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09-Sep-2018 Ahmedabad

Tourism Deptt participates in 'Travel & Tourism Fair' at Gujarat

In an endeavour to boost the tourism through nationwide promotional campaign, the Department of Tourism Jammu & Kashmir participated in Travel & Tourism Fair (TTF) Ahmedabad where besides attracting a lot of trade visitors the Department was awarded...

08-Sep-2018 Ahmedabad

IAF officials being pressured on Rafale : Prashant Bhushan

Senior Supreme Court lawyer and activist Prashant Bhushan on Saturday alleged that to justify the changed Rafale deal, the Indian Air Force (IAF) officials were being forced to speak in praise of the new deal signed by the Modi Government.The opposition parties...

04-Sep-2018 Ahmedabad

'Will take Hardik's agitation to national level'

Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha and BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Tuesday called on fasting Patidar agitation leader Hardik Patel and said that they will take his agitation over the demand for reservation for Patels and farm debt waiver to the national level.On...

18-Mar-2018 Ahmedabad

Jignesh Mevani's Dalit Muslim Ekta Manch begins outreach programme

A confederation of various organizations from the Scheduled Caste, Muslim and other underprivileged sections, formed under the leadership of Dalit activist turned legislator Jignesh Mevani, launched a contact programme here on Sunday.Mevani told IANS that...

18-Feb-2018 Ahmedabad

Jignesh Mevani argues with police as detained during protests

Dalit leader and Gujarat lawmaker Jignesh Mevani was detained by police here on Sunday along with nearly 100 others while staging demonstrations in protest against death of Dalit activist Bhanubhai Vankar.Mevani broke into heated arguments with police when...

10-Feb-2018 Ahmedabad

Tourism deptt holds seminar, press meet in Ahmadabad

Continuing with its tourism promotional campaign, Department of tourism Kashmir organised a seminar and press meet at Ahmadabad on February 9 in which over hundred travel agents from Gujarat and also media persons participated.Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood A...

23-Jan-2018 Ahmedabad

Mobs go on rampage against 'Padmaavat' in Ahmedabad

Scores of persons protesting against the impending release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmaavat' went on rampage here on Tuesday evening, burning vehicles and pelting stones even as cinema halls announced they would not screen it despite Supreme Court orders.Police...

17-Jan-2018 Ahmedabad

Narendra Modi, Israeli PM Netanyahu dedicate iCreate to the nation

Prime Minister Modi and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu today dedicated to the nation, the iCREATE facility located on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. iCreate is an independent Centre created with the objective of facilitating entrepreneurship through a blend...

17-Jan-2018 Ahmedabad

Spirit of innovation pulled India, Israel closer : Narendra Modi

Innovation has played a major role in bringing India and Israel closer, and sentiments of mutual development is crucial for a better future of both countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday."Innovation has played a great role in bringing the people...

17-Jan-2018 Ahmedabad

Narendra Modi, Netanyahu in Ahmedabad; begin roadshow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Ahmedabad airport on Wednesday morning and the leaders proceeded in a roadshow toward the Sabarmati Ashram, with crowds thronging both sides of the road.As the cavalcade...

09-Jan-2018 Ahmedabad

Gulfam tops PGTI's Pre Qualifying I

Delhis Gulfam topped the Professional Golf Tour of India's (PGTI) Pre Qualifying I for the 2018 season carding a five-under 67 in the second round here on Tuesday.Gulfam got a total of nine-under 135 at the end of round two as a total of 27 players qualified...

31-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Sulking Nitin Patel agrees to resume work

In a first in the Gujarat BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party President Amit Shah were on Sunday forced to return the Finance portfolio to Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel after he sulked for two days after being given the second slot in the new...

18-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Gujarat rejected Congress' divisive, casteist politics : Vijay Rupani

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday said the people of the state had rejected the "divisive and casteist politics" of the Congress and voted for the BJP's development model.Rupani also said the Parliamentary Board of the party will decide on the Chief...

