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Narendra Modi kickstarts poll campaign in Gujarat


September 11th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday kicked off his Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign for the assembly polls in December, challenging the Congress to battle it ... Read more...

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Case against Modi should be closed: BJP


February 11th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) With the special investigation team (SIT) submitting its final report to a Gujarat court on Chief Minister Narendra Modi's role in the 2002 communal ... Read more...

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Smriti Irani nominated for Rajya Sabha from Gujarat


July 9th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Indian television's popular "bahu" Smriti Irani and Dilip Pandya have been nominated by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, ... Read more...

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Gujarat sets 6 Guinness records in golden jubilee year


June 14th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 14 (IANS) Gujarat has made it to the Guinness World Records with as many as six entries during the state's year-long golden jubilee celebrations, according to government ... Read more...

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20 sleeping pilgrims killed by truck in Gujarat (Lead)


June 9th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, June 9 (IANS) Twenty pilgrims were killed early Thursday near a Gujarat town when a truck ploughed into them while they were sleeping by the wayside, police said.The pilgrims ... Read more...

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Modi ignores cop’s affidavit, government mum on issue


April 23rd, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 23 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Saturday ignored a senior police officer's affidavit directly implicating him in the 2002 riots, while the officer said he stood ... Read more...

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Swedish firm to launch new power technology next year


December 17th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Dec 17 (IANS) Sandwik Asia Pvt Ltd, a fully-owned subsidiary of the $13 billion Sandwik AB Group of Sweden, will launch a new boiler technology that will usher in major technological ... Read more...

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Gujarat setting high medical tourism targets: Vyas


December 14th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Gujarat is emerging as a global medical tourism destination and expects to attract over two million patients from abroad in the next few years, bettering Singapore and Thailand, ... Read more...

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Gujarat’s Dhari breaks own classical singing record


November 16th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Nov 16 (IANS) Dhari Panchamda broke her own world record of 82 hours for classical singing by crooning for 99 hours 99 minutes and 99 seconds at the Swarnim Tana-Riri ... Read more...

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BJP legislator asked to return misused funds - with interest


September 27th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Sep 27 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Monday held that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Shankar Chaudhari had misused money from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund for his own ... Read more...

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Three killed in Gujarat rains


September 9th, 2010 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Sep 9 (IANS) Three people, including a two-year-old boy, were killed as heavy rains lashed Gujarat Thursday. The weather office here has forecast more rains in the state for next two ... Read more...

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Inquiry ordered into defamation plea against Chidambaram


September 6th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 6 (IANS) A local court here Monday ordered an inquiry into a defamation complaint filed by a godman against Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram for his recent remark related ... Read more...

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Case against Chidambaram for ’saffron terror’ remark


August 30th, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 30 (IANS) A godman from Gujarat's Patan town Monday filed a case demanding criminal prosecution of union Home Minister P.Chidambaram for his remarks on "saffron terrorism" that have "defamed Hindu ... Read more...

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17 of 35 stranded in flood ravaged Patan District rescued


July 27th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Palanpur (Gujarat), July 27 (ANI): Seventeen of the 35 people marooned in the flood-hit areas of Gujarat's Patan District have been rescued.Television reports said that in the past 24 hours, three vehicles ... Read more...

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No deputation without employee’s consent: Court


July 5th, 2010 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 5 (IANS) A government employee cannot be sent on deputation without his consent, the Gujarat High Court has ruled. The ruling came on a petition filed by Baldev Chauhan, designated as ... Read more...

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Central agency to take over Gujarat blast probe


June 24th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 24 (IANS) Gujarat Police are awaiting the arrival of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) team to hand over the probe into the 2008 blast in Sabarkantha district's Modasa town in ... Read more...

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Statewide primary school enrolment drive in Gujarat


June 16th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 16 (IANS) A three-day statewide school enrolment drive, with special emphasis on the girl child, will commence in Gujarat Thursday. Initiated by the Narendra Modi government and undertaken with zeal ... Read more...

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Heat wave claims over 150 in a month in Gujarat


May 28th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, May 28 (IANS) Over 150 people, including 55 in Ahmedabad alone, have lost their lives in the last one month due to the relentless heat wave sweeping Gujarat, official sources said ... Read more...

