Gujarat News

PM Modi felicitates Gujarat CM on one year in office

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel for completing one "successful year" in office.

Video of cops dancing with woman goes viral, inquiry ordered

 A day after a video of two policemen clad in uniform dancing with a woman at a wedding function here went viral, Vadodara Police Commissioner on Friday ordered an inquiry into the incident.

Gujarat CM Anandiben lays foundation for Rs 517-cr water supply project

As part of the two-day celebrations to commemorate the completion of her first year in power, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Friday laid the foundation stone of a water supply project in Meghraj town of Aravalli district.

Gujarat govt gives saffron makeover to bus stands, Congress sees red

 Gujarat government's move to repaint in saffron the pick up stands for state transport buses along the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar highway has sparked a controversy with the opposition Congress accusing the ruling BJP of propagating its "communal ideology" through the hue, a charge denied by the government.

Robert Vadra robbed farmers' land, says BJP spokesman MJ Akbar

 BJP's national spokesperson MJ Akbar came down heavily on Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, by alleging here on Thursday that he had "robbed" farmers' land to set up his companies.

Congress to focus on corruption under BJP in local polls: Bharatsinh Solanki

 The "failure" of Gujarat and Central government in "reducing corruption" will be the main plank on which the opposition Congress will contest the forthcoming local bodies elections in the state, a senior party leader said here on Thursday.

Hoax bomb alert halts Saurashtra Janta Express

Mumbai-bound Saurashtra Janta Express was on Wednesday halted at a railway station in Rajkot district for a couple hours, after a woman informed the police that there was a bomb aboard the train, officials said.

Gujarat govt to celebrate one year of Anandiben Patel as CM

 Gujarat government has planned two-days of state-wide grand celebrations to commemorate Chief Minister Anandiben Patel's one year in office.

Pamphlet on Land Bill to be distributed in Gujarat

To counter Congress' claims about the Land Acquisition Bill being 'anti-farmer', Gujarat government has decided to distribute pamphlets among masses during public functions, officials said.

Girl raped by neighbour in Ahmedabad

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour for three days in Amraiwadi area of the city, police said on Wednesday.

Riot court summons IPS officer Himanshu Shukla in Naroda Gam case

A special court trying the 2002 Naroda Gam riot case here on Tuesday summoned the investigating officer Himanshu Shukla of SIT to explain how a CD containing certain phone call records went missing.

Gujarat Congress seeks white paper on Metro rail scam

Congress on Tuesday slammed the Gujarat government over the alleged scam in Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Metro rail project and demanded a white paper on it.

'Metro scam': Ex-IAS officer Gupta seeks ban on media coverage

Ex-IAS officer and former Executive Chairman of 'Metrolink Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad' Sanjay Gupta, who was arrested in a Rs 113-crore alleged scam, on Tuesday moved the sessions court here seeking a ban on media coverage of his case.

Three die as heat wave sweeps Gujarat

In last ten days, three persons have died due to severe heat wave conditions gripping Gujarat, officials said Tuesday.

PSI recruitment scam: IPS officers among three suspended

Three senior police officers, including an IPS officer, were suspended on Monday by the Gujarat Home Department after they were found guilty in an alleged police sub-inspector recruitment scam.

Gujarat govt to push land acquisition for Chinese industrial park

 The Gujarat government on saturday said it would expedite the land acquisition process for an industrial park to be set up by China in the state for its players.

Ahmedabad blasts: Identification from photos not allowed

The special court hearing the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts case on Friday turned down the state government's plea to allow `panch' (prosecution) witnesses to identify the accused persons from photographs.

India, China to establish skill institute in Gujarat

India and China have signed an agreement to establish a skill and entrepreneurship development institute in Gujarat, the state government said on Friday.

SC stays criminal proceedings against ex-Guj IPS officer

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed criminal proceedings initiated by Gujarat government against former IPS officer Kuldeep Sharma in a 31-year-old assault case.

Petition in Gujarat HC seeks action against PM over election affidavit

 A member of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has moved the Gujarat High Court, seeking legal proceedings against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for filing an allegedly defective affidavit when he had contested the 2012 Assembly elections from Maninagar here.

Gujarat CM on her first foreign visit to China

 Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and a 26-member delegation of industry and officials will visit China, her first foreign trip as a head of state along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Nepal earthquake jolts parts of Gujarat, no damage reported

Effect of twin earthquakes that struck Nepal on Tuesday were felt in parts of Gujarat including Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat and Vadodara cities where people rushed out of high rise buildings after tremors.

Nepal earthquake jolts parts of Gujarat too; no damage reported

Effect of twin earthquakes that struck Nepal on Tuesday were also felt in parts of Gujarat including Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat and Vadodara cities where people rushed out of high rise buildings after tremors.

Gujarat CM taunts MP govt for decrease in tiger population

 Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Sunday taunted the Madhya Pradesh government for decrease in the number of tigers in the neighbouring state.

Mild earthquake felt in Gujarat's Kutch

A mild quake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale was felt this morning in Kutch district of Gujarat.

Case against Aamir Khan, 4 others on Chinkara filming quashed

 In a relief to actor Aamir Khan and four others, the Gujarat High Court today quashed a case against them of illegal commercial filming of Chinkara, a protected animal, during the shoot of movie "Lagaan" in Kutch.

Infant mauled to death by stray dogs in Gujarat

A one-and-half-year-old baby girl was mauled to death by around five stray dogs in the city on Friday, police said.

Chief ministers of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka to be in Beijing during Modi visit

Chief Ministers from Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka will be in Beijing next week when Prime Minister Narendra Modi undertakes his first visit there, with focus expected to be on attracting investments for their states.

Ishrat Jahan case: Only jailed accused DSP Amin also gets bail

DSP NK Amin, the only accused left in jail in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, was on Friday granted bail by a special CBI court on grounds of worsening health and parity with co-accused.

Have faith in integrity of Supreme Court: Mufti Abdul Qayum

Mufti Abdul Qayum, the cleric who spent eleven years in jail before being acquitted by the Supreme Court last year in the Akshardham temple terror attack case, said he has full faith in the independence and integrity of the highest court in the land.