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Six months after flood, Khariya grapples with water again — now it’s scarcity
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Thakors, who lost 17 family members and cotton crop in last year’s flash flood, struggle to grow their first crop as government makes lifting of water from Narmada canal illegal

Over 800 Sanand land losers to get commercial plots at one rupee
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

In the recently concluded Assembly elections, the joblessness among the youths in the area had become an election issue with Congress president Rahul Gandhi attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “Gujarat model”.

Gujarat govt to unveil granite policy, aims 13-fold jump
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Once the policy is unveiled, the state government will move towards e-auctioning of 229 million tonnes of granite spread over 196 hectares in three districts of Mehsana, Sabarkantha and Chhota Udepur.

Union Budget 2018: Industrial sector in Gujarat gets bitter pill
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

MSMEs in Gujarat had asked the Central Government to reduce the rate of interest on loans provided to smaller industrialists. They had wanted the definition of MSMEs to be alerted to incorporate inflation.

Union Budget 2018: Nine farmers in Gujarat who set up solar co-op set example for Jaitley’s ‘power’ idea
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

Farmers’ solar cooperative sold solar power worth Rs 7 lakh to govt in 20 months

Budget 2018: Proposals of Gujarat MSMEs ignored, say entrepreneurs
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

"Nothing much has happened on our demand for a reduction in the rate of interest on loans provided to MSMEs. The larger corporates get loans at about seven percent, but when MSMEs go for loans they have to pay an interest for 11-12 percent." said a representative of MSME sector.

Gujarat’s solar cooperative sets example as Jaitley talks of mechanism for purchasing solar power from farmers
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

This decision to help farmers sell excess solar power to power distribution companies is part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to double farmers' income by 2022.

In Sanand, a water divide: Farmers wait for canal to fill while industries have brimming tanks
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

Following the Gujarat government’s decision to ration water from Narmada, farmers are getting water to irrigate their Rabi crops only once every four days.

Protests continue, Padmaavat may not be screened in Gujarat
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Padmaavat protest: Hundreds arrested, four firs lodged in Ahmedabad

Padmaavat row unites BJP, Hardik Patel & Alpesh Thakor
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat appeared to have put the angry coalition of Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel, OBC leader Alpesh Thakor and the Congress, which fought the BJP as a united front during the Assembly elections, on the same side of the BJP, in their view of the film as “hurting sentiments of a “particular […]

Modi-Netanyahu bonhomie with kites, charkha
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Narendra Modi said the “bond between India and Israel will chart a new course for mankind in the 21st century”

Innovations at Gujarat start-up meet wait for PM, Netanyahu visit
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

“About 35 institutes, which are incubators of Gujarat’s ecosystem will, showcase their start-up projects — this is an exhibition of the innovators themselves,” Anupam Jalote, CEO of icreate, told The Indian Express. “A selection panel evaluated the best start-up projects in Gujarat.”

Benjamin Netanyahu in India — Next stop Gujarat: farming centre of excellence, centre for start-ups
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

The 10.5-hectare centre of excellence has been set under the joint initiative Indo-Israel Agricultural Project (IIAP).

Sales of homes hit five-year low in Ahmedabad; dip in migration, say experts
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

In 2017 real-estate developers sell only 15741 homes, which is 48% less than those sold in 2012

Global Patidar Business Summit begins today, BJP, Congress leaders expected to attend
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

The summit, expected to be a networking platform for small and big industrialists from the community, also aims to popularise “Brand Patidars”, especially among the youths who have been agitating for reservation in jobs.

Banks gave Rs 31,550 crore as crop loans in Gujarat, says bankers’ report
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

According to a State-Level Bankers’ Committee (SLBC) report made public on Thursday the highest disbursements till the end of September 2017 were made in Dangs district where banks gave out 169 per cent crop loans

Financial boost: Banks gave 29,200 cr loan to MSMEs in Gujarat
Fri, Dec 29, 2017

Banks gave 29,200 cr loan to MSMEs in Gujarat: Maximum disbursals in Bharuch, Porbandar, Kutch and Tapi

The New Gujarat Ministry: Three Masters, 11 grads & 6 who went to school; 8 out of 20 are 60-plus
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

According to details on the assembly website, CM Rupani and minister Bhupendra Chudasma hold law degrees, besides ministers of state Parbatbhai Patel, Jaydrathsinhji Parmar and Ishwarsinh Patel.

