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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Modi meets various groups of people, in Kutch, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani is also seen.(PTI)

PM Modi to ‘keep assuring farmers’, blames Opposition for misleading them

By Darshan Desai | Hindustan Times, Dhordo (Kutch)
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 07:16 PM IST
The PM said the opposition protesting against the very laws wanted to implement the same during their rule but could not.
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MS Dhoni of with his daughter at the Chandigarh airport in April 2018.(Ravi Kumar/HT File Photo)
MS Dhoni of with his daughter at the Chandigarh airport in April 2018.(Ravi Kumar/HT File Photo)

16-year-old Gujarat boy held for issuing threats against MS Dhoni’s daughter

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 04:06 PM IST
The teenager “confessed” to have posted the threatening message on the Instagram account after the IPL 2020 match between KKR and CSK cricket teams, police said.
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She’s from Gujarat, he’s from Andhra Pradesh. They both live in Gurugram, in a lovely sunlit third-floor apartment on Sohna Road, with their two young daughters.(HT Photo)
She’s from Gujarat, he’s from Andhra Pradesh. They both live in Gurugram, in a lovely sunlit third-floor apartment on Sohna Road, with their two young daughters.(HT Photo)

Delhiwale: A glimpse of Kutch, made at home

By Mayank Austen Soofi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 08:11 AM IST
Sadly, Ms Adiraju’s dining table has strayed far from her origins. The Kutchi cuisine has a negligible presence in her present. One of the reasons is that “Kutch is an arid region, and its cuisine consists of a great variety of grains and less of vegetables”.
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No casualty or damage to property was reported though some houses developed cracks.(Shutterstock/Representative image)
No casualty or damage to property was reported though some houses developed cracks.(Shutterstock/Representative image)

15 aftershocks in Gujarat’s Kutch district after earthquake

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar | Ahmedabad, Gujarat
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 07:35 PM IST
On Sunday night, an earthquake of 5.3 magnitude was recorded with its epicentre 10km North-North East (NNE) of Bhachau in Kutch, the site of a devastating quake in 2001.
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“This was the only significant aftershock we could record. We cannot predict or forecast if there will be more. Earthquake prediction is not possible with respect to space, time and magnitude,” said JL Gautam, head (operations) at NCS.(Arvind Yadav/HT file photo. Representative image)
“This was the only significant aftershock we could record. We cannot predict or forecast if there will be more. Earthquake prediction is not possible with respect to space, time and magnitude,” said JL Gautam, head (operations) at NCS.(Arvind Yadav/HT file photo. Representative image)

Earthquake tremors of 5.5 magnitude felt in Gujarat’s Kutch region

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 06:22 PM IST
The same region had recorded an earthquake of 5.5 magnitude with a depth of 10 kilometres at the latitude and the longitude 23.3 and 70.4, respectively, at 8:13 pm the previous evening.
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The military’s plan to honour front-line workers on May 3 was finalised at a meeting chaired by defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday, a government official said. (Photo Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
The military’s plan to honour front-line workers on May 3 was finalised at a meeting chaired by defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday, a government official said. (Photo Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Lit up warships, fly-pasts to honour Covid-19 warriors

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 12:57 AM IST
Bipin Rawat said the Indian Air Force’s fighter jets and transport planes will carry out fly-pasts across the length and breadth of the country, from Srinagar to Thiruvananthapuram and Dibrugarh to Kutch.
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Photographs of the sensitive defence area, mobile phones and a camera were recovered from the possession of the accused, a police officer said. Image used for representational purpose.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Photographs of the sensitive defence area, mobile phones and a camera were recovered from the possession of the accused, a police officer said. Image used for representational purpose.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Four booked under Official Secrets Act for spying, clicking photos of Air Force station in Gujarat

By Press Trust of India | Bhuj
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2020 07:22 PM IST
The four persons, including a 17-year-old boy, were intercepted by personnel of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on January 29 while taking photographs of the prohibited area, and later handed over to local police.
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Mundra SEZ has raised concerns among fishing families.(Reuters)
Mundra SEZ has raised concerns among fishing families.(Reuters)

