saurashtra region

Keshubhai Patel quits BJP, may float new party


August 4th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Former Gujarat chief minister Keshubhai Patel resigned from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday and is expected to announce a new party soon ahead ... Read more...

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Gujarat panel orders making mining lease details public


July 7th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 6 (IANS) The Gujarat state information commission has ruled that all details pertaining to mining leases should be proactively publcised by the public authority.The commission in an order ... Read more...

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Tug sinks, one killed ,six missing in Gujarat


January 22nd, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) A survey tug with 32 people on board sank in the seas of the Pipavav port in Gujarat's Saurashtra region Saturday.According to the Coast Guard sources, one person ... Read more...

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Chinese cotton buyers visit Rajkot to buy Shankar 6 variety


December 17th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
By Parish JoshiRajkot, Dec.17 (ANI): Chinese cotton buyers visited Gujarat's Rajkot city to buy the famous Shankar 6 variety of cotton.Shankar 6 variety of cotton is famous worldwide and it is a ... Read more...

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Compete with China, Modi tells Gujarat’s ceramic industry


September 21st, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday hoped that the state's ceramic industry will reinvent itself to provide strong competition to China in the global market. He was speaking ... Read more...

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Police probe seven Somalians found off Gujarat coast (Lead)


July 3rd, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 3 (IANS) The Gujarat marine police Saturday began investigating into the presence of seven Somalian nationals, found unconscious in an abandoned boat, off the coast of Veraval in the Saurashtra ... Read more...

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Cyclone Phet may hit Gujarat in next few days


June 2nd, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 2 (IANS) Rains and squalls were reported along the Gujarat coast Wednesday, with the weather office warning that these may intensify with the likelihood of cyclone Phet hitting the state ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India to expand inland water transport: PM


June 1st, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) India is determined to "greatly expand" its inland water transport, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced Tuesday. Dedicating the Pipavav Shipyard in Gujarat's Saurashtra region to the nation, ... Read more...

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Lions census ends, increased numbers likely


April 28th, 2010 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Sasan Gir (Gujarat), April 27 (IANS) The four-day head count of the Asiatic lions in the sprawling expanse of the greater Gir in Gujarat's Saurashtra region ended Tuesday, with hopes ... Read more...

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Videocon plans Rs.30,000 crore 6000 MW power foray


April 18th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 18 (IANS) The Videocon group has an ambitious plan to set up four thermal power generating units with a combined capacity of 6,000 MW at four locations around the country ... Read more...

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Farmers protest Nirma’s cement plant in Saurashtra


February 4th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Feb 4 (IANS) Farmers from Gujarat's Saurashtra region, led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Kanu Kalsaria, Thursday courted arrests in Ahmedabad to protest the state government's land allotment to ... Read more...

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By-poll results give BJP reason to celebrate (Lead)


September 14th, 2009 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Reeling under crises after its debacle in the Lok Sabha polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had a reason to celebrate when it won seven of ... Read more...

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Gujarat by-poll results give BJP reason to smile


September 14th, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Gujarat's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wrested four seats from the Congress and was leading in one constituency in assembly by-elections in the state as votes ... 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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Seventh swine flu death in Gujarat


August 24th, 2009 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Indo-Asian News Service Rajkot, Aug 24 (IANS) A 52-year-old man died of influenza A(H1N1) in this Gujarat city Monday, becoming the seventh victim of swine flu in the state, officials said.Rajesh Ughad died ... Read more...

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NCP to field Bollywood actor Amisha Patel from Rajkot


March 21st, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Mar 21 (ANI): The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Gujarat unit president, Jayant Patel, on Saturday said the party has decided to field Bollywood actress Amisha Patel from the Rajkot parliamentary ... Read more...

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German team to study crisis in Gujarat diamond industry


March 16th, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Surat, March 16 (IANS) A German university has sent a team of faculty members and students to Gujarat to help the struggling diamond industry find a solution to its woes. The team of ... Read more...

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Post Mumbai attacks, Indian Navy to commission first chopper base


January 21st, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Bolstering its coastal defence capabilities in the aftermath of the Mumbai terror attacks, the Indian Navy will Thursday commission here its first helicopter base INS Shikra, an official ... Read more...

