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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 17.02 lakh crore or US $251 billion in gross domestic product and a per capita GDP of 2,83,000 Rs or $4,100. Gujarat ranks fifteenth among Indian states in human development index.

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Fireworks, debates, seva and cake cutting: Gujarat celebrates PM Narendra Modi's 69th birthday

STATESMAN MODI: Some MLAs chose to celebrate with common people; schools held elocution on Abrogation of Article 370
DNA - Published

Banks get priority over govt in recovery of dues: Gujarat High Court

The ruling came from the single-judge bench of Justice JB Pardiwala who was adjudicating a dispute between Bank of Baroda and Gujarat government over who would have priority to recover its dues from..
DNA - Published

On birthday, PM Narendra Modi all praise for Sardar Sarovar dam

Celebrates the relief brought by the project to Gujarat, MP & Rajasthan
DNA - Published

Gujarat govt filled Sardar Sarovar dam to full before schedule for PM Modi’s birthday, says MP ministers


IndiaTimes - Published

'Trying to double every farmer's income by 2022, several steps taken in 100 days': PM Modi

The Prime Minister, who was in Gujarat on his 69th birthday, said that the scope of tap water has also increased by nearly three times in the last two decades in the state.
DNA - Published

Art 370 abrogated to solve decades-long problem: On birthday, PM says 'country realising Sardar's dream of ek Bharat'

"The country is realising Sardar's dream of Ek Bharat, Shreshta Bharat (One India, Great India). Today, the country is trying to complete the tasks which were left incomplete during Independence and..
DNA - Published

Narmada dam fully filled 'before schedule' for PM's b'day: MP minister

He said this disturbed the relief and rehabilitation works underway in the Madhya Pradesh areas submerged under the dam water. Modi, who turned 69 on Tuesday arrived at Kevadiya in Gujarat in the..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Narendra Modi performs Narmada 'aarti' at Sardar Sarovar dam

Accompanied by Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani, Modi offered prayers as part of the state government's Namami Devi Narmade Mahotsav celebrations being held to mark the dam receiving water to its..
IndiaTimes - Published

Birthday boy Narendra Modi visits Statue of Unity in home state

Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 69 on Tuesday and began the day with a visit to the Statue of Unity and the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the river Narmada in his home state of Gujarat. The Statue of..
IndiaTimes - Published

700-foot-long cake weighing 7,000 kg: Surat baker all set to celebrate PM Modi's 69th birthday

To mark PM's 69th birthday, Breadline Bakery in Gujarat's Surat is gearing up to make a record by preparing a 700-foot-long cake weighing 7,000 Kg.
DNA - Published

PM Narendra Modi to address rally in Gujarat, perform puja at Narmada dam

Modi, who turns 69 today, will also visit his mother Hiraba at her residence in Gandhinagar around 6 am to seek her blessings on his birthday
DNA - Published

Day one: Ahmedabad Traffic Police ring the warning bell

As Gujarat began implementing new fine under the Motor Vehicles Act, cops gave violators a second chance
DNA - Published

43,600 helmetless riders killed in 2018, UP tops list with 6,000

Close to 43,600 two-wheeler riders without helmets died in road accidents in 2018. This was 21% higher than the previous year. Gujarat and Jharkhand have announced exemption to pillion riders from..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi in Gujarat: Here's the schedule for his 69th birthday

For the premier of the world's largest democracy, the day remains chock-full of events.
DNA - Published

Gujarat: Luxury bus carrying 23 passengers catches fire in Valsad, no casualties

Around 15 to 20 passengers were trapped in the burning bus, however, the toll plaza workers and the local police reached the spot in time to save the people.
DNA - Published

Pakistan should be ready to lose PoK, says Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani

The Chief Minister also reminded Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan about the 1971 war in which Bangladesh was liberated.
DNA - Published

Gujarat: Four big cats saved from well in Amreli

The rescue operations of the three lions and a lioness began in the early hours of Sunday
DNA - Published

Gujarat: Sardar Sarovar Dam over Narmada set to hit full reservoir level

Meanwhile, the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) has approached the Supreme Court against the state's decision to fill the dam to maximum capacity.
DNA - Published

Narmada Mahotsav: PM Modi arrives in Gujarat on Sep 16, to visit Sardar Sarovar Dam on 69th birthday

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had earlier invited the Prime Minister to attend the 'Namami Devi Narmade Mahotsav' in Gujarat on his birthday on September 17
DNA - Published

PM Modi to witness Sardar Sarovar dam's water level feat on September 17

The Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat is expected to reach its full storage capacity soon, a milestone that will be witnessed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17, which also happens to be his..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pride of lions wander on the streets of Junagadh

As per the last census in 2015, Gujarat is home to 523 lions spread over 22,000 sq km area spanning eight districts.
DNA - Published

Gujarat: Cops rescue 94 bonded labourers from Kathwada

They weren't paid for couple of months and often beaten up by accused
DNA - Published

Gujarat govt plans Namami Narmade for PM Narendra Modi's birthday

On his 69th birthday, PM Modi will visit Gujarat wherein he will offer prayers to Narmada as part of a festival called Namami Narmade.
DNA - Published

Passport Seva Kendra needed in every district: S Jaishankar

There should be at least one Passport Seva Kendra in every district, external affairs minister S Jaishankar said on Saturday. He was speaking after inaugurating a Passport Seva Kendra at Rajpipla in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Centre running 'Gujarat model' to harass opposition leaders: Digvijaya Singh


