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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.


Flood like situation in Gujarat as Sardar Sarovar Dam overflows

Gujarat, Sep. 11 : A high alert has been sounded in Vadodara as the Sardar Sarovar Dam has overflowen after heavy rains in the catchment areas. Many low lying areas have also been submerged in the flood water.


Threats from Pakistan will be dealt firmly: Rajnath Singh

Ahmedabad, Sep 11 : Threats from "across the border" will be dealt with firmly, said Home Minister Rajnath Singh whose two-day visit to Gujarat ends Thursday.


Govt. to provide funds to set up marine police training institute in Gujarat: Rajnath Singh

Porbandar (Gujarat), Sept. 10 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday that the government has decided to set a marine police training institute in Porbander, Gujarat, so that more people can get coastal security training.


Porbandar to get marine police training centre

Ahmedabad, Sep 10 : A marine police training centre will come up in Gujarat's Porbandar city, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Wednesday.


Floods cause havoc in Vadodara, three lakh hit

Ahmedabad, Sep 10 : More than 300,000 people have been badly hit as flood waters entered more than 1,000 residential societies and colonies in Gujarat's Vadodara city, officials and residents said Wednesday.


Ahmedabad, Surat to get direct flights to London, Dubai

Ahmedabad, Sep 10 : In a move sure to benefit the vast Indian diaspora, Ahmedabad will soon have direct air connectivity with London and Surat with Dubai, official sources said Wednesday.


Gujarat invites US industry to join in India's transformation

By Arun Kumar, Washington, Sep 9 : A delegation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat has invited US industry to be part of India's growth story as the new Indian government is focused on industry, business and investments.


Maruti to commission Gujarat plant by 2017

New Delhi, Sep 4 : Passenger automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki Thursday said that it will commission its new plant in Gujarat by 2017 due to market slowdown.


PM Modi to inaugurate 'Vibrant Gujarat' : Saurabh Patel

New Delhi, Aug. 27 :Gujarat's Finance and Civil Aviation Minister, Saurabh Patel, confirmed on Wednesday that the upcoming 'Vibrant Gujarat' summit will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Vibrant Gujarat summit to host seven partner countries

New Delhi, Aug 27 : Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel Wednesday called upon India Inc to participate in the biennial investment summit 'Vibrant Gujarat' 2015, which is being partnered by seven countries.


Gujarat governor arrives in Mumbai

Mumbai, Aug 24 : Gujarat Governor O.P. Kohli, who has been given additional charge of Maharashtra, arrived here Sunday evening to be sworn-in.


Gujarat chief minister meets Prime Minister Modi, BJP president in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 23 : Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today met the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President, Amit Shah, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during her visit to the national capital.


NHRC notice to Gujarat Govt. on kids swimming across bridgeless river to get to school

New Delhi, Aug.20 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that in absence of a bridge, about 125 students of five villages in Chhota Udepur District in Gujarat have to swim across the Hiran River to go to their government school in Utavadi Village in Tilakwada Taluka of District Narmada.


NHRC notice to Gujarat government

New Delhi, Aug 20 : Taking cognizance of the fact that students in a Gujarat village have to swim across a river to reach their school because there is no bridge, the NHRC Wednesday issued a notice to the state government.


SC to hear Gujarat plea against giving out staged shootout reports

New Delhi, Aug 19 : The Supreme Court will Aug 25 take up for hearing a plea by the Gujarat government that the status report being filed before it by the Justice H.S.Bedi committee monitoring investigation into 22 staged shootout cases in the state between 2002 to 2007 should not be given to petitioners, columnist B.G.Verghese and lyricist Javed Akhtar.


Five dead as car plunges into canal in Gujarat

Vadodara (Gujarat), Aug.11 : Five people were killed after their car fell into a canal of the River Narmada in Chhota Udaipur District of Gujarat on Sunday.


Prisoners celebrate Rakshabandhan in Rajkot jail

Rajkot, Aug. 10 : More than 800 sisters showed up at the Rajkot central jail on the occasion of Rakshabandhan to tie rakhis on the hands of their brothers who are languishing in jail.


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