Gujarat News

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

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

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