Gujarat News

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.

IPS officer 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.

HC rejects AAP plea to issue notice to Modi in affidavit case

Upholding the order of a trial court, the Gujarat High Court rejected an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member's plea seeking issuance of notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection with his affidavit filed before the 2012 Gujarat state assembly election.

Gujarat HC rejects AAP plea to issue notice to Modi in affidavit case

 Upholding the order of a trial court, the Gujarat High Court rejected an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member's plea seeking issuance of notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection with his affidavit filed before the 2012 Gujarat state assembly election.

Court to decide on Gulberg survivors' plea seeking documents

 The lawyer for the survivors of 2002 Gulberg Society massacre case on Thursday sought the relevant documents from the special investigation team's closure report on its investigation of Gujarat riots.

51 school kids hospitalised after consuming mid-day meal in Gujarat

At least 51 students of Lolpura primary school in Kanvadi village in Anand district were hospitalised due to food poisoning, after they consumed school mid-day meals on Wednesday, officials said.

Gujarat to form rules for cab operators

The Gujarat government has announced plans to regulate smartphone application based national as well as international cab service providers operating in the state, after the rape of a young woman by the driver of a smartphone application based taxi service in Delhi.

Remnants of Shiva temple found during excavation at mosque in Gujarat: Govt

Remnants of a Shiva temple having two shrines were found during an excavation carried out at Jami Masjid mosque and its adjacent areas in Gujarat about 35 years ago, the government informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Vadodara girl to receive Bravery Award for saving 3 children

 Bringing laurels to her city and school, a Class IX student will receive the President's National Bravery Award 2014 on Republic Day at New Delhi.

SIT submits in court Gulberg Society massacre case documents

The Supreme Court-appointed special investigation team on Tuesday submitted documents related to the Gulberg Society massacre case of 2002 riots in the special trial court here.

BJP aims to enrol 1 crore members in Gujarat by March

BJP on Tuesday said it was aiming at providing membership to one crore people through its membership drive in the state by the end of March next year.

BJP to become world's largest political party, says party's Gujarat leader

Senior BJP leader and in-charge of Gujarat BJP Dinesh Sharma expressed confidence here on Monday that the BJP would emerge as the world's largest political party and surpass the ruling Communist Party of China which has approximately eight crore members.