Hiral Dave

Hiral Dave

Hiral Dave is Senior Assistant Editor based out of Ahmedabad and covers developments in Gujarat. She has sixteen years of working in the field of journalism.

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Ram Nath Kovind approved the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime Bill.(PTI Photo)
Ram Nath Kovind approved the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime Bill.(PTI Photo)

Ram Nath Kovind gives nod to Gujarat anti-terror law

By Hiral Dave | Hindustan Times, Ahemdabad
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 12:44 AM IST
The proposed law was approved by the President three months after the Parliament approved amendments to Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, which allowed the Centre to declare an individual a terrorist.
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2 more accused arrested from Gujarat in Hindu outfit leader Kamlesh Tiwari’s murder

By Hiral Dave | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 10:19 PM IST
The ATS on October 19 had arrested three accused in the case including Ashfaq’s younger brother Rasheed, Faizan Sheikh and Maulana Mohsin.
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Police interacts with Hindu Samaj Party supporters as they demand the mortal remains of their party President Kamlesh Tiwari brought to the home, in Lucknow on Friday.(ANI Photo)
Police interacts with Hindu Samaj Party supporters as they demand the mortal remains of their party President Kamlesh Tiwari brought to the home, in Lucknow on Friday.(ANI Photo)

Gujarat family rejects murder charge, says sons innocent

By Hiral Dave | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 02:41 AM IST
Rashid Pathan, the 21-year-old, was among the three men arrested from Surat for their alleged involvement in Tiwari’s killing in Lucknow on Friday.
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Alpesh Thakor had won the 2017 elections on a Congress ticket but is now contesting from Radhanpur as a BJP candidate.(HT PHOTO/File)
Alpesh Thakor had won the 2017 elections on a Congress ticket but is now contesting from Radhanpur as a BJP candidate.(HT PHOTO/File)

Gujarat by-elections 2019: BJP looks to hurt Congress with aid of rebels, Thakor and Jhala

By Hiral Dave | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 08:43 PM IST
Fate of the BJP’s two newly-inducted Congress rebels - Alpesh Thakor, contesting from Radhanpur and his close associate Dhavalsinh Zala of Kshatriya Thakor Sena, fielded from Bayad, will be watched keenly. Both Thakor and Zala had resigned as MLAs after cross-voting for the BJP in July Rajya Sabha polls.
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Gujarat Anti-terrorist squad (ATS) officers produce and hand over three suspect related to the murder of Hindu Samaj Party founder-leader Kamlesh Tiwari to UP Police, in Ahmedabad.(PTI)
Gujarat Anti-terrorist squad (ATS) officers produce and hand over three suspect related to the murder of Hindu Samaj Party founder-leader Kamlesh Tiwari to UP Police, in Ahmedabad.(PTI)

Kamlesh Tiwari murder: Key conspirator returned to Surat from Dubai 2 months ago

By Hiral Dave | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 03:14 AM IST
Rashid Pathan, 23, a resident of Zillani Manjil in Limbayat area of Surat, his neighbour Faizan, 21, and Maulana Salim Sheikh, 24, were arrested on Saturday and brought to Ahmedabad .
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared rural India open-defecation free (ODF) on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi .(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared rural India open-defecation free (ODF) on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi .(ANI Photo)

‘Rural India open-defecation free’: PM Modi declares on Gandhi Jayanti

By Hiral Dave | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 01:50 AM IST
Speaking at an event on the Sabarmati riverfront in the heart of Ahmedabad, Modi also announced a pledge to stop the use of single-use plastic, considered harmful to the environment, by 2022.
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Gandhiji was a lone prisoner in the yard comprising eight cells especially built for high-profile prisoners by the British rulers in 1895.(Getty Images)
Gandhiji was a lone prisoner in the yard comprising eight cells especially built for high-profile prisoners by the British rulers in 1895.(Getty Images)

