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Gujarat: Govt’s coal-fired power plants operated at 41 per cent capacity in ’16
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

The four state-owned power plants used 39.17 lakh metric tonne less coal than what they did in 2015, and generated less power

Gujarat: Post-demonetisation, bank deposits soar, but NPAs too cross Rs 30,000-crore mark
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

At end of December 2016, the total deposits in banks of Gujarat stood at Rs 6.31 lakh crore, which was about 22 per cent more than the deposits that existed in the same period a year ago.

Gujarat: Poor Aadhaar seeding, transaction failures hold back digitisation of PDS
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

According to the SLBC report, there were over 1.03 crore bank accounts under PMJDY in Gujarat, out of which only 60 per cent have been seeded by Aadhaar Card.

Gujarat: MLAs, local body members among Board of Governors of new university for tribals
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

The government presence in the management of this proposed university is glaring.

L&T, Afcon bag Rs 1,675-crore order from Ahmedabad Metro
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

MEGA also awarded an additional work worth Rs 1,400 crore involving constructing different overhead sections of the metro rail project.

Gujarat govt regularises 600 residential encroachments
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Like in Ahmedabad, similar events were held in Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Surat where a total of 600 families were given the charters.

Gujarat: EC gets ready for state polls
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

In April, the EC will be conducting an “electoral roll-audit” to assess the quality of the electoral rolls prepared so far. There are about 4.25 crore voters in Gujarat.

Global CEOs, economists lauded note ban, says PM Modi
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

PM Modi cited examples of how different organisations around the world including the World Bank, IMF and others have appreciated the demonetisation move.

World sees demonetisation with lot of respect: PM Modi
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

The OPaL is a joint venture company promoted by ONGC, GAIL and GSPC. OPaL projects it's market share in the polymer sector at 13 per cent by 2018.

Gujarat government buys solar power at Rs 15 per unit from 38 firms
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

The state government said it has bought a total of over 2600 million units of solar power from 61 different solar power developers in the state during 2015-16.

Youth hurls shoe at Gujarat home minister Pradeepsinh Jadeja
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

The minister was startled when the first shoe hit the podium in front of him. He managed to duck a second attempt.

Need more migration to sustain “ageing” peninsular states, says CEA Arvind Subramanian
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

"Soon there are going to be states in India that will start ageing and they will need people from other parts of India to look after their elderly."

Gujarat: Bid to ‘lock-down’ Tata Motors plant at Sanand fizzles out
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Even before the rally began, police had barricaded all roads leading towards the Tata Motors plant

Shaming people for open defecation double-edged sword: Sanitation expert
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Curtis is currently working with the Public Health Foundation of India and the Indian Institute of Public Health-Gandhinagar to help “encourage people to build and use toilets” in the country.

Gujarat polls: 37% women in 4.48 lakh first-time voters
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

Compared to 2.81 lakh male voters, only 1.66 lakh females were added in the 18-19 age group, as per the “final roll 2017” published by the Election Commission (EC) in January 2017.

Real Estate Transaction: Deal talks get louder in Gujarat
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

After registering a dip in land and housing deals post demonetisation, major markets in the state like Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat have made strong gains.

Budget leaves Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Gujarat ‘disappointed’
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

In the Budget, Jaitley proposed to reduce the income tax on smaller companies with an annual turnover of up to Rs 50 crore to 25 per cent.

Differently-abled pomegranate cultivator awarded Padma Shri
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Genabhai narrated how he had taken “inspiration” from the “Krishi Mahotsav” organised by Modi when he was the CM in 2003-04 and had started pomegranate cultivation using drip irrigation systems.

The kite catcher: A day in the life of, Lalbahadur Kharvar, cleaning power lines in Ahmedabad
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

Entangled in power lines in Ahmedabad, kites, their strings can cause outages, short-circuits. A group of 32 is at work to ensure that doesn’t happen

Vibrant Gujarat: Does it need more substance?
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

The business representatives from United States and other countries were vocal about PM Modi's leadership qualities and pitched him as a "global leader".

Serviceability of Su-30 and helicopter fleet has risen to 60%: Manohar Parrikar
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

“India after more than 30 years has successfully developed its own artillery gun... Field trail has been completed for Dhanush," the Defence Minister said.

Vibrant Gujarat: Aside from being a biennial spectacle, more needs to be done to achieve substantial outcomes
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

This year, the event not only missed a tall international politician, but also fell short on large businesses making major investment announcements.

Civil Aviation: MoUs on seaplanes, aeroboats and helicopter connectivity Vibrant Gujarat Summit
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Investments to operate seaplanes from Sabarmati riverfront to various tourist locations in Gujarat and providing helicopter connectivity to pilgrimage locations in the state were among the MoUs signed in the civil aviation and tourism sector at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit on Thursday. Watch What Else is Making News Supreme Infrastructure inked a Rs 40 […]

Vibrant Gujarat: Aerospace & defence sector fails to live up to hype, only 4 MoUs inked
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

The MoUs signed on Thursday included Rs 2,500 crore promised by Anil Ambani-promoted Reliance Defence Ltd.

Serviceability of Su-30, helicopter fleet have risen over 60 per cent: Manohar Parrikar
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

"Customer satisfaction is so much important that in the first one year I was having complaints on a daily basis; today hardly any complaints come," Parrikar said.

Airbus to set up aerospace cluster at Dholera
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

A phenomenal 24,000 MoUs were signed on the second day of the 8th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, which includes an agreement with aircraft manufacturer Airbus to set up an aerospace and defence cluster at Dholera that will initially manufacture helicopters. “Till now 24,383 MoUs have been inked and we are still calculating […]

GST plus digital will make economy cleaner, bigger: Arun Jaitley
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

The Finance Minister said that steps taken by the government in 2016 will change the way “Indians live and spend in future”.

RBI Governor suggests single regulator for GIFT City
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

The RBI Governor asked for reviewing and addressing gaps in the existing laws governing financial contracts in India.

At least 24,000 MoUs signed at Vibrant Gujarat summit, Airbus’ defence cluster at Dholera among deals
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

It includes an agreement with aircraft manufacturer - Airbus - to set up an aerospace and defence cluster at Dholera that will initially manufacture helicopters.

GST coupled with digitisation will make Indian economy cleaner, bigger: Arun Jaitley
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Jaitley stated that the steps taken by the Modi-government in 2016 will change the way "Indians live and spend in future".

India set to be most digitised economy: PM Modi
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Inaugurating the eighth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, Modi said: “It is our vision and mission to bring a paradigm shift in the ways of our polity and economy.

RIL’s investment in Gujarat biggest by an Indian firm in any state: Mukesh Ambani
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

They praised PM Modi and also highlighted the contribution that their respective companies have made towards the state in the form of investments and employment generation.

In 10 years, GIFT City should become a ‘price-setter’ in world’s largest traded instruments: PM Modi
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

"The international exposure that our youth will be able to get from GIFT City will ensure that more and more of talked is able to join this important field," Modi added.

Centre, state go all out to make Vibrant Gujarat Summit a success
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

This year, India’s top 10 FDI contributors are joining the event as “partner countries” and will be sending political and business delegations.

Gift City: BSE’s international bourse to be world’s fastest, says CEO
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

Every day, this exchange at GIFT City will start trading activities at 4 am, when the exchanges in Japan open, and will stop only at 2 am the next day

Gujarat govt to sign MoU for India’s 1st 500 MW offshore wind project
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

Vibrant Summit will also see over Rs 70K-cr investments in port sector.