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  • Gujarat: Police detain Shiv Sena activists for protesting against Pak delegation Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: Police on Monday detained about a dozen Shiv Sena activists for protesting against the visit of a Pakistani delegation in India to study the Sabarmati River project. The delegation, headed by Lahore Commissioner Rashid Mehmood Langrial, also comprises LDA Director-General Ahad Khan Cheema, LDA's strategic policy unit chief Moazzam...
  • Gujarat government to observe 'Women's Empowerment Fortnight' 3 days ago

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Friday said the state government will celebrate Women's Empowerment Fortnight from August 1 and August 15. According to an official release, she spoke about the celebrations during her meeting with members of all women safety committees from across Gujarat at Mahatma Mandir. The Gujarat...
  • SC acquits all 11 accused in the 1993 Surat bomb blasts case 4 days ago

    New Delhi: All those convicted in the 1993 Surat bomb blast case have been acquitted by the Supreme Court. Eleven people had been convicted for the January-February 1993 blasts in Gujarat's Surat, in which one woman was killed and several people injured. A two-judge bench of Justice TS Thakur and Justice...
  • Gujarat government working on earthquake warning system 4 days ago

    Gandhinagar: The department of science and technology is working on development of early earthquake warning system, the Gujarat assembly was informed on Thursday. "Currently we can learn about earthquake only after it has taken place. But now the department is conducting research to develop a system whereby earthquake can be...
  • OP Kohli takes oath as Gujarat Governor 6 days ago

    Gandhinagar: Senior BJP leader and former Rajya Sabha MP, OP Kohli was sworn-in as the 24th Governor of Gujarat at a ceremony held on Wednesday. At the beginning, Chief Secretary to Gujarat Government, Varesh Sinha read out the warrant of appointment by the President of India about Kohli's appointment as...
  • 2002 Gujarat riots: HC to hear Zakia Jafri's petition today 1 week ago

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday will hear a petition in the 2002 riots case. A petition filed by Zakia Jafri, the wife of late Congress MP Ehsan Jafri who was killed in the massacre, challenged the order of a local court which upheld a special investigation team's (SIT) clean...
  • Electric bus pilot project to be launched in Gujarat July 14, 2014

    Gandhinagar: As part of efforts to ensure a cleaner and greener environment, the Gujarat government will soon introduce a pilot project to run 'electric-buses' for public transport between state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. Moving ahead, the state-run Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL) has invited expression of interest from the potential companies...
  • Gujarat: Mother-daughter die after consuming local cold drink July 14, 2014

    Rajkot: A woman and her three-year-old daughter died after allegedly consuming a locally-made cold drink at their residence in Laxmivadi area on Sunday, police said. Forty-year-old Rekha Dhana and her minor daughter Hemangi started vomiting after consuming a local brand of cold drinks, LR Gohil, Police Sub-Inspector of Bhaktinagar police station...
  • Tamil Nadu, Gujarat favourites for starting a business: Survey July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu and Gujarat have emerged as the most preferred destinations for those looking to start a business as these states offer the best incentives and most conducive investment policies, a survey has found. The survey is the first-ever nationwide poll of micro, small and medium industries which...
  • Gujarat CM appeals to people, NGOs to adopt anganwadis July 12, 2014

    Vadodara: In a bid to augment infrastructure at anganwadis in Gujarat and to provide better amenities to children studying there, the state Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Saturday appealed to people as well as NGOs to "adopt" such centres. "About 45 lakh children belonging to poor families are studying at about...
  • Jaitley pleases Modi, allots Rs 200 crore for Sardar Patel statue July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A proposed Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel statue in Gujarat, touted as the tallest statue in the world at 182 metres, will get Rs 200 from the central government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced during his Budget speech on Thursday. Jaitley's decision to allot Rs 200 crore for the construction...
  • Watch: Celebrations outside BJP office in Ahmedabad as Amit Shah made party chief July 9, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday announced Amit Shah as the new party President. The announcement was made by the party's Parliamentary Board which met on Wednesday to nominate Shah. ...
  • Gujarat's save girl campaign likely to be replicated at national level July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The 'Beti Bachao Abhiyan' of Gujarat government could soon be replicated at the national level as the Union government feels it has been a success in improving the child sex ratio in the state. The Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry is mulling implementation of the Gujarat model...
  • Shankersinh Vaghela meets speaker Vaju Vala to raise issue of struck down questions July 5, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Leader of Opposition in the Gujarat assembly Shankersinh Vaghela met Speaker Vaju Vala on Saturday and took up the matter of six written down questions submitted by Congress MLAs which were struck down, since the answers could embarrass the BJP-led government. Vaghela met the speaker after the Congress MLAs...
  • Gujarat: 13 'unnatural' lion deaths within a year July 4, 2014

