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National Waterway Act, 2016: Centre set to explore 5 rivers in Gujarat for inland water transport
Sun, Sep 25, 2016

Five rivers in Gujarat (includes Jawai-Luni rivers that flow into the Rann of Kutch) have been declared as National Waterways under the 2016 Act that proposes to develop 111 waterways across the country for shipping and navigation.

NPAs of banks in Gujarat close in on Rs 30,000 cr-mark
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

The NRI deposits increased by Rs 672 crore and stood at Rs 65,189 crore, forming 11.79 per cent of the total deposits as on June 2016.

Banks see mixed response of Modi government schemes in Gujarat
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

A total of 43.35 lakh people have been enrolled under the PMSBY and about 18.31 lakh under the PMJJBY in Gujarat.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani’s first ever Twitter Townhall turns into closed-door interview
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Vijay Rupani, however, claimed that the townhall was a huge success.

Gujarat maritime sector to get over Rs 400 cr aid: MoS Mandaviya
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

The minister said that the Alang ship breaking yard was being developed into a "green" ship breaking yard to help it handle old Naval ships and even hazardous vessels.

Five rivers in Gujarat being explored for Inland Water Transport
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

DPRs for four rivers and feasibility study for Jawai-Luni river originating from Rajasthan is in progress.

US unlikely to continue as partner for Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2017
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

In 2015, the US joined the Vibrant Gujarat Summit as a partner country when US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Gandhinagar and spoke at the forum.

Larsen & Toubro in race to build underground section of Ahmedabad metro
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

Construction giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is among the three firms that are in the race to build the Rs 1500 crore underground section of the Ahmedabad metro.

Pollution Control Board report: Air pollution on the rise in Gujarat, both in cities and industrial clusters
Sun, Sep 04, 2016

The samples collected under the SAMP project show that PM10 levels have gone up in 22 of the total 24 stations covered under this project.

Gujarat Assembly polls in 2017 to cost about Rs 240 cr, says Election Commission
Fri, Sep 02, 2016

Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) B B Swain recently made a presentation before the EC about the upcoming elections in the state.

CAG picks holes in slum development projects in Gujarat
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Launched by the Central government in 2005, the IHSDP was meant to provide houses with basic infrastructural facilities to slum dwellers living in small and medium towns.

43 per cent solar street lights non-functional in Gujarat, says CAG
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

In the 80 gram panchayats that CAG visited it found 43 percent of the solar street lighting systems non-functional due to “non-maintenance” and “lower specification of batteries”.

Gujarat: Solar co-operative at Dhundi village sells water instead of electricity
Sun, Aug 14, 2016

“For irrigating one bigha, we need about four hours and 20 units of solar power. If we switch off our irrigation pumps and supply the power to the grid we will earn about Rs 93." said Parvin Ali.

Gujarat: 20% jump in deaths due to sickle-cell anaemia
Tue, Aug 09, 2016

In a span of 12 months, there has been almost 20 percent rise in the number of deaths caused by sickle-cell anaemia in Gujarat.

Dayashankar Singh episode was BJP’s pre-planned conspiracy to stop me from visiting Una: Mayawati
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

"This was done intentionally, so that the attention of Dalits in the entire country gets shifted from the Una incident," said Mayawati.

Gujarat: First set of 76 plots allotted to ‘women’s-only’ industrial park at Sanand
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

"This park has been developed on a fast-track basis by Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel," said Trivedi.

Cost of luxury homes jumps 9 per cent in Ahmedabad, highest in country
Mon, Aug 01, 2016

During January-June 2016, the “luxurious” housing segment - priced Rs one crore and above - in Ahmedabad has seen a price rise of nine percent, which is the highest growth rate clocked in any of the top eight cities of the country.

Armed SRP battalion will now guard Gujarat ports
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

Currently, around 280 personnel of the Gujarat Industrial Security Force Society (GISFS) stand guard at nine non-major ports that fall under direct control of the Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB), the state’s nodal agency for ports.

