AHMEDABAD

  • 'If I were FM, I would increase the number of government medical colleges' February 18, 2015

    Dr Manoj Gumber, a nephrologist based in Ahmedabad, has worked in both the government sector as well as the private sector that delivers healthcare to people. He says the number of government medical colleges that have been set up over the past four decades is grossly low, medical insurance still...
  • Swine flu claims 8 more lives in Gujarat; toll rises to 144 February 16, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Swine flu claimed eight more lives in Gujarat, taking the toll to 144 since January this year, while 152 cases were reported, officials said on Sunday. "Eight more deaths were reported due to swine flu in Gujarat today. Two deaths each were reported from districts of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, while...
  • Swine flu claims 12 more lives in Gujarat; toll rises to 136 February 15, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Swine flu on Saturday claimed 12 more lives in Gujarat, taking the toll to 136 since January, while 130 new cases were reported, officials said. Today's deaths were reported from Ahmedabad (4), Surat (3) and one each from Kutch, Vadodara, Navsari, Arvalli and Gandhinagar districts, a government statement said. The total...
  • Air India crew member caught smuggling 3 kgs gold valued at Rs 78 lakh, claims Customs February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another major embarassment for national carrier Air India, some of its crew members are alleged to have smuggled gold in the flight. In a letter by the Customs Air Intelligence unit the department has highlighted serious lapses in the customs clearance by the Air India crew....
  • 10 more patients succumb to swine flu in Gujarat; toll reaches 81 February 9, 2015

    Ahmedabad: With 10 more persons succumbing to swine flu in Gujarat on Sunday, the toll in the state since January has reached 81, officials said. "Ten persons died due to swine flu in Gujarat today. Two deaths each were reported in Kutch, Ahmedabad and Surat districts, while one fatality each was...
  • 'If I were FM, will draft policy to plug in black money generation' February 2, 2015

    Preparations are underway to present the annual budget in Parliament in February. Ahmedabad based IT sales professional Krishna Kumar, a keen observer of Indian politics says, "there is a need to draft a strong policy by which black money generation can be plugged." ...
  • Suresh Prabhu pitches for greater investments in Railways January 31, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday pitched for greater investments in railways and said development in the sector will help the country grow. The minister was here to flag off two new trains - Ahmedabad-Chennai bi-weekly express and Ahmedabad-Darbhanga Jansadharan express. He also launched Wi-fi facility at the city...
  • Navjivan to open cafe in Ahmedabad to spread Gandhian ideology January 30, 2015

    With a view to present Gandhian ideology in a modern way, Mahatma Gandhi-founded publication house Navjivan Trust will open an art gallery, cafeteria and a centre for sustainable development. ...
  • Government considering privatisation of four airports, says Ashok Gajapathi Raju January 20, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Tuesday said that the ministry was considering privatisation of four airports in the country, including the Ahmedabad Airport. "We are thinking of privatising four airports in India. Ahmedabad airport is among these four. There is immense scope of development in this sector....
  • Ahmedabad: 4 young men kill girl for allegedly resisting their rape bid January 16, 2015

    Ahmedabad: A 22-year-old girl was killed by four young men when she resisted their alleged bid to rape her in Naranpura area of the city, police said. Police said the incident took place on Wednesday night when Vandana, who was staying at a working women's hostel in Naranpura area, and her...
  • Shiv Sena protests against Ghulam Ali's music show; 15 held January 3, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Shiv Sena on Saturday held protests demanding cancellation of Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali's music show in the city on Sunday. Fifteen Sena workers were later arrested for holding the protests, police said. "Police today arrested 15 members of Shiv Sena at Karnavati Club in SG highway area here for protesting...
  • Ahmedabad airport gears up for Vibrant Gujarat meet next week January 2, 2015

    The Ahmedabad airport is gearing up for a massive air traffic during the forthcoming Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas and Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit events. ...
  • Bajrang Dal stages protests against 'PK', attacks theatres in Bhopal, Ahmedabad December 29, 2014

    The Bajrang Dal on Monday staged protests against the film in Bhopal and Ahmedabad even as the Censor board has refused to take any action against the film. Censorboard Chairperson Leela Samson said that the board will not remove any scenes from the film as it has already released. PK,...
  • Gujarat: 'Missing' woman in Asaram case appears before police December 28, 2014

    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...
  • Woman who filed rape case against Asaram is in hiding, says complainant's lawyer December 27, 2014

    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...
  • BRT a safer mode of transit, reduces chances of fatal accidents December 17, 2014

    Improving our public transport system is clearly the need of the hour. Urban transport experts point out that the bus rapid transit system or BRT can help save lives. Using a BRT as a mode of travel, could increase the chances of avoiding fatal accidents. ...
  • Mani Ratnam's Tamil romantic-drama 'Okay Kanmani' is almost complete December 9, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker Mani Ratnam seemed to have shot upcoming Tamil romantic-drama 'Okay Kanmani' at such a breakneck speed that it's almost complete. It is touted to be his quickest project. The film's shooting started in October. The film's cinematographer P.C. Sreeram recently tweeted: "Travelling time to reach our next destination. Mani...
  • 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed's Twitter account suspended December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Twitter account of Pakistani terrorist and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed has been suspended by the social networking site. The move comes after the Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief spew venom and wrote about freeing Kashmir and avenging 1971 Bangladesh war and Ahmedabad riots. However, hours after Twitter suspended the account,...
  • 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...
  • Ishrat case: Vanzara tells court he only followed orders November 29, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Jailed Gujarat IPS officer DG Vanzara on Friday told a special CBI court that he executed the 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter on orders given by his superior on the basis of inputs received from Intelligence Bureau (IB). He made this submission through his lawyer during hearing on his bail...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • MCI summons over 300 doctors for allegedly receiving bribes from a pharma firm November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has summoned over 300 doctors to question them on an anonymous complaint that they had been bribed by a pharmaceutical firm. Reacting to the complaint, the MCI has said that it has already questioned 166 doctors. The probe is at an initial stage...
  • 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...
  • As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI November 6, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: INDIA: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma SRI LANKA: Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Priyanjan,...
  • Adani hikes CNG, PNG price in Ahmedabad, Vadodara November 2, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Corporate giant Adani announced that it has hiked Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) prices by Rs 4.28 to Rs 48.09 per kg and Piped Natural Gas (PNG) by Rs 2.60 per Standard Cubic Meter in Ahmedabad and Vadodara. The steep hike in price was done under new domestic gas pricing...
  • Ahmedabad: 5 injured in group clash; two detained November 1, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Five persons were injured when two groups of a minority community clashed at a town in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district following which police had to fire in air and resort to baton-charge to control the mob on Friday. Two persons have been detained in connection with the incident, police said on...
  • High level of pollution in cities across India after Diwali, Faridabad maintains prescribed standards October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: After the celebrations, in the the fallout of Diwali, the quality of air has gone alarmingly bad across the country. The Met department has predicted that the air will stay polluted for the next two days. On Thursday, the national capital recorded 210 micro grams per cubic metre...
  • 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...