Lakshmi Ajay

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Obituary: RN Vakil, an educationist with a ‘humanistic’ approach
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Associated with Cept for 5 decades, Vakil served as the director and its first president till the reins were handed over to its present director Bimal Patel in 2012.

Gujarat: Amul signs Rs 450 crore worth MoUs with state govt
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

On the cards are expansion of semen station near Anand and a new plant for concentrated milk or spray drying skim milk at a factory premises near Anand, Amul official said.

Vibrant Gujarat Global summit: Eyes on expansion, Amul inks MoU’s with Gujarat Govt worth Rs 450 crores
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Gujarat government has partnered with Amul for ensuring quality, supply and distribution of these ready-to-use therapeutic food (RTUF) which prevent malnutrition.

Vibrant Gujarat: NRI seeks assurance to invest in demonetisation’s wake
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Ratilal Govind of Gujarat origin, a Labour councillor in UK, seeks assurances for those who wish to invest

I learnt business in Gujarat: Retail giant head
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Yusuff Ali M A, the boss of EMKE Group which runs the chain of Lulu hypermarkets, on Wednesday praised the people of Gujarat for their business acumen

The environment of investing in India has changed, says hypermarket man Yusuff Ali MA
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

An Indian-origin entrepreneur who started the first Lulu Hypermarket in the 1990’s in UAE, Ali hails originally from Kerala and today owns 132 shopping malls globally and employs 40,000 people.

India underinvests in science: ​Nobel Laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Prof Venkatraman Ramakrishnan expressed concern that while India was at an advantage to develop solar power it was China that was the largest producer of photovoltaic cells.

Ahmedabad-born Silicon valley investor to mentor ‘Maker Fest’ editions in Lahore, Kathmandu
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

Asha Jadeja Motwani who visited Lahore 3 weeks ago to flag off and mentor the Maker fest team hopes the move will create 'a civilian bridge in collaborating on technology in the sub-continent'.

Trading at GIFT City to start on January 16: BSE CEO Ashish Chauhan
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

Through the new international exchange, BSE will look to provide electronic trading platform that will facilitate domestic firms to raise capital in foreign currency by issuing foreign currency dominated bonds.

NID Ahmedabad, to flag off PG course in education
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

Currently, with more NIDs expected to open doors soon, the need for competent faculty is also being felt by institutes such as NID.

IIT Gandhinagar: 80 recruiters join campus placements this year
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

IIT Gandhinagar officials said they were in talks with DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) for participation in the placement process.

Swachh Bharat draws flak from noted architect, says Indian cities don’t need absolute solutions
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

Mehrotra said that Indian cities were more 'kinetic' in nature as opposed to them being widely perceived as 'static'.

Like CAT for MBA, all India body mulls common entrance test for design aspirants
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

The idea has been floated in several meetings of the India Design Council (IDC), an autonomous body of the Union government.

Samsung R&D is top recruiter at National Institute of Design
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Companies are now preferring to be multi-disciplinary in picking young designers owing to our teaching curriculum being such and looking beyond the course discipline.

Top 3 IIMs may join hands to bring out world-class journal
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

Current FPM Chairperson and IIMA faculty Amit Garg said that FPM students and alumni can play a larger role in the B-school journal becoming a world-class one.

Show me the money
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

Five people tell us why they prefer the safety of their cupboards, jars and lofts to banks.

Demonetisation hits jewellery market hard, sales down by as much as 70 per cent
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

The Director General of Central Excise Intelligence (DGCEI) immediately put up its antennae and over 600 jewellers were asked to report sales of gold.

‘Flush with funds’, marginalised women bank battles cash crunch
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

The 42-year-old bank, which caters to SEWA members who are mostly poor and marginalised women, operates through its 100-odd Bank Sathis and “handholders” through 13 branches.

Demonetisation: Before ban, DCCBs in Gujarat were busy counting old notes
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Another issue troubling cooperative banks was clearance of the banned notes exchanged by the customers.

Demonetisation: Tokens in hand, people wait for refill
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Even as many customers sauntered in and out of the SBI branch wanting to exchange their currency notes, information of cash running out here is yet to filter out.

Buyers ready, jewellers not: After the gold rush, a slump in sales
Thu, Nov 10, 2016

Tanishq outlets in Delhi’s South Extension and a mall in Saket saw unprecedented sales overnight.

State forest department should introduce online booking facility: MICA students
Sun, Nov 06, 2016

Students cited absence of promotions, marketing, recreational facilities and outdated booking systems in the resorts run by the state forest department in the region.

Junagadh to host expo on Sardar Patel on November 9
Sat, Nov 05, 2016

The show recreates the story of India’s political integration through Patel’s life and his statesmanship through digital interactive installations, audiovisuals, social media and cinematic storytelling.

Rann Utsav: Tents and tariff cut set to woo tourists
Mon, Oct 31, 2016

The rates for four different types of accommodations at the tent city in Dhordo in November-February season ranges from Rs 5,000-Rs 8,100 on twin sharing basis for a one-night-two-day package.

Astrophysicist, LIGO researcher Karan Jani proposes space research center at MSU
Thu, Oct 20, 2016

Karan Jani is part of the research team at LIGO project that looks for black holes with mass 10 to 1000 times heavier than sun.

CEPT varsity graphic shows India without Northeast, sees protest
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

A faculty who was part of the organising team called the gaffe “unfortunate accident” and said, “The poster was meant to be a graphic and not a strict map of the world, just to locate both countries.

Unjha municipality: Independents who won big warm up to Arvind Kejriwal
Sun, Oct 16, 2016

Arvind Kejriwal also visited the families of Patidar youths who were killed in police firing in Mehsana and Unjha.

Kin of cop who ‘killed self’ in Gujarat meets AAP leader, set to take case to Supreme Court
Sun, Oct 16, 2016

Investigating officer J G Chavda of Tharad police station said that among the eight accused, one was in custody while five others were out on bail.

‘Jai Sardar, Jai Patidar’: Arvind Kejriwal raises poll pitch
Sat, Oct 15, 2016

Reaches out to Patidars, meets relatives of two slain youths.

In backdrop of rain woes: Garba events get extended run of a few more nights
Tue, Oct 11, 2016

Last month, The Indian Express had reported about a garba event in Bharuch, organised by Hindu and Muslim business partners, which had to be shelved after protests by the VHP and other saffron organisations.

Sabarmati Central Jail inmates splash hopes of freedom and love on canvas
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

“I will work with an art gallery when I am released,” says 38-year-old Manish Parmar, who is among the three prisoners.

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.

Mevani targets PM Modi, Gujarat govt over ‘denial of land rights’ to Dalits
Sun, Sep 18, 2016

At the rally, outside the Taluka Seva Sadan, Mevani spoke about 331 allottees at Saroda village of Dholka, most of whom are Dalits and are yet to get possession of their land under the ALC Act.

‘Denial’ of land rights to Dalits: Mevani targets PM Modi, Gujarat government
Sun, Sep 18, 2016

Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani Saturday targetted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Gujarat government for their inability to provide land rights to the Dalit community in the state.

Three year heritage project: 45 traditional artisans turn designers
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

From taking tuitions for underprivileged kids to being a crafts designer, Ayesha Marfatia has managed it all, thanks to the Gujarat Sewa Women’s Cooperative Federation.

Rann Utsav: 6 villages to offer 2,000 rooms for homestay
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

The policy aims to attract local residents to offer bed and breakfast facility to boost tourists’ numbers that have swelled post the Khushboo Gujarat Ki campaign.