Gujarat

  • In Gujarat, interest on loans for Tata is 1 pc, farmers 12 pc: Rahul 15-04-2014 12:24 AM

    Latur: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday took a dig at BJP's prime ministerial candiadte Narendra Modi saying the Gujarat Chief Minister gave loan to Tata in just 1 per cent interest. "Tata gets loan for 20 years in just 1 per cent interest while farmers get it on...
  • Rahul mocks Modi's 'toffee' model of development in Gujarat 14-04-2014 04:21 PM

    New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday mocked the Gujarat model of development, calling it the "toffee model of development". "In Gujarat, Adani gets land in just Rupee 1, the same money which you spend to buy a toffee. It's a toffee model," Rahul said. He continued his...
  • Congress wants ban on Paresh Rawal for 'defamatory' speech 14-04-2014 12:08 AM

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Congress has lodged a formal complaint with the Election Commission seeking to restrain BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Ahmedabad East and Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal from holding any more poll rallies due to "derogatory" jibes against Congress leaders. In a written complaint sent to the EC on...
  • Modi offers shelter to Deve Gowda, says I am also your son 13-04-2014 11:27 PM

    Chikballapura: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has requested former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda to live in Gujarat. Modi gave the statement after Gowda said that he will not live in Karnataka if Modi becomes the Prime Minister. Addressing an election meeting Modi said, "I request Deve Gowda to...
  • 'Faces of Gujarat riots' to campaign against communalism 13-04-2014 05:15 PM

    Dubbed "faces of Gujarat riots", Qutubuddin Ansari and Ashok Mochi have entered India's collective consciousness through their photos. One was the face of raw communal frenzy and the other of helplessness, begging for mercy. The pictures of a frightened Ansari begging for mercy from his attackers with tears rolling down...
  • PMO to seek Modi's views on disclosing his letters with Vajpayee 13-04-2014 01:49 PM

    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...
  • After 'Bal Narendra', a graphic biography on Narendra Modi now 13-04-2014 01:21 PM

    New Delhi: Books on Narendra Modi seems to be the flavour of the poll season with another work -- a 'graphic biography' narrating his journey from birth till becoming the prime ministerial candidate of BJP -- set to hit bookstores soon. 'Narendra Modi: The Icon of Development' is being published...
  • Gujarat: 334 candidates in fray for Lok Sabha polls 12-04-2014 11:36 PM

    Ahmedabad: 334 candidates are in the fray in all 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat with 79 aspirants having withdrawn their nominations, election officials said. Prominent among 334 candidates, who remained in the arena for April 30 polls, are BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi, Congress senior leader Madhusudan Mistry -both...
  • Gujarat beat UP by 34 runs in Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy 11-04-2014 06:09 PM

    Rajkot: Priyank Panchal's all-round performance helped Gujarat beat Uttar Pradesh by 34 runs in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy Group A match here on Friday. Electing to bat first, Gujarat made 184 runs for the loss of four wickets and then bundled out Uttar Pradesh for 150 at the Saurashtra...
  • SC refuses to entertain plea questioning SIT clean chit to Modi in Gujarat riots 11-04-2014 12:20 PM

    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...
  • Congress puts Vajpayee's photo on website, stirs controversy 11-04-2014 10:38 AM

    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: Has Narendra Modi reinvented himself? 09-04-2014 10:11 PM

    In a special series 'Open Mike', CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits the walled city of Vadodara in Gujarat to find out view of the voters over development in Gujarat and their choices for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Meanwhile, Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi...
  • Modi's claims about development in Gujarat exaggerated: Sonia Gandhi 09-04-2014 01:38 PM

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi trained her guns on the BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi while addressing a rally in Karnataka, challenging his claims about development in the state. ...
  • Open Mike: Is there a 'Modi wave' in Western Uttar Pradesh? 08-04-2014 11:03 PM

    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. ...
  • Snoopgate: AAP alleges Congress-BJP deal on investigations 07-04-2014 05:22 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday alleged that the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party had struck a deal on the investigations into the snoopgate scandal. "The Congress party owes an explanation to the country on why it did not implement the union cabinet's decision of December...
  • Spot the difference between media cover-up of the 1984 and 2002 riots

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Reverence in the media to those in authority and a tendency to fall in line, allows those indulging in political mass murders to escape justice...

