On the Other Side of the Rainbow
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

For Manvendrasinh Gohil, Baroda’s openly gay prince, a Gujarati film, Meghdhanushya, about a gay man, is a cause worth fighting for.

Vadodara court remands Maria Susairaj to 4-day police custody
Sat, Oct 10, 2015

Clad in a military green sleeveless top, navy blue sweatshirt and denims, Maria appeared unfazed as she walked into the Vadodara court, escorted by women constables and officers of the Vadodara Crime Branch on Friday evening.

Garba celebrations: After Gujarat High Court rap, VMC plans ‘religious’ tag for Navratri hoardings
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

In July, the VMC had covered up at least 800 hoardings across the city, after a rap on the knuckles by the HC.

Vadodara low-cost sanitary napkin model to be replicated in Jordan refugee camps
Fri, Oct 02, 2015

Syrian women in refugee camps currently use unwashed rags for sanitary protection.

Haj Stampede – Missing relatives: Eid plans of several Gujarat families ruined
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

One pilgrim from Gujarat, Manjurhusen Habibullah Sheikh, has been critically injured and currently undergoing treatment at the Mina Armed Forces along with 12 other injured Indians.

Muslims oppose Ganesh pandal near masjid, Hindus refuse to shift idol
Tue, Sep 15, 2015

Ganesh Chathurthi festivities are likely to coincide with Bakrid that may fall between September 22 and 24.

Those who think that all Patels are rich should come to our village: Hasmukh and Dharmishta
Sun, Sep 06, 2015

In a village near Vadodara, a Patidar family’s discontent spills over.

Every day, these Gujarat teachers trek 7 kilometres to reach their students
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

Climb 7 km, teach, take care of mid-day meal, climb down, repeat: this is the routine of the two government primary teachers on working days at Cheen Kuwa Primary School.

Gujarat Unrest: In quota stir, an anti-quota undertone
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

As Patidar leaders make resentment of quota system clear, OBC rivals wonder if real objective is to get reservation scrapped altogether.

13 girls now, father firm on having second son
Mon, Aug 10, 2015

Ramsinh and Kanu have been married for 18 years. On July 3, The Indian Express had reported the couple’s bizarre quest for a second son, despite having 12 surviving daughters then and an 18-month-old son.

Tension in Vadodra village over ‘shifting’ of dargah
Wed, Jul 22, 2015

A faction of Muslim priests from Vadodara, however, has objected to the shifting of the dargah revered by Muslims and Hindus alike.

In quest for boys, this couple in Gujarat has 14 daughters
Fri, Jul 03, 2015

At the time of Beti Bachao, Selfie Banao, couple says: ‘Finally we had a boy, want one more’

2002 Ode massacre case: Three acquitted
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

A special trial court in Anand on Thursday acquitted three persons from one of the two 2002 Ode massacre cases reported from Ode town of the district on March 1, 2002.

Gujarat police on trail of ‘Britain’s youngest suicide bomber’
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

On Wednesday, a Special Operations Group team came to Masrad looking for relatives of Asmal, Ismail, was born in Britain.

Uneasy calm in Vadodara after clashes
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

Police look for houses of Hindus, Muslims that stand singled out in communally-sensitive old city.

Vadodara Clash- The first victims: Five Hindu and Muslim families who lived together
Tue, Jun 09, 2015

3 Hindu and 2 Muslim families now homeless as the building was set afire.

No roof over their heads since 2013, 428 EWS families’ wait gets longer
Sat, May 30, 2015

In January 2014, developing authority, VUDA, had promised homes within 14 months after the demolitions.

Hiran River: Kids swimming to school this monsoon too
Fri, May 29, 2015

The Vadodara R&B department had floated the tender for the elevated 215 metre river bridge in April-end, placing a deadline of May 25 for the bids.

Iron collected from farmers unlikely to become part of Sardar Patel statue
Mon, May 25, 2015

The iron collected through the ‘Loha’ campaign will be melted, converted into rebar, and used in the foundation of the Statue of Unity to build the World’s Tallest Statue.

VMC decides to ‘return’ Kalyannagar evacuees to Kalyannagar
Thu, May 07, 2015

The VMC announced its decision to relocate the families of Kalyannagar and Kamatipura to a new proposed scheme in Kalyannagar, from where 1921 families were displaced in November 2014.

Those who ‘stall’ housing for Muslims have real-estate links
Sun, May 03, 2015

As Vadodara residents protest, corp panel clears proposal to move Muslim evacuees to Muslim area.

Sayajipura residents observe bandh, displaced families yet to get homes
Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Residents had sought police permission for their event and a unit of the force was deployed around the venue for security.

VMC yet to solve row over houses for Muslims
Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Bandukwala has also made a public appeal to the people of Vadodara to join the protest on 'humanitarian grounds'.

Protests continue as Vadodara’s over 300 displaced families yet to get their homes
Wed, Apr 22, 2015

The VMC is taking a back step on its word of allotting JNNURM homes to 340 families who have been homeless since the November demolitions.

On Akshay Tritiya, govt officials on toes to avert child marriages
Mon, Apr 20, 2015

In Narmada officers are ensuring that the background and age of the brides taking part in the ceremonies are verified.

BJP steps in to ‘pressurise’ Muslim families to withdraw from Sayajipura
Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Kalyannagar residents said the leaders asked them to withdraw from Sayajipura due to the communal discord.

Sayajipura residents form Hindu forum, urge collector to declare homes for Muslims illegal
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Official sources said that the civic body was finding itself in a tight spot with the ongoing agitation by local residents.

Relocation of displaced families gets new twist: Builders panic after distress sale in Sayajipura
Mon, Apr 13, 2015

The prospect of relocating the displaced Muslim families from Kalyannagar slums to Sayajipura under the JNNURM through a draw conducted by the Vadodara Municipal Corporation on Thursday, has a new twist. Now, real estate developers have pressed the panic button and joined the protesting residents who plan to move the Gujarat High Court. Builders have […]

EWS draw cheers Vadodara’s displaced
Fri, Apr 10, 2015

On Thursday, the VMC conducted the much-awaited draw for EWS homes to those evicted from Kalyannagar.

Relief for 481 families as VMC set to go ahead with JNNURM housing draw
Thu, Apr 09, 2015

Patel instructed officers of the JNNURM housing department to begin the process of conducting the draw.

VMC decides to go ahead with JNNURM housing draw
Thu, Apr 09, 2015

Representatives of the families expressed satisfaction at the solution offered by the VMC to end the stalemate.

Vadodara civic body reaches out to displaced families, assures homes
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

The VMC official handed out a list of families that need to be settled in civic housing projects after their homes were razed.

450 Muslim families stuck, Vadodara doesn’t want them next door
Thu, Apr 02, 2015

Allotment draw for displaced put on hold after locals ‘object’ to ‘problem elements’.

Best Bakery accused dies in Mumbai jail, kin cry foul
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

He was discharged from the Ajmer blast case and handed him over to the Maharashtra ATS in 2013.

RTI reply cites Nehru statement — made 13 years after death
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Darve was told that Nehru, in 1977, expressed the fear that any such move would “affect bilateral relations”.

Best Bakery accused dies in custody
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

He was discharged in the case after which NIA handed him over to the Maharashtra ATS in 2013.