IndiaTimes - Published

Gujarat: PGVCL to fine errant staff without helmet, seat belts

SAFETY FIRST: The company to charge Rs 50 for 1st offence, Rs 100 for second and Rs 300 for third
DNA - Published

Rain intensity likely to decrease from today; Ahmedabad may get showers

The Sardar Sarovar Dam, which is considered the lifeline of Gujarat has been filled up to 97% of its capacity
DNA - Published

Washed away: Gujarat gets 118% of season's rains

Till Thursday morning, the state recorded 963 mm, which is 18% more than the seasonal average of 816 mm
DNA - Published

Gujarat model in Uttarakhand: Traffic penalties slashed

Karnataka to follow suit, Delhi hints at implementing Act
DNA - Published

Start-ups are future of India, need to promote them, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Talking to DNA, Jaimin Shah, member of Trustee Board of NASSCOM Foundation said that the CoE in Gujarat will create an opportunity for the state to leapfrog in futuristic technologies like IoT and AI.
DNA - Published

After Gujarat, Uttarakhand reduces traffic fines, more may follow

Most of the states are considering notifying lesser fines for traffic offences than the stiff penalties in the amended Motor Vehicles Act, barely a day after the Gujarat announced reductions between 25..
IndiaTimes - Published

New Traffic Fines: From Bengal to Maharashtra, states where Motor Vehicles Act has hit a hurdle

Various BJP and non-BJP states have not backed the Centre's move including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Puducherry, Madhya Pradesh..
DNA - Published

Met warns of heavy rains for south Gujarat

Gandhinagar, Kheda, Ahmedabad, Anand, Vadodara, Dahod and Mahisagar are also expected to see heavy rains in the coming two days.
DNA - Published

Gujarat: New traffic fines to kick in from Monday

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that the new rules would be implemented in the state from Monday.
DNA - Published

Gujarat slashes Centre’s new traffic fines by up to 90%

Barely 10 days after the amended Motor Vehicles Act (MVA) came into force, the Gujarat government on Tuesday notified the fines for some of the traffic offences, reducing the penalties by 25% to 90%..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ahmedabad records highest number of attempted suicides

Preventive Mode: 108 data reveals 4 major cities of Gujarat account for most suicide bid cases
DNA - Published

Gujarat: Devotees pledge not to immerse idols in rivers

In order to cater to the rush, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporations has created 61 artificial ponds for immersion.
DNA - Published

Gujarat government aims to penetrate two lakh households with solar rooftop policy

Energy minister Saurabh Patel said with the solar rooftop policy of the state government, the common man can now become both a consumer as well as producer of clean energy.
DNA - Published

Gujarat: New fines likely to be announced today, no leniency for the helmetless

In 2018, Amdavadis paid Rs 6.64 cr as fine for not wearing helmets. The department collected R 3.21 cr for the offence till April this year.
DNA - Published

PM Narendra Modi crosses 50 million followers on Twitter

He started using the platform in 2009 when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat and his popularity grew overwhelmingly as he assumed the office of Prime Minister in 2014.
DNA - Published

Gujarat: Rising water level helps in Guppy fish breeding in Ahmedabad

It should be noted that the fish (Poecilia reticulata) is being used to fight mosquito breeding as they eat the larvaes thus preventing the spread of vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria.
DNA - Published

Gujarat: Rains will continue to hit the state for the next 5-6 days

While the cloud cover with occasional sunshine is going to keep the mercury under check, it is likely to increase the relative humidity due to the abundance of atmospheric moisture, resulting in sultry..
DNA - Published

Gujarat: Drunk dad abused 5-year-old daughter, alleges her mother in Madhupura

As per the complaint, the woman alleged her husband is an alcoholic and he usually came drunk.
DNA - Published

Gujarat: Over 50% eye donations not fit for transplant

Around 10 per cent of them are not good enough even to be used for research and education purposes
DNA - Published

30-foot-tall dinosaur replica built near Statue of Unity collapses in a heap

The under-construction replica of a dinosaur was built at the cost of Rs 2 crore as part of a tourist attraction plan of the Gujarat government
DNA - Published

Gujarat: Recent rains may revive agriculture

Farmers say water sufficient for winter crops as well
DNA - Published

Gujarat bank defamation case: Rahul Gandhi seeks documents

The bank and its chairman Ajay Patel had filed a defamation case after Gandhi, in one of his tweets, had allegedly insinuated a windfall for the bank in the wake of the Centre's demonetisation move in..
IndiaTimes - Published

In an unlikely friendship, face of 2002 riots fear inaugurates 'Ekta' shop of 'aggressor'

In 2002, their faces had defined the emotional extremities of the Gujarat riots. Ashok Parmar had a rod in his hand and rage on his face. Qutubuddin Ansari, his bloodshot eyes welling up, had his hands..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bank merger to shut 300 branches in Gujarat: Janak Raval

Raval anticipated that with the merger of 10 banks, as announced by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently, will result in close to 300 jobs in Gujarat alone and over 3,000 jobs across the..
DNA - Published

Gujarat: Gurus who went beyond gyaan!

Five AMC school teachers were awarded for their contribution; here is a look at what they did
DNA - Published

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