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Gujarat: BSF Officer, Jawan Die Of Heat Stroke During Patrolling

July 20, 2024 16:20

A Border Security Force (BSF) officer and a jawan have died due to extreme heat exposure while on patrol at the ‘Harami Nallah’ creek area along the India-Pakistan border in Gujarat on Friday. Head Constable Dayal Ram and Assistant Commandant Vishwadeo suffered from heat stroke and dehydration while on patrol close to the international border […]

After SC’s Order, NTA Releases Centre-Wise Results of NEET-UG

July 20, 2024 15:43

The National Testing Agency (NTA), which is being scrutinised for alleged irregularities, released the centre- and city-specific results of the NEET-UG medical entrance test on Saturday. The Supreme Court, which is considering many petitions over alleged irregularities in the exam’s administration, including paper leaks, ordered that the results, which were first made public on June […]

Yet Another Gujarati Youth Dies By Suicide In Ahmedabad 

July 19, 2024 20:43

A 25-year-old youth allegedly died by suicide by jumping off the 15th floor of a commercial building in the Nehrunagar area of Ahmedabad early Friday morning.  The deceased has been identified as Kushal Patel, who hailed originally from Bharuch and worked in a US-based company, Bottle POS, in the city.  The incident, which took place […]

Bilkis Bano Case: SC Rejects Plea by 2 Convicts 

July 19, 2024 20:01

The Supreme Court rejected a plea on Friday submitted by two of the 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano case, who challenged the January 8 verdict that cancelled their remission, calling it “absolutely misconceived”. Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Sanjay Kumar questioned the petitioners about how they could appear in an appeal over an order passed […]

UPSC Files Case Against Trainee IAS Officer Puja Khedkar, Moves To Cancel Candidature

July 19, 2024 19:23

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday filed a case against Puja Khedkar, a probationary IAS officer who is being investigated for allegedly fabricating a disability certificate in order to clear the civil services examination. The commission sought that her candidature be cancelled in relation to the matter. The UPSC said that it had […]

AMC Seals 50 Miniplexes, Leaves Over 1200 Employees Jobless

July 19, 2024 18:40

Following the TRP Gamezone fire tragedy in Rajkot, which had claimed nearly 30 lives, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has sealed 50 miniplexes and video cinemas across the city for the last 50 days, severely impacting the city’s cineplex industry.  The move, which has allegedly affected over 1200 employees and caused significant financial losses running […]

Gujarat CM Reviews Preparedness for Chandipura Virus Outbreak

July 18, 2024 20:17

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Thursday reviewed the Chandipura virus situation in the state and the steps that were taken to contain the spreading disease. In order to avoid the disease in the districts and to guarantee prompt, intensive treatment in the case of a fever, the CM gave instructions at the meeting to […]

NEET-UG Row: SC Directs NTA to Publish City and Centre-Wise NEET-UG Results

July 18, 2024 18:30

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the National Testing Agency (NTA) to release the centre- and city-wise results of NEET-UG 2024 while hiding the identities of candidates by 12 p.m. on July 20.  During the hearing, a bench led by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud made it evident that any decision to hold new NEET-UG examinations […]

Gujarat HC Adjourns Hearing In Bail Plea of Congress Workers

July 18, 2024 17:32

The Gujarat High Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing in the bail plea of five Congress workers arrested in the stone-pelting incident that took place at the party office in Ahmedabad. The hearing will now take place on Friday. On July 2nd, Bharatiya Yuva Janata Morcha (BJYM) workers had gathered at the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee […]

Gujarat Govt Greenlights Surat Airport Expansion; Allocates Rs 215 Cr for Land Purchase

July 18, 2024 14:44

The Gujarat Government has authorised the extension of Surat International Airport by allocating Rs 215 crore for land acquisition on Wednesday. The decision is now going to permit the acquisition of 80,643 square metres of private land in Magdalla, which involves 20 survey numbers. The Collector’s office had recently convened a meeting of Civil Aviation […]

Gujarat: Sabarmati River Cruise Services Halted as Water Levels Drop

July 18, 2024 13:19

The operations of Sabarmati River Cruise, a floating restaurant in Ahmedabad, are suspended for an indefinite period due to the low water level in the river. The restaurant has been closed for the last two days and is unlikely to reopen until the river’s water level rises and stabilises. The cruise is currently stationed outside […]

Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya Interacts With National Youth, NSS Awardees

July 17, 2024 21:22

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Mansukh Mandaviya had an interaction with the National Youth Awardees and National Service Scheme (NSS) Awardees in New Delhi on Wednesday. The meeting was aimed to laud the accomplishments of these young leaders and discuss methods to enhance the MY Bharat platform, ensuring it becomes more accessible and […]

JioCinema Announces Comprehensive Paris Olympics 2024 Coverage for Indian Fans

July 17, 2024 17:47

The official broadcast and digital partner for the Paris Olympics 2024, Viacom18, has announced the greatest and most exciting presentation yet again in India, with 20 concurrent feeds and a lineup of Olympians, starting on July 26, 2024, across the Sports18 Network and for free on JioCinema.  The network has lined up an extraordinary list […]

Shooting at Mosque in Oman Leaves Four Dead and 30 Injured

July 16, 2024 19:06

A shooting occurred at a mosque in Wadi al-Kabir, a district east of Muscat, the capital city of Oman. The incident took place during a significant religious event for Shia Muslims. Video footage captured the chaotic scene near the Imam Ali Mosque, with people fleeing as gunshots echoed and a voice cried out, “Oh God!” […]

Gujarat Govt Revises GMERS Fee Structure After Protests Erupt Statewide 

July 16, 2024 17:41

Following a series of protests from the Opposition parties in Gujarat, the state government has reversed an earlier increase by the Gujarat Medical Education and Research Society (GMERS) and lowered the annual fees for undergraduate medical courses. The fee for government quota seats will be Rs 3.75 lakh, and for management quota seats, it will […]

Gujarat Leads India’s Semiconductor Sector with US $14 Billion Investments

July 16, 2024 13:26

The Indian government launched the Semicon India Programme, backed by a substantial US $10 billion investment to position India as a key partner in the Global Semiconductor Supply-Chains. Inspired by the Semicon Vision, Gujarat emerged as the frontrunner by announcing a dedicated Semiconductor Policy, providing additional state support for semiconductor and display fabrication facilities. These […]

Pakistan Govt To Ban Imran Khan’s PTI For Alleged ‘Anti-State’ Activities 

July 15, 2024 19:04

The Pakistan government on Monday decided to ban the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), citing the party’s involvement in various anti-state acts.  “The decisions were taken in light of the former ruling party’s involvement in the May 9 events and the PTI’s former or current leaders’ attempts to sabotage Pakistan’s deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF),” […]

Heavy Rain and Strong Winds Hit Ahmedabad, IMD Issues Yellow Alert

July 15, 2024 13:32

The Ahmedabad city witnessed varying intensities of rain across different areas. In the afternoon, strong winds and dark clouds enveloped the city, followed by heavy rainfall in various parts. The weather began to change after 11 AM, with strong winds sweeping through the city. By around 12:30 PM, several areas experienced significant rainfall. The western […]

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Meets Diljit Dosanjh Ahead of Concert

July 15, 2024 11:54

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh at the Rogers Centre in Downtown Toronto on July 14, just hours before Dosanjh’s highly anticipated show at the venue. Trudeau shared a picture of their meeting on X, stating, “Stopped by the Rogers Centre to wish Diljit Dosanjh good luck before his show.” He […]

Modi Govt Declares June 25 As ‘Samvidhaan Hatya Diwas’ 

July 12, 2024 20:13

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday declared that the government has decided to observe June 25, the day the ‘Emergency’ was imposed in 1975, as “Samvidhaan Hatya Diwas” in order to pay tribute to the “massive contributions” of those who suffered during the era of barbaric suffering. Additionally, he stated that by celebrating “Samvidhaan […]

Harris Is 'Qualified' To Be US President: Biden 

July 12, 2024 19:57

US President Joe Biden on Thursday said his deputy, Vice President Kamala Harris, is “qualified” to lead the nation as president. At a high-stakes press conference in Washington, DC, Biden said, “From the very beginning, I made no bones about that. She is qualified to be the president. That’s why I picked her.”  When asked […]

Kris Jenner Opens Up About Tumour and Surgery on ‘The Kardashians’

July 12, 2024 19:36

In the latest episode of ‘The Kardashians,’ reality TV star Kris Jenner shared an emotional update about her health. Kris revealed to her friends and family that she has decided to undergo a hysterectomy to prevent the spread of a tumour. During a heartfelt conversation with friends Kathy Hilton and Faye Resnick, Kris announced, “I’m […]

Ellisbridge Police Probe Rs 65 Lakh Angadia Robbery

July 12, 2024 18:50

The Ellisbridge Police and Crime Branch are intensively investigating a ₹65 lakh robbery involving two Angadia employees near Ellisbridge Gymkhana. Authorities have meticulously reviewed approximately 250 CCTV footage recordings to trace the culprits. The investigation revealed that the assailants had used a scooter with a false number plate. Police have also interrogated individuals previously involved […]

Gujarati Community in Canada Unites to Repatriate Drowned Student

July 12, 2024 12:41

The Gujarati community in Canada has rallied together to raise funds for the repatriation of Jash Jitenkumar Patel, a 23-year-old student who drowned on Canada Day. This compassionate act echoes a similar effort earlier this year when the community came together to bring home the body of Meet Patel, another young Gujarati who lost his […]

Gujarat Receives 25.46% of Annual Rainfall During Monsoon Season

July 11, 2024 19:47

The monsoon season in Gujarat has brought much-needed relief as the state received 224.84 mm of rainfall so far, accounting for 25.46% of the average annual rainfall. According to official data as of 6 AM today, all 251 talukas in Gujarat have experienced rainfall. Here’s a breakdown of the rainfall distribution across different regions: Among […]

SC Stays Order to Revoke Land Granted to Adani Ports in Gujarat

July 10, 2024 19:19

In a major relief for the Adani Group, the Supreme Court has stayed a Gujarat High Court order asking the state government to resume the process of taking back nearly 108 hectares of grazing land that was given to Adani Ports in 2005 on Wednesday.  A bench headed by Justice BR Gavai and comprising Justice […]

PM Modi Announces Two More Indian Consulates In Russia

July 9, 2024 20:40

In a move to increase both tourism and commerce with Russia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that India has decided to set up two new consulates in the cities of Yekaterinburg and Kazan. India currently has two consulates in Russia, at St Petersburg and Vladivostok. During his two-day visit to Russia, the Prime […]

After #RIPCartoonNetwork Trends, Channel Says 'We Are Not Shutting Down'

July 9, 2024 20:34

A recent surge in social media activity saw #RIPCartoonNetwork climbing to the top of the trending list. This came after a video released on platform X suggested that Cartoon Network was “dead.” The hashtag ignited a flurry of nostalgic posts from users reminiscing about the channel that shaped many childhoods. Despite the uproar, it’s been […]

Gujarat: Amdavadis Struggle For Basic Commodities Amid Price Rise 

July 8, 2024 16:00

Vegetable and basic commodity prices are skyrocketing, putting a strain on Gujarat’s Ahmedabad household budgets. Staples like pulses and edible oils have also experienced significant price increases as a result of price hikes, which have doubled and, in some cases, even tripled. The entire cost of living for people has increased dramatically as a consequence […]

Gujarat: BSF Recovers 9 Packets of Suspected Drugs Off Jakhau Coast 

July 8, 2024 14:05

In a joint operation, the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Narcotics Control Bureau have recovered nine packets of suspected narcotics, weighing approximately 10 kg, from a remote island off the Jakhau Coast in Bhuj on Sunday.  This recovery strengthens the BSF’s ongoing efforts; since June 2024, it has recovered a total of 181 packages […]

Odisha: 2 Dead, Over 130 Injured In Stampede At Puri Jagannath’s Rath Yatra 

July 8, 2024 13:51

During Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra in Odisha, two different incidents resulted in at least two deaths and over 130 injuries on Sunday.  A health official said that a Bolangir resident died from suffocation during the Rath Yatra in Puri, describing the circumstances as similar to a stampede. “When we put him in the ambulance, his […]

Gujarat: Two Children Die After Bus Overturns In Dang

July 7, 2024 20:44

Two children lost their lives and several others were injured when a bus carrying 65 passengers veered off the highway and overturned in Gujarat’s Dang district on Sunday. The accident occurred on a national highway approximately 2 kilometres from the hill town of Saputara. According to local authorities, the ill-fated bus was transporting tourists from […]

Hindenburg Shared Adani Report with Client Two Months Before Public Release, Reveals SEBI

July 7, 2024 19:45

The US-based short seller Hindenburg Research shared an early access copy of its report against the Adani Group of companies with the New York-based hedge fund manager Mark Kingdon, two months before publishing it which resulted in profiting from a deal from the share price movement, as per apex securities market regulator of India,. The […]

Union HM Amit Shah Praises Patel Community’s Role in Gujarat’s Development

July 7, 2024 19:38

On Sunday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah lauded the significant contributions of the Patel community to Gujarat’s development. Speaking at the inauguration of the Amin PJ Kadva Patidar Vidhyarthi Bhavan in the Ambawadi area of Ahmedabad, Shah emphasised the parallel growth trajectories of the state and the Patel community. Hailing from Mansa and having received […]

PM Modi To Visit Russia Tomorrow; Kremlin Expects Comprehensive Talks

July 7, 2024 18:37

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Saturday said that Russia anticipates Prime Minister Narendra Modi making a “very important and full-fledged visit” to Moscow, which is critical for Russian-Indian relations. At Russian President Vladimir Putin’s request, Prime Minister Modi will attend the 22nd India-Russia Annual Summit in Moscow from July 8 to 9.  Announcing the high-level […]

Two More Arrested in Hathras Stampede Case; Political Connections Under Investigation

July 7, 2024 12:54

The Uttar Pradesh police apprehended two additional suspects in connection with the Hathras stampede case on July 7, 2024. This comes a day after the main accused, Mukhya Sewadar Devprakash Madhukar, was captured in Najafgarh, Delhi. Authorities revealed that Madhukar had recently been in contact with certain political parties. As a result, the police are […]

Rath Yatra Boosts Vehicle Sales in Ahmedabad

July 7, 2024 11:16

The annual Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad has brought good fortune to vehicle dealers, with a significant 21% increase in sales. More than 6,700 vehicles are slated for delivery, including 5,500 two-wheelers and 1,200 four-wheelers—a notable rise from last year. This surge in sales has finally dispelled the COVID-related blues that previously impacted two-wheeler purchases. Experts […]

