Ahmedabad

  • Constant thinking about next big idea is wrong, says Azim Premji 22-04-2014 10:27 PM

    Hyderabad: Even as B-school graduates head out with big ideas of businesses and innovations, business tycoon and philanthropist Azim Premji, while handing out graduation certificates to students at Hyderabad's ISB urged them to focus on ordinary things. Here is the full text of Azim Premji's speech Good afternoon. It's a...
  • Gujarat: Justice for 'dukhi pati' on poll promise list 20-04-2014 03:06 PM

    Ahmedabad: There are promises galore for voters in Ahmedabad East constituency with fringe political parties and Independent candidates promising justice for "aggrieved husbands" and "lavish" lifestyle for the poor in their manifestos. Dashrath Devda, who runs an NGO 'Akhil Bhartiya Patni Atyachar Virodhi Sangh' and is an Independent candidate from...
  • 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....
  • There's no way of saying this kindly. IIM-A students perform a terrible flash mob to celebrate on campus film '2 States' 14-04-2014 04:51 PM

    The IIM-Ahmedabad students decided to perform a flash mob to celebrate '2 States' which is based on author Chetan Bhagat's novel of the same name. The hilarious video shows students dancing to the old viral 'Kolaveri Di', moving on to the popular 'Offo' track from the upcoming film starring Alia...
  • Advani says Modi is the next PM, ready to take any role BJP gives him 13-04-2014 12:17 PM

    Ahmedabad: As the Bharatiya Janata Party inches closer to ending the 10-year-long UPA rule and forming the government, as per opinion polls, party patriarch LK Advani wants to make sure that the party puts up a united front. Advani whose differences with the party's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi has...
  • Sojat: Smoke seen in New Delhi-Ahmedabad Rajdhani Express, major mishap averted 07-04-2014 12:21 AM

    An alert railway staff on Sunday averted what would have been a major mishap by stopping the New Delhi-Ahmedabad Rajdhani train near Sojat Road station and putting out the smoke coming out of an SLR coach. A pointman at Sojat Road station, which falls along Ajmer-Marwar Junction route, observed the...
  • Smoke noticed from New Delhi-Ahmedabad Rajdhani Express, major mishap averted 06-04-2014 11:15 PM

    An alert railway staff on Sunday averted what would have been a major mishap by stopping the New Delhi-Ahmedabad Rajdhani train near Sojat Road station and putting out the smoke coming out of an SLR coach. A pointman at Sojat Road station, which falls along Ajmer-Marwar Junction route, observed the...
  • Gulbarg fund embezzlement case: Gujarat HC stays Teesta's arrest till April 4 28-03-2014 11:47 AM

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Friday stayed till April 4 the arrest of social activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand and son of slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, Tanvir, in connection with the alleged fund embezzlement case involving the riot-ravaged Gulbarg Society. Justice Anant Dave sent a notice...
  • The real test starts after one wins an election: Paresh Rawal 27-03-2014 09:14 AM

    Adding to the star power this election is actor Paresh Rawal who will be contesting from Ahmedabad East on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket. This is the same seat that LK Advani's aide and seven-time MP Harin Pathak wanted to contest from. ...
  • Gandhinagar-Ahmedabad battle: Loath Advani, actor Rawal, miffed Pathak 26-03-2014 12:17 PM

    Ahmedabad: If elections are all about just winning and losing, the number of people betting on the BJP losing any of the three seats comprising Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad, would form a minuscule minority. The twin seats of Ahmedabad along with the Gandhinagar seat are BJP bastions to say the least....
  • BJP chief invited me to discuss Ahmedabad East seat crisis: Harin Pathak 25-03-2014 11:42 AM

    Seven-time MP Harin Pathak who was denied the Ahemdabad East ticket by the BJP is heading to New Delhi on Tuesday after party chief Rajnath Singh invited him to discuss his candidature for Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Police arrest Ahmedabad serial blasts accused Maulana Abdul Qavi 24-03-2014 06:34 PM

    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...
  • Bharuch: Traffic disrupted on highway after bridge railing falls off 24-03-2014 11:16 AM

    Ahmedabad: Traffic on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai highway was disrupted early on Monday morning after a portion of the railing on the Sardar Bridge over the Narmada river fell off. According to initial reports, 200 meters of the railing fell off bridge at Bharuch. Police said the traffic is being diverted to...
  • BJP infighting: Jaswant likely to file nomination as Independent today 24-03-2014 07:59 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party is dealing with a war within and the split in the party's top leadership is out in the open. Senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh will file his nomination from Barmer as an Independent on Monday after his party refused to oblige him with a...
  • Denied Ahmedabad East ticket, Harin Pathak says won't quit BJP 23-03-2014 12:31 PM

    Ahmedabad: Seven-time MP Harin Pathak who was refused the Ahmedabad East ticket by the BJP said on Sunday that he would not quit the party as was speculated. He added that his decision regarding the Lok Sabha elections would be taken in the next three days after consulting party workers....
  • BJP denies ticket to LK Advani loyalist Harin Pathak 22-03-2014 09:06 PM

