On February 28, 2002, a mob attacked the Muslim dominated area and killed 97 persons along with several cases of rape and arson, making it the single biggest massacre to occur during the Gujarat riots of 2002.
Cyber crime cases are increasing in Gujarat, with fraudsters preying on gullible victims mostly in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, throwing up more challenges for the police. As per the latest NCRB data, the state ranks 13th among all states and Union territories in cyber crime cases; in banking fraud cases, Ahmedabad ranked third with 25 cases per one lakh of population.
According to police and health officials, Himmat Gul Hussain, a Pakistani national who was arrested by the Border Security Force (BSF) on July 20, 2015 in Kutch, died at the Civil Hospital on October 24.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani did address local issues, but the focus of his campaign was more about “Ram Mandir in Ayodhya” and the BJP’s plan to annex Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, and the ‘mard sarkar’ at the Centre.
Sweets and firecrackers also arrived at the party’s state headquarters but taking a lesson out of the recent drubbing in Lok Sabha elections where they lost all 26 seats to BJP, the Congress leaders this time decided not to count their chickens before they hatched.
The poll results might not appear as a giant victory for the Congress in Gujarat but in the overall perspective, victory on both Bayad and Radhanpur seats gives it a crucial lead and much needed fix on the leak ahead of 2022 assembly elections.
On October 24, 2017, Gujarat ATS arrested two suspected ISIS members, Kasim Stimberwala and Obaid Mirza from Ankleshwar in Bharuch, for allegedly planning a lone wolf terror attack on a local synagogue in Ahmedabad and in Maharashtra.
A senior official with the Ahmedabad Railway division said, “In the wake of the released report, steps are being taken to ensure that we improve our performance next year with consistent cleanliness programs and tree plantation drives.”
Implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles Act throws up fresh challenges to the traffic department and motorists. With the Gujarat government relaxing rules, citizens are taking it easy even as traffic police are all out to ensure compliance.
Addressing the teachers, Rupani said, “The teachers have a huge role in the uplift of a society and country. Only two people can be credited for having maximum impact on a human being — one is the mother and the other is the teacher.”
The discount will be given on the base fare and charges like GST, reservation fee, superfast tariff and others will be levied separately. Passengers will also have the option to book tickets online or buy them from the counter.