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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.

Lalu can't be RJD chief, says rebel legislator
Patna, April 11 :  Samrat Choudhary, an RJD legislator who tried to defect, Friday challenged RJD chief Lalu Prasad, saying he cannot be the party president as per the constitution of the party as he was convicted in the multi-crore fodder scam.

Mulayam talking rubbish: Lalu
Patna, April 11 (IANS) Mulayam Singh Yadav is talking "rubbish", RJD chief Lalu Prasad said Friday, reacting to the Samajwadi Party chief terming as unfair the death penalty prescribed by law in rape cases.

Three cylinder bombs defused after school blast in Bihar
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.

53 percent voting in Bihar, two CRPF men die in blast 
Patna, April 10 (IANS) About 53 percent of the electorate voted in six Lok Sabha constituencies of Bihar Thursday even as two troopers headed for poll duty were killed in a landmine blast, officials said.

300 students hit as Maoists blow up Bihar school
Patna, April 10 :;At least 300 students in a village in Bihar's Lakhisarai district lost their school which was destroyed in a blast by Maoists ahead of voting in six parliamentary

Bihar balloting picks up amid incidents of violence 
Patna, April 10 :  Nearly 32 percent of the electorate voted in the first six hours Thursday in Bihar's six Lok Sabha constituencies despite incidents of violence in the state.

Two troopers killed in Bihar blast
Patna, April 10 :  Two troopers were killed Thursday in a landmine blast in Bihar where enthusiastic voters ignored a boycott call by Maoists and queued up outside polling booths in six parliamentary constituencies.

Lok Sabha polls start in Bihar
Patna, April 10 (IANS) Polling began Thursday in six Lok Sabha constituencies in Maois
t-affected districts of Bihar.

Former Kerala governor faces uphill task in Bihar seat
Aurangabad (Bihar), April 10:  Former Delhi Police chief Nikhil Kumar, who quit as Kerala governor last month, is in the poll fray in Bihar's Aurangabad constituency where he is facing an uphill task.

Sonia, Lalu to share dais in Bihar, say Cong, RJD 
Patna,(BiharTimes): Congress and RJD leaders on Tuesday announced that the national president of both the parties, Sonia Gandhi and Lalu Prasad would share dais for electioneering in Bihar after April 10.

Nitish ridicules Lalu on “not being invited” by Congress for rallies
Patna,(BiharTimes): Even as the Congress and RJD leaders have announced that Sonia Gandhi and Lalu Prasad would be sharing dais after April 10 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday described the Congress' move of not inviting RJD chief to its public meetings as a smart strategy. 

Cong withdraws candidates from two Assembly seats in favour of RJD
Patna,(BiharTimes): In a move to put up a united front the Congress on Wednesday announced that it was withdrawing its candidates from Khocha Dhaman and Baisi Assembly seats where by-poll will be held along with three other constituencies. Now it would be supporting the RJD candidates in these two constituencies.

Seven bombs seized in Bihar
Patna, April 9 Seven bombs planted by Maoists in Gaya and Aurangabad Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar were found early Wednesday by security forces, police said.

Na-wada: No need of promise, just utter NaMo or Lalu
Electorate of ‘Na-wada’ parliamentary constituency perhaps do not deserve any promise by the candidates of different political parties as the very name, when split, suggests.

Campaigning ends for six seats in Bihar
Patna, April 8 : The nearly three-week-long campaign for elections to six Lok Sabha constituencies in Maoist-affected districts of Bihar ended Tuesday evening.

Ram temple is BJP issue, not NDA's: Paswan
Patna, April 8 : LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan Tuesday said the construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya was a BJP agenda and not that of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Nitish flays BJP’s manifesto
Patna,(BiharTimes): Coming down heavily on BJP’s manifesto Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said that by raising the issue of development the saffron party is actually trying to hide its hidden agenda.

