Gujarat News

Notorious Irani gang member held

A member of the notorious Irani gang allegedly involved in several cases of gold jewellery theft and other crimes, was arrested in the city, police said today.

Chinese trawler takes shelter at Diu coast near Gujarat

A fishing trawler from China took shelter at the Diu coast near Gujarat since the sea was not friendly for sailing.

Gujarat govt spreading 'political terror' in Cong pockets: Vaghela

Congress on Friday alleged that BJP-led Gujarat government is spreading "political terrorism" by thrashing villagers in those areas which are traditional Congress strongholds.

This Gujarat couple wishes for a son despite having 14 daughters

One needs to change the mindset regarding the preference of having son over a daughter as a couple in Gujarat still wishes to have a son despite having 14 daughters.

Chinese trawler takes shelter at Gujarat coast: Coast Guard IG

A Chinese fishing trawler on its route to Iran took "shelter" at Diu coast near Gujarat today, since the sea was not friendly for sailing, an Indian Coast Guard official said here on Thursday.

Hawala scam: ED arrests Dubai-based businessman

A Dubai-based businessman from Surat was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for his alleged role in the multi-crore hawala scam.

Woman sets her two kids on fire, kills self in Gujarat

A 28-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire along with her two minor children in Shaktipara area of Botad town on Thursday, police said.

Floods wash away 14,600 hectares of farmland in Gujarat

 Heavy rains followed by floods in several parts of Gujarat washed away more than 14,600 hectares of farmland last week and severely damaged crops, according to a primary estimate by the state government.

Gujarat HC to hear 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case appeals from July 13

 The final hearing on appeals in the case related to 2002 Naroda Patiya riots, in which 97 people, mostly Muslims, were killed, would start before the Gujarat High Court from July 13.

Godhra blasts case: Court hands over accused to CID

A court in Panchmahal district of Gujarat on Tuesday handed over custody of an accused in 2002 Godhra serial blasts case, arrested by the state anti-terrorism squad, to the probe agency CID.

Govt takes back 10 acres of land leased to Asaram's ashram

Ahmedabad district collector on Tuesday took back possession of a ten-acre piece of land in Motera area here, which had been leased for 15 years to the controversial godman Asaram's ashram.

Gujarat HC junks 29-yr-old plea saying Indira's murder was 'suicide'

The Gujarat High Court has dismissed a plea filed in 1986 which had sought to declare former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination by two of her security guards as a 'well-arranged suicide' to facilitate her son Rajiv Gandhi to become Prime Minister.

Gujarat: Man chained for several years rescued

A mentally challenged man who was chained to a pillar at his home in a village in neighbouring Mahisagar district for last several years was rescued by police and shifted to hospital.

Gujarat govt to introduce chapter on Dhirubhai Ambani in school books

With a view to imbue students with entrepreneurship, Gujarat government is likely to introduce a chapter on Reliance Group founder Dhirubhai Ambani in school textbooks, officials said today.

2002 Gujarat bomb blasts accused held after 13 years

The Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Monday arrested a man from Madhya Pradesh who played a key role in the five bomb blasts that rocked various parts of the state in the aftermath of the 2002 post-Godhra riots.

Gujarat govt examines situation in rain-hit areas

 Gujarat government on Sunday took stock of the situation in rain-hit areas as state minister Vijay Rupani assessed the damages caused due to flooding of Shetrunji river in Amreli and Bhavanagar districts.

Gujarat floods lead to death of eight lions

 Heavy rains, which led to a flood-like situation in Gujarat, has left eight lions dead in Krankach of the Amreli district of the state.

Suspended DySP Barot gets bail in Sadiq Jamal encounter case

A CBI court here on Saturday granted bail to a suspended Gujarat police official in connection with the 2003 Sadiq Jamal fake encounter killing case.

AAP to expand base in Gujarat

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday said it would strengthen its organisational base in Gujarat on the lines of Delhi.

Teesta Setalvad moves HC for de-freezing bank accounts

Social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand have approached the Gujarat High Court for de-freezing the bank accounts of their two NGOs - Sabrang trust and Citizens for Justice and Peace.

CBI to probe foreign funds to Teesta-linked firm, bank A/C frozen

In fresh trouble for social activist Teesta Setalvad, government on Friday asked CBI to probe the receipt of over Rs 3 crore by private firm Sabrang Communication and Publishing Pvt Limited (SCPPL) linked to her from foreign donors, including US-based Ford Foundation, in alleged violation of FCRA rules.

Best Bakery case witness puts ex-DGP Sreekumar in dock

A key witness in the 2002 Best Bakery case--Yasmin Sheikh--has sought investigation against former Gujarat DGP R B Sreekumar, alleging that he gave misleading information for personal gains to the Nanavati Commission, which was probing post-Godhra violence.

Lioness strays into temple, attacks two in Gujarat; rescued

An Asiatic lioness, which strayed into a Shiva temple in rain-ravaged Amreli district and attacked two women devotees, was rescued and released into the jungle after a 15-hour-long operation by forest officials.

Heavy rainfall kills 81 in Gujarat

At least 81 people have died in Gujarat over the past four days in the heavy rainfall, which has created flood-like situation in many areas of the state, officials said on Friday.

Gujarat court acquits three in 2002 riot case

The special trial court hearing the Ode village riot case of 2002 on Thursday acquitted three accused giving them benefit of doubt.

CBI probe against Teesta Setalvad's firm likely

The government may ask CBI to probe alleged transfer of funds by the Ford Foundation to activist Teesta Setalvad's Sabrang Communication and Publishing Pvt Limited (SCPPL).

Youth Leadership programme in Vadodare from June 28

An All India Youth Leadership programme will be held here from June 28 which would be inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (independent charge) Sarbananda Sonowal.

NIA man nabbed in extortion racket; dismissed from service

 A constable of NIA was arrested by Gujarat Police for allegedly extorting money from a businessman, following which he was dismissed from service.

Heavy rains lash parts of Gujarat, flood-like situation in Rajkot, Amreli; 34 dead
Heavy rains lash parts of Gujarat, flood-like situation in Rajkot, Amreli; 34 dead

Heavy rains and squally winds lash parts of Gujarat on Wednesday with Rajkot district facing a flood-like situation due to continuous downpour.

NDRF, IAF called in Amreli as incessant rains lash Saurashtra

The Saurashtra region was lashed by incessant rains following a deep depression over the Arabian Sea which crossed the state's coast and moved further inside, even as Amreli district administration sought help from NDRF and IAF to rescue people from 12 marooned villages.