Celebrating the Spirit of Stan Swamy

July 5, 2024 11:34

– *Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ When on 5 July 2021, the fascist regime of India, killed Jesuit Fr. Stan Swamy, they succeeded only in destroying the frail body of an 84-year-old Catholic Priest. Today, three years after that fateful day, the Spirit of Stan Swamy lives on. Millions of people: the Adivasis and the Dalits, […]

Civic Body Seals Ahmedabad's Cafe On Rajpath-Rangoli Road After Moth Found In Burger

July 4, 2024 19:10

A moth was discovered in a burger served at a corporate cafe located on Rajpath-Rangoli Road along SG Highway. The discovery came to light when a video capturing the insect emerging from the burger went viral on social media. Almas Pathan, a customer who had ordered three Aloo Tikki Burgers from the cafe in Shilp […]

Ryan Reynolds Reveals Early Pitch for Deadpool Franchise: A Quirky Road Trip Comedy

July 3, 2024 19:58

Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds recently opened up about his apprehensions regarding reprising the role of Deadpool. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Reynolds candidly admitted that there was a time when he feared he might never don the iconic Deadpool costume again. The franchise’s inception, it turns out, was quite different from what fans eventually […]

T20 World Cup: Champions To Meet PM Modi Tomorrow

July 3, 2024 17:51

Team India will have a packed schedule on Thursday, when they arrive in India via a charter flight from Barbados, with the Rohit Sharma-led side set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, followed by an open-top bus parade in Mumbai. The Indian side was scheduled to leave Barbados for New York on […]

‘Little Yellow Bird Says Goodbye’: Co-founders Shut Down Koo

July 3, 2024 14:53

‘Koo’ co-founders Mayank Bidawatka and Aprameya Radhakrishna on Wednesday decided to shut down the multilingual social media platform after many attempts to get investors were unsuccessful. “Here’s the final update from our end. Our partnership talks fell through, and we will be discontinuing our service (Koo platform) to the public. We explored partnerships with multiple […]

CISF Officer Kulwinder Kaur, Who ‘Slapped’ Kangana, Transferred To Bengaluru

July 3, 2024 14:34

Kulwinder Kaur, a CISF personnel, who had slapped Lok Sabha MP Kangana Ranaut at Chandigarh Airport, has been transferred to Bengaluru. However, she is still suspended following the incident, and a departmental inquiry is still underway. Earlier, Kangana Ranaut was allegedly slapped by a woman Central Industrial Security Force constable at the Chandigarh airport. Subsequently, […]

Gujarat Tourism Witnesses Record Visitors Amidst Investment Boost

July 3, 2024 13:51

Gujarat’s tourism sector is abuzz with excitement as it continues to attract a growing number of visitors, both from within India and abroad. Between April 1 and June 10, 2024 (the peak summer vacation period), the state’s 12 major tourist attractions and pilgrimage sites welcomed over 1.35 crore tourists. This represents a significant 17% increase […]

Gujarat: ACB Raids Ex-TPO's Office; Finds 22 Kg Gold and Rs 18 Crore Cash

July 3, 2024 13:05

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials on Monday searched the private office of Rajkot’s former town planning officer Mansukh Sagathia, who is presently under arrest for alleged involvement in the TRP Game Zone fire tragedy. The raid was carried out on Monday night at Sagathia’s office, which is located in the posh Twin Star building. An astounding […]

Kotak Established Offshore Fund Structure To Bet Against Adani: Hindenburg Responds To SEBI’s Notice 

July 2, 2024 20:52

Hindenburg Research has named Uday Kotak as the facilitator of the bet against Gautam Adani for its client, Kingdon Capital, on Tuesday in response to a show cause notice from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), adding a new twist to the controversy surrounding its report on the Adani Group. According to the […]

You Cannot Rundown The Chair Everytime: Dhankar To Kharge In RS 

July 2, 2024 16:17

Rajya Sabha chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar, in a stern tone, said that the Leader of Opposition in the House, Mallikarjun Kharge, cannot every time “rundown the chair” and indicated that there has been disregard for the chair on his part. As Congress MP Pramod Tiwari was speaking during the debate on the motion of thanks to […]

Lost My Membership, My Home, My Uterus, Will See The End Of You: Mahua Slams Modi Govt 

July 2, 2024 13:38

Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra on Monday criticised the central government for suspending her from the last Lok Sabha session. She alleged that the BJP lost 63 seats in the most recent general election as a result of her expulsion. Cash-for-query charges had led to Moitra’s expulsion from the Lok Sabha in December of last […]

Gujarat Police Files 7 FIRs Under New Criminal Law BNS

July 1, 2024 20:05

The Gujarat police have filed a total of 7 First Information Reports (FIRs) under the newly enacted criminal law Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS), which came into effect on the same day. According to Gujarat Director General of Police (DGP) Vikas Sahay, four of these FIRs were registered in Gandhinagar, the state capital. The first FIR […]

Activist Medha Patkar Receives 5-Month Jail Term in Defamation Case by Delhi Lt Governor

July 1, 2024 19:22

A Delhi court on Monday sentenced activist Medha Patkar to five months of simple imprisonment in a 23-year-old defamation case filed against her by Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena when he headed an NGO in Gujarat. Patkar was also fined Rs 10 lakh by Metropolitan Magistrate Raghav Sharma. After taking into account the facts presented […]

Gujarat: Lady Constable, Bootlegger Try To Run Over Cops in Kutch; Nabbed 

July 1, 2024 18:18

The Local Crime Branch (LCB) on Monday arrested a female police constable working in the Kutch East CID after allegedly catching her smuggling liquor with bootlegger Yuvraj Sinh Jadeja. When the police team went to apprehend the bootlegger and Constable Neeta Chaudhary, they attempted to drive them over while in an inebriated state. The incident […]

T20 World Cup Victory: Jay Shah Announces Prize Money of Rs 125 Cr for Team India 

July 1, 2024 13:46

BCCI secretary Jay Shah on Saturday applauded India’s title win in the T20 World Cup, stating that the team has “silenced their critics” with a great performance. Shah additionally announced a huge prize of Rs 125 crore for Rohit Sharma’s World Cup-winning squad.  “Under the exceptional leadership of Rohit Sharma, this team has shown remarkable […]

Gujarat: CBI Arrests Chairman of Private School In NEET-UG Paper Leak Case 

June 30, 2024 20:29

Dixit Patel, the Jay Jalaram Schools’ chairman, was arrested on Sunday by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is looking into the allegations of fraud during the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-Undergraduate (NEET-UG) at the Jay Jalaram School in Godhra, Gujarat, on May 5. The CBI has sought that Dixit Patel be placed under custody by […]

Gujarat: Heavy Rain Causes Severe Water-Logging in Many Areas 

June 30, 2024 20:05

Heavy rains fell on Sunday in several parts of Gujarat, causing traffic disruptions and water logging in several areas, including the districts of Valsad and Surat. Mahuva in Surat has received around 2 inches of rain; however, Valsad has received over 4 inches. Both Surat City and Umargam had experienced half an inch of rain. […]

Stand-up Comedian Daniel Fernandes Cancels Hyderabad Show Following Threat 

June 30, 2024 19:24

Stand-up comedian Daniel Fernandes’ show, which was scheduled to be held in Hyderabad on Saturday, was cancelled after a threat given by Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Raja Singh over the alleged remarks made by the former against the Jain community. Expressing concern over the situation in a video, Fernandes said the show in Hyderabad had […]

After Rohit and Kohli, Jadu Retires From T20Is 

June 30, 2024 18:01

Following India’s historic T20 World Cup victory, the team’s outstanding all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja, announced his retirement from T20 international cricket on Sunday. Jadeja announced his retirement from the game’s shortest format, following in the footsteps of India’s batting legends, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. The all-rounder has announced his retirement on his official Instagram account. […]

IMD Forecasts Heavy Rains in Gujarat Over the Next Five Days

June 29, 2024 15:22

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a forecast predicting heavy rains in various parts of Gujarat over the next five days, from June 29th to July 3rd, as the monsoon remains active across the state. Light to moderate rain is expected to occur throughout Gujarat during this period. According to the latest IMD bulletin, […]

Gujarat: Muslim Man Killed at "Crick-Hate" Tournament

June 29, 2024 10:49

The Muslim man who was killed after a scuffle at a cricket match in Chikhodra, a village in Anand district in Gujarat, has left behind his one-month pregnant wife. Salman Vohra, 22, died after he was mercilessly beaten by a group of Hindu men on 22 June. His uncle, Noman Vohra, claimed that the deceased […]

NTA Announces Revised Exam Calendar

June 29, 2024 09:21

The National Testing Agency, which has come under heavy criticism over alleged irregularities and paper leaks, has announced new dates for UGC NET exams. The University Grants Commission-National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET), which was cancelled a day after being held on Jun 18, is to be conducted afresh from August 21-September 4. The Joint CSIR UGC […]

Chhota Udepur: Rain Halts Guj CM's Hospital Visit Amid Doctor Shortages, Neglected Equipment 

June 28, 2024 19:51

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel had met with officials and inspected various developmental projects in Chhota Udepur on Thursday. He was also scheduled to visit the General Hospital but could not due to heavy rainfall affecting travel conditions. Presently, the current state of the hospital has come under scrutiny, with reports suggesting severe neglect of […]

Jharkhand: HC Grants Bail To Former CM Soren In PMLA Case

June 28, 2024 18:35

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren was released from Birsa Munda Jail on Friday after the high court granted bail to him in a money laundering case connected to a land scam. Many Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) supporters cheered and held up posters in support of Soren as he left the jail. “Hemant Soren was […]

Hina Khan Reveals Stage Three Breast Cancer Diagnosis

June 28, 2024 15:22

Hina Khan, renowned for her role in the popular television show “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai,” has made headlines with a heartbreaking revelation. The actress took to her social media platform to share the news of her diagnosis with stage three breast cancer. In a heartfelt post, she expressed her determination to overcome this challenging […]

New Delhi: IGI Airport Roof Collapses, 1 Dead

June 28, 2024 12:23

The new Minister of Civil Aviation of India, Ram Mohan Naidu Kinjarapu, has started his tenure with a baptism of fire. Part of the roof collapsed at Terminal 1 of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, leaving 1 dead and six injured this morning. Incidentally, the terminal was inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi. The […]

Reliance Jio Announces Tariff Hike and Unveils New 5G Data Plans

June 27, 2024 20:50

Reliance Jio, one of India’s leading telecom operators, has announced a tariff hike that will take effect from July 3. This move comes after a gap of approximately two-and-a-half years since the last rate adjustment. Key Changes in Mobile Services Rates: Jio’s Commitment to Quality and Affordability: In its official statement, Jio emphasized its commitment […]

"Kalki 2898 AD": A Sci-Fi Epic with Ambition and Challenges

June 27, 2024 16:39

The Telugu-language sci-fi film “Kalki 2898 AD” transports audiences to the year 2898 AD, offering a panoramic view of India. As the first comprehensive pan-Indian film, “Kalki” draws talent from major film-making centres across the country, bridging the cinematic gap between Bengal, Kerala and beyond. However, despite its grand vision, “Kalki” grapples with a common […]

LK Advani Discharged From Hospital; Officials Cite Age-Related Issues

June 27, 2024 15:43

After being admitted on Wednesday night, senior BJP veteran and former deputy prime minister Lal Krishna Advani was discharged from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday, the hospital officials said.  A multidisciplinary team of doctors, including experts in geriatric medicine and urology, examined the 96-year-old leader. He underwent a minor procedure during […]

Reliance Foundation, IOA Unveil First-ever ‘India House’ At Paris Olympics 2024

June 26, 2024 16:00

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President PT Usha and IOC member Nita Ambani have announced that India’s “rich cultural and sporting heritage” will be on display at the first-ever ‘The India House’ during the Paris Olympics, serving as a “home away from home” for the visiting national delegation.  The India House will commemorate the conclusion of […]

Female Customs Superintendent Suspended For Gold Smuggling Links At Ahmedabad, Surat Airports 

June 26, 2024 15:17

Preeti Arya, the customs superintendent, has been suspended due to allegations that she aided a gold smuggling group while she was employed at the Ahmedabad and Surat airports in Gujarat.  A departmental investigation into Arya was initiated on the basis of prima facie involvement. It was found that she would clear female carriers who were […]

CBI Arrests CM Kejriwal In Delhi Liqour Policy Case 

June 26, 2024 13:28

Following the Rouse Avenue Court’s approval for the CBI to question the AAP supremo in court, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was taken into custody by the agency on Wednesday in relation to the liquor policy case. After being arrested, Kejriwal withdrew his plea in the Supreme Court, contesting the Delhi High Court’s decision to […]

David Warner Says Goodbye To International Cricket 

June 25, 2024 17:41

David Warner, the seasoned opening batsman for the Australian cricket team, has said goodbye to an incredible 15 years of international cricket that were filled with controversies and tremendous accomplishments on Tuesday.  Warner’s journey came to an end relatively quietly as Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh in the ‘Super 8s’ phase of the T20 World Cup, eliminating […]

SVPI Airport Expands Self-Baggage Drop and E-Gate Services

June 25, 2024 16:54

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) Airport is set to enhance passenger convenience with new self-baggage drop machines and additional electronic gates. Also Read: Minor’s Age Ignored: Bombay HC Orders Release of Juvenile Accused in Pune Car Crash 

Minor’s Age Ignored: Bombay HC Orders Release of Juvenile Accused in Pune Car Crash 

June 25, 2024 16:04

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday ordered that the 17-year-old boy allegedly involved in the Porsche car accident in Pune on May 19 be released immediately from an observation home. The juvenile driver, who the police claim was drunk at the time of the incident, hit a two-wheeler and killed two techies. The minor had […]

Gandhian Amrut Modi No More

June 25, 2024 13:06

Amrut Modi, former secretary of Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust, passed away in Ahmedabad today. He was 89. A few months ago, Modi had resigned from the post of secretary citing health reasons. A Gandhian, Modi was associated with the SAPMT since the early 1970s. He was staying in the Gandhi Ashram since the […]

