Gujarat News


Proper houses not a dream any more for Gujarat's slum dwellers (Societal Feature)
Ahmedabad, Dec 7 : As they turn their backs on the miserable lives they once lived and head to the two-room apartments they received in lieu of their shacks, they have much to cheer about. Read Full Story

Demonetisation paves way for 'Bank of Love' in Surat
Surat (Gujarat) [India], Dec. 6 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation effect is now having an impact on wedding arrangements. A Muslim family in Surat has taken this announcement in a positive way, printing the invitation card in cheque book style under the name of 'Bank of Love'. Read Full Story

'Pranic healing' to bring evolution in agriculture
Rajkot (Gujarat) [India], Dec.6 (ANI): Due to the outbreak of many diseases following the use of chemical fertilizers for growing crops, Rajkot has initiated a new process of pranic healing in the field of agriculture. Read Full Story

Mahesh Shah, others being probed for 'false declaration': Finance Ministry
New Delhi, Dec 4 : The Income Tax Department has initiated inquiries against Gujarat businessman Mahesh Shah and four other persons for making "false" declarations under the Income Declaration Scheme (IDS) "to determine the intention" behind their action, an official statement said on Sunday. Read Full Story

Absconding Gujarat realtor detained after declaring over 13,000 cr as undisclosed income
New Delhi [India], Dec.3 : In a dramatic turn of events, Gujarat real estate businessman Mahesh Shah who went missing after declaring Rs. 13,860 crore under the Centre's Income Disclosure Scheme (IDS), was detained today by the Income Tax department. Read Full Story

Rs 13,860 crore declared in IDS 'not mine': Gujarat bizman
Ahmedabad, Dec 3 : Mahesh Shah, a businessman from Gujarat who made a surprising disclosure Rs 13,860 crore in unaccounted wealth under the Income Declaration Scheme (IDS) two months ago, said on Saturday he was used as a front by some businessmen and politicians to declare the money and would name them soon. Read Full Story

Fashion show organised in Surat in support of demonetization
Surat (Gujarat) [India], Dec. 3 (ANI): Giving some respite to the people who are bearing the brunt of demonetisation and to tickle your funny bones, a college in Surat held a peculiar fashion show, showing their support for the process. Read Full Story

Gujarat Civic Polls: BJP's win shows people's strong faith in development politics, says PM Modi
New Delhi [India], Nov, 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the Gujarat bypolls result illustrates that people want all-round progress of the nation and will not tolerate corruption and mis-governance. Read Full Story

NRI woman completes record breaking solo road-trip from UK to India
Vadodara (Gujarat) [India], Nov. 29 : A 43-year-old NRI woman from Navsari district of Gujarat has successfully completed her solo car journey of 32,000 kilometres from the United Kingdom to India. Read Full Story

Gujarat seeks Rs 6,600 cr from Centre for gas pipeline projects
New Delhi, Nov 28 : The Gujarat government has sought Rs 6,600 crore from the Union government for part financing two gas pipeline projects by the state-run Gujarat State Petronet Ltd (GSPL), Parliament was informed on Monday. Read Full Story

Polls for over 10,000 panchayats in Gujarat on December 27
Gandhinagar, Nov 28 : Elections for members of 10,318 panchayats in Gujarat, including sarpanches or village heads, as well as by-elections for vacant panchayat seats elsewhere will be held on December 27, the Gujarat Election Commission announced on Monday. Read Full Story

Amul celebrates Verghese Kuriens birthday as 'National Milk Day'
New Delhi, Nov 26 : The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets the Amul brand of milk and dairy products, on Saturday celebrated the 'National Milk Day in the memory of Verghese Kurien on his 95th birth anniversary. Read Full Story

Gujarat BJP corporator kin held with old Rs 31 lakh notes; Rs 74.4 lakh seized
Ahmedabad, Nov 23 : Gujarat police have arrested brother of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) municipal councilor with scrapped currency notes totaling Rs 31 lakh, as part of as much as Rs 74.4 lakh in old and new notes seized from four places since Tuesday. Read Full Story

