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PM Narendra Modi is the new chairman of Somnath Trust

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been appointed as the new chairman of the Somnath Temple Trust. The decision was taken at the 120th meeting of the trust held on Monday. Modi’s name was proposed by Union Home Minister and trustee Amit Shah. Modi found unanimous support among all the trustees for his appointment as the...

Ram temple fund rally turns violent in Gandhidham, 1 killed, 3 FIRs registered

Three people were injured after a clash between two communities during a rally in Gandhidham, Kutch to collect funds for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya. A body of a man was also found 200 meters away from the site of violence. The violence was reported on Sunday evening in Kidana village. Cops...

Man posing as IIMA grad & Google employee held for rape, cheating women through matrimonial sites

The cyber cell of Ahmedabad police nabbed a man who posed as a Google employee and hunted for potential victims on matrimonial sites. He would then have physical relations with them and also rob them of their money before escaping. Investigations revealed that the man who posed as a Google employee with a Rs40 lakh...

PIL wants local body polls through ballot papers in absence of VVPATs in Gujarat

A PIL filed before the Gujarat High Court has sought that the state election commission (SEC) declare local body polls and that it should be conducted through ballot paper in absence of VVPAT machines in the state. The petitioner Imtiyaz Khan Pathan through advocate KR Koshti has filed a petition alleging that the state election...

2002 Sabarmati train carnage: Gujarat HC extends interim bail of Faruk Bhana

The Gujarat High Court has extended the interim bail of Faruk Bhana, one of the prime accused in the 2002 Sabarmati Train carnage massacre.  The interim bail has been extended up to January 22, 2021.  Faruk Bhana had sought an extension of temporary bail for paying the expenses of his son’s marriage. Earlier he was...

PM Narendra Modi does virtual Bhoomi Pujan of Surat, Ahmedabad metro rail projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday virtually performed the ground-breaking ceremony for two Metro Rail Projects in Gujarat. The virtual groundbreaking ceremony was for the Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and Surat Metro Rail Project. Calling it a very important gift for Ahmedabad and Surat, PM Modi said the metro will further strengthen the connectivity...

Fog results in a pile-up, accident of 45 vehicles on Ahmedabad-Vadodara Express Highway

Early morning fog resulted in 45 vehicles slamming into each other on the Ahmedabad-Vadodara Express Highway. As per reports, visibility was low on the express highway where vehicles are allowed to touch a speed of 120 km/hr. The low visibility resulted in a pile-up of 45 vehicles after they hit each other. Also Read: Boat ferrying...

Boat ferrying tourists at a picnic spot in Navsari capsizes, 5 dead

A boat ferrying tourists at Echo-Point close to Soldhara village in Navsari district capsized on Sunday evening. Five people are believed to have been drowned in the incident. Two died on the spot while three succumbed at the hospital where they had been taken for treatment. In all, the boat was believed to be carrying...

Gujarat: COVID-19 tally crosses 2.55 lakh, death toll touches 4,365

COVID-19 cases in Gujarat are gradually declining, with the state reporting 518 fresh cases of the virus in the past 24 hours ending 5 pm on Sunday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken Gujarat’s total tally to 2,55,872. 4,365 COVID-19 related deaths in Gujarat Two deaths were reported in the state in the...

Surat-Kolkata IndiGo flight makes emergency landing in Bhopal

An IndiGo Airlines flight carrying 172 passengers from Gujarat’s Surat to West Bengal’s Kolkata had to make an emergency landing in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal on Sunday. The plane made an emergency landing due to a technical glitch, according to officials. Bhopal’s Raja Bhoj Airport director Anil Vikram said that the IndiGo flight had to make...

Statue of Unity: PM Modi flags 8 trains to boost tourism

In a bid to boost tourism and increase connectivity to the Statue of Unity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off eight trains that will connect Gujarat’s Kevadia to various parts of the country. Notably, these new trains will be operated from Ahmedabad, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Rewa, Chennai, Dadar and Pratapnagar. The virtual event was...

Mask fine: Video of cop hitting woman emerges, suspended

A video of a Navrangpura police’s mobile van constable hitting a woman whose friend was roughed up over a mask violation fine has emerged. The incident happened at HL College Road. In the video, the youth who is being forcefully put in the jeep is heard shouting that he will pay the fine but he...