Gujarat Elections 2022: 23 Candidates Can’t Vote For Themselves

November 26, 2022 4:35 pm

In the candidate’s plaza, there are 23 identified candidates of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress contesting from Ahmedabad city and rural areas will not be able to vote themselves on 21 assembly seats. The 23 candidates are contesting elections from those constituencies where they are not registered as voters. BJP […]

Transgender Voters Have Spiked In Gujarat Elections

November 26, 2022 1:24 pm

The number of transgender voters has increased in Gujarat since the last state assembly elections. The prevailing voters of their community were seen in Vadodara. The voting in the polling booths will take place in two phases – December 1 and December 5. About 702 transgenders cast their votes in the last election, according to […]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Meets Morbi Bridge Tragedy Victims

November 1, 2022 8:59 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the victims of the Morbi bridge tragedy on Tuesday evening. He inspected the site of the bridge collapse and had a word with local officials about the unfortunate incident. He was accompanied by Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and cabinet minister Harsh Sanghavi. Hours before Modi landed in Morbi, the government […]

It Never Gets Easier, You Just Get Faster: Harsh Sanghavi On Cycling Competition

October 9, 2022 2:43 pm

Gujarat Sports Minister Harsh Sanghavi on Sunday flagged off the cycling competition under the 36th National Games in Gandhinagar. On this occasion, he said, “It never gets easier, you just get faster. One thing which is common among all cyclists is great enthusiasm and determination. I wish them all good luck.” Women’s 25 km cycling […]

Four Robbers Loot Jewellery, Cash Worth Rs 20 Lakh In Vadodara

October 9, 2022 1:59 pm

Robbers struck on Saturday night at Vasna Road area in Vadodara. They robbed gold and silver jewellery, and cash worth Rs 20 lakh from a house in Mudra Society. A couple—Deepak Jaising Patel and his live-in partner Divya Soni—were taken hostage and 41 tola of gold jewellery, 200 grams of silver and Rs 40,000 cash […]

Bird Hit At Ahmedabad Airport: Pigeon Racing, Untamed Problem For Authorities

October 8, 2022 12:33 pm

While pigeons around Ahmedabad Airport can cause serious harm to passengers, it’s flight operations, and million-dollar aircraft, the authorities are still unsure about where to pin responsibility. Ahmedabad recorded 35 bird-hits from January to September 2021. In 2019, 80 bird-hits were reported. The issue appears to have been aggravated by pigeon-flying competitions known as ‘kabootarbazi’. […]

Kejriwal ‘Anti-Hindu’ Posters Spring Up In Ahmedabad, Rajkot

October 8, 2022 11:55 am

Citizens in Ahmedabad, Rajkot and other cities in Gujarat woke up to posters at several public places denouncing Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal as “anti-Hindu”. The posters, which have sprung up overnight, ‘quote’ Kejriwal slamming Hindu rituals. One such poster, quoting Kejriwal, read: “I consider Hinduism to be a folly,” while another read: “I […]

RSS Man To Control Gandhi’s Gujarat Vidyapith; Unease And Tension On Campus

October 7, 2022 5:02 pm

The Gujarat Vidyapith is one of the few remaining bastions of Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy. Such is the zealousness towards Gandhian principles on the Vidyapith campus that anyone who heads it needs to be attired in khadi in day-to-day life. The compulsory Khadi attire was the reason why Gandhi’s grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi ruled himself out as […]

Three Hotels Shut For Violating Food Safety & Sanitation Guidelines

October 7, 2022 2:50 pm

The Health and Food Department of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has taken stringent action against three hotel and restaurant operators in the state for flouting guidelines. Hotel Dev Palace, Chetak Chivda and Gajanand Pauva House were sealed indefinitely for running food centres without adequate hygienic conditions, registration and for violating Schedule 4 norms. Schedule 4 is food […]

29% Gujarat Homes Face Water Crisis: Report

October 7, 2022 3:20 pm

29 % of households in Gujarat having tap water at home, face water shortages, an audit survey by the ministry of water resources reveals. While 99% of such families have a water connection in functioning status and 87 % of families get water regularly, 20% of households receive water supply thrice or four times.. 6% […]

