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Police said locals mistook them for being child-lifters after they were spotted wandering in Gandhinagar locality of Digha.(Representative image)

2 Sikh devotees, 2 others thrashed by mob in Patna

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Pune
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2019 02:46 AM IST
This is 13th incident of mob beating in Patna district in the last eight days. The incidents come in the backdrop of a spate of similar cases in several parts of the state when people were either attacked or lynched on suspicion of being child abductors.
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If all goes as per the plan, Mumbai-Gandhinagar route could get the country’s one of the first private trains.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
If all goes as per the plan, Mumbai-Gandhinagar route could get the country’s one of the first private trains.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Luxury on wheels: Mumbai to Gujarat route to get private train?

By Aroosa Ahmed | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2019 04:25 AM IST
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is surveying four routes for congestion, passenger traffic and nearby tourist locations to introduce two Tejas Express-like ultra-luxurious trains, which will be run by a private operator.
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Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the Union Budget, July 6, 2019(ANI)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the Union Budget, July 6, 2019(ANI)

Decoding the politics behind first budget of Modi 2.0 | Analysis

By Prashant Jha | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 09:26 PM IST
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman adopted a dual track approach in the Budget. She stuck to welfare and is aiming for growth. Both need to work for the party’s political base to stick
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Located some 200km from Gandhinagar, Mount Abu is not only one of the nearest getaways but also a “safe location” as the region is under Congress-ruled Rajasthan. (ANI photo)
Located some 200km from Gandhinagar, Mount Abu is not only one of the nearest getaways but also a “safe location” as the region is under Congress-ruled Rajasthan. (ANI photo)

Ahead of RS polls, Congress moves Gujarat MLAs to ‘training camp’ in Rajasthan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 05:58 PM IST
As the budget session of the state assembly was underway on Wednesday, the Congress asked party MLAs to reach the Gandhinagar residence of Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani in the evening.
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Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)
Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)

Metro-6 in Mumbai to be at a height of 38m above ground

By Tanushree Venkatraman | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 12:08 AM IST
Part of the corridor to run above 3 stretches, including Metro-4 line, in Kanjurmarg
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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday said cyclonic storm Vayu no longer posed any threat to the state as it had moved away westward.(Reuters File Photo)
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday said cyclonic storm Vayu no longer posed any threat to the state as it had moved away westward.(Reuters File Photo)

‘Cyclone Vayu no more a threat’, says Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani after storm reroutes

By Press Trust of India | Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 01:08 PM IST
Following a meeting with top officials in Gandhinagar, Rupani asked the authorities to let around 2.75 lakh people who had been shifted to safety to return to their homes.
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The cyclone is expected to touch Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva around Veraval and Diu .(AFP Photo)
The cyclone is expected to touch Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva around Veraval and Diu .(AFP Photo)

Cyclone Vayu: 65 evacuated from Diu, Gujarat

By Asian News International | Gandhinagar
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 03:27 PM IST
All passenger and express trains to these stations are being short terminated from 6 pm on June 12 till the morning of June 14.
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Two senior ministers in the outgoing NDA, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Smriti Irani successfully contested the Lok Sabha polls from two high-profile seats.(HT Photo)
Two senior ministers in the outgoing NDA, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Smriti Irani successfully contested the Lok Sabha polls from two high-profile seats.(HT Photo)

Rajya Sabha members prepare for fresh innings in Lower House

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 11:52 PM IST
For the BJP, party president Amit Shah won from Gandhinagar as he was expected to; the constituency has been a BJP citadel since 1989.
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Gujarat OBC leader Alpesh Thakor Monday met deputy chief minister Nitin Patel.(Siddharaj Solanki/ Hindustan Times)
Gujarat OBC leader Alpesh Thakor Monday met deputy chief minister Nitin Patel.(Siddharaj Solanki/ Hindustan Times)

