GUJARAT GOVERNMENT

  • Rs 600 package tour to Narendra Modi's birthplace April 6, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthplace Vadnagar and a visit to the railway station where he used to sell tea as a boy are now part of a tour package started by Gujarat Government's tourism agency. Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd (TCGL), through its official partner, is offering a day-long tour,...
  • Gujarat: Controversial Anti-Terror Bill should not have been passed, says Congress March 31, 2015

    Gujarat Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil said that the state government has insulted the President by passing the controversial Anti-Terror Bill. ...
  • Liquor worth Rs 206 crore destroyed in Gujarat in 5 years March 23, 2015

    Gandhinagar: Liquor worth Rs 206 crore was destroyed in Gujarat in the last five years by the police department, the government informed the Assembly on Monday. Sale and consumption of liquor is totally prohibited in Gujarat. As per the standard procedure, all the liquor, including the country-made, Indian made foreign...
  • Gujarat shuts down 55 illegal units in Gir lion sanctuary March 5, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat government told the Gujarat high court on Thursday that it had shut down 55 illegal establishments and directed others to comply with norms. Placing a compliance report about illegal units which were operated around the Gir Asiatic Lions' Sanctuary, Additional Advocate General Prakash Jani told the High Court "Gujarat...
  • Coal allocations: SC notice to Gujarat government on failure to provide information to CBI January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Monday sought an explanation from Gujarat Government for its alleged failure to provide requisite information relating to two coal block allocations to the CBI for its probe into coalgate scam. "Despite our order, no response has been received by the CBI and no documents have...
  • Ban Ki Moon to inaugurate canal top solar power plant in Gujarat January 10, 2015

    Vadodara: UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will inaugurate Gujarat's first 10 MW solar power plant on Narmada river canal on Sunday, state Energy Minister Saurabh Patel said on Saturday. "The Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SNNL), an agency created by the Gujarat government for...
  • Gujarat government lays down rules for radio cab operators January 1, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government on Thursday came out with the rules and regulations for national as well as international cab service providers operating in the state. The government's move comes in the wake of the rape of a woman by the driver of a smartphone application-based taxi service in Delhi recently. "These...
  • Over 5,000 Anganwadi schools in Gujarat lack toilets: CAG November 11, 2014

    Gandhinagar: A report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, tabled before the Gujarat Assembly on Tuesday, notes that more than 5,000 Anganwadi centers in the state did not have toilets as of the last year. The BJP government tabled the audit report on local bodies for the year...
  • Gujarat: Hospital staffer throws patient out; government asks for report November 11, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In a bizarre incident, a staffer at a government-run hospital in Bhavnagar allegedly threw a patient out of the hospital near an open drainage, following which the state government has asked the hospital to submit a report on it. An unidentified street dweller was admitted at Sir Takhatsinhji general...
  • Pakistani hackers deface two Gujarat state government websites November 2, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Pakistan-based hackers, who called themselves 'Pakistan Cyber Mafia Hackers', hacked two Gujarat government websites as well as three other websites yesterday and wrote derogatory remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi on their home pages. Out of the total five websites hacked by Pakistani hackers yesterday, two belonged to the Gujarat...
  • Gujarat government to set up 'sports schools' across state October 5, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Saturday announced the setting up of dedicated schools for sports in all districts of the state in a view to groom budding talent. "The state government will establish sports schools in each district and for that purpose a grant of more than Rs...
  • Gujarat: CM asks transport experts to come up with 'solar-driven' ideas September 29, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Monday urged delegates of various countries associated with sustainable transport, to come up with ideas that make use of solar power in running public transportation. Patel was speaking at the inauguration of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific...
  • Pro-industry policies helped Gujarat became leading manufacturing hub: CM Patel September 25, 2014

    Gandhinagar: On the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ambitious 'Make in India' campaign, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Thursday said that the state has emerged as the country's leading manufacturing hub and growth engine because of its "industry-friendly" policies. "Gujarat has emerged as the leading manufacturing hub and growth...
  • Gujarat government avoids facing Assembly sessions: Shankersinh Vaghela September 25, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Reacting strongly to reports which claimed that the forthcoming Gujarat Assembly session would be for merely a single day, Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Assembly Shankersinh Vaghela alleged on Wednesday that BJP-led government is running away rather than face the House proceedings. "As per their pre-planned strategy since 15...
  • Gujarat government launches helpline to build toilets at home September 21, 2014

