Gujarat News

IIM Ahmedabad director Ashish Nanda resigns
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) , Apr 27 : Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad's Director Ashish Nanda on Thursday resigned citing personal reasons. Read Full Story

Ahmedabad surgeon performs India's 1st robotic surgery
Ahmedabad (Guajarat) , Apr 24 : A unique robotic surgical procedure, said to be the first of its kind performed in India and third in the world, was recently performed by a doctor at Sterling Hospitals on a 37-year old patient to relieve him of acute pain caused by a rare condition of Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome. Read Full Story

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao: Surat businessman offers Rs. 85000 bond to 50 girls
Surat(Gujarat), ,Apr 24 : In an unique initiative, a Surat Diamond Association Health Committee has given a bond of Rs. 85,000 to 50 girls who are born in families which have more than one daughter. Read Full Story

Pak fishing boat seized off Gujarat coast
Bhuj (Gujarat) , Apr 22 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday seized one Pakistani fishing boat within Indian territory off the coast of Bhuj, Gujarat. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu, Gujarat CMs say no to 'Laal Batti'
New Delhi Apr 20 : Following the Centre's decision to ban the use of red beacons on vehicles attached to dignitaries, including central and state ministers, chief ministers of various states have removed the red beacons from their cars. Read Full Story

Lendingkart to offer working capital loans to 1000 SMEs in Gujarat
New Delhi , Apr 19 : Online platform that facilitates SMEs in obtaining working capital loans through its NBFC's Lendingkart Finance on Wednesday disbursed loans to over 1000 SMEs in the state of Gujarat. Read Full Story

When PM Modi broke protocol to meet four-year-old girl!
Surat (Gujarat) , April. 17 : In what came as a surprise to the residents of Surat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday broke all protocols and stopped his convoy to meet a four-year-old girl who was walking towards his SUV. Read Full Story

PM Modi inaugurates Kiran Multispeciality Hospital in Surat
Surat (Gujarat) , Apr. 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the Kiran Multispeciality Hospital here. Read Full Story

PM Modi to inaugurate series of projects in Surat
Surat (Gujarat) , Apr. 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi who arrived in Surat on a two-day visit will inaugurate a series of projects in the states. Read Full Story

PM Modi to begin two-day Surat visit with roadshow
New Delhi , Apr. 16 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will commence his two-day Gujarat visit by holding a roadshow in Surat later today. Read Full Story

IAF helping in dousing forest fire in hills around Mt. Abu
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) , Apr. 14 : The Indian Air Force (IAF) is helping to douse the forest fire that broke out this afternoon in hills around Mt. Abu town. Read Full Story

SC relieves SIT chief Raghavan from 2002 Gujarat riots probe
New Delhi , April 13 : The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed Special Investigation Team (SIT) chief R K Raghavan and another SIT member K Venkatesam to be relieved from their duties with regard to probing the 2002 Gujarat riots cases. Read Full Story

Ahead of PM's visit, cycle rally held in Surat to create fuel awareness
Surat (Gujarat) , Apr. 13 (AN): Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, the youngsters in Gujarat's Surat city organised a bicycle rally to create fuel awareness. Read Full Story

Gujarat riots: R.K. Raghavan relieved from heading SIT
New Delhi , Apr. 13 : The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the request of Special Investigation Team (SIT) chief R.K. Raghavan, who was probing the Gujarat riots cases, and relieved him from duty of heading the team. Read Full Story

SC asks Gujarat trial court to consider Asaram rape case urgently
New Delhi , Apr. 12 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Gujarat trial court to consider self styled godman and rape accused Asaram Bapu case urgently and finish the trial in a time bound manner. Read Full Story

Visually-impaired Gujarat girl aims to open NGO for blind
Vadodara (Gujarat) , Apr. 11 : The 21-year-old Gujarat girl who has been able to make it to the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Ahmedabad even after having 80 percent vision loss, aspires to open an NGO for blind children for their support and guidance. Read Full Story

Muslims should learn from Hindus and abolish triple talaq: Naidu
Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Apr 9 : Asserting that like the Hindu society which abolished practices like child marriage, dowry and sati, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that Muslims should mull over putting an end to the triple talaq divorce system. Read Full Story

Gujarat: Four-year-old child dies after falling into 500-feet borewell
Surendranagar (Gujarat) , Apr. 6 : In a shocking incident, a four-year-old childwas found dead on Thursday after falling into a 500-feet borewell in Karsangadh village of Gujarat's Surendranagar district. Read Full Story

Gujarat DGP Johri vows to work towards women safety
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) , April. 4 : Geetha Johri, who today took charge as the first woman Director General of Police (DGP) of Gujarat, asserted that women safety is her first priority and said she will work towards women empowerment. Read Full Story

Geetha Johri- Gujarat's first woman IPS
Gujarat , Apr.4 : A 1982 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) Geetha Johri has been appointed as the first woman Director General of Police (DGP) of Gujarat on Tuesday, replacing PP Pandey, who resigned. Read Full Story