    Gandhinagar: The Gujarat government on Friday admitted that 13 Asiatic lions died due to unnatural causes within last one year in and around the famous Gir Wildlife sanctuary in the state. During the question-answer session on the fourth day of budget session in the Gujarat Assembly, Congress MLA Jasu Barad asked...
  • Saffron bicycles trigger discussion in Gujarat assembly July 3, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Distribution of saffron coloured bicycles to backward caste girl students by the Gujarat government was criticised by the Congress as "political propaganda", while the ruling BJP called it a "safety measure" for better reflection at night. Instead of the standard black colour, the BJP-led Gujarat government distributed orange (saffron) coloured...
  • SC refuses bail plea of Asaram in rape case in Gujarat July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain self-styled godman Asaram Bapu's bail plea in a rape case lodged against him in Surat in Gujarat but agreed to hear his petition for bail in another rape case filed in Jodhpur in Rajasthan. A bench headed by Justice TS Thakur...
  • No rains in the cotton belt of Gujarat yet, farmers worried July 3, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Even as the Met department has said that the monsoons will revive in the next 48 hours, cotton farmers in Gujarat are worried with the rains yet to set in the cotton belt of the state. By the last week of June, sowing of cotton crop should have been completed...
  • Gujarat 'snoopgate' probe panel gets third extension June 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat government on Monday gave another extension, this time for four months, to the Sugnya Bhatt Commission probing the alleged snooping on a woman architect by police in 2009. The two-member judicial panel, headed by Justice (retd) Sugnya Bhatt, has been given its third extension since being set up by...
  • Modi marital status case: Offence committed but FIR cannot be filed now June 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: An Ahmedabad court on Monday held that though Narendra Modi had committed an offence under RP Act by not disclosing his marital status while contesting Assembly polls in 2012, a petition seeking registration of an FIR against him cannot be entertained due to a time-bar prescribed for such cases. Additional...
  • 137th rath yatra begins in Ahmedabad amidst tight security June 29, 2014

    As the chariots of lord Jagannath, Balaram and Subhadra rolled out of its temple premises in Ahmedabad for its 137th annual rath yatra, 20,000 security personnel have been deployed to ensure a smooth and incident free festivity. Millions of people have congregated in the cities of Ahmedabad and Puri to...
  • Gas leak, blast at ship breaking yard in Bhavnagar, 5 dead, 10 injured June 28, 2014

    Bhavnagar: Five persons were killed and ten others injured after an explosion occurred at the Alang ship breaking yard in Bhavnagar district in Gujarat. The blast was triggered by a gas leak at plot no 140, where ship breaking working was in progress. The injured labourers have been shifted to...
  • Water crisis in Gujarat: CM Anandi Patel calls high level meeting June 25, 2014

    Ahmedabad: To chalk out a comprehensive strategy to cope with water shortage due to a delayed monsoon, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel has called a high level meeting of all officials and ministers on Thursday. "To take stock of the availability of water resources and plan a strategy to cope with...
  • Budget yatra: Success story of BRT in Ahmedabad June 25, 2014

    The union budget will be tabled on the 10th of July - and ahead of that our budget yatra we travel to Ahmedabad. We find out how the city managed to make BRT-the lifeline of its public transport system - a huge success. ...
  • Budget yatra: Meet the family who gave up their land for Nano plant in Gujarat June 25, 2014

    In Sanand district of Gujarat, a family gave up its farms to the TATAs for just one rupee for the setting up of the NANO plant. "When my father came to know Tata Motors were coming to Gujarat to set up the Nano plant, he told the state government that...
  • Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel sets targets for her government June 23, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has drawn up a 100-days agenda for her government which would focus on 11 key subjects. "We have chalked out a detailed 100 days agenda for the government within which specific targets have to be achieved in 11 areas," Gujarat state government spokesperson and...
  • Gujarat's 'Rani Ki Vav' in Unesco heritage site list, Modi hails move June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Rani ki Vav (queen's stepwell), in Gujarat's Patan town, has been added to Unesco's list of World Heritage sites, an official statement said Sunday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the decision, calling it a "matter of great pride" for the state. "Rani Ki Vav in Patan, Gujarat, has been...
  • Tremor felt in Gujarat June 21, 2014

    Bharuch: An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale today hit several parts of Bharuch and neighbouring districts of south Gujarat on Saturday. "A tremor measuring 3.6 on Richter scale was felt at 9.40pm on Saturday in Bharuch and the neighbouring districts," said an official from the Disaster Management Authority. The tremor...
  • 4-year-old boy falls in bore well and dies in Jamnagar June 21, 2014

    Jamnagar: A four-year-old boy died on Saturday after falling in a 350-feet deep bore well near here, a district official said. "The boy, identified as Vijay Vasava, fell into a 350-feet deep bore well at a farm in Gokulpur-Para village of the district on Saturday morning, is declared dead," Sub-Divisional...
  • Follow Gujarat's water management model: Centre to states June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government has asked states to emulate the Gujarat water management model to address the problem of water scarcity. The Centre has forwarded a compact disc received from Gujarat government's Water and Sanitation Management Organisation on the subject "The state-wide water supply grid" to the states to...