Gujarat cooperative banks for 'united fight' against RBI
Ahmedabad, Nov 23 : Gujarat's District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) have called for a "united fight" against the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for not allowing them to exchange defunct currency notes or have them deposited or withdrawn by customers. Read Full Story

Rs 34 lakh in new, old currency seized in Gujarat
Ahmedabad, Nov 23 : Police on Wednesday seized new and demonetised currency notes totalling Rs 34.4 lakh and a gold biscuit from two places in Ahmedabad and Jamnagar in Gujarat and detained four persons. Read Full Story

Gujarat Congress plans 'rail roko' against demonetisation
Ahmedabad, Nov 23 : The Gujarat unit of the Congress party has planned a five-day agitational programmes, including 'rail roko', in protest against the Narendra Modi government's demonetisation move and to highlight the hardship the people are facing because of it. Read Full Story

Ahmedabad cops raid call centre, arrest 10
Ahmedabad, Nov 19 : Ahmedabad Crime Branch sleuths on Saturday raided a call centre here and arrested 10 persons in connection with a Rs 500 crore scam in which fraud calls were made from India to con US citizens out of money. Read Full Story

Farmers protest in Gujarat against RBI circular on cooperative banks
Surat, Nov 19 : Thousands of farmers from all over south Gujarat took out a huge procession in Surat on Saturday to protest against the RBI circular to keep district cooperative banks out of the process to exchange demonetised currency. Read Full Story

Pakistan marines capture 6 boats off Gujarat coast
Porbandar, Nov 19 : The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) on Saturday reportedly captured six Indian boats off the Gujarat coast with at least 36 fishermen aboard. Read Full Story

One killed in fire on fishing boat off Gujarat coast
Porbandar, Nov 19 : One person was killed and another severely burnt in a fire which broke out on a fishing trawler off the Porbandar coast in the Arabian Sea on Friday, officials said on Saturday. Read Full Story

Gujarat HC allows Hardik to shift to Haridwar for fortnight
Ahmedabad, Nov 18 : The Gujarat High Court on Friday granted Patel agitation spearhead Hardik Patel leave to shift his temporary residence for a fortnight from Rajasthan to Uttarakhand. Read Full Story

PM Modi's mother exchanges Rs.4500 at Gandhinagar bank
Gandhinagar (Gujarat) [India], Nov.15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother, Heeraben Modi, visited a bank in Gujarat capital Gandhinahgar on Tuesday to exchange currency. Read Full Story

PM's mother exchanges old notes
Ahmedabad, Nov 15 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Heerabaa Modi on Tuesday exchanged demonetised currency for Rs 4,500 at a bank in Gandhinagar in Gujarat. Read Full Story

Demonetised notes worth Rs 4.5 cr seized in Gujarat
Ahmedabad, Nov 14 : The demonetised 500- and 1,000-rupee currency notes worth Rs 4.45 crore have been seized from three separate places in the state, the state police said on Monday. Read Full Story

Panic rush at Gujarat shops after salt shortage rumours
Ahmedabad, Nov 12 : As the run on banks following demonetisation receded, people in large numbers thronged grocery shops across Ahmedabad city and the state on the second day on Saturday to buy salt in the wake of widespread rumours about its possible severe shortage. Read Full Story

Demonetised notes' usage period should be extended: Gujarat HC
Ahmedabad, Nov 11 : The Gujarat High Court on Friday stated that the central government should extend the period of usage of demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 to help lessen inconvenience to common people in getting their money exchanged. Read Full Story

Rajkot jewellers create unique mementos for first Ind vs Eng test match
Rajkot (Gujarat) [India], Nov. 11 : A jeweller in Rajkot has got a lifetime opportunity to make mementos for the captains and coaches of the Indian and England cricket teams taking part in the city's first ever test match. Read Full Story

