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Gujarat: 223 talukas receive rainfall, more in store 18.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Thirty-three districts across Gujarat witnessed rainfall on Friday. Heavy rains might continue to lash the state for the next few days, the weatherman said. Friday's rainfall could be the most widespread in the current season, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Figures released by Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority (GSDMA) show that 223 out of 251 talukas received rainfall today. The rainfall comes at a crucial time as dry weather for a few more days would have severely affected the standing crops. Several places including Ahmedabad, Kheda, Panchmahal, Gandhinagar received early morning heavy showers, officials said. Kapadvanj taluka of Kheda received 150 mm (six inches) rainfall between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm; Godhra in Panchmahal received 122 mm (five inches) GSDMA said. Sanand taluka in Ahmedabad, Kalol in Gandhinagar, Matar in Kheda, and Ahmedabad city received more than four-inch rainfall. Eighteen other talukas in different districts received between 3-4 inch rainfall, while 22 ...
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After a dry spell, Central and North Gujarat gets pounded by rains 17.8.2018 DNA: Top News
Rains lashed several parts of central and north Gujarat on Friday after a dry spell this monsoon that had led to the state government terming the situation as "worrisome" in a review meeting held early this month. Officials said that, since early morning, it had been raining in central Gujarat districts like Panchmahals, Kheda, Anand and Ahmedabad and northern ones like Mehsana, Aravalli and Sabarkantha. According to figures released by the state government, Kapadvanj in Kheda district received 145 mm of rains, Godhra town of Panchmahals received 120 mm, Sanand in Ahmedabad district received 110 mm and Matar in Kheda received 104 mm rainfall. In the northern part of the state, Kalol in Gandhinagar district received 100 mm rainfall, Malpur in Aravalli got 88 mm, Kadi in Mehsana district got 79 mm and Posina in Sabarkantha received 70 mm rainfall. They said that Ahmedabad city, which had so far received 150 mm of rains during the current monsoon, received 102 mm in just four hours of rain in the ...
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Heavy rains in central Gujarat, floods in low-lying area 17.8.2018 Zee News : India National
Heavy rains lashed central Gujarat on Friday affecting districts like Panchmahals, Kheda, Anand and Ahmedabad. 
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A Phenomenal Statesman & Poet: LK Advani's tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee 17.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A Statesman With A Poetic Soul (A Tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee) Haar nehi maanoonga/ Raar nehi thamoonga Kal ke kapaal par likhata-mitaata/ geet naya gaata hoon (I shall never accept defeat; Ever shall get ready for a new battle; I am he who erases old things and writes new things on the forehead of Time; I sing a new song) — Atal Bihari Vajpayee If I have to single out one person who has been an integral part of my political life almost from its inception till now, one who has remained my close ally in the party for well over fifty years, I have always unhesitatingly accepted it would be Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Many political observers have noted that it is only rare but, indeed, unparalleled in independent India's political history for two political personalities to have worked together in the same organisation for so long and with such a strong spirit of partnership. In the Prologue to this book, I have referred to a photograph of Atalji, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat and myself, ...
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Kodnani was present in Naroda Gam for around 10 minutes: SIT 3.8.2018 Rediff: News
Citing the testimonies of eye witnesses, Vyas said that people of that area saw Kodnani at Naroda Gam during the morning.
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Thipsay presided over many high profile cases 13.6.2018 Hindu: Cities
Retired Justice Abhay Mahadeo Thipsay’s transfer to the Allahabad High Court in May 2016 came soon after he granted bail to actor Salman Khan in the
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WHERE IS MANIPUR…??? “I’M FROM MANIPUR…!!!” 2.6.2018 Kangla Online
WHERE IS MANIPUR…??? “I’M FROM MANIPUR…!!!”
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Cong MLA's sons booked for firing in air at musical event 13.5.2018 General News
A video clip, purportedly showing two sons of a Gujarat Congress MLA firing in the air at a musical event, has prompted the police to register offences against them, an official said here today. No arrest had so far been made in this connection, but three persons were detained for questioning, he added. Mahendrabhai Sodha and Ranjitbhai Sodha, the sons of Anand MLA Kantibhai Sodha Parmar, were booked after they were purportedly seen in the video firing several rounds in the air from their guns, along with other unidentified persons, Anand Town police station inspector N K Chauhan said. The incident came to light after the video started circulating on the social media, he added. It appeared to be celebratory firing as the accused were also seen welcoming singer Rajba Gadhvi at a musical event on the Anand-Sojitra road, near the city, Chauhan said. "We have registered an FIR against the Sodha brothers and six others, along with some unidentified persons, based on the video, wherein they
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Guj HC upholds conviction of 19 persons in 2002 Ode riot case, acquits three accused 11.5.2018 General News
The Gujarat High Court today upheld the conviction of 19 persons, 14 of whom were sentenced to life term, in the 2002 Ode riot case in which 23 Muslims were killed during the post-Godhra communal violence in Gujarat in 2002. "Communal frenzy turns perfectly normal human beings momentarily into murderous monsters leaving nothing but trail of death and destruction for the victims and their own family alike," a division bench of justices Akil Kureshi and B N Karia , which also upheld the seven-year prison term to five of the convicts, observed. It acquitted three accused convicted by the trial court on April 12, 2012. It also upheld the acquittal of 23 others. One of the convicts, sentenced to life imprisonment by the trial court, died during the hearing of appeals. Twenty-three Muslims, including nine women and as many children, were burnt alive during a post-Godhra communal riot at Ode town in Anand district of Gujarat on March 1, 2002. Dilip Patel, Lalji Patel and Natubhai Patel, ...
