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Several Afghan nationals have been “picked up” and are being questioned about suspected links with the consignment/its smugglers,the officials cited above said.(File Photo (Representative Image))
Several Afghan nationals have been “picked up” and are being questioned about suspected links with the consignment/its smugglers,the officials cited above said.(File Photo (Representative Image))

3,000kg drugs worth 21,000 crore from Afghanistan seized at Gujarat port

By Neeraj Chauhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2021 01:10 AM IST
The consignment, originating from Afghanistan, now under Taliban rule, was shipped to Gujarat on September 13-14 via Iran’s Bandar Abbas Port and was hidden inside the containers of semi-processed Afghan talc, imported by a firm based in Andhra Pradesh.
The Iranian boat is being searched, according to an official. (File Photo)
The Iranian boat is being searched, according to an official. (File Photo)

News updates from HT: Iranian boat, packed with heroin, seized off Gujarat coast

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2021 01:08 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The Iranian boat is being searched, according to an official. (File Photo)
The Iranian boat is being searched, according to an official. (File Photo)

Iranian boat with heroin worth 150 to 250 crore nabbed off Gujarat coast

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 12:18 PM IST
The Iranian boat was seized during the operation conducted on Saturday night and is said to have been carrying an estimated 30 to 50kg of heroin.
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel along with his state ministerial cabinet during the swearing-in ceremony in Gandhinagar, Thursday. (PTI)
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel along with his state ministerial cabinet during the swearing-in ceremony in Gandhinagar, Thursday. (PTI)

No ministers from ex-CM Rupani’s term part of Gujarat cabinet

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gandhinagar
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2021 03:49 AM IST
At a low-key ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar, governor Acharya Devvrat administered oath to 24 ministers -- 10 cabinet members and 14 ministers of state
Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel. (File photo)(HT_PRINT)
Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel. (File photo)(HT_PRINT)

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel keeps home ministry, Kanubhai Desai finance minister

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2021 07:31 PM IST
As many as 21 of the MLAs who took oath today have become ministers for the first time. There will be no deputy chief minister in the new Cabinet.
Since the beginning of the vaccination drive in January this year, authorities in Gujarat have administered more than 53.3 million vaccine doses to eligible beneficiaries till now.(File photo)
Since the beginning of the vaccination drive in January this year, authorities in Gujarat have administered more than 53.3 million vaccine doses to eligible beneficiaries till now.(File photo)

Gujarat to organise mega vaccination drive against Covid-19 on Sept 17

Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2021 04:59 PM IST
Speaking to reporters in the capital city of Gandhinagar, additional chief secretary (health) Manoj Aggarwal said that beneficiaries who are yet to receive their first dose and those who are due for their second dose will be covered under Friday’s vaccination drive.
Ministers of new Gujarat Cabinet taking oath on Thursday.
Ministers of new Gujarat Cabinet taking oath on Thursday.

No repeat theory: Gujarat gets new Cabinet a year before election

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2021 02:20 PM IST
Harsh Sanghvi, Jagdish Panchal, Brijesh Merja, Jitu Choudhary, Manisha Vakil were sworn in as ministers of state with independent charge.
Swearing in of new ministers in Bhupendra Patel Cabinet postponed till tomorrow amid infighting, in Gandhinagar.(ANI)
Swearing in of new ministers in Bhupendra Patel Cabinet postponed till tomorrow amid infighting, in Gandhinagar.(ANI)

Bhupendra Patel govt's new ministers to take oath today in Gujarat

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2021 11:20 AM IST
  • News reports said that majority of ministers in the cabinet headed by previous chief minister Vijay Rupani are likely to be dropped and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may replace them with fresh faces.
Heavy rainfall in Gujarat has caused the death of three people in Rajkot and Jamnagar districts so far.
Heavy rainfall in Gujarat has caused the death of three people in Rajkot and Jamnagar districts so far.

