Gujarat

  • Gujarat governor's transfer is political: Congress 07-07-2014 07:23 AM

    Ahmedabad: Reacting to the transfer of Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal to Mizoram, Congress said it was a "political transfer" and an "act to damage democracy" by the BJP. "It is a political transfer. Earlier, she was asked to resign, but she had declined. A governor should not depend on the...
  • Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal transferred as Governor of Mizoram 06-07-2014 07:27 PM

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi-led NDA government is set to shuffle around UPA appointed governors. Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal has been transferred as Governor of Mizoram on Sunday. Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva will discharge the functions of Gujarat Governor in addition to her own duties. Mizoram Governor Vakkom Purushothaman has...
  • Gujarat's save girl campaign likely to be replicated at national level 06-07-2014 02:12 PM

    New Delhi: The 'Beti Bachao Abhiyan' of Gujarat government could soon be replicated at the national level as the Union government feels it has been a success in improving the child sex ratio in the state. The Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry is mulling implementation of the Gujarat model...
  • Gujarat: 13 'unnatural' lion deaths within a year 04-07-2014 05:39 PM

    Gandhinagar: The Gujarat government on Friday admitted that 13 Asiatic lions died due to unnatural causes within last one year in and around the famous Gir Wildlife sanctuary in the state. During the question-answer session on the fourth day of budget session in the Gujarat Assembly, Congress MLA Jasu Barad...
  • Saffron bicycles trigger discussion in Gujarat assembly 03-07-2014 08:17 PM

    Gandhinagar: Distribution of saffron coloured bicycles to backward caste girl students by the Gujarat government was criticised by the Congress as "political propaganda", while the ruling BJP called it a "safety measure" for better reflection at night. Instead of the standard black colour, the BJP-led Gujarat government distributed orange (saffron)...
  • SC refuses bail plea of Asaram in rape case in Gujarat 03-07-2014 05:23 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain self-styled godman Asaram Bapu's bail plea in a rape case lodged against him in Surat in Gujarat but agreed to hear his petition for bail in another rape case filed in Jodhpur in Rajasthan. A bench headed by Justice TS...
  • No rains in the cotton belt of Gujarat yet, farmers worried 03-07-2014 09:58 AM

    Ahmedabad: Even as the Met department has said that the monsoons will revive in the next 48 hours, cotton farmers in Gujarat are worried with the rains yet to set in the cotton belt of the state. By the last week of June, sowing of cotton crop should have been...
  • Gas leak, blast at ship breaking yard in Bhavnagar, 5 dead, 10 injured 28-06-2014 11:44 AM

    Bhavnagar: Five persons were killed and ten others injured after an explosion occurred at the Alang ship breaking yard in Bhavnagar district in Gujarat. The blast was triggered by a gas leak at plot no 140, where ship breaking working was in progress. The injured labourers have been shifted to...
  • Water crisis in Gujarat: CM Anandi Patel calls high level meeting 25-06-2014 11:22 PM

    Ahmedabad: To chalk out a comprehensive strategy to cope with water shortage due to a delayed monsoon, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel has called a high level meeting of all officials and ministers on Thursday. "To take stock of the availability of water resources and plan a strategy to cope...
  • Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel sets targets for her government 23-06-2014 09:02 PM

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has drawn up a 100-days agenda for her government which would focus on 11 key subjects. "We have chalked out a detailed 100 days agenda for the government within which specific targets have to be achieved in 11 areas," Gujarat state government spokesperson and...
  • Gujarat's 'Rani Ki Vav' in Unesco heritage site list, Modi hails move 23-06-2014 08:39 AM

    New Delhi: Rani ki Vav (queen's stepwell), in Gujarat's Patan town, has been added to Unesco's list of World Heritage sites, an official statement said Sunday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the decision, calling it a "matter of great pride" for the state. "Rani Ki Vav in Patan, Gujarat, has...
  • Narendra Modi's pet project GIFT likely to create 10 lakh jobs 22-06-2014 01:57 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) has the potential to generate over 10 lakh jobs by 2022, an official said. GIFT city, which is being developed by the Gujarat government, aspires to cater to India's large financial services potential by offering global firms...
  • Tremor felt in Gujarat 21-06-2014 11:45 PM

    Bharuch: An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale today hit several parts of Bharuch and neighbouring districts of south Gujarat on Saturday. "A tremor measuring 3.6 on Richter scale was felt at 9.40pm on Saturday in Bharuch and the neighbouring districts," said an official from the Disaster Management Authority....
  • 4-year-old boy falls in bore well and dies in Jamnagar 21-06-2014 05:14 PM

    Jamnagar: A four-year-old boy died on Saturday after falling in a 350-feet deep bore well near here, a district official said. "The boy, identified as Vijay Vasava, fell into a 350-feet deep bore well at a farm in Gokulpur-Para village of the district on Saturday morning, is declared dead," Sub-Divisional...
  • Follow Gujarat's water management model: Centre to states 20-06-2014 06:31 PM

    New Delhi: The NDA government has asked states to emulate the Gujarat water management model to address the problem of water scarcity. The Centre has forwarded a compact disc received from Gujarat government's Water and Sanitation Management Organisation on the subject "The state-wide water supply grid" to the states to...
  • Prajapati encounter case: Court raps Amit Shah for non-appearance 20-06-2014 03:40 PM

