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Leena Misra

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

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”.

Saurashtra farmers talk about low prices, drought ahead of voting for Lok Sabha
Mon, Apr 22, 2019

While he may look disinterested from the world outside his farm, Gajnotar, a sharecropper, is aware that it is time for Lok Sabha election and is eager to cast his vote.

PM Modi will not contest Lok Sabha polls from Gujarat, but can he still tilt the balance in his home state?
Sun, Apr 21, 2019

For the first time since 2001, Narendra Modi is not a candidate in an election in his home state. But while caste has returned, farmer anger runs high, and Congress is fighting back, could Gujarat’s own PM still tilt the balance? The Indian Express finds out.

Explained: Vaghela, his ambition, and the Congress
Wed, Jan 30, 2019

The Congress-NCP alliance thrived in Gujarat while he held high posts in the Congress. But the Congress began to lose ground with the rise of Narendra Modi -- and in 2014, it could not win even a single seat in Lok Sabha.

Women quota Bill a good start… just educate girls, it will change India: Canadian Consul General
Sun, Jan 20, 2019

Canadian Consul General in India, Annie Dube said that Canadians want to see the relationship between the two countries grow and it wants more Indian immigrants to enrich its diversity and “integrate in the Canadian landscape”.

‘Putting past behind’, Gordhan Zadaphia gears up for poll assignment in UP
Mon, Dec 31, 2018

The crucial political assignment to Zadaphia by BJP chief Amit Shah comes at a time when the RSS has sidelined former VHP leader Pravin Togadia who he was close to; and former CM Keshubhai Patel, in whose party Zadaphia was general secretary, has retired from active politics.

Have forgotten the past… My job is to achieve success for the party: UP BJP election in-charge Gordhan Zadaphia
Mon, Dec 31, 2018

With Zadaphia getting the responsibility of Uttar Pradesh, many see it as the political resurrection of a former VHP leader who had quit the BJP after being sidelined by the party following the 2002 riots.

Rakesh Asthana: Fodder scam to Godhra, never far from limelight
Sun, Oct 28, 2018

With the country’s premier investigation agency witnessing an unprecedented battle between Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana, The Sunday Express charts the journey of the two officers — one who climbed the ranks unnoticed, the other flamboyant and high-profile — until their paths crossed at the CBI.

Mahatma Swachh Bharat: He dusts 36 windows, 16 doors — and a slice of Dandi history
Fri, Oct 05, 2018

The road to Dandi from Navsari town is lined by neem and mango trees along fields of paddy and sugarcane, with shrimp farms in between. It ends at a wooden gate that opens to Saifee Villa, where a plaque at the steps displays a faded photo of Mahatma Gandhi picking salt.

Meet Gitaben, she keeps Mahatma Gandhi’s birthplace Swachh for Bharat, daily
Tue, Oct 02, 2018

Today marks the 150th birth anniversary of the Mahatma. And four years of Swachh Bharat, the national cleanliness campaign that was launched in Gujarat by the state’s then chief minister Anandiben Patel at Porbandar.

Brick by Brick
Tue, Sep 18, 2018

The revamped Natarani amphitheatre in Ahmedabad is a throwback to the city’s architectural roots and its cultural legacy

Shankersinh Vaghela’s son Mahendrasinh joins BJP
Sat, Jul 14, 2018

Mahendrasinh is a former Congress MLA who quit the party last year in a rebellion led by his father, ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections where Congress top leader Ahmed Patel was seeking re-election to the upper house.

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