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Gujarat: State in western 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 of 60.4 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, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu to the south, 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 people of India are indigenous to the state, and their language Gujarati, is the state's official language. The economy of Gujarat is the third-largest in India, with a gross state domestic product (GSDP) of 15.03 lakh crore (US$210 billion) and has the country's 11th-highest GSDP per capita of 196,000 (US$2,700). Gujarat ranks 21st among Indian states in human development index. The state traditionally has low unemployment and is widely considered one of the most industrially developed states of India and a manufacturing hub.

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Navratri 2020: Amit Shah offers prayers at Bahuchara Mata temple in Gujarat [Video]

Navratri 2020: Amit Shah offers prayers at Bahuchara Mata temple in Gujarat

Union Home Minister Amit Shah offered prayers at Bahuchara Mata temple in Gujarat's Gandhinagar. Shah took part in the 'arti' at the temple which is located in his paternal hometown, Mansa. Earlier in..

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Navratri 2020: Amit Shah offers prayers at Bahuchara Mata Temple [Video]

Navratri 2020: Amit Shah offers prayers at Bahuchara Mata Temple

Home Minister Amit Shah offered prayers at Bahuchara Mata temple in Gandhinagar on October 17. Amid pandemic, Gujarat government allowed offering of prayers at temples but garba remained banned...

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Watch: Fashion designing students perform 'Garba' donning designer PPE kits [Video]

Watch: Fashion designing students perform 'Garba' donning designer PPE kits

A group of students performed 'Garba' sporting costumes made of PPE kits in Surat. The hand-painted costumes have been designed by these fashion designing students. The unique 'Garba' outfits will be..

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Watch: Students perform 'Garba' donning designer PPE kits [Video]

Watch: Students perform 'Garba' donning designer PPE kits

A group of students of fashion designing in Surat perform 'Garba' sporting hand-painted costumes made of PPE kits. These costumes have been designed by them. The Gujarat government has banned 'Garba'..

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Watch: Forest dept rescues crocodile in Gujarat's Vadodara [Video]

Watch: Forest dept rescues crocodile in Gujarat's Vadodara

A crocodile was rescued in Vadodara by the Forest Department. It was found in Rajmahal compound on October 13. The crocodile was later rescued in its habitat.

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Watch: Tanishq store alleges threat calls over TV ad, made to write apology [Video]

Watch: Tanishq store alleges threat calls over TV ad, made to write apology

A Tanishq store in Gujarat's Kutch allegedly received threat calls over its latest advertisement. The store is Gandhidham had put up an apology note on its door over the TV ad. The handwritten note in..

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Tanishq store in Gujarat receives threat calls over advertisement row [Video]

Tanishq store in Gujarat receives threat calls over advertisement row

A store of popular jewellery brand Tanishq allegedly received threat calls in Gujarat's Kutch over its latest advertisement. On October 13, Tanishq India withdrew the advertisement after vicious..

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‘Past govts focused on productivity, ignored farmers’ profitability’: PM Modi [Video]

‘Past govts focused on productivity, ignored farmers’ profitability’: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that for far too long governments have been focused on increasing productivity and have ignored farmers’ profitability. PM Modi’s remarks come as farmer groups..

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Gujarat boy arrested for giving rape threats to Dhoni's daughter, will be brought to Jharkhand: Ranchi SP [Video]

Gujarat boy arrested for giving rape threats to Dhoni's daughter, will be brought to Jharkhand: Ranchi SP

A resident of Kutch district in Gujarat was arrested by Jharkhand Police for allegedly giving rape threats to the daughter of cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni on social media. The case was registered at..

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Amid pandemic, garba dancer designs special PPE kit-themed Navratri costume [Video]

Amid pandemic, garba dancer designs special PPE kit-themed Navratri costume

For the first time in the recent history of Gujarat, there will be no 'Garba' during the Navratri festival due to COVID-19. But a Garba dancer in Ahmedabad has come up with something new. He has..

