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Surat authorities put part of Rander area under mass quarantine

April 01, 2020 10:40 pm

Over 50,000 people told to stay under quarantine.

Universities adapt to online classes, others go beyond just teaching

April 01, 2020 9:53 pm

From online classes to online exhibition and evaluation of projects by engineering students, and from online assessments to shifting the admission process to an online platform, universities in Gujarat are taking to the internet to teach students during the lockdown.

Gujarat: In this town, NGOs turn to home delivery of essentials

April 01, 2020 8:16 pm

Mahadev Group, AG Group and Swami Vivekananda Mokshadham Trust (SVMT) have assigned 50 volunteers to act as links between provision stores and customers as well as between farmers and households at Jasdan.

Gujarat: Source of infection unknown for at least 10 patients, officials suspect community transmission

March 31, 2020 10:55 pm

While the state health department has been categorising seven of the total 23 positive cases in Ahmedabad as “local transmission”, the local authorities said that they have been unable to trace the chain of infection in at least three of the seven cases.

Distribution of free foodgrain will be in staggered manner: Gujarat

March 31, 2020 5:04 pm

According to Ashwini Kumar, the secretary to the Chief Minister, an estimated 3.25 crore of the population which is 50 per cent of the state's population will be covered when the distribution of wheat, rice, dal, sugar and salt will begin on Wednesday for 66 lakh families who are covered under the Antodaya and Priority House-holds (PHH)

Over 7,000 calls on helpline numbers: Gujarat govt

March 30, 2020 10:56 pm

Speaking to The Indian Express, an IAS officer said that they have been receiving calls on subjects broadly categorised under medical needs, milk and dairy supplies, food-related grievances and needs related to the industrial supply chain of essential goods.

Gujarat: Police bring group of migrant labourers back from road, help them with groceries

March 30, 2020 1:04 am

These families were unable to pay their rents and with no earning it had become difficult to survive, as a result of which they decided to leave Surat and head to Kanpur.

Over 500 migrants stuck in limbo at Gujarat border

March 29, 2020 10:59 am

The fact that provisions were not made for migrant labourers to get their daily bread or return home while announcing the lockdown on Tuesday, forced many to start walking over 500 km to their homes in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

After closed APMCs, unseasonal showers add to farmer's woes in Gujarat

March 28, 2020 2:05 pm

The ready-to-harvest golden-brown wheat stalks spread over 50 bighas of Atmaram Patel's land is now wet and expected to adversely affect the quality of wheat, which in turn will affect his income.

In Vadodara, residents still await doorstep delivery of essential items

March 28, 2020 12:42 am

The Vadodara Municipal Corporation released a list of supermarkets and local stores willing to execute doorstep delivery but most of the stores did not answer the calls.

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

January 18, 2019 6:11 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

October 31, 2018 11:35 am

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.