Present state of economy a temporary phase, says Amit Shah

Gandhinagar: At a time when India is witnessing economic slowdown and a slump in GDP growth, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said the present state of economy was a “temporary phase”. Shah made the claim even as India’s second quarter GDP growth slowed to 4.5%, weakest in over six years.

8 dead in blast at gas manufacturing unit near Gujarat’s Vadodara

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10 injured as ABVP, NSUI students clash in Gujarat over JNU violence

Ahmedabad: At least 10 persons were injured during a clash between the members of ABVP and its rival NSUI in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. The incident occurred when the NSUI, the students’ wing of Congress, were protesting outside the RSS-affiliate ABVP’s office in the city’s Paldi area over Sunday’s violence in Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Congress calls for another independence movement against Centre

Ahmedabad: Congress leaders in Gujarat likened the Modi government with the erstwhile British rulers and called for the need to launch a "second independence movement" to dislodge the BJP-led dispensation.

Gujarat govt brings parts of Anand town under Disturbed Areas Act

The Gujarat government on Friday (December 6) brought some parts of Anand town under the Disturbed Areas Act to prevent distress sale of properties in communally-sensitive areas. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani gave his assent to implement the provisions of the Act in different parts of Anand town in central Gujarat after going through a proposal se...

Godman Nithyananda booked, two disciples held for kidnapping kids

Ahmedabad: An FIR was registered against self-styled godman Nithyananda on the charges of alleged kidnapping and wrongful confinement of children to make them collect donations from followers to run his ashram in Ahmedabad in Gujarat, police said on Wednesday (November 20). Police also arrested Sadhvi Pranpriyananda and Priyatatva Riddhi Kiran, both women ...

Parents move HC to get daughters out of godmans institute

Ahmedabad: A couple moved the Gujarat High Court on Monday (November 18), seeking custody of their two daughters who are being allegedly held in illegal confinement at an institution run by self-styled godman Swami Nithyananda here. Petitioners Janardana Sharma and his wife told the court they had admitted their four daughters to an educational institution...

PM Modi pays floral tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on Ekta Diwas

Kevadiya: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the Statue Of Unity here on the occasion of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas on Thursday (October 31). When the prime minister was offering floral tributes to Patel, flower petals were also showered on the world's tallest statue by an Indian Air Force helicopter. Patel's birth ...

Caught in snare, lion chokes to death in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: A lion choked to death after getting caught in a snare put up by farmers near a village in Amreli taluka of Gujarat on Friday, officials said. The incident took place in the morning on the outskirts of Mithapur-Dungri village in Dhari taluka, located close to the Gir forest, the last abode of Asiatic lions. "As per the investigation carried o...

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Ahmedabad: In a shocking incident, students of a Gujarat school were asked how Mahatma Gandhi committed suicide, prompting the education authorities to initiate an inquiry into it. Besides, another question that irked the officials was about boot-legging in dry Gujarat.

Three women held for performing garba holding snakes

Junagadh: Two women and a girl were held along with two others after a video showed them performing garba dance with snakes in their hands in Junagadh district of Gujarat, an forest department official said on Saturday (October 12). All of them were booked under the Wildlife (Protection) Act and held on Thursday (October 14), the official said. "The video...

Cars fall into river as bridge in Gujarat collapses; no casualties so far

Chennai: At least four people were injured when a 60-feet-long bridge near Malanka village in Junagadh district, Gujarat collapsed on Sunday (October 6) due to torrential rains, according to officials. Four cars fell into the gap and five more vehicles were stuck under the debris as the bridge collapsed. The injured people were taken to a hospital nearby...

2002 riots: Gujarat to give compensation, job & accommodation to Bilkis Bano

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday (September 30) directed the Gujarat government within two weeks to give ₹50 lakh compensation, a job and an accommodation of choice to Bilkis Bano, who was gang raped when she was five months pregnant during the 2002 riots in the state. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the Gujarat government as to wh...

Longest, loudest & most musical farts to get trophies in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: To stink is not just good but great, that is, if you are in Gujarat's Surat, where two residents are organising a fart competition, apparently India's first fart competition. Unthinkable it may be, but the "longest", "loudest" and "most musical" farts will win trophies on September 22, said organiser Yatin Sangoi, who is also a singer and makes ...

