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Congress appoints Gehlot as party in-charge of Gujarat

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday appointed party leader Ashok Gehlot as in-charge of Gujarat, where assembly elections are due later this year.

Gujarat HC: SIT opposes Maya Kodnani's plea to summon Amit Shah
Gujarat HC: SIT opposes Maya Kodnani's plea to summon Amit Shah

The SIT opposed Kodnani's plea to the bench of justices Harsha Devani and A S Supehiya contending that the plea, made at a belated stage, was not legally tenable and cannot be permitted.

Amit Shah asks BJP workers to ensure 3/4th majority in Gujarat polls
Amit Shah asks BJP workers to ensure 3/4th majority in Gujarat polls

BJP president Amit Shah today told the party workers to aim at not just retaining power but "stunning" the Congress by securing a three-fourths majority in the Gujarat Assembly polls, due later this year.

36 Gujarat Congress MLAs want Shankersinh Vaghela to be CM candidate

Thirty-six Congress MLAs have asked the party high command to declare senior leader Shankersinh Vaghela as the chief ministerial candidate in Gujarat, where assembly polls are due by the year-end.

Replace Naroda Gam massacre case judge: Victim writes to Gujarat HC

A 2002 Naroda Gam massacre case victim wrote to the Gujarat High Court on Tuesday seeking replacement of the special SIT judge hearing the matter with an "impartial" one.

Ahmedabad-based `Sparrow man` sends book to PM, here's what Narendra Modi wrote in response
Ahmedabad-based `Sparrow man` sends book to PM, here's what Narendra Modi wrote in response

Jagat Kinkhabwala, also known as 'sparrow man', said that in the letter, dated April 12, the PM did not only congratulate him but also displayed his sensitivity towards the issue.

When a 4-year-old Surat girl forced PM Narendra Modi's cavalcade to stop midway
When a 4-year-old Surat girl forced PM Narendra Modi's cavalcade to stop midway

The people in Gujarat's diamond city Surat were taken to surprise when a 4-year-old girl forced Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cavalcade to stop midway on Monday.

PM Narendra Modi urges citizens to serve nation, says India can't be run without people's support
PM Narendra Modi urges citizens to serve nation, says India can't be run without people's support

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged all citizens to serve the nation with their hard work and said that India cannot be run by the government without the support of its people.

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates multispeciality hospital in Surat, says 'Swachh Bharat' part of govt's preventive healthcare initiatives
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates multispeciality hospital in Surat, says 'Swachh Bharat' part of govt's preventive healthcare initiatives

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Gujarat, inaugurated the Kiran Multispeciality Hospital in Surat on Monday. PM Modi is due to inaugurate a series of other key projects in diamond city Surat.

Modi to inaugurate many projects in Gujarat on Monday

PM Modi is slated to inaugurate Kiran Multi Super Speciality Hospital and Research Centre, built by a private trust, in the city on Monday morning.

PM Narendra Modi to begin two-day Surat visit with 11-kilometre roadshow - Check schedule
PM Narendra Modi to begin two-day Surat visit with 11-kilometre roadshow - Check schedule

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will commence his two-day Gujarat visit by holding a roadshow in Surat later on Sunday.

Congress worker injured in clash over garlanding of Ambedkar statue

A Congress activist of Dalit community was injured in a clash with BJP workers here following a dispute on who will garland the statue of Dr B R Ambedkar on his birth anniversary.

2002 Gujarat riots probe: SC relieves SIT chief RK Raghavan
2002 Gujarat riots probe: SC relieves SIT chief RK Raghavan

The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed RK Raghavan, who was heading the apex court appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe 2002 Gujarat riots cases, to be relieved from the duty of heading the team.

Gujarat court asked to expedite recording evidence in Asaram case

The Supreme Court today asked a Gujarat trial court to expedite recording of evidence of prosecution witnesses in a sexual assault case lodged by two Surat-based sisters against self-styled godman Asaram.

As Pakistan moves to execute Kulbhushan Jadhav without fair trial, Indian fishermen save Pak commandos
As Pakistan moves to execute Kulbhushan Jadhav without fair trial, Indian fishermen save Pak commandos

India on Tuesday warned Pakistan to consider the "consequences" on their ties if Kulbhushan Jadhav is hanged in the alleged espionage case.

Muslims should learn from Hindus and abolish triple talaq: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu
Muslims should learn from Hindus and abolish triple talaq: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that Muslims should mull over putting an end to the triple talaq divorce system.

 PM Narendra Modi to be BJP's face for Gujarat assembly elections 2017
PM Narendra Modi to be BJP's face for Gujarat assembly elections 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be face of the BJP in the Gujarat Assembly elections due later this year, according to senior state party leaders who see these polls in his home state as a "battle of prestige".

Zambian student commits suicide in Vadodara

A Zambian student allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself inside the hostel room of a private university here on Saturday, police said.

Four-yr-old falls into 500 ft deep borewell in Gujarat's Surendranagar, dies
Four-yr-old falls into 500 ft deep borewell in Gujarat's Surendranagar, dies

In a tragic incident, a four-year-old boy, who fell into a borewell in Karsangadh village of Surendranagar in Gujarat on Thursday has died. 

Geetha Johri, Gujarat's newly-appointed police chief, vows to work towards women's safety
Geetha Johri, Gujarat's newly-appointed police chief, vows to work towards women's safety

Geetha Johri, who Tuesday took charge as the first woman Director General of Police (DGP) of Gujarat, asserted that women safety is her first priority and said she will work towards women empowerment.

Highway liquor ban - Amul comes up with a brilliant ad to 'help' liquor shop owners
Highway liquor ban - Amul comes up with a brilliant ad to 'help' liquor shop owners

After Supreme Court's refusal to allow liquor vends within 500 metres of national and state highways to sell liquor, the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (Amul) has now come up with a unique solution to help thousands of highway liquor shop owners who are likely to be affected by it.

Modi government did not break any rule: Justice M B Shah

"If you go by the entire report, you will find that the government had followed all the laws and procedures," Shah told PTI.

In Gujarat, life imprisonment for cow slaughtering
In Gujarat, life imprisonment for cow slaughtering

The BJP government in Gujarat on Friday enacted a harsher law providing for life-term for those found involved in cow-slaughtering.

Amit Shah meets Congress leader​ Shankarsinh Vaghela, terms it "courtesy" call
Amit Shah meets Congress leader​ Shankarsinh Vaghela, terms it "courtesy" call

BJP president Amit Shah today met senior Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela at the Gujarat Assembly here, which the latter termed as a "courtesy call."

Four abandoned Pakistani boats seized in Sir Creek in Jan-Feb: Govt
Four abandoned Pakistani boats seized in Sir Creek in Jan-Feb: Govt

Four abandoned boats have been seized by the BSF in the Sir Creek area of Gujarat in January and February this year, while 11 such abandoned boats were seized in 2016, the government said today.

Case registered against IRMA director for sexually harassing professor

A case has been registered against the director of Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) after a professor complained of sexual harassment.

Gujarat: Scrapped currency of Rs 42 lakh face value seized, two persons detained

Police on Tuesday seized demonetised currency notes having face value of Rs 42 lakh and detained two persons travelling in a Maharashtra state transport bus which was on its way from Nasik to Ahmedabad.