Gujarat News

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

Six killed in road accident on NH-8
Valsad (Gujarat) , Jan. 20 : At least six people were killed after a tempo and a car collided with each other on National Highway eight. Read Full Story

PM Modi to address three-day National Conference in Kutch
New Delhi , Jan. 20 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver an inaugural address on a three-day National Conference of Central and state ministers and secretaries of Tourism, Culture and Sports in Kutch today. Read Full Story

Uttarayan: Concerns over bird fatalities during kite festival
Ahmedabad, (Gujarat) , Jan. 15 : Many birds were injured or killed as thousands took to the terraces to fly kites to celebrate 'Makar Sankranti' on January 14, marking the arrival of spring season. Read Full Story

Canada keen to boost ties with India, participates in Vibrant Gujarat
Toronto/Gandhinagar, Jan 14 : Canada is eager to strengthen its business ties with India, said Canada's minister of infrastructure and communities Amarjeet Sohi. Read Full Story

OTBL launches environment conservation program for Gujarat schools
New Delhi, Jan 14 : ONGC TERI Biotech Limited (OTBL) has recently launched a new educational programme called 'Protectors of the Environment' to sensitize and motivate young school children and adults in environment conservation under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Read Full Story

Fourteen-year-old Gujarat boy signs Rs. five-crore deal for production of his anti-landmine drone
Ahmedabad, Jan 14 : : A 14-year-old Gujarat boy has signed an agreement worth Rs. 5 crore for a feasibility study on commercial production of a drone he has created to detect and defuse landmines in war fields, NDTV reports. Read Full Story

Gujarat teen drone designer appeals to parents to let children follow their dreams
Ahmadabad (Gujarat) , Jan. 14 : Astonishing the nation with his skills and invention at the age of 14, Harshvardhan Zala, a student from Gujarat who recently came under spotlight for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of Rs. five crores for designing drones at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, appealed to all the parents to let their children follow their dreams. Read Full Story

Independent councillor shot by bike borne assailants in Gujarat
Anand, (Gujarat), , Jan. 13 : An independent councilor, Pragnesh Patel, was shot by bike borne assailants today in Anand district of Gujarat. Read Full Story

Mahindra Lifespaces to foray into Gujarat with new industrial park near Ahmedabad
Mumbai/Ahmedabad, Jan 12 : Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited (MLDL), the real estate and infrastructure development arm of the USD 17.8 billion Mahindra Group, on Thursday announced that it has signed an MoU with the Government of Gujarat, through a 100pc subsidiary, to establish a 350-acre (approx.), multi-product industrial park near Ahmedabad. Read Full Story

Excerpts of PM's address at the Inauguration Ceremony of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017
I welcome you all to the Vibrant Gujarat Summit. I also wish you a very happy, prosperous and successful new year. I fondly recall the modest launch of this event in 2003. Since then it has been a very successful journey. Read Full Story

Modi addresses Gujarat Summit, urges participants to derive benefit from it
Gandhinagar, Jan 10 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2017 where he urged participants to reach out to each other and to derive the greatest benefit from this summit. Read Full Story

PM Modi visits UK Pavilion at Vibrant Gujarat
Gandhinagar (Gujarat) , Jan.10 : The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) India is leading a large delegation of 65 people from 30 innovative UK companies to this year's Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, which runs from 9-13 January 2017 in Gandhinagar. Read Full Story

PM Modi to inaugurate 8th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit today
Gandhinagar (Gujarat) , Jan. 10 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the eighth edition of four-day-long Vibrant Gujarat summit beginning on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Modi inaugurates International Exchange in Gujarat, says will work for 22 hours
Gandhinagar, Jan 9 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated India International Exchange in a new finance zone, the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City or GIFT city, near capital Gandhinagar, which according to him will work 22 hours a day. Read Full Story

John Chambers-led USIBC delegation to Vibrant Gujarat Summit among the largest
New Delhi , Jan 9 : John Chambers, USIBC Board Chairman and Executive Chairman, Cisco Systems will lead a delegation of almost 100 representatives from leading US companies to the 8th Vibrant Gujarat Summit. Several other USIBC member companies including Cisco, Emerson, CME Group, 3M Company, Varian Medical, BIO, Dell, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, FedEx, Gilead, Huntsman Corporation and MasterCard, among other companies, will be participating in Vibrant Gujarat 2017. Read Full Story

