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How hopes for travel ease, trade boost ride Ghogha-Dahej ro-ro ferry
Fri, Oct 20, 2017

PM will inaugurate Ghogha-Dahej ro-ro ferry on Sunday, a ‘dream project’ expected to revolutionise Saurashtra and South Gujarat.

PM Modi to launch Gujarat ferry service after four-year delay
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

“The trial run of the service has been going on for the last two days. There will be more such trial runs before the Prime Minister flags off the inaugural run of the ferry service on October 22,” said CEO of Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB).

Hinduism not poll card but soul of country: Yogi Adityanath
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

Adityanath, who flew to Bhuj in Kutch district on Saturday morning, began the concluding day of his two-day visit to the state by offering prayers at Swaminarayan Temple in Bhuj.

CM Yogi Adityanath attacks Rahul Gandhi over temple visit, offers prayer at Swaminarayan temple in Kutch
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

UP CM Yogi Adityanath alleged that three generations of Congress leaders who represented Amethi Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh had failed to develop that constituency.

Day after GST relief: Have brought in early Diwali, says PM Modi
Sun, Oct 08, 2017

“There is an atmosphere of Diwali around after the GST Council took important decisions yesterday,” Modi said at Dwarka, where he prayed at the famous Dwarkadhish temple.

Many who had lined up to meet Rahul Gandhi, also spotted at PM Modi rally
Sun, Oct 08, 2017

Shankar Udecha (60), a farmer from Sujangadh village in Surendranagar district, had come to listen to Modi with around 60 men from his village.

Day after GST relief: Have brought in early Diwali, says PM Modi
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

Interestingly, Modi’s itinerary in Gujarat on Saturday was almost same as that of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who began his recent three-day roadshow after paying homage at the Dwarkadhish temple, travelled across Jamnagar and Morbi districts in a bus and then halted at Chotila town for a darshan of goddess Chamunda.

Rahul rides bullock cart, shares cup of tea at worker’s home
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Rahul addressed the gathering from the doors of the bus and tried to engage the crowd. But the only time he got good response was when he asked if farmers were getting good price for groundnut and if the youths got jobs.

PM Narendra Modi to farmers: It’s time for Sweet, Blue revolutions
Mon, Sep 18, 2017

At a public rally in Amreli on his birthday, Modi said the honey production farm of the Amreli District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Limited, also known as Amar Dairy, will herald the Sweet Revolution.

Many conspired against Sardar Sarovar Dam project, World Bank refused funding: PM Modi
Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Flanked by two Patidars — former Gujarat minister Dilip Sanghani and Surat-based diamond merchant Savji Dholakia — PM Modi urged farmers to launch a “sweet revolution” and “blue revolution” by taking up beekeeping and optimising use of waterways for transportation respectively.

Hardik Patel tells Patidars not to vote for BJP, seeks other communities’ support
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

He was addressing Patidars at Ajab village in Keshod taluka of Junagadh district on the second day of his three-day Sankalp Yatra, which began from Ahmedabad.

‘Vikas gando thayo chhe’ means Gujarat has indeed made progress: Vijay Rupani
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

The CM was apparently reacting to recent social media trend criticising actions and policies of the BJP government in Gujarat under the broader trend of vikas gando thayo chhe. The tend has gone viral over  the last few weeks and has apparently upset the BJP just a couple of months before Assembly election on the state.

Narendra Modi making India leading country, other states can learn from Gujarat: President Kovind
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

“Gujarat is believed to be the leading state on a number of parameters of social and economical development,” said Kovind

Meet the two disqualified in Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls: Both veterans, one’s been with BJP
Wed, Aug 09, 2017

Raghavji Mungara (Patel), 58 has two criminal cases under Prevention of Damages of Public Property Act and Gohel Bholabhai, 42 has no criminal case

Weekend trips to hometown of Rajkot keep CM Vijay Rupani connected to roots
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

“Poojit”, the 3BHK house of Vijay Rupani in Rajkot city’s Prakash Society has seen one difference in the last one year since he became the chief minister — three policemen now guard the building 24×7. In his hometown, Rupani is still seen as a friend and a BJP worker, who despite being elevated to the […]

Gujarat caste clash: community blames ‘partisan’ police
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

The violence had started on Thursday when a mob attacked around 40 people at Gopal Dham, a religious and social place of Bharwads on the outskirts of Halvad town in Morbi district.

