20 Apr 2016
Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government declared another 468 villages of parched Saurashtra and Kutch region as 'partially scarcity-hit', taking the total number of such villages reeling under acute water crisis, to nearly 1,000.
06 May 2016
New Delhi: The Centre has released Rs 9,367 crore to drought-hit states under MGNREGA in 2016-17, Parliament was informed today.
06 Apr 2016
Ahmedabad: Fed up with cold response from the district administration to their demand to declare Devbhoomi Dwarka as drought-hit, farmers have knocked at God's door for help and submitted a memorandum to Lord Krishna seeking divine intervention to alleviate their sufferings.
16 Aug 2016
Mumbai: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan said it was his dream to make sure that the water crisis in Maharashtra was solved for good within the next five years. He was speaking at 'Satyamev Jayate Water Cup Awards 2016'. The competition judged water harvesting efforts of various villages.
12 May 2016
New Delhi: The Supreme Court yesterday said that if state governments maintain an "ostrich-like attitude" towards disasters like drought then the Centre cannot wash off its hands from the constitutional responsibility as the "buck stops" with it in matters concerning common people.
23 Apr 2016
New Delhi: The Centre yesterday approved assistance of Rs 842.7 crore for Karnataka, Puducherry and Arunachal Pradesh, which have been affected by drought or floods.
02 Aug 2016
After a disappointing year in terms of government policies, it’s been raining good news for vehicle owners in the country over the weekend, especially if you hail from Gujarat. While fuel prices were slashed across the country, it was also announced that cars and small vehicles will be exempted from paying toll tax in the state beginning August 15.
17 Sep 2016
Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met his mother and sought her blessings on the occasion of his 66th birthday in Gandhinagar. PM Modi also greeted people from his mother's residence. His mother lives with his younger brother Pankaj Modi in Gandhinagar.
02 Aug 2016
Ahmedabad: Heavy overnight rains lashed south and east central Gujarat causing flood like situation in localities alongside rivers flowing through Valsad, Navsari and Surat districts and killing at least five persons at two places, officials said today.
14 Sep 2016
Ahmedabad: At least 1,100 postcards with a small message and tagline 'Badbu (stink) Gujarat Ki' were sent to state tourism's brand ambassador and Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan by Dalits as part of a campaign to highlight "atrocities" against them in the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.