Elections 2016

Aditi Raja


Foundation Day Celebrations: In Gujarat, a play on Hindu-Muslim marriage, inter-caste ties
Tue, May 03, 2016

The play was aimed at showcasing “developed, progressive Gujarat” that is open to the idea of “love between communities”.

Hardlook: Thirsty Gujarat cities… fed by Narmada
Mon, May 02, 2016

At a time when several parts of the country are facing acute water crisis, most civic bodies in Gujarat have maintained regular supply of water — thanks to Narmada.

Gujarat: One son, 13 daughters and counting — all for another boy
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Kanu confesses that her body is now unable to bear the stress of pregnancies.

Indian Consul General Riva Ganguly Das bats for country’s judicial transparency
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

"There is a lot of potential that the Indian American community has in terms of investing in India. We are promoting new avenues for trade between the communities."

Patidar farmers defer sowing seeds, give land to Muslims for Anand gathering
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

The Muslim community, touched by this gesture of the Patels, has decided to serve only vegetarian meals for the event.

Tug of War: Canine attacks and man killing dogs, no more stray incidents
Mon, Apr 11, 2016

Due to lack or ineffectiveness of action plan to control the stray dog, similar incidents have been reported from different parts of Gujarat over the last two years.

Sanjaynagar slum redevelopment: Developer woos influential Sindhi community with ‘goodwill’ dinner
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

Locals led by a priest Friday filed a police complaint against the developer for hurting their religious sentiments by demolishing a temple in the compound.

Food security cards: Many poor families in Vadodara left out of scheme, despair
Wed, Apr 06, 2016

31,357 beneficiaries from middle-class area to receive Annapurna cards today.

Gujarat Riots: Closing the door on 2002
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

Fourteen years after being named as accused in a single FIR filed for four incidents, 107 come together to all walk free.

Jamiat Mega conference: ‘No need for certificate of nationalism… a Muslim is Indian by choice’
Tue, Mar 29, 2016

Maulana Mahmood Madani said Muslims in the country are Indians “by choice”, as he mentioned the partition and creation of Pakistan in 1947.

Anand: Police likely to seek Interpol help to probe Sri Lanka link to kidney racket
Sun, Mar 20, 2016

Investigators say that the documents have also confirmed that more than five persons travelled to Sri Lanka with help from “agents” to sell their kidneys.

In this Gujarat village, at least 13 men don’t have a kidney
Wed, Mar 16, 2016

Villagers say it was never a secret among the 15,000-odd families — selling off a kidney to pay debts is a “common practice”. Multi-speciality transplant hospitals “send their agents” to seek kidney sellers, they add.

Congress uses ‘azadi’ slogan against MSU’s ‘saffronisation’
Sun, Mar 06, 2016

The party is holding a campus meeting on Sunday, titled “Azadi”, to plan its agitation against the RSS-BJP dominated MSU.

Over 864 families oppose bid to demolish part of plot
Thu, Mar 03, 2016

The scheme housing 864 beneficiaries of various slum demolition drives in the city is a registered cooperative housing society, called Shri Panchmukhi Cooperative Housing Society.

Gujarat: Three years on, 428 families continued to wait for homes
Sun, Feb 28, 2016

A resident Deva Mandal said most of the families had abandoned hope of seeing their homes again.

Hardlook: Vadodara paints rosy picture, but dark spots remain
Mon, Feb 15, 2016

Vadodara’s 300 anganwadis, split into two units — Ghatak I and Ghatak II — comprise over 29,000 children aged up to 5 years and belonging to families settled in slum pockets or slum redevelopment schemes.

Sanjaynagar slum rehabilitation: VMC puts off demolition drive‘for a day’
Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Parmar and Chauhan claim that they have been under “immense pressure” for the last seven months as alleged “dealers” have been forcing them to evacuate the plots

Kathleen Rice joins India Caucus
Sun, Feb 07, 2016

The membership enrollment drive is an attempt to correct the diminishing numbers that the Caucus has seen over the last few years, going down to 110 Congressmen from 186.

