SARDAR PATEL

  • Patel statue world’s tallest, costliest. What can it buy? November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: October 31st was the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, popularly known as India's Iron Man. He was Independent India's first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister and played an instrumental role in uniting India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi contends that Patel has not been adequately recognised by...
  • Government employees to design, implement own projects: Centre November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking a cue from Gujarat, the Centre has asked all its employees to design and implement projects of their choice to help it in improving citizen-centric services, governance and provide new initiatives of mass welfare. "It has been decided to launch an initiative to provide a platform to government...
  • Has history been unkind to Sardar Patel? October 31, 2014

    The Centre celebrated Sardar Patel's birth anniversary, which coincides with former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's death anniversary, as National Unity Day with Modi flagging off the 'Run for Unity' campaign on Friday. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 31, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay October 31, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: 4th school rape in a month in Bangalore raises questions on security October 31, 2014

    Sexual assault in schools of Bangalore and Hyderabad reported. Teacher has been arrested for raping a six-year-old in Bangalore. This is the third such case in a month. The Karnataka Home Minister tells CNN-IBN that a circular has been sent across to all the schools and action will soon be...
  • Congress says PM Modi's way of treating Indira Gandhi's death anniversary disgusting, petty-minded October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday termed as "disgusting" and "petty-minded" the way the Narendra Modi government marked the death anniversary of Indira Gandhi while the ruling BJP wondered if that party prefers to see history through the "perspective" of Nehru-Gandhi family. "It is petty-minded, it is partisan and disrespectful to...
  • Rajnath Singh inaugurates 'Run for Unity' in Hyderabad October 31, 2014

    Hyderabad: Observing that the English rulers did not intend to see India remain "Akhand" post-Independence, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said it was Sardar Patel who united the country. "It was not the intention of Englishmen that India remains intact (Akhand Bharat). But, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel united more than...
  • Narendra Modi remembers former PM Indira Gandhi on death anniversary October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday remembered former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 30th death anniversary and paid tributes to first Home Minister Sardar Patel on his birth anniversary. "I join my fellow countrymen & women in remembering former PM Smt. Indira Gandhi on her Punya Tithi," Modi...
  • Watch: Narendra Modi flags off 'Run for Unity' October 31, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flagged off 'Run for Unity' in Delhi to commemorate Sardar Patel's birth anniversary. ...
  • Sardar Patel's birth anniversary to be marked as National Unity Day October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Modi government on Friday declared October 31 as "Rashtriya Ekta Diwas" (National Unity Day) to mark the birth anniversary of country's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, continuing its policy of recasting the way national icons are to be commemorated. Prime Minister Narendra Mod as Gujarat Chief Minister...
  • Centre decides not to commemorate any anniversary apart from Gandhi and Sardar Patel's October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another sign of changing times with the Narendra Modi government in power, the Centre has decided not to commemorate any anniversaries except that of Mahatma Gandhi's and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's. The government will be celebrating Sardar Patel's birth anniversary on October 31 by calling it the...
  • Modi to run for unity on Sardar Patel's birth anniversary; October 31 to be National Unity Day October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take to the streets to run for unity on October 31 as part of the celebrations for Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary. The government said that this will help people realise Sardar Patel's crucial role in keeping the nation united. The government also...
  • Jaitley pleases Modi, allots Rs 200 crore for Sardar Patel statue July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A proposed Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel statue in Gujarat, touted as the tallest statue in the world at 182 metres, will get Rs 200 from the central government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced during his Budget speech on Thursday. Jaitley's decision to allot Rs 200 crore for the construction...
  • Rahul slams RSS, says its new idol Sardar Patel called it 'poisonous' March 20, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has slammed the BJP and Narendra Modi accusing them of trying to appropriate Sardar Patel's legacy. ...
  • After Kejriwal, Rahul takes potshots at Modi on his home turf March 12, 2014

    Ahmedabad: As far as BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is concerned, it is more of Battleground Gujarat than Battleground India these days. Within days of Arvind Kejriwal's tirade against Modi at his Ahmedabad rally, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi took on Modi at a huge rally in Balasinore, central...
  • Modi should study about Sardar Patel before making his statue: Rahul March 11, 2014

