahabad High Court decision

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter Lucknow : A city-based human rights organisation Rihai Manch has welcomed the decision of Allahabad High Court asking the Uttar Pradesh government...

दंगो में रासुका लगी, अब भाजपा ने थमा दिया टिकट

आस मोहम्मद कैफ, TwoCircles.net मुज़फ्फ़रनगर: भारतीय जनता पार्टी ने मुज़फ्फरनगर दंगे के सभी बड़े आरोपियों को यूपी विधानसभा का टिकट दे दिया है. कवाल दंगे...

What’s in a name? A lot if you are Yogi Adityanath

Lucknow, (IANS): What's in a name? Well, if you are Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, referred to as 'Maharaj-ji' by his disciples and...

SP, Congress tell their nominees to pull out from alliance seats

Lucknow, (IANS): Facing trouble from their candidates who are now refusing to withdraw from the polls, the Congress and the SP on Tuesday cracked...

Now, astrologers predict poll outcome in UP

Agra, (IANS) : With the Election Commission banning opinion polls from February 4, astrologers have taken to predicting the outcome of the Uttar Pradesh assembly...

#Elections2017: UP spends least on health, reflects in its ill-health

Oommen C Kurian With 200 million people, Uttar Pradesh (UP) has about the same population as Brazil; an economy the size of Qatars -- which...

सुनिए मुज़फ्फरनगर से पहली बार वोट करने वाले नौजवानों को

आस मोहम्मद कैफ, TwoCircles.net मुज़फ्फरनगर : पहली बार वोट करने वाले नौजवानों के मन में सवालों का समंदर है. उत्तर प्रदेश में विधानसभा चुनाव हैं,...

Samajwadi Party says Budget hopeless, negative

New Delhi, (IANS) : The Samajwadi Party on Wednesday termed the Budget "hopeless" and said the measures for political funding announced in it will...

BJP firebrand leader Yogi Adityanath is new UP CM

Lucknow, (IANS): Gorakhpur Lok Sabha MP Yogi Adityanath was on Saturday named as the next Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister in a meeting of the...

मुस्लिम सियासी पार्टियों के ‘इत्तेहाद फ्रंट’ में नहीं है कोई ‘इत्तेहाद’

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net साल 2015 में उत्तर प्रदेश की चार मुस्लिम सियासी पार्टियों ने इत्तेहाद फ्रंट नाम से एक राजनीतिक गठबंधन का ऐलान किया...

Education failure, leading reason for UP job woes, isn’t an election issue

By Shreya Shah Bahraich and Mirzapur districts (Uttar Pradesh): "Path mera alokit kardo, naval prath ki naval rashmiyon se, mere ur ka tam har do,"...

Meet the RSS-backed ‘nationalist’ Muslims campaigning for a Ram Temple in Ayodhya

By Siddhant Mohan, Twocircles.net ‘What’s in a name?’ asked William Shakespeare centuries ago. Azam Khan will disagree. As journalists, we are used to making calls and...

Mayawati demanded Rs 8 cr for seat, says expelled BSP legislator

New Delhi : BSP's expelled Sahibabad MLA Amar Pal Sharma, who joined the Congress on Tuesday, claimed he was ousted from the party because he...

Modi says glad to see highest number of women in UP assembly

New Delhi, (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed happiness to see a new record of highest number of women MLAs elected to...

BJP to launch ‘aggressive’ campaigning after Shah releases manifesto

By Anand Singh  Lucknow, (IANS) : With barely a fortnight left for the Uttar Pradesh polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans to go full throttle...

राजा भईया अंसारी नहीं, इसलिए अखिलेश को उनसे कोई समस्या नहीं है – अफज़ाल...

आस मोहम्मद कैफ, TwoCircles.net गाजीपुर: पांच बार विधायक और एक बार सांसद रह चुके बनारस के अंसारी परिवार के थिंक टैंक कहे जाने वाले अफजाल...

BJP will withdraw reservation if voted to power, warns Mayawati

Lucknow, (IANS) : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Saturday accused the BJP of "deceiving" the people through its "false promises" and warned...

