Gujarat

  • Gujarat: Suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma arrested 2 days ago

    Gandhinagar: The Gujarat Anti-Corruption Bureau on Tuesday arrested suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma. Sharma, who made headlines back in 2013 when he spoke up against Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was then the Gujarat Chief Minister and his aide Amit Shah for their alleged role in the snoopgate scandal, has...
  • Gujarat: CM asks transport experts to come up with 'solar-driven' ideas 2 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Monday urged delegates of various countries associated with sustainable transport, to come up with ideas that make use of solar power in running public transportation. Patel was speaking at the inauguration of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific...
  • Gujarat: Police arrest 140 people for religious clashes in Vadodara 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Police in Vadodara have arrested 140 people after two men were stabbed during violence between Hindus and Muslims that left more than a dozen injured and was triggered by an image posted on Facebook, officials said on Monday. The violence in Gujarat coincides with a visit to the United...
  • At least 40 arrested after religious clashes in Gujarat 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Authorities in Gujarat arrested at least 40 people after late-night clashes between Hindus and Muslims in Vadodara and suspended mobile phone Internet and bulk text messaging services for four days, officials said on Sunday. Crowds from the two religious communities pelted each other with stones and set several vehicles...
  • Justice VM Sahai to become acting Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court 3 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Justice Vijay Manohar Sahai will be the acting Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court after former Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya retired, a senior official of the Court said. "Justice VM Sahai will be the acting Chief Justice of the High Court at present. He is the seniormost judge in...
  • Gujarat: PM's US visit prompts garba enthusiasts to tattoo images of Modi, Obama 4 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's much hyped visit to the United States is reflected back home in the elaborate Navratra festivities in Gujarat. Navratri in Gujarat is about decorative clothing, exquisite jewelery and beautiful body paintings to flaunt at garba venues. This year though, garba enthusiasts want to reflect Prime Minister...
  • PM Modi 'ring fenced' against US court summons in Gujarat riots case January 16, 1410

    New York: India on Saturday made it very clear that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in New York on a five-day visit, was "ring fenced" and there was no question of anyone serving any summons on him and that an action in the matter was underway. India's strong reaction came...
  • Small-town US politician emerges as unlikely foe of Narendra Modi January 16, 1410

    New York: A city council member from a Chicago suburb of 25,000 people is making for an unlikely antagonist of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, population 1.2 billion. Joseph Whittington of Harvey, Illinois, worked with a group of New York lawyers to found a nonprofit and file a civil lawsuit...
  • Ahmedabad: Jeweller distracted by 'fallen notes' tricked, robbed 5 days ago

    Ahmedabad: A Mumbai-based jeweller was relieved of a bag containing jewellery worth Rs 90 lakh outside a police chowky near Parimal garden area on Friday evening, police said. According to the complaint filed by Pradeep Dhakan he and his brother Pravin had come here to sell ornaments to jewellers. ...
  • Pro-industry policies helped Gujarat became leading manufacturing hub: CM Patel 6 days ago

    Gandhinagar: On the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ambitious 'Make in India' campaign, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Thursday said that the state has emerged as the country's leading manufacturing hub and growth engine because of its "industry-friendly" policies. "Gujarat has emerged as the leading manufacturing hub and growth...
  • Gujarat government avoids facing Assembly sessions: Shankersinh Vaghela 6 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Reacting strongly to reports which claimed that the forthcoming Gujarat Assembly session would be for merely a single day, Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Assembly Shankersinh Vaghela alleged on Wednesday that BJP-led government is running away rather than face the House proceedings. "As per their pre-planned strategy since 15...
  • Sanskrit is mother of all languages: Gujarat Governor 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Gujarat Governor O P Kohli said Sanskrit is the mother of all languages and no other language can flourish without its help. "Sanskrit is a pillar of our tradition, history and heritage which has made enormous contribution to what India is today. Sanskrit is the mother of all...
  • Gujarat: Man slaps Muslim cleric who called Navratri a 'festival of demons' 1 week ago

    Anand: A Muslim cleric arrested for making controversial statements about the 'navratri' was on Wednesday slapped in Gujarat. The incident took place when the cleric Imam Mehadi Hasan was being taken to court after being arrested for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of a community by making a remark that navratri...
  • Congress says map in MoUs with China shows Arunachal as 'disputed area', Gujarat rejects charge September 23, 2014

