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Muslim not appreciative of Akhtar-ul-Iman’s action
Patna,(BiharTimes): Though the withdrawal from contest by Janata Dal (United)’s Kishanganj candidate, Akhtar-ul-Iman, was welcomed by the Congress party and several local Muslims it is not being appreciated by the community

54 percent vote in Bihar
Patna, April 17:: About 54 percent of more than 11 million electors cast their ballots in seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar that went to the polls Thursday.

FIR against Misha Bharti for poll violation
Patna, April 17 : An FIR was Thursday lodged against Misha Bharti who is contesting from Patliputra seat in Bihar for forcibly entering a polling booth and allegedly damaging an EVM machine.

93-year-old Ram Sundar Das files nomination from Hajipur
Patna, April 16 (IANS) Ram Sundar Das, the 93-year-old incumbent Lok Sabha member from Bihar's ruling JD-U, Wednesday filed his nomination papers from Hajipur constituency.

NaMo, Nitish & Lalu: All indulging in one-man campaign
Patna,(BiharTimes): While the Bharatiya Janata Party’s campaign throughout India is virtually on the shoulders of one man, Narendra Modi, in Bihar the scenario is even more personality-based.

After NaMo, Ram Vilas may be in trouble over marital status
Patna,(BiharTimes): Like BJP’s prime ministerial nominee, Narendra Modi, the chief of Lok Janshakti Party, Ram Vilas Paswan, may land in trouble over the matrimonial status.

Stop fooling the nation, Rahul tells Modi
Patna, April 16 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday told BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to "stop fooling the country" by claiming that he had solutions to all the problems.

Bihar Election  attracting people from abroad
Patna,(BiharTimes): The 16th Lok Sabha election has evoked much curiousity in India as well as abroad. It has attracted People of Indian Origin and NRIs living abroad. Many of them have travelled all the way to Bihar (and even other states) to either contest election, make documentary film or campaign for any particular party or candidate.

Former home secretary battles caste in Bihar
Ara, April 16 : Having shed his official attire for dhoti and kurta, former Indian home secretary R.K. Singh has realized that caste matters most in elections -- certainly in Bihar.

IIT-educated real estate baron in Bihar poll fray
Jehanabad, April 16: Real estate baron Anil Kumar Sharma, an IITian who is contesting from Bihar's Jehanabad parliamentary constituency, is the richest candidate in the state with assets worth a whopping Rs.850 crore.

Modi attacks Rahul over 'toffee model', regrets targeting PM
Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur, April 15 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his "toffee model" jibe, and also regretted criticising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the past.

BJP to get majority, Modi will be PM: Naidu
Patna, April 16: The BJP will get an "absolute majority" in the Lok Sabha election and Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister of the country, BJP leader M. Venkaiah Naidu said Wednesday.

Paswan files nomination from Hajipur
Patna, April 15: Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan Tuesday filed his nomination papers from Hajipur Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar.

Why are Nitish’s Muslim candidates fleeing the battlefield?
Patna,(BiharTimes): Though the BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi sees a Congress-Janata Dal(United) conspiracy behind the withdrawal of Akhtar-ul-Iman from Kishanganj parliamentary seat the truth is that he is not the first Muslim ruling party candidate to flee from the battlefield.

The confused Sahebs of Patna: Victim of media’s disinformation campaign
Unlike Patliputra parliamentary constituency Patna Saheb is one of the most urbanized seats of Bihar with highest concentration of upper castes and strong middle- and lower-middle class population.

Jehanabad: The old Bhumihar-Yadav tussle is still on 
In the past the Jehanabad parliamentary constituency was known more for the battle of bullets rather than battle for ballots. Even the electoral battles were often marred by large scale violence and complaints of irregularities. The worst clash took place in 1984 between the supporters of the then Congress nominee King Mahindra and of the CPI, Ramashray Yadav. Several people were killed and the latter finally won the poll.

JD(U)’s Kishanganj nominee goes Sabir Ali way, but with a difference
Patna,(BiharTimes): In another major blow to the Janata Dal (United) its candidate from Kishanganj parliamentary seat, Akhtar-ul-Iman, on Tuesday announced his withdrawal from contest in the larger interest of “aman, prem aur bhaichargi.” (Peace, amity and brotherhood.)

Bihar's second phase of polls Thursday
Patna, April 15 (IANS) Caste arithmetic will be put to test in Bihar when seven parliamentary constituencies in the state go to polls Thursday.