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel visits flood-hit areas as IMD forecasts more rain 

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2021 07:08 PM IST
  • The new chief minister of Gujarat has instructed district and municipal authorities of flood-affected areas, including Rajkot and Jamnagar, to relocate people from low-lying areas to safer places and IAF choppers have also been directed for rescue and relief works. 
First-time legislator Bhupendra Patel took oath as the new chief minister of Gujarat on Monday.
First-time legislator Bhupendra Patel took oath as the new chief minister of Gujarat on Monday.

From Modi to Yogi, BJP wishes Bhupendra Patel after he takes oath as Gujarat CM

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2021 05:30 PM IST
BJP president JP Nadda congratulated Bhupendra Patel for assuming the chief minister’s chair, and also praised former Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani for making every effort for the service of the people and the state’s development. 
Bhupendra Patel sworn-in as chief minister of Gujarat, (ANI)
Bhupendra Patel sworn-in as chief minister of Gujarat, (ANI)

Bhupendra Patel takes oath as 17th CM of Gujarat, PM Modi tweets wishes

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2021 02:29 PM IST
Union home minister Amit Shah, who attended Patel’s swearing-in ceremony, congratulated him after the event.
Bhupendra Patel meets former chief minister Vijay Rupani at his residence in Gandhinagar. (ANI Photo)
Bhupendra Patel meets former chief minister Vijay Rupani at his residence in Gandhinagar. (ANI Photo)

Bhupendra Patel has a packed day before taking oath as Gujarat CM

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2021 01:54 PM IST
Bhupendra Patel will take oath as the 17 Gujarat CM and Union home minister Amit Shah and Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai are among the leaders who are expected to attend the ceremony.
Bhupendra Patel will take oath as the 17th Gujarat chief minister. (ANI Photo)
Bhupendra Patel will take oath as the 17th Gujarat chief minister. (ANI Photo)

'Won't let BJP down': Bhupendra Patel promises as he is chosen to be Gujarat CM

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2021 09:41 AM IST
Bhupendra Patel's predecessor Vijay Rupani, who stepped down as Gujarat chief minister on Saturday, praised him, saying he is capable.
Bhupendra Patel will succeed Vijay Rupani as the Gujarat chief minister. (PTI Photo)
Bhupendra Patel will succeed Vijay Rupani as the Gujarat chief minister. (PTI Photo)

Bhupendra Patel to take oath as Gujarat CM today, Amit Shah to attend ceremony

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2021 05:47 AM IST
Bhupendra Patel met Devvrat at Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar on Sunday to stake a claim to the top post in the state and was accompanied by his predecessor Vijay Rupani and a delegation of BJP leaders.
“Congress does not have that ability as it is a compromised Opposition. It is AAP that has challenged the BJP,” Raghav Chadha said.(ANI)
“Congress does not have that ability as it is a compromised Opposition. It is AAP that has challenged the BJP,” Raghav Chadha said.(ANI)

‘AAP’s growing influence pushed BJP to change CM in Gujarat’: Raghav Chadha

Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2021 07:33 PM IST
“The influence of AAP is growing in Gujarat. AAP is the big reason that BJP needs to change the chief minister in Gujarat," AAP MLA Raghav Chadha said.
Former Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani greets the new CM Bhupendra Patel, at BJP headquarters in Gandhinagar.(ANI)
Former Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani greets the new CM Bhupendra Patel, at BJP headquarters in Gandhinagar.(ANI)

‘New energy to Gujarat’s development’: BJP leaders wish CM-elect Bhupendra Patel

Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2021 07:25 PM IST
"I believe under the guidance of Narendra Modi and your leadership, the state’s sustainable development journey will get new energy and momentum and Gujarat will continue to be a leader in good governance and public welfare," Amit Shah tweeted.
Bhupendra Patel has remained in civic administration for a long time, though this is his first stint as a minister and as the CM. 
Bhupendra Patel has remained in civic administration for a long time, though this is his first stint as a minister and as the CM. 

Who is Bhupendra Patel, Gujarat CM, first-time MLA and minister?

