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Modi ‘elevation’ after state polls?

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi could be officially declared as the BJP’s PM candidate after the Assembly polls in five states.

Infighting hits BJP hard in UP, Bihar

Infighting, factionalism and undercurrent have hit the BJP hard in the key states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, say sources.

BJP war rages: Some say LK is instigating Shotgun

Factionalism still plagues the BJP, with some leaders accusing patriarch Lal Krishna Advani of “instigating” filmstar MP Shatrughan Sinha to attack emerging saffron face Narendra Modi. Mr Sinha on Friday again took a swipe at the Gujarat CM’s so-called “popularity”, saying “if popularity was the criteria, then Amitabh Bachhan should have been the country’s President”.

Those who want to further carve India

J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah said in Srinagar that the creation of Telangana state would incentivise agitation. “It is fine that you have to create Telangana, but don’t do it piecemeal. Telangana will be created on the basis of agitation. This way agitations are being incentivised,” he said in Srinagar.

Vidarbha, Gorkha demands intensify

The decision to create Telangana is all set to open up a Pandora’s box. Demands for separate statehood, which have so far been simmering, could now gather momentum.

Congress ahead in race for allies

A tactical war has broken out between the Congress and the BJP over the forthcoming 2014 general election. While the Congress is mustering its forces to get a minimum of 150 seats, the BJP is working furiously to achieve a target of a minimum 190 seats.

In Rajnath home, West is best

When it comes to his home and children, BJP chief Rajnath Singh does not seem to have much problem with English or Western ways of life.

Amateur lensmen get their day in sun


Karl Lagerfeld, a German fashion designer, artist and photographer had said: “What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” And photojournalist, Ted Grant went on to say: “When you photograph people in colour, you photograph their clothes.

Over 1,400 legislators have criminal cases

The Congress, BJP and other political outfits which have welcomed the Supreme Court’s move to cleanse Indian politics have been fielding candidates with criminal antecedents. At this juncture, there are over 1,400 legislators who have declared criminal cases against themselves in their self-sworn affidavits.

BJP envisions riots history as poll tool

In a major bid to prevent the consolidation of the minority vote bank in the Congress’ favour, the BJP will shortly release a “Vision Document to Empower Minorities”, the first document of its kind by

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