Gujarat

  • Gujarat doctors to offer discount to patients who vote 19-04-2014 10:55 PM

    Ahmedabad: The doctors in Gujarat will give minimum 25 per cent discount on consultation fees to patients who show their inked finger to prove that they have cast their vote during the Lok Sabha polls, Indian Medical Association (IMA) said on Saturday. IMA president Dr Jitendra Patel said the move,...
  • Reports of investments flowing into Gujarat false: Anand Sharma 19-04-2014 03:33 PM

    Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Saturday hit out Narendra Modi saying that the reports of investments flowing into Gujarat is false. ...
  • Akhilesh Yadav slams Gujarat model, says SP has launched more welfare programmes 18-04-2014 11:58 PM

    Criticising the much-touted Gujarat model of development, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said the SP government has launched more welfare programmes in the state than Narendra Modi's government. Addressing a gathering in favour of SP candidate Lal Singh Tomar, Yadav said, "SP government in Uttar Pradesh distributed...
  • BJP's Smriti Irani offers Gujarat model in Congress's bastion Amethi 18-04-2014 09:28 PM

    Amethi will see development on the lines of the Gujarat model if the BJP comes to power at the Centre, actor-turned-party candidate Smriti Irani said on Friday. Addressing an election rally in Raniganj, Irani said, "Jab Amethi me kamal (lotus - the symbol of BJP) khilega toh yahan ki sari...
  • Jayalalithaa makes blistering attack on Gujarat model, calls it myth 17-04-2014 06:11 PM

    Taking Narendra Modi head on for the first time, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday dismissed as a "myth" the Gujarat model of development and said her state was placed far better in various sectors. In a strong rebuttal to the BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee on his charge...
  • Do the 2002 riots no longer haunt Modi's politics? 16-04-2014 10:08 PM

    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 16-04-2014 09:55 PM

    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...
  • In Gujarat, interest on loans for Tata is 1 pc, farmers 12 pc: Rahul 15-04-2014 12:24 AM

    Latur: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday took a dig at BJP's prime ministerial candiadte Narendra Modi saying the Gujarat Chief Minister gave loan to Tata in just 1 per cent interest. "Tata gets loan for 20 years in just 1 per cent interest while farmers get it on...
  • Rahul mocks Modi's 'toffee' model of development in Gujarat 14-04-2014 04:21 PM

    New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday mocked the Gujarat model of development, calling it the "toffee model of development". "In Gujarat, Adani gets land in just Rupee 1, the same money which you spend to buy a toffee. It's a toffee model," Rahul said. He continued his...
  • Congress wants ban on Paresh Rawal for 'defamatory' speech 14-04-2014 12:08 AM

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Congress has lodged a formal complaint with the Election Commission seeking to restrain BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Ahmedabad East and Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal from holding any more poll rallies due to "derogatory" jibes against Congress leaders. In a written complaint sent to the EC on...
  • Modi offers shelter to Deve Gowda, says I am also your son 13-04-2014 11:27 PM

    Chikballapura: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has requested former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda to live in Gujarat. Modi gave the statement after Gowda said that he will not live in Karnataka if Modi becomes the Prime Minister. Addressing an election meeting Modi said, "I request Deve Gowda to...
  • 'Faces of Gujarat riots' to campaign against communalism 13-04-2014 05:15 PM

    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...
  • PMO to seek Modi's views on disclosing his letters with Vajpayee 13-04-2014 01:49 PM

    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...
  • After 'Bal Narendra', a graphic biography on Narendra Modi now 13-04-2014 01:21 PM

    New Delhi: Books on Narendra Modi seems to be the flavour of the poll season with another work -- a 'graphic biography' narrating his journey from birth till becoming the prime ministerial candidate of BJP -- set to hit bookstores soon. 'Narendra Modi: The Icon of Development' is being published...
  • Gujarat: 334 candidates in fray for Lok Sabha polls 12-04-2014 11:36 PM

    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...
  • Gujarat beat UP by 34 runs in Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy 11-04-2014 06:09 PM

    Rajkot: Priyank Panchal's all-round performance helped Gujarat beat Uttar Pradesh by 34 runs in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy Group A match here on Friday. Electing to bat first, Gujarat made 184 runs for the loss of four wickets and then bundled out Uttar Pradesh for 150 at the Saurashtra...
  • SC refuses to entertain plea questioning SIT clean chit to Modi in Gujarat riots 11-04-2014 12:20 PM

    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...
  • Congress puts Vajpayee's photo on website, stirs controversy 11-04-2014 10:38 AM

    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: Has Narendra Modi reinvented himself? 09-04-2014 10:11 PM

    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...
  • Modi's claims about development in Gujarat exaggerated: Sonia Gandhi 09-04-2014 01:38 PM

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi trained her guns on the BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi while addressing a rally in Karnataka, challenging his claims about development in the state. ...
  • Open Mike: Is there a 'Modi wave' in Western Uttar Pradesh? 08-04-2014 11:03 PM

    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. ...
  • Snoopgate: AAP alleges Congress-BJP deal on investigations 07-04-2014 05:22 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday alleged that the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party had struck a deal on the investigations into the snoopgate scandal. "The Congress party owes an explanation to the country on why it did not implement the union cabinet's decision of December...
  • Spot the difference between media cover-up of the 1984 and 2002 riots

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Reverence in the media to those in authority and a tendency to fall in line, allows those indulging in political mass murders to escape justice...

  • There will be serious consequences if Modi becomes PM: Chidambaram 06-04-2014 03:14 PM

    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...
  • EC seeks tape of BJP leader Amit Shah making the 'vote for revenge' remark 06-04-2014 09:09 AM

    New Delhi: Two days after the BJP leader Amit Shah stirred up a hornet's nest with his 'vote for revenge' remark, the Election Commission on Sunday asked for a tape showing the leader making the statement. Amit Shah, key Narendra Modi aide and BJP's Uttar Pradesh in-charge was in Muzaffarnagar...
  • Maharashtra: BJP dismisses Cong-NCP charges against Gujarat government 05-04-2014 10:25 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra BJP on Saturday rubbished the allegations of the Congress-NCP against Gujarat government that the latter had asked for reimbursement of Rs 22.5 crore for the cattle feed, which was provided to a state dairy as "drought relief" aid. Addressing a press conference, BJP spokesman Madhav Bhandari said that...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali Super League games to be held in Mumbai, Rajkot 05-04-2014 08:09 PM

    Mumbai: Matches in the Super League stage of the 2013-14 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will be played in Rajkot and Mumbai from April 8 to 14, with the final slated to be held in Mumbai. Haryana, Goa, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh are clubbed in Group A, while the other half...
  • Ruffian from Gujarat wants to become PM: Congress leader on Modi 05-04-2014 03:37 PM

    Congress leader Khurshid Ahmed called Modi a ruffian. While addressing a gathering in Rajpipla, the Congress Minority Cell President said, "There is a 'lafanga' (ruffian) in Gujarat who wants to become the prime minister of India. A man who speaks of killing and hurting others, such a 'tapori' (lout) can't...
  • Man and myth collide as Modi eyes final ascent to power 05-04-2014 01:54 PM

    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...
  • Omar says will stick with UPA, wants Modi to apologise for 2002 riots 05-04-2014 12:51 PM

    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...