Avinash Nair


Japan commits to Rs 4,456 crore loan to Ahmedabad metro project
Sat, Nov 28, 2015

The fourth phase of Chennai metro will also get a loan of Rs 1,080 crore.

Viramgam municipality elections: Cong already 5-0, no end to BJP woes
Sat, Nov 28, 2015

BJP may face the public ire for poor leadership and corruption that is prevalent in the municipality, say local party leaders

Hardik’s mother, sister detained during Anandiben’s rally
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

Hardik's mother and sister were later released, even as Anandiben in an anti-Patidar outburst accused those agitating for quota of “defaming Gujarat across the world” and embarrassing her on discussions of the “Gujarat model”.

In 2002 Gujarat riot colony, BJP opens an election office
Sat, Nov 21, 2015

The newly formed ward has about 70,000 Muslim voters, including residents of Juhapura, the largest Muslim ghetto in Ahmedabad, and 6,000 Hindu voters who live in residential societies at the “border”.

‘NISAR mission biggest collaboration of ISRO and NASA’
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

The collaboration between NASA and ISRO began in 2005 with the Chandrayaan-I mission where an eight-kilogram Moon Mineralogy mapper from NASA accompanied the mission, resulting in "joint-discovery" of water on moon.

NISAR biggest outcome of ISRO-NASA partnership, says NASA scientist
Mon, Nov 16, 2015

NASA and ISRO will be collaborating to make Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System and GPS more accurate and NASA will also be providing navigation and trajectory support to Chandrayaan-2.

Gujarat’s firms helping ISRO shape up ‘manned space mission’
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

ISRO is working on a chamber that will house astronauts and where the environment within the chamber can be controlled, making it habitable for human beings for an extended period of time.

A graveyard goes silent
Sun, Oct 18, 2015

For years, ageing liners and cruise ships have queued up at Alang, where they would be dismantled and sold for scrap. That’s changing.

With eye on Japan, two ship-breaking yards in Gujarat tread ‘green’ path
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

These certification comes at a time when most shipbreaking yards at this recycling unit near Bhavnagar have been battling issues of pollution and contamination for last three decades.

In bid to lure them, builders’ offer to buyers: Buy 2, get one plot free
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

Bakeri Group, one of the oldest and biggest developer of Ahmedabad is offering a flat 20 percent discount on nine residential schemes.

Realty check: Gandhinagar sees 50% dip in launch of new homes
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

There are hardly about 1,500-2,000 new housing units that have been launched this year.

Ahmedabad Metro project to affect over 1,000 families
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

MEGA scripts a Rs 60-crore rehabilitation plan for project-affected families.

Mangalyaan’s Mars camera has clicked over 1,000 images so far
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

Currently the Mars orbiter is placed in an elliptical orbit around the red planet and the camera on-board clicks pictures at different altitudes ranging from 400 to 70,000 kilometres.

Mars Colour Camera has clicked over 1000 images so far: SAC director
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

"The MCC was developed at SAC at the cost of about Rs 10 crore and has so far clicked 1020 images. Some of these images are part of the Mars Atlas," said Tapan Misra, director of SAC while speaking to The Indian Express.

Patidars rush to crowd-fund stir, banks run out of cash
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

It was in Vadrad, 25 km away from Kherol, that Patidars first began pulling out money from their accounts Monday to crowd-fund the agitation.

Job creation main thrust: GIFT City CEO Ajay Pandey
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

In the Phase-I of the project, considered to be the pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, development rights for 14 million square feet within the GIFT City has been sold to various players.

‘400 years ago, Jehangir banned animal slaughter during Jains’ Paryushan’
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

Paryushan is a period of penance where Jains avoid any form of violence, including consumption of green vegetables.

For security of ports, state plans CCTV cover, control centre at Gandhinagar
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

Presently, Gujarat accounts for more than 32 per cent of the total maritime traffic of the country with the non-major ports handing about 336 million tonnes of cargo in 2014-15.

