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Sardar Sarovar Dam: Level falls to 110 m, SSNNL begins draining ‘dead water’
Thu, Feb 22, 2018

About 9,000 cusec water being released to provide drinking water till June 30.

Loneliness of the long denied artist
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Artists look back at controversy that frustrated Chandramohan to point of setting fire to university office

Gujarat aims Oct 31 deadline for unveiling Statue of Unity
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

On Tuesday, Gujarat Chief Secretary J N Singh visited Kevadia Colony in Narmada district to take stock of the project, which is being executed by the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL).

Ex-student of MSU who set afire V-C cabin seeks bail on ‘humanitarian grounds’
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Several professors of MSU have come forward in their personal capacities to help Chandramohan furnish his bail bond, if necessary. However, Chandramohan has already found a guarantor, who is backing his petition.

Gujarat cities brace for dry summer: Surat begins to cut supply, Vadodara opts for tubewells
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Vadodara is dependent on Narmada and Mahisagar rivers, Surat on Ukai dam

Protests continue, Padmaavat may not be screened in Gujarat
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Padmaavat protest: Hundreds arrested, four firs lodged in Ahmedabad

Padmaavat row unites BJP, Hardik Patel & Alpesh Thakor
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat appeared to have put the angry coalition of Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel, OBC leader Alpesh Thakor and the Congress, which fought the BJP as a united front during the Assembly elections, on the same side of the BJP, in their view of the film as “hurting sentiments of a “particular […]

Gujarat: Karjan councillors come together to install Ambedkar’s bust in Dalit wards
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

According to BJP councillor Devendra Chauhan, the idea behind the installation of the Ambedkar statue was to give “something in return” to the Dalit voter base in Karjan.

After a poor show in cities costs party shot at power: Congress senior leaders to help it establish ‘urban connect’
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

Though the Congress improved its tally to 77 this year from 61 in 2012, the party failed to overcome BJP’s dominance on urban seats — of the 58 urban seats (where urban population is more than 50 per cent), the BJP has won 48 Assembly seats, the Congress has won remaining 10

Bridge across Hiran river led BJP to victory in Sankheda in Gujarat
Mon, Dec 25, 2017

A BJP leader said the result was an indication of the villagers “acknowledging development”.

Decoding Gujarat verdict: In Narmada, home to PM Modi’s Sardar Patel statue project, BJP crumbles
Wed, Dec 20, 2017

On Monday, Congress workers in Dediapada broke into celebrations after Bhartiya Tribal Party president Mahesh Vasava won by a margin of 21,700 votes against sitting MLA Motisinh Vasava.

In sweet revenge, Congress wins seats of Shankersinh Vaghela, other defectors
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

The Congress retained most of these seats, largely in central and north Gujarat, and the party’s state unit president, Bharatsinh Solanki, called the results people’s way of giving a thumbs-down to “dhokebaaz (deceiving) leaders”

Opposition’s Gujarat elections takeaway: Can and must come together
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

The ferocity of the Congress campaign which managed to give the BJP some nervous moments has earned the new Congress leader quiet respect within and outside the party.

Gujarat Assembly election results 2017: Tribal districts side with Congress, Vadodara stays loyal to BJP
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Rebel JD(U) leader Chhotu Vasava's son Mahesh Vasava, who is contesting from Dediapada Assembly in Narmada district, is leading over BJPs' sitting MLA Moti Vasava

Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: Kalyanagar Demolition Some displaced voters lucky, others not
Fri, Dec 15, 2017

On Thursday, Vadodara Congress vice president Shailesh Amin alleged that the EC had ignored their representation. “The names of the evacuated people appeared in the latest voters’ list of their old areas.”

Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: Story of poll code violations, despite several complaints, many notices, little action
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Vadodara unit of Congress writes to President, accuses state election commission of being ‘biased’

Reading the Minds: In euphoric crowds at Hardik rallies, many Modi fans who ‘will vote for BJP’
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

As Hardik reaches the podium at Sangam crossroad, in the backdrop of a famous mobile phone store, several youngsters fervently hold up their handsets to make videos and click pictures of their leader.

BJP gives you vikas with shanti, suraksha: PM Modi at rally near Godhra
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

PM Modi alleged that in the past 35-40 years of Congress rule in the state, the Sanand-Viramgam region was utterly neglected and it was only the BJP government that brought national and international companies to the region to set up manufacturing plants in the past 10 years.

Gujarat elections: Army wanted to conduct surgical strikes after 26/11, but Manmohan Singh stayed mum, claims PM Modi
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

"Look at the Congress mindset, they meet Chinese during Doklam standoff and Pakistan during tensions with the country," the Prime Minister said

Gujarat elections: Congress questioning my ‘parentage’, alleges PM Modi as voting in phase one completes
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Modi accused the Congress of “spreading lies” about the FRDI Bill, and warned voters that the party would keep spreading “jhhoothana” (lies) until December 14, when the second phase of voting takes place.

Gujarat elections 2017: Half of state decides today as Saurashtra, South Gujarat votes in phase one
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

On Saturday, 89 of 182 seats in Gujarat go to polls. Of these, 48 are in Saurashtra, six in Kutch and 35 in South Gujarat which includes Surat, the only urban centre where the Congress hopes to make inroads.

Congress respects PMO, won’t use ‘derogatory’ words for it: Rahul Gandhi
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Rahul said, “Campaign is over and STILL no mention of a manifesto for the people, no vision and no ideas presented for Gujarat’s future.”

Gujarat elections 2017: Dadhi-topi numbers have to be brought down, says a BJP candidate
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

When contacted, the Vadodara corporator said he was only referring to anti-social elements and did not name any community.

Gujarat elections: Once face of EC vote campaign, family too upset to vote
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

“Seventy years since Independence, we are yet to see pucca roads, health facilities and drinking water supply. Parties campaign in our village every election and use our family’s goodwill, but do nothing for the village," says a family member.

Gujarat elections: Tour after Rahul tour, waving flag
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

Pandit Dinesh Sharma follows Rahul across the country, carrying giant Congress flag and walking barefoot in the hope of seeing his leader as PM

Gujarat elections: Why Vaghela has no candidate in seat that elected him
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

The reason for opting out of Kapadvanj, the breakaway Congress says, is to allow an open field to Bimal Shah, a loyalist of Keshubhai Patel and a former BJP minister, now an independent.

Rahul signed Somnath non-Hindu register, then blamed BJP, says Vijay Rupani
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

Addressing a campaign meeting in Kevadia Colony in Narmada, Rupani also called Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani, who is supporting the Congress in the polls, a “product of JNU”, where “deshdrohis (traitors) held a meeting” and raised “anti-national slogans”.

Rajnath Singh warns Gujarat’s 3 ‘young leaders’: Rahul Gandhi will sink, and will take you down
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

Singh, who addressed rallies at Chhota Udepur, Jetpur, Lunawada and Mahuda Assembly constituencies, said, “Every scheme introduced by Narendra Modi-ji is so successful that Rahul Gandhi is very pareshaan. He is so troubled that he is queuing up at temples."

Former JD(U) leader Chhotu Vasava posts video on FB citing threat to life from BJP
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

In a 108-second video post on Facebook, Chhotu Vasava accused the BJP of inflicting atrocities on “people of his tribal constituency” without specifying any caste.

‘Save India from nationalist forces’ plea: Had no mala fide intention, Archbishop tells EC
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

The EC had asked the Archbishop to explain why his appeal to the community should not be viewed as a violation of the Model Code of Conduct. The DEO will now examine the reply on Wednesday.

Gujarat elections: Had no mala fide intention, Archbishop tells Election Commission
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

The Election Commission last Saturday issued a notice to Macwan, asking why his appeal should not be viewed as a violation of the model code of conduct.

EC notice to archbishop for letter seeking prayers for election
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

Officials said the action was taken on a complaint received by the Election Commission of India (EC) from an organisation, Legal Rights Observatory.

Gujarat Assembly elections 2017: 5 leaders who carry Congress hopes
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Gujarat elections 2017: The Indian Express looks at the prominent faces in the Congress' top leadership.

Gandhinagar Archbishop to followers: Pray for election of humane leaders
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

The official communique, signed by Archbishop Macwan and dated November 21, terms the Gujarat election as “significant” for the future “course of our country”.

Listed as 3rd gender for voting, Gujarat transgender community wishes it was recognised for banking too
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Anjana Kunwar Shanti Kunwar, the present leader of the Baranpura community, too called for identification of the “real transgenders”, and for wider recognition.

In Chhotu Vasava’s Jhagadia, Nitish-led JD(U) props up another Chhotu Vasava
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

The one thing that differentiates the two Chhotu Vasavas is, however, their middle names. Tribal leader Chhotu Vasava’s middle name is Amarsinh, while the other Vasava’s middle name is Abesinh.