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  • Gujarat: 'Missing' woman in Asaram case appears before police 6 hours 17 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: A 33-year-old married woman, who has accused self-styled godman Asaram Bapu of rape and who mysteriously disappeared from her house two weeks ago, today appeared before the Surat police. "The woman today appeared before Kamrej police station in Surat city," Superintendent of police Pradip Sejul said. The woman stayed in Ahmedabad...
  • PM Modi's wife Jashodaben denied information under RTI on security cover given to her 14 hours 24 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Information sought by Jashodaben, wife of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the security cover given to her through an Right To Information has been denied by the Mehsana police on the ground that her queries were related to local intelligence bureau (LIB) which is exempted under RTI Act. "The information...
  • Woman who filed rape case against Asaram is in hiding, says complainant's lawyer Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: The 33-year-old married woman, who had filed a case of sexual assault against self-styled godman Asaram is safe, said her lawyer on Saturday. "My client is in hiding. I cannot reveal why my client has gone into hiding," said the complainant's lawyer. Commenting on the Gujarat government willing to provide security...
  • Gujarat policeman caught dancing with bar girl, suspended Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: Surat police suspended a police sub-inpector, who was caught dancing with a bar girl while on duty during, after a video of his act went viral, officials said on Friday. "Police sub-inspector D C Solanki of Surat's Dindoli area, whose act of dancing with a bar girl went viral on...
  • Girls must not wear short tops to avoid rape, says Rajkot BJP mayor 4 days ago

    Rajkot: Rajkot city mayor Raksha Boriya on Wednesday suggested that girls should not wear short tops to avoid rape and sexual assaults and to "conserve Indian values", drawing sharp criticism from several quarters. "In the context of sexual assaults and other crimes on our young girls, I will say that...
  • VHP goes ahead with its 'ghar wapsi' programme, 're-converts' over 200 Christians to Hinduism 1 week ago

    Valsad (Gujarat): Going ahead with its 'ghar wapsi' plans, Hindu outfit Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday "re-converted" over 200 tribal Christians to Hinduism by holding rituals at Aranai village in Valsad district of Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled Gujarat, claimed a local leader. The right-wing outfit also said the re-conversion was "voluntary" and...
  • Gujarat: Woman allegedly raped inside public toilet by attendant December 7, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A 40-year-old woman was allegedly raped inside a public toilet in the Memnagar area of Ahmedabad city by an attendant on Sunday evening, the police said. After learning about the incident, Ghatlodia police detained the toilet attendant, who is the prime suspect, who would be formally arrested after the...
  • Gujarat: Police detains VHP workers for burning effigy of Hafiz Saeed December 7, 2014

    Vadodara: Police on Sunday detained four Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) workers for burning an effigy of Pakistan-based terror outfit Jamat-Ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed in Nizampura area of the city. "Four Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) workers were detained today for burning the effigy of Hafiz Saeed in Nizampura area of...
  • Gujarat: 6-month-old raped by an acquaintance, remains critical December 4, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In a gruesome act, a six-month-old girl was allegedly raped by a man, acquainted to the victim's family in Gujarat's Patan district. The six-month-old is critical and is being treated at Dharpur civil hospital in Chanasma. The accused reportedly raped the girl in her house when her parents were...
  • Surat businessman plays foster father, hosts wedding of 111 girls November 30, 2014

    Surat: A city-based businessman on Sunday hosted a mass wedding ceremony for his 111 "daughters" who come from humble backgrounds and have lost their fathers. Businessman Mahesh Savani who has interest in diamond trade and real estate also arranged for "nikah" of three Muslim girls at the ceremony held at a...
  • A month before Vibrant Gujarat Summit, hotels in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar booked to capacity November 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: With over a month to go for the seventh edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors' Summit, hotels in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar are already booked to capacity. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi now gaining stature as a global leader, his brainchild, the Vibrant Gujarat summit, is a housefull affair...
  • Vadodara woman facing financial trouble puts herself up for sale on Facebook November 28, 2014

    Vadodara: Faced with acute poverty, a woman from Vadodara Chandni Rajgaur has decided to put herself up for sale on social media site Facebook. Rajgaur posted her photo along with a message on her Facebook account that she was up for sale so that she could be able to meet...
  • Gujarat gets Rs 444.44 crore to conserve Sabarmati river November 28, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Central government has approved a grant of Rs 444.44 crore for the second phase of Sabarmati River Conservation Project. As per the approval, 70 per cent of the cost (Rs 311.72 crore) would be borne by the Centre, while the remaining 30 per cent (Rs 132.72 crore) would be...
  • Two abandoned fishing boats with fake registration IDs found at Daman coast November 27, 2014

    Daman: On the sixth anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Daman Marine Police recovered two abandoned fishing boats on the Daman coast on Wednesday. The boats were found near Kadhaiya at the Daman coast. The two fishing boats were unmanned and empty. Preliminary investigation reveals that the registration number of the...
  • Gujarat: India Air Force's UAV crashes near Bhuj town November 26, 2014

