GUJARAT

  • ONGC calls US company to contain fire at gas well 3 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) on Sunday said it has called the globally renowned oil and gas blow out control experts Boots&Coots from US to contain fire at a gas well near Surat in which 12 persons were injured. "Well Olpad-31 caught fire during repair maintenance job...
  • Gujarat: 12 injured as ONGC's gas well catches fire near Surat Yesterday

    Surat: At least 12 people were injured when a major fire broke out in an ONGC well near Olpad town in the district during a repair operation. Four of the injured are in a serious condition, fire brigade officials said. The incident occurred when a blow-out preventer (BOP), which is installed on...
  • Gujarat's mandatory voting law is unconstitutional: Congress Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: Opposition Congress has written to the Gujarat government-appointed committee that the state law providing for mandatory voting is unconstitutional and unclear, and it should not be enforced. Governor OP Kohli gave assent to the Gujarat Local Authorities Laws (Amendment) Bill 2009 in November 2014. It makes it mandatory to vote...
  • Gujarat government will never acquire land for corporates: Anandiben Patel 3 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Amidst controversy surrounding the Land Acquisition Bill, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Thursday assured farmers that her government would never acquire their land forcibly to give it to corporate houses. While speaking at a public function in Bharuch on Thursday, Patel alleged that some political parties are "misleading" farmers...
  • Gujarat: Asaram's son Narayan Sai gets bail in rape case 3 days ago

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday granted conditional bail of three weeks to Narayan Sai, son of self-proclaimed godman Asaram, who has been behind bars for more than a year in connection with a rape case filed against him by a Surat-based woman. Justice Paresh Upadhyay granted the relief to...
  • Gujarat HC rejects abortion plea of 28 weeks pregnant rape survivor 3 days ago

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday rejected the abortion plea of a 24-year-old rape survivor, who is 28 weeks pregnant. The court said that the foetus is a living being with a fundamental right to live and also that she must abide by the present law. The court has...
  • Gujarat governemnt writes to Home Ministry to probe Teesta's NGO for misuse of funds 4 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Training its guns against activist Teesta Setalvad, the Gujarat government has written to the Home Ministry to investigate possible violations under Foreign Exchange Management Act by her NGOs. The government has called Setalvad's NGOs proxy offices of Ford Foundation. The Gujarat government has accused Ford Foundation of direct interference...
  • Two scientists from Gujarat make driverless car in 28 days April 11, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Inspired by Google's driverless car project that drove across the United States, two scientists from Gujarat have made a driverless car of their own design. The prototype which was completed in a record 28 days is the brainchild of a Sanand-based engineering college professors. The car starts, turns and changes...
  • Ishrat case: Accused police officer seeks bail citing relief for Vanzara April 10, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Police officer NK Amin, an accused in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, on Friday sought bail citing the relief granted to IPS officer DG Vanzara despite his alleged prominent role in the crime. "As per the police report (charge sheet) filed by CBI, Vanzara was the main accused....
  • 24-year-old gangraped survivour fights to terminate her pregnancy: Does abortion law need to change? April 9, 2015

    A 24-year-old gangraped survivour in Gujarat approached the High Court to terminate her 27-week pregnancy. A judicial magistrate had earlier rejected the survivour's application for abortion as she was 24 weeks pregnant when she freed herself from custody of her abductors. In a similar incident, the Punjab and Haryana High...
  • Naroda Patia riots case: SC stays hearing of Maya Kodnani's criminal appeal in Gujarat HC for 2 months April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stayed the hearing of former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani's criminal appeal in Gujarat High Court for two months in the Naroda Patiya case. The Special Investigation Team had moved the Supreme Court objecting to Gujarat High Court's decision to hear Maya Kodnani's appeal exclusively....
  • Gujarat: 24-year-old gangrape victim asks HC to allow her to abort 27-week-old fetus April 8, 2015

    Surat: Twenty seven weeks into her pregnancy, a 24-year-old gang rape victim has approached the Gujarat High Court seeking permission to abort her unborn child. She has claimed that her unborn baby will not be accepted by her husband. According to the current rules, it is illegal to abort a...
  • Gujarat edge Punjab to Mushtaq Ali title in a thrilling final April 7, 2015