Govt may take final call on relief for Adani from public hearing

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 01:57 AM IST
Around 30,000 families are engaged n fishing in Kutch many of whom are impacted by the SEZ project,according to Bharat Patel, general secretary of Machchimar Adhikar Sangharsh Sangathan, which represents the fishing community.
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More than 60 students of a college in Gujarat’s Bhuj were allegedly forced to strip to prove they were not menstruating.(ANI/Twitter)
More than 60 students of a college in Gujarat’s Bhuj were allegedly forced to strip to prove they were not menstruating.(ANI/Twitter)

Gujarat college principal suspended for forcing students to strip

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 11:55 PM IST
Principal Rita Raninga, girls’ hostel rector Ramilaben and college peon Naina were suspended on Saturday after an FIR was registered against them, Shree Sahajanand Girls Institute (SSGI) trustee Pravin Pindoria said on Monday.
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There was an ice box and five jerry cans on board, a BSF statement informed.(HT PHOTO/ Representative Image)
There was an ice box and five jerry cans on board, a BSF statement informed.(HT PHOTO/ Representative Image)

Abandoned Pakistani boat seized off Kutch coast

By Press Trust of India | Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 04:48 AM IST
The seizure of the single-engined wooden fishing boat was made at around 1:30pm and a check of the vessel and the vicinity had not thrown up anything suspicious as yet, a BSF statement informed on Saturday.
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A Gujarat police team arrested Shahid Badr, the former chief of the banned Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), from his house in Azamgarh on late Thursday night in connection with a hate speech case registered against him in Kutch district of Gujarat 18 years ago.(HT File (Representative Image))
A Gujarat police team arrested Shahid Badr, the former chief of the banned Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), from his house in Azamgarh on late Thursday night in connection with a hate speech case registered against him in Kutch district of Gujarat 18 years ago.(HT File (Representative Image))

Gujarat police nab former SIMI chief in Azamgarh

By HT Correspondent | Varanasi, Varanasi
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 02:27 AM IST
Gujarat police inspector YP Sadeja said the case was registered against Shahid Badr under Sections 353 (criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 143 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code in a police station at Kutch in 2001 for delivering an inflammatory speech.
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A group of armed men, possibly Pakistan-trained commandos, are feared to have entered the Kutch area, confirmed alerts issued by Kandla and one more port in the region.(HT Photo (Representative Image))
A group of armed men, possibly Pakistan-trained commandos, are feared to have entered the Kutch area, confirmed alerts issued by Kandla and one more port in the region.(HT Photo (Representative Image))

Pakistan-trained commandos may have entered Kutch, warns Intel

By Sudhi Ranjan Sen | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 06:18 AM IST
Shipping agents have been directed to inform ships in outer and inner anchorage, births to maintain a terror watch and any suspicious activity should immediately be reported to the nearest coast guard station, marine police station and port control, said the alert notification.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi sported a multi-coloured turban(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi sported a multi-coloured turban(PTI)

PM Narendra Modi’s Independence Day Speech: Yellow turban , white kurta and a scarf: PM Modi’s signature I-Day look

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 06:36 AM IST
PM Modi sported a yellow-coloured turban with a dash of green and red along with a long trail that extended till his ankle as he addressed the nation from the ramparts of historic Red Fort on 73rd Independence Day.
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Gujarat: The land of legends and lions

UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 10:08 AM IST
Our weekly focus on the states of India provides you an information-packed capsule about diverse aspects such as the geography, plant and animal life, culture, famous personalities and heritage sites, to name just a few. It’s just like taking a whistle-stop tour of the state.
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Cyclone Vayu will change its path again and is likely to hit Kutch on June 17-18, an official of the ministry of earth sciences said on Friday.(AP Photo)
Cyclone Vayu will change its path again and is likely to hit Kutch on June 17-18, an official of the ministry of earth sciences said on Friday.(AP Photo)

Storm warning: Cyclone Vayu likely to return and hit Kutch next week

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 01:24 AM IST
The very severe cyclonic storm will also reduce in intensity and turn into a severe cyclonic storm by Saturday morning, a senior India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.
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After touching Gujarat coast, the cyclone is likely to move parallel to Saurashtra and Kutch, bringing rain to Amreli, Gir Somnath, Diu, Junagarh, Porbandar, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Dwarka and Kutch.(ANI Photo)
After touching Gujarat coast, the cyclone is likely to move parallel to Saurashtra and Kutch, bringing rain to Amreli, Gir Somnath, Diu, Junagarh, Porbandar, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Dwarka and Kutch.(ANI Photo)

