Gujarat News

Around 550 Gujarati tourists stranded in Nepal; most are safe

 Around 550 tourists from Gujarat are stranded in Nepal which was hit by a massive earthquake on Saturday, but most of them are safe, the state officials said.

Guj CM wants educational curriculum to be job-oriented

 Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Saturday made a strong pitch for incorporating job-oriented changes in higher education curriculum to make college youth more employable.

Girl mauled to death by stray dogs

A nine-year-old girl was mauled to death by stray dogs when she had gone to answer nature's call in Karadiva village of the district.

Farmers should have a long life, says former president Kalam

Amidst increasing number of farmers' suicides in India, including the recent incident in Delhi, former President APJ Abdul Kalam said here on Friday that farmers should have a long and fruitful life.

Navy to commission new base in Gujarat next month

The Navy has decided to ramp up its presence in Gujarat and will commission its new base INS Sardar Patel next month in the coastal town of Porbandar to enhance maritime security.

Sarpanch humiliates teenagers in public for eloping

 A tribal village sarpanch in Chhota Udaipur district of Gujarat allegedly humiliated an 18-year-old local boy and a 17-year-old girl for eloping together a few weeks ago, a police official said.

Pak boat issue: Police to take legal opinion on filing FIR

 Gujarat police will take legal opinion on registering a First Information Report (FIR) against eight Pakistani nationals caught with drugs worth Rs 600 crore from the sea.

IAF plane airlifts bodies of Indians killed in Nepal accident

A special Indian Air Force aircraft on Thursday airlifted the bodies of the 17 Gujarati pilgrims killed in a bus accident in central Nepal.

Naroda Patiya case: Convict Babu Bajrangi gets three-month bail

 The Gujarat High Court on Thursday granted temporary bail of three months to former VHP leader Babu Bajrangi, who is convicted in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case, on medical grounds.

Gujarat govt to bear cost of treatment of labourer's 3 obese kids

Gujarat government has decided help treat three obese kids of a daily wage labourer from Vanjdi village of Una taluka in Gujarat's Gir Somnath district, an official said here on Wednesday.

Gujarat govt to bear cost of treatment of labourer's three obese kids

Gujarat government has decided help treat three obese kids of a daily wage labourer from Vanjdi village of Una taluka in Gujarat's Gir Somnath district, an official said here on Wednesday.

Gujarat CM directs local bodies to impose fine for open defecation

 To check practice of open defecation, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Wednesday directed local bodies to impose fine on those who go for defecation in open despite having toilet facility.

Coast Guard rules out reports of another Pak boat

Coast Guard on Wednesday clarified that there was only one Pakistani boat, which is already seized along with 8 crew while ferrying narcotics in international waters off Gujarat coast, and said the other boat spotted along with it could be from India for receiving the illicit consignment.

US experts arrive in Surat to bring fire at ONGC oil well under control

An expert team from the United States has arrived here to control an ongoing fire at a well owned by the government-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC).

BJP wins 33 out of 38 seats in Gujarat local body bypolls

Giving a jolt to Congress, the Gujarat unit of the BJP won 33 out of 38 seats in by-elections of various local bodies of the state, including two seats of Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) and 31 seats of various municipalities in the state.

Pakistani boat intercepted off Porbandar coast; eight smugglers arrested
Pakistani boat intercepted off Porbandar coast; eight smugglers arrested

In a joint operation, the Indian Navy and the Coastguard intercepted a Pakistani vessel with eight suspected smugglers off the coast of Porbandar on Monday.

To save his obese children Gujarat man decides to sell off kidney
To save his obese children Gujarat man decides to sell off kidney

A labourer in Gujarat's Una tehsil is fighting a losing battle to ensure that his obese children lead a normal and healthy life, so-much-so that to afford their expensive treatment he is willing to even sell his kidney off.

Rs 3 crore showered in 30 seconds as female BJP MP dances
Rs 3 crore showered in 30 seconds as female BJP MP dances

A 'Bhagwat Katha' programme organised in Gujarat's Veraval saw BJP MP Poonamben Madam shaking a leg, but the appalling part of the story is that nearly three crore rupees were showered by the crowd in merely 30 seconds.

At least 12 injured as ONGC's gas well catches fire near Surat

At least eight persons were injured on Saturday when an ONGC's gas well near Surat in Gujarat caught fire during a repair operation.

Opposition "misleading" farmers on Land Bill: Gujarat CM

 Amid row over the Centre's Land Acquisition Bill, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Thursday assured farmers her government would never acquire their land forcibly to be given to corporate houses and accused the Opposition of "misleading" the public on the measure.

Teesta Setalvad fund embezzlement case: SC constitutes 3-judge bench

The Supreme Court has constituted a three-judge bench to hear afresh the anticipatory bail plea of Teesta Setalvad and her husband in the case of alleged embezzlement of funds for a museum at Ahmedabad's Gulbarg Society that was devastated in the 2002 riots.

Geetha Johri promoted as DGP, three other officers elevated by Gujarat government

The Gujarat government promoted IPS officer Geetha Johri to the rank of DGP, while three other officers were also elevated on Thursday.

Asaram's son Narayan Sai granted interim bail

The Gujarat High Court, Thursday, granted interim bail to Narayan Sai, son of self-styled godman Asaram, who is behind bars in an alleged rape case filed by one of the two Surat-based sisters.

After acquittal in Akshardham case, Mufti Qayyum pens a book

Mufti Abdul Qayyum Mansuri, who was branded as a terrorist until his acquittal last year by the Supreme Court in the 2002 Akshardham temple attack case, has penned down the agony and atrocities that he underwent during his 11-year jail-term, in a book.

Teesta Setalvad used funds to spread communal discord, alleges Rajni Patel

Gujarat Minister of State for Home Rajni Patel on Wednesday accused Teesta Setalvad of misusing funds given to her NGO by the US-based Ford Foundation and said a report of the same has been sent to the Central government.

Terror alert issued for Gujarat's temples after Lakhvi's release

Days after the release of 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind and Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi from a jail in Pakistan, intelligence agencies on Wednesday issued a terror alert for temples in Gujarat.

Gujarat HC backs sealing of Taj Resort in Gir National Park

The Gujarat High Court has refused to interfere with the shut-down notice issued to Taj Resort of the Indian Hotels Company in the Gir National Park, the only abode of Asiatic lions.

Bar Council enrols former IPS officer Rahul Sharma as advocate

The Bar Council of Gujarat has enrolled retired IPS officer Rahul Sharma, who took on the Gujarat government over the 2002 communal riots, as an advocate.

Bar Council enrols ex-IPS officer Rahul Sharma as advocate

The Bar Council of Gujarat has enrolled retired IPS officer Rahul Sharma, who took on the Gujarat government over the 2002 communal riots, as an advocate.

Gujarat govt wants Teesta's NGO probed for misuse of foreign funds

The Gujarat government has sought a probe into the role of activist Teesta Setalvad's NGO alleging that it misused funds received from a foreign donor to create 'communal disharmony'.