Meghdoot Sharon

  • A month before Vibrant Gujarat Summit, hotels in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar booked to capacity 30-11-2014 12:53 PM

    Ahmedabad: With over a month to go for the seventh edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors' Summit, hotels in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar are already booked to capacity. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi now gaining stature as a global leader, his brainchild, the Vibrant Gujarat summit, is a housefull affair...
  • Vadodara woman facing financial trouble puts herself up for sale on Facebook 28-11-2014 02:28 PM

    Vadodara: Faced with acute poverty, a woman from Vadodara Chandni Rajgaur has decided to put herself up for sale on social media site Facebook. Rajgaur posted her photo along with a message on her Facebook account that she was up for sale so that she could be able to meet...
  • Two abandoned fishing boats with fake registration IDs found at Daman coast 27-11-2014 08:32 AM

    Daman: On the sixth anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Daman Marine Police recovered two abandoned fishing boats on the Daman coast on Wednesday. The boats were found near Kadhaiya at the Daman coast. The two fishing boats were unmanned and empty. Preliminary investigation reveals that the registration number...
  • Relief for Modi, Amit Shah as Gujarat HC says commission to probe snoopgate be dissolved 10-10-2014 02:59 PM

    Ahmedabad: In a huge relief for Bharatiya Janata Party, the Gujarat High Court has ruled that the commission appointed to investigate the snoopgate scandal be dissolved. The HC said that as there was no point in having a probe as the woman's father has accepted that he gave the permission...
  • Foreign tourists laud PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign 02-10-2014 06:20 PM

    Foreign tourists in Ahmadabad laud PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign that kick started on Thursday morning on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. ...
  • Gujarat: Suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma arrested 30-09-2014 01:11 PM

    Gandhinagar: The Gujarat Anti-Corruption Bureau on Tuesday arrested suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma. Sharma, who made headlines back in 2013 when he spoke up against Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was then the Gujarat Chief Minister and his aide Amit Shah for their alleged role in the snoopgate scandal, has...
  • Gujarat: PM's US visit prompts garba enthusiasts to tattoo images of Modi, Obama 28-09-2014 12:04 PM

    Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's much hyped visit to the United States is reflected back home in the elaborate Navratra festivities in Gujarat. Navratri in Gujarat is about decorative clothing, exquisite jewelery and beautiful body paintings to flaunt at garba venues. This year though, garba enthusiasts want to reflect Prime...
  • Caught on camera: Horrific car collision in Ahmedabad, 1 dead 25-09-2014 03:34 PM

    Ahmedabad: A horrific car collision in Ahmedabad has been captured on camera. Eyewitnesses say two cars were racing each other early on Thursday morning when the accident happened. The CCTV footage shows the two cars brushing against each other at an intersection. One of the drivers died on the spot...
  • Muslims make dandiya sticks but barred from garba venues in Godhra amidst love jihad row 25-09-2014 07:59 AM

    Godhra: Unease prevails in the town of Godhra in Gujarat as a pro-Hindutva outfit has convinced garba organisers not to allow Muslims into garba venues in the wake of the love jihad controversy. Muslims, too, have decided to stay away from garba venues to avoid confrontation. "Those who don't endorse...
  • Modi won't break his Navratri fast even during US visit, say his friends and family 23-09-2014 09:09 PM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US trip coincides with the Navratri festival. For four decades now, he has been fasting during all the nine days of Navratri, a tradition he is unlikely to break even for this important trip. Meghdoot Sharon has more. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi's navratri fast may not allow White House to host him a dinner 22-09-2014 04:40 PM

    Ahmedabad: Speculation is on whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi will consume anything except 'nimbu paani' (lemon juice) during his US visit later this week as it coincides with Navratri. For decades now, Modi has been fasting during Navratri. Will Prime Minister Narendra Modi break his decades-old practice of fasting during...
  • Gujarat rolls out the red carpet for Chinese president Xi Jinping 17-09-2014 11:40 PM

    President Xi Jinping is in India and breaking with protocol, he began his three-day India trip from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state. Both sides have hit the ground running - two crucial MoUs have been already signed - but more importantly Modi and President Xi seem to have hit...
  • On his 64th birthday, PM Modi meets his mother, seeks her blessings 17-09-2014 08:50 AM

    Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday celebrated his 64th birthday in his homestate Gujarat. He began his day by visiting his mother Hira Baa in Gandhinagar and sought her blessings. This is Modi's first visit to his homestate after taking charge as the Prime Minister in May. On the...
  • Ahmedabad decked up to welcome PM Narendra Modi 16-09-2014 11:35 AM

    Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's homecoming, Ahmedabad is all decked up to welcome him. The city is prepared to host Modi's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday. The duo will visit Hridaykunj and will then go on to the Sabarmati riverfront, one of state's showpiece projects. ...
  • Heavy rains lash Gujarat, MET department issues flood warning 10-09-2014 11:12 AM

    Vadodara: With heavy rains lashing many parts of Central and Northern Gujarat and Saurashtra in the last 24 hours, the Met department has issued a flood warning in the state. Nearly five thousand people living along the banks of the Vishwamitri river have been evacuated. The river flowing through Vadodara...
  • Modi's Gujarat model inspires the Centre, states and Pakistan 03-09-2014 07:50 AM

