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Gujarat: 19 farmers booked for ‘pilfering’ water from Narmada canal

Halvad police booked 19 farmers under IPC Sections 430 (mischief by injury to works of irrigation or by wrongfully diverting water), 188 (violation of notification issued by competent authority) and 114 (abettor present when offence is committed).

Rajkot incident: No breakthrough in deaths of ASI, constable

ASI Khusbhu Kanabar and constable Ravirajsinh Jadeja were found dead in an apartment in Pandit Deendayal Nagar on Ring Road-II near Kalavad Road on Thursday.

Gujarat: Despite showers brought by cyclone Vayu, 47% rain deficit in Saurashtra

According to the data available with the Indian Meteorological Department, Gujarat as a whole had received an average 137.8 millimetre (mm) rainfall as of July 7.

NIA grills duo held in Gujarat for ‘planning terror attack’

The two brothers, currently in Rajkot Central Jail, were allegedly planning attacks on Chotila temple in Surendranagar district and other places in Gujarat, drawing inspiration from Islamic State.

Gujarat: ‘Dalit teen killed for trying to get bail of his father’s killer cancelled’

Rajesh noticed that one of those accused of murdering his father was roaming freely in his village, despite having secured bail on the condition that he would not enter the district.

Cement firm filling up limestone mines to destroy evidence, say Talaja farmers

“The mining operations are normal and no filling up is being done. The claim that we are filling up our mine is completely baseless,” an official of the company told The Indian Express on the condition of anonymity.

Toor Dal scam: Contractor arrested in Gujarat’s Junagadh

A labour contractor has been arrested in connection with the alleged malpractice in procurement of toor dal from farmers by the government in Keshod, said Junagadh police on Sunday, adding that they recovered  Rs 18,000 cash from him.

Gujarat: File case on toor dal scam, says Congress MLA as quality checks on

The checking of bags of toor dal lying in the yard of Visavadar Agricultural Produce Market Committee began on Sunday after Congress MLA of Visavadar Harshad Ribadiya staged a dharna outside the office of the district collector of Junagadh.

Gujarat: Body of Pakistani fisherman sent to border

The development comes a few days after Pakistan media reported last week that a Pakistani national was allegedly tortured to death in India.

Gujarat: Amreli panchayat body chairman among two sentenced to 7-year jail in cheating case

The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Manjudevi Pandey pronounced Dhanani and Abdul Chauhan guilty of cheating three account holders when they were employed with Amreli Nagarik Sahakari Bank in 1994 and 1995. The court also imposed Rs 2 lakh fine on Dhanani and Rs 2.8 lakh on Chauhan.

Gujarat: RMC recovers over Rs 1 crore property tax from defaulters in one day

Civic officials said they have collected a total of Rs 213 crore property tax in 2018-19 so far, and exuded confidence that they would collect Rs 246 crore in all this financial year. The RMC has sealed more than 600 properties for non-payment of taxes.

Gujarat: Union minister lays foundation stone of road project in Junagadh

Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and, Chemicals and Fertilisers laid the foundation stone of the bypass section at a ceremony organised on the outskirts of Junagadh city.