GUJARAT

  • Gujarat policeman caught dancing with bar girl, suspended 4 hours 15 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Surat police suspended a police sub-inpector, who was caught dancing with a bar girl while on duty during, after a video of his act went viral, officials said on Friday. "Police sub-inspector D C Solanki of Surat's Dindoli area, whose act of dancing with a bar girl went viral on...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group B: Gujarat get three points against Saurashtra; Delhi thrash Rajasthan 2 days ago

    Rajkot: Gujarat on Wednesday secured three points by virtue of their all-important 48-run first innings lead against hosts Saurashtra in their group league match of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament, which ended in a tame draw. After bowling out Saurashtra for 207, Gujarat managed 248 in their first essay to ensure...
  • VHP goes ahead with its 'ghar wapsi' programme, 're-converts' over 200 Christians to Hinduism 6 days ago

    Valsad (Gujarat): Going ahead with its 'ghar wapsi' plans, Hindu outfit Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday "re-converted" over 200 tribal Christians to Hinduism by holding rituals at Aranai village in Valsad district of Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled Gujarat, claimed a local leader. The right-wing outfit also said the re-conversion was "voluntary" and...
  • Ranji Trophy Group B, Round 2: Punjab draw with Vidarbha, claim 3 points December 17, 2014

    Punjab walked away with three points from their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match against Vidarbha after the slender 37-run first innings lead proved handy for the visitors in the game which ended in a draw on Wednesday. At the end of the match, Vidarbha were 143 for three in 58...
  • PM Narendra Modi tweets birthday wishes to Rajinikanth in Tamil December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi has sent out birthday wishes in Tamil to cinestar Rajinikant, who turned 64 Friday. The prime minister wished the "legendary" artist a long life. Modi took to Twitter to reach out to the cinema czar on the special day, when his film 'Lingaa' also hit the screen. "On...
  • Ranji Trophy Group B, Round 1: Awana puts Delhi on driver's seat, Haryana ahead of Punjab on Day 2 December 8, 2014

    Delhi's new ball bowlers Parvinder Awana and Sumit Narwal wielded their willows to great effect as the hosts got themselves to an advantageous position against Saurashtra on the second day of their group B Ranji Trophy cricket match on Monday. Courtesy entertaining half-centuries from Awana (61) and Narwal (65), Delhi reached...
  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to attend Vibrant Gujarat Summit-2015 December 8, 2014

    Gandhinagar: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will take part in the 'Vibrant Gujarat Summit-2015' during his two-day visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state on January 10 and 11 next year. "Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the UN, is going to take part in our Vibrant Gujarat Summit-2015. He will...
  • Gujarat: Woman allegedly raped inside public toilet by attendant December 7, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A 40-year-old woman was allegedly raped inside a public toilet in the Memnagar area of Ahmedabad city by an attendant on Sunday evening, the police said. After learning about the incident, Ghatlodia police detained the toilet attendant, who is the prime suspect, who would be formally arrested after the...
  • Ranji Trophy Group B, Round 1: Gambhir stands tall in Delhi's slump, Yuvraj shines for Punjab on Day 1 December 7, 2014

    Skipper Gautam Gambhir led from the front with a gutsy unbeaten century while the others floundered as Delhi struggled to 260 for six at stumps on the first day of their opening Ranji Trophy fixture against Saurashtra on Sunday. When the stumps were drawn, Gambhir was undefeated on 123 off 270...
  • Gujarat: Police detains VHP workers for burning effigy of Hafiz Saeed December 7, 2014

    Vadodara: Police on Sunday detained four Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) workers for burning an effigy of Pakistan-based terror outfit Jamat-Ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed in Nizampura area of the city. "Four Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) workers were detained today for burning the effigy of Hafiz Saeed in Nizampura area of...
  • Gujarat: 353 villages in Kutch district declared scarcity-hit December 5, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A total of 353 villages in Kutch district of Gujarat were on Friday declared completely or partially scarcity-hit and officials asked to provide adequate drinking water and cattle fodder to the affected areas. The step was taken in view of a weak monsoon in major parts of the district. Of...
  • Gujarat: 6-month-old raped by an acquaintance, remains critical December 4, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In a gruesome act, a six-month-old girl was allegedly raped by a man, acquainted to the victim's family in Gujarat's Patan district. The six-month-old is critical and is being treated at Dharpur civil hospital in Chanasma. The accused reportedly raped the girl in her house when her parents were...
  • PM Modi says tourism necessary for development of Manipur November 30, 2014

