GUJARAT

  • Gujarat: 22 blasts accused booked in Sabarmati jail 3 days ago

    Ahmedabad: An attempt to suicide case has been registered against 22 serial blasts accused who are on fast unto death for the last one week against restrictions on their movement outside barracks in Sabarmati Central prison. A First Information Report under Section 309 (attempt to commit suicide) of the Indian...
  • Surat-based diamond companies to start an airline service 4 days ago

    Ahmedabad: In a first of its kind initiative, four Surat-based diamond companies have come together to start an airline service to connect Surat with smaller cities in Gujarat. At an initial investment of about Rs 30 crore, these firms have already acquired three aircraft. According to former president of the Surat Diamond...
  • Surat: Diamond merchant gifts cars to all his employees for Diwali 5 days ago

    Surat: A Surat based diamond baron has gifted all his employees brand new cars as a Diwali gift for meeting targets for the year. The diamond industry in Surat district of Gujarat may not be passing through the most dazzling phases in its history but employees were still rewarded for...
  • India promises to look into UK-Gujarat direct flights 6 days ago

    London: India has assured the diaspora that it will push for direct flights between the UK and Gujarat. "We had prepared a strong proposal for Air India to start direct flights between London and Ahmedabad but due to financial and logistics reasons it couldn't go forward," TK Manoj Kumar, Ministry...
  • India preferred destination for surrogacy due to low cost, but practice remains unregulated 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Commercial surrogacy was legalised in India in 2002 and since then the country has turned into an international surrogacy destination because of its cost effectiveness. But the practice largely remains unregulated as there has been no law to govern surrogacy in India. Anand, a small district in Gujarat, is...
  • Kunal Vijaykar urges people to vote, says Mumbai will remain a part of Maharashtra October 15, 2014

    Actor Kunal Vijaykar urged the people of Maharashtra to cast their vote in the ongoing Maharashtra assembly elections. "Mumbai is never going to get separated out of Maharashtra and enter Gujarat. I don't think that is a real fear at all," said Vijaykar. ...
  • Maharashtra ahead of Gujarat, says Rahul Gandhi October 12, 2014

    Ramtek: Maharashtra is ahead of Gujarat on development front, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Sunday, dismissing claims made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders. "Maharashtra is ahead of Gujarat," Rahul said while addressing a poll rally in Maharashtra's Nagpur district. "They say we haven't done any...
  • Gujarat: Congress workers arrested for burning Pakistan flag October 10, 2014

    Vadodara: At least five Congress workers were arrested on Friday for burning a Pakistan flag during a protest against the ceasefire violations by the troops of the neighbouring country from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. At the protest near the the Abhilasha crossroads, Congress workers raised slogans...
  • Daily flights to Abu Dhabi and Delhi to start soon: Saurabh Patel October 10, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Civil Aviation Minister Saurabh Patel announced that commencement of one international flight and one domestic flight from Ahmedabad and Bhuj would begin soon. The announcement came after Patel held a detailed meeting with Jet Airways representatives at Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC) office. According to an official press release,...
  • Relief for Modi, Amit Shah as Gujarat HC says commission to probe snoopgate be dissolved October 10, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In a huge relief for Bharatiya Janata Party, the Gujarat High Court has ruled that the commission appointed to investigate the snoopgate scandal be dissolved. The HC said that as there was no point in having a probe as the woman's father has accepted that he gave the permission...
  • LoC firings: Bilawal Bhutto taunts Narendra Modi, says 'Pak can retaliate, unlike your victims from Gujarat' October 8, 2014

    Islamabad: Days after he vowed that Pakistan will take back entire Kashmir, the country's 'Gen Next' politician Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying Pakistan can retaliate "unlike his victims from Gujarat". Accusing India of adopting "Israel model" against Pakistan, the 26-year-old scion of the Bhutto family...
  • Maharashtra polls: Raj Thackeray slams PM Modi, asks why is he still obsessed with Gujarat October 7, 2014

    Mumbai: With less than 10 days left for the Maharashtra Assembly elections, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for only focusing on Gujarat and not concentrating on the rest of the country. Speaking exclusively to Network18, Thackeray also clarified that his party had nothing to...
  • PM Modi should do homework well; Maharashtra ahead of Gujarat: Congress October 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Claiming that Maharashtra is ahead of Gujarat in terms of development and education, former Union Minister and Congress leader Anand Sharma said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should to do his "homework before saying anything." Sharma said Modi is "scared" and that is the reason he is holding over 20 rallies...
  • Power generation in Gujarat unaffected due to coal shortage: Saurabh Patel October 5, 2014

    Vadodara: Power generation in Gujarat is not affected due to coal shortage and the state is meeting demand of its various consumers without imposing any restrictions, Energy Minister Saurabhbhai Patel said. Power generation at coal-based thermal stations located at Wanakbori (with 1,470 mw installed capacity), Gandhinagar (870 mw capacity), Ukai...
  • Gujarat government to set up 'sports schools' across state October 5, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Saturday announced the setting up of dedicated schools for sports in all districts of the state in a view to groom budding talent. "The state government will establish sports schools in each district and for that purpose a grant of more than Rs...
  • Gujarat: Suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma arrested September 30, 2014

    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 September 29, 2014

    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 September 29, 2014

    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 September 29, 2014

    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 September 28, 2014

    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 September 28, 2014

    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 September 27, 2014

    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 September 27, 2014

    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 September 26, 2014

    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 September 25, 2014

    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 September 25, 2014

    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 September 25, 2014

    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' September 24, 2014

    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...