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Majid Majidi's film Beyond the Clouds was the opening film at 48th International Film Festival of India. Before the screening, the Iranian director was called on stage to talk about the film.

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Shahid Kapoor spoke to the mediapersons today on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of International Film Festival of India, which he later addressed.

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Scientists have developed augmented reality (AR) glasses that superimpose virtual images on the body and can assist surgeons in removing tumours.

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Caterpillars that munch through plastic may help us understand how to break the polluting waste substance, researchers have found.

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Treated excrement from turkeys, chickens and other poultry birds may be used as a fuel for heat and electricity generation, reducing greenhouse gases and providing an alternative energy source.

Ahmedabad News

‘Fear-the-muslim’ video: Ahmedabad Cyber Crime Branch told to probe
‘Fear-the-muslim’ video: Ahmedabad Cyber Crime Branch told to probe

The Director-General of Police (DGP) office on Saturday issued a press release stating, “We have taken cognisance of this issue and entrusted the same to the Cyber Crime Cell, Ahmedabad city. A detailed inquiry will be carried out into the matter and we will take necessary action based on findings of the enquiry.”

18 Khedut samaj leaders detained in Valsad
18 Khedut samaj leaders detained in Valsad

While Navsari collector Ravi Kumar Arora gave permission for the rally, Valsad collector C R Kharsan denied the permission on Thursday.

Shaktisinh Gohil demands probe into expired polio vaccines in Gujarat
Shaktisinh Gohil demands probe into expired polio vaccines in Gujarat

Demanding immediate action in the matter, a release from Gohil’s office stated, “Why was the polio vaccine not destroyed even after the district health departments clearly said it was in the last stage and there was the possibility that it may expire by the time it reached beneficiaries?

Gujarat: Incentivising CNG use, management of solid waste, steps to curb pollution
Gujarat: Incentivising CNG use, management of solid waste, steps to curb pollution

The release added that the registration of commercial vehicles, older than 15 years, will be cancelled, assistance and incentives on switching to CNG or electric batteries, and so on.

In 2016, malnutrition caused most death and disability in Gujarat
In 2016, malnutrition caused most death and disability in Gujarat

ICMR study also reveals that Gujarat stands at No. 6 in India in number of deaths in 0-14 years age group

Korean firm to supply coaches for Ahmedabad metro
Korean firm to supply coaches for Ahmedabad metro

The officials from the South Korean firm also visited Gandhinagar on Wednesday to discuss the details about the design and specifications of the metro trains.

Bharuch: Gujarat HC notice to SP, Home Secretary over Sufi shrine
Bharuch: Gujarat HC notice to SP, Home Secretary over Sufi shrine

The petitioner has said that the shrine management, for the past three years, has not been allowing entry to a set of disciples.  The next hearing is on November 23.

After panic grips Ahmedabad’s Muslim colonies over ‘red marks’, AMC says we did it for tracking garbage
After panic grips Ahmedabad’s Muslim colonies over ‘red marks’, AMC says we did it for tracking garbage

“These signs were made by the AMC sanitation department to guide their garbage pick-up workers. There was no mischief or criminal dimension to the episode,” Ahmedabad Police Commissioner A K Singh told The Indian Express.

Model code won’t dampen heritage city celebrations in Ahmedabad
Model code won’t dampen heritage city celebrations in Ahmedabad

This time the heritage week is clashing with the model code of conduct in the state.” Ahmedabad was declared the country’s first World Heritage City on July 8.

Attack on police by cattle owners contempt of court: Gujarat HC
Attack on police by cattle owners contempt of court: Gujarat HC

A division bench of the High Court was hearing a petition on cattle menace on city roads. In the attack, police inspector K V Davera was severely injured and hospitalised.

SC to hear plea against Rakesh Asthana’s appointment as CBI Special Director
SC to hear plea against Rakesh Asthana’s appointment as CBI Special Director

A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and S Abdul Nazeer fixed the date after advocate Prashant Bhushan mentioned a PIL filed by NGO Common Cause.

