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India-Israel ties get fillip with Modi, Netanyahu's Gujarat visit

Gandhinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) The greetings from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 'Dhanyavad Mere Pyare Dost' to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and 'Aliechem Shalom' by Modi to his Israeli counterpart depicted the bonhomie between the two leaders during their visit to Gujarat on Wednesday. While Modi expressed his dream of achieving the goal of doubling farmers' income by 2022 thro...

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People had come to kill me, claims Togadia, police say it is 'made-up' story

Ahmedabad, Jan 16 (IANS) A day after he reappeared from his brief disappearance, Vishwa Hindu Parishad's international working president Pravin Togadia on Tuesday expressed the possibility that he may be killed. But Gujarat Police have dismissed it as a made-up story while their Raj Togadia was found unconscious in a hospital in Shahibagh locality in Ahmedabad late on Monday after being ...

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People had come to kill me, claims Togadia, police say it is 'made-up' story

Ahmedabad, Jan 16 (IANS) A day after he reappeared from his brief disappearance, Vishwa Hindu Parishad's international working president Pravin Togadia on Tuesday expressed the possibility that he may be killed. But Gujarat Police have dismissed it as a made-up story. Togadia was found unconscious in a hospital in Shahibagh locality in Ahmedabad late on Monday after being reported missin...

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Modi, Netanyahu to visit Gujarat on Wednesday, tight security for roadshow

Gandhinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu will be in Gujarat for a day on Wednesday where they will first have a mega roadshow from the airport to Sabarmati Ashram, and then visit an entrepreneurial centre and a horticultural centre. Wednesday's visit will be Modi's first to his home state after the assembly elections. Both the...

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People had come to kill me, claims Togadia

Gandhinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) A day after he reappeared from his brief disappearance, Vishwa Hindu Parishad's international working president Pravin Togadia on Tuesday expressed the possibility that he may be killed. Togadia was found unconscious in a hospital in Shahibagh locality in Ahmedabad late on Monday after being reported missing in the day earlier. I am being targeted for ...

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Toghadia'missing': Special team to look for him

Ahmedabad, Jan 16 (IANS) The Ahmedabad Crime Branch on Monday said it had constituted a special team to look for Acting President of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad Pravin Toghadia who suddenly went missing amid allegations that the Rajasthan Police took away the Hindu leader. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the umbrella body of all saffron outfits, in a one-line statement late on Monda...

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VHP asks cadres to remain calm as Togadia goes missing

New Delhi/Gandhinagar Jan 15 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Monday appealed to its workers and sympathisers to remain calm after the bodys International Acting President Pravin Togadia went missing from the party office in Ahmedabad. All the office-bearers and workers of VHP are worried about the disappearance of Pravinbhai Togadia. We got to know through media reports that bo...

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VHP says Togadia is missing, police deny arresting him

Gandhinagar, Jan 15 (IANS) Ten days after he alleged that a higher up in the BJP was trying to implicate him in a murder case, VHP activists alleged on Monday that Pravin Togadia was missing and that he had been taken away by Rajasthan Police. Around 50 Vishwa Hindu Parishad workers created a ruckus at a police station in Ahmedabad, alleging that the police, in connivance with their Raja...

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VHP protests against Togadia's 'arrest' in Ahmedabad

Gandhinagar, Jan 15 (IANS) A group of around 50 VHP workers on Monday created a ruckus at a police station in Ahmedabad, alleging that the police, in connivance with their Rajasthan counterparts, have arrested their President Pravin Togadia in connection with a 10-year-old murder case. Alleging that the Sola police helped the Rajasthan Police arrest the VHP's international acting preside...

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Low Narmada Dam water level forces Gujarat to curtail rabi season sowing

Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (IANS) With last monsoon's scanty rainfall in Madhya Pradesh reducing the Narmada dam reservoir's water storage to its lowest in 15 years, the Gujarat government asked the state's farmers to skip the summer sowing, which starts around March. The decision was taken following the Narmada Control Authority's (NCA) decision to curtail water supplies to the state by half ...

