Gujarat Government

  • Gujarat delicacies, cultural programmes on menu for Chinese President Xi 4 days ago

    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 km-long 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 off-take by Gujarat deprived beneficiaries: CAG July 27, 2014

    Gandhinagar: The overall shortfall in the off-take of subsidised wheat and rice by Gujarat Government during 2008-13 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 U-turn 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 newly-elected 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 'electric-buses' for public transport between state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. Moving ahead, the state-run 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 question-answer 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 BJP-led 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...
  • Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel sets targets for her government June 23, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has drawn up a 100-days agenda for her government which would focus on 11 key subjects. "We have chalked out a detailed 100 days agenda for the government within which specific targets have to be achieved in 11 areas," Gujarat state government spokesperson and...
  • Follow Gujarat's water management model: Centre to states June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government has asked states to emulate the Gujarat water management model to address the problem of water scarcity. The Centre has forwarded a compact disc received from Gujarat government's Water and Sanitation Management Organisation on the subject "The state-wide water supply grid" to the states to...
  • Ishrat case: Gujarat government reinstates accused officer GL Singhal June 1, 2014

    Ahmedabad: IPS officer GL Singhal, arrested in February 2013 by the CBI for his alleged involvement in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, has been reinstated by the Gujarat government. He is back in the Gujarat police force as Commandant of the 12 SRP battalion in Gandhinagar. He's out on bail...
  • Ishrat case accused GL Singhal reinstated as commandant 12 SRP Gandhinagar May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Gujarat government on Wednesday reinstated suspended IPS officer GL Singhal, a prime accused in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case. He was now posted in the Special Reserve Police in Gandhinagar. His name also surfaced in the snoopgate case. "Yes, he (GL Singhal) has been reinstated. Last night, sanction was...
  • Akshardham case: Six acquitted seek compensation from Gujarat government May 26, 2014

    Six accused convicted by lower courts but acquitted recently by the Supreme Court in the 2002 Akshardham temple attack case, on Monday demanded compensation from the Gujarat government for "wrongly implicating them in the crime." At a press conference organised here by Jamiat Ulama Maharashtra (Arshad Madani), which provided them free...
  • Snooping case: Woman's father asks SC to stop probe by Modi government May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In a big relief for the Bharatiya Janata Party and its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the father of the woman involved in the snoopgate scandal has approached the Supreme Court seeking a restraint on the probe by the Gujarat government and the Central government. The father of...
  • Maharashtra: BJP dismisses Cong-NCP charges against Gujarat government April 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra BJP on Saturday rubbished the allegations of the Congress-NCP against Gujarat government that the latter had asked for reimbursement of Rs 22.5 crore for the cattle feed, which was provided to a state dairy as "drought relief" aid. Addressing a press conference, BJP spokesman Madhav Bhandari said that the...
  • Centre, Gujarat at loggerheads over poverty figures February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre and the Narendra Modi government were at loggerheads on Monday over poverty figures, with Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram rejecting Gujarat's income benchmark of Rs 10.80 a day to determine who is poor. While the Gujarat government said the benchmark was based on Planning Commission criteria,...
  • MP to sign MoU with MoEF, Gujarat government for shifting of lions January 14, 2014

    An agreement may be signed between the Environment and Forests Ministry and other stake holders to oversee implementation of Asiatic lions from neighbouring Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh's Palpur Kuno sanctuary. The Madhya Pradesh government has sought from the Centre shifting of some near-extinct Asiatic lions from Gujarat's Gir Sanctuary, home to...
  • The Last Word: Do the saheb tapes raise questions over Modi, his government? November 22, 2013

    Allegations of using the police to keep a watch on a young girl against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi aide and former home minister of the state Amit Shah refuse to die down. The National Commission for Women (NCW) has asked the Gujarat government to probe the alleged snooping charge...
  • Ishrat fake encounter case: CBI questions Amit Shah October 12, 2013

    CBI has questioned Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah in connection with 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case after claims of an accused IPS officer that Gujarat government was monitoring every police action during that period. Sources said Shah, who was Home Minister of the state in 2004...
  • Congress calls for Gujarat bandh today over Vanzara's letter, demands Modi's resignation September 6, 2013

    The Congress party has called for a statewide bandh on Friday in Gujarat over the recent unrest caused by suspended IPS officer Vanzara's letter. The party is demanding the resignation of Narendra Modi as Chief Minister over the allegations made by Vanzara in his resignation letter. Congress has alleged on Thursday...
  • Gujarat govt's response sought on plea alleging illegal sand mining September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Thursday sought a response of Gujarat government on a plea alleging illegal mining going in the state in "brazen violation" of the Supreme Court and NGT's directions. A five-member bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued a notice to Gujarat government and...
  • After snubbing MP, Gujarat to send Asiatic Lions to UP August 17, 2013

    After rejecting the proposal to send Asiatic lions to a sanctuary in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat government is set to transfer four animals to the proposed safari at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's native Saifai village in Etawah district. Gujarat Forest Department has decided to transfer four lions to Uttar...
  • Explore the possibility of providing jobs to relatives of 2002 riot victims: SC to Centre August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to explore the possibility of providing jobs to the relatives of the 2002 Gujarat riots victims. The apex court has given the Centre four weeks to respond on the matter. The Supreme Court's response was based on a public interest litigation...