    Imphal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed the need to augment road connectivity and other infrastructure in Manipur so that tourism could flourish in the state and bring development along with it. Addressing a mammoth gathering at the concluding day of 'Sangai Manipur Tourism Festival', Modi said the state needed road...
  • A month before Vibrant Gujarat Summit, hotels in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar booked to capacity November 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: With over a month to go for the seventh edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors' Summit, hotels in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar are already booked to capacity. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi now gaining stature as a global leader, his brainchild, the Vibrant Gujarat summit, is a housefull affair...
  • Gujarat gets Rs 444.44 crore to conserve Sabarmati river November 28, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Central government has approved a grant of Rs 444.44 crore for the second phase of Sabarmati River Conservation Project. As per the approval, 70 per cent of the cost (Rs 311.72 crore) would be borne by the Centre, while the remaining 30 per cent (Rs 132.72 crore) would be...
  • Gujarat: India Air Force's UAV crashes near Bhuj town November 26, 2014

    Bhuj: A Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Air Force, used for surveillance, crashed on Wednesday on the outskirts of a village near Bhuj town in Gujarat's Kutch district. "IAF's Heron UAV which was used for surveillance in the area, crashed near Mankunva village, about 40 kms from...
  • Gujarat: HIV+ man arrested for raping minor daughter November 26, 2014

    Surat: An HIV positive man was arrested in Surat on Wednesday for allegedly raping her minor daughter for three years, police said. "A 42-year-old man was arrested from his residence in city's Sachin industrial area on basis of a complaint filed by her daughter (15) who alleged that her father...
  • Gujarat BJP MLA allegedly beats up youth for wielding sword in a drunk state November 25, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A Bharatiya Janata Party legislator was on Monday caught on camera purportedly beating a "drunk" youth with a rod in Morbi district. However, the police said that the youth was wielding a sword in an inebriated state when the MLA called up the police. The video taken by a by-stander purportedly...
  • PM Modi's wife Jashodaben files RTI on security cover November 24, 2014

    Mehsana: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben on Monday filed an RTI application with Mehsana police to seek clarity on her security cover. The police say Jashodaben has sought to know what she was entitled to as PM's wife. The Mehsana SP J R Mothalia said the police department will reply to...
  • Gujarat: Husband kills wife, mother-in-law with the help of father-in-law November 23, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A 52-year-old woman and her daughter were allegedly strangled to death by their respective husbands, following a discord between the daughter and her husband in Pasodara village of Kamrej taluka of Surat, police said on Sunday. After a heated argument, one Prakash Dobaria (34) with his father-in-law Vitthal Hirpara...
  • Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel adopts Lilapur village November 23, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel adopted Lilapur village of Daskroi taluka in the district with a population of around 1,200 people. Taking her cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna', Patel has asked all the MLAs of Gujarat to adopt a village of their constituency and...
  • Gujarat: BJP MPs adopt 'developed' villages under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna November 22, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The choice of some villages adopted by MPs in Gujarat under the Prime Minister's 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna' has invited criticism from Congress which claimed that they were already developed, a charge refuted by the MPs. There are three such cases which have come to the light where villages have...
  • Vijay Hazare trophy: All-round Harbhajan leads Punjab into quarters November 19, 2014

    Rajkot: Captain Harbhajan Singh led from the front with an all-round effort as Punjab coasted to a comfortable 29-run win against Gujarat in the pre-quarterfinals of the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament on Wednesday. Punjab will meet Railways in the quarter-finals. Put into bat at the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Punjab rode fine...
  • Twelve years after Godhra riots, Justice Nanavati Commission hands over probe report to Gujarat CM November 18, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Twelve years after the Godhra riots, Justice GT Nanavati commission on Tuesday submitted its report to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel at her residence. Justice Nanavati had maintained that the final report is ready and will be submitted soon. The Commission took 24 extensions before the report has finally...
  • CBI signs MoU with Gujarat Forensic Science University November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The CBI on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) here with Gujarat Forensic Science University (GFSU) to enhance its investigating capacity by using forensic science. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) signed the MoU to establish collaboration for the purpose of identifying new areas for application of forensic...
  • Vijay Hazare: Iyer, Yadav guide Mumbai to 7-wicket win over Gujarat November 14, 2014

    Skipper Suryakumar Yadav overshadowed young Shreyas Iyer, who struck his maiden first-class ton, with a 45-ball unbeaten 81 as the duo guided Mumbai to a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Gujarat in the Vijay Hazare Trophy match for west zone on Friday. Invited to bat after the opposition captain won the toss,...
  • Gujarat: Two babies dead, one critical after government's immunisation programme November 14, 2014

    Surendranagar: Highlighting yet another case of poor child health care in the country, two babies have died after being administered medicines at a government-run immunisation programme in Surendranagar in Gujarat. One other baby is also critically ill after the immunisation programme. The babies who lost their lives are twins. The...
  • Gujarat compulsory voting bill: Is compulsory vote practical? November 12, 2014

    Gujarat became the first state to make it mandatory for voters to exercise their franchise in the local body elections. As per the Bill, any person who fails to vote during local body elections, is liable for punishment. The Bill does not explain the exact nature of action. CNN-IBN takes...
  • 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...