Ahmedbad

  • Hooch Tragedy: Guj for death penalty for convicts July 15, 2009

    Ahmedabad: In the wake of recent Hooch tragedy, the Gujarat government has introduced a Bill in the state Assembly to amend the Prohibition Law, thereby seeking stringent punishment, including death penalty, to deal with illicit liquor trade. "We have taken a historical step to introduce a Bill in the current...
  • Gujarat hooch death toll rises to 105 July 10, 2009

    Ahmedabad: The death toll in one of Gujarat's worst moonshine tragedies rose to 105 even as doctors in four hospitals were trying desperately to save scores of other critically ill patients, officials said on Friday. People began dying on Monday after having consumed illicit liquor. By midnight Thursday, 105 lives had...
  • Protests in Ahmedabad after spurious liquor tragedy July 8, 2009

    Ahmedabad: Violent protests broke out in Ahmedabad, following the death of eight people from consumption of spurious liquor. Two of those affected in the hooch tragedy are still critical. Police used teargas shells to control the mob. Protesters were demanding immediate post mortem of the dead. The victims reportedly consumed alcohol...
  • Death toll rises to 45, Army on march in city July 27, 2008

    Ahmedabad: The death toll in the serial bombings that hit Ahmedabad on Saturday rose to 45 on Sunday, with at least eight people succumbing to their injuries. As many as 105 people have been injured and 20 among them are critical. The Army conducted a flag march in the old parts...