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Veteran leader and Guj unit working chief quit Congress

Both leaders resigned from the party just three days before party leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra is set to enter the western state

Arjun Modhwadia submitted his resignation as legislator to Gujarat assembly speaker Shankar Chaudhary on Monday evening (Wikimedia commons)
Updated on Mar 05, 2024 07:36 AM IST
By, Ahmedabad

Setback for Congress in Gujarat as senior leaders Ambrish Der, Modhwadia resign

Congress Gujarat state unit working president Ambrish Der and Arjun Modhwadia, a sitting MLA from Porbandar, resigned one after the other on Monday and both are likely to join the BJP

Arjun Modhwadia with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (PTI File Photo)
Published on Mar 04, 2024 07:48 PM IST

How US cops zeroed in on Gujarat's Dirty Harry and his trafficking racket

Harshkumar Ramanlal Patel aka Dirty Harry was arrested in a human trafficking case involving four Gujaratis, who died while being illicitly transported to US

A border marker between the United States and Canada just outside of Emerson in Manitoba. (AP File Photo)
Updated on Mar 04, 2024 03:42 PM IST

Back from Russia, Indian recruit recounts horror, safe return

Tahir Mohammed recalls how a phone call from his friend Hemil Mangukiya, asking not to follow him to the frontline and instead return to India, saved his life

On Monday evening, Hemil’s family and friends organised a prayer meeting in Surat in his memory. (AFP)
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 07:56 AM IST

Government focused on making lives of small farmers easier: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 22, 2024 02:53 PM IST

50 yrs of a milk revolution that changed Indian cooperative enterprises forever

Amul, celebrating 50 years, empowers 3.6M farmers in a transformative dairy legacy

The federation runs 98 dairy plants across India. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 12:15 PM IST
By, Ahmedabad

Gujarat: Museum, gallery at railway station to showcase Vadnagar’s ancient history

Vadnagar is about 100km away from Ahmedabad and about 70m from the state capital of Gandhinagar. With a population of nearly 30,000 people, it boasts a living history spanning over 2,500 years

Representational image.
Published on Feb 08, 2024 03:57 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi says people being fooled about Modi’s caste; BJP hits back

Rahul Gandhi accuses Prime Minister Narendra Modi of falsely claiming to be from an Other Backward Class (OBC) family, says only Congress will conduct a caste-based census.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 08, 2024 04:42 PM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty,

Surat Diamond Bourse chairman to resume operations in Mumbai

Kiran Gems and Diamonds is chaired by Vallabh Lakhani, who also serves as the chairman of SDB. He is the founding figure behind what is now celebrated as the world’s largest office annexe, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 17, 2023

Surat Diamond Bourse chairman to resume operations in Mumbai
Published on Jan 25, 2024 05:13 PM IST

Surat Diamond Bourse chairman to resume operations in Mumbai

There has been stiff competition between SDB and BDB – the latter offers amenities for international buyers but faces space constraints. The office spaces are also expensive compared to SDB. Diamonds are transported by trains from Surat to Mumbai, which takes about four hours

Surat Diamond Bourse was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 17, 2023. (HT Archives)
Published on Jan 25, 2024 01:31 PM IST
By, Ahmedabad

Modi’s Vadnagar school begins new chapter

The Archaeological Survey Of India took over restoration duties in 2018, and work is on to add digital infrastructure such as smart boards

Archaeological Survey of India took over restoration duties at the institution in 2018. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 05:38 AM IST
By, Vadnagar

6 arrested after 14 die in Gujarat picnic boat capsize

Senior police officials said that a special investigation team to probe the harrowing incident has also been formed.

A crane pulls out the boat which capsized in Harni Lake, in Gujarat. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 20, 2024 05:04 AM IST

12 students, 2 teachers dead as boat capsizes in Vadodara lake

Initial investigations suggested that the boat was loaded far beyond its capacity and that there were no life-jackets on board

People gather during a rescue and search operation near a lake in Vadodara on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 19, 2024 05:34 AM IST
By, Ahmedabad

Who is tribal leader Chaitar Vasava, AAP's Lok Sabha candidate from Bharuch?

AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal recently announced their candidate for the upcoming Parliamentary polls. A quick look at who he is

Chaitar Vasava with Arvind Kerjriwal (left)(@Chaitar Vasava AAP/X/Twitter)
Published on Jan 11, 2024 09:38 PM IST

India, UAE ink key deals to strengthen I2U2 bloc

India and the UAE have finalized four agreements in food processing and renewable energy to strengthen bilateral ties.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes President of UAE Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Ahmedabad airport on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 10, 2024 04:08 AM IST

GIFT City: From Mumbai impostor to big boy in big biz

Gujarat's GIFT City is aiming to become India's first international financial hub, with over 500 companies already operating there

