2002 GUJARAT RIOTS

  • Twelve years after Godhra riots, Justice Nanavati Commission hands over probe report to Gujarat CM November 18, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Twelve years after the Godhra riots, Justice GT Nanavati commission on Tuesday submitted its report to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel at her residence. Justice Nanavati had maintained that the final report is ready and will be submitted soon. The Commission took 24 extensions before the report has finally...
  • 2002 Gujarat riots: HC to hear Zakia Jafri's petition today July 15, 2014

    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) clean...
  • Western Railway asked to pay Rs 4 lakh to parents of postGodhra riot victim May 14, 2014

    Vadodara: The Railway Claims Tribunal has ordered Western Railway to pay Rs 4 lakhs to the parents of a youth, who was allegedly killed in an attack at Vadodara railway station on February 27, 2002, in the wake of postGodhra riots. The tribunal's bench in Ahmedabad recently ordered General Manager, WR,...
  • Lawyer, social activist Mukul Sinha no more May 12, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The noted human rights activist and lawyer Mukul Sinha, who fought for the cause of 2002 riot victims and victims of fake encounters in Gujarat, on Monday died at a private hospital here at the age of 63. His close aide and lawyer Shamshad Pathan said that Sinha was suffering...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 16, 2014

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  • Do the 2002 riots no longer haunt Modi's politics? April 16, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the people will love him when they know him. Making his point clear on his candidature from Varanasi seat, Modi in an interview to ANI said, "I am not going to Varanasi to defeat anyone. I am going...
  • Hang me if charges are proved against me, says Narendra Modi April 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the people will love him when they know him. Making his point clear on his candidature from Varanasi seat, Modi in an interview to ANI said, "I am not going to Varanasi to defeat anyone. I...
  • PMO to seek Modi's views on disclosing his letters with Vajpayee April 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office will take the nod of Gujarat government and Chief Minister Narendra Modi for releasing the correspondence exchanged with the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee after the post-Godhra riots in 2002. The information was earlier denied by the Central Public Information Officer of the PMO...
  • SC refuses to entertain plea questioning SIT clean chit to Modi in Gujarat riots April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea questioning the Special Investigation Team probe giving a clean chit to Narendra Modi in the 2002 Gujarat riots. The apex court also declined the plea to reconstitute the SIT for a probe into the riots case. The SIT report gave...
  • Congress puts Vajpayee's photo on website, stirs controversy April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party stirred a controversy by putting Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's photo on its official website. The photo was published with a caption that read: "Atal had said Modi did not follow Raj Dharma. How can a person whom Atal...
  • Open Mike: Is there a 'Modi wave' in Western Uttar Pradesh? April 8, 2014

    In a special series 'Open Mike' CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits DN College in Meerut to take youth's opinion on 'Modi wave' and the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • There will be serious consequences if Modi becomes PM: Chidambaram April 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In probably one of the strongest attacks on Narendra Modi, Finance Minister P Chidambaram accused the Gujarat CM of being solely responsible for the communal massacre of 2002. There will be serious consequences if Modi became the next Prime Minister, warned the Congress stalwart launching a scathing attack on...
  • Man and myth collide as Modi eyes final ascent to power April 5, 2014

    Vadnagar (Gujarat): Narendra Modi spent his childhood in a modest three-room dwelling made of mud and brick nestled in a narrow, crowded lane in the town of Vadnagar. The tea stall his father ran with the help of his sons is just as it was then, a small shed of patched...
  • The Economist criticises Modi, says he's a man who thrives on division April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: There is strong criticism coming in for Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. English weekly The Economist has refused to back Modi for the PM's post and called him a man associated with 'sectarian hatred'. The weekly has accused Modi of...
  • Azam Khan hits out at Jaitley, Modi over 2002 Gujarat riots April 2, 2014

    Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has out at BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley over the 2002 Gujarat riots. The SP leader said, "We don't expect Modi or the BJP to apologise for the 2002 riots." ...
  • Constant threat of communal riots if Modi becomes PM: Mayawati March 31, 2014

