Gujarat News

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

14 killed in truck-van collision on Bagodara Highway
Bagodara (Gujarat) [India], Nov.5 : At least 14 people were killed on spot late Friday night when a truck collided with a van on Bagodara highway near Rajkot in Gujarat. Read Full Story

Gas leak at Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilize plant kills four
Bharuch (Gujarat) [India], Nov 3 (ANI): At least four people were killed and nine other injured after a toxic gas leak at the TDI (Toluene disocyanate) gas plant of Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizer Limited Company (GNFC) at Dahej here on Thursday. Read Full Story

PM Modi greets people on occasion of Gujarati New Year
New Delhi [India], Oct. 31 : The Gujarati community all over the world is today celebrating their new year i.e. Bestu Varas. Read Full Story

26 Gujarati youth to celebrate Diwali with soldiers on Kutch border
Vadodara(Gujarat)[India], Oct.29 : After Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an app through which people can send messages to boost the morale of Indian soldiers, 26 youth from various parts of Gujarat have decided to celebrate Diwali with the soldiers on the Kutch border. Read Full Story

Vadodara tragedy: Eight killed in cracker shop inferno
Vadodara [India], Oct. 28 : With Diwali right around the corner, tragedy struck inVaghodia tehsil in Vadodara, Gujarat where eight people were killed in an inferno at a fire-cracker shop on Friday. Read Full Story

Bhuj plays host to three-day animal expo
Bhuj (Gujarat) , Oct. 24 : Bhuj, a region that was struck by a massive earthquake 11 years ago, recently played host to a three-day-long animal expo. Read Full Story

Rangoli making fever grips Rajkot ahead of Diwali
Rajkot (Gujarat) , Oct. 23 :The festival of lights, Diwali, is round the corner, and Rangoli making fever has gripped every Indian household. Read Full Story

India's second eco-friendly airport comes up at Vadodara
Vadodara (Gujarat) , Oct.20 : India's second eco-friendly airport in Vadodara is all set to open its doors to passengers. Read Full Story

We will not tolerate China's blatant opposition against India: GCCI
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) , Oct. 18 : The Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) on Tuesday said that it will not tolerate the blatant opposition of China against India on various platforms and has urged its members as well as the general public to boycott Chinese products. Read Full Story

Extortion case: AAP's Gulab Singh surrenders before Gujarat Police
Surat (Gujarat) , Oct. 16 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Gulab Singh against whom a non-bailable warrant was issued yesterday following charges of extortion surrendered before the Gujarat Police on Sunday. Read Full Story

Kejriwal faces protest in Surat for seeking proof of surgical strikes
Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Oct. 15: Ahead of Arvind Kejriwal's tour to Surat, posters attacking him sprang up in the city, placing the Delhi Chief Minister alongside terrorists like Osama bin Laden, Hafiz Saeed and the Hizbul Mujahideen's Burhan Wani. Read Full Story

Gujarat ATS nabs two suspected Pak spies from Kutch
Bhuj (Gujarat) , Oct. 13 : The Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has nabbed two persons, who were allegedly working as spies for Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI, from Kutch district. Read Full Story

Gujarat ATS arrest two ISI suspects
Bhuj (Gujarat) , Oct. 12 : The Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Wednesday arrested two suspected Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agents from Kutch district in Gujarat. Read Full Story

Vadodra's Hindu craftsmen make tazias for Muharram
Vadodra (Gujarat), Oct. 11 : Setting up another example of communal harmony and unity in the city, a group of Hindu craftsmen are making the auspicious Tazia (a replica of the tomb of Husain, the martyred grandson of Prophet Muhammad, that is carried in processions during the Shi?ite festival of Muharram) which is taken out by mourning Muslims. Read Full Story

School children make 16 feet wide and 6 feet long Gandhi cap
Rajkot (Gujarat) , Oct. 11 : School children in Rajkot, Gujarat, have made 16 feet wide and 6 feet tall Gandhi cap to create awareness about the cap's relevance. Read Full Story

