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Aug 25, 2014

Bihar bypolls: Jitters for Nitish, Lalu as early results show BJP ahead in six constituencies

Dubbed as a semi-final to the Bihar assembly polls next year, these polls are expected to give all political stakeholders a sense of the people’s mood in the state. #Amit Shah #Assembly Elections 2014 #bIhar #Bihar Assembly bypolls #BJP #Congress #Dalits #JD-U #Kurmis #Lalu Prasad #Muslims #Narendra Modi #Nitish Kumar #OBCs #RJD #Yadavs

Aug 25, 2014

The politics of ‘love jihad’: Tara Shadeo allegation adds fuel to communal fires

The latest lighted match to fall into this already simmering cauldron of communal tensions and love jihad, is an account by national level shooter Tara Shadeo of being duped and tortured by her Muslim husband. #Akhilesh Yadav #BJP in Uttar Pradesh #communalism #conversions in India #love #Love jihad #Raqibul Hasan Khan #Tara Shadeo #ThisisNext #Uttar Pradesh #VHP

Aug 22, 2014

One small rape remark: Sorry Mr Arun Jaitley, your apology does not cut it

It looks as though Jaitley has learned no lessons from the 16 December gangrape and he is just lucky that it was not the BJP that was in power at the time the incident happened. #16 december gangrape #Arun Jaitley #Badaun #India #Lok Sabha #Politicians #Politics #S&P #ThatsJustWrong

Aug 22, 2014

Who cares about ALS? In India, the Ice Bucket challenge is all about fun

The ALS challenge, where we have seen a host of celebrities dump buckets of ice water on their heads, may have ratcheted up the YouTube hits, but have they really done much for the disease? #ALS #Bill Gates #BuzzPatrol #Charlie Sheen #facebook #Foo Fighters #George Bush #Ice bucket challenge #Lady Gaga #Mark Zuckerberg #Oprah Winfrey #Scelorsis

Aug 14, 2014

Parliament Live: Speaker adjourns Lok Sabha sine die, Budget Session ends

Tracking live updates on the Parliament debate on communal violence, in which Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will also speak. #BJP #Communal violence #Congress #India #Lok Sabha #Narendra Modi #parliament #PoliticalPlay #Rahul Gandhi #Sumitra Mahajan

Aug 12, 2014

Live: Modi repeats Kargil script in Leh, warns Pakistan, praises military

Tracking live updates on Modi's speech in Leh, where he is inaugurating two power projects in the state. #India #Kargil #Ladakh #Leh #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Omar Abdullah #Politics #Power Projects #Siachen

Aug 9, 2014

BJP National council Live: Modi praises Amit Shah, defends India’s WTO stand

Tracking live updates of the BJP National council where Amit Shah will be ratified as party president in front of 3000 party workers. #Amit Shah #BJP #BJP National Council #Delhi #India #LK Advani #Narendra Modi #Nehru Stadium #NewsTracker #Politics

Aug 6, 2014

What’s with Rahul Gandhi’s new aggressive persona in Parliament?

There has been much debate over what caused Rahul's outburst in Parliament today. We think we know the answer #BJP #Communal violence #Congress #India #JustSaying #Lok Sabha #Narendra Modi #parliament #Rahul Gandhi #Rajiv Pratap Rudy #Sumitra Mahajan

Aug 2, 2014

Pune landslide live: Death toll hits 75, at least 100 more feared buried

A team of 400 NDRF personnel are searching for survivors and bodies in the landslide debris battling worsening weather #Ambegaon tehsil #Maharashtra #Malin village #Narendra Modi #NDRF #NewsTracker #Pune #Pune landslide #Rajnath Singh

Jul 31, 2014

Live: Snooping not acceptable, Sushma Swaraj tells Kerry in meet

Tracking live updates of US Secretary of state John Kerry's trip to India, the first by an US official since the Modi sarkar came to power. #Diplomatic Relations #India #John Kerry #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #sushma swaraj #US #World