    Ahmedabad/New Delhi: Hours after Congress demanded apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over alleged distribution of a handout showing Arunachal Pradesh as "disputed territory" during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the city, the Gujarat government on Monday night said that the map was not part of the memorandums signed...
  • Gujarat a guiding force for water conservation, says Uma Bharti September 22, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Union Minister for Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on Monday praised Gujarat government for the work done by it in keeping rivers clean and announced launch of a nationwide water management programme next year. "I appreciate the work done here in keeping the...
  • Sohrabuddin case: Brother accuses former cop of threatening September 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Rubabuddin Sheikh, the brother of gangster and encounter victim Sohrabuddin Sheikh, on Monday alleged before the special CBI court here that one of the accused, a former Gujarat police officer, threatened him. The trial of cases related to alleged fake encounters of Sohrabuddin and Tulsiram...
  • Modi advances US trip by a day due to 'technical reasons', to now leave on September 25 September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday advanced his trip to the United States by a day. He will now leave for Washington on September 25. Sources said that the visit was rescheduled due to 'technical reasons' involving landing issues in Germany. Modi was earlier scheduled to leave for the...
  • Ahmedabad hotel denies issuing 'diktat' to northeast Indian staff during Chinese President's visit September 22, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Hours after the Union Home Ministry ordered a probe into reports that employees of an Ahmedabad hotel from the northeast were asked to stay away from duty during Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent visit, the city police and hotel management have denied issuing any such instruction. "I am not aware...
  • Seeing business, Gujaratis flock to learn Chinese languages September 22, 2014

    Ahmedabad: With Gujarat hoping to boost trade ties with China after President Xi Jinping's recent visit, more are more Gujaratis are thronging institutes imparting training in various foreign languages especially to learn Chinese with a view to explore business opportunities in the neighbouring country. Several pacts were inked between the two...
  • Gujarat government launches helpline to build toilets at home September 21, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Sunday launched a toll free number for people in Valsad district through which they can seek government's assistance in building toilets at home. The service was launched by Patel at a function at Nanapodha village in Kaparda taluka of Valsad. As per the new...
  • HC asks Gujarat not to collect duty on telecom customers forms September 21, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has asked the state government not to collect stamp duty from various telecom service providers including Tata TeleServices, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications on customers' application forms. Justice CL Soni of the Gujarat High Court directed the Gujarat government not to collect stamp duty on customers'...
  • Gujarat: 90 labourers hospitalised after gas leakage September 18, 2014

    Rajkot: A gas leak took place in a private factory in Chorwad village of Junagadh district on Thursday following which around ninety labourers were rushed to hospitals, police said. "Ninety labourers, working in Gadre Marine Private Ltd in Chorwad village of Junagadh district, were affected after a gas leak in the...
  • Gujarat rolls out the red carpet for Chinese president Xi Jinping September 17, 2014

    President Xi Jinping is in India and breaking with protocol, he began his threeday India trip from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state. Both sides have hit the ground running two crucial MoUs have been already signed but more importantly Modi and President Xi seem to have hit...
  • Gujarat hopes to increase trade ties with China after Xi visit September 17, 2014

    Ahmedabad: After the signing of three pacts during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Gujarat government hopes that trade ties between the state and China will get a shot in arm. "Chinese companies have invested Rs 700 crore in the state so far, but with the signing of this...
  • Gujarati fiesta for Chinese President Xi Jinping as Narendra Modi celebrates his birthday at home September 17, 2014

    Ahmedabad: It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 64th birthday and also the first day of the Chinese President Xi Jinping's 3day visit to India. And the PM did not disappoint. The Chinese President was given a red carpet welcome in Ahmedabad, Modi's hometown, where he was accorded a police guard...
  • Live: Chinese President Xi Jinping basks in Indian cultural glory at Sabarmati riverfront September 17, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in his homestate as he celebrates his 64th birthday on Wednesday. He began his day by seeking blessings of his mother. He will later in the day meet Chinese President Xi Jinping who is on a 3day visit to India. ...
  • Bypoll results: Wake up call for the BJP? September 16, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party which ruled the roost in Lok Sabha elections got a kind of wake up call with the bypoll results as the party has suffered major setbacks in key states like Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat. ...
  • Bypoll results: Has BJP's strategy of polarising electorate backfired? September 16, 2014

    The 33 Assembly and 3 Lok Sabha seats bypoll results have surely come as a big shocker for the ruling BJP at the Centre. After a resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections in May, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP has tasted its first major defeat. The biggest...
  • Bypoll jolt to BJP after massive win in Lok Sabha polls September 16, 2014

    The BJP has received a jolt in the bypolls ahead of assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana. In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP which almost swept the Lok Sabha polls has managed to win just 2 out of total 11 assembly seats that went to bypolls. The ruling Samajwadi Party has...
  • IndiaChina relations go beyond 'plain arithmetic': Modi September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: As Chinese President Xi Jinping embarks on a landmark visit to India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the relationship between the two countries goes beyond "plain arithmetic" and he was confident that the neighbours can "script history" by enhancing cooperation. Reflecting the importance India attaches to the...