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March 17, 2005

Munda to discuss Cabinet with NDA leaders

March 16, 2005

Jharkhand NCP merges with BJP

March 15, 2005

Namdhari: An academic-turned-politician
Bihar MLAs not being paid salaries
Arjun Munda wins vote of confidence
Namdhari elected Jharkhand speaker
Jharkhand: NDA all set to win trust vote

March 14, 2005

NDA opposes speakers' meet
Jharkhand speaker: Namdhari files nomination
SC disposes of Arjun Munda's petition

March 13, 2005

UPA to contest Jharkhand speaker's post
NCP seeks probe into MLA's name in NDA list
Jharkhand trust vote on Mar 15
Jharkhand: Advani sees 'glimpses' of PM
Jharkhand Assembly pro-tem speaker sworn in

March 12, 2005

Munda trust vote on March 14
JD(U) will not desert NDA: Nitish
Jharkhand protem speaker resigns
Five Independents to take oath with Munda
Munda: Veteran takes reins of fledgling state

March 11, 2005

BJP compliments Manmohan Singh
Munda invited to form govt
Shibu Soren resigns
Rabri's orders as interim CM on hold
Munda to move SC
NDA to move SC on Jharkhand vote
Speakers' meet on SC order on trust vote
Trust vote should have been taken up: Expert
Musharraf accepts India's invitation
No Central intervention in Jharkhand: Govt
Jharkhand: No Presidential reference
LS, RS adjourned after bedlam over Jharkhand
Jharkhand House adjourned till March 15
Soren faces crucial trial of strength
UPA meeting discusses Presidential reference issue

March 10, 2005

Jharkhand: Mystery of missing MLAs
Soren confident of winning trust vote
Din in LS over SC order on trust vote
77 Jharkhand MLAs sworn in to assembly
PIL challenges President's rule in Bihar
37 NDA Jharkhand MLAs leave for Ranchi

March 09, 2005

RJD dissolves state, district level committees
Jharkhand trust vote on Mar 11: SC
Soren govt recommends Anglo-Indian nominee
Buta Singh to effect major reshuffle

March 08, 2005

PM briefs Kalam on post-poll issues
Paswan: Parties will realign in a month
Kalam to meet NDA leaders tomorrow
Criminals in polls: EC blames political parties
Jharkhand MLAs greet Raje on b'day
Rabri's brothers told to vacate houses
Bihar will get the 'right' advisor: Patil
Arun Pathak appointed Bihar governor advisor

March 07, 2005

Bihar central rule is good news for BJP
President's rule imposed in Bihar
Paswan welcomes Prez rule in Bihar
'Don't keep assembly in suspended animation'
Cong's game in Jharkhand
Governors took their own decisions: PM
'Lalu demanded fresh polls in Bihar'
Cabinet approves President's rule in Bihar
Bihar: Lalu, Paswan skip Cabinet meet
RJD admits to mistakes during ticket distribution
Bihar records rise in women MLAs
Advani meets PM, discusses Bihar
Bihar: Lalu says no threat to UPA
Munda challenges Soren's appointment in SC
LJP not to pull out of UPA
Bihar: Lalu says no threat to UPA
Super cop Gill for a crime-free Bihar?
Reconsider decision on pro-tem speaker: Jhar guv

March 06, 2005

Bihar has been under President's rule 7 times
Bihar assembly dissolved
Governor recommends President's rule in Bihar

March 05, 2005

Meditation, mud bath and Kerala massage
NDA seeks Paswan's support
How to win Jharkhand poll, Cong style
Hooda sworn-in
Jharkhand trust vote on Mar 15
Ekka should support UPA: Tribal Christians
Bihar: NDA gets ready to stop Lalu
Jhar: Guv arrives amidst protest
LJP ridicules RJD staking claim
Full support to Hooda govt: Bhajan Lal
Rabri stakes claim to form govt

March 04, 2005

Sonia's image suffers a blow
Corruption-free govt is priority: Hooda
Bhajan Lal quits as Haryana Congress chief
Anglo-Indian to be nominated to Jharkhand assembly
Sonia not behind my decision: Razi
Hooda's 32-year journey to CM
Hooda to be new Haryana chief minister
Oppn disrupts LS, RS again
NDA sends Jharkhand MLAs to Rajasthan
Six Independents say no truck with Lalu
BJP wants Jharkhand governor recalled
Jharkhand: Confidence vote to be advanced
Fernandes: Let this Delhiwali go!

