Vadodara

  • Heavy rains in Gujarat, Valsad district worst affected 20 hours 21 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Heavy rains have hit Gujarat in the last 24 hours resulting into waterlogged roads. East Ahmedabad has been the worst affected. Irregular water supply and frequent power cuts has resulted into harassment. Water logging has been reported from the neighbouring district of Vadodara. The situation in Valsad district is...
  • Narendra Modi's election expenditure in Vadodara stood at Rs 50 lakh June 15, 2014

    Vadodara: Prime Minister Narendra Modi incurred a total poll expenditure of a little over Rs 50 lakh in Vadodara, one of the two Lok Sabha seats from where he contested and won. Modi's campaign-related expenses stood at Rs 50,03,598, according to the accounts submitted to the Election Commission office on Friday...
  • PM Narendra Modi to retain the Varanasi seat, vacate the Vadodara seat June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who contested on the Varanasi seat as well as the Vadodara seat in the Lok Sabha elections has decided to retain the Varanasi seat and vacate the seat from his home state of Gujarat. Modi had won both the seats with a thumping majority. He...
  • Indian fishermen released by Pakistan return home, thank PM Modi June 14, 2014

    Vadodara: Coming close on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaching out to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Indian fishermen released by Pakistan arrived in Vadodara in Gujarat late on Wednesday night. Pakistan had freed 150 prisoners as a goodwill gesture a day ahead of Nawaz Sharif's visit to...
  • Modi gives his victory speech in Gujarat, calls himself 'mazdoor no 1' May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Thousands of people carrying huge Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) posters and banners gathered at a public ground in Vadodara on Friday to cheer the new Prime Minister of India. Narendra Modi had chosen to speak to his constituency first right after registering a record victory for the BJP...
  • Gujarat: Arrangements in place for counting of votes on 26 LS seats May 15, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The stage is set for counting of votes in 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat as arrangements have been completed by the Election Commission at 27 centres across the state. Those in the fray from Gujarat include BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who contested from Vadodara, besides party...
  • Western Railway asked to pay Rs 4 lakh to parents of post-Godhra 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 post-Godhra riots. The tribunal's bench in Ahmedabad recently ordered General Manager, WR,...
  • Best of Open Mike: Patna & Vadodara chaupals May 6, 2014

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Patna as a part of special series 'Open Mike'. Standing at the Gandhi Ghat, she asks the citizen of Bihar whether the Hindi heartland has been left behind by the rest of India. She also visits the...
  • Despite the heat, people come in large numbers to vote in Vadodara April 30, 2014

    The temperature in Vadodara on Wednesday morning was over 43 degree Celsius. However, that didn't deter people from coming out in large numbers early in the morning and casting their votes. ...
  • Confident of Congress victory in elections: Madhusudan Mistry April 30, 2014

    Congress's candidate from Vadodara Madhusudan Mistry told CNN-IBN that he was happy with the voter turnout and that it reflected the enthusiasm of the people to "ensure a Congress win". ...
  • Gujarat: Madhusudan Mistry served notice for his derogatory remarks April 25, 2014

    Vadodara: Election authorities on Friday slapped a notice on Madhusudan Mistry, Congress candidate from Vadodara, for allegedly making derogatory remarks against women. Vadodara district election officer Vinod R Rao gave Mistry time till 5 pm on April 27 to explain his stand regarding the alleged remarks made against senior BJP leader...
  • FIR against Madhusudan Mistry for alleged defamatory pamphlet on Modi April 23, 2014

    Vadodara: An FIR has been registered against Congress leader Madhusudan Misty in Vadodara for publishing an allegedly defamatory pamphlet against BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi. The pamphlet accuses Modi in the context of corruption and also refers to the snooping scandal involving a young woman architect. ...
  • NRIs from USA campaigning in Gujarat for Narendra Modi April 14, 2014

    Vadodara: Around 700 Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) from USA have landed in Gujarat and other parts of the country to campaign and vote for BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi. The NRIs are visiting various towns and villages urging people to vote for Modi, Asian American Store Owners' Association (AASOA) Executive...
  • Gujarat: 334 candidates in fray for Lok Sabha polls April 12, 2014

    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 contesting...
  • Brother Somabhai issues clarification on Narendra Modi's marriage April 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is in a spot after declaring himself as a married man. His brother Somabhai Damodardas Modi has issued a clarification on his marriage saying Modi was married to Jashodaben over 45 years back when he was...
  • In his nomination, Narendra Modi finally admits Jashodaben is his wife April 10, 2014

