Gujarat News

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.

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.