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Quota row: Hardik to start meeting Patel MLAs from today
Quota row: Hardik to start meeting Patel MLAs from today

Hardik Patel, leader of the Patel quota agitation in Gujarat, will start meeting MLAs of his community from Friday to know their stand on the reservation issue.

Now, Hardik says 'reverse' Dandi March only after govt nod

In a sort of climbdown, the Patel quota agitation spearhead Hardik Patel Thursday said the proposed "reverse" Dandi march from Dandi to Sabarmati Ashram will take off only after government grants permission for the programme.

Patel quota stir: CID to probe 'police atrocities'
Patel quota stir: CID to probe 'police atrocities'

The Gujarat government has entrusted the CID with the probe into alleged "atrocities" committed by police while tackling the Patel quota stir and declared compensation to those killed and injured in the violence last week.

Quota row: Hardik to begin meeting Gujarat Patel MLAs from tomorrow

Hardik Patel, leader of the Patel quota agitation in Gujarat, Thursday said he will start meeting MLAs of his community from tomorrow to know their stand on the reservation issue, which sparked violence across the state claiming ten lives last week.

Hardik's aide accused of duping two persons of Rs 1 crore

A close aide of quota agitation leader Hardik Patel has been accused of duping a cotton trader and a ginning mill owner from Gujarat to the tune of over Rs 1 crore, police said on Wednesday.

Togadia rejects reports suggesting links with Hardik Patel

 VHP chief Pravin Togadia on Wednesday rejected media reports suggesting he was close to Hardik Patel and others linked to the ongoing quota stir in Gujarat and threatened legal action against those behind the reports.

Chinese daily questions 'Gujarat model' of development

A state-run Chinese newspaper has used the opportunity of recent violence during the Patels' reservation agitation in Gujarat to question the "Gujarat model" of development.

Twitter case: HC notice to Gujarat govt over Teesta's plea

The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the state government and a complainant on a plea by social activist Teesta Setalvad seeking quashing of an FIR in a case in which she is accused of putting objectionable pictures of Hindu deities on a popular social networking site.

Patel stir: Ban on mobile internet, social media lifted in Gujarat

Police on Tuesday lifted the ban they had imposed on mobile internet, social media and SMS services in the wake of violence during the Patel stir in various parts of the State last week.

Quota stir: Congress wants HC judge panel to probe "atrocities" by cops

Gujarat Congress on Tuesday demanded setting up of an inquiry commission, comprising a sitting High Court judge, to probe the "atrocities committed by police" on members of Patel community during their protest for reservation last week.

Hardik Patel's latest antic – 'Reverse' Dandi march
Hardik Patel's latest antic – 'Reverse' Dandi march

Hardik Patel, who has hit the headlines lately for spearheading the Patel quota movement, said on Tuesday that he will organise a 'reverse' Dandi march from Dandi to Ahmedabad later this week.

Gujarat HC junks PIL seeking caste survey before decision on quota

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday dismissed a public interest litigation which had demanded that the state government must collect caste data before any decision about granting reservation to the Patel community is taken.

Is it Hardik Patel in this viral MMS Sex Video?
Is it Hardik Patel in this viral MMS Sex Video?

While Zee Media cannot verify the authenticity of this video posted by Khojinarad on YouTube.

Anti-reservation protests in India a result of less jobs: Expert

India's reservation system is under attack because its rapid economic growth has not resulted an increase in private-sector jobs, a noted expert has said.

OBC quota: Fresh agitation by Patels in Gujarat from today
OBC quota: Fresh agitation by Patels in Gujarat from today

After creating nationwide sensation with a rally last week, the Patel community has decided to launch a fresh round of agitation for reservation from Tuesday amid claims of support from various other sections of the society.

Sanjiv Bhatt granted permission to go abroad

Ahmedabad, Aug 31 (PTI) A court here today granted permission to former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt to travel to the United Kingdom for 30 days.

Issues raised by Hardik implodes “Gujarat model” of development: Congress

The Congress on Monday said the issues raised by Hardik Patel was an "implosion" of the "Gujarat model" of development pursued by Narendra Modi which was not inclusive in nature.

Custodial death case: Gujarat HC says no need for it to monitor probe

The Gujarat High Court on Monday disposed of a petition filed in the case of alleged custodial death of a 32-year-old man of Patel community during the reservation stir, saying there was no need for the court to monitor the case when CID has taken over probe into it.

Patel quota stir to be expanded to other states, warns Hardik
Patel quota stir to be expanded to other states, warns Hardik

The agitation for quotas for Patels in government jobs and educational institutions will be expanded to other states and include castes like Kurmis and Gujjars, Hardik Patel, who led the stir that plunged Gujarat into violence said on Sunday.

Gujarat: Woman killed for practising 'witchcraft', 2 relatives held

 A 55-year-old woman was allegedly killed by her two nephews, who suspected that she practised witchcraft, at a village in neighbouring Chhota Udaipur district, police said on Sunday.

Swetang's funeral held amid tight security

Amid tight security, the funeral of a 32-year-old man from Patel community, who allegedly died in custody after being caught by police during the quota violence, was held here on Sunday.

Uddhav Thackeray asks Hardik Patel to behave like Bal Thackeray

Patel agitation leader Hardik Patel should behave like Shiv Sena icon Bal Thackeray if he really considers the latter to be his role model, Sena president Uddhav Thackeray said here on Saturday.

Quota row: Nine policemen booked in alleged custodial death

After the Gujarat High ordered a CID probe, nine policemen including two inspectors and a sub-inspector have been booked for the alleged custodial death of a 32-year-old man detained during Patel quota agitation.

Patel quota stir: Gujarat limps back to normalcy; curfew lifted
Patel quota stir: Gujarat limps back to normalcy; curfew lifted

Normalcy is gradually returning to Gujarat where authorities on Saturday lifted curfew from all affected parts of the state as no major incident of violence was reported for two days after the Patel quota agitation turned violent early this week.

Gujarat's Hardik Patel respects this politician the most
Gujarat's Hardik Patel respects this politician the most

Hardik Patel, the man who led mass agitation in Gujarat demanding quotas for the Patel community, is smitten by none other than Raj Thackeray.

CPI says Patel leaders remarks attack principle of reservation

 The CPI on Friday said the remarks made by Patel leaders that their community be given OBC status or quotas offered to others be cancelled, attacks the principle of reservation and can lead to war between castes.

Hardik Patel rules out negotiations, says not against quota

 Hardik Patel, who has galvanised the dominant Patel community in Gujarat on the reservation demand, says his sole objective is the inclusion of Patel community in the OBC category and not the abolition of the quota system but ruled out negotiations on the issue.

Quota stir: Gujarat HC orders CID probe in custodial death case
Quota stir: Gujarat HC orders CID probe in custodial death case

The Gujarat High Court on Friday ordered a CID probe in a case of custodial death of a 32-year- old man of Patel community during quota violence after the second post-mortem report stated that he had died due to severe head injury.

Hardik Patel is Gujarat hero, says Shiv Sena

The mass appeal of Hardik Patel in Gujarat "does not augur well for the BJP", the Shiv Sena said on Friday, calling him "a hero" who had punctured claims that Gujarat was a peaceful state.

Quota row: Curfew lifted in 3 areas of Ahmedabad, Army flag march continues
Quota row: Curfew lifted in 3 areas of Ahmedabad, Army flag march continues

Tension eased across Gujarat as no incident of violence, sparked by Patel community's quota agitation, was reported overnight, while curfew was on Friday lifted in three out of the nine areas of Ahmedabad even as Army continued flag march in some sensitive areas.