Cyclone Vayu Highlights: Power supply disrupted in 560 Gujarat villages

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 07:47 AM IST

Cyclone Vayu is very likely to cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva as a very severe cyclonic storm, today. More than 2.75 Lakh people in the state have been evacuated.Army, Indian Air Force, Naval, Indian Coast Guard and the National Disaster Relief Fund teams are on standby for rescue and relief operations, as Cyclone Vayu, now classified as a “very severe cyclonic storm” by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), is expected to make landfall on this afternoon.After touching Gujarat coast, the cyclone is likely to move parallel to Saurashtra and Kutch, bringing rain to Amreli, Gir Somnath, Diu, Junagarh, Porbandar, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Dwarka and Kutch.Also read: Delayed monsoon, cyclone result in 45% rain deficitFollow highlights here:

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Fishermen move a fishing boat to a safer place along the shore ahead of the expected landfall of Cyclone Vayu at Veraval, India, June 12, 2019.(REUTERS PHOTO)
Fishermen move a fishing boat to a safer place along the shore ahead of the expected landfall of Cyclone Vayu at Veraval, India, June 12, 2019.(REUTERS PHOTO)

3 lakh people evacuated, rescue teams on standby as Gujarat on alert for Cyclone Vayu

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad/New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 07:36 AM IST
After touching Gujarat coast, the cyclone is likely to move parallel to Saurashtra and Kutch, bringing rain to Amreli, Gir Somnath, Diu, Junagarh, Porbandar, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Dwarka and Kutch.
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NDRF members seen inside the IAF C-17 aircraft as it lands at Jamnagar, in Gujarat, Wednesday, June 12, 2019.(PTI Photo)
NDRF members seen inside the IAF C-17 aircraft as it lands at Jamnagar, in Gujarat, Wednesday, June 12, 2019.(PTI Photo)

‘Praying for safety’: PM Modi tweets as Gujarat braces for cyclone Vayu

By Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 10:08 PM IST
A general alert has been sounded across 10 districts and the Meteorological department has told the government that cyclone Vayu will not weaken after landfall.
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An intensified storm from the Arabian Sea is likely to strengthen into a severe cyclonic storm that is heading towards Gujarat state. As a way to face the now called cyclone 'Vayu' NDRF personnel are deployed to different coastal regions of the state.(AFP photo)
An intensified storm from the Arabian Sea is likely to strengthen into a severe cyclonic storm that is heading towards Gujarat state. As a way to face the now called cyclone 'Vayu' NDRF personnel are deployed to different coastal regions of the state.(AFP photo)

Cyclone Vayu may hit Gujarat coast tomorrow, schools and colleges closed

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times,
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 09:47 AM IST
The IMD has issued a warning of heavy rains and high winds at a speed of over 110 km per hour on June 13 and 14 in the coastal areas of Saurashtra and Kutch.
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Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that the people will not face any difficulty in getting drinking water till July end, when monsoon sets in.(PTI)
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that the people will not face any difficulty in getting drinking water till July end, when monsoon sets in.(PTI)

Most Gujarat dams dry but people will get drinking water, says CM

By Press Trust of India | Gandhinagar
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2019 11:36 PM IST
When asked about the status of the long-pending Water Policy, JP Gupta, Principal Secretary, Narmada, Water Resources and Water Supply department, said it will be announced soon.
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Pakistan drone shot down near the International Border in Kutch district of Gujarat, police sources said(ANI photo)
Pakistan drone shot down near the International Border in Kutch district of Gujarat, police sources said(ANI photo)

Pak drone shot down near the International Border in Gujarat’s Kutch: Police sources

