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Gujarat Dalit protests: Three bastis, one united voice
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

The Indian Express visited three Dalit “bastis” across the state — in Ahmedabad, Surendranagar and Mehsana — to track the Una fallout.

Lord Ram spent 14 yrs in exile… I am going away for 6 months: Hardik Patel
Sun, Jul 17, 2016

Architect of Patidar quota agitation Hardik Patel received a hero’s welcome when he reached his home town after 13 months

Gujarat: Hardik Patel returns to a hero’s welcome at hometown Viramgam
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

Clad in a blue jeans and a crisp white half sleeved white shirt- Hardik who was riding atop an SUV vehicle in a cavalcade of supporters was all smiles as people threw rose petals on him.

Two years later: AAP’s second attempt in Gujarat
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

After Lok Sabha campaign failed, party makes aggressive push for assembly polls but still has miles to go.

Arvind Kejriwal says Gujarat govt got Surat visit cancelled, launches road show
Sun, Jul 10, 2016

Addressing AAP supporters at Sadbhavna Ground nearby, Kejriwal said, “Even though I wasn’t allowed to meet traders and businessmen in Surat, I wanted my Gujarat yatra to begin from Somnath.

Gujarat: After Censor refusal, makers of Patel stir to move film tribunal
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

The CBFC told the filmmakers that if they were aggrieved by the recommendations of the revising committee, they could move the tribunal in 30 days. The movie was scheduled to be released on June 17.

Demolition of CEPT buildings sparks social media outcry
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Sources said students had protested against the razing of the design workshop at a meeting with the CEPT officials and architecture students had been reportedly using the space last semester in a bid to save it.

NID spins green yoga wear for fashionista
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

NID had been commissioned in March this year to come up with ‘yoga wear’ for both men and women and also designer yoga mats by the AYUSH Ministry.

Meet the life convicts in the 2002 Gulberg Society massacre case
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Indian Express goes to Ahmedabad’s Chamanpura, next door to Gulberg Society, and meet the families of the 11 convicts who have been sentenced to life for the murders of 69 persons, including former MP Ahsan Jafri, in the society in 2002.

Gulberg massacre verdict: ‘Lost my trust in legal system, real culprits free today’
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

As relatives throng the vans to catch a glimpse of their loved ones; screams of Chinta mat karna (do not worry) were heard.

Gulberg case: They have caught the poorest of the poor, says mother of convict
Tue, Jun 07, 2016

Families of convicts brace for another round of long legal battle — broken dreams, financial duress and health issues.

Entrepreneurship finds favour with IIMA students
Mon, Jun 06, 2016

All PGP students looking to kickstart their entrepreneurial careers are eligible to apply for the Mavericks programme in their last year of studies, even as IIMA offers them a placement holiday.

Gulberg case verdict: ‘Hard to sleep, can’t stop thinking of missing son’
Fri, Jun 03, 2016

The nights are particularly tough to endure, said Rupa.

Government set to announce new policy for tech start-ups
Sat, May 28, 2016

The older start-up policy will stay, but it will stay limited only to processes not to product or new technology start-ups.

Gujarat govt set to announce new policy for technology start-ups
Fri, May 27, 2016

New policy includes assistance for capital, mentoring, sustenance, for procurement of software, stamp duty & registration fee reimbursement and incentives for power tariff and electricity duty.

NIFT Gandhinagar resubmits proposal for incubation centre, unlikely to take off this year
Thu, May 26, 2016

The academic report mentioned in the convocation brochure states that NIFT Gandhinagar has submitted a draft proposal for setting up an incubation centre to the Head office.

Gujarat: Govt doesn’t consult us, say IT industry titans
Tue, May 17, 2016

They were attending at a seminar on ‘ICT solutions for digital and smart Gujarat’ hosted in Ahmedabad.

Spurred by plaints, vicinity of 22 tourist destinations in state to get a daily clean
Sat, May 14, 2016

In line with the Swachh Bharat mission, the department will undertake cleaning the vicinity of 22 tourist destinations that get a large tourist footfall of more than a lakh people annually.