Advani speaks at Banka a day ahead of NaMo’s Bhagalpur rally
Party patriarch, Lal Krishna Advani on Monday addressed a small election meeting of a few thousands at Barahat block under the Banka parliamentary seat. He was here to seek votes for the BJP’s candidate and the sitting MP, Putul Kumari, widow of late Janata Dal (United) leader, Digvijay Singh.

Bismillah's crumbling birthplace: Testimony to broken promises in Bihar
Jawaharlal Nehru had invited him to play at Delhi's Red Fort on India's Independence Day on Aug 15, 1947.

AAP candidate in Nalanda attacked
Patna, April 14 (IANS) The AAP Monday demanded the transfer of the superintendent of police in Bihar's Nalanda district after its candidate, Pranav Prakash, was attacked and injured by unidentified men.

Bihar's agri-food industry may touch Rs.1 lakh crore by 2015
Ara (Bihar), April 14 (IANS) Agriculture and food industry in Bihar has the potential to reach Rs.1 lakh crore by 2015, says a study of industry association Assocham.

A Pakistan where people want Modi as PM
Purnea (Bihar), April 13 (IANS) It's true. People of this Pakistan want Narendra Modi to become prime minister of India.

Maoists attack polling party in Bihar, no casualty
Patna, April 13 (IANS) A polling party in Bihar's Nawada Lok Sabha constituency was Sunday attacked by Maoists while returning to the district headquarters after conducting a repoll at a polling booth. There were no casualties, police said.

Patliputra: The fastest changing parliamentary constituency of Bihar 
The parliamentary constituency of Patliputra named after the capital of ancient Magadh empire is a ruralized western and southern part of Patna. Before the delimitation of 2009 there was no such Lok Sabha seat.

Modi clarifies on not wearing skull cap, puppy remark
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi clarified on his "puppy" remark, saying his comment had been wrongly interpreted, and also defended his decision of declining to wear a skull cap.

Congress announces candidate for Maharajganj by-poll
Patna,(BiharTimes): After withdrawing two of its candidates for the by-polls in Bihar the Congress on Saturday announced the name of its nominee from Maharajganj Assembly seat. 

Rabri Devi owns 65 cows, calves
Patna, April 13 (IANS) Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi, contesting the Lok Sabha election from saran constituency as an RJD candidate, is owner of 65 cows and calves, according to an affidavit she has filed with her nomination papers.

Rabri Devi files nomination papers
Patna, April 12 (IANS) Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi Saturday filed her nomination papers from Saran parliamentary constituency as an RJD candidate.

Ex-cons, gangster's widow among Bihar's LS candidates 
Patna, April 12 (IANS) Nearly a dozen criminal-turned-politicians, known as 'bahubalis' in local parlance, and their wives, and the widow of a gangster killed in a gang war, are contesting the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar.

Sonia weakened Manmohan, created parallel power structure: Former PM media adviser
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) In a book that has sent ripples across the political establishment for its timing and content, Sanjaya Baru, media adviser to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in his first term, has said that Congress president Sonia Gandhi slowly chipped away at the authority of the Prime Minister's Office, created a parallel power structure and left a weakened prime minister who "allowed himself to become an object of such ridicule in his second term in office."

Now Rahul attacks Modi over marital status, Congress files complaint
Doda/New Delhi, April 11: The Congress Friday upped the ante in this bitterly fought election, when it complained to the Election Commission against Narendra Modi for filing wrong affidavits, the move coming hours after its leader Rahul Gandhi launched a rare personal attack on the BJP prime ministerial candidate for hiding his marital status.

Bihar leaders beat the heat with juices and sherbets 
Patna, April 10 (IANS) Bihar leaders are sipping an array of local sherbets and juices to stay cool as the mercury soars. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar likes to have sattu sherbet while RJD leader Lalu Prasad prefers bael juice.

NaMo concentrating on small towns to seek votes for new-comers
Patna,(BiharTimes): On Thursday (April 10) BJP’s prime ministerial pick, Narendra Modi, addressed election meetings at Ara, Jehanabad and Bikram in Patna district.

This Lalu century is of a different kind
Patna, April 11 (IANS) 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 century by the time the campaign ends a month from now, an aide said.

Patna, April 11: After giving sleepless night to villagers, three cylinder bombs recovered from a school in Bihar's Lakhisarai district were defused Friday, more than 24 hours after they were found, police said.

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