Avinash Nair


Gujarat polls: 37% women in 4.48 lakh first-time voters
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

Compared to 2.81 lakh male voters, only 1.66 lakh females were added in the 18-19 age group, as per the “final roll 2017” published by the Election Commission (EC) in January 2017.

Real Estate Transaction: Deal talks get louder in Gujarat
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

After registering a dip in land and housing deals post demonetisation, major markets in the state like Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat have made strong gains.

Budget leaves Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Gujarat ‘disappointed’
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

In the Budget, Jaitley proposed to reduce the income tax on smaller companies with an annual turnover of up to Rs 50 crore to 25 per cent.

Differently-abled pomegranate cultivator awarded Padma Shri
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Genabhai narrated how he had taken “inspiration” from the “Krishi Mahotsav” organised by Modi when he was the CM in 2003-04 and had started pomegranate cultivation using drip irrigation systems.

The kite catcher: A day in the life of, Lalbahadur Kharvar, cleaning power lines in Ahmedabad
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

Entangled in power lines in Ahmedabad, kites, their strings can cause outages, short-circuits. A group of 32 is at work to ensure that doesn’t happen

Vibrant Gujarat: Does it need more substance?
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

The business representatives from United States and other countries were vocal about PM Modi's leadership qualities and pitched him as a "global leader".

Serviceability of Su-30 and helicopter fleet has risen to 60%: Manohar Parrikar
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

“India after more than 30 years has successfully developed its own artillery gun... Field trail has been completed for Dhanush," the Defence Minister said.

Vibrant Gujarat: Aside from being a biennial spectacle, more needs to be done to achieve substantial outcomes
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

This year, the event not only missed a tall international politician, but also fell short on large businesses making major investment announcements.

Civil Aviation: MoUs on seaplanes, aeroboats and helicopter connectivity Vibrant Gujarat Summit
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Investments to operate seaplanes from Sabarmati riverfront to various tourist locations in Gujarat and providing helicopter connectivity to pilgrimage locations in the state were among the MoUs signed in the civil aviation and tourism sector at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit on Thursday. Watch What Else is Making News Supreme Infrastructure inked a Rs 40 […]

Vibrant Gujarat: Aerospace & defence sector fails to live up to hype, only 4 MoUs inked
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

The MoUs signed on Thursday included Rs 2,500 crore promised by Anil Ambani-promoted Reliance Defence Ltd.

Serviceability of Su-30, helicopter fleet have risen over 60 per cent: Manohar Parrikar
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

"Customer satisfaction is so much important that in the first one year I was having complaints on a daily basis; today hardly any complaints come," Parrikar said.

Airbus to set up aerospace cluster at Dholera
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

A phenomenal 24,000 MoUs were signed on the second day of the 8th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, which includes an agreement with aircraft manufacturer Airbus to set up an aerospace and defence cluster at Dholera that will initially manufacture helicopters. “Till now 24,383 MoUs have been inked and we are still calculating […]

GST plus digital will make economy cleaner, bigger: Arun Jaitley
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

The Finance Minister said that steps taken by the government in 2016 will change the way “Indians live and spend in future”.

RBI Governor suggests single regulator for GIFT City
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

The RBI Governor asked for reviewing and addressing gaps in the existing laws governing financial contracts in India.

At least 24,000 MoUs signed at Vibrant Gujarat summit, Airbus’ defence cluster at Dholera among deals
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

It includes an agreement with aircraft manufacturer - Airbus - to set up an aerospace and defence cluster at Dholera that will initially manufacture helicopters.

GST coupled with digitisation will make Indian economy cleaner, bigger: Arun Jaitley
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Jaitley stated that the steps taken by the Modi-government in 2016 will change the way "Indians live and spend in future".

India set to be most digitised economy: PM Modi
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Inaugurating the eighth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, Modi said: “It is our vision and mission to bring a paradigm shift in the ways of our polity and economy.

RIL’s investment in Gujarat biggest by an Indian firm in any state: Mukesh Ambani
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

They praised PM Modi and also highlighted the contribution that their respective companies have made towards the state in the form of investments and employment generation.

In 10 years, GIFT City should become a ‘price-setter’ in world’s largest traded instruments: PM Modi
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

"The international exposure that our youth will be able to get from GIFT City will ensure that more and more of talked is able to join this important field," Modi added.

Centre, state go all out to make Vibrant Gujarat Summit a success
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

This year, India’s top 10 FDI contributors are joining the event as “partner countries” and will be sending political and business delegations.

Gift City: BSE’s international bourse to be world’s fastest, says CEO
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

Every day, this exchange at GIFT City will start trading activities at 4 am, when the exchanges in Japan open, and will stop only at 2 am the next day

Gujarat govt to sign MoU for India’s 1st 500 MW offshore wind project
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

Vibrant Summit will also see over Rs 70K-cr investments in port sector.

Navy and Coast Guard to ink Rs 1,000-crore MoUs
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

This is the biggest quantum of MoUs to be signed by these two defence arms in the Vibrant summits held so far, official sources said.

Gender ratio among Gujarat voters narrows: EC
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

Final electoral rolls for 2017 assembly polls see addition of 8.08 lakh voters.

Ahmedabad-Sanand: Clean admin, caste & development dominate Panchayat polls
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

"What we are voting for is the right candidate who can ensure there is as little corruption in the new body that is formed after the elections,” a villager said,

Tourism: On lines of Wagah, ‘border viewing point’ now opened in Gujarat
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

Gujarat minister Shankarbhai Chaudhary said that the tourism promotion would help develop the backward region and provide job opportunities to youths.

Gujarat: Over 42,500 MSME units reported ‘sick’ in 2016
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

New Gujarat Industrial Policy 2015, providing a host of incentives, including financial sops, fails to help the sector

Gujarat: 56 per cent RuPay cards in state found ‘inactive’
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

Lack of financial literacy is seen as a major reason for such high volumes of inactive RuPay cards.

Gujarat: Wax statue of PM Modi to greet visitors at ceramic expo
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Earlier in April this year, PM Modi had joined the list of world leaders who have their wax figures at Madame Tussauds London museum.

PM Modi: Not being allowed to speak in Lok Sabha, chose Jan Sabha
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

Modi said those criticising him should instead make people aware of how they can conduct their banking transactions online.

Currency pullback: Deal talks go quieter as cash dries up
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

The first month of demonitisation announcement saw a common theme running across the country, so far, as the real estate sector is concerned.

Gujarat : Sale deeds dip 43 per cent as state sees ‘noticeable impact’
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

The ripples can already be felt across real-estate markets in Gujarat, where property transactions of all kinds have decreased by 43 per cent in a single month after demonetisation.

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.