    Bangalore: The bowlers made the finale of the 2014-15 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy a thrilling affair, Gujarat hanging on by the skin of their teeth to score a thrilling two-wicket win over Punjab at the KIIT Cricket Stadium in Bhubaneshwar on Tuesday (April 7). Gujarat were worthy winners, the final being...
  • Gujarat: Gangraped woman files plea in HC to terminate her pregnancy April 6, 2015

    Ahmedabad: A woman, who became pregnant after she was allegedly raped by seven men, filed a plea before the High Court on Monday seeking termination of her pregnancy, stating that her husband may not accept her if she gave birth to the child. Her plea stated that she sought the...
  • 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,...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali round-up: Jaskaran slams ton as Punjab beat Mumbai; Dahiya stars in Gujarat victory April 2, 2015

    Jaskaranveer Singh Sohi, in his maiden season for Punjab, hit an unbeaten century in the side's five-run win over Mumbai on the second day of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Super League games on Thursday (April 2). Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh notched a nine-run win over Jharkhand, while Odisha's joy at having...
  • Odisha, Gujarat register wins in Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 April 1, 2015

    In the two afternoon games on the first day of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 tournament Super League stage on Wednesday, Odisha recorded their first-ever win over Mumbai across formats and Gujarat were comprehensive against Jharkhand. Group A Gujarat vs Jharkhand Gujarat's incisive bowling performance handed them an easy six-wicket win over Jharkhand...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories March 31, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay March 31, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: India can't rely on surveys done abroad that link tobacco to cancer, says BJP MP March 31, 2015

    The anti-tobacco campaign with an increase in the size of pictorial warnings hits a road block after one BJP MP said that India cannot rely on surveys done abroad that link tobacco to cancer. ...
  • Gujarat anti-terror Bill is a replica of POTA with saffron lipstick March 31, 2015

    The BJP government in Gujarat passed the contentious Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill (GCTOC) on March 31. Rejected on three earlier occasions by two Presidents (President Kalam and President Pratibha Patil) for violating basic principles of justice, this bill is a modified version of the 2003 law...
  • 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. ...
  • Gujarat Assembly passes controversial anti-terror Bill, empowers authorities to intercept phone calls March 31, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Assembly passed the controversial Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill on Tuesday which empowers law enforcing authorities to intercept and record phone calls as evidence and gives them other contentious powers. According to a provision in the Bill, recording of phone calls intercepted by investigating agencies...
  • Gujarat government to table 'Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill' in state Assembly today March 31, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government will be tabling the controversial Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill in the state Assembly on Tuesday. The GUJCOC bill, which is on the lines of the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), was rejected in 2004 and 2008 by the then President AJP...
  • Rain ruins mango crops, farmers fear reduced output March 30, 2015

    The recent spell of rain accompanied by hail stones has destroyed the standing crop of farmers in Amreli district in Gujarat. Farmers fear that their mango crop output might be reduced to one third in 2015. ...
  • DRI seizes smuggled cigarettes worth Rs 23 crore in Gujarat March 29, 2015

    Ahmedabad: In one of the largest seizures in recent times, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized smuggled cigarettes worth Rs 23.29 crore at Adani Hazira Port near Surat city, officials said. "Total 3.21 crore cigarette sticks of multiple brands, which include Gudang Garam, Djarum Black and Luvin Fresh were...
  • Getting a driving license in Gujarat is going to be more difficult from now March 24, 2015

    Transport Minister Vijay Rupani today said that procuring a driving licence in the state is set to become more difficult as there is a proposal to introduce a sensor-based automated driving test in all the major cities and RTOs. "Getting a driving licence is set to become more difficult in...
  • 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...
  • 15 more succumb to swine flu; 32,482 cases reported March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Fifteen more persons succumbed to swine flu as the toll from the disease touched 1,926 and the number of cases on Monday rose to 32,482 in the country. Sharing the data as on March 22, the Union Health Ministry said that in Gujarat, which is one of the worst-affected...
  • Asaram seeks temporary bail to perform last rites of nephew March 21, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Self-styled godman Asaram, accused in a rape case filed against him by one of the two Surat-based sisters, has applied for a bail for one month in a Gandhinagar court to perform the last rites of his nephew who died recently. Additional District Judge RA Ghoghari of Gandhinagar court is...