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Triple Talaq Verdict: ‘There is hope now, many will get courage to fight’
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

For Habiba, the eight years of her marriage with Haroon was seeped in agony. “I have suffered mental and physical abuse from my in-laws. My mother-in-law left no stone unturned to make my life a living hell by provoking my husband to chastise me."

Won’t lose even if Muslims don’t vote for me: Godhra MLA C K Raulji
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

On his chances of getting a ticket from the BJP in the upcoming polls, he said that has not yet discussed the issue with the party leadership. "Right now, I am joining as BJP as a party worker. What the party decides later, we will see,” C K Raulji said.

Gujarat: 17 held for assault on Dalit family for skinning dead cattle
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

A police team, armed with teargas and riot control vehicle, has been stationed by the road that leads to the Dalit settlement of the village since Saturday. On Wednesday, there was no visible sign of tension in the village.

Vadodara residents displaced by demolition to restart stir
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

In a memorandum submitted to Vadodara Municipal Commissioner Vinod Rao on Tuesday, their representative J S Bandukwala demanded that their rehabilitation be done in accordance to the word given by the VMC and the local MLAs in 2015.

NCP MLA says he voted for Congress, casts doubt on future tie-up
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

While Congress claimed that it received none of the two NCP votes for Patel, state NCP president and MLA Jayant Patel alias Boskey said that he voted for him and blamed the Congress for the uncertainty about their alliance.

Amit Shah, Ahmed Patel, Smriti Irani in fray: Gujarat braces for vote today as BJP, Congress draw battlelines
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

Rajya Sabha polls: In Ahmedabad, the BJP said it was confident of winning all three seats in Gujarat. Addressing a press conference, BJP spokesperson Bharat Pandya said all members of the party were in the state to support its three candidates.

Rakhis for Gujarat Congress MLAs: Two tied by sisters, others sent from home
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

Dhiru Bhil’s sister Renuka, 55, arrived from Naswadi, followed soon by Ramesh Chavda’s family including his sister. All of them were made to wait at the entrance until Congress workers guarding the entrance had their identities confirmed their identity of their families.

In Anand resort, Gujarat Congress MLAs celebrate Raksha Bandhan under watch
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

While entry to the public has been restricted until Tuesday morning when the MLAs will travel to Gandhinagar to vote, some relatives of the MLAs arrived to celebrate Raksha Bandhan. According to the police, the resort has been cut off from the public at the request of the Congress party that cited security reasons.

Wildlife: Sayajibaug tigress sent to Surat for mating
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

ccording to the zoo curator Pratyush Patankar, the programme to transfer Pruthvi, the eight-year-old tigress, was undertaken after much deliberation and approval from the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) of India.

Government U-turn on eco-friendly idols for Narmada festival
Mon, Jul 31, 2017

The idols are now ready and awaiting further instructions from the state government. BJP leaders said that the idols would be immersed as per the rituals, but it had not yet been decided if a separate pond would be created for the same.

For Vadodara engineer, formula for clean future: Two wheels, no fuel
Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Nikita Lalwani, an instrumentation engineer, doesn’t drive a car or a scooter to work. But it wasn’t a difficult choice — there’s always her cycle and her cycling club

GST warp and weft in Surat saris
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

For over a month, Surat, the hub of India’s synthetic sari business, lay shut and silent. On Tuesday, textile traders decided to re-open businesses, but said their protest will continue. Why are they angry? Is it just the GST that they are upset with? Why don’t textile manufactures and mill owners share the textile traders’ anger? Indian Express explains

Una one year later: 3-fold rise in Gujarat Dalits converting to Buddhism
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Una one year later: Confirming the surge in conversions, Jyotikar says, “It is an expression of anger.” Dalits have converted all across Gujarat, including Junagadh, Surendranagar, Palanpur, Bhiloda of Sabarkantha, Ahmedabad, Kalol of Gandhinagar, and Kodinar in Saurashtra.

Three-fold rise in Gujarat Dalits converting to Buddhism
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

P G Jyotikar, one of the first Dalits to convert to Buddhism in Gujarat, says around 1,500-1,600 Dalits have embraced Buddhism in the state since the Una incident, and that nearly 500 of them went to Nagpur for the conversion. Before Una, he adds, Gujarat would see 400-500 conversions a year.

