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Lakshmi Ajay


Gujarat civic polls: Missing names dampen voters’ spirit
Mon, Nov 23, 2015

Many of the voters who found their names “deleted” said they had cast their votes last year, in the Lok Sabha elections.

In Patidar stronghold, BJP pamphlets woo voters, cite multi-crore civic works
Sat, Nov 21, 2015

Ghatlodiya ward in Anandiben Patel’s assembly seat saw widespread violence during quota agitation on August 25.

Chatth function: As PM Narendra Modi sings praise to Biharis in old speech, CM Anandiben Patel courts voters
Wed, Nov 18, 2015

The event was attended by close to 20,000 Biharis living in and around Ahmedabad.

PM’s UK Visit: Gujarat operator offers Modi event tickets with London tour package
Tue, Oct 27, 2015

The PM is expected to have a two-day stay in London before travelling to Turkey to attend the G-20 Summit.

Bihar polls: Making of the NOTA symbol, with feedback from masses
Mon, Sep 28, 2015

Designed by National Institute of Design Ahmedabad, the symbol was cleared by the Election Commission recently. The symbol will be used for the first time in Bihar

IIM-A students aid firms map consumer preferences at marketing conclave ‘Insight’
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

The marketing conclave which is in its 28th year, is expected to draw close to 7000 people in the three days at the IIM-A campus, as compared to last years footfall of 5000 people.

‘Smart city’ buzz spurs GTU to flag 3 e-courses for babus, consultants
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

GTU which had flagged off the Graduate School of Smart Cities Development (GSSCD), a first of its kind in Asia in this April year will flag off three e-courses shortly.

This birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi doesn’t come home
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

Jashodaben marks his birthday by invoking Goddess Bahucharaji.

UP city commissioners, town planners get urban development lessons from Ahmedabad
Fri, Sep 11, 2015

"Solid waste management is a challenge for us and providing water supply 24/7 and street light monitoring system is something we would like to emulate from Ahmedabad," said S P Shahi.

Gujarat: Art exhibition gets personal to tell story of World War-II
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

The researcher is also trying to find links of a Japanese nurse who travelled with the Imperial army until she was captured in 1943 by the allies in Manipur and sent to the Red Cross hospital at Ahmedabad.

IIT-Gandhinagar takes fundraising to US, raises Rs 5 crore
Thu, Sep 03, 2015

IIT-GN has received about Rs 15 crore through donations since 2009.

CIIE’s business plan contest to unite student entrepreneurs of city colleges
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

The event called 'IdeaThon 2015' will take place in the IIM Ahmedabad campus on 13th Sept 2015 and will see qualifying teams present their business plans and prototypes before a panel of start-up veterans and investors.

Living in a cube: Corbusier designed some of Ahmedabad’s most iconic buildings
Sun, Aug 23, 2015

“Corbusier’s buildings were climate responsive and locally interpretable, at a time when modernism was always accused of egocentrism,” says Yatin Pandya, a city-based architect.

NID to help UP govt revive its design institute
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

While a Central Design Centre was set up in 1952 in the current building, it had become old and unsuitable to impart design education and new infrastructure would be required.

Archaeological Sciences: ASI inks pact with IIT-GN
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

This MoU was signed at a short-term course-cum-workshop on History, Science and Technology of Stone Beads, that saw the ASI send an entire batch of its students to take part in the workshop.

Mozambique President Filipe J Nyusi seeks to boost ties, goes shopping for ‘Modi kurta’
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

The President showed interest in knowing the practices and achievements of Gujarat in the field of agriculture, especially cotton production as well as education and skill development initiatives.

APJ Abdul Kalam wanted Gujarat to take lead in becoming the green energy corridor, says Srijan Pal Singh
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Adviser to former President APJ Abdul Kalam for six years, Srijan Pal Singh, says Kalam’s tryst with Gujarat began with his fascination with state’s agricultural growth.

Five years after scrapping policy program, IIMA to launch JSW School of Public Policy
Thu, Jul 02, 2015

IIMA's one year policy programme PGP-PMP which had opened amidst much fanfare, had to be shut down in three years owing to a lukewarm response from policymakers.

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”.

‘Charles Correa’s buildings talked about the possibility of change’
Thu, Jun 18, 2015

Noted architect BV Doshi on his six-decade friendship with colleague and contemporary Charles Correa

IIM Nagpur a hit among CAT applicants, IIM-A faculty to teach
Wed, Jun 10, 2015

Cordination office has been set up at the IIMA campus and a three-member committee has been put in place for day to day running of IIM Nagpur

CEPT to flag off archives on Indian architecture, design
Thu, Jun 04, 2015

Documented studies at CEPT have been generated as a part of an annual collaborative coursework between students of the same and mixed batches.

IIT-GN Palaj campus to have 10-storey ‘landmark tower’
Sat, May 23, 2015

A “landmark tower”, 30 meters in height, made of red pigmented concrete akin to a ten-storey building, is going to be a unique feature at the new permanent riverfront campus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar. The institute which was functioning from a temporary facility at Vishwakarma Engineering College (VEC) on the outskirts of […]

Nivea bets big on India, eyes SAARC, Middle East, Africa mkts next
Tue, May 05, 2015

We want to be able to respond to every consumer's needs and thereby bring prices and production close to the consumer in India, said Loecker.

Reliving the horror of 2001 earthquake again
Tue, Apr 28, 2015

As per DN Pandey, Relief Commissioner, around 525 tourists from state are already back, while the status on 200 more is yet to be ascertained.

Paid Rs 320 for a bottle of water, Nepal quake survivors recall the horror
Mon, Apr 27, 2015

"We saw people loosing their limbs as the temple fell apart and we saw three dead bodies being brought down," said Bhargav Trivedi.

Nepal bus mishap: Survivors recount ordeal, bodies brought to Ahmedabad
Fri, Apr 24, 2015

Relatives of the survivors and the deceased had been queuing up in two buses provided by the district collector, which included a group of 80 odd people.

Told by HC to give birth, rape victim pushed to corner
Sat, Apr 18, 2015

The court had rejected the woman’s appeal to get an abortion because she is almost seven months pregnant.

A tour of ancient Gujarat capital via Modi milestones
Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Gujarat tourism corporation supports travel firm's 'Modi tour' to understand 'his pysche, his extraordinary character'.

CM to inaugurate 21-km stretch of BRTS in Surat next week
Wed, Apr 08, 2015

It is second stage of the first phase of the ambitious BRTS project in the city which will be extended to 102 kms.

France to open visa desk in Ahmedabad in June, says envoy
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

The new desk, likely to be operational from June, would be offering Schengen Visas.

Ahmedabad filmmaker trio bag national film award for documentary on deaf-mute wrestler
Wed, Mar 25, 2015

'Goonga Pehelwan' is a documentary on the story of two-time gold medal winner at Deaflympics, Virender Singh.

Goonga Pehelwan gets national award
Wed, Mar 25, 2015

Goonga Pehelwan was the first feature length film (documentary) made by its directors Mit Jani, Prateek Gupta and Vivek Chaudhary.

Solar Impulse 2 pilot gets taste of red-tapism
Thu, Mar 19, 2015

Piccard’s growing discontent with the red tape at the Ahmedabad airport was evident at a press briefing.

Solar plane’s journey gets stuck in red tape
Wed, Mar 18, 2015

The SI-2 team tweeted about the bureaucratic red-tapism and made an appeal to help them in getting passport clearance.

No woman candidate in fray for Rajpath Club elections
Wed, Mar 18, 2015

With polls slated on March 22, more than 60 candidates are in fray for 30 posts as part of two warring groups.