Gandhinagar: NIFT begins lateral admissions
Fri, May 13, 2016

The lateral entry scheme, in its third year now, enables candidates a direct entry into the second year and admissions are released on seats left vacant after giving admission to regular four-year UG programme.

‘Kanhaiya, Hardik are intellectual terrorists’: Vivek Agnihotri
Wed, May 11, 2016

Agnihotri’s film could not be screened at the auditorium in H K college campus and his interaction with NID-Ahmedabad students was cancelled on Tuesday.

NID Ahmedabad students have designs on trains
Wed, May 04, 2016

Students in three groups look at ways to enhance commuter experience.

NID Ahmedabad students’ films to be screened in Lahore
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

NID has been participating in the festival for the last two years, said Arun Gupta, Principal Faculty & Coordinator, Film & Video, at NID.

IIM Ahmedabad’s PGPX Programme: Female enrolment goes up, but number of applicants plunges
Tue, Apr 26, 2016

The programme fee was raised from Rs 21.5 lakh to Rs 24 lakh in 2015 and is currently around 27 lakh.

Space research: Nirma University inks MoU with ISRO
Tue, Apr 19, 2016

The Nirma University has recently inked an MoU with Space Applications Centre (SAC), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Ahmedabad for collaborative research leading to technology development and innovation in this space.

Indo-Spanish project to boost Ahmedabad’s cultural heritage
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

The joint project that began in December 2013, was designed to create new enterprises in cultural heritage ecosystem of Ahmedabad and around.

NID Ahmedabad develops new colour scheme for recently-announced Tejas train
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

NID Bengaluru faculty members had also earlier worked on the colour palette, however, the project shifted to the RDC-Ahmedabad as more design options were sought, said officials.

Toilet construction: Women make inroads into male bastion, don the role of ‘sanitation technicians’
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

The trainers drive home the point that while the cost of construction material is around Rs 8,000, the women can get the rest as labour cost and eke out a livelihood doing masonry work.

Hardlook: Bumps on Nano speedway in Gujarat
Mon, Mar 21, 2016

Patel’s and Rajput’s suspension triggered the suspension of 26 more employees on February 22 after they came out in support for the reinstatement of the two.

Govt recognises workers’ union of Tata Motors
Fri, Mar 18, 2016

The state labour department has arrived at a ‘formula’ to bring the 4-week long stand-off between Tata Motors and its 422 striking Nano plant workers to find an amicable solution.

Gujarat Tata Motors plant strike: 22 trade unions support suspended workers
Sat, Mar 12, 2016

As the strike intensifies, officials of the Tata Motors Sanand plant have said that the workers were suspended on charges of indiscipline and it has nothing to do with Union formation.

Sanand: Talks fail, strike at Tata plant enters day 12
Sat, Mar 05, 2016

A meeting was held between Sarkhej DSP PO Bhatt, Deputy Labour Commissioner M S Patel, company officials and seven-odd representatives of the workers till 3 pm.

Patidar women show strength, threaten to root out BJP in 2017 Gujarat polls
Mon, Feb 29, 2016

Hardik speech played at rally, women vow to become Ahalyabai & Laxmibai

JNU an example of how needlessly polarised we are getting as a nation: Barkha Dutt
Sat, Feb 20, 2016

Adding that NDA government should de-escalate the JNU row by handing it over to the university and its students to be resolved, Dutt condemned the incident of lawyers allegedly beating up journalists and said that action should be taken in this issue.

After discarding socialism as ‘western’, country losing its idealism of yore: Lord Meghnad Desai
Sat, Feb 13, 2016

The function was well attended by noted personalities like publisher Gopalbhai Patel, VC of Gujarat Vidyapith -Anamik Shah, retired IAS officer of Gujarat cadre SK Nanda among others.

Hardlook- Start-up culture: How it started — and flourished
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

The IIM-A professor says: “The focus for CIIE has shifted from going for only big novel patentable technologies to now, where technology is an important component of the business model of a startup.”

Dine under water at this unique restaurant in Ahmedabad
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

Though there are many sea-themed restaurants in the country, The Real Poseidon in Ahmedabad might just be India's first underwater restaurant.