Gujarat News

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.

At least 12 injured as ONGC's gas well catches fire near Surat

At least eight persons were injured on Saturday when an ONGC's gas well near Surat in Gujarat caught fire during a repair operation.

Opposition "misleading" farmers on Land Bill: Gujarat CM

 Amid row over the Centre's Land Acquisition Bill, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Thursday assured farmers her government would never acquire their land forcibly to be given to corporate houses and accused the Opposition of "misleading" the public on the measure.

Teesta Setalvad fund embezzlement case: SC constitutes 3-judge bench

The Supreme Court has constituted a three-judge bench to hear afresh the anticipatory bail plea of Teesta Setalvad and her husband in the case of alleged embezzlement of funds for a museum at Ahmedabad's Gulbarg Society that was devastated in the 2002 riots.

Geetha Johri promoted as DGP, three other officers elevated by Gujarat government

The Gujarat government promoted IPS officer Geetha Johri to the rank of DGP, while three other officers were also elevated on Thursday.

Asaram's son Narayan Sai granted interim bail

The Gujarat High Court, Thursday, granted interim bail to 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.

After acquittal in Akshardham case, Mufti Qayyum pens a book

Mufti Abdul Qayyum Mansuri, who was branded as a terrorist until his acquittal last year by the Supreme Court in the 2002 Akshardham temple attack case, has penned down the agony and atrocities that he underwent during his 11-year jail-term, in a book.

Teesta Setalvad used funds to spread communal discord, alleges Rajni Patel

Gujarat Minister of State for Home Rajni Patel on Wednesday accused Teesta Setalvad of misusing funds given to her NGO by the US-based Ford Foundation and said a report of the same has been sent to the Central government.

Terror alert issued for Gujarat's temples after Lakhvi's release

Days after the release of 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind and Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi from a jail in Pakistan, intelligence agencies on Wednesday issued a terror alert for temples in Gujarat.

Gujarat HC backs sealing of Taj Resort in Gir National Park

The Gujarat High Court has refused to interfere with the shut-down notice issued to Taj Resort of the Indian Hotels Company in the Gir National Park, the only abode of Asiatic lions.

Bar Council enrols former IPS officer Rahul Sharma as advocate

The Bar Council of Gujarat has enrolled retired IPS officer Rahul Sharma, who took on the Gujarat government over the 2002 communal riots, as an advocate.

Bar Council enrols ex-IPS officer Rahul Sharma as advocate

The Bar Council of Gujarat has enrolled retired IPS officer Rahul Sharma, who took on the Gujarat government over the 2002 communal riots, as an advocate.

Gujarat govt wants Teesta's NGO probed for misuse of foreign funds

The Gujarat government has sought a probe into the role of activist Teesta Setalvad's NGO alleging that it misused funds received from a foreign donor to create 'communal disharmony'.

'Advani missing' posters emerge in Gandhinagar
'Advani missing' posters emerge in Gandhinagar

Posters saying that BJP leader LK Advani was "missing", appeared in his Lok Sabha constituency Gandhinagar.

2002 riots: Cannot prosecute IPS officer for missing CD, SIT tells court

The Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Monday said the former IPS officer Rahul Sharma, accused of misplacing a CD containing important data related to the 2002 post-Godhra riots, had not committed any "cognisable offence".

Jairam Ramesh says PM lying about land bill, 'appreciates' RSS stand

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Monday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was lying about the amendments made by his government to the land acquisition Bill, and said he "appreciates" the RSS' stand on the issue.

30 AAP members from Gujarat to attend rebels' event

Thirty members of the Gujarat unit of Aam Admi Party would be attending the 'Swaraj Samvad' meet organised by dissidents Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan in Gurgaon on Tuesday.

Gujarat BJP expresses confidence in winning local body polls

BJP leaders held a meeting of the Gujarat state executive committee at Gandhinagar here on Sunday and expressed confidence that the party would win local body elections in the state scheduled for October, with a huge margin.

Gujarat govt keen to make voting mandatory before polls in October

People of Gujarat might have to compulsorily exercise their franchise or face penal action in local body polls to be held in October, as the state government is likely to notify rules for the controversial provision before those elections.

Gujarat CM promises to discharge teachers from quake debris scam

In a major relief to the 572 teachers accused in the multi-crore debris removal scam post the 2001 earthquake, Chief Minister Anandi Patel said on Saturday all of them will be discharged from the case.

Gujarat govt keen to make voting mandatory before local body polls in October

People of Gujarat might have to compulsorily exercise their franchise or face penal action in local body polls to be held in October, as the state government is likely to notify rules for the controversial provision before those elections.

Loo for VIPs; students ignored, alleges Guj varsity Senate

 Senate members of the Gujarat University here alleged that the varsity's authority paid no heed to students' demand of hygienic toilets for them while it spent over Rs 3 lakh on a lavish washroom for VIPs.

Ishrat Jahan case: Accused police officer seeks bail citing relief for Vanzara

Police officer NK Amin, an accused in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, on Friday sought bail citing the relief granted to IPS officer D G Vanzara despite his alleged prominent role in the crime.

Communal riots in Gujarat came down during BJP rule: Chishty

A senior official of the Gujarat BJP Minority Morcha has claimed that "communal riots and terrorist activities" in the state had "come down drastically" during the Narendra Modi administration, compared to earlier Congress and Janata regimes.

Former Ahmedabad city top cop Pandey had no criminal role in riot: SIT

The Special Investigation Team (SIT), which was set up to probe the 2002 Gulberg Society riot case, told the trial court here on Thursday that former Ahmedabad city Police Commissioner P C Pandey had no criminal role in the incident.

Gujarat police writes to MEA regarding rescued crew members

Gujarat police has written to Ministry of External Affairs to send back the 17 crew members, rescued on April 4 of a ship from Oman, to their respective countries.

Vadodara Health Department raids water packaging factories

The Vadodara Municipal Corporation's Health Department has raided drinking water manufacturing factories in the city to ensure that unsafe drinking water was not being manufactured, with the aim also to control the spread of diseases due to consumption of the same.

Naroda Patiya riots: SC stays proceedings in Gujarat HC for two months

The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed for two months proceedings in the Gujarat High Court on appeals filed by the convicts in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case in which former Minister Maya Kodnani was awarded life sentence.

1445 kgs of red sanders seized from garage in Ahmedabad

 In one of the biggest seizures, police on Wednesday recovered precious red sandalwood weighing 1445 kgs from a garage, which was supposed to be smuggled out of the country en route Delhi.