Yogi’s two most controversial decisions also most popular: Survey

New Delhi, (IANS): Unaffected by media outrage over the ban on illegal slaughterhouses and the creation of "anti-Romeo" squads, residents of Uttar Pradesh say...

Picture abhi baaki hai: Awadh, Purvanchal will decide who rules over UP

By Faisal Fareed, Twocircles.net The last four phases of polls have a lot to offer to political parties in Awadh and Poorvanchal region---194 seats, an...

Will free UP of corruption, riots: Adityanath

New Delhi, (IANS): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said he will work to rid the state of corruption and communal riots. Adiyanath,...

जानिए, बनारस में भाजपा क्यों मुश्किल में है?

सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net वाराणसी : उत्तर प्रदेश में शुरू हो चुकी चुनावी प्रक्रिया में जो कुछ विधानसभा क्षेत्र बेहद अहम माने जा रहे हैं, उनमें...

फिर गहरा सकता है सहारनपुर के मसूद परिवार में टकराव

आस मोहम्मद कैफ, TwoCircles.net सहारनपुर: आसपास के लोग इसे गंगोह घराना कहते हैं और इस घराने में सियासत का क्षेत्रीय वर्चस्व यहां के राशिद मसूद...

In a first, two seats reserved for ST candidates in upcoming UP elections

By Faisal Fareed, Twocircles.net For the first time in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, two assembly seats—Obra and Dudhi in Sonbhadra district have been reserved for...

Anger against SP, BSP will restore rule of law: Mayawati

Lucknow, (IANS): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Friday lashed out at the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh and called upon the...

No dispute between Akhilesh and me, says Mulayam

New Delhi: Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said there were no differences between him and his son and Uttar Pradesh...

Campaigning ends for last phase of UP elections

Lucknow, (IANS): Campaigning for the final phase of the seven-stage Uttar Pradesh assembly elections came to an end at 5 p.m. on Monday, bringing...

Supporting AIMIM in UP will give Muslims capacity to bargain

By Asif Moazzam for Twocircles.net During the seven decades of independence, we have observed and monitored many political parties closely and hopefully, have understood well...

The UP election is a tussle between Hindutva and Dalit Bahujan politics

By Sanjay Kumar & Badre Alam for Twocircles.net More than three decades of BSP politics have, no doubt, given political voices to the Bahujan masses....

UP third phase registers 12% polling in 2 hours

Lucknow, (IANS): An average of 12 per cent voting has been recorded in the first two hours of polling in the third phase of...

Modi divides even electricity into Hindu-Muslim: Akhilesh

Jaunpur (Uttar Pradesh), (IANS): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to polarise voters on communal...

Polling begins amid tight security for 73 seats in UP

Lucknow, (IANS) : Polling for 73 assembly constituencies spread across 15 districts in western Uttar Pradesh began at 7.00 a.m. on Saturday amid tight...

BJP leaders wear their love for saffron at manifesto release

By Mohit Dubey  Lucknow, (IANS) : Colours have their own charm and significance. In politics, especially in Uttar Pradesh, they enjoy a super special status...

Campaigning for fifth phase of UP elections ends

Lucknow, Feb 25 (IANS) Campaigning for the fifth phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh drew to a close on Saturday evening. Polling for...

BJP’s first list of candidates for UP elections has 11 females, rewards turncoats

By Faisal Fareed, Twocircles.net The much-awaited list of candidates for BJP was finally declared on Monday evening. As expected, the first list of 149 candidates...

40% polling so far in 2nd phase of UP polls

Lucknow, (IANS): Over 40 per cent voting was recorded in the second phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh till afternoon on Wednesday. Maximum voting was reported...

BJP set to sweep five Varanasi seats

Varanasi, (IANS): The BJP is headed towards a clean sweep on five assembly segments in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi. Varanasi...

Over 50% turnout in first phase of UP polls

Lucknow, (IANS) : Over 50 per cent turnout was witnessed till late afternoon in the first phase of the staggered Uttar Pradesh assembly elections...

BJP trying to end quotas: Mayawati

Sitarganj (Uttarakhand), (IANS) : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Sunday accused the central government of allegedly trying to do away with the...

