Gujarat

Man beaten to death in Gujarat, 5 held

Man beaten to death in Gujarat, 5 held

RAJKOT: Police have arrested five people for allegedly thrashing to death a 35-year-old Dalit man suspecting him to be a thief in Gujarat’s Rajkot district, an official said today. A video of the incident — purportedly showing two people taking turns to beat the man, identified as Mukesh Vaniya, a ragpicker, with a stick …

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19 persons killed as truck turns turtle near Bhavnagar

19 persons killed as truck turns turtle near Bhavnagar

RAJKOT: Nineteen people including 12 women and three children died in an accident near Bavaliyari village on Bhavnagar-Ahmedabad highway in wee hours of Saturday. Six other passengers have also been injured and have been shifted to Bhavnagarcivil hospital. All the victims were farm labourers. According to primary details with police, the …

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30-km stretch killed 124 in two years

30-km stretch killed 124 in two years

    VADODARA: National Highway 8 or NH 8 that passes from the outskirts of the city is known to be one of the busiest highways in the country. But the 30-kilometre stretch between Padamla village and Sundarpuravillage has also earned a dubious tag of being a killer highway. And concerned …

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At 44.3°C, Ahmedabad has its hottest day this summer

At 44.3°C, Ahmedabad has its hottest day this summer

AHMEDABAD: Extreme summer heat gripped Gujarat as five towns recorded maximum temperatures above the 44°C mark on Thursday. A severe heatwave prevails in Saurashtra and Kutch, an official statement by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.Ahmedabad city also baked under the blistering sun, with the maximum temperature here crossing 44°C for the …

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‘My Best Friend’ snitches on 96 copycats in SSC exam!

'My Best Friend' snitches on 96 copycats in SSC exam!

AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) has caught 96 copycats from an exam centre at Kawali in Shehera in Panchmahal district for mass copying in English (second language) paper in SSC exams held recently. Interestingly, it was their collective best friend ‘Vikram’ who spilled the beans as all …

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Gujarat babu rules record books with 19 PG degrees

Gujarat babu rules record books with 19 PG degrees

AHMEDABAD: When exams end, life begins for most examinees: they get rid of memory tonics, stop obsessing about lucky pens, and quit worrying in general. But here is a man who can’t get enough of the examination buzz. Such is his enthusiasm for being tested that he has found a …

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Doctor at doorstep for the elderly in Gandhinagar

Doctor at doorstep for the elderly in Gandhinagar

GANDHINAGAR: For aged and ailing senior citizens, the Gujarat government has announced a pilot project wherein a team of doctor, nurse and attendant will pay a home visit every fortnight and on emergency medical call for a fee of Rs 200. The seniors, above 70 years of age, will have to be …

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This tree could bring down ‘Made in Gujarat’ home furniture cost by 30%

This tree could bring down ‘Made in Gujarat’ home furniture cost by 30%

RAJKOT: In coming years, the cost of ‘Made in Gujarat’ home furtniture could come down significantly, if plantation of this tree picks up state wide. Farmers in almost all districts of Saurashtra have taken to plantation of Malabar Neem(melia dubia), a tree native to Karnataka, on massive scale. In fact, in 2017 alone, nearly …

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PIL filed against levying parking fee in malls, multiplexes

PIL filed against levying parking fee in malls, multiplexes

AHMEDABAD: A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Gujarat high court against parking charges being levied by malls, multiplexes and commercial complexes. Read this story in Gujarati A bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice VM Pancholi has issued a notice to the Surat municipal corporation after hearing the PIL. The …

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AMC puts parking plans of building societies on website

AMC puts parking plans of building societies on website

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has a tried to bridge this “information gap” and now have begun uploading all parking plans, for all multi-storied buildings on its website. To eliminate errors the AMC has even uploaded the photographs of building when the BU permission was issued to the builder.Right now information and parking plans …

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