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Madhya Pradesh polls: Will bag Dhar seat, says Congress' Hiralal Alawa as party workers fume over ticket to 'outsider'
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Madhya Pradesh polls: Will bag Dhar seat, says Congress' Hiralal Alawa as party workers fume over ticket to 'outsider'

Hiralal Alawa says Congress gave him a ticket because the party is 100% sure that he will be able to win the Dhar seat.

Mizoram polls: At 74, MNF chief Zoramthanga is in comeback mode, says 'Congress won't even get 10 seats'
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Mizoram polls: At 74, MNF chief Zoramthanga is in comeback mode, says 'Congress won't even get 10 seats'

People are really fed up of the present Congress government in Mizoram, says Mizo National Front chief Zoramthanga.

MCD Election 2017: Civic poll a referendum on AAP’s performance in Delhi, says Manish Sisodia
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MCD Election 2017: Civic poll a referendum on AAP’s performance in Delhi, says Manish Sisodia

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in a tête-à-tête with Firstpost's Pallavi Rebbapragada explains where the BJP disappointed voters and why people should vote for the Aam Aadmi Party in the upcoming civic poll in the National Capital.

Pramila Jayapal poised to become first Indian-American woman to go to US House of Representatives
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Pramila Jayapal poised to become first Indian-American woman to go to US House of Representatives

Jayapal captured 42 percent of the vote in the primary for the seat to lead the nine-candidate field. In fact, she polled double the votes of the runner-up.

Assam Assembly polls: Congress set to win after first direct contest with BJP after 2014 debacle, says Gaurav Gogoi
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Assam Assembly polls: Congress set to win after first direct contest with BJP after 2014 debacle, says Gaurav Gogoi

The Congress as of now is in a very strong position and is set to win and form the fourth consecutive government in the state, says Gaurav Gogoi, Kaliabor MP and son of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.

Firstpost Ground Report: Sold at 2 for Rs 200; why Sunitha’s story must distract us from the meta-nationalism of Bharat Mata
India

Firstpost Ground Report: Sold at 2 for Rs 200; why Sunitha’s story must distract us from the meta-nationalism of Bharat Mata

Beyond the meta-nationalism of Bharat Mata, here is Sunitha’s story. It is what Roland Barthes called “the third meaning” – something that goes beyond the informational and the symbolic, something that pricks you.

St Stephen's Valson Thampu delivers parting shot, says Ram Guha attacked college after every progressive move
India

St Stephen's Valson Thampu delivers parting shot, says Ram Guha attacked college after every progressive move

I am not just a teacher confined in a classroom, says St Stephen's College principal Valson Thampu.

World Cancer Day: Increased life expectancy is one of the reasons for cancer in the elderly, says Hitendra Patil, oncologist
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World Cancer Day: Increased life expectancy is one of the reasons for cancer in the elderly, says Hitendra Patil, oncologist

Any cancer in Stage 1 like throat cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer have very good chances of complete recovery.

Rs 10,000 and job for juvenile is incentivising crime: Maneka Gandhi agrees with Jyoti Singh's father
India

Rs 10,000 and job for juvenile is incentivising crime: Maneka Gandhi agrees with Jyoti Singh's father

People tend to forget that the most juveniles commit heinous crimes on children, Maneka says, marshalling out whole lot of statistics.

Stalin apologises to Tamil Nadu voters in push for 2016 bid
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Stalin apologises to Tamil Nadu voters in push for 2016 bid

Stalin is on his Namakku Naamey (“We for us”) campaign in a bid to revive his and the DMK's political fortunes with the odds stacked against them.

Bad bouquet to fiancée catapults Vikaas Gutgutia to realise 'Ferns N Petals' dream
Business

Bad bouquet to fiancée catapults Vikaas Gutgutia to realise 'Ferns N Petals' dream

Aiming always to make big and no less, Ferns N Petals' founder Vikaas Gutgutia shares his experience on how he fought thorns to flourish in flower business.

Cartoons, like news, should be instant, says political satirist Neelabh
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Cartoons, like news, should be instant, says political satirist Neelabh

Known for his political satires, Neelabh started his career as a sub-editor and a crime reporter at The Pioneer in Lucknow but later joined Target magazine as a cartoonist.

Would love to make a mark on foreign shores, says Meena Bindra of Biba Apparels
Business

Would love to make a mark on foreign shores, says Meena Bindra of Biba Apparels

The success of the first sale led to another and it set the skeins of entrepreneurship rolling smoothly, Meena Bindra, founder and chairperson of ladies fashion wear, Biba Apparels.

Exclusive: I will present BJP with 52 MLAs, says ex-Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
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Exclusive: I will present BJP with 52 MLAs, says ex-Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Slowly this relationship of confidant turned into mistrust with Sarma finally quitting the Gogoi cabinet in July 2014.

IndiGo follows copybook LCC model, wants profitable growth: CEO Aditya Ghosh
Business

IndiGo follows copybook LCC model, wants profitable growth: CEO Aditya Ghosh

India is a most under-penetrated market compared to, say, China, Brazil, says IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh.

Hidesign America looks to consolidate US presence through department stores
Business

Hidesign America looks to consolidate US presence through department stores

The product offering in the US and India is very different, says Vikas Kapur who heads Hidesign America.

Full transcript: Shashi Tharoor on politics, Macaulayputras and the Sunanda investigation
India

Full transcript: Shashi Tharoor on politics, Macaulayputras and the Sunanda investigation

The Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram kept his listeners engaged for over an hour and answered to every questions, tough and easy, put forward by Firstpost, senior editor, Sandip Roy.

OYO may see SoftBank investment, overseas expansion through acquisitions
Business

OYO may see SoftBank investment, overseas expansion through acquisitions

Oyo is the largest network of branded hotels today in India, a platform to search for budget rooms anywhere in the country which are clean and of reliable quality.

Born in a Mad Nation but not short of love for India, says Sriram Karri
India

Born in a Mad Nation but not short of love for India, says Sriram Karri

It was a rather colloquial line of thought through the 70s, 80s and right up to early 90s perhaps when people used to say I am sad to be born in India, says author Sriram Karri.

Khuda ke bande samhal jaa: Kapil Sibal pens lyrics keeping Modi in mind
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Khuda ke bande samhal jaa: Kapil Sibal pens lyrics keeping Modi in mind

Veteran lawyer, seasoned politician, parliamentarian and former Union minister – after all this Kapil Sibal has added a new descriptor to his name: lyricist. The hard-nosed lawyer is into writing lyrics in Hindi. Romantic duets, qawwalis, political satire-based songs and item numbers penned by Sibal will soon be part of Hindi films and some albums.