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If I see a wall, I will scale it or if needed, break it: Tassaduq Hussain Mufti
Mon, Jan 25, 2016

Tassaduq talks about the reasons for returning, and defends his father’s recent political decisions.

Peerbagh murder: A love story, a death, a man who thought he was a woman
Thu, Jan 21, 2016

His family had filed a missing person’s report on January 13, a day after he went missing, and a day before his body was found.

Pathankot attack part of our activity, nothing to do with Indo-Pak dialogue: Hizb-ul Mujahideen chief
Thu, Jan 21, 2016

The Hizb-ul Mujahideen chief also dismissed the perception within Pakistan that claiming responsibility for the Pathankot attack harms the interests of Pakistan

Mehbooba Mufti introduces brother to party, politics
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

Best known for his cinematography of Bollywood hit Omkara, Tassaduq has so far maintained that he wasn’t interested in politics.

Pakistan on dangerous road, God’s army won’t feel my absence: Jaish chief Masood Azhar goes online
Thu, Jan 14, 2016

The piece, written under his pen name Saidi, was published this evening in Al Qalam, considered the Jaish’s online mouthpiece.

Afzal Guru and the Jaish’s jihad project
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

In December 2013, Maulana Masood Azhar’s organisation published Aaina, a book that Afzal Guru allegedly wrote while on death row in prison.

Plot to link attack to Sikh group using Army man: Hawara aide
Sat, Jan 09, 2016

On January 4, a day after the Pathankot operations ended, Ahluwalia was questioned by the Special Cell. “They came to my house around 5 pm and interrogated me until 2 am and then let me go home.”

Mehbooba Mufti set to step in as J&K CM: Why the shoes are extra large
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

A law graduate, Mehbooba was fielded from the family home turf of Bijbehara. She was one of the two Congress candidates to win from Kashmir.

His own journey
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed understood that politics, especially in a setting like Kashmir, was a shifting game. He made bold moves. He also knew the importance of waiting

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed: The power centre and his journey
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

For last 16 years, it seemed Mufti had concluded that the shift he made in 1999 was final. But when Mufti decided to form a coalition with BJP, it was a surprise.

Explaining the history of Masood Azhar’s Jaish-e-Mohammad, the mystery of its re-emergence
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

The Jaish struggled for years to get a foothold in Kashmir after that, and the J&K Police and other security agencies were able to consistently foil its plans.

Simply put: Sheikh Nimr and Saudi-Iran tussle
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

What is the context of the execution by Saudi Arabia of the Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr, Tehran’s subsequent rage and Riyadh’s severing of diplomatic relations with it? What is the nature of Shia-Sunni divide, and why Kashmir and India have remained largely insulated from it.

Bihar polls: In Jagannath’s bastion, his son Nitish battles other Nitish’s vengeful maha gathbandhan
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

Jhanjharpur is divided not just along party lines. Its voters are not only choosing a representative but are participants themselves in a political feud.

Bihar polls: Struggling to survive, too proud to beg, they wish they weren’t Brahmin
Thu, Nov 05, 2015

They are Brahmins. Poverty has taken everything away from them — except the attitude of the upper caste.

Bihar polls: Away from broader poll rhetoric, caste comes first in Mithilanchal
Wed, Nov 04, 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s accusation that Nitish Kumar government was “sheltering terrorists” during a rally in Darbhanga has become a point of discussion.

Why Owaisi’s point man, Akhtar-ul-Iman, in Bihar left RJD, JD(U) to join him
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

Akhtar-ul-Iman, chief of AIMIM in Bihar is recontesting from Kocha Dhaman, where he has been the MLA from here twice, having won on an RJD ticket in the previous two elections.

Bihar polls: His hunt for victory modest, Owaisi’s pitch is for a party for Indian Muslims
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

Kishanganj Muslims largely wary of dividing their vote but AIMIM chief finds audience among youth.

Bihar student killed in Nepal crackdown on Madhesis at border, Modi calls Nepal PM
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

Indian officials have been saying that the supplies of essentials were stopped due to the blockade by the Madhesis.