Revisiting Sabarmati central jail where Gandhi was first imprisoned in 1922

By Hiral Dave | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 01:37 PM IST
Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary: Five years after Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi embarked on a long freedom struggle with the 1917 Champaran Satyagraha, this prison in Ahmedabad became the first of the total 10 confinements he was subjected to between 1922 and 1944.
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Diamond polishers at work in Surat, Gujarat.(HT File Photo)
Diamond polishers at work in Surat, Gujarat.(HT File Photo)

Good rain, new jewellery units save Surat diamond industry from slowdown

By Hiral Dave | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 11:18 AM IST
Surat’s Rs 1 lakh crore diamond industry suffered a major blow because of substantial fall in the demand of the polished diamonds from China because of its trade war with United States.
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Bullet trains between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will mark India’s shift to an era of high-speed trains capable of hitting speeds of up to 350 km per hour.(HT FILE)
Bullet trains between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will mark India’s shift to an era of high-speed trains capable of hitting speeds of up to 350 km per hour.(HT FILE)

Gujarat HC dismisses farmers’ pleas against bullet train land acquisition

By Hiral Dave | Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2019 04:13 AM IST
The government has set an ambitious deadline for completing the project by August 15, 2022, when India will mark 75 years of Independence.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe during the Ground Breaking ceremony of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project, in Ahmedabad(PTI FILE)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe during the Ground Breaking ceremony of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project, in Ahmedabad(PTI FILE)

Gujarat HC gives green signal to Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project

By Hiral Dave | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 07:30 PM IST
A bench of Justices Anant Dave and Biren Vaishnav termed the process, followed by the Gujarat government for acquiring land for National High-Speed Rail Corporation, valid.
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Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has permitted ease of road penalties.(HT FILE)
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has permitted ease of road penalties.(HT FILE)

Gujarat rolls back some penalties for traffic offences, 2-wheelers to pay less

By Hiral Dave | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 07:00 PM IST
Gujarat is the first state to roll back some of the penalties and introduce different penalties for the same set of traffic violations.
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Schools across Gujarat will see posters of female literary, political and sports icons in their hallways.(SSAGUJARAT)
Schools across Gujarat will see posters of female literary, political and sports icons in their hallways.(SSAGUJARAT)

Gujarat to put up pictures of women icons in schools to create awareness about gender equality

By Hiral Dave | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 08:45 PM IST
The SSA has provided three sets of posters featuring leading women icons from fields of literature, science, and sports.
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A 52-year-old man in Gujarat’s Surat was arrested for allegedly raping two minor cousins(Representational image)
A 52-year-old man in Gujarat’s Surat was arrested for allegedly raping two minor cousins(Representational image)

Gujarat man arrested for raping minors for 6 months, crime caught on camera

By Hiral Dave | Ahmedabad, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 05:06 PM IST
The two minor girls, allegedly raped by their 52-year-old cousin for nearly 6 months in Surat, have been sent for medical checkup and treatment, police said.
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A view of flooded area after heavy rainfall in Surat, from last week.(ANI Photo)
A view of flooded area after heavy rainfall in Surat, from last week.(ANI Photo)

15 fishermen dead, 2 missing after boats capsize off Gujarat

By Hiral Dave | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 07:48 AM IST
Their boats were believed to have capsized during the weekend and the bodies started washing ashore at different locations on Monday. Fourteen fishermen managed to swim through and reached different shores near Dwarka.
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The Surat diamond industry accounts for 80% of the world’s polished stones with an annual turnover of Rs 1 lakh crore.(HT File Photo)
The Surat diamond industry accounts for 80% of the world’s polished stones with an annual turnover of Rs 1 lakh crore.(HT File Photo)

World’s diamond polishing hub loses its shine as demand plummets

By Hiral Dave | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 05:49 AM IST
Several industry leaders and a senior government functionary said the current slowdown began in November 2018 when demand for diamond jewellery went down.
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A view of the Siddharatha Bungalows on Sama-Savali Road, Vadodara. The city has been lashed by heavy rainfall leading to water-logging in many areas.(PTI Photo)
A view of the Siddharatha Bungalows on Sama-Savali Road, Vadodara. The city has been lashed by heavy rainfall leading to water-logging in many areas.(PTI Photo)

