Gujarat

  • Three MoUs to be inked during Chinese President Xi's Gujarat visit 8 hours 11 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Three MoUs related to Gujarat, one of them for setting up an industrial park near Vadodara, will be signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting on September 17. Xi will start his India visit from on Wednesday and he will...
  • Gujarat delicacies, cultural programmes on menu for Chinese President Xi 8 hours 30 minutes 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...
  • Counting for Gujarat bypolls on Tuesday, CM Patel faces acid test 9 hours 24 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Counting of votes for nine Assembly and one Lok Sabha seats in the state will be held on Tuesday, with stakes being high for BJP and the state chief minister Anandi Patel, who succeeded Narendra Modi, facing a litmus test of her leadership to check opposition Congress. A total...
  • Ahead of Chinese President Xi's visit Gujarat CM reviews preparation Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Sunday paid a visit to the Ahmedabad airport as well as the Sabarmati riverfront to take a stock of the preparations for Chinese President Xi Jinping's one-day visit scheduled on September 17. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to arrive at the airport on...
  • Don't celebrate my birthday, instead help in J&K relief work: PM Modi Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to friends and well-wishers not to celebrate his birthday and instead dedicate time and resources towards relief work in this hour of need for flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir. Modi's appeal came amid plans to celebrate his birthday on September 17 across the...
  • Gail makes gas available from alternate sources to Gujarat industries Yesterday

    New Delhi: State-run gas utility GAIL India Ltd on Sunday said that it has made available natural gas from alternate sources to industries in Gujarat whose domestic fuel allocation was snapped to give fuel for CNG sector. The Oil Ministry had directed GAIL to cut domestic gas supplies, called APM gas,...
  • Liquor not a prerequisite for tourism: Stakeholders Yesterday

    Thiruvananthapuram: Amid growing concerns over the impact of Kerala Government's new liquor policy on tourism industry, many stakeholders in the sector believe that liquor is not a prerequisite for tourism promotion. Some resort operators said the new policy, envisaged to cut short the availability of liquor, might affect the tourism industry...
  • Gujarat: Leopard electrocuted 2 days ago

    Vadodara: A leopard died after suffering electric shock in Hadmatiya village in Gir-Somnath district, a forest official said on Saturday. "The big cat was found dead atop an electric transformer of the Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Ltd (PGVCL) in a farm," Deputy Conservator of Forest, K Ramesh said on Saturday....
  • Bypolls: Voting held for 33 Assembly, 3 Lok Sabha seats, counting on September 16 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Moderate to high turnout today marked the byelections held in 3 Lok Sabha and 33 assembly constituencies spread across ten states in an exercise seen as yet another key test of Narendra Modi government's popularity since it assumed power in May. The polling in the three LS constituencies--Vadodara...
  • Modi ignored Gujarat constituency after becoming the PM, says Jatin Kella 2 days ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Congress candidate Jatin Kella said that after Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India he ignored the Gujarat constituency. ...
  • Gujarat bypolls: Voting begins for 1 Lok Sabha, 9 assembly seats 2 days ago

    Polling has begun in Gujarat for nine assembly segments and one Lok Sabha segment. Congress has fielded Jatin Kella against Suresh Patel of the Bharatiya Janata Party. ...
  • Over 100 Gujarati delicacies for Chinese President Xi Jinping's palate 2 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Chinese President Xi Jinping won't be served any non-vegetarian food during his visit here, but he won't be left disappointed as more than 100 Gujarati dishes, including Dhokla, Bajre ki roti, Puran Poli and Lapsi will tickle his taste buds. Xi will be able to partake mouth-watering Gujarati dishes like...
  • Voting underway for bypolls in 3 Lok Sabha, 33 assembly seats held today 2 days ago

    Voting for three Lok Sabha and 33 Assembly seats were held on Saturday. The results are crucial for both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance and the opposition parties who are yet to recover from the massive mauling in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The resignations of...
  • Gujarat bypolls: 49 per cent voting, lowest in Modi's constituency 2 days ago