14-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Vote for 'Gujarat model', reject those opposing it : Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Thursday appealed to the people to vote for the 'Gujarat model' of development and reject those who are against it."To maintain the pace of development, I appeal to people to vote in large numbers," Shah told...

14-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Congress likely to get around 100 seats : Hardik Patel

Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Thursday said the ruling BJP was set to lose the Gujarat assembly elections, and that the Congress was likely to get around 100 seats in the 182-member house."Official files have already started disappearing from the state Secretariat,"...

13-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Amused to see Manmohan angry on eve of polling : Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Wednesday said he was surprised and amused to see former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh so angry on the eve of the second phase of polling in Gujarat as Singh did not exhibit such belligerence earlier."We want...

13-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Narendra Modi has helped me the most, don't hate him : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi helped him "the most" and he does not hate him."Modiji has helped me the most... How can I hate him," Rahul Gandhi said in an interview to Gujarati news channel GSTV.He was asked...

13-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Not undergone any makeover, BJP distorted my image : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi maintained he has not undergone any 'makeover' and accused the BJP of tarnishing his image.In an interview to Gujarati news channel GSTV, Rahul Gandhi also said the BJP is not scared of him but of the voice of the people...

12-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Is going to temples forbidden : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked if visiting temples was forbidden, adding he felt very nice about it and prayed for the golden future of Gujarat."Is going to temples forbidden?" Gandhi asked when a reporter questioned him at a press conference...

12-Dec-2017 New Delhi/Ahmedabad

BJP on 'secret' meet with Pakistanis, Modi asked about Nawaz 'biryani'

The opposition reminded Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday of the 'biryani' served by then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Lahore in 2015 as the BJP harped on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs meeting with Pakistani diplomats.The Bharatiya...

12-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Whatever PM said about Manmohan Singh is not acceptable : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he would not tolerate any kind of nasty language, referring to Mani Shankar Aiyar's "neech" remark against the Prime Minister, but added that whatever Narendra Modi had said about former Prime Minister Manmohan...

12-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Rahul Gandhi should stop telling lies : Ravi Shankar Prasad

 The BJP on Tuesday alleged that Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi has been "telling lies" to the public of Gujarat but has no answers to their questions."The Congress has promised reservation to the Patidars. But will Rahul Gandhi tell us what is the...

12-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Narendra Modi takes seaplane on last day of Gujarat campaign

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday flew by a seaplane from the Sabarmati river here to Dharoi in Mehsana district on the last day of the election campaign in Gujarat.The Bharatiya Janata Party said it was "the first-ever flight by a seaplane in the country"....

11-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Hardik's rally parallel to Modi clocks 52,800 Facebook Live views

In an election rally in BJP bastion Ahmedabad on Monday night that fetched a record 52,800 Facebook Live views, firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel once again exhorted the people to throw out the BJP from power."I am nobody here to say who to vote for...

11-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad/Patan

Narendra Modi takes dig at Rahul Gandhi, says all GST issues resolved

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday ridiculed the Congress for criticising his government over problems caused by the Goods and Services Tax and demonetisation and claimed these issues had been resolved.He also took a dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.Modi...

10-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Congress dares Modi to order impartial probe into note-ban 'scam'

The Congress on Sunday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order an impartial probe into the note-ban decision that the opposition party dubbed the "biggest scam ever and the largest money-laundering scheme"."In September 2016 (before demonetisation announced...

10-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Cricketer Jasprit Bumrah's missing grandfather found dead

Indian pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah's septuagenarian grandfather Santok Singh -- reported missing for two days -- was found dead here on Sunday.Ahmedabad police found the body near Dadhichi bridge on the Sabarati riverfront. Santok Singh, aged 75, was missing...

07-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Mysterious posters project Ahmed Patel as Gujarat CM

With only two days left before Gujarat votes in the first of two-phase elections, mysterious posters have appeared in the state asking the Muslim community to vote for the Congress, projecting Ahmed Patel as its chief ministerial face, which the party says...