SC convicts 12 persons for killing ex-Gujarat home minister Haren Pandya in 2003

The Supreme Court convicted 12 persons on Friday (July 5) for killing former Gujarat home minister Haren Pandya in 2003. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra allowed the appeals of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Gujarat government challenging the high court order by which the convicts were absolved of murder charges in the ca...

Voting begins for bypolls to two Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat

Gandhinagar: Voting for the by-polls to the two Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat began at the Assembly complex in Gandhinagar on Friday (July 5). State ministers Saurabh Patel, Pradeepsinh Jadeja and BJP MLA Arunsinh Rana were among the first few to cast their votes. While the BJP has fielded External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and OBC leader Juglaji Thakor, ...

Cyclone Vayu weakens, crosses Kutch coast in Gujarat

Cyclone Vayu has weakened and crossed Gujarat's Kutch district on Tuesday morning, causing rainfall at some places in the state, a MeT official said. Rains are likely to continue till Wednesday in Kutch, Saurashtra and north Gujarat regions because of its impact, she said. "Cyclone Vayu converted into a low pressure area when it crossed over Kut...

Supreme Court agrees to hear plea of Gujarat Congress on June 19

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear on June 19, a plea of the Gujarat Congress challenging the decision of the Election Commission to hold separate bypolls for two Rajya Sabha seats in the state. The Rajya Sabha seats fell vacant following the election of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah and party leader Smriti Irani to L...

Cyclone Vayu: Power supply disrupted in 560 Gujarat villages

Vadodara: Power supply has been disrupted in nearly 560 villages of Gujarat due to cyclone Vayu and all efforts are on to restore it, an official said on Thursday. The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) chalked out an action plan well in advance in view of the cyclone threat, the state government-promoted company's in-charge managing director Shahme...

Cyclone Vayu may intensify severely, Gujarat on high alert

Chennai: A deep depression in the Arabian sea intensified into a cyclonic storm over the last 24 hours. It has been designated as Cyclone Vayu. The cyclonic depression brought heavy rains to the Mumbai on Monday night. Vayu is currently 780 kms south of Veraval in Gujarat as of 7:30 am. It is moving at a speed of 12 kmph. It is expected to turn into a se...

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Surat fire: Initial probe finds lapses on part of civic body, builder

Gandhinagar: A preliminary probe into the causes of devastating fire in Surat at a coaching class which claimed lives of 22 students last week has highlighted various lapses on part of officials of the local municipal corporation as well as the builders. The probe also found that the structure where the coaching class was operated was prone to fire incidents...

Surat: 19 students die as fire engulfs commercial complex

Surat: A massive fire engulfed a four-storey commercial complex in Surat on Friday (May 24), killing at least 19 teenage students at a coaching centre, many of whom jumped and fell to their deaths while some were suffocated, officials said. In a video clip of the incident, some young students at the Takshashila Complex in Sarthana area, where the build...

Surat fire incident: PM expresses anguish over 15 student’s death

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (May 24) expressed anguish over the fire tragedy at a commercial complex in Gujarat's Surat in which several students attending a coaching class lost their lives and many others were trapped. He also asked the Gujarat government and local authorities to provide all possible assistance to those affected. At ...

Bilkis Bano case: SC directs Gujarat govt to give her ₹50L compensation, job, accommo...

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday (April 23) directed the Gujarat government to give ₹50 lakh compensation, a job and accommodation to Bilkis Bano who was gang raped during the 2002 riots in the state. A bench headed by Chief Justice Rajan Gogoi was informed by the Gujarat government that action has been taken against the erring police officials in t...

Who is he, Gujarat’s Hitler? Asks Tarun Gajjar who slapped Hardik Patel

Tarun Gajjar, the man who slapped Congress leader and Patidar leader Hardik Patel, seems to have had a long-standing acrimony with the latter. Gajjar, manhandled by Congress workers and admitted to a hospital after the incident at Surendranagar in Gujarat on Friday, told mediapersons that he had decided in 2015 to hit Hardik Patel. “My wife was ...