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  • Declare Vadodara, Surat terminals as international airports: Gujarat government Yesterday

    Vadodara: Gujarat government wants flight terminals at Vadodara and Surat to be declared as international airports. State Finance and Civil Aviation Minister Saurabhbhai Patel called on Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju in Delhi and put forth the demand for declaring Vadodara and Surat flight terminals as international airports, and...
  • Join hands to end malnutrition in Gujarat: CM Anandi Patel's Independence Day appeal 1 week ago

    Patan: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Friday called for public participation and teamwork to eradicate malnutrition in the state. "It is time we eradicated malnutrition in our state. Leaders and the people of the state should contribute towards making the state malnutrition free, let us work as a team,"...
  • Gujarat: Woman fights her way out of coma, identifies her attackers four years after attack August 14, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In an incident of sheer grit and determination, a 26-year-old woman, Dimple Patel, in Gujarat identified her alleged attackers in court four years after the attack. The brutal assault had left the woman in coma for almost a year. The woman has lost her hearing and can barely talk...
  • Women constables tie rakhis to traffic violators in Rajkot August 10, 2014

    Rajkot: The Rajkot police on Sunday turned 'Raksha Bandhan' festival into a unique drive to spread awareness on traffic rules, wherein women constables tied rakhis to violators of traffic norms. "The traffic branch of Rajkot city police adopted a unique way wherein female police constables tied rakhis to those persons who...
  • Gujarat Congress starts NGO; BJP says bid to stay politically relevant August 10, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress on Saturday launched its NGO 'Gujarat Jansangharsh Sena', comprising leading social activists, even as the ruling BJP termed it as a "pitiful bid" by the opposition party to stay "politically relevant" in the state. "A meeting was held under the chairmanship of social rights activists Prakash N Shah,...
  • Asaram's son Narayan Sai moves Gujarat HC for bail in bribery case August 9, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The jailed son of self-styled godman Asaram has moved the Gujarat High Court for bail in a case in which he is accused of hatching a conspiracy to bribe police and judicial officials to weaken a rape complaint lodged against him. Narayan Sai, in his application before the HC, has...
  • Narendra Modi gets clean chit from Gujarat Police in poll code violation case August 8, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Giving a clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Gujarat police on Friday filed a closure report in a metropolitan court here in a case of alleged violation of model code of conduct during the Lok Sabha election. "We have filed a closure summary report before the metropolitan court...
  • Clean up India: No sanitation at Ahmedabad's Bombay Hotel locality August 5, 2014

    In the run up to Independence day, CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. Here's a look at Ahmedabad's Bombay...
  • Build kitchens to feed children instead of temples: Gujarat CM August 3, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Sunday appealed to people to focus on building centralised kitchens to feed children instead of constructing temples. "If we can provide quality food to children under mid-day meal scheme, we can drastically decrease the drop out ratio. I believe that it's better to build...
  • Godhra case: HC allows Centre to withdraw appeal on panel August 3, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has allowed the Centre to withdraw its appeal against an earlier order which had termed as illegal the Justice UC Banerjee Commission appointed by the then UPA government in 2004 to to probe the Godhra train burning incident. The High Court, in its order passed on...
  • Prime Minister Modi's wife Jashodaben prays for his long life August 2, 2014

    Palanpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben visited a temple in Vadgam taluka of Banaskantha district on Friday and said that she had prayed for her husband's long life as well as success. The temple of Virbhadra Maharaj is located in Magarwada village, at least 15 km away from Palanpur. In...
  • IAF Jaguar crashes in Kutch, pilot ejects safely August 1, 2014

    Kutch: A Jaguar aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed near Bibber village in Gujarat's Kutch on Friday, said police. The pilot ejected safely before the crash. According to reports, the pilot ejected at Loria village, 22 km from Bhuj and the plane crashed at Bibber village which is 31...
  • HC dismisses SIT's plea for stay on bail to Maya Kodnani July 31, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday dismissed the plea of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigating Team (SIT), to grant a stay on its order granting bail to former minister Maya Kodnani in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case. A division bench comprising justices VM Sahai and RP Dholaria dismissed the...
  • Gujarat: Leopard dies of electric shock July 31, 2014