Border Ballot: In Raxaul, they vote for a Bihar govt that will ‘solve problem in Nepal’
Mon, Nov 02, 2015

Sympathy for the Madhesi cause is widespread among people living along the border, with their shared ties going back a long way.

Bihar polls: Hurt by ‘certain community’ remark, they ask: Aren’t we his responsibility?
Mon, Nov 02, 2015

Never has the Muslim community witnessed an election so bitter, a campaign so acrimonious, scattering seeds of distrust to pit faith against faith, caste against caste.

Bihar polls: People made me cry a lot, says BJP’s ‘pucca Musalman’
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

Abdul Rehman, 38, is one of the only two Muslim candidates fielded by the BJP, and the only one in Seemanchal.

People are saying Modiji is a factor in Owaisi’s coming here: RJD’s Abdul Bari Siddiqui
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

Excerpts from Abdul Bari Siddiqui's interview in Ali Nagar, from where he has won two consecutive elections on an RJD ticket.

As Asaduddin Owaisi campaigns across Seemanchal, Muslims ask: Will he unite or divide votes?
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

The fear of a split in votes and a Muslim community divided along strict caste lines are a big hurdle. His party is a serious contender in two constituencies — Kochadhaman and Kishanganj town.

They live in shacks, flooded with memories, fears
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

After the flood of 2008, there hasn’t been a major flood. Work to build infrastructure is on.

In village where Madhubani paints, art and Nitish Kumar smile at each other
Fri, Oct 23, 2015

Brahmin ‘first family’ of Madhubani art talks of CM’s visit, the road Jitwarpur got and the museum set up

In Bihar Sharif, Nitish’s grand alliance faces JD(U), RJD rebels — and fears ahead of festivals
Fri, Oct 23, 2015

Bihar Sharif is one constituency where Nitish’s camp is particularly worried in a season when the elections coincide with Durga Puja, Dussehra and Muharram.

The Buddhist voter in Bihar: Their election issue is if they get to run their temple
Wed, Oct 21, 2015

Priyapal Bante, a monk of the Chakma tribe and settled in Bodh Gaya, said they are waiting for a Supreme Court verdict. “We expect justice will be done. If not, we will go to the UN,” he said.

Bihar polls: A 10-yr-old clash, a returning memory
Mon, Oct 19, 2015

Villagers of Bisfi reflect how wounds that should have healed long ago reopen during every election

Bihar polls second phase: From seat to seat in Gaya, the RSS effort
Sat, Oct 17, 2015

In Gurua, the BJP replaced sitting legislator Surindra Sinha with Rajiv Nandan, who is from Tikari.

Bihar polls: In Jitan Ram Manjhi’s constituency, a deep divide
Sat, Oct 17, 2015

The division reflects the new caste combination that emerged after Manjhi’s party aligned with the BJP.

Bihar polls: BJP follows voters, rivals pray and hope
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

While the BJP prepares to follow the voters to the booths, maha gathbandan candidates have “left it to God and the janata”.

Nitish & I are together to emasculate Modi: Lalu
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

RJD leader Lalu Prasad told a rally Tuesday he had joined hands with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to “emasculate” Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

From one village to the next in Nawada, the mood changes with dominant caste
Tue, Oct 13, 2015

Maghway village has three booths in its middle school, guarded by the BSF while the Bihar Police manned the gate. “Only central forces are on duty inside,” a policeman said.

Powerful Nitish minister versus rising BJP leader in battle of Bhumihars
Mon, Oct 12, 2015

The constituency has a high Brahmin population along with Rajputs, Yadavs, Chamars, Musahars, Mallahs and Muslims.

In last pitch before the start, Nitish Kumar describes what he is and Narendra Modi isn’t
Mon, Oct 12, 2015

Nitish took on Modi for promises he has made and said he is 'only lying', citing the promises he had made before being elected last year.

Lalu Prasad Yadav sharpens attack on Narendra Modi: Delhi will be our next stop
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

The crowd, which was restless after a long wait, didn’t want him to pause — before he arrived, they had hooted out a local leader who tried to address them.