Alpesh meets Guj deputy CM, sparks buzz of BJP entry

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2019 11:56 PM IST
The BJP appeared reluctant to provide details and speculate on the OBC leader’s future course of action.
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The party also won the one seat from neighbouring Union Territory of Daman and Diu, where BJP’s Lalubhai Patel retained the seat by beating Congress’ Ketan Patel by 9,942 votes, a marginal improvement over 2014.(HT Photo)
The party also won the one seat from neighbouring Union Territory of Daman and Diu, where BJP’s Lalubhai Patel retained the seat by beating Congress’ Ketan Patel by 9,942 votes, a marginal improvement over 2014.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: On home turf, BJP wins back key vote banks to sweep state

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gandhinagar
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 01:09 AM IST
Another keenly contested seat was Anand, where BJP’s Mitesh Patel, a minority in the region, won against Congress’ Bharat Solanki, an OBC candidate, by almost 2 lakh votes.
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The Congress, which had given its best performance since 1995 by winning 77 seats in the assembly elections, was trailing by huge margins in most of the Lok Sabha constituencies.(REUTERS)
The Congress, which had given its best performance since 1995 by winning 77 seats in the assembly elections, was trailing by huge margins in most of the Lok Sabha constituencies.(REUTERS)

Lok Sabha election result 2019: BJP set to sweep Gujarat with leads in all 26 seats

By HT Correspondent | Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 01:09 PM IST
It appears the BJP is set to regain rural areas, including Saurashtra and north Gujarat, which the Modi-led party had lost in the 2015 local body elections and the assembly elections owing to the impact of Patidar quota agitation and rural distress.
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Preliminary inquiry into one of the videos which went viral Tuesday evening suggested that there was no bogus voting.(AFP/Representative Image)
Preliminary inquiry into one of the videos which went viral Tuesday evening suggested that there was no bogus voting.(AFP/Representative Image)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Inquiry ordered after videos claiming bogus voting go viral

By Press Trust of India | Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2019 08:27 PM IST
In one of the videos, a person wearing white trousers and shirt is seen signing documents placed on a table inside a room which appears to be a polling booth.It went viral on social media with the claim that bogus voting took place at Bapupura booth in Sanand tehsil.
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The BJP’s Gujarat unit, which is hoping to retain all 26 seats in the state, had sought Shah’s candidature from Gandhinagar to enthuse it cadre.(HT Photo)
The BJP’s Gujarat unit, which is hoping to retain all 26 seats in the state, had sought Shah’s candidature from Gandhinagar to enthuse it cadre.(HT Photo)

Amit Shah makes Lok Sabha elections debut from Gandhinagar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2019 12:01 AM IST
Amit Shah has replaced former deputy prime minister, L K Advani, 91, as the party’s candidate. Advani represented Gandhinagar in the Lok Sabha six times.
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: PM Modi’s mother casts vote in Gujarat(ANI/Twitter)
Lok Sabha elections 2019: PM Modi’s mother casts vote in Gujarat(ANI/Twitter)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: PM Modi’s mother casts vote in Gujarat

By Press Trust of India | Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2019 11:28 AM IST
Hiraba, 95, who lives with her younger son Pankaj Modi at Raisan village, located around 10 km from Gandhinagar city, arrived at the polling booth set up in the gram panchayat and exercised her franchise.
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BJP President Amit Shah and his wife Sonal Shah cast their votes at polling booth in Naranpura Sub-Zonal office in Ahmedabad(ANI)
BJP President Amit Shah and his wife Sonal Shah cast their votes at polling booth in Naranpura Sub-Zonal office in Ahmedabad(ANI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Amit Shah casts vote, urges people to vote for nation’s security

By Press Trust of India | Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 02:52 PM IST
After casting his vote at a polling booth located in Naranpura area of Ahmedabad city, which comes under the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency, he asked people to participate in “this festival of democracy”
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Lok Sabha election 2019: PM Modi seeks blessings from his mother on polling day

