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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...

9 days 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...

9 days 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...

9 days 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...

10 days 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...

10 days 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...

10 days 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...

11 days 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' ...

11 days 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' ...

11 days 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...

15 days 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.

22 days ago
OBC leader detained for trying to lock up Tata Nano plant

Ahmedabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Gujarat OBC SC/ST Ekta Manch convenor Alpesh Thakore was on Thursday detained by police as he was on his way to Sanand to lock down the Tata Nano car plant as per as his threat. Thakore was intercepted by the city police from the Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway as he started with hundreds of his followers in a calvacade of cars. He had threatened to put locks at the ...

22 days ago
BJP, Congress members trade blows in Gujarat Assembly, two hurt

Gandhinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) The Gujarat Assembly witnessed stormy scenes on Thursday as members of the ruling BJP and opposition Congress came to blows over suicides of farmers in the state, leaving Minister Nirmala Wadhvani and Congress member Baldev Thakore injured. It all began during discussion on a question by Congress' Amreli legislator Paresh Dhanani about farmers committing suicid...

23 days ago
Gujarat agrees to judicial probe in Naliya gang rape case

Gandhinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) Succumbing to pressure, the Gujarat government on Wednesday agreed to a judicial probe into the sensational Naliya gang rape and sex racket case allegedly involving four Kutch BJP leaders. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani made an announcement on the probe in the assembly after opposition Congress members voiced the demand, forcing frequent adjournments of the house....

24 days ago
Gujarat budget provides for subsidised computer tabs for students

Gandhinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) The Vijay Rupani government's maiden as well as the last budget before the December 2017 elections, presented by Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel on Tuesday in the state assembly, promises freebies and schemes for people. While no new taxes have been proposed, Patel, who holds the finance portfolio, promised subsidised computer tablets to 3.5 lakh first-year c...

25 days ago
Congress MLAs suspended from Gujarat assembly

Gandhinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) The Gujarat assembly budget session on Monday began with a ruckus by opposition members over a gang-rape, involving Kutch BJP leaders, forcing Governor O.P. Kohli to cut short his customary opening address. Congress members shouted slogans, which led Speaker Ramanlal Vora to adjourn the house twice before ordering suspension of the opposition MLAs for a day.

1 month ago
Farmers clash with cops over water to Nano, auto plants in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Feb 14 (IANS) The industrial cluster around Tata Motors' Nano plant witnessed a major clash on Tuesday when a rally of farmers protesting against allocation of water to industries from a Narmada dam canal was dispersed by police using force. Police cane-charged the farmers and burst some 40 teargas shells to disperse the rally as well as roughed up some media persons covering ...

1 month ago
Goel lays foundation stone for Para athletes training centre

Gandhinagar, Feb 5 (IANS) Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Sunday laid the foundation stone for the Centre of Excellence for Para Sports here. The centre, which has an estimated budget of over Rs 50 crore, will have the world class facilities where Para athletes will be trained for various international competitions including Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and Olymp...

1 month ago
Ishrat encounter accused top cop given extension

Gandhinagar, Jan 31 (IANS) Gujarat's Acting Director General of Police P.P. Pandey, who is an accused in the killing of Ishrat Jahan and associates in an alleged shootout, was given a three-month extension of service on Tuesday, the day he retired. The state government's recommendation to extend Pandey's services was approved by the Union Home Ministry. Besides heading the Anti-C...

1 month ago
L&T bags orders worth Rs 1,286 crore across business segments

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Engineering major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Friday said it has bagged orders worth Rs 1,286 crore across its various business segments. The company said its 'heavy civil infrastructure' business has bagged orders worth Rs 1,071 crore. A major breakthrough order in the underground metro space has been secured from Metro-Link Express for Gandhinagar ...

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