Vadodara

  • Assembly bypoll results should be seen in local perspective: BJP 23 hours 1 minutes ago

    The Bharatiya Janata Party suffered a serious jolt in the Assembly bypolls as it performed below expectation and failed to retain some of its seats. Party spokesperson Nalin Kohli said, "We have retained Vadodara, the SP has retained its Mainpuri. Nothing has changed from the national perspective. These results should...
  • Gujarat: Bharatiya Janata Party retains Vadodara Lok Sabha seat; wins 6 Assembly seats, Congress 3 23 hours 14 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday retained the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat which was vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. BJP candidate Ranjanben Bhatt surged ahead of rival Congress nominee Narendra Rawat to bag the seat. Bypoll results for nine Assembly seats also come out out of which...
  • Counting for Gujarat bypolls on Tuesday, CM Patel faces acid test Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: Counting of votes for nine Assembly and one Lok Sabha seats in the state will be held on Tuesday, with stakes being high for BJP and the state chief minister Anandi Patel, who succeeded Narendra Modi, facing a litmus test of her leadership to check opposition Congress. A total...
  • Gujarat bypolls: 49 per cent voting, lowest in Modi's constituency 3 days ago

    Ahmedabad: 49 per cent turn-out was on Saturday recorded in the byelections to the Lok Sabha seat vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and nine assembly seats in Gujarat. Polling was peaceful barring some minor incidents. "Gujarat has registered an approximate 49 per cent voter turn-out," a statement from the Election...
  • Campaign for Gujarat by-polls ends 5 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Dampened by rain-related issues, the lacklustre campaign for the by-polls to Vadodara Lok Sabha and nine assembly seats in Gujarat, came to an end on Thursday with the ruling BJP seeking votes in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, even as the Congress looks to capitalise on his...
  • Heavy rains lash Gujarat, MET department issues flood warning 6 days ago

    Vadodara: With heavy rains lashing many parts of Central and Northern Gujarat and Saurashtra in the last 24 hours, the Met department has issued a flood warning in the state. Nearly five thousand people living along the banks of the Vishwamitri river have been evacuated. The river flowing through Vadodara...
  • 1,500 people shifted after heavy rains lash parts of Gujarat 1 week ago

    Ahmedabad/Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to shift 1,500 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places. Vadodara district collector Avantika Singh said that about 1,006 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya...
  • BJP nominates Ranjan Ben Bhatta to take over Modi's Vadodara Lok Sabha seat August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday announced the name of Vadodara deputy mayor Ranjan Ben Bhatta as its candidate for the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The party also announced the name of local municipal corporator Suresh Patel as the candidate for the Maninagar Assembly constituency that...
  • Declare Vadodara, Surat terminals as international airports: Gujarat government August 21, 2014

    Vadodara: Gujarat government wants flight terminals at Vadodara and Surat to be declared as international airports. State Finance and Civil Aviation Minister Saurabhbhai Patel called on Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju in Delhi and put forth the demand for declaring Vadodara and Surat flight terminals as international airports, and...
  • Gujarat: Leopard dies of electric shock July 31, 2014

    Vadodara: A leopard died due to electric shock after it apparently jumped on a transformer in Gadhiya village in Amreli district while in pursuit of prey, a senior Forest official said on Thursday. "The male big cat was found dead on the transformer of Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Ltd (PGVCL)...
  • Heavy rains in Gujarat, Valsad district worst affected July 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Heavy rains have hit Gujarat in the last 24 hours resulting into waterlogged roads. East Ahmedabad has been the worst affected. Irregular water supply and frequent power cuts has resulted into harassment. Water logging has been reported from the neighbouring district of Vadodara. The situation in Valsad district is...
  • Narendra Modi's election expenditure in Vadodara stood at Rs 50 lakh June 15, 2014

    Vadodara: Prime Minister Narendra Modi incurred a total poll expenditure of a little over Rs 50 lakh in Vadodara, one of the two Lok Sabha seats from where he contested and won. Modi's campaign-related expenses stood at Rs 50,03,598, according to the accounts submitted to the Election Commission office on Friday...
  • PM Narendra Modi to retain the Varanasi seat, vacate the Vadodara seat June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who contested on the Varanasi seat as well as the Vadodara seat in the Lok Sabha elections has decided to retain the Varanasi seat and vacate the seat from his home state of Gujarat. Modi had won both the seats with a thumping majority. He...
  • Indian fishermen released by Pakistan return home, thank PM Modi June 14, 2014

