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Godhra assault: Victims ask HC to initiate suo motu action against guilty

Wednesday 6 January '10

A group of Muslim women from Godhra have written to the Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court with a request to initiate suo motu action over the alleged physical and sexual assault on them by the Godhr...
2002 riots: SIT seeks another extension

Monday 4 January '10

The Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) has asked for another extension to complete its probe into the alleged role of Chief Minister Narendra Modi and 62 others in the 2002 Gujar...
New intelligence cadre in state

Sunday 27 December '09

The state government has begun appointing Intelligence and Assistant Intelligence Officers for the state Intelligence Bureau (IB) through direct recruitment.
Mystery death of lion solved: eyewitness tracked

Tuesday 15 December '09

The death of an adult Asiatic lion, whose body was found under a bridge near Bhelchhar village in the Sasan range of Gir forest earlier last week, is no longer a mystery.
Going green: Govt to number trees, deploy guards

Monday 14 December '09

In A bid to preserve trees and ward off unscrupulous groups from chopping them down, the Gujarat government has decided to number them in all major cities of the state.
Going green: Govt to number trees, deploy guards

Saturday 12 December '09

In a bid to preserve trees and ward off unscrupulous groups from chopping them down, the Gujarat government has decided to number them in all major cities of the state.
Gujarat special forces to be fitted with enhanced armour

Saturday 5 December '09

In A bid to ensure that no policeman in Gujarat ever meets the fate that the top Mumbai cops Hemant Karkare, Vijay Salaskar and Ashok Karkare did while battling terrorists last year...
Government embarks on drive to improve roads leading to ports

Friday 4 December '09

As part of its efforts to hard-sell Gujarat as the maritime gateway of India, the state government has initiated steps to improve the road connectivity to the ports.
Dam to check salinity ingress in Kutch hinders BSF mobility

Sunday 29 November '09

A check dam built by the state government to prevent salinity ingress in the Narayan Sarovar in Kutch has left the Border Security Force’s water wing in ‘dry’ straits.
For outsiders, services at Gujarat FSL costlier by Rs 20,000

Tuesday 24 November '09

The Forensic Science Laboratory in Gandhinagar, the only such laboratory in the country that conducts psychological tests on crime accused and suspects from other states as well, has recently tripled ...
In Naroda Patiya case, three deaths go unheard

Sunday 22 November '09

While a special designated court hears arguments in the Naroda Patiya massacre during the 2002 Gujarat riots in which 96 people were killed, there are three deaths that have got no hearing.
Crime Branch’s plan to prevent gangster from leaving country comes a cropper

Friday 20 November '09

The Detection of Crime Branch’s plans to prevent former gangster Abdul Wahab Baloch from leaving the country came a cropper when the latter did not even turn up at the Ahmedabad airport on Thursday.
Directory of officials to deal with crises in coastal belt

Tuesday 17 November '09

The Gujarat government has recently chalked out a detailed contingency plan for any kind of crises situation that may arise along its vast 1,600-km long coastline.
Gujarat first state to introduce RFIDs for cops

Saturday 14 November '09

Gujarat has become the first state in the country to have Radio Frequency Identification cards for its police personnel.
Kutch divided into two police districts

Saturday 7 November '09

AMID heightened security concerns, the state government recently carved up the sensitive Kutch district in western Gujarat into two separate police districts.
A year on, Ahmedabad police yet to hike food allowance for detainees

Thursday 5 November '09

A year ago, the state government had increased the food allowance for the accused lodged in police lock-ups to Rs 40 per day.
State to raise SRP battalion exclusively for industrial security

Wednesday 4 November '09

AMID increased perception of terror strikes on vital industrial installations in Gujarat, the state government has decided to raise another battalion of State Reserve Police exclusively to provide in...
Now, GPS to aid policing in Gujarat

Tuesday 3 November '09

The Gujarat Police will now use Global Positioning System to improve policing and reduce call-response time in the state.
Gujarat may soon have one more Joint Interrogation Centre

Monday 2 November '09

The Gujarat government has given the go-ahead to the Police Department’s six-year-old proposal for yet another Joint Interrogation Centre in the state.


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Pratap Bhanu MehtaYou, the UPA, destroyed roads, airlines, power, education, industry, employment… you rocked the financial boat, you came for freedom, you legitimised being corrupt. But we did not speak out. Remember, we do have the vote. Pratap Bhanu Mehta While we were silent, July 11 Comments
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Pawan KheraReally, Mr Mehta? Much that I enjoy your sophomoric enthusiasm, your assertions are hurried and inaccurate. The UPA didn't aim to silence people. The UPA heard what the people spoke. Pawan Khera Imagining a silence, missing the point, July 19 Comments
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Shekhar GuptaNever in India's history has the economic discourse been so one-sided. Povertarianism, has become a part of our holy national consensus. Shekhar Gupta National Interest: The deformists, July 20 Comments
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Shashi TharoorI respect Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, but find their diatribes sweepingly denunciatory. They have failed to notice today's India boasts a thriving, entrepreneurial and globalised economy. Shashi Tharoor Note to UPA-bashers, July 23 Comments
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Shashi TharoorPawan Khera and Shashi Tharoor's defence of the UPA, as rejoinders to articles by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, displays how political sycophancy can distort perception. They are written to ensure their status in the party. Madhu Trehan A people in despair, a government in wonderland Comments
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