March 03, 2005

How NDA pulled off Operation Decoy
Jharkhand: IB pulled up
Centre denies role in Soren appointment
Jharkhand: NDA MLAs meet Kalam
Razi's decision hasty: CPI-M
Paswan meets governor, sings the same tune
Decision on Haryana CM tomorrow
Jharkhand: Prez to meet NDA MLAs at 6 pm
Jharkhand governor a contract killer: Advani
Sonia unhappy with Jharkhand developments
Opposition stalls Parliament again over Jharkhand
Kalam summons Jharkhand governor
Soren's resignation from Union ministry accepted
Bihar: Rabri may stake claim today
BJP bandh total, peaceful in Jharkhand

March 02, 2005

Flight carrying NDA MLAs delayed
Sonia to decide on Haryana CM
Why the BJP is smiling
Jharkhand: NDA to parade MLAs before Kalam
LJP to vote against RJD-Cong: Paswan
'Cong has no role in governor's decision'
Recall Goa, Jhar governors: Advani
Soren resigns as Coal Minister
NDA seeks recall of Goa, Jharkhand governors
Buta may do a Jharkhand in Bihar
Shibu Soren sworn in as Jharkhand CM
Cong supports RJD bid in Bihar
NDA to move SC against Jharkhand governor
BJP slams Jharkhand governor's decision
Stephen Marandi supports UPA
JMM invited to form govt
Jharkhand: NDA's claim to form govt gets a boost
Jharkhand governor to meet Independent MLAs
NDA on indefinite stir against Jharkhand governor

March 01, 2005

JD-U rules out ditching NDA
Soren may head UPA in Jharkhand
Rabri elected leader of RJD legislators
Bihar: RJD Union minister meets Gandhi
Jharkhand: NDA stakes claim
No truck with BJP & RJD: Paswan to Sonia
No outside support from BJP: Paswan
Jharkhand CM is quits
Don't invite RJD, NDA asks governor

February 28, 2005

Jharkhand: Munda BJP legislature party leader
My decision will be unbiased: Bihar governor
Won't support BJP, RJD: Paswan to guv
LJP for 'non-RJD, non-BJP' govt
In Jharkhand, all eyes on governor
Choose leader, Jharkhand governor to NDA
Rabri Devi resigns
Rabri to resign today
Cong to pick Haryana CM Tuesday

February 27, 2005

Paswan rejects RJD request
NDA, UPA to stake claim in Jharkhand
Lalu to stake claim to form govt
Sonia to talk to Lalu, Paswan
Win is a slap on Chautala: Surjewala
Cong meeting to review poll outcomes
NDA to discuss Bihar
Bihar has voted RJD out: Nitish
NDA will form govt in Jharkhand: Munda
BJP happy with poll performance
Rabri's brother, sister-in-law defeated
Cong secures majority in Haryana
President's rule the only option: Paswan
Bhai, I am very happy: Bhajan Lal
Shibu Soren's sons defeated
Hung House in Jharkhand; advantage NDA
Bhajan Lal stakes claim for CM's post
BJP willing to support Paswan: Jaitley
Secular parties gain advantage in all 3 states
Cong to ask Haryana MLAs to evolve consensus on CM
Rabri retains Raghopur seat
Trends along expected lines: BJP
Cong leads in Haryana
Bhajan Lal wins by 86,00 votes
No truck with RJD or BJP: Paswan
Early gains for Cong in Haryana
In Bihar NDA has size, Paswan strength
Lalu turns to secular allies
Haryana votes to be counted Feb 27

February 26, 2005

Ensure fair counting, NDA tells EC
Sadhu Yadav challenges externment order

February 24, 2005

President's rule better: Paswan
No post-poll tie-up with RJD: Bihar Cong
Court asks Siwan DM to justify ban

February 23, 2005

Exit polls predict fractured verdict
Nitish as Bihar CM acceptable: Shatrughan
Lalu to approach EC on MPs' externment
50-55% polling in Bihar, Jharkhand
5 killed, 6 hurt in Bihar poll violence

February 22, 2005

Stage set for final phase polling in Bihar
Minister, MP barred from two Bihar districts
Haryana votes to be counted Feb 27

February 21, 2005

INLD challenges EC decision in SC
Bihar: IIIrd phase campaigning ends
Explosion at house of RJD MLA's kin, FIR lodged
No truck with Paswan in Bihar: Mahajan
Sadhu Yadav leaves Gopalganj

February 19, 2005

Sonia campaigns in Patna, Siwan
Rebels give Soren sleepless nights
Haryana: Postal ballots till Feb 27 to be counted
FIR against minister for model code violation
Central Patna: Congress, NCP face-off

February 18, 2005

Sadhu Yadav ordered to stay away from Gopalganj
Jharkhand re-poll: 50% turnout
Polling, repolling peaceful in Bihar
Haryana: EC to wait for soldiers' votes
Pappu to be shifted to Tihar soon
'Feb 23 counting will deny soldiers voting right'

February 17, 2005

EC orders repolling in 262 booths in Bihar
'No President's rule in Bihar'

February 16, 2005

Rabri's brothers banned from Siwan
Lalu conspiring to topple UPA: Paswan
Lalu ridicules gloomy predictions

February 15, 2005

50-55 % voter turnout in Bihar, Jharkhand
Voting peaceful in Jharkhand
Polling begins in Bihar

February 14, 2005

Bihar polls: shoot at sight orders issued
More Godhra posters surface in Bihar

February 13, 2005

Prime Minister campaigns in Jharkhand
Assembly polls: Campaigning for second phase ends
Show-cause notice to Rabri's brother Sadhu Yadav
FIR against RJD MLA for distributing riot CDs