Vande Bharat Express Train Meets With Minor Accident; Passangers Unhurt

October 7, 2022 3:22 pm

Nearly a week after the new Vande Bharat Express train between Mumbai Central and Gandhinagar was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the train suffered minor damages on Thursday morning after it hit cattle on tracks in Gujarat. The incident occurred at 11.18 am between Gairatpur and Vatva stations. The train sustained damage after it […]

BJP’s Som Stokes Controversy Yet Again

October 7, 2022 12:39 pm

BJP leader Sangeet Som has stoked controversy yet again with his polarising statements. While speaking at a ‘Shastra Puja’ ceremony organised by the Rajput Utthan Sabha on Vijaya Dashami in Kheda village in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut district, Som extolled the Rajput community to take up arms as the population of only a particular community was […]

CM targets Rs 12.5 lakh crore Investment, 15 lakh jobs

October 6, 2022 12:26 pm

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel launched ‘Atmanirbhar Gujarat Schemes for Assistance to Industries’ just prior to the state assembly polls. The benefits under the scheme will be extended to 10 sectors including green energy ecosystem, mobility, capital equipment, metals and mineral, textile and apparel, sustainability, agro-processing, chemicals, gems and jewellery and healthcare. The government aims to […]

Quietly Groomed, Will Anar Patel Take The Political Plunge?

October 4, 2022 4:23 pm

Political circles are abuzz with rumours of Anar Patel, the daughter of former Gujarat Chief Minister and Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, taking a plunge in electoral politics. The whispers became louder when she visited Khodaldham to meet Naresh Patel, the trust’s chairman. Khodaldham is the epicentre of Gujarat politics. It serves as a unifying […]

Village In Kheda Tense After Garba Clash

October 4, 2022 2:57 pm

Communal tension was witnessed in Kheda’s Matar district following reports of stone-pelting during garba in Undhera village on 3rd October at night. The police said that matters came to a head when members of two communities clashed at the garba venue. Stone-pelting and damage to vehicles was reported, but the situation was under control, the police said. There […]

Helicopters And Aircraft On Display At Air Force Exhibition

October 2, 2022 12:47 pm

A three-day “Know Your Air Force” exhibition was inaugurated by Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat at the SWAC Communication Flight in Ahmedabad’s Meghaninagar area on Saturday. The evening event was marked by an hour-long performance by the Air Force band, which played popular patriotic tunes, interspersed with a narration of the exploits of the Air Force […]

Gujarat: Amul Parlours Blunt Milk Strike of Maldharis

September 21, 2022 4:11 pm

The state’s Maldhari (cattle herder) community is up in arms against the government. On September 21, the Maldhari community decided to not provide milk in the dairy or at home. Although the government has withdrawn the Cattle Control Bill, Maldhari Samaj is disappointed with the government’s policy on some remaining issues. A Maldhari convention was […]

Surat Trader Files Complaints Against 3 Mumbai Based WhatsApp admins

September 20, 2022 9:02 am

The Surat police have arrested three persons from Mumbai after a Surat businessman filed complaints against them for “hate posts” on social media. An FIR was registered by the textile trader in Surat. According to the police, Champaklal Mehta who resides in Paal area of Surat complained that he was a member of a WhatsApp […]

Karnataka Man Claims He Was Kidnapped By A Gujarat Man

September 20, 2022 8:47 am

A travel agency owner, Nilesh Dand from Hubli in Karnataka has filed a police complaint that a Gujarati man, Dr Tushar Thakor kidnapped him, illegally confined him and robbed him. The Chiloda police are conducting further investigations. The 50-year-old Nilesh Dand has alleged that his friend Paringat Nair had promised Rs 35 lascs to Dr […]

Gujarat gets 12 New Senior Income Tax Commissioners

September 20, 2022 8:18 am

With the transfer of more than 150 senior income tax officials across the country, Gujarat saw 12 transfers of principal and chief income tax commissioners. According to a CBDT notification, CIT-1 DTS Attri, the Principal Chief Commissioner of Ahmedabad has been transferred to Indore. Ahmedabad has got seven new principal chief commissioners which include Sandeep […]