Demonetisation throws life off gear in Gujarat
Ahmedabad, Nov 9 : The sudden decision of the Narendra Modi government to demonetise the currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 threw life out of gear in several cities of Gujarat on Wednesday, even as in a bizarre show of protest, AAP activists made cattle eat such notes. Read Full Story

Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Kanu Gandhi cremated in Surat
Surat (Gujarat), Nov 8 : Kanu Ramdas Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and a former NASA scientist who died on Monday evening, was cremated here with a small crowd of mourners in attendance, an aide said on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Naidu to inaugurate Urban Mobility India conference in Gujarat today
Gandhinagar [India], Nov. 8 : Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Poverty Alleviation Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate a four day Urban Mobility India conference at Gandhinagar in Gujarat today, where the theme is 'Planning Mobility for City's sustainability'. Read Full Story

Nine killed in road accident in Gujarat
Vadodara, Nov 7 : Nine persons were killed and three critically injured in an accident on National Highway-8 near Karjan town in Gujarat's Vadodara district, police said on Monday. Read Full Story

First urban mobility event outside Delhi in Gujarat from Tuesday
Gandhinagar, Nov 7 : A four-day "urban mobility conference", to be held for the first time outside New Delhi, begins here on Tuesday to go into various aspects of sustainable, equitable and climate friendly urban transport systems for the country. Read Full Story

Bapu's grandson Kanu who led him in historic Dandi march passes away
Surat (Gujarat) [India], Nov. 8 : Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Kanu Gandhi passed away on Monday in Surat after prolonged illness. Read Full Story

Nine killed in road accident in Gujarat
Vadodara, Nov 7 : Nine persons were killed and three critically injured in an accident near Karjan on National Highway-8, police said on Monday. Read Full Story

Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Kanu Gandhi dead
Surat (Gujarat), Nov 7 : Kanu Ramdas Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and a former NASA scientist, breathed his last in a private hospital here on Monday evening, an aide said. Read Full Story

Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Kanu Gandhi dead
Surat (Gujarat), Nov 7 : Kanu Ramdas Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and a former NASA scientist, breathed his last in a private hospital here on Monday evening, an aide said. Read Full Story

14 killed in truck-van collision on Bagodara Highway
Bagodara (Gujarat) [India], Nov.5 : At least 14 people were killed on spot late Friday night when a truck collided with a van on Bagodara highway near Rajkot in Gujarat. Read Full Story

14 killed in Gujarat road accident
Ahmedabad, Nov 5 : At least 14 persons were killed and three injured when a pick-up van they were travelling in collided with a truck on the Dholka-Bagodara highway in Ahmedabad district, police said on Saturday. Read Full Story

Leopard burnt to death in Gujarat
Surat, Nov 4 : In a shocking incident, angry residents of a town in Surat district burnt a leopard to death after the carnivore had fatally attacked a seven-year-old girl. Read Full Story

Gujarat CM invites investors to Vibrant Gujarat Summit
New Delhi, Nov 4 : With the eighth edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit (VGGS) 2017 slated in January, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday invited global and domestic investors to the state with promises of ease of doing business and proactive investor facilitation. Read Full Story

Gandhiji kin, ex-NASA scientist Kanu, battles death in penury
Surat (Gujarat), Nov 4 : Remember that energetic little boy who led his grandfather, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi -- revered as Mahatma Gandhi worldwide -- holding his stick on the beaches of Gujarat's Dandi village during the historic Salt Satyagraha of March-April 1930? Read Full Story

Mild 3.2 intensity tremor felt in Kutch region
Gandhinagar, Nov 3 : A mild tremor of 3.2 intensity on the Richter scale was felt in the Kutch district of Gujarat on Thursday. Read Full Story

Gas leak at Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilize plant kills four
Bharuch (Gujarat) [India], Nov 3 (ANI): At least four people were killed and nine other injured after a toxic gas leak at the TDI (Toluene disocyanate) gas plant of Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizer Limited Company (GNFC) at Dahej here on Thursday. Read Full Story