Triple talaq petition: Husband barred from calling woman ‘divorcee’
Triple talaq petition: Husband barred from calling woman ‘divorcee’

Habiba Qureshi’s husband of eight years, Haroon, gave her triple talaq in March

Gujarat DGP Pandey’s discharge plea: CBI Court notice to Ishrat mother
Gujarat DGP Pandey’s discharge plea: CBI Court notice to Ishrat mother

The court issued asked the agency to serve it to Kauser after Special Public Prosecutor R C Kodekar urged the court “to issue notice to Shamima Kauser, the original complainant, to file objections, if she has any, against the discharge application of Pandey”.

Protests in Ahmedabad today: From belans to ‘homage’ to scrapped notes
Protests in Ahmedabad today: From belans to ‘homage’ to scrapped notes

Ahmedabad district president of the Sangh, Ashish Kanjariya said, “The only motive behind this event is that we want the present government to remember the promise they made before coming to power which unfortunately was not accomplished.”

Demonetisation anniversary: Some memories of despair, few with tinge of optimism
Demonetisation anniversary: Some memories of despair, few with tinge of optimism

Rajesh Pandya (46), an employee at a private company, recalls how he spent four hours in the queue outside Dena Bank to withdraw Rs 4,000 which came out in two crisp notes of Rs 2000. “The first week was very difficult,” he says.

34-feet statue of ‘Mahatma’s mentor’ unveiled in Valsad
34-feet statue of ‘Mahatma’s mentor’ unveiled in Valsad

Organised by the Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur, the festival, Yugpurush Saardh Shatabdi Mahotsav, started on November 2 and will end on November 5

Woman, 3 kids stabbed to death, their bodies found in septic tank in Gujarat
Woman, 3 kids stabbed to death, their bodies found in septic tank in Gujarat

The incident took place at a farm cottage in the village between 9 pm on Wednesday and 2 am on Thursday, police said.

CM Vijay Rupani’s posters torn in Rajkot, police file FIR
CM Vijay Rupani’s posters torn in Rajkot, police file FIR

In his complaint, Mansukh Vaghasiya stated that somebody might have damaged the posters, installed between Kotech Chowk and KKV Hall, with wooden clubs anytime before 11 am on Tuesday.

Why CBI hasn’t arrested Dinu Solanki… it has become a saffron parrot: Jignesh Mevani
Why CBI hasn’t arrested Dinu Solanki… it has become a saffron parrot: Jignesh Mevani

The Supreme Court on Monday had cancelled the bail Solanki till the examination of eight key eye witnesses in the Amit Jethva murder case was over.

Hoax bomb threat: Court rejects DCB plea for 14-day remand of Salla
Hoax bomb threat: Court rejects DCB plea for 14-day remand of Salla

The court, however, allowed it to question Salla in jail. Salla’s lawyer said under Anti-hijacking Act, no authority can lodge FIR without a formal complaint by the Centre.

One IS suspect wanted to be mujahid, other was looking for weapons: Gujarat ATS
One IS suspect wanted to be mujahid, other was looking for weapons: Gujarat ATS

Both the accused are currently in ATS custody and being interrogated by several security agencies. They were arrested on October 25 from Surat for allegedly plotting IS-inspired lone-wolf attack on a synagogue in Ahmedabad and Hindu shrines.

33-year-old encounter case: SC to hear plea challenging HC order quashing FIR against Kuldip Sharma
33-year-old encounter case: SC to hear plea challenging HC order quashing FIR against Kuldip Sharma

The case is related to a police encounter in 1984 in Bhuj in Kutch district in which two persons were killed and two had gone missing after they were reportedly picked up by the police.

Before big hospitals, get PHCs up and running, say experts
Before big hospitals, get PHCs up and running, say experts

Experts working on Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) in the state called the “clean chit” an attempt to skirt the real issue.

