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.

Speaker, CM greet Vaghela on 75th birthday

Gandhinagar, Jul 21 : Gujarat Assembly Speaker Vajubhai Vala and Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today greeted senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition Shankersinh Vaghela on his 75th birthday.

2140 unmanned railway crossings in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Jul 21 : There are a total of 2,140 unmanned railway crossings in Gujarat even as 29 railway bridges were completed during the last three years out of which seven were road over bridges (ROB) and 22 were road under bridges (RUB).

Wing Commander Abhishek Matimam new Defence PRO for Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Jul 21 : Wing Commander Abhishek Matiman today took over as new Public Relations Officer (Defence) Gujarat.

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.

Gujarat receives rains, mercury level comes down

Ahmedabad, Jul 17 : Days of dry spell seem to be ended in Gujarat as the monsoon has become active over the state with Ahmedabad and other parts of the state receiving light to moderate rains today.

Indonesia keen to develop 'sister city' with Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Jul 17 : Indonesian envoy Rizali Wilmar Indrakesuma today met Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel here and expressed that his country was keen to develop 'sister city' between Indonesia and Gujarat.

Weekly special train between Yashwantpur-Bikaner via Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, Jul 17 : In an effort to tackle passengers' rush, Western Railways has decided to run a weekly special train between Yashwantpur and Bikaner via Ahmedabad.

Ford Motor delegation meets Gujarat CM

Gandhinagar, Jul 17 : A delegation of Ford Motor met Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel here today.

Gujarat CM asks Collectors to ensure zero pendency of people' grievances

Gandhinagar, Jul 17 : Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today asked district Collectors to ensure that the people's grievances are redressed to attain 'zero pendency' in a month's time as delay in solving the people's problems causes maximum damage to a government's image.

Youth Congress protests against Vaidik for meeting Hafiz Saeed

Vadodara, Jul 17 : Activists of Youth Congress today staged a protest here against yoga guru Ramdev's aide Ved Pratap Vaidik for meeting 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind and chief of terrorist outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) Hafiz Saeed.

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.

Centre allocates Rs 200 cr for statue of Unity in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Jul 10 : Central government today allocated Rs 200 crore for world's tallest statue 'Sardar Patel Statue of Unity' to be built at Narmada district of Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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.

Nishant Verma dismissed from Gujarat AAP

Ahmedabad, Jul 9 : Aam Aadmi Party's Gujarat unit today dismissed from the party Nishant Verma, who came into light after he approached the court to register an FIR against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly concealing facts about his marital status in his affidavit filed during state elections in December 2012.

Gujarat BJP celebrates as Amit Shah becomes party president

Ahmedabad, Jul 9 : The BJP in Gujarat today celebrated the announcement of Union Home Minister and former party chief Rajnath Singh to appoint Amit Shah as the new party national president.

Vibrant VCCI-2014 exhibition to be held in Vadodara by year end

Ahmedabad, Jul 9 : The Vadodara Chamber of Commerce & Industry today said it will organise 'Vibrant VCCI-2014', an exhibition to offer an opportunity to small and medium scale manufacturers to display their capabilities in the fields of design, engineering, equipment and supplies and support services to large projects.

Guj Govt brings onion, potato under essential items law

Gandhinagar, Jul 9 : The Gujarat government today said it has decided to bring onion and potato under the purview of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 and related state law in an effort to control rise in prices of these items.

Gujarat Governor Margaret Alva visits Gandhi Ashram

Ahmedabad, Jul 8 : Newly-appointed Gujarat Governor Margaret Alva today visited Gandhi Ashram here.

Japan to be partner country for Vibrant Gujarat Summit-2015

Gandhinagar, Jul 7 : Japan Ambassador in India, Takeshi Yagi, today called on Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel here and expressed that Japan government will be the partner country in the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit-2015.

CM pays homage to Shyama Prasad Mookerjee on 114th birthday

Gandhinagar, Jul 6 : Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today paid tribute to Shyama Prasad Mookerjee on his 114th birthday.

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.

15 Gujarati workers stranded in Iraq, return home

Ahmedabad, Jul 6 : After several days of trauma, 15 workers from Gujarat, who were stranded in strife-torn Iraq, have arrived home safely today.

10 trains cancelled due to mega-block at Ahmedabad station

Ahmedabad, Jul 6 : A total of ten passenger and express trains plying from and towards Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Vadodara and Anand were cancelled, completely or partially, today due to a technical mega-block at Ahmedabad station.

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.

Pilgrim from Gujarat die, toll so far 10 since June 28

Srinagar, Jul 6 : A pilgrim from Gujarat died due to heart attack on way to the holy Amarnath cave shrine, taking the toll to ten since the commencement of the two-month-long pilgrimage from June 28.

Rs 345 cr re-modelling water supply pilot project approved for Kutch

Gandhinagar/Kutch, Jul 5 : Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today said her government approved Rs 345 crore Lakhpat-Abdasa re-modelling water supply pilot project for Kutch region.

AMTS withholds 'ring radial' concept due to protests

Ahmedabad, Jul 5 : Following massive protests by the people of the city against 'ring radial' concept for route rationalisation of Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service buses, AMTS today withheld the decision for three months.

Focus on service sector to help Guj sustain growth rate: experts

Ahmedabad, Jul 5 : Welcoming significant allocation for social sector in the recently presented state Budget for 2014-15, experts said Gujarat needs to focus more on infrastructure development and service sector to sustain its higher growth rate.