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2021 05:13 PM IST
Patidar leader Bhupendra Patel is believed to be close to Anandiben Patel, former Gujarat CM.
Bhupendra Patel, the new Gujarat chief minister, has long association with the RSS
Bhupendra Patel, the new Gujarat chief minister, has long association with the RSS

Bhupendra Patel to be new Gujarat Chief Minister, to take oath tomorrow

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2021 04:19 PM IST
Bhupendra Patel is an MLA from the Ghatlodiya assembly constituency. He was elected as the new leader of BJP Legislative Party on Sunday.
Bhanumati Gheewala, a nurse at the Sir Sayajirao General Hospital of Vadodara, Gujarat. (ANI Photo)
Bhanumati Gheewala, a nurse at the Sir Sayajirao General Hospital of Vadodara, Gujarat. (ANI Photo)

Nurse, who worked hours despite flooded ward, to get Florence Nightingale award

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2021 11:12 AM IST
Bhanumati Gheewala has been handling the delivery of Covid-19 positive pregnant women as well as taking care of newborns.
Vijay Rupani's resignation has come before the Gujarat assembly elections. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Vijay Rupani's resignation has come before the Gujarat assembly elections. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

After Vijay Rupani steps down, senior BJP leaders to meet today

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2021 11:01 AM IST
Vijay Rupani met Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat and submitted his resignation as the chief minister. His resignation came ahead of the Gujarat assembly elections scheduled to be held in 2023.
Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani resigned more than a year before the assembly elections in the state. (PTI File Photo)
Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani resigned more than a year before the assembly elections in the state. (PTI File Photo)

BJP legislature party may meet today to pick Vijay Rupani’s replacement

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2021 10:10 AM IST
BJP senior leaders, including national general secretary BL Santhosh and Union minister Bhupender Yadav, met others at the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters in Gandhinagar. 
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani submits his resignation letter to Governor Acharya Devvrat at Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar on Saturday, (PTI)
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani submits his resignation letter to Governor Acharya Devvrat at Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar on Saturday, (PTI)

'CM stands for Chairs Musical': Trinamool, AAP, Cong react to Rupani's exit

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2021 10:17 PM IST
All BJP-ruled states are suffering from deep-seated infighting inside the party, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said.
Vijay Rupani resigned on Saturday and thanked PM Modi and the people of Gujarat for giving him an opportunity to serve the state.
Vijay Rupani resigned on Saturday and thanked PM Modi and the people of Gujarat for giving him an opportunity to serve the state.

As Vijay Rupani resigns, CR Paatil, Nitin Patel among frontrunners for CM post

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2021 05:01 PM IST
Gujarat Cabinet minister RC Faldu, Gujarat BJP chief CR Paatil, state BJP vice president Gordhan Zadafia are some of the contenders for the top post in the state. 
Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani met Governor Acharya Devvrat and submitted his resignation. (ANI File Photo)
Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani met Governor Acharya Devvrat and submitted his resignation. (ANI File Photo)

From development to relay race: What Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani said after quitting

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2021 04:56 PM IST
Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani resigned just ahead of the elections to the 182-member assembly are due in December next year.
Representative Image
Representative Image

Gujarat hikes dearness allowance for state govt employees by 11%

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2021 08:07 AM IST
With this, the overall DA rate for people employed under the state government has risen to 28%.
Milind Soman on running more than 400 kms in a week: ‘I don’t train for it’(Instagram/milindrunning)
Milind Soman on running more than 400 kms in a week: ‘I don’t train for it’(Instagram/milindrunning)

Milind Soman on running more than 400 kms in a week: ‘I don’t train for it’

By Zarafshan Shiraz, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2021 04:25 PM IST
  • Milind Soman shares inspiring fitness story of developing acute bronchitis and bouncing back to health while completing his ‘Unity Run’ from Shivaji Park in Mumbai to Statue of Unity in Gujarat
The decision was taken after a meeting of the state's core committee on the Covid-19 pandemic situation chaired by chief minister Vijay Rupani.(ANI Photo)
The decision was taken after a meeting of the state's core committee on the Covid-19 pandemic situation chaired by chief minister Vijay Rupani.(ANI Photo)

Gujarat relaxes Covid-19 curbs for Janmashtami, Ganesh festivals. Check details

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2021 08:42 AM IST
The Gujarat government has asked the people of the state to mandatorily follow social distancing norms while celebrating both the festivals.
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