Gujarat News

Gujarat government to provide LPG connections to BPL families

Gujarat government plans to make the state "kerosene-free" by providing LPG gas connections to 33 lakh-odd Below Poverty Line (BPL) families, it was officially announced here today.

Liquor permit service at Vadodara, Bhuj airports

In a bid to boost tourism, Gujarat government has started to issue liquor permit to visitors at Vadodara and Bhuj airports thus making the process of getting the permit smooth in the 'dry' state.

Bhuj earthquake: PIL slams AMC, AUDA; seeks strict implementation of GDCR norms

A PIL filed before the Gujarat High Court on Monday has sought its intervention to strictly implement General Development Control Regulation (GDCR) norms which make structural inspection of all buildings mandatory to ensure safety of their occupants.

Congress MLA apologises for praising Gujarat CM

A Congress MLA from the city, who had praised Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel through advertisements published in local newspapers, today tendered his written apology to party leaders for doing so.

Gujarat govt to develop tourist circuit on Sardar Patel: CM

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has announced setting up of a tourist circuit on the life of Sardar Patel to make people aware about his work.

BJP suspends Vadodara corporator for anti-party activities

BJP on Sunday suspended its corporator of Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) for his alleged involvement in "anti-party activities", party's office bearers said.

Sohrabuddin's brother to challenge court's discharge orders

Aggrieved by the Mumbai-based special CBI court's orders granting discharge to eight accused in the Sohrabuddin Shaikh fake encounter case so far, his brother on Friday said the central agency had conducted an incomplete probe, and he would be moving the High Court.

PM Modi extends his wishes on foundation day of Gujarat, Maharashtra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended his greetings to the people of Gujarat and Maharashtra on Gujarat Day and Maharashtra Day respectively.

Wife immolates self after farmer commits suicide in Gujarat

Wife of a farmer allegedly immolated herself in front of her husband's body after the former committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling at his house in Bhader village here due to failure of crop, police said on Thursday.

India setting up four indigenous n-power reactors in Gujarat, Rajasthan

India is constructing four indigenous nuclear power reactors in Gujarat and Rajasthan, which will be completed by 2019, the government said on Thursday.

Transport strike cripples services in Gujarat

Public transport services were hit in different parts of the state as three unions of Gujarat State Road Transport Service (GSRTC) went on a day-long nationwide strike called by the transport sector workers against the Centre's new Road Safety and Transport Bill.

Army of forensic experts needed to thwart cyber attacks: Gujarat CM Anandi Patel

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel today expressed the need to have an "army" of forensic experts to tackle the challenge of cyber attacks in future.

Five youths drown in Tapi river in Gujarat

Five youths drowned in Tapi river after they went to take bath in the river near Vaghecha village here, fire brigade official said on Wednesday.

Gujarat RSS workers to raise fund for quake-hit Nepal

Over 16,000 RSS workers from Gujarat will raise funds for quake-torn Nepal victims and help in the relief and rehabilitation works.

Ishrat case: Accused cop seeks to put forth new facts

After the special court for CBI cases reserved its order on the accused IPS officer NK Amin's bail petition in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter killing case, he filed an application on Monday seeking permission to submit "certain very important facts".

Ahmedabad residents organise prayer for Nepal earthquake victims

Residents of Ahmedabad organised a prayer meet to pay their respects to the victims of Nepal earthquake.

DRI nabs two persons with 52 kg of gold worth Rs 14 crore

The city unit of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence held two men and seized allegedly smuggled gold weighing around 52 kg worth around Rs 14 crore, officials said.

Mild tremors felt in north Gujarat, no casualty

Mild tremors were on Sunday felt in northern parts of Gujarat due to fresh aftershocks in Nepal after a massive earthquake in the Himalayan nation, but there was no casualty or damage to property in the western state.

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.