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  • Around 550 Gujarati tourists stranded in Nepal; most are safe 2 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Around 550 tourists from Gujarat are stranded in Nepal which was hit by a massive earthquake on Saturday, but most of them are safe, the state officials said. The Gujarat government has set up a special control room in Gandhinagar with helpline numbers 079-2325-1900, 2325-1902 and 2325-1908. "We have compiled the...
  • Supreme Court gives another three months to conclude trial in Gujarat riots 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday granted another three months to trial court in Ahmedabad to wind up the proceedings in the Gulberg Society and Naroda Gam riot cases of 2002 in Gujarat. A bench comprising Chief Justice HL Dattu and Justices MB Lolur and MY Eqbal took on record...
  • Ahmedabad: Sarpanch humiliates teenagers in public for eloping 4 days ago

    Ahmedabad: A tribal village sarpanch in Chhota Udaipur district of Gujarat allegedly humiliated an 18 year old local boy and a 17 year old girl for eloping together a few weeks ago, a police official said. The incident, which took place in Devaliya village of tribal-dominated Chhota Udaipur district 15 days...
  • Caught on camera: Gujarat Minister's son thrashes a shopkeeper in Gandhinagar 4 days ago

    Gandhinagar: A minister's son was caught on camera beating up a shopkeeper in Gandhinagar. The CCTV footage shows Gujarat Fisheries Minister Purshottam Solanki's son and three of his friends thrashing the shopkeeper. The victim has been seriously injured and is battling for his life. Meanwhile, the police have not filed any...
  • Gujarat Police to take legal opinion on filing FIR against 8 Pakistani nationals carrying drugs 4 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat police will take legal opinion on registering a First Information Report (FIR) against eight Pakistani nationals caught with drugs worth Rs 600 crore from the sea. "The operation to nab Pakistani nationals and the boat with drugs was conducted in mid Arabian Sea. So there is a need...
  • Controversial Gujarat Terrorism Bill sent to President for approval 4 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat governor O P Kohli has sent the controversial Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime Bill, 2015 to the President for his assent, state home minister Rajnikant Patel said in Ahmedabad on Thursday. "I have learned today that Governor has sent the bill to the President for his approval,...
  • Gujarat: Woman kills husband over his dark complexion 4 days ago

    Anand (Gujarat): A 22-year-old man was on Thursday killed allegedly by his wife who was unhappy with his dark complexion, following which she has been arrested. "Farzanabano (22), a resident of Sundarana village in Petlad taluka of Anand district, was arrested for killing her husband Farukh Malek today, because she was...
  • Mango cultivation worst hit due to unseasonal rainfall in Gujarat, Karnataka 6 days ago

    Unseasonal rainfall has caused havoc in Gujarat with jeera, mustard and wheat crops getting damaged. Thirty per cent damage has been caused to mango crops in Junagadh and Amreli districts. While on the other hand, five districts in North Karnataka have also faced crop damage with mango cultivation being the...
  • Suspected Pakistani boat with narcotics worth Rs 600 crore intercepted off Gujarat coast 1 week ago

    Porbandar: A huge consignment of narcotics has been found from a suspected Pakistani boat which was intercepted by the Indian Navy and Coast Guard off the coast of Porbandar in Gujarat on Monday. More than 200 kg of heroin worth nearly Rs 600 crores was seized from the boat. Eight...
  • Liquor stock worth Rs 5.32 lakh seized from Amul Dairy chairman's plot in 'dry' Gujarat April 20, 2015

    Anand: A cache of liquor bottles worth around Rs 5.32 lakh was seized from a plot owned by Congress MLA and Amul Dairy chairman Ramsinh Parmar at Thasra town in the district on Sunday, police said. "A total of 2023 beer bottles worth Rs 4.84 lakh and 18 boxes of Indian...
  • ONGC calls US company to contain fire at gas well April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) on Sunday said it has called the globally renowned oil and gas blow out control experts Boots&Coots from US to contain fire at a gas well near Surat in which 12 persons were injured. "Well Olpad-31 caught fire during repair maintenance job...
  • Gujarat: Gas well blaze still on; ONGC rushes crisis team April 19, 2015

    Surat: Fire is still raging at the ONGC gas well near Olpad town in the district, even 24 hours after the blow-out mishap, and a crisis management team was rushed to the spot from Delhi on Sunday, a senior official said. "Fire is still on but it is under control in...
  • Gujarat: 12 injured as ONGC's gas well catches fire near Surat April 18, 2015

