Vaibhav Jha

Articles By Vaibhav Jha

Naroda Patiya: ‘Insecure’ survivors of riots still flee whenever anything ‘major’ happens

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.

Crimes spike on cyber space in Gujarat

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.

Cyclone Maha: Diu beaches shut, tourist spots deserted

The local administration has banned entry of tourists on beaches and has issued an advisory to all hotels to not allow any more tourists till the cyclone threat persists.

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.

Pak national held in 2015 for infiltration dies in Ahmedabad

The man, Himmat Gul Hussain, was termed “mentally unstable” by authorities and was being held at the Joint Interrogation Centre (JIC) in Bhuj since his arrest on July 20, 2015.

Mentally unstable Pakistani man, who was arrested along Kutch border, dies in Ahmedabad

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.

The two Gujarat bypoll campaigns: Ram Mandir and plan to annex PoK versus jobs and slowdown

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.

Gujarat bypolls: Cong upbeat over ‘people rejecting politics of turncoats’

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.

Explained: Why Congress’ success in Gujarat bye-elections matters

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.

Kamlesh Tiwari murder: ‘Three accused held from Surat not linked to ISIS’

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.

Ex-Hindu Mahasabha leader’s death in UP: ‘Three accused held from Surat not linked to ISIS’

The Gujarat ATS arrested Faizan Shaikh, Rashid Pathan and Maulana Mohsin Shaikh from Surat on Friday night for their alleged involvement in the murder of Tiwari in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on Friday.

Ahmedabad: Woman jumps from 13th floor, lands on senior citizen; both dead

Mamta Rathi (30) jumped from the balcony of the 13th floor of her apartment in E block Phase 2 and fell on Balubhai Gamit (69) who was out for a morning walk.

Gandhi Kholi keeps Mahatma’s memories alive in Sabarmati jail

Gandhi was brought to Sabarmati Central Jail as the British Raj decided to prosecute him. For 10 days, he was in the company of books, stationery and spinning wheel.

None from Gujarat among India’s top 15 clean railway stations

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.”

Ahmedabad: Working on online e-challan system, says Transport Commissioner

The Regional Transport Office (RTO) in Ahmedabad has been thronged by city residents waiting to acquire various necessary documents. Transport Commissioner Rajesh Manjhu speaks with The Indian Express

Ahmedabad: Positive change, 80% wearing helmets, says DCP

Tejas Patel, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic administration), spoke to The Indian Express about how the city has fared in the past one week and what challenges lie ahead for the traffic police.

Hardlook: In Gujarat, bumps ahead as Motor Vehicles Act comes into force

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.

Amraiwadi building collapse: Toll rises to five as rescuers race to find survivors

Ahmedabad has been facing incessant rains since Thursday evening, hampering rescue efforts.

Gujarat govt honours 36 educators for bringing positive change

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.”

Western Railway to offer up to 25% discount on premium train fares

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.