Sabarmati

  • Open Mike: Is the young professional/business class Modi's prime support base? 17-04-2014 08:11 PM

    In a special series 'Open Mike' CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Ahmedabad, which is known as the 'Karam Bhoomi' of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Standing at the Sabarmati riverfront, she takes the views of some professionals and businessmen on the development in Ahmedabad by the Gujarat government....
  • Valentine's Day: Tomatoes thrown on couples by Bajrang Dal, VHP men 14-02-2014 05:01 PM

    Ahmedabad: The activists of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday threw rotten tomatoes at couples celebrating Valentine's Day on the banks of Sabarmati River. Couples were seen running to save themselves when a large group of Bajrang Dal workers suddenly thronged the place and started throwing tomatoes...
  • Modi to inaugurate flyover in Ahmedabad today 03-02-2014 07:57 AM

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate a flyover in Ahmedabad on Monday. The BJP prime ministerial candidate will also inaugurate the Gurjari market near Sabarmati later in the day today. Narendra Modi had on Sunday held a rally in Meerut where he hit back at...
  • German ambassador visits Sabarmati Ashram, pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi 15-11-2013 04:57 PM

    German envoy to India, Michael Steiner, on Friday visited the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad and said that Mahatma Gandhi's unparalleled struggle for non-violence remains an inspiration for all. The senior diplomat is on a three-day visit to Gujarat, after Germany and other European Union states ended their boycott of Chief...
  • Cong lambastes Gill for giving clean chit to Modi in post-Godhra riots 01-11-2013 11:00 PM

    New Delhi: Hours after former Punjab DGP KPS Gill said that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi cannot be blamed for the riots that following the burning of a Sabarmati Express train bogie near Godhra station resulting in the death of several Hindu karsewaks, the Congress as well as riots victim...
  • Gujarat: Advani, Modi to jointly inaugurate AMC project 16-10-2013 08:10 AM

    Ahmedabad: After sharing a public platform in Bhopal last month, BJP patriarch LK Advani and the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, will be seen together at a function here on Wednesday. Advani and Modi will jointly inaugurate the gardens built by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) along the Sabarmati river...
  • I am follower of Mahatma Gandhi and his ideas: Rahul Gandhi 03-10-2013 12:44 PM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday began his two-day Gujarat tour as part of the Lok Sabha election preparations, by visiting Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati Ashram. Rahul spent almost half-an-hour in the ashram, from where the Mahatma had spearheaded the non-violent freedom movement of the country till he left for...
  • Rahul Gandhi to take battle to Modi turf; visit Gujarat on October 3, 4 02-10-2013 11:26 AM

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will pay a two-day visit to Gujarat starting on Thursday, a party statement said. He will visit Mahatma Gandhi's historic Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on Thursday and later hold a meeting of office-bearers of district and block Congress committees, the statement said. This will be...
  • Attack at Sabarmati Ashram was a conspiracy to kill me: Medha Patkar 05-09-2013 09:22 PM

    Ahmedabad: Social activist and Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar on Thursday told a local court that the attack during a public meeting at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabadafter the 2002 riots was a part of a "conspiracy" to kill her. Patkar on Thursday deposed before Metropolitan Magistrate A S Desai,...
  • Manmohan Singh launches portal on Mahatma Gandhi 02-09-2013 07:21 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday launched a portal aimed at making Mahatma Gandhi "accessible all over the world". Manmohan Singh said he was confident that the 'Gandhi Heritage Portal' would be an invaluable resource for generations to come, especially for the youth. The portal is a technology-driven initiative aimed...
  • Gujarat: Rivers flowing above the danger mark, over 4,000 evacuated in Bharuch 03-08-2013 10:39 AM

    Ahmedabad: Due to heavy rains in Gujarat over the past two days, rivers in the state are flowing above the danger mark, following which close to 4,000 people from several villages in Bharuch district have been evacuated to safer places. Vadodara city has also been badly affected with severe waterlogging....
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar backs Modi, says time to shed the baggage of 2002 20-06-2013 01:13 PM

    Panaji: Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has backed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi saying that it's time to shed the baggage of 2002 riots. "I don't think it is wise for us to hold onto something that happened in 2002. He was a new Chief Minister then, so he...
  • Nitish deferred probe into Godhra carnage to save Modi: Lalu 18-04-2013 10:14 AM

    Patna: Refusing to buy Nitish Kumar's argument absolving himself of the Godhra tragedy, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday accused him of closing the Railways' probe in the train burning incident to suit the interest of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. "Nitish as Railway Minister had closed...
  • Shiv Sena asks BJP to clear its stand on PM candidate 17-04-2013 02:55 PM