Over 35,000 children in Gujarat of the age group 10-14 are married: Census
Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Marriage in this age bracket is in violation of the Prohibition of the Child Marriage Act which lays down the minimum age for marriage for all Indian citizens, as 21 for men and 18 for women.

2 wushu players bring home medals from Georgia event
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

While this was the second international medal for Rushikesh, it was the first international outing for Amandeep.

Diamond barons to shun pompous Diwali gifts
Tue, Jul 14, 2015

Patel’s firm currently has 7,000 employees, including 4,000 diamond workers.

Slump In Market: Shut units, jobless workers take sheen off Surat’s diamond industry
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

A top diamond businessman said in the last six months there had been a 50 per cent dip in the production of all major diamond polishing units.

Experts from Railways, 4 metro projects to help MEGA
Sat, Jul 04, 2015

MEGA has started constructing the first six km of the project that falls on the 20.53 kilometre long East-West Corridor that runs between Thaltej Gam and Vastral Gam.

13th fastest supercomputer in India inaugurated at PRL
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Dilip Angom, who led the team in building this supercomputer at PRL said, "Christened as VIKRAM-100, this supercomputer is the 13th fastest supercomputer in India and is more powerful than 200 desktop computers."

Draft Bill reduces IIM to Govt dept, not what PM Modi said: IIMA chiefs
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Coming out strongly against the draft IIM bill, Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad chairman and its director said it goes against PM Modi’s vision and seeks to reduce IIMs to a “government department”.

ONGC to drill 406 development wells in Gujarat’s Cambay Basin
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

ONGC has also approached the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) seeking necessary clearances for the project.

Green nod for bauxite mining near marine park
Sat, Jun 20, 2015

The two mines are located within 10 km of Jamnagar national park.

IIT-Gandhinagar developing low-cost noise reducing devices for autistic kids
Wed, Jun 10, 2015

This includes affordable headphones that act as noise-cancelling devices and low-cost sensors.

Ahmedabad Metro project moves at snail’s pace, first 6-km route by 2017
Sun, Jun 07, 2015

First DPR of the Ahmedabad Metro prepared by DMRC in 2004 had projected to carry 6.75 lakh passengers daily by 2010.

IIT-Gandhinagar developing low-cost devices for autistic children
Sat, Jun 06, 2015

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology-Gandhinagar (IIT-Gn) are developing low-cost devices for autistic children in India.

GIFT City: 2nd tower to be marketed to insurance companies
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

The GIFT-Two tower, which is second of the 110 towers envisioned to be built on the 886-acre campus, will be launched within a month and will be marketed exclusively to insurance companies.

GIFT City, FinMin to meet stakeholders to iron out IFSC rules
Thu, Jun 04, 2015

The “regulations and guidelines” for setting up India’s first International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) within the GIFT City project campus in Gandhinagar was unveiled in form of a booklet in April.

Angadias’ Rs 74 lakh robbed: Accused get four-day remand
Sun, May 31, 2015

The eight accused had robbed two persons working for Sombhai Ramdas Angadia Company based in Indore from a luxury bus on Vadodara-Halol Highway.

ISRO to deliver “eyes and ears” of Chandrayaan-2 by 2015-end
Sun, May 31, 2015

ISRO has set 2017-18 as a target for launching Chandrayaan-2, which is being developed as an "indigenous" mission.

New ISRO satellite will revolutionise Internet in India. Read how
Wed, May 27, 2015

"This will be a technology that will eliminate cables and will be ideal for smart cities that are being planned in the country," said Tapan Misra, director, SAC, a crucial arm of ISRO.

To predict cyclone, ISRO to build advanced satellite
Wed, May 27, 2015

The Ahmedabad-based Space Applications Centre (SAC) -- an arm of ISRO --- is developing a new, miniature weather-forecasting satellite --- ScatSat --- at the cost of an estimated Rs 300 crore.