Vadodara Girl Cycling To London For Climate Change

June 24, 2024 09:55

Vadodara girl Nisha Kumari, who climbed Mount Everest last year, is embarking on yet another adventure. She is undertaking a 15,000-km bicycle journey from Vadodara to London to create awareness on climate change. The 28-year-old has started her 180-day journey which will cover 16 countries. Nisha will be planting trees in all 200 cities she […]

813 Of 1563 Candidates Appeared In NEET-UG Retest: NTA 

June 23, 2024 19:53

The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Sunday conducted a retest of the NEET-UG examination for 1,563 candidates at six centres in four states and a Union Territory. 813 out of 1,563 applicants showed up for a retest today, while 750 candidates did not take the exam.  The examination was held following the NTA’s withdrawal of […]

Gujarat CM Greenlights Rs 399 Cr Proposal For Two New River Bridges In North Gujarat

June 23, 2024 19:27

The Gujarat government on Sunday announced the construction of two new bridges at a cost of Rs 399 crore in North Gujarat. The two new bridges will be built on State Highway Number 55.  Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has given his in-principle consent for the construction of two new river bridges. The Department of Roads […]

Gujarat: CM Bhupendra Patel Launches Anti-Polio Campaign To Vaccinate Over 83 L Children 

June 23, 2024 18:09

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Sunday unveiled a state-wide anti-polio initiative, which seeks to vaccinate 83.72 lakh children below the age of five.  According to an official statement, the campaign was started in view of National Immunisation Day, and as part of the Children’s Polio Eradication Campaign 20–24. “The state health department aims to […]

First Session Of 18th Lok Sabha To Begin From Tomorrow: Know Full Details

June 23, 2024 17:41

The newly-elected Members of Parliament (MPs), including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be taking an oath at the first session of the 18th Lok Sabha on Monday. The Speaker will subsequently be elected, and President Droupadi Murmu will address a joint sitting of both Houses. Following the April–June general elections, this will be the first […]

Surat: Cops Arrest Bangladeshi Man For Assuming False Hindu Identity

June 23, 2024 14:47

A Muslim citizen of Bangladesh, who was residing in Gujarat’s Surat city under a Hindu identity, was arrested by police on Sunday. The authorities found fake documents that the accused had used to reside in India. According to authorities, the documents included an Indian passport, an Aadhaar card, a West Bengal school leaving certificate, a […]

NEET-PG Exam Postponed Amid Controversy Surrounding Alleged Leak

June 23, 2024 13:17

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Saturday announced the postponement of the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test-Post Graduate (NEET-PG), a day before the test was scheduled to be conducted, due to mounting concerns over reports of paper leaks in national-level examinations.  The government stated that in order to make sure the NEET-PG test processes […]

Paper Leak Row: Bihar Police Arrest Six More From Jharkhand’s Deoghar 

June 23, 2024 12:34

The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of the Bihar police on Sunday arrested six more individuals in Deoghar, Jharkhand, extending the depth of the probe into the NEET-UG question paper leak case. So far, 19 people have been taken into custody in relation to the case. Calls to scrap the medical entrance exam have been stronger […]

Ahmedabad Crime Branch Seizes ₹3.50 Crore Worth of Drugs

June 22, 2024 18:23

Despite the ban on narcotics in Gujarat, illicit substances continue to be trafficked and once again, banned drugs have been seized in Ahmedabad. The Ahmedabad Crime Branch recently intercepted a significant consignment of ganja, valued at ₹3.50 crore. Authorities from the Ahmedabad city crime branch and customs department remain vigilant, closely monitoring the evolving tactics […]

Tainted Liquor Claims Lives in Tamil Nadu: Death Toll Reaches 54

June 22, 2024 17:09

The death toll from tainted liquor consumption in India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu has tragically risen to 54. Over 100 people remain hospitalized after consuming liquor laced with methanol in the district of Kallakurichi, approximately 250 km (150 miles) from Chennai, the state capital. Since Wednesday, nearly 200 individuals have sought medical treatment for […]

Southwest Monsoon 2024: Delayed Progress in Gujarat

June 22, 2024 16:25

The Southwest monsoon of 2024, which initially arrived in Navsari, South Gujarat, on June 10, has encountered a sluggish progression, resulting in delayed rainfall across most parts of the state. While Valsad and Navsari districts in southern Gujarat have experienced incessant rains, the rest of Gujarat continues to grapple with heat. Typically, the southwest monsoon […]

Patna HC Scraps Bihar Quota Hike: What It Means For Political Groups

June 21, 2024 20:28

The Patna High Court on Thursday overturned the November 2023 decision to increase the quotas for Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), Other Backward Classes (OBCs), and Extremely Backward Classes (EBCs) in government jobs and educational institutions from 50 per cent to 65 per cent, dealing a blow to the Nitish Kumar-led NDA government in […]

Sonakshi Sinha and Zaheer Iqbal Set to Tie the Knot, Wedding Preparations in Full Swing

June 21, 2024 19:34

Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha has been making headlines due to her impending marriage to longtime boyfriend Zaheer Iqbal. The couple is all set to tie the knot on June 23, and anticipation is building as preparations are in full swing. According to close friend Shashi Ranjan, the wedding will be a heartfelt union between two […]

Gujarat HC Lifts Stay on 'Maharaj', Denies Sect-Specific Targeting

June 21, 2024 18:18

The Gujarat High Court on Friday lifted the interim stay on the release of Maharaj, the debut film of Bollywood actor Aamir Khan’s son Junaid, stating that there is nothing insulting in the movie and it is not directed at the Pushtimarg sect as alleged. The movie is based on a libel case from 1862 […]

Visa Scam in Gujarat: 23 Victims Allegedly Duped of Over Rs 8 Crore

June 21, 2024 17:59

As many as 23 individuals fell victim to visa agents in Gujarat, losing a staggering sum of over Rs 8 crore. The victims, primarily farmers from Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad and Sabarkantha, were allegedly promised visas to the United States and Canada. The incident came to light when Jigneshkumar Patel lodged a complaint with the Infocity police […]

Heatwave in India: 80% of Water in Major Reservoirs Over 

June 21, 2024 17:55

Water availability in the 150 major reservoirs across India has further decreased to just 21 per cent of their entire live storage capacity as a result of the intense heat that has been pounding vast portions of the nation for the past few weeks. The latest bulletin issued by the Central Water Commission (CWC) includes […]

What Is UGC-NET All About?

June 21, 2024 13:33

The University Grants Commission-National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) was cancelled by the Ministry of Education late on Wednesday, just a day after it was held.  In a statement, the Ministry said that it received inputs from the National Cybercrime Threat Analytics Unit of the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre indicating that the integrity of the examination […]

Amul Introduces Kathiyawadi Chaas and 1 kg Masti Dahi Pack to Boost Buttermilk Sales

June 21, 2024 13:09

Amul has taken a savoury step to enhance its growing buttermilk sales by introducing Kathiyawadi Chaas, a new buttermilk variant inspired by the culinary traditions of the Saurashtra and Kutch regions in Gujarat. Simultaneously, they’ve launched a convenient 1 kg pack of Masti Dahi, their popular curd product. Priced at Rs 10 for a 400-millilitre […]

Will Modi's Third Term Show A Change In China Policy?

June 21, 2024 12:41

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reduced victory margin in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections have both domestic and foreign policy implications. Without a simple majority and dependent on allies for survival, will there be a change in the policy towards China?  What does the current political equation in India mean for India-China relations? Experts believe the Centre’s […]

Yoga Is An Agent Of Global Good: PM Modi Says In Srinagar

June 21, 2024 10:20

Addressing the nation on International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the world is looking at yoga as an agent of global good. The PM was scheduled to address the nations on the banks of the Dal Lake to celebrate the 10th International Yoga Day but due to rain the event was moved […]

Celebrate The Magic Of Music On World Music Day 2024

June 21, 2024 08:49

World Music Day is celebrated every year on June 21 to promote music across the world. Originally started in France in 1982, World Music Day has transcended borders and become a global celebration festival. This day is dedicated to all musicians and music lovers.  Spanish cellist, composer and conductor has described music this way. “Music […]

High-Level Panel To Probe, Guilty Won’t Be Spared: Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan 

June 20, 2024 21:03

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said the isolated number of malpractice cases should not have an impact on the lakhs of students who correctly passed the NEET exam, despite calls from the opposition to retake the exam. Addressing a press conference, Pradhan also urged the opposition parties to keep the matter out of politics […]

PM Is ‘Crippled’, His Chest Now 30-32 Inch: Rahul Gandhi On NEET-UG Row 

June 20, 2024 20:22

Congress leader and MP-Elect Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is quiet on the paper leak controversy because he is “crippled”, in an apparent reference to the BJP’s reliance on its allies, adding that his priority is the election of Lok Sabha Speaker. Speaking at a press conference over alleged anomalies […]

AIFF’s Senior Men’s Futsal Club Championship Kicks Off in Gujarat

June 20, 2024 18:45

The AIFF’s Senior Men’s Futsal Club Championship is set to take place at Swarnim Gujarat Sports University (SGSU), Desar, from June 22nd to July 7th, 2024. This prestigious tournament marks the first time that Gujarat is hosting this national futsal championship, drawing 19 teams from across the country. Among the participants is the Baroda Football […]

Gujarat: Cricketer-Turned-MP Yusuf Pathan Approaches HC Against Land Encroachment Notice 

June 20, 2024 18:37

Former Indian cricketer and Trinamool Congress MP Yusuf Pathan on Thursday approached the Gujarat High Court regarding a notice issued by the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) about land encroachment. On June 6, the notice was sent out, directing him to clear encroachments from a VMC-owned plot in Tandalja within 15 days. Pathan informed the court […]

Heatwave Claims 110 Lives, Over 40,000 Affected Across India  

June 20, 2024 17:28

The persistent heatwave spreading across significant portions of the country has claimed at least 110 lives and left over 40,000 people grappling with suspected heatstroke between March 1 and June 18 this year, official sources said on Thursday. Based on data obtained as part of the National Centre for Disease Control’s (NCDC) National Heat-Related Illness […]

Bengaluru: Former Indian Cricketer David Johnson Passes Away at 52  

June 20, 2024 16:53

David Johnson, a former Indian cricketer, passed away in Bengaluru on Thursday. He was 52 years old.  The former fast bowler, Johnson, is well-known for his brief stint playing for the Indian cricket team. He had played two Tests for India in 1996, taking three wickets. Cricket fans throughout the world are shocked by the […]

What Is The Right Age To Give Children Smartphones?

June 20, 2024 14:43

Anjali (name changed),13, came to us with the problem of excessive phone use. She would get angry and even physically violent if her family members tried to restrict phone use. She had created an Instagram account without her parents’ knowledge through which she was communicating with strangers. Anjali developed a phone addiction after a change […]

Homeopath Seeks MBBS Admission, Gets Fake Degree! 

June 20, 2024 12:56

A case has been registered against four persons for allegedly cheating a homeopath in Gujarat’s Mehsana who paid Rs 16.32 lakh to get admission to a medical course in Uttar Pradesh but received a fake degree instead.  The complainant is Suresh Patel, 41, who holds a Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) degree and […]

School Van, Auto Drivers Call Off Strike After Demands Are Met

June 20, 2024 10:54

The ‘indefinite’ strike by private school transport operators was withdrawn on Wednesday after the Regional Transport Office (RTO) agreed to extend the deadline to comply with safety and vehicle documentation norms by 45-60 days, as per their demands. Around 8,000 school vans will need to be checked by the RTO within 60 days in Ahmedabad […]

Alka Yagnik Diagnosed With Hearing Disorder

June 19, 2024 11:08

Alka Yagnik has been diagnosed with a rare hearing disorder. The singer shared the news by posting a detailed note on Instagram. On Monday, Alka Yagnik posted a picture of herself and said that she stopped hearing anything after walking out of a flight.  The singer wrote, “To all my fans, friends, followers and well-wishers. […]

Aspirants For Teaching Jobs Protest, 300 Detained 

June 19, 2024 10:08

Hundreds of candidates who had cleared the state education department’s Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) and Teacher Aptitude Test (TAT) on Tuesday morning marched to the secretariat.  The rally was stopped by district police teams and around 300 protestors were detained, allegedly by use of force. It was the first demonstration the state government faced after […]

Lulu Group Buys AMC Plot For Rs 519 Cr 

June 19, 2024 09:20

The Lulu Group, headquartered in Dubai, has bought a 66,168 sq m plot for Rs 519.41 crore from the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC)  to set up India’s largest mall.  The e-auction of the plot was held on Tuesday. AMC had received three bids for the prime Chandkheda plot. The base price of the plot was […]

Delhi Police Likely To File Chargesheet Against Arundhati Roy Next Week 

June 18, 2024 20:21

Delhi police are expected to file a charge sheet next week in a case filed against author Arundhati Roy and a former professor in Kashmir under the strict Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for her alleged provocative speeches in 2010, official sources said on Tuesday. Roy and Sheikh Showkat Hussain, a former professor at the Central […]

Symbol of Dynasticism: BJP Hits Out At Cong For Priyanka’s Poll Debut 

June 18, 2024 18:01

Following Rahul Gandhi’s decision to keep the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat and give up Wayanad in Kerala to let Priyanka Gandhi Vadra run in the by-elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday slammed the Congress, accusing it of engaging in “dynastic politics.”  “With Rahul Gandhi deciding to vacate the Wayanad seat and his […]

NCW Receives Over 12,000 Complaints So Far This Year; Highest From Uttar Pradesh

June 18, 2024 17:00

The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Tuesday stated that it has received as many as 12,600 complaints till June this year, with Uttar Pradesh having the troubling distinction of recording the highest number of complaints. The right to dignity category—which deals with harassment other than domestic abuse—received the most complaints. According to the NCW […]

Saree Printer Misuses Skills To Make Fake Notes, Nabbed 

June 18, 2024 09:57

A saree printer misused his expertise in colour and printing to make duplicate Indian currency notes, which he smartly used in a vegetable market for 10 months.  But he landed in trouble when a tomato vendor got suspicious of his unusually small and frequent purchases and alerted the police. Udhna police arrested the printer Pintu […]

Rahul Gandhi Keeps RaeBareli Seat, Gives Up Wayanad For Priyanka 

June 17, 2024 20:22

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday announced that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, will retain the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh and leave the Wayanad seat in Kerala, where his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be contesting.  Kharge had discussed the matter at his New Delhi residence with the top leadership of the […]

