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Explained: Who is PVS Sarma, arrested for 'faking' newspaper circulation figures?

December 01, 2020 1:14 pm

PVS Sarma joined the Income Tax Department as inspector in 1990 and worked till 2007 and took voluntary retirement from the post of Senior Income tax officer.

Gujarat: Trust running boarding schools challenges govt resolution on school fee

November 27, 2020 11:36 pm

The petition, moved by Manav Kendra Education Trust, sought permission to charge for extracurricular activities as well, since the functioning of boarding schools was different, compared to day schools.

Gujarat: 1,300 powerloom workers return to Surat by special train

November 27, 2020 11:17 pm

Three of the workers who arrived by the “Powerloom Workers Express” early on Friday tested positive for Covid-19 and were admitted to Covid Samras Centre at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University.

Gujarat govt makes fire NOC mandatory for all factories

November 28, 2020 1:54 am

The move comes after a fire incident at a chemical unit near Pirana in Ahmedabad claimed about a dozen lives on November 4.

SC takes cognizance of Rajkot hospital fire, seeks Gujarat govt's response

November 27, 2020 2:54 pm

During the hearing, the Centre said it would convene a meeting with authorities across the country and issue directions on fire safety in government hospitals.

Gujarat: Merit list for medical admissions declared

November 27, 2020 9:58 am

Among the 5,298 medical seats allotted, 2040 are from the open category and 230 from economically weaker section (EWS).

Gujarat: Four farm labourers dead, one hospitalised in Botad

November 26, 2020 11:23 pm

RB Karmatiya, police inspector of Botad, said that a case of accidental death has been registered and investigation was on.

Don’t designate Covid facilities, allow every hospital to join the battle: AHNA to govt, AMC

November 26, 2020 10:49 pm

AHNA requested that healthcare facilities with more than five beds, registered with the AMC, should be allowed to treat Covid patients instead of designating health care facilities.

Entry of heavy vehicles barred in Ahmedabad city over pollution

November 24, 2020 1:21 pm

Ahmedabad City Police Commissioner Sanjay Srivastava issued a notification barring entry of all heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and heavy passenger vehicles (HPVs) in the city premises, in an effort to curb pollution.

Gujarat: Called for Covid service, several MBBS graduates want bond waived

November 24, 2020 11:33 am

On Monday, around 40 MBBS-bonded doctors approached the Ahmedabad Medical Association (AMA) seeking cooperation and support for addressing their demands and concerns.

GUJARAT PHOTOS

After Motera event, Trumps visit Taj Mahal

February 24, 2020 7:59 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday arrived at the Ahmedabad International Airport ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to the city, where the two leaders will take part in the 'Namaste Trump' event at Motera Stadium.

Here are top 10 stunning images of Indian landscape on Google Earth

February 19, 2020 8:27 am

Google Earth Satellite Images India: Google Earth View is now a collection of over 2,500 images of Earth's most stunning landscapes as seen from space.

Inside IRCTC's Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express

January 17, 2020 12:45 pm

IRCTC Ahmedabad to Mumbai Tejas Express Train Fare, Ticket Price, Route, Time Table, Timings, Stoppage: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani Friday flagged off the inaugural run of the second premium Tejas train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai.

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

June 13, 2019 1:43 pm

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

May 25, 2019 3:13 pm

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”.

Patels' stir hits normal life in Gujarat

August 26, 2015 6:29 pm

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

June 09, 2015 5:07 pm

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

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

April 07, 2015 3:23 pm

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

February 17, 2015 1:55 pm

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

The Big Picture: Passage through India

January 04, 2015 4:27 pm

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

GUJARAT VIDEOS

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

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

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.

Nepal PM studies post-quake rehabilitation work in Bhuj

February 24, 2016 5:40 am

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

February 21, 2016 2:11 pm

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

February 21, 2016 2:10 pm

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.

Akshay Kumar flags off marathon in Surat

February 14, 2016 1:56 pm

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'

February 08, 2016 4:58 pm

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

January 21, 2016 11:48 am

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

January 21, 2016 8:18 am

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.