India's first anti-colonialist uprising predates Mangal Pandey's by 274 years?

Conventional wisdom has it that lowly-ranked sepoy Mangal Pandey became the catalyst for India`s first uprising against Western rule in 1857 after he revolted against the alleged use of cattle and pig lard smeared on bullet cartridges used in Enfield rifles issued by the East India Company.

BJP says it will also "sweep" Bihar assembly polls

With the BJP led NDA set to win 14 out of the 24 Bihar Legislative Council seats, the BJP on Friday exuded confidence that it will "sweep" the assembly polls too riding on "mounting anger against the JD(U) government for its failure on all fronts".

Nitish has become announcement minister, says BJP

Hitting out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for making a number of announcements, the BJP on Tuesday said he has turned into an "announcement minister" and asked him to "announce only such schemes that could be completed in the next four months" before the model code of conduct for the Assembly elections comes into force.

Stories of freedom struggle to reach every block of Haryana: CM

Stories of freedom struggle which originated from Haryana will be taken to every block of the state in a bid to inspire youths of the state, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Wednesday.

Former JD(U) minister Jamshed Ashraf joins BJP

Former JD(U) minister Jamshed Ashraf on Sunday joined BJP along with his supporters in presence of senior leader Sushil Kumar Modi and the party's Bihar unit chief Mangal Pandey.

Bihar will vote the Maharashtra, Haryana way: BJP

Jubilant over the party's performance in Haryana and Maharashtra, Bihar BJP Chief Mangal Pandey on Sunday said the results point to the voters' mandate for having the same government at the Centre and the state and that Bihar too would go that way in next year's Assembly polls.

Narendra Modi to interact with people at Patna tea shops on February 12

BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will interact with people assembled at 36 tea shops across Bihar on Wednesday, party`s state unit chief Mangal Pandey said on Monday.

BJP suspends two dissident MLAs

Taking stern action against dissident activities within the party, the Bihar BJP suspended two party MLAs for their alleged anti-party activities.

Converting `Sholay` in 3D was challenging but fun: Ketan Mehta

Director Ketan Mehta, who was involved in the 3D conversion of 1975 film `Sholay`, said revisiting the classic with the new technology was challenging.

BJP immerses Patna blast victims` ashes in Ganga

Ashes of the victims of the Oct 27 blasts in Patna were immersed in the Ganga here Tuesday by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders.

Over 300 retired Armymen join BJP

In a boost to the BJP, over 300 ex-Armymen including Major General (Rtd) SP Sinha, joined the party.

BJP questions JD(U) protest over party`s internal matter

Amid indications that a split in NDA is likely, top Bihar BJP leaders held an emergency meeting.

`Obscene dances` performed to mark Mangal Pandey`s anniversary

Locals here in the native town of Mangal Pandey, the 1857 sepoy mutiny icon, alleged that obscene dances were performed to mark his death anniversary, prompting the district authorities to order a probe.

Section of BJP leaders boycott party executive meet

Infighting in Bihar`s BJP surfaced again with half a dozen senior party leaders, including three ministers, boycotting the executive meeting of the party.

Feud in Bihar BJP reaches Delhi

The fissures in Bihar BJP over constitution of new working committee by state president Mangal Pandey have widened.

New Bihar BJP chief non-committal over inviting Narendra Modi

The newly elected President of Bihar unit of BJP Mangal Pandey said the decision whether to call Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the party`s April 15 rally here would be taken by Central leadership.

New Bihar BJP chief non-committal over inviting Modi

Mangal Pandey said the decision whether to call Gujarat CM Narendra Modi in the party`s April 15 rally would be taken by Central leadership.

Slogans raised for Narendra Modi at Bihar BJP chief election

Slogans were chanted in favour of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi by BJP workers at a function held by the party`s state council on Friday to formalise election of Mangal Pandey as its Bihar unit chief.

Sushil Modi aide to be next Bihar BJP president

Mangal Pandey, an aide of BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, who was the architect of JD(U)-BJP coalition in Bihar, will take over as state party president on Friday.

Court to pronounce decision on ‘Mangal Pandey’ on Oct 25

A local court here has fixed October 25 to pronounce its decision on a petition alleging wrong portrayal of legendary patriot Mangal Pandey in Aamir Khan`s starrer ‘Mangal Pandey-The Rising`.