GUJARAT RIOT

  • PM Modi 'ring fenced' against US court summons in Gujarat riots case September 27, 2014

    New York: India on Saturday made it very clear that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in New York on a five-day visit, was "ring fenced" and there was no question of anyone serving any summons on him and that an action in the matter was underway. India's strong reaction came...
  • Small-town US politician emerges as unlikely foe of Narendra Modi September 27, 2014

    New York: A city council member from a Chicago suburb of 25,000 people is making for an unlikely antagonist of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, population 1.2 billion. Joseph Whittington of Harvey, Illinois, worked with a group of New York lawyers to found a nonprofit and file a civil lawsuit...
  • Modi advances US trip by a day due to 'technical reasons', to now leave on September 25 September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday advanced his trip to the United States by a day. He will now leave for Washington on September 25. Sources said that the visit was rescheduled due to 'technical reasons' involving landing issues in Germany. Modi was earlier scheduled to leave for the...
  • Modi shouldn't be blamed for 2002 riots in Gujarat: Australian PM September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Australian premier Tony Abbott today said Narendra Modi as Gujarat Chief Minister should not be blamed for the 2002 riots in the state as he was just a "presiding officer" who has been cleared in "endless inquiries". "My understanding is that there has been endless inquiries into this and...
  • HC dismisses SIT's plea for stay on bail to Maya Kodnani July 31, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday dismissed the plea of the Supreme Courtappointed Special Investigating Team (SIT), to grant a stay on its order granting bail to former minister Maya Kodnani in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case. A division bench comprising justices VM Sahai and RP Dholaria dismissed the...
  • Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani granted bail in Naroda Patiya case July 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In some relief for former state minister Maya Kodnani, the Gujarat High Court has granted bail to her in the Naroda Patiya riots case. She had been granted bail earlier as well, on medical grounds for two months. Kodnani, who was made the Gujarat minister of state for...
  • 2002 Gujarat riots: HC to hear Zakia Jafri's petition today July 15, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday will hear a petition in the 2002 riots case. A petition filed by Zakia Jafri, the wife of late Congress MP Ehsan Jafri who was killed in the massacre, challenged the order of a local court which upheld a special investigation team's (SIT) clean...
  • Western Railway asked to pay Rs 4 lakh to parents of postGodhra 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 postGodhra riots. The tribunal's bench in Ahmedabad recently ordered General Manager, WR,...
  • Lawyer, social activist Mukul Sinha no more May 12, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The noted human rights activist and lawyer Mukul Sinha, who fought for the cause of 2002 riot victims and victims of fake encounters in Gujarat, on Monday died at a private hospital here at the age of 63. His close aide and lawyer Shamshad Pathan said that Sinha was suffering...
  • After 'donkey', Mamata calls Modi 'Mr Riots', says he'll sell the PM's chair May 9, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee fired yet another salvo at BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi calling him 'danga babu' (which translates to 'Mr Riot'). During a public meet in Kolkata on Friday, Mamata accused Modi of instigating riots in Gujarat. Mamata also slammed Modi for 'declaring' him as...
  • Beni Prasad demands punishment to guilty from fast track courts for Babri demolition, Gujarat riots May 3, 2014

    Welcoming Centre's decision to constitute a judicial commission to probe 'snoopgate' issue, Union minister Beni Prasad Verma on Saturday demanded fast track courts to punish those guilty of demolishing disputed structure in Ayodhya and the post Godhra riots. "After the demolition of Babri mosque, 22 years have passed. Godhra took place...
  • 'Anupam Kher either has verbal diarrhoea or the Alzheimer's: documentary filmmaker Rakesh Sharma lashes out at the actor April 22, 2014

    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...
  • The Election that Isn't: Cyrus in conversation with 'political leaders' April 20, 2014

    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. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 16, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Do the 2002 riots no longer haunt Modi's politics? April 16, 2014

    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 April 16, 2014

    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...
  • 'Faces of Gujarat riots' to campaign against communalism April 13, 2014