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Wednesday asked the BJP leadership to clear its stand on the issue of its prime ministerial candidate and demanded that a meeting of the NDA be convened soon. The BJP ally, however, gave a clean chit to Gujarat CM Narendra Modi over the Gujarat riots, but...
  • After PM candidate, BJP, JD(U) spar over 2002 Godhra carnage 16-04-2013 01:52 PM

    New Delhi: There is a new low in the ties between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Janata Dal (United) as the two parties have taken on each other over the Sabarmati tragedy in Godhra in 2002. BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi on Monday pointed out that it was Bihar Chief...
  • Sabarmati tragedy: Vajpayee said 'raj dharma' should be followed, says JD(U) 15-04-2013 07:01 PM

    JD(U) leader Sabir Ali said Nitish Kumar was railway minister during Sabarmati tragedy, however, Vajpayee said 'raj dharma' should be followed. So, it was not needed for Nitish to react, PM had said it all. ...
  • Gujarat jail tunnel digging case: Probe panel submits report 12-04-2013 10:19 PM

    Ahmedabad: A three-member high-powered committee which probed a failed jail break bid in Sabarmati Central Jail by digging a tunnel, submitted its report to the Gujarat Home Department on Friday, a top official said. "A report has been submitted by the committee on the tunnel digging case," Principal Home Secretary...
  • Ashram deaths: SC says no to CBI probe against Asaram 09-11-2012 11:39 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has refused to direct a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe against spiritual leader Asaram Bapu. This pertains to the death case of two boys, Dipesh and Abhishek Vaghela, who were found dead in his Sabarmati ashram in the year 2008. The Gujarat CID had...
  • Ashram deaths: Inquiry Commission rejects Asaram's plea 29-10-2012 11:35 PM

    Ahmedabad: A judicial commission probing mysterious death of two boys at Asaram Bapu Ashram in Sabarmati on Monday rejected the godman's plea for recording his statement at the Ashram. "The demand and suggestions put forward by Asaram cannot be accepted as it seems just another ploy to delay his appearance...
  • Mahatma Gandhi's statue installed in France 06-10-2011 05:42 PM

    London: A statue of Mahatma Gandhi has been installed at the 'Parc de L'Etoile' in the City of Strasbourg in France. The statue, gifted by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) to the city of Strasbourg, stands on a pedestal prepared by the city - in which are embedded...
  • Gujarat Cong leader Vaghela breaks his fast 20-09-2011 10:19 AM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's key rival, senior Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela broke his counter-fast on Tuesday. Leaders from the State Congress sat on a fast from Saturday to counter Modi's programme and to promote "non-violence". Vaghela launched his fast at Sabarmati Asharam on Saturday, which was more...
  • Congress begins counter-fast, slams Modi 17-09-2011 10:33 AM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Congress leaders Shankarsinh Vaghela and Arjun Modhvadia on Saturday began their fast as a counter to Chief Minister Narendra Modi's three-day fast, calling it a Satyagraha. "What is the need for Modi to spend taxpayers' money to hold a lavish fast? He could have held his fast...
  • Narendra Modi or Cong: Whose fast is better? 16-09-2011 09:59 AM

    Ahmedabad: Unlike the hot and humid Ram Lila Maidan, the big, cool hall at the Gujarat convention centre is the spot where Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will be sweating it out for three full days. Luxury seating arrangements and every other comfort that you can think of will be...
  • Guj HC appoints trial judge for Godhra accused 10-06-2011 09:38 PM

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Friday appointed a Special Judge to conduct the trial of an accused in the 2002 Godhra train burning case who was arrested after the judgement in the matter was pronounced. Judge CR Thakkar will conduct the trial of Ibrahim Chunga, who was arrested on...
  • 2008 blasts: Sabarmati Jail in-charge summoned 25-03-2011 05:53 PM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has asked the officer in-charge of the Sabarmati Central Jail in Ahmedabad to appear before it to explain non-production of the 11 accused in 2008 serial blast cases here for framing of charges against them. Additional Sessions Judge Santosh Snehi Mann issued the summons after...
  • Godhra: 11 get death, 20 life; parties to move HC 01-03-2011 08:54 PM

    Ahmedabad: A week after the 31 accused were held guilty of conspiring and setting the S-6 coach of Sabarmati Express on fire in Feburary 2002 and killing 59 people, mainly kar sewaks, the special court in Ahmedabad's Sabarmati Jail on Tuesday handed the death penalty to 11, while 20 other...
  • Godhra verdict: 11 get death, 20 get life term 01-03-2011 11:20 AM

    New Delhi: A Sessions Court at the Sabarmati Central Jail in Ahmedabad on Tuesday awarded death sentence to 11 people and life term to 20 others. The sentence was pronounced by Additional Sessions Judge PR Patel, who had on February 22 convicted 31 people of criminal conspiracy in the Sabarmati...