GUJARAT

  • Gujarat shuts down 55 illegal units in Gir lion sanctuary 9 hours 26 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat government told the Gujarat high court on Thursday that it had shut down 55 illegal establishments and directed others to comply with norms. Placing a compliance report about illegal units which were operated around the Gir Asiatic Lions' Sanctuary, Additional Advocate General Prakash Jani told the High Court "Gujarat...
  • Gujarat High Court: PIL seeks compensation for families of swine flu victims 13 hours 11 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: A public interest litigation filed in the Gujarat High Court has sought compensation of Rs five lakh for the relatives of people dying of swine flu and of Rs one lakh for the swine flu patients. The division bench...
  • Swine flu claims 43 more lives, toll touches 1,158 2 days ago

    New Delhi/Ahmedabad: Swine flu claimed the lives of 43 more people taking the toll in the country to 1,158 with Gujarat and Rajasthan reporting maximum deaths sparking panic among lawyers in Ahmedabad where nearly 10,000 of them on Tuesday stayed away from work. Data collated by the Health Ministry showed that...
  • Run the Rann: Running through the great Kutch desert 2 days ago

    Set against the silver-white landscape of India's biggest salt desert, the Great Rann of Kutch, Run the Rann II is a race for the strongest. For the past two years, hundreds of tourists from across the world flock to this hamlet for an adventure sporting experience like no other. Organised...
  • 40 more dead as swine flu toll climbs to 1,115 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Swine flu claimed the lives of 40 more people in the country as the toll from the disease reached 1,115 while the total number of cases breached the 20,000 mark. The Health Ministry said that 1,115 persons have succumbed to the H1N1 virus while the number of those affected...
  • 34 more fall prey to swine flu; toll climbs to 1,075 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Swine flu has claimed 34 more lives as the nationwide toll from the H1N1 virus touched 1,075 with the number of cases of the disease inching towards the 20,000 mark. Health Ministry figures said that 1,075 persons have perished from the disease while the number of those affected by...
  • MNREGA fell prey to corruption in Gujarat when Modi was CM: Congress 4 days ago

    Varanasi: Congress took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his reported jibe at UPA'S MNREGA scheme, saying the welfare scheme fell prey to corruption in Gujarat during his tenure as the chief minister, and the party will raise the issue in the Rajya Sabha. "Will give a befitting reply...
  • Swine flu claims 36 more lives, toll rises to 1,040, over 19,000 affected 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Swine flu has claimed 36 more lives raising the toll to 1,041 even as the number of people affected by the H1N1 virus in the country breached the 19,000 mark on Saturday. As per data collated by the Health Ministry, the total number of deaths due to swine flu...
  • Swine flu claims nine more lives in Gujarat; toll reaches 265 5 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Swine flu has claimed nine more lives in Gujarat on Saturday, taking the death toll to 256 since January this year, an official release said. Apart from these fatalities, 206 new swine flu cases were recorded across the state on Saturday, taking the total number of cases to 4,368 so...
  • Swine flu claims 21 more lives, toll reaches 833 February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu claimed the lives of 21 more people as the toll reached 833 across the country while the number of persons affected by H1N1 virus breached the 14,000 mark. According to Health Ministry figures, the total number of persons who have died of the disease till February 22...
  • Air India's New Delhi-Rajkot flight to operate from today February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: National passenger carrier Air India said it will connect New Delhi to Rajkot from Monday. The airline said it will deploy its new 70-seater ATR-72-600 aircraft on the route and will operate flights six days a week except Wednesday. According to the airline, Rajkot will be connected directly to...
  • Swine flu claims 38 more lives, death toll now 812 February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu claimed 38 more lives in the country taking the death toll to 812 with Rajasthan and Gujarat among the worst hit states with 212 and 207 fatalities respectively, as the total number of affected crossed 13,000. According to Health Ministry figures released on Sunday, the total number...
  • Modi trying to 'occupy centrestage of Congress': Digvijaya Singh February 21, 2015

    Bengaluru: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to occupy the "centrestage" of the Congress party with his talk on tolerance and right of minorities, and asked whether "a leopard ever changes its spots." "Today the definition of secularism is being challenged. What...
  • Modi suit goes for Rs 4.31 crore February 21, 2015

    Bids for the auction for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monogrammed pinstriped suit on Friday closed with a Surat-based Diamond merchant Lalji Bhai getting the possession of the outfit at a whopping Rs ​4.31 crore. ...
  • Gujarat High Court gives notice to State Government on PIL alleging callousness on swine flu February 19, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday asked the state government to spell out the steps it has taken to check the spread of swine flu in the state where over 170 deaths have been reported. The court notice came after a PIL accused the state government of "callousness" in tackling...
  • SC grants anticipatory bail to Teesta Setalvad, husband Javed Anand February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major relief to activist Teesta Setalvad, Supreme Court on Thursday granted anticipatory bail to her and her husband but directed her to give a complete list of donors who had donated for construction of memorial in Gulbarg Society in Ahmedabad. The apex court also pulled up the...
  • Government battles swine flu outbreak, over 10,000 infected with deadly virus February 19, 2015