Massive protest against AMTS bus route rationalisation

Ahmedabad, Jul 5 : People here today resorted to stone pelting and blockade of traffic at various places even as massive protests were reported in the city against newly introduced route rationalisation of Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service (AMTS) buses. Several buses were damaged by the people at Chandkheda area while in Sarangpur the commuters closed the gates of the bus terminal.

Central Food Processing Secretary meets Gujarat food processors

Ahmedabad, Jul 5 : Siraj Hussain, Secretary, Food Processing, Union government today interacted with leading food processors of Gujarat.

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.

Pak national arrested in Kutch area

Ahmedabad, Jul 4 : A Pakistan national was arrested by the Border Security Force (BSF) when he crossed the Indian border in Kutch area of Gujarat, a police official said today.

Liquor concealed under onions seized in Kutch, 2 held

Gandhidham, Jul 4 : The police seized illegal liquor worth Rs 29 lakh which was concealed under onions in a truck and arrested two people in this connection at Shivlakha village under Bhachau police station area in Kutch.

CERC demands measures to protect consumer rights in Union Budget

Ahmedabad, Jul 4 : An Ahmedabad based consumer rights group has urged the Central government to take measures to protect consumer rights in the upcoming Union Budget including increase in purchasing power of consumers by giving liberal tax exemptions.

Truck driver burnt alive in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, Jul 4 : A truck driver was today charred to death after his vehicle overturned on the SG Highway under Sola police station area in Ahmedabad.

Sandalwood worth Rs 4 cr seized in Nadiad

Ahmedabad/Gandhidham, Jul 4 : Sandalwood worth Rs four crore in the international market was seized by the teams of DRI and local police from Nadiad, the sources today said. The sources said joint teams of DRI from Ahmedabad and Gandhidham and local police raided a godown last night and recovered ten tonnes sandalwood which was to be sent to Dubai.

5 arrested, chemical worth Rs 1.25 cr seized in Surat

Ahmedabad, Jul 4 : The police arrested five people and seized three tankers loaded with chemical worth Rs 1.25 crore from Kausambi area of Surat.

4 students drown in Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, Jul 4 : Four students of about 17 years drowned in Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad, the police said today.

Gujarat social group writes to Prez over IB report on NGOs

Ahmedabad, Jul 4 : A Gujarat based social organisation today wrote a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee and said the recent Intelligence Bureau (IB) report, accusing some NGOs of stalling developmental projects in India, was 'very disturbing one'.

'Team Gujarat' of BJP MPs to coordinate with Centre

Gandhinagar, Jul 3 : With Narendra Modi becoming the Prime Minister, BJP's Gujarat MPs will work as 'Team Gujarat' to coordinate between the state and Central governments for development of the state.

Promote FDI in housing sector: Gujarat Min

Gandhinagar, Jul 3 : Gujarat Minister of State for Urban Housing Shankar Chaudhary today urged the central government to encourage and promote Foreign Direct Investment in the housing sector.

Opposition members stage walkout of Gujarat Assembly

Gandhinagar, Jul 3 : The Congress MLAs today walked out of Gujarat Assembly after four members of the main opposition party were suspended for a day by Speaker Vajubhai Vala when they insisted on a discussion over law and order situation.

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.

Oppn creating drought hype for political mileage: Guj govt

Gandhinagar, Jul 2 : Alleging that the main Opposition Congress was creating a 'drought hype' for political mileage which was demoralising the farmers, the Gujarat government today said it was well prepared to tackle situation caused due to delay in monsoon.

Congress members suspended for day in Gujarat Assembly

Gandhinagar, Jul 2 : Gujarat Assembly Speaker Vajjubhai Vala today suspended for a day the Congress MLAs who created ruckus in the House demanding a discussion on delay in monsoon in the state.

Major reshuffle in Gujarat bureaucracy, Ajay Bhadoo new Sec to CM

Gandhinagar, Jul 2 : In a major reshuffle in Gujarat bureaucracy, the government tonight transferred, replaced 45 IAS officers even as Rajkot Municipal Commissioner Ajay Bhadoo has been made new Secretary to Chief Minister Anandiben Patel in place of Vijay Nehra.

Rs 10 cr to save lions from accidents at Gujarat railway lines

Gandhinagar, Jul 2 : In an effort to save lions from accidents near railway line passing through Gir sanctuary, the Gujarat government has made a provision of Rs 10 crore for works of fencing on both the sides of railway line FOR a particular stretch in Amreli district.

Gujarat's 1st woman CM provides major help to women in budget

Gandhinagar, Jul 2 : Anandiben Patel, Gujarat's first woman Chief Minister, has made all efforts to provide assistance to the women in the Budget 2014-15, including a provision of Rs 2,436 crore for health, development, protection and empowerment of women and children. Finance Minister Saurabh Patel, who tabled budget in the Assembly yesterday, also introduced gender budget mentioning measures for all-round development of girls and women of the state.

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.

Ahmedabad gears up for 137th Jagannath Rath Yatra tomorrow

Ahmedabad, Jun 28 : The city of Ahmedabad will witness the 137th Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra tomorrow with all concerned temple, police and civic authorities making all efforts to ensure peaceful completion of the annual event which falls on June 29 this year.

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.