    Mumbai: A CBI court on Friday reprimanded the counsel of former Gujarat Minister of State for Home, Amit Shah for seeking yet another exemption for his client without assigning any reason for the BJP leader's non-appearance in connection with the 2006 Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case. "Every time you are...
  • A quarter of India's land turning into desert: Environment Minister 18-06-2014 07:27 PM

    New Delhi: About a quarter of India's land is turning to desert and degradation of agricultural areas is becoming a severe problem, the environment minister said, potentially threatening food security in the world's second most populous country. India occupies just 2 percent of the world's territory but is home to...
  • Dalit teenager burnt alive in Sayla town of Gujarat 16-06-2014 08:50 PM

    Rajkot: A 15-year-old Dalit girl was burnt alive allegedly by eight people in Sayla town of Gujarat's Surendranagar district, police said here today. The victim, Chandrika Parmar, was burnt alive in the Ambedkar Nagar area of Sayla town in Surendranagar district by Motibhai Sunera and seven others, police said. "The...
  • Gujarat: 3 children killed in a wall collapse near their residence 15-06-2014 08:06 PM

    Ahmedabad: Three children, including two brothers and their cousin, died on Sunday morning after a large wall of a private coaching class near their residence in Nava Vadaj area suddenly collapsed, killing them on the spot. The deceased have been identfied as Sahil Desai (12), his younger brother Piyush Desai...
  • Will make Gujarat slum-free in next 5 years: CM Anandi Patel 15-06-2014 06:41 PM

    Rajkot: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Sunday announced that her government will make the state slum-free in the next five years and is also aiming to provide pucca houses to the needy. "The state government is making efforts and is aiming to make Gujarat a slum-free state in next...
  • Narendra Modi's election expenditure in Vadodara stood at Rs 50 lakh 15-06-2014 10:29 AM

    Vadodara: Prime Minister Narendra Modi incurred a total poll expenditure of a little over Rs 50 lakh in Vadodara, one of the two Lok Sabha seats from where he contested and won. Modi's campaign-related expenses stood at Rs 50,03,598, according to the accounts submitted to the Election Commission office on...
  • Narmada Dam height to be raised by 17 metres, 2.5 lakh people to be affected 12-06-2014 02:18 PM

    Ahmedabad: The Narmada Dam authorities allow the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam to be raised by 17 metres. According to the Narmada Bachao Andolan, there are about 2,50,000 people residing in the submergence area. They have their homes, markets, agriculture and horticulture, trees and places of worship, all of...
  • Gujarat: Police baton-charge milk producers at Anand plant 10-06-2014 11:08 PM

    Anand: Police baton-charged farmers at the Kheda District Milk Producers' Union plant on Tuesday after they created a ruckus alleging disparity in the payment of price difference by the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) to its constituent dairies. GCMMF markets its products under the brand name 'Amul'. The farmers...
  • Murder of Asaram's ex-aide shows complete breakdown of law & order in Gujarat: Congress 10-06-2014 05:31 PM

    Ahmedabad: Raking up the murder of Amrut Prajapati, a former aide-turned-baiter of self-styled godman Asaram by unidentified persons, the opposition Congress on alleged that the law and order situation in BJP-ruled Gujarat has completely deteriorated. "Murder of Amrut Prajapati shows that law and order situation has completely deteriorated in Gujarat....
  • Narendra Modi's Gujarat model goes national, central teams visit the state 10-06-2014 07:50 AM

    Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Gujarat model is going national. Teams from many central departments are visiting Gujarat on study tours. From a state with power deficit, Gujarat is now one with surplus power. Taking a cue from how the state government managed this feat, a high powered team from...
  • Modi government plans Vibrant India Global Investor Summit: sources 09-06-2014 08:37 PM

    New Delhi: In a bid to woo investors, the Centre is planning to replicate the Vibrant Gujarat Investors Summit at the national level, say sources on Monday. Sources add that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has initiated discussions for Vibrant India Global Investor Summit. Even though the dates are yet to...
  • Save Indian Family NGO starts helpline for men in distress in Ahmedabad 09-06-2014 10:34 AM

    Ahmedabad: For men facing legal trouble due to domestic and other problems, a helpline has been launched to provide them guidance and counselling. In an endeavour to provide 'protection' to men facing law-related problems, Save Indian Family (SIF) - a group of 50 NGOs - has launched its Gujarat chapter...
  • Senior Supreme Court lawyer Ranjit Kumar appointed as Solicitor General 07-06-2014 09:58 PM

    New Delhi: Senior Supreme Court advocate Ranjit Kumar, considered an expert on Constitutional laws, was on Saturday appointed as the Solicitor General. The Law Ministry on Saturday issued notification appointing Kumar, who has defended Gujarat in a number of cases, as the next Solicitor General of India. The Ministry also...
  • Heat wave grips the North, hottest day in Delhi in 5 years, 4 dead in Gujarat 06-06-2014 07:47 AM

    New Delhi: North India is in the grip of an extreme heat wave with many states recording highest temperatures in years. Delhi recorded its hottest day in five years on Thursday with the maximum temperature soaring to 44.7 degree Celsius, that is 4 degrees above normal. Jaipur, too, experienced its...
  • AAP questions L-G's decision to send team to Gujarat 05-06-2014 11:22 PM

    New Delhi: The AAP on Thursday questioned Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung's decision to send a government team to Gujarat to study the state's model for cleaning rivers and replicate it in Delhi, saying the "ill-timed move will further the political agenda of the BJP". Criticising the move, the Aam...