UP, Bihar by-elections: Vote share of each party

The BJP suffered shock defeats in Gorakhpur and Phulpur. The Samajwadi Party bagged both these seats in the Uttar Pradesh by-elections. It was clear that the support from the BSP helped the SP a great deal in beating the BJP.

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Disrespect to martyr: Family of CRPF jawan returns compensation to Bihar government

As Bihar bade a tearful farewell to Mujahid Khan who was martyred in an encounter at the CRPF camp in Srinagar, his family refused to accept the cheque of Rs 5 lakh handed out as compensation.

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Terror operative opened English learning school in Bihar to stay undercover

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Abdul Naeem aka Headley II

More details about the manner in which Abdul Naeem alias Headley 2 went about his business are stumbling out. The National Investigation Agency which is probing the case has learnt that he had conducted a reconnaissance of the Patna airport as well.

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R K Singh: The man who arrested L K Advani

RK SinghR K SIngh, the IAS officer from Bihar was sworn in to the Narendra Modi ministry on Sunday.

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Don’t cross your limits, JD(U) tells Sharad Yadav

sharadyadav'With a split in the JD(U) seeming more evident than ever, the party has asked its senior leader, Sharad Yadav not to cross the line. Yadav had said that the party had broken the trust of 11 crore people by aligning with the BJP in Bihar.

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Are you a virgin? You need to fill this in Bihar hospital form

formAre you a virgin not not is part of a form that one would have to fill up before joining Patna’s premier autonomous health facility, the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS).

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You do not have to tell IGIMS, Bihar if you are virgin or not

form1The Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences has removed the word ‘virgin,’ from its marital form. The decision was taken after a furore was created over the issue.

The form had created a controversy as it had asked applicant to write whether they were a virgin or not.

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Fatwa against Bihar minister who chanted ‘Jai Shri Ram’

khurshidA fatwa has been issued against newly appointed Bihar minister, Khurshid after he chanted, “Jai Shri Ram.” A Muslim cleric who issued the fatwa said that the minister’s marriage would be terminated for his mistake.

Over puris and aloo, the deal between JD(U) and BJP was struck in Bihar

nitishsushilmodiThe BJP leaders are coming and they will have dinner with us, Nitish Kumar said upon his return from the Governor’s residence. Nitish ahd returned to 1-Anne Marg after tendering his resignation and at that time, there was no formal talk of an alliance with the BJP. Back at home, Nitish watched Lalu Prasad Yadav speak on television. It was at that time that Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted a congratulatory message to which Nitish Kumar responded promptly.

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In Bihar, Congress stares at a big split

bihcongIs the Congress heading for a grand split in Bihar. The rumours mills are doing the rounds that many in the Congress are likely to cross vote in favour of the JD(U)-BJP combine which faces a floor test in the Bihar legislative assembly. Many within the Congress are unhappy that the high command was unable to save the alliance. Adding to the problem was Rahul Gandhi not being available to Congress Bihar unit chief Ashok Chaudhary.

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