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Gujarat: State in India
Gujarat is a state on the western coast of India with a coastline of 1,600 km (990 mi) – most of which lies on the Kathiawar peninsula – and a population in excess of 60 million. It is the fifth largest Indian state by area and the ninth largest state by population. Gujarat is bordered by Rajasthan to the northeast, Daman and Diu to the south, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Maharashtra to the southeast, Madhya Pradesh to the east, and the Arabian Sea and the Pakistani province of Sindh to the west. Its capital city is Gandhinagar, while its largest city is Ahmedabad. The Gujarati-speaking people of India are indigenous to the state. The economy of Gujarat is the fifth-largest state economy in India with 13.14 lakh crore (US$190 billion) in GDP and a per capita GDP of 174,000 (US$2,500). Gujarat ranks fifteenth among Indian states in human development index.

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With 15k visitors a day, Statue of Unity overtakes Statue of Liberty

In just over a year of its unveiling, the Statue of Unity has surpassed the footfall at the 133-year-old Statue of Liberty in the US, with an average of over 15,000 tourists visiting the monument in..
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States cannot reduce fines for traffic offences below notified minimum amount in amended MV Act: Attoney general

The road transport and highways ministry in September had sought legal opinion through the law ministry soon after some of the state governments including Gujarat had reduced the fines for compoundable..
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60% of two-wheeler riders killed in Gujarat in 2018 didn't wear helmet

According to the latest road accident data compiled by the transport ministry, the Gujarat government had submitted that a total of 2,546 two-wheeler riders were killed in road crashes during last year..
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Thana in A&N Islands the best, Delhi’s in top 10: Survey

A soon-to-be-released survey ranked Aberdeen police station in Andaman and Nicobar Islands as the country’s best, followed by Balasinor in Gujarat’s Mahisagar and Ajk Burhanpur in MP. A majority of..
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Gujarat decision to make helmets "temporarily" optional for two-wheeler riders violates amended Motor Vehicle Act

Central government officials said the new norm was introduced considering that some of the state governments in the past had tweaked the law to give exemptions to certain categories of two-wheeler..
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Wearing helmet is now optional in Gujarat cities, govt cites 'angry citizens' as reason

The decision was taken in a cabinet meeting and was made public by Transport Minister R C Faldu.
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In troubled waters: Vessel that ferried PM in 2017 up for sale

The famed vessel, 'Island Jade', which ferried PM Modi in 2017 during inauguration of the roll on-roll off ferry service between Ghogha and Dahej in Gujarat has been put up for sale by its loss-making..
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New Gujarat anti-terror law to come into force from December 1

A controversial Gujarat anti-terror law, which recognises intercepted telephonic conversations as a legitimate evidence among other provisions, will come into force from December 1, a state minister..
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Govt plans to merge two UTs- Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Two Union Territories- Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli- will be merged into one and a bill in this effect will be tabled in Parliament next week, Union minister Arjun Meghwal said in the Lok..
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Nithyananda has fled country: Gujarat police

An FIR was registered on Wednesday against the controversial guru on the charges of kidnapping and wrongful confinement of children to make them collect donations from followers to run his ashram here,..
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Booked in kidnapping case by Gujarat police, Swami Nithyananda flees country; ashram raided

An FIR against the controversial guru was filed on Wednesday on the charges of kidnapping and wrongful confinement of children to make them collect donations from followers to run his Ahmedabad ashram.
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Haren Pandya murder case: SC rejects review pleas of 9 convicts

The Supreme Court has dismissed the pleas filed by nine convicts, who were awarded life term for murdering former Gujarat home minister Haren Pandya in 2003, seeking review of its verdict holding them..
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2017 North Korean nuke test equal to '17 Hiroshimas': Isro study

Researchers led by K. M. Sreejith of the Space Applications Centre, Isro in Ahmedabad, Gujarat noted that North Korea withdrew from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in 2003. It..
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RS poll: Jaishankar urges Gujarat HC to quash Congress leader's plea

External affairs minister S Jaishankar filed an affidavit in the Gujarat high court on Monday, defending his election to the Rajya Sabha from the state, claiming that the Election Commission broke no..
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Like Somnath, Ram temple will be built by donations from devotees: Vishva Hindu Parishad

A senior Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader on Saturday said the Supreme Court-mandated board of trustees will be set up on the lines of Gujarat's Somnath Trust and Ram temple in Ayodhya will be..
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Cyclone 'Bulbul' likely to intensify into 'Severe' Cyclonic Storm, IMD issues warning

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into east-central Bay of Bengal and east-central & adjoining northeast Arabian Sea and along & off Gujarat & north Maharashtra coasts.
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Mamata Banerjee should apologise for her lies, says Vijay Rupani

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupon Thursday slammed West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for questioning the decision to include Gujarati as an optional language in the Joint Entrance Examination..
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NTA responds to Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's criticism over Gujarati in JEE (Mains)

After West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee criticism of including Gujarati as a medium for JEE (Mains), National Testing Agency clarified that it included Gujarati because other than the state of Gujarat,..
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Gujarat: Man finds 4.5-foot-long crocodile chilling in bathroom of house

The video of operation has gone viral on social media.
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Cyclone MAHA: Extremely severe storm weakens, to hit Gujarat coast on Nov 7, heavy rainfall at several places predicted

The extremely severe storm was over the Arabian Sea about 640 km west-southwest of Porbandar on Tuesday afternoon (Nov 5) is likely to weaken and cross Gujarat coast around November 7 morning.
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Gujarat millionaire’s runaway son ends up doing plates in Shimla