Will continue to work in UP, says Owaisi

Hyderabad, (IANS): Asaduddin Owaisi, whose AIMIM failed to get a single seat in Uttar Pradesh, said on Saturday that it was a good start...

फूलपुर, प्रतापपुर और हंडिया : जहां सपा और भाजपा ध्रुवीकरण और जातिवाद का लाभ...

सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net इलाहाबाद : फूलपुर विधानसभा के वोटर श्याम सिंह बताते हैं, 'सपा का टिकट मुसलमान को, बसपा का टिकट मुसलमान को. हमको आप...

सियासत के चक्रव्यूह में रामपुर का बीड़ी उद्योग

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net रामपुर :  यूपी में राजनीतिक पार्टियों के सिंबल वाली बीड़ियों का जलवा है. कोई कमल छाप बीड़ी छाप रहा है, तो कोई साईकिल,...

By roping in Mukhtaar, Mayawati dents her image

By Mohit Dubey  Lucknow, (IANS) : BSP chief Mayawati has never been known in Uttar Pradesh for political niceties. Yet she caught many by surprise...

BJP will win two-thirds majority in UP: Amit Shah

Vasco (Goa) (IANS) : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is confident of winning the Uttar Pradesh assembly election with a two-third majority, party President...

UP polls: Key lies in Modi regaining the Muslim vote

By Amulya Ganguli A major reason why the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is believed to be finding it difficult to cross the finishing line with...

30 जनवरी के दिन भी लावारिस रही रामपुर की गांधी समाधि

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net रामपुर : आपको जितना हैरानी ये जानकर होगी कि राष्ट्रपिता महात्मा गांधी की एक समाधि यूपी के रामपुर ज़िले में है,...

BJP takes poll management, ground work to next level in UP

By Mohit Dubey  Lucknow, (IANS) : If the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could pride itself on professional poll management in the run-up to the 2014...

BJP seeks EC probe into ‘deletion’ of voters’ names in UP

New Delhi, (IANS): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday moved the Election Commission seeking an inquiry into "large-scale deletion" of names of eligible...

40% of UP voters undecided, finds poll

By Shreya Shah  Elections for the Uttar Pradesh state assembly, Indias largest state -- 138 million voters -- start on February 11, but 40 PER...

Former BSP heavyweights figure in BJP’s third list for UP

Lucknow, (IANS) : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday released its third list of 67 candidates for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. Like...

रायबरेली : यहां है कांग्रेस की प्रतिष्ठा की लड़ाई

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net रायबरेली : रायबरेली की जंग बेहद ही दिलचस्प हो चुकी है. कभी कांग्रेस का गढ़ रहा ये जिला इस समय त्रिकोणीय संघर्ष...

Akhilesh Yadav meets Governor, resigns

Lucknow, (IANS): After his Samajwadi Party's poll drubbing, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday met Governor Ram Naik and submitted his resignation. Akhilesh...

EC extends deadline for UP exit polls

Lucknow, (IANS): The Election Commission (EC) has prohibited exit polls for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections till 5.30 p.m. on March 9 following the...

बुंदेलखंड : वोट के लिए दलितों को प्रताड़ित कर रहे हैं भाजपा प्रत्याशी

प्रियंका कोटमराजू और अंशु ललित, TwoCircles.net बुंदेलखंड : 'वोट नहीं दोगे, तो देख लेंगे. सरकारी नल से पानी नहीं पीने देंगे, सरकारी रोड पर चलने...

बदहाली का नमूना है भाजपा सांसद कौशल किशोर का आदर्श ग्राम

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net ऑंट गढ़ी सौरा/मलीहाबाद: लखनऊ की मोहनलाल गंज संसदीय सीट से भाजपा सांसद कौशल किशोर का गोद लिया हुआ गांव बदहाली का...

BJP releases third list of candidates for UP polls

New Delhi, (IANS) : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday released the third list of candidates for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. The BJP...

