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    We created flood fury because of our folly

    Mumbai and Delhi have been victims of floods that of our own making. We have made vertical walls on the banks of the Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad, Mithi in Mumbai and Gomati in Lucknow. This has freed a large part of the riverbed for property development. That is fine as long as there are no floods in the river. The river flows peacefully within the retaining walls. But the situation turns dramatically

  • Vanzara’s role clear in Ishrat encounter: Court

    Ahmedabad : A special CBI court here has said that prima facie former police officer D G Vanzara’s role was “clear and greater” than that of former DGP P P Pandey in the Ishrat Jahan case.

  • Land grab, Sabarmati Ashram inmates demolish wall

    Ahmedabad : Inmates of the Sabarmati Ashram here on Monday claimed to have demolished a ‘wall’ which they said was built by the trustees of an affiliate body to grab a piece of land inside the ashram.

  • 29 booked for rioting, activists cry police brutality in Ahmedabad

    Ahmedabad: Three policemen were injured in stone-pelting by members of a notified tribe during checking of vehicles to prevent liquor smuggling in Chharanagar area here, following which 29 persons were booked for rioting and other offences, police said on Friday.

  • Rath Yatra: Lord Jagannath’s annual Yatra begins, PM Narendra Modi sends offerings

    Ahmedabad: The 141st Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath commenced this morning in the city amid tight security as lakhs of devotees flocked to the 18km route to catch a glimpse of the deity. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel performed ‘Pahind Vidhi’ – a symbolic ritual of cleaning the way for the chariots using a golden broom.

  • 90 Hindus from Pak get Indian citizenship

    Ahmedabad : As many as 90 Hindus from Pakistan, who had migrated to the city years ago, were awarded Indian citizenship by the district authorities at a function held here on Friday.

  • Alok creditors okay RIL acquisition bid

    New Delhi : Majority of lenders of textiles firm Alok Industries have approved Reliance Industries’ resolution plan to acquire the debt ridden company.

  • I am Mrs Modi, insists Jashodaben

    Clarification after Former Guj CM Anandiben Patel suggested PM Modi was unmarried

  • Bullet train extremely essential for country: Railway Board chief Ashwani Lohani

    Mumbai: Calling the bullet train “extremely essential” for India, Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani today said that the public transporter looked at it as a project that would unleash technology-driven transportation in the country. The National High Speed Rail Corporation, a special purpose vehicle of the Railways and the state governments of Maharashtra and Gujarat, is implementing the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train corridor with technical and financial assistance from Japan.

  • Lesbian couple commits suicide after throwing baby in river

    Ahmedabad, A lesbian couple allegedly committed suicide after throwing a three-year-old child of one of them in the Sabarmati river here today, the police said. The women also scribbled a suicide note along the riverfront’s concrete walkway near Ellisbridge where they jumped into the water body, an official at the Sabarmati Riverfront (West) police station said. They purportedly mentioned in the suicide note that they had “distanced themselves from the world so

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    Mumbai Rains: London-Mumbai flight diverted to Ahmedabad

    Mumbai: A Jet Airways London-Mumbai flight was diverted to Ahmedabad on Thursday afternoon following air traffic congestion after a brief spell of rains, an official said here on Thursday.

  • NHRC issues notice to Guj govt over Dalit man’s death

    Ahmedabad : The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Gujarat government over an incident in which a Dalit man was allegedly beaten to death in a factory compound near Rajkot district’s Shapar town.

  • Essar insolvency process put on hold

    The case will be heard on a day-to-day basis from July 23. NCLAT agreed to hear all cross petitions filed by Numetal and ArcelorMittal on their disqualification.

  • VHP strips Togadia supporters of responsibilities in Gujarat

    Ahmedabad : Weeks after Pravin Togadia quit as the international working president of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), the right-wing organisation has stripped six of its office-bearers, including its Gujarat unit chief Kaushik Mehta, of all responsibilities, apparently for extending support to the Hindutva leader, who had criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Smart City Mission flounders

    PM Modi to review on June 25 the projects cleared under the mission.