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31-Oct-2018 Kevadiya (Gujarat)

PM dedicates Statue of Unity to the Nation

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today dedicated the world’s tallest statue, the ‘Statue of Unity’, to the nation.The 182 metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, was dedicated to the nation on his birth anniversary, at Kevadiya in Narmada District of...

31-Oct-2018 Kevadia (Gujarat)

India now meets others on its own terms : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday India now meets the world on its own terms and is moving towards becoming a economic and military superpower."India is moving ahead on the path shown by Sardar Patel. There was a time when we were seen as weak....

31-Oct-2018 Kevadia (Gujarat)

Narendra Modi unveils 'Statue of Unity'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday unveiled the 182-metre high 'Statue of Unity' in honour of country's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and dedicated it to the nation.Built on Sadhu Bet Island on Narmada river, the imposing statue is touted...

24-Oct-2018 Gandhinagar

Six killed in Kutch, security tightened

Six people were killed in a clash that broke out between two OBC communities in Chasra village in Mundra taluka (tehsil) late on Tuesday night, police said today, adding security has been beefed up in the desert district of Kutch.Minister of State for Home...

21-Oct-2018 Gandhinagar

Ahwaan Kumar joins 'Kaal Bhairav Rahasya 2'

After being part of the first season of "Kaal Bhairav Rahasya", actor Ahwaan Kumar has now joined the cast of the show's second season."I'm very excited to be part of the second season of the show. I'm the only person who was in the first season and now in...

20-Oct-2018 Ahmedabad

Tribals to oppose 'Statue of Unity' unveiling by Narendra Modi

As the BJP governments, both at the state and the Centre, gear up for the unveiling of the tallest statue in the world -- "Statue of Unity" of Sardar Patel -- by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31, thousands of tribals in villages near the site...

30-Sep-2018 Anjar (Gujarat)

Narendra Modi inaugurates LNG terminal and pipeline projects at Anjar

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi today inaugurated the Mundra LNG terminal, the Anjar-Mundra Pipeline Project and the Palanpur-Pali-Barmer pipeline project, at Anjar. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that the affection he receives in Kutch...

30-Sep-2018 Anand (Gujarat)

Narendra Modi Inaugurates modern food processing facilities in Anand

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, inaugurated modern food processing facilities, including Amul’s ultra-modern Chocolate Plant, at Anand today. He also visited the chocolate plant and was briefed on the various technologies used, and products being made...

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...

23-Aug-2018 Junagadh (Gujarat)

PM inaugurates various projects in Junagadh district

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today inaugurated various projects in Junagadh district. These included the Government Civil Hospital, a milk processing plant and some buildings of the Junagadh Agriculture University.Addressing a public meeting on the...

22-Aug-2018 Gandhinagar

Congress questions Gujarat government's probe into groundnut scam

Gujarat Leader of the Opposition Paresh Dhanani on Tuesday said the state governments ordering a one-man inquiry committee into the alleged groundnut procurement scam was to cover up its own "wrong-doings"."This is the eleventh such commission ordered by state...

23-Jul-2018 Vadodara

Markfed Opens First Outlet Outside North India At Vadodara

In a big leap aimed at the marketing of its products the Markfed today opened its first outlet outside North India at Vadodara. The 'Health Food Kiosk' was formally inaugurated at GSFC University campus in Vadodara by the Cooperation Minister, Punjab, Sukhjinder...

26-Apr-2018 Gandhinagar (Gujarat)

Rajnath Singh chairs 23rd meeting of Western Zonal Council at Gandhinagar

The 23rd meeting of the Western Zonal Council was held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat today under the Chairmanship of the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh. The meeting was attended by the Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Gujarat, Ministers of Gujarat, Maharashtra,...

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...

06-Mar-2018 Bhavnagar (Gujarat)

27 die as truck falls into water channel in Gujarat

At least 27 persons, mostly women and children, were killed on Tuesday when a truck fell into a water channel in Bhavnagar district in Gujarat.The accident occurred near Randhola village on the Bhavnagar-Rajkot highway, when the truck ferrying around 60...

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...

23-Jan-2018 Gandhinagar (Gujarat)

182 Gujarat MLAs take oath of office

All the 182 newly-elected legislators of the 14th Gujarat Assembly on Tuesday took oath as members of the House, with Pro-tem Speaker Nimaben Acharya administering them the oath of office and secrecy.Since the Vidhan Sabha building is undergoing renovation,...

19-Jan-2018 Gandhinagar

Jignesh Mevani backs Dalits' fast unto death in Gujarat

Around 40 people from a Gujarat village, including women and children, have started a fast unto death in Detroj of Ahmedabad district against alleged atrocities, discrimination and harassment by upper castes.The Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch, headed by Jignesh...

17-Jan-2018 Gandhinagar (Gujarat)

India-Israel ties get fillip with Modi, Netanyahu's Gujarat visit

The greetings from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 'Dhanyavad Mere Pyare Dost' to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and 'Aliechem Shalom' by Modi to his Israeli counterpart depicted the bonhomie between the two leaders during their visit to Gujarat...

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...

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...

29-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

Denied key portfolios, Nitin Patel misses office

Miffed at being given "light-weight" portfolios, Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel was on Friday conspicuous by his absence in his office even as all the newly-anointed Cabinet colleagues took charge of their respective ministries allotted to them by...

26-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

Vijay Rupani, Nitin Patel take oath to lead Gujarat till 2022

Vijay Rupani and Nitin Patel were sworn in as Gujarat Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively for a second stint along with 19 Ministers at a grand function here on Tuesday, days after the BJP's narrow victory in the state assembly polls.The...

