Sabarmati

  • Gujarat: Police detain Shiv Sena activists for protesting against Pak delegation July 21, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Police on Monday detained about a dozen Shiv Sena activists for protesting against the visit of a Pakistani delegation in India to study the Sabarmati River project. The delegation, headed by Lahore Commissioner Rashid Mehmood Langrial, also comprises LDA Director-General Ahad Khan Cheema, LDA's strategic policy unit chief Moazzam...
  • AAP questions L-G's decision to send team to Gujarat June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The AAP on Thursday questioned Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung's decision to send a government team to Gujarat to study the state's model for cleaning rivers and replicate it in Delhi, saying the "ill-timed move will further the political agenda of the BJP". Criticising the move, the Aam Aadmi...
  • Sabarmati's water is also polluted, says AAP May 9, 2014

    Countering Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's claim about the clean-up of Sabarmati river here, Aam Aadmi Party on Friday released a report which says that its water is highly polluted. Modi had said earlier that he would take action to clean up the Ganga at Varanasi...
  • Sabarmati more polluted than Ganga: AAP on Modi's claim May 3, 2014

    AAP on Saturday trashed as "false projection" the claim made by Narendra Modi that the Sabarmati river was much cleaner than the Ganga, saying the river in Gujarat is even "more polluted". "Narendra Modi is making false projections. Sabarmati river is even more polluted than the river Ganga," AAP leader Sanjay...
  • Open Mike: Is the young professional/business class Modi's prime support base? April 17, 2014

    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 February 14, 2014

    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 February 3, 2014

    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 UPA Chairperson...
  • German ambassador visits Sabarmati Ashram, pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi November 15, 2013

    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 Minister...
  • Cong lambastes Gill for giving clean chit to Modi in post-Godhra riots November 2, 2013

    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 October 16, 2013

    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 under...
  • I am follower of Mahatma Gandhi and his ideas: Rahul Gandhi October 3, 2013

    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 Dandi...
  • Rahul Gandhi to take battle to Modi turf; visit Gujarat on October 3, 4 October 2, 2013

    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 followed by...
  • Attack at Sabarmati Ashram was a conspiracy to kill me: Medha Patkar September 5, 2013

    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 Ahmedabad after the 2002 riots was a part of a "conspiracy" to kill her. Patkar on Thursday deposed before Metropolitan Magistrate A S Desai, in...
  • Manmohan Singh launches portal on Mahatma Gandhi September 2, 2013

    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 at making...
  • Gujarat: Rivers flowing above the danger mark, over 4,000 evacuated in Bharuch August 3, 2013

    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. The...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar backs Modi, says time to shed the baggage of 2002 June 20, 2013

    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 was...
  • Nitish deferred probe into Godhra carnage to save Modi: Lalu April 18, 2013

    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 April 17, 2013

    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 April 16, 2013

    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) April 15, 2013

    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 April 12, 2013

    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...
  • Sabarmati Central Jail's Deputy Superintendent suspended February 13, 2013

    Gandhinagar: The Deputy Superintendent of the Sabarmati Central Jail in Gujarat was suspended on Wednesday after a jail break attempt by inmates. Jail authorities on Monday had discovered an 18-feet long tunnel in the prison. Those who attempted the jail break have now been put into a concrete structure for strict...
  • Ahmedabad: 18-feet tunnel discovered in Sabarmati jail February 11, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Authorities have discovered an 18-feet long tunnel inside the Sabarmati Central Jail in Ahmedabad where 14 of the July 2008 Ahmedabad serial blast accused are presently lodged. Officials say the tunnel was being dug for the past five to six months and the detainees were trying to escape using...
  • Gandhi letter to Tagore's brother fetches 7 times of estimate December 12, 2012

    London: A letter written by Mahatma Gandhi in 1922 from Sabarmati jail to Rabindranath Tagore's eldest brother Dwijendranath on Wednesday fetched 49,250 pounds, over seven times its pre-sale estimate, at a Sotheby's auction in London. After being lodged in the jail in Ahmedabad, Gandhi wrote the autographed letter to Dwijendranath rejoicing...
  • Ashram deaths: SC says no to CBI probe against Asaram November 9, 2012

    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 filed...
  • Ashram deaths: Inquiry Commission rejects Asaram's plea October 29, 2012

    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...
  • Guj riots: Minorities Comm summons IPS officers March 11, 2012

    Ahmedabad: National Commission for Minorities has summoned some former and serving Gujarat IPS officers in connection with the alleged destruction of crucial records pertaining to the 2002 Godhra riots cases. The Commission has directed IPS officers Sanjiv Bhatt (now suspended), Rahul Sharma and former State Intelligence Bureau Chief RB Sreekumar to...
  • Mahatma Gandhi's statue installed in France October 6, 2011

    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 four...
  • Gujarat Cong leader Vaghela breaks his fast September 20, 2011

    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 or...
  • Congress begins counter-fast, slams Modi September 17, 2011

    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 at...