Gujarat News

Inquiry against cops as complainant in Asaram case disappears

After the missing report of the 33-year-old woman who has filed a complaint of rape against self-proclaimed godman Asaram, from her house in Surat, police authorities on Friday ordered inquiry against four constables.

AAP hits out at CBI over Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case

The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday accused the CBI of taking a 'U-turn' and "weakening" the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case in which BJP president Amit Shah is among the accused.

Gulberg society case: SIT lawyer sums up testimonies of three witnesses

The final hearing in the 2002 Gulberg society massacre case continued here on Friday as the lawyer of the Supreme Court-appointed SIT, the prosecuting agency in the case, summed up testimonies of three witnesses.

Surat police sub-inspector dances with bar girl, police department initiates action

A sub-inspector of Surat police has been caught dancing with a bar girl while being on duty during an event, prompting the department to initiate action against him after a video of his act went viral today.

PM Modi lauds unorganised sector workers of Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday lauded the unorganised sector workers of Gujarat, saying the state had "zero-manday loss" which was one of the reasons for receiving substantial amount of foreign investment.

Encounter-accused cops learn spoken Sanskrit in Gujarat jail

IPS officers PP Pandey and DG Vanzara, accused in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, on Thursday completed a course in Sanskrit-speaking at the Sabarmati central jail here.

Woman who filed rape case against Asaram goes 'missing'

A 33-year-old married woman, who had filed a case of sexual assault against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, is mysteriously missing for over a week along with her son and husband, police said on Thursday.

Gulberg case: SIT lawyer recounts testimonies of two witnesses

The lawyer of the Supreme Court-appointed special investigation team, the prosecuting agency in the Gulberg Society massacre case from the 2002 Gujarat riots, Wednesday summed up testimonies of two witnesses.

Gujarat govt refutes allegations of Congress over cotton MSP

Gujarat government today refuted all allegations made by Congress in its memorandum given to Chief Minister Anandiben Patel regarding the issue of Minimum Support Price (MSP) of cotton, and termed it as "baseless".

Asaram rape case: Court rejects woman's plea for new statement

A court in Gandhinagar on Monday turned down the plea of a 33-year-old woman, who had accused self-styled godman Asaram of sexual assault, to record a fresh statement under section 164 of CrPc.

Opposition slams VHP's 'Ghar Vapsi' programme, calls it 'forceful conversion'
Opposition slams VHP's 'Ghar Vapsi' programme, calls it 'forceful conversion'

The Opposition on Sunday sharpened its attack on Hindu outfit Vishwa Hindu Parishad which claimed to have reconverted over 200 Christian families to Hinduism yesterday in Gujarat's Valsad district.

VHP says it re-converted over 200 Christian tribals in Gujarat

Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday "re-converted" over 200 tribal Christians to Hinduism by holding rituals at Aranai village in Valsad district of BJP-ruled Gujarat, claimed a local leader.

Opponents of relief package have vested interests: Gujarat CM

 Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Saturday hit back at Congress for terming as a "stunt" the relief package for farmers announced by her government, saying its opponents are serving their "vested interests" by criticising the relief.

Gujarat HC corrects typo, says not suspended conviction of Maya Kodnani

The Gujarat High Court has clarified that the conviction of former state minister Maya Kodnani -- who has been awarded a 28-year jail term by a trial court in Naroda Patiya riot case of 2002 -- was not suspended, and it was a typographical error on their part.

Modi's elevation as PM gave Gujarat its first woman CM

2014 was a watershed year for Gujarat as its most popular leader Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of the country leading BJP to a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha polls while the state got its first-ever woman Chief Minister in Anandiben Patel.

Abandoned Pak boat seized near Gujarat coast

The Border Security Force (BSF) has recovered an abandoned boat near the coast in Gujarat's Kutch.

Abandoned Pakistani boat found at 'Harmai Nala' in Kutch

A Pakistani boat was on Friday found abandoned at 'Harami Nala' near Sir Creek area in Kutch of Gujarat by the BSF, an official said.

CBI helped some Ishrat case cops get bail: DG Vanzara

Suspended IPS officer DG Vanzara, who is in jail in connection with the alleged fake encounter killing of Ishrat Jahan and others on Friday alleged in a special court that some police officers who are accused in the case got bail because they were tutored by CBI in giving statements.

Protests on cotton MSP continue, 20 Congress workers detained

Around 20 Congress workers including a MLA were on Friday detained by local police at Amreli town in Saurashtra region as a precautionary measure to stop them from staging protests at a government function attended by two state ministers.

Surat partners Microsoft to become smart city

The Surat Municipal Corporation has tied up with Microsoft India to transform the economic capital of Gujarat into a smart city, a statement said Friday.

Gandhian Chunibhai Vaidya dead

Gandhian and land rights crusader Chunibhai Vaidya died here on Friday due to age-related problems.

Gujarat youth held for kidnapping minor

Shirdi: A youth from Gujarat was arrested here for allegedly luring a minor girl to marry him and then harassing her, police said Friday.

Gujarat government's Chief Secretary gets a 'clean chit'

 Gujarat government submitted a report before the Gujarat High Court on Thursday giving a "clean chit" to its Chief Secretary DJ Pandian in an alleged land purchase scam in the state's solar park project in Patan district.

Congress threatens to disrupt 'Vibrant Summit' over cotton MSP

Gujarat Congress threatened to disrupt the forthcoming 'Vibrant Gujarat Summit' on Thursday, if both the Centre as well as the state government did not solve the issue of Minimum Support Price (MSP) of cotton within eight days.

Protests on farmer suicides intensify in Gujarat, govt refuses to set up inquiry panel

Protests erupted on Thursday in various parts of Saurashtra region in Gujarat, a day after a young farmer in Vinchhiya town here allegedly set himself afire on the issue of increase in cotton MSP even as the state government rejected the demand to set up a inquiry panel to probe the incident.

Gujarat government fulfilled all farmers' demands: Anandiben Patel

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel said here on Thursday that the state government has fulfilled all farmers' demands, notwithstanding a farmer's self-immolation seeking better minimum support price (MSP) for cotton crops.

SIT narrates key witness' account before Gulbarg trial court

The prosecution agency --Special Investigating Team (SIT)-- in the Gulbarg Society riot case, where former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri and 68 others were killed in 2002, today narrated the account of their prime witness before the trial court here.

VMC to seek help from Centre, Guj govt for river front proj

Vadodara: The Vadodara Municipal Corporation will seek financial assistance from the Centre and the Gujarat Government for the implementation of its Rs 1,500 crore Vishwamitri River Front Project in the city.

Arun Jaitley adopts Karnali group panchayat villages in Guj

Vadodara: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has decided to adopt Karnali group panchayat villages in Gujarat's Vadodara district as part of the 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna', a senior official has said.

Gujarat students pay homage to victims of Peshawar attack

Students and teachers of various city schools and colleges of Wednesday paid homage to victims of yesterday's gruesome attack by Taliban militants on an army-run school in Pakistan's Peshawar that claimed 141 lives, mostly students.