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Farmers did not use Narmada water in 10 lakh hectare: Gujarat Deputy CM

Patel said the government had built irrigation capacity to provide water for 16.11 lakh hectare but that farmers had utilised it only in 6.73 lakh hectare area.

Gujarat: No walkway next to rail tracks, Kakra Creek Bridge a death trap

Pedestrians take the risk of walking on the railway bridge, using a narrow iron sheet fixed in the middle of a railway track, as there is no space on either side of the bridge for people to walk on.

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Surat homoeopathy doctor booked as pregnant woman dies after giving birth

Dr Amul Kheni was booked on Monday on the basis of a report submitted on July 9 by SMIMER hospital, where the autopsy of the woman was conducted.

Gujarat HC grants Shweta Bhatt’s plea, lists petition seeking security on Aug 19

Shweta, who had contested the 2012 Assembly polls against then Chief Minister Narendra Modi, also states in her petition that her contesting elections had “enraged many and since then the petitioner also is facing issues of her security.”

Juvenile fishing near Gujarat coast affecting catch size: CMFRI

A decline in mean size of fish will lead to the decrease in relative number of larger specimens, which experts say is a “negative sign” for the fisheries sector, as larger individuals have higher reproductive potential

Gujarat: Pilot project launched to revive govt technical schools defunct for decades

As a pilot project, a Skill Tech High School in Kalol, Gandhinagar, was launched on June 25 with an overhauled curriculum, now in English medium, instead of Gujarati.

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Gujarat Dalit man’s murder: Father-in-law held, constable attached to Abhayam suspended

Solanki was allegedly hacked to death by eight men outside Urmila’s house at Varmor village of Ahmedabad district in the presence of a 181 women’s helpline team on Monday evening.

'We were constantly threatened', says father of slain Gujarat Dalit man

Haresh was hacked to death by Urmila’s father Dashrathsinh Zala and seven other relatives in front of the staff of the 181 Abhayam Women helpline, outside her house.

Gujarat Dalit man murder: Abhayam team did not perceive threat, was taken aback

On Monday, Haresh was killed in the presence of the Abhayam team, one member of which, Bhavika, is the complainant and eyewitness in the case.

In Gujarat, Dalit man hacked to death by upper caste in-laws as officials watched

Police said Haresh Kumar Solanki was hacked to death by eight men outside his wife Urmila’s house in the presence of a women’s helpline team attempting to negotiate with her.

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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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