    Bhuj: A Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Air Force, used for surveillance, crashed on Wednesday on the outskirts of a village near Bhuj town in Gujarat's Kutch district. "IAF's Heron UAV which was used for surveillance in the area, crashed near Mankunva village, about 40 kms from...
  • Gujarat: HIV+ man arrested for raping minor daughter November 26, 2014

    Surat: An HIV positive man was arrested in Surat on Wednesday for allegedly raping her minor daughter for three years, police said. "A 42-year-old man was arrested from his residence in city's Sachin industrial area on basis of a complaint filed by her daughter (15) who alleged that her father...
  • Gujarat BJP MLA allegedly beats up youth for wielding sword in a drunk state November 25, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A Bharatiya Janata Party legislator was on Monday caught on camera purportedly beating a "drunk" youth with a rod in Morbi district. However, the police said that the youth was wielding a sword in an inebriated state when the MLA called up the police. The video taken by a by-stander purportedly...
  • PM Modi's wife Jashodaben files RTI on security cover November 24, 2014

    Mehsana: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben on Monday filed an RTI application with Mehsana police to seek clarity on her security cover. The police say Jashodaben has sought to know what she was entitled to as PM's wife. The Mehsana SP J R Mothalia said the police department will reply to...
  • Gujarat: Husband kills wife, mother-in-law with the help of father-in-law November 23, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A 52-year-old woman and her daughter were allegedly strangled to death by their respective husbands, following a discord between the daughter and her husband in Pasodara village of Kamrej taluka of Surat, police said on Sunday. After a heated argument, one Prakash Dobaria (34) with his father-in-law Vitthal Hirpara...
  • Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel adopts Lilapur village November 23, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel adopted Lilapur village of Daskroi taluka in the district with a population of around 1,200 people. Taking her cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna', Patel has asked all the MLAs of Gujarat to adopt a village of their constituency and...
  • Ahmedabad: Three-year-old girl rescued from borewell November 22, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A three-year-old girl, who fell into a 45-feet-deep abandoned borewell in Ghodasar area in the city on Saturday, was rescued by a team of firemen in a swift operation, officials said. "Jahnvi Hirenbhai Param, aged about three years, was today rescued from an abandoned bore-well in New Aarti society in...
  • Twelve years after Godhra riots, Justice Nanavati Commission hands over probe report to Gujarat CM November 18, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Twelve years after the Godhra riots, Justice GT Nanavati commission on Tuesday submitted its report to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel at her residence. Justice Nanavati had maintained that the final report is ready and will be submitted soon. The Commission took 24 extensions before the report has finally...
  • CBI signs MoU with Gujarat Forensic Science University November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The CBI on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) here with Gujarat Forensic Science University (GFSU) to enhance its investigating capacity by using forensic science. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) signed the MoU to establish collaboration for the purpose of identifying new areas for application of forensic...
  • River cruise on Gujarat's Sabarmati soon November 17, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Adding to the exotic charm of Sabarmati waterfront-- Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project-- civic authorities have decided to launch a cruise or a floating restaurant facility. The project, however, faced a delay of more years as authorities looked for a firm which could prepare a 'river-cruise' like Goa but...
  • Gujarat: Two babies dead, one critical after government's immunisation programme November 14, 2014

    Surendranagar: Highlighting yet another case of poor child health care in the country, two babies have died after being administered medicines at a government-run immunisation programme in Surendranagar in Gujarat. One other baby is also critically ill after the immunisation programme. The babies who lost their lives are twins. The...
  • Ahmedabad: Police give 1 litre free petrol to traffic rule followers November 13, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In a unique initiative to encourage citizens, the police gave an incentive of one-litre free petrol on Thursday to those following all traffic rules in Ramol area in the city. "More than 58 people, who were found obeying traffic rules today got incentives of one-litre of...
  • Gujarat compulsory voting bill: Is compulsory vote practical? November 12, 2014

    Gujarat became the first state to make it mandatory for voters to exercise their franchise in the local body elections. As per the Bill, any person who fails to vote during local body elections, is liable for punishment. The Bill does not explain the exact nature of action. CNN-IBN takes...
  • Over 5,000 Anganwadi schools in Gujarat lack toilets: CAG November 11, 2014

    Gandhinagar: A report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, tabled before the Gujarat Assembly on Tuesday, notes that more than 5,000 Anganwadi centers in the state did not have toilets as of the last year. The BJP government tabled the audit report on local bodies for the year...
  • Gujarat: Hospital staffer throws patient out; government asks for report November 11, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In a bizarre incident, a staffer at a government-run hospital in Bhavnagar allegedly threw a patient out of the hospital near an open drainage, following which the state government has asked the hospital to submit a report on it. An unidentified street dweller was admitted at Sir Takhatsinhji general...
  • Gujarat: Congress divided on compulsory voting in local body elections November 11, 2014

    Gandhinagar: A day after Gujarat became the first state to make it mandatory for voters to exercise their franchise in the local body elections, opposition Congress is speaking in two different voices. While the state unit has slammed the move, senior party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi has welcome it. "Is...