Satish Jha


Modiji talks of Modiji 90 per cent time, says Rahul Gandhi
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

At PM home town Vadnagar, Rahul Gandhi says Modi changing agenda: When nothing worked, he talks about himself.

In Anjar bylanes, murmurs of a close contest
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

At Anjar, more than 184 schoolchildren were crushed to death. Nearly 17 years later, Anjar is now one of the industrialised area in the district.

Modi mostly talks of Congress and me, not the future of Gujarat: Rahul Gandhi
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

Rahul, who is set to take over the reins of his party, said the Prime Minister was not talking about his party’s future vision for Gujarat because the reality of “Modi model” of development was far removed from what existed on the ground.

Proposal to ‘renovate’ premises housing Mehdi Nawaz Jung Hall raises concern
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

The hall, located at Paldi’s Himavan Samaj Kalyan Kendra, is managed by a board of trustees of Governor’s Social Welfare Fund.

PM Narendra Modi a better actor than Amitabh: Rahul Gandhi
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

He also said, “Modiji keeps saying ‘vikas, vikas’ (development). I think it’s a code name for his industrialist friends.”

Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi over Rafale deal, Jay Shah case
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

Rahul also hit out at BJP president Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah and his business enterprise that reportedly managed to increase its turnover from Rs 50,000 to Rs 80 crore in one year.

Red crosses on Muslim homes: After the scare, Ahmedabad police call it crude, not mischief
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Paldi is part of Ellisbridge assembly constituency, a BJP bastion. Haren Pandya, who was shot dead in 2003, used to represent Ellisbridge.

After panic grips Ahmedabad’s Muslim colonies over ‘red marks’, AMC says we did it for tracking garbage
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

“These signs were made by the AMC sanitation department to guide their garbage pick-up workers. There was no mischief or criminal dimension to the episode,” Ahmedabad Police Commissioner A K Singh told The Indian Express.

Will not rest till Gabbar Singh Tax is made simple GST: Rahul Gandhi
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Rahul Gandhi attacked PM Narendra Modi, the poor implementation of GST and BJP president Amit Shah over his son’s company.

Centre ups Amit Shah’s security ahead of his Gujarat poll campaign
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

Gujarat elections 2017: Amit Shah's marathon poll campaign will also begin on Saturday.

33-year-old encounter case: SC to hear plea challenging HC order quashing FIR against Kuldip Sharma
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

The case is related to a police encounter in 1984 in Bhuj in Kutch district in which two persons were killed and two had gone missing after they were reportedly picked up by the police.

How the BJP is using the ‘case’ against Ahmed Patel, to outsmart the Congress
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

The Congress's meek response to Rupani's allegations suggests that the grand old party is not able to find a way to counter the BJP's polarisation tricks

Gujarat: Two held for ‘IS-inspired plan’ to attack synagogue
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

The ATS officials identified the accused as Ubed Ahmed Mirza, 29, a criminal lawyer who lives in Surat’s Saiyedpura, and his associate Kasim Stimberwala, 31, a resident of Badekha Chakla, also in Surat.

Jay Shah defamation case: Citing prima facie case, court summons reporter, editors
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

The order also mentions Jay’s contention that “the news portal didn’t give enough time to him to send his response, the article didn’t include the loss incurred by his company in the year 2015-2016, and created confusion over the turnover to defame him.”

Jay Shah case: Gujarat court issues summons to reporter and editors of ‘The Wire’
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

The metropolitan magistrate held there was a prima facie case against the accused asked a reporter and editors of 'The Wire' to appear before it on November 13

‘The Wire’ barred from writing on Jay Shah to protect his ‘right to live with dignity’
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

On October 8, The Wire had published a report stating, among other things, that the turnover of a company owned by (Amit) Shah’s son increased 16,000 times in the year following election of Narendra Modi.

Before the chargesheet, Rajnish Rai’s report on Uranium Corp
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

In his application before the CAT, Rai states his probe found corruption in awarding “work of removal of overburden/waste and extraction of uranium ore at Banduhurang opencast mine” through a public tender.

CAT stays investigation against whistleblower Gujarat IPS officer Rajnish Rai
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Rajnish Rai is known for arresting about a dozen police officers including ex-IPS officer D G Vanzara among others in 2007 during Sohrabuddin encounter probe.

