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  • Fears of renewed Patidar protests hover over Gujarat as Hardik Patel is arrested ahead of PM Modi visit

    GANDHINAGAR: The spectre of a renewed spurt in Patidar protests is hovering over Gujarat as the police took pro-reservation stir leader Hardik Patel into custody, ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit to the State on August 23. The Crime Branch made the arrest hours before Hardik was to undertake a token fast in a parked vehicle in Nikol suburb of Ahmedabad. The arrest immediately triggered state-wide protests beginning in Surat.

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    Kingpin of racket involved in trafficking children to US nabbed in Gujarat

    Mumbai: The prime accused in a case of trafficking children to the US was arrested by the Mumbai Police from Gujarat, a senior official said today. Rajesh Ghamelawala, 54, and members of his syndicate allegedly used to send children to the United States on demand, he said. The racket was unearthed in March this year when two girls, in the age group of 11 to 16 years, were rescued by the police near a

  • Independence Day 2018: 1100 feet-long flag unfurled in Surat

    Surat: With the country engrossed in the celebrations of the 72nd Independence Day, one of the longest national flags in the country was on Wednesday unfurled in Gujarat’s Surat city.

  • Gujarat: 1 dead, 4 injured as two-storey building collapses in Vadodara

    Vadodara: A man was killed and four members of his family, including a six-month-old baby, were injured after a two-storey building collapsed in Chokhandi locality in Vadodara in the wee hours today, police said. The building, which is nearly eight decades old, caved in around 2 am, chief fire officer of Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC), Dipak Gunjal said.

  • Ishrat Jahan encounter case: CBI court rejects discharge pleas of ex-cops DG Vanzara, NK Amin

    Ahmedabad: A special CBI court here in Gujarat today rejected the discharge applications of former police officers D G Vanzara and N K Amin in the case of an alleged fake encounter of Ishrat Jahan and three others. Special judge J K Pandya rejected the applications of Vanzara and Amin. The court last month concluded the hearing of arguments of the two accused retired police officers, the CBI and Ishrat Jahan’s mother Shamima Kauser,

  • Politics of event management ruling the roost in MP: Kamal Nath

    Bhopal : State Congress President Kamal Nath says that politics of event management was ruling the roost in the state. After Gujarat, this brand of politics is dominating Madhya Pradesh too.

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    22-year-old man lynched to death by mob in Gujarat over suspicion of robbery

    Dahod: There is no let-up in incidents of mass hysteria. A 22-year-old tribal was allegedly lynched to death by a mob in Gujarat’s Dahod. His friend, who was also attacked, is grievously injured. The mob beat them up over suspicion of committing a theft near Kali Mahudi village.

  • Ex-Gujarat BJP MLA Jayanti Bhanushali summoned in rape case

    Surat: Former Gujarat BJP MLA Jayanti Bhanushali has been asked to appear before a police team in connection with a rape case against him, a senior officer said today. “We have issued summons to Bhanushali under section 160 of the CrPC in the rape case filed at the Sarthana police station in the city in which he is the accused,” said Police Commissioner Satish Sharma.

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    Opposition failure: No counter narrative yet

    After gaining some traction in Gujarat and Karnataka in the last eight months the Congress appears to be losing steam again. It has not been successful in pinning down the Modi government on the demonetisation fiasco, hasty implementation of GST, price rise, rising joblessness, farm distress, turbulent Kashmir, worsening law and order, lynching and other hate crimes. The Opposition tasted limited electoral success in the recent by-elections mainly because of the upswing

  • 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.

  • Gujarat BJP VP Jayanti Bhanushali resigns after rape accusation, claims innocence

    Ahmedabad: Former MLA Jayanti Bhanushali has resigned as the vice president of Gujarat BJP following an accusation of rape against him. The 53-year-old leader from Kutch district denied the allegation in his resignation letter sent to the state BJP president, Jitu Vaghani, and claimed it was a conspiracy to malign his image. Vaghani today accepted the resignation, the BJP said in a statement.

  • Andhra Pradesh best state to do business; Gujarat ranking slips further

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh continues to be the best state to do business while Gujarat slipped a position to rank fifth in the ease of doing business ranking prepared by the World Bank and the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). In the last year’s ranking, Andhra Pradesh had jointly topped the chart with Telangana while Gujarat was relegated to the third position from the top slot in 2015.

  • Dreaded goon arrested in Gujarat after 2-year search

    Bhayandar: After playing hide and seek with the police for nearly two years, hardcore criminal and member of Kashimira’s dreaded Patel gang Hashir Ashraf Patel (21) was finally arrested by the Local Crime Branch (LCB) unit of the Thane (rural) police from Gujarat. Having more than a dozen serious offences including -murder, attempt to murder, extortion, rioting, land grab, illegal possession of arms and trespassing registered against him at various police stations

  • Nitish avoided me because of the Big Brother: Hardik

    Patna : Gujarat Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who completed his two-day tour to Bihar on Sunday, returned without meeting the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as he was not invited to the 1, Anney Marg, the official residence of the CM.

  • IMD issues cyclone warnings for Maharashtra, Gujarat

    Mumbai: The Indian Meteorological Department, Mumbai has issued warnings of cyclonic circulations over the northeast Arabian Sea off north Gujarat coast at upper levels and the east-central Arabian Sea off south Maharashtra coast in a higher level.