February 12, 2005

Godhra CDs: EC notice to RJD
EC's notice to RJD on Godhra CDs

February 11, 2005

They went to see Sonia, not hear her
'I could have handled BJP's Bihar campaign'
Bihar CM after consultations: Congress
Sonia, Soren share dias
Sonia will support me for CM's post: Soren
Vajpayee worried about poll violence
After posters, CDs on Gujarat riots in Bihar
Shahabuddin shifted to Beur jail
Nitish not CM candidate: Shatrughan Sinha

February 10, 2005

Lalu objects to EC order on Shahabuddin

February 09, 2005

RJD keeping Bihar backward: Atal
No differences with Lalu: Taslimuddin

February 08, 2005

Bhajan Lal issues notice to 9 workers
Rebel rejects Soren's overture
Congress to support CAT paper leak kingpin

February 07, 2005

Rabri misusing official setup for polls: BJP
Re-polling begins in Bihar, Jharkhand

February 05, 2005

Repolling in Jharkhand on Feb 6, 7
Pappu to resign from LS membership
Women in Haryana vote in record numbers
Infighting in Lalu's family comes to the fore
Cops nab five Bihar netas
Soren's son files nomination from Dumka
CAT paper leak kingpin runs for polls

February 04, 2005

Poll: How Khan makes booth ends meet
Rabri Devi files nomination from Raghopur

February 03, 2005

Cong in Haryana; RJD down in Bihar: NDTV poll
Jharkhand: 7 killed; 45-50 per cent turnout
Over 68 per cent polling in Haryana, one killed
In Chatra, democracy wails under Naxalism
Chautala does not vote, citing EC ban
INLD, Cong supporters clash in Narwana
14 die in poll violence in Bihar, Jharkhand
3 killed, several hurt in Bihar poll violence
5-8 per cent voter turnout in Bihar
First-ever assembly election in Jharkhand
Naxals kill 7 policemen in Jharkhand
55 percent turnout; 19 killed

February 02, 2005

Here gunshots are not heard during Bihar polls
Buses, taxis, tempos ride off on poll duty
'Naxals do what they like at booths'

February 01, 2005

Jailed MP Pappu Yadav to quit RJD: Aide
Bihar polls: Campaign ends for first phase
Bihar: Security even in the skies!
Sonia woos Bihar voters with development card

January 31, 2005

The killing fields of Bihar
Triangular fight in high-tech Gurgaon

January 30, 2005

Yashwant Sinha roadshow comes under attack

January 29, 2005

Naxals blow up Venkaiah Naidu's chopper
Bhajan Lal looks for eighth Adampur win
Lalu booked for landing chopper in crowd

January 27, 2005

Haryana polls: Cong to expel rebels for six years
Poll promise: Jobs in Bollywood!
Bihar polls: Vajpayee to campaign in Bhagalpur
Vajpayee calls for release of abducted student

January 25, 2005

Bihar ex-minister arrested
About 85 file nominations for phase II polling in Bihar
LJP's second list for Bihar out

January 24, 2005

Allies at Centre, opponents in Bihar
Pre-poll jolt for Rabri, minister quits

January 23, 2005

Paswan for CBI probe into party man's murder

January 22, 2005

Cong promises to end crime, boost development in Bihar
EC's biggest challenge: Criminal movements
Case against INLD for defacement
Independent Jharkhand candidate arrested
Bodyguards for Jharkhand candidates
LJP promises a crime-free Bihar
Sonia not to canvass against UPA allies

January 21, 2005

Angry BJP men disrupt Jaitley's press meet
See how Cong, LJP will help Lalu win

January 20, 2005

EC to protect poor Bihar voters from influence
'Extreme action' if Godhra report politicised: CEC
Chautala demands ban on pre-poll surveys
INLD promises five lakh jobs in Haryana
RJD, Cong have seat-sharing deal: Lalu
I will rake up Godhra: Lalu

January 19, 2005

Mahajan entrusted with Bihar polls
Nitish to meet CEC over Godhra report

January 18, 2005

Bihar polls: Unhappy BJP workers issue threat

January 17, 2005

RJD announces first list for Bihar, Jharkhand polls

January 16, 2005

Vajpayee, Advani to campaign in Bihar
BJP releases final list for Haryana

January 15, 2005

Seat-sharing pact with Cong clinched: LJP
In Haryana, voters will have to establish identity

January 14, 2005

Bihar members storm BJP headquarters

January 13, 2005

Cong to contest 80 seats in Bihar

January 12, 2005

Don't display firearms during Bihar polls: HC
Paswan offers Bihar CM's post to Congress
Taslimuddin accuses Lalu of being 'anti-Muslim'

January 11, 2005

JD-U leader quits over pact with BJP

January 10, 2005

Alliance with RJD intact: Congress
Now, Pawar castigates Cong on JMM pact


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