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Rajkot: Man found dead, wife, 'paramour' arrested

Paresh, a resident of Machhonagar area of the city, was found dead in an open plot in Kothariya Solvant area in the wee hours of Saturday.

Gujarat escapes cyclone Maha fury, rains likely for next 2 days: Everything we know

The storm was expected to make a landfall in Gujarat on November 6 and 7, but spared the state, in a big relief to the people in the region. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Maha fizzled out into the Arabian sea as a 'depression'.

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President okays Gujarat terror law: Confession, interception allowed

President okays Gujarat terror law: Under the most controversial provision in the Bill, investigating agencies can intercept “oral, wire or electronic conversations” and submit them as evidence in court.

Gujarat law against terror — its long journey, and similar laws in other states

The new law defines a terrorist act as “an act committed with the intention to disturb law and order or public order or threaten the unity, integrity and security of the state”, apart from economic offences.

‘134 child labourers rescued by Gujarat govt in six months’

In August, The Indian Express had reported that a total of 1,269 children employed as child labour were rescued between 2013 and 2018. About 38 per cent of these children were rescued from Surat.

Viral video of Gujarat's Talala incident: BJP councillor booked for ‘firing’ during procession

Police said that Amit Unadkat had licence to keep a revolver and that the celebratory firing was done allegedly from that firearm

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Ahmedabad: Dalit youth stripped, flogged after altercation with restaurant owner

A purported video of the incident that emerged Monday was reminiscent of the Una flogging incident of 2016, which had rocked the Gujarat politics.

Weather today HIGHLIGHTS: Cyclone Maha intensifies into 'very severe'

Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: Cyclone Maha is likely to bring heavy rainfall to Gujarat, Maharashtra and Saurashtra as it is expected to move west-northwestwards till November 4 and recurve east-northeastwards towards south Gujarat coast thereafter.

South Gujarat gets unseasonal rainfall from Cyclone Maha; All agri procurement suspended by state govt

The change in weather came on Friday night, as the temperature dipped and high-speed winds began blowing, bringing unseasonal rainfall with them.

Bharatdas Darshandas, lone voter from Gujarat's Gir Forest, dies at 69

For almost two decades, the Election Commission of India had been setting up a polling station at Banej, a forest outpost near his temple during every major election for Bharatdas to vote.

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Cyclone Vayu changes course overnight, won't make landfall in Gujarat

On Thursday, in a massive evacuation drive, around three lakh people were shifted to safer places as the cyclonic storm Vayu inched closer to the Gujarat coast. It was expected to make landfall between Dwarka and Veraval this afternoon.

Surat fire: At least 20 killed as flames engulf Takshashila complex

While the Surat Municipal Corporation had conducted a fire audit on coaching classes in November, the rooftop establishment on Takshashila Complex escaped the radar because it “did not fit the definition of a coaching class”.

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Patels' stir hits normal life in Gujarat

Normal life was paralysed as schools,colleges, business establishments including banks and public transport remained closed in Gujarat in view of the bandh call given by Hardik Patel after his brief detention on Tuesday (August 26).

Hamirsar in Bhuj: Once there was a lake

The famous Hamirsar lake in Bhuj, Kutch district has dried up completely.

Frequent forest fire drives away lions in Gujarat's Amreli district

Frequent fire in the forest area has become a cause of concern for locals and forest department officials.

Post-Godhra riots: A village's untold stories of grief and agony

Sesan Nava village in Deodar taluka is home to over 1,000 Muslims who migrated from Balochistan several generations ago.

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The Big Picture: Passage through India

A journey is usually defined by the destination, but this one, along Latitude 20°15’, cutting through four states across India’s waist.

2014: The year of PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the top news and newsmaker in 2014. He led BJP to a historic election victory and formed a stable government at the Centre.

Going to school in the monsoon

Students of certain villages across the country are still struggling to reach their schools. Here is a look how.

Women celebrate Vat Purnima in Maharashtra, Gujarat

Vat Purnima is observed in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Karnataka.

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HIGHLIGHTS | This is the best time to be here, I will always be here to hold your hand: Modi at Vibrant Gujarat 2019

Speaking at the inauguration of the 9th Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a pitch to investors.

The many controversies around Sardar Patel’s Statue of Unity

On the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the world’s tallest statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a look back at the controversies on the subject.

