Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launches the first phase of an ambitious drinking water and irrigation project aimed at addressing the needs of the perennially parched regions of Saurashtra in Gujarat.
An earthquake of magnitude 3.8 on the Richter scale today shook parts of Saurashtra region in Gujarat, causing brief panic among residents but there was no report of any casualty or damage to property.
Quota agitation spearhead Hardik Patel has demanded the release of Patel youths convicted in various riots cases of 2002, but alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would not facilitate it as he now wants to project himself as a "secular" leader to the world.
50 Congress legislators were suspended for a day from the Gujarat Assembly after they stages a demonstration and disrupted the proceedings over the Una Dalit flogging incident. During a discussion on Dalit atrocities, Congress members rushed to the floor of the assembly holding placards accusing the BJP government in the state of being "anti-Dalit." Some Congress legislators also threw bangles towards ministers in the assembly to protest alleged inaction.
The Supreme Court on Monday said the stay of the Gujarat High Court verdict quashing 10 per cent reservation for the economically weaker sections will continue but no admission would take place on the basis of the quota was carved out in the wake of Patel agitation in the state.
Fourteen minor girls fled from the Gujarat government-run Children's Home for Girls in Odhav area in Ahmedabad on Friday evening after throwing chilly powder on the warden's face but police succeeded in tracing six of them.
More than a thousand residents of Prahladnagar locality in Kheda district were asked to vacate their houses today following chlorine gas leak from a tanker belonging to the city's civic body, officials said.
The 139th rath yatra of Lord Jagannath today commenced on it's 15 km journey in the walled city here amid tight security arrangements even as lakhs of devotees queued up to have a glimpse of the deity.