Gujarat News

Situation under control: Gujarat CM on Zika detection
Gandhinagar (Gujarat), May 28 : A day after World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed three Zika virus cases in Gujarat's Ahmedabad, the state Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday took cognizance of the report while assuring that the situation was under control and there is nothing to worry about. Read Full Story

Gujarat police seizes demonetised currency, arrests four
Bharuch (Gujarat) , May 28: Gujarat police Special Operations Group (SOG) has seized more than Rs 1 crore demonetised currency from a car and also arrested four persons in this regard in Bharuch. Read Full Story

Zika detected in India: Gujarat Health Minister requests for calm
Gandhinagar (Gujarat), May 28 : With cases of Zika virus being reported from Ahmedabad, Gujarat Health Minister Shankar Chaudhary on Sunday asserted that there was no need to be worried as actions have been taken in accordance to the guidelines of World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Government of India. Read Full Story

Suhaib Pottanikkal, 17 others in contact with Indian Mujahideen: Ahmedabad Police
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) May 24 : Following the arrest of Suhaib Pottanikkal, an accused in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts case, Joint Commissioner of Police (JCP) Crime Branch in Ahmedabad, K.J Bhatt, on Wednesday said all of the 18 absconding accused were in contact with the Indian Mujahideen (IM) and spreading its network. Read Full Story

Gujarat boils: Mercury hits 40, Surat swelters under heat wave
Surat (Gujarat) , May 24 : With Gujarat witnessing another round of intense heat wave with temperature crossing 40 degree Celsius in most places, Surat residents are flocking to water parks seeking respite from the searing heat. Read Full Story

2001 earthquake devastated Kutch, people resurrected it: PM Modi
Kandla (Gujarat) May 22 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday landed in Kutch even as he marked the onset of his two-day Gujarat visit to talk over various programmes. Read Full Story

DRI seizes 52 kg gold, concealed in metallic frame
Gandhinagar (Gujarat) , May 21 : The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Sunday seized 52 kg of foreign mark gold worth Rs. 15 crore, which was concealed in the metallic frame and were smuggled in India through sea routes. Read Full Story

Demonetised notes worth Rs. 5,81,70,500 seized in Surat
Surat (Gujarat) , May 21 : Yet another attempt to conceal demonetised notes was busted as the Surat Police arrested five persons owing to the possession of the same. Read Full Story

Gujarat: Severe water crisis leaves Valsad locals painfully parched
New Delhi , May 21 : Local residents of Keldha village under Valsad district of Gujarat are in major distress as the acute water crisis in the area is taking a toll on their daily lives. Read Full Story

Nation witnessing decisive government under PM Modi's leadership: Gujarat CM
Rajkot (Gujarat) , May 19 : Appreciating the completion of three years of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government at the Centre, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday said the nation has witnessed a decisive government under the governance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as opposed to the previous paralytic regime. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves four laning of Gujarat's Porbandar-Dwarka section of NH-8E
New Delhi May 17 : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the development of four laning of Porbandar-Dwarka Section of NH-8E in Gujarat. Read Full Story

CWC rubbishes reports of rejecting funds for Gujarat's SAUNI project
New Delhi , May 16 : The Central Water Commission (CWC) on Tuesday issued a clarification on the Gujarat Government's request for funds for the Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation Yojana (SAUNI). Read Full Story

Surat: Two held with fake currency worth Rs 72,000
Surat (Gujarat), May 16 : The state Police arrested two people and seized counterfeit currency worth Rs 72,000 in Surat, yesterday. Read Full Story

Will always remain a Congressman: Shankar Singh Vaghela
Gandhinagar (Gujarat) , May 15 : Making it crystal clear that he has no intention of joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Senior Congress leader Shankar Singh Vaghela, who stirred rumors after un-following party vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Twitter, said here today that he is a Congressman and will always remain one. Read Full Story

Gujarat: Groom dies before marriage while dancing
Vadodara (Gujarat) May 12 : A groom who left to marry his fiance couldn't reach bride's home to start a new life as he died of a heart attack while he was few meters away from her home. Read Full Story

Gujarat: BSF apprehends six Pak fishermen
Kutch (Gujarat) , May 11 : As many as six Pakistani fishermen were apprehended on Thursday by the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel from Sir Creek on the Indo-Pak border in Gujarat. Read Full Story

Surat: A building in which loaded truck can go to 9th floor
Surat (Gujarat) , May 11 : The Surat textile market has got constructed a building named 'The Empire', where a loaded truck can go to the ninth floor with the help of lift. Read Full Story

Akhilesh's 'cheap political view' is insult to Gujarat: Vijay Rupani
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) , May 10 : Lambasting former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav over his 'martyr' remark, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Wednesday said the former's cheap political view is an insult to the state and its people. Read Full Story

Gujarat: ED raids liquor mafia's residence, recovers liquor worth Rs. 2 Cr
New Delhi , May 10: The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday raided the illegal warehouse of liquor mafia Ramesh Jagubhai Patel in Daman and also recovered liquor worth over Rs 2.5 crore. Read Full Story

Gujarat: 84-year-old retired bank employee donates life savings to Armed Forces
Bhavnagar (Gujarat), May 8 : Charity by celebrities and power brands are a common tale, but an 84-year-old retired bank employee has tugged heartstrings by donating his entire life savings amounting to Rs. one crore to the National Defence Fund. Read Full Story

School where Mahatma Gandhi studied shuts down
Rajkot (Gujarat) May 4 : Alfred High School, a premium institute of Rajkot where Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi studied, has been closed down and all 150 students here have been given away their leaving certificates. Read Full Story

Rahul Gandhi invokes Sardar Patel on Gujarat's foundation day
Narmada (Gujarat) , May 1 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday asserted the people of Gujarat would forever remain grateful to India's first home minister Sardar Vallabhai Patel's contribution in development of women and farmers in the state. Read Full Story

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

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