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Bhuj (Gujarat)
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 02:29 PM IST
The shooting down of the drone comes on the day IAF struck a Jaish camp in Balakot deep across the LoC dropping 1,000 pound bombs in a thickly-forested hilltop
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Four minor earthquakes within seven hours hit the Saurashtra and Kutch regions of Gujarat on Sunday (Photo by Milind Saurkar/Hindustan Times)(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)
Four minor earthquakes within seven hours hit the Saurashtra and Kutch regions of Gujarat on Sunday (Photo by Milind Saurkar/Hindustan Times)(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)

Four minor earthquakes within 7 hours jolt Gujarat

By Indo Asian News Service | Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2019 06:47 PM IST
According to the Institute of Seismological Research in Gujarat, the tremors were felt in a span of seven and a half hours, with the first measuring 1.4 on the Richter scale with the epicentre eight km from Bachahu in Kutch region.
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Ten people of a family were killed when their SUV was crushed between two trucks in Gujarat’s Kutch district on Sunday (Representative Photo)(HT Photo)
Ten people of a family were killed when their SUV was crushed between two trucks in Gujarat’s Kutch district on Sunday (Representative Photo)(HT Photo)

10 members of family killed as car crushed between two trucks in Gujarat

By Press Trust of India | PTI, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2018 09:01 AM IST
The incident occurred in Kutch district in the evening, when a trailer truck carrying salt jumped over the divider and onto another lane, where it collided with the sports utility vehicle (SUV) carrying 11 persons, the police said.
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The remains of the crashed fighter jet in Mundra.(ANI/Twitter)
The remains of the crashed fighter jet in Mundra.(ANI/Twitter)

IAF pilot dies after Jaguar fighter jet crashes in Gujarat’s Kutch

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Jaipur
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2018 11:45 PM IST
The Jaguar fighter jet crashed on Tuesday morning.
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Inauguration of the border viewing point as part of "Seema Darshan" or Border visit programme at BOP Narabet near India-Pakistan international border in Gujarat, India.(HT File Photo)
Inauguration of the border viewing point as part of "Seema Darshan" or Border visit programme at BOP Narabet near India-Pakistan international border in Gujarat, India.(HT File Photo)

Pakistan national held while trying to cross border in Gujarat: BSF

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Bhuj
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 05:07 PM IST
He tried to enter Kutch district from neighbouring Sindh province in Pakistan early this morning when a BSF patrol team caught him
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As per the data released by the hospital, 111 infants died in the first five months of 2018, ending May 20.(Reuters Representative Photo)
As per the data released by the hospital, 111 infants died in the first five months of 2018, ending May 20.(Reuters Representative Photo)

111 infants die in 5 months in Adani foundation hospital: Report

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Bhuj
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 06:41 PM IST
According to the hospital superintendent G S Rao, delay in referring children to the hospital is one of the reasons for deaths, as crucial time is wasted in travelling to Bhuj from interior parts of Kutch district
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A 3D-printed Facebook like button is seen in front of the Facebook logo, in this illustration taken October 25, 2017.(Reuters)
A 3D-printed Facebook like button is seen in front of the Facebook logo, in this illustration taken October 25, 2017.(Reuters)

Gandhidham in Gujarat tense over FB post on Maheshwari community head

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Gandhidham
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 10:50 PM IST
Members of the community gathered at Oslo Circle in the city and placed burning tyres on road.
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As soon the tractor came out on the national highway, the bus, on its way from Gandhidham to Kumbhardi, hit it, killing nine persons, including a 10-year-old boy.(File photo for representation)
As soon the tractor came out on the national highway, the bus, on its way from Gandhidham to Kumbhardi, hit it, killing nine persons, including a 10-year-old boy.(File photo for representation)

10 people killed in accident in Gujarat’s Kutch

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Gandhidham
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2018 03:21 PM IST
A tractor was ferrying 25 people, all from the same family, proceeding to a marriage ceremony from Shikra to Vij Pasar village, when a luxury bus rammed into it early morning.
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No casualty or damage to property was reported due to the earthquake, an official of the Kutch district emergency control room said.(AFP File Photo)
No casualty or damage to property was reported due to the earthquake, an official of the Kutch district emergency control room said.(AFP File Photo)

Earthquake of 4.8 magnitude recorded in Kutch

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 08:05 PM IST
This is the second such mild intensity earthquake to have hit Bhachau region this month.
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