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8 crew members booked for murder

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) had intercepted the ship 150 nautical miles off the Indian coast after midnight on July 30.

Published on 4 November 2017 | 7:51 am

Love, hate and revenge behind double murder

Revenge and an illicit relationship were behind the double murder in which 38-year-old Sadhna Parmar and her 11-year-old daughter Rubina were killed during the early hours of Wednesday. Odhav police, who solved the murder case, have arrested one Javed alias Rohit Qureshi, resident of the same Baldev Rabari Chawl where the deceased used to live. The police are hunting for the co-accused named, Kripal, and also Javed’s wife Kajal who had frequent quarrels with Sadhna over a period of one-and-a-half months.

Published on 3 November 2017 | 2:48 am

ATS plea to hand over Salla case to NIA sent to home ministry

The state home department has forwarded to the Union home ministry, the state ATS’s plea to transfer the hijacking-threat case of Birju Salla, a Gujarati bullion trader based in Mumbai, to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Published on 3 November 2017 | 2:46 am

Tax professionals meet FM, discuss issues related to GSTN

A delegation of tax professionals from across Gujarat met Union finance minister, Arun Jaitley, on Thursday and discussed issues related to the GSTN website, due to which they are facing problems for filing GST returns.

Published on 3 November 2017 | 2:45 am

HC refuses to stay gag order on The Wire

Gujarat high court on Thursday refused to stay the interim order by a lower court restraining the news portal, The Wire, from publishing any article or conduct any debate on TV on BJP national chief Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah’s company.

Published on 3 November 2017 | 2:44 am

Yet another Diwali theft comes to light in Satellite

Thieves decamped with gold and diamond ornaments along with cash, all worth Rs 8.73 lakh, from a businessman’s residence in Satellite when the family was on vacation in Singapore. Police have started investigation with help of forensic team.

Published on 3 November 2017 | 2:32 am

Silver imports surge by 170% in October

The demand for silver has gained tremendous traction of late, especially with increasing restrictions on gold transactions after demonetization. The increase in demand is clearly evident from the imports of silver in Gujarat, which grew by some 170% at 26 metric tonne (MT) against what it was in October 2016 at 9.69MT. In fact, the import of silver in October marginally grew over 25.56MT in September this year.

Published on 3 November 2017 | 2:31 am

No party holy for Gujarat’s temple seats

Contrary to the popular perception, assembly constituencies with revered pilgrim centres have never been a monopoly of the BJP. Both the Congress and the BJP have won almost equal number of such seats — 20 and 19 respectively — in the past six elections since 1990. It was in 1990 that BJP leader L K Advani, accompanied by Narendra Modi, launched the Somnath-Ayodhya Rath Yatra which led to the revival of the party, not just in Gujarat but in India as well.

Published on 3 November 2017 | 2:17 am

16 stolen vehicles recovered, police arrest three persons

A team of Kanbha police station have arrested three youths for their involvement in string of vehicle thefts from Ahmedabad city, Ahmedabad district, Gandhinagar and Kheda districts over a period of one year and have recovered 16 vehicles including bikes and scooters worth Rs 5.39 lakh.

Published on 3 November 2017 | 2:13 am

87% of EC survey respondents unaware of VVPAT

Published on 3 November 2017 | 2:10 am

Won’t join Cong, but can discuss Dalit issues with Rahul: Jignesh Mevani

Jignesh Mevani said he is ready to discuss the 17 demands of Dalits with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Mevani shot into limelight following the Una flogging of Dalits by so-called gau rakshaks last year.

Published on 3 November 2017 | 2:07 am

Akshardham celebrations captivate devotees

The capital city seemed under a religious spell as a sea of devotees streamed into Gandhinagar to congregate within the sprawling Swaminarayan Akshardham campus to celebrate the silver jubilee of the establishment of the temple by late Pramukh Swami.

Published on 3 November 2017 | 2:01 am

I have support of Patidar trusts: Hardik Patel

A day after six Patidar religious and social institutions accused Hardik Patel of running the Patel quota agitation as his ‘personal agitation’, the quota warrior refuted the allegations and claimed that he has support of key social and religious trusts of Patidars.

Published on 3 November 2017 | 1:36 am

When Akshardham temple showed the way to peace

Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar has been the main tourist destination for people visiting Ahmedabad. It is built in ancient style with carved stones on a sprawling campus and continues to attack visitors. The fact that it was attacked by two fidayeen continues to hold fascination for many people.

Published on 3 November 2017 | 1:34 am

Emotional Modi wows Swaminarayan bhakts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an emotional connect with thousands of devotees of BAPS Swaminarayan Sansthan as he recalled his close association with Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the late head of one of the biggest Swaminarayan sects of Hindu religion, who he revered as a father figure.

Published on 3 November 2017 | 1:33 am

Man held for forging medical papers of inmatesof 97 prisoners

Crime branch sleuths arrested Mahesh Rathod, 40, resident of rented premises in Gomtipur, for forging treatment prescriptions and signatures of doctors to enable imprisoned under-trials and convicts to get bail. Rathod used to forge the prescriptions of government hospitals such as VS, UN Mehta and Civil Hospital.

Published on 2 November 2017 | 10:36 pm

70kg silver seized from Ratanpur border

Police on Thursday seized 70kg silver worth around Rs28.31 lakh from Ratanpur check point at Gujarat-Rajasthan border.

Published on 2 November 2017 | 10:33 pm

Dhanteras gold sales to touch 170 kg: Jewellers

After average gold sales on Pushya Nakshatra last week, jewellers across Gujarat have pinned hopes on Dhanteras for a boost in sales. Bullion traders and gold jewellers said that while sales will be less than last year, it will be better than Pushya Nakshatra.

Published on 17 October 2017 | 12:30 am

Kalupur murder: Three arrested

A team of Kalupur police arrested three of the four accused of murdering a jeweller on October 13. The murder had taken place over dues of just Rs10,000.

Published on 17 October 2017 | 12:28 am

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