Fire cracker blast at naval base in Porbandar
Porbandar (Gujarat) , Oct. 7 : An explosion was heard at the Indian Navy base in Porbandar on the Gujarat coast this afternoon. Read Full Story

Blind girls performed Garba Rass with sword
Rajkot (Gujarat) , Oct. 7 : People of Gujarat are celebrating Navratri with great zeal and enthusiasm. A large number of men and women are performing in 'Garba' programs organized across the state. Amidst this, a group of blind girls who performed Garba with sword attracted everyone's attention. Read Full Story

France to be a partner country for 'Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2017'
New Delhi, Oct 3 : As a major economic partner of India, France has committed to become a partner country for the 8th Vibrant Gujarat Global summit 2017 to be held from 10th to 13th January 2017 at Gujarat. Read Full Story

Delegation from Indian State of Gujarat to meet leading companies, senior government officials in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar
New Delhi, Oct 3 : A high-level delegation from the Government of Gujarat, India will visit Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar from October 03 -11, 2016. The delegation will meet various executives of companies, financial institutions, members of industry chambers, government officials among others. Read Full Story

Surat hosts Garba class during Navratri
Surat (Gujarat), Oct. 3 : Surat city in Gujarat recently played host to a dance class to celebrate Navratri. This dance class stood apart for its representation of communal harmony, as people of different nationalities and from communities participated in the feisty Garba romp. Read Full Story

Surat Zoo: Health of Asiatic lion 'Shyamal' leaves doctors worried
Surat (Gujarat) , Oct.1 : The health of the famous Asiatic lion, 'Shyamal', one of the major attractions of the Sarthana Nature Park and Zoo in Surat, Gujarat, has left veterinarians worried. Read Full Story

Ishrat Jahan case: Truth will come to light, says Vanzara
Valsad (Gujarat) , Sept. 25 : Former IPS officer D.G. Vanzara, who is out on bail in the Ishrat Jahan and Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter cases, Sunday said the "encounters were not fake and the truth will come to light finally". Read Full Story

Gujarat businessman to sponsor education of Uri bravehearts' children
Surat (Gujarat) , Sept. 23 : While thousands of people across the nation are paying tributes to the 18 Indian Army soldiers, who lost their lives in the dastardly terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri region, a businessman from Gujarat's Surat city has come forward to financially support the kids of those martyred in the ghastly attack. Read Full Story

On birthday, Modi visits mother, seeks blessings
Ahmedabad, Sept 17 : : Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew down to Gandhinagar to begin the day by visiting mother Heeraben Modi and seeking her blessings on his 67th birthday on Saturday. Read Full Story

Narendra Modi reaches Gujarat
Ahmedabad, Sept 16 : Ahead of his birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Gujarat on Friday. Read Full Story

Ahmedabad international airport starts screening passengers for Zika virus
Ahmedabad, Sep 15 : Ahmedabad's international airport authority started screening passengers for ZikaVirus following advisory from the Centre, according to media reports on Thursday. Read Full Story

Consul General of Singapore meets Gujarat CM Rupani
Gandhinagar (Gujarat) , Sept. 8 : Ahead of the eighth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, a Singaporean delegation led by Ajit Singh, Consul General of the Republic of Singapore, today, met with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and senior bureaucrats from the state government. Read Full Story

Patidars to felicitate BJP's Patel leaders
Surat (Gujarat) , Sept. 8 : Prominent Patel businessmen in the city have decided to felicitate Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders of their community in the presence of party chief Amit Shah here today. Read Full Story

Pokemon Go: PIL in Gujarat HC saying game hurts religious sentiments
Ahmedabad, Sep 7 : The Gujarat High Court has issued notices to the centre, the state and Nianctic Inc after a public interest litigation was filed saying that the reality game Pokemon Go has hurt religious sentiments, the media reported on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Delegation from Indian State of Gujarat to meet leading Russian companies, senior Government officials in St. Petersburg and Moscow
New Delhi , Sep 2 : The Government of Gujarat (India) is organizing a Vibrant Gujarat road show in St. Petersburg and Moscow on September 5th and September 7th respectively as part of its delegation visit to Russia. Read Full Story

