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Pakistani forces detain 56 Indian fishermen

Porbandar (Gujarat), Nov. 21 : The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency has detained 56 Indian fishermen off the coast of Gujarat and also captured their boats.


Modi wishes Gujarat CM on birthday

New Delhi, Nov 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday wished Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel "good health and a long life" on her 73rd birthday.


Couples from different states tie knot at mass wedding

Surat, Nov. 20 : Brides and grooms from two different states met in Surat, Gujarat, to take part in a mass wedding to correct the skewed sex ratio and prevent the collection of dowry.


Over Rs.12 lakh crore investment deals likely at Vibrant Gujarat

Hyderabad, Nov 19 : Gujarat expects investment deals of over Rs.12 lakh crore at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors' Summit scheduled to be held in January, a minister said here Wednesday.


India's first smart city in Gujarat wins Nasscom award

New Delhi, Nov 19 : India's first smart city, the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City), Wednesday announced it had been conferred with the e-LETS award for the smart city's command and control centre from the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom).


Nanavati-Mehta commission submits final report on 2002 Godhra train carnage in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Nov. 19 : The Nanavati-Mehta Commission submitted its final report on the 2002 Godhra Train Carnage that resulted in communal riots causing immense loss to life and property in the Gujarat.


Nanavati Commission submits final report on 2002 Gujarat incidents

Ahmedabad, Nov 18 : After 12 years and 24 extensions, the two-member Nanavati-Mehta Commission of Enquiry submitted its much-awaited final report on the 2002 Godhra train carnage and the subsequent communal riots, here Tuesday.


Gujarat to tap changing economic scenario with new industrial policies: Anandiben Patel

Mumbai, Nov. 18 : Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, said the state was geared to tap the changing economic scenario with new industrial policies that would put the nation at the global forefront.


CBI signs MoU with Gujarat Forensic Science University

New Delhi, Nov 17 : The CBI Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) here with Gujarat Forensic Science University (GFSU) to enhance its investigating capacity by using forensic science.


Complete Gulberg trial in three months: SC to Ahmedabad court

New Delhi, Nov 13 : The Supreme Court Thursday directed the Ahmedabad-based trial court to complete within three months the trial over the 2002 post-Godhra Gulberg Society massacre, in which 35 people including former Congress parliamentarian Ehsan Jaffri were burnt alive and 31 people went missing.


Gujarat to refund PF contribution by IT companies

Chennai, Nov 13 : In a bid to attract IT companies to Gujarat, the government plans to refund of provident fund (PF) contribution made by the companies, it was announced Thursday.


Material engineering and tech expo at Gandhinagar

New Delhi, Nov 13 : An international conference on material engineering and exhibition will be held at Gandhinagar in Gujarat.


Ishrat Jahan case: SC reserves order on Amin's bail plea

New Delhi, Nov. Nov 11 : The Supreme Court Tuesday reserved its order on the bail plea of Gujarat cadre IPS office Narendra Kumar Amin who is in jail for his alleged involvement in Ishrat Jahan and other staged shootout cases.


Congress questions practicality of voting bill passed by Gujarat

Mumbai/Gujarat, Nov. 11 : The Congress party on Tuesday questioned the practicality of the bill, which makes voting in local body polls compulsory, passed by Gujarat Governor O.P. Kohli.


Gujarat Mandatory Voting Bill: Will see how it's implemented on ground, says Congress

New Delhi, Nov. 10 : The Congress Party on Monday said it would wait to see how the newly passed Gujarat Local Authorities Laws Bill, which makes voting in the local body elections in the state compulsory, is implemented on the ground.


Need for enhancing involvement of women in dairy sector, says Radha Mohan Singh

Anand (Gujarat), Nov. 9 : Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has stressed upon the need to enhance the involvement of women in the dairy sector, adding that today India is the largest producer of milk in the world.


Mohanbhai Kundariya: Industrialist, social worker from Gujarat (Profile)

New Delhi, Nov 9 : BJP MP from Rajkot constituency in Gujarat, Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya who took oath as a minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ministry Sunday, is a prominent industrialist and also known for his social work.


After Maharashtra, Gujarat to get seaplane service...s

Mumbai, Nov 7 : Mumbai's Maritime Energy Heli Air Services (MEHAIR) Pvt Ltd, which operates India's first onshore seaplane services in Maharashtra, will soon launch regional amphibian aircraft services within Gujarat, an official said Friday.


Mehair to start intra-state aviation service in Gujarat

New Delhi, Nov 7 : Regional air service operator Maritime Energy Heli Air Services (Mehair) Friday said that it has received the requisite permissions for starting services in Gujarat.


Vadodara to host IBBF trials

Vadodara, Nov 7 : The Indian Body Builders Federation (IBBF) has organised a selection trial here Saturday for the Indian team for the sixth World Body Building and Physique Sports Championship to be held in Mumbai Dec 5-10.


Tribal women in Gujarat launch anti-liquor campaign

Vadodara, Nov. 4 : Tribal women launched an anti-liquor campaign on Tuesday to make their village in the Chhota Udaipur district in Gujarat hooch free.


Buyers flock to jewellery stores as gold prices decline

Surat, Nov. 4 : A decline in gold prices led to a huge rush of customers across jewellery stores in Surat.


US to be partner country at Gujarat investment summit

Mumbai, Nov 4 : The US will join as a 'partner country' for the 7th Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor Summit scheduled to be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat early next year, it was announced here Tuesday.


Lion falls in well, rescued in a heroic effort

Junagadh (Gujarat), Nov.3 : A lion, which had fallen in an open well was rescued by the forest department in Amrapur village of Junagadh district on Monday.


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.


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