29 October, 2020

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Boats Of The Divine Ferrying idols of Durga and other deities in Bengal ahead of the grand Durga Puja festival
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2018-10-12T11:24:06+05:30

The Frat Brunt

Fraternal feuds are an inextricable part of politics where ­dynasties have flourished over the decades. The latest to bear the brunt of it is the Yadav clan from Bihar where RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav and his elder brother Tej Pratap do not see eye to eye. The tension has been brewing ever since Lalu Prasad Yadav anointed his younger—and politically sharper son—Tejashwi as his heir-apparent. Now, eldest sister Misa Bharti, has entered the equation. Grapevine has it that she is miffed with her younger brother over her ­neglect in the party. After Lalu went to jail, she had expected a greater role, but Tejashwi hardly ever consulted her.


How The Lones Batted

Sajjad Gani Lone of Peoples Conference, who lashed out at mainstream Kashmiri political parties National Conference and the PDP for boycotting the civic polls, found a vociferous supporter in his wife Asma Khan Lone. Daughter of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) founder Amanullah Khan, Asma described PDP’s...

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