Modi will contest from Gujarat: BJP leader

Narendra-ModiAhmedabad, March 13 : Narendra Modi will be contesting the Lok Sabha election from at least one seat in his own state, BJP leaders said Thursday.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, however, did not make it clear if the Gujarat chief minister will also fight from a constituency in Uttar Pradesh.

"I can definitely say that Modiji will fight the elections from one seat in Gujarat," state BJP general secretary Vijay Rupani told reporters.

Hindustan Powerprojects aims at 5,000 MW generation

Hindustan-Power-projects-LtdGunthawada (Gujarat), Feb 13 : Hindustan Powerprojects Pvt Ltd (HPPPL), just-renamed Moser Baer Projects, plans to invest around Rs. 32,000 crore over three years to increase its overall generation capacity by over 5,000 MW, of which 1,000 MW will come from solar power. The company's current capacity fron hydro and solar generation is less than 1,000 MW.

Its solar business - Hindustan Cleanenergy - is looking to enhance its portfolio from 350 MW to 1000 MW by fiscal 2016-17 and has already invested Rs. 5,500 crore on this.

US ambassador meets Modi

US ambassador meets ModiGandhinagar, Feb 13 - US Ambassador Nancy Powell Thursday met Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi in the state capital here.

The meeting between the US envoy and Modi, widely regarded as a strong contender for the prime minister's post, marks a change in stance of the US which had denied the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader a visa in 2005 over the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Powell was presented a bouquet of roses by Modi, after which she and her aides held a meeting with him.

US envoy Nancy Powell meets Modi in Gandhinagar

Nancy Powell ModiGandhinagar, Feb 13  : US Ambassador to India, Nancy Powell met Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's ( BJP ) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi here on Thursday.

Earlier on February 11, Ministry of External Affairs ( MEA) spokesperson that it is normal for foreign diplomats or ambassadors of different countries to make request to the External Affairs Ministry to facilitate their meetings with constitutionally elected and functionaries of states.

Adani Powers posts lower Q3 loss at Rs.426 crore

Adani-PowerAhmedabad, Jan 27 : Adani Power Ltd (APL) Monday posted a 15.9 percent recovery on its standalone net losses, at Rs. 426 crore for the third quarter ended December. It had registered a net loss of Rs. 507 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous year.

APL's losses have recovered to one of the lowest so far in the current fiscal on the back of an improved plant load factor (PLF) of 75 percent, it said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

For the nine month period of the current fiscal, Adani Power has posted a standalone net loss of Rs. 2,255 crore against Rs. 1,525 crore in the same period of last fiscal

Salman Khan joins Modi in International Kite Festival

Salman Khan joins Modi in International Kite FestivalAhmedabad, Jan 14, : Promoting his upcoming film, Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Tuesday joined Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at the ongoing International Kite Festival .

Salman Khan, who was promoting his film 'Jai Ho' in Ahmedabad, said, "In this festival, the whole sky is filled up with kites.  I can also witness this colorful environment and people are also very happy."

Patel was a Congressman and secular, PM says

Manmohan-SinghAhmedabad, Oct 29 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday recalled Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's association with the Congress and his love for secular values, soon after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said he wished the "Iron Man" had been India's first prime minister.

Speaking after Modi at the inauguration of a museum dedicated to the country's first home minister, Manmohan Singh credited Sardar Patel with making a great contribution in shaping India.

The prime minister said he felt "lucky to be associated with a party that has his legacy.

Patel should have been our first PM: Modi

narendra-modiAhmedabad, Oct 29 : Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel would have "changed the fate of the country" if he had been India's first prime minister.

"I wish Sardar Patel had become the first prime minister of India. This will remain our regret," the BJP's prime ministerial candidate said at the inauguration of a museum dedicated to Sardar Patel.

"If Sardar Patel would have been our first prime minister, then the face and fate (tasvir aur takdir) of the country would have been completely different," Modi said.

My words wrong, not sentiment: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul-GandhiAhmedabad, Oct 3 : A day after the cabinet withdrew a controversial ordinance to save convicted lawmakers from disqualification after Rahul Gandhi trashed it publicly, the Congress vice president Thursday said his choice of words was wrong, but not the sentiment.

"My mother (Congress president Sonia Gandhi) told me that the words that I used were strong. In hindsight, I feel maybe my words were wrong. But the sentiment I felt was not wrong," Gandhi told reporters here.

He is in Gujarat Oct 3 and 4 to meet party workers.