Came for oath event as I’m not part of either BJP or Congress: Shankersinh Vaghela
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

Asked whether he will accept the offer if the BJP picks him as a Rajya Sabha candidate from Gujarat in future, Vaghela said that is for the BJP to decide.

Do not believe in Moody’s and Fitch: Subramanian Swamy
Sat, Dec 23, 2017

Subramanian Swamy said, "There is no doubt that there has been some acceleration during the NDA period. But that is not enough. Our growth should not be less than 10 per cent."

Gujarat Elections: Congress bags 50.5% postal ballots — key factor in close contests
Sat, Dec 23, 2017

In the 2012 Assembly polls in Gujarat, 2.75 lakh personnel had used postal ballot. This year, the highest number of postal ballots have been cast on Patan seat (3,549) of which 1,197 were in favour of the BJP and 2,267 went for the Congress.

Gujarat election results 2017: BJP gains in Nano zone Sanand, but faces defeat in two other auto hubs
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

In Sanand, BJP’s Kanubhai Patel defeated Congress candidate Pushpaben Dabhi by 7,721 votes. In 2012, his father Karamsinh Patel had won the seat by 4,148 votes on a Congress ticket

Modi blitz in second phase helped BJP in Gujarat, says party; Congress failed to consolidate
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

In the second phase, the BJP won 51 of the 93 seats, with the Congress winning 39 seats and three going to Independent candidates.

Gujarat’s Saurashtra election results 2017: Congress builds lead in early rounds of counting
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Gujarat's Saurashtra election results 2017: Besides Morbi, Congress was leading from a majority of seats in Junagadh, Surendranagar, Gir Somnath, Kutch, Devbhumi Dwarka, Jamnagar and Porbandar.

Revising the numbers: Flood-hit Tharad, Vav among seven seats with over 80 per cent turnout
Sat, Dec 16, 2017

In Tharad — among the 93 seats that went to polls in the second phase of the Assembly elections that concluded on Thursday — a turnout of 85.53 per cent was even higher than in 2012, when it recorded 85.96 per cent polling

Gujarat elections: 69% turnout in second phase of polling, minor clashes reported
Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Polling for Gujarat elections concluded on Thursday with 67.75% voter turnout in the two phases. The turnout is about 4% less than the 72% polling clocked in 2012

Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: Story of poll code violations, despite several complaints, many notices, little action
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Vadodara unit of Congress writes to President, accuses state election commission of being ‘biased’

Gujarat Assembly elections 2017: Where Hardik Patel lives, BJP fingers crossed
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

BJP expects close fight, its Patel candidate is sitting Congress MLA; new Congress candidate is senior OBC leader

Gujarat elections: EC orders repolling in six booths on December 14
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

These polling booths are part of four of the 89 first phase assembly constituencies where votes have already been cast.

Congress sees BJP plan to cut votes as Independent numbers cross 700
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Congress says in 2012, on 42 seats, Independents ate into 12 per cent of its votes; BJP says confident of its vote share.

Modiji talks of Modiji 90 per cent time, says Rahul Gandhi
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

At PM home town Vadnagar, Rahul Gandhi says Modi changing agenda: When nothing worked, he talks about himself.

Gujarat elections: Rahul Gandhi slams ‘Modi model’, lists 10 villages where land acquired was given to Tata and Adani
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

"Modiji gave Adani one metre land for one rupee. In just three months, the same land was sold by Adani to government companies at the cost of Rs 3,000 per metre," Rahul Gandhi said

Gujarat clocks 30.31% polling till 12 pm, Congress alleges EVM malfunctioning in several booths
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

In the first four hours of polling till 12 pm, Gujarat witnessed an average voter turnout of 30.31 per cent, with the highest turnout being recorded in the districts of Tapi, Morbi and Navsari.

Gujarat elections: Today, Congress will eye a big bite into urban saffron pie
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

The rural-urban divide was clearly visible in the civic polls held in the state in 2015, when the BJP won most of the municipal corporations and municipalities.

Character and morals of Gujarat not in-sync with Congress: PM Modi
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

Comparing the reconstruction work undertaken under his leadership in Gujarat after the 2001 earthquake in Kutch, Modi impressed upon the crowd how the impact of natural disasters were "still visible" in places like Latur, Kedarnath, Kashmir and Odisha.

PM Modi slams Kapil Sibal over Patidar quota formula
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

With the PAAS accepting the Congress’ quota formula and campaigning against the ruling BJP, Modi said: “You (Congress) are trying to fool people by saying that you will give this and you will give that... They want to lure people by making false promises.”