Gujarat: News

23 May 2023

Mukesh Ambani

Curious to see Dhirubhai's first house? Now, you can visit

The Ambani family, Asia's wealthiest, resides in Mumbai's grand 27-floor Antilia.

12 May 2023


Ahmedabad: 3-story residential building collapses, 26 rescued

A three-story residential building collapsed in the Vejalpur area of Gujarat's Ahmedabad on Thursday, reported ANI.

SC dismisses Sanjiv Bhatt's pleas for judge's recusal, additional evidence

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant permission to sacked Gujarat-cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Sanjiv Bhatt to produce additional evidence before the Gujarat High Court to back his appeal against his conviction in a 1990 custodial death case.

02 May 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Modi surname row: Gujarat HC denies Rahul Gandhi interim protection

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday denied interim protection to ex-Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, who sought a stay on his conviction in a 2019 criminal defamation case over his Modi surname remarks, reported ABP News.

29 Apr 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Gujarat HC hears Rahul Gandhi's plea against defamation case conviction 

The Gujarat High Court on Saturday began hearing Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's plea challenging a Surat court's refusal to stay his conviction in a 2019 criminal defamation case over his "Modi surname" remark.

21 Apr 2023


SC grants bail to 8 convicts in Godhra carnage case

The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to eight convicts in the 2002 Godhra train burning case, observing the period of their incarceration and their role in the crime.

17 Apr 2023

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Gujarat: AAP's Gopal Italia arrested for statement against BJP minister 

More trouble is brewing for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), as another leader of the party has been arrested.

15 Apr 2023

Umesh Pal

Asad Ahmed funeral: Jailed gangster-father Atiq Ahmed fails to attend

Asad Ahmed and Ghulam Maksudan—the accused in the Umesh Pal murder case killed in a police encounter on Thursday—were reportedly buried in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj on Saturday under tight security cover, ANI reported.

11 Apr 2023

Travel And Tourism

Top 5 Blue Flag beaches you must visit in India

Known for their cleanliness and beauty, there are a total of 12 Blue Flag beaches in India.

10 Apr 2023

Ram Navami

Who is Kajal Hindustani, arrested for hate speech in Gujarat

The Gujarat Police arrested Kajal Hindustani, a right-wing activist who calls herself the sherni or lioness of Gujarat, on Sunday in the state's Gir Somnath district for her alleged hate speech before Ram Navami, which triggered communal unrest in Una on April 1.

04 Apr 2023

Rahul Gandhi

UP: Ayodhya priest 'offers' Rahul Gandhi residence in temple

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi received an offer of residence from Ayodhya's priest Mahant Sanjay Das of Hanuman Garhi Temple, one of the holy town's most venerated sites.

03 Apr 2023

Tata Punch

Tata Punch fire accident in Gujarat: How did it happen

In a shocking incident, a month-old Tata Punch's AMT Accomplished model went up in flames in Gujarat.

31 Mar 2023


Gujarat: 8 arrested for posters against PM Modi in Ahmedabad

Eight individuals have been arrested for putting Modi Hatao, Desh Bachao (remove Narendra Modi, save the country) posters in different parts of Ahmedabad in Gujarat, according to news agency ANI.

30 Mar 2023

Amit Shah

CBI pressured me to frame Modi in fake encounter: Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday claimed that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) forced him to frame then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi in an alleged 2005 fake encounter case during the Congress-led government.

28 Mar 2023


Umesh Pal kidnapping case: Gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed jailed for life

A court in Prayagraj on Tuesday found gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and two others guilty and sentenced them to life imprisonment in the 2006 kidnapping case of Umesh Pal, a witness in Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Raju Pal's murder.

27 Mar 2023

Bilkis Bano

Gujarat: Bilkis Bano gangrape convict shares stage with BJP leaders

One of the 11 Bilkis Bano gangrape case convicts, released prematurely last year, was seen sharing the stage with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including an MP and an MLA, on Sunday at a government program in Gujarat.

24 Mar 2023

Congress Party

Opposition meet today over RaGa's conviction in Modi surname case

Opposition MPs are set to meet on Friday at 10 am regarding the conviction of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a 2019 criminal defamation case by a Surat court.

23 Mar 2023


New COVID-19 variant, XBB.1.16 detected in 349 samples: Govt

The XBB.1.16 subvariant of COVID-19 has been detected in a total of 349 samples so far, according to the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), reported PTI.

23 Mar 2023

Rahul Gandhi

What is 2019 defamation case against Rahul Gandhi; Know here  

A Gujarat court on Thursday sentenced Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to two years in prison in a 2019 defamation case over his remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surname.

23 Mar 2023


RaGa gets 2-year sentence in 'Modi surname' case; granted bail 

The Surat District Court convicted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a criminal defamation case filed in 2019 over his remark, "How come all the thieves have Modi as the common surname?"

SC to form new bench to hear Bilkis Bano's plea

The Supreme Court (SC) announced on Wednesday that it would form a new bench to hear a plea challenging the premature release of 11 convicts who had gang-raped Bilkis Bano during the 2002 Gujarat riots.

