GUJARAT

  • Gujarat Assembly passes controversial anti-terror Bill, empowers authorities to intercept phone calls 1 hour 26 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Assembly passed the controversial Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill on Tuesday which empowers law enforcing authorities to intercept and record phone calls as evidence and gives them other contentious powers. According to a provision in the Bill, recording of phone calls intercepted by investigating agencies...
  • Gujarat government to table 'Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill' in state Assembly today 3 hours 8 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government will be tabling the controversial Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill in the state Assembly on Tuesday. The GUJCOC bill, which is on the lines of the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), was rejected in 2004 and 2008 by the then President AJP...
  • Rain ruins mango crops, farmers fear reduced output Yesterday

    The recent spell of rain accompanied by hail stones has destroyed the standing crop of farmers in Amreli district in Gujarat. Farmers fear that their mango crop output might be reduced to one third in 2015. ...
  • DRI seizes smuggled cigarettes worth Rs 23 crore in Gujarat Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: In one of the largest seizures in recent times, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized smuggled cigarettes worth Rs 23.29 crore at Adani Hazira Port near Surat city, officials said. "Total 3.21 crore cigarette sticks of multiple brands, which include Gudang Garam, Djarum Black and Luvin Fresh were...
  • Getting a driving license in Gujarat is going to be more difficult from now 1 week ago

    Transport Minister Vijay Rupani today said that procuring a driving licence in the state is set to become more difficult as there is a proposal to introduce a sensor-based automated driving test in all the major cities and RTOs. "Getting a driving licence is set to become more difficult in...
  • Liquor worth Rs 206 crore destroyed in Gujarat in 5 years 1 week ago

    Gandhinagar: Liquor worth Rs 206 crore was destroyed in Gujarat in the last five years by the police department, the government informed the Assembly on Monday. Sale and consumption of liquor is totally prohibited in Gujarat. As per the standard procedure, all the liquor, including the country-made, Indian made foreign...
  • 15 more succumb to swine flu; 32,482 cases reported 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Fifteen more persons succumbed to swine flu as the toll from the disease touched 1,926 and the number of cases on Monday rose to 32,482 in the country. Sharing the data as on March 22, the Union Health Ministry said that in Gujarat, which is one of the worst-affected...
  • Asaram seeks temporary bail to perform last rites of nephew March 21, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Self-styled godman Asaram, accused in a rape case filed against him by one of the two Surat-based sisters, has applied for a bail for one month in a Gandhinagar court to perform the last rites of his nephew who died recently. Additional District Judge RA Ghoghari of Gandhinagar court is...
  • Gujarat state board class 10th, 12th biology examination paper leaked March 21, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The class 10th and 12th biology papers of the Gujarat state board may have been leaked, according to sources. A person in Ahmedabad's Maninagar area has allegedly been circulating the papers on whatsapp. The person was reportedly charging between 5,000 to 10,000 rupees. Officials in the Gujarat state board have...
  • Bihar ATS to be trained at Gujarat Forensic Science University March 16, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Officials of the first batch of Bihar ATS, which came into being after the 2013 Patna bomb blasts, are set to hone their skills in probing such cases at Gujarat Forensic Science University based at Gandhinagar. "The first batch of the newly-formed Anti Terrorism Squad of Bihar will take...
  • Supreme Court asks 3 states about steps on rehabilitation of Narmada dam oustees March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh governments to file reports giving details about the steps taken to rehabilitate people dislodged from the Narmada dam project sites. "File a report on the rehabilitation and the manner in which the rehabilitation has been done," the...
  • Solar plane pilots do yoga to energise during long flights March 13, 2015

    Ahmedabad: As the fuel-free aeroplane Solar Impulse-2 gets energy from the sun, its pilots energise themselves by doing yoga to remain mentally and physically fit during their long flight hours. For pilots Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard of the single-seater Solar Impulse-2, which is on historic trip to fly around the...
  • 9 more die of swine flu; toll reaches 362 in Gujarat March 12, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Swine flu on Wednesday claimed nine more lives in Gujarat, taking the toll this year to 362 while 90 more cases of the infection were reported. "Two deaths each have been reported in Jamnagar and Surat districts and one each in Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Patan, Tapi and Botad districts," said a...
  • World's first solar-powered aircraft to land in Gujarat on Tuesday March 9, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Solar Impulse, claimed to be the world's only solar-powered aircraft, will make a stop over in Ahmedabad on Tuesday as a part of its maiden global journey. "Solar Impulse will take off from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and land in Ahmedabad after making a first stop over...
  • Pakistan captures 48 Indian fishermen with 8 boats March 6, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (MSA) on Friday apprehended 48 Indian fishermen and seized 8 of their boats near Jakhau port off the Gujarat coast, officials of National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) said. The Forum claimed that the Pakistani agency guards fired several rounds in the air to overpower these...
  • Gujarat shuts down 55 illegal units in Gir lion sanctuary March 5, 2015

    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 March 5, 2015

    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 March 4, 2015

    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 March 3, 2015

    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 March 3, 2015

    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 March 2, 2015

    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 March 2, 2015

    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 March 1, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    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...