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Congress moves HC against Gujarat govt circular asking police not to lodge FIR in haste
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

The petition mentions that the circular is “ex-facie illegal, arbitrary, ultravires and contrary to the provisions contained in section-154 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

Gujarat issues fresh notice to ex-IPS officer Rahul Sharma
Tue, Jan 26, 2016

The notice was issued on January 12 and asks Sharma to explain why there should not be any action against him for making “unnecessary” payment of a little over Rs 3,000 to his driver and gunman.

2002 riots convict held for assaulting journalist
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

The woman journalist told a TV news channel that Langdo turned violent when she went to his house to interview him.

Hardik brought TV crew to aide’s house as part of plan: Cops
Sun, Jan 17, 2016

The chargesheet says that Hardik’s supporter Vipul Desai, who is also an accused, had written a letter to the police department on September 28, threatening to commit suicide.

IPS officer’s service terminated over 5-yr leave
Wed, Jan 13, 2016

This is the second incident in the past two years when an IPS officer was asked to leave the service due to his alleged unauthorised leave.

Gujarat HC rejects petition of judicial officer for reinstatement, quashing probe
Thu, Jan 07, 2016

The judicial officer was suspended following allegations of sexual advancements, seeking sexual favours from women and corruption. A chargesheet was filed against him in June 2012.

Delay in solid waste management plan: NGT asks Surat collector to recover Rs 75 crore from SMC
Wed, Jan 06, 2016

The court had previously stated that Surat generates 1600 ton MSW per day, of which only 50 ton is treated.

With full Wi-Fi, a taluka in Gujarat begins the year trying to connect
Fri, Jan 01, 2016

Primary schools with computers but no Internet, and villagers who say ‘we need jobs’ .

No VRS for IPS officer on ‘unauthorised leave’ for 5 yrs: Home Ministry to CAT
Tue, Dec 29, 2015

On the other hand, the MHA reply was silent on state government’s allegation that Ansari, a 1992-batch IPS officer, “defrauded $18,000”.

Readily allowed when my daughter said she wants to marry ‘safaiwala’s son’: CM Anandiben Patel
Sun, Dec 27, 2015

She said this while speaking at the fifth death anniversary function of Ishwarbhai Patel held at Tagore Hall, Paldi.

Water at doorstep: A scheme ushers change in lives of Sabarkantha tribal villagers
Thu, Dec 24, 2015

According to locals, the success of the scheme depends on power supply, which in the region is erratic, besides maintenance of the machinery.

DGP conference: Modi’s new mantra, from ‘smart’ to ‘sensitive’ policing
Mon, Dec 21, 2015

The event is also likely to boost popularity of Dhordo which hosts winter festival "Rann Utsav" which was started by Modi when he was the chief minister.

PM Modi at DGPs’ conference- All in a day’s work: Yoga, photo ops, session with cops
Sun, Dec 20, 2015

Eight yoga instructors from the Art of Living foundation had been invited for the special session.

Stroll in White Rann, folk dance for PM Modi
Sat, Dec 19, 2015

Modi reached Dhordo, a tent city which hosts annual winter fest “Rann Utsav”, around 3.30 pm and inaugurated the three-day event.

DGPs conference: A stroll in White Rann and folk dance for PM Modi
Sat, Dec 19, 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched a website on police service and participated in a host of cultural activities on the inauguration of 50th Annual DGP Conference.

Narendra Modi hands over Shyamji’s UK Bar certificate to CM Anandiben Patel
Sat, Dec 19, 2015

Varma was a barrister in London, when in 1905 he was barred from practising law by the Inner Temple following charges of sedition for writing against the colonial government.

Do birds have a ‘fundamental right to fly’?
Tue, Dec 15, 2015

Two High Courts and the Supreme Court have been inclined to agree they do, and the matter is now before the apex court again.

Murder of BJP leaders: ‘Told Abid to return to UK… (but) he never went back and now he is in jail’
Tue, Dec 08, 2015

Dawood Adam Tailor (73) has been recently facing questions about his youngest son — Abid who goes by the surname “Patel”, commonly used in these parts of Bharuch.