    Vadodara: Coming close on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaching out to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Indian fishermen released by Pakistan arrived in Vadodara in Gujarat late on Wednesday night. Pakistan had freed 150 prisoners as a goodwill gesture a day ahead of Nawaz Sharif's visit to...
  • Modi gives his victory speech in Gujarat, calls himself 'mazdoor no 1' May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Thousands of people carrying huge Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) posters and banners gathered at a public ground in Vadodara on Friday to cheer the new Prime Minister of India. Narendra Modi had chosen to speak to his constituency first right after registering a record victory for the BJP...
  • Gujarat: Arrangements in place for counting of votes on 26 LS seats May 15, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The stage is set for counting of votes in 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat as arrangements have been completed by the Election Commission at 27 centres across the state. Those in the fray from Gujarat include BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who contested from Vadodara, besides party...
  • Western Railway asked to pay Rs 4 lakh to parents of post-Godhra 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 post-Godhra riots. The tribunal's bench in Ahmedabad recently ordered General Manager, WR,...
  • Best of Open Mike: Patna & Vadodara chaupals May 6, 2014

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Patna as a part of special series 'Open Mike'. Standing at the Gandhi Ghat, she asks the citizen of Bihar whether the Hindi heartland has been left behind by the rest of India. She also visits the...
  • Despite the heat, people come in large numbers to vote in Vadodara April 30, 2014

    The temperature in Vadodara on Wednesday morning was over 43 degree Celsius. However, that didn't deter people from coming out in large numbers early in the morning and casting their votes. ...
  • Confident of Congress victory in elections: Madhusudan Mistry April 30, 2014

    Congress's candidate from Vadodara Madhusudan Mistry told CNN-IBN that he was happy with the voter turnout and that it reflected the enthusiasm of the people to "ensure a Congress win". ...
  • Gujarat: Madhusudan Mistry served notice for his derogatory remarks April 25, 2014

    Vadodara: Election authorities on Friday slapped a notice on Madhusudan Mistry, Congress candidate from Vadodara, for allegedly making derogatory remarks against women. Vadodara district election officer Vinod R Rao gave Mistry time till 5 pm on April 27 to explain his stand regarding the alleged remarks made against senior BJP leader...
  • FIR against Madhusudan Mistry for alleged defamatory pamphlet on Modi April 23, 2014

    Vadodara: An FIR has been registered against Congress leader Madhusudan Misty in Vadodara for publishing an allegedly defamatory pamphlet against BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi. The pamphlet accuses Modi in the context of corruption and also refers to the snooping scandal involving a young woman architect. ...
  • NRIs from USA campaigning in Gujarat for Narendra Modi April 14, 2014

    Vadodara: Around 700 Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) from USA have landed in Gujarat and other parts of the country to campaign and vote for BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi. The NRIs are visiting various towns and villages urging people to vote for Modi, Asian American Store Owners' Association (AASOA) Executive...
  • Gujarat: 334 candidates in fray for Lok Sabha polls April 12, 2014

    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 contesting...
  • Brother Somabhai issues clarification on Narendra Modi's marriage April 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is in a spot after declaring himself as a married man. His brother Somabhai Damodardas Modi has issued a clarification on his marriage saying Modi was married to Jashodaben over 45 years back when he was...
  • In his nomination, Narendra Modi finally admits Jashodaben is his wife April 10, 2014

    Vadodara: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi in an affidavit filed before the Election Commission showed himself as a married man revealing that his wife's name is Jashodaben. In an affidavit submitted along with his nomination papers filed on Wednesday for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat, Modi for the first...
  • Is Modi's chaiwala campaign an excellent political marketing strategy? April 9, 2014

    Narendra Modi got a rousing welcome in Vadodara as his roadshow passed through key landmarks before entering the collectorate. Accompanying Modi were Kiran Mahida, a tea stall vendor, and Shubhangini Raje Gaekwad, the Rajmata of the Vadodara Royal Family. Earlier this year, Modi launched his 'Chai pe charcha' campaign and...
  • Open Mike: Has Narendra Modi reinvented himself? April 9, 2014

    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...
  • LS polls: Modi files nomination from Vadodara April 9, 2014

    Vadodara: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday filed his nomination for the Lok Sabha elections from Vadodara seat in Gujarat. A tea vendor and a member of Vadodara's royal family were amongst those who proposed Modi's candidature for the seat. Tea stall vendor Kiran Mahida and...
  • A Billion Votes: EC seeks report on Azam Khan's 'Kargil War' remark April 9, 2014

    A day before the first phase of polling begins in Uttar Pradesh, the polarisation of voters along communal lines continues. A defiant Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said that he stands by his comments on the religion of Indian Army soldiers arguing that there is nothing wrong in saying that...