Una one year later: Victims have new houses, some land — and nightmares that refuse to die
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

In the year since, the government has also concretised the lanes in the Dalit Vas. Vashram re-appeared for Class 12 Board examinations this March for social science, geography and English, but could clear only geography.

On day of PM Modi visit, Rajkot bus service to remain suspended
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Official sources in the RMC confirmed that city buses had been engaged for ferrying studentsto Aji dam where the PM would launch website and mobile application of Smart City Rajkot Hackathon, 2017. The hackathon will be organised on July 29.

Coaching, salary, infra — justification for high fee in Gujarat’s schools
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Despite the new fee Act, many private institutes across the state continue to charge exorbitantly; and parents, apprehending their children will be targeted by school authorities, are too not openly complaining about it.

Progress in leaps and bounds, says J P Nadda
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

The minister was addressing a public gathering after inaugurating an exhibition on initiatives of the central government at the town hall in Jamnagar.

Prime Minister’s Gujarat visit: Men in black barred from Modi’s Bhachau event
Tue, May 23, 2017

While some got T-shirts bearing imprints of Modi, many others did not, and had to watch PM’s speech on LED screens.

Water is prasad, nobody has right to waste: PM Modi
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

The PM was addressing a public meeting here after dedicating to the public phase-I of Link-II of SAUNI Yojana.

Hardlook: Regularisation of Residential Encroachments; Putting house in order
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Around 70,000 families will be benefited with Gujarat government’s decision to regularise residential encroachments on government land.

Banaskantha villagers in shock: ‘Unheard of sloth bear killing men’
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

“Sloth bears often come of our village, but reports of them attacking humans are unusual. They run away when shooed. But, after a slot bear killed our two men we are terrified,” said Gena Angari, a resident of Khapra village.

Two brothers held in Rajkot: IS-accused moved from one failed business to another
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

Locals remember the brothers as being fond of video games and frequenting a gaming zone in Sanskar Mandal area.

Faces on the fringes of news : Netas may call them gadheda, but I am proud of the animals, says Komal Chaudhari
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

When UP CM Akhilesh Yadav said “Gujarat ke log to Gujarat ke gadhon ka bhi prachar karwa rahe hain...”, PM Narendra Modi hit back by saying Akhilesh’s “contempt” reflected his “casteist mentality”.

The unfolding drama in Naliya, Gujarat: An alleged rape, political turmoil and questions without answers
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

After days of protests by the Congress and AAP, and arrest of 4 BJP leaders, government has agreed to a judicial probe. The Indian Express tells the story.

Hardik Patel’s key aide Bambhaniya booked for forgery
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

This is at least the fourth complaint against Bambhaniya since July 2015 when he joined Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti convenor Hardik Patel in his agitation

Gujarat government’s new headache: Random phone calls to ministers
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Audio clips of calls from people seeking answers go viral on social media, ministers say the govt has a big heart

The girl in the pit
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

In the midst of a Gujarat village, a minor has accused an 18-year-old of raping her and confining her to a pit; the accused say they were in love

Rajkot police files third FIR in connection with ‘murder’ in Thorala
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

Police had said that Prakash and Pendo were injured in a brawl that ensued after the duo and three others robbed a man of Rs 5,700 but couldn't reach agreement to share the booty.

Una Dalit unrest: ‘Why should I stay a Hindu? Maybe I will convert to Buddhism this year’
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

Divyesh Solanki: A Dalit and Class 9 dropout from Una, where six people were flogged for skinning a cow carcass; wants to become a policeman.

Gujarat panchayat polls: Mota Samadhiyala, epicentre of Dalit unrest, elects BJP worker as sarpanch
Sat, Dec 31, 2016

The results were declared in the early hours of Friday, days after Mota Samadhiyala and 77 other panchayats in Una taluka went to polls on December 27.

Daman and Diu: Hailed as ‘first cashless region’, a reality check from the ground
Sun, Dec 25, 2016

Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir “commended the UT administration for taking the initiative to make Daman and Diu the first cashless region of the country”.

Demonetisation: In Kutch dust bowl, scrapped notes still do the rounds
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Every other inhabitant has heard of demonetisation. Few have seen the new notes of Rs 2,000 and Rs 500. For them, the old currencies do just fine.

In Jamnagar, fire breaks out at Reliance India Limited refinery; 2 killed, 6 injured
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Eight workers suffered burn injuries and were rushed to state government-run GG Hospital in Jamnagar city.