Meghdoot Sharon

  • Rain ruins mango crops, farmers fear reduced output 30-03-2015 09:21 AM

    The recent spell of rain accompanied by hail stones has destroyed the standing crop of farmers in Amreli district in Gujarat. Farmers fear that their mango crop output might be reduced to one third in 2015. ...
  • Section 66A made us feel like criminals, says victim of IT Act 24-03-2015 01:03 PM

    The Supreme Court quashed Section 66A of the IT Act calling it untenable and unconstitutional. Two girls - Shaheen Dhada and Rinu Srinivasan - were arrested in Palghar in Thane district of Maharashtra as one of them posted a comment against the shutdown in Mumbai following Shiv Sena leader Bal...
  • Solar-powered aircraft makes first stop at Ahmedabad, likely to stay for 3 days 11-03-2015 11:48 AM

    Ahmedabad: The world's only solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2, which landed in Ahmedabad on Tuesday night is likely to stay in the city for two-three days before leaving for Varanasi. The aircraft is on an around-the-world journey and would fly without a drop of fuel as it is propelled solely...
  • Ahmedabad: 10,000 lawyers to go on 5-day leave citing swine flu as reason 04-03-2015 09:14 AM

    Swine flu scare has ensured that nearly 10,000 lawyers in Ahmedabad are on vacation. The lawyers have said that they will only attend the court when urgent cases have to be taken up. ...
  • Gujarat HC rejects plea of activist Teesta Setalwad in Gulbarg society fund embezzlement 12-02-2015 01:48 PM

    Ahmedabad: In a major setback to activist Teesta Setalvad, the Gujarat High Court on Thursday rejected her bail application in the alleged Gulbarg society embezzlement case. The court has also rejected the bail plea of her husband and three others involved in the case. In 2014, an FIR was registered...
  • Navjivan to open cafe in Ahmedabad to spread Gandhian ideology 30-01-2015 03:35 PM

    With a view to present Gandhian ideology in a modern way, Mahatma Gandhi-founded publication house Navjivan Trust will open an art gallery, cafeteria and a centre for sustainable development. ...
  • Gujarat: 1 labourer dead, 3 injured in blast at chemical unit in Bharuch 20-01-2015 10:37 AM

    Bharuch: A labourer has died and three others have been injured in an explosion that took place on Tuesday early morning at a chemical factory unit in Bharuch, Gujarat. The fire has now been brought under control. It is yet to be deciphered what kind of product was being manufactured...
  • 21,000 MoUs worth Rs 21 lakh crore signed at Gujarat Vibrant Summit 13-01-2015 09:29 AM

    Gandhinagar: The seventh edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in Gandhinagar was bigger and more impressive than all the previous editions as over 21,000 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) worth Rs 25 lakh crore have been signed. The three-day event saw political and business leaders from across the world converge...
  • Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to begin today, Indian diaspora from across the world flocks to Gujarat 08-01-2015 08:45 AM

    Gandhinagar: The three-day Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015 celebration, an annual meet of visiting NRIs and tourists, will kick off in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, on Thursday. President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present for the event among other dignitaries. The Indian diaspora settled across the world is flocking...
  • Security in Gujarat enhanced, Coast guard, Navy carry out surveillance 06-01-2015 09:01 AM

    Coast patrolling has been intensified in Gujarat after a Pakistani boat recently bombed itself near Porbander. Coast guard and Navy have been carrying out surveillance. The boats returning from the sea are being checked thoroughly. ...
  • 173 marine commandos deployed in Gujarat coastal areas after the recent Pakistani boat explosion 05-01-2015 08:15 AM

    Gandhinagar: Security has been tightened across the coastal region of Gujarat after a Pakistani boat exploded 365 kms off Porbandar coast on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1. 173 marine commandos have been deployed at 20 police stations along the coastal areas to avert any untoward incident....
  • Terror at sea: India searches for second Pakistan boat which came from Karachi 04-01-2015 08:10 AM

    New Delhi: After a mid sea operation against a Pakistani boat that probably averted a 26/11 like terror attack on New Years eve, sources say Indian authorities are on the lookout for a second boat which also came from Karachi around the same time. Indian secirity agencies are searching the...
  • Indian Coast Guards hunts for second Pakistan boat 03-01-2015 10:46 PM

    Indian Coast Guard ships and aircraft are continuing operations to search for wreckage and dead bodies in the area where they intercepted a Pakistani boat on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1. ...
  • Pakistani boat blown off Gujarat coast, Coast Guard searching for wreckage, dead bodies 02-01-2015 04:05 PM

    Ahmedabad: Indian Coast Guard ships and aircraft are continuing operations to search for wreckage and dead bodies in the area where they intercepted a Pakistani boat on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1. Coast Guard intercepted the suspicious Pakistani vessel with explosives along the maritime border off...
  • Bajrang Dal members stage protests against 'PK' in Bhopal, Ahmedabad 29-12-2014 03:52 PM

    The Bajrang Dal has staged protests against the film 'PK' in Bhopal and Ahmedabad even as the Censor board has refused to take any action against the film. Censor board Chairperson Leela Samson said that the board will not remove any scenes from the film as it has already released....
  • 33-year-old woman who filed rape case against Asaram goes 'missing' 27-12-2014 12:04 AM