    Raking up the 2002 Gujarat riots issue, BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday claimed the country would be under a constant threat of communal violence if Narendra Modi became the PM and spoke of forming her party government at the Centre. Addressing a meet of West Bengal party workers, the former Uttar...
  • Modi's fantasies are like Mungerilal's day dreams, says MP Congress chief Arun Yadav March 31, 2014

    Drawing parallels between BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and the protagonist of a popular TV show 'Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne', Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Arun Yadav said the Gujarat strongman was "day-dreaming" of occupying the top post. "Voting for the Lok Sabha polls hasn't commenced yet, and Modi has already...
  • Mayawati attacks Modi, says BJP will ruin country's peace March 27, 2014

    BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday launched a frontal attack on BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi saying the country will be "ruined" due to spike in communal riots if he is voted to power. Hitting the campaign trail in Vidarbha, which is considered as a Congress bastion with a sizable Dalit population,...
  • Modi can never be the Prime Minister, says Kapil Sibal March 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress has out rightly dismissed BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as a credible challenge in the forth coming Lok Sabha elections. Union Minister Kapil Sibal claimed that no matter how hard the Gujarat strongman tries he can never be the Prime Minister of the country. Speaking...
  • Khurshid compares Modi to a nursery student who thinks he has a PhD March 19, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has once again stroked a controversy by questioning Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's claim of having received a clean chit in 2002 Gujarat riots and comparing him to a nursery student. Khurshid said, "I don't know of Supreme Court giving clean...
  • Modi does not require a certificate from anyone: BJP March 17, 2014

    BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain hit back at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his attack on Narendra Modi over 2002 Gujarat riots. He said that Modi required "no certificate from anyone," ...
  • BJP hits back at Congress for attacking Modi over 2002 riots March 16, 2014

    BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi hit back at Congress for attacking Narendra Modi over 2002 Gujarat riots. Lekhi said, "The SIT report on Modi is the only thing Congress has to attack him. It has become their agenda because they don't have anything else to talk about. That is why...
  • Narendra Modi is welcome to apply for a visa: US March 8, 2014

    Washington: Even as a visiting US official indicated the country's willingness to work with India's new leader post elections whoever it may be, Washington insisted there is no change in its visa policy in respect of Narendra Modi. Bhartiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate was "welcome to apply for a visa,...
  • Murder charges dog right-hand man of Narendra Modi March 3, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Amit Shah is charged with three counts of murder. He is also a key election campaign manager and close aide of Narendra Modi, the frontrunner to become India's next prime minister. To supporters, Shah's proven talent in winning elections makes him the obvious choice to run Modi's campaign in Uttar...
  • Narendra Modi is 'killer of humanity', says Mulayam Singh March 2, 2014

    Allahabad: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, calling him "a killer of humanity". Addressing a large gathering at the Parade ground, Yadav took on the Congress as well, saying both the major parties were detrimental for the...
  • No change in policy on 2002 Gujarat riots: US March 1, 2014

    Omission of Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's name from a US human rights report was no indication of a change in policy, a US official has reiterated. "There is no change in policy. There's no editing error," State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday when asked...
  • US denies going soft on Narendra Modi February 28, 2014

    Denying it had gone soft on Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over his alleged role in 2002 Gujarat riots, the US says it continues to express concerns about communal violence across India. Unlike previous years, India section of the State Department's Congressionally mandated "2013 Country Reports on Human...
  • FTP: Rajnath apologises to Muslims: Are young Muslims willing to give the BJP a chance? February 27, 2014

    BJP chief Rajnath Singh on Tuesday while addressing a gathering of Muslims in New Delhi apologised for the 'mistakes' made in the past and appealed to the minority community to give the party a chance. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visited the Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi and asked...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 26, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Can Modi and BJP ever win the hearts and minds of the Indian muslims? February 26, 2014

    In a bid to boost its electoral fortunes, the Bharatiya Janata Party has reached out to the Muslims as party President Rajnath Singh said he was ready to apologise for any past mistakes, a reference to the 2002 Gujarat riots. Rajnath has even asked the minority community to give the...