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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.


Anandiben Patel ties rakhi to Gujarat police personnel

Gandhinagar, Aug. 10 : Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today tied Rakhi on the hands of the police personnel of Gujarat on the occasion of Rakshbandhan, which is being celebrated across the country today.


Anandiben Patel ties rakhi to Gujarat Governor OP Kohli

Gandhinagar, Aug. 10 : Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today tied a rakhi to Gujarat Governor OP Kohli on the occasion of Rakshbandhan, which is being celebrated across the country today.


Students in Vadodara tie bands to tree under 'Save Trees' programme on friendship day

Vadodara (Gujarat), Aug 4 : Students in Vadodara on Gujarat celebrated Friendship Day by tying bands to a tree in the premises of the school under 'Save Trees' programme.


Students in Vadodara tie bands to tree under 'Save Trees' programme on friendship day

Vadodara (Gujarat), Aug 4 : Students in Vadodara on Gujarat celebrated Friendship Day by tying bands to a tree in the premises of the school under 'Save Trees' programme.


Women sweep Gujarati literary awards for 2013

Mumbai, Aug 3 : Women literary figures bagged the lion's share of Maharashtra State Gujarati Sahitya Academy Awards (MSGSAA) for Gujarati literature published during 2013, an official said here Sunday.


US project to integrate clean energy into Gujarat transmission

New Delhi, Aug 1 : The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Friday said it has signed an agreement with state-run Gujarat Energy Transmission Corp (GETCO) to support the integration of renewable energy like wind and solar power with its transmission system.


Congress fires at BJP over adverse audit report on Gujarat

New Delhi, July 28 : Using an official audit report on Gujarat, the Congress party lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party Monday and said the adverse remarks on favours to industrialists suggested how its recent mega election campaign was funded.


Fire officials rescue 28 people stranded due to floods in Vadodara

Vadodara (Gujarat), July 27 : Fire officials here have rescued 28 people, who were stranded near a flood-hit area along the banks of Vishwamitri River.


Speeding car kills three and injures three in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, July 23 : A speeding car killed three and injured three others in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.


Northeast projected as hub for food processing

Guwahati, July 18 : The government desires to make the northeast region a hub for the food processing industry. Much emphasis has been laid in recent days to develop infrastructure for cold storage facilities in the region.


Supreme Court acquits all 11 convicted for 1993 Surat bomb blasts

New Delhi, July 18 : The Supreme Court Friday acquitted all the 11 people convicted for January and April 1993 bomb blasts in Gujarat's Surat in which a eight-year-old child was killed and several people were injured.


Om Prakash Kohli appointed as new Governor of Gujarat

New Delhi, July 15 : Veteran Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Om Prakash Kohli has been appointed today as the new Governor of Gujarat.


Gujarat to get NSG regional hub

New Delhi, July 15 : The government has accorded in-principle approval for the setting up of an NSG regional hub in Gujarat, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiran Rijiju Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha.


NHRC notice to Centre, Gujarat over deaths in gas explosion

New Delhi, July 11 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday asked the union shipping ministry and the Gujarat government to explain the five deaths in a gas explosion at Alang ship-breaking yard in Gujarat.


Rs.100 crore for metros in Ahmedabad, Lucknow

New Delhi, July 10 : The government is setting aside Rs.100 crore to set up Metro projects in Ahmedabad and Lucknow, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday.


Sardar Jaitley sets aside Rs.200 crore for Patel's statue

New Delhi, July 10 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday announced a sum of Rs.200 crore to help the Gujarat government erect a statue of India's first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.


Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal shifted to Mizoram

New Delhi, July 6 : Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal, who had an uneasy relationship with Narendra Modi when he was Gujarat chief minister, was Sunday shifted to Mizoram in a minor reshuffle of governors.


Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal shifted to Mizoram

New Delhi, July 6 : Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal was Sunday shifted to Mizoram and Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva given additional responsibility of the state.


