Gujarat News

Asaram case: Witness' family seeks protection from Gujarat police

 The family of Akhil Gupta, a witness in the Asaram rape case who was shot dead earlier this month, has sought protection from Gujarat police, saying that they were dissatisfied with the security provided by the Uttar Pradesh police.

Teenage girl raped by uncle in Gujarat

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her uncle at Raka Khatiya village in Lalpur taluka of Jamnagar district, police said on Sunday.

Amid Cong protest, 'Saraswati Vandana' held in Gujart civic schools

Amid protest by Congress councillors, 'Saraswati Vandana' was organised on Saturday in more than 450 schools run by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) which termed it as a "huge success".

Gujarat directive on 'Saraswati Vandana' in schools kicks up storm

 The Ahmedabad School Board has whipped up a controversy with its circular asking all schools to hold 'Saraswati Vandana' on Vasant Panchami tomorrow, drawing accusations of promoting ruling BJP's Hindutva agenda and warnings of legal action and protest by Congress.

Economist Jagdish Bhagwati lauded 'Gujarat model': Anandiben Patel

Noted economist Jagdish Bhagwati on Thursday paid a courtesy visit to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel at Gandhinagar and lauded 'the Gujarat Model' of development.

Special court attaches assets of Gujarat IAS officer Pradeep Sharma

In more trouble for Gujarat cadre IAS officer Pradeep Sharma, a special anti-money laundering court here had ordered attachment of his immovable assets worth about Rs 75 lakh in a case of alleged corruption and criminal conspiracy in allotment of government land to a firm.

Gujarat police begins probe into extortion call made to Kutch trader

A team of Gujarat police began its search operations in the district to nab the miscreants who had allegedly made a call to a Kutch-based trader demanding extortion money of Rs 2 crore from him.

Gujarat CM calls Modi a giant, equates him with Gandhi, Patel

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Tuesday said that Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi were "great sons" of the state.

Blast in chemical company in Gujarat; one dead

One worker was killed while 11 others were injured, three of them seriously when a chemical barrel exploded in a firm in Ankleshwar GIDC area of Bharuch district in Gujarat, police said on Tuesday.

'Garvi Gurjari' craft fair in Vadodara

The Gujarat government is holding a week-long National Craft Fair and Summit here from January 23 to showcase a plethora of handloom and handicraft products from the state as well as from across the country bringing artisans on a single platform to interact with buyers and enhance their business potential.

Fishermen observe strike against nod to large fishing trawlers in Gujarat

A large number of fishermen across the state observed a day-long strike to protest the Centre's recent decision to allow deep sea fishing trawlers in the waters of India's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

Ahmedabad serial blast case trial to restart from January 21

A special court formed to hear the city serial blast case of 2008 is likely to resume trial from Janaury 21 after the appointment of a new judge.

NBA activist Medha Patkar cross examined in 2002 assault case

Social activist Medha Patkar, who heads NGO Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA), was cross examined before a local court in connection with the 2002 Sabarmati Ashram assault case against her.

Sadiq Jamal case: Court grants bail to two accused cops

The special court for CBI cases here on Monday granted bail to two police constables arrested in the 2003 Sadiq Jamal fake encounter case.

Bharuch violence: 200 BJP members resign, blame illegal shrimp farming

Alleging inaction on the part of Gujarat government in reining in "anti-social" elements thriving on illegal shrimp farming in Bharuch district which was hit by communal clashes, around 200 members of BJP from Hansot and Ankleshwar talukas have resigned from the party.

Probe ordered into voter ID cards in bogus names in Gujarat

Banaskanatha district collector on Saturday ordered a probe into alleged issuance of voters identity cards in the name of non-existent persons by the mamaltdar office in Palanpur tehsil.

Ishrat Jahan case: Court reserves order on Pandey, Vanzara's bail

The special CBI court here on Friday reserved its order on the bail applications of former IPS officers P P Pandey and D G Vanzara who are accused in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter killing case.

PM Modi releases Gujarati translation of 'Thirukkural'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday released a Gujarati translation of Thiruvalluvar`s "Thirukkural", which holds a prime place among the classical Tamil literary works, an official statement said.

Union Minister Vasava blames police over communal clashes in Gujarat

Union Minister of state for tribal affairs and Bharuch MP Mansukhbhai Vasava on Friday said the police were "careless" and failed to prevent the recent communal clashes in Hansot town in Gujarat in which two people died.

Girl killed for resisting rape bid in Ahmedabad

 A 22-year-old girl was killed by four youths when she resisted their alleged bid to rape her in Naranpura area of the city, police said on Thursday.

Gujarat communal clash: Police register five FIRs

A day after two persons were killed and at least ten others were injured in clashes between two communities in and around Hansot town of Bharuch district, police on Thursday registered five separate FIRs for murder and rioting but no arrests have been made .

Three killed in communal clashes in Gujarat's Bharuch district

Three persons were killed and at least 10 others were injured in the clashes between two communities in and around Hansot town of Bharuch district on Thursday, police said.

Ishrat Jahan case: SC rejects Amin's bail plea

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the bail plea of Gujarat cadre IPS officer Narendra Kumar Amin who is in jail for his alleged involvement in Ishrat Jahan and other staged shootout cases.

Ten injured in group clashes in Bharuch

 At least ten people were injured and several shops were set on fire in clashes between two groups in Hansot village of Bharuch district today, the police said.

Ishrat Jahan encounter case: CBI opposes Vanzara's bail plea

CBI, which investigated the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter killing case on Tuesday opposed the bail petition of IPS officer DG Vanzara who is one of the prime accused.

Modi-Obama kites a hit in Gujarat

Owing to the festival of Makar Sakranti or the Kite Festival, the kite shop owners of Surat have come with kites having the pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama.

Gas leakage in Vatva industrial area, two hospitalised

Two persons were hospitalised following suspected ammonia gas leak from one of the factories in Vatva GIDC area in the city, fire brigade officials said.

Code for India launches Gujarat chapter

Silicon Valley-based 'Code for India', a fast growing network of Indian-origin tech professionals, on Monday announced to launch a Gujarat chapter to help build skills development programmes in the state.

Vibrant Gujarat made world vibrate with dynamism: UN chief

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s `Make in India` was a "very good policy" and that the Vibrant Gujarat Summit made the whole world "vibrate with dynamism".

Kerry's car involved in minor accident

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his staff were involved in a minor road accident here on Monday but none of them were injured.