How Pak Spies Honeytrap Indian Defence Officials

June 17, 2024 11:22

Pakistani spies posing as young Indian women with alluring names are honeytrapping officials in the Indian defence establishment, reveal court papers about Nishant Agrawal, a former scientist of Brahmos Aerospace Private Limited’s (BAPL) Nagpur unit recently convicted of leaking military secrets. Sejal Kapoor, Arohi Alok, Aditi Aaron, Aditi Agrawal, Anamika Sharma, Divya Chandan Roy, Neha […]

Small Rise In Third Gender Birth Registrations

June 17, 2024 10:44

In a heartening trend, as per the city’s birth registry in Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s (AMC) latest annual report there has been a rise in registration of third gender identities. The number stands at seven in 2023.  There were just two registrations in 2021 and a single case in 2022. Among the factors for low registrations […]

Shaktisinh Gohil - The Congress Charioteer In Gujarat

June 17, 2024 08:58

If Geniben Thakor is Kush, who stopped the BJP’s Ashwamegh in Gujarat, the Luv has to be Shaktisinh Gohil. The extremely soft-spoken and civilised gentleman among the brazen and crass political class is healing the almost dead Gujarat  Congress to revival—slowly but steadily. The OG of “most eligible bachelors” in Indian politics, Shaktisinh’s political career […]

CID Crime Intelligence Cracks Down on Counterfeit Currency Ring in Ramol

June 14, 2024 15:02

The CID’s crime intelligence team apprehended three individuals from Ramol on Wednesday for possession of counterfeit currency notes totaling a face value of Rs. 15.3 lakh. The fake currency was reportedly destined for a known drug trafficker in Juhapura. The operation was set in motion following a tip-off regarding three men dealing with counterfeit currency […]

Three Gujarat Districts Among Top 10 In Active Investors

June 14, 2024 11:15

Three districts from Gujarat – Ahmedabad, Surat, and Rajkot – have ranked among the top 10 districts in terms of active investors in India in April 2024. According to data from the National Stock Exchange (NSE), Rajkot registered the highest growth of 17% among the top 10 Indian districts. The NSE report highlighted that Ahmedabad […]

RSS Leader Indresh Kumar Criticises BJP For Arrogance

June 14, 2024 10:04

Following the Lok Sabha polls, RSS leader Indresh Kumar took a jibe at the ruling BJP for their arrogance and the opposition INDIA bloc for their alleged anti-Ram stance. Speaking at the ‘Ramrath Ayodhya Yatra Darshan Poojan Samaroh’ in Kanota near Jaipur, the RSS national executive member hinted that the election results were a reflection […]

Kannada Actor Darshan, Wife Pavithra Arrested For Role In Murder 

June 12, 2024 13:14

Popular Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa and his wife, Pavithra Gowda, were arrested for their alleged role in the murder of a man in Bengaluru. Apart from the couple, 10 others were also taken into custody by the police. The 47-year-old actor and his wife are in seven-day police custody. They were picked up from his […]

Ex-ISRO Officer Charged With Cyberterrorism Denied Bail Again 

June 12, 2024 11:36

The Gujarat High Court has refused to grant bail to Kalpesh Turi, a former technical officer in the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), who is facing charges of cyberterrorism for allegedly being in contact with a woman stationed in Pakistan. The HC refused his bail for a second time on Monday after having done so […]

AMC Proposes Mandatory EV Charging Stations In Building Plans 

June 12, 2024 10:41

In a positive move towards sustainable urban development, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is proposing to make the inclusion of EV charging stations mandatory in the building plans of all new constructions. The AMC is going all out to promote electric vehicles (EVs) in the city, with plans to rope in  private entities to establish […]

Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi Appointed Next Army Chief

June 12, 2024 10:04

The Union government on Tuesday announced the appointment of Vice-Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi as the next Army Chief. He will take over from General Manoj Pande on June 30. “The government has appointed Lt. General Upendra Dwivedi, presently serving as Vice Chief of the Army Staff, as the next Chief of […]

‘Hindu Manifesto’ Released In UK Ahead Of Polls

June 12, 2024 09:40

Ahead of the UK general elections scheduled for July 4, Hindu organisations in the United Kingdom released “The Hindu Manifesto UK 2024” on June 8, calling for the recognition of anti-Hindu hate as a religious hate crime. The manifesto outlines seven key demands from the parliamentary candidates and the future government. They are: The manifesto […]

Early Arrival of Southwest Monsoon 2024 in Gujarat

June 11, 2024 20:48

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) made a significant announcement today, declaring the official arrival of the Southwest Monsoon 2024 in the state of Gujarat. Contrary to the IMD’s initial prediction of the monsoon’s arrival on June 15th, the monsoon made an early onset in South Gujarat today, June 11th. Ramashray Yadav, the Regional Director in-charge […]

Gujarat Legislative Assembly Welcomes Five New Members

June 11, 2024 13:07

The Gujarat Legislative Assembly witnessed the swearing-in of five newly elected members today. The ceremony was headed by the Speaker of the Assembly, Shankarbhai Chaudhary. The new members, who won the 2024 by-elections, took their oaths in the presence of Chief Minister Bhupendrabhai Patel and other members of the state cabinet. The newly inducted members […]

Paytm Lays Off Employees, Will Help Them Get Jobs  

June 11, 2024 11:18

The fintech firm One97 Communications, owner of the Paytm brand, is laying off an undisclosed number of employees and claimed that it is providing outplacement support for their smooth transition, according to a company statement. Paytm’s sales employee headcount in the March 2024 quarter dropped by about 3,500 to 36,521 personnel on a quarter-on-quarter basis, […]

Dog, Cat or LEOPARD? Mysterious Animal Spotted At PM’s Oath Ceremony

June 10, 2024 16:23

In a momentous event held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi on Sunday, Narendra Modi was sworn in for an unprecedented third term as the Prime Minister of India. Alongside him, 72 ministers also took their oaths, marking the commencement of a new era in Indian politics. The grand ceremony, illuminated by the beautiful lights […]

Five Gujarat MP's Took Oath As Union Ministers

June 10, 2024 15:24

BJP leader Narendra Modi took oath as the Prime Minister of India for the third consecutive time this evening. Along with Modi, his council of ministers also took the oath of office. Five members of parliament from Gujarat were among the 72 MPs who took oath as union ministers. Gandhinagar MP Amit Shah, Porbandar MP […]

Sardardham Plans On Setting Up University In Ahmedabad

June 10, 2024 13:05

The Patidar organisation Sardardham was in the spotlight recently. The organisation, which has members from both Kadva and Leuva communities, was set up for the development of the Patidar community with the goal of long-term progress in the social, economic and educational fields.  Sardardham saw a record number of eight out of 25 candidates from […]

Rajkot Girl Is Female Topper In JEE Advanced With AIR Of 7 

June 10, 2024 10:35

Dwija Patel of Rajkot emerged as the top scorer among girls with an All India Rank of 7 in the JEE-Advanced results that were declared on Sunday. She scored 332 out of 360. Six students from Gujarat are among the top 100 in the JEE-Advanced results. Of them, four are from Rajkot and two from […]

Rahul Gandhi Pledges to Fight for NEET Students in Parliament

June 9, 2024 17:09

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has voiced his concerns over alleged irregularities in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) that have reportedly affected nearly 24 lakh students. He has pledged to represent the students’ interests in Parliament and fight for their future. In the party’s manifesto, the Congress had promised to protect students from paper […]

Congress Chief Kharge to Attend Modi’s Swearing-In Ceremony

June 9, 2024 13:41

The Congress party has confirmed that its chief and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, will be attending the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi today. This announcement comes a day after Kharge received an invitation to the event. The decision to attend was made after consultations with partners in the […]

Modi 3.0: Swearing-In Ceremony to Witness Special Guests

June 7, 2024 14:50

The stage is set for the commencement of Modi 3.0, with Narendra Modi, the leader of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Parliamentary Party, preparing to take the oath of office as the Prime Minister for an unprecedented third consecutive term on June 9. The NDA has curated a distinguished list of attendees for Modi’s swearing-in […]

BJP Wins Election But Loses Popular Mandate

June 7, 2024 13:00

In the aftermath of the 2024 elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has emerged as the largest single party in the Lok Sabha, yet it falls short of the 272 seats required to form a government on its own. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA), a pre-electoral coalition, has secured 292 seats, comfortably above the majority […]

What Happens To Jailed LS Poll Winners? 

June 6, 2024 10:18

Two candidates currently imprisoned on terror charges have won seats in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, raising questions about how they will take their oaths. Radical Sikh preacher Amritpal Singh won Punjab’s Khadoor Sahib seat, while terror financing accused Sheikh Abdul Rashid, also known as Engineer Rashid, secured the Baramulla seat in Jammu and Kashmir. […]

Amul Increases Milk Prices By Rs 2 Per Litre Across Gujarat

June 3, 2024 10:18

The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets dairy products under the brand name Amul, has increased milk prices by Rs 2 per litre with effect from Monday, June 3.  The increase will be across all milk variants including Amul Gold, Amul Shakti, Amul cow milk, Amul Slim n Trim, Amul A2 cow milk, […]

Porsche Case Replay: Ahmedabad Teen Crushed By SUV Dies 

June 3, 2024 09:01

After fighting for her life for 24 hours, the 16-year-old girl who was hit by an SUV driven by a 17-year-old boy succumbed to her injuries at a private hospital late on Saturday night. The accident occurred on Friday in Thaltej. The juvenile accused, who passed his Class 10 exam this month, was driving his […]

Gautam Adani Becomes Richest Person In Asia

June 3, 2024 08:25

The Founder and Chairman of the Adani Group, Gautam Adani, has overtaken Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries, as the richest person in Asia, as per a report by Bloomberg Billionaires Index.  This is after the Adani Group’s valuation rose after a 14% share increase on May 31. The reason for this was that Jefferies […]

INDIA Bloc To Take Part In Exit Poll Debates 

June 1, 2024 18:00

INDIA bloc parties on Saturday announced that they will participate in the exit poll debates on television after the grouping’s top leaders met and deliberated on the issue at Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge’s residence. The development came a day after the Congress said it had decided not to participate in any Lok Sabha exit poll […]

BJP To Mark Victory In Low-Key Way In Gujarat

June 1, 2024 17:30

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat will mark its victory in the Lok Sabha general elections on June 4, the results day, in a very simple manner. The State party general secretary, Rajnibhai Patel, has issued a letter instructing the cadres to celebrate the victory in a very simple and restrained manner. These […]

Porsche Crash Case: Teen’s Mother Arrested

June 1, 2024 16:46

In a significant development in the Porsche crash case, the Pune police have arrested the mother of the teen who is accused of running over two people while driving the luxury car.  The mother swapped her blood sample with her son’s in order to prove that her son wasn’t drunk when the accident occurred, police […]

Trump Convicted On All 34 Charges By New York Jury

May 31, 2024 14:33

Former US President Donald Trump was found guilty by a jury on all 34 felony counts in a criminal trial at New York State Supreme Court.  A New York jury convicted Trump on all 34 charges in the ‘hush money’ case, where he is charged with falsifying business records, on Thursday in a major development less […]

Now, Insurance Cos Need To Approve Cashless Claims In An Hour

May 30, 2024 12:20

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has brought in several reforms in health covers aimed to benefit policyholders.  The new norms will require insurers to approve cashless claims within an hour and provide final authorisation for discharge from a hospital within three hours. Insurers will also need to provide a one-month grace […]

Two Ad Agencies Fined Rs 1 Crore For Trimming Over 500 Trees

May 30, 2024 12:00

Two outdoor advertising agencies in the city are in a soup for illegally trimming 536 trees on edges of roads to make advertising hoardings more visible. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has fined them Rs 50 lakh each. Condemning the act, AMC commissioner M Thennarasan asked the deputy municipal commissioner, I K Patel, to initiate […]

Rajkot Game Zone Co-owner’s Body Identified: Police

May 30, 2024 11:37

Prakash Hiran, one of the owners of the TRP Game Zone in Gujarat’s Rajkot, has been confirmed dead in the fire that broke out in the facility on May 25. He was one of the main accused in the incident.  The identification was made through DNA testing, which matched samples from the remains found at […]

Restored Version Of ‘Manthan’ Releasing On June 1

May 30, 2024 10:31

The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) and the Film Heritage Foundation (FHF) will release Shyam Benegal’s restored ‘Manthan’ in 100 cinemas across 50 cities in the country.  The film will be released on June 1, World Milk Day. In Gujarat, it will be released in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Anand, Rajkot, Gandhinagar and Nadiad.  The […]

DoT To Launch New Number Series To Curb Pesky Calls, Frauds 

May 30, 2024 09:54

In its ongoing attempt to curb Unsolicited Commercial Communication (UCC) or pesky calls/ SMSes, the government has decided to allocate a separate numbering series ‘160’ exclusively for service and transactional voice calls. The Department of Telecom (DoT) has decided to allocate a separate 10-digit number series starting with ‘160’ for messaging by central and state […]

Prajwal Revanna To Arrive In Bengaluru On Friday

May 29, 2024 11:56

Karnataka’s Hassan MP and fugitive Prajwal Revanna, who is accused in sexual harassment and kidnap cases, is likely to return to Bengaluru on Friday. A flight ticket has been booked from Germany’s Munich to Bengaluru and he is likely to reach Kempegowda International Airport during the early hours of Friday. The suspended MP of the […]

Fake IAS Officer, Accomplice Cheat Two Out Of Rs 60 L

May 29, 2024 11:11

A man pretending to be an IAS officer and his accomplice allegedly duped a journalist and his friend out of Rs 60 lakh. The conmen lured the victims by promising fictitious government jobs. The scam began in May 2023 when the conmen published a deceptive advertisement in a Gujarati newspaper, promoting Class 3 and Class […]

33 Dead, Many Missing In N-E As Remal Wreaks Havoc

May 29, 2024 10:42

Strong storms in the wake of cyclone Remal battered Mizoram, Assam, and Meghalaya from Monday evening, resulting in at least 33 deaths and many missing people, officials said on Tuesday.  The cyclone, which became a deep depression, moved through the North-East, leaving a path of destruction – landslides, collapsed buildings, power and internet disruptions. The […]

Shankersinh Vaghela Writes To Gujarat Governor On Fire Safety

May 29, 2024 10:26

Former Gujarat chief minister, Shankersinh Vaghela, wrote to Governor Devvrat Acharya on Tuesday appealing for the establishment of a separate commissionerate of fire safety and disaster management.  He also called for a transparent and effective single-window online licensing authority system in the wake of the Rajkot gaming zone fire tragedy. He said he hoped the […]

Nine Fire Officers Accused Of Showing Fake Certificates

May 29, 2024 09:42

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Monday slapped show cause notices on at least nine of its fire officers for giving fraudulent certificates. The Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services (AFES) has been in the spotlight in view of the Rajkot fire tragedy that killed 28 persons. The nine AFES officers, currently making fire safety checks […]

Porsche Crash Case: Do The Rich Get Away With Crime?

