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Nishant Shekhar


Bihar polls: This Oxford alumnus is in the fray to give people an alternative
Thu, Oct 08, 2020

Stating that the people of Bihar have very limited options, Manish Barriarr has himself joined the electoral race to provide an “alternative” to them while declaring that his plank will not be caste but development.

Want to see Kashmiri Pandits return with dignity to their homeland: Shikara director Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Mon, Feb 03, 2020

Director Vidhu Vinod Chopra on his upcoming film Shikara, and the exodus of Kashmir Pandits from the Valley.

Jharkhand elections 2019: How BJP is wooing tribal voters
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

Jharkhand elections: Raghubar Das, a non-tribal, has been at the helm of the affairs for the last five years, and many policies of the current regime have not gone down well with the tribals.

Maharashtra episode will have bearing on Jharkhand polls, Cong will form govt: Gourav Vallabh
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

Denouncing BJP's claim of winning "65 seats" in Jharkhand, Vallabh reminded people of BJP's similar claims in Haryana and Maharashtra.

Watch: Like BJP, my ideology is also centred around nationalism, says Yogeshwar Dutt
Mon, Oct 14, 2019

Yogeshwar, only the third Indian wrestler to win an Olympic medal – a bronze at the 2012 London Games, said the BJP's focus on nationalism and moves such as surgical strikes attracted him to join the saffron party which has always put the nation above all.

Haryana elections: BJP has money power, we have manpower, says Dushyant Chautala
Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Dushyant Chautala is contesting the elections from Uchana Kalan against sitting BJP MLA Prem Lata who is the wife of former union minister Birendra Singh.

Haryana: In three-way Charkhi Dadri contest, Babita Phogat grapples with outsider tag
Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Recalling Prime Minister Narendra Modi's slogan of 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao', the two-time gold medalist at Commonwealth Games said she wanted to add 'Beti khilao' so that daughters of the state win medals for India.

Haryana elections: Two years after riots, both BJP and Congress don’t think Jat quota is an issue in Rohtak
Mon, Oct 14, 2019

“What option do we have today. If we vote another party to power, the BJP may not allow it to function smoothly. So for the betterment of our state we want the same party in the Centre and state,” a resident says.

Watch: Not religion but religious leaders spreading hatred, says Ramayana actor Arun Govil
Mon, Oct 07, 2019

"It is not religion that spreads hatred but those who practice it -- the religious leaders. Besides them, politicians also use it as a weapon for political gains, Arun Govil said.

Yashwant Sinha on deportation from Srinagar: Was treated as if I am a terrorist, hijacker
Sat, Sep 21, 2019

On being asked if he was targeted for being critical of the present regime, Sinha said, "I have been giving suggestions to the government as to how peace can be restored in the valley. So I don't find any reason for the authorities to stop me. Only they can explain it."

MP, UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand Election Results 2019 Highlights: BJP wins Hindi heartland states
Fri, May 24, 2019

MP, UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 Highlights: In Bihar, BJP's Chhedi Paswan defeated Congress candidate and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar in Sasaram. On the other hand, the JD(U) won the Sitamarhi seat while LJP's Chirag Paswan retained Jamui seat.

No sympathy wave for Manohar Parrikar here: Goa Cong chief Girish Chodankar
Wed, Apr 17, 2019

Chodankar, who is contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from north Goa, alleged that Parrikar brought the state administration on standstill for the past one year.

Zila Ghaziabad: In a three-cornered fight, Opposition plays up V K Singh’s ‘absenteeism’
Tue, Apr 09, 2019

While Congress hopes to wrest Ghaziabad, an industrial and business hub, from VK Singh – he won by a record margin of over 5 lakh votes in 2014 – the Samajwadi Party feels the Grand Old party is not even in the reckoning.

Why transgenders have been always ignored during elections
Thu, Apr 04, 2019

The 2011 census put the total transgender population in India at 4,87,203. As per the latest EC data, the registered transgender voters for the 2019 elections is only around 40,000 – just ten per cent of their total population.

Long working hours, low salary, no weekly off: The sad state of real chowkidars
Mon, Mar 18, 2019

As the term chowkidar is a much-used in the high voltage election politics of the day, the actual chowkidars are a forgotten lot, struggling for basic rights as workers and humans.

Mulk calls out Islamophobia, but raises valid questions for Muslims too
Mon, Aug 06, 2018

Mulk strongly depicts the Islamophobia that has plagued our society, but it strives for balance by showing the mirror to Muslims too.

Dhadak actor Aditya Kumar: I owe my success to Anurag Kashyap
Mon, Jul 23, 2018

Aditya Kumar, who plays Janhvi Kapoor's brother in Dhadak, believes it takes time and hard work to get recognition in the industry.

TVF’s Yeh Meri Family: This nostalgic trip teaches the importance of siblings
Mon, Jul 23, 2018

Amid all the appreciation for Netflix’s Sacred Games, TVF Play has come up with Yeh Meri Family which is a fresh, nostalgic, sweet and emotional web series that will take you back to your pre-teens days.

Is Sanju a propaganda film? Well, not exactly
Mon, Jul 09, 2018

Can Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanju be called a propaganda film or a PR exercise by Rajkumar Hirani to whitewash his friend Sanjay Dutt's image sullen with numerous allegations and a conviction by the court of law? Well, it's little difficult to agree.

How retaining Kairana has suddenly become tougher for BJP
Fri, May 25, 2018

Kairana bypoll: Angry farmers, united Opposition, BJP will have to work hard to avoid a Gorakhpur repeat

Show of strength in Karnataka: Opposition’s unity at Kumaraswamy’s swearing-in could make Modi uneasy
Wed, May 23, 2018

Karnataka: The oath-taking ceremony of Kumaraswamy in Karnataka was attended by leaders of almost all opposition parties in the country in what seemed like a choreographed show of strength by parties that are not part of the NDA.

Karnataka govt formation highlights: Cong, JDS move SC, floor test to decide the fate of state
Thu, May 17, 2018

Congress-JDS alliance, Karnataka election results 2018 LIVE: HD Kumaraswamy could well be made chief minister if the Governor invites the alliance to form government in the state.

BJP single largest party in Karnataka as saffron surge shows no sign of fading
Tue, May 15, 2018

Karnataka election results 2018: The impressive performance in Karnataka reaffirms that the Modi wave that swept the General Elections in 2014 and has been painting the national map saffron since remains as strong as ever.

‘Bangladesh manufacturing Banarasi saree in gross violation of Geographical Indication law’
Thu, Apr 05, 2018

In 2009, the Banarasi silk products joined the league of Darjeeling tea, Tirupati Laddoo and Pochampalli under the registered name of `Banaras Brocades and Sarees' by securing Geographical Indication (GI) rights.

People of Bihar must respect their language: Ramdev biopic actor Kranti Prakash Jha
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

Kranti Prakash Jha, the actor from Bihar, who shot to fame with his role as MS Dhoni’s friend in the cricketer’s biopic MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, finds working in Ramdev biopic challenging.