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Ramsu Mohaniya Died In The Police Firing In Aamli Village At Garbada

Violence rocked the tribal Chilakota village of Dahod’s Garbada taluka on Thursday after a local resident died following his interrogation by the police during which he was allegedly severely beaten up. Angry villagers demanding that the police be booked for murder attacked the local police station and set vehicles on fire. To quell the crowd, […]

Nepal PM studies post-quake rehabilitation work in Bhuj

Kutch, Feb 24 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli visited Gujarat’s Bhuj area, which was devastated by a massive earthquake in 2001, to take lessons on rehabilitation of earthquake victims. Oli, along with his wife Radhika Shakya, and Nepali delegates reviewed the reconstruction work undertaken by authorities in Bhuj, adding that soon he will start reconstruction of Nepal.

Pakistan arrests 88 Indian fishermen for territorial violation

Karachi, Feb 21 (ANI): Pakistan's marine forces have arrested 88 Indian fishermen and took sixteen boats into custody for allegedly violating the country's territorial waters in the Arabian Sea. A police official said the fishermen, who were arrested on Friday night, have been handed over to Docks Police Station in Karachi for necessary legal action. The arrested fishermen were charged under the Foreign Act and Fisheries Act. The fishermen, who belong to Gujarat, will be produced them before a magistrate on Sunday. India and Pakistan share an extensive oceanic border with each other which is poorly defined, resulting in fishermen on both sides inadvertently crossing over to the other side while netting their catch.

Marathons held to spread awareness in Ahmedabad, Mumbai

Ahmedabad/Mumbai, Feb 21 (ANI): Thousands of fitness enthusiasts took part in a cyclothon in Ahmedabad and people in Mumbai became a part of 'Run for Fun' marathon on Sunday to promote fitness and healthy lifestyle. The event was flagged off by Gujarat Tourism Minister Saurabh Patel at Sabarmati riverfront. Patel said the event aimed at promote cycling as a sport in the city. Participants from all walks of life and across age groups took part in the event. The marathon included two categories; 6.2 miles run and 3.1 miles run, and saw hundreds of participants, including specially-abled people.

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Akshay Kumar flags off marathon in Surat

Surat, Feb 14 (ANI): Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar flagged off a night marathon in Surat, Gujarat. Thousands of people participated in different categories of marathon. Physically challenged people also participated in the one-kilometre category of the race. At least, 12 physically challenged people came from Pune to participate in the marathon. The physically challenged were happy to take part in the marathon which gave them a new hope to live life despite challenges. Around 15,000 people participated in the marathon but thousands more came to the venue to watch Akshay, the brand ambassador of Surat night marathon.The fund raised through this event will be used for installing closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the city, clean India project and improving facilities in a cancer hospital in Surat.

Gujarat land deal: Congress adamant on SIT probe, slams PM's 'silence'

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): Reiterating their demand for an investigation into the land allotments under Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his tenure as Gujarat's Chief Minister, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Monday said that it was a clear case of impropriety, alleged corruption and a definite case of conflict of interest. Asserting that it was a fit case for a court-monitored investigation, he added that certain new facts have emerged which make the charge of gross impropriety and conflict of interest more damning. The Congress had earlier demanded a Supreme Court-monitored Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe in the matter following reports about the Modi-led Gujarat government's land deals with business associates of Anar Patel, the daughter of incumbent Chief Minister Anandiben Patel. However, the BJP accused the Opposition of levelling "false and baseless allegations to cover up its own corruption".

A Hindu and Muslim kite-maker work together in the state of Gujarat spreading harmony

Gujarat, Jan 21 (ANI): Time and again, people in India have proved their unity through innumerable examples of friendship and acts of harmony. An example of this can be seen in India's western city of Ahmadabad where two kite-makers have been working towards spreading communal harmony through messages scripted on their kites. They make kites with messages of harmony written over them. Radheshyam Gupta read out a short poem printed on one of the kites that speaks about the unity that exists between the people of different communities in India.Radheshyam and Iqbal on their kites write about the growing influence of social media and even try to create awareness about pressing issues such as the ‘Save the girl child, educate the girl child’ initiative of the government, ill effects of consumption of tobacco and more. Their collection also comprises kites with speeches by India's iconic freedom leader Mahatma Gandhi, philosopher-thinker Swami Vivekananda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and social activist Anna Hazare. The two men do not believe in discrimination on the basis of religion, and wish to spread the message of oneness among the people through their friendship and work.

Six dead, 20 injured in school bus accident

Junagadh (Gujarat), Jan 21 (ANI): A school bus in Gujarat’s Junagadh area met with an accident on Thursday. Six people, including four children and two women, have been killed in the accident. More than 20 children have been grievously injured. Medical aid is being provided to the injured children.

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