06-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Let Modi attack us more, Congress will win in Gujarat : Ashok Gehlot

Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot, who played a major role in social engineering by roping in Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakore and Jignesh Mewani on the side of Congress in Gujarat, wants Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attack the party and Rahul Gandhi even...

05-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Congress should clarify stand on Ram temple : Amit Shah

Latching on to Kapil Sibal's statement in the Supreme Court for deferring hearing in the Ramjanambhoomi dispute till after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday asked Rahul Gandhi to clear the Congress stand on the Ram temple issue.He...

05-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Demo, GST issues in Maninagar, still BJP may sail through

Prime Minister Narendra Modi might be listing demonetisation and GST as his government's two major achievements which changed the course of the Indian economy but the people of Maninagar, the constituency he represented as Chief Minister, do not seem to be...

04-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Congress to bring legislation for Patidar reservation

The Congress will bring in legislation to ensure reservation to the Patidar community without making any changes to the existing quota of the backward communities, the party said on Monday in its manifesto for the Gujarat elections."Without affecting, reducing,...

29-Nov-2017 Ahmedabad

Narendra Modi a far better actor than Amitabh Bachchan : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, terming him a "far better actor" than Amitabh Bachchan as he did not need to wear "contact lenses" like the superstar to enact teary scenes before the public.Gandhi, who...

29-Nov-2017 Ahmedabad

Rahul's visit to Somnath temple stokes a row

A major controversy broke out on Wednesday over Rahul Gandhi's visit to Somnath temple with the BJP questioning his faith, while the Congress hit back accusing the BJP of playing dirty politics and maintained he was a "devout Hindu".The controversy arose...

28-Nov-2017 Ahmedabad

Amit Shah dares Rahul to make quota formula for Patidars public

BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday dared Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to make public the quota formula that the opposition party has sealed with the Patidar Andolan Anamat Samiti (PAAS) to give reservations to the Patidar community."If possible they...

28-Nov-2017 Ahmedabad

No quota cap mentioned in Constitution : Hardik Patel

Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel on Tuesday said the Indian Constitution did not limit reservation in employment and education for certain categories to 50 per cent."Only the Supreme Court has capped the reservation at 50 per cent through...

28-Nov-2017 Ahmedabad

Rahul Gandhi must stop misleading youth : Ravi Shankar Prasad

 Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday attacked Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi here and told him to "stop misleading the youth" in Gujarat.Prasad told the media that the upcoming Assembly elections were "about development".The Bharatiya Janata...

25-Nov-2017 Ahmedabad

Congress supporting anarchists in Gujarat : Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday targetted the Congress for its tie-up with the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) and other groups for the Gujarat elections, saying the party has "mortgaged" itself to those responsible for spreading "anarchy"...

22-Nov-2017 Ahmedabad

Congress has given quota formula : Hardik Patel

Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Wednesday announced that his Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) was formally accepting the formula advanced by the Congress party to give job quotas to the community under the OBC category."The Congress has accepted our demand...

14-Nov-2017 Ahmedabad

Where are the promised jobs, P. Chidambaram asks Narendra Modi

Former Union Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P . Chidambaram on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain about the jobs he had promised to create in the run-up to the 2014 general elections.He also lashed out at the National Democratic...

06-Nov-2017 Ahmedabad

Accused in RTI activist's murder, BJP MP surrenders

Gujarat BJP MP Dinubhai Boghabhai Solanki surrendered on Monday at a special CBI jail here on the Supreme Courts order after he was accused by the father of slain RTI activist Amit Jethwa of involvement in his son's murder.Solanki had been ordered by the apex...

03-Nov-2017 Ahmedabad

3,500 VVPAT machines fail in EC test in Gujarat : Hardik Patel

Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Friday said that over 3,500 VVPAT machines had "failed" in the first level test of the Election Commission, and alleged that the ruling BJP would indulge in "fraud" in the upcoming Gujarat elections."Over 3,550 VVPAT machines failed...

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