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Specially-abled children hit dance floor to light up Navratri celebrations

Surat, Oct. 1 : Specially-abled children hit the dance floor on Tuesday as they participated in the traditional Dandiya dance performed in honour of Goddess Durga during 'Navratri'.

SC notice to Gujarat on farmers' suicides

New Delhi, Oct 31 : The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the Gujarat government on a petition seeking compensation to families of debt-ridden farmers who committed suicide for being unable to come out of financial distress.

Anandiben Patel flags off 'Run for Unity' in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Oct. 31 : Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel flagged off the 'Run for Unity' programme in Ahmedabad on Friday, which is being observed as National Unity Day across the nation.

Cyclone Nilofar weakening in intensity: Gujarat Met Department

Ahmedabad, Oct. 30 : Gujarat Meteorological Department director Manoroma Mohanty on Thursday said Cyclone Nilofar, which is expected to make its landfall on the Indian coast later in the day, is weakening in its intensity, and will soon form a depression.

Cyclone Nilofar weakens before landfall in Gujarat

New Delhi, Oct. 30 : Very severe cyclonic storm Nilofar has weakened into a severe cyclonic storm ahead of making its expected landfall on Thursday night at the northern Gujarat coast and adjoining Pakistani coast.

Telecom industry gears up to tackle cyclone threat in Gujarat

New Delhi, Oct 29 : Private telecom companies have geared up to provide continuing mobile communication services to public with minimum disruption during the impending Gujarat cyclone.

Cyclone Nilofar: Gujarat district official requests tourists to return home

Gir-Somnath District (Gujarat), Oct. 29 : C. P. Patel, the District Magistrate (Collector) of Gir Somnath District, on Wednesday, requested tourists to return home, and also confirmed that fishermen have been called back from sea, as Cyclone Nilofar is expected to strike the west coast of Gujarat in a couple of days.

Three Hyderabad youth sentenced for attacking Gujarat Police team

Hyderabad, Oct 28 : A city court Tuesday convicted three people and sentenced them to two years' imprisonment while acquitting two others in a 10-year-old case relating to attack on a Gujarat Police team here.

Cyclone Nilofar: High alert issued for Gujarat fishermen

Jafrabad (Gujarat), Oct. 28 : Fishermen in Amreli district here have been advised not to venture into sea as the Cyclone Nilofar is likely to make a landfall on Friday near Naliya in Kutch district of Gujarat.

NDRF positions teams as 'Nilofar' approaches Gujarat coast

New Delhi, Oct 28 : The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Tuesday said it has deployed rescue and rehabilitation teams at various locations as cyclone Nilofar approaches the Gujarat coast.

Preparations in place to deal with Cyclone Nilofer: Gujarat CM

Gandhinagar, Oct. 27 : Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Monday assured that preparations are in place to deal with the impending Cyclone Nilofer.

Cyclone Nilofer expected to hit Gujarat coast

Ahmedabad, Oct. 27 : Gujarat Meteorological Department Director Manorama Mohanty on Monday warned of an approaching cyclone off the coast of the state, which has been denoted the name 'Nilofer'.

Cyclone Nilofar to turn severe in next 24 hrs

Porbandar, Oct. 27 : Coastal districts in Gujarat would receive heavy to very heavy rainfall from Thursday as Cyclone Nilofar is reportedly going to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours.

Antiques stolen from museum in Vadodara

Vadodara, (Gujarat), Oct. 27 : Two 100-year-old revolvers and a sword sheathe have been burgled from Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery.

Gujarat on high alert for Cyclone Nilofer, says Jamnagar collector

Jamnagar (Gujarat), Oct. 27 : Jamnagar collector and district magistrate Nalin Upadhyay on Monday confirmed that the state was on high alert after reports emerged of a cyclone heading towards Gujarat.

Rajkot company incommunicado after Swiss bank revelations

Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Oct 27 : Top officials in the Shreeji Group in Rajkot have become incommunicado following revelations by the central government that an owner of the company held Swiss bank account/s.

PM Modi extends Gujarat New Year greetings

New Delhi, Oct.24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wished the people of Gujarat on the occasion of the state's New Year.

Surat merchant gifts cars, jewellery and homes to employees as Diwali bonus

Surat (Gujarat), Oct.20 : In an extraordinary show of appreciation, a diamond merchant in Surat, Gujarat, has gifted cars and jewellery as bonus to his 491 employees ahead of the Diwali festival.

Metro project in Ahmedabad cleared

New Delhi, Oct 18 : The central government Saturday cleared a 35.96 km metro rail project in Ahmedabad.

Gold jewellery sales double on occasion of Gurupushya Nakshatra, prices likely to fall more

Rajkot (Gujarat), Oct.17 : Gold jewellery sales have doubled as shoppers throng markets to mark the auspicious occasion of the Gurupushya Nakshatra, Hindu festival celebrated largely in India. Jewellery retailers also attracted customers through massive discounts.

