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Gujarat exports rise to Rs 660 billion

Ahmedabad, July 18 (IANS) Gujarats exports rose to Rs 660 billion this year compared with Rs 540 billion last fiscal, an increase of around 20 per cent, a state official said on Wednesday. In NITI Ayog meeting on Wednesday, it was announced that the state's exports have risen... most exports have been to the Middle East countries, Africa, and European countries. The exports are widesprea...

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Modi's July 20 visit off as heavy rains pound Gujarat

Gandhinagar, July 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed visit to Gujarat on July 20 has been cancelled following torrential rains in Saurashtra and south Gujarat for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday, even as many districts received four to 10 inches of rainfall within six hours. The Prime Minister was slated to inaugurate a veterinary hospital in Junagadh and attend anot...

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Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra passes off peacefully in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, July 14 (IANS) The 141st Rath Yatra culminated at the Lord Jagannath Temple in Jamalpur area of the city as it returned safely after encircling various parts of the old city, amidst thousands of devotees who had thronged to see the journey of the Lord, on the auspicious day of the Ashadhi Beej on Saturday. The authorities heaved a sigh of relief as the yatra concluded without ...

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Vaghela threatens to sever political ties with his son

Ahmedabad, July 14 (IANS) : Hours after his son joined the BJP, former Leader of Opposition Shankersinh Vaghela warned him that he should quit the saffron party within a week, else he would sever all political ties with him. I am not happy with the way Mahendrasinh joined the BJP. He should have consulted his supporters. I give him a deadline of one week to do that and quit the saffron p...

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3 dead as heavy rains lash Gujarat's Saurashtra region

Gandhinagar, July 14 (IANS) Friday, the 13th, turned out to be a nightmare for the usually dry Saurashtra region of Gujarat, as the rain gods lashed it with torrential downpours that claimed three lives. During the last 10 hours, the region has received from 60 mm to more than 180 mm rainfall, particularly in the Junagadh district, the state emergency response centre said. For th...

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Gujarat BJP vice president quits after rape charge by Surat girl

Ahmedabad, July 13 (IANS) Gujarat BJP vice-president and former legislator from Kutch Jayanti Bhanushali on Friday stepped down from his post after a 21-year-old girl from Surat filed a police complaint of rape and blackmail against him. The complaint says that the girl came in contact with Bhanushali for her admission in a fashion designing college. She said Bhanushali had called her t...

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Heavy rains kill 19 people in one week in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, July 13 (IANS) As many as 19 people were killed in Gujarat following torrential rains during the past one week, even as the state government relocated more than 1,000 persons to safer places. Heavy rains have caused a total of 19 deaths in the state since last week. We also have reports of 84 cattle perishing in the rains. Around 978 persons from across the state, primarily So...

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Gundu Rao takes over as Karnataka Congress chief

Bengaluru, July 11 (IANS) Senior Congress leader R. Gundu Rao on Wednesday assumed charge as President of its Karnataka unit at a massive rally at the Bengaluru Palace grounds here. Party President Rahul Gandhi had on July 4 appointed Rao to the post. Party's new Working President Eshwar Khandre also took charge with Rao. Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara, who has bee...

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Congress puts up show of Koli strength in Gujarat

Gandhinagar, July 11 (IANS) After losing their strongman Kunwarji Bavaliya, the former MLA from Jasdan to the ruling BJP last week, the Congress on Wednesday put up a show of strength of Koli community leaders who had gathered here to discuss the plans regarding the 2019 general elections. Punjabhai Vansh, the senior leader and an MLA from Una, led the meeting with six sitting and two fo...

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Congress' Gujarat unit plans to woo defectors, calls it 'Ghar Wapsi'

Gandhinagar, July 10 (IANS) After losing out two bigwigs in two months in the form of senior legislator Kunwarji Bavaliya and former MLA Indraneel Rajyaguru, the Congress in Gujarat has decided to bring back the defectors into the party fold, calling it Ghar Wapsi. Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani said the party was open to welcome all those who left the party to join the BJP and were...