    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...
  • Gujarat delicacies, cultural programmes on menu for Chinese President Xi September 15, 2014

    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...
  • 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 kmlong coastline. The state shares the border with Pakistan. "I obtained information on coastal security and I am satisfied that...
  • 1,500 people shifted after heavy rains lash parts of Gujarat September 9, 2014

    Ahmedabad/Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to shift 1,500 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places. Vadodara district collector Avantika Singh said that about 1,006 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya...
  • Gujarat: Fisherman's wife raises question over husband's death August 31, 2014

    Vadodara: The wife of an Indian fisherman, who died in a Pakistan jail last month, has raised question over delay in informing Indian authorities about the death. Samjuben, wife of deceased fisherman Bala Naran Singad from Gujarat's Gir Somnath district who died in a Karachi jail on July 25, said...
  • Declare Vadodara, Surat terminals as international airports: Gujarat government August 21, 2014

    Vadodara: Gujarat government wants flight terminals at Vadodara and Surat to be declared as international airports. State Finance and Civil Aviation Minister Saurabhbhai Patel called on Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju in Delhi and put forth the demand for declaring Vadodara and Surat flight terminals as international airports, and...
  • Join hands to end malnutrition in Gujarat: CM Anandi Patel's Independence Day appeal August 15, 2014

    Patan: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Friday called for public participation and teamwork to eradicate malnutrition in the state. "It is time we eradicated malnutrition in our state. Leaders and the people of the state should contribute towards making the state malnutrition free, let us work as a team,"...
  • Provide 33 per cent reservation to women in police: Centre to States August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Inspired by Gujarat government, the Centre has urged all the states to provide 33 per cent reservation for women in their police forces to effectively deal with cases of sexual violence and crime against women. Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has written to Chief Ministers of...
  • Construction workers in Gujarat deprived of welfare, says CAG July 27, 2014

    Gandhinagar: The Gujarat Government failed to conduct any survey to identify or register construction workers which led to a situation where they were deprived of welfare schemes, a recent report by the CAG said. The CAG report was tabled before the Gujarat Assembly on Friday. "The Gujarat state government did not take...
  • Shortfall in offtake by Gujarat deprived beneficiaries: CAG July 27, 2014

    Gandhinagar: The overall shortfall in the offtake of subsidised wheat and rice by Gujarat Government during 200813 has "deprived" the beneficiaries of the food grains, which were allotted by Centre, and also caused a loss of subsidy to the tune of Rs 2,652 crore, according to a CAG report. "The overall...
  • Gujarat can install gates on dam but can't close them: Centre July 24, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In a Uturn after protests by environmental activists against allowing Gujarat to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the Centre told the Gujarat government that it may construct gates on the dam, but may not close them, official sources said on Thursday. On June 12, the newlyelected Narendra...
  • Gujarat government working on earthquake warning system July 17, 2014

    Gandhinagar: The department of science and technology is working on development of early earthquake warning system, the Gujarat assembly was informed on Thursday. "Currently we can learn about earthquake only after it has taken place. But now the department is conducting research to develop a system whereby earthquake can be...
  • Electric bus pilot project to be launched in Gujarat July 14, 2014

    Gandhinagar: As part of efforts to ensure a cleaner and greener environment, the Gujarat government will soon introduce a pilot project to run 'electricbuses' for public transport between state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. Moving ahead, the staterun Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL) has invited expression of interest from the potential companies...
  • Gujarat: 13 'unnatural' lion deaths within a year July 4, 2014

    Gandhinagar: The Gujarat government on Friday admitted that 13 Asiatic lions died due to unnatural causes within last one year in and around the famous Gir Wildlife sanctuary in the state. During the questionanswer session on the fourth day of budget session in the Gujarat Assembly, Congress MLA Jasu Barad asked...
  • Saffron bicycles trigger discussion in Gujarat assembly July 3, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Distribution of saffron coloured bicycles to backward caste girl students by the Gujarat government was criticised by the Congress as "political propaganda", while the ruling BJP called it a "safety measure" for better reflection at night. Instead of the standard black colour, the BJPled Gujarat government distributed orange (saffron) coloured...
  • Water crisis in Gujarat: CM Anandi Patel calls high level meeting June 25, 2014

    Ahmedabad: To chalk out a comprehensive strategy to cope with water shortage due to a delayed monsoon, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel has called a high level meeting of all officials and ministers on Thursday. "To take stock of the availability of water resources and plan a strategy to cope with...