Ganesh Devy: Diminishing understanding between societies… I am trying to bridge divide
Tue, Feb 02, 2016

The Padma Shri winner and literary activist explains the writers’ movement he is trying to project as a bridge between societies

In Vadodara rail goods yard, tribals scavenge spilt grain
Sun, Jan 31, 2016

Kavita Desai, project director of the urban community development programme of the municipal corporation, said, “We are following the BPL list from 2000.”

Over 500 literary writers, thinkers launch ‘Sarva Bhasha Samvad’ conclave in Gujarat
Sun, Jan 31, 2016

The event was attended by family members of murdered rationalists Govind Pansare, M M Kalburgi and Narendra Dabholkar.

In Vadodara, several anganwadis fall into disrepair, tell stories of ‘neglect’
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

The anganwadi workers say they are admonished for speaking up against the lack of amenities.

Poor infra, delay in modernisation hit Vadodara’s best civic hospital
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

The 1,500-bedded SSG hospital and medical college, which is supposed to provide medical facilities in various specialized areas is witnessing its infrastructure falling apart, aside from the state government’s delay in procurement of modern equipment sanctioned for the hospital since 2012.

Sanjaynagar redevelopment: Developer puts up site map for rehabilitation of 771 families, VMC says no approval yet
Wed, Jan 13, 2016

On Tuesday, a sitemap of the proposed Sanjaynagar redevelopment under the Mukhyamantri Gruh Yojana (MGY) scheme, indicated the 4.27 lakh sq feet of land will house 22 MGY towers, nine luxurious towers and a mall overlooking the Mangal Pandey Road.

Redevelopment of Vadodara slum: Developer announces mall, luxury homes at site without govt nod
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

VMC claims to be unaware of builder’s commercial project; row also over retention wall construction

Election code put brake on selection of MSU V-C: Panel
Sat, Jan 02, 2016

Professor KC Upadhyay, who is also the former vice-chancellor of MSU and heading the three-member search committee formed in July, said the process is time consuming as ‘the most suitable’ candidate must be chosen for the post.

Municipal corporation elections: More women in fray, fewer women voted
Sun, Dec 13, 2015

As per election branch data, the maximum women voters turnout in Surat district was seen in Ward No 29 (Vadod Unn), ie. 50.80 percent. Sources said the Muslim community votes were divided in different wards due to delimitation.

Local polls: Among those elected, wives, sisters, sons, daughters of party workers
Sun, Dec 13, 2015

The Gujarat government amended the Gujarat Local Authorities Act to introduce 50 per cent reservation for women, opening up posts for them across all tiers of local government.

Families, Made in India
Sun, Dec 13, 2015

Stories of five couples who travelled to India and took the surrogacy route to become parents.

Hooch tragedy: ‘My father was teetotaler’, ‘We don’t drink’, ‘No one distributed alcohol’…
Mon, Dec 07, 2015

Villagers deny knowledge of alcohol consumption; police say no cooperation due to prohibition law.

Hooch deaths: Local BJP leader among seven held
Sun, Dec 06, 2015

Mahesh Khant, Raisinh Khant and Satish Solanki — were arrested on charges of culpable homicide.

Gujarat election result 2015: Cong terms its performance as ‘verdict against BJP govt’
Wed, Dec 02, 2015

Gujarat civic election results 2015: Counting of votes for the crucial local bodies polls in Gujarat, a litmus test for the ruling BJP against the backdrop of Patel quota agitation, is under way.

In Vadodara, 30-yr-old pacer sells chaat to make ends meet
Sun, Nov 29, 2015

Imran Sheikh led the team in Asia Cup T20 tournament.

Onus of administration of dissent on govt: former RS member
Sun, Nov 29, 2015

The government must in fact be responsive to dissent to allay the raging debate on ‘intolerance.’

Gujarat Panchayat polls: Women candidates step out to campaign, in the shadow of men in family
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

Women candidates shadow walking their men folk remains a common sight during election campaign