Kutch

  • Gujarat: Body of second BSF jawan, who had drowned, recovered September 7, 2014

    Kutch: The body of the Border Security Force's jawan, who had drowned on Saturday in Lakki Nala creek during a routine exercise, was recovered from Koteswar area by the local fishermen today, officials said. "Body of BSF Jawan, who went missing after the drowning incident yesterday, was found today by...
  • IAF Jaguar crashes in Kutch, pilot ejects safely August 1, 2014

    Kutch: A Jaguar aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed near Bibber village in Gujarat's Kutch on Friday, said police. The pilot ejected safely before the crash. According to reports, the pilot ejected at Loria village, 22 km from Bhuj and the plane crashed at Bibber village which is 31...
  • Modi reviews Gujarat water supply situation, urges focus on Kutch May 13, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reviewed the ground situation of drinking water supply in the scarcityhit areas of the state in peak summer, a day after polling for the final phase of Lok Sabha elections ended. The main agenda for the meeting was for ensuring adequate water supply...
  • Large parts of Gujarat hit by rain, thunderstorm; one killed April 20, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In a sudden change of weather, large parts of Gujarat were hit by rain, thunderstorm and strong winds on Sunday evening, taking people reeling under intense heat by surprise, while one person was killed in a mishap. The climate across the state, except south Gujarat, started changing after 6 pm,...
  • After Mumbai, FIR against AAP workers in Gujarat March 14, 2014

    New Delhi: After Mumbai, an FIR has now been filed against Aam Aadmi Party volunteers in Gujarat's Kutch for not paying toll tax during Gujarat visit. The FIR has been filed at the Samakhyali police station in Kutch on Thursday for not paying toll taxes after a complaint was registered...
  • Rain wreaks havoc in Gujarat; rail, road traffic hit September 27, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Torrential rains have pounded Rajkot in Gujarat and turned the city resembled a huge water body. So far 50,000 people have been evacuated to safer areas while 12 people have died due to floods in the state. Rajkot received more than 15 inches of rain on Thursday night. Trikon Bagh,...
  • Earthquake of magnitude 3.5 in Bhachau tehsil of Kutch August 21, 2013

    An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 on Richter scale on Wednesday struck Bhachau tehsil of Kutch district, an Institute of Seismological Research official said. "The earthquake struck at 6:26 pm," the official said, adding that epicentre was 11 km north northeast from Bhachau. Two quakes measuring 2.2 and 2.1 on Richter scale...
  • Gujarat: Earthquake measuring 3.6 hits Kutch, epicentre in Rapar July 19, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Mild tremors measuring 3.6 on the Richter Scale were felt in Kutch in Gujarat on Friday afternoon. The epicentre of the quake was Rapar. There were no reports of any damage. More details of the earthquake are awaited. The Kutch region was devastated after a massive earthquake hit Gujarat on...
  • BSF arrests 30 Pakistani fishermen near Padala creek February 22, 2013

    Kutch: Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday arrested 30 Pakistani fishermen and took into custody their boats for illegally entering Indian Martime boundary near Padala creek off Kutch district, BSF officals said. The operation to apprehend intruders was carried out on specific information, they said. The BSF intercepted them near Padala creek...
  • Gujarat: Mild tremor felt in Kutch January 26, 2013

    Ahmedabad: A mild tremor measuring 3.2 on Richter Scale on Saturday shook Kutch, rekindling memories of the devastating earthquake which had hit the same day in 2001. The tremor was recorded late evening with its epicentre 11 km NorthWest from Bhachau taluka of Kutch, officials of the Institute of Seismological...
  • Gujarat: MiG 21 aircraft crashes in Kutch, pilot safe November 24, 2012

    New Delhi: A MiG 21 Bison aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed on Saturday in the fields near Naliya in Kutch, Gujarat. There were no casualties, confirmed the IAF, as the pilot had ejected safely. There weren't any damages on the ground either, said sources. The aircraft was on a...
  • Mild tremors felt in Kutch, no loss reported May 13, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Mild tremors measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale were felt this morning in Kutch district, officials said in Ahmedabad. The earthquake had its epicentre at 34 km northwest of Khavada village in Kutch, officials at the Institute of Seismological Research (ISR) said. Aftershocks measuring 2.3 on the Richter scale were...
  • Real Hero Bharat helps fishermen claim their land February 24, 2012