Rs.4.4-crore worth red sandalwood seized in Bihar
Patna, April 7 (IANS) A consignment of red sandalwood valued at Rs.4.4 crore was Monday seized from a vehicle in Bihar's Araria district and the driver and helper detained.

A hat-trick may not be easy for Meira Kumar
Sasaram (Bihar), April 8 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is hoping to score a hat-trick in Bihar's Sasaram parliamentary constituency, but it may not be a cakewalk for her.

Six landmines found in Bihar ahead of LS polls
Patna, April 8 (IANS) Six landmines planted by Maoists in Gaya Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar were found Tuesday, a day after three troopers were killed while trying to defuse an explosive device, police said.

Two CRPF troopers killed in Bihar blast
Patna, April 7 (IANS) Two CRPF troopers were killed in Bihar's Aurangabad district Monday when an IED exploded while they were defusing it, police said.

Ram Vilas Paswan campaigns for son Chirag
Patna, April 7 : LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan has taken personal charge of his son Chirag's campaign in Jamui parliamentary constituency as it has become a "prestige seat" for him.

Weak candidates in several premier Bihar constituencies
Patna,(BiharTimes): With the first phase of election for six parliamentary seats to start in Bihar on April 10 political observers are surprised over the weak candidates put up by political parties in some of the premier constituencies.

93 and counting: Bihar's oldest candidate seeks re-poll
Patna, April 6 : Honest, age doesn't matter. Ram Sundar Das, the 93-year-old outgoing MP from Bihar's Hajipur Lok Sabha seat, is seeking re-election though he isn't able to move freely.

RJD releases manifesto tries to woo Muslims
Patna: Releasing party manifesto for Lok Sabha poll on Sunday, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) once again tried to win over minorities by promising them reservation in jobs and educational opportunities in government and semi-government institutions.

Nitish flays Bukhari’s support to Congress
Patna,(BiharTimes): Criticizing the support to Congress, RJD and Trinamool Congress announced by Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid, Ahmed Bukhari, the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said that such move by the the party President Sonia Gandhi would hardly yield any result.

Nitish criticized after sharing dais with murder accused
Patna,(BiharTimes): Chief minister Nitish Kumar has come under strong criticism for sharing dais with “Janab Javed Khan”, a murder accused and the Gaya district president of Janata Dal (United) Minority Cell.

Nitish Embarrassed After Sharing Dais With Murder Accused
Patna,(BiharTimes): In an embarrassment for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a fugitive murder accused presided over his election rally here and was arrested later, the police said today.

Maoists ask people to boycott poll in Bihar's Jamui
Patna, April 6 : Maoists Sunday called for a boycott of the Lok Sabha election in Jamui parliamentary constituency of Bihar, and told cadres to attack security forces during the poll, police said.

JD-U releases manifesto, promises reservation in private sector
Patna, April 5 : Bihar's ruling party JD-U Saturday promised reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs in the private sector and 50 percent reservation for women in panchayati raj institutions, among other things, in its election manifesto.

BJP may face trouble if it releases manifesto April 7: EC
Patna, April 5: The BJP may land in trouble if it releases its election manifesto April 7 as it will be in violation of the model code of conduct, Election Commissioner H.S. Brahma said here Saturday.

Is BJP manifesto a victim of party's inner division?
Why has the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) not been able to release the party manifesto as yet, even though the first phase of balloting begins Monday? For Narendra Modi, this lapse is a major embarrassment. Not only does it point to a cloudiness of the outlook which is holding up its release but also that the "one man show", which is how the party's "mentor", L.K. Advani, described Modi's command-and-control structure, does have a few cracks.

Modi will become PM, can't be compared to Vajpayee: Advani
Gandhinagar, April 5 : Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will become the next prime minister of India but cannot be compared to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, senior BJP leader L.K. Advani said Saturday.