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Indian Navy to commission its first helicopter base in Mumbai


January 21st, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): The Indian Navy''s first helicopter base, INS Shikra, will be commissioned in Mumbai on Thursday. Chief of the Naval Staff and Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee ... Read more...

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Poor global demand leaves thousands jobless in Surat diamond units


January 19th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Surat, Jan 19 (IANS) Poor overseas demand due to the global economic meltdown has left thousands jobless in this Gujarat city, India's diamond cutting and polishing hub.Surat has about 6,000 units that ... Read more...

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Water returns to Saurashtra, farmers follow


November 8th, 2008 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Nov 8 (IANS) It's a happy homecoming for the farmers of Saurashtra. Faced with scarcity of water they left their land and profession. But today, thanks to a new water ... Read more...

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Pipavav port investing Rs.14.2 bn to expand capacity (Lead, correcting figures)


October 4th, 2008 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Oct 4 (IANS) Private sector port major Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd (GPPL) is investing Rs.14.2 billion ($309 million) to build new container yards to ramp up capacity, company officials said. The ... Read more...

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Pipavav port investing Rs.142 bn to expand capacity


October 4th, 2008 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Oct 4 (IANS) Private sector port major Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd (GPPL) is investing Rs.142 billion ($3 billion) to build new container yards to ramp up capacity, company officials said. The ... Read more...

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Rains revive hope of record cotton crop in Gujarat


August 14th, 2008 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) The return of the monsoon in Gujarat after an extended break has raised hopes of yet another bountiful cotton harvest in the state for the second year in ... Read more...

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Gujarat to get 2 new cement projects after 10-year lull


August 7th, 2008 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
By P.S.Anantharaman Ahmedabad, Aug 7 (IANS) After a lull of nearly a decade, two large greenfield cement projects are coming up in the western Indian state of Gujarat. This will be the first ... Read more...

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Torrent Power plans to generate over 8600 MW


August 4th, 2008 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 4 (IANS) The city-based Torrent Power has unveiled ambitious plans to build a string of new and brown field power projects that will give it an installed generating capacity of ... Read more...

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After serial blasts, pressure mounts on intelligence agencies to beef up network


July 30th, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Veraval/ Rajkot, July 30 (ANI): Pressure is mounting on security authorities to beef up intelligence apparatus to counter serial bomb blasts like those recently took place in Bangalore and Ahmedabad claiming ... Read more...

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Gujarat minister rejects demand for aid for farmers’ kin


March 10th, 2008 - 10:31 pm ICT by admin
Ahmedabad, March 10 (IANS) Gujarat Agriculture Minister Dilip Singhani Monday turned down a demand for financial aid, raised by a group of relatives of farmers, who committed suicide because they could not ... Read more...

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BHEL to set up Gujarat utility’s power project


February 29th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) State-owned power equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has won a Rs.18.93 billion contract to set up a 700 MW power plant for GSPC Pipavav Power ... Read more...

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Congress’ Saurashtra strategy falls flat, central Gujarat does little help


December 23rd, 2007 - 10:29 pm ICT by admin
Ahmedabad/New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): The Congress party's much expectation from the BJP rebels in the Saurashtra region proved disastrous for the party as it helped the BJP, under the leadership of ... Read more...

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Congress improves tally marginally in Gujarat


December 23rd, 2007 - 8:53 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): The Congress party managed to improves its strength in the 182-member Gujarat Assembly by registering victory in 59 seats. The party had won 51 seats in the ... Read more...

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Gujarat verdict is a call for secular forces to unite, says Congress


December 23rd, 2007 - 7:20 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily on Sunday said that the defeat of his party in the Gujarat Assembly elections would help in uniting the secular forces ... Read more...

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Low voter-turnout in initial hours of Gujarat Assembly polls


December 11th, 2007 - 4:12 pm ICT by admin
Ahmedabad, Dec 11 (ANI): A low voter turnout was witnessed in the initial hours of the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections that is being held today. Polling is being held in ... Read more...

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Polling for first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections begins


December 11th, 2007 - 10:56 am ICT by admin
Ahmedabad, Dec 11 (ANI): Polling for the first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections is being held today amid tight security. Voting is being held in 87 constituencies in the 182-member Assembly in the ... Read more...

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