Aditi Raja


Vadodara: Gangster Mukesh Harjani shot dead by unidentified assailants
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Vadodara's gangster Mukesh Harjani was one of the most wanted criminals in Gujarat.

A burns patient in 2002, Best Bakery survivor now guides patients to their wards
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

The scars linger, but Ishrat has decided to face her fears by returning to the hospital to serve the patients in her own small way.

Ahead of PM Modi’s visit, Vadodara civic body puts up hoardings hailing ‘56-inch chest’
Thu, Oct 20, 2016

They also ascribed various attributes to Modi as “observer, efficient, arduous, competent leadership, ambitious, intellectual, technocrat and visonary”.

Months after CAG rap, govt in no hurry to get its act together
Sun, Oct 09, 2016

The CAG had said that the park had the potential be a UNESCO World Heritage site, attracting tourists from world over.

PM Modi, CM Vijay Rupani feature on hoardings for mall that awaits VMC nod
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

VMC says permission given to hoardings under ‘religious’ head, didn’t check contents; realtor argues banners put up to promote Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Scrap iron collected from farmers used in the Statue of Unity, says CM Vijay Rupani
Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, who visited the Statue of Unity project on Thursday ahead of Garib Kalyan Mela in Rajpipla, said iron extracted from the scrap has been used “symbolically” in the statue.

Gujarat Congress to poll aspirants: Furnish testimonies from voters for tickets
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

In Vadodara, September 30 is the deadline to file applications for candidature and so far, 15 leaders have sent their requests to the GPCC, staking claim to five Assembly constituencies.

Sulemani Chawl plot: VMC allows garba, declines Muslims’ request for tazias
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

VMC officials said the request for allowing the plot for garba came first (on Monday), while the Muslims sought the ground for tazia on Thursday.

At mega electrical expo in Gujarat, only veg food, no alcohol for foreign participants
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

The decision was taken days after foreign delegations planning to attend the event had enquired about availability of non-vegetarian dishes, especially beef, and alcohol.

Smart classes help ‘transform education’ in VMC schools
Mon, Sep 05, 2016

Teachers say that unlike text-book reading, an interactive digital board works well to keep the attention of the students.

Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016: Money, jobs frame another side of debate
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

The Surrogacy Bill, bars married couples who have biological or adopted children, single people, live-in partners and homosexuals from opting for surrogacy.

Surrogacy Ground Zero: Money, jobs frame another side of debate
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

The proposed Bill bars married couples who have biological or adopted children, single people, live-in partners and homosexuals from opting for surrogacy.

Gujarat Dalit outcry: If there was a broom strike…
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

Several Dalit outfits had appealed to community members to stop disposing of animal carcasses and clearing garbage to protest flogging of Dalits in Una by ‘gau rakshaks’.

Hunt on for Gujarat kidney racket kingpin: Officers face probe for ‘lapse’
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

According to police, the officers were taking turns to keep watch on Raut and the officer doing so dozed off when Ajmer station was approaching.

Hoarding refers to Saurabh Patel as an ‘outsider’, hails ‘insider’ minister
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

If the split in the BJP was not already evident enough, Tuesday’s hoarding put up across the city by former VMC Standing Committee chairman and BJP leader Vijay Shah drove the point home.

In Bharuch, a family with links to Zakir Naik’s South African mentor
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

A village in Gujarat’s Surat district has hit the spotlight for being the birthplace of late Sheikh Ahmed Deedat, the mentor of Zakir Naik.

How gau rakshaks across party lines get Gujarat government rewards
Sun, Aug 07, 2016

It was under Narendra Modi as chief minister, in 2011, that the Gujarat Animal Preservation Act, 1954, got more teeth.

Kidney racket ‘kingpin’ lands in Anand police net
Sun, Jul 31, 2016

The Anand police, guarded about Raut’s arrest, are now hoping that the court will cancel his bail in the previous conviction.

No water supply and electricity for Muslim families in Vadodara
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

On May 31, the VMC had demolished 318 homes in the Muslim-populated Sulemani Chawl as part of “Slum free Vadodara” project and started working on resettling them in Kapurai area on Dabhoi Road, where upper caste Hindus reside.

Hardik turns 23, away from family but among fans
Sun, Jul 24, 2016

Hardik said that the BJP tried to break his morale by putting him in prison, but he sought strength from reading “inspirational stories” of Nelson Mandela.

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