Brinda slams PM Modi for silence on Gujarat Dalit assault
Sun, Jul 24, 2016

“Skinning dead cattle is the traditional job of the Dalit community. However, in the name of gau raksha, atrocities have been committed on Dalits,” Brinda Karat said.

Gujarat Dalit protests: Three bastis, one united voice
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

The Indian Express visited three Dalit “bastis” across the state — in Ahmedabad, Surendranagar and Mehsana — to track the Una fallout.

Women constitute one-fourth of Honda Navi buyers
Wed, Jun 29, 2016

Stating that Navi has already sold over 10,000 units since its launch, 25 per cent being women, Guleria said, "It gives women a high of riding a bike. By August or mid-September, we will go pan-India for Navi."

Chinese company among four bidders for supplying coaches to Ahmedabad Metro
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

Bombardier, Alstom, South Korea’s Hyundai Rotem and China’s CRRC Corporation Ltd are the four companies who have bid to supply 96 metro coaches.

All set to use technology to secure border, says Rajnath
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Pilot project in Gujarat too to lay a network of CCTV cameras, laser fences, radars

Gujarat smart cities: An ideal work-life balance by the Sabarmati
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

Gujarat International Finance Tec-City is slowly taking shape as plans are being drawn out for 25,000 smart homes which will attempt to create an ‘exclusive and secure zone’ with an ideal work-life balance

Surge by 300 per cent in allocation for Gujarat railways in 2 years, says Suresh Prabhu
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

Suresh Prabhu said while the UPA government laid 4.3 km new tracks every day, the number “almost doubled” to 7.8 km during the Modi rule.

Narendra Modi government gave us clean, riot-free India, says Ram Madhav
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

'Surveys have been conducted after the completion of two years (of Modi government) and people are saying that they want Modi as PM once again,' said Madhav.

‘Invite to PM to address US Congress a rare honour’
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Modi, who was invited by US President Barack Obama for a bilateral visit when he went to the US in March, will be addressing a joint meeting of US Congress on June 7 and will later hold talks with the US President.

Bank NPAs in Gujarat cross Rs 25,000 crore mark
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

The latest report of the State Level Bankers' Committee (SLBC) released Thursday states the total advances of all banks in Gujarat stood at Rs 4.31 lakh crore at the end of March 2016.

US bullish on wooing Indian firms; SelectUSA summit likely to see big contingent this year
Tue, May 31, 2016

Indo-US bilateral trade currently stands at around $107 billion and both President Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have targeted to take it to $500 billion.

Scary…need to know someone in govt to do business in India: US Governor Nikki Haley
Sat, May 28, 2016

The Indian-American politician’s comments come at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit the US for a few days starting June 7.

Back Story: The story of GSPC, theme of the latest BJP-Congress joust in House and outside
Mon, May 16, 2016

In a report tabled in Gujarat Assembly in 2012, the CAG severely criticised GSPC’s operations in KG block, and said “numerous faulty investment and destructive administrative decisions” had led to a loss of Rs 7,000 crore to the company.

Maersk to send first two ships for recycling at Alang this month
Sat, May 14, 2016

Till now, the Maersk Group used to recycle its ships in limited number of yards in China and Turkey.

Solar Power: In Kheda village, farmer group makes hay while the sun shines
Sat, May 07, 2016

CM to present a formal letter of recognition to Dhundi Solar Urja Udpadak Sahkari Mandali in Anand on May 9

Gujarat: Green shoots visible again as more old ships beach at Alang
Tue, Apr 26, 2016

Only 129 ships beached at Alang for recycling between April 2015 and December 2015, when the business witnessed one of the worst slumps. From January to March 2015, only 67 vessels had come to the yard.

Debal Deb, India’s rice warrior, finds rice species containing medicinal properties
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

A Fulbright scholar Deb spoke of several traditional rice varieties conserved by him that have high "nutraceutical value."

Maritime India Summit: Gujarat set to ink deals worth Rs 35,000 crore
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Deals will also be signed for the development of a jetty at Porbandar and Okha on the western coast of the state for the Indian Coast Guard at the cost of Rs 100 crore.