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Nine dead as SUV collides with bus in Gujarat’s Navsari

Nine people were killed and 29 others were injured when a sports utility vehicle collided with a luxury bus on a national highway in Navsari district of Gujarat early on Saturday morning, police officers said

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Published on Dec 31, 2022 10:40 PM IST
By, Navsari

Nine dead, 11 injured in SUV-bus collision in Gujarat’s Navsari

Police have identified the SUV driver as Nitin Ghanshyam Patil, 30, of Kosmadi village in Bharuch. The eight victims were all workers at Pro-Life Chemo Pharma and were on their way to back Ankleshwar from Valsad when their car jumped the divider on NH-8 near Vesma in the morning hours on Saturday

SUV jumped the divider and collided with a luxury bus on National Highway (NH-8) in Navsari district (Twitter Photo)
Published on Dec 31, 2022 01:34 PM IST

5 MLAs who trumped top guns to secure wins for AAP in Gujarat

Four of the AAP’s five MLAs have previous political histories with either the BJP, the Congress or the Bharatiya Tribal Party. Four of the MLAs are from Saurashtra, and one from south Gujarat.

AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal during a roadshow in Rajkot (PTI)
Updated on Dec 10, 2022 01:33 AM IST

AAP’s entry helps BJP seal seats in tribal belts

Broadly in south Gujarat, which has a considerable tribal presence, the BJP enhanced its dominance improving its tally from 25 of the 35 seats in the region in 2017, to 33 seats

BJP supporters during a rally in Gujarat after the party won the state elections. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 09, 2022 04:02 PM IST
By, Surat

In Gujarat’s tribal belt, BJP leads on 24 of 27 seats

The BJP is leading in all important assembly segments in Gujarat’s tribal belt that has been considered a stronghold of the Congress for years. In 2017, the Congress won 15 of the 27 seats reserved for scheduled tribes (ST)

Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) supporters celebrate early leads for the party as vote counting of Gujarat state elections is underway in Gandhinagar. (AP)
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 02:25 PM IST

I-T dept raids diamond firms, realtors in Surat

The Income Tax (I-T) department in Gujarat conducted raids at homes, offices and factories of various diamond firms and those linked to realtors in Surat on Friday, officials familiar with the matter said

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Published on Dec 03, 2022 12:33 AM IST
By, Surat

‘BJP is trust’: PM Modi slams Oppn as Gujarat enters final leg of elections

Gujarat elections: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held his second roadshow in two days in Ahmedabad, as he appealed to voters to re-elect the BJP.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at supporters during his election campaign in Ahmedabad on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 04, 2022 01:30 PM IST
By, Ahmedabad

In Gujarat’s battle for Bharuch, BJP hopes to make inroads into new territory

Voters in 89 assembly segments in south Gujarat and parts of the Kutch and Saurashtra regions will vote on Thursday

In the 89 seats that go to poll on Thursday, the BJP won 48 seats in 2017 assembly election with a vote share of 49.3 %, and the Congress won 38 with 41.7% votes (ANI)
Published on Nov 30, 2022 09:05 PM IST

Gujarat assembly polls: AAP pulls out all stops in Surat

The AAP hopes to replicate its successes in the 2021 civic polls in the city when it replaced Congress as the second-biggest party and secured about 28% of the vote share

Arvind Kejriwal during a roadshow in Surat. (Twitter)
Published on Nov 30, 2022 01:01 PM IST
ByMaulik Pathak and Melvyn Thomas

Gujarat polls: Modi, Shah step up attack on Congress as poll battle intensifies

The Congress will have to leave divisive and vote bank politics if it wants to win the trust of the people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday as campaigning in Gujarat heated up in the closing stages of the assembly elections.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at supporters during a public meeting ahead of Gujarat assembly elections, in Rajkot on Monday. (PTI)
Published on Nov 29, 2022 12:24 AM IST
By, Surat

Gujarat elections: BJP has established ‘permanent’ peace in state, says Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday said that incidents of communal violence were once commonplace in Gujarat because anti-social elements, supported by the Congress, indulged in such activities.

Union home minister Amit Shah addresses a public meeting for the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections in Vagra on Friday. (Amit Shah/Twitter)
Published on Nov 26, 2022 12:00 AM IST
By, Surat

Gujarat free of curfews, communal riots since 2002: Amit Shah

Amit Shah on Friday addressed election rallies at Mahudha in Kheda district, Jhalod in Dahod district, Vagra in Bharuch district, and Naroda in Ahmedabad

Union home minister Amit Shah campaigns for the Bharatiya Janata Party in poll-bound Gujarat. (Twitter/@BJP4Gujarat)
Published on Nov 25, 2022 09:06 PM IST

Gujarat polls: Diamond workers union urges artisans to boycott BJP

DWUG chief Ramesh Jilariya said as an umbrella organisation, they have been asking the BJP government to resolve the issues diamond workers face but it did not care

The BJP has been in power in Gujarat for 27 years. (PTI)
Published on Nov 25, 2022 01:56 PM IST

Gujarat elections will decide state’s fate for 25 years: Modi

The assembly elections in Gujarat are all about deciding the fate of the state for the next 25 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, as he targeted the Congress and AAP over a range of issues in the poll-bound state.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public rally for the upcoming Gujarat asembly elections in Bavla on Thursday. (BJP Gujarat/Twitter)
Updated on Nov 30, 2022 06:37 PM IST
By, Surat

PM Modi calls for record turnout in Gujarat polls

Modi was speaking at rallies as he resumed his extensive campaign for Gujarat elections, holding events in Dahod, Mehsana, Vadodara and Bhavnagar.