May 28, 2024 12:40

Nearly 10 days after the Porsche crash took place in Kalyani Nagar area of Pune, killing two young techies, new twists have emerged in the case. There is proof of evidence tampering and attempts to hush up the matter. All attempts have reportedly been made to cover up the juvenile’s involvement in the crime.  The […]

Thousands Of Arvind Mills Labourers Gather In Gandhinagar

May 28, 2024 11:38

Thousands of labourers from Arvind Mills gathered on Monday in the state capital, Gandhinagar, protesting against the company. The labourers have been on strike for the last few weeks over complaints of breaches of labour laws by the company, inadequate wages, and exploitation. A group of representatives of the labourers met the Assistant Labour Commissioner […]

Bomb Threat Halts IndiGo Flight At Delhi Airport

May 28, 2024 10:39

A Varanasi-bound IndiGo flight on Tuesday received a bomb threat at the Delhi airport but nothing suspicious was found after a thorough search, officials said. The flight, 6E2211, with 176 passengers onboard, was scheduled to take off from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport around 5 am and was stopped on the runway minutes before departure. […]

113 Couples Duped In Community Wedding Con 

May 28, 2024 10:07

A total of 113 couples were cheated out of Rs 24.86 lakh by a man who promised them a community wedding that never took place.  Amraiwadi police registered a case against Prakash Parmar, trustee of the Hindu Jan Vikas Seva Sangh Trust for collecting Rs 22,000 from each couple by fraudulent means. The complaint was […]

Kejriwal Appeals For Extension Of Interim Bail By 7 Days

May 27, 2024 11:42

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has petitioned the Supreme Court for a seven-day extension on his interim bail in connection with the Delhi liquor policy case.  Citing serious health concerns, he highlighted the need for medical tests, including a PET-CT scan, following a weight loss of 7 kg and elevated ketone levels. Kejriwal was granted […]

Newly-Weds Among 27 Dead In Rajkot Fire

May 27, 2024 10:57

The fire incident at a gaming zone in Gujarat’s Rajkot, in which at least 27 people were killed, also claimed the lives of a newly-married couple and the woman’s sister.  Akshay Dholaria, who was studying in Canada, and his wife Khyati Svaliwea were celebrating their court marriage at Rajkot’s TRP Game Zone on Saturday evening, […]

Two Doctors Held For Manipulating Teen Driver's Blood Sample

May 27, 2024 10:01

Two doctors of Sassoon General Hospital in Pune were arrested on the charge of manipulation of the blood sample of a teen driver, an accused, in the Porsche car accident case. Pune Police commissioner Amitesh Kumar said on Monday that Dr Ajay Taware, head of the forensics department at Sassoon Hospital in Pune, and Dr […]

Spoofed International Calls To Be Blocked To Curb Fraudsters 

May 27, 2024 09:04

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has joined forces with telecom service providers (TSPs) to block incoming international calls disguised as familiar Indian mobile numbers.  This initiative aims to curb the rise in cybercrimes and financial frauds perpetrated through spoofed calls. There has been a growing problem of spoofed calls used for scams, impersonations, and fraud.  […]

Avoid These 10 Breakfast Foods For Better Health 

May 25, 2024 09:33

Breakfast is the first meal of the day and as such should be nutritious and give you the energy to remain active. In fact, what we eat for breakfast has a major impact on our health and sense of well-being.     Here are 10 breakfast options to avoid to ensure good health:  Sugary cereals: These are […]

Single Platform To Handle Health Insurance Claims 

May 24, 2024 13:51

All health insurance claims will be processed by hospitals and insurance companies through a single window – the National Health Claims Exchange (NHCX) soon.  Health ministry sources said that NHCX, developed by the National Health Authority (NHA), is ready and undergoing trials. It will have a standardised format to be followed by insurance companies to […]

Gujarat Unemployment Rate At 9% Is Second Lowest In Country

May 24, 2024 12:51

Gujarat has reason to cheer, if the latest unemployment data is considered. It is one of the three states in the country which recorded unemployment in single digits at 9% in the 15-29 age group in urban areas. This is according to the latest Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) released by the Ministry of Statistics […]

Guj Govt Concerned About Students In Kyrgyzstan

May 24, 2024 12:10

The Gujarat government has contacted the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to find out what arrangements have been made to bring back students from Gujarat who are in violence-hit Kyrgyzstan.  Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Thursday asked state chief secretary Raj Kumar to coordinate with the MEA to ensure safety of students, according to a […]

7,000 Students Of Madrassas To Join Regular Schools Too

May 24, 2024 10:46

After receiving a directive from the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), the Gujarat education department has identified over 7,000 children enrolled solely in madrassas.  As mandated by the Right to Education Act, they should also be part of the conventional schooling system. A statewide survey of 1,300 madrassas revealed that over 80,000 […]

New Driving Licence Rules in India to Commence from June 1

May 23, 2024 13:17

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has announced a series of new regulations that will come into effect from June 1, 2024. The changes aim to reduce corruption, unnecessary delays and enhance road safety across the country. Driving Tests Move to Private Schools One of the most significant changes is the shift of driving […]

Climbing Stairs Linked To Longevity And Heart Health: New Study 

May 23, 2024 11:55

While you know that climbing stairs helps you stay fit by burning calories and strengthening muscles, a new study has revealed that it can actually prolong life. The review of nine studies looked at nearly five lakh people. Ages ranged from 35 to 84 and about 53% were women. The review found a link between […]

Adani Group Market Cap Regains USD 200 Bn-Mark

May 23, 2024 11:06

The Adani Group’s market capitalisation on Wednesday regained the USD 200 billion-mark (Rs 16.9 lakh crore) after its listed firms gained Rs 11,300 crore.  This gain came as investors reposed faith in the company which has denied any wrongdoing in supply of coal to Tamil Nadu power company. With the Rs 11,300 crore gain on […]

Ahmedabad Angadia Firm Summoned In Drug Seizure Case

May 23, 2024 09:30

The Delhi unit of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has issued summons to an angadia (courier) firm based in Ahmedabad in relation to the seizure of synthetic drugs in Sirohi district of Rajasthan on April 27. Earlier, raids by CID (crime and railways) and the income-tax department were conducted on at least 12 angadia firms […]

Panel Report Exposes Rs 18-Cr Exam Scam At GU

May 23, 2024 08:54

A major scam has broken out in Gujarat University (GU). A committee appointed to look into the Computer Concepts Course (CCC) exam is believed to have submitted a report exposing a Rs 18 crore scam. Officials said GU is believed to have slapped a show-cause notice on Kamaljeet Lakhtaria, former in-charge of the exam as […]

PIL Filed In HC Over 130 Kg Gold Missing From Mahudi Temple

May 23, 2024 08:32

A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Gujarat High Court over the alleged embezzlement of 130 kg of gold and crores of rupees from the Shri Ghantakarna Mahaveer Mandir, a pilgrimage site in Mahudi, Gandhinagar.  The petition, filed by Jayesh Mehta, has sought an audit of the accounts and the formation of […]

Former Scientist Duped Of Rs 4 Cr In Real Estate Scam

May 23, 2024 08:12

Bharat Doshi, 62, who retired from the Institute of Plasma Research (IPR) in Ahmedabad as a scientific officer, filed a complaint with Adalaj police on Tuesday against four members of a Gota family for cheating him out of Rs 4 crore.  The complaint is for breach of trust, cheating and abetment against the accused Chandrakant […]

Hunt On For Locals Who Helped IS Terrorists 

May 22, 2024 12:37

After the arrest of four Sri Lankan nationals with alleged ties to the terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS) at Ahmedabad airport on Sunday, the hunt is on for local collaborators.  The four suspects are in police custody for 14 days. The Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) is looking for those responsible for planting weapons hidden under construction […]

Deaths Rose By 30% When Temperatures Crossed 40°C: Study 

May 22, 2024 11:59

Ahmedabad, along with several parts of Gujarat is experiencing a severe heatwave. Heat is not only uncomfortable and exhausting, high temperatures can also lead to fatalities. This is highlighted in a study carried out by international researchers, including those from Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Gandhinagar. According to the study, when Ahmedabad experienced sustained […]

Apart From Wild Ass, 6 Species Show Rise In Numbers 

May 22, 2024 10:02

The wild ass census began on Tuesday and has recorded the presence of at least six other important species of animals in the area covered – hyenas, desert cats, desert foxes, wolves, Indian foxes and chinkaras. According to officials carrying out the census, these were direct sightings, which indicate that conservation efforts are yielding results, […]

Brij Bhushan Formally Charged In Sexual Harassment Case

May 22, 2024 09:31

A Delhi court on Tuesday formally charged BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, former chief of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), with sexual harassment, intimidation and outraging the modesty of women in the case related to women wrestlers.  Singh pleaded not guilty to these charges. When asked by the court whether he accepted his […]

Is Virat Kohli Moving To London With Family?

May 17, 2024 13:59

During a recent interview, Virat Kohli made a remark that has left fans wondering about his future plans. “I’ll be gone, you won’t see me for a while,” he said, sparking a great deal of speculation. Cricket fans were saddened when they heard Kohli talking about his retirement. In a viral video, the iconic cricketer […]

Gujarat’s Pride: 14 Lions Cross Road in Amreli 

May 16, 2024 14:48

In a rare and amazing sight, a pride of 14 lions, including lionesses and cubs, was captured on camera crossing a road in Gujarat, near the Gir National Park. The footage was recorded at night in Amreli district. The video went viral captivating social media users with its display of nature’s beauty. It showed the […]

Pizza Hut To Try Its Hand At Burgers 

May 16, 2024 14:18

American multinational pizza restaurant chain founded in 1958, Pizza Hut, is venturing into the burger business. The popular chain is rolling out a new Cheeseburger Melt in the coming days as part of its line of sandwich-style offerings.  Instead of the usual bun the filling will be put in between two thin pieces of pizza […]

How Pratibha Ranta Became An Overnight Sensation

May 16, 2024 13:12

Twenty-three-year old actress Pratibha Ranta has become the Internet’s darling after her performances in Kiran Rao’s much-appreciated film ‘Laapataa Ladies’ and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s web series ‘Heeramandi’.   For young Pratibha, the month of May 2024 has brought a great deal of recognition with both ‘Laapataa Ladies’ and ‘Heeramandi’ streaming on Netflix.  Her understated acting and […]

The Power Of Daily Rituals And Why You Should Have Them Too

May 16, 2024 11:00

Krishna Sarma is a busy Delhi-based lawyer who specialises in intellectual property rights. Her early morning ritual is a 45-minute walk alone so that she can clear her head. “That is the only time in the day when I have time to listen to my favourite music. I listen to podcasts to catch up with […]

Why Not To Consume Oats On A Regular Basis  

May 16, 2024 10:59

Oats has become a favourite breakfast option for many people due to its high nutritional value. Oats is rich in fibre, protein, and essential nutrients like manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. Low in calories, oats contains beta-glucan which lowers cholesterol.   The food is also a good source of complex carbohydrates which does not spike blood sugar […]

Owner Of Firm That Installed Mumbai Hoarding Is Absconding

May 15, 2024 11:03

A giant hoarding in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar collapsed on Monday evening, resulting in the death of at least 14 people. An FIR was registered against Bhavesh Bhinde and others for culpable homicide not amounting to murder under the IPC at Pant Nagar police station. Bhinde, the owner of Ego Media Private Limited, the company responsible for […]

How To Brush Your Teeth The Right Way 

May 15, 2024 10:34

This may seem a very simple matter. We all know that brushing our teeth twice a day is important. But not everyone is aware that brushing teeth the right way is crucial. Maintaining oral health is just as crucial as maintaining physical health. Poor oral health, like gum disease and tooth decay, can increase the […]

‘Panchayat Season 3’ To Be Out On May 28

May 14, 2024 10:26

With its endearing mix of rural charm and commentary, the first two seasons of the series Panchayat, have won countless fans. ‘Panchayat Season 3’ trailer is releasing on May 17, and season 3 is expected to start streaming on May 28.  ‘Panchayat 3’ continues the tale of Abhishek, an urban graduate thrust into the rural […]

Shahid, Kareena Professional Despite Break-Up, Says Imtiaz Ali

May 13, 2024 12:22

It was the 2007 iconic romance ‘Jab We Met’, starring Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan, that made filmmaker Imtiaz Ali a household name. In a recent media interview, Ali revealed how the pair broke up two days before the shoot was about to get completed. Most of the film was shot. There were two […]

Kareena Kapoor In Legal Row For Using ‘Bible’ In Book Title

May 13, 2024 10:16

The Madhya Pradesh High Court issued a notice to Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan on a petition against her pregnancy memoir ‘Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Pregnancy Bible’. An advocate had filed a petition against the use of the word “Bible” in the book’s title. A single-judge bench of Justice Gurpal Singh Ahluwalia issued the notice on […]

Rajkummar Rao Shines In Well-Made Biopic ‘Srikanth’

May 9, 2024 10:26

Biopics are not easy to make. Often, they turn into eulogies. But ‘Srikanth’ based on the life of visually impaired industrialist Srikanth Bolla is an exception. It is understated, honest and realistic.   Directed by Tushar Hiranandani, the film tells the story of Srikanth Bolla from Machilipatnam. Srikanth (played by Rajkummar Rao) is visually impaired from […]

71-Year-Old Woman From Kerala Can Drive JCB, Crane

May 9, 2024 09:44

Kerala’s Radhamani Amma, 71, has defied stereotypes of age and gender to obtain 11 driving licences. Amazingly, she can drive heavy-duty vehicles like JCBs and cranes. Hers has been a determined journey to challenge societal norms. Radhamani lost her husband in 2004. The resilient woman decided to take positive action to face the challenges she […]

What You Must Know About The Real Heera Mandi 

May 8, 2024 12:34

The new series ‘Heeramandi’ streaming on Netflix is creating waves of all kinds. The series took 14 years for Sanjay Leela Bhansali to develop. The series explores the historical red-light district of Lahore, Pakistan, known as Heera Mandi or ‘Diamond Market’ in Urdu. Heera Mandi still exists. Described below are some interesting real-life facts.   Heera […]

When Actress Sai Pallavi Refused Rs 2-cr Fairness Cream Deal

May 8, 2024 11:49

Nitesh Tiwari’s upcoming mythological epic ‘Ramayan’ is being called the most ambitious Bollywood film ever with a massive budget of Rs 500 crore. While Ranbir Kapoor is playing Lord Rama in the film, Sai Pallavi, popular actress from the south, has been signed up as Sita.  Pallavi is a known name in Tamil, Telugu, and […]

CSIR Scientists Wear Un-ironed Clothes To Fight Climate Change!

