The Gujarat government stopped supply of water to farmers for irrigation from Sardar Sarovar Dam today, reserving the remaining stock for drinking purposes as the state is staring at an acute water shortage this summer.
Against the backdrop of a report pegging Gujarat's sex ratio at 848 per 1000 men in 2016, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Thursday announced that girls born on March 8 will be called as "nanhi pari" by the government.
Gujarat Assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi today suspended around 15 Congress legislators or MLAs for a day after they sat in the well and shouted slogans against the ruling BJP over VAT being charged on fuel by the state government.
10 activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, or VHP and its affiliate Bajrang Dal were detained today after they allegedly tried to chase away young couples who had gathered at the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad today for Valentine's Day.
As Gujarat is staring at a water crisis this summer, the Narmada Control Authority has allowed the state to use 'seepage and dead water' of the Sardar Sarovar Dam over Narmada to provide drinking water.
Theatre owners in Gujarat today said "Padmaavat" will not be screened in any of the multiplexes or single screens in the state till the row over the film is resolved, even as police arrested 50 people in connection with the violence outside malls here last night.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia, who went "missing" this afternoon, has been found at a hospital in Ahmedabad. He had fallen unconscious due to low sugar levels and was brought to the hospital, the doctors said. They said that he was admitted to the hospital and is better now.
A stray cow on Ahmedabad international airport's runway brought flight operations to a halt early on Thursday morning, forcing airport authorities to abort landing of two international flights and delaying many others. The services were normalised only after airport authorities managed to catch the cow. But it wasn't an easy task.
An police case or FIR (First Information Report) was registered today against Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel and around 50 of his supporters for holding a roadshow on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on December 11 without permission, police said.
Hardik Patel, placed in the unusual position of prominence in an election though not old enough to contest, handled questions on contesting for the nth time as he cast his vote on the final day of voting in Gujarat.
After a high-voltage campaign, stage is set as Gujarat gears up for the second phase of elections tomorrow. Top leaders from Congress and BJP criss-crossed the regions going to polls and addressed a number of rallies where they pulled out all stops to woo the voters.