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After 16 years, Gujarat terror law gets president nod in new avatar


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Heavy to heavy rains likely as 'Maha' hits Gujarat coast on November 7


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Controversial Gujarat anti-terror law gets President's nod


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PM Modi reviews Delhi's air pollution, Gujarat cyclone situations


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CBI conducting searches across the country in bank fraud cases

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered around 35 cases related to bank frauds. The searches are being conducted in Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka,..
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Petitioners can give unverified audio clips to courts: Gujarat HC

An order passed by the Gujarat high court is likely to open the floodgates for litigants in family courts to submit audio clips showing faults of their opposing parties.
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Cyclonic storm Maha to make landfall in Gujarat on Nov 6: IMD

Severe cyclonic storm Maha is likely to make landfall along Gujarat coast between Dwarka and Diu on the night of November 6 and bring heavy to very heavy rains till the next day, the India..
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Ravi Shankar Prasad asks BSNL/MTNL to start dialogue with staff on VRS

The Union Cabinet had last month approved a revival package for BSNL and MTNL which includes a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for their staff. The aim is to reduce the employee cost of the two..
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Cancer cases rise by over 300% in 1 year

Cases of common cancer, including oral, cervical and breast cancer, diagnosed at state-run NCD clinics increased by nearly 324% between 2017 and 2018, according to National Health Profile, 2019 data...
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'Mahe' likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm over east-central Arabian sea: IMD

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the severe Cyclonic storm Mahe which was over east-central Arabian Sea has moved further west-north westwards with a speed of 19 kilometers per..
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Cyclone Maha likely to bring heavy rain to south Gujarat from November 6

Severe cyclonic storm 'Maha' is likely to bring heavy rainfall over southern parts of Gujarat from November 6, the India Meteorological Department said on Friday. Maha has now become a severe cyclonic..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Narendra Modi presented with memento of Police Memorial by wife of Pulwama martyr

PM Narendra Modi was presented with a memento of National Police Memorial on behalf of police fraternity on the occasion of National Unity Day in Gujarat's Kevadia. The memento was presented to PM Modi..
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PM Modi meets his mother in Gujarat


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PM Modi in Gujarat on Thursday, to pay tributes to Sardar Patel on birth anniversary

PM Modi will also participate in the 'Ekta Diwas Parade', visit a technology demonstration site and interact with civil service probationers at Kevadiya, a statement from the Prime Minister's Office..
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Priyanka Gandhi attacks BJP government over farmer dues, says it is losing its mind

"The contract to 'beautify' Delhi's most beautiful and historic area from the Parliament to India Gate has been given to a Gujarati company and government's estimated expenditure is Rs 12, 450 crores...
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Cyclone Kyaar: Rains likely in parts of south Gujarat, Saurashtra

Parts of south Gujarat and Saurashtra are likely to receive light to moderate rains and thundershower over the next four days with cyclonic storm "Kyaar" hovering over the Arabian Sea, IMD said on..
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Health of poor improved up to 70 per cent due to Ujjwala, Swachha Bharat: Amit Shah

Shah also said that such schemes are the finest example of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision about poor people as he has also experienced poverty in childhood. "During the dedication cum foundation..
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If MPs focus on constituencies, country will improve: Amit Shah

Amit Shah, on a two-day visit of his home state Gujarat, attacked the Congress over the issue of poverty eradication and said the country's oldest party paid only lip service and hardly did anything to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Key takeaways from UP byelections

The results were not very encouraging for BJP and allies in Gujarat where they conceded three out of six seats and Bihar where Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) could retain only one out of four seats. The silver..
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Bypolls: NDA wins 26 out of 51, Congress bags 12

BJP and its allies won 26 of the 51 assembly byelections in 18 states. The BJP won eight of the 11 contests in Uttar Pradesh but suffered setbacks in Gujarat and Bihar. Congress bagged 12 seats. The..
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Gujarat shock for BJP: Turncoat Congress leaders Alpesh Thakore and Dhavalsinh Zala lose out seats

The bypolls in Gujarat were held for six Assembly seats
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Tiwari's killers went to Bareilly after Lucknow murder

The accused -- Moinuddin and Ashfaq -- who were arrested in Gujarat on Tuesday night, had visited the shrine on October 18 and informed Ali that they had killed Kamlesh Tiwari in Lucknow earlier in the..
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Indian on FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted list? Here's why US launched largest manhunt for Gujarat's Bhadresh Patel

How did it all unfold? We have uncovered the story, tracing police records and news reports.
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Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Anup Kumar Singh appointed NSG chief

Singh, a 1985-batch IPS officer, is currently serving as Commissioner of Ahmedabad Police.
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Now, common entrance test for 15 central universities

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct a common admission test for 15 of the central universities of the country from the 2020-21 academic session. These will include universities of Assam,..
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Gujarat: Fire breaks out at plastic factory in Kutch, damages goods worth crores

No loss of life has been reported in the incident as of yet.
DNA - Published

PM expresses happiness over Deve Gowda's visit to Statue of Unity; Gowda praises Modi for constructing tallest statue

Former prime minister and Janata Dal (Secular) chief H D Deve Gowda has praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the making of the world's tallest statue of Sardar Vallabhai Patel in Gujarat.
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President Kovind meets Prime Minister Modi's mother during visit to Gujarat

Kovind was on a five-day visit to Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat.
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President Ram Nath Kovind meets PM's mother in Gujarat


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