Haren

  • Haren Pandya's wife Jagruti quits politics March 26, 2014

    Jagruti Pandya, wife of former minister in the BJP-led Gujarat government, who had fought the Gujarat assembly elections in 2012 on a Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) ticket, has decided to put a full stop to politics. Jagruti ventured into politics by joining the Gujarat Parivartan Party which merged with the BJP...
  • Police arrest Ahmedabad serial blasts accused Maulana Abdul Qavi March 24, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad Police Crime branch has arrested Maulana Abdul Qavi, a wanted accused in the Ahmedabad serial blast case. He has been arrested in New Delhi. According to Ahmedabad Crime Branch, he is the founder of a Madrasa, Ashraf Ul Uloom and was instrumental in sending Muslim boys of Hyderabad...
  • Live: PMK joins BJP-led NDA in Tamil Nadu March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday announced that its veteran leader LK Advani will contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections from Gandhinagar constituency, the 86-year-old has expressed his reluctance on trying his luck from Gujarat. ...
  • Advani upset with Gandhinagar seat, wants to contest from Bhopal March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday announced that its veteran leader LK Advani will contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections from Gandhinagar constituency, the 86-year-old has expressed his reluctance on trying his luck from Gujarat. The BJP patriarch had insisted on contesting the elections from Bhopal...
  • Coalgate: Additional S-G alleges he is being made a scapegoat by A-G April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: In another twist in the coal blocks allocations probe and the embarrassment the government is facing, Additional Solicitor-General Haren Rawal, who is representing the CBI in the case, wrote to Attorney General GE Vahanvati on Monday and alleged that he was being made a scapegoat by him. Sources said...
  • Shweta Bhatt, Jagruti Pandya: 2 women taking on Modi December 12, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Two women have dared to take on the 'Iron Man' of Gujarat, Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The two women, Shweta Bhatt - wife of suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt - and Jagruti Pandya - former state Home Minister Haren Pandya's widow - have been leading a personalised campaign against...
  • Guj: Keshubhai's party gives poll ticket to Pandya's wife November 29, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Former Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel's party has given a poll ticket to Jagriti Pandya, the wife of slain BJP leader Haren Pandya. She will contesting for Patel's Gujarat Parivartan Party from the Ellis Bridge constituency in Ahmedabad. The assembly elections are a fortnight away. Haren Pandya was the...
  • Party invite on FB sparks melee in Dutch town September 22, 2012

    Amsterdam: Riot police broke up crowds of youths who turned violent in a Dutch town late on Friday after several thousand people descended on the community following an invitation to a birthday party posted on Facebook, Dutch media reported. Media reports said six people were hurt, including three seriously, after disturbances...
  • SC admits CBI appeals in Pandya murder case January 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has admitted the appeals filed by the CBI and Gujarat government challenging the acquittal by the High Court of 12 convicts in the murder of former Home Minister Haren Pandya. A bench of justices P Sathasivam and J Chalameshwar admitted the appeal filed by the investigating...
  • Standing Committee meet ends, dissent over Lokpal November 30, 2011

    New Delhi: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Lokpal met on Wednesday and there was disagreement over exclusion of lower bureaucracy and Prime minister, sources said. There was also Objection to CBI members not being appointed like the CVC. Members Kirti Azad, Bal Apte, Haren Pathak and Arjun Meghwal are to give...
  • Haren Pandya's wife to skip Modi fast September 17, 2011

    Ahmedabad: Jagruti Pandya, wife of slain former BJP minister Haren Pandya, has decided not to go to the venue of Chief Minister Narendra Modi's fast - to hand over a memorandum seeking justice for her husband - after speaking to senior party leader LK Advani over phone on Saturday. ...
  • Pandya case: CBI to give presentation to Home Min September 4, 2011

    New Delhi: The CBI will be giving a presentation to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on its proposal to file a Special Leave Petition in Supreme Court challenging the acquittal of 12 people in the murder of former Gujarat Home Minister Haren Pandya in 2003. Sources in the agency said a...
  • Pandya murder: all freed, who killed him? August 29, 2011

    New Delhi: It was a blow for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday when the Gujarat high court acquitted the 12 accused in the 2002 assassination of former Home Minister Haren Pandya. The acquittal comes at the end of a long and controversial trial and the CBI was...
  • CBI to approach SC in Haren Pandya murder case August 29, 2011

    New Delhi: After receiving flak from Gujarat High Court for "botched up" and "blinkered" probe in the Haren Pandya murder case, the CBI on Monday decided to challenge the verdict in the Supreme Court. A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of senior officials, agency sources said. ...
  • Gujarat minister murder: All accused acquitted August 29, 2011

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Monday dropped murder charges against all 12 accused in the killing of former Gujarat Home Minister Haren Pandya. The court has said that there is no evidence to press murder charges against the accused. The court, however, said that they can be convicted for criminal...
  • SC rejects plea to probe Modi's role in murder July 15, 2009

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking a probe against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for the March 2003 killing of former state home minister Haren Pandya. A bench of Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan dismissed the plea of Vitthalbhai Pandya, father of late Haren Pandya and...
  • HC: Remove Modi's name from Pandya murder case January 31, 2008

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has ordered that Chief Minister Narendra Modi's name be removed from an application seeking re-investigation in the Haren Pandya murder case as he had no locus standing in the matter. The High Court said without going into the merits of the...
  • Modi govt not rolling out red carpet for Sunita September 18, 2007

    Ahmedabad: Astronaut Sunita Williams’ relatives in Gujarat are preparing for her first visit to India after her record breaking stay in space. But what should be a family affair has now turned political. The Opposition Congress alleges that the government is not doing much to welcome Sunita because she is a...
  • Haren Pandya's killers get life June 25, 2007

    New Delhi: A POTA court in Ahmedabad has sentenced nine people to life imprisonment for the murder of senior BJP leader Haren Pandya. Two others were sentenced to seven years imprisonment and one to five years imprisonment for murdering Pandya on March 26, 2003. Those sentenced to life imprisonment include the...