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Modi hails transformation of Vibrant Gujarat, recalls indifference of previous govt

Modi, who was the Gujarat chief minister when the summit was launched in September 2003, said far from cooperating, the previous government put hurdles in their way

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 03:20 PM IST

Godhra riots | Tracing the case against Teesta Setalvad

The activist's petition to quash the FIR filed against her will be taken up by the Gujarat HC in October. An explainer on the case against her, and her defence

Teesta Setalvad is facing charges related to propagating a larger conspiracy behind the 2002 riots and allegedly attempting to frame Modi and others.(HT Photo)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 06:35 PM IST

Renewed hope for Gujarat’s salt pan workers as eviction threat eases in Little Rann

The Gujarat government on September 4 decided to permit salt pan workers holding leases up to 10 acres to continue their age-old tradition of salt production in the Little Rann of Kutch

The Gujarat forest department in February this year sent eviction notices to the salt pan workers in Little Rann of Kutch saying that the region is a Wild Ass Sanctuary and the salt-making activity there was illegal. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 12, 2023 05:02 PM IST

The importance of the Swaminarayan sect…

…And why the newly formed Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha’s ruckus over the sect’s depiction of Lord Hanuman is only the first of the many negotiations with the sect

The murals were removed following a meeting of saints on Monday. (AFP/Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 12, 2023 05:44 PM IST

How a burial ground of Dalits in this Gujarat village turns into a battle ground

The Dalit community says they face stiff resistance from the upper caste people to conduc last rites at the burial ground

Police have set up a temporary police post in Dalod village in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad district. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 06:29 PM IST

New specie, genus of snakes discovered in Western Ghats

The study’s authors are Harshil Patel and Tejas Thackeray from the Thackeray Wildlife Foundation, Patrick Campbell from the Natural History Museum in London, and Zeeshan A Mirza from the Max Planck Institute for Biology in Germany

The new genus has been named Sahyadriophi Uttaraghati (HT Photo/sourced)
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 02:13 PM IST

Gujarat court denies Kejriwal’s request for speedy hearing in defamation case

Arvind Kejriwal has been accused of making “deragatory” comments at press conferences and on Twitter targeting the Gujarat university over PM Narendra Modi’s educational qualifications

Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal. (Photo credit: PTI)
Updated on Aug 22, 2023 06:48 PM IST

‘If IIM boards don’t deliver, they may lose part of autonomy’: Bakul Dholakia

Ex-director of IIM-A, Dr Bakul Dholakia said the inefficacy of the existing grievance redressal procedure contributed to the breakdown of governance structure within these institutes

Dr Bakul Dholakia was IIM-Ahmedabad director during 2002-2007
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 04:01 PM IST

Strongly worded letters cast light on tensions between India’s 2 diamond bourses

BDB office-bearers have questioned the necessity of establishing a bourse in Surat. They have argued that Surat already houses 10,000 diamond offices in established hubs of Varachha, Mahidhapura, and Katargam

Bharat Diamond Bourse in Mumbai (Representative Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2023 06:19 PM IST

30-yr-old woman dies by suicide after husband, 2 sons killed in Junagadh collapse

The woman, who died by suicide, had asked her husband and two children to wait for her while she went to buy vegetables. The three were killed when a building collapsed on them

Local residents trying to rescue people trapped under the debris after a two-storey building collapsed in Junagadh
Updated on Jul 26, 2023 09:30 PM IST

Gujarat court suspends ex-minister Vipul Chaudhary’s jail sentence, gives bail

Additional district and sessions judge CM Pawar also ordered release of the 15 persons convicted in the case on bail on producing a surety of ₹50,000 each

Vipul Chaudhary was Dudhsagar Dairy chairman between 2005 and 2016. (HT File Photo/Raj K Raj)
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 08:17 PM IST

Ex-Gujarat minister Vipul Chaudhary sentenced to 7 years in prison for graft

Vipul Chaudhary was a minister in chief minister Keshubhai Patel’s government in the 1990s before he sided with Shankersinh Vaghela when he rebelled against the BJP

Chaudhary was the chairman of Dudhsagar Dairy when the scam occurred. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 13, 2023 03:30 PM IST

Gujarat suicide case: Honey trap laid by sweet-talking conwoman ends bitterly

Manisha Goswami, who is currently in judicial custody for the murder, has been accused of masterminding a honey trap that led to a businessman's suicide.

Goswami (in white) was sent to judicial custody on June 30. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2023 04:43 AM IST
By, Ahmedabad

Gujarat HC refuses to grant Rahul Gandhi stay on conviction in defamation case

The Gujarat high court has refused to put on hold Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's conviction and two-year jail term in a criminal defamation case.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (AP)(MINT_PRINT)
Updated on Jul 08, 2023 12:04 AM IST
By, , New Delhi/ahmedabad

How Alang ship breaking yard struggles to survive as govt comes to its rescue

According to data provided by the Alang ship-breaking companies, Alang did 1.09 mn tonnes of Light Weight Displacement (LDT) recycling in 2022-23

The iconic INS Viraat had made its final journey to Alang ship breaking yard in 2017. (File photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2023 05:41 PM IST

Birdwatchers catch rare glimpse of sea birds on Gujarat shore after cyclone

Some unusual bird sightings have captivated birdwatchers in Gujarat as pelagic birds, typically bound to coastal and offshore regions, have been spotted inland following Cyclone Biparjoy.