    Kheda: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took the party's campaign to the land of Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Addressing a rally in Kheda in Gujarat, Rahul took a dig at Modi over the Sardar Patel statue being built in the state. "Gujarat has given us...
  • 8 arrested for helping aspiring teachers cheat in recruitment exam February 24, 2014

    Eight persons including a professor of Sardar Patel Medical College were arrested while they were allegedly helping candidates cheat during a teachers' recruitment examinations in Bikaner on Sunday. The eight-member gang was arrested from outside an examination centre in the city's Marudhara Colony following a tip-off from Premdan Charan who was...
  • Modi takes on PM over his Assam connection, questions development in state February 8, 2014

    Guwahati: After painting himself as the saviour of Northeast India in Manipur, BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi held addressed public in Assam on Saturday afternoon. During his rally in Guwahati, Modi took on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who is a Rajya Sabha member from Assam. He asked, "You gave...
  • Sardar Patel was not antiMuslim, says LK Advani December 24, 2013

    BJP leader LK Advani on Tuesday contested allegations that Sardar Patel was antiMuslim and quoted Rafiq Zakaria, an Islamic scholar and Congress leader, who had done research on the 'Iron Man', to underline his nationalistic credentials. In his blog, Advani expressed surprise at a "perverse" article in a national magazine which...
  • Digvijaya targets Modi over Run for Unity December 15, 2013

    Targeting BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Sunday said it was an irony that "a man running away from unity was asking you to run for unity". Modi today flagged off Run for Unity, a nationwide event which seeks to drum up support for his...
  • Modi flags off 'Run for Unity', says Sardar Patel tried to unite India December 15, 2013

    Vadodara: Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi flagged off 'Run for Unity' marathon in Vadodara to mark the death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The event is organised in a bid to collect scrap iron to build Sardar Patel's 182metre statue in the middle of Narmada...
  • Modi holds marathon to collect iron for Sardar Patel's statue December 15, 2013

    New Delhi: In a bid to usurp legacy of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is organising a 'Run for Unity' marathon in Vadodara across the county. Modi tweeted, "Remembering one of India's most inspiring personalities and the man who unified India, Sardar Patel...
  • Modi to write to sarpanchs seeking iron for Sardar Patel's statue December 7, 2013

    Nagpur: Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will urge nearly 1.87 crore sarpanchs across the country to send soil and iron for construction of the 'tallest statue' of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Gujarat Urban Development Minister Anandiben Patel said on Saturday. "Modi will be writing letters to as...
  • CBI is Congress's cureall, says Modi November 14, 2013

    Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, on Thursday, said that Congress was using CBI as "medicine" for every problem that afflicted it. "Congress is in power in the Centre not because of its work... With CBI's support it is in power. It uses the investigation agency to threaten its allies... CBI is...
  • Chidambaram quotes Maulana, says Patel agreed to partition before Nehru, Gandhi November 11, 2013

    Joining debate with BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over partition, Finance Minister P Chidambaram, on MOnday, quoted excerpts from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad's book to say that Sardar Patel had agreed to the idea of division of the country before Nehru and Gandhi. "Lord Mountbatten was extremely intelligent and could...
  • Those outside 'family' were erased from public memory, alleges Modi November 11, 2013

    Remembering Maulana Azad and Acharya Kriplani on their birth anniversary, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday, said that there are historical figures who have been erased from public memory just because they did not belong to a particular family. "It is true that there are historical figures who have been...
  • Political war erupts as Sardar Patel's statue goes missing November 5, 2013

    A statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel has reportedly gone missing from the storeroom of Jalandhar Municipal Corporation, prompting a war of words between leaders of Congress and BJP. Taking a dig at the BJP leadership over the missing statue, senior Congress leader Virendra Sharma said, "While BJP's senior leadership is trying...
  • Nehru called Sardar Patel a 'total communalist', says Advani November 5, 2013

    Another controversy has been sparked by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over India's first home minister Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, who was was also known as the "Iron Man of India". Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Tuesday said quoting a book that former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru called Sardar Patel a...
  • Sardar Patel would not have recognised Modi as his heir, says Rajmohan November 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel would have disapproved of Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's behaviour during 2002 riots, said Rajmohan Gandhi, one of the most highly regarded biographers of Sardar Patel. Speaking to CNNIBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, he said that claims by...