May 8, 2024 10:56

Scientists of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India’s largest civilian network of research laboratories, are coming to work on Mondays in wrinkled clothes in an effort to support climate change.  CSIR has introduced the ‘Wrinkles Achhe Hain (WAH) campaign where employees can wear un-ironed clothes on Mondays. The council and its constituent […]

3 Independents Withdraw Support, Haryana CM Not Alarmed  

May 8, 2024 10:19

Haryana Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini on Tuesday seems unfazed amid a potential crisis in the BJP government after three independent MLAs announced that they have withdrawn support to the government. The three MLAs – Sombir Sangwan, Randhir Gollen and Dharampal Gonder – claimed the Haryana government is in a minority now and the state […]

Priest From Gir Forest Is Lone Voter  

May 8, 2024 09:44

In a remote area in Gir forest, a priest’s solitary vote achieved a 100% turnout at the Banej polling station during the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections held on May 7.  The country’s commitment to democracy led polling officials to set up a booth for one resident in spite of challenges.  The Election […]

102-Year-Old Savita Ba Votes With Her Family

May 7, 2024 13:12

It’s a special day for the Shah family of Vadodara as four generations of the family vote together in the 2024 Lok Sabha election. Savita Mangaldas Shah (Savita Ba), who is 102 years old, cast her vote with family early in the morning on Tuesday.  To make the moment more special, her great-grandson Mishit Shah […]

BJP’s Diya Kumari Hints At Changes In Constitution

May 7, 2024 12:53

According to senior Congress leader Pawan Khera, Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Diya Kumari of the BJP says for a developed India there is need to change the Constitution. She is heard saying that just like her party abrogated Article 370, other changes too would be made. For this, we need to have a majority, she […]

500 NRGs To Take Part In Voting Process

May 7, 2024 12:08

Around 500 non-resident Gujaratis (NRGs) hailing from the US, UK, Australia, and a few from Europe, are set to cast their votes on Tuesday. Most of them have been actively involved in the electoral process. While BJP supporters embarked on a rally from Ahmedabad to Surat, a group of NRG youths campaigned for Congress candidate […]

Polling Booths Set Up In Residential Societies Of Ahmedabad

May 7, 2024 11:35

For the first time in Gujarat, the Election Commission has set up polling booths within residential societies in Ahmedabad. The objective is to overcome urban apathy.  In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Gujarat witnessed a voter turnout of 64.5%  – lower than the national average of 67.4 per cent. The voter turnout data of the […]

Funds Crunch Makes Navsari Cong Candidate Take To Gandhigiri!

May 6, 2024 11:11

Navsari residents were surprised to see a man dressed in a dhoti and a vest, wearing spectacles and walking with a stick accompanied by supporters. The picture of the Father of the Nation, M K Gandhi!   He is Naishadh Desai, the Congress’ candidate in the Navsari Lok Sabha constituency, and this is his way of […]

Celebrating World Laughter Day 2024

May 5, 2024 12:52

On the first Sunday of May, a unique celebration reverberates around the globe – World Laughter Day. Recognised for its potent ability to uplift spirits, foster connections and promote well-being, laughter, often dubbed as the best medicine, takes centre stage. Amidst the backdrop of global challenges and uncertainties in 2024, the significance of this day […]

Surat Man Arrested for Alleged Murder Plot and Threats Against Hindu Leader, BJP Members

May 4, 2024 20:47

Surat police arrested a man on Saturday for allegedly planning to assassinate the leader of a Hindu organisation and threatening several prominent figures, including the chief editor of Sudarshan television channel, BJP’s Telangana MLA Raja Singh and the party’s former spokesperson Nupur Sharma. The accused is believed to have been working in collusion with handlers […]

Terrorist Attack on Indian Air Force Convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch District

May 4, 2024 20:20

An Indian Air Force (IAF) convoy came under terrorist attack in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on May 4. The attack resulted in injuries to several military personnel, according to security officials. As per the report, five airmen are injured and one is reportedly critical. They have all been shifted to a hospital […]

SIT Arrests MLA HD Revanna From Deve Gowda's Home

May 4, 2024 19:59

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Karnataka Police arrested Karnataka Janata Dal (Secular) MLA HD Revanna on May 4, 2024 evening. The arrest is linked to a kidnapping case lodged against him. Revanna was taken into custody from the residence of his father, HD Deve Gowda, the former Prime Minister of India. The arrest followed […]

Prajwal Fled To Germany On Diplomatic Passport

May 3, 2024 11:39

After allegations of sexual abuse, put Janata Dal (Secular) MP Prajwal Revanna in a tight spot, the politician fled to Germany on a diplomatic passport. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said that no visa note was issued to Revanna – but to travel to Germany, he did not need one.  Unlike normal […]

PM Modi Photo Removed From Covid Vaccination Certificates 

May 2, 2024 12:26

Anxious Indians who started inspecting their vaccination certificates to check whether they had been given Covishield, discovered that the photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was missing from the digital certificates. Nearly 1.7 billion doses of Covishield have been administered according to the government’s CoWin data. The news of Covishield vaccine’s potential link to a […]

Principal Charged With Raping Differently-Abled Teacher Acquitted

May 2, 2024 10:55

The Rajkot sessions court acquitted a school principal who was charged with raping a differently-abled school teacher. The court observed that false complaints with serious allegations are dangerous for men. The court also directed the city police commissioner to conduct a departmental inquiry into the officers investigating the case. A report would have to be […]

Nexus Found Between Indian Fraudsters and Chinese Crooks 

May 2, 2024 10:21

The City Cyber Cell has discovered a direct link between Indian scamsters and cyber crooks from China in cases where Gujarati businessmen and professionals have been cheated of large sums of money.   A massive money laundering racket in which money earned by the scamsters was transferred to offshore accounts in Hong Kong and Shanghai in […]

Salman Khan’s House Firing Case: Arms Supplier Dies By Suicide

May 1, 2024 15:30

One of the two arms suppliers in the firing case outside Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s residence, who allegedly attempted suicide, has been declared dead by doctors, as per the media report. Anuj Thapan, a 32-year-old man arrested from Punjab on April 26, reportedly tried to take his own life while under police detention. He hanged […]

Hindu Marriage Invalid If Requisite Ceremonies Not Performed: SC 

May 1, 2024 11:50

In a startling ruling recently, the Supreme Court stressed that for a Hindu marriage to be valid, it must be performed with the appropriate rites and ceremonies, such as ‘saptapadi’ (seven steps around the sacred fire), and proof of the ceremonies is essential in case of disputes. The apex court was clarifying the legal requirements […]

India Announces Squad for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024

April 30, 2024 16:20

The Senior Selection Committee has announced India’s 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, set to be hosted in the West Indies and USA. India will kick off their World Cup campaign against Ireland on June 05, 2024, at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. This will be […]

BJP-RSS Has Always Wanted to Change India's Constitution

April 30, 2024 13:23

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other leaders of his party recently mounted an emotionally charged, still-running, counter-attack to nullify claims of several opposition leaders, including Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo, Lalu Yadav, that Modi has set the target of 370 seats (and 400 plus with allies) in the Lok Sabha with the intention to do away with the […]

Indian Ocean Headed for a Near-Permanent State of Marine Heatwave

April 30, 2024 12:57

In the peak of summer, with heat waves sweeping several parts of India, seven-phase general elections are underway in the world’s biggest democracy. The weather department and the government agencies have been regularly issuing alerts and warnings, to ensure the safety of citizens who step out to cast their votes, amid fear of heat strokes and heat-related […]

Uttarakhand Government Suspends Manufacturing Licences of Patanjali Ayurved Products

April 29, 2024 20:55

The regulator of the Uttarakhand government has suspended the manufacturing licences of nearly 15 products produced by Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved. The decision, revealed in a notification dated April 24, comes amidst allegations of misleading advertisements about the efficacy of these products. While the Uttarakhand government’s order has yet to be made public, it is […]

MP Prajwal Revanna Flees Country Amidst Sex Scandal

April 29, 2024 20:30

Prajwal Revanna, the sitting MP and NDA candidate from Karnataka’s Hassan Lok Sabha constituency, fled the country immediately after the polling ended last Friday on April 26. He was seen boarding a Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt in Germany from the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru. The police discovered his abrupt departure the next day, just […]

Heatwave Alert: IMD Issues Warning for Gujarat as Temperatures Soar

April 29, 2024 20:02

As temperatures in Gujarat cross the 41°C mark, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heatwave warning effective from today until the 1st of May. The warning comes as several parts of the state are expected to experience heatwave conditions. According to the latest bulletin from the IMD, isolated pockets of Saurashtra, specifically Porbandar […]

Gujarat ATS and Coast Guard Seize Narcotics Worth 60 Crores

April 29, 2024 17:26

The Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) have seized approximately 173 kg of narcotics off the Gujarat coast. This is the second such operation within a span of just 24 hours. The law enforcement agencies apprehended two individuals from the sea off the Porbandar coast along with the drugs. The seized […]

Indian Student In Canada Trolled For Using Food Banks

April 26, 2024 14:08

An Indian data scientist, on a student visa in Canada, Mehul Prajapati, is facing a social media backlash after he put up a video revealing how he used food banks meant for students facing financial difficulties.  It was pointed out that he earned Canadian dollar 98,000 as salary per year and didn’t need support from […]

Gujarat Media Club Launches Rs One Crore Welfare Fund for Journalists

April 26, 2024 12:34

The Gujarat Media Club (GMC), a leading organisation representing the media community in Gujarat, announced on Wednesday the establishment of a Welfare Fund. The fund is designed to provide support to its members and the broader fraternity during times of medical and life-threatening distress. In a statement released on Wednesday, GMC President Nirnay Kapoor approved […]

US Woman Is Second Person To Receive Pig Kidney Transplant 

April 25, 2024 11:57

Lisa Pisano, 54, had run out of options. A combination of heart and kidney failure left the New Jersey woman too sick to qualify for a traditional transplant. Doctors at NYU Langone Health came up with an option. They decided to implant a mechanical pump to keep her heart beating and days later transplant a […]

Cong In Firefighting Mode As Modi Picks Pitroda Interview To Corner Party On Inheritance Tax

April 24, 2024 15:32

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has alleged that the Opposition party plans to tax inheritance passed down from parents to their children. Addressing a poll rally at Chhattisgarh’s Surguja, the Prime Minister said the Congress’s “dangerous intentions are coming out in the open”. Referring to the recent comment by Congress’s Sam Pitroda, he said, “The advisor […]

‘Look Between’ Trend: Engagement Bait or Just Internet Fun?

April 24, 2024 13:30

Social media platforms, including X, are currently witnessing a peculiar trend that involves users looking between specific keys on their keyboards. This trend, which has both intrigued and irked netizens, can be traced back to a 4chan post from May 2021, according to Know Your Meme. The original post featured an image of Yui Hirasawa, […]

Walk 10,000 Steps A Day Towards Better Health

April 23, 2024 15:05

While walking may be overshadowed by more intense activities, this simple form of exercise is one of the best ways to improve health and well-being. Walking is not just about burning calories, its benefits go beyond that. Apart from regulating weight, it enhances cardiovascular health and boosts mental clarity.  Determining the perfect daily walking distance […]

Top Indian Jewellery Brands Reach Out To Diaspora In US

April 22, 2024 11:38

Top Indian jewellery brands are reaching out to customers among the wealthy Indian diaspora in the US. They are doing so though expansion in the US is challenging given the economic and geopolitical situation.  Brands are focusing on luxury and premium segments. Dallas, New Jersey and Chicago are the preferred destinations because of the large […]

Salary Packages Of IIT Grads Take A Dip This Year  

April 22, 2024 10:38

Fat pay packages are generally the norm for students graduating from the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in the country. Not this year. This placement season companies are both hiring fewer graduates and offering lower salary packages. Students towards the end of the line are receiving offers with annual packages below Rs 10 lakh. […]

D Gukesh Becomes Youngest To Fight For World Chess Title

April 22, 2024 10:03

India’s 17-year-old Grandmaster D Gukesh made history by winning the Candidates Chess Tournament. This makes him the youngest challenger ever for the world title. He will compete against China’s Ding Liren, the reigning world champion, for the championship later this year. Gukesh, who hails from Chennai, scored nine out of a possible 14 points after […]

Google Marks First Phase Of LS Polls With Doodle

April 19, 2024 16:47

Google on Friday, April 19, 2024, marked the beginning of the first phase of the general elections in India with a doodle that featured an inked finger. When clicked it led the users to top stories on the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls. The Google doodle comes on the day the world’s largest […]

Principal Gets Facial In UP School Kitchen 

April 19, 2024 16:29

If this wasn’t a serious matter, it would be quite funny. A school principal in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao was seen by an assistant teacher when she was undergoing beauty treatment in the  kitchen of a primary school. Sangeeta Singh was getting a facial done instead of taking her scheduled academic session. The assistant teacher, Anam […]

How To Weather Life’s Storms With Resilience

April 18, 2024 13:27

If there is one quality that people need not just to succeed in life, but to survive, it is resilience. No one’s life is a dream in spite of what social media may portray. The quality that enables us to cope with life’s ups and downs with stoicism is resilience.     Described below are some habits […]

Ektaa Kapoor Denies Smriti Irani’s Claim On ‘Tulsi’ Role 

April 18, 2024 11:18

In response to Union minister and former actress Smriti Irani’s recent claim about how she landed the role of ‘Tulsi’ in ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, the show’s producer Ektaa Kapoor said her statement was untrue. In an interview, Smriti had claimed that an astrologer present in Ektaa’s office had recommended her for the […]

Accident on Ahmedabad-Vadodara Express Highway Claims 10 Lives

April 17, 2024 16:16

Ten people were killed in an accident that took place on the Ahmedabad-Vadodara Express Highway near Nadiad. The incident happened when a car, en route from Vadodara to Ahmedabad, collided with the rear of a trailer. Eight victims died on the spot, while two others succumbed to their injuries while being transported to the hospital. […]

