Gujarat News

Gulberg: 'Mob carried out massacre as top cops delayed response'

 Top police officials deliberately did not react in time to rein in a mob that went on the rampage and killed 69 people of the minority community at Gulberg Society during the 2002 riots, a special court here was told today.

Asaram moves Gujarat HC for bail to perform nephew's last rites

 Self-styled godman Asaram, an accused in a rape case, on Thursday moved the Gujarat High Court seeking a temporary bail of 30 days to perform the last rites of his nephew, a day after his plea was rejected by a Gandhinagar court.

BJP Councillor shot dead in Jasdan

 BJP Councillor Vipul Hirpara from Jasdan municipality has been shot dead allegedly by a co-councillor here, police said on Thursday.

Gujarat: 61 people died in police custody in 5 years

 As many as 61 persons died during police custody in the last five years, the Gujarat government today informed the state Legislative Assembly.

Gujarat education board cancels Class 12 computer exams

Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) on Wednesday cancelled the Class 12 computer theory examination after its paper was found to have questions from the old course.

Congress slams Gujarat government on Kalpsar, Narmada canal

Congress slammed the Gujarat government on Wednesday for delay in implementing the ambitious Kalpsar project as well as the Narmada canal network.

Gujarat industrial development model to be replicated: J&K govt

The Jammu and Kashmir government would replicate the "Gujarat model" of industrial development in the state, Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Prakash said here on Wednesday.

Asaram's temporary bail plea rejected

 A Gandhinagar court on Wednesday rejected the temporary bail application of self-styled godman Asaram, the accused in an alleged rape case, who had sought a 30-day release to perform the last rites of his nephew.

Mild tremors felt in Gujarat's Kutch, no reports of damage

As many as four mild tremors measuring 1.4 to 3.8 on the Richter Scale were felt in various parts of Kutch district of Gujarat today, Institute of Seismological Research's website said.

War of words in the House to extend Gujarat assembly session

Congress MLAs on Tuesday objected to the proposal by the Gujarat government not to extend the ongoing session for two more days to accommodate discussions and voting on 12 bills admitted in the House.

Mild tremors felt in Gujarat's Kutch; no reports of damage

As many as four mild tremors measuring 1.4 to 3.8 on the Richter Scale were felt in various parts of Kutch district of Gujarat on Tuesday, Institute of Seismological Research's website said.

57 boats released by Pakistan handed over to Gujarat fishermen
57 boats released by Pakistan handed over to Gujarat fishermen

Fifty seven Indian fishing boats released by Pakistan were handed over to the Gujarat fishermen here on Tuesday.

HC notice to Gujarat over Narayan Sai's bail plea in alleged rape case

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the state government over a temporary bail plea of 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.

More than 76 lakh illiterates in Gujarat, Assembly told

Gujarat government has admitted in the Assembly that as on August 2014, there were more than 76 lakh illiterates registered in the state.

Pigeon with attached transmitter nabbed near Gujarat coast
Pigeon with attached transmitter nabbed near Gujarat coast

The Coast Guard on Tuesday intercepted a pigeon to which a transmitter was attached, in Gujarat's Jamnagar district.

Liquor worth Rs 206 crore destroyed in Gujarat in 5 years

Liquor worth Rs 206 crore was destroyed in Gujarat in the last five years by the police department, the government informed the Assembly on Monday.

Four motorcycle thieves held, 14 bikes recovered in Gujarat

 Four members of a motorcycle-lifting gang from Madhya Pradesh, including a minor boy, were arrested and 14 motorcycles were recovered from their possession, police said on Sunday.

Woman beats her minor son to death in Gujarat

A woman was booked for allegedly beating her 12-year-old son to death with an iron rod for stealing valuable items from a nearby shop on Saturday, police said.

Gujarat: New education policy must create jobs for youth, says minister

Vadodara; Emphasising on skill-development, Gujarat education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama today urged the Centre to design a new education policy that creates job opportunities for the youth.

Mild tremor felt in Northern Gujarat; no damage reported

An earthquake measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale was felt in various parts of North Gujarat's Mehsana, Sabarkantha and Banaskantha districts.

Congress MLAs walk out of Gujarat Assembly over tribal issues

Congress MLAs staged a walk out from the Gujarat Assembly session on Thursday after their demand to extend time to discuss tribal development and forest rights issues was not granted by the Deputy Speaker.

Stolen diamonds worth Rs 2 cr recovered; two held

Diamonds worth over Rs 2 crore which were allegedly stolen from a city-based export firm here have been recovered and two persons have been arrested in this connection, police said on Thursday.

SC extends stay on Teesta Setalvad's arrest, refers anticipatory bail plea to larger bench

The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the stay on arrest of social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand in connection with a case of alleged embezzlement of funds for a museum at Ahmedabad's Gulbarg Society that was devastated in the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Employee decamps with rough diamonds worth Rs 3 crore

A man working as a courier of a city-based diamond firm allegedly decamped with 2,500-carat rough diamonds worth Rs 3 crore, forcing the owner to file a case of criminal breach of trust against his employee, police said on Tuesday.

Modi govt trying to impose Police Raj on Gujarat model: Congress

Congress on Tuesday accused the Modi government of trying to impose 'Police Raj' on 'Gujarat model' in the country after a Delhi Police communication asked the MPs not to hold a protest march on land bill from Parliament House as prohibitory orders were in force in the area.

UAVs, ATVs soon to shore up BSF power in Rann of Kutch

An array of modern Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), fast-attack craft and all- terrain vehicles (ATVs) will soon bolster the dominion power of the BSF deployed to guard the marshy and arid Rann of Kutch region along the Indo-Pak border.

20 Congress MLAs suspended from Gujarat Assembly

20 Congress MLAs were suspended for a day from the Gujarat Assembly after they rushed to the well of the House demanding discussion on recent unseasonal rains which affected farmers in the state.

Gandhian Narayan Desai dies at 90

 Famous Gandhian thinker Narayan Desai passed away in Gujarat`s Valsad district early on Sunday following prolonged illness. He was 90.

Ahmed Patel alleges 'improper utilisation' of subsidy by GSFC

Political adviser to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Ahmed Patel, has written to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel asking her to look into the alleged "improper utilisation" of central subsidy by the Gujarat State Fertiliser and Chemicals Pvt Ltd (GSFC).

Ex-IPS Rahul Sharma, who took on Gujarat govt, to be lawyer

After opting for early retirement from the Indian Police Service, Rahul Sharma, who had crossed swords with Gujarat government over the probe of 2002 riots, on Saturday applied to the Bar Council of Gujarat (BCG) to be enrolled as a lawyer.