US interested to become partner country in Vibrant Gujarat

Gandhinagar, Oct 17 : The US has evinced interest in participating in the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit-2015 as a partner country.

Anandiben Patel to campaign in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Oct 10 : Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel will jump into the BJP poll campaign in Maharashtra during the weekend, a party official said here Friday.

Bottle crusher machine installed at Ahmedabad railway station

Ahmedabad, Oct.8 : As part of the recently launched 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', railway authorities in Gujarat have introduced hi-tech plastic bottle crushers at the Ahmedabad Railway Station in a bid to keep it clean.

First offshore wind power project to come up in Gujarat

New Delhi, Oct 1 : The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) Wednesday said it has signed a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture (JV) company for setting up a 100 MW offshore wind power project off the Gujarat coast.

An unusual affair: BJP MP gifts 100 crores for daughter- in-law's remarriage

Porbandar, (Gujarat) Sep. 27 : A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Porbandar, Vitthal Radadiya has gifted property worth Rs 100 crore for the remarriage of his daughter-in-law in Jam Kandorana village in Gujarat.

PM Modi, President Obama, popular tattoo faces during Navratras

Surat, (Gujarat) Sept. 24 : Ahead of the holy Navaratri festival, enthusiastic revelers got themselves tattooed with the faces of Modi and Obama as a mark of support for the former's U.S visit.

Next PBD meet in Gandhinagar to mark Mahatma's homecoming

New Delhi, Sep 22 : The next Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, the world's largest annual gathering of the Indian diaspora, will be held in Gujarat capital Gandhinagar in January next year to mark 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi's return to India from South Africa, officials said Monday

Congress slams Gujarat for depicting Arunachal, Kashmir as disputed

New Delhi, Sep 22 : The Congress Monday lashed out at the Gujarat government for projecting Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir as disputed regions in a map circulated during the signing of memoranda with China Sep 17.

Durga Puja Festival being used to empower women in Vadodara and Surat

Vadodara/Surat, Sept.22 : In a bid to empower women, the Government of Gujarat has provided free stalls for the sale of handmade items and goods to them at Navratri Festival venues during the nine-day celebrations to honour the Goddess Durga.

With Modi PM, Vibrant Gujarat billed as 'Davos of East'

By Prashant Sood, Ahmedabad, Sep 21 : The Vibrant Gujarat (VG) summit here next January is likely to see some extra enthusiasm among participants as Narendra Modi, the man behind the event, is now India's prime minister. The summit, being billed as the "Davos of the East", is being perceived as a global networking platform to propel growth and investment.

Modi greets New Zealand PM on poll victory

New Delhi, Sep 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday greeted New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on winning the general elections for the third term.

British, Australian PMs to attend Gujarat summit in January?

Ahmedabad, Sep 20 : After Chinese President Xi Jinping, the British and Australian prime ministers are likely to visit Gujarat in January for a summit to tap investments and resources, sources said Saturday.

Last rites of Indian fisherman who died in Pakistani jail performed

Sonari, (Gujarat) Sept. 20 : The last rites of Gujarati fisherman Balu Shigand, who died in a Pakistani jail in August, were performed at his native Sonari village on Friday.

Mahatma's birthday celebrated as per Hindu calendar

Ahmedabad, Sep 20 : The 145th birth anniversary of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi, going by the Hindu calendar, was celebrated at his birthplace Porbandar in Gujarat Saturday.

MoUs with China to create employment: Gujarat chief secretary

By Prashant Sood, Ahmedabad, Sep 18 : The agreements signed between India and China concerning Gujarat and the Chinese province of Guangdong would be mutually beneficial and help improve employment opportunities, state chief secretary Varesh Sinha said Thursday.

BHEL wins Rs.3,500 crore order for Gujarat power plant

New Delhi, Sep 18 : State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) Thursday said it has won an order worth over Rs.3,500 crore from the Gujarat State Electricity Corp (GSECL) for setting up a thermal power project in Gujarat.

Modi, Xi bond on Sabarmati riverfront, main talks Thursday

Ahmedabad, Sep 17 : Chinese President Xi Jinping got a taste of Gujarati culture and cuisine on the Sabarmati riverfont as he was given a grand welcome on his arrival here Wednesday, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi walking the last mile to be the perfect host ahead of their substantive talks in the national capital on boosting bilateral ties.

Xi's visit to Gujarat both symbolic and substantive

By Prashant Sood, Ahmedabad, Sep 17 : Chinese President Xi Jinping starting his visit to India from Gujarat has further shored up the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi within his home state and has added to the perception of the state emerging as a powerhouse of the Indian economy.