    Vadodara: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi in an affidavit filed before the Election Commission showed himself as a married man revealing that his wife's name is Jashodaben. In an affidavit submitted along with his nomination papers filed on Wednesday for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat, Modi for the first...
  • Is Modi's chaiwala campaign an excellent political marketing strategy? April 9, 2014

    Narendra Modi got a rousing welcome in Vadodara as his roadshow passed through key landmarks before entering the collectorate. Accompanying Modi were Kiran Mahida, a tea stall vendor, and Shubhangini Raje Gaekwad, the Rajmata of the Vadodara Royal Family. Earlier this year, Modi launched his 'Chai pe charcha' campaign and...
  • Open Mike: Has Narendra Modi reinvented himself? April 9, 2014

    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...
  • LS polls: Modi files nomination from Vadodara April 9, 2014

    Vadodara: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday filed his nomination for the Lok Sabha elections from Vadodara seat in Gujarat. A tea vendor and a member of Vadodara's royal family were amongst those who proposed Modi's candidature for the seat. Tea stall vendor Kiran Mahida and...
  • A Billion Votes: EC seeks report on Azam Khan's 'Kargil War' remark April 9, 2014

    A day before the first phase of polling begins in Uttar Pradesh, the polarisation of voters along communal lines continues. A defiant Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said that he stands by his comments on the religion of Indian Army soldiers arguing that there is nothing wrong in saying that...
  • Modi takes tea seller as proposer, scores another point over Congress April 9, 2014

    Vadodara: He is a tea seller. On Wednesday, he became BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's proposer as the latter filed his nomination papers in Vadodara. Kiran Mahida shot into limelight as he sat to Modi's right when the latter filed his papers. Dressed in a crisp white cotton shirt and...
  • Narendra Modi files nomination from Vadodara April 9, 2014

    Vadodara: Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi filed his nomination from Vadodara for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections amidst a huge show of strength on Wednesday. Hundreds surrounded Modi's cavalcade as he headed to the electoral office to file his nomination papers. Soon after filing...
  • Narendra Modi set to file his nomination from Vadodara today April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will file his nomination from the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat on Wednesday. Modi will arrive at the Vadodara airport on Wednesday morning after which he will hold a road show before he files his nomination papers at 11 am. A...
  • EC told not to allow Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Ramdev events before polls April 8, 2014

    Vadodara: The Congress candidate against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi requested the Election Commission of India in Vadadora on Tuesday not to allow events by Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravishankar and yoga guru Ramdev in Vadodara before Lok Sabha elections. "I request ECI not to allow Sri...
  • Vadodara: BJP removes Modi's posters as he prepares to file nomination papers April 8, 2014

    Vadodara: BJP has covered around 1,000 banners and posters in the city carrying photos of its prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi, who will file his nomination for the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat on Wednesday. "The posters carrying Modi's pictures were covered by those carrying the party message. If...
  • 'A journey – poems by Narendra Modi' to be released on April 20 April 8, 2014

    New Delhi: In the dawn of the general elections, BJP prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is leaving no stone unturned to convey his message to the electorate of the country. The latest is a collection of poems titled 'A journey - poems by Narendra Modi'. The book...
  • LS polls: AAP fields Sunil Digambar Kulkarni against Modi in Vadodara April 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party has announced to field Sunil Digambar Kulkarni from Vadodara against Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and Congress's Madhusudan Mistry. AAP has also announced Subash Chander as its candidate from Shimla in Himachal Pradesh against sitting MP Virendra Kashyap and Congress's Mohan lal...
  • Madhusudan Mistry declares assets worth over Rs 3 crore April 6, 2014

    Vadodara: Congress candidate Madhusudan Mistry, who is fighting against BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi, on Saturday declared assets worth over Rs 3.22 crore. Mistry filed his nomination papers from the Vadodara constituency on Saturday. Mistry owns Rs 1.72 crore movable assets, while his wife Kamlesh has Rs 7.45 lakh in...
  • LS polls: Congress's Madhusudan Mistry files nomination from Vadodara April 5, 2014

    Vadodara: Congress leader Madhusudan Mistry on Saturday filed his nomination from the Vadodara Lok Sabha constituency. Mistry, currently a Rajya Sabha member, is taking on Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Mistry had represented Sabarkantha constituency in Lok Sabha in 2004; he lost there in 2009. The...
  • Congress Vadodara candidate Mistry arrested for vandalism, released on bail April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress's Vadodara candidate Madhusudan Mistry and 36 other party workers who were arrested by Gujarat Police on charges of vandalism were released on bail on Thursday evening. Madhusudan Mistry, who has challenged BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was earlier in the day detained along with 100 other...