Ayodhya Celebrates First Ram Navami Since Temple Inauguration with ‘Surya Tilak’

April 17, 2024 15:57

On the occasion of Ram Navami on Wednesday, a celestial spectacle unfolded at the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. The Sun’s rays formed a ‘Surya Tilak’ on the forehead of the idol of Lord Ram, known as Ram Lalla, marking the first Ram Navami since the temple’s inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 22, […]

Parineeti Chopra Is Learning About Politics After Marriage

April 17, 2024 12:05

Actress Parineeti Chopra married Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Punjab, Raghav Chadha, last year. Parineeti, who is in the spotlight for her film ‘Amar Singh Chamkila’ which is streaming on an OTT platform, said she’s not interested in politics, just like he’s not into movies. However, says the actress she has to follow politics […]

Ankur Warikoo Shares His Amazing Weight Loss Journey 

April 17, 2024 11:08

Entrepreneur, well-known author, and social media influencer, Ankur Warikoo, announced on X that he had lost 10 kg over the past year.  In his post, Warikoo shared before-and-after photos from his trainer, Sagar Ahuja, showcasing the transformation. He proudly declared himself  “fat-free” at the age of 43. “Fat free at 43! Video releasing on the […]

Gujarat: Even 2 Months After 30 Muslim Sports Coaches Were Fired, Termination Reason Remains Unknown

April 16, 2024 12:53

New Delhi: On February 19, Mohd. Shoeb Qureshi, a judo coach from Modasa town in Gujarat, received a phone call from his employer at EduSports, a sports education company that supplies sports educators to various government institutions across the state. He was informed that his services were no longer required. Confused and anxious, Qureshi reached […]

Actor Raj Kiran’s Daughter Is Still Looking For Him 

April 16, 2024 12:30

Bollywood is not for everyone. With its rollercoaster ups and downs, it can take a toll on sensitive people who lack the resilience to manage failure. Many Bollywood actors experience immense success only to face a decline in their careers. Raj Kiran is one such actor who was successful in Bollywood films during the eighties, […]

12 Health Benefits Of  Consuming Coconut Water

April 16, 2024 11:52

Coconut water is one drink that never goes out of fashion. It has been consumed for centuries in tropical regions of the world and continues to be one of the primary choices on a hot summer day. In Ayurveda, coconut water is believed to help in digestion and urination apart from providing an instant boost […]

IndiGo Flight Lands with Just Minutes of Fuel Left After Weather Diversion

April 15, 2024 21:52

Passengers on a Delhi-bound IndiGo flight from Ayodhya had a nerve-wracking experience on April 13, as the aircraft attempted to land twice at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport but was unsuccessful due to adverse weather conditions. A passenger on flight 6E2702 shared a post on X. “The pilot announced around 4:15 pm that there […]

Bournvita and Other Beverages No Longer ‘Health Drinks’ on E-Commerce Platforms

April 13, 2024 20:04

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued an advisory to e-commerce companies, instructing them to reclassify all drinks and beverages, including Bournvita, from the ‘health drinks’ category on their platforms. This directive was issued following an inquiry by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), a statutory body established under Section (3) […]

Elderly Man in Rajkot Assaulted Over Stray Dog Dispute

April 13, 2024 16:19

A 57-year-old man was physically assaulted by his son and daughter-in-law over a dispute involving a stray dog. The victim, Lalji Chavda, a resident of Ambedkarnagar, had to receive four stitches on his head following the altercation. Chavda lodged a complaint at the Thorala police station against his son, Ajay and daughter-in-law, Deval. According to […]

Lawyers Challenge Gujarat HC Order in SC, Seek Probe into Alleged Forgery

April 12, 2024 20:58

Two advocates, Sandipkumar M Patel and Viral J Vyas, have approached the Supreme Court, challenging an order by the Gujarat High Court to initiate an investigation against them on suspicions of forging a vakalatnama (lawyers’ memorandum of appearance). The lawyers argue that the High Court acted prematurely and accepted such allegations without requesting a report […]

Former Gujarat Congress Leader Rohan Gupta Joins BJP Days After Leaving Party

April 11, 2024 14:24

Laying to rest all speculations regarding his future course of action, former Congress leader from Gujarat Rohan Gupta has joined the BJP less than a month after ending his 12-year-old association with the grand old party. Gupta, along with some other leaders, joined the BJP in the presence of Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri and […]

SC Rejects Patanjali Founders’ Apologies for Misleading Ads

April 10, 2024 13:35

The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday dismissed the apologies submitted by Patanjali founders Ramdev and Balkrishna. The court expressed its dissatisfaction over the company’s misleading advertisements, stating, “We are not blind” and questioned why it should not treat the apology with the “same disdain as shown to the court undertaking?” The bench, comprising Justices […]

Under Attack from Hindutva Forces, 'Convent' Schools Fight for Survival

April 8, 2024 13:31

Well into the liberalised economic order, matrimonial advertisements in north Indian newspapers had parents of eligible men seeking brides who were fair, accomplished, homely and ‘convent educated’. The last qualification was an omnibus one, ensuring that the young woman was not only presentable and spoke English as it ought to be spoken with a neutral […]

Canada Unveils New Strategy to Regulate International Student Enrollment

April 8, 2024 13:00

Canada has announced a comprehensive plan to regulate the issuance of study permits to international students over the next two years. The country aims to reduce the number of new international student permits, setting a target of 485,000 approved study permits for 2024. Immigration Minister Marc Miller, in a recent statement, shared the finalized provincial […]

Juhapura Man Arrested for Scamming Americans

April 6, 2024 19:54

The Ahmedabad city police have apprehended a 27-year-old man from Juhapura, Sohil Parvez Rashid Parvez Shaikh, who despite having only a 10th-grade education, was defrauding American citizens using his fluent English. Sohil ran a home-based call centre, operating between midnight and 5 am, where he communicated with approximately 30 Americans daily. He offered assistance and […]

12 Steps To Get The Best From Your Walk

April 6, 2024 11:00

There isn’t a simpler form of exercise than walking. Moreover, it is suitable for all age groups and all fitness levels. Whether you are a young adult, middle-aged or a senior, walking offers numerous health benefits.   A low-impact aerobic exercise, walking improves cardiovascular fitness, strengthens muscles and bones, and aids in weight management. Regular walking […]

‘Call Them Community Dogs, Not Strays’ 

April 6, 2024 05:03

When we are on a morning walk, or out to do some errands, many of us are scared and anxious about being attacked by street dogs. This is a valid fear as there have been  countless cases of dog bites in our city.  The street dog population is estimated to be around two lakhs in […]

NCERT Revises Class 12 Political Science Textbook, Omits References to Babri Masjid, Gujarat Riot

April 5, 2024 14:44

The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has revised its Class 12 political science textbook, omitting references to contentious topics such as the Babri Masjid demolition, Ram Janambhoomi, the politics of Hindutva, the 2002 Gujarat riots, and minority concerns, according to a report by Hindustan Times. The revised political science textbook is the […]

Congress Unveils Manifesto for 2024 Lok Sabha Polls

April 5, 2024 13:22

The Congress party on Friday unveiled its manifesto, titled ‘Nyay Patra’, for the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi. The manifesto was spearheaded by Congress party chief Mallikarjun Kharge and former party presidents Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. The ‘Nyay Patra’ focuses on five key areas of justice: ‘Youth […]

Rahul Gandhi Forced To Be In Politics: Kangana Ranaut

April 5, 2024 11:48

Actress Kangana Ranaut, who is BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate from Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi,  said on Thursday that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was a victim of an ambitious mother, referring to Sonia Gandhi.  Ranaut said that both Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka were forced into politics by Sonia Gandhi. She referred to the film ‘3 […]

Modi’s Economic Vision: Doubling India’s Economy by 2030

April 4, 2024 20:44

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, buoyed by predictions of a third consecutive term win in the upcoming national elections, has unveiled an ambitious economic plan for India. According to a government document obtained by Reuters, Modi aims to nearly double the size of the economy and exports over the next decade. Modi has often touted economic […]

India’s EV Manufacturing Policy Awaits Tesla’s Investment Plans

April 4, 2024 20:37

India’s industry secretary, Rajesh Kumar Singh, has stated that Tesla Inc. now has the opportunity to lay out its investment plans for India, following the government’s decision to reduce import duties on electric vehicles (EVs). This comes after the industry department’s recent unveiling of a comprehensive policy aimed at boosting EV manufacturing in the world’s […]

US Couple Reveals Secret Of Amazing Weight-Loss Journey

April 3, 2024 14:44

A US-based couple, Lexi, 27, and Danny Reed, 30, got married in 2015. Lexi worked for a law firm and Danny in an optical services company. Both of them were facing the challenge of obesity. Lexi’s peak weight was 485 pounds (220 kg) while Danny’s peak weight was 280 pounds (127 kg).  Lexi’s current weight […]

Supreme Court Grants Bail to AAP Leader Sanjay Singh, Party Hails Decision as Victory

April 2, 2024 20:42

The Supreme Court has granted bail to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Rajya Sabha MP, Sanjay Singh. The decision was met with elation by AAP, with prominent party leader Gopal Italia hailing it as a victory for truth. Italia took to the official AAP Gujarat account to express his delight, stating, “The Supreme Court […]

Gujarat High Court Intervenes in Case of Engineer Locked Out of Google Account

April 2, 2024 20:31

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday intervened in the case of a 24-year-old engineer who was locked out of his Google account. The account was flagged for “explicit content” after the engineer uploaded a childhood photo of himself being bathed by his grandmother. Justice VD Nanavati issued an order restraining Google from deleting the engineer’s […]

Guj BJP President Convene to Address Kshatriya Protests

April 2, 2024 13:54

In a bid to address the ongoing protests by Kshatriya organizations, a high-level meeting was convened at the residence of Gujarat BJP President CR Patil in Gandhinagar. The meeting, which lasted for about three hours, saw the participation of Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, Gujarat BJP General Secretary (Organization), Balwantsinh Rajput, Kesridevsinh Jhala, IK Jadeja, […]

Epilepsy Cuts Short Shefali Jariwala’s Bollywood Career

April 2, 2024 11:33

Shefali Jariwala, of ‘Kaanta Laga’ fame who became a sensation when she was just 19 years old, has not acted in the past 20 years in a Bollywood film.  Shefali, who has worked with big names in Bollywood like Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan, has been suffering from epilepsy since she was 15 years old. […]

96-Year-Old Man Convicted In Fraud Case, Court Grants Bail 

April 2, 2024 10:30

At the age of 96, Anil Gosalia from Mumbai has been sentenced to one year in prison by a CBI court for his involvement in a bank fraud committed 35 years ago. Gosalia is now bedridden and suffering from various ailments. He was unable to attend the court proceedings on Saturday. Despite his poor health […]

Belgian Researchers Develop AI Model to Enhance Beer Flavour

April 1, 2024 18:43

A team of researchers from Belgium has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) model that can predict consumer ratings for beer and suggest improvements to its flavour profile. This groundbreaking approach, led by scientists at KU Leuven and the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology, could potentially revolutionise product development strategies in the food and beverage industry. […]

Folk Song Lyrics Put Bootlegger In Jail!  

April 1, 2024 18:24

If this was not a serious criminal matter, it would be quite funny. When folk singer Kamlesh Barot sang a ‘dayro’ on stage he did not realise that he would be instrumental in putting somebody in jail. The incident happened in Kanjhat village in Padra a few days ago. The song’s lyrics were as follows: […]

CISF To Deploy 600 More Personnel At Ahmedabad Airport

April 1, 2024 13:23

Expecting an increase in passenger traffic at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) Airport in the city, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) plans to deploy 600 more personnel ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Presently, approximately 1000 CISF personnel are responsible for overseeing airport security. The additional deployment will bolster security measures at […]

Habits That Keep Loneliness At Bay As We Age

April 1, 2024 11:43

There is a crucial difference between being alone and being lonely. We can be alone and enjoy solitude. On the other hand, we can feel lonely in that situation. Which path we choose depends on our temperament and attitude. But we can change both. And, we should if it is vital for our happiness.     As […]

IIMA’s PGPX Batch Will Have Graduates From 30 Sectors

March 30, 2024 10:38

The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, has its 59th convocation on Saturday evening. This year, the popular, one-year PGPX programme has one of the largest (148 students) and most diverse batches, with students from more than 30 sectors. There is diversity in terms of gender, educational background, sectors, and even the regions students come from, […]

Ranbir To Gift Rs 250-Cr Bungalow To Daughter

March 29, 2024 14:02

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s new bungalow will be in their daughter Raha’s name. Ranbir Kapoor loves his daughter deeply and wants to give her the bungalow as a gift, sources say. Neetu Kapoor will reportedly be the co-owner of the bungalow. Ranbir, Alia and Neetu Kapoor were seen together recently at their under-construction bungalow […]

Ahmedabad Airport Hands Over Body To Wrong Person   

March 29, 2024 12:08

In a serious lapse, the body of a youth brought from Australia to Ahmedabad on an Air India flight was handed over to the claimant of another piece of cargo at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) airport. The family of the youth was enraged on learning about the mistake, sources said. The youth, from Surendranagar, […]

Kate’s Diagnosis Is A Warning For Those Under 50

March 29, 2024 11:44

With Kate Middleton’s recent revelation that she has cancer, the focus is now on the possibility of younger people getting the disease. The 42-year-old Princess of Wales said she had been diagnosed after an abdominal surgery in January this year.  Once considered a disease that the elderly were hit with, cancer is now striking younger […]

Lemons, Believed To Cure Infertility, Auctioned At TN Temple 

March 28, 2024 16:59

Devotees of Lord Muruga at Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram temple have deep faith in the miraculous properties of lemons that are pierced with the sacred spear of the deity. Nine lemons fetched Rs 2.36 lakh at an auction on Tuesday.  Devotees believe that drinking lemonade made from these lemons cures infertility and brings prosperity. The temple […]

Fisherman Nets Rare Fish Near Veraval 

March 28, 2024 13:32

A rare red-coloured fish, identified as ‘Snyderina guentheri’, was found by a fisherman off the coast of Veraval in Gujarat. Also known as waspfish, this fish was last seen in Visakhapatnam in 2017. The fisherman, Ashwin Solanki, made this discovery when he was sorting his catch last week. This particular species is rarely found in […]