SC directs Centre to supply CNG to Gujarat at Delhi rate

SC directs Centre to supply CNG to Gujarat at Delhi rateGujarat will now get CNG (compressed natural gas) on the same rate as it is available to Delhi and Mumbai, thanks to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court.

The apex court on Monday upheld the Gujarat High Court's ruling that ordered the central government to provide Gujarat with natural gas at the same rate as it is provided to metropolitan cities.

AND launches first store in Vadodara

AND-store-in-VadodaraVadodara, Sep 26 : Contemporary western wear brand AND has unveiled its first exclusive boutique here. It offers diverse collection of western wear like jumpsuits, jeggings, tunics, maxis, and more.

"Store in Vadodara is the brand's 39th store in India. Vadodara is among the fastest growing retail markets in the country and our presence here forms an important part of our growth strategy over the next few years," Anita Dongre, creative director AND, said in a statement.

People's blessings won't go waste: Modi on his birthday

Narendra-ModiGandhinagar, Sep 17 : The Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday said blessings of common people will never go waste and will provide him strength and capability.

The Gujarat chief minister sought blessings from his mother on his 64th birthday.

"People have blessed me and I believe their blessings will never go waste. It will give me strength and capability," said Modi, who was Friday anointed the BJP's prime ministerial candidate.(IANS)

Villages preparing to oppose Maruti plant in Gujarat

Villages preparing to oppose Maruti plant in GujaratSome have started comparing the developing situation in the Mandal Becharaji belt in Gujarat, which has been notified as special investment region (SIR), to what happened in Singur, West Bengal against Tata Motors.

Gujarat cable operators to call upon I&B officials in Delhi

Gujarat cable operators to call upon I&B officials in DelhiA group of cable operators in Gujarat are planning to hold a meeting with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting officials in New Delhi on Thursday to urge them to extend the deadline for the digitalisation process in the state.

Power to cost 34 paise per unit more in Gujarat

Power to cost 34 paise per unit more in GujaratIncreasing pressure on the common man, the electricity is expected to cost 34 paise per unit more in the western state of Gujarat.

The increase comes after an order on price restructuring was passed by the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) today. An official statement released today pointed out that the families in the below poverty level (BPL) category will not be affected with the increase inn electricity prices in the state.

State signed MoUs worth $876 billion during five ‘Vibrant Gujarat’ events

State signed MoUs worth $876 billion during five ‘Vibrant Gujarat’ eventsThe state government in Gujarat has claimed that the a host of memorandums of understanding (MoUs) for Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) totalling about $ 876 billion were signed during the five editions of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summits from 2003 to 2011.

Modi praises women entrepreneurial models form Gujarat

Modi praises women entrepreneurial models form GujaratGujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has praised several women entrepreneurial models that have seen phenomenon success in Gujarat and beyond.

Modi said that Jasuben Pizza is capturing a large market share in the state of Gujarat. Jasuben Pizza was started by the lady with the same name in early forties, after others started to appreciate it when she prepared pizzas for her children. The vegetarian pizzas are known for their Gujraati taste and are well known in the state.

Modi government introduces new Lokayukta bill; BJP defends move

narendra-modiGandhinagar/New Delhi, April 2 : The Narendra Modi government Tuesday introduced a bill in the Gujarat assembly which seeks to create a multi-member Lokayukta and dilute the primacy of the governor in the appointment of the anti-corruption ombudsman.

His Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) defended the bill, noting that the chief minister will come under its ambit while the Congress accused the party of "double standards" and creating obstacles in the appointment of Lokayukta.

US delegation meets Modi

Narendra-ModiAhmedabad, March 28 : A delegation from the US House of Representatives and business leaders Thursday met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, and lauded development in the state under his watch.

The meeting assumes significance as the US has been denying Modi a visa for his alleged role in the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Only recently, an invitation to speak at the Wharton India Economic Forum in the US was withdrawn when students and faculty of the University of Pennsylvania protested Modi's inclusion in the event.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has maintained that Modi has never sought a visa, in the first place.

Delay in delivery of justice a major challenge: CJI

Altamas-Kabir1Ahmadabad, Feb 18 : Emphasizing on the urgent need to expedite the wheels of justice, Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir said a major problem being faced in delivery of criminal justice was delay and the entire process takes almost 15-16 years.

Delivering Justice P. D. Desai memorial lecture here on Sunday on `Administration of Criminal Justice', Justice Kabir said: "Today a major problem is delay where the entire process, from the time when an offence is registered to the stage of final conviction, takes almost 15 to 16 years."

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