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 01:05 AM IST
Photographs tweeted by news agency ANI showed the Prime Minister touching nearly 99-year-old Heeraben Patel’s feet as she blesses him. Modi also met people outside his mother’s house in Gandhinagar before getting in the house.
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Lok Sabha elections 2019 highlights: PM Modi attacks Congress during his Chittorgarh rally

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 02:50 PM IST

Ahead of the Phase-3 of the Lok Sabha Elections Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing a series of rallies in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah will, who is contesting from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar region, is slated to address public rally in Ahmedabad.BJP launched a new ad series today at 9:30 on social platforms. Follow highlights here:

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Gujarat Congress spokesperson Kailash Gadhvi said Priyanka Gandhi will address an election rally in the Banaskantha Lok Sabha constituency on April 17 after offering prayers at the Ambaji temple.(HT PHOTO)
Gujarat Congress spokesperson Kailash Gadhvi said Priyanka Gandhi will address an election rally in the Banaskantha Lok Sabha constituency on April 17 after offering prayers at the Ambaji temple.(HT PHOTO)

Priyanka Gandhi to launch election campaign in Gujarat on April 17

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2019 10:56 PM IST
Senior Congress leader from Punjab Navjot Singh Sidhu will also campaign in Gujarat next week. He is scheduled to address two rallies in the Modasa town of Sabarkantha and Gandhinagar on April 16. All the 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat will go to the polls on April 23.
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The PM has earned the people’s confidence that he is a chowkidar, said Rupani.
The PM has earned the people’s confidence that he is a chowkidar, said Rupani.

‘This Lok Sabha election is all about Narendra Modi’: Vijay Rupani

By Hiral Dave | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 09:10 AM IST
“People want an end to terrorism and only Modi can lead this fight. People have made up their mind to re-elect him as PM,” said Vijay Rupani.
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BJP National president Amit Shah filed his nomination from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency on March 31.(ANI)
BJP National president Amit Shah filed his nomination from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency on March 31.(ANI)

‘Disqualify Amit Shah’: Congress moves poll panel over ‘false affidavit’

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2019 10:53 AM IST
The Congress has moved the Election Commission seeking disqualification of BJP president Amit Shah from contesting the Lok Sabha polls alleging that he concealed facts while filing nomination papers from the Gandhinagar seat.
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2019 Lok Sabha polls: PM Modi does not respect his guru LK Advani, says Rahul Gandhi in Nagpur

By Pradip Kumar Maitra
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 11:15 PM IST
The remark was a veiled reference to Advani not getting a Lok Sabha poll ticket from Gandhinagar, from where the BJP has fielded party president Amit Shah instead.
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Opposition attacks BJP over LK Advani’s blog (Photo by Sonu Mehta / Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Opposition attacks BJP over LK Advani’s blog (Photo by Sonu Mehta / Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Opposition attacks BJP over LK Advani’s blog

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2019 11:08 PM IST
Advani was denied a ticket from Gandhinagar for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, in his blog post expressed “sincere gratitude” to the people of the city, from where he has been elected six times.
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Outgoing Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan, 76, an eight time Member of Parliament, said on Friday that she would not contest the upcoming national polls.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Outgoing Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan, 76, an eight time Member of Parliament, said on Friday that she would not contest the upcoming national polls.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Sumitra Mahajan won’t fight polls over BJP’s ‘indecisiveness’

By Ranjan | Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2019 11:07 PM IST
Mahajan’s letter was released a day after Advani wrote a blog expressing “sincere gratitude” to the people of Gandhinagar, the city from where he has been elected to the Lok Sabha six times since 1991.
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Vadra’s post comes a day after the veteran leader, who had been relegated to the party’s margdarshak mandal by the high command, put out a blog post(Sanjeev Verma/ HT Photo)
Vadra’s post comes a day after the veteran leader, who had been relegated to the party’s margdarshak mandal by the high command, put out a blog post(Sanjeev Verma/ HT Photo)

