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10 arrested in Gujarat for playing PUBG despite the ban

The ban was necessary as these games were leading to violent behaviour among children and youth, Ahmedabad Police Commissioner notified.
Congress senior leaders

Congress begins campaign for Lok Sabha polls from PM Modi’s home state Gujarat

The party is also holding a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting at the Vallabhbhai Patel's national memorial in Ahmedabad.
Vijay Rupani speaks during an interview on Gujarat elections in 2017

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani to expand cabinet, Congress rebel likely to be minister

Gujarat chief minister Rupani had expanded his cabinet in July 2018 and appointed Kunvarji Bavaliya on the same day he quit Congress.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the inaguration of New Civil Hospital, in Ahmedabad

Asking govt to account for its work has become a trend now, says PM Modi

Govt should do administrative work and society should be empowered so that it can carry out such social work for people, he said.
Alpesh Thakor | Facebook

Gujarat Congress sidelining my people, high command doing nothing: Alpesh Thakor

OBC leader Alpesh Thakor says he's got ‘best interests of Congress’ in mind, but BJP sources say he’s in talks with party, might switch sides before elections.
Jignesh Mevani addresses the 'Youth Hunkar'

Gujarat college cancels Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani event after trustees protest

Dalit leader and MLA Jignesh Mevani later tweeted that trustees of HK Arts college cancelled the event because of threat calls made by BJP goons.
Somnath temple | Commons

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani declares 500m zone around Somanth and Ambaji temples vegetarian

CM Vijay Rupani’s order means no non-vegetarian food, will be sold near the premises of the two temples located in Gujarat.
Narendra Modi

Latest offering from Modi — mega youth conclave in Gujarat as BJP looks to stem jobs anger

BJP believes that events like these ahead of Lok Sabha polls will help it connect with its urban, professional constituency and balance its rural-urban outreach.
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SC orders disclosing Bedi panel’s report on Gujarat alleged fake encounters to petitioners

The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it would later decide on whether it will accept Justice Bedi committee's final report.
File Photo of Kausar Bi and Sohrabuddin Sheikh | Facebook/Hindustan United Movement

CBI court acquits all 22 accused in Sohrabuddin & Prajapati ‘fake encounters’

The special CBI court which delivered the verdict said the prosecution failed to provide satisfactory evidence against the accused. Mumbai: A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Friday acquitted all 22 accused in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati alleged fake encounters, saying the evidence put before the court was not satisfactory. Delivering the verdict in the 13-year-old case, special CBI court judge S.J. Sharma said: “All 22 accused who were on trial in this court are acquitted.” The judge added that the evidence was not satisfactory to prove the charge that there was a conspiracy to kill Sheikh, his associate Prajapati and Sheikh’s wife Kausar Bi and that they were murdered. “Unfortunately, the evidence, even after three chargesheets, was not substantial enough to prove the allegations beyond doubt,” the judge said while delivering the last judgment of his career. He is scheduled to retire on December 31. Judge Sharma, however, said the...

On Camera

Africa has a new health care crisis — obesity

The recently published Global Wellness Index set alarm bells ringing when South Africa scored poorly for life expectancy, alcohol use, depression and diabetes.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

1 soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri

Pakistani troops have violated ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?