Avinash Nair


Navy aircraft, UAVs to monitor Pakistan, Chinese activities off state coast
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

The Rear Admiral said the Navy already operates eight P-8I sea patrol aircraft and plans to acquire four more by 2020-22.

‘GIFT’ for labourers in financial hub: new accounts
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Bankers in GIFT City said they have been able to widen their customer base after demonetisation.

Dahej PCPIR: Days after gas leak, Gujarat govt plans 2 ‘escape routes’ costing Rs 1,200 cr
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Meanwhile, the state government will be showcasing this Rs 1200 crore project to foreign investors during the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit scheduled to be held in January 2017.

Gujarat electoral list: EC adds 9.67 lakh first-time voters
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

There is another 14,310 first-time voters’ applications in the 60-69 age group.

Three days before currency ban, Gujarat govt told dairies to go cashless
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

Gujarat Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shankar Chaudhary confirmed that his government had issued the circular to shift all transactions on milk to the bank.

Demonetisation: Faced with cash crunch, 20 per cent ceramic units in Gujarat face shutdown
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Daily losses due to the shutdown will be about Rs 20 crore

Demonetisation: Gujarat co-op banks to meet BJP chief against RBI move
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Representatives of 18 banks on Monday decided to meet top BJP leadership, including national president Amit Shah.

Demonetisation move will push real estate into extended spell of stagnancy: Experts
Fri, Nov 11, 2016

Builders pointed that Narendra Modi as CM had first taken the step to increase Jantri rates by as high as 400 per cent at some places in 2011.

Families affected by Ahmedabad metro will rise to 1,500
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

About 32 metro stations are being planned on both the corridors, which will together have a length of 39.2 kilometres.

Gujarat govt plans infrastructure for ‘non-veg’ food products
Sun, Nov 06, 2016

Sources said the Gujarat government envisages a manufacturing unit for whole egg powder, egg yolk powder and egg albumen powder.

Vibrant Gujarat Summit: Govt to showcase 6 places as defence manufacturing bases
Thu, Nov 03, 2016

Setting up defence uniforms is part of a set of projects that the state government is projecting to investors in the run-up to the Vibrant Gujarat summit that is scheduled to be held on January 10-13, 2017.

Gujarat gearing up to hardsell ‘city of saints’ at global investors summit
Mon, Oct 31, 2016

The project, which is expected to come up on 539 acres at Mahor village in Sabarkantha district of north Gujarat.

Vibrant Gujarat summit: UAE to be partner country, first from the Muslim world
Sun, Oct 30, 2016

The confirmation from UAE is a huge success for the state government that has been trying hard to get Muslim nations on board for the summit.

Ahmedabad metro completes largest resettlement of PAFs before Diwali
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

According to the social impact assessment (SIA) study, an estimated 1047 families will be affected in the land acquisition process for the project.

‘S-400 Triumf to complement India’s ballistic defence shield’: former DRDO chief V K Saraswat
Sun, Oct 23, 2016

The deal for buying the S-400 Triumf air defence systems worth $5 billion was announced following talks held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the BRICS summit in Goa recently.

Phase II of Ahmedabad Metro to cost Rs 6,500 crore: DMRC assigned to prepare DPR
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

It was DMRC that had prepared the DPR for the Phase I of the project that links the eastern and western parts of Ahmedabad city.

Manohar Parrikar links surgical strikes to his and PM Modi’s ‘RSS teaching’
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

"When Indian Army does something we should remember that this is one of the world's best, professional, brave and an army with high integrity," said Parrikar.

Lower on FDI ladder, state looks to scale up investments through Vibrant Summit
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

Of the 12 countries who have been invited by the state government, the top FDI contributors — UK, Japan, USA, the Netherlands and France — have agreed to become partner countries for Vibrant Gujarat to be held in 2017

‘Mangalyaan data set to yield interesting results’
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

The Mangalyaan mission seems pretty close to fructification, just a year after NASA confirmed that its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) had found water on Mars.

Roll revision: EC to share list of ‘deleted’ voters with parties in Gujarat
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

In preparation for the 2017 Assembly polls in Gujarat, the EC has been revising the electoral rolls in the state.

Implementation of Universal Basic Income has many challenges: Arvind Subramanian
Mon, Oct 03, 2016

The chief economic advisor to the Government of India, Arvind Subramanian said Gandhiji will have at least four objections to UBI including giving charity to able-bodied persons.

Gujarat assembly elections: EC looks to enroll 20 lakh first-time voters
Sun, Oct 02, 2016

Though the Election Commission (EC) estimates that there are about 24.5 lakh voters in the 18-19 age group — based on the Census 2011 data — the names of only 3.71 lakh figure on the electoral rolls.

Agricultural loans rise 11 % in state
Tue, Sep 27, 2016

This year, rains arrived late and the monsoon activity has stretched into the September. Gujarat currently has a 18 percent rainfall deficit, after it registered an average rainfall of 652 mm.

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.