Gujarat

PM reviews preparations for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas being held in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took stock of preparations for the upcoming Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), being held for the first time in his home state Gujarat, when the state's Finance Minister Saurabhbhai Patel called on him here.

Iranian ship detained in Gujarat

 An Iranian ship has been detained at Essar jetty in Hajira port for its alleged involvement in an accident with a fishing trawler, in which two fishermen were killed and three others are missing, police said here on Friday.

Sardar Patel's school turned into memorial at Karamsad village

Paying a tribute to Sardar Valabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary, the primary school, in which he had studied during from 1882 to 1888, was turned into a memorial on Friday at his ancestral village Karamsad in Nadiad district of Gujarat.

Gujarat heaves sigh of relief as 'Nilofar' fizzles out

 Gujarat on Friday heaved a sigh of relief as the severe cyclonic storm 'Nilofar' further weakened and will have no major impact except moderate rains along with windy weather in some coastal areas of the State.

Gujarat government appoints DJ Pandian as Chief Secretary

DJ Pandian, a 1981-batch IAS officer and holding the post of Additional Chief Secretary, was today appointed as the Chief Secretary (CS) by the Gujarat government.

More than 17,000 people evacuated as cyclone Nilofar nears Gujarat

More than 17,000 people living near the coastal areas in Gujarat have been evacuated by authorities in view of the approaching tropical cyclone Nilofar which, however, has gradually weakened and is expected to hit the state merely as a "depression".

Coast Guard ships to rescue fishing boats from Cyclone Nilofar

Taking precautionary measures ahead of Cyclone Nilofar, Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Thursday deployed its four ships at Porbandar coast to search and rescue fishing boats sailing along the Gujarat coast and to place them at the nearest safe harbours.

Cyclone Nilofar weakens before landfall; rains expected in Kutch, Saurashtra
Cyclone Nilofar weakens before landfall; rains expected in Kutch, Saurashtra

In what comes as a big relief for the residents of Gujarat, Cyclone Niolfar will weaken till the time it reaches its coast, Additional Director of Ahmedabad Meteorological Centre Manorama Mohanty said on Thursday.

ED files supplementary chargesheet in hawala scam in Gujarat

The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday filed a second charge sheet in the Rs 5,395-crore hawala scam allegedly involving Surat-based trader Afroz Fatta before the special Prevention of Money Laundering Act court here.

Godhra riots: Nanavati panel's final report likely by Nov 15

The Justice Nanavati Commission probing the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Gujarat, is ready with its final report which is expected to be submitted to the Gujarat state government by November 15.

Cyclone Nilofar to weaken before landfall, NDRF pre-positions seven rescue teams
Cyclone Nilofar to weaken before landfall, NDRF pre-positions seven rescue teams

While the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that very severe cyclone storm Niofar will weaken to a cyclonic storm at landfall on November 1, authorities in Gujarat are taking no chances with the preparations.

Cyclone Nilofar to hit Gujarat coast on Friday; centre, state agencies gear up
Cyclone Nilofar to hit Gujarat coast on Friday; centre, state agencies gear up

As cyclone Nilofar approaches the Gujarat coast, the Centre reviewed the preparedness of central and state agencies to face any challenge arising out of the approaching cyclonic storm Nilofar along the Gujarat coast.

Swami Vivekananda memorial inaugurated after renovation in Vadodara

The 150-year-old Dilaram Bungalow, which has been re-christened as the Swami Vivekananda Memorial, was inaugurated here on Tuesday by Ramakrishna Mission Vice-President Swami Vagishanandji.

Gujarat Congress to get new chief soon

Change in leadership of the Gujarat unit of Congress was imminent, senior party leader and Leader of the Opposition in Gujarat Assembly Shankersinh Vaghela said on Tuesday.