‘Sad to see his party has forgotten him’: Robert Vadra slams BJP on LK Advani

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 12:05 PM IST
Advani, the sitting MP from Gandhinagar, has not been fielded by the party for the upcoming general elections. The party has instead, fielded BJP president Amit Shah from Gandhinagar. This will be Amit Shah’s first outing in a Lok Sabha election.
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Prime minister Narendra Modi along with senior BJP leader L.K. Advani seen on the first day of BJP National Executive Meet, at Ramlila Maidan, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, January 11, 2019.(Raj K Raj/HT FILE PHOTO)
Prime minister Narendra Modi along with senior BJP leader L.K. Advani seen on the first day of BJP National Executive Meet, at Ramlila Maidan, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, January 11, 2019.(Raj K Raj/HT FILE PHOTO)

In 1st message after poll race exit, LK Advani says nation first, party next

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 07:41 PM IST
Senior BJP leader LK Advani, in his first blog post in years, said that serving the Motherland had been his passion and his mission ever since he joined the RSS at the age of 14.
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah gestures as he gives a speech during an election rally at Kaliabor, some 186 km from Guwahati, March 28, 2019(AFP)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah gestures as he gives a speech during an election rally at Kaliabor, some 186 km from Guwahati, March 28, 2019(AFP)

Watch out for Amit Shah 2.0

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2019 07:48 AM IST
While this election is crucial for Mr Modi, it is perhaps just as crucial for Mr Shah. A defeat, although one is unlikely, will probably cause a major setback to his political career; a win will open up doors, including for senior cabinet responsibilities and future leadership.
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Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray(HT FILE)
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray(HT FILE)

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray by Amit Shah’s side as BJP president files nomination in Gandhinagar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2019 01:11 AM IST
This is the first time the Sena chief has accompanied any leader from another party while they filed a nomination
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BJP president Amit Shah is addressed a public rally in a show of NDA’s strength ahead of filing nomination for Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar seat.(Twitter/@BJP4India)
BJP president Amit Shah is addressed a public rally in a show of NDA’s strength ahead of filing nomination for Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar seat.(Twitter/@BJP4India)

Will take forward Advani’s legacy, says Amit Shah in Gandhinagar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2019 11:51 AM IST
BJP president Amit Shah has replaced party veteran LK Advani at Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat. Advani has won consecutive terms from this seat between 1998 and 2014.
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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani (2nd from R), Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel (3rd from L), State Mayor Bijal Patel (R) and Home Minister Rajnath Singh handover a coconut as a goodluck to BJP National President Amit Shah (C) during his public meeting in Ahmedabad on Saturday.(ANI)
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani (2nd from R), Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel (3rd from L), State Mayor Bijal Patel (R) and Home Minister Rajnath Singh handover a coconut as a goodluck to BJP National President Amit Shah (C) during his public meeting in Ahmedabad on Saturday.(ANI)

Amit Shah files nomination for Lok Sabha debut with NDA’s show of strength

By Hiral Dave | Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2019 05:34 PM IST
BJP president Amit Shah is filing nomination for the Lok Sabha polls in Gandhinagar today in presence of Union ministers Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and Ram Vilas Paswan, and top NDA leaders Uddhav Thackeray and Parkash Singh Badal.
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Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, who was once involved in a bitter tussle with BJP chief Amit Shah, will be accompanying the latter as he files his nomination for the Lok Sabha election from Gandhinagar constituency in Gujarat on Saturday(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, who was once involved in a bitter tussle with BJP chief Amit Shah, will be accompanying the latter as he files his nomination for the Lok Sabha election from Gandhinagar constituency in Gujarat on Saturday(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

2019 Lok Sabha polls: Uddhav Thackeray to accompany BJP chief Amit Shah while filing his nomination in Gujarat

By Swapnil Rawal | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2019 01:23 AM IST
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, who was once involved in a bitter tussle with BJP chief Amit Shah, will be accompanying the latter as he files his nomination for the Lok Sabha election from Gandhinagar constituency in Gujarat on Saturday
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