Plaint lodged for morphing Rupani posters

Rajkot: A member of Rajkot BJP’s legal cell has lodged a police complaint against a Congressman for morphing pictures of chief minister Vijay Rupani and circulating them on social media. In his complaint, Kishan Tilva alleged that posters featuring slogans such as ‘Rajkot Vijayi Bhava’ (Hail the victory of Rajkot) have been morphed as ‘Rajkot Parajaya Bhava’ (Defeat to Rajkot). Also overwritten are “Victory for breaking the back of traders with GST”, “Victory for atrocity on women of Patidar community”, “Victory for rape in Parul University,” “Victory for atrocity on…

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Man smothers wife to death

Rajkot: Frequent squabbles over trivial issues resulted in a man smothering his wife to death with a pillow in Madhapar village of Bhuj taluka. The accused identified as Shantilal Soni (68) was arrested on Sunday morning. According to B Division police station of Bhuj police, the crime is believed to have occurred between the night of Saturday and early Sunday morning. Shantilal and his wife Lilawanti Soni (65) frequently fought over inane domestic issues. “According to the statement by Yogesh Soni (34), son of Shantilal and Lilawanti, his parents’ fights…

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Two killed in tanker-bus collision

Rajkot: Two persons were killed in tanker-bus collision between Dodiya boundary and Sayla near Vakhatpargam Patia on Saturday night. Police have identified the deceased as Lakshmansinh Rathod (58), a resident of Ahmedabad, and Nirav Dube (25), a resident of Ankaleshwar. “While Lakshmansinh was in the luxury bus, while Nirav was in the tanker. The accident occurred when tanker driver lost control over the vehicle after its tyre burst. The out-of-control tanker broke the divider and collided head on with the bus coming from the opposite direction,” said an official from…

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Eunuchs who set ablaze two arrested

Rajkot: Two eunuchs—Khushbu De, a resident of Nani Bazaar in Morbi, and Payal De, a resident of Anandpar area of Rajkot—were arrested on Sunday for allegedly setting ablaze two eunuchs belonging to their rival group near Sannada village of Morbi on Morbi-Rajkot highway during wee hours of November 15. The deceased were identified as Bhuro Khatri alias Faizan Khatri and Ragini De alias Jagdish Gadhvi. According to the police, Khushbu De and Payal De entered a shanty in which the deceased were asleep and assaulted them. They then doused the…

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Man murdered over old enmity

Rajkot: A 35-year-old man was hacked to death with swords by three assailants in Vandh village between Jafrabad and Rajula in Amreli district on Sunday. The victim was identified as Vanraj Vala, a resident of Durlabhnagar in Rajula, and accused as Babu Kotila, Bhupat Vala, Bhikhu Khuman, all residents of Vandh. “The murder was the result of an old enmity between Vanraj and Babu. On Sunday, Vanraj went to Babu’s house and attacked two women of his family. This angered Babu who along with his accomplices went to Vanraj’s house…

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BJP Kodinar MLA Jetha Solanki resigns

Rajkot: In a major jolt to the ruling BJP, its sitting MLA from Kodinar in Gir-Somnath Jetha Solanki on Saturday resigned from the primary membership of party, accusing BJP leadership of acting at the behest of jailed former BJP MP Dinu Solanki, accused in murder of RTI activist Amit Jethva. Though the BJP did not announce the name of candidate from the Kodinar seat in the list of 70 announced on Friday, Jetha is sure that he will not get the party ticket, sources said. Jetha also alleged that there…

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Rupani to take out ‘victory march’ ahead of filing nomination

Rajkot: When chief minister Vijay Rupani goes to file his nomination papers from Rajkot (west) seat on Monday, it will be nothing sort of a ‘Victory March’, said the BJP statement on Saturday. Accompanied by 60-70 artistes from Nashik band and folk artistes from Tarnetar fair will sing and dance as Rupani begins his march from Race Course Road towards the collector’s office to file nomination papers. The nomination for three other seats of Rajkot (south), Rajkot (east) and Rajkot (rural) will also be filed on the same day, though…

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