Voters are more mature than Bukhari, feels many Muslims
Patna,(BiharTimes): The appeal made by the Imam of Jama Masjid of Delhi, Ahmed Bukhari, to support the Congress party and by about a dozen Muslim socio-religious organizations of Bihar to vote for a strong secular candidate who can defeat the fascist forces, have not gone down well with many members of the community in Bihar.

Friendly fight between Congress, RJD in by-poll for five Assembly seats
Patna,(BiharTimes): There will be a friendly fight between the Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal in the forthcoming by poll on five Assembly seats in Bihar.

CM defends Uday Narayan Chaudhary as party goes on defensive
Patna,(BiharTimes): After the Janata Dal (United)’s candidate from Jamui, Uday Narayan Chaudhary, it is the turn of the chief minister Nitish Kumar, who strongly denied that the former has any link with the Maoists.

Jamui: From the battle of bullets to battle of ballots
“Achcha to hoga ki Jamui se jeet kar jaye aur yahan ka seat khali karde,”(It would be better that he wins from Jamui and leaves this seat), said a youth of Iamaganj (Gaya district) Assembly constituency, which Uday Narayan Chaudhary, the JD(U) candidate from Jamui Scheduled Caste reserved constituency, at present represents.

Lalu's daughter hires two IITians to manage her campaign
Patna, April 4 : Misa Bharti, daughter of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, is taking all the help she needs and has hired two IITians and doctors to manage her campaign for the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar.

Bihar polls to see candidates from all walks of life
Patna, April 4 :What does a real estate baron, a filmmaker, regional and Bollywood movie stars, doctors, former bureaucrats, and activists have in common? They are all candidates for the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar.

JD-U president Sharad Yadav files nomination papers
Patna, April 4 : Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president Sharad Yadav Friday filed his nomination papers from Madhepura in Bihar.

'Outsider' Manoj Tiwari tries star spell in 'neglected' constituency
New Delhi, April 4: For some he is an "outsider" and for some he is a popular figure, but to Manoj Tiwari, BJP candidate for North East Delhi constituency, these people are his "own". The Bhojpuri actor-turned politician is confident of writing a new chapter of development in this "neglected" constituency

Sadhu Yadav not to contest against sister Rabri Devi
Patna, April 4 : Former MP Sadhu Yadav Friday said he will not contest the Lok Sabha polls from Bihar's Saran constituency, where his sister and former chief minister Rabri Devi is fighting on an RJD ticket, but from the Maharajganj constituency instead.

Congress complains to poll panel against Modi
New Delhi, April 4 : The Congress Friday approached the Election Commission demanding action against Narendra Modi, saying that the BJP's prime ministerial candidate had sought to provoke religious sentiments by referring to slaughter of cattle in a speech in Bihar.

CPI(ML) candidate arrested in Bihar
Patna, April 4: CPI(ML) candidate from Bihar's Katihar Lok Sabha constituency was Friday arrested in a case of murder, soon after he filed his nomination papers, police said.

I-T move to check flow of black money on eve of LS poll
Patna,(BiharTimes): As a part of its drive against black money and unaccounted flow of cash in the parliamentary elections the Income Tax (I-T) department in Bihar has seized Rs 41.50 lakh in raids carried out in Darbhanga and Bagha in West Champaran district. Challans of Rs 9.80 lakh have also been seized by the department.

UPA has fulfilled most promises: Sonia Gandhi
Patna, April 3 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday said that the UPA government fulfilled most of the promises made to the people in the last Lok Sabha polls and was committed to work hard to improve the lives of people if voted to power again.

Borrowed candidates may not ensure victory to different parties
Patna,(BiharTimes): Now that the selection of candidates has been finalized and in most constituencies the nomination papers have been filed an analysis of the constituencies would reveal that all the three major players––the BJP-LJP-RLSP, the RJD-Congress-NCP and Janata Dal (United)-CPI––seriously failed in their bid to put up 40 candidates for the Lok Sabha seats.

