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  • Gujarat: 22 blasts accused booked in Sabarmati jail 3 days ago

    Ahmedabad: An attempt to suicide case has been registered against 22 serial blasts accused who are on fast unto death for the last one week against restrictions on their movement outside barracks in Sabarmati Central prison. A First Information Report under Section 309 (attempt to commit suicide) of the Indian...
  • Watch: How Surat based diamond baron recognises his employees' hard work this Diwali 4 days ago

    A Surat based diamond baron has gifted his employees brand new cars, diamond jewellery and even homes as a Diwali gift for meeting targets for the year. He said the gifts were in recognition of their hard work. ...
  • Surat-based diamond companies to start an airline service 4 days ago

    Ahmedabad: In a first of its kind initiative, four Surat-based diamond companies have come together to start an airline service to connect Surat with smaller cities in Gujarat. At an initial investment of about Rs 30 crore, these firms have already acquired three aircraft. According to former president of the Surat Diamond...
  • Surat diamond merchant's massive Diwali bonus for employees: houses, cars and jewellery 6 days ago

    Surat: A Surat based diamond baron has gifted his employees brand new cars, diamond jewellery and even homes as a Diwali gift for meeting targets for the year. The diamond industry in Surat district of Gujarat may not be passing through the most dazzling phases in its history but diamond...
  • Surat: Diamond merchant gifts cars to all his employees for Diwali 6 days ago

    Surat: A Surat based diamond baron has gifted all his employees brand new cars as a Diwali gift for meeting targets for the year. The diamond industry in Surat district of Gujarat may not be passing through the most dazzling phases in its history but employees were still rewarded for...
  • India promises to look into UK-Gujarat direct flights 6 days ago

    London: India has assured the diaspora that it will push for direct flights between the UK and Gujarat. "We had prepared a strong proposal for Air India to start direct flights between London and Ahmedabad but due to financial and logistics reasons it couldn't go forward," TK Manoj Kumar, Ministry...
  • Ahmedabad Metro project gets green signal, first phase to cover 35.96 km 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Aiming at providing much needed connectivity to the commuters in some of the densest and traffic congested areas of Ahmedabad, Union Cabinet on Saturday approved Rs 10,773 crore for the phase-1 of Ahmedabad metro covering 35.96 km. The metro is expected to considerably reduce the traffic congestion and will...
  • Gujaratis in UK want direct flights to Ahmedabad 1 week ago

    London: Gujaratis, who constitute nearly half of the Indian Diaspora in the UK, on Friday called on the new Indian government to launch direct flight routes between Britain and Ahmedabad. The National Congress for Overseas Gujaratis in the UK made the representation at the ongoing Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in London. "Direct...
  • Vadodara: 16-year-old girl kills parents, keeps bodies in house for 72 days October 18, 2014

    Vadodara: An elderly couple was allegedly killed by their adopted daughter and her boyfriend in Tirupati Society in Manjalpur locality of Vadodara city, police said. "A 16-year-old girl and her 21-year-old boyfriend Sapan Purani were arrested for killing 63-year-old Shrihari Vinod and his 60-year-old wife Sneha in their house located...
  • India preferred destination for surrogacy due to low cost, but practice remains unregulated October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Commercial surrogacy was legalised in India in 2002 and since then the country has turned into an international surrogacy destination because of its cost effectiveness. But the practice largely remains unregulated as there has been no law to govern surrogacy in India. Anand, a small district in Gujarat, is...
  • Co-operative banks should join Jan Dhan Yojna: Amit Shah October 14, 2014

    Ahmedabad: BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday asked the co-operative sector banks of Gujarat to join the 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna' and take up a movement to ensure that everyone in the state has a bank account. Shah was in the city on Tuesday to inaugurate RuPay ATM and debit...
  • Maharashtra ahead of Gujarat, says Rahul Gandhi October 12, 2014

    Ramtek: Maharashtra is ahead of Gujarat on development front, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Sunday, dismissing claims made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders. "Maharashtra is ahead of Gujarat," Rahul said while addressing a poll rally in Maharashtra's Nagpur district. "They say we haven't done any...
  • Relief for Modi, Amit Shah as Gujarat HC says commission to probe snoopgate be dissolved October 16, 1410

    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...
  • Ahmedabad to get India's first intelligent traffic system October 9, 2014

