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Leena Misra


Leena Misra is working with The Indian Express as the Resident Editor of Gujarat.

Hardik Patel interview: ‘I believe people of Gujarat do not like BJP, but they do not vote for Congress because it is not aggressive’
Sat, Feb 27, 2021

On the sidelines of a kisan mahapanchayat in Ravapar of Morbi district, Hardik Patel spoke to The Indian Express on his role in the Congress, association with the PAAS, and plans to contest election in the future.

Hardik Patel slams Gujarat Congress: ‘They may be wanting to pull me down’
Sun, Feb 28, 2021

Hardik Patel, who rattled the BJP government with the Patidar quota agitation in 2015, feels the Congress is not using him enough. Its leaders "might be wanting to pull me down", he says.

Congress leaders want to pull me down, Hardik says; ‘let them, I will stand up again’
Fri, Feb 26, 2021

In an interview to The Indian Express, the working president of the state Congress says Thursday the Congress’s state leadership had not organised a single public meeting of his ahead of the municipal corporations, municipality, district panchayat or taluka panchayat elections.

In Sept 2020, Mohan Delkar told Lok Sabha about ‘misbehaviour by UT officials’
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

It came over two months after he put out a video threatening to resign over alleged harassment by local administration officials of the UT.

BJP storms back in all 6 civic bodies; big losses for Congress
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Gujarat municipal election results: AAP trumps Congress in Surat; in Ahmedabad, AIMIM wrests Cong seats

More investors for Lucknow Municipal bonds from Mumbai, Delhi: Keshav Varma
Thu, Dec 03, 2020

"Mumbai and Delhi institutions form a major chunk of investors in the Lucknow Municipal bonds that were launched in Mumbai on Wednesday", Keshav Varma, a former Gujarat bureaucrat, now advisor to the Yogi Adityanath government on its urban agenda, told The Indian Express.

Explained: The life of Keshubhai Patel, RSS karyakarta, Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder, Gujarat CM
Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Keshubhai Patel passed away in Ahmedabad at the age of 93 years on Thursday.

Regret quitting BJP… trying to make up for it: Zadafia
Wed, Sep 16, 2020

In an exclusive interview to The Indian Express, Zadafia spoke about the threats and the faith he has in the BJP and its leadership.

CR Paatil: ‘If we get a single seat less (than 182 out of 182) in the Gujarat Assembly, I will resign’
Fri, Sep 04, 2020

Chandrakant Raghunath Paatil is the first “non-Gujarati” to lead the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state, an appointment that came as a surprise to many within the party as well.

My target is 182 out of 182 in Gujarat Assembly: State BJP president
Fri, Sep 04, 2020

"Gujarat has lowest unemployment rate in the country. There are two ways to look at unemployment — one where a person does not get job at all and second is when a person does not get job as per his qualification," says CR Paatil.

Meet the Sompuras, master architects who are building the Ram Temple in Ayodhya
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

The family from Palitana town in Gujarat has built numerous grand temples around the country and elsewhere, including the grand Somnath Temple that was opened in 1951, the Akshardham temples, and the Krishna Janmasthan in Mathura.

Ayodhya ‘Bigger temple, 3 domes, double the sandstone’
Sun, Jul 26, 2020

The Ram temple has been on Chandrakant Sompura’s drawing board for close to 30 years. As the plan begins to take shape, with a bhoomi pujan planned for Aug 5, The Sunday Express meets the Ahmedabad-based architect.

‘Business is never going to be the same again…will have to cut down on sales manpower’: Rasna Chairman
Sat, Jun 06, 2020

In a conversation with The Indian Express, Piruz Khambatta, chairman and managing director, Rasna, suggests that the government should have given the industry a paycheque protection programme.

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani: ‘My govt enabled migrants to reach home with dignity, care’
Thu, May 21, 2020

My government has been successful in providing wages of more than Rs 1,000 crore to labourers (including migrants) and ensuring they are not fired.

Odisha shut till April 30, workers from state hit the streets in Surat
Sun, Apr 12, 2020

Earlier, on March 29, migrants employed in the powerloom, dyeing and printing units of Surat had clashed with police when it tried to stop them from setting out on foot for home states, including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Chhattisgarh, as the lockdown was in place.

Gujarat: Left red-faced, Cong leaders in Delhi huddle
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

The Congress is counting on support from the NCP, although its lone MLA Kandhal Jadeja had voted for the BJP in the 2019 bypoll, Independent candidate Jignesh Mevan or Bharatiya Tribal Party’s Chhotu Vasava and son Mahesh Vasava.

Among 1.25 lakh heartbeats: Officials, businessmen, people from 13 districts
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

The “1,25,000 beating hearts”, as Trump addressed the crowd, comprised top officials in the Central and state government, business leaders, NRIs, students, and people from 13 districts of Gujarat and some from outside the state.

Donald Trump Speech at Motera Stadium HIGHLIGHTS: ‘Good ties with Pakistan, tackling terror together’
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Donald Trump Speech Today at Motera Stadium HIGHLIGHTS: US President Donald Trump said on Modi. Trump, who was addressing over one lakh people at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, also said that "India is the country that has always been admired and where millions of Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Jains, and Christians worship side by side".

Donald Trump India Visit highlights: US president in Delhi; talks with PM Modi scheduled for day 2
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Donald Trump India Visit, Namaste Trump Event 2020 highlights: After a quick handshake and a hug, PM Narendra Modi introduced the Trumps to the welcoming party at the airport. A tri-services guard was also present at the airport to honour the US President.

Once upon a time in Morbi
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

In 1974, a student agitation from an engineering college here on mess bill led to overthrow of the state government. 46 yrs later, Morbi’s LEC is untouched by CAA, even as its hostels remain stuck in time

Nanavati commission report: ‘Some violent incidents of Feb 28 not communal, outcome of bandh’
Sat, Dec 14, 2019

The Commission cites instances where people, who were trying to go about their normal lives “inspite of the bandh” (a phrase that repeats in the report a couple of times), were attacked.

Spotlight back on him, Ram temple architect says work will take up to 3 years
Mon, Nov 11, 2019

Estimated to cost Rs 50 crore to Rs 60 crore, the temple will be built with pink sandstone, to be mined and brought from Bansi Paharpur, Rajasthan.

Remembering Vikram Sarabhai in his birth centenary year
Sun, Aug 18, 2019

The architect of India's space programme founded 38 institutions, many of which continue to be a critical part of the country's missions.

Gujarat to Centre: How Modi-Shah partnership will shape Govt, party
Fri, May 31, 2019

Amit Shah is the third person after Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari to bring his political experience of having served as BJP president into the government.

Gujarat: Farmers unhappy, but their vote could go either way
Tue, Apr 23, 2019

“We must do something. See, how prices of groundnut, cotton, and onion we produce have gone down,” a 45-year-old sharecropper says, adding that the market price of onions, “around Rs 250 per quintal may not even cover my transportation expense”.