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Status update: Gujarat riots cases, 21 years on

Nine cases are under investigation by a Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT), including the main Godhra train burning incident.

Supreme Court of India. (PTI File Photo)
Published on Jul 06, 2023 12:50 PM IST

1 dead in Junagadh clashes after dargah gets notice during encroachment drive

At least 174 people have been detained in connection with the incident that saw around 500-600 protesters pelting stones and clashing with police near Majevadi Darwaja dargah on Friday night

Security personnel deployed after clashes erupted over Junagadh municipal corporation’s demolition notice to a dargah situated near the Majewadi Gate, in Junagadh district on Friday night. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 17, 2023 11:58 PM IST

Bereaved Modi opens train link, chairs meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the last rites of his mother Heeraben, who died early morning at the age of 99, and returned to work hours later, flagging off a key train link in West Bengal and chairing a meeting of the National Ganga Council via video conference.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi carries the body of his mother Heeraben at a crematorium in Gandhinagar, India, December 30, 2022. (REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 31, 2022 02:11 AM IST
ByAmit Cowper and Joydeep Thakur, Gandhinagar/kolkata

Prime Minister Modi’s mother Hiraben passes away

Also known as Hiraba, she lived in Raysan village near Gandhinagar with Modi’s younger brother Pankaj Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi rushed to Gandhinagar for the funeral. (ANI)
Published on Dec 30, 2022 11:57 AM IST

Angry young men of 2017 expand electoral influence in Gujarat

Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mevani won the 2022 Gujarat assembly election, but with very different futures ahead of them

BJP Supporters celebrating victor in Gujarat state election at BJP office in sector 33 Chandigarh on Friday, December 08, 2022. (Photo by Ravi Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 09, 2022 05:55 AM IST

Gujarat elections 2022: Hits and misses, gains and upsets

BJP’s Alpesh Thakor retained the firm seat of Gandhinagar south defeating Congress’s Himanshu Patel with 1,33,339 votes against Patel’s 90,017

BJP appears set to sweep Gujarat polls with highest seats ever in Gujarat Assembly elections (HT Photo/ Representative)
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 07:27 PM IST

Gujarat results: Alpesh Thakor, Hardik Patel eye victory; tough road for Mevani

The BJP is headed towards a historic win in Gujarat with a record-extending seventh term, crossing the half-way mark by a comfortable margin

Poll officials at a counting centre in Gujarat on Thursday. (PTI Photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 01:00 PM IST

Gujarat polls: Congress hopes to turn tide in BJP’s stronghold of Gandhinagar

Gandhinagar South has long been a stronghold of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which faced rumblings of annoyance over its nominee

Polling was being held in Gandhinagar during the second phase of Gujarat elections on Monday. (AP)
Published on Dec 05, 2022 12:29 PM IST

Gujarat elections: 63% turnout in phase 1 voting

The Election Commission announced on Friday that the first phase of the Gujarat assembly elections across 89 seats recorded a turnout of 63.31%, a dip of nearly four percentage points from the figure in these constituencies five years ago.

Voting for phase 1 of Gujarat elections took place on December 1. (AP)
Published on Dec 03, 2022 12:32 AM IST
By, Gandhinagar

Gujarat polls: 63.14% voter turnout in first phase, campaign for phase 2 begins

A total of 39 political parties are contesting in the elections with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), and Congress being the top three contenders

In 2017, the voter turnout in the first phase covering the same 89 constituencies stood at 66.75 per cent (Representative Photo)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 05:18 PM IST

Verdict sealed for 89 seats in Gujarat’s high-stakes Phase-1

Over 23,976,670 people across 89 constituencies in the battleground regions of Saurashtra and South Gujarat voted on Thursday in the first phase of the assembly elections and recorded a provisional turnout of over 60.47%.

PM Narendra Modi at a rally in Ahmedabad on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 04, 2022 01:47 PM IST
ByMaulik Pathak and Amit Cowper, Ahmedabad/surat

Gujarat elections: High-decibel campaign for Phase 1 concludes

A high-decibel campaign for the first-phase of Gujarat assembly polls ended on Tuesday evening with leaders of the BJP, the Congress and AAP reaching out to voters through rallies, roadshows and public meetings.

AAP’s chief ministerial candidate Isudan Gadhvi during a roadshow in Jamjodhpur on Tuesday.
Updated on Nov 30, 2022 12:30 AM IST
By, Gandhinagar

100 facing criminal cases, 211 crorepatis for 1st phase of Guj polls: ADR report

According to the report, a total of 12 candidates are facing charges related to an attempt to murder. Nine candidates have declared cases related to crime against women and three cases related to murder

ADR is a registered NGO working for electoral reforms in the country and the Gujarat Election Watch
Published on Nov 25, 2022 01:58 PM IST

Gujarat elections: Amit Shah attacks Congress for its ‘vote-bank politics’

Shah has addressed over 10 rallies in Gujarat since Sunday to endorse BJP candidates in the assembly elections, scheduled on December 1 and 5, where his party is looking for a seventh straight victory. The results will be declared on December 8.