    Surat: At least 12 people were injured when a major fire broke out in an ONGC well near Olpad town in the district during a repair operation. Four of the injured are in a serious condition, fire brigade officials said. The incident occurred when a blow-out preventer (BOP), which is installed on...
  • Gujarat's mandatory voting law is unconstitutional: Congress April 18, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Opposition Congress has written to the Gujarat government-appointed committee that the state law providing for mandatory voting is unconstitutional and unclear, and it should not be enforced. Governor OP Kohli gave assent to the Gujarat Local Authorities Laws (Amendment) Bill 2009 in November 2014. It makes it mandatory to vote...
  • Gujarat government will never acquire land for corporates: Anandiben Patel April 16, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Amidst controversy surrounding the Land Acquisition Bill, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Thursday assured farmers that her government would never acquire their land forcibly to give it to corporate houses. While speaking at a public function in Bharuch on Thursday, Patel alleged that some political parties are "misleading" farmers...
  • Gujarat: Asaram's son Narayan Sai gets bail in rape case April 16, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday granted conditional bail of three weeks to Narayan Sai, son of self-proclaimed godman Asaram, who has been behind bars for more than a year in connection with a rape case filed against him by a Surat-based woman. Justice Paresh Upadhyay granted the relief to...
  • Gujarat HC rejects abortion plea of 28 weeks pregnant rape survivor April 16, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday rejected the abortion plea of a 24-year-old rape survivor, who is 28 weeks pregnant. The court said that the foetus is a living being with a fundamental right to live and also that she must abide by the present law. The court has...
  • Gujarat governemnt writes to Home Ministry to probe Teesta's NGO for misuse of funds April 15, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Training its guns against activist Teesta Setalvad, the Gujarat government has written to the Home Ministry to investigate possible violations under Foreign Exchange Management Act by her NGOs. The government has called Setalvad's NGOs proxy offices of Ford Foundation. The Gujarat government has accused Ford Foundation of direct interference...
  • India builds first 'smart' city as urban population swells April 15, 2015

    Gandhinagar: India's push to accommodate a booming urban population and attract investment rests in large part with dozens of "smart" cities like the one being built on the dusty banks of the Sabarmati river in western India. So far, it boasts modern underground infrastructure, two office blocks and not much else. The...
  • Two scientists from Gujarat make driverless car in 28 days April 11, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Inspired by Google's driverless car project that drove across the United States, two scientists from Gujarat have made a driverless car of their own design. The prototype which was completed in a record 28 days is the brainchild of a Sanand-based engineering college professors. The car starts, turns and changes...
  • PIL activists should declare source of funds: Arun Jaitley April 10, 2015

    Gandhinagar: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said it should be mandatory for those filing PILs against the government on development projects to declare their source of funds, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi cautioned the judiciary against being influenced by "five-star activists". The suggestion by Jaitley also came a...
  • Ishrat case: Accused police officer seeks bail citing relief for Vanzara April 10, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Police officer NK Amin, an accused in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, on Friday sought bail citing the relief granted to IPS officer DG Vanzara despite his alleged prominent role in the crime. "As per the police report (charge sheet) filed by CBI, Vanzara was the main accused....
  • Gujarat: 24-year-old gangrape victim asks HC to allow her to abort 27-week-old fetus April 8, 2015

    Surat: Twenty seven weeks into her pregnancy, a 24-year-old gang rape victim has approached the Gujarat High Court seeking permission to abort her unborn child. She has claimed that her unborn baby will not be accepted by her husband. According to the current rules, it is illegal to abort a...
  • Gujarat: Gangraped woman files plea in HC to terminate her pregnancy April 6, 2015

    Ahmedabad: A woman, who became pregnant after she was allegedly raped by seven men, filed a plea before the High Court on Monday seeking termination of her pregnancy, stating that her husband may not accept her if she gave birth to the child. Her plea stated that she sought the...
  • Rs 600 package tour to Narendra Modi's birthplace April 6, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthplace Vadnagar and a visit to the railway station where he used to sell tea as a boy are now part of a tour package started by Gujarat Government's tourism agency. Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd (TCGL), through its official partner, is offering a day-long tour,...
  • Gujarat: Controversial Anti-Terror Bill should not have been passed, says Congress March 31, 2015

    Gujarat Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil said that the state government has insulted the President by passing the controversial Anti-Terror Bill. ...
  • Gujarat Assembly passes controversial anti-terror Bill, empowers authorities to intercept phone calls March 31, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Assembly passed the controversial Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill on Tuesday which empowers law enforcing authorities to intercept and record phone calls as evidence and gives them other contentious powers. According to a provision in the Bill, recording of phone calls intercepted by investigating agencies...
  • Gujarat government to table 'Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill' in state Assembly today March 31, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government will be tabling the controversial Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill in the state Assembly on Tuesday. The GUJCOC bill, which is on the lines of the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), was rejected in 2004 and 2008 by the then President AJP...
  • Rain ruins mango crops, farmers fear reduced output March 30, 2015

    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. ...
  • DRI seizes smuggled cigarettes worth Rs 23 crore in Gujarat March 29, 2015

    Ahmedabad: In one of the largest seizures in recent times, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized smuggled cigarettes worth Rs 23.29 crore at Adani Hazira Port near Surat city, officials said. "Total 3.21 crore cigarette sticks of multiple brands, which include Gudang Garam, Djarum Black and Luvin Fresh were...