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  • Gujarat government launches helpline to build toilets at home 1 hour 22 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Sunday launched a toll free number for people in Valsad district through which they can seek government's assistance in building toilets at home. The service was launched by Patel at a function at Nanapodha village in Kaparda taluka of Valsad. As per the new...
  • Muslim cleric's remarks on Navratri an attempt to malign Hinduism, says VHP; seeks his arrest 1 hour 18 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Sunday took strong objection to what it termed as "provocative" remarks on Navratri festival by Maulana Mehdi Hasan, saying it is a deliberate attempt to "malign" Hinduism and demanded his arrest. VHP has also called for a statewide movement in Gujarat to bar Muslim youths...
  • HC asks Gujarat not to collect duty on telecom customers forms 6 hours 11 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has asked the state government not to collect stamp duty from various telecom service providers including Tata TeleServices, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications on customers' application forms. Justice CL Soni of the Gujarat High Court directed the Gujarat government not to collect stamp duty on customers'...
  • Ishrat case: Court allows 2 accused policemen to go outside Gujarat Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: The special CBI court on Saturday allowed the applications of two police officers, who are accused in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, seeking modification of their bail conditions which bar them from leaving Gujarat. Judge Geeta Gopi allowed the pleas of IPS officers GL...
  • Gujarat: 90 labourers hospitalised after gas leakage 3 days ago

    Rajkot: A gas leak took place in a private factory in Chorwad village of Junagadh district on Thursday following which around ninety labourers were rushed to hospitals, police said. "Ninety labourers, working in Gadre Marine Private Ltd in Chorwad village of Junagadh district, were affected after a gas leak in the...
  • Gujarat hopes to increase trade ties with China after Xi visit 4 days ago

    Ahmedabad: After the signing of three pacts during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Gujarat government hopes that trade ties between the state and China will get a shot in arm. "Chinese companies have invested Rs 700 crore in the state so far, but with the signing of this...
  • PM Modi gifts copy of Gita in Chinese to Xi Jinping at Sabarmati Ashram 4 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Chinese President Xi Jinping, who kicked off his India visit today from Gujarat, visited the Sabarmati ashram of Mahatma Gandhi here where Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted him a copy of the Gita written in Chinese language. Xi was received by Modi and Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on the gates...
  • Gujarat: Xi Jinping wears khadi jacket while touring Sabarmati Ashram 4 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday wore an Indian look as he was attired in an off-white khadi jacket presented to him by Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon after his arrival. Xi wore the jacket over his white shirt when he visited the Sabarmati Ashram, once the abode of Father...
  • Watch: PM Narendra Modi's mother gives him laddoo, Rs 5000 on his 64th birthday 4 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his mother Hira Baa on her 64th birthday and sought her blessings in Gandhinagar. She gave him laddoo and Rs 5000 as the birthday present. The amount was donated to the PM relief fund, sources said. ...
  • On his 64th birthday, PM Modi meets his mother, seeks her blessings 4 days ago

    Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday celebrated his 64th birthday in his homestate Gujarat. He began his day by visiting his mother Hira Baa in Gandhinagar and sought her blessings. This is Modi's first visit to his homestate after taking charge as the Prime Minister in May. On the...
  • Live: Chinese President Xi Jinping basks in Indian cultural glory at Sabarmati riverfront 4 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in his homestate as he celebrates his 64th birthday on Wednesday. He began his day by seeking blessings of his mother. He will later in the day meet Chinese President Xi Jinping who is on a 3-day visit to India. ...
  • India-China relations go beyond 'plain arithmetic': Modi 5 days ago

    New Delhi: As Chinese President Xi Jinping embarks on a landmark visit to India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the relationship between the two countries goes beyond "plain arithmetic" and he was confident that the neighbours can "script history" by enhancing cooperation. Reflecting the importance India attaches to the...
  • My experience in Gujarat has helped me in Delhi: Narendra Modi 5 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited his hometown Ahmedabad on Tuesday, a day ahead of the Chinese President, Xi Jinping's visit to Gujarat. This is Modi's first visit to the state since taking over as Prime Minister. Jinping visits Gujarat on Wednesday, also Modi's birthday. In Ahmedabad, Modi addressed Bharatiya Janata...
  • Gujarat: Bharatiya Janata Party retains Vadodara Lok Sabha seat; wins 6 Assembly seats, Congress 3 5 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday retained the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat which was vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. BJP candidate Ranjanben Bhatt surged ahead of rival Congress nominee Narendra Rawat to bag the seat. Bypoll results for nine Assembly seats also come out out of which...
  • Ahmedabad decked up to welcome PM Narendra Modi 5 days ago

    Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's homecoming, Ahmedabad is all decked up to welcome him. The city is prepared to host Modi's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday. The duo will visit Hridaykunj and will then go on to the Sabarmati riverfront, one of state's showpiece projects. ...
  • Ahmedabad decked up for a grand welcome to PM Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping 5 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad is decked up for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's homecoming. This will be his first visit after taking over as the Prime Minister. A day later, the city will host Chinese President Xi Jinping. The Gujarat government as well as BJP state unit are leaving no stone...
  • Gujarat delicacies, cultural programmes on menu for Chinese President Xi 6 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Putting an end to all speculations regarding the menu of the dinner to be served to Chinese President Xi Jinping who will be coming here on his maiden visit on Wednesday, the state government on Monday said that the food will consist of only Gujarati delicacies. "I know all...
  • Counting for Gujarat bypolls on Tuesday, CM Patel faces acid test 6 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Counting of votes for nine Assembly and one Lok Sabha seats in the state will be held on Tuesday, with stakes being high for BJP and the state chief minister Anandi Patel, who succeeded Narendra Modi, facing a litmus test of her leadership to check opposition Congress. A total...
  • Ahead of Chinese President Xi's visit Gujarat CM reviews preparation 1 week ago

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Sunday paid a visit to the Ahmedabad airport as well as the Sabarmati riverfront to take a stock of the preparations for Chinese President Xi Jinping's one-day visit scheduled on September 17. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to arrive at the airport on...
  • Gail makes gas available from alternate sources to Gujarat industries 1 week ago

    New Delhi: State-run gas utility GAIL India Ltd on Sunday said that it has made available natural gas from alternate sources to industries in Gujarat whose domestic fuel allocation was snapped to give fuel for CNG sector. The Oil Ministry had directed GAIL to cut domestic gas supplies, called APM gas,...
  • Merino industries to set up new manufacturing plant in Gujarat 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Merino Industries' ready-to-cook brand Vegit is looking at setting up a new manufacturing plant in Gujarat with an investment of Rs 50 crore. The plant is expected to be operational by year 2017. "We are looking at a second manufacturing plant in Gujarat with an investment of Rs...
  • BJP to hold reception ceremony for PM Modi, Amid Shah in Ahmedabad September 13, 2014

    Ahmedabad: BJP's Gujarat unit has organised a ceremony next week to felicitate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah who will be visiting their home state for the first time after assuming their respective responsibilities. "For the first time after assuming their respective positions, both Modi and Shah are...
  • Gujarat: Leopard electrocuted September 13, 2014

    Vadodara: A leopard died after suffering electric shock in Hadmatiya village in Gir-Somnath district, a forest official said on Saturday. "The big cat was found dead atop an electric transformer of the Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Ltd (PGVCL) in a farm," Deputy Conservator of Forest, K Ramesh said on Saturday....
  • Gujarat bypolls: Voting begins for 1 Lok Sabha, 9 assembly seats September 13, 2014

    Polling has begun in Gujarat for nine assembly segments and one Lok Sabha segment. Congress has fielded Jatin Kella against Suresh Patel of the Bharatiya Janata Party. ...
  • Gujarat bypolls: 49 per cent voting, lowest in Modi's constituency September 13, 2014

    Ahmedabad: 49 per cent turn-out was on Saturday recorded in the byelections to the Lok Sabha seat vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and nine assembly seats in Gujarat. Polling was peaceful barring some minor incidents. "Gujarat has registered an approximate 49 per cent voter turn-out," a statement from the Election...
  • Ahmedabad scrubbed clean for Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping visit September 12, 2014

    Ahmedabad: From relaying roads and painting the pathways to trimming trees and lighting up the streets, an army of civic workers are on double-shift to give a face lift to this largest city in Gujarat where both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are scheduled to visit...
  • Campaign for Gujarat by-polls ends September 11, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Dampened by rain-related issues, the lacklustre campaign for the by-polls to Vadodara Lok Sabha and nine assembly seats in Gujarat, came to an end on Thursday with the ruling BJP seeking votes in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, even as the Congress looks to capitalise on his...
  • Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case: Former Gujarat IPS officer DG Vanzara gets bail September 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Senior IPS officer DG Vanzara, accused in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter cases, was on Thursday granted bail by the Bombay High Court after being in jail for seven years. He was granted bail as several other accused had already been released. Vanzara was arrested in...
  • Centre to establish marine police training institute in Gujarat September 10, 2014

    Porbandar: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday announced that the Centre would establish a marine police training institute in Gujarat, to train the police for safeguarding the state's 1,600 km-long coastline. The state shares the border with Pakistan. "I obtained information on coastal security and I am satisfied that...
  • Heavy rains lash Gujarat, MET department issues flood warning September 10, 2014

    Vadodara: With heavy rains lashing many parts of Central and Northern Gujarat and Saurashtra in the last 24 hours, the Met department has issued a flood warning in the state. Nearly five thousand people living along the banks of the Vishwamitri river have been evacuated. The river flowing through Vadodara...