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#SaveChandni: Poverty drives Vadodara girl to put herself on sale on Facebook
#SaveChandni: Poverty drives Vadodara girl to put herself on sale on Facebook

Faced with acute poverty and ailing, aged parents, Vadodara-resident Chandni Rajgaur was forced to put her dignity on the line and advertise her body on 'sale' on Facebook.

Work on Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Metro to commence soon: Patel

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Thursday said work on the Rs 10,000-crore Ahmedabad- Gandhinagar Metro rail project, which is awaiting approval from the Centre, will begin soon.

Gujarat CM addresses 1.25 lakh women on National Milk Day

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel felicitated progressive women cattle rearers and milk producing co-operative societies at a function in Banaskantha district today, on the occasion of 'Amul Man' Dr Verghese Kurien's birth anniversary, which is celebrated as National Milk Day.

SC rejects bail plea of accused in 2002 Gulberg Society case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant bail to one of the accused in the Gulberg Society massacre case of 2002 Gujarat riots in which former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri and 67 others were killed, saying it has asked the lower court to conclude trial in three months.

Indian Air Force's UAV crashes near Bhuj, no casualties

A Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Air Force, used for surveillance, crashed on Wednesday on the outskirts of a village near Bhuj town in Gujarat's Kutch district.

Communal clash in Prabhash-Patan in Gujarat, 7 injured

Seven people were injured after a minor dispute led to a communal flare-up involving arson and stone-pelting in Prabhash Patan area of Gir-Somnath district on Tuesday, police said.

Ishrat Jahan case: Court notice to CBI on bail plea of suspended cop
Ishrat Jahan case: Court notice to CBI on bail plea of suspended cop

 A local court on Tuesday issued notice to CBI, the probing agency in Ishrat Jahan alleged fake encounter case, and sought its reply with regard to bail plea of suspended Additional Director General of Police Pruthvi Pal Pandey.

Gujarat BJP MLA 'beats' youth with rod, caught on camera

A BJP legislator was on Monday caught on camera purportedly beating a "drunk" youth with a rod in Morbi district.

Inquiry ordered into allegations of cruelty to sick lioness in Gir forest

The Gujarat Forest Department has initiated an inquiry into an alleged incident of cruelty to a sick and helpless lioness by an unidentified man in Gir forest in the state, which is home to more than 400 Asiatic lions.

Western Railway awaits safety clearance to run trains at 130 kmph

 The Western Railway is awaiting clearance from the Commissioner of Railway Safety, for running trains on this high-speed corridor at 130 kmph which will help cut down travel time by at least 30 minutes.

Women mostly responsible for spreading litter: Gujarat CM

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Saturday, made a controversial remark about women saying that they are mostly responsible for spreading litter while speaking about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India' campaign at an event.

Three-year-old girl rescued from borewell

A three-year-old girl, who fell into a 45-feet-deep abandoned borewell in Ghodasar area in the city on Saturday, was rescued by a team of firemen in a swift operation, officials said.

Three-year-old girl rescued from borewell in Gujarat

A three-year-old girl, who fell into a 45-feet-deep abandoned borewell in Ghodasar area in the city on Saturday, was rescued by a team of firemen in a swift operation, officials said.

Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojna: Gujarat MPs adopt 'developed' villages

The choice of some villages adopted by MPs in Gujarat under the Prime Minister's 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojna' has invited criticism from Congress which claimed that they were already developed, a charge refuted by the MPs.

Gujarat: Woman killed in acid attack over resisting sexual advances

A 30-year-old woman was killed and her two children were critically injured in Umarvada here when a man along with two of his accomplices, hurled acid on them, police said on Friday.

Rahul Sharma, who took on Gujarat govt on 2002 riots, seeks retirement

IPS officer Rahul Sharma, who had openly taken on Gujarat government over the 2002 Godhra riots, has sought early retirement citing personal reasons.

Former AAP leader faces sexual harassment case

A complaint of sexual harassment was on Thursday filed against Mansukh Dhokai, a former AAP leader, at Porbandar.

Black money case: Businessman Pankaj Lodhiya questioned by ED

 The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has questioned Rajkot-based bullion trader Pankaj Lodhiya, who has been named in the affidavit filed in the Supreme Court by the Union Government in the black money case.

Tulsiram Prajapati case: Accused IPS officer's suspension lifted

The Gujarat government has revoked the suspension of 2001 batch IPS officer Vipul Agarwal, who was accused in Tulsiram Prajapati encounter case.

Godhra train case convict sentenced to death, jumps parole

The central jail authorities here on Wednesday sounded an alert after Salim Jarda, one of the accused in Godhra train burning case who was awarded death penalty, jumped the parole.

Gulberg Society case: Daily hearing in trial court from November 27

A special court trying the Gulberg Society massacre case pertaining to the killing of 68 people, including former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, during the 2002 communal riots will commence daily hearing from November 27 following directions of the Supreme Court.

Insufficient proof to summon Modi before commission: Nanavati

The judicial commission that probed the 2002 Gujarar riots said here on Wednesday that there is insufficient evidence to support allegations levelled against the then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi to summon him for questioning before the panel.

Gujarat CM carries out major reshuffle of portfolios
Gujarat CM carries out major reshuffle of portfolios

After inducting four new ministers (two each of cabinet and state ranks), Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel today carried out a major reshuffle of the portfolios.

AAP expels its Gujarat leader after reports allege he raped minor

Police arrested Mansukh Dhokai, an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader, who had contested Lok Sabha polls from Porbandar, after a 17-year-old girl filed a rape complaint against him.

Nanavati panel submits final report on Gujarat riots to CM Patel

After 12 years since its formation and 24 extensions, the Justice Nanavati Commission on Tuesday submitted its second and final report on the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Gujarat, in which more than 1000 people, mostly from a minority community were killed, to Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel to expand her ministry

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel plans to expand her council of ministers on Wednesday and induct around four to five new ministers, BJP party sources said here Tuesday.

2002 Godhra riots: Nanavati panel gives clean chit to PM Narendra Modi
2002 Godhra riots: Nanavati panel gives clean chit to PM Narendra Modi

The Justice Nanavati Commission, probing the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Gujarat, on Tuesday submitted its final report to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.

Guj minister Babu Bokhiria acquitted in illegal limestone mining case

Rajkot: In a major relief for Gujarat Agriculture minister Babu Bokhiria, the Porbandar Sessions Court Monday overturned his conviction by a lower court in 2013, and acquitted him in a case pertaining to illegal mining of limestone worth Rs 54 crore.

Second charge sheet against Fatta in hawala scam

The Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) in Surat city on Saturday filed a supplementary charge sheet against Afroz Fatta and Bilal Harun Gilani in a Rs 106-crore hawala scam.

Gujarat announces slew of industry incentives in new IT policy

To push investment in IT/ITeS sector in Gujarat by five times, to increase industry turnover to USD 1 billion and provide employment to 10 lakh people in next five years are some of the features of the new IT Policy unveiled by state government today after a gap of three years.