BHAVNAGAR

  • Gas leak, blast at ship breaking yard in Bhavnagar, 5 dead, 10 injured June 28, 2014

    Bhavnagar: Five persons were killed and ten others injured after an explosion occurred at the Alang ship breaking yard in Bhavnagar district in Gujarat. The blast was triggered by a gas leak at plot no 140, where ship breaking working was in progress. The injured labourers have been shifted to...
  • Pravin Togadia denies anti-Muslim rant, alleges political conspiracy April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Pravin Togadia, the man in the midst of a raging storm, has denied making anti-Muslim remarks at a public meeting in Gujarat last week. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Togadia alleged a political conspiracy against him. "This is a political conspiracy against me. I have sent a legal notice to the...
  • Pravin Togadia stirs up a storm with anti-Muslim rant, RSS says news false April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has come to the rescue of VHP president Pravin Togadia over his reported anti-Muslim rant in Gujarat on Saturday. The RSS called the news fabricated. Togadia reportedly told people in Bhavnagar to target Muslims for buying properties in Hindu majority areas. "Bring pressure on the...
  • Gujarat Congress fields Koli candidates for 3 LS seats in Saurashtra March 15, 2014

    Apparently keeping the 'caste factor' in mind, opposition Congress has fielded three candidates from the Koli (fisherman) community for Rajkot, Surendranagar and Bhavnagar seats in Saurashtra and Kutch regions. Sitting MP Kunvarji Bavaliya, Soma Koli and Pratap Rathod have been given tickets by the Congress for Rajkot, Surendranagar and Bhavnagar constituencies...
  • Gujarat: Villagers to take out rally against proposed nuke plant at Mithi Virdi today September 23, 2013

    Local villagers, led by a few NGOs opposed to the proposed nuclear power plant at Mithi Virdi in Bhavnagar of Gujarat, would be holding a rally at the district on Monday to protest the Central government's alleged move to dilute the Nuclear Liability Act. "Bhavnagar Jilla Gram Bachao Samiti, Gujarat Anuurja...
  • Gujarat: Danger of flood looms after heavy rains June 18, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Just a few weeks ago several districts of Gujarat were reeling under the affect of drought and facing severe water crisis. But with heavy monsoon rains they are now facing the threat of floods. Nine people have died due to cloud burst in Saurashtra and many villages have been...
  • Gujarat: 3 women forced to put their hands in boiling oil January 8, 2013

    Bhavnagar: Even as massive countrywide protests are taking place against the gangrape and murder of a 23yearold paramedical student in Delhi, crimes against women are still being reported at an alarming rate. In Gujarat's Bhavnagar district three women were forced to put their hands in boiling oil by the villagers. All...
  • BJP will get a majority but a reduced majority: Meghdoot Sharon December 12, 2012

    Why did Rahul Gandhi keep off campaigning in Gujarat till the last moment? Is it because the Congress has accepted defeat even before the actual polls? CNNIBN's Ahmedabad bureau chief Meghdoot Sharon joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. If my guess is right, if Congress losses badly...
  • Gujarat: Will water woes drown Modi in Saurashtra? December 9, 2012

    Rajkot: The persistent water woes of Saurashtra, a scarcityprone area of Gujarat, has become one of the main poll issues in the 2012 assembly elections in Rajkot as people are angry that virtually nothing has been done in the last ten years to resolve the problem permanently. Saurashtra, an area...
  • Gujarat yatra: Health, pollution woes in Alang ignored December 5, 2012

    Bhavnagar: It's Day 3 of CNNIBN's Gujarat yatra and CNNIBN heads to Bhavnagar, where life revolves around a ship breaking yard. Alang, that employs almost 50,000 people, is a big money spinner both for the state and the central government, but is also a big polluter. Alang, the graveyard of...
  • Nirma Bhavnagar plant has to relocate: Govt to SC May 10, 2011

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that the controversial cement plant of Nirma Industries in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat is situated in an environmentally sensitive wetland area and has to be relocated. The MoEF told the apex court through an affidavit that...
  • Gujarat civic polls: landslide win for BJP October 12, 2010

    The BJP, on its way to a thumping win in Ahmedabad, has swept the remaining five municipal corporations....
  • Women are coolies at this station February 21, 2007

    Bhavnagar (Gujarat): The Bhavnagar Railway station in Gujarat may look like most other railway stations in the country. But this station has something that no other station has. There are 35 women porters who have been a permanent fixture at this station for generations. "My great grandfather, my grandmother, and myself,...