Gujarat

  • Gujarat no 'swarg', Modi only concerned about chair: Sonia Gandhi 24-04-2014 05:47 PM

    Valsad: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday took on Narendra Modi on his home turf of Gujarat, saying the state was nowhere near "swarg" (heaven) as claimed by him, and accused the BJP's prime ministerial hopeful of being concerned only about his chair. Addressing her first election rally in Gujarat,...
  • Sonia takes on Modi, says Gujarat is debt-ridden 24-04-2014 05:32 PM

    Sonia Gandhi was campaigning in Valsad, Gujarat on Thursday. She said that some BJP leaders talked as if the "heaven will come on earth when they come to power". "But they do not tell you the fact that the state of Gujarat is itself debt-ridden," she said. ...
  • Watch: Enthusiastic senior citizens come out to vote in Mumbai 24-04-2014 03:53 PM

    Even though Mumbai has seen very low voter turnout on Thursday till 3 pm, senior citizens came out to vote with full enthusiasm in Mumbai. ...
  • Kashmiris wary as Modi challenges for power 24-04-2014 10:57 AM

    Mohammad Amin Pandith, a smallholder and father-of-three from Indian-controlled Kashmir, was lured from his home at night by a man in army uniform, dragged along a potholed lane and shot in the back of the head. His execution, one of three deadly attacks on village elders in the last week...
  • BJP slams St. Xavier's College's Principal, says his action wrong 23-04-2014 11:04 PM

    A day before Mumbai votes, Principal of the city's prestigious Xavier's College Dr Frazer Mascarenhas has sparked off a controversy by writing an e-mail to his students. However, BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said that if a teacher is comparing different states in order to influence the minds of students, it...
  • Should a college principal take sides during an election campaign? 23-04-2014 09:49 PM

    A day before Mumbai votes, the Principal of the city's prestigious Xavier's College has sparked off a controversy by writing an e-mail to his students. Dr Frazer Mascarenhas in the e-mail questions Modi's Gujarat model and urges students to vote wisely. The BJP has complained to the Election Commission, accusing...
  • Police arrest dacoit carrying reward of Rs 5 lakh 23-04-2014 09:20 PM

    A dacoit carrying a reward of Rs 5.10 lakh on his head was arrested by Gujarat police along with three of his associates from Shivpuri town in Morena, police said on Wednesday. The dacoit, identified as Manish Gusain, and his three associates, Gaurav Tomar, Pushpendra Singh and Vinay were arrested...
  • Mumbai's St Xavier's College Principal slams Modi's Gujarat model 23-04-2014 09:10 PM

    A major row has sparked off in Mumbai after the principal of the city's prestigious St. Xavier's College wrote to his students, urging them to "choose well" while voting on Thursday. In the letter, he even seemed to criticise Narendra Modi's Gujarat model of development. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Dr Frazer...
  • Congress backs St Xavier's College principal's letter against BJP 23-04-2014 05:46 PM

    A major row has sparked off in Mumbai after the principal of the city's prestigious St Xavier's College has written to his students, urging them to "choose well" while voting on Thursday. ...
  • Why I differ with Fr Frazer Mascarenhas of St Xavier’s, Mumbai

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    In an email to students of St Xavier's College, Mumbai, its principal Fr Frazer Mascarenhas has questioned the Gujarat model with its emphasis on private...

  • LS polls: Modi, Rahul to address rallies in tribal areas of Gujarat 23-04-2014 04:31 PM

    Vadodara: BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will address public meetings in tribal-dominated areas in Central Gujarat on April 26. Modi, who is contesting from Vadodara as well as Varanasi constituencies, will address a rally on Thursday and at Pavijetpur, which falls under Chhota Udepur...
  • 'Anupam Kher either has verbal diarrhoea or the Alzheimer's: documentary filmmaker Rakesh Sharma lashes out at the actor 22-04-2014 08:42 AM