    Vadodara: A leopard died due to electric shock after it apparently jumped on a transformer in Gadhiya village in Amreli district while in pursuit of prey, a senior Forest official said on Thursday. "The male big cat was found dead on the transformer of Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Ltd (PGVCL)...
  • Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani granted bail in Naroda Patiya case July 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In some relief for former state minister Maya Kodnani, the Gujarat High Court has granted bail to her in the Naroda Patiya riots case. She had been granted bail earlier as well, on medical grounds for two months. Kodnani, who was made the Gujarat minister of state for...
  • Heavy rains in Gujarat, Valsad district worst affected July 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Heavy rains have hit Gujarat in the last 24 hours resulting into waterlogged roads. East Ahmedabad has been the worst affected. Irregular water supply and frequent power cuts has resulted into harassment. Water logging has been reported from the neighbouring district of Vadodara. The situation in Valsad district is...
  • Heavy rains lash parts of Gujarat; flood-like situation in Valsad July 29, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Heavy rains lashed many parts of Gujarat with Valsad district facing a flood-like situation due to continuous downpour. "Valsad city has received 18 inches of rainfall during last 24 hours. Kaprada, Dharampur Pardi, Umergam and Vapi towns in the district are the worst-hit with continuous rains lashing them since yesterday,"...
  • Gujarat CM performs aarti at Sabarmati banks, inspired by Varanasi July 29, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Amid heavy rain, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel performed 'maha-aarti' of Sabaramti river on Tuesday evening, on the lines of the aarti performed on the banks of Ganga in Varanasi. Chief priest of the Jagannath temple, Dilipdasjee Maharaj, and mayor Minakshi Patel also participated, alongwith several ministers and senior state...
  • Construction workers in Gujarat deprived of welfare, says CAG July 27, 2014

    Gandhinagar: The Gujarat Government failed to conduct any survey to identify or register construction workers which led to a situation where they were deprived of welfare schemes, a recent report by the CAG said. The CAG report was tabled before the Gujarat Assembly on Friday. "The Gujarat state government did not take...
  • Shortfall in off-take by Gujarat deprived beneficiaries: CAG July 27, 2014

    Gandhinagar: The overall shortfall in the off-take of subsidised wheat and rice by Gujarat Government during 2008-13 has "deprived" the beneficiaries of the food grains, which were allotted by Centre, and also caused a loss of subsidy to the tune of Rs 2,652 crore, according to a CAG report. "The overall...
  • Gujarat may become fifth hub for NSG commandos July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Gujarat may emerge as the fifth hub for stationing the elite counter-terror commandos of the National Security Guard (NSG) in the country. If given final approval, the commando base would cover the entire western part of the country along with Mumbai in case of a terrorist attack, hostage crisis...
  • Security lapses, mismanagement in Gujarat jails: CAG July 26, 2014

    Gandhinagar: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report tabled in the Legislature has indicated security lapses and mismanagement by the jail staff in the Gujarat prisons. According to the CAG report on 'General and Social Sector' for the year ended in March 31, 2013 lapses in security led to excavation of...
  • Gujarat can install gates on dam but can't close them: Centre July 24, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In a U-turn after protests by environmental activists against allowing Gujarat to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the Centre told the Gujarat government that it may construct gates on the dam, but may not close them, official sources said on Thursday. On June 12, the newly-elected Narendra...
  • Gujarat: 7 children die due to suspected Chandipura virus infection July 23, 2014

    Vadodara: Suspected infection of Chandipura virus has caused death of seven children in the districts of Vadodara, Dohad and Panchmahals in central Gujarat in the last one week. Dr Deveshwar Pandey, superintendent of government-run Sir Sayajirao Hospital here, said blood samples of the deceased had been sent to Pune-based National Institute...
  • Ahmedabad: Two dead, four injured in a hit and run case July 23, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Two people were killed when a car ran over some people sleeping on a footpath in Ahmedabad. Four others were also injured in the accident. The incident took place in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. More details of the accident are awaited. ...
  • Gujarat Government red faced over 'copy-paste' of old Budgetary material July 22, 2014

    Gandhinagar: In an embarrassing admission, the Gujarat government on Monday told the Legislative Assembly that its officials had copied some of the pages from previous budgetary material and printed them as part of the current publication and distributed the same to Members of the House. The Government was caught off-guard when...
  • Gujarat: Police detain Shiv Sena activists for protesting against Pak delegation July 21, 2014

    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' July 18, 2014

    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 July 18, 2014

    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 July 17, 2014

    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...