Gujarat News

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.

Gujarat planning to introduce yoga course in schools
Gujarat planning to introduce yoga course in schools

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Tuesday said the state government was thinking of introducing a yoga course in the schools across the state.

Deep depression brings heavy rain in Guj, Maha; tipped to push monsoon in north

Gujarat and Maharashtra received heavy showers Tuesday afternoon as a "deep depression" over the Arabian Sea crossed the coast of Diu and is now tipped to help the progress of monsoon in northern India.

Gujarat HC notice to Congress MLA over Scheduled Caste status

The Gujarat High Court Monday issued notices to Congress MLA from the city Shailesh Parmar, Director of Scheduled Caste Welfare and others in response to a public interest litigation (PIL) questioning the legislator's caste.

Gujarat govt to try make yoga a regular practice in schools: Anandiben Patel

The Gujarat government will try to introduce yoga as a regular practice in schools, Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Sunday said.

Vadodara gears up to observe International Yoga Day

As the world gears up to celebrate 'International Yoga Day', around 30,000 people will be participating in programmes organised to observe the maiden day in the city on Saturday.

MHA serves notice to two NGOs run by Teesta Setalvad

Two NGOs run by social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband have been served notice by Home Ministry for alleged violations of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) and asked to reply within 15 days.

88 Pak fishermen lodged in Gujarat to leave for Wagah on Friday

 As many as 88 Pakistani fishermen will leave for Wagah border tomorrow from where they will be handed over to their native country authorities as part of a goodwill gesture, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to greet him in the holy month of Ramzan.

Gujarat to introduce compulsory voting in local body polls: Anandiben Patel

Gujarat will introduce compulsory voting in the upcoming local bodies polls, which are likely to be held in October, and the process of framing rules for default voters is underway.

NDA should not try to settle scores of public life: Vaghela

Former Union Minister Shankarsinh Vaghela, against whom CBI filed an FIR for selling NTC land allegedly at "throwaway prices", today warned the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government not to settle scores of public life.

NTC land scam: CBI inquiry against me is 'vendetta politics', says Shankarsinh Vaghela
NTC land scam: CBI inquiry against me is 'vendetta politics', says Shankarsinh Vaghela

Former union minister Shankarsinh Vaghela on Wednesday said that CBI inquiry against him in National Textile Corporation scam is vendetta politics.

CBI registers FIR against Gujarat Congress leader Vaghela in NTC land scam
CBI registers FIR against Gujarat Congress leader Vaghela in NTC land scam

CBI has registered an FIR against former Union Textile Minister Shankarsinh Vaghela and six others including the then Chairman-cum-Managing Director of National Textile Corporation for sale of prime property in Mumbai allegedly at "throwaway prices" to a private company.

Gujarat BSF out-posts to shine with solar energy

In an innovative effort to fight electricity crisis in forward areas, Gujarat Frontier of the Border Security Force (BSF) is all set to use solar energy for its out-posts located in remote border areas, where no electrification is possible till date.

Gujarat to make voting compulsory in civic polls: Reports
Gujarat to make voting compulsory in civic polls: Reports

Gujarat Governor OP Kohli has reportedly given green signal to the compulsory voting bill, which makes it mandatory for the citizens to vote in the civic polls.

BJP not serious about Ambedkar's birth anniversary: Solanki

The BJP-led central government as well as Gujarat government are not serious about celebrating Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary, Gujarat Congress president Bharatsinh Solanki said here on Sunday.

Man arrested for raping his mother in Ahmedabad

 A man was arrested today for allegedly raping his 60-year-old mother in the Vatva area of the city, police said here.

Anandiben launches educational initiatives in Narmada district

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Friday launched four initiatives as part of the 13th 'Shala Praveshotsav' for tribals and rural populace with a view to ensure cent per cent school enrolment of students from two villages of Kherpada and Vaviyala in neighbouring Narmada district.

Gujarat govt hikes price of first language textbook for primary schools

Gujarat Government on Wednesday increased the prices of first language textbook of primary schools of five mediums except Gujarati, officials said.

Woman killed for practicing witchcraft in Gujarat; seven held

A 50-year-old woman was killed for allegedly practising witchcraft, following which seven persons have been arrested, police said on Wednesday.

Three killed, 8 injured as car overturns in Vadodara

Three persons, including two children, were killed and eight others injured when their car overturned on Ahmedabad-Mumbai Express Highway on the city outskirts in the wee hours today, police said.

Public toilet users to be paid Re 1 in Ahmedabad

In an innovative way to eradicate practice of open defecation, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has announced 'use and get paid' scheme under which people will be paid Re 1 for using public toilets.

Bangladesh CID officials undergo training in Gujarat

A team of six top officials of Bangladesh CID, a specialised wing of police, are undertaking a 15-day long training programme at the Gujarat Forensic Science University (GFSU) in Gandhinagar near here.

2002 Gujarat riots: CD of call records misplaced, Rahul Sharma not responsible, says SIT

The special investigation team (SIT) on Monday submitted before the court trying the Naroda Gam riot case that CD of call records of some state functionaries during the 2002 Gujarat riots was misplaced but it did not amount to any offence by IPS officer Rahul Sharma.

Fake encounter accused IPS officer Abhay Chudasama promoted

Gujarat government promoted 1999 batch IPS officer Abhay Chudasama, who is an accused in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, to the rank of a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) on Monday.

2002 Gujarat riots: CD of call records misplaced; Rahul Sharma not responible, says SIT

The special investigation team (SIT) on Monday submitted before the court trying the Naroda Gam riot case that CD of call records of some state functionaries during the 2002 Gujarat riots was misplaced but it did not amount to any offence by IPS officer Rahul Sharma.

Admin issue warnings to fishermen in Gujarat ahead cyclone 'Ashobaa'

As the deep depression over east- central Arabian sea further intensified into a cyclonic storm "Ashobaa", the weather department here issued warning to fishermen along the Gujarat coast, which is expected to receive heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours.

Ishrat Jahan case: MHA denies sanction to prosecute ex-IB official, 3 others

Bringing down curtains to 11-year long probe, the government has turned down request of CBI for granting prosecution sanction to four IB officials, including a retired Special Director Rajender Kumar, who were allegedly involved in conspiracy behind killing of Ishrat Jahan and three others.

Ishrat case accused DySP NK Amin reinstated by Gujarat govt

NK Amin, who is an accused in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan case and the 2005 Soharabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, has been reinstated by the Gujarat Home Department as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) in the State Crime Records Bureau (SCRB) at Gandhinagar, officials said here on Friday.

NCP to go solo in Ahmedabad civic polls

Nationalist Congress Party will contest, on its own, the forthcoming Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation polls, the party city chief Rajesh Soni said on Friday.