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Atrocity victims: Gujarat Governor O P Kohli to meet parents of slain Dalit soldier today
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Jahabhai and Jethiben from Karadi village in Sayla taluka of Surendranagar district were sitting on protest along with many other victims of caste discrimination from Saurashtra region at Satyagraha Chhavni.

Over 200 Dalits convert to Buddhism in Gujarat
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

The programmes were organised in Kalol of Gandhinagar district, Danilimda area of Ahmedabad city and Wadhwan town of Surendranagar district.

Ahead of Gujarat polls, Amit Shah visits state more often
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Amit Shah set to visit state today, his fourth this month.

Lost a father in Pramukh Swami: PM Narendra Modi
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

Modi began his speech saying, “Many among you might have lost a guru, but I have lost a father.” He said Pramukh Swami had nurtured him like a father.

Modi bids emotional adieu to Pramukh Swami, says he’s lost a father figure
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Fighting back tears Modi began his speech saying, “Many among you might have lost a guru, but I have lost father.”

Una flogging made a national issue due to UP polls: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

According to Rupani, “half” the Bahujan Samaj Party has joined the BJP in Uttar Pradesh.

PM Narendra Modi laid a foundation of development, that is the path I will tread, says Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Days after taking charge as the new Gujarat Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani spoke to The Indian Express. Excerpts from the interview:

Ex-journalist, lawyer, aspiring politician: Meet Jignesh Mevani, face of the Gujarat Dalit agitation
Mon, Aug 08, 2016

Jignesh Mevani, 35, has been the face of protests by Dalits following the assault of Dalits in Una.

Amit’s Shah of Gujarat is loyalist Vijay Rupani
Sat, Aug 06, 2016

Nitin Patel is deputy hours after word spread that he was CM.

Nitin Patel: A tall Kadva Patidar leader who rose through the ranks
Sat, Aug 06, 2016

Nitin Patel also headed a high level committee of ministers appointed by Anandiben Patel when the Patidar quota agitation was at its peak to negotiate various issues of the protesting Patidars.

The day she resigned: Anandiben office didn’t know until last minute
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

Day after, CM works from home; holds meetings, clears files

Anandiben Patel resigns: For party and govt, string of reverses under her watch
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

Anandiben government was blamed for “miscalculating” and “mishandling” the Patidar agitation for reservation. The crackdown on protesters alienated the powerful Patels.

Cow was killed by lion, not Dalit men flogged by gau rakshaks: CID
Wed, Jul 27, 2016

The Gir Somnath police, who were investigating the case earlier, had also sought remand of the accused to trace the phones that were allegedly snatched by the gau rakshaks, and to track down the other vehicle, motorcycles used during the attack.

In Gujarat, Dalit protest has no leader, but many followers
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Activists attribute this to “constant discrimination” and “atrocities” being faced by Dalits across Gujarat for long, more often in recent times.

Gujarat Dalit flogging: ‘If we are treated this way for cleaning their filth, we won’t do it at all’
Sun, Jul 24, 2016

For generations, Dalits in Mota Samadhiyala village of Gujarat’s Una taluka have faced discrimination at the hands of the upper castes. But this time, when seven of them were flogged for skinning a dead cow, something snapped.

Modi Cabinet Reshuffle: Ousted MoS claims boss, Gujarat CM went to PM Modi against him
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

Vasava also had a run-in with Shyam S Agarwal, Secretary in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, who he claimed did not respond to his letters.

Modi Cabinet expansion: The importance of Parshottam Rupala
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

Rupala is considered a powerful Patidar leader who can infuse a sense of confidence into BJP workers at the state level.

Modi cabinet expansion: The Patidar factor in new faces from Gujarat
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

Caste will be the game-changer in the 2017 assembly elections, say political pundits.

Two-day Gujarat BJP meet concludes in Patel bastion Mehsana
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Rupani said that the messages of decisions taken during the executive committee meeting will be systematically sent to all the tiers of the party in the state in the coming days.

Don’t feel threatened, acknowledge women’s power, CM Anandiben Patel tells partymen
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

The CM was addressing party workers at the concluding day of the two-day Gujarat BJP executive meeting at Dudhsagar Dairy.

Centre’s poser to Gujarat over Land ceiling amendment Bill
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

The amendments propose that now, surplus land of the government under the Bill could be allotted to an Urban Local Body (ULB) and the ULB, in turn, could allot the land to anybody for any “public purpose”.

To quell rumours ahead of 2017 Gujarat Assembly polls, Anandiben reaches out to masses
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Over the past few months, Anandiben’s government has announced various schemes. She is now touring the length and breadth of the state telling people about them.

Three commercial courts start functioning in Gujarat
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

The courts, established under the provisions of the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Act, 2015, will