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Diamond Power Cable's Amit Bhatnagar gets bail, says lawyer

A local court has granted bail to city-based Diamond Power Cable Company's Managing Director Amit Bhatnagar in an excise-related case, his lawyer Kaushik Bhatt said here today.

Congress MLAs suspended for creating ruckus in Guj Assembly

Several Congress members were Monday suspended from the Gujarat Assembly for a day after they disrupted the House proceedings while demanding a discussion on the law and order situation in the state.

Sohrabuddin fake encounter: Charges against Geeta Johari dropped

A special CBI court on Monday dropped charges against Gujarat Additional Director General of Police Geeta Johari in connection with Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter cases, for want of mandatory sanction from Maharashtra government for her prosecution.

MNREGA fell prey to corruption in Gujarat when Modi was CM: Congress

 Congress on Sunday took a swipe on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his reported jibe at UPA'S MNREGA scheme, saying the welfare scheme fell prey to corruption in Gujarat during his tenure as Chief Minister, and the party will raise the issue in the Rajya Sabha.

Gujarat: All 6 accused acquitted in British nationals' killing case

A special trial court here on Friday acquitted all six accused in the 2002 post-Godhra riots case in which three British nationals and their Indian driver were killed at Prantij town in Gujarat's Sabarkantha district, for want of evidence against them.

Gujarat HC grants bail to 2002 Naroda Patiya riot convict

The Gujarat High Court Friday granted bail to one of the 31 convicts of Naroda Patiya riot case of 2002.

Court acquits six in Gujarat riots case in which three British nationals were killed

A special trial court on Friday acquitted six persons in a 2002 Gujarat riots case in which three British nationals were killed.

SC asks Gujarat police to share details of documents with Teesta Setalvad

 The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Gujarat Police to give social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband the list of documents needed from them in the probe against them in a case of alleged embezzlement of funds for a museum at Ahmedabad's Gulbarg Society that was devastated in the 2002 riots.

Suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma denied pre-arrest bail

A special court for Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) cases on Wednesday rejected the pre-arrest bail application of suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma.

Labour Bill passed in Gujarat Assembly as Congress walks out

A bill aimed at reforming labour laws, was passed in the Gujarat Assembly on Wednesday after Congress MLAs walked out protesting against the bill, claiming it to be "pro-industry" and "anti-labour".

Gujarat riots: verdict in UK nationals' killing case on Feb 27

 A special trial court is likely to pronounce verdict this week in the case related to killing of three British nationals at Prantij town in Himmatnagar district during the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Gujarat.

Atmaram Parmar elected as deputy Speaker of Gujarat Assembly

Atmaram Parmar, former minister and sitting BJP MLA from Gadhda in Bhavnagar district, was on Wednesday elected as the deputy Speaker of the state Assembly.

Gujarat budget draws flak from Congress, business leaders

Reacting sharply to the state budget for 2015-16 presented in the Gujarat Assembly on Tuesday, Gujarat Congress leaders criticised the budget provisions as misleading, deceptive and having no concrete plan to fulfil expectations of the people.

Congress MLAs stage walkout from Gujarat Assembly

Congress MLAs on Tuesday staged a walkout from the Gujarat Legislative Assembly here while accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party government of stonewalling their query on the issue of the law and order.

Rs 43.17 crore spent on Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2015: CM

The Gujarat government said on Tuesday that it has spent Rs 43.17 crore on Vibrant Gujarat Summit held here in mid-January this year.

Gujarat Police submits in SC list of documents sought from Teesta Setalvad

The Gujarat Police has provided to the Supreme Court a list of documents, including those related to personal expenditure of social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband, it needed in its probe against them in a case of alleged embezzlement of funds for a museum at Ahmedabad's Gulbarg Society that was devastated in the 2002 riots.

Three killed, 1 injured in explosion at pharma unit in Vadodara

Three persons were killed and one was injured in blast after fire at a pharmaceutical plant in Padra taluka here, police said on Tuesday.

Gujarat junior health minister tests positive for swine flu

Gujarat Minister of State for Health Shanker Chaudhari has tested positive for swine flu and is undergoing treatment at his house in Gandhinagar.

BJP, Congress candidates file papers for deputy speaker poll

Both BJP as well as Congress today fielded candidates for the forthcoming election of a deputy speaker in the Gujarat Assembly, which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday.

Congress MLAs walk out of Gujarat state assembly session on swine flu issue

Congress MLAs staged a walk out during the Gujarat state assembly budget session which commenced here on Monday, after being dissatisfied with Gujarat State Health Minister Nitin Patel's answers to questions about swine flu in the House.

Guv's address in Guj Assembly disrupted due to protest on swine flu

In a stormy start to the Gujarat Assembly budget session today, State Governor O P Kohli had to cut short his address to the House owing to continuous protest and slogan shouting by Opposition Congress members demanding discussion on Swine Flu.

Guv's address in Gujarat Assembly disrupted due to protest on swine flu

In a stormy start to the Gujarat Assembly budget session on Monday, State Governor OP Kohli had to cut short his address to the House owing to continuous protest and slogan shouting by Opposition Congress members demanding discussion on swine flu.

Congress workers distribute medicines to combat swine flu in Gujarat

Congress party workers distributed free masks and medicines to residents in Gujarat as a precautionary measure to fight swine flu.

Gujarat to elect deputy-speaker as Vasava down with swine flu

 The Gujarat Assembly would be holding election for the post of deputy speaker on Tuesday, as Speaker Ganpat Vasava has contracted swine flu.

Ishrat case: CBI sticks to guns on role of ex-IB man

 Seeking sanction to prosecute the then Joint Director of Intelligence Bureau, Rajinder Kumar, in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, CBI has sent a clarification to the Home Ministry reiterating its position that there was ample evidence to prosecute the officer.

Items from 'Clean India' memento to Gandhi idols draw bidders

 Apart from the much-hyped monogrammed bandhgala suit and sport tees of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, articles ranging from a memento of his pet project 'Clean India Mission' to the idols of gods and those of Mahatma Gandhi are attracting visitors at the exhibition-cum-auction here.

Congress workers stage protest against PM Modi's gift auction

Congress workers on Thursday staged a protest outside the Science Convention Centre here against the ongoing auction of items gifted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging it to be an act of "self publicity".

Congress workers stage protest against Modi's gift auction

 Congress workers on Thursday staged a protest outside the Science Convention Centre here against the ongoing auction of items gifted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging it to be an act of "self publicity".

Teesta Setalvad issue: AMU Teachers' Association criticises Gujarat govt

The Aligarh Muslim University Teachers' Association (AMUTA) on Thursday alleged that the Gujarat government was attempting to harass human rights activists who have been fighting for minority rights in the country.

Gulbarg Society fund embezzlement case: Relief for Teesta Setalvad as SC extends stay on arrest
Gulbarg Society fund embezzlement case: Relief for Teesta Setalvad as SC extends stay on arrest

In a big relief to social activist Teesta Setalvad, the Supreme Court on Thursday stayed her arrest in a case of alleged embezzlement of funds for a museum in Ahmedabad's Gulbarg Society that was devastated in the 2002 riots.