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Nine columns of Indian Army on stand-by ahead of cyclone Nilofar
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Apart from the Army columns, about 14 rescue and relief teams of the NDRF have been positioned in different districts.

Industries in Kutch to suspend production before Nilofar hits; 30,000 people to be evacuated
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Installations like 1200 MW Kutch wind park of Suzlon Group at Changdai are likely to be in the way of the cyclonic storm.

Kutch begins evacuation as cyclone Nilofar looms large
Tue, Oct 28, 2014

Nilofar is expected to make landfall near Naliya on October 31.

Over 1000 workers laid off as industrial units in Gujarat struggle for cheaper gas
Mon, Oct 06, 2014

In the meeting the (SGSGCA) has also planned to once more approach the central government.

GIFT City project gets Centre’s nod
Thu, Sep 25, 2014

The govt will be considering GIFT as a smart city. The total estimated cost of Phase-I of the project is Rs 1,818 crore

Migrant labourer dead, another injured at Alang ship-breaking yard
Tue, Sep 23, 2014

The incident happened when the 27-year-old victim Prasant Dakua slipped and fell while climbing a ladder.

Xi new chapter starts with Gujarat page
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

MoU: Pacts signed for industrial parks, development of sister cities, states.

State firms see loss in Chinese ‘investments’
Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Glass manufacturers feel that Chinese companies has been posing stiff competition to the units spread between Vadodara and Valsad.

On Modi website, a piece on Gujarat’s Buddhist link
Tue, Sep 16, 2014

On the eve of Chinese president Xi Jinping's visit to Gujarat, Modi's website showcases a picture-heavy history of Buddhism with Chinese and English text.

Modi talks to Japan, benefits to flow to Gujarat
Mon, Sep 01, 2014

Modi sought Japan's assistance in Ahmedabad Metro project and the bullet train link between Ahmedabad and Mumbai.

Mangrol & Veraval ideal for whale shark tourism, satellite-tagging studies
Sun, Aug 31, 2014

The value of whale sharks in terms of the revenue generated through tourism is much higher than that generated from whale shark hunting.

412 Whale Sharks rescued in Gujarat in 10 years
Sat, Aug 30, 2014

According to WTI, a total of Rs 3 crore have been spent so far on the conservation efforts of this species.

‘Elite’ Gujaratis step forward to surrender their LPG subsidies
Tue, Aug 26, 2014

The company had circulated SMSes on customers mobile numbers requesting them to give up their LPG subsidies.

30 per cent of mall space in Ahmedabad vacant; Pune, Mumbai not far behind: Survey
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

The highest rental in a mall is at Vastrapur (Rs 120 per sq ft), while the lowest is at Kankaria lake (Rs 60 per sq ft).

To make campaign on social media ‘viral’, govt scouts for agency
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Handing comments and feedback is also an important part of the scope of work.

Anandiben govt plans ‘viral’ campaign on social media
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

The agency is looking for firms that can support multiple languages including English, Hindi, Gujarati and Chinese.

ISRO scientist awarded for ‘fuel-saving’ device
Wed, Aug 13, 2014

The device, little bigger than a paper pin is saving fuel onboard the Mars Orbiter

ISRO scientist awarded for “fuel-saving” device on Mars Orbiter
Tue, Aug 12, 2014

Chaman started developing the Ceramic Servo Accelerometer in 2003, with a simple plastic mug and a Teflon wire "as the only investments".

ISRO’s Mangalyaan to encounter Siding Spring comet in October
Wed, Aug 06, 2014

MOM will encounter comet Siding Spring, that will come closer to the Red planet than any recorded comet has ever passed the Earth.

Mars orbiter on track, no need to correct trajectory
Sun, Aug 03, 2014

Currently 163 million kilometres from the red planet, the spacecraft will however undergo a trajectory correction on September 14.

Staff shortage in Guj govt’s engineering & polytechnic colleges as high as 90%: CAG
Mon, Jul 28, 2014

CAG also pointed some of the lacuna's that exist in individual institutes.

CAG flays Gujarat govt for stopping fortified wheat flour project
Sun, Jul 27, 2014

The state also pointed out complaints from people regarding insects in fortified flour, etc.

Ford vendors converge in Sanand, invest Rs 500 crore
Sun, Jul 27, 2014

Another German automotive supplier, Cosma International, will be setting up base on 35,000 sq mtrs of land in Sanand.

Irrigation projects in Gujarat remained incomplete for 14 long years: CAG
Sat, Jul 26, 2014

Projects worth Rs 97 crore have remained incomplete for 14 years, depriving irrigation to 53 villages in Gujarat.

CAG flays Gujarat govt for discontinuing ‘cost-effective’ fortified wheat flour project
Sat, Jul 26, 2014

CAG also found "improper implementation" of the Annam Brahmam Yojana that was launched by the state govt in 2009.

Over 8 lakh malnourished children in Gujarat; Vadodara records highest numbers
Sat, Jul 26, 2014

Vadodara has the highest number of children -- over 65,800 -- who are underweight in Gujarat.

‘Govt solar policy put Rs 473-cr burden on power consumers’
Sat, Jul 26, 2014

The companies that have been named in the CAG report are Rasna Marketing Services Pvt Ltd, Jayhind Projects Ltd and others.

CAG raps govt over ‘undue benefits’ to Reliance, Essar
Sat, Jul 26, 2014

“Undue benefit was extended to RPL by non-recovery of full wharfage rate".

CAG flays state for creating Rs 473 cr burden on power consumers in Gujarat
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

This was done in 'disregard' to the economical mix proposed by GERC.

CAG raps Gujarat govt for extending ‘undue benefits’ to Reliance & Essar
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

"The inaction led to blocking up of funds and potential revenue loss," the audit stated.

CAG flays Gujarat govt for creating Rs 473 cr burden on power consumers
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

CAG raps Gujarat govt for awarding solar projects to "ineligible bidders", and for putting the burden of Rs 473 crore on power consumers.

GUVNL sits on Rs 440-crore loss after 8 consecutive yrs of profits
Thu, Jul 24, 2014

The profits of GUVNL has been dipping since the last three consecutive fiscal years.

GUVNL sits on Rs 440-crore loss after 8 consecutive yrs of profits
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

According to the latest annual report (2012-13), GUVNL is still sitting on a loss of Rs 442 crore.

Private players produce over 60 pc electricity in state
Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Of the total installed capacity of 27,420 MW in Gujarat, private power producers contribute 16,568 MW.

US cars, Coke and chocolate among those with the Sanand address
Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Now with Prime Minister Modi set to visit the US in September, the US presence in the state...

US Cars, Coke and Chocolate among those with the Sanand address 
Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Ford Motors is already setting up a Rs 5000 crore car manufacturing unit besides the Tata Nano plant at Sanand.