Wooden Prop That Saved Rose In ‘Titanic’ Auctioned 

March 28, 2024 12:32

The floating piece of wood that kept Rose alive in the iconic film ‘Titanic’ has been sold for $718,750 at an auction held recently in Dallas in the US. The panel of wood has been a source of controversy ever since the film was released in 1997. Fans have wondered whether it was large enough […]

Move Over Chai, BJP Cheers For Coffee To Woo Urban Youth 

March 28, 2024 11:54

In a bid to woo youngsters in urban centres, the BJP has made a shift from tea to coffee. The discussion forums to engage with first-time voters, ‘Coffee With Youth’, are slated to be held in gardens and cafes. Coffee mugs will reportedly sport PM Modi’s picture. ‘Chai Pe Charcha’ was a mega digital outreach […]

Torrent Group Brings Popular Cultural Event To Rajkot

March 27, 2024 20:17

‘Abhivyakti – The City Arts Project’ is an initiative of the UNM Foundation of the Mehta family and the Torrent Group. It seeks to showcase different art forms by emerging artists enabling  audiences to access art by keeping entry free.    After successfully completing five editions in Ahmedabad, two in Vadodara and one in Surat, Abhivyakti […]

Dalit Students Triumph in JNU Students’ Union Elections

March 27, 2024 15:12

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union elections this year witnessed the victory of two Dalit students, Priyanshi Arya and Dhananjay, who secured the positions of general secretary and president respectively. Priyanshi Arya, a 23-year-old from Haldwani, Uttarakhand, is the oldest of three daughters from a middle-class family. Her journey to social work was inspired by […]

Gujarat MPs Lead in Parliamentary Attendance, Rank 10th in Questioning: ADR Analysis

March 27, 2024 13:21

A recent analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) reveals that Members of Parliament (MPs) from Gujarat have shown exemplary commitment to their parliamentary duties over the past five years. However, when it comes to raising questions in the parliament, they rank 10th among all Indian states. The ADR’s analysis of parliamentary work data […]

Mumbai Is Now Asia's Billionaire Capital

March 26, 2024 16:59

India’s financial capital Mumbai has overtaken Beijing to become Asia’s billionaire capital for the first time, according to a list published on Monday by Hurun Research Institute, based in Shanghai. Moreover, India has overtaken Germany to become the third-ranked country globally with 271 billionaires, according to the report. The cumulative wealth of Indian billionaires reached […]

3 Idiots: Blockbuster That Defied Conventional Bollywood Trends

March 26, 2024 13:25

In an era where action-packed films featuring epic hero-villain showdowns dominate the box office, one film has managed to captivate audiences and achieve blockbuster status without a single villain or action scene. This film is none other than “3 Idiots”. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, “3 Idiots” was initially turned down by Bollywood superstars […]

Anushka May Attend RCB Match Soon 

March 26, 2024 13:08

Anushka Sharma was absent during the Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru (CSK vs RCB) match which took place last Friday. The match was the IPL 2024 season opener.  The power couple, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli, welcomed their son, Akaay Kohli, last month. While Anushka is naturally spending more time at home with […]

Know Which Foods You Can Carry In Your Cabin Baggage

March 26, 2024 12:10

When you are set to travel on a domestic flight in India, you might wonder what are the food items you can carry in your cabin baggage. Certain foods are prohibited due to security or hygiene concerns.  As a thumb rule, dry snacks, like chips and biscuits, and fruits are allowed. Sealed bottles of water […]

BCCI Announces Full Schedule for IPL 2024

March 25, 2024 18:39

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has unveiled the complete schedule for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 on Monday. The schedule, which was initially released for the first two weeks of the tournament, has now been extended to include all matches, taking into account the polling dates and venues for the […]

Taapsee Pannu Ties Knot with Mathias Boe in Intimate Ceremony

March 25, 2024 18:15

Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu and former Olympic medalist Mathias Boe exchanged vows in a private ceremony on March 23. The wedding, held in Udaipur, was attended by the couple’s families and closest friends. The couple, known for their private nature, ensured that their special day remained a low-key affair, away from media attention. The pre-wedding […]

J P Singh Meets Afghan Officials After GU Assault Incident 

March 25, 2024 15:53

Senior Indian diplomat, J P Singh, in charge of the Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iran (PAI) division in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), recently visited the Embassy of Afghanistan in New Delhi and met Afghan officials.  This information was shared by Zakia Wardak, consul general of Afghanistan in the Afghan consulate in Mumbai, on her social media handle […]

New Canadian Study Permit Rules to Impact Gujarati Students

March 25, 2024 14:58

A new requirement has been introduced that could cause concern among Gujarati students aspiring for foreign studies in Canada. From September onwards, students will need to obtain a Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL) from the province they intend to study and work in, in addition to their admission letter from the university or institute. The rules, […]

Bella Hadid’s Morning Health Regime Goes Viral 

March 25, 2024 14:41

Supermodel and social media influencer, Bella Hadid, recently filmed her ten-step morning routine for wellness. Among the steps are taking vitamins and detox juices, applying essential oils and journaling.  Known for her lavish lifestyle and sophistication, the 27-year-old is also very fond of organic skincare products. She always emphasises the need for a healthy diet, […]

How To Care For Your Skin And Hair After Holi

March 25, 2024 11:53

Holi is a much-awaited festival every year. Symbolising colour and fun, it is a joyous celebration. However, the colours you play with during Holi can adversely affect the face and hair.  One important point is to avoid chemical-based colours and opt for natural, herbal ones to protect your skin and hair. Also, avoid using harsh […]

Rupala Regrets Statement Against Erstwhile Royals

March 25, 2024 10:57

Parshottam Rupala, Union minister for fisheries, animal husbandry and dairying on Sunday clarified his recent statement on erstwhile royal families. The statement was made at a function organised by the Valmiki Samaj.  Rupala,  who has been nominated to contest the Lok Sabha election from Rajkot, had said that the British oppressed Indians before Independence.  “Erstwhile […]

Six Exercises That Are Great Stressbusters 

March 22, 2024 13:26

Exercise is a great way to reduce stress levels and improve your physical, mental and emotional health. The question is selecting a form of exercise that you like and enjoy doing. This will ensure that you are more regular in your exercise routine.   The 2023 issue of the ‘British Journal of Sports Medicine’ carried a […]

The Lavish Gifts Ambanis Showered Their Guests With!

March 22, 2024 12:58

Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s pre-wedding festivities in Jamnagar held recently attracted a great deal of attention nationally and internationally. From Bollywood stars to global business leaders, the guest list contained many really big names.  Apart from all the pomp and show, the Ambanis did not hold back in showering their guests with expensive gifts […]

Rohan Gupta Resigns from Congress

March 22, 2024 12:51

Rohan Gupta, a prominent figure in the Congress party, announced his resignation today. This comes after he withdrew his candidature from the Ahmedabad East seat in the Lok Sabha elections on March 18. There had been speculation that Gupta would resign from the party only after withdrawing his candidature. This speculation was put to rest […]

ED Arrests Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Excise Policy Case

March 21, 2024 21:32

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday in connection with its ongoing probe into a money laundering case. The arrest took place at Kejriwal’s official residence, following the Delhi High Court’s refusal to grant him interim protection from coercive action by the ED in the excise policy case. The court […]

ED Reaches Delhi CM’s Residence in Liquor Policy Case

March 21, 2024 20:12

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) team arrived at the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, mere hours after the Delhi High Court denied him protection from arrest in the ongoing liquor policy case on Thursday, late evening. The team, comprising 12 officials, entered the residence armed with a search warrant. Kejriwal, who also serves as […]

Mahindra & Mahindra and Adani Total Energies Join Forces to Accelerate EV Adoption in India

March 21, 2024 19:01

Mahindra & Mahindra, the country’s leading SUV manufacturer, has announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Adani Total Energies E-Mobility Limited (ATEL), a subsidiary of Adani Total Gas Limited. The MoU outlines a plan for establishing a comprehensive EV charging infrastructure across the nation. Furthermore, the partnership will involve the rollout of e-mobility solutions to […]

MS Dhoni Steps Down as CSK Captain, Ruturaj Gaikwad Takes Over

March 21, 2024 16:20

Ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has stepped down as the captain of Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The baton of leadership has been passed on to Ruturaj Gaikwad. “MS Dhoni has handed over Chennai Super Kings’ captaincy to Ruturaj Gaikwad ahead of the start of IPL 2024. Ruturaj has been […]

Union Govt Seeks Moosewala's Mother's IVF Report; Family Alleges Harassment By Punjab Govt

March 21, 2024 13:38

Jalandhar: A letter issued to the Punjab government by the Union health ministry seeking an action taken report over the in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment undergone by Charan Kaur, who is renowned Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala’s mother, has invited sharp reactions from millions of his fans and well-wishers from across the globe. In the letter, which was […]

Women Have To Exercise Less Than Men For Health Benefits! 

March 21, 2024 12:51

In an intriguing piece of news, a recent study has revealed that there is a gender gap between women and men when it comes to exercise. Women can exercise less often than men, yet receive greater cardiovascular gains, the study’s findings suggest. The study is from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai in the US. […]

‘Watermelon’ Design On Louis Vuitton T-shirt Creates A Row  

March 21, 2024 10:12

Luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton has found itself caught in a social media controversy over a $820 T-shirt. Pro-Palestine segments are branding it ‘opportunistic marketing’ while supporters of Israel are claiming the shirt is ‘antisemitic’.  The T-shirt is a simple white cotton jersey with a patch featuring the Louis Vuitton initials ‘LV’ in pink, green […]

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman Contemplates Company’s Name

March 19, 2024 15:01

In a recent podcast interview with Lex Fridman, Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, reflected on the company’s journey and its name. Altman, who co-founded OpenAI with Elon Musk and others in 2015, suggested that a different name might have been more fitting given the company’s evolution. OpenAI was initially conceived as a research lab […]

Shocked that Nadeem Is Unable To Get New Javelin: Neeraj 

March 19, 2024 13:15

Indian’s star athlete Neeraj Chopra has expressed shock that his competitor in Pakistan, Arshad Nadeem, is unable to procure a new javelin. Nadeem had won the 2022 Commonwealth Games gold in Birmingham with a huge 90.18m throw. Also, he had bagged the bronze medal at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games where Chopra picked up the […]

Skipping Breakfast May Not Be Such A Bad Idea    

March 19, 2024 12:42

Breakfast earned the reputation of being the most important meal of the day in the 1960s. The rationale was that it was the day’s first meal after a night-long fast.  Traditionally believed to be the most important meal of the day, breakfast was thought to energise the body at the beginning of the day. Having […]

Kate Middleton Went Shopping, Or Did She?

March 19, 2024 11:32

The photograph of a smiling Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William shopping for groceries, released by a UK tabloid, have led to further speculation about the Princess of Wales’ health and her long absence from public life.  While fans said this photograph should put an end to speculation, the social media was abuzz with […]

Gujarat HC Declines to Take Suo Motu Cognizance of Attack on Foreign Students

March 18, 2024 13:46

The Gujarat High Court on Monday afternoon refused to take suo motu cognizance of an incident where five foreign students of Gujarat University were allegedly attacked by a mob while praying on the university campus. Chief Justice Sunita Agarwal declined the request, stating that it is a matter for the police to investigate and not […]

What Are Electoral Bonds? 

March 15, 2024 11:44

Electoral bonds were introduced in India in 2017. Using these bonds, individuals or companies could donate money to political parties anonymously.    Under the scheme, which was scrapped by the Supreme Court on February 15, 2023, the bonds had to be bought in fixed denominations from the State Bank of India (SBI). The bonds would be […]

Union Government Bans Dangerous Dog Breeds

March 14, 2024 18:20

The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying under the Union government has imposed a ban on the import, breeding and sale of certain dog breeds deemed dangerous. This decision was made following recommendations from an expert committee established by the department. The list of banned breeds includes, but is not limited to, Pitbull Terrier, Tosa […]

Jio Institute Partners with ECIS to Host ‘Middle Leader Programme’ in India

March 14, 2024 14:59

Jio Institute and The Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS), London have joined hands to host the ‘Middle Leader Programme’ for K-12 schools in India. This marks the first time that academic professionals in the country will have the opportunity to participate in the programme in person. The event is scheduled to take place from […]

World's 10 Most Expensive Universities/Colleges

March 14, 2024 14:47

With the current exchange rate hovering around Rs 83 for one US dollar, Indian students aspiring to study abroad are facing a daunting financial challenge. The dream of enrolling in some of the world’s top universities and colleges comes with a hefty price tag, with annual tuition fees reaching as high as Rs 52 lakhs. […]

Court Raps Cop For Misconduct Over Bizarre Lemon Incident

March 14, 2024 13:19

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday refused to quash a penalty imposed on a CISF constable charged for misconduct because he knocked on a neighbour’s door late at night  asking for a lemon. “Knocking on neighbour’s door knowing that the man in the house is absent, and the house was occupied by a lady with […]

‘Vada Pav’ Ranks High Among World’s Best Sandwiches 

March 14, 2024 12:33

Mumbai’s mouthwatering street snack ‘vada pav’ has ranked 19 among the top 50 sandwiches worldwide. The ranking is by Taste Atlas, a well-known global food guide, which came up with a list of the ‘50 Best Sandwiches in the World’.  Being recognised globally is a thumbs up for India’s street food, which is known in […]

AdaniConneX Hyderabad Data Centre Earns Five-Star Grading in Occupational Health and Safety Audit

March 13, 2024 21:11

AdaniConneX, a joint venture between the Adani Group, India’s largest private infrastructure and energy provider and EdgeConneX, one of the world’s largest private data centre operators, has been awarded a Five-Star grade in the Occupational Health and Safety Audit conducted by the British Safety Council. This makes AdaniConneX’s Hyderabad site the first data centre in […]

BJP Releases Second List of Candidates, Includes Seven From Gujarat

March 13, 2024 19:56

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released its second list of 72 candidates from 11 states for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. This includes an additional seven candidates from Gujarat, bringing the total number of declared candidates from the state to 22 out of 26 seats. The new candidates from Gujarat include: The party has […]

Alia's Pregnancy Craving Revealed!  

March 13, 2024 13:36

Alia Bhatt and her daughter Raha have been in the news for ‘twinning’ recently, in that they wore identical outfits. Alia has often spoken about her pregnancy phase and how she bonds with her daughter today.   Her nutritionist Suman Agarwal has recently revealed an interesting tidbit. She disclosed the name of the Bengali sweet that […]