Gaurav Shah

  • Ahmedabad: BRTS makes lives easier for public 07-12-2011 09:19 AM

    Ahmedabad: Lesser costs, smoother drives and almost no traffic jams " these are some features of Ahmedabad's Bus Rapid Transit System or BRT, considered by many as the best rapid transport system. And it's no surprise then that many Ahmedabadis have traded their private transport for a hassle free BRTS...
  • Auto driver returns diamonds worth Rs 20 lakh 03-10-2011 09:14 AM

    Ahmedabad: There are several Indians who are living examples of courage and decency, and who believe in doing constructive work for a better future. A fortnight ago, Mohammed Shakir Ansari, an ordinary autorickshaw driver in Ahmedabad, returned a bag containing diamonds worth Rs 20 lakh that a passenger had left...
  • 2002 Gujarat riot victims to write to Modi 18-09-2011 10:01 AM

    Ahmedabad: Rupa and Dara Modi are feeding the poor in an Ahmedabad slum while Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is fasting in an AC hall. The couple lost their 11-year-old son nine years back when a rampaging mob killed him on February 28, 2002. The Modis wonder what took the...
  • Gujarat's Sanand set to become the next auto hub 04-09-2011 07:32 AM

    Sanand: Gujarat's Sanand is all set to become the next major auto hub after Chennai. First, it was Tata Motors and now even Ford and Peugeot auto plants are in the pipeline. A 2200-acre plot of land at Sanand, located about 40 kilometres from Ahmedabad, is quickly evolving into an...
  • Pandya murder: all freed, who killed him? 29-08-2011 08:40 PM

    New Delhi: It was a blow for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday when the Gujarat high court acquitted the 12 accused in the 2002 assassination of former Home Minister Haren Pandya. The acquittal comes at the end of a long and controversial trial and the CBI was...
  • Gujarat: Politics over appointment of Lokayukta 29-08-2011 08:54 AM

    Ahmedabad: With continuing politics over the appointment of Gujarat's new Lokayukta, the Narendra Modi government has challenged it in the Gujarat High Court, terming it unconstitutional. Gujarat has been without a Lokayukta for more than seven years. When a delegation of Congress MLAs called on Gujarat Governor Dr Kamala on...
  • Gujarat RTI activists unite against atrocities 25-07-2011 09:04 AM

    Ahmedabad: RTI activists from across the state of Gujarat gathered in Ahmedabad to share stories of their struggle against the government. Over the past few months several activists have been threatened, beaten and even killed in the state. There has been still no justice for the family of Amit Jethwa...
  • Gujarat lush green despite poor monsoon 08-06-2011 10:20 AM

    Saurashtra: Gujarat is witnessing a lush green harvest despite poor monsoons last year. A lush green harvest in a drought zone has come as a miracle for the farmers. It's mid summer in Saurashtra in Gujarat. Till recently, this was a serious drought zone and a nightmare for farmers. But...
  • 2002 riots: Another police officer blames Modi 06-06-2011 08:12 AM

    New Delhi: Yet another top police officer in Gujarat has gone public, raising questions over the conduct of the Gujarat police force in controlling the communal riots in 2002. Retired Gujarat Director General of Police RN Bhattacharya has said that there was a feeling among officers that the lower rank...
  • Harassed Gujarat RTI activist commits suicide 26-02-2011 07:02 AM

    Kutch: Gujarat Right To Information (RTI) activist Jabbardan Gadhvi had sought information on alleged irregularities in cattle grazing in the Rapar taluka of Kutch district. Earlier this week, the 45-year-old RTI activist set himself ablaze in the compound of the Mamlatdar's office after having received constant threats from the Mamlatdar,...
  • Verdict on 2002 Godhra train burning case today 22-02-2011 07:18 AM

    Godhra: A special court will deliver the crucial judgement in the Godhra train fire of 2002, on Tuesday. The big questions that will be answered include whether the coach was set on fire in cold blood, or whether it was an accident. The truth about what happened on February 27,...
  • Deadly Congo virus claims 3 lives in Gujarat 19-01-2011 09:33 PM

    Ahmedabad: A rare, contagious and deadly virus has surfaced in Gujarat, leading to three fatalities so far. There is an atmosphere of fear in Kolat village, 20 km from Ahmedabad. 30-year old Amina Momin, who was infected with the virus died earlier this month. Villagers say that they are scared...
  • Row in Gujarat over Urdu poet's remarks on Modi 19-01-2011 02:40 PM

    Ahemdabad: A tussle between an Urdu poet and the Urdu Sahitya academy in Gujarat has been politicised with the academy questioning poetic license, and a reference to Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Aqeel Shatir, poet, Ahmedabad said, "May good happen to Narendra Modi, who sounded the death knell for the Urdu...
  • Modi's book an attempt at image makeover? 22-12-2010 07:57 AM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has just launched a new book on climate change, but is this more about an image make-over than going green? Meet Narendra Modi the author. Yes, this book on climate change is authored by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi - better known for...
  • Tainted exMCI chief Ketan Desai makes a return 25-11-2010 08:05 AM

    Ahmedabad:Tainted former Chief of the Scam-hit Medical Council of India Ketan Desai been elected to the Executive Council of the Gujarat University. Ketan Desai - accused in a multi crore rupee medical scam - was elected as a member of Gujarat university's executive council due to his powerful connections. Despite...
  • HC lifts ban, Jaswant book can now be sold in Gujarat 04-09-2009 09:28 PM

    Guj HC said govt didn't practice care, caution or prudence in imposing ban. ...