Ahmedabad: Flanked by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and other BJP leaders, Shankarsinh Vaghela, who revolted against the Congress leadership last month, submitted his resignation on Wednesday as member of the Gujarat legislative assembly. While Vaghela had ruled out going back to the BJP whenMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 19:26 IST
Ahmedabad: A Dalit man and his mother were thrashed allegedly by a group of 15 'upper caste' men for skinning a dead cow near a crematorium at a village in Anand district of Gujarat, instead of the place where cattle are disposed of, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place almost a yearMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 17:50 IST
Vadodara: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Tuesday announced the setting up of ten industrial estates for small industries, financial aid to fishermen, and free Wi-Fi to educational campuses. Rupani was speaking after unfurling the national flag at a state-level function organised here on theMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 16:20 IST | Updated 16:26 IST
Ahmedabad: In view of the Gorakhpur tragedy, the Gujarat High Court on Monday sought to know from the Gujarat Medical Services Corporation Limited (GMSCL) if liquid oxygen is in ample supply in government hospitals in the state. A division bench of justices M R Shah and B N Karia posed this questionMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 07:11 IST
Ahmedabad: Congress veteran Ahmed Patel has admitted he learnt "bitter lessons" in his Rajya Sabha election when a battery of legislators openly tried to sabotage his winning prospects but asserted it ended up helping the party separate the wheat from the chaff. In a candid interview to IANS whereMore
Published 14-Aug-2017 13:37 IST
Ahmedabad: Swine flu has killed as many as 138 people in Gujarat since January this year, prompting Chief Minister Vijay Rupani to hold a review meeting on Saturday to take stock of the preparedness of the health authorities in tackling the disease. "Total 138 people have died due to swine flu inMore
Published 13-Aug-2017 06:51 IST
Vadodara: The Gujarat home department has taken cognisance of media reports about incidents of braid cutting in nearly half a dozen districts and asked police to remain alert, a minister said on Saturday. Pradeepsinh Jadeja, minister of state for home, said reports about women claiming that theirMore
Published 13-Aug-2017 07:22 IST
Ahmedabad: Five persons were on Saturday killed in two separate accidents in Anand and Narmada districts in Gujarat, police said. In the first incident, two persons, including an elderly woman, died after a luxury bus hit their car on Vadodara-Ahmedabad Expressway, police said.
Published 12-Aug-2017 20:58 IST
Ahmedabad: Around 3.5 lakh college students in Gujarat will get tablets at a subsidised rate of Rs 1,000 each under a state government scheme launched by state Chief Minister Vijay Rupani here on Friday. Under this scheme, the first year college students in the state will get 7-inch 'NAMO E-Tab'More
Published 12-Aug-2017 07:48 IST
New Delhi: The BJP may have suffered a setback with its candidate's defeat to Ahmed Patel in the Gujarat Rajya Sabha poll but it believes the defection of many Congress heavyweights to its ranks will help it in the coming Assembly election in the state. The entry of Balwantsinh Rajput, who was itsMore
Published 11-Aug-2017 21:41 IST
Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Friday sentenced BJP MLA Jayrajsinh Jadeja to life imprisonment in a 13-year-old murder case. A division bench of justices Akil Kureshi and Biren Vaishnav also awarded life term to two of Jadeja's aides -- Amarjitsinh Jadeja and former under-19 cricketerMore
Published 11-Aug-2017 20:27 IST
Ahmedabad: Seven Congress MLAs in Gujarat, who were expelled from the party, after they had voted against party candidate Ahmed Patel in the Rajya Sabha polls, have resigned as legislators, Assembly Speaker Ramanlal Vora had said on Friday. Cracking down on dissidents in Gujarat, the Congress had onMore
Published 11-Aug-2017 15:49 IST
New Delhi: The victory of Ahmed Patel in the Rajya Sabha polls from Gujarat seems to be a big morale booster for Congress workers, who gathered here from different parts of the country braving hot and sultry weather, just to listen to their "Gujarat ka sher". Workers of the Indian Youth Congress hadMore
Published 11-Aug-2017 06:54 IST | Updated 07:30 IST
Ahmedabad: Ten Congress MLAs in Gujarat, including the seven who defied the party whip and voted for BJP candidates in the just-concluded Rajya Sabha polls in the state, would join the saffron party soon, former Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela's son Mahendrasinh said in Gandhinagar on Thursday.
Published 10-Aug-2017 19:15 IST
Ahmedabad: Veteran leader Shankersinh Vaghela today claimed Ahmed Patel's victory in the Rajya Sabha polls came through a "well thought-out conspiracy" scripted by Congress leaders and voiced reservation over the Election Commission's decision to invalidate the votes of two MLAs.
Published 10-Aug-2017 18:15 IST
Gandhinagar: Gujarat rebel Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela on Thursday here said his vote for the BJP candidate in the just concluded Rajya Sabha polls in the state had nothing to do with any kind of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) pressure. "With regards to General Secretary AshokMore
Published 10-Aug-2017 12:23 IST
Vadodara: Reliance Foundation chairperson Nita Ambani has announced to adopt four worst-hit villages in Banaskantha and Patan district of Gujarat that were ravaged in the recent deluge. On Wednesday Ambani visited the two districts and took a survey of the worst-affected areas to assess first-handMore
Published 10-Aug-2017 12:16 IST
Thane: A 42-year-old man, on the run since 2002 after he was booked for allegedly raping a woman in Gujarat, was arrested from here on Wednesday, the police said. The accused, identified as Virender alias Urumiya Bahadur Shotwali, is a native of Nepal. He was wanted by the Porbandar Police who hadMore
Published 10-Aug-2017 08:05 IST
Kolkata: Former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar on Wednesday hailed the victory of Ahmed Patel in Rajya Sabha polls from Gujarat, saying it is a symbol of the Congress' fight against "communal forces" all over India. "In the last three years, communalism has emerged as a serious threat that theMore
Published 10-Aug-2017 07:43 IST
Gandhinagar: BJP chief Amit Shah today asked the party workers to work towards achieving the target of winning 150 of the total 182 seats in Gujarat in the upcoming Assembly polls. He said "Mission 150" would ensure that the BJP wins three Rajya Sabha seats in the state next time.
Published 10-Aug-2017 07:42 IST

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