    A 33-year-old married woman, who had filed a case of sexual assault against self-styled godman Asaram, is mysteriously missing for over a week along with her son and husband, police said on Thursday. ...
  • A month before Vibrant Gujarat Summit, hotels in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar booked to capacity 30-11-2014 12:53 PM

    Ahmedabad: With over a month to go for the seventh edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors' Summit, hotels in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar are already booked to capacity. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi now gaining stature as a global leader, his brainchild, the Vibrant Gujarat summit, is a housefull affair...
  • Vadodara woman facing financial trouble puts herself up for sale on Facebook 28-11-2014 02:28 PM

    Vadodara: Faced with acute poverty, a woman from Vadodara Chandni Rajgaur has decided to put herself up for sale on social media site Facebook. Rajgaur posted her photo along with a message on her Facebook account that she was up for sale so that she could be able to meet...
  • Two abandoned fishing boats with fake registration IDs found at Daman coast 27-11-2014 08:32 AM

    Daman: On the sixth anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Daman Marine Police recovered two abandoned fishing boats on the Daman coast on Wednesday. The boats were found near Kadhaiya at the Daman coast. The two fishing boats were unmanned and empty. Preliminary investigation reveals that the registration number...
  • Relief for Modi, Amit Shah as Gujarat HC says commission to probe snoopgate be dissolved 10-10-2014 02:59 PM

    Ahmedabad: In a huge relief for Bharatiya Janata Party, the Gujarat High Court has ruled that the commission appointed to investigate the snoopgate scandal be dissolved. The HC said that as there was no point in having a probe as the woman's father has accepted that he gave the permission...
  • Foreign tourists laud PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign 02-10-2014 06:20 PM

    Foreign tourists in Ahmadabad laud PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign that kick started on Thursday morning on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. ...
  • Gujarat: Suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma arrested 30-09-2014 01:11 PM

    Gandhinagar: The Gujarat Anti-Corruption Bureau on Tuesday arrested suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma. Sharma, who made headlines back in 2013 when he spoke up against Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was then the Gujarat Chief Minister and his aide Amit Shah for their alleged role in the snoopgate scandal, has...
  • Gujarat: PM's US visit prompts garba enthusiasts to tattoo images of Modi, Obama 28-09-2014 12:04 PM

    Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's much hyped visit to the United States is reflected back home in the elaborate Navratra festivities in Gujarat. Navratri in Gujarat is about decorative clothing, exquisite jewelery and beautiful body paintings to flaunt at garba venues. This year though, garba enthusiasts want to reflect Prime...
  • Caught on camera: Horrific car collision in Ahmedabad, 1 dead 25-09-2014 03:34 PM

    Ahmedabad: A horrific car collision in Ahmedabad has been captured on camera. Eyewitnesses say two cars were racing each other early on Thursday morning when the accident happened. The CCTV footage shows the two cars brushing against each other at an intersection. One of the drivers died on the spot...
  • Muslims make dandiya sticks but barred from garba venues in Godhra amidst love jihad row 25-09-2014 07:59 AM

    Godhra: Unease prevails in the town of Godhra in Gujarat as a pro-Hindutva outfit has convinced garba organisers not to allow Muslims into garba venues in the wake of the love jihad controversy. Muslims, too, have decided to stay away from garba venues to avoid confrontation. "Those who don't endorse...
  • Modi won't break his Navratri fast even during US visit, say his friends and family 23-09-2014 09:09 PM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US trip coincides with the Navratri festival. For four decades now, he has been fasting during all the nine days of Navratri, a tradition he is unlikely to break even for this important trip. Meghdoot Sharon has more. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi's navratri fast may not allow White House to host him a dinner 22-09-2014 04:40 PM

    Ahmedabad: Speculation is on whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi will consume anything except 'nimbu paani' (lemon juice) during his US visit later this week as it coincides with Navratri. For decades now, Modi has been fasting during Navratri. Will Prime Minister Narendra Modi break his decades-old practice of fasting during...
  • Gujarat rolls out the red carpet for Chinese president Xi Jinping 17-09-2014 11:40 PM

    President Xi Jinping is in India and breaking with protocol, he began his three-day India trip from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state. Both sides have hit the ground running - two crucial MoUs have been already signed - but more importantly Modi and President Xi seem to have hit...
  • On his 64th birthday, PM Modi meets his mother, seeks her blessings 17-09-2014 08:50 AM

    Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday celebrated his 64th birthday in his homestate Gujarat. He began his day by visiting his mother Hira Baa in Gandhinagar and sought her blessings. This is Modi's first visit to his homestate after taking charge as the Prime Minister in May. On the...
  • Ahmedabad decked up to welcome PM Narendra Modi 16-09-2014 11:35 AM

    Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's homecoming, Ahmedabad is all decked up to welcome him. The city is prepared to host Modi's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday. The duo will visit Hridaykunj and will then go on to the Sabarmati riverfront, one of state's showpiece projects. ...