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BJP candidate Mukesh Dalal wins Surat Lok Sabha seat unopposed

The development comes after nominations of two Congress candidates were cancelled on Sunday, and eight other candidates withdrew their candidature on Monday.

Gujarat BJP president CR Paatil (right) posted congratulatory messages to Mukesh Dalal (left). (@CRPaatil)
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 06:30 PM IST

Why the BJP is not afraid of protests by the Rajput community?

Despite threats of protests from Rajputs over Parshottam Rupala's comments, the BJP remains steadfast, showing no signs of yielding to the community's demands

Rajkot: BJP candidate Parshottam Rupala leads a roadshow on his way to filing his nomination papers as BJP candidate for Rajkot Lok Sabha seat, ahead of Lok Sabha elections, in Rajkot, Tuesday, April 16, 2024. (PTI Photo)(PTI04_16_2024_000106A)(PTI)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 02:27 AM IST

In Gujarat, some Congress candidates attempt crowdfunding poll campaign

Geniben Thakor, a two-time lawmaker from the Vaav segment, said she turned to crowdfunding to mobilise funds and has circulated a QR code

Two-time legislator Genien Thakor campaigning in Banaskantha (X/GenibenThakor)
Published on Apr 13, 2024 08:50 PM IST

It’s Vasava vs Vasava vs Vasava for Bharuch LS seat

Three-way fight in Bharuch Lok Sabha constituency, Gujarat, with BJP, AAP, and BAP fielding candidates from Vasava community.

Chaitar Vasava with Aam Aadmi Party chief, Arvind Kerjriwal. (@Chaitar Vasava AAP/X)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 03:19 PM IST

Gujarat govt notice requires Hindus to seek permission for converting to Buddhism

The directive released by the state home department on April 8 aims to address concerns regarding the handling of conversion applications

The Gujarat legislative assembly building. (File photo.)
Published on Apr 11, 2024 11:04 AM IST

How Rupala's remarks triggered caste-based challenges for BJP in Gujarat

The BJP has been a dominant force in Gujarat. This time, the party has kept an ambitious target of winning each seat by at least five lakh votes.

Rajkot: Union Minister and BJP candidate for Lok Sabha elections Parshottam Rupala during a roadshow, in Rajkot, Tuesday, March 5, 2024. (PTI Photo)(PTI03_05_2024_000167B)(PTI)
Published on Apr 05, 2024 09:23 PM IST

From controversy to conviction – the downfall of IPS officer, Sanjiv Bhatt

In a case dating back to 1996, Bhatt is accused of exploiting his authority to falsely implicate Rajasthan lawyer Sumersinh Rajpurohit in a fabricated NDPS case

Sanjiv Bhatt, a 1988 batch IPS officer of Gujarat cadre (AFP)
Published on Apr 03, 2024 07:06 PM IST

IIM-A seeks to restore, not demolish, iconic Louis Kahn-designed buildings in rethink

Organizations such as the World Monuments Fund (WMF) called for the IIM-A to re-evaluate the partial demolition of the visionary building complex

The restoration work in the campus started in 2014 when IIM-A appointed Mumbai-based firm, Somaya and Kalappa (S&K) Consultants to restore Dorm-15 that was in the most dilapidated state. (Rahul Sheel/Flickr)
Updated on Mar 27, 2024 06:46 AM IST

Why is BJP courting Congress candidates despite election dominance in Gujarat?

The BJP's recent moves to recruit Congress leaders indicate a strategic shift aimed at consolidating power and ensuring an even more resounding victory

Gandhinagar, March 05 (ANI): Former Congress leader from Gujarat, Arjun Modhwadia being congratulated by BJP chief CR Paatil after joining the party, in Gandhinagar on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)(Arjun Modhwadia X)
Updated on Mar 07, 2024 09:53 PM IST

Veteran leader and Guj unit working chief quit Congress

Both leaders resigned from the party just three days before party leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra is set to enter the western state

Arjun Modhwadia submitted his resignation as legislator to Gujarat assembly speaker Shankar Chaudhary on Monday evening (Wikimedia commons)
Updated on Mar 05, 2024 07:36 AM IST
By, Ahmedabad

Setback for Congress in Gujarat as senior leaders Ambrish Der, Modhwadia resign

Congress Gujarat state unit working president Ambrish Der and Arjun Modhwadia, a sitting MLA from Porbandar, resigned one after the other on Monday and both are likely to join the BJP

Arjun Modhwadia with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (PTI File Photo)
Published on Mar 04, 2024 07:48 PM IST

How US cops zeroed in on Gujarat's Dirty Harry and his trafficking racket

Harshkumar Ramanlal Patel aka Dirty Harry was arrested in a human trafficking case involving four Gujaratis, who died while being illicitly transported to US

A border marker between the United States and Canada just outside of Emerson in Manitoba. (AP File Photo)
Updated on Mar 04, 2024 03:42 PM IST

Back from Russia, Indian recruit recounts horror, safe return

Tahir Mohammed recalls how a phone call from his friend Hemil Mangukiya, asking not to follow him to the frontline and instead return to India, saved his life

On Monday evening, Hemil’s family and friends organised a prayer meeting in Surat in his memory. (AFP)
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 07:56 AM IST

Government focused on making lives of small farmers easier: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 22, 2024 02:53 PM IST