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Mevani to support Hardik's protest next month, but advises sit-in, not fast

Gandhinagar, July 9 (IANS) Firebrand Gujarat Dalit activist and legislator Jignesh Mevani on Monday expressed his support to Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who is set to launch a fast unto death next month to press for his demand for reservations to his community, but appealed to him to go in for an indefinite 'dharna' (sit-in) instead. I will definitely be supporting Hardik Patel for his ...

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Modi, Shah, Rahul on Gujarat visits mid-July

Gandhinagar, July 9 (IANS) Gujarat in mid-July is set to witness a shower of political bigwigs with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi flying down for various events. The Prime Minister will be here on July 20, Amit Shah would land much earlier on July 13 for a two-day visit and the Congress President will be touring the state on July 16...

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Alpesh, Hardik, Mevani protest outside police station over sale of illicit liquor

Gandhinagar, July 8 (IANS) Patel quota stir leader Hardik Patel, OBC and Dalit leaders as well as legislators Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mevani reached the office of the Gandhinagar Superintendent of Police to court arrest in a trespass case against them. But before they sat on a dharna on late Saturday evening, they demanded the SP declare the antecedents and the business of the person, ...

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Alpesh, Hardik, Jignesh conduct raids on liquor dens

Gandhinagar, July 5 (IANS) Gujarat's three young firebrand leaders - Hardik Patel, Jignesh Mevani and Alpesh Thakore - on Thursday raided a country liquor stand in the state capital and announced they would be carrying out similar 'janata (public) raids' on illicit liquor dens across the state to expose the government's failure in implentation of prohibition. They alleged that the liquor...

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'Parties received donation worth Rs 384 cr though electoral bonds'

Bhopal, July 5 (IANS) The electoral bond scheme, launched to promote transparency in funding and donation received by political parties, has seen donors purchasing electoral bonds worth over Rs 438 crore, of which 348 bonds are valued at Rs 1 crore in the last three months, according to an RTI query. Based on an initiative by the government and the Election Commission, the State Bank of ...

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Kunwarji Bavalia gets key Gujarat ministries

Gandhinagar, July 4 (IANS) A day after defecting from the Congress and joining the BJP in Gujarat, Kunwarji Bavalia took charge as Minister of Water Resources, Animal Husbandry and Rural Housing Development on Wednesday. Bavalia, MLA from Jasdan constituency, took oath as a Minister in the Vijay Rupani cabinet on Tuesday in presence of Governor O.P. Kohli. After the cabinet meeti...

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Dinesh Gundu Rao named new Karnataka Congress chief

Bengaluru, July 4 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday appointed Bengaluru MLA Dinesh Gundu Rao as President of the party's Karnataka unit. Congress General Secretary Ashok Gehlot announced the appointment of Gundu Rao as well as Bidar legislator Eshwar Khandre as the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee's Working President - a post earlier held by Gundu Rao. The ...

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Congress puts brave front after losing two big names from Saurashtra

Gandhinagar, July 3 (IANS) The Congress in Gujarat is trying to come to grips with the situation after losing another senior leader from Saurashtra, Kunwarji Bavalia, who joined the BJP and was sworn in as a cabinet minister on Tuesday. Some days back, it had lost another big name, Indranil Rajyaguru, who had resigned from Rajkot. Kunwarji Bavaliya, the MLA from Jasdan Assembly constitue...

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Senior Gujarat Congress MLA joins BJP, to be made minister

Gandhinagar, July 3 (IANS) Accusing Congress President Rahul Gandhi of playing caste politics and ignoring the aspirations of senior leaders, veteran Gujarat Congress MLA and prominent Koli community leader Kunwarji Bawalia on Tuesday quit as a legislator to join the ruling BJP. He will be sworn in as a minister in the evening. A four-time MLA from Jasdan and former Lok Sabha member from...

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Veteran Gujarat Congress MLA resigns, joins BJP

Gandhinagar, July 3 (IANS) Senior Gujarat Congress MLA and prominent Koli community leader Kunwarji Bawalia on Tuesday tendered his resignation as a legislator as well as from the party. He then reached the BJP's state headquarters Shree Kamalam and met the party's state President Jitu Vaghani and two other cabinet ministers. Bawalia, a four-time MLA from Jasdan constituency in Rajkot di...

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