मुस्लिम राजनीति में रसूखदार, मुज़फ्फरनगर का ‘राणा परिवार’

आस मोहम्मद कैफ, TwoCircles.net मुज़फ्फरनगर: मुज़फ्फरनगर की 6 विधानसभाओं में से 4 चार पर यहां के कद्दावर और रसूखदार 'राणा परिवार' के लोग ताल ठोंक...

UP polls phase-3: BJP fields more candidates with criminal past than SP

New Delhi, (IANS): In the third phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly polls slated for February 19, the BJP has given tickets to more candidates...

UP Elections: BJP’s candidate list will show if they trust turncoats or cadres

By Faisal Fareed, Twocircles.net In two days, BJP is likely to declare its first list of candidates. With this, the internal tussle within the BJP...

वोटर बोले : ‘वोट उधर करेंगे, जिधर घर-पटीदार का वोट जाएगा’

सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net वाराणसी : मलदहिया पर बनारस का पुराना रॉयल इनफील्ड का शोरूम है. खुराना ऑटोमोबाइल्स के नाम से. आसपास लोहे के सामानों का...

मीरजापुर : एकतरफ़ा लड़ाई की ओर बढ़ती सीट

सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net मीरजापुर : मीरजापुर की दो प्रमुख विधानसभा सीटों का हाल पढ़ चुके हैं. एक तीसरी विधानसभा सीट इसी कड़ी में आती है,...

अनाथ नज़र आता है मायावती का आदर्श ग्राम ‘माल गांव’

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net माल/ मलीहाबाद (लखनऊ) : ‘हमें बहन जी ने गोद में लिया कब था, ये अलग बात है कि गोद में लेने...

Many memorable firsts in 2017 UP assembly elections

By Mohit Dubey  Lucknow, (IANS): The long, staggered assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, whose results are to be announced on March 11, would be remembered...

Mayawati admits ‘lesser goon’ Mukhtar Ansari into BSP

Lucknow, (IANS) : Mafia don turned politician Mukhtar Ansari on Thursday joined the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) along with his son and brother ahead of...

Yogi as CM is BJP’s message on ‘Hindu Rashtra’: Yechuri

Hyderabad, (IANS): CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechuri on Sunday said that by making Yogi Adityanath the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the BJP and...

Big picture: Why the electorate voted against all state governments

By Soroor Ahmed, Twocircles.net A bigger picture emerging after the electoral verdict of March 11, 2017, shows that it was a vote against all five...

दंगों के बाद क्या होगा मुज़फ्फरनगर में चुनाव का रुख?

आस मोहम्मद कैफ, TwoCircles.net मुज़फ्फरनगर : ये शहर अब चुनावों में उतर रहा है, लेकिन सच है कि इस इलाके ने चुनाव के पहले क़त्लेआम...

Nationalism a bad word only in India: Jaitley

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UP CM orders review of Yash Bharti Awards

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New Delhi, (IANS) : The Election Commission on Tuesday directed all political parties to desist from displaying photographs of President and Vice President of...

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Regional parties show 20% dip in donations above Rs 20,000

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Congress asks four UP candidates to withdraw in favour of SP

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Lucknow, (IANS): Hundreds of thousands of voters came out to cast ballots in the penultimate phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, registering 40...

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Lucknow, (IANS): Voting in 53 assembly constituencies in the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh elections began at 7 a.m on Thursday amid tight security,...

Modi regains his mojo — partially

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EC cracks whips, transfers officials in UP

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SP announces 12 more candidates in 5th list for UP polls

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Modi government has lost touch with ground reality, says SP leader

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BSP is not a position to send Mayawati to Rajya Sabha next year. Will...

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Lucknow, (IANS): Elaborate arrangements were underway on Sunday for the swearing-in ceremony of Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh here, officials...

UP polls: Poor voter turnout in Noida

Noida, (IANS) : Very few voters turned out in the first hour of voting here on Saturday in the first phase of Uttar Pradesh...

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Lucknow, (IANS): Over 51 per cent voting was recorded in eight hours since polling began for the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly...

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By Mohit Dubey Lucknow, (IANS): On Tuesday, as Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi described the poll outcome in Uttar Pradesh as "a little down", he...

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Patna, (IANS) : RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday said his party will organise a rally against demonetisation in the Bihar capital after the...

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