Gujarat News

Four youths held for repeated rape of three teenage girls

Four youths have been arrested for allegedly raping three girls, two of them sisters, for the past couple of years in Shobhavad village of Talaja taluka of Bhavnagar district, police said today.

Gujarat Metro railway scam: Former IAS officer's bail plea rejected

A local court rejected former IAS officer Sanjay Gupta's bail plea in connection with the alleged Rs 113 crore Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar metro railway scam.

Heatwave toll reaches 7 in Ahmedabad, 'orange alert' issued

Seven people have died due to the severe heatwave in the city this month with the civic body on Tuesday issuing an 'orange alert' expecting the temperatures to shoot up to 43 to 45 degrees Celsius over the next seven days.

Asaram's son Narayan Sai released from Surat jail

After spending 17 months behind bars in connection with an alleged rape case, self-styled godman Asaram's son Narayan Sai on Tuesday walked out of Lajpor Central Jail here on three weeks' temporary bail.

Congress workers detained in Ahmedabad for protesting against Modi rule

Over 200 Congress workers were briefly detained today while demonstrating against one-year rule of Narendra Modi government near old residence of BJP president Amit Shah and at the city office of the ruling party.

Rahul Gandhi likely to visit Gujarat in August

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit Gujarat in August, the state unit president of the party, Bharatsinh Solanki said here on Monday.

Ahmedabad police deny permission for Swaraj Samvad

The city police on Monday stopped the `Swaraj Samvad' organized by former AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Anand Kumar here, stating lack of permission.

Arvind Kejriwal lacks political acumen: Yogendra Yadav

Former Aam Admi Party leader Yogendra Yadav said on Monday that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal lacks political acumen to confront the Centre on the issue of full statehood status for Delhi.

Armed robber nabbed from Vadodara jewellery shop

One out of three armed thieves was caught as he ran out of a jewellery store in Gujarat`s Vadodara District. The shopkeeper`s son caught him.

Narayan Sai gets temporary bail from Gujarat HC

 Self-styled 'godman' Asaram's son Narayan Sai, jailed in a rape case, was on Monday granted three weeks' temporary bail by the Gujarat High Court to attend to his ailling mother, who is schedule to undergo a surgery.

Deputy SP held for attending liquor party in Dholera farm in Gujarat

A senior police official and a retired inspector were arrested on Sunday for allegedly attending a party at a farm in Dholera town in the district where some girls were forced to serve liquor to guests.

Yogendra Yadav to address 'swaraj samvad' in Ahmedabad on May 25

Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Yogendra Yadav and Anand Kumar will address a day-long 'Swaraj Samvad' convention here on May 25.

Asaram's son, jailed in rape case, seeks temporary bail

Self-styled godman Asaram's son Narayan Sai, jailed in a rape case, has sought temporary bail from the Gujarat High Court to attend to his ailing mother.

Two cops suspended for dancing with woman, showering notes

 Two police personnel who were allegedly found dancing with a woman and showering notes while on duty have been suspended on Saturday, a senior official said.

Congress asks President not to give nod to Gujarat anti-terror law

Congress on Saturday made a strong plea to President Pranab Mukherjeee not to give his nod to a controversial anti-terror law passed by Gujarat Assembly, a measure which has failed to get Presidential assent thrice.

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.