  • There will be serious consequences if Modi becomes PM: Chidambaram 06-04-2014 03:14 PM

    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...
  • EC seeks tape of BJP leader Amit Shah making the 'vote for revenge' remark 06-04-2014 09:09 AM

    New Delhi: Two days after the BJP leader Amit Shah stirred up a hornet's nest with his 'vote for revenge' remark, the Election Commission on Sunday asked for a tape showing the leader making the statement. Amit Shah, key Narendra Modi aide and BJP's Uttar Pradesh in-charge was in Muzaffarnagar...
  • Maharashtra: BJP dismisses Cong-NCP charges against Gujarat government 05-04-2014 10:25 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra BJP on Saturday rubbished the allegations of the Congress-NCP against Gujarat government that the latter had asked for reimbursement of Rs 22.5 crore for the cattle feed, which was provided to a state dairy as "drought relief" aid. Addressing a press conference, BJP spokesman Madhav Bhandari said that...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali Super League games to be held in Mumbai, Rajkot 05-04-2014 08:09 PM

    Mumbai: Matches in the Super League stage of the 2013-14 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will be played in Rajkot and Mumbai from April 8 to 14, with the final slated to be held in Mumbai. Haryana, Goa, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh are clubbed in Group A, while the other half...
  • Ruffian from Gujarat wants to become PM: Congress leader on Modi 05-04-2014 03:37 PM

    Congress leader Khurshid Ahmed called Modi a ruffian. While addressing a gathering in Rajpipla, the Congress Minority Cell President said, "There is a 'lafanga' (ruffian) in Gujarat who wants to become the prime minister of India. A man who speaks of killing and hurting others, such a 'tapori' (lout) can't...
  • Man and myth collide as Modi eyes final ascent to power 05-04-2014 01:54 PM

    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...
  • Omar says will stick with UPA, wants Modi to apologise for 2002 riots 05-04-2014 12:51 PM

    New Delhi: Lauding the decade-long rule of the Congress-led UPA government, Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that the National Conference would stick to the coalition irrespective of the election results. Participating in the Network18-Google Hangout on Saturday, Omar said that there was no question of joining hands...
  • Vivek Sharma, director of 'Bhootnath', pens a tribute song for Narendra Modi 05-04-2014 10:05 AM

    Mumbai: Vivek Sharma, who directed the 2008 film 'Bhootnath', has penned a tribute song in support of Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Sharma has even directed the video of the song 'Naro mein Indra hai', which has music by Ricky Mishra, and is sung by Priyanka Bhattacharya...
  • The Economist criticises Modi, says he's a man who thrives on division 04-04-2014 08:19 AM

    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...
  • Narendra Modi needs to do much more to reach out to Muslims

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    "He is an expert in turning a lie into the truth. It is the BJP's principle to divide the nation and rule. Wherever the BJP...

  • Congress fumes over Gujarat government's advertisement 03-04-2014 11:05 PM

    Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Arjun Modhwadia on Thursday slammed the state government for its advertisement on revised rates of premium on agricultural insurance to be paid by farmers, terming it "misleading" and "anti farmer". "As per the advertisement published in newspapers today, there is an unusual increase in...
  • Maharashtra replaces Gujarat as top investment destination: Assocham 03-04-2014 03:01 PM

    New Delhi: Maharashtra has emerged as the number one investment destination in the country replacing Gujarat, according to an Assocham report. Maharashtra attracted cumulative investment proposals of Rs 14,73,466 crore as on December 2013, while Gujarat drew proposals worth Rs 13,98,347 crore, an analysis by the industry group showed. The...
  • 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...
  • Watch: Election tracker promo on Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan 03-04-2014 12:33 PM

    With the elections 2014 about to be announced, the Election Tracker is back on CNN-IBN. CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS National Election Tracker brings the mood of key swing states ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Tonight we will focus on Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. ...