Parimal A Dabhi


Gujarat polarisation panel held no hearing, wound up
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

The detailed inquiry into “polarisation of population on the basis of different religions” in the state since independence was wound up last year because it made no headway.

Revenue dept says the task ‘nearly impossible’
Mon, Mar 21, 2016

ATR admits that in many cases of allocated land, the grantee does not possess land because it has been encroached upon.

Dalit family can’t build toilet due to upper-caste ‘opposition’ in Mehsana
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Lakshmipura-Bhandu is a small village of Visnagar taluka in Mehsana, home district of CM Anandiben Patel.

Simply put: A Gujarat bill that has bounced 3 times
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

On January 28, the President returned the Gujarat Control of Terrorism & Organised Crime Bill, 2015, while seeking clarifications on some provisions.

Allocation of Surplus land to landless: Govt forms fact-finding panel
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

As per government records, 1,63,808 acres have been allotted to 37,198 landless farmers in Gujarat in the last 55 years; and around 17,000 of them were from the SC community.

750 MW solar park to come up in Banaskantha
Mon, Jan 25, 2016

Total budget for the latest solar park is likely to be at least around Rs 4,500 crore.

Gujarat govt eases norms for old age pension
Wed, Jan 06, 2016

Sources said that presently there are two schemes of old age pension existing in Gujarat — one by the Centre and the other by the state government.

Narmada project: Against CM’s adviser suggestions, govt opts for underground pipeline, invites tenders
Tue, Dec 29, 2015

The panel’s main argument against UGPL project was limited number of beneficiaries and excessive maintenance.

Sardar Sarovar Narmada Project- Underground pipeline has limited reach, more trouble: Expert panel
Tue, Dec 29, 2015

So far, of 48,058 km sub-minor canals, work on 10,216.92 km has been completed.

Gujarat govt likely to give bonus to cotton farmers
Fri, Dec 18, 2015

A decision to provide financial aid to cotton farmers will be officially taken as soon as CM Anandiben Patel clears it.

Gujarat civic polls: In Unjha, both Congress, BJP claim Independents’ support
Fri, Dec 04, 2015

BJP claims support of 19 Independents; Cong says 24 Independents on its side

Patidar protest effect on civic poll: In Unjha, BJP fields no one, banks on ‘its Independents’
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

BJP is in power in this municipality for the last two decades.

Leap of faith: Why a Dalit family did not light diyas this Diwali
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

That’s just one of the changes in their lives after their conversion to Buddhism.

Patidar protest effect on civic poll: No candidate to contest with BJP symbol in Unjha
Wed, Nov 11, 2015

Returning Officer for the Unjha Nagarpalika V A Asari confirmed that no candidate has filed nomination on the BJP symbol.

Ahmedabad DM orders probe into Dalits’ conversion
Sat, Oct 24, 2015

90 Dalits from different parts of Gujarat converted to Buddhism at the programme organised by the Gujarat Buddhist Academy.

Governor clears bill for key changes in land laws, another sent to President
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

Tenancy bill, signed by Kohli, promises equity shares to those who sell their land to companies; Agricultural Land Ceiling (Amendment) Bill proposes use of surplus farm land for industrial purpose.

‘Poor to rich’, ‘illegal to legal’: Changes to Gujarat land laws
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

Amendments cleared by the Assembly in the last session can fundamentally change land use patterns. It is being alleged that lands meant for the poor will now be given to the rich. PARIMAL DABHI explains the key issues.

Panchayat polls postponed; Caste-war kind of situation in Gujarat: poll panel to High Court
Thu, Oct 15, 2015

The polls for 230 taluka panchayats and 31 district panchayats in the state were slated to be held in October-November this year.

Crackdown on Hardik Patel supporters, 17 nabbed in Gujarat
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Hardik and his associates had gone to Tenpur village of Bayad taluka where a function was organised by Patidars to pay homage to those Patidars who were killed in violence.

Terror taint off, man acquitted in Akshardham case details ‘torture’ in book
Sat, May 23, 2015

Bullets would whizz past his right, his left. Never striking, only striking fear. Once, they poured petrol in his anus. And on another occasion, they gave him electric shocks in his private parts.

Armed with bows and arrows, a Gujarat farmers’ squad that ploughs disputed land
Tue, May 19, 2015

He has been paying land tax for years. However, come sowing season, he sharpens his arrows, strings his bow to prepare for any eventuality.

Gujarat judge Jyotsana who convicted Kodnani, Babu Bajrangi gets 22 threat letters
Mon, May 11, 2015

On August 29, 2012, Yagnik delivered the Naroda Patiya case order, convicting 32 people, among them Kodnani and Babu Bajrangi.

Explained: Terror laws compared
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

Gujarat Governor O P Kohli last week sent the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill, 2015 for the President’s assent.

Rape of Dalit women registers 500% increase since 2001, RTI reveals
Sun, Mar 08, 2015

Rape of Dalit women rose in Gujarat over the last 13 years, reaching the highest in 2014, higher by 500 per cent since 2001.

Gujarat: Special court acquits all 6 accused in 2002 Prantij British nationals’ killing case
Fri, Feb 27, 2015

The judgement comes on the day that happens to be the 13th anniversary of the infamous 2002 Godhra train carnage.

HIV-positive Class X student gets free education under RTE
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

The DEO’s action came following a representation by a city-based voluntary organisation, Dalit Hak Rakshak Manch.

Gujarat cop arrested for tampering with gangrape FIR
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

The officer had taken off the names of local BJP leaders in the second FIR.

Now, Bhutan open to ‘economic pilgrimage’
Mon, Jan 12, 2015

Fiscal deficit is more or less under control.

How migrant labourers are changing the way of life in Sanand
Sun, Jan 11, 2015

How migrant labourers are changing the way of life in this small town near Ahmedabad.

Don’t venture deep into the sea: Coast Guard warning to fishermen
Wed, Jan 07, 2015

The advisory has reportedly been issued to preempt any attack on Indian fishermen from the Pakistan side.

Tracking Transition in 2015: Living in Modi’s shadow
Thu, Jan 01, 2015

The message is not lost on the state bureaucrats, who enjoyed tremendous clout under Modi.

PM Narendra Modi’s wife Jashodaben denied information under RTI
Sun, Dec 28, 2014

Jashodaben had asked for details of the official order under which she had been provided security.

150 NSG commandos to guard Vibrant Summit, Pravasi Divas
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

For requisite security, agencies like state police, Central Intelligence Bureau, Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) are working in tandem.

67 pvt grant-in-aid schools didn’t admit any EWS student under RTE
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

Ahmedabad city DEO reveals in reply to an RTI.

Govt ropes in realtors, to hire chartered flights to ensure cosy stay for invitees
Tue, Dec 09, 2014

Sources added that the government is going to hire 100 luxury buses for the transport of these invitees to and from the venue.

Tue, Dec 09, 2014

PARIMAL DABHI explains Gujarat’s two-child election requirement.