Uday Narayan Choudhary strikes deal with Maoists: Intelligence reports
Patna,(BiharTimes): Central intelligence agencies have sent specific inputs on reports that Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary has paid huge amount of money to the Maoists in Jamui parliamentary constituency to seek their support. He is a Janata Dal (United) candidate from Jamui.

“26 per cent candidates have criminal cases”
Patna,(BiharTimes): About 26 per cent of the candidates contesting in the first phase of election of Bihar (April 10) have criminal cases pending against them.

Nitish’s focus shifts from development to survival: N K Singh
Patna,(BiharTimes): Former bureaucrat and outgoing Rajya Sabha MP of Janata Dal (United), N K Singh, said that the focus of the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar had shifted from development to survival after the split with the Bharatiya Janata Party on June 16 last.

Lalu, Sushil ask people not to throw stones at Nitish
Patna,(BiharTimes): RJD chief Lalu Prasad has urged people not to throw shoes and slippers at Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and instead strike at him through votes.

Sasaram: One of the most prestigious SC reserved seats of India
Sasaram is the only parliamentary constituency in Bihar where the 21st century Congress can hope of making a hat-trick.

End of dynasty rule has come, says Modi
Palamu/Kodarma/Buxar/Nawada, April 2 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Wednesday called for an end to dynastic politics, saying there was no place for it in Indian democracy.

Nearly 100 Bihar IAS officers fail to declare assets
Patna, April 2 : As many as 94 of 210 Bihar cadre IAS officers have failed to declare their assets, officials here said.

Bihar polling booths to have armed security forces
Patna, April 2: In view of the Maoist threat to disrupt Lok Sabha polls in Bihar, armed security forces will be deployed for the first time at all polling stations, an official said Wednesday.

Family first: Bihar politicians field kin
Patna, April 2: It's all in the family as Bihar politicians have fielded sons, daughters, brothers, wives and close relatives in the Lok Sabha polls. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is a notable exception who has kept his family out of politics.

After Nalanda and Patna Nitish faces hostile crowd in Gaya district
Patna,(BiharTimes): A day after strong protest at Nitish Kumar’s election rallies in his home turf of Nalanda and Patna districts some youths shouted pro-Narendra Modi slogans during the chief minister’s public meeting at Wazirganj in Gaya on Tuesday.

Patna facing acute power shortage
Patna,(BiharTimes): The state capital, Patna, has been facing acute power shortage for the last couple of days following the snag in Digha grid station after damages to the cable through which it receives power.

BJP's Gujarat model will explode like 'India Shining': Rahul
Patna/Ranchi, April 1 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday said the Gujarat model of development would burst after the Lok Sabha election - just as the BJP's "India Shining" burst after the 2004 polls.

Sonakshi should campaign for Shotgun: BJP workers
Patna, April 1: With former actor and BJP candidate Shatrughan Sinha facing a four-cornered contest for the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat, party workers and supporters say it will be great if his daughter, Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha, campaigns for him.

Slain Ranvir Sena chief's son queers BJP poll pitch
Patna, April 1 (IANS) Slain Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh's son Indu Bhusan, who is contesting the Lok Sabha election from Patliputra constituency in Patna, has queered the pitch for the BJP.

12,000 detonators recovered in Bihar
Patna, April 1 (IANS) Nearly 12,000 detonators were recovered and a man was arrested in this connection early Tuesday in Bihar's Kaimur dictrict, police said.

Trinamool leading in Bengal, BJP in Bihar: Opinion poll
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal could win up to 29 Lok Sabha seats in the state, while the BJP-led alliance would be ahead of its rivals in Bihar, an opinion poll said Monday.

Aurangabad: The generational war between Rajput political overlords goes on
The Aurangabad parliamentary constituency, known as Chittorgarh of the East, is one of the few seats in Bihar, where the two national parties––the Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress––are almost in straight contest, though Janata Dal (United)’s Bagi Prasad Verma, is trying to make it a three-cornered fight.