Jethwa murder trial: SC respite for special judge
Jethwa murder trial: SC respite for special judge

The apex court also cancelled the bail of former BJP MP from Junagadh Dinu Bogha Solanki, a key accused in the murder case, till fresh examination of eight eyewitnesses. It also barred him from entering Gujarat until fresh examination of 26 other witnesses.

Trainee cops run with saffron scarves, EC sees no poll violation
Trainee cops run with saffron scarves, EC sees no poll violation

The event was closely monitored by the Vadodara District Election Officer (DEO), given the model code of conduct (MCC) is in place ahead of the Assembly polls.

Direction to govt school teachers, students to take part in run scrapped in final hours
Direction to govt school teachers, students to take part in run scrapped in final hours

The city’s private schools had also received similar “direction” for participation in the Run for Unity. Their participation was, however, not cancelled. Nearly, 2,000 students from city’s private schools participated in the event.

BJP holds Run for Unity in Patidar areas, tries to woo the community
BJP holds Run for Unity in Patidar areas, tries to woo the community

With the model code of conduct being in place in the state ahead of the polls in December, the event was organised by the BJP instead of the state government.

Jeweller held under law against hijacking
Jeweller held under law against hijacking

This is the first arrest under the Act which came into force in July, 2017, replacing the 1982 vintage law, according to which an accused can face a maximum punishment of life imprisonment till death and his properties can be confiscated, police said.

Japanese city team in Ahmedabad as part of sister-pact
Japanese city team in Ahmedabad as part of sister-pact

The current goodwill delegation is in reciprocation to an 11-member goodwill delegation organised jointly by the Ahmedabad Management Association and the Indo-Japan Friendship Association in April 2017.

Arrest of ‘IS Operatives’: ATS questions Imam of Botawala mosque
Arrest of ‘IS Operatives’: ATS questions Imam of Botawala mosque

The ATS also carried out search operations at residences of the arrested operatives. Maulana Ishaq of Botawala mosque was picked up near Makkai pool bridge in Nanpura. However, he was released after a round of interrogations.

LGBT group hosts virtual platform meet, asks community to open up
LGBT group hosts virtual platform meet, asks community to open up

Conceived 15 months ago in Ahmedabad, QueerAbad is a virtual platform to develop a safe space for the city’s LGBTQIA community and their families.

Pak fisherman held in Kutch with boat
Pak fisherman held in Kutch with boat

The Pakistani national has been identified as Sartaj Ibrahim, a resident of Badin district of the Sindh province of the neighbouring country, the official added.

Gujarat govt increases monthly grant to schools, second hike in 4 yrs
Gujarat govt increases monthly grant to schools, second hike in 4 yrs

According to the notification dated October 23, the increase from 20 to 25 per cent has been done in the monthly grants to the schools.

Murder of RTI activist: SC cancels bail of former BJP MP Dinubhai Solanki
Murder of RTI activist: SC cancels bail of former BJP MP Dinubhai Solanki

The former MP is the prime accused in the murder of Jethwa who was shot dead in broad daylight outside the Gujarat High Court in July 2010. Jethwa had tried to expose illegal mining in and around Gir forest sanctuary through RTIs and PILs.

2013 ‘Custodial death’ : NHRC orders Gujarat govt to pay Rs 5 lakh to kin of dead tribal man
2013 ‘Custodial death’ : NHRC orders Gujarat govt to pay Rs 5 lakh to kin of dead tribal man

It has also set a six-week deadline for the state government to file a compliance report. This comes amid last week’s violence in the district over the alleged custodial murder of another tribal.

31 Sidi tribals held for Talala violence
31 Sidi tribals held for Talala violence

A DAY AFTER a violent mob of Sidi tribals clashed with police in Talala in Gir Somnath district, police on Monday arrested 31 tribals — 24 men and seven women — in connection with the violent clash. There was, however, no report of any untoward incident from anywhere in the district, though police continued to […]