    Kutch: Bharat Patel came to the rescue of fishermen of Kutch when industries were wiping away their livelihood. He took their voices to the authorities and despite being threatened, 'Bharat Bhai', as he's known, fought for them. Ibrahim doesn't squint at the glare of the waters. The vast Arabian has been...
  • Road through Kutch puts flamingoes under threat October 13, 2011

    New Delhi: A plan of the Gujarat government to construct a road right through the Kutch wildlife Sanctuary has put the flamingo, an endangered species, under threat. The plan could have grave ecological consequences for India's only breeding colony for flamingoes and home to some of the most unique species in...
  • Fishermen asked to avoid sea in south Gujarat June 12, 2011

    Ahmedabad: Fishermen in south Gujarat have been advised not to venture into sea for the next 24 hours as rough weather and strong winds will prevail along and off south coasts in the state, local Met department said. Strong winds with speed of 4555 km per hour and reaching occasionally upto...
  • 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...
  • Modi dons denims to keep pace with changing Gujarat December 7, 2009

    Rann of Kutch/(Gujarat): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has given himself a quiet makeover, perhaps to keep up with the changing image of the state as one of the most industrially developed in the country. At the recent Rannotsav, a threeday cultural festival showcasing the folk culture of northern Gujarat and...
  • BSF arrests Pakistani nationals in Sir Creek August 17, 2009

    Bhuj: Six Pakistani nationals were nabbed on Monday by the marine patrol wing of the Border Security Force (BSF) in Sir Creek in Gujarat's Kutch region bordering Pakistan while they were trying to cross over to the Indian side, an official said. "We have seized a boat and have rounded up...
  • Overdrive: Driving SUVs through the Rann of Kutch April 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Overdrive tests three of the best highperformance SUVs at the most challenging terrain in India, the Rann of Kutch the Mercedes ML20, the Audi Q7 and BMW X5. ...
  • Watch: How life struggles for survival in Rann of Kutch June 15, 2009

    Rann of Kutch is the hottest and driest region of India. ...
  • Harsh realities of the Rann of Kutch November 23, 2008

    The Rann of Kutch is a harsh landscape where only a few animals can survive. It is a battle to survive in the Rann for both the animals and humans. It was part of the Arabian Sea but many centuries ago the sea receded leaving behind a vast salt marsh...
  • Kutch's growth powered by good infrastructure February 15, 2008

    Kandla: Kutch in Gujarat is one of the most dry and barren parts of India. Ironically it has become India's fasting growing region. Till about six years ago Kutch was barren land with bumpy roads. But now its boasts of a worldclass road network, in sharp contrast to much of the...
  • Water woes: Kutch bhi possible in battle for Gujarat December 3, 2007

    Bhuj (Gujarat): Water is a potent election issue in the barren desert land of Kutch. Chief Minister Narendra Modi has managed to keep his date to deliver the Narmada canal water to this parched region along with concentrated industrial growth and investment of over Rs 200 crore, transformation of Kutch...
  • Woman ousts middlemen to empowers Kutch artists August 31, 2007

    Kutch (Gujarat): At a clinic in Khavda, one of Kutch's furthermost districts on the border with Pakistan, local Kutchi women run the show. They are not only skilled midwives who take care of just birth and delivery, but also train women in reproductive rights, health and family planning. They are the...
  • Guj cyclone threat scales down September 24, 2006

    Ahmedabad: The cyclone threat to coastal areas of Saurashtra in Gujarat seems to be waning. The alert level at ports has been scaled down from nine to six, after the magnitude of the cyclone was found to be decreasing. The cyclone is expected to hit Kutch around noon. However, despite...
  • Cyclone alert sounded in Gujarat September 24, 2006

    Ahmedabad: All fishing and shipping activities have been suspended in Gujarat ports, including Kandla and Mundra, following a cyclone alert sounded by the authorities across the coastal districts of Saurashtra and Kutch regions, official sources said here on Saturday. "We have sounded an alert in Kutch as this region along with some...