Six dead as heavy rain batters Vadodara; airport shut, army on standby

By Hiral Dave | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 12:25 PM IST
The city received 442mm of rain in just 12 hours between 8am and 8pm on Wednesday, the highest in Gujarat in the period, said a release by the state government.
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More than one-and-a-half-months after the tragedy at Taxshilla Arcade at Varachha, the parents are yet to immerse their children’s ashes.(HT Photo)
More than one-and-a-half-months after the tragedy at Taxshilla Arcade at Varachha, the parents are yet to immerse their children’s ashes.(HT Photo)

United in grief: Parents of Surat fire victims refuse to immerse ashes

By Hiral Dave | Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2019 02:24 PM IST
More than one-and-a-half-months after the tragedy at Taxshilla Arcade at Varachha, the parents are yet to immerse their children’s ashes. The mortal remains have become part of their home near Varachha, a migrants’ hub in Surat.
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After the riots in 1992 and 2002, parts of cities notified under the law are in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat Godhra, Himmatnagar, Kapadvanj and Bharuch. (Photo @vijayrupanibjp)
After the riots in 1992 and 2002, parts of cities notified under the law are in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat Godhra, Himmatnagar, Kapadvanj and Bharuch. (Photo @vijayrupanibjp)

In Gujarat’s ‘disturbed areas’, no sale of property without collector’s nod

By Hiral Dave | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 10:41 PM IST
The opposition Congress demanded abolishment of the law claiming that it deepens what it called was a “communal divide”, insisting that such a law was not needed in a “peaceful state” such as Gujarat.
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The state forest department is now charting out a plan to use these lions for gene pool research, breeding, and animal exchange programmes between zoos.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
The state forest department is now charting out a plan to use these lions for gene pool research, breeding, and animal exchange programmes between zoos.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

33 quarantined Gir lions may never stalk the wild

By Hiral Dave | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 08:14 AM IST
Having recovered after nine months in quarantine at Jasadhar animal care centre and Devaliya interpretation zone at Junagarh, the big cats are roaring to go free.
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“Butani was among those who jumped off. He received some injuries on his hands,” said commissioner Sharma.(Ht Photo)
“Butani was among those who jumped off. He received some injuries on his hands,” said commissioner Sharma.(Ht Photo)

Surat fire toll rises to 22, one held

By Hiral Dave | Hindustan Times, Surat
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 10:26 PM IST
Police said Butani was present at the institute when the fire broke out, possibly because of a short-circuit in the basement of the building, and engulfed the only wooden staircase leading to the third and fourth floors.
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Gujarat Board HSC result declared: The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) on Saturday declared the Class 12 general stream examination results.(HT file)
Gujarat Board HSC result declared: The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) on Saturday declared the Class 12 general stream examination results.(HT file)

Gujarat GSEB 12th result 2019 declared, check HSC marks at gseb.org. Result at a glance

By Hiral Dave and Nilesh Mathur | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad/New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 09:32 AM IST
Gujarat Board 12th result declared: The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) on Saturday declared the Class 12 general stream (arts and commerce) examination results.
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Gujarat Board HSC result: The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) on Saturday will declare the Class 12 general stream examination results.(HT file)
Gujarat Board HSC result: The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) on Saturday will declare the Class 12 general stream examination results.(HT file)

Gujarat GSEB 12th HSC general result 2019 to be declared today. Check arts, commerce results at gseb.org

By Hiral Dave and Nandini | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 07:54 AM IST
Gujarat Board 12th result: The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) on Saturday will declare the Class 12 general stream (arts and commerce) examination results.
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Students jumping out of windows from the top floor of the four-storey building to escape the blaze after a fire broke out on the second floor of a building in Sarthana area of Surat on Friday.(ANI photo)
Students jumping out of windows from the top floor of the four-storey building to escape the blaze after a fire broke out on the second floor of a building in Sarthana area of Surat on Friday.(ANI photo)

17 teens die in Surat coaching centre fire; 15 jumped off building. Many survived