Varanasi weavers and jewellers pin hopes on budget

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)/Rajkot (Gujarat), July 5 : Weavers and jewellers hoped for a promising financial plan for their respective sectors ahead of budget, which will be presented by Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, next week on July 10.


Farmers in Gujarat fear drought like situation

Rajkot, (Gujarat), July 3 : Farmers in Gujarat await rains after slow start to Monsoon as they fear drought like situation in the coming days.


Anadiben Patel flags off Jagannath Yatra with prayers for good monsoon

Ahmadabad, June 29 : Gujarat Chief Minister Anadiben Patel on Sunday flagged off the annual Jagannath Yatra with prayers for a good monsoon as thousands of devotees thronged to seek the blessings of deities.


Gujarat CM Patel to perform 'Pahind-Vidhi' during Lord Jagannath Chariot Festival in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad (Gujarat), June 29 : Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel is expected to perform the traditional ritual of "Pahind Vidhi" or symbolic path cleaning of the road on which a chariot carrying an idol of Lord Jagannath is set to move on Sunday morning here amid tight security. Apart from Lord Jagannath, the annual rath yatra will include idols of his elder brother Lord Baldev and their sister Devi Subhadra.


Five killed in Gujarat shipbreaking yard blast

Bhavnagar (Gujarat), June 28 : Five labourers were killed and six others injured in a blast that ripped through a scrap shipyard at Alang port here in Gujarat Saturday, an official said.


Gujarat: Gas leak blast in at ship breaking yard claims 5 lives

Bhavnagar, June 28 : At least five persons were killed and ten others were injured in an explosion that occurred at the Alang ship breaking yard in Bhavnagar district in Gujarat on Saturday, reports said.


Gujarat's Rani ki Vav now Unesco World Heritage site

New Delhi, June 22 : Rani ki Vav (queen's stepwell), in Gujarat's Patan town, has been added to Unesco's list of World Heritage sites, an official statement said Sunday.


Amul wins World Dairy Innovation Award 2014

Anand (Gujarat), June 19 (ANI-Businesswire India): India's Amul has won the World Dairy Innovation Award-2014 for the best marketing campaign for its "Eat Milk with Every Meal" campaign.


Gujarat will be slum-free by 2019: Anandiben Patel

Rajkot (Gujarat), June 16 : Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has said that she is committed to making her state slum free by the year 2019.


Four engineers drown due to high tide at beach near Surat

Surat (Gujarat), June 16 : Four engineers have drowned after being swept away by a high tide at Suvali Beach near Surat.


Tata firm sets up roof-top solar panels in Gujarat

Bangalore, June 13 : Leading energy producer Tata Power Solar has set up root-top solar panels at 62 sites across Gujarat with a cumulative capacity to generate 3 MW to its state-run distributors, the city-based company said Friday.


Gujarat allowed to raise the height of Narmada dam

Ahmedabad, June 12 : The Narmada Control Authority on Thursday allowed to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam by 17 metres to achieve its final height.


Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel visits Sardar Sarovar Dam to offer prayers

Gujarat, June 12 : Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel visited the Sardar Sarovar Dam here today after the NCA permitted raising its height by 17 meters.


Height of Sardar Sarovar Dam to be raised by 17 meters

Gandhinagar (Gujarat), June 12 : The Narmada Control Authority (NCA) on Thursday gave permission to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam by 17 meters.


Gujarat hails decision to raise Narmada dam height, activists protest

New Delhi/Junagadh, June 12 : The political leadership in Gujarat Thursday hailed the decision to raise the Sardar Sarovar Dam height while activists opposed to the dam said concerns regarding people's displacement had been overlooked.


Plan to raise Narmada dam's height cleared after 8 years

Gandhinagar (Gujarat), June 12 : In a significant decision, the Narmada Control Authority (NCA) has cleared an eight-year-old proposal to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam by 17 metres, Chief Minister Anandiben Patel announced Thursday.