A sooty tern was spotted at Nalsarovar. (Ramzaan Kasam/HT photo)
Updated on Jun 27, 2023 08:10 AM IST
By, Ahmedabad

Birders catch rare glimpse of seabirds in onshore regions of Gujarat

Birdwatchers and enthusiasts have reported sightings of Pelagic birds, including species like shearwaters, petrels, storm petrels and terns in places not typically associated with their presence

Brown Noddy spotted at Balachadi beach, about 35 km from Jamnagar, Gujarat (Yashodhan Bhatia)
Updated on Jun 25, 2023 06:41 PM IST

Gujarat begins to recover as cyclone ‘Biparjoy’ weakens; Shah lauds achievement

Shah surveyed affected regions, including Jakhau and Mandvi, and praised coordinated efforts of central and state personnel over “very severe” cyclonic storm.

Union home minister Amit Shah meets NDRF personnel in Gujarat on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 18, 2023 04:47 AM IST
By, Jakhau/mandvi/bhuj

Cyclone Biparjoy: Restoration process begins after cyclone leaves trail of destruction in Gujarat

Cyclone Biparjoy: In areas across coastal Gujarat like Bhuj and Dwarka, people stayed off the roads, and businesses such as hotels, restaurants and petrol stations remained shut.

Workers erect a pole to restore electricity in Kutch district of Gujarat. (AP)
Updated on Jun 16, 2023 11:51 PM IST
By, Bhuj

Biparjoy disrupts infra, but damage contained

Cyclone Biparjoy caused damage to homes, trees, and power lines in several parts of Gujarat, India, after making landfall near Jakhau port on Thursday. The evacuation of over 100,000 people and preparations by multiple agencies helped contain casualties, with 23 injuries confirmed and no known fatalities. The cyclone caused flooding in Saurashtra and Kutch, and power outages affecting over 4,600 villages. The cyclone weakened as it headed towards Rajasthan, where heavy rain is forecast. The Gujarat government has announced cash incentives for those impacted by the cyclone, and preliminary assessments have been ordered to estimate damages.

A drone view of a broken bridge along the Naliya-Bhuj highway. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 16, 2023 11:48 PM IST
By, Bhuj

'Waiting for instructions': Locals as Gujarat recovers after Biparjoy battering

All ports in Gujarat’s Saurashtra and Kutch, including Mundra and Kandla, were shut before Cyclone Biparjoy brought winds sustaining at 115 to 125 km per hour.

People evacuated from Kandla Port before Cyclone Biparjoy made landfall. (AP)
Updated on Jun 16, 2023 02:27 PM IST

Cyclone Biparjoy: Over 94,000 evacuated, forces on standby in Gujarat

Experts and officials feared significant damage to infrastructure after cyclone Biparjoy battered Kutch and Saurashtra with winds as strong as 140k/hr.

A man rides a motorcycle through a waterlogged street in Mandvi, before the arrival of cyclone Biparjoy, in Gujarat on Thursday. (Reuters)
Updated on Jun 16, 2023 02:00 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, , New Delhi/ahmedabad

Cyclone Biparjoy makes landfall on Gujarat coast after sustaining for 222 hrs

Biparjoy sustained for 222 hours with winds of at least cyclone strength (62 kmph), the longest in the history of north Indian ocean cyclones.

Strong winds and high tides triggered by Cyclone Biparjoy at Mandvi beach in Kachchh district of Gujarat on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2023 04:46 AM IST
By, Jayashree Nandi, Ahmedabad/new Delhi

Cyclone Biparjoy expected to make delayed landfall in Gujarat: Official

The IMD has said cyclone ‘Biparjoy’ would make landfall near Jakhau port on Thursday as a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’

The state administration in Gujarat said it has so far shifted more than 94,000 persons living in eight coastal districts. (Reuters image)
Updated on Jun 15, 2023 03:35 PM IST

Over 74,000 people shifted as ‘very severe’ cyclone to make landfall today

To ensure the safety of the population, more than 4,000 hoardings were removed in these districts, the officials added.

People wait for a bus to evacuate them from Jakhau village in Kutch district, India, Wednesday,(AP)
Updated on Jun 15, 2023 04:49 AM IST

Evacuation in focus as cyclone Biparjoy nears, NDRF heads to Gujarat

Over 35,000 people from coastal areas in Gujarat have been evacuated and moved to makeshift relief centres ahead of cyclone Biparjoy.

The army arranges relief materials for local residents in Gujarat’s Bhuj on Tuesday. (Indian Army)
Updated on Jun 14, 2023 01:04 AM IST
By, , Ahmedabad/new Delhi

As cyclone Biparjoy nears, over 37,000 people moved to safety

Gujarat's chief minister Bhupendra Patel has asked authorities to protect the Somnath and Dwarka temples, Gir forest, and animals and trees.

People evacuated from Kandla port at a shelter in Gandhidham, Gujarat, on Tuesday. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 14, 2023 04:52 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi,

Biparjoy was supercharged twice by the unusually warm Arabian Sea: Experts

An unusually warm Arabian Sea with wind conditions that helped it sustain for 144 hours, Biparjoy was fueled by extreme energy from the ocean, say experts.

Cyclone Biparjoy is now over eastcentral Arabian Sea and expected to cross Saurashtra, Kutch and adjoining Pakistan coasts. (PTI photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2023 01:05 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi,

Gujarat caste violence back on spotlight after Dalit man’s thumb chopped

The victim’s brother alleged that one of the accused individuals became enraged after the boy picked up the cricket ball while watching a match in a school ground

Police said that they have booked seven individuals, with four already arrested. (Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 07, 2023 07:16 PM IST

Demolition row: IIM-Ahmedabad tries to get all on board

Louis Kahn's architectural masterpiece is structurally unsound, needs to come down, some experts argue. Others decry the loss of heritage value if it happens

On whether the iconic red-brick campus needs to be redeveloped(HT File)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 08:28 PM IST
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