Gujarat News

VHP says it re-converted over 200 Christian tribals in Gujarat

Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday "re-converted" over 200 tribal Christians to Hinduism by holding rituals at Aranai village in Valsad district of BJP-ruled Gujarat, claimed a local leader.

Opponents of relief package have vested interests: Gujarat CM

 Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Saturday hit back at Congress for terming as a "stunt" the relief package for farmers announced by her government, saying its opponents are serving their "vested interests" by criticising the relief.

Gujarat HC corrects typo, says not suspended conviction of Maya Kodnani

The Gujarat High Court has clarified that the conviction of former state minister Maya Kodnani -- who has been awarded a 28-year jail term by a trial court in Naroda Patiya riot case of 2002 -- was not suspended, and it was a typographical error on their part.

Modi's elevation as PM gave Gujarat its first woman CM

2014 was a watershed year for Gujarat as its most popular leader Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of the country leading BJP to a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha polls while the state got its first-ever woman Chief Minister in Anandiben Patel.

Abandoned Pak boat seized near Gujarat coast

The Border Security Force (BSF) has recovered an abandoned boat near the coast in Gujarat's Kutch.

Abandoned Pakistani boat found at 'Harmai Nala' in Kutch

A Pakistani boat was on Friday found abandoned at 'Harami Nala' near Sir Creek area in Kutch of Gujarat by the BSF, an official said.

CBI helped some Ishrat case cops get bail: DG Vanzara

Suspended IPS officer DG Vanzara, who is in jail in connection with the alleged fake encounter killing of Ishrat Jahan and others on Friday alleged in a special court that some police officers who are accused in the case got bail because they were tutored by CBI in giving statements.

Protests on cotton MSP continue, 20 Congress workers detained

Around 20 Congress workers including a MLA were on Friday detained by local police at Amreli town in Saurashtra region as a precautionary measure to stop them from staging protests at a government function attended by two state ministers.

Surat partners Microsoft to become smart city

The Surat Municipal Corporation has tied up with Microsoft India to transform the economic capital of Gujarat into a smart city, a statement said Friday.

Gandhian Chunibhai Vaidya dead

Gandhian and land rights crusader Chunibhai Vaidya died here on Friday due to age-related problems.

Gujarat youth held for kidnapping minor

Shirdi: A youth from Gujarat was arrested here for allegedly luring a minor girl to marry him and then harassing her, police said Friday.

Gujarat government's Chief Secretary gets a 'clean chit'

 Gujarat government submitted a report before the Gujarat High Court on Thursday giving a "clean chit" to its Chief Secretary DJ Pandian in an alleged land purchase scam in the state's solar park project in Patan district.

Congress threatens to disrupt 'Vibrant Summit' over cotton MSP

Gujarat Congress threatened to disrupt the forthcoming 'Vibrant Gujarat Summit' on Thursday, if both the Centre as well as the state government did not solve the issue of Minimum Support Price (MSP) of cotton within eight days.

Protests on farmer suicides intensify in Gujarat, govt refuses to set up inquiry panel

Protests erupted on Thursday in various parts of Saurashtra region in Gujarat, a day after a young farmer in Vinchhiya town here allegedly set himself afire on the issue of increase in cotton MSP even as the state government rejected the demand to set up a inquiry panel to probe the incident.

Gujarat government fulfilled all farmers' demands: Anandiben Patel

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel said here on Thursday that the state government has fulfilled all farmers' demands, notwithstanding a farmer's self-immolation seeking better minimum support price (MSP) for cotton crops.

SIT narrates key witness' account before Gulbarg trial court

The prosecution agency --Special Investigating Team (SIT)-- in the Gulbarg Society riot case, where former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri and 68 others were killed in 2002, today narrated the account of their prime witness before the trial court here.

VMC to seek help from Centre, Guj govt for river front proj

Vadodara: The Vadodara Municipal Corporation will seek financial assistance from the Centre and the Gujarat Government for the implementation of its Rs 1,500 crore Vishwamitri River Front Project in the city.

Arun Jaitley adopts Karnali group panchayat villages in Guj

Vadodara: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has decided to adopt Karnali group panchayat villages in Gujarat's Vadodara district as part of the 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna', a senior official has said.

Gujarat students pay homage to victims of Peshawar attack

Students and teachers of various city schools and colleges of Wednesday paid homage to victims of yesterday's gruesome attack by Taliban militants on an army-run school in Pakistan's Peshawar that claimed 141 lives, mostly students.

This tiny Gujarat village has over Rs 1000 cr in NRI deposits

Vadodara: Kerala's nearly Rs 90,000 crore of NRI deposits, which is highest in the country, pales into oblivion when compared to the over Rs 1,000 crore that the members of this sleepy Dharmaj village near here cumulatively have in their banks.

BJP helping ISIS spread its network in Gujarat, claims Vaghela

Senior Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela on Tuesday alleged that the BJP has been helping terror outfit ISIS spread its network in Gujarat.

Former Gujarat Dy SP Waghela gets bail in Sadiq encounter case

A special CBI court on Tuesday granted bail to a retired Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy SP) of Gujarat in the 2003 Sadiq Jamal encounter killing case.

Gulberg case: SIT asked to provide closure report to victims

A special trial court trying the 2002 Gulberg society riot case on Tuesday ordered the Special Investiation Team (SIT) to provide the '8000-page documents' from their closure report, filed on the complaint of slain former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri's widow Zakia, to the victims.

Teesta Setalvad grilled by cops in Gulberg society funds case

Activist Teesta Setalvad was today questioned by city crime branch officials here on Monday in connection with the alleged Gulberg Society fund misuse case.

Gujarat kids get boat for school, courtesy Indian-American couple

Children from many tribal villages in Gujarat's Chhota Udaipur district once had to swim across the raging Hiran river every day during monsoons to reach school in Utavadi village in Narmada district. Many of them carried a gohri, a 20-litre brass pot that they held on to to stay afloat as they crossed the 600-metre tributary.

Gujarat minister Nitin Patel shown black flags by Congress workers

Gujarat Health Minister Nitin Patel was on Sunday shown black flags by Congress workers for "blanking" the opposition party at the inauguration function of a drainage scheme at Dahegam village in Gandhinagar district.

Gujarat HC refuses to quash adulteration case against Pepsico

 The Gujarat High Court has refused to set aside a case filed against the Pepsico Holdings India Private Ltd for selling adulterated product.

Gujarat Chief Minister visits Narmada dam at Kevadia

 Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel paid a visit to the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Dam at Kevadia on Friday and reviewed the progress made in the installation of sluice gates on the dam.

Sadiq encounter case: Tarun Barot files bail plea in HC

After failing to get bail from the lower court, suspended deputy superintendent of police Tarun Barot, who is behind the bars in the Sadiq Jamal fake encounter case, Friday moved the Gujarat High Court.

IPS officer Rajkumar Pandian accused in Soharabuddin encounter case reinstated

The Gujarat Government revoked the suspension of IPS officer Rajkumar Pandian, an accused in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, and reinstated him on Thursday.