Coach overcrowded, 100 escaped: Gujarat HC on commuting death sentence of 11 convicts to life imprisonment
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Fifty nine people, mostly kar sevaks returning from Ayodhya, died when coach S6 of Sabarmati Express was set on fire at Godhra on the morning of February 27, 2002.

Amit Shah’s son sues website for defamation
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Jay complains that the article refers to profit/loss for 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 fiscals but that for 2015-16 is deliberately “not highlighted correspondingly”.

Godhra verdict: Death to life
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

2002 Godhra train burning case: The Gujarat High Court also observed that the state had failed to maintain law and order.

Gaurav Yatra in Porbandar: Amit Shah asks Rahul Gandhi to take off ‘Italian glasses’
Tue, Oct 03, 2017

In less then 15 minutes of his speech, people were seen starting to leave the venue. Many of them were, however, forced to sit back by the police, citing security concerns.

The Maya Kodnani Files: the cases against her, where they stand now
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

BJP president Amit Shah on Monday appeared as a defence witness in the Naroda Gam case, one of two in which former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani is accused. What is this case, and what is its current status? What is the other case, the one in which 97 Muslims were killed in Naroda Patiya?

Naroda Gam: Amit Shah says he saw Maya Kodnani in House, hospital on morning of riots
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Asked by Kodnani’s lawyer Amit Patel who all did he see at that time, Amit Shah replied he saw Kodnani, Natubhai Vaghela, Jaideep Patel (another accused) and others.

Ahmedabad blasts: Tauseef among those who planted explosives
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Tauseef reportedly answered curtly and did not reveal much. “He dithered on his involvement in the Ahmedabad blasts case. We may need to interrogate him further,” a senior police officer said.

BJP to launch Gaurav Yatra next month
Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Modi had emabrked on Gaurav Yatra post-Godhra riots in 2002

PM Modi-Abe meet: Love and gratitude, write Japanese PM Shinzo abe, wife Akie at Sabarmati Ashram
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Describing the visit as a “prayer” before the beginning of the dialogue, Sarabhai said, “It was significant that the PM himself showed them around, interpreting peace, and non-violence — what the ashram stands for”.

Amit Shah summoned as defence witness in 2002 Gujarat riots case
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Shah has been directed to appear in the Ahmedabad court on September 18 to depose in the Naroda Gam case in which 11 Muslims were killed on February 28, 2002, a day after the Sabarmati Express was torched at the Godhra railway station.

2002 Naroda Gam riot case: Special court summons Amit Shah to depose as witness for Maya Kodnani
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

The court passed the orders after former Gujarat minister and BJP leader Maya Kodnani had sought additional time to issue summons to Shah to appear in her defence in court.

Can’t contact my witness Amit Shah, Maya Kodnani tells Gujarat court
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

In March this year, Kodnani sought permission from the court to examine 14 persons in her defence, including Amit Shah, her husband Surendra, two BJP leaders and her business partner.

Two Gujarat cops booked for custodial death of a tribal
Thu, Sep 07, 2017

In April, Kodarbhai Gamar, a resident of Kotda village, Gujarat, was picked up by Khorej police along with three others for allegedly slaughtering a bullock and was booked under the newly implemented cow protection law that has provision of life imprisonment.

Naroda Gam case: Amit Shah busy, will take time to contact him, says Maya Kodnani
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

Earlier, too, Kodnani’s lawyer had sought time from the court, saying that “Shah was busy, and contacting him was difficult”.

Behind SC verdict on places of worship, Article on taxpayers’ money and religion
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

The state government scheme sets a limit of Rs 50,000 for each damaged structure, and certain conditions for eligibility.

Rajkot brothers bought firecrackers to make bomb: NIA
Thu, Aug 24, 2017

According to sources in the NIA, one of the prosecution’s witnesses is Vaseem’s wife, Shehjeen, who has admitted her husband’s alleged plan to carry out “lone wolf attack”.

Gujarat Cops Step Down: How they defended their re-induction
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

N K Amin and Tarun Barot on Thursday resigned after Supreme Court made adverse observations over their re-appointment after superannuation. The two — accused in the Ishrat encounter case — had defended their re-induction in the court. The Indian Express reports the contents of their affidavits

Supreme Court objections make N K Amin, Tarun Barot quit Gujarat posts
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

As soon as a bench of Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud took up the matter for hearing, the counsel for the two officers told the court that they would step down today itself. The court recorded the submission.