PORBANDAR

  • Navy to set up a fullfledged naval base at Porbandar September 3, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Navy has decided to set up a naval base at the coastal town of Porbandar, said Indian Navy's Flag Commanding Officer (FCO) for Gujarat and Maharashtra, Rear Admiral Ashok Kumar on Wednesday. Kumar said that this during his meeting with Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel in Gandhinagar. He informed...
  • Gujarat Congress demands Bokhiria's resignation June 16, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress on Saturday demanded resignation of state Cabinet Minister Babu Bokhiria after a court in Porbandar sentenced him to three years imprisonment in the Rs 54 crore illegal limestone mining case of 2006. "We demand immediate resignation of the Gujarat Water Resources Minister who has been convicted by...
  • Gujarat minister convicted for illegal mining June 15, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Water Resources Minister Babubhai B Bokhiriya was sentenced to three years of imprisonment in 2006 illegal mining case by Porbandar Sessions Court on Saturday. Bokhiriya was found guilty in the Rs 54 crore illegal mining case. The minister has been taken into custody and has seven days to appeal...
  • BJP nominates guntoting MLA for Porbandar LS bypoll May 14, 2013

    Gandhinagar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday nominated controversial MLA Vitthal Radadiya from Porbandar for Lok Sabha bypoll. Radadiya, a former Congress MLA, had quit the party weeks after he was caught on CCTV brandishing a gun at a tollbooth attendant at Karjan near Vadodara in October 2012. Radadiya had then...
  • PIL in HC seeks probe in water theft by minister's aides May 7, 2013

    Ahmedabad: A PIL has been filed in Gujarat High Court seeking investigation in connection with water theft in Porbandar. The petitioners Meldabhai Ranavaya and two others from Porbandar have claimed "people who are distant relatives and workers of state Agriculture Minister and BJP MLA from Porbandar Babu Bokhiria have resorted...
  • Congress MP Radadiya resigns, retains his MLA seat January 3, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Congress MP from Porbandar Vitthal Radadiya, who was involved in guntotting controversy, on January 3 resigned from the Lok Sabha and decided to retain his seat in state Assembly. "I have decided to stay in Gujarat to work for the people here by being an MLA and have resigned...
  • Gujarat: Will water woes drown Modi in Saurashtra? December 9, 2012

    Rajkot: The persistent water woes of Saurashtra, a scarcityprone area of Gujarat, has become one of the main poll issues in the 2012 assembly elections in Rajkot as people are angry that virtually nothing has been done in the last ten years to resolve the problem permanently. Saurashtra, an area...
  • In his birthplace Porbandar, Mahatma Gandhi is only a memory now December 3, 2012

    Porbandar's hero and perhaps its only claim to fame Mahatma Gandhi is only a memory now in the city. It seems Porbandar got lost in the transition. Even for Mahatma Gandhi's statue, there are hardly any visitors. ...
  • Gun not for show off: Gujarat MP Vitthal Radadiya October 13, 2012

    Vadodara: Gujarat Congress MP Vitthal Radadiya who was seen threatening a toll officer with his gun on Saturday said that he doesn't keep his gun only to show it off. "I showed my ID card but the security person said it was fake. They called me a fake MP and...
  • Cong MP caught on CCTV threatening toll booth personnel October 12, 2012

    Congress MP from Porbandar in Gujarat Vitthal Radadiya has been caught on CCTV cameras, pointing a gun at a security personnel posted at a toll plaza. Radadiya's car was stopped by the toll booth personnel at Karjan near Vadodara late on Thursday night. When the driver showed him Radadiya's identification...
  • Modi to hold daylong fast in Gandhi's birthplace November 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will be holding a daylong fast as a part of his Sadbhavna mission in Mahatma Gandhi's birthplace Porbandar on Sunday. Congress MP Vitthal Radadiya is planning to hold another fast to counter Modi's at Porbandar, which is a Congress stronghold. The Gujarat chief minister...
  • Mahatma Gandhi's statue installed in France October 6, 2011

    London: A statue of Mahatma Gandhi has been installed at the 'Parc de L'Etoile' in the City of Strasbourg in France. The statue, gifted by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) to the city of Strasbourg, stands on a pedestal prepared by the city in which are embedded four...
  • 4 held for attacking RTI activist in Porbandar June 25, 2011

    Porbander: Four people including a hotel owner have been arrested for assaulting a RTI activist Baghu Dewani in Porbandar on Friday. The 65yearold advocateactivist Bhaghubahi Dewani was first assaulted with sticks and then stabbed thrice in the abdomen. Dewani has accused former BJP minister Babu Bokhiria of being behind the attack....
  • RTI activist attacked in Porbandar June 24, 2011

    Porbander: An RTI activist Baghu Dewani was attacked by unidentified persons in Porbandar in Gujarat on Friday. Dewani has been hospitalised after he was stabbed by unidentified persons. Dewani is said to be in a serious condition in the hospital. The 65yearold advocateactivist Bhaghubahi Dewani was first assaulted with sticks by...
  • Anil Ambani to invest Rs 50k crore in Gujarat January 12, 2011

    Ahmedabad: Anil Ambani on Wednesday said his Reliance Group will invest Rs 50,000 crore in Gujarat in the next 57 years on various projects as the firm looks to tap opportunities in the state. "We are committing to invest Rs 50,000 crore in the state of Gujarat in gasbased and coalbased...
  • Gandhi's birthplace a hub of violence now October 2, 2007

    Porbandar (Gujarat): Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on October 2 that is today. However, Porbandar the place where Mahatma Gandhi was born is now known for its crime, mafia dons and corrupt politicians. The road to Gandhi's birthplace is overrun with unseemly sights. But the rot, residents say, runs deeper. Gandhiji and Kasturba's birthplace...
  • Gujarat's 'Godmother' is in the dock June 12, 2007

    New Delhi: Selfstyled mafia don Santokben Jadeja has fallen in the police net after she was charged with sheltering two people accused in the rape and murder of minor girls near a religious shrine. Santokben who earned the name 'Godmother' for her gun wielding ways and running a mafia during...