Amarnath Yatra terror attack: Bus was not part of convoy, yatris not registered, says CRPF
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

“These yatris had not registered themselves, as is advised, and did not even become part of the yatra convoy, which is escorted by security forces, both to and from Amarnath, everyday. They also violated the 7 pm curfew on movement of yatris,” said CRPF DG.

Special camps in Vadodara to enroll displaced voters
Wed, Jul 05, 2017

Taking note of a memorandum submitted by Congress leader Shailesh Amin, the DEO and Vadodara Collector P Bharati have instructed booth-level officers to conduct camps in the areas where the demolition drive was undertaken.

MSU withdraws rule mandating Aadhaar Card for admissions
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

The university had issued a notice on its website, which read, “Aadhaar number shall be mandatory for the admission process for all Indian nationals.”

Vadodara Airport runway set to be expanded for international operations
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

According to officials of the Airports Authority of India (AAI), a survey was conducted to explore the feasibility of expanding the airstrip.

Three Years of Modi Government: 9 PSUs held 30 events, total expense Rs 15 crore
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Out of the 30 events in Gujarat, 18 were hosted by PSUs in the petroleum & natural gas sector and four in power.

Enrolment drive In Chhota Udepur: Akhilesh photo on school bags in Gujarat, probe ordered
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

The bags resembled those ordered by the SP government in UP in 2016 as part of Yadav’s campaign to distribute 1.8 crore school bags

Statue of Unity in progress – core of knees in position
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

The statue, of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, has so far been erected up to the knees — 59 metres tall, at 117 m above sea level — out of a planned 182 m, to match the number of assembly constituencies in Gujarat

Vistarak Programme: BJP talks nationalism, says cow uniting force
Tue, May 30, 2017

Party leaders say pamphlets reflect mood of the people

Hope SC gives death to convicts in my case: Bilkis Bano
Sat, May 06, 2017

After the initial years of making their identity public during the trial, Bilkis and Yakub have decided to now cover their faces.

Rehabilitation: Deadlock between Kalyannagar families and VMC continues
Thu, May 04, 2017

The families have rejected the VMC’s offer to change their location, citing that they do not want to be “pushed into a Muslim ghetto”.

Indians more at risk of discrimination than deportation: US Congressman
Tue, May 02, 2017

Thomas Suozzi, the former mayor of Nassau County in New York, during his 2016 election campaign had received tremendous support from the Indian American Voters’ Forum

Gujarat: Saurabh Patel ‘reaches out to Akota’ with twin events
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Patel maintains that he is reaching out to the people of his constituency “as usual” even as an open factional war continues within the party.

Gujarat SIT seeks extradition of two accused in Ode riots case from US
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Natu Patel and Rakesh Patel are co-accused in Ode massacre, in which 23 people were burnt to death

Infighting begins as Cong prepares candidate list to woo tribals
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

BJP state president Jitu Vaghani , meanwhile, says their party is in no hurry to distribute tickets and is working on building a rapport with the voters

‘For growth, cooperatives need to work with govt’
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

From a cattle feed factory to a fully-automated plant for milk powder, Modi launches a slew of projects in the area

For CM face, NCP projects Praful Patel
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

President Pranab Mukherjee and NCP supremo Sharad Pawar release a pictorial biography of the NCP leader

Gujarat Polls: Through booklets on ‘visionary’ Praful, NCP makes soft launch of CM candidate
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Huge billboards on the leader, projecting him as a visionary, have appeared in parts of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.

Hardlook: Regularisation of Residential Encroachments; Putting house in order
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Around 70,000 families will be benefited with Gujarat government’s decision to regularise residential encroachments on government land.

MSU diary with sadhus as inventors brings disrepute to India: Ex-student, Nobel Laureate
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

According to Ramakrishnan, who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2009, such depictions bring “disrepute” to the university and the country.

‘Unsung nationalist’, ‘foundation stone’: RSS now praises Lal Bahadur Shastri
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

The latest edition of Sankalan Shreni, a magazine published by RSS media cell in Gujarat Vishwa Samvad Kendra, carries a chapter from the life of India’s second prime minister.

As APMCs pull out of cattle fair, farmers in Gujarat stare at odds
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

As per latest instructions, all APMC markets in the state were directed to discontinue animal haats with immediate effect.

In Maharaja Sayajirao University diary: Sages behind nuclear technology, rockets, cosmetic surgery
Thu, Mar 09, 2017

“As a diary committee, we were inclined to follow the recommendations of a senior syndicate member,” said Ashtaputre.