Gujarat News

Hardik Patel doesn't get bail

The Gujarat government on Wednesday refused to accept an undertaking by jailed Patidar leader Hardik Patel in the Gujarat High Court that he won`t indulge in any activity to provoke people if he was granted bail in the two sedition cases slapped against him.

Hardik Patel offers to give an undertaking for bail, not to do anything that affect law
Hardik Patel offers to give an undertaking for bail, not to do anything that affect law

Jailed Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel's lawyer on Tuesday told the Gujarat High Court that his client is willing to give an undertaking in writing to refrain from activities that may affect law and order if granted bail.

Quota stir in Gujarat phase-II: Hardik Patel's PAAS to begin 'lollipop Mahotsav' protest from today
Quota stir in Gujarat phase-II: Hardik Patel's PAAS to begin 'lollipop Mahotsav' protest from today

According to media reports the PAAS are not satisfied with the Gujarat CM announcing 10 percent reservation.

Congress workers burn PM Modi's effigy, demands probe in GSPC scam

Citing a CAG report which rapped GSPC for mismanagement, Congress workers here today burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they demanded a probe into the alleged scam in Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation.

Shiv Sena protests Pak singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's concert in Ahmedabad, several detained
Shiv Sena protests Pak singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's concert in Ahmedabad, several detained

Several Shiv Sena members were detained on Saturday for trying to stage protest outside the concert venue of Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in Ahmedabad. 

Hardik Patel's PAAS rejects Gujarat govt's EBC quota scheme

The Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), which was demanding inclusion of the Patels in the OBC category for reservation, Friday rejected Gujarat government's announcement of 10 per cent reservation for the economically backward among upper castes and termed it as a "lollipop" by the government to misguide Patel community.

Gujarat govt relents, announces 10% quota for EBCs including Patidars; Congress calls it 'mere tokenism'
Gujarat govt relents, announces 10% quota for EBCs including Patidars; Congress calls it 'mere tokenism'

The Gujarat government on Friday announced 10% reservation for the economically backward class in general category, which includes Patidar community.

Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation elections results: BJP, Congress get 16 seats each; lottery to decide fate
Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation elections results: BJP, Congress get 16 seats each; lottery to decide fate

The election to Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation (GMC) has resulted in a tie as both the BJP and Congress won 16 seats each out of the total 32 in the counting held on Tuesday.

Toddler falls in borewell in Gujarat, rescue operation underway
Toddler falls in borewell in Gujarat, rescue operation underway

A seven months-old girl fell into a 500 feet deep borewell in Surendranagar district of Gujarat on Monday.

Celebratory firing: FIR against cricketer​ Ravindra Jadeja's relative

A case has been registered against Kripalsinh Jadeja, who opened fire in air during the marriage procession of cricketer Ravindra Jadeja on 17th April.

Registration of migrant labourers mandatory in Ahmedabad

The Ahmedabad district administration on Monday issued a notification making it mandatory for all migrant labourers engaged in construction work to register themselves with the nearest police station. They are liable to be prosecuted if they fail to do so.

Befriended on social media, Gujarat students gang rape woman

The police have arrested 11 students of an engineering college in Anand, in central Gujarat, for allegedly gang raping a 20-year-old woman from the Union Territory of Daman.

After Ghulam Ali, Shiv Sena now targets Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's concert in Ahmedabad
After Ghulam Ali, Shiv Sena now targets Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's concert in Ahmedabad

Shiv Sena workers on Monday allegedly tore banners of Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's concert which is scheduled to be held on April 30.

Will contest Gujarat assembly polls: Hindu Mahasabha

 Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha has said it will contest the Gujarat Assembly Polls to be held next year.

Bharuch murders: Three accused say NIA coercing them to confess

Three persons arrested in connection with the murder of two BJP leaders in Bharuch last year on Saturday told a special court here that officials of probe agency NIA were forcing them to admit they were involved in the crime but they refused to do so.

CNG more harmful for environment than diesel: Gujarat govt to High Court
CNG more harmful for environment than diesel: Gujarat govt to High Court

Citing an expert committee report on fuels, the state government today told the Gujarat High Court that CNG will prove more harmful to the environment than diesel "as CNG engines emit more greenhouse gases than diesel".

Hardik Patel never incited violence, lawyer says while seeking bail

Seeking bail for jailed OBC quota agitation leader Hardik Patel, his lawyer on Friday argued in the High Court here that his client never instigated the people to resort to violence and had in fact appealed for peace.

Shiv Sena workers detained for trying to protest against Ghulam Ali
Shiv Sena workers detained for trying to protest against Ghulam Ali

Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali today received 'Hanumant Award' from a religious trust even as police foiled the bid by Shiv Sena activists to stage protest outside the venue of the event at Talgajarda village in Bhavnagar district.

I-T department slaps Rs 750 crore fine on Asaram, son Narayan Sai
I-T department slaps Rs 750 crore fine on Asaram, son Narayan Sai

In more trouble for controversial godman Asaram Bapu, the Income Tax department has slapped Rs 750 crore fine on him and his son Narayan Sai.

Killer of Ahmedabad cop arrested from Jaipur-bound train

A suspected drug peddler, who hacked to death an Ahmedabad police constable this week, was picked up in central Gujarat following a massive manhunt involving 250 personnel.

Ahmedabad serial blasts accused Alamzeb Afridi brought to city frm Bengaluru

The crime branch of city police on Thursday brought Alamzeb Afridi, an alleged Indian Mujahideen operative and a key accused of the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts case, here through a transfer warrant from Bengaluru.

Hardik Patel writes sealed letter to Gujarat CM

Jailed quota agitation leader Hardik Patel today handed over a letter in a sealed cover to Patel leaders who are working as mediators between agitators and the government, asking them to deliver it to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.

Ahmedabad-Mumbai Jet Airways flight halted following threat call
Ahmedabad-Mumbai Jet Airways flight halted following threat call

The Ahmedabad bound Jet Airways flight was on Wednesday halted following a threat call.

Every member of rioting mob is guilty of offence: Gujarat HC

The Gujarat High Court has ruled that every member of a rioting mob is guilty of the offence committed by some of its constituents, while maintaining that cases related to communal riots require "very careful handling."

Ishrat Jahan case: Congress compromised national security for political purpose, says BJP
Ishrat Jahan case: Congress compromised national security for political purpose, says BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party attack came after a media report said the then Home Minister P Chidambaram had signed the first affidavit in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan case.

Patel bandh call gets poor response, minister's unoccupied house torched

A Gujarat bandh called by the Patel community on Monday received lukewarm response with life remaining normal across the State, including in Mehsana town, which saw clashes between the Patidars and police on Sunday.

Gujarat HC refuses to stay Parliamentarian's conviction

The Gujarat High Court on Monday rejected Amreli BJP Lok Sabha member Naranbhai Kachhadia's plea against his conviction by a sessions court, but allowed him relief from immediate imprisonment in a case where he and his supporters were allegedly involved in an attack on a government doctor.

Patel quota violence: Youth commits suicide in Surat

A 27-year-old Patel youth, who was actively involved in the quota agitation here ended his life allegedly by consuming poisonous substance "out of shock" upon learning about the police action against Patel quota leaders in Mehsana, claim Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders.

Security stepped up in Gujarat amid Patels' 'bandh' call on Monday

 In view of the violence that erupted in parts of Gujarat on Sunday following a massive Patel community rally in Mehsana and tomorrow's 'Gujarat Bandh' call given by some Patel organisations, the state government today deployed Rapid Action Force (RAF) in Ahmedabad, Mehsana and Surat and stepped up security in others places.