GUJARAT

  • Scared of guards, PM Modi's wife Jashodaben files RTI on her security 53 minutes ago

    Mehsana: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben on Monday filed an RTI application with Mehsana police to seek clarity on security cover given to her at present and wanted to know what she is entitled to. Mehsana Superintendent of Police(SP) J R Mothalia said that Jashodaben wants to know what are...
  • Gujarat: Husband kills wife, mother-in-law with the help of father-in-law Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Gujarat: Congress divided on compulsory voting in local body elections November 11, 2014

    Gandhinagar: A day after Gujarat became the first state to make it mandatory for voters to exercise their franchise in the local body elections, opposition Congress is speaking in two different voices. While the state unit has slammed the move, senior party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi has welcome it. "Is...
  • Patel statue world’s tallest, costliest. What can it buy? November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: October 31st was the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, popularly known as India's Iron Man. He was Independent India's first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister and played an instrumental role in uniting India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi contends that Patel has not been adequately recognised by...
  • Having a toilet at home an eligiblity criteria to contest elections in Gujarat November 11, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Aspirants for elections to local bodies, including municipal corporations in Gujarat, will now have to prove that they have toilet facility at their homes or they will not be able to contest. The Legislative Assembly on Monday unanimously passed the Gujarat Local Authorities Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, making it mandatory...
  • Vijay Hazare: Jesal Karia helps Gujarat beat Maharashtra by 5 wickets November 9, 2014

    Ahmedabad: All-rounder Jesal Karia's power-packed performance helped Gujarat beat Maharashtra by five wickets in a west zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare trophy on Sunday. Batting first, Maharashtra scored 266 for nine in 50 overs with the two Nikhils - Naik and Paradkar contributing 64 and 41, respectively. Rohit Motwani...
  • Buffalo on runway: Is a major mishap waiting to happen? November 7, 2014

    A Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane hit a buffalo on the runway a few seconds before the take-off at the Surat airport. CNN-IBN asks whether a major mishap is waiting to happen. ...
  • 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...
  • Government employees to design, implement own projects: Centre November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking a cue from Gujarat, the Centre has asked all its employees to design and implement projects of their choice to help it in improving citizen-centric services, governance and provide new initiatives of mass welfare. "It has been decided to launch an initiative to provide a platform to government...
  • Cyclone Nilofar weakens, wind speed won't exceed 35 kmph: Met October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Cyclone Nilofar is fizzling out as it is approaching the Gujarat coast and the Met Department has said that the wind speed will not exceed 35 kmph when it makes landfall. The Kutch district administration has asked 40,000 local residents staying at the relief camps to return home following...
  • Cyclone Nilofar to hit Gujarat between October 31 and November 1 as 'marginal cyclonic storm' October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Weeks after cyclone Hudhud ravaged Visakhapatnam coast, Gujarat is bracing itself for cyclone Nilofar. As per the latest prediction of the Met department, cyclonic storm Nilofar is expected to hit Gujarat on the night of October 31 as "marginal cyclonic storm", against the earlier prediction of it being...
  • West Rajasthan areas put on alert as Cyclone Nilofar nears Gujarat coast October 29, 2014

    Jaisalmer: High alert has been sounded in western areas of Rajasthan by BSF and local administration in view of the likely impact of the cyclonic storm Nilofar that will hit the Gujarat coast on November 1. The cyclone would have mild affect in western areas of Rajasthan such as Barmer,...
  • Cyclone Nilofar: Telecom operators gear up facilities in Gujarat October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Private telecom operators on Wednesday said that they have put in place facilities to ensure continuing mobile communication services in the districts of Gujarat that may get affected by impending cyclone Nilofar. Telecom service providers have put in place facility for tracking of...
  • Nilofar to hit Gujarat with less intensity than predicted October 29, 2014

    Gandhinagar: As per the latest prediction of the MeT department, cyclonic storm Nilofar is expected to hit Gujarat on the night of October 31 as "marginal cyclonic storm", against the earlier prediction of it being "severe". "Nilofar has weakened and is expected to hit Gujarat as Marginal Cyclonic Storm only....
  • Gujarat braces for Cyclone Nilofar, authorities in Kutch begin evacuation October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Gujarat is bracing for Cyclone Nilofar, which is expected to hit the state's coast on Friday. The Met department said that the very severe cyclonic storm over westcentral Arabian Sea moved nearly northward and lay centred at 2330 hours IST of 28th October, 2014 near latitude 17.60 N...
  • L&T bags contract to build 'Statue of Unity' for Rs 2,979 crore October 28, 2014

    Gandhinagar: The work order for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project 'Statue of Unity' - the world's tallest statue of India's first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, was issued by the Gujarat government on Monday, to leading engineering company Larsen and Toubro (L&T). Work on the 182-metre tall statue of Sardar...
  • Cyclone Nilofar moves closer to Gujarat, expected to hit coast on Friday October 28, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Cyclone Nilofar is expected to hit the Gujarat coast on Friday. The Met department has said that there will be heavy rainfall in coastal Saurashtra and Kutch on October 30 and 31. The Met department has said that the very severe cyclonic storm, 'Nilofar' over westcentral Arabian Sea has...
  • Gujarat braces for Nilofar as it intensifies into a severe cyclonic storm October 27, 2014

    Gujarat is bracing for cyclone Nilofar which has developed in the Arabian Sea. The Met department says it has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm due to which there will be heavy rainfall in coastal Saurashtra and Kutch on October 30 and 31. The Met department has said that the...
  • Nilofar intensifies into a very severe cyclonic storm, Gujarat keeps precautions in place October 27, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat is bracing for Cyclone Nilofar, which has developed in the Arabian Sea. The Met department has said that it has intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm due to which there will be heavy rainfall in coastal Saurashtra and Kutch on October 30 and 31. Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben...
  • Indian Army to test their armour in Gujarat FSL October 27, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Defence personnel will soon get 'ballistic protection' from Gujarat, as the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) will be conducting tests for bullet-proof jackets and head gears used by the Indian Army. "Gujarat FSL will soon tie-up with the Indian Army by signing an MoU to conduct ballistic tests for their armour...