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  • Gujarat: Seven Bihari men attacked for wearing ‘lungi’; 3 held

    Vadodara: Seven men hailing from Bihar were attacked allegedly for wearing “lungi” and “sitting indecently” here, following which three persons were arrested Wednesday, police said. The attack took place on Monday night in Sama locality in the city, police said. It has come in the wake of recent attacks on Hindi-speaking migrants in parts of Gujarat. The police claimed that the attack on Monday night was an isolated incident and had “nothing to do

  • The plight of migrant workers of Gujarat

    Gujarat has again captured the attention of the entire country for the wrong reasons. The assault and harassment of migrant livelihood-earners belonging to North Indian States in pockets of the North Gujarat region, following the dastardly rape of a 14-month-girl, has brought fear and forced many migrants to return to their home States. The issues related with the incident are complex but the development also provides cause to reflect and introspect on

  • Gujarat: Woman throws 5 children in well, 4 of them dies

    Ahmedabad: Battling poverty, a woman allegedly threw her five children into a well, leading to the death of four of them, before she herself jumped into it in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar district, police said on Tuesday. The woman and one of her children survived in the incident which took place Monday night at Panchpipla village in Bhavnagar, an official at Alang police station said.

  • Gujarat government invites Tamil Nadu CM K Palsniwami to inauguration of Vallabhbhai Patel statue

    Chennai: The Gujarat government Monday extended formal invitation to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palsniwami for the inauguration of the world’s tallest statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in that state on October 31. A team led by Gujarat Minister Ganpat Vasava, who holds Tribal Development and Tourism portfolios among others, presented the invitation to Palaniswami at the Secretariat here to attend the unveiling of the ‘Statue of Unity,’ an official release said. The Gujarat Minister

  • Total eyeing stake in Adani’s gas projects

    New Delhi: French energy giant Total is in talks to buy up to half of Adani Group’s stake in LNG projects in Gujarat and Odisha, an under-construction LPG import facility and in its city gas projects, sources privy to the development said. The French firm is keen on investing in fast growing gas market in India and finds Adani a suitable vehicle as it owns the crucial downstream infrastructure, they said.

  • Mumbai: Police, citizens foiled Congress bid to spread unrest, says Gujarat Dy CM Nitin Patel

    Mumbai: Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel on Saturday blamed the Congress for the attacks on Hindi-speaking migrants in his state and claimed that police and people have managed to foil the opposition party’s attempts to create an unrest. Several districts in the northern part of Gujarat were rocked by violence after a labourer from Bihar was arrested on the charge of raping a 14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha district on September 28.

  • Case filed against Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, Alpesh Thakor in hate attacks

    Muzaffarpur: A case was filed against Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Congress legislator Alpesh Thakor in a Bihar court Thursday in connection with hate attacks on north Indians, particularly from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, in the western state. Social activist Tamanna Hashmi filed the case at a Muzaffarpur district court.

  • MP Assembly elections 2018: Rahul Gandhi plans Gujarat ki goonj in state polls

    Congress is implementing its “Gujarat model” in Madhya Pradesh – to checkmate BJP in rural areas. Buoyed by its impressive performance in Gujarat elections mainly in the rural areas, Congress is focusing more on rural areas in Madhya Pradesh as well. Moreover, beyond imagination of most party activists, Rahul Gandhi is directly monitoring the election campaign in rural areas and even talking to the district presidents and activists directly.

  • Interrupting Gujarat story

    On occasions like this, we all seem to be on a short fuse. A grave provocation is enough to trigger an uncontrollable rage in all of us. And when that anger is felt by a large group of people, concerns about law and order, justice and fair play take a back seat, causing us to often take the law into our own hands. This happened in Gujarat recently.

  • Gujarat: Exodus of migrant workers continues; CM Rupani hits out at Rahul Gandhi

    Ahmedabad: The exodus of Hindi-speaking migrants from Gujarat after attacks on them in several parts of the state showed no signs of abating on Tuesday, as the issue snowballed into a political slugfest involving the BJP, the Congress and the Trinamool Congress(TMC). Police, meanwhile, intensified patrolling in areas near industrial estates and places where migrant workers stay in a bid to instill confidence among the people.

  • Congress vs BJP in Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections

    Gujarat local body bypolls: BJP wins 24 seats, Congress 19

    Ahmedabad: The ruling BJP in Gujarat has won 24 seats in the bypolls held for 46 seats across various municipalities and panchayats while the Congress pocketed 19 seats, as per the results declared Tuesday. The byelections, held across various municipalities and district as well as taluka panchayats on October 7, were necessitated after these seats fell vacant due to various reasons like death or resignations of incumbent representatives, reports PTI.

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal requests PM Narendra Modi to take effective steps to stop attacks on migrant workers in Gujarat

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take “effective” steps to check attacks on Hindi-speaking migrant workers in Gujarat, claiming that it spread “anger” among the people of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar living in the national capital. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said it would take out a rally — ‘Uttar Bhartiya Swabhiman Yatra’ (North Indian Self-Respect March) — in the northeast Delhi areas on October

  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar asks Biharis to stay ‘firmly’ in Gujarat, says officials in touch with Gujrat counterparts

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said top officials from the state were in constant touch with their counterparts in Gujarat and appealed to Biharis living in the western state to stay firmly where they were. Kumar, who had a telephonic talk with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday amid a large number of migrant workers hailing from Bihar and some other Hindi-belt states fleeing Gujarat following attacks on them, said

  • Exodus: Yogi Adityanath & Nitish Kumar voice concern

    Gandhinagar: The targeting of migrants from states neighbouring Gujarat — Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Chhattisgarh — continued on Monday, even as the Vijay Rupani-led BJP government kick started efforts to get on top of the situation. Chief Minister Rupani said in Rajkot: “The situation is under control. No untoward incident has been reported in the last 48 hours.’’

  • 2002 Gujarat riots: SIT report on Army deployment is ‘blatant lie’, says Retired Lt. General Zameer Uddin Shah

    New Delhi: Retired Lt. General Zameer Uddin Shah, who led the Army troops in quelling violence in 2002 Gujarat riots, has described portions of the enquiry report by the Supreme Court appointed Special Investigative Team (SIT), related to the Army movement, as “a blatant lie”. Shah has said in his upcoming memoir, “The Sarkari Mussalman” that after about 3,000 troops landed at Ahmedabad airfield at 7 am on March 1, they had to

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    After Gujarat, blanket ban on hookah parlours in Maharashtra too

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government issued a notification on Thursday, introducing a blanket ban on hookah parlours in the state with immediate effect. Maharashtra is the second state after Gujarat to impose such a ban, which will come into effect immediately. The amended Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act (COTPA), 2003, imposes a fine of Rs 1 lakh and imprisonment

  • Migrants flee Gujarat amid political slugfest

    Gandhinagar: Coming elections cast their shadows ahead. Just a day before the Election Commission announced polls in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, migrant workers from the Hindi belt, being targeted in Gujarat, began fleeing for home, carrying discordant tales.

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