Monsoon arrives in Gujarat; heavy rains in Mahisagar and other areas

The southwest monsoon arrived in Gujarat on Monday, two days ahead of schedule, bringing heavy showers to Mahisagar district and some other parts of the state, an official from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The conditions were favourable for further advancement of the monsoon in some parts of Gujarat, the IMD centre at Ahmedabad … Read more

Global Centre for Traditional Medicine established in India to create reliable body of evidence, data for practices millions of people use: WHO chief

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Indian government have established the Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar, in the state of Gujarat, to create a reliable body of evidence and data for practices and products that many millions of people use, the chief of the global body said on Monday. “Recognising that almost … Read more

It’s Rahul Gandhi’s turn to head to Gujarat to woo tribals

As the exercise to consolidate the voter base gains momentum in the state ahead of crucial assembly elections later this year, tribal population seem to be the flavour of the season in Gujarat. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a slew of developmental projects in Dahod and attended “Adijati Maha Sammelan” last month, Aam Aadmi … Read more

Union Home Minister Amit Shah to visit 7 states in next 3 weeks

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will travel to seven states in the next three weeks as part of a mega cross-country tour, during which he will attend public, political and official events, officials said on Thursday. Shah, who is currently in West Bengal for a two-day visit, will be travelling to Assam, Telangana, Kerala, Uttarakhand, … Read more

Hardik Patel likely to quit Congress soon

With his elbow room diminishing, Gujarat Congress working president Hardik Patel seems set to quit the party. He has removed his party affiliations from his social media biodata as a precursor. Patel gained prominence during Patidar agitation in 2015, and subsequently joined Congress and was appointed the youngest working president of the Gujarat unit of … Read more

Jignesh Mevani alleges his arrest pre-planned conspiracy designed by PMO

Gujarat legislator Jignesh Mevani Monday alleged that his arrest by the Assam Police was a pre-planned conspiracy “designed” by the Prime Minister’s Office to “destroy” him ahead of the assembly elections in the state. “My arrest is an act of 56-inch cowardice and it has undermined Gujarat’s pride,” Mevani told reporters in an apparent attack … Read more

Congress delegation meets Gujarat Governor, accuses BJP of indulging in ‘bulldozer politics’

A Congress delegation on Saturday met Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat at Raj Bhavan and sought action against elements trying to create “communal polarization” and misusing government machinery “to suppress the voices of dissent”. Congress also accused the BJP government in the state of “bulldozer politics” like its counterpart in Uttar Pradesh. The delegation, which included … Read more

Ram Navami violence: Gujarat cops booked innocent people; BJP govt failed to ensure security, says Asaduddin Owaisi

AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday alleged that the men whom the Gujarat police have booked for allegedly attacking a Ram Navami procession in Khambhat town were innocent as they were performing namaz when the incident took place. Speaking on the communal clashes in Himmatnagar and Khambhat towns that took place following altercations during Ram … Read more

Gujarat tops NITI Aayog’s State Energy and Climate Index-Round 1 among larger states

Gujarat has topped the Niti Aayog’s State Energy and Climate Index-Round 1 (SECI) among larger states, which is aimed at ranking states and Union territories (UTs) on six parameters including discoms’ performance, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.Gujarat was followed by Kerala and Punjab, according to the government think tank’s report. States like Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh … Read more

Hate, violence weakening country: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday urged all Indians to stand together to secure a just and inclusive India, saying hate and violence are weakening the country. His remarks came a day after communal clashes broke out in Himmatnagar and Khambhat cities of Gujarat during Ram Navami processions, leaving one person dead, and also violence … Read more