Bollywood

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Thinking about stardom is scary: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

New Delhi: His name adds credibility to the films he does and the actor has A-listers vying to work with him but Nawazuddin Siddiqui does not want to think about stardom as he fears it will corrupt his performances. Film after film, there has been a growth in Nawazuddin’s fan following so much so that … Continue reading Thinking about stardom is scary: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Crime

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Delhi: Man held for sending lewd messages, videos to 1,500 females

New Delhi: A 31-year-old man, who was apparently annoyed over not getting married, allegedly tormented around 1,500 women and girls in Delhi-NCR by sending them vulgar messages and obscene video clips through WhatsApp and was arrested, police said today. Examining the mobile phones used by the accused, police stumbled upon contacts of more than 1,500 … Continue reading Delhi: Man held for sending lewd messages, videos to 1,500 females

U.P

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UP Election 2017 Opinion Poll Summary

According to India Today-Axis survey, the BJP would win around 180-191 seats in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. The poll also predicts a good number of seats for newly formed SP-congress alliance, giving them 168-178 seats, slightly behind the BJP. The poll also predicts a dismal performance by Bahujan Samaj Party which according to it would … Continue reading UP Election 2017 Opinion Poll Summary

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Former BSP leader Swamy Prasad Maurya joins BJP – Times of India

Former BSP general secretary Swami Prasad Maurya’s entry into the BJP on Monday comes as an apparent boost to the saffron group’s attempts to reach out to backward castes, which form nearly half of Uttar Pradesh’s population and are capable of swaying the result of coming assembly elections.

More specifically, Maurya who enjoys support in his own Maurya-Kushwaha caste, also known by Shakya and Saini surnames in west UP, will not only solidify the party’s hold on the caste group, but also strengthen the BJP’s presence among the non-Yadav backward castes, whom BJP is trying hard to take into its fold.

Kushwaha-Maurya is one of the largest backward caste in UP, the other being Yadav, Kurmi and Lodh. As Yadavs are seen as dedicated Samajwadi Party supporters, the BJP is also trying to woo Kurmis, the latest apparent attempt is induction of Apna Dal MP Anupriya Patel as a union minister of state. The party already has a large number of leaders including former chief minister Kalyan Singh and Union Minister Uma Bharti from Lodh caste.