In a first, Maoists SMSing for poll boycott
Patna, March 31: In a first, Maoists are using SMS service to appeal to people to boycott the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar and neighbouring Jharkhand, police officials said Monday.

Bihar declares all polling stations no-smoking zones
Patna, March 30: All polling stations for the Lok Sabha election in Bihar have been declared no-smoking zones, an official said Sunday.

A family of 47 voters wooed by all in Bihar
Patna, March 30 (IANS) It's a joint family of 85 people, with 47 being voters and in this poll season, they find themselves much in demand in Bihar's Kishanganj constituency. Leaders and workers of all political parties are eyeing the joint family, probably the largest in Bihar.

Sabir Ali's wife protests outside Naqvi residence
New Delhi, March 31 : Expelled JD-U leader Sabir Ali's wife Yasmin Monday sat on a protest outside BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi's Delhi residence, demanding an apology over remarks that Ali is close to terrorists.

Indian expatriate repatriated home in coma
Jeddah, March 31 : An Indian expatriate in Saudi Arabia, who has been in coma for the last two years after a fatal accident, has been repatriated, the media reported Monday.

BJP cancels Sabir Ali’s membership
Patna,(BiharTimes): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday afternoon cancelled the membership of Sabir Ali.

Sabir Ali asks BJP to put on hold his membership
Patna,(BiharTimes): Even as the Sangh Parivar is divided on his issue Sabir Ali on Saturday asked the BJP to put on hold his membership till the controversy ends. He said that if any allegation of terrorists’ link levelled by party vice president, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, is proved right he would take retirement from politics.

Over 315 model code violations in Bihar
Patna, March 29 (IANS) More than 315 violations of the model code of conduct by candidates and political parties have been registered in Bihar till date, an official said Saturday.

Two JD-U women legislators campaign for BJP, RJD
Patna, March 29 : Two women legislators from Bihar's ruling JD-U, one of them a former minister, are campaigning and seeking votes for the BJP and RJD candidates against the official party candidates.

BJP’s ‘be-sabri’ to induct Sabir Ali may prove dear
If Rashtriya Janata Dal, which is fighting its last ditch battle to regain its hold, can stall the entry of Shivanand Tiwary to the party notwithstanding his old association with the party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, what prevented the BJP

Will quit politics if allegations proved: Sabir Ali
New Delhi, March 29 : Sabir Ali, Janata Dal-United leader expelled from the party, Saturday defended himself and said if a single allegation against him is proved, he would quit politics.

NRI filmmaker to train camera on Lok Sabha polls
Patna, March 27 : California-based Indian filmmaker Ravi Verma is set to make "Viva Democracy", a documentary focussing on the nine-phased 16th Lok Sabha elections that involve 814 million voters. He says the purpose is to show the "people's perspective" on the battle of the ballot and draw a contrast between the Indian and US election processes.

I am stumbling block for Modi: Nitish Kumar
Patna, March 29 :Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Saturday said he is "a stumbling block" for BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Lalu, Ram Vilas working overtime to ensure progenies’ victory
Patna,(BiharTimes): Rashtriya Janata Dal president, Lalu Prasad Yadav and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan are working overtime to ensure the victory of daughter, Misa Bharati and son, Chirag Paswan respectively.

Maoists kill a villager in Bihar
Patna, March 29 (IANS) A group of armed Maoists killed a villager but freed the remaining four of the five they abducted early in the day, police said Saturday.

Induction of Bhatkal's friend into BJP triggers angry protests in BJP
New Delhi, March 28: BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Friday expressed dissent over his party admitting expelled JD-U leader Sabir Ali in its ranks.

Expelled JD-U leader Sabir Ali joins BJP
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Expelled JD-U leader Sabir Ali Friday joined the BJP here and once again praised its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Modi convinces Bihar leader not to contest as Independent
Patna, March 28 (IANS) BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Friday phoned party leader and four-time Bihar MP Lal Muni Choubey and convinced him not to contest the Lok Sabha polls as an Independent candidate.