    Swine flu scare continues to spread across the country with 663 people having lost their lives in 2015 and more than 10,000 people having tested positive. On Wednesday, 12 people died in Gujarat taking the death toll in the state to 167 while 3 people succumbed to the deadly virus...
  • Pak terror boat twist: Was there a cover-up by the Defence Ministry? February 18, 2015

    Deputy Inspector General of Indian Coast Guard BK Loshali on Tuesday rejected the report which said that he ordered to blow up a Pakistani boat which infiltrated into Indian waters. A Pakistani boat was intercepted on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1 along the maritime border off...
  • Exclusive: Pakistani 'terror' boat intercepted, was a Lashkar-e-Toiba operation February 18, 2015

    In yet another development in the explosion and sinking of a mysterious Pakistani boat in the Arabian Sea a few weeks ago, CNN-IBN accesses the exclusive details that the boat was carrying arms and ammunition was a Lashkar-e-Toiba operation. A Pakistani boat was intercepted on the intervening night of December...
  • Swine flu scare: As death toll constantly rises, chemists report shortage of medicines February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Chemists are reporting a shortage of swine flu medication at a time when 39 people have died in the country over the last 24 hours and 624 people have lost their lives due to the deadly H1N1 virus in less than two months. However, the government is claiming...
  • Coast Guard DIG denies report, says he didn't order Pakistani boat to be blown up February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Deputy Inspector General of Indian Coast Guard BK Loshali on Tuesday rejected the report which said that he had ordered to blow up a Pakistani boat which had infiltrated into Indian waters. A Pakistani boat was intercepted on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1 along...
  • Coast Guard DIG contradicts Defence Ministry, says he ordered Pakistani boat be blown up February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another development in the explosion and sinking of a mysterious Pakistani boat in the Arabian Sea a few weeks ago, the Deputy Inspector General of the Indian Coast Guard has contradicted Defence Ministry claims, saying he ordered the vessel be blown up. A Pakistani boat was...
  • Over 596 dead due to swine flu, Centre orders additional stocks of medicines February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The death toll due to swine flu is increasing with each passing day and has claimed over 596 lives this year. Altogether 8,423 people have contracted swine flu this year with Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra are the worst-affected states with their respective tolls standing at 176,...
  • Can high court insist on its rules on RTI pleas, SC asks Gujarat February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the registrar of the Gujarat High Court on a plea by the State Information Commission saying that the high court could not insist on adherence to its rules for sharing information sought under the Right to Information Act. A bench of...
  • Gujarat: With rebellion in BJP, AAP may come to power in panchayat body February 16, 2015

    Vadodara: Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP may gain control of a taluka (tehsil) panchayat in Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as eight rebel BJP members on Monday said they wanted to join it. Savli taluka panchayat, with a total of 17 members, was controlled by BJP, which had 10...
  • 100 more deaths in 3 days, swine flu toll jumps to 585 February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The death toll from swine flu in 2015 has soared to 585 with 100 more casualties reported across the country in three days since February 12, prompting the Centre to order additional stocks of medicines and diagnostic kits. While the total number of swine flu deaths had stood at...
  • Supreme Court seeks High Court's response on Gujarat Information Commission plea February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from the Registrar of the Gujarat High Court on a plea of the state information panel, saying the High Court Rules cannot be allowed to override the provisions of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The State Information Commission had moved...
  • Swine Flu spreading tentacles, death toll in just three states rises to 300 February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine Flu is assuming serious proportions in the country with more deaths being reported due to the disease in several states in the last few days. The death toll so far in only three states of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh has risen to 300 and...
  • Swine flu claims 8 more lives in Gujarat; toll rises to 144 February 16, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Swine flu claimed eight more lives in Gujarat, taking the toll to 144 since January this year, while 152 cases were reported, officials said on Sunday. "Eight more deaths were reported due to swine flu in Gujarat today. Two deaths each were reported from districts of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, while...
  • Swine flu claims 12 more lives in Gujarat; toll 136 February 15, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Swine flu on Sunday claimed 12 more lives in Gujarat, taking the toll to 136 since January, while 130 new cases were reported, officials said. Sunday's deaths were reported from Ahmedabad (4), Surat (3) and one each from Kutch, Vadodara, Navsari, Arvalli and Gandhinagar districts, a government statement said. The total...