    New Delhi: An old documentary film on the Gujarat riots of 2002 has brought Anupam Kher and filmmaker Rakesh Sharma at loggerheads. The film 'Final Solution' was a documentary feature on the 2002 riots that shook Gujarat. During a TV debate on CNN-IBN, documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan accused Kher (who...
  • EC seeks report on Praveen Togadia's anti-Muslim remarks 21-04-2014 06:31 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday sought a report on VHP leader Praveen Togadia's alleged hate speech where he said that people from Muslim community should be stopped from buying properties in Hindu-dominated localities. "They (EC officials) are in the process of acquiring the recording of the statements made...
  • Pravin Togadia denies anti-Muslim rant, alleges political conspiracy 21-04-2014 05:35 PM

    New Delhi: Pravin Togadia, the man in the midst of a raging storm, has denied making anti-Muslim remarks at a public meeting in Gujarat last week. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Togadia alleged a political conspiracy against him. "This is a political conspiracy against me. I have sent a legal notice to...
  • Kapil Sibal calls Modi a potential accused in Gujarat encounter cases 21-04-2014 02:04 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress leader and Telecom minister Kapil Sibal has called Narendra Modi a potential accused in the triple murders of Sohrabuddin, Kausar Bi and Tulsi Ram Prajapati. Sibal on Monday distributed excerpts of the CBI's chargesheets in these cases. Sibal claimed that Modi's close aide Amit Shah and...
  • Pravin Togadia stirs up a storm with anti-Muslim rant, RSS says news false 21-04-2014 01:14 PM

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has come to the rescue of VHP president Pravin Togadia over his reported anti-Muslim rant in Gujarat on Saturday. The RSS called the news fabricated. Togadia reportedly told people in Bhavnagar to target Muslims for buying properties in Hindu majority areas. "Bring pressure...
  • Large parts of Gujarat hit by rain, thunderstorm; one killed 20-04-2014 11:55 PM

    Ahmedabad: In a sudden change of weather, large parts of Gujarat were hit by rain, thunderstorm and strong winds on Sunday evening, taking people reeling under intense heat by surprise, while one person was killed in a mishap. The climate across the state, except south Gujarat, started changing after 6...
  • Have you bought a ticket to Pakistan?

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    It looks like millions of Indians living abroad will have to buy a ticket to Islamabad if they want to visit their friends and relatives....

  • The Election that Isn't: Cyrus in conversation with 'political leaders' 20-04-2014 04:05 PM

    In a televised address Congress President Sonia Gandhi apologised to the people for the past. Narendra Modi too, in an interview, sidestepped the question of apologising on the 2002 Gujarat riots. ...
  • Gujarat doctors to offer discount to patients who vote 19-04-2014 10:55 PM

    Ahmedabad: The doctors in Gujarat will give minimum 25 per cent discount on consultation fees to patients who show their inked finger to prove that they have cast their vote during the Lok Sabha polls, Indian Medical Association (IMA) said on Saturday. IMA president Dr Jitendra Patel said the move,...
  • Reports of investments flowing into Gujarat false: Anand Sharma 19-04-2014 03:33 PM

    Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Saturday hit out Narendra Modi saying that the reports of investments flowing into Gujarat is false. ...
  • Akhilesh Yadav slams Gujarat model, says SP has launched more welfare programmes 18-04-2014 11:58 PM

    Criticising the much-touted Gujarat model of development, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said the SP government has launched more welfare programmes in the state than Narendra Modi's government. Addressing a gathering in favour of SP candidate Lal Singh Tomar, Yadav said, "SP government in Uttar Pradesh distributed...
  • BJP's Smriti Irani offers Gujarat model in Congress's bastion Amethi 18-04-2014 09:28 PM

    Amethi will see development on the lines of the Gujarat model if the BJP comes to power at the Centre, actor-turned-party candidate Smriti Irani said on Friday. Addressing an election rally in Raniganj, Irani said, "Jab Amethi me kamal (lotus - the symbol of BJP) khilega toh yahan ki sari...
  • Jayalalithaa makes blistering attack on Gujarat model, calls it myth 17-04-2014 06:11 PM

    Taking Narendra Modi head on for the first time, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday dismissed as a "myth" the Gujarat model of development and said her state was placed far better in various sectors. In a strong rebuttal to the BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee on his charge...
  • Do the 2002 riots no longer haunt Modi's politics? 16-04-2014 10:08 PM

    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 16-04-2014 09:55 PM

    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...
  • 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...