Centre will study Gujarat's housing model

New Delhi, June 10 : The BJP-led NDA government, which has affordable housing for all as one of its objectives, will study the Gujarat model of housing for poor, Union Minister of Housing and Poverty Alleviation M. Venkaiah Naidu said here Tuesday.


Surat: Flyover pillar collapses; 2 killed

Surat, June 10 : At least two people were killed after a pillar of an under-construction flyover collapsed at Parle in Surat city of Gujarat on Tuesday, said reports.


Anandiben conveys good wishes to Modi

Ahmedabad, May 26 : Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel Monday extended her best wishes to Narendra Modi on being sworn in as India's 14th prime minister.


Modi's mother, brothers watch ceremony on TV

Gandhinagar, May 26 : Narendra Modi's mother Hiraben and his brothers Monday evening watched live telecast of him being sworn-in as India's new prime minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan.


Anandiben: Gujarat's first woman CM, India's 15th

By Vinod Taksal, New Delhi, May 22 : In Anandiben Patel, Gujarat has got its first woman chief minister and the country its 15th woman head of a state government.


Anandiben is new Gujarat CM, heads 21-member ministry

Gandhinagar, May 22 : Senior BJP leader Anandiben Patel took oath as Gujarat's first woman chief minister here Thursday at the head of a 21-member ministry.


Anandiben takes oath as Gujarat CM

Gandhinagar, May 22 : Anandiben Patel was Thursday sworn in as Gujarat's new chief minister, a day after Narendra Modi resigned to become India's prime minister.


Anandiben Patel takes oath as Gujarat CM

Ahmedabad, May 22 : Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's close aide Anandiben Patel took oath as the Gujarat Chief Minister on Thursday.


Modi congratulates his successor Anandiben Patel

Gandhinagar, May 21 : Gearing up to take oath as the Prime Minister of India on May 26, Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Anandiben Patel, who is all set to succeed the BJP strongman and become the first woman Chief Minister of Gujarat, and said the Indian state will 'scale new heights' in the coming years.


Modi resigns as Gujarat Chief Minister

Gandhinagar, May 21 : Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on Wednesday filed his resignation from the post of Gujara Chief Minister to state Governor Kamla Beniwal.


Modi bids farewell to Gujarat Assembly

Gandhinagar, May 21 : Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on Wednesday bid farewell to the Gujarat Assembly after serving as the State's chief minister for 12 consecutive years.


Modi bids farewell to Gujarat Legislative Assembly as Chief Minister

Gandhinagar, May 21 : Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi, on Wednesday got emotional while bidding farewell to the legislative assembly of Gujarat.


Anandiben Patel succeeds Modi as new chief minister of Gujarat

Gandhinagar, May 21 : Gujarat revenue minister Anandiben Patel, has been chosen as the next chief minister of Gujarat after her name was proposed by the Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) today.


Modi to reach Gujarat Bhawan Friday, deliberate over portfolios

New Delhi, May 21 : BJP's prime ministerial-elect Narendra Modi will reach Gujarat Bhavan here Friday and busy himself with deliberations regarding government formation before the swearing-in due May 26.


Anandiben Patel: Gujarat's first woman CM (Profile)

By Quaid Najmi, Ahmedabad, May 21 : Some 25 years ago, without a second thought, a woman school teacher plunged into the Narmada river and rescued two young girl students who were drowning. The teacher was 47 years old then. Today, at age 73, Anandiben Patel is all set to become Gujarat's next and first woman chief minister, succeeding Narendra Modi.


Anandiben Patel is new Gujarat CM

Gandhinagar, May 21 : Senior Gujarat minister Anandiben Patel was Wednesday unanimously elected the leader of the BJP Legislature Party here, making her the chief minister designate to succeed Narendra Modi.


Modi thanks people of Maninagar, says will fulfill dreams

Ahmedabad, May 20 : On the eve of resigning as Gujarat chief minister, BJP's prime minister-designate Narendra Modi Tuesday thanked the people of his Maninagar assembly constituency for their support and said he would ensure that their dreams are fulfilled.


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