    Ahmedabad: 49 per cent turn-out was on Saturday recorded in the byelections to the Lok Sabha seat vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and nine assembly seats in Gujarat. Polling was peaceful barring some minor incidents. "Gujarat has registered an approximate 49 per cent voter turn-out," a statement from the Election...
  • Voting underway for bypolls in 3 Lok Sabha, 33 assembly seats across 10 states 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Three Lok Sabha and 33 Assembly seats are going to bypolls on Saturday with the results crucial for both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance and the opposition parties who are yet to recover from the massive mauling in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The resignations...
  • Campaign for Gujarat by-polls ends 4 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Dampened by rain-related issues, the lacklustre campaign for the by-polls to Vadodara Lok Sabha and nine assembly seats in Gujarat, came to an end on Thursday with the ruling BJP seeking votes in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, even as the Congress looks to capitalise on his...
  • Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case: Former Gujarat IPS officer DG Vanzara gets bail 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Senior IPS officer DG Vanzara, accused in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter cases, was on Thursday granted bail by the Bombay High Court after being in jail for seven years. He was granted bail as several other accused had already been released. Vanzara was arrested in...
  • Gujarat is much safer after prohibition, why not ban all bars: SC to Kerala government 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Lashing out at the Kerala government for proposing a partial ban on liquor bars in the state, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the government to ban bars across the state like Gujarat. "If you want to stop it, stop the whole thing in one go like Gujarat....
  • Telangana to replicate 'best practices' of Gujarat 4 days ago

    Hyderabad: Gujarat's "best practices" pertaining to counselling for women in distress are set to be replicated in Telangana, where Kerala's "She Taxi" system is also proposed to hit the roads. Sunil Sharma, Telangana's Secretary, Women, Children, Disabled & Senior Citizens (Schemes) Department, recently went to Gujarat and studied the "Gender...
  • Centre to establish marine police training institute in Gujarat 5 days ago

    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...
  • Heavy rains lash Gujarat, MET department issues flood warning 5 days ago

    Vadodara: With heavy rains lashing many parts of Central and Northern Gujarat and Saurashtra in the last 24 hours, the Met department has issued a flood warning in the state. Nearly five thousand people living along the banks of the Vishwamitri river have been evacuated. The river flowing through Vadodara...
  • 1,500 people shifted after heavy rains lash parts of Gujarat 6 days ago

    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...
  • Very heavy rains expected in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Goa: IMD 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Heavy to very heavy rains are expected in Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Madhya Pradesh and Goa in the next couple of days, the India Meteorological Department on Monday said. With southwest monsoon remaining vigorous over West Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha and active over Marathwada and Telangana, it said a few...
  • Gujarat FSL to tie up with US-based firm for ballistic testing 1 week ago

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Forensic Science Laboratory, which provides services to various companies for testing of armour panels and bullet-proof jackets, is likely to soon tie-up with a US-based firm to share best practices in the field of ballistic testing. The Gandhinagar-based FSL has it own ballistic testing centre where it tests products...
  • Gujarat seeks strong economic ties with US 1 week ago

    Washington: Underlining that the new Indian government was focused on eliminating developmental challenges, a high-level business delegation from Gujarat has called American companies to invest and explore business opportunities in the state and India. "The new (Indian) government is not afraid of making hard decisions and with Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi's...
  • Gujarat: Body of second BSF jawan, who had drowned, recovered September 7, 2014

    Kutch: The body of the Border Security Force's jawan, who had drowned on Saturday in Lakki Nala creek during a routine exercise, was recovered from Koteswar area by the local fishermen today, officials said. "Body of BSF Jawan, who went missing after the drowning incident yesterday, was found today by...
  • Gujarat delegation visit Canada to attract investors September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Preparing to host Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in 2015, a delegation of the state recently visited Canada to explore investment opportunities and encourage partnership in education and skill development. The three-day visit of the Vibrant Gujarat delegation, led by Gujarat Resident Commissioner Bharat Lal, also focused on promoting...
  • Modi shouldn't be blamed for 2002 riots in Gujarat: Australian PM September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Australian premier Tony Abbott today said Narendra Modi as Gujarat Chief Minister should not be blamed for the 2002 riots in the state as he was just a "presiding officer" who has been cleared in "endless inquiries". "My understanding is that there has been endless inquiries into this and...
  • Gujarat seeks closer economic ties with Canada September 5, 2014

    Toronto: Calling Canadian companies to participate on a large scale in the biennial Seventh Vibrant Gujarat Summit, a high-level business delegation from the state on Friday pitched for closer economic ties with Canada. "Gujarat offers optimum level of opportunities for direct foreign investment in the state in wake of its unprecedented...
  • Maruti Suzuki to commission Gujarat plant by 2017 September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Passenger automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki on Thursday said that it will commission its new plant in Gujarat by 2017 due to market slowdown. "All the investments would be made by SMC. This arrangement will strengthen Maruti Suzuki as the profit does not come from manufacturing cars. It comes from...