Gujarat News

MiG-21 crashes in Jamnagar, pilot ejects safely

A MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed during a sortie near Bed village in Jamnagar district on Saturday while the pilot managed to eject safely, the second such incident this week involving MiG series aircraft.

Six more swine flu deaths in Gujarat; 37 this month

Swine flu on Saturday claimed six lives in Gujarat, taking the toll in the state this month to 37.

Dacoit of Chambal, Dhara Singh arrested in Ahmedabad

Dreaded dacoit of Madhya Pradesh's Chambal region, Dhara Singh aka Surendra Singh, wanted in many cases in the state, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan has been arrested, a top police official said on Saturday.

AAP's Sunil Kulkarni joins BJP, says party isn't what it used to be

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sunil Kulkarni, who contested against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Vadodara constituency in last year`s Lok Sabha elections, joined the BJP on Friday.

Gujarat HC reserves order on Setalwad's anticipatory bail plea

The Gujarat High Court on Friday reserved its order after conclusion of the hearing on the anticipatory bail petitions of social activists Teesta Setalwad, her husband Javed Anand and others in a case related to alleged embezzlement of funds.

Three killed, two injured after Mercedes hits rickshaw in Vadodara

 Three persons of a family were killed, while two others got critically injured after they were hit by an over speeding car at new VIP road here, police said today.

RMC to launch own housing project

The Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) would launch its own housing project, a first such initiative by any corporation in Gujarat, RMC Commissioner Vijay Nehra has claimed.

Narmada sub-minor canal work to be over within 3 months: Anandiben Patel

 Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Wednesday said the work of laying underground pipeline network of Narmada sub-minor canals under the Sardar Sarovar Project will be completed within next three months.

Ishrat case: Court to give order on Pandey, Vanzara's bail pleas on Feb 5

 The special CBI court here on Wednesday deferred the pronouncement of order on the bail applications of IPS officers P P Pandey and D G Vanzara arrested in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter killing case.

Gujarat IPS officer who assisted CBI in Ishrat case chargesheeted

The state home department on Wednesday issued a chargesheet against Satish Verma, the Gujarat cadre IPS officer who had assisted CBI in the investigation of Ishrat Jahan case, for remaining absent from duty when he was principal of Police Training College in Junagadh.

Gujarat govt failed to build Narmada canals network in time: Congress

Accusing the BJP government in Gujarat of delay and negligence in Sardar Sarovar Project, Congress on Tuesday said the state was yet to construct over 51,000 kms of canal network under the plan.

After clashes, Gujarat govt cracks down on illegal shrimp farms

Following the communal clashes at Hansot village two weeks ago and subsequent resignations of around 200 BJP workers, the district administration on Tuesday initiated a massive demolition drive against illegal shrimp farming ponds in the area.

Gujarat CM lauds women participation in Republic Day parade

On the occasion of country's 66th Republic Day, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel hailed the participation of women in Monday's grand parade.

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.