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Watch: COVID patients enjoy music as part of therapy in Vadodara hospital [Video]

Watch: COVID patients enjoy music as part of therapy in Vadodara hospital

In a bid to reduce the pandemic stress, COVID patients listen to music as part of music therapy introduced by the administration at Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad Hospital in Gujarat's Vadodara.

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Man booked for raping minor girl in Navsari, recording and posting video on social media [Video]

Man booked for raping minor girl in Navsari, recording and posting video on social media

A man has been booked for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl, filming the act and posting the video on social media in Gujarat's Navsari. The incident came into light when neighbours saw video and..

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'Govt in touch with Libyan authorities to rescue 7 abducted Indians': MEA [Video]

'Govt in touch with Libyan authorities to rescue 7 abducted Indians': MEA

Seven Indians were kidnapped in Libya last month, the Ministry of External Affairs said. It added that India is in touch with Libya authorities to rescue them. The Indians hail from Andhra Pradesh,..

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They were from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh and were kidnapped from a place called Asshwerif in Libya on September 14.
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Gujarat police pick up juvenile for questioning rape threat to Dhoni's daughter

The boy has been picked up for questioning after a tip-off by Ranchi Police, which is investigating the case.
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7 Indians kidnapped in Libya; govt in touch with Libyan authorities to rescue them: MEA

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BJP leaders, Cabinet members laud Modi as he enters 20th year as head of elected government

BJP leaders on Wednesday heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his leadership as he entered his 20th year without a break as the head of an elected government, including close to 13 years..
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Sindh islands 'illegally annexed' by Imran Khan govt: Bilawal Bhutto

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Economic slowdown caused by Covid-19 pandemic doesn't qualify as internal disturbance: SC

Economic slowdown created by Covid-19 pandemic does not qualify as “internal disturbance” threatening the security of state, the Supreme Court said on Thursday while quashing the notifications of..
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By-election in 56 assembly seats across country on November 3, includes 28 from Madhya Pradesh

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Gujarat: 3 dead, 1 injured after building collapses in Vadodara's Bawamanpura, rescue operation underway

Three people were killed after an under-construction building in Bawamanpura area of Gujarat's Vadodara collapsed in the wee hours of Tuesday i.e. September 29.
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Travellers from Dubai, UK contributed maximum Covid-19 importations into India: IIT

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Centre unveils first RRTS train with speed of 180 km/hr to run on Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor, check features

The RRTS will be manufactured at Bombardier's Savli plant in Gujarat and it is sustainable and energy-efficient green train. These aerodynamic RRTS trains will be lightweight and fully air-conditioned.
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Surat: Massive fire breaks out at ONGC plant, no casualties reported

In a major incident, a massive fire broke out at an Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) plant in Gujarat's Surat, in the early hours of Thursday.
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Rajya Sabha passes Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020

The bill seeks to merge three institutes, which will be called the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, in Jamnagar, Gujarat which will be given the status of an institution of national..
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Centre asks seven states to ensure proper oxygen supply in healthcare facilities

The Union Health Ministry on Sunday advised Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh to ensure adequate Oxygen availability in all healthcare facilities..
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IPS officer Rakesh Asthana takes charge as new BSF DG

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Rakesh Asthana to take over as chief of BSF

Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) chief Rakesh Asthana was appointed as director general of Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday. Asthana, a 1984 batch IPS officer of Gujarat cadre who earlier..
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Record 57,381 Covid-19 patients discharged in a day, recovery rate rises to 71.61 pc: Health ministry

Delhi has the highest recovery rate of 89.87 per cent followed by Tamil Nadu at 81.62 per cent, Gujarat 77.53 per cent, Madhya Pradesh 74.70 per cent, West Bengal 73.25 per cent, Rajasthan 72.84 per..
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The fine for not wearing a mask has been increased to Rs 1,000 from August 11 onwards, said Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday. The decision has been taken in view of the rising number of..
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Landslips, floods took 900+ lives in 16 states this season

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'Exercise in political absurdity': India responds to Pakistan's new map claiming J&K, Junagadh

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It is an exercise in political absurdity: India on Pakistan unveiling new map

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