    New Delhi: After Jaswant Singh, the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on Saturday denied ticket to LK Advani's loyalist Hiren Pathak and instead fielded actor Paresh Rawal from Ahmedabad East. Pathak is the sitting MP from Ahmedabad East. Pathak will talk to media on Sunday. "Workers of my constituency are not...
  • 7 dead, 9 injured in gas tanker explosion on Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway 22-03-2014 06:00 PM

    Mumbai: Seven people died and nine got injured in a gas tanker explosion on Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway on Saturday. The accident reportedly took place when an oil tanker overturned. Five people are said to be in a critical condition. The mishap took place near Chaori check post on the Mumbai-Ahmedbad Highway...
  • Advani wants Ahmedabad East seat for aide Harin Pathak: Sources 20-03-2014 05:33 PM

    After being adamant on contesting from Bhopal, BJP patriarch LK Advani now wants the party to field former union minister and his close aide Harin Pathak from Ahmedabad East, according to sources. Pathak is the sitting MP from Ahmedabad East. BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had opposed Pathak's nomination...
  • Gandhinagar, Bhopal in the fray as BJP brainstorms over Advani's seat 19-03-2014 11:50 AM

    New Delhi: After finalising its PM candidate Narendra Modi's Varanasi seat, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now brainstorming over senior leader LK Advani's seat. As the BJP meets on Wednesday to decide on more seats, the Madhya Pradesh unit of the party is backing senior leader LK Advani's candidature from...
  • BJP to decide on Modi's Gujarat seat, Advani's candidature today 19-03-2014 07:54 AM

    New Delhi: All eyes are on the Bharatiya Janata Party as the party's Central Election Committee meets on Wednesday to finalise its list of candidates for Rajasthan and the remaining seats of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. A decision is also likely on the second seat for the party's Prime...
  • News 360: Gujarat BJP wants Modi to contest from Surat or Ahmedabad 18-03-2014 09:51 PM

    While the Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi, the Gujarat unit of BJP wants him to contest from either Surat or Ahmedabad. ...
  • Gujarat BJP wants Narendra Modi to contest from Surat or Ahmedabad 18-03-2014 03:02 PM

    New Delhi: A day after his candidature was announced from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, the Gujarat BJP is staking claim to him. "The people and the party here wants that Modiji must be made to contest from Gujarat," the state BJP spokespeson Vijay Rupani said. He said that the Gujarat...
  • Photo: Meet Canadian Sikh Sarwan Singh, a Guinness World Record holder for the world's longest beard at 8.25 feet 11-03-2014 02:16 PM

    A Sikh from Canada, Sarwan Singh, displays his 8.25 feet long beard during a news conference in Ahmedabad. Singh has his name in the Guinness Book of World Record since 2008. ...
  • Gurgaon: Doubting infidelity, IIM-A alumnus stabs wife to death 03-03-2014 04:53 PM

    Gurgaon: A senior executive with a consultancy firm was arrested on Monday for allegedly stabbing his wife to death at their home in Gurgaone, police said. Rajnish Singh (44), an alumnus of IIM-Ahmedabad, suspected his wife Shweta Bindra (36) of having an illicit affair and after an argument on Tuesday...
  • SC refuses to grant anticipatory bail to Teesta Setalvad, husband 24-02-2014 04:00 PM

    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant anticipatory bail to social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand but extended interim protection from arrest till March end in a case lodged against them in Ahmedabad for alleged embezzlement of funds. The couple had approached the apex court against...
  • UPA has failed the youth of India: Modi 21-02-2014 12:44 PM

    Ahmedabad: Criticising UPA government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday claimed that people had lost trust in the Central government as it had failed to fulfil its promises. While addressing the rally Modi attacked the UPA government accusing it...
  • Role of serendipity and Rajan's journey to Mint Street 12-02-2014 07:25 AM

    Mumbai: He took over as RBI Governor barely six months ago, but Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday confessed that he had expressed his desire to head the central bank one day decades ago while studying at the IIM-Ahmedabad. "I want to highlight the role of serendipity - in terms of three...
  • 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...
  • Gujarat: HC rejects PIL challenging construction of 'Statue of Unity' 13-01-2014 10:26 PM

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Monday rejected a PIL challenging the construction of the Statue of Unity, Chief Minister Narendra Modi's pet project. A division bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice JB Pardiwala rejected the PIL, challenging the construction of the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and...
  • Family seeks justice for Sadiq on 11th anniversary of his encounter 13-01-2014 06:59 PM

    Ahmedabad: A prayer meeting was organised to mark 11 years of the encounter of Sadiq Jamal, who was allegedly on a mission to kill Narendra Modi. A large number of people took part in the prayer meeting where verses from holy books were read out. Shabbir Jamal, Sadiq's brother says...