Narendra Modi at a public meeting in Mehsana on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 24, 2022 07:48 AM IST
By, Ahmedabad

Gujarat polls: BJP intensifies campaigning for 2nd phase

BJP’s star campaigners including JP Nadda, the party chief, Union home minister Amit Shah, Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, and Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma were among those who hit the campaign trail on Tuesday

BJP supporters at the a rally of the party in Chanasma. (Twitter)
Published on Nov 23, 2022 09:25 AM IST
ByMelvyn Thomas and Amit Cowper

Gujarat poll: PM , Shah mount attack on Cong for ‘ignoring growth and security’

Modi took a dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra, and Shah attacked the opposition party for allegedly compromising with development and national security during their rule at the Centre.

Addressing a gathering in Surendranagar town, Modi took a swipe at Gandhi’s nationwide rally, saying people who were dethroned long back were taking out yatra to get back power.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 06:24 AM IST
ByMelvyn Thomas and Amit Cowper, Hindustan Times, Surat/gandhinagar

Gujarat polls: Modi attacks Congress, says Bharat Jodo Yatra a march for power

Addressing a rally at Surendranagar in Gujarat’s Saurashtra region, Modi on Monday listed the insults Congress has allegedly subjected him to

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a public meeting in Gujarat’s Surendranagar. (ANI)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 03:32 PM IST

Gujarat polls: AAP dissidents organise sammelan in Surat

The sammelan was organised by AAP rebel leaders and activists, led by dissident AAP leader Raju Diyora

The sammelan was held under the banner of ‘AAP Bandharan Rakshak Samiti’ (AAP Constitution Saving Committee) (Sourced)
Published on Nov 20, 2022 05:54 PM IST

In show of strength, BJP holds rallies in 89 Gujarat constituencies

The campaigning comes a day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three-day visit to the state, during which he is scheduled to hold eight rallies.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath among others during an election campaign rally for the BJP, ahead of assembly polls, in Surat. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 19, 2022 01:26 AM IST
By, Gandhinagar/surat

Gujarat elections: AAP fields prominent Patidar leaders in BJP bastion in Surat

AAP, which emerged as the main opposition replacing the Congress by winning 27 seats with a 28% vote share in the 2021 municipal elections in Surat, is banking heavily on the memories of the Patidar agitation

AAP emerged as the main opposition replacing the Congress by winning 27 seats with a 28% vote share (PTI Photo)
Published on Nov 18, 2022 05:42 PM IST
ByMelvyn Thomas

Gujarat polls: BJP fields Mohan Konkani, 1st Christian candidate in 20 years

Of the 27 tribal seats in the 182-member House, at least eight seats are predominantly Christian-dominated, though as a token gesture Congress has fielded only one Christian candidate for years.

Konkani is a social worker and farmer, although he has been an active BJP member since 1995 (Representative Image)
Updated on Nov 17, 2022 05:19 PM IST
ByMelvyn Thomas

AAP’s Surat candidate backs out amid ‘abduction’ furore; No role, says BJP

The Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) candidate for Gujarat’s Surat (East) constituency withdrew his candidacy on Wednesday amid allegations by the party that the leader was abducted by political rivals, a charge rejected by the leader later in the day

AAP’s Surat candidate backs out amid ‘abduction’ furore; No role, says BJP
Published on Nov 17, 2022 12:48 AM IST
ByMelvyn Thomas

AAP candidate withdraws from Surat (east) assembly seat after high drama

AAP candidate Kanchan Jariwala withdrew his candidature from Surat (east) constituency, hours after the party leadership claimed that he was missing

AAP leaders and supporters sitting on dharna outside the Election Commission office in New Delhi on Wednesday over the alleged disappearance of AAP candidate from Gujarat, Kanchan Jariwala. (ANI)
Published on Nov 16, 2022 06:07 PM IST
ByMelvyn Thomas

Gujarat polls: Blood relatives battle it out in 3 constituencies

Close family members have been pitted against each other in at least three constituencies in Gujarat- Jhagadia, Ankleshwar and Morbi

Gujarat is scheduled to vote in two phases on December 1 and 5. (AFP)
Updated on Nov 15, 2022 01:57 PM IST
ByMelvyn Thomas

Congress, BJP face protests from workers on some seats over party tickets

Congress workers on Monday stormed into the Gujarat party headquarters in Ahmedabad to protest the decision to nominate sitting MLA Imran Khedawala from the Jamalpur-Khadia seat

BJP candidates Kantibhai Ballar and Kumarbhai Kanani with party supporters on their way to file the nomination form for the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections, in Surat on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 14, 2022 10:21 PM IST
ByAmit Cowper and Melvyn Thomas

Surat textile industry sees spurt in demand for caps, flags ahead assembly polls

The assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh have turned into money-spinners for weavers in the country’s largest man-made fabric hub of Surat

Surat’s textile industry weaves about 4 crore metres of fabric per day. (Sourced)
Published on Nov 14, 2022 02:54 PM IST
ByMelvyn Thomas
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