By Hiral Dave | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 09:54 PM IST
In videos posted on social media, around ten people could be seen jumping out in an attempt to escape the blaze. Some of them were already ablaze as they jumped out of the top floor.
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Gujarat Board HSC result date: The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) will on Saturday, May 25 declare the Class 12 general stream examination results.(HT file)
Gujarat Board HSC result date: The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) will on Saturday, May 25 declare the Class 12 general stream examination results.(HT file)

GSEB HSC Result: Gujarat Board 12th arts and commerce result 2019 soon at gseb.org

By Hiral Dave and Nilesh Mathur | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad/New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 07:53 AM IST
Gujarat Board 12th result date: The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) will on Saturday, May 25 declare the Class 12 general stream examination results.
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Supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate the party's victory in the Lok Sabha elections, at party headquarters, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.(Siddharaj Solanki / Hindustan Times)
Supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate the party's victory in the Lok Sabha elections, at party headquarters, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.(Siddharaj Solanki / Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP shakes off Patidar stir in Gujarat, farm crisis to take over home turf

By Hiral Dave | Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 12:45 AM IST
According to trends on the Election Commission’s website, the BJP was also leading in the Assembly seats of Unjha, Jamnagar Rural, Manavadar and Dhrangadhra, for which bypolls were held along with the Lok Sabha elections.
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GSEB 10th result 2019 declared: Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Board (GSHSEB) on Tuesday declared the Class 10th or SSC result 2019.(HT file)
GSEB 10th result 2019 declared: Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Board (GSHSEB) on Tuesday declared the Class 10th or SSC result 2019.(HT file)

GSEB 10th result 2019 out, 66.97% students pass Gujarat Board SSC exam, full details here

By Nandini and Hiral Dave | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad/New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 09:16 AM IST
GSEB 10th result 2019 declared: Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Board (GSHSEB) on Tuesday declared the class 10th or SSC result 2019.
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Gujarat Board declares matric exam results(gseb.org)
Gujarat Board declares matric exam results(gseb.org)

GSEB 10th result 2019: Gujarat Board declares matric exam results. direct link to download result here

By Hiral Dave and Nilesh Mathur | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad/New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 08:34 AM IST
Gujarat GSEB 10th Result 2019: Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Board (GSHSEB) declares the class 10th or SSC result 2019. Check it at gseb.org.
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Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Board (GSHSEB) will declare the class 10th or SSC result 2019 today.(HT File)
Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Board (GSHSEB) will declare the class 10th or SSC result 2019 today.(HT File)

Gujarat GSEB 10th Result 2019 declared: Check Gujarat Board matric results at gseb.org

By Hiral Dave and Nandini | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 08:35 AM IST
Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Board (GSHSEB) will declare the class 10th or SSC result 2019 today on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
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Gujarat GSEB 10th Result 2019 Live Updates(HT file)
Gujarat GSEB 10th Result 2019 Live Updates(HT file)

Gujarat GSEB 10th Result 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: Gujarat Board matric result declared, direct link to check here

By Nandini and Hiral Dave | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 02:59 PM IST

The wait is over. Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Board (GSHSEB) has declared the Class 10th or SSC result 2019 today on May 21, 2019 at 8 am Over 11 lakh students can check their results for Gujarat Board SSC result at gseb.orgIn a notice issued on May 15, the GSEB said that the result of class 10 and Sanskrit Pratham will be announced on gseb.org on May 21 from 8am. Result sheet will be available at schools from 11am to 4pm. All principals are requested to collect marksheets from concerned authorities. The Gujarat board SSC exam 2019 was conducted in March.

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Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Board (GSHSEB) will declare the class 10th or SSC result 2019 on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.(HT file)
Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Board (GSHSEB) will declare the class 10th or SSC result 2019 on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.(HT file)

GSEB 10th result 2019 today, here’s how to check Gujarat Board SSC results

By Hiral Dave and Nilesh Mathur | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad/New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 07:58 AM IST
Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Board (GSHSEB) will declare the class 10th or SSC result 2019 on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
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