    Dubbed "faces of Gujarat riots", Qutubuddin Ansari and Ashok Mochi have entered India's collective consciousness through their photos. One was the face of raw communal frenzy and the other of helplessness, begging for mercy. The pictures of a frightened Ansari begging for mercy from his attackers with tears rolling down his...
  • PMO to seek Modi's views on disclosing his letters with Vajpayee April 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office will take the nod of Gujarat government and Chief Minister Narendra Modi for releasing the correspondence exchanged with the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee after the post-Godhra riots in 2002. The information was earlier denied by the Central Public Information Officer of the PMO...
  • SC refuses to entertain plea questioning SIT clean chit to Modi in Gujarat riots April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea questioning the Special Investigation Team probe giving a clean chit to Narendra Modi in the 2002 Gujarat riots. The apex court also declined the plea to reconstitute the SIT for a probe into the riots case. The SIT report gave...
  • Congress puts Vajpayee's photo on website, stirs controversy April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party stirred a controversy by putting Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's photo on its official website. The photo was published with a caption that read: "Atal had said Modi did not follow Raj Dharma. How can a person whom Atal...
  • Open Mike: Is there a 'Modi wave' in Western Uttar Pradesh? April 8, 2014

    In a special series 'Open Mike' CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits DN College in Meerut to take youth's opinion on 'Modi wave' and the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • There will be serious consequences if Modi becomes PM: Chidambaram April 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In probably one of the strongest attacks on Narendra Modi, Finance Minister P Chidambaram accused the Gujarat CM of being solely responsible for the communal massacre of 2002. There will be serious consequences if Modi became the next Prime Minister, warned the Congress stalwart launching a scathing attack on...
  • Man and myth collide as Modi eyes final ascent to power April 5, 2014

    Vadnagar (Gujarat): Narendra Modi spent his childhood in a modest three-room dwelling made of mud and brick nestled in a narrow, crowded lane in the town of Vadnagar. The tea stall his father ran with the help of his sons is just as it was then, a small shed of patched...
  • Omar says will stick with UPA, wants Modi to apologise for 2002 riots April 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Lauding the decade-long rule of the Congress-led UPA government, Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that the National Conference would stick to the coalition irrespective of the election results. Participating in the Network18-Google Hangout on Saturday, Omar said that there was no question of joining hands with...
  • The Economist criticises Modi, says he's a man who thrives on division April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: There is strong criticism coming in for Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. English weekly The Economist has refused to back Modi for the PM's post and called him a man associated with 'sectarian hatred'. The weekly has accused Modi of...
  • Azam Khan hits out at Jaitley, Modi over 2002 Gujarat riots April 2, 2014

    Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has out at BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley over the 2002 Gujarat riots. The SP leader said, "We don't expect Modi or the BJP to apologise for the 2002 riots." ...
  • Constant threat of communal riots if Modi becomes PM: Mayawati March 31, 2014

    Raking up the 2002 Gujarat riots issue, BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday claimed the country would be under a constant threat of communal violence if Narendra Modi became the PM and spoke of forming her party government at the Centre. Addressing a meet of West Bengal party workers, the former Uttar...
  • Modi's fantasies are like Mungerilal's day dreams, says MP Congress chief Arun Yadav March 31, 2014

    Drawing parallels between BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and the protagonist of a popular TV show 'Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne', Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Arun Yadav said the Gujarat strongman was "day-dreaming" of occupying the top post. "Voting for the Lok Sabha polls hasn't commenced yet, and Modi has already...
  • Mayawati attacks Modi, says BJP will ruin country's peace March 27, 2014

    BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday launched a frontal attack on BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi saying the country will be "ruined" due to spike in communal riots if he is voted to power. Hitting the campaign trail in Vidarbha, which is considered as a Congress bastion with a sizable Dalit population,...
  • Sad about 2002 riots, but have no guilt: Narendra Modi March 25, 2014

    Narendra Modi says that he was "sad" about the 2002 Gujarat riots but has no guilt, and that no court has "come even close to establishing" it. He has suffered 12 years of public "Modi-bashing" since the time of the riots but says that he had decided early on to "let...