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Discontent among unemployed youth 'warning bell': Gujarat Governor

Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (IANS) In a major embarrassment to the Vijay Rupani-led BJP government in the state, Gujarat Governor O.P. Kohli on Friday raised the issue of rising discontent among youth due to unemployment, which he also dubbed as a warning bell for any society. Because of unemployment, nowadays we see a feeling of discontent among the youths. Such a feeling is natural when despit...

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Gujarat Assembly Pro Tem Speaker to take oath on January 23

Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (IANS) The process of convening of the new 182-member Gujarat Assembly will begin with the administration of oath to the Pro Tem Speaker on January 23, a Minister said on Friday. The Pro Tem Speaker will take oath in the presence of Gujarat Governor O.P. Kohli at Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Pradipsinh Jadeja said. The...

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Scientist warns of more frequent cyclones in Arabian Sea

Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (IANS) Cyclonic turbulence is expected to increase in the Arabian Sea over the coming years, a scientist warned on Friday. Looking at the data since 2014, experts see a rise in the number of such instances, a phenomenon which might be attributed to global warming, said former Union Earth Sciences Secretary Shailesh Nayak. Cyclones in the Arabian Sea are likely...

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Israel PM to arrive on six-day India trip

New Delhi/Gandhinagar, Jan 11 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Prime Benjamin Netanyahu will arrive here on Sunday to give a fillip to 25 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries during a six-day trip that will also take him to Ahmedabad for a roadshow with friend Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Netanyahu is also likely to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra and will be in Mumbai for a busi...

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Mega roadshow planned for Modi, Netenyahu's Gujarat visit

Gandhinagar, Jan 8 (IANS) A mega road show has been planned by the Gujarat government when e Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu visit the state and Ahmedababd on January 17, officials said on Monday. A high-level meeting, chaired by Chief Secretary J.P. Singh, was convened on Monday at state secretariat to plan for the visit, and the pacts to be s...

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Koli community wants Bavaliya as Gujarat CLP leader

Gandhinagar, Jan 8 (IANS) Trouble seemed to brew for the Congress in Gujarat with the state's Koli community, which is a strong support base of the party, demanding its leader Kunwarji Bavaliya head the party in the assembly instead of Amreli lawmaker Paresh Dhanani. The Koli community, which comes under the Other Backward Classes (OBC), have planned a massive rally in support of Bawaliy...

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Dhanani named CLP leader, Solnaki to remain state Congress chief

Gandhinagar, Jan 7 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday appointed Amreli legislator Paresh Dhanani as the leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP), while Bharatsinh Solanki has been retained as the state party president. Dhanani, 41, belonging to the influential Patidar community, will also be the Leader of the Opposition in the Gujarat assembly. A Leuva Patel, he won...

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Togadia alleges conspiracy against him from 'higher up' in BJP

Gandhinagar, Jan 5 (IANS) VHP leader Pravin Togadia on Friday alleged a conspiracy against him by a higher up in the BJP to implicate and jail him in a 1996 murder case by ensuring he did not get the summons issued against him by a court. The Metropolitan Court on Friday cancelled a non-bailable warrant issued against Togadia, the International Working President of the Vishwa Hindu Paris...

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After Nitin, another Gujarat minister is upset

Gandhinagar, Jan 2 (IANS) After Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel created a stir over allocation of portfolios not befitting his status, Gujarat Koli community veteran Parshottam Solanki on Tuesday threw a tantrum asking Chief Minister Vijay Rupani to give him better, more than one and a Cabinet status after winning five terms in a row. Solanki, once accused by the Srikrishna Commission ...

14 days ago
After Nitin, another Gujarat minister is upset

Gandhinagar, Jan 2 (IANS) After Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel created a stir over allocation of portfolios not befitting his status, Gujarat Koli community veteran Parshottam Solanki on Tuesday threw a tantrum asking Chief Minister Vijay Rupani to give him better, more than one and a Cabinet status after winning five terms in a row. Solanki, once accused by the Srikrishna Commission ...

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