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  • Cyclone Nilofar weakens, wind speed won't exceed 35 kmph: Met 8 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Cyclone Nilofar is fizzling out as it is approaching the Gujarat coast and the Met Department has said that the wind speed will not exceed 35 kmph when it makes landfall. The Kutch district administration has asked 40,000 local residents staying at the relief camps to return home following...
  • Cyclone Nilofar to hit Gujarat between October 31 and November 1 as 'marginal cyclonic storm' Yesterday

    New Delhi: Weeks after cyclone Hudhud ravaged Visakhapatnam coast, Gujarat is bracing itself for cyclone Nilofar. As per the latest prediction of the Met department, cyclonic storm Nilofar is expected to hit Gujarat on the night of October 31 as "marginal cyclonic storm", against the earlier prediction of it being...
  • Cyclone Nilofar: Telecom operators gear up facilities in Gujarat Yesterday

    New Delhi: Private telecom operators on Wednesday said that they have put in place facilities to ensure continuing mobile communication services in the districts of Gujarat that may get affected by impending cyclone Nilofar. Telecom service providers have put in place facility for tracking of...
  • Nilofar to hit Gujarat with less intensity than predicted Yesterday

    Gandhinagar: As per the latest prediction of the MeT department, cyclonic storm Nilofar is expected to hit Gujarat on the night of October 31 as "marginal cyclonic storm", against the earlier prediction of it being "severe". "Nilofar has weakened and is expected to hit Gujarat as Marginal Cyclonic Storm only....
  • Gujarat braces for Cyclone Nilofar, authorities in Kutch begin evacuation 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Gujarat is bracing for Cyclone Nilofar, which is expected to hit the state's coast on Friday. The Met department said that the very severe cyclonic storm over westcentral Arabian Sea moved nearly northward and lay centred at 2330 hours IST of 28th October, 2014 near latitude 17.60 N...
  • L&T bags contract to build 'Statue of Unity' for Rs 2,979 crore 3 days ago

    Gandhinagar: The work order for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project 'Statue of Unity' - the world's tallest statue of India's first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, was issued by the Gujarat government on Monday, to leading engineering company Larsen and Toubro (L&T). Work on the 182-metre tall statue of Sardar...
  • Cyclone Nilofar moves closer to Gujarat, expected to hit coast on Friday 3 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Cyclone Nilofar is expected to hit the Gujarat coast on Friday. The Met department has said that there will be heavy rainfall in coastal Saurashtra and Kutch on October 30 and 31. The Met department has said that the very severe cyclonic storm, 'Nilofar' over westcentral Arabian Sea has...
  • Nilofar intensifies into a very severe cyclonic storm, Gujarat keeps precautions in place 4 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat is bracing for Cyclone Nilofar, which has developed in the Arabian Sea. The Met department has said that it has intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm due to which there will be heavy rainfall in coastal Saurashtra and Kutch on October 30 and 31. Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben...
  • Indian Army to test their armour in Gujarat FSL 4 days ago

    Gandhinagar: Defence personnel will soon get 'ballistic protection' from Gujarat, as the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) will be conducting tests for bullet-proof jackets and head gears used by the Indian Army. "Gujarat FSL will soon tie-up with the Indian Army by signing an MoU to conduct ballistic tests for their armour...
  • Gujarat prepares for Cyclone Nilofar, likely to receive very heavy rains 4 days ago

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government is preparing for Cyclone Nilofar, which has developed in the Arabian Sea and is likely to move towards the state's coast in the next 48 hours. District authorities in the coastal areas are monitoring the situation and have been advised to keep their control rooms operational....
  • Gujarat: 22 blasts accused booked in Sabarmati jail October 23, 2014

    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 October 22, 2014

    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 October 21, 2014

    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 October 20, 2014

    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 October 20, 2014

    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 October 19, 2014

    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 October 18, 2014

    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 October 18, 2014

    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...