Gopal B Kateshiya


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.

APMCs remain closed, chairmen to make representation to Gujarat government
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

Presidents and secretaries of 55 out of 65 Agriculture Produce Market Committees (APMCs) in Saurasthra held a meeting at Rajkot APMC Thursday.

Gujarat: Rural bank running on empty, farmers feel the heat in Amreli
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

At around 10:30 am on Monday, the bank doors open and branch manager Ketan Sonagara comes out — a bunch of passbooks in hand.

Jasdan toilet construction scam: Rajkot Collector promises social audit
Fri, Nov 11, 2016

The revelation comes around a month after the state government declared Jasdan town open-defecation free on October 15 after local authorities reported that all residents had access to toilets.

Gujarat Dalit who killed himself was forced out of his village in 1991
Thu, Oct 20, 2016

After the attack on some Dalit men in Una in July, which sparked statewide protests, Parmar, along with many other Dalits in the region, revived their demand for agricultural land.

Top official suggests pruning and thinning of Gir forest, but minister says no such proposal
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

Minister of State for Forest and Environment Shabdasharan Tadvi, however, said no such proposal was under consideration as of now.

Incidents of lion attack mostly during summer in Gujarat, says Jamal Khan
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

He said the highest number of casualties — seven — was recorded in 1989-90 and 1990-91 each.

Pakistan boat with nine on board intercepted off Porbandar coast
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

Coast Guard ship Samudra Pavak apprehended the Pakistani boat with nine crew on board at 10:15 AM while it was operating near International Maritime Boundary Line off Gujarat coast on Sunday

His first rally in Gujarat: PM Modi reaches out to farmers
Wed, Aug 31, 2016

"We have toiled incessantly for one-and-half decade and as a result of it, we have succeeded in creating a sustained environment of development in Gujarat," Modi said.

Gujarat: 900 buses to ferry people for inauguration of SAUNI project by PM Modi
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

The state irrigation department has earmarked a budget worth around Rs 5 crore for the inauguration of phase-I of link-I of SAUNI, a project to fill up 115 dams of Saurashtra with Narmada water.

SAUNI: Pipe and water dream in parched Saurashtra
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

On Aug 30, Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation an irrigation project that he launched as CM of Gujarat 4 years ago.

Gujarat: Clash over cow carcass
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Based on a complaint by Nagji, police booked sarpanch Nakum and six others for assault, criminal intimidation and subjecting members of Scheduled Caste to atrocities.

Dalits attacked at Samter village after Una rally; 20 held, six detained
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

Police had first resorted to lathicharge to disperse the rioters and then lobbed teargas shells.

Let’s show PM Modi’s Gujarat is peaceful, says CM Vijay Rupani
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

Rupani’s appeal comes in the backdrop of the ongoing agitation by the Patidar community and Dalits.