Tag Archives: news from gujarat
  • 141th Rathyatra Of Lord Jagannath Concludes Peacefully

    The 141th rathyatra of Lord Jagannath passed off peacefully amid tight security with lakhs of devotees thronging roads to capture a glimpse of the deity in a grand procession. The splendid procession comprised decorated elephants, trucks mounted with tableaux portraying Indian culture, besides t..

  • Gujarat’s Solar Irrigation Cooperative Has A Solution For Groundwater Crisis

    Dhundi, Kheda district, Gujarat: Phodabhai Parmar, a 72-year-old farmer, sits on a charpai sipping tea as solar panels gleam in the fields behind him. Parmar is one of six farmers who have formed the worlds first solar irrigation cooperative in Dhundi village in Gujarats Kheda district, about 90 km ..

  • Creativity Will Drive India’s Prosperity: Is Anyone Listening?

    A special "Nobel Series" session was a notable addition at the latest Vibrant Gujarat Summit (January 9-12). Nine laureates were invited to share their thoughts about the challenges of humankind and what could be done to alleviate them. A Nobel exhibition is housed in Ahmedabad's Science City f..

  • Amazon India To Empower Tribal Entrepreneurs In Gujarat

    With an aim to drive digital literacy among tribal entrepreneurs in Gujarat, Amazon India on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Gujarat Tribal Development Department (TDD) during the "Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017" here. As part of the MoU, Amazon India will educat..

  • Modi’s Mother Exchanges Old Notes For Rs 4,500

    A week after Rs 500 and 1,000 notes were spiked, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Hiraba Modi on Tuesday exchanged demonetised currency for Rs 4,500 at a bank near the state capital Gandhinagar. Wearing a white cotton sari over a dark blue blouse, 96-year-old Hiraba queued up at the Raisan b..

  • AAP MLA Arrested In Surat Ahead Of Kejriwal Rally

    Gulab Singh, an AAP MLA from Delhi and the party in-charge in Gujarat, was arrested here on Sunday, hours before a rally by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. A Delhi Police team which had flown from the national capital made the arrest after Gulab Singh, who has been in and ..

  • Pregnant Dalit Woman Beaten Up In Gujarat

    A pregnant Dalit woman was attacked by some upper caste people who barged into their home after her family refused to clear animal carcasses from fields in Gujarat's Banaskantha district, police said Saturday. All six accused have been arrested. The incident was reported from Mota Karja village i..

  • Dalit Agitation Forces Gujarat To Set Up Atrocity Courts

    The Gujarat government on Thursday announced setting up of special courts in 16 districts of the state to handle cases related to atrocities on Dalits. According to a government notification, the special atrocity courts would be functional from October 1 and would also have govern..

  • AAP Seeks Gujarat High Court Help For Rally In Surat

    The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the state government on an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) petition that Surat police was not granting the party permission to hold a rally of AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. "This will be the first rally by Kejriwal in the state, to ..

  • Coal Block Case Accused Radha Krishna Saraf Dies

    Radha Krishna Saraf, former Director of Gagan Sponge Iron Private Ltd (GSIPL) and an accused in the Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block allocation case, died here of a heart attack on Tuesday. After retiring from public sector undertaking (PSU) Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) as the Executive Di..