17 Mar 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Conman from Gujarat posing as PMO official in J&K held

A conman from Gujarat who visited Jammu and Kashmir posing as an additional director for strategy and campaigns at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) was arrested for cheating and forgery during his third visit on March 3.

15 Mar 2023


H3N2: Experts advise caution as deaths and ICU admissions rise

Amid the continuous rise in H3N2 cases and deaths linked to the virus in India, experts have issued an alert for people to follow COVID-19-like precautions and mask up to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses. They also advised people against spreading panic over the issue.

11 Mar 2023


Gujarat: Liquor-drug addict beaten to death at deaddiction center

A man—undergoing drug and liquor addiction treatment at a deaddiction center in Gujarat's Patan—reportedly died after being brutally thrashed by seven people, including the facility's manager, last month.

09 Mar 2023

Indian Penal Code

Gujarat IAS officer thrashed, held hostage during project inspection: Report

An Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer was reportedly thrashed and held hostage by a group of individuals associated with fishing activity during his recent visit to a village near Gujarat's Dharoi Dam in Sabarkantha district, the police revealed on Wednesday.

09 Mar 2023

Narendra Modi

Australian PM Anthony Albanese, Modi watch cricket match in Ahmedabad

Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese, who is on his maiden visit to India, watched a cricket match in Gujarat with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, ANI reported.

03 Mar 2023

Travel And Tourism

World Wildlife Day 2023: 5 must-visit national parks in India

Observed on March 3 every year, World Wildlife Day celebrates wild animals and plants around the world and honors their contribution to making our planet better.

02 Mar 2023

Travel And Tourism

Garvi Gujarat train: Fine dine restaurants, shower cubicles, foot massagers

On February 28, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw officially started the Bharat Gaurav tourist train for an eight-day special Garvi Gujarat tour that aims to represent the heritage and culture of the state.

26 Feb 2023

Congress Party

East to west: Congress now working on new pan-India march

As the Congress's three-day plenary session ended on Sunday in Chhattisgarh's Raipur, party spokesperson Jairam Ramesh announced they were now working on a new mass contact program similar to the recently-concluded Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY).

US student visa: F1 applicants can now apply 1-year ahead

In a major update for international students looking to study in the United States (US), the US Department of State announced that students can apply for their F-1 visa up to a year before their academic term starts.

22 Feb 2023

Gujarat High Court

Morbi tragedy: Oreva Group MD ordered to pay Rs. 10L

Gujarat High Court on Wednesday ordered the Oreva Group's managing director Jaysukhbhai Patel to pay Rs. 10 lakh as compensation to each family of the 135 victims who lost their lives in the Morbi suspension bridge collapse last year.

20 Feb 2023


Morbi bridge collapse: Half of cables had broken before tragedy

Administrative and technical lapses with no corrective measures led to the Morbi bridge collapse—which killed 135 people on October 30, 2022—the special investigation team (SIT) formed by the Gujarat government said in a report submitted to the Gujarat High Court.

15 Feb 2023

Space Science

Meteorite that crashed in Gujarat is a rare aubrite

The meteorite that crashed in Gujarat in August 2022 is confirmed to be a rare kind, called an aubrite.

14 Feb 2023

Reliance Jio

Jio launches 5G in 21 more cities, total reaches 257

Reliance Jio has launched its 5G services in four cities in Himachal Pradesh and 17 more cities across other states. The fifth-generation mobile network is now available in as many as 257 cities across India.

09 Feb 2023

Bharti Airtel

Airtel 5G launched in more cities across Gujarat, Odisha

Bharti Airtel has launched its 5G services across more cities in Gujarat and Odisha, including Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Sambalpur, and Balasore.

03 Feb 2023


Amul raises milk prices by Rs. 3/liter for all variants

The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which manages the cooperative dairy brand Anand Milk Union Limited (AMUL), has hiked the price of all variants of packaged milk by Rs. 3 per liter starting Friday.

01 Feb 2023

Uma Bharti

Will turn liquor shops into cow sheds: BJP's Uma Bharti

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti sought to link the recent rise in crimes against women in the state to consuming alcohol.

31 Jan 2023


Morbi bridge collapse: Oreva MD surrenders, sent to judicial custody

Jaysukh Patel—the managing director (MD) of Ajanta Manufacturing Private Limited (AMPL), Oreva Group—accused in the Morbi bridge collapse tragedy that killed 135 people surrendered at a court in Morbi, Gujarat, on Tuesday, ANI reported.

31 Jan 2023

Asaram Bapu

Asaram Bapu sentenced to life imprisonment in 2013 rape case

The Gandhinagar Sessions Court on Tuesday sentenced self-styled godman Asaram Bapu to life imprisonment in a 2013 rape case filed by a woman, his former disciple who stayed at one of his ashrams near Gujarat's Gandhinagar.

27 Jan 2023


Morbi bridge collapse: Police names Oreva Group MD as accused

The Gujarat Police on Friday named Jaysukh Patel, the managing director of Ajanta Manufacturing Private Limited (AMPL), OREVA Group, as one of the ten accused in the Morbi bridge collapse tragedy, in which 135 people lost their lives.

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