EWS quota: SC to hear Gujarat Govt.'s plea on Sept. 9
New Delhi , Sept.2 : The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear Gujarat government's plea against a high court order of quashing of its ordinance of providing 10 percent quota for the economically backward among the unreserved category, including the agitating Patel community, on September 9 instead of September 19. Read Full Story

PM Modi visits Gujarat, launches Saurashtra Narmada Irrigation Project
Sanosara , Aug 30 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday unveiled a plaque to launch the Saurashtra Narmada Irrigation (SAUNI) Project at Sanosara in Gujarat. Read Full Story

PM Modi launches his dream irrigation project in Gujarat
Ahmedabad, Aug 30 : : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched SAUNI Yojna, an irrigation scheme that he had initiated in Gujarat in 2012 as Chief Minister, reports said. Read Full Story

JD (U) dubs suspension of Gujarat MLAs as 'undemocratic'
New Delhi, Aug. 23 : Hours after the Gujarat Assembly suspended 44 MLAs, the Janata Dal (United) on Tuesday said such an act is not good for democracy. Read Full Story

Journalist allegedly murdered in Junagad in Gujarat
Ahmedabad/Junagad, Aug 23 : A senior journalist in Gujarat was allegedly murdered in his own office on Monday night, according to media reports. Read Full Story

44 Congress legislators in Gujarat Assembly suspended over Una incident
Ahmedabad, Aug 23 : : Gujarat assembly speaker Ramanlal Vohra on Tuesday suspended 44 Congress legislatures from the House for the day for creating ruckus over the thrashing of Dalits in Una over cow slaughter, reports said. Read Full Story

SC adjourns hearing of Gujarat govt. EWS ordinance till Aug.29
New Delhi, Aug.22 : The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of a Gujarat government plea that challenged a high court order on quashing of its ordinance of providing 10 per cent quota for the economically backward among the unreserved category, including the agitating Patel community. Read Full Story

Gujarat, Chhattisgarh assemblies to hold special sessions to ratify GST Bill
Ahmedabad/Raipur, Aug. 22 : State assemblies of Gujarat and Chhattisgarh will today convene special sessions to to ratify the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill that was passed by Parliament earlier this month. Read Full Story

Sushil Kumar backs Yogeshwar to strike gold at Rio Olympics
New Delhi, Aug 21 : Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar has extended his best wishes to ace wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, who will represent India in the men's 65kg freestyle bout on the final day of the Rio Olympics. Read Full Story

Air India connects Ahmedabad with Newark via London
New Delhi, Aug 15 : National carrier Air India on Monday launched the Ahmedabad-Newark via London tri-weekly flight. Read Full Story

EBC quota: SC to hear Gujarat Govt.'s plea on Aug 22
New Delhi, Aug 12 : The Supreme Court will hear the Gujarat Government's plea on August 22 against the High Court order quashing the ordinance providing 10 per cent quota for the economically backward classes in government jobs and college seats. Read Full Story

Muslim girl determined to hoist tri-colour at Lal Chowk on Aug. 15
Ahmedabad, Aug. 11 : A 13-year-old Muslim girl in Gujarat's Ahmedabad city has vowed to unfurl the national flag at Srinagar's Lal Chowk on Independence Day. Read Full Story

Will not tolerate harassment against Dalits: Vijay Rupani
New Delhi, Aug 10 : Condemning the Una incident where a Dalit family was flogged allegedly by 'gau rakshaks' for skinning a cow carcass, newly appointed Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has said his government would not accept any type of harassment towards the Dalits. Read Full Story

Was chosen as Gujarat CM after consensus in BJP: Rupani
New Delhi, Aug 10 : The newly-appointed Gujarat Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani, has claimed that he was not chosen by any lobby but after a consensus formed within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) . Read Full Story

EBC quota: Gujarat Govt. moves SC against HC order
Ahmedabad, Aug 9 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Gujarat Government on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court against the High Court order of quashing the ordinance providing the Economically Backward Classes in educational institutions. Read Full Story

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