Week-long International Kite Festival kicks off in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) , Jan. 9 : A week-long international kite festival is being held at Sabarmati River Front in Gujarat's Ahmedabad. Read Full Story

PM Modi to inaugrate 'Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit' today
New Delhi , Jan. 9 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a two-day visit of Gujarat from today to inaugurate the eighth edition of 'Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit' and a slew of other initiatives. Read Full Story

Gujarat: NHRC issues notice over victimization of Dalit prisoners in Amreli district jail
Saurashtra , Jan. 6 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued a notice to the Inspector General (Prisons), Gujarat over victimization of Dalit prisoners by upper castes inmates in Amreli district jail. Read Full Story

Rwanda, Kenya Presidents to attend Vibrant Gujarat Summit
New Delhi , Jan. 5 : Upon the invitation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Presidents of Rawanda and Kenya will attend the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit and participate in business events. Read Full Story

Revoke notification vis-a-vis input tax credit withdrawal on natural gas by Gujarat govt.: ASSOCHAM plea
New Delhi, Jan 4 : In the larger interest of industries, apex industry body ASSOCHAM has urged the Union Government to immediately get revoked the notification vis-a-vis withdrawal of input tax credit on inter-state sale/branch transfer of natural gas issued by Finance Department of Gujarat government on Nov 28, 2016. Read Full Story

Gujarat: Five killed, seven injured in road mishap in Godhra
Godhra (Gujarat) [India, Dec. 30 : At least five people were killed and seven others injured in a road mishap in Gujarat's Godhra district. Read Full Story

Rs. 40 lakh showered on folk Gujarati singers
Navsari (Gujarat) [India], Dec. 26 : At a time when people are facing a cash crunch, residents in Gujarat's Navsari district, showered Rs. 40 lakh on folk singers during a musical event. Read Full Story

Rs. 40 lakh showered on Gujarati folk singers
Navsari (Gujarat) [India], Dec. 26 : At a time when people are facing a cash crunch, residents in Gujarat's Navsari district, showered Rs. 40 lakh on folk singers during a musical event. Read Full Story

Godaddy helps Compubrain become leading domain name provider for small businesses in Gujarat
New Delhi [India], Dec 23 : Largest technology provider GoDaddy has announced that it has helped Ahmedabad-based CompuBrain become a one-stop shop for domain name registration and digital services. Read Full Story

Rahul Gandhi to address rally in Gujarat today
Ahmedabad, Dec. 21 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will on Wednesday address a public rally in Gujarat's Mehasana town where he is expected to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his own turf. Read Full Story

I-T continues to search Surat businessman Bhajiawala's premises
Surat (Gujarat), Dec. 18 : The Income Tax (IT) Department's raid on Surat-based financier Kishore Mangal Bhajiawala's premises continued even on Sunday. Read Full Story

No more diamond glitter: Cash crunch hits Surat's jewellery business
Surat (Gujarat), Dec. 18 : Since demonetisation of high value currency notes kicked in on November 8, the nation is divided over whether its benefits, both in the short and long term. Read Full Story

Hookah bars banned in Gujarat
Surat (Gujarat), Dec.15 : The Gujarat government on Thursday banned hookah bars running across the state and warned of stringent punishment if the orders are defied. Read Full Story

Exhibition on currency notes draws crowd in Vadodara
Vadodara (Gujarat), Dec. 13 : An exhibition on currency notes of various countries is attracting hundreds of visitors in Vadodara, Gujarat. Read Full Story

Artistic initiative makes Surat railway station 'khubsurat'
Surat (Gujarat), Dec. 12: A diamond manufacturing company has taken on the responsibility of making the railway station in Surat, Gujarat, passenger-friendly and attractive. Read Full Story

Gujarat woman sets Guinness Record for maximum haircuts
Surat (Gujarat), Dec. 12. : A beautician residing in Gujarat's Surat city has become a Guinness World Record holder for cutting the hair of 571 people continuously for 24 hours. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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