Ishrat Jahan case: Gujarat Govt. accepts P.P. Pandey's resignation
Gandhinagar (Gujarat) , Apr. 3 : The Gujarat Government on Monday accepted the resignation of Gujarat Director General of Police (DGP) P.P. Pandey involved in the Ishrat Jahan case. Read Full Story

Ishrat Jahan case: SC allows Gujarat Govt. to accept DGP Pandey's resignation
New Delhi , Apr. 3 : The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Gujarat Government to accept the resignation of Director General of Police (DGP) P.P. Pandey, who is involved in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. Read Full Story

BJP, RSS indulging in vote bank politics in Gujarat: CPI(M)
New Delhi , Apr. 1 : Lashing out at the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for deliberately disrupting communal harmony in Gujarat, General Secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) Sitaram Yechury claimed that the aforementioned parties are indulging in the 'worst form of vote bank politics'. Read Full Story

Gujarat Assembly amends Cow Protection Law
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) , Mar. 31 : The Gujarat State Assembly on Friday amended its Cow Protection Law introducing a life term for those slaughtering the animal. Read Full Story

Life imprisonment for cow slaughter in Gujarat
Ahmedabad, Mar 31 : : Ahead of the state Assembly elections, the Gujarat Assembly on Friday amended the existing law making cow slaughter punishable by life term in jail-the toughest measure against such acts in the country, reports said. Read Full Story

BJP chief Amit Shah returns to hero's welcome in Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Mar 30 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members in Gujarat accorded a grand welcome to their National Party President Amit Shah, when he arrived at the state assembly in Gandhinagar on Thursday, according to media reports. Read Full Story

Case registered against IRMA director for sexually harassing professor
Anand (Gujarat) , Mar. 29 : A case has been registered against the director of Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) after a professor complained of sexual harassment. Read Full Story

Gujarat: Police seizes Rs 42 lakhs in demonetised notes, arrests two
Surat (Gujarat) , Mar. 28 : Two people were arrested in Surat in connection with the seizure of Rs 42 lakhs in demonetized notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000. Read Full Story

Gujarat heat wave: Met dept. issues 'yellow warning' due to high temperature
Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Mar. 28 : The Meteorology Department of Gujarat on Tuesday issued a yellow warning due to rise in temperature in the state for the next 48 hours. Read Full Story

Ahead of elections, Modi holds breakfast meeting with BJP MPs from Gujarat
New Delhi, Mar 24 : : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Gujarat parliamentarians over tea to discuss the upcoming elections in his home state. Read Full Story

Ahmedabad: ATS arrests relative of Dawood Ibrahim's aide
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) , Mar 22 : The Ahmedabad Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Wednesday arrested gangster Dawood Lala, a relative of Dawood Ibrahim's aide Sharif Khan. Read Full Story

Gujarat: Seven killed, four injured as jeep overturns in Valsad
Valsad (Gujarat) , Mar. 21 : As many as seven persons were killed and four others injured when a jeep overturned in Gujarat's Valsad. Read Full Story

Exchange of demonetized currency: CBI arrests Director, Postal Services and Senior Superintendent of Posts
New Delhi, Mar 20 : The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday said it has arrested a Director, Postal Services and Senior Superintendent of Posts, Ahmedabad (Gujarat) in an on-going investigation of a case. Read Full Story

CBI arrests three postal officials in case relating to exchange of demonetised currency
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) , Mar. 20 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday arrested a Director of Postal Services and Senior Superintendent (Posts) in a case relating to exchange of demonetised currency. Read Full Story

Gujarat: Two minor girls raped by thirteen men, five arrested
Vadodara, Mar 17 : A gang of thirteen men abducted and raped two minor sisters in front of their father on a moving vehicle in Devgadh Baria taluka of Dahod district in Gujarat on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Essar township in Gujarat goes totally cashless
Hazira (Surat), Mar 17 : Nand Niketan Township became the first private sector township to go cashless, announced Essar on Friday. Read Full Story

Gujarat : Teen sisters gang-raped in moving car by alleged bootleggers
Dahod, Gujarat, Mar 17 : : Two sisters in their early teens, were allegedly gang-raped in a moving car by six men in front of their father in Gujarat's Dahod, about 200 km from capital Ahmedabad on Wednesday, NDTV reported. Read Full Story

Gujarat: 4.5 magnitude earthquake hits Banaskantha
Banaskantha (Gujarat) , Mar. 13 : A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale has hit Gujarat's Banaskantha around 3:52 p.m. today. Read Full Story

Vadodara: Students celebrate eco-friendly Holi
Vadodara (Gujarat) , Mar. 10 : The students of Prince Ashokraje Gayakwad School and their parents celebrated Holi with eco-friendly colours and flowers in the school campus here today. Read Full Story

PM Modi offers prayers at Somnath Temple, pays tribute to Sardar Patel
Gujarat , Mar.8 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday offered his prayers at the Somnath Temple and also offered his tribute to the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's statue, marking his seventh visit in Gujarat. Read Full Story

Gujarat: PM Modi to visit Somnath Temple today
Saurashtra (Gujarat) , Mar. 8 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday visit Somnath Temple. Read Full Story