Murder of Bharuch BJP leaders: Abid, Salim on remand till Dec 11
Sun, Dec 06, 2015

A team of RAW said to have questioned Abid again in Bharuch on Saturday.

2002 Gujarat riots: CAT reserves verdict on ex-IPS officer’s petition against chargesheet on riots CDs
Fri, Dec 04, 2015

The state chargesheeted him in August 2011 on grounds that he should have submitted the CDs either in a court or before the investigating officer.

4th consecutive win for Gulberg case accused
Thu, Dec 03, 2015

According to the chargesheet, Patel was spotted in the mob outside the Society wielding a sword. He is facing charges of unlawful assembly and murder, among others.

Patidar quota agitation: Gujarat High Court calls reservation an ‘amoeboid monster’
Wed, Dec 02, 2015

The court has opined that reservation has only played the role of an amoeboid monster and it is shameful to ask for reservation after 65 years of independence.

Gujarat govt to CAT: Ansari working as prof in US, owes state $18,000
Tue, Dec 01, 2015

In its reply the government said it had tracked Ansari through “Google” and “Facebook” posts to conclude that he was “not deserving” of the Voluntary Retirement Scheme.

Four years after reinstatement, judge gets service benefits
Sun, Nov 29, 2015

The Gujarat High Court administration informed a division bench that the judge has been given the service benefits.

In Gujarat, five Muslims held under law against child marriage
Sat, Nov 21, 2015

On April 4, the girl’s father had filed a complaint against Shaikh for alleged abduction and rape, and also under Section 18 of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), 2012.

For lack of a loo
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

He gave an affidavit promising to build a toilet soon but said election officials did not yield. His BJP rival, Rakesh Patel, vice sarpanch of Ajrai village, has been declared the winner of this election, unopposed.

Court acquits doctor accused of paying Chhota Rajan to abduct ex-Gujarat CM
Thu, Nov 19, 2015

Rajan, who was recently caught and deported from Indonesia, is a wanted accused in this case.

Murder of BJP leaders: Police invoke UAPA against accused, seek NIA probe
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

The police investigation has revealed that the two leaders were allegedly murdered “to avenge atrocities against Muslims.

Gujarat BJP leaders’ murder — Dawood’s aide paid Rs 50 lakh supari: ATS
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

‘Javed Dawood Patel alias Javed Chikna and his younger brother Abid hatched the conspiracy six months ago’

Gujarat BJP leaders’ deaths: 7 arrested, ATS says Mumbai blasts accused ordered killings
Fri, Nov 13, 2015

Interestingly, the same motive has been claimed in cases of fake encounters, Jihadi conspiracy of 2003, killing of BJP leader Haren Pandya among other cases.

Recruitment case: Former ACJ’s dynamism gave succour to Gujarat HC admn, say sacked staff
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

The affidavit, accessed by The Indian Express, claims, “...the issue of posts lying vacant in the High Court was taken up with the state government and in view of said initiative shown by the then acting chief justice (Sahai), the posts were sanctioned

When HC heard habeas corpus plea, Hardik Patel was safe near home: documents reveal
Thu, Nov 05, 2015

The documents, accessed by The Indian Express, reveal that one of the petitioners, Dinesh, was in touch with Hardik over phone from 7.14 pm till 10.27 pm, moments before the petition was filed in the High Court.

Gujarat HC orders State Election Commission to bring NOTA buttons on EVMs
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

Coming down heavily on the State Election Commission (SEC), the Gujarat High Court on Friday ordered it to maintain the option of “none of the above” or NOTA for the voters in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) in the upcoming elections for local bodies including municipal corporations and panchayats.

HC rejects selection of counsel who argued Best Bakery case
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

The petitioners had said that the government should not have appointed Raghuvir Pandya to the post of DGP for his controversial role in conducting the trial of 2002 Best Bakery riots case in Vadodara court as a public prosecutor.

Gujarat HC grants permission for six-day protest march against land acquisition for Dholera SIR
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

The court was hearing a petition moved by a public trust seeking permission for the protest march in view of a prohibitory notification issued by the state government which barred such processions.

Prima facie case of sedition against Hardik Patel… needs to be probed, says Gujarat High Court
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

The court said that it has not got into the detail of the case since investigation is at its nascent stage.