SIMI man buried in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad, Nov 2 : The body of Mujib Sheikh, one of the eight alleged SIMI members who were shot dead after fleeing the Bhopal Central Jail, was buried here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Communal clashes in Gujarat town
Ahmedabad, Nov 2 : An uneasy calm prevailed at Khambhat town in central Gujarat following communal clashes on Tuesday, forcing police to impose overnight curfew. Read Full Story

Modi greets Gujaratis on New Year
New Delhi, Oct 31 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the Gujarati community on their New Year. Read Full Story

PM Modi greets people on occasion of Gujarati New Year
New Delhi [India], Oct. 31 : The Gujarati community all over the world is today celebrating their new year i.e. Bestu Varas. Read Full Story

Gujarat to promote film tourism at NFDC's Film Bazaar
Mumbai, Oct 29 : Gujarat Tourism has collaborated with the NFDC Film Bazaar as a State Partner for 2016 to promote the state as a film-friendly destination. Read Full Story

26 Gujarati youth to celebrate Diwali with soldiers on Kutch border
Vadodara(Gujarat)[India], Oct.29 : After Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an app through which people can send messages to boost the morale of Indian soldiers, 26 youth from various parts of Gujarat have decided to celebrate Diwali with the soldiers on the Kutch border. Read Full Story

Gujarat finance city clocks $1 bn turnover
Gandhinagar, Oct 28 : India's first International Financial Services Centre, the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, more commonly known as GIFT City, has struck a milestone with the total business transactions here by the operational units acrossing $1 billion, its officials announced on Friday. Read Full Story

Eight die in cracker shop fire in Vadodara
Vadodara, Oct 28 : Eight persons were killed and three others injured in a fire at a fire crackers shop here in Gujarat on Friday, officials said. Read Full Story

Vadodara tragedy: Eight killed in cracker shop inferno
Vadodara [India], Oct. 28 : With Diwali right around the corner, tragedy struck inVaghodia tehsil in Vadodara, Gujarat where eight people were killed in an inferno at a fire-cracker shop on Friday. Read Full Story

Surat diamond tycoon again presents cars, flats to staff for Diwali
Surat, Oct 27 : Known for his benevolent Diwali gifts to his employees, Surat-based billionaire diamond merchant Savji Dholakia has this year too kept over a thousand cars and 400 flats to his well-performing staffers with the company bearing part of the monthly instalments. Read Full Story

PAAS activists demanding OBC status arrested in Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Oct 26 : Over 30 activists of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) were arrested when they gathered outside the office of the Gujarat Other Backward Class (OBC) Commission here on Wednesday to demand the community be accorded OBC status, police said. Read Full Story

Bhuj plays host to three-day animal expo
Bhuj (Gujarat) , Oct. 24 : Bhuj, a region that was struck by a massive earthquake 11 years ago, recently played host to a three-day-long animal expo. Read Full Story

Diamond exchange construction work begins near Surat
Ahmedabad, Oct 23 : Construction work started on Sunday on a Diamond Bourse, or exchange, at Khajod village near Surat -- the hub of the Indian diamond industry -- in the state of Gujarat. Read Full Story

President inaugurates two hospitals in Gujarat
Ankleshwar/Bharuch, Oct 23 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday inaugurated a revamped version of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Hospital and Heart Institute and a modern Sevashram Hospital in Gujarat's twin cities of Ankleshwar and Bharuch. Read Full Story

Rangoli making fever grips Rajkot ahead of Diwali
Rajkot (Gujarat) , Oct. 23 :The festival of lights, Diwali, is round the corner, and Rangoli making fever has gripped every Indian household. Read Full Story

Kumar Mangalam Birla new IIM-A Chairman
Ahmedabad, Oct 22 : Kumar Mangalam Birla, the 49-year-old Chairman of the $41 billion industrial conglomerate Aditya Birla Group, has been named the new Chairman of the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A), according to a Human Resource Development Ministry statement. Read Full Story

Modi arrives in Gujarat on daylong visit
Vadodara, Oct 22 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Saturday on a daylong visit. Read Full Story

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