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  • Days before election, polling booth of Left stronghold Ara village remains inundated with canal water

    Tarari (Ara) Bihar, 24 October, 2015: The fourth phase of polling is four days to go but the villagers of Terari Assembly constituency in Ara district, considered to be a stronghold of the radical communist CPI-ML (Liberation), are not sure if ...

  • Bihar polls: Lalu’s show at son’s turf

    Mahua (Vaishali) 23 October, 2015: Suddenly the crowd began to stir and then flutter. This was the signal for us that our long wait for Lalu Prasad Yadav, RJD president, finally came to an end. Amid the cheers of people, Lalu on Wednesday walke...

  • 90 percent of Muslims are supporting JD-U, RJD-Congress-led Grand Alliance: Imarat-e Shariah

    Patna, Maulana Anisur Rahman Qasmi is the General Secretary (Nazim) of the Imarat-e Shariah Bihar & Orissa and a former chairperson of the Bihar Haj Committee. Hailing from Bettiah, the headquarters of West Champaran district in Bihar, befo...

  • Bihar: Amid speculations of Grand Alliance leading, Nitish leads offensive against Modi

    Punpun (Phulwari Sharif), October 20, 2015: Amid speculations in a section of media that the Grand Alliance (Mahagathbandhan) is maintaining a lead over BJP-led NDA by the end of two phases of the ongoing Bihar polls, Chief Minister Nitish Kuma...

  • Bihar Polls: "I lost elections because I carry a Muslim name" says four-time CPI candidate

    This time a considerable section of Muslim voters, constituting 25 per cent of the total population in Gaya constituency, added to his worries by deciding to prefer Grand Alliance candidate over him.

  • Bihar Polls: For Muslims, security is now a bigger issue than representation

    An Interview with JD-U Leader and M.P. Gulam Rasool Balyawi says The propaganda that Muslim votes may split in the ongoing Bihar polls is spread by RSS-funded media.

  • Bihar Polls: Muslim businessmen in Gaya blame Modi rule, price-rise for slump in business

    Agarbatti manufactures, like a number of Muslims who talked to The Milli Gazette, said that they are supporting JDU-RJD-Congress-led grand alliance in the ongoing Bihar elections.

  • Helicopter, Dalit women and Manjhi's rally

    Looking at women constables at the rally, Dewanti regretted that her parents did not give her education, otherwise she too would have joined the police and wore a red cap.

  • Laxmanpur Bathe, Dalits and Bihar Polls

    Laxmanpur Bathe, October 16, 2015:  Leaning out of car’s window, I asked a flock of people standing in the noisy Olidad market of Arwal, some 85-kms from Patna, about how far Laxmanpur Bathe was from there. Laxmanpur Bathe, also call...

  • Bihar Elections: Will Makhdumpur be a whirlpool for Manjhi?

    Makhdumpur (Bihar),  October 15, 2015: As the chopper of Jitan Ram Manjhi took off from the ground of Zamir Ahsam High School at Dhodha in Makhdumpur constituency after he addressed a public rally on Wednesday, the 55-year-old Mithilesh Si...

  • Scramble for Bihar CM post in NDA: Days after Prem Kumar, Manjhi is latest entry

    BJP has no one to match popularity of Nitish Kumar. NDA throws up many names as 'CM post probables' to attract their caste-votes.

  • Pansare & Dabholkar murder

    New Delhi: On 1 October, 2015, Maharashtra police seized documents from Samir Gaikwad - an accused under arrest in connection with the murder of social activist Govind Pansare. These documents pointed to a link between the murders of rationalis...

  • Separatists welcome Pak initiative

    Separatists here have welcomed the Pakistan’s premier Mian Nawaz Sharief’s speech and stand on the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). “Kashmir is the longest pending dispute in UN charter. Althoug...

  • Beef controversy in J&K

    The High Court ruling that called for strict implementation of Dogra-era law criminalizing slaughter of bovines and sale of beef in Jammu and Kashmir has snowballed into a major controversy with Jammu bench of the court asking police chief to e...

  • Can yoga relieve the agony of Muslims?

    No therapy has been found to lessen the agony of Muslims enmeshed in intractable problems that defy any solution. Of these numerous problems, that of the demolition of Babri Masjid is humongous. Riots and bloodsheds followed the trail of the ch...

  • Signs of the times

    By Humra Quraishi   Blatant murders! Govind Pansare, Narendra Dabholkar and MM Kalburgi killed for their rationalist opinions and viewpoints…murdered in broad daylight in one of those blatant ways. According to news re...

  • AURANGZEB: facts belie concocted history

    Brijendra Singh Aurangzeb Alamgir was the sixth and the last great Mughal emperor of India. He ruled from 1658 to 1707 AD. He was one of the greatest Mughal emperors and lived a very simple life. He lived on a small quantity of food. He us...

  • Delhi govt to allot land for Qaumi School

    New Delhi: In response to a PIL filed by social worker Firoz Bakht Ahmad regarding rehabilitation and rebuilding of Old Delhi’s Qaumi School and allotment of land to it, Delhi High Court had issued show cause notices to Delhi government, ...

  • Voices of Atali women

    By  Dr. Sandhya Mhatre & Neha Dabhade   A fact-finding team consisting of Advocate Irfan Engineer and these writers, visited the riot-torn village of Atali and delved into the causes, contentions and nuanced positions of diffe...

  • Looking at the past: Jaundiced Views

    Using the jaundiced version of the past is one of the biggest tools of communal forces. The prevalence of hatred towards other communities is rooted in the versions of past which are partly a carry-over from the past as a legacy left by the Bri...