    Ahmedabad: As he completes 100 days in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi slowly seems to be bringing to the centre the much talked about Gujarat model of development. More states are looking to imitate its growth trajectory including neighbouring countries and even Pakistan. The 7000-odd residents of North Gujarat's Punsari...
  • Chinese students flock to Gujarat to learn Hindi in wake of growing trade with India 25-08-2014 10:45 AM

    Gandhinagar: With trade relations between India and China thriving, several Chinese nationals are now flocking to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat to learn Hindi. 22-year old Li Chaoling, a BA student at China's Yunnan Minzu University is in India to learn Hindi. Growing business relations between India...
  • Gujarat: Woman fights her way out of coma, identifies her attackers four years after attack 14-08-2014 08:09 AM

    Ahmedabad: In an incident of sheer grit and determination, a 26-year-old woman, Dimple Patel, in Gujarat identified her alleged attackers in court four years after the attack. The brutal assault had left the woman in coma for almost a year. The woman has lost her hearing and can barely talk...
  • Clean up India: No sanitation at Ahmedabad's Bombay Hotel locality 05-08-2014 09:46 AM

    CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. Here's a look at Ahmedabad's Bombay Hotel locality which is one of the...
  • Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani granted bail in Naroda Patiya case 30-07-2014 04:17 PM

    Ahmedabad: In some relief for former state minister Maya Kodnani, the Gujarat High Court has granted bail to her in the Naroda Patiya riots case. She had been granted bail earlier as well, on medical grounds for two months. Kodnani, who was made the Gujarat minister of state for women...
  • Heavy rains in Gujarat, Valsad district worst affected 30-07-2014 02:29 PM

    Ahmedabad: Heavy rains have hit Gujarat in the last 24 hours resulting into waterlogged roads. East Ahmedabad has been the worst affected. Irregular water supply and frequent power cuts has resulted into harassment. Water logging has been reported from the neighbouring district of Vadodara. The situation in Valsad district is...
  • 2002 Gujarat riots: HC to hear Zakia Jafri's petition today 15-07-2014 09:00 AM

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday will hear a petition in the 2002 riots case. A petition filed by Zakia Jafri, the wife of late Congress MP Ehsan Jafri who was killed in the massacre, challenged the order of a local court which upheld a special investigation team's (SIT)...
  • Watch: Celebrations outside BJP office in Ahmedabad as Amit Shah made party chief 09-07-2014 01:40 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday announced Amit Shah as the new party President. The announcement was made by the party's Parliamentary Board which met on Wednesday to nominate Shah. ...
  • No rains in the cotton belt of Gujarat yet, farmers worried 03-07-2014 09:58 AM

    Ahmedabad: Even as the Met department has said that the monsoons will revive in the next 48 hours, cotton farmers in Gujarat are worried with the rains yet to set in the cotton belt of the state. By the last week of June, sowing of cotton crop should have been...
  • 137th rath yatra begins in Ahmedabad amidst tight security 29-06-2014 10:01 AM

    As the chariots of lord Jagannath, Balaram and Subhadra rolled out of its temple premises in Ahmedabad for its 137th annual rath yatra, 20,000 security personnel have been deployed to ensure a smooth and incident free festivity. Millions of people have congregated in the cities of Ahmedabad and Puri to...
  • Two Indians return from Iraq, share stories of the conflict zone 23-06-2014 07:56 AM

    New Delhi: Two young Indians have managed to return from the conflict zone in Iraq. The two, Imran Rajput and Altaf Gandhi, worked at a water purification plant, about 50 km from Mosul. Home now with their relieved families, they spoke to CNN-IBN about the danger that almost came up...
  • Narmada Dam height to be raised by 17 metres, 2.5 lakh people to be affected 12-06-2014 02:18 PM

    Ahmedabad: The Narmada Dam authorities allow the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam to be raised by 17 metres. According to the Narmada Bachao Andolan, there are about 2,50,000 people residing in the submergence area. They have their homes, markets, agriculture and horticulture, trees and places of worship, all of...
  • Narendra Modi's Gujarat model goes national, central teams visit the state 10-06-2014 07:50 AM

    Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Gujarat model is going national. Teams from many central departments are visiting Gujarat on study tours. From a state with power deficit, Gujarat is now one with surplus power. Taking a cue from how the state government managed this feat, a high powered team from...
  • Gujarat: Massive fire engulfs Ajanta clock manufacturing unit 08-06-2014 01:01 PM

    Morbi: A major fire broke out at the Ajanta clock manufacturing unit in Gujarat's Morni on Sunday morning. No casualties have been reported in the incident. Thick black smoke soared above the factory which is one of the largest clock manufacturing units in the country. Heavy loss of property is...
  • Ishrat case: Gujarat government reinstates accused officer GL Singhal 01-06-2014 03:06 PM

    Ahmedabad: IPS officer GL Singhal, arrested in February 2013 by the CBI for his alleged involvement in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, has been reinstated by the Gujarat government. He is back in the Gujarat police force as Commandant of the 12 SRP battalion in Gandhinagar. He's out on bail...