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As sowing ends, castor acreage logs jump of 20% in Gujarat

Patan has emerged as the single largest castor district with farmers having sown this long-duration crop in 94,800 hectare.

Rajkot police denies Cong permission to stage dharna at Jilla Panchayat Chowk

However, the party said it would go ahead with its plan to stage protests against the recent amendments which have increased the penalties for traffic law violation.

Gujarat: 69 dams overflow in Saurashtra as rain pounds region

A few other districts of Saurashtra region continued to receive heavy rain for the 12th day running.

Rajkot builder Kamlesh Ramani held under PASA

Ramani was booked by the University police last month, after allegedly firing on his former aide on University Road over a monetary dispute.

Rajkot: Lawyer held in ‘rape’ case granted bail

In a purported suicide note, the woman alleged that one Zamil Solanki had raped her, forced her to sign a live-in contract and threatened to kill her brother if she complained.

Two arrested in Gujarat after TikTok video of jeep being set ablaze goes viral

Indrajitsinh Jadeja (33) allegedly set his jeep on fire at Kotharia road in Rajkot on September 2 and his friend Nimesh Gohel (28) was recording the act.

Rajkot: Bus runs over woman after car door knocks her down

While the woman was passing by Shiv Hotel, the driver of a car parked on the roadside opened the door of his vehicle to spit. Her scooter crashed into the door and she fell down.

Rajkot: Two held after TikTok video of jeep being set afire goes viral

Bhaktinagar police filed a case under IPC Section 285 (negligent conduct with respect to fire or combustible matter) and 114 (abettor present) for setting the car on fire on a public road and thereby endangering safety of commuters.

Aji-I dam overflows as Rajkot gets 8 inches of rain overnight

Meanwhile, water was being discharged from 19 other dams after heavy rain in several parts of Saurashtra and Kutch regions.

Rajkot: Heavy vehicles banned on road cutting through blackbuck park

An official release from the state information department said that Bhavnagar DM issued a notification prohibiting the movement of heavy vehicles on the road that links Bhavnagar-Dholera highway to Bhavnagar-Barwala highway, cutting through the national park area.

Gujarat: Six fishermen drown in two days, hunt on for nine missing

Quoting Indian Coast Guard, a Defence release on Sunday stated that despite it having issued an advisory not to venture into the sea due to inclement weather, 19 fishing boats with 95 fishermen aboard had set sail on Friday.

In Gujarat, clerk booked for ‘demanding Rs 2.5-lakh bribe’ from student

The student, Zakirhusain Chauhan said, had scored poorly in two subjects in the semester-II examination for the third year of the MBBS course. The clerk, who was posted in the students’ section of the medical college, offered to get the marks increased on payment of Rs 2.5 lakh.