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2002 post-Godhra riots: Gujarat High Court upholds conviction of 19 in Ode massacre case 11.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
23 people were killed by rioters in 2002
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Gujarat HC upholds life imprisonment for 14 11.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Gujarat High Court on Friday upheld the life imprisonment awarded by a SIT court to 14 people for the massacre of 23 persons in a village during the 2002 riots.
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Google celebrates Dadasaheb Phalke, India's pioneering film-maker, with a doodle 30.4.2018 Hindu: Health
Phalke was deeply influenced by the work of Raja Ravi Varma, with whom he collaborated in bringing out prints of the latter's paintings.
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Gujarat, where survivors of Naroda Patiya massacre plan for their next battle 28.4.2018 Hindu: Home
On April 29, survivors of the massacre at Naroda Patiya, where 97 people were killed in the 2002 riots of Gujarat, will gather to discuss their future
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Good news from Godhra: Baby delivered in a bus 26.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Godhra which gained significant negative publicity after the Sabarmati train burning in 2002, is in news again, but this time for all the right reasons. A baby girl was born in a state transport bus on Tuesday afternoon after an expecting mother, in Dhuri Damor, went into labour. The daughter was born to a couple travelling from Rajpipla to Fatehpura in a Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation bus on Tuesday after the expecting mother went into labour near a village called Vejaplur. The driver of the bus took a quick decision and drove the couple to a nearby hospital where the surgeon rushed in with his team and delivered a healthy baby inside the bus. "I was scared to see 15 people rushing into my office," said Chief District Medical Officer Dr MG Pisagar. "Many a time, Godhra conflicts are reported and my heart starting beating fast when I saw the crowd. They were in a great hurry, urging me to come out. After a proper dialogue, I got to know that an expecting mother went into labour in the bus and ...
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Gujarat: Woman gives birth in bus, baby doing well 25.4.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
A woman gave birth to a baby girl in a bus travelling from Rajpipla to Dahod in Gujarat. The woman had her delivery in Godhra, where luckily she was attended by a doctor, who ensured that there is no complications in the process.   Zee Media Bureau has quoted Dr Mahesh Sagar, who is a surgeon that he was working in the OPD when someone alerted him that a lady is about to deliver a baby, and won't be able to make it to hospital. He rushed to the bus with a nurse from the hospital, and the lady delivered a healthy baby weighing 2.5 kg.  26-year-old Dhoolben Damori was travelling from Padra to Dahod. She was travelling with her husband, who is a daily wage earner. Five-km away from Godhra, she started experiencing labour pain. The driver and the conductor promptly tried to take the bus to Godhra Civil Hospital, but the lady's condition had become extremely critical and hence the doctor had to be called in urgently.  Currently the mother and the baby girl are both doing well and are recuperating in the ...
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Naroda Patiya verdict a 'victory of truth', says Maya Kodnani 22.4.2018 General News
Terming her acquittal in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case a victory of truth, former Gujarat Minister Maya Kodnani said on Sunday she always had a belief that her innocence would be proven."It is the victory of truth. I am glad that justice was served. Bhagwan ke ghar mein der hai andher nahi (There is a delay in God's home, but not despair)," Kodnani told ANI.Kodnani, a gynecologist by profession, had been accused of inciting a Hindu mob, which resulted in the killing of 97 people in Ahmedabad's Naroda Patiya area during the Godhra riots.In 2012, a local court found her guilty of the crime and she was sentenced 28 years in jail."When I was convicted I thought that this was God's examination, but I always had faith in God that I would come out of this, because I knew I was innocent," said Kodnani, who thrice has been elected from Naroda legislative constituency in 1998, 2002 and 2007."I don't know who framed me and with what motive but till this day, I pray to God to give wisdom to ...
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Naroda Patiya riot case: Truth always prevails, says acquitted Maya Kodnani 21.4.2018 DNA: Opinion
 Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, who was acquitted in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case, today said that she has not yet thought about joining active politics, but will continue to remain a BJP worker. "Truth always wins," she said on her acquittal yesterday, which came nearly a decade after she was made an accused in the case in which 97 people were killed by a mob. "I am a BJP worker, I was a BJP worker and will continue to remain a BJP worker. I have not thought about it (joining active politics), as the court judgement came only yesterday. I am a party worker and will continue to remain so," Kodnani told a local TV news channel. The former three-time MLA said she got the support of her entire family, which gave her "strength to pass through the difficult times". "Time was put me to the test. This is how I see it. And I have managed to sail through difficult, testing times," she said. On leaders of the ruling BJP welcoming her acquittal, she said, "I am a BJP worker and, therefore, it is ...
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Truth always prevails: Kodnani on Naroda Patiya case acquittal 21.4.2018 Rediff: News
She said she has not yet thought about joining active politics, but will continue to remain a Bharatiya Janata Party worker.
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Truth always prevails: Kodnani on Naroda Patiya case acquittal 21.4.2018 General News
Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, who was acquitted in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case, today said that she has not yet thought about joining active politics, but will continue to remain a BJP worker. "Truth always wins," she said on her acquittal yesterday, which came nearly a decade after she was made an accused in the case in which 97 people were killed by a mob. "I am a BJP worker, I was a BJP worker and will continue to remain a BJP worker. I have not thought about it (joining active politics), as the court judgement came only yesterday. I am a party worker and will continue to remain so," Kodnani told a local TV news channel. The former three-time MLA said she got the support of her entire family, which gave her "strength to pass through the difficult times". "Time was put me to the test. This is how I see it. And I have managed to sail through difficult, testing times," she said. On leaders of the ruling BJP welcoming her acquittal, she said, "I am a BJP worker and, ..
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Naroda Patiya case: Kodnani walks free, 2 other CBI witnesses take a u-turn 21.4.2018 Top Stories
The Naroda Patiya riot was one of the worst incidents after the Godhra train burning incident of February 27, 2002, in which 59 kar sevaks were killed
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