26-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

Vijay Rupani takes oath as Gujarat CM, Nitin Patel as Dy CM

Vijay Rupani on Tuesday took oath as Chief Minister of Gujarat for a second stint along with his deputy Nitin Patel, eight cabinet Ministers and 10 Ministers of State.The new council of ministers was sworn in at a grand ceremony here at the new secretariat...

23-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat, visits Somnath temple, meets party leaders

Rahul Gandhi, on his first visit to Gujarat after becoming Congress President and post the state Assembly election results, went to the Somnath temple and offered prayers. He later held meetings with state party leaders and election candidates.After his arrival,...

22-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

Kids' innovations should be encouraged by IITs : Pranab Mukherjee

Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said there was immense wealth of ideas and innovation in children and it should be encouraged by institutes like the IITs and NIDs.Presiding over the 10th Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Ignite Awards 2017, organised by the National...

20-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

Vijay Rupani, Nitin Patel likely to continue as Gujarat CM, Deputy CM

Vijay Rupani and Nitin Patel are widely expected to continue as Gujarat's Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister after the BJP retained power in keenly fought elections but some others are said to be eyeing the top post.Among those wanting to take Rupani's...

18-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

NOTA, Independents play spoilsport for Congress in Gujarat

A marked increase of the None Of The Above (NOTA) voters in the Gujarat assembly elections played a significant role in deciding the result as many victories of the ruling BJP, which ended up with 99 seats in the 182-member assembly, were with thin margins,...

18-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar/Shimla

BJP retains Gujarat just barely, snatches Himachal from Congress

The BJP on Monday just managed to hold on to power in Gujarat, edging past the half-way mark to clinch a sixth term in government, but wrested Himachal Pradesh from Congress with a comfortable majority.Overcoming initial setbacks in a seesaw battle, the...

18-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

Bharatiya Janata Party retains power in Gujarat but just barely

The ruling BJP was on Monday set to retain power in Gujarat, just edging past the half-way mark in one of the most bitterly contested elections that saw the Congress improve its tally compared to five years ago.Election Commission officials said the Bharatiya...

17-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

EC yet to rule on complaints against Narendra Modi, BJP in Gujarat

The Gujarat election verdict will be delivered on Monday but the Election Commission is still looking into a plethora of complaints against the ruling BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The Congress feels that little was happening to all its complaints...

12-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

Modi eats Taiwanese mushrooms : Alpesh Thakore

OBC leader and Congress candidate Alpesh Thakore on Tuesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi disliked Gujarati food and was fond of Taiwanese mushrooms which cost Rs 80,000 a kg.Thakore also alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party's Gujarat leaders...

12-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

EC to seek explanation from BJP candidate mocking model code

The Election Commission on Tuesday said it will seek an explanation from BJP's Jamalpur-Khadia candidate Bhushan Bhatt after a video of him telling party workers to not to care about the model code of conduct or the poll panel went viral.A video of Bhatt,...

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...

11-Dec-2017 Patan (Gujarat)

Narendra Modi slams Rahul GandhI for crony capitalism allegations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday came down heavily on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his relentless taunts of crony capitalism against his government, asserting that those who had not seen poverty speak in this language."You say something, may be it...

11-Dec-2017 Banaskantha (Gujarat)

Talk about Gujarat, not Pakistan : Rahul Gandhi to Narendra Modi

Hitting out at Narendra Modi for dragging Pakistan into the Gujarat elections, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that rather than talking about foreign countries in his election campaign speeches in Gujarat the Prime Minister should say something...

10-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

Congress doing vote bank politics in Gujarat : Amit Shah

Accusing the Congress of indulging in "politics of caste and appeasement", BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said that the Congress decision to support Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani is a pre-planned move to take elections towards this purpose.He alleged that the...

10-Dec-2017 Deodar (Gujarat)

Narendra Modi lying through the teeth : Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asserting that his words had ceased to carry weight since he was lying through the teeth on the promises made to Gujarat and the country.Addressing a serious of election...

10-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

Why is Narendra Modi obsessed with Congress, wonders Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that he could not understand Prime Minister Narendra Modis obsession with the Congress, despite his claims to have wiped the party out of India."On one side, Modiji says that he has wiped Congress out of India....

10-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

Congress leaders met Pakistani officials with Aiyar : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused a group of Congress leaders of meeting Pakistan's High Commissioner at party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's residence before the latter called him (Modi) "neech".Addressing an election rally at Sanand, Modi said...

10-Dec-2017 Amreli (Gujarat)

Rural-urban divide over Hardik Patel among Patidar youth

Patidars, whose movement for job reservation has created a stir in Gujarat in the last few years, are a divided lot with youth in the rural areas appearing to be providing strong support to their leader Hardik Patil, while those in urban areas may not be that...

09-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

BJP heading to victory in Gujarat :Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the BJP was satisfied with the manner in which the first phase of polling in the Gujarat assembly elections went, and claimed his party was headed towards a landslide victory."We express more than satisfaction...

09-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

Congress is asking who my father, mother are : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued with his attack on the Congress party on Saturday, this time saying that the party was asking who Modi's mother and father are.Addressing a campaign rally on the first phase polling day, Modi quoted a Congress worker,...

09-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

Congress urges EC to look into EVM glitches in Gujarat

The Congress party on Saturday urged the Election Commission to look into the malfunctioning of Electronic Voting Machines as Gujarat began its first phase polling.Senior party leader from the state Ahmed Patel requested quick action. "There are reports...

08-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

Gujarat set for first phase of Assembly polls

Gujarat is all set for Saturday's first phase of Assembly elections in which 977 candidates will battle it out to get elected from 89 of the 182 constituencies, with the ruling BJP facing a strong Congress challenge.The 89 constituencies are spread out in the...

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