Bihar's 'Osama bin Laden' is now an untouchable
Patna, March 28 (IANS) A Muslim man whose uncanny resemblance to Osama bin Laden made him actively woo Muslim votes for Lalu Prasad and Ram Vilas Paswan years ago now feels shunned by everyone in Bihar.


Former Bihar chief minister quits BJP
Patna, March 28 (IANS) Satish Prasad Singh, who served a mere five days as the Bihar chief minister, said Friday he had resign from the BJP, a party to which he switched last year after a long stint in the Congress, to protest against denial of proper representation to the Kushwaha community in the upcoming Lok Sabha election.

NaMo’s Patna and Gaya rallies: A study in contrast
Patna,(BiharTimes): The Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi’s rally at Gaya on March 27 was totally different from his Hunkar Rally of October 27 in Patna, where the crowd continued to listened to him patiently notwithstanding about half a dozen bomb blasts in and around the venue.
Modi urges Maoists to shun violence, attacks Congress, JD-U
Sasaram/Gaya (Bihar)/Gumla/Chatra (Jharkhand), March 27 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Thursday urged the Maoists to shun violence and took potshots at the central and Bihar governments for being soft on terrorism.

Chandra Mohan Rai resigns from all BJP posts
Patna,(BiharTimes): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Bihar minister Chandra Mohan Rai on Thursday finally resigned from all the party posts.

Mukhiaji’s son jumps into Patliputra poll fray
Patna,(BiharTimes): The filing of nomination papers from Patliputra Lok Sabha seat on Wednesday by Indu Bhushan, son of slain Ranvir Sena chief, has given a new twist to the electoral battle in the constituency from which Misa Bharati, daughter of Lalu Prasad, is also a candidate.

Shatrughan Sinha to get special honour at IIFA
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha will be honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema award at the forthcoming edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards ceremony to be held in Tampa Bay, Florida next month.

Three children burnt to death in Bihar
Patna, March 28 (IANS)
Three children of a labourer's family were burnt to death Friday when their thatched hut in a Bihar village caught fire, police said.

Modi blames Congress for farmers' poor condition
Sasaram/Gaya (Bihar), March 27 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at the election rallies in Bihar Thursday hit out at the Congress for neglecting farmers

Maoists blast mobile phone towers ahead of Narendra Modi rally
Patna, March 27 : Maoists blew up two mobile telephone towers in Bihar's Gaya district Thursday to enforce a 24-hour strike called by them to protest the alleged killing of their members by security forces.

Narendra Singh embarrasses Nitish, flays Uday Narayan Chaudhary in his presence
Patna,(BiharTimes): Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar continues to face embarrassment from those very close to him. After a series of resignations and expulsions, latest of Janata Dal (United) candidate of Seohar, Sabir Ali, it is the turn of one of the senior most ministers in his cabinet, Narendra Singh, to directly hit out at the party’s Jamui candidate, Uday Narayan Chaudhary, and that too in his presence.

BJP's 'shehzadas' list runs long
New Delhi, March 26 : Even as it attacks the Congress for its "dynastic politics", the BJP appears to be charting a similar course going by the number of sons and daughters of its leaders in the fray for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has often derided Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi as "shehzada (prince)" in his election rallies and refers to the Congress as a "sultanate (kingdom)."

Nitish Kumar targets Modi's Gujarat development model
Patna, March 26 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday targeted BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's Gujarat model of development, saying over two lakh children were farming cotton as labourers instead of going to schools.

Senior BJP leader Chandra Mohan Rai quits party posts in Bihar
Patna, March 26 : Chandra Mohan Rai, a senior BJP leader and a former minister, announced Wednesday that he was resigning from all party posts to protest against the neglect of committed party leaders and workers over new entrants.

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