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POLITICS

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Akhilesh Yadav, Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh, Muzaffarnagar riots

Muzaffarnagar's Justice Runs Late: Victims of 2013's horrific rapes and murders await closure, perhaps in vain

45 cases, including gangrape and murder, have seen over 150 accused acquitted by lower courts. Allegations of intimidation and bribery run rife. But the govt seems reluctant to appeal further.

POLITICS

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Akhilesh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh, SP-BSP alliance, Mayawati

UP's Gathbandhan crumbles: 5 reasons why cracks have developed in the SP-BSP alliance

BSP supremo Mayawati has announced that her party will not fight the upcoming Assembly polls in UP with earlier partner SP. Here's why the once-famed gathbandhan is now looking set to collapse.

POLITICS

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Akhilesh Yadav, Mamata bannejee, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi

The rise and rise of BJP: And what its opponents simply can't learn

The Bhartiya Janata Party's sweep at the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 has a lot to do with the failings of the Congress-led secular parties.

POLITICS

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Yogi Adityanath, Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav, Mahagathbandhan

UP The Enigma – Uttar Pradesh’s effect on Lok Sabha Polls 2019

One day before results, UP’s Modi vs Gathbandhan challenge boils down to chemistry vs arithmetic. But this simple equation has a complicated backdrop.

POLITICS

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Ajit Singh, Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, SP-BSP alliance

A Formidable Challenge: The Mahagathbandhan is proving to be the BJP's nemesis in UP

The SP-BSP-RLD Mahagathbandhan in UP is giving the BJP a tough battle on each Lok Sabha seat. The cooperation between all three is also seamless. None of this is music to BJP's ears.

POLITICS

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Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, Kanshi ram, SP-BSP alliance

I. UP's Gathbandhan Nama: Why and how SP-BSP created a 25-year-long divorce

There is a fascinating history to the extraordinary political reunification of the SP-BSP in UP. The merger has alarmed the BJP. But its base continues to be uneasy.

POLITICS

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Akhilesh Yadav, Azamgarh, Dinesh lal yadav, Nirahua

BJP's Smriti Irani 2.0: How Nirahua could upset SP-BSP’s poll calculations in Azamgarh

Dinesh Lal Yadav aka Nirahua is one the highest paid Bhojpuri actors. The fact that he is a Yadav brightens his poll prospects. His self-made image will also help dent dynasty's hold.

POLITICS

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Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan samaj party, Mulayam Singh Yadav

No More Tears: Mayawati and Mulayam Singh bury their grudges. The national parties have much to worry about

Despite an extremely bitter and fractious past, Mayawati and Mulayam Singh's rapprochement holds nothing but dread for the Congress and BJP.

HUMOUR

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Meerut rally, BJP, Opposition alliance, Randeep surjewala

‘Sarab,’ ‘sharaab’ and ‘sabak’ — I am an alcohol and here's why I am offended by this narrative

I have Walked miles as Johnnie. I have gathered the wisdom of Old Monks. I am an Absolut delight! How can I be bad?

POLITICS

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BSP-SP combine, Samajwadi Party, Akhilesh Yadav, Mulayam Singh Yadav

Netaji miffed with Betaji again: Why Mulayam is so hard on Akhilesh Yadav

The 2017 Assembly polls amply demonstrated that the SP family feud is hurting the party. Mulayam needs to learn a trick from the Shiv Sena.