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Banned notes worth Rs 30 cr seized in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, April 14 (IANS) Demonetised currency notes worth Rs 30 crore were seized from a former corporator's house in the city's western suburb, police said on Friday. We found the illegal cash in the house of ex-corporator Nagaraj, 54, during a search conducted on a court warrant in a criminal case and seized the banned notes in Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination, Hennur Police Station ...

5 days ago
'NIRF better in terms of transparency'

Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) India's National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is better compared to global ranking systems in terms of transparency because it doesn't give much weightage to perception, a library and information science expert said here on Saturday. In India we are doing a better exercise in the sense that our transparency is 100 per cent. Every data that we have is dis...

9 days ago
Johri named first Gujarat woman DGP

Gandhinagar, April 4 (IANS) Geetha Johri was on Tuesday appointed Gujarat's first woman Director General of Police (DGP). The development took place a day after P.P. Pandey stepped down from the post after his appointment was challenged in the Supreme Court for his alleged involvement in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter death. A 1982 batch officer, Johri will hold be the DGP in ad...

13 days ago
BJP MLA brings up triple talaq issue in Gujarat Assembly

Gandhinagar, March 31 (IANS) Amid the ongoing nationwide debate over triple talaq, a BJP legislator on Friday moved a motion in the Gujarat Assembly advocating the need to promulgate a law or initiate administrative measures to protect the marital rights of Muslim women. Referring to the triple talaq issue, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator, said that injustice is meted out to ...

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Gujarat makes cow slaughter punishable with life imprisonment

Gandhinagar, March 31 (IANS) The Gujarat assembly on Friday made its anti-cow slaughter law the toughest in the country with the offence now becoming non-bailable and punishable with a life-time in jail. The Gujarat Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act, 2017, was passed with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's brute majority and the opposition Congress remaining suspended from the house f...

13 days ago
Best-performing IITs still far behind two top world varsities: Study

Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) India's best performing IITs, including IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-Bombay, are far behind in research performance of the two top ranking world universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT-USA) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore), a computational analysis has revealed. The study has highlighted that for IITs to be placed high among the ...

13 days ago
Gujarat makes cow slaughter non-bailable offence

Gandhinagar, March 31 (IANS) The Gujarat assembly on Friday amended its cow protection act making the law stringent and even punishable with life term. The state assembly passed the amendment to the Gujarat Animal Preservation Act of 1954 providing for maximum punishment of up to life imprisonments and a fine of up to Rs five lakh. With this Act, cow slaughter became a non-bailab...

17 days ago
Yogi to campaign for BJP in Gujarat elections

Gandhinagar, March 27 (IANS) The Gujarat state assembly elections will have one more star campaigner in newly-anointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi to canvass for the ruling BJP, which is seeking a sixth re-election to power in a row since 1995. Confirming that the firebrand Yogi will campaign in Gujarat, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Jitu Vaghani said: Al...

19 days ago
Two killed, 10 injured in communal violence in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, March 25 (IANS) Two persons were killed, one of them in police firing, and 10 others injured while around 50 houses were ransacked and set ablaze along with many vehicles following a communal clash in a village in Gujarat's Patan district on Saturday evening, police said. Patan Superintendent of Police Ashwin Chauhan said a minor altercation between two students over some dis...

26 days ago
Muslim women voted for BJP because of triple talaq: Ravi Shankar

Gandhinagar, March 18 (IANS) Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said Muslim women voted for the BJP during the just concluded Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections because the party raised the issue of triple talaq. Speaking at the convocation of the Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) here, Prasad said no political party or prominent women leaders like Mayawati...

1 month ago
President, PM call for gender equality on Women's Day

New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for gender equality and equal opportunities for women as International Women's Day was celebrated across India on Wednesday. The President presented Nari Shakti Puruskars for the year 2016, and said it is inexcusable that women in India do not feel as secure and safe as they should. Gove...

1 month ago
Woman gagged at PM's women's day event in Gujarat

Gandhinagar, March 8 (IANS) A young woman from Uttar Pradesh was gagged and whisked away by police when she raised slogans near the podium where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing a gathering of women panchayat members on International Women's Day here on Wednesday. Hours earlier, two gangrape victims and an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activist were taken into preventive custody by t...

1 month ago
PM attends Somnath Temple Trust's meeting

Gandhinagar, March 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday attended the 116th meeting of the Somnath Temple trust at Somnath in Gujarat, official sources said. During the meeting, the Prime Minister suggested that the temple precincts be upgraded to provide drinking water and other civic amenities apart from ensuring greenry. Somnath Temple, one of the leading temples...

1 month ago
Congress claims MLAs getting threats from gangster

Gandhinagar, March 7 (IANS) Shankersinh Vaghela, the opposition leader in the Gujarat assembly, on Tuesday claimed that four Congress MLAs and party leader Gurudas Kamat were getting extortion and threatening calls from a gangster in the last two months. Vaghela, who raised this in the state assembly, told reporters that several Congress legislators, including senior leader Shaktisinh Go...

1 month ago
Modi taunts note ban critics

Bharuch (Gujarat), March 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday taunted critics of demonetisation and said the country was on the road to unprecedented economic growth. When we announced the decision to fight corruption and black money in November, many rumours were spread, allegations made that everything would collapse, the economy would crumble, he said. Some people...

1 month ago
'PM Go Back' posters come up in Gandhinagar ahead of Modi visit

Ahmedabad, March 7 (IANS) PM Go Back posters came up outside the BJP headquarters on the outskirts of Gandhinagar on Tuesday, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to Gujarat. Hours earlier, a group of youths from the Patel community late on Monday night claimed to have thrown eggs at the cavalcade of national BJP president Amit Shah. Two videos appeared on social...

1 month ago
Kejriwal to kick-start Gujarat poll campaign on March 26

Ahmedabad, March 6 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will officially kick-start its campaign for the Gujarat assembly elections -- slated to be held in December -- with an 'azadi' rally by party supremo Arvind Kejriwal in state capital Gandhinagar on March 26. AAP leader Gopal Rai, in charge of the party's poll organisatijon in Gujarat, said on Monday that the party will organise 'azadi' ...

1 month ago
Kejriwal to kick-start Gujarat poll campaign on March 26

Ahmedabad, March 6 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will officially kick-start its campaign for the Gujarat assembly elections -- slated to be held in December -- with an 'azadi' rally by party supremo Arvind Kejriwal in state capital Gandhinagar on March 26. AAP leader Gopal Rai, in charge of the party's poll organisatijon in Gujarat, said on Monday that the party will organise 'azadi' ...

1 month ago
After hectic UP campaign, Modi coming to Gujarat

Gandhinagar, March 6 (IANS) After his hectic campaigning in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Gujarat on Tuesday for a two-day visit during which he will inaugurate a much-awaited cable bridge in south Gujarat and address a national convention of women sarpanches on International Women's Day in Gandhinagar on Wednesday. The new cable-stayed bridge, on NH 8 over rive...

1 month ago
Gujarat Home Minister attacked with shoe

Gandhinagar, March 2 (IANS) A government clerk on Thursday hurled shoes at Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja at the entrance of the Gujarat assembly apparently to protest against growing corruption. Gopal Italia from Dhandhuka town in Ahmedabad district hurled a shoe as soon as the minister began speaking to the media on the killing of a Dalit sarpanch in Saurashtra region.

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