PM Modi welcomes Chinese President in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, Sept.17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife at a hotel here on Wednesday.

PM Modi launches 'Swavalamban Abhiyan', says three things are important for shram-yogi

Gandhinagar, (Gujarat), Sept. 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who launched the 'Swavalamban Abhiyan' - a set of 11 new pro-poor initiatives of the Gujarat Government at Mahatma Mandir here on Wednesday, said three things are important for the shram-yogi: self reliance, self independence and self-dignity.

Vibrant Gujarat culture, cuisine on display as Xi arrives in India

Ahmedabad, Sep 17 : Chinese President Xi Jinping got a taste of Gujarati culture and cuisine on the Sabarmati riverfont as he was given a grand welcome on his arrival here Wednesday, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi walking the last mile to be the perfect host ahead of their substantive talks in the national capital on boosting bilateral ties.

Xi accorded grand welcome in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, Sep 17 : Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Gujarat Wednesday to a ceremonial welcome on the first leg of his three-day India visit that is aimed at ramping up trade and investment ties with India.

Tibetan detained in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, Sep 17 : A Tibetan youth was detained here Wednesday near Sabarmati Ashram, ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit.

Modi stresses self-sufficiency with self-respect

Gandhinagar, Sep 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday stressed on self-sufficiency with self-respect as he launched 11 development schemes of the Gujarat government here.

Modi launches Swavalamban programme

Gandhinagar, Sep 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday launched the "Swavalamban" programme of the Gujarat government, a welfare scheme aimed at benefitting the poor.

PM Modi seeks mother's blessing on birthday

Gandhinagar, Sep 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday met his mother here and sought her blessings on his 64th birthday. A large number of residents gathered to wish "Happy birthday Narendrabhai".

PM Modi seeks mother's blessing on his birthday

Gandhinagar, Sep 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday met his mother and sought her blessings on his 64th birthday.

Xi starts India visit from Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Sep 15 : Chinese President Xi Jinping begins his India visit from Gujarat, a first for a world leader, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi keen to showcase the state as the country's growth engine.

Laddoos for Modi when he meets mother

Ahmedabad, Sep 13 : Gujarati sweets - Churma ke laddoo, lapsi and kansar - will be offered to Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he seeks blessings of his mother Sep 17, a day that is his birthday.

Over 100 Gujarati delicacies for Xi's palate

Ahmedabad, Sep 13 : Chinese President won't be served any non-vegetarian food during his visit here, but he won't be left disappointed as more than 100 Gujarati dishes, including Dhokla, Bajre ki roti, Puran Poli and Lapsi will tickle his taste buds.

Slow voting in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Sep 13 : Voting was slow in Gujarat's one Lok Sabha and nine assembly seats during the early hours of Saturday.

Security blanket thrown for Modi, Xi visit

Ahmedabad, Sep 13 : Over 3,000 security personnel, including some from China, are part of the watertight security measures for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the twin cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.

Polling under way in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Sep 13 : Balloting for one Lok Sabha and nine assembly by-polls began Saturday.

Madhusudan Mistry questions Gujarat administration over Vadodara floods

Vadodara, Sep. 12 : Congress leader Madhusudan Mistry has questioned the administration over the flood situation in Vadodara as the Vishwamitri River began overflowing after heavy rains in the catchment areas.

Ahmedabad scrubbed clean for Modi, Xi visit

Ahmedabad, Sep 12 : From relaying roads and painting the pathways to trimming trees and lighting up the streets, an army of civic workers are on double-shift to give a face lift to this largest city in Gujarat where both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are scheduled to visit coming Wednesday.

Chinese, Indian security net for Modi, Xi Ahmedabad visit

Ahmedabad, Sep 12 : Chinese security personnel along with the Special Protection Group and other security agencies have virtually taken over this key Gujarat city where both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chinese President Xi Jinping are due to spend a day coming Wednesday.

Rajnath inspects International Border at Gujarat

Lakhpat (Gujarat) Sept. 11 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, while surveying the area around the International Border, said that the Border Security Force can handle any threat from Pakistan.

Former Gujarat top cop D.G.Vanzara gets bail in fake encounter case

Mumbai, Sep. Sep 11 : The Bombay High Court Thursday granted bail to former top police officer of Gujarat D. G. Vanzara in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter killing case.

Vibrant Gujarat arouses huge excitement in US

New Delhi, Sep 11 : Organisers of Vibrant Gujarat Thursday declared their recent visit to promote the biennial investment summit to Washington as successful citing huge excitement which was aroused among business, industry and government officials.

Gujarat elections a test for new chief minister

Ahmedabad, Sep 11 : Gujarat's new Chief Minister Anandiben Patel will face her first major political test when nine assembly and one Lok Sabha seats see by-elections Saturday.

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