Gujarat: Earthquake measuring 4.0 jolts Kutch, no casualties
Kutch (Gujarat) Mar. 5 : An earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale has hit parts of Gujarat's Kutch on Sunday evening. Read Full Story

Over Rs. 3 crores in fake currency recovered in Rajkot
Rajkot (Gujarat) , Mar.4 : Police in Rajkot arrested six people on Saturday allegedly involved in fake note racket. Read Full Story

More women reporting excessive weight gain during pregnancies; lifestyle factors to blame, say doctors at Columbia Asia Hospitals, Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 : In a disturbing trend being witnessed in the city, an increasing number of women are reporting excessive weight gain during pregnancy, a problem that increases the rate of complications such as hypertension, gestational diabetes, premature birth as well as miscarriage. Read Full Story

Security tightened at Somnath temple after suspected ISIS operatives held in Gujarat
Rajkot (Gujarat) Feb. 26 : The security has been beefed up at Somnath temple after Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested two persons for alleged links with ISIS. Read Full Story

Gujarat ATS foils ISIS plot targeting 'religious place'
Rajkot , Feb. 26 : The Gujarat Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Sunday claimed to have successfully foiled an attack by two brothers who are alleged ISIS operatives. Read Full Story

Gujarat: Two ISIS operatives arrested
Ahmedabad , Feb. 26 : The Gujarat Anti Terror Squad (ATS) has arrested two brothers from the state for their involvement in activities related to the terror group ISIS. Read Full Story

Four legislators injured as BJP and Cong members clash in Gujarat Assembly
Ahmedabad, Feb 23 : : Four legislators, including a woman BJP minister, were injured when a clash broke out inside the Gujarat Assembly between opposition Congress and the ruling party members during the budget session proceedings on Thursday, reports said. Read Full Story

World's longest flammable painting by Gujarat artist
Vadodara (Gujarat) , Feb.23, : Fire could be used for several purposes, but one could never think of using fire for painting. Kamal Rana from Gujarat's Vadodara had turned the imagination into truth by using fire flames in his art work which he claimed to be the longest painting of the world. Read Full Story

ED attaches assets of over Rs. one crore of Surat-based businessman in PMLA case
Surat (Gujarat) , Feb. 23 : The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday attached assets worth Rs. 1,02,16,000 of Gujarat-based financier Kishore Bhajiawala under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case. Read Full Story

BJP hits back at Akhilesh Yadav over 'donkey' jibe
Ahmedabad/Allahabad (Gujarat/Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 21 : Uttar Pradesh incumbent Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's 'donkey' remark targetting Prime Minister Narendra Modi triggered a sharp reaction from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), accusing the former of 'insulting' the people of the western state. Read Full Story

Fire breaks out in godown in Gujarat's Ankleshwar
Ankleshwar (Gujarat) , Feb. 18 : A fire broke out on Saturday in a godown near National Highway 8 in Gujarat's Ankleshwar. Read Full Story

Rich tributes paid to Kulgam encounter braveheart
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) , Feb.13 : The wreath laying ceremony of Army jawan Bhandoriya Gopal Singh, who lost his life in an encounter with militants in Kulgam district of south Kashmir, was held in Gujarat's Ahmedabad on Monday. Read Full Story

Surat: One dead, 21 injured as old building collapses
Surat (Gujarat) , Feb. 13 : At least three persons died and 21 others were injured after an old building collapsed here late last night. Read Full Story

ED attaches properties worth Rs. 132 crore in Biotor bank fraud case
Vadodara, (Gujarat), Feb. 9 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached properties worth Rs. 132 crore belonging to Biotor Industries Ltd, a Vadodara based firm that manufactures castor oil and its derivatives in a bank fraud case. Read Full Story

Court acquits 26 in post-Godhra Riots Case citing lack of 'enough' evidence'
Gandhinagar (Gujarat) , Feb. 3 : Around 26 have been acquitted by an additional district court in Kalol in Gujarat's Gandhinagar in connection with the 2002 post-Godhra Riots case citing lack of evidence. Read Full Story

Gujarat rape case: SC refuses to hear Asaram's bail plea
New Delhi , Feb. 3 : The Supreme Court on Friday refused to hear self-styled godman Asaram's bail plea in connection with Gujarat rape case which was registered against him. Read Full Story

Gujarat: Three Pak boats seized from Kutch's Sir Creek area
Kutch (Gujarat) , Feb. 2 : As many as three Pakistani boats were seized from Sir Creek area of the Kutch region in Gujarat. Read Full Story

Appointments Committee of Cabinet approves extension of service of Gujarat police chief
New Delhi , Jan.31 : The Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the extension of service of P.P.Pandey, Director General of Police (DGP) and Director, Anti Corruption Bureau, Gujarat for three months beyond January 31, 2017. Read Full Story

R-Day pride: Vadodara's special school sings national anthem in sign language
Vadodra(Gujrat),Jan.27: As the country celebrated its 68th Republic Day yesterday, a school in Vadodra saw its specially-abled children pay their tribute to their motherland by singing the national anthem in sign language during their Republic Day celebrations. Read Full Story

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