Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • Arcelor, Numetal get NCLT breather in Essar Steel bid

    Ahmedabad : In a major victory for Numetal and ArcelorMittal, the Ahmedabad bench of the NCLT on Thursday asked the lenders and the resolution professional of the bankrupt Essar Steel to reconsider their first bids.

  • HC reserves order in 2002 Ode massacre appeals case

    Ahmedabad : The Gujarat High Court has completed hearing on a set of appeals in the Ode riot case where 23 people belonging to a minority community were allegedly burnt alive during the 2002 post-Godhra communal violence.

  • Embassy to invest $1 bn in warehousing space

    Mumbai : Betting big on the growing demand for warehousing, Embassy Industrial Parks plans to invest around $1 billion in 3-4 years to take its total space 30 million sq ft, a senior company official said.

  • Court rejects Diamond Power owners’ bail plea

    Ahmedabad : A special CBI court on Tuesday rejected the anticipatory bail plea filed by the owners of Vadodara-based Diamond Power Infrastructure (DPIL), which is accused of cheating banks to the tune of Rs 2,654 crore.

  • Call records destroyed as part of conspiracy: Lawyer

    Ahmedabad : Arguing for arraignment of former IPS officer Rahul Sharma in the 2002 Naroda Gam riots case, defence lawyer Chetan Shah on Monday said call records of top officials in the case went missing as part of a conspiracy against the accused.