November 2002

Survey Projects Swing for Congress in Gujarat

With less than two weeks to go for the crucial assembly elections in Gujarat, an opinion poll survey carried out by the weekly newsmagazine Outlook along with C-Fore suggests that the Congress has an edge over the BJP with a 12 per cent swing in its favour. The survey projects that the Congress would win […..]

BJP, Cong Field Dubious Candidates in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: Both the BJP and the Congress have fielded a number of candidates with criminal records in Gujarat. NDTV looks at these campaigns and their campaigns. BJP’s Jeetu Vaghela is campaigning in Sheherkotda – one of the most communally sensitive constituencies in Ahmedabad. He is accused of participating in a communal riot that resulted in […..]

Political Battle Over Gujarat’s Banking Crisis

Ahmedabad: More than 10 lakh people across Gujarat have been affected by the collapse of the cooperative banking sector. It’s been a year since SC Nayak, a retired government officer, started doing the rounds of the Visnagar Co-operative Bank in Ahmedabad to recover his life savings. But with the bank having gone bust from the […..]

Gujarat riots victims committing suicide

For thousands of people in Gujarat, the process of adjusting to life after the devastating riots has been an enormous challenge. Many who have lost everything – their families, homes and jobs – have been driven to a state of desperation. At least 100 people have committed suicide in the last 8 months. Life has […..]

Tension in Mehsana After Communal Clash

Mehsana: There is tension in Mehsana district of Gujarat after two people were killed and over 20 injured in communal violence. A mob, which had assembled at a temple for a festival, burnt down 12 houses forcing the police to open fire. Communal ire spreads About 25,000 people had gathered for a religious ceremony to […..]