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Over 40k women have gone missing in Gujarat in 5 years, says NCRB data

AHMEDABAD, MAY 7: Over 40,000 women went missing in Gujarat over the course of 5 years, as per official statistics. According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, 7,105 women went missing in 2016, 7,712 in 2017, 9,246 in 2018, and 9,268 in 2019. In 2020, 8,290 women were reported to have gone missing. The total number adds up to 41,621. Incidentally, as per a statement made by the State Government in the Assembly in 2021, 4,722 women went missing in just 1 year (2019-20) in Ahmedabad and Vadodara. Sudhir...
North East

Maharashtra, Gujarat have strong ties with Arunachal Pradesh: Governor

Itanagar, May 1: The foundation day of Gujarat and Maharashtra was observed at Arunachal Pradesh Raj Bhavan here on Monday, which was graced by Governor Lt Gen K T Parnaik (Retd) and his wife Anagha Parnaik. To foster and strengthen camaraderie among the people from different parts of the country, serving in the state, the governor has taken the initiative to celebrate their states foundation day at Raj Bhavan, here. Maharashtra and Gujarat were parts of the state of Bombay Province. On May 1, 1960, they became independent states of...
India

Gujarat: 21 yrs, 6 trial judges later, 67 accused in Naroda Gam riots, including Kodnani, acquitted

Ahmedabad, April 20: More than two decades after 11 Muslim community members were killed in the post-Godhra riots in Ahmedabad’s Naroda Gam, a special court here on Thursday acquitted all the 67 accused in the case, including former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani and ex-Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi. The Ahmedabad-based court of S K Baxi, special judge for Special Investigation Team (SIT) cases, acquitted all the accused in one of the worst massacres witnessed during the state-wide riots triggered by the Sabarmati train carnage on February 27, 2002. The Naroda...
North East

Assam inks MoU with Gujarat trust for free treatment of cardiac patients

Guwahati, January 7: The Assam government on Saturday entered into an agreement with a Gujarat-based charitable healthcare trust for free-of-cost treatment of cardiac ailments for patients from economically weaker sections of the North Eastern state. The Health and Family Welfare department signed the MoU with Gujarat’s Prashanti Medical Services and Research Foundation (PMSRF), under which 1,000 patients from Assam will be able to avail this facility over a period of two years. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said this initiative will be available for both adults...
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