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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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: 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.
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.
“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.
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.
The university had issued a notice on its website, which read, “Aadhaar number shall be mandatory for the admission process for all Indian nationals.”
According to officials of the Airports Authority of India (AAI), a survey was conducted to explore the feasibility of expanding the airstrip.
Out of the 30 events in Gujarat, 18 were hosted by PSUs in the petroleum & natural gas sector and four in power.
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
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
Party leaders say pamphlets reflect mood of the people
After the initial years of making their identity public during the trial, Bilkis and Yakub have decided to now cover their faces.
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”.
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
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.
Natu Patel and Rakesh Patel are co-accused in Ode massacre, in which 23 people were burnt to death
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
From a cattle feed factory to a fully-automated plant for milk powder, Modi launches a slew of projects in the area
President Pranab Mukherjee and NCP supremo Sharad Pawar release a pictorial biography of the NCP leader
Huge billboards on the leader, projecting him as a visionary, have appeared in parts of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.
Around 70,000 families will be benefited with Gujarat government’s decision to regularise residential encroachments on government land.
According to Ramakrishnan, who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2009, such depictions bring “disrepute” to the university and the country.
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 per latest instructions, all APMC markets in the state were directed to discontinue animal haats with immediate effect.
“As a diary committee, we were inclined to follow the recommendations of a senior syndicate member,” said Ashtaputre.