For German doctor Ganguly, an earring is more than a piece of jewellery; it is the symbol of a race, its culture, its customs and its idiosyncrasies.
A top minister at Centre admitted that Shibu Soren was not ready to quit as chief minister until the last minute.
Losses in Andhra are a little more than we had taken into account, party leader Arun Jaitley said.
The ruling coalition is suddenly finding itself on the defensive as Oppn parties throw up various possibilities of alternative govt.
Campaigning moved into its final lap as political parties took their canvassing marked by much mudslinging but surprisingly free of violence.
Vajpayee's unease with coalitions continues, allies keep chin up
The gruesome death of 22 poor women in an poll-related event where they clamoured for cheap saris being distributed free belies the picture of an "India Shining" that the ruling coalition is seeking to project.
For Dikshit, who defied anti-incumbency sentiments that ousted her party in three other states, it was a lonely celebration.
The family of a Syrian journalist based in Delhi for 15 years, who went missing while reporting from Iraq, are praying for his safety.
Balloting in 4 states on Feb 26 is seen as a test of nation's pulse ahead of a string of polling in major states later in the year.
As both BJP and Congress demand ban on cow slaughter in a bid to win 'Hindu votes', the placid animal is dominating poll campaigns.