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  • 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...
  • 24x7 power supply: What other states can learn from Gujarat, Tamil Nadu 30-05-2014 08:12 AM

    New Delhi: After Gujarat, Tamil Nadu will enjoy uninterrupted power supply beginning June 1 while Uttar Pradesh reels under long power cuts. The question is whether both Gujarat and Tamil Nadu have found a permanent solution to their power woes and can be model states for the rest of India....
  • Surat: Major fire at a commercial building, no reports of casualties 29-05-2014 12:20 PM

    Surat: Massive fire has broken out in a commercial building, Orchit tower, of the Sahara Darwaja area of Surat. 10 fire tenders are trying to douse the fire at the spot. There are no reports of casualties so far. There are nearly 100 shops in the building. The fire is...
  • PM Narendra Modi to retain the Varanasi seat, vacate the Vadodara seat 29-05-2014 10:30 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who contested on the Varanasi seat as well as the Vadodara seat in the Lok Sabha elections has decided to retain the Varanasi seat and vacate the seat from his home state of Gujarat. Modi had won both the seats with a thumping majority....
  • Enormous task ahead, says SIT black money probe panel chief MB Shah 28-05-2014 11:21 AM

    New Delhi: A day after the government constituted a Special Investigation Team to bring back black money, retired SC Judge Justice MB Shah, who is heading the SIT said the committee has an enormous task ahead of it. "The task is enormous. It will take some time. We will have...
  • Teacher-turned-politician Anandiben Patel to be sworn in as Gujarat's first woman CM today 22-05-2014 09:26 AM

    Ahmedabad: While Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi heads to Delhi, his trusted aide Anandiben Patel will take oath on Thursday as the first woman Chief Minister of Gujarat. It came as no surprise that the only name proposed as Narendra Modi's successor was that of Anandiben Patel. It's been a remarkable...
  • Watch: Celebrations begins in Ahmedabad as BJP leading across the nation 16-05-2014 09:28 AM

    Celebration has began in Ahmedabad as the BJP getting good numbers across the nation on the results day. ...
  • BJP goes into huddle ahead of counting of votes 14-05-2014 06:13 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP riding high on exit and post-poll surveys predicting its win on Wednesday went into a huddle to discuss the possibility of the party forming the government at the Centre and changes in the organisation ahead of counting of votes on May 16. BJP's top leaders Arun...
  • Watch: Who will replace Narendra Modi as Gujarat CM? 13-05-2014 08:13 PM

    With exit polls predicting Narendra Modi will move to the Prime Minister's office. 72-year old Anandiben Patel, the senior most minister in Modi's cabinet in Gujarat, is tipped to take over as state chief minister. She has been minister in Gujarat since 1998 and is a close confidante of Modi....
  • Despite the heat, people come in large numbers to vote in Vadodara 30-04-2014 12:13 PM

    The temperature in Vadodara on Wednesday morning was over 43 degree Celsius. However, that didn't deter people from coming out in large numbers early in the morning and casting their votes. ...
  • Gujarat not fully under Modi spell, Congress has an edge in 5-6 seats 28-04-2014 11:14 AM

    Ahmedabad: The newspaper advertisements by the BJP these days in Gujarat say "Lets vote a Gujarati to be India's prime minister" and it sums up the political mood in the state ahead of the voting day when all 26 seats go to polls on April 30. It's all about Narendra...
  • Animation film on Narendra Modi shows him in a Superman-like avatar 27-04-2014 09:46 AM

    Ahmedabad: After BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi t-shirts, mugs and caps, the Ahmedabad based Modi fan Club has also released an animation film on him. The film called 'Nation In Motion -NAMO' played to a specially composed song, portraying Modi in a Superman-like avatar setting things right and bringing...
  • Congress drags Modi wife row to EC even as BJP backs its PM nominee 11-04-2014 11:37 PM

    Mehsana: In a latest salvo against Narendra Modi, the Congress has filed a complaint with the Election Commission saying the Gujarat Chief Minister hid his marital status. The Congress has demanded a legal action to be taken against him even as the BJP is backing its prime ministerial candidate. Modi...
  • Narendra Modi set to file his nomination from Vadodara today 09-04-2014 07:53 AM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will file his nomination from the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat on Wednesday. Modi will arrive at the Vadodara airport on Wednesday morning after which he will hold a road show before he files his nomination papers at 11 am. A...
  • Vadodara: Police arrest Modi's opponent Madhusudan Mistry for vandalism 03-04-2014 05:28 PM

    New Delhi: Congress's Vadodara candidate Madhusudan Mistry, who has challenged BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, has been arrested by the Gujarat Police on charges of vandalism. Mistry was earlier in the day detained along with 100 other party workers on the same charges. Mistry and his supporters were campaigning...
  • Modi's opponent in Vadodara Mistry, 100 others detained for vandalism 03-04-2014 01:13 PM

    Vadodara: Congress candidate Madusudhan Mistry who has challenged BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has been detained by the police in Vadodara on Thursday. Mistry was detained along with 100 other party workers for vandalism. It is being reported that Mistry and his supporters were campaigning in Vadodara when the...
  • The real test starts after one wins an election: Paresh Rawal 27-03-2014 09:14 AM

    Adding to the star power this election is actor Paresh Rawal who will be contesting from Ahmedabad East on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket. This is the same seat that LK Advani's aide and seven-time MP Harin Pathak wanted to contest from. ...
  • Gandhinagar-Ahmedabad battle: Loath Advani, actor Rawal, miffed Pathak 26-03-2014 12:17 PM

    Ahmedabad: If elections are all about just winning and losing, the number of people betting on the BJP losing any of the three seats comprising Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad, would form a minuscule minority. The twin seats of Ahmedabad along with the Gandhinagar seat are BJP bastions to say the least....
  • Modi government counters Kejriwal's claims on Gujarat farmers 26-03-2014 10:19 AM

    Ahmedabad: The battle between Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal and Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is intensifying by the day. The Modi government in Gujarat has rebutted Kejriwal's allegations against the state's land acquisition policy. The Gujarat government has said that its...
  • Video of Rajkot BJP candidate walking on school children goes viral 24-03-2014 10:13 AM

    Ahmedabad: In a major embarrassment for the Gujarat Bharatiya Janata Party, a video showing the party's Rajkot candidate Mohan Kundariya walking over the backs of school children went viral on messaging application Whatsapp. The video was taken at a yoga camp organised by the Arya Samaj. Kundariya has defended himself...
  • Can the Modi-Advani duo sweep the Gujarat? 22-03-2014 02:36 PM

    Ahmedabad: With the suspense over on which will be the second seat that Narendra Modi will contest the general election from as well as which seat BJP patriarch LK Advani will fight from having been decided, it is clear that Modi's primary consideration in fielding himself from Vadodara and Advani...
  • Anti-Modi posters put up in diamond city Surat 21-03-2014 10:54 AM

    Ahmedabad: Anti-Modi posters were put up in Udhna and Pandesara areas of Surat city on Thursday night. These areas have a sizable migrant population from north Indian states like UP and Bihar. Surat has a north Indian migrant labour force of around 8 lakh people. The posters have been put...