Sabarkantha

  • AAP declares three more candidates for Lok Sabha in Gujarat March 21, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party in Ahmedabad on Friday declared candidates from Patan, Surendranagar and Amreli Lok Sabha constituencies of Gujarat. The party has made Atul Patel (Patan), Jetha Patel (Surendranagar) and Nathalal Sukhadia (Amreli) its candidates for the ensuing general elections. Earlier, AAP had declared candidates from Banaskantha, Sabarkantha and Junagadh. Atul Patel (39),...
  • Gujarat: Man arrested for killing wife, daughter February 27, 2013

    Sabarkantha: The Gujarat police have arrested a police constable for allegedly killing his wife and daughter, and then chopping their bodies into 21 pieces. The gruesome killings took place in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat. Sources say the constable had married for the second time. When his second wife stopped the man...
  • Gujarat: Students say won't eat in utensils cleaned by a Dalit woman February 6, 2013

    Sabarkantha: In a startling case of discrimination, students of a government school in Gujarat's Sabarkantha district have been opposing the government's mid-day meal scheme. The reason being that the utensils are cleaned by a Dalit woman. On any other day there would have been dozens of students queuing up for mid-day...
  • 2002 riots case: Two British envoys summoned October 7, 2011

    Ahmedabad: A special court, hearing a post-Godhra riot case where four persons including three British nationals were killed in Gujarat's Sabarkantha district, has summoned two former British envoys to depose before it through video conferencing on November 23. Special judge Geeta Gopi of Sabarkantha court issued...
  • Army officer arrested for role in Malegaon blast November 5, 2008

    New Delhi: A serving Indian Army officer has been arrested by Maharashtra's Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) for his alleged involvement in the September 29 Malegaon blast that claimed six lives, an army official said here on Wednesday. Lieutenant Colonel Srikant Purohit was arrested late on Tuesday in Mumbai, where he was...
  • Military school says its Bajrang Dal link clean October 28, 2008

    Mumbai: A military school in Nashik has admitted that the Bajrang Dal held a training camp in its campus, but denies it has anything to do with the Malegaon and Modasa blasts. “A few years back we had given out the campus for a 10-day camp conducted by the Bajrang Dal....
  • Locals say police apathy fuelled Thane riots October 1, 2008

    Mumbai: Charred remains of shops, burnt vehicles, deserted streets and damaged houses. These are the scenes from the Rabodi area in Thane district where violent communal clashes destroyed property worth crores. A shopkeeper in area says, "Over here people have lost Rs 80 to Rs 90 lakh worth of property. I...
  • FTN: Festive fear in air as blasts leave cops clueless October 1, 2008

    Navaratri festival kicked off on September 30 in India this year. This Navratri, the nation is praying that nothing untoward - like a bomb blast - happens as revellers dance to the dandiya tunes. Meanwhile for the police, there is not too much good news coming this festive season. Days after...
  • Cops say Malegaon, Mehrauli blasts by same group September 30, 2008

    New Delhi: Three persons - including a 10-year-old child - were killed and 70 injured as bombs ripped through communally sensitive town of Malegaon in Maharashtra. Sixteen policemen were among the 70 injured. One person died in police firing in the violence that followed. Authorities fear the casualty figure...
  • Watch: Malegaon blast site September 30, 2008

    5 people have died -- and more than 80 injured after terror struck again. this time, bombs went off in the communally-sensitive town of Malegaon in Maharashtra and Modasa town in Gujarat's Sabarkantha district.Both are communally sensitive areas, with the blasts taking place in busy shopping areas. Our correspondent Niranjan...
  • 1 dead, 50 injured in Thane communal clash September 30, 2008

    New Delhi: After the blasts that rocked Malegaon in Maharashtra on Monday night, communal clashes have broken out in Thane. One person has died in the clashes. More than 50 people - two of them critical - were injured in the clashes that broke out at Rabodi over the setting up...
  • Malegaon: Mob violence post-blast, Patil appeals for peace September 30, 2008

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister RR Patil appealed for peace in Malegaon, which witnessed mob violence in the aftermath of a blast on Monday night. "Over 20,000 people gathered at the spot where the blast took place. We have rushed State Reserve Police Force personnel to...
  • First pics: Terror strikes Gujarat, Maharashtra September 30, 2008

    Two low-intensity blasts rocked Gujarat and Maharashtra towns on Monday night at around 2130 hours IST. ...
  • Four dead in Guj, Maharashtra blasts | First pics September 30, 2008

    New Delhi: Two low intensity blasts rocked Gujarat and Maharashtra towns on Monday night at around 2130 hours IST. Three people are dead and 70 others injured in Malegaon, Maharashtra while one person was killed and 10 injured in a blast in Modasa town in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat. The blasts, which...
  • National Wipes: What's making news in India February 14, 2008

    New Delhi: Two persons were killed and three injured when police and forest department officials opened fire on tribals in Sabarkantha district, Gujarat. Former foreign minister Natwar Singh has finally quit the Congress. Taslima Nasreen's supporters came together to pitch for extension of her visa which is due to expire...