Gujarat

AAP to write 10,000 postcards to Narendra Modi over women's safety

GANDHINAGAR: Gujarat Aam Adami Party’s (AAP) women wing announced a unique drive to write 10,000 post cards to Prime Minister Narendra Modiafter four BJP leaders from Kutch were accused of raping a woman.  They also demand action to ensure safety of women in the state. Vandana Patel, AAP women wing leader said, “PM asked women …

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'Udayan wanted to eliminate Akansha family'

BANKURA/RAIPUR: Udayan Das, who murdered and entombed his girlfriend Akansha Sharma, planned to kill her parents to keep the truth buried. The thought had occurred to him when he visited the Sharmas in Bankura town last October, nearly two months after he had killed Akansha and buried her in a …

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Ahmedabad police’s absconder list full of holes

AHMEDABAD: Even as a three-member committee including crime branch JCP, JK Bhatt, JCP Piyush Patel and JCP, DB Vaghela, has been formed to trace and track about 4,360 absconders by the city police commissioner, scrutiny of the absconders list revealed that about 400 on the list have either been already arrested, or the names given …

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Gujarat’s Jan Dhan accounts a blind spot for I-T department

AHMEDABAD: In the ongoing budget session of the Lok Sabha on Friday, Union minister Arun Jaitley told the House that the income tax department has shot off more than 5,100 notices for verification of bank accounts, including Jan Dhanaccounts. These accounts with large cash deposits did not match with the profile of the account holders. But in …

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Mercury dips once again on last leg of winter

AHMEDABAD: Winter chillreturned to Gujarat on Saturday after a relatively warm week, due to snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir and other states of north India. The chilly weatheris likely to prevail over the state for next two to three days.In city, people woke up to cool winds blowing on Sunday with a sharp fall in maximum temperature. …

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I will finish the BJP in Gujarat: Hardik Patel

Bhagat Singh is his hero. He believes in freedom. Absolute freedom. ‘No, it is a lie that I am against reservations for the ST, SC or OBCs. I’m all for reservations. I believe reservations are a must for the development of India.’ Hardik Patel is only 23 but when he speaks, you cannot but …

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Cash cleaners rescued from `old note' creditors

AHMEDABAD: Late on Saturday night, city crime branchrescued Jaideep Patel and Suchit Shah, a coal trader, from the clutches of their kidnappers. Seven persons, including estate agents and other businessmen were arrested for torturing, kidnapping and holding Patel and Shah in illegal confinement. “However we also booked Jaideep Patel for illegal exchange of old currency with the new …

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West Ahmedabad gets 1st auditorium

AHMEDABAD: On Sunday, western Ahmedabad’s first auditorium was thrown open to the public by chief minister Vijay Rupani. This 1,050-seat auditorium, located behind Rajpath Club, is equipped with advanced acoustics and sound systems, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation said. For long, theatre artists had been demanding a performance platform that offered facilities on par with national theatres. …

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22-year-old falls into ravine while taking selfie, dies

DEHRADUN: A 22-year-old college student died after falling into a 50-metre-deep ravine while taking a selfie near Kolukhet on Dehradun-Mussoorie road. Mussoorie police identified the deceased as Muneer Ahmed, a first year BCom student at a private university in Dehradun, and a resident of Kichha in Udham Singh Nagar. Ahmed had gone to …

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Tantrik abets human sacrifice, arrested

JAIPUR: Jaipur rural police arrested a Tantrik (black magician) on Sunday for allegedly carrying out rituals for human sacrifice. Chittar Das, 50, took Rs 3,000 from one Ram Charan Yadav as ‘astrological fee’ and directed him to sacrifice a human on a hillock so that divine powers could help him unearth a hidden treasure. Yadav …

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