Gujarat’s GIFT city.
Updated on Jan 08, 2024 05:32 AM IST
By, Ahmedabad

Kejriwal declares jailed AAP MLA Vasava as Bharuch candidate for LS elections

Arvind Kejriwal said that Gujarat's Dediapada MLA Chaitar Vasava was arrested last month as he was fighting for the rights of the tribal community

Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann during a public meeting Gujarat's Bharuch district on Sunday.(PTI)
Published on Jan 07, 2024 08:08 PM IST

Lost and found, and lost again: A colonial-era treasure lights a spark

British-era coins were recovered during a routine demolition in Bilimora, Gujarat. What followed was a surreal chain of events, including a tribal-led protest

A treasure trove of at least 240 colonial-era gold coins seemingly emerged from the timeworn walls(Maulik Pathak)
Published on Jan 06, 2024 04:22 PM IST

AMC draws up a plan to revamp Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel stadium

Noted British architectural historian William JR Curtis, who has studied Indian architecture for decades, said the cricket stadium establishes a clear figure in the cityscape

Amdavad Municipal Corporation (AMC) officials said the stadium remained underutilised for many years, and previous attempts to revive it have not succeeded (Photo: Wikicommons/Carlo Fumarola)
Updated on Dec 28, 2023 05:19 PM IST

276 Indians back from France, questioned on arrival

They were processed through a dedicated corridor created for them, and sent home after filling necessary paperwork over about five hours.

Passengers of a charter aircraft, which was grounded in France for 4 days over suspected human trafficking, reach Mumbai. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 27, 2023 07:36 AM IST
ByManish K Pathak, , , Mumbai

Navy scrambles jets after suspected drone hit on merchant ship

The incident comes amid heightened fears of maritime trade being targeted in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.

A visual of the MV Chem Pluto taken by the Indian Coast Guard’s Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft in the Arabian Sea after it was hit by a suspected drone which led to fire on it, on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 24, 2023 12:51 AM IST
By, , New Delhi/ahmedabad

Morbi bridge collapse: HC rejects Oreva Group promoter Jaysukh Patel’s bail plea

Justice Divyesh Joshi dismissed the bail plea days after the state government did not oppose it and left the decision to the judiciary’s discretion

Patel has been in jail since January. (ANI)
Published on Dec 19, 2023 04:50 PM IST

Gujarat tribal AAP MLA surrenders; party struggles as leaders switch to BJP, Cong

Vasava is facing charges for allegedly threatening forest department personnel and firing one round in the air, an official said. The incident took place on October 30 and the case was registered on November 2

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Dec 15, 2023 02:22 PM IST

Rajasthan’s Mautana tradition a key issue in tribal sub plan areas

In the Mautana (compensation for death) tradition, upon a person’s demise, the body is placed in front of the house of village leaders, officials or the individual deemed responsible for a week or more, awaiting resolution. In the past, seeking vengeance by harming a relative of the accountable person was commonplace

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Dec 02, 2023 02:38 PM IST

Gujarat’s cyclone resilient power project brings hope for Great Indian Bustards

Union home minister, Shri Amit Shah, while inspecting the areas impacted by the cyclone in Kutch, suggested burying the power lines underground

 (File)
Updated on Nov 29, 2023 04:24 PM IST

Rajasthan’s political shifts: The 48 swing seats and other influencing factors

In 2013, the BJP got 44% votes winning 163 of 200 assembly seats. The 48 seats that belonged to the Congress in 2008, shifted to the BJP in 2013

Since 1993, Rajasthan has seen a consistent change in power between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress every five years (Representative Photo)
Published on Nov 24, 2023 02:27 PM IST

BJP’s outreach to Rajasthan tribals through Mangarh Dham

The 80-km journey to Mangarh Dham from Aaspur remains challenging; some ongoing roadwork has brought hope to locals

A view of the national monument unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mangarh last year. (HT photo)
Updated on Nov 24, 2023 09:38 AM IST

Rajasthan polls: Two sons of Gujarat’s tribal leader up against each other

Tribal leader Chhotubhai Vasava’s two sons are pitted against each other in Rajasthan’s tribal area for the upcoming assembly elections

The 2023 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election is scheduled to be held on 25 November 2023. (Representative file image)
Updated on Nov 16, 2023 04:17 PM IST

4 labourers from Bihar die of suffocation inside septic tank in Surat

Four migrant labourers from Bihar died due to suffocation while working inside a septic tank in Surat. Police are questioning senior officials of the factory.

Authorities have initiated an investigation to uncover the circumstances surrounding the tragedy. (HT File/Representational image)
Published on Nov 15, 2023 09:16 AM IST

Morbi bridge collapse: Kin of victims await justice a year after tragedy

The British-era bridge built in 1877 collapsed on October 30 last year a week after it was reopened after repairs, leaving 135 people dead

The pedestrian bridge collapsed in Morbi on October 30, 2022. (AP)
Published on Oct 31, 2023 09:34 AM IST
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