AHMEDABAD

  • Supreme Court gives another three months to conclude trial in Gujarat riots April 24, 2015

    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 April 24, 2015

    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...
  • Railways gearing up to tackle crimes against women: Suresh Prabhu April 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said his ministry was taking several steps to prevent crime against women in trains. "We have a real challenge before us. Security of women during their train journey is of great concern to us and the Railway Ministry is taking various measures to...
  • Chandrayan-2 will be completely indigenous: ISRO chief April 15, 2015

    Ahemdabad: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman AS Kiran Kumar on Wednesday said the 'Chandrayan-2', which would be developed in the next two to three years, would be completely indigenous. "Originally, the lander (one of the parts) was supposed to come from Russia. Now we are developing our own technology. So...
  • Spicejet adds two more flights on Ahmedabad-Muscat sector April 15, 2015

    Mumbai: Low-cost carrier Spicejet on Wednesday added two more weekly flights on the Ahmedabad-Muscat sector, taking the total frequency to five per week. The additional flights are now open for booking at a promotional offer fare of Rs 5,499, all-inclusive for Ahmedabad-Muscat. The new flights will depart Ahmedabad Wednesdays and Sundays at...
  • Jet Airways launches daily flights to Abu Dhabi from Pune, Ahmedabad March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Private carrier Jet Airways launched daily international flights to Abu Dhabi from Pune, Ahmedabad and Mangalore. It is the first time that Jet Airways has offered international flights from Ahmedabad and Pune, a release said. The new services rolled out offer an enhanced air connectivity from India to...
  • Gujarat state board class 10th, 12th biology examination paper leaked March 21, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The class 10th and 12th biology papers of the Gujarat state board may have been leaked, according to sources. A person in Ahmedabad's Maninagar area has allegedly been circulating the papers on whatsapp. The person was reportedly charging between 5,000 to 10,000 rupees. Officials in the Gujarat state board have...
  • Gujarat: Goats fell unconscious after consuming liquor March 20, 2015

    Ahmedabad: In a bizarre incident, some goats in Kheralu town of Mehsana district fell unconscious after they consumed liquor that had accumulated in an open plot after police there destroyed liquor bottles seized in raids. "The goats of cattle-rearer, Ramesh Patni, fell unconscious after they consumed liquor, bottles of which were...
  • Solar-powered plane lands in Myanmar on third leg of journey March 19, 2015

    Yangon: A solar-powered plane landed in Myanmar on Thursday night, the third leg of a round-the-world trip aimed at highlighting clean energy. Dozens of trees had to be cleared ahead of the Solar Impulse 2's arrival at the Mandalay International Airport for its giant mobile hangar and exhibition tent, said Taik...
  • Solar Impulse-2 aircraft lands in Varanasi after 2-hour delay in immigration clearance in Ahmedabad March 18, 2015

    Varanasi: The world's only 'zero-fuel' aircraft 'Solar Impulse-2' on Wednesday landed in Varanasi for an overnight stopover after its pilot held the Ahmedababd 'administration' responsible for the delay in departure from the city for want of customs and immigration clearance. Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard, who had flown the airplane from Muscat...
  • World's first solar-powered aircraft to land in Varanasi March 18, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The world's only 'zero-fuel' aircraft 'Solar Impulse-2' on Wednesday took off from Ahmedabad for the holy city of Varanasi as a part of its round-the-world trip. Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg flew the aircraft from Ahmedabad at 7.18 am local time. The flight was delayed by about two hours from its...
  • Solar Impulse-2 aircraft extends stopover in city once again March 16, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Solar Impulse-2 (SI-2), the world's first aircraft to be powered solely by solar energy, which made a stopover in Ahmedabad en route its round-the-world trip, delayed its departure until Wednesday due to "fog concerns". The announcement was made by the SI-2 crew on their official Facebook page on Monday. "Flight3...
  • Solar plane pilots do yoga to energise during long flights March 13, 2015

    Ahmedabad: As the fuel-free aeroplane Solar Impulse-2 gets energy from the sun, its pilots energise themselves by doing yoga to remain mentally and physically fit during their long flight hours. For pilots Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard of the single-seater Solar Impulse-2, which is on historic trip to fly around the...
  • 9 more die of swine flu; toll reaches 362 in Gujarat March 12, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Swine flu on Wednesday claimed nine more lives in Gujarat, taking the toll this year to 362 while 90 more cases of the infection were reported. "Two deaths each have been reported in Jamnagar and Surat districts and one each in Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Patan, Tapi and Botad districts," said a...
  • Solar-powered aircraft makes first stop at Ahmedabad, likely to stay for 3 days March 11, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The world's only solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2, which landed in Ahmedabad on Tuesday night is likely to stay in the city for two-three days before leaving for Varanasi. The aircraft is on an around-the-world journey and would fly without a drop of fuel as it is propelled solely by...
  • Solar-powered plane will make a stop over in Ahmedabad tonight March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The solar-powered plane which is on a five-month long record breaking trip around the world, will land in India on Tuesday night. Solar Impulse, claimed to be the world's only solar-powered aircraft, will make a stop over in Ahmedabad. "Solar Impulse will take off from Abu Dhabi in the...
  • World's first solar-powered aircraft to land in Gujarat on Tuesday March 9, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Solar Impulse, claimed to be the world's only solar-powered aircraft, will make a stop over in Ahmedabad on Tuesday as a part of its maiden global journey. "Solar Impulse will take off from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and land in Ahmedabad after making a first stop over...
  • Ahmedabad: Security guard rapes minor girl, arrested March 7, 2015

    A security guard has been arrested on Saturday for allegedly raping a minor girl in Ahmedabad. The survivor has been admitted to hospital with grievous internal injuries. The accused is one Kaushal Chouhan, a resident of Madhya Pradesh. ...
  • Ahmedabad: 10,000 lawyers to go on 5-day leave citing swine flu as reason March 4, 2015

    Swine flu scare has ensured that nearly 10,000 lawyers in Ahmedabad are on vacation. The lawyers have said that they will only attend the court when urgent cases have to be taken up. ...
  • '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...