    Ahmedabad: With the launch of a pilot project to alert commuters about the traffic situation, Ahmedabad became the first Indian city to get an Intelligent Traffic System (ITS). The pilot project was launched by Japanese firm Zero Sum Ltd in association with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on a 10-km...
  • Power generation in Gujarat unaffected due to coal shortage: Saurabh Patel October 5, 2014

    Vadodara: Power generation in Gujarat is not affected due to coal shortage and the state is meeting demand of its various consumers without imposing any restrictions, Energy Minister Saurabhbhai Patel said. Power generation at coal-based thermal stations located at Wanakbori (with 1,470 mw installed capacity), Gandhinagar (870 mw capacity), Ukai...
  • Gujarat government to set up 'sports schools' across state October 5, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Saturday announced the setting up of dedicated schools for sports in all districts of the state in a view to groom budding talent. "The state government will establish sports schools in each district and for that purpose a grant of more than Rs...
  • Gujarat government stops SIT to file plea against Maya Kodnani bail October 3, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Government has refused permission to the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team to challenge the bail given to former Minister Maya Kodnani in a post-Godhra riot case. Kodnani, who was given bail by Gujarat High Court, was convicted in the Naroda Patia riot case, in which 97 people were...
  • Gujarat: Suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma arrested September 30, 2014

    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: CM asks transport experts to come up with 'solar-driven' ideas September 29, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Monday urged delegates of various countries associated with sustainable transport, to come up with ideas that make use of solar power in running public transportation. Patel was speaking at the inauguration of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific...
  • Food map will help investors find right locations: Harsimrat Kaur Badal September 29, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Union Minister for food processing industry Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday said her ministry had created a district-wise 'food-map' to help investors find best locations to set up plants. Speaking at industry body ASSOCHAM's sixth international summit on food processing, agri-business and dairy here, Badal said, "When I took over...
  • Gujarat: Police arrest 140 people for religious clashes in Vadodara September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Police in Vadodara have arrested 140 people after two men were stabbed during violence between Hindus and Muslims that left more than a dozen injured and was triggered by an image posted on Facebook, officials said on Monday. The violence in Gujarat coincides with a visit to the United...
  • At least 40 arrested after religious clashes in Gujarat September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Authorities in Gujarat arrested at least 40 people after late-night clashes between Hindus and Muslims in Vadodara and suspended mobile phone Internet and bulk text messaging services for four days, officials said on Sunday. Crowds from the two religious communities pelted each other with stones and set several vehicles...
  • Justice VM Sahai to become acting Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court September 28, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Justice Vijay Manohar Sahai will be the acting Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court after former Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya retired, a senior official of the Court said. "Justice VM Sahai will be the acting Chief Justice of the High Court at present. He is the seniormost judge in...
  • Gujarat: PM's US visit prompts garba enthusiasts to tattoo images of Modi, Obama September 28, 2014

    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 Minister...
  • Ahmedabad: Jeweller distracted by 'fallen notes' tricked, robbed September 26, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A Mumbai-based jeweller was relieved of a bag containing jewellery worth Rs 90 lakh outside a police chowky near Parimal garden area on Friday evening, police said. According to the complaint filed by Pradeep Dhakan he and his brother Pravin had come here to sell ornaments to jewellers. ...
  • Submissions in Modi poll code breach case to be heard on October 9 September 26, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A court on Friday asked an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) petitioner to make his submission in the case of alleged poll-code violation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on October 9. The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) AU Jhujharu of Ahmedabad Rural court told advocate KR Koshti of AAP member Nishant...
  • Pro-industry policies helped Gujarat became leading manufacturing hub: CM Patel September 25, 2014

    Gandhinagar: On the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ambitious 'Make in India' campaign, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Thursday said that the state has emerged as the country's leading manufacturing hub and growth engine because of its "industry-friendly" policies. "Gujarat has emerged as the leading manufacturing hub and growth...
  • Gujarat government avoids facing Assembly sessions: Shankersinh Vaghela September 25, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Reacting strongly to reports which claimed that the forthcoming Gujarat Assembly session would be for merely a single day, Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Assembly Shankersinh Vaghela alleged on Wednesday that BJP-led government is running away rather than face the House proceedings. "As per their pre-planned strategy since 15...
  • Caught on camera: Horrific car collision in Ahmedabad, 1 dead September 25, 2014

    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...
  • Sanskrit is mother of all languages: Gujarat Governor September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Gujarat Governor O P Kohli said Sanskrit is the mother of all languages and no other language can flourish without its help. "Sanskrit is a pillar of our tradition, history and heritage which has made enormous contribution to what India is today. Sanskrit is the mother of all...