• Gujarat Summit: Modi pledges Rs 40 lakh cr investments January 13, 2013

    The sixth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit concluded in the state capital Gandhinagar Saturday evening with promises from the Bharatiya Janata Party government of investments worth Rs 40 lakh crore for the state. However, the Narendra Modi government's track record of converting pledged investments into reality has been...
  • Battle for Gujarat turns into a web war as BJP, Cong woo youth via social media November 25, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The battle for Gujarat is fast turning into a web war with both the BJP and the Congress trying to woo the youth on social networking sites. The Narendra Modi election machine has thrown a lot of muscle behind its social media strategy. For instance, even those who aren't...
  • Ahmedabad: BRTS makes lives easier for public December 7, 2011

    Ahmedabad: Lesser costs, smoother drives and almost no traffic jams " these are some features of Ahmedabad's Bus Rapid Transit System or BRT, considered by many as the best rapid transport system. And it's no surprise then that many Ahmedabadis have traded their private transport for a hassle free BRTS...
  • Sanjeev Bhatt's bail plea hearing today October 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Suspended IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt's bail plea is expected to come up for hearing on Monday. It's coming at a time when 35 IPS officers in Gujarat have pledged their support to the Bhatt's family but the DGP of the state Chitaranjan Singh is still trying to play...
  • Auto driver returns diamonds worth Rs 20 lakh October 3, 2011

    Ahmedabad: There are several Indians who are living examples of courage and decency, and who believe in doing constructive work for a better future. A fortnight ago, Mohammed Shakir Ansari, an ordinary autorickshaw driver in Ahmedabad, returned a bag containing diamonds worth Rs 20 lakh that a passenger had left...
  • 2002 Gujarat riot victims to write to Modi September 18, 2011

    Ahmedabad: Rupa and Dara Modi are feeding the poor in an Ahmedabad slum while Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is fasting in an AC hall. The couple lost their 11-year-old son nine years back when a rampaging mob killed him on February 28, 2002. The Modis wonder what took the...
  • Gujarat's Sanand set to become the next auto hub September 4, 2011

    Sanand: Gujarat's Sanand is all set to become the next major auto hub after Chennai. First, it was Tata Motors and now even Ford and Peugeot auto plants are in the pipeline. A 2200-acre plot of land at Sanand, located about 40 kilometres from Ahmedabad, is quickly evolving into an...
  • Pandya murder: all freed, who killed him? August 29, 2011

    New Delhi: It was a blow for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday when the Gujarat high court acquitted the 12 accused in the 2002 assassination of former Home Minister Haren Pandya. The acquittal comes at the end of a long and controversial trial and the CBI was...
  • Gujarat: Politics over appointment of Lokayukta August 29, 2011

    Ahmedabad: With continuing politics over the appointment of Gujarat's new Lokayukta, the Narendra Modi government has challenged it in the Gujarat High Court, terming it unconstitutional. Gujarat has been without a Lokayukta for more than seven years. When a delegation of Congress MLAs called on Gujarat Governor Dr Kamala on...
  • Gujarat RTI activists unite against atrocities July 25, 2011

    Ahmedabad: RTI activists from across the state of Gujarat gathered in Ahmedabad to share stories of their struggle against the government. Over the past few months several activists have been threatened, beaten and even killed in the state. There has been still no justice for the family of Amit Jethwa...
  • Gujarat lush green despite poor monsoon June 8, 2011

    Saurashtra: Gujarat is witnessing a lush green harvest despite poor monsoons last year. A lush green harvest in a drought zone has come as a miracle for the farmers. It's mid summer in Saurashtra in Gujarat. Till recently, this was a serious drought zone and a nightmare for farmers. But...
  • 2002 riots: Another police officer blames Modi June 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Yet another top police officer in Gujarat has gone public, raising questions over the conduct of the Gujarat police force in controlling the communal riots in 2002. Retired Gujarat Director General of Police RN Bhattacharya has said that there was a feeling among officers that the lower rank...
  • Harassed Gujarat RTI activist commits suicide February 26, 2011

    Kutch: Gujarat Right To Information (RTI) activist Jabbardan Gadhvi had sought information on alleged irregularities in cattle grazing in the Rapar taluka of Kutch district. Earlier this week, the 45-year-old RTI activist set himself ablaze in the compound of the Mamlatdar's office after having received constant threats from the Mamlatdar,...
  • Verdict on 2002 Godhra train burning case today February 22, 2011

    Godhra: A special court will deliver the crucial judgement in the Godhra train fire of 2002, on Tuesday. The big questions that will be answered include whether the coach was set on fire in cold blood, or whether it was an accident. The truth about what happened on February 27,...
  • Deadly Congo virus claims 3 lives in Gujarat January 19, 2011

    Ahmedabad: A rare, contagious and deadly virus has surfaced in Gujarat, leading to three fatalities so far. There is an atmosphere of fear in Kolat village, 20 km from Ahmedabad. 30-year old Amina Momin, who was infected with the virus died earlier this month. Villagers say that they are scared...