Coast Guard gears up as 'Nilofar' moves towards Gujarat, about 30, 000 people to be evacuated
Coast Guard gears up as 'Nilofar' moves towards Gujarat, about 30, 000 people to be evacuated

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is preparing itself to deal with any eventuality arising out of very severe cyclonic strom 'Nilofar' which is expected to make a landfall near Naliya village in Kutch district on November 1.

Cyclone Nilofar: About 30,000 to be evacuated from Wednesday

An estimated 30,000 people along coastal areas will be moved to safer places in Kutch district of Gujarat from Wednesday as the very severe cyclonic storm Nilofar hurtles towards the state and slams it by November 1 afternoon.

NDRF positions teams as 'Nilofar' approaches Gujarat coast

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Tuesday said it has deployed rescue and rehabilitation teams at various locations as cyclone Nilofar approaches the Gujarat coast.

Gujarat on high alert for Cyclone Nilofar
Gujarat on high alert for Cyclone Nilofar

Fishermen in Amreli district here have been advised not to venture into sea as the Cyclone Nilofar is likely to make a landfall on Friday near Naliya in Kutch district of Gujarat.

'Nilofar' turns into severe cyclone; Gujarat on alert
'Nilofar' turns into severe cyclone; Gujarat on alert

The cyclonic storm 'Nilofar', which originated in the Arabian Sea, has now intensified and is likely to make a landfall on October 31 near Naliya village in Kutch district, the Meteorological Department said on Monday.

Centre gears up to provide help to Gujarat for cyclone Nilofar

The Centre on Monday reviwed the preparedness of relief and rescue measures taken by Gujarat and offered all full help to the state in the wake of impending cyclonic storm Nilofar, which will make its landfall on Friday.

Cyclone Nilofar: Gujarat's coastal districts brace for heavy rains
Cyclone Nilofar: Gujarat's coastal districts brace for heavy rains

Coastal districts of Gujarat would receive isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall from October 30 as Cyclone Nilofar would intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

After Hudhud, severe cyclone Nilofar heading towards Gujarat coast
After Hudhud, severe cyclone Nilofar heading towards Gujarat coast

After cyclone Hudhud caused devastation in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, the north Gujarat coast is expected to bear the brunt of cyclone Nilofar.

Royal scion files PIL seeking properties of his lost kingdom

Seeking a right over properties worth of several crores of rupees from his "lost kingdom", a royal scion of the erstwhile state of Champaner in the Panchmahal district of Gujarat has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) before the Gujarat High Court.

Rajkot by-poll: BJP surging ahead in initial counting

BJP candidate Vijay Rupani is leading with more than 6,000 votes in the Rajkot-West Assembly seat after four rounds of counting, including postal ballots.

Gujarat set to get 11 new NCC units in 2015

 Gujarat is all set to get 11 new National Cadet Corps (NCC) units which will become operational next year, a top official said here today.

Sanjiv Bhatt asks Nanavati panel to take his NCM affidavits on record

Suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt on Saturday requested Justice (retd) GT Nanavati Commission, probing the 2002 communal riots, to take on record his two affidavits alleging complicity of Gujarat government which he had filed before the National Commission for Minorities (NCM).

Gujaratis in UK want direct flights to Ahmedabad

Gujaratis, who constitute nearly half of the Indian Diaspora in the UK, on Friday called on the new Indian government to launch direct flight routes between Britain and Ahmedabad.

Ishrat Jahan case: CBI court adjourns hearing of Vanzara's bail plea

A special court for Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) cases here on Friday adjourned the hearing on the bail plea of retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer D G Vanzara in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter killing case.

Gujarat HC orders probe over contempt plea against Adani Hospital

The Gujarat High Court here on Thursday directed the Kutch collector to probe and submit a report on whether G K Hospital, run by Adani group, was following the earlier directions of the High court.

Coast Guard apprehend 14 Pakistani nationals near Jamnagar coast

Fourteen Pakistani nationals were caught by the Coast Guard offivcers after their boat intruded into Indian waters near Jamnagar coast in Gujarat on Thursday.