50 yrs of a milk revolution that changed Indian cooperative enterprises forever

Amul, celebrating 50 years, empowers 3.6M farmers in a transformative dairy legacy

The federation runs 98 dairy plants across India. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 12:15 PM IST
By, Ahmedabad

Gujarat: Museum, gallery at railway station to showcase Vadnagar’s ancient history

Vadnagar is about 100km away from Ahmedabad and about 70m from the state capital of Gandhinagar. With a population of nearly 30,000 people, it boasts a living history spanning over 2,500 years

Representational image.
Published on Feb 08, 2024 03:57 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi says people being fooled about Modi’s caste; BJP hits back

Rahul Gandhi accuses Prime Minister Narendra Modi of falsely claiming to be from an Other Backward Class (OBC) family, says only Congress will conduct a caste-based census.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 08, 2024 04:42 PM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty,

Surat Diamond Bourse chairman to resume operations in Mumbai

Kiran Gems and Diamonds is chaired by Vallabh Lakhani, who also serves as the chairman of SDB. He is the founding figure behind what is now celebrated as the world’s largest office annexe, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 17, 2023

Surat Diamond Bourse chairman to resume operations in Mumbai
Published on Jan 25, 2024 05:13 PM IST

Surat Diamond Bourse chairman to resume operations in Mumbai

There has been stiff competition between SDB and BDB – the latter offers amenities for international buyers but faces space constraints. The office spaces are also expensive compared to SDB. Diamonds are transported by trains from Surat to Mumbai, which takes about four hours

Surat Diamond Bourse was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 17, 2023. (HT Archives)
Published on Jan 25, 2024 01:31 PM IST
By, Ahmedabad

Modi’s Vadnagar school begins new chapter

The Archaeological Survey Of India took over restoration duties in 2018, and work is on to add digital infrastructure such as smart boards

Archaeological Survey of India took over restoration duties at the institution in 2018. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 05:38 AM IST
By, Vadnagar

6 arrested after 14 die in Gujarat picnic boat capsize

Senior police officials said that a special investigation team to probe the harrowing incident has also been formed.

A crane pulls out the boat which capsized in Harni Lake, in Gujarat. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 20, 2024 05:04 AM IST

12 students, 2 teachers dead as boat capsizes in Vadodara lake

Initial investigations suggested that the boat was loaded far beyond its capacity and that there were no life-jackets on board

People gather during a rescue and search operation near a lake in Vadodara on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 19, 2024 05:34 AM IST
By, Ahmedabad

Who is tribal leader Chaitar Vasava, AAP's Lok Sabha candidate from Bharuch?

AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal recently announced their candidate for the upcoming Parliamentary polls. A quick look at who he is

Chaitar Vasava with Arvind Kerjriwal (left)(@Chaitar Vasava AAP/X/Twitter)
Published on Jan 11, 2024 09:38 PM IST

India, UAE ink key deals to strengthen I2U2 bloc

India and the UAE have finalized four agreements in food processing and renewable energy to strengthen bilateral ties.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes President of UAE Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Ahmedabad airport on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 10, 2024 04:08 AM IST

GIFT City: From Mumbai impostor to big boy in big biz

Gujarat's GIFT City is aiming to become India's first international financial hub, with over 500 companies already operating there

Gujarat’s GIFT city.
Updated on Jan 08, 2024 05:32 AM IST
By, Ahmedabad

Kejriwal declares jailed AAP MLA Vasava as Bharuch candidate for LS elections

Arvind Kejriwal said that Gujarat's Dediapada MLA Chaitar Vasava was arrested last month as he was fighting for the rights of the tribal community

Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann during a public meeting Gujarat's Bharuch district on Sunday.(PTI)
Published on Jan 07, 2024 08:08 PM IST

Lost and found, and lost again: A colonial-era treasure lights a spark

British-era coins were recovered during a routine demolition in Bilimora, Gujarat. What followed was a surreal chain of events, including a tribal-led protest

A treasure trove of at least 240 colonial-era gold coins seemingly emerged from the timeworn walls(Maulik Pathak)
Published on Jan 06, 2024 04:22 PM IST

AMC draws up a plan to revamp Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel stadium

Noted British architectural historian William JR Curtis, who has studied Indian architecture for decades, said the cricket stadium establishes a clear figure in the cityscape

Amdavad Municipal Corporation (AMC) officials said the stadium remained underutilised for many years, and previous attempts to revive it have not succeeded (Photo: Wikicommons/Carlo Fumarola)
Updated on Dec 28, 2023 05:19 PM IST

276 Indians back from France, questioned on arrival

They were processed through a dedicated corridor created for them, and sent home after filling necessary paperwork over about five hours.

Passengers of a charter aircraft, which was grounded in France for 4 days over suspected human trafficking, reach Mumbai. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 27, 2023 07:36 AM IST
ByManish K Pathak, , , Mumbai

Navy scrambles jets after suspected drone hit on merchant ship

The incident comes amid heightened fears of maritime trade being targeted in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.

A visual of the MV Chem Pluto taken by the Indian Coast Guard’s Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft in the Arabian Sea after it was hit by a suspected drone which led to fire on it, on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 24, 2023 12:51 AM IST
By, , New Delhi/ahmedabad
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