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Rain, duststorms brings relief from heat wave in parts of India (Roundup)


May 28th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) A wave of relief swept over the people in parts of the country Friday as duststorms and scattered rainfall brought down the mercury levels. However, most ... Read more...

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BJP legislator says can’t return ’scam’ money


April 7th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 7 (IANS) BJP legislator Shankar Chaudhari, who is allegedly embroiled in a scam of misusing Rs.61 lakh from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF), submitted in the Gujarat ... Read more...

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Tractor thief runs out of luck after 20 strikes


March 16th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 16 (IANS) Ramesh Prajapati's specialization bordered on the unconventional. And quite like the protagonist in Bollywood movie "Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye" he stole vehicles with ease, the only difference being ... Read more...

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Gujarat wants 2 months to decide on minister’s graft trial


March 4th, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 4 (IANS) The Gujarat government Thursday sought two months' time from the state high court to take a final decision on the issue of prosecuting Fisheries Minister Purshottam Solanki on ... Read more...

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Modi takes pot shots at Sonia; invites Congress’ ire


January 29th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 29 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, airing his concern at rising prices, has again raised the question of Congress president Sonia Gandhi's foreign origin, prompting an angry ... Read more...

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Eunuchs burn effigy of Asaram Bapu


January 19th, 2010 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) Spiritual leader Asaram Bapu seems to have provoked the ire of the third sex. Eunuchs in Ahmedabad took to the streets here Monday protesting against what they termed ... Read more...

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Notice to Asaram’s Navsari ashram for encroachment


December 31st, 2009 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Dec 31 (IANS) The Gujarat government Thursday issued notice to the Asaram Bapu Ashram in Navsari district in the southern part of the state to immediately vacate the land it had ... Read more...

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55 percent polling in by-polls in seven states (Roundup)


September 10th, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Nearly 55 percent polling was recorded Thursday for by-polls to 20 assembly constituencies in seven states - an exercise seen as the first major popularity test ... Read more...

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20 assembly by-polls Thursday, Modi faces acid test


September 9th, 2009 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Bye-elections from 20 assembly constituencies in six states and Delhi will be held Thursday with a focus on Gujarat where the outcome would be seen as ... Read more...

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About 15 percent of Gujarat’s crops destroyed


September 2nd, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Sep 2 (IANS) Around 15 percent of Gujarat's standing crops have been destroyed because of deficient rains between July 27 and Aug 29, an agriculture department official said. Eleven districts in central ... Read more...

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Gujarat will have elaborate security for by-polls


August 25th, 2009 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Aug 25 (IANS) Elaborate security arrangements are being made in Gujarat to ensure violence free by-elections to seven assembly seats Sep 10. A state home department official said heavy security was ... Read more...

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Gujarat ready with contingency plan if rains elude


July 4th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 4 (IANS) Gujarat agriculture officials met here Saturday to discuss the impact of scanty rainfall on groundnut, cotton and other crops. The state has also readied a contingency plan in ... Read more...

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One more suspected swine flu case in Gujarat


June 18th, 2009 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 18 (IANS) One more girl in Gujarat has been quarantined after she showed swine flue-like symptoms on returning from the US, a health official here said Thursday. The girl who had ... Read more...

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Gujarat girl quarantined after swine flu-like symptoms


June 17th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 17 (IANS) An 11-year old girl and her parents have been quarantined in a government civil hospital in north Gujarat after she displayed swine flu-like symptoms after returning from the ... Read more...

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Narendra Modi invites Sonia Gandhi to Gujarat


April 24th, 2009 - 12:04 am ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Apr 23 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi on Thursday invited Congress President Sonia Gandhi to Gujarat."Sonia Gandhi is coming to Gujarat for campaigning. ... Read more...

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Sonia, Rahul rallies in Gujarat cut down due to security


April 20th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, April 20 (IANS) The Congress has drastically cut down the number of public meetings for its top leaders in Gujarat this week due to security concerns, party officials said Monday. ... Read more...

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Gujarat police to check cyber cafe records ahead of polls


April 16th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, April 16 (IANS) Police have started a massive drive across Gujarat's cities and towns to check the records of visitors to the various cyber cafes as a precautionary measure ahead of ... Read more...

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