Aditi Raja


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.

Vadodara: Kalyannagar residents restart stir, VMC puts project on hold
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

According to the original proposal of the VMC, the estimated cost of construction of the homes was Rs 80 crore.

Will fight against ‘injustice’ across country: Hardik Patel
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

At Sardar Patel’s birthplace: ‘Will realise his unfulfilled dream of a united India’.

Godhra train burning: ‘Who says wounds heal? There is always a scar’
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Mishra says Sabarmati Express had only chugged into Godhra when a loud verbal fight began on the platform.

Bearing Scourge Of The Past: In locality of Godhra train burning accused, no role model for its children
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

The area, locals claim, has not witnessed a single incident of communal clash since the 2002 tragedy.

Vadodara: Rental aid by VMC pending, Kalyannagar families must pay up or go back to street
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

A former official of the VMC affordable housing department said that the total rent disbursed to the families until September 2016 was Rs 15 lakh per month.

‘No tree will be cut’: Five questions from Vinod Rao, Vadodara Municipal Commissioner
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Not a single banyan tree will be cut in the process of opening of road line... If there are any tree are in the middle of the widened road, we will try to transplant it.

Hardlook: Vadodara Green Cover- Cloud over the banyan canopy
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Two major roads in Vadodara, R C Dutt and Jail Roads, are in the process of expansion. Standing in the way are age-old Banyans, symbolic to the city which gets its name from these trees. Will the trees have to go?

Indian-foreign students clash at Parul University: Management steps in to broker truce
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Nine students from Afghanistan and African nations were remanded in judicial custody for alleged rioting Wednesday, following Sunday’s clash at the hostel.

By aligning with Shiv Sena, Hardik evaluates if Uddhav Thackeray can hit the BJP hard
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

The problem for Hardik is that all his options have limitations. By aligning with the Shiv Sena, Hardik is evaluating if Sena can garner enough Hindu votes in Gujarat to hit the BJP hard.

Chhota Udepur: Bumper crop leaves tomato farmers with little earnings
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Many farmers in the district have simply discarded their crops for lack of takers.

We must follow our intuition, Nobel Laureate tells students in Gujarat
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan ‘Venki’ spent a day in his home city, interacting with old friends and taking a stroll at his alma mater, Convent of Jesus and Mary

Hardlook: Law and behold
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Days after the Gujarat government cleared an ordinance to toughen the prohibition law – proposing a ten-year imprisonment for possession of alcohol – the talking point has been a raid conducted by the Vadodara rural police at the privately-owned Akhand farmhouse in Sevasi, where prominent personalities were attending a pre-wedding party organised by two reputed […]

143 guests test positive for alcohol consumption, to be booked: Police
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Days after a pre-wedding party was raided in Vadodara, investigations by the police carried out on all those who were detained at the party have shown that at least 143 guests tested positive for alcohol consumption.

Jan Dhan deposits swell in Gujarat, numbers go down
Mon, Nov 28, 2016

The zero-balance Jan Dhan accounts in Gujarat have reduced by 30,909 until November 23 (from 19,26,793 on November 9 to 18,95,884 on November 23).

Anger over cash crunch: Worried Gujarat BJP reaches out to people
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Rupani had spoken about how the party “was not afraid of situations, but found solutions”, and that the BJP was not a party of “despair” but of “systems”.

Cash crunch: Realtors stare at delayed PPP projects, heavy losses
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

The delay has also meant additional financial burden of disbursing rental allowances to beneficiaries for a longer time.

To get rid of old notes, firms in Gujarat pay salaries up to 6 months
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Like Baria, Rajesh Parmar, works as office assistant at a firm in the the city, was asked to accept advance salary until March 31 in cash, amounting to Rs 45,000.