Union home minister Amit Shah during a public meeting ahead of Gujarat assembly election in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 24, 2022 06:47 AM IST
By, Gandhinagar

Gujarat polls: BJP intensifies campaigning for 2nd phase

BJP’s star campaigners including JP Nadda, the party chief, Union home minister Amit Shah, Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, and Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma were among those who hit the campaign trail on Tuesday

BJP supporters at the a rally of the party in Chanasma. (Twitter)
Published on Nov 23, 2022 09:25 AM IST
ByMelvyn Thomas and Amit Cowper

‘Russia, Ukraine tanks kept silent for 3 days after Modi’s call’: Amit Shah

The tanks of Ukraine and Russia had kept silent for three days to enable the evacuation of Indian students after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Ukrainian Prime Minister and Russian President, Union home minister Amit Shah claimed on Tuesday

Amit Shah addressed poll rallies in his and PM Modi’s home state Gujarat, which will vote for the assembly elections in two phases on December 1 and 5. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 09:34 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal promises 10 lakh govt jobs in Gujarat if voted to power

AAP has fielded candidates in all 182 assembly seats in the state for the first time in Gujarat and aims to become a challenger to the ruling BJP, which is in power in the state for the last 27 years

The Delhi chief minister also promised to provide free electricity. (Facebook | Arvind Kejriwal)
Published on Nov 22, 2022 10:04 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal: Gujarat headed for ‘cyclone of change’

Speaking at a campaign rally in Amreli town of Saurashtra region, Kejriwal highlighted the work of the government headed by him in Delhi in the field of education.

Halol, Nov 20 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener Arvind Kejriwal waves to the crowd during the roadshow for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections, in Halol on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (AAP Gujarat twitter)
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 06:23 AM IST
By, Gandhinagar

Gujarat poll: PM , Shah mount attack on Cong for ‘ignoring growth and security’

Modi took a dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra, and Shah attacked the opposition party for allegedly compromising with development and national security during their rule at the Centre.

Addressing a gathering in Surendranagar town, Modi took a swipe at Gandhi’s nationwide rally, saying people who were dethroned long back were taking out yatra to get back power.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 06:24 AM IST
ByMelvyn Thomas and Amit Cowper, Hindustan Times, Surat/gandhinagar

‘Choose between Cong’s communal violence, BJP’s security’: Amit Shah in Gujarat

Amit Shah said Gujarat’s development was stalled due to communal violence during the Congress rule in the state

Union home minister Amit Shah on Monday held rallies in Gujarat’s Dwarka, Gir Somnath and Kutch. (ANI)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 08:50 PM IST

In show of strength, BJP holds rallies in 89 Gujarat constituencies

The campaigning comes a day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three-day visit to the state, during which he is scheduled to hold eight rallies.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath among others during an election campaign rally for the BJP, ahead of assembly polls, in Surat. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 19, 2022 01:26 AM IST
By, Gandhinagar/surat

Modi to lead BJP’s campaign in Gujarat, hold 8 rallies in 3 days

Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) campaign for the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections, holding multiple rallies in his home state during his three-day visit starting November 19

Rajkot, Oct 11 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public rally, at Jamkandorana, in Rajkot Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Published on Nov 17, 2022 11:55 PM IST

Congress, BJP face protests from workers on some seats over party tickets

Congress workers on Monday stormed into the Gujarat party headquarters in Ahmedabad to protest the decision to nominate sitting MLA Imran Khedawala from the Jamalpur-Khadia seat

BJP candidates Kantibhai Ballar and Kumarbhai Kanani with party supporters on their way to file the nomination form for the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections, in Surat on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 14, 2022 10:21 PM IST
ByAmit Cowper and Melvyn Thomas

2nd Cong MLA joins BJP in Gujarat in 2 days, another likely to follow suit

Sixteen lawmakers have quit the Congress since December 2017 when it put up its best electoral performance since 1995 in Gujarat

The BJP has been in power in the state for 27 years. (Hindustan Times)
Published on Nov 10, 2022 09:19 AM IST

Gujarat elections 2022: Former CM Rupani among 4 BJP leaders to exit poll fray

Gujarat elections 2022: Bhupendra Patel replaced Vijay Rupani as chief minister in 2021, when Nitin Patel was also dropped from the cabinet as the BJP attempted to stave off anti-incumbency by changing virtually the entire council of ministers.

Former Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 10, 2022 04:44 AM IST
By, Gandhinagar

Attack on Dalits skinning cow sparks political war

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Published on Jul 21, 2016 12:51 PM IST
ByRahul Singh and Amit Cowper

Parliament in tumult over attack on Dalits in Gujarat

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Published on Jul 21, 2016 11:14 AM IST
ByRahul Singh and Amit Cowper

Parliament in tumult over attack on Dalits in Gujarat

Opposition lawmakers shouted slogans and disrupted parliament repeatedly on Wednesday, accusing the government of doing little to protect Dalits after four members of the community were thrashed for skinning a dead cow in Gujarat.

Members of Dalit community block traffic during a protest in Ahmedabad.(PTI Photo)
Published on Jul 21, 2016 12:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRahul Singh and Amit Cowper, New Delhi/gandhinagar

Dalit backlash puts Gujarat on the boil; Rahul, Kejriwal to visit Una

The assault on a group of Dalits by a vigilante cow protection group in Una in Gujarat’s Gir-Somnath district last week for allegedly killing a cow, has left the state government grappling to contain a violent backlash while both the opposition Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party are poised to make political capital out of it.

Dalits protest against the alleged attack on community members for skinning a cow in Una, in Ahmedabad.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2016 10:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAmit Cowper, Gandhinagar

Five attempt suicide in Rajkot to protest inaction in Dalit atrocity case, held

Five people who attempted suicide in Rajkot district’s Gondal town demanding action against Shiv Sena members who allegedly thrashed four Dalit youths for skinning dead cattle were arrested by Gujarat police on Monday.

A video purportedly recorded by the attackers and shared online shows four Dalit men chained to a car and being beaten with iron rods.(Screenshot from video)
Updated on Jul 19, 2016 09:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAmit Cowper, Gandhinagar
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