Aditi Raja


Kapurai logjam: Muslims ask VMC to allocate new homes in another locality
Fri, Jul 08, 2016

They demaded the VMC reconsider its plan and construct low-cost homes for the families at a Muslim neighbourhood.

Relocation of Muslim families on cards as Kapurai residents renew their opposition
Sat, Jul 02, 2016

VMC officials, it has been learnt, that they are looking to relocate the Muslim families.

‘Rape’ at Parul University: ‘Dreams shattered, we want justice… will fight till end’
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

After the rape and a subsequent threat from Patel, as alleged in the FIR, the woman took a day’s time to confide in her fiance.

Sakhi set to export 12 low-cost sanitary pad machines to Jordan refugee camps
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

After taking back samples of about 200 sanitary napkins and a training in manufacturing the pads from Bedekar, Peake received the UN sanction to set up the manufacturing unit in Zataari.

Rise & fall of Jayesh Patel: From abortion clinic to sprawling university to rape accused
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

Patel, who holds a diploma in homoeopathy, used to run a walk-in clinic in Kothi of Vadodara that for years carried out one abortion after another for the paltry fee of Rs 150.

In Gujarat schools, roll call to ensure toilet at home
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

That is not all. Students who reply ‘sauchayala nathi’ will have their teacher and classmates taking out a protest rally to their parents, urging them to construct a toilet.

Hindu men, go home and worship your manhood: VHP leader Pravin Togadia
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

He asked Hindu couples to have more children to counter the growing numbers of Muslims in India.

For Vadodara’s 25 displaced Muslim women, a refuge-cemetery
Sat, Jun 04, 2016

“This is the home of Allah. We are not sanctioned to eat these fruits here,” she says, insisting that a little boy must discard the fruit he managed to pluck in his first playful jump.

Vadodara locality to the civic body: Don’t let Muslims here
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Will hamper the ‘peace-loving nature here,’ say residents, block rehab of 300 displaced families

Haryana: Four men shot dead in Palwal village, hunt on for ‘suspended policeman’
Thu, May 26, 2016

On Wednesday afternoon, four men — Wasim(17), Razaq (35), Din Mohammad (62) and Hamid (24) — from the village were shot dead during a clash between two groups.

Gujarat school that kids had to swim to has highest fail rate
Wed, May 25, 2016

Of 358 students, only 69 cleared Class X exam, principal says they are not studying enough.

A day in the life of a worker at Godhra’s stone crushing factory
Sun, May 22, 2016

As he oversees the crushing and packaging of powdered quartz stones, Mahavir hopes his mask will keep out silicosis, the deadly disease that has claimed the lives of several in these factories.

Understanding silica, the ‘dust of death’
Thu, May 19, 2016

The white dust is free crystalline silica, the “powder of death” — lethal byproduct of quartz crushing that causes the incurable and irreversible respiratory disease, silicosis.

238 deaths later, silicosis is still the killer in Godhra’s quarries
Wed, May 18, 2016

In October 2013, the NHRC recommended a compensation of Rs 5 lakhs each for their families and asked the state government to submit a compliance report by February 2014.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana: ‘UPA govt left coffers empty, making it difficult for us’
Mon, May 16, 2016

"The UPA government had left us with empty coffers because of which it was not possible for the present government to do anything for the poor," Shah said.

Launch of PMUY: At mega event, Dahod administration biggest challenge is to beat the heat
Sat, May 14, 2016

According to local officials, the district was chosen for the launch of the scheme for three states — Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan

Wear Smart City t-shirts to office, else pay Rs 500 fine: VMC to its senior officials
Mon, May 09, 2016

The internal circular stated that it was move to “instill team spirit” among officers for better performance in the second round of the Smart city selection.

Gujarat tribals to perform at Ujjain Kumbh Mela
Sun, May 08, 2016

Celebrated tribal performer Bharat Baria and his co-dancer Akshay Patel have been specially instructed to perform the Shiv Tandav, one of Modi’s favourite performances.

VMC whips up hype, wears Smart City logo on its sleeve
Fri, May 06, 2016

The Smart City tag eluded VMC in the first phase which saw the selection of 20 cities in January.

Gujarat: In an unusual custom, sisters-in-law marry in Chhota Udepur
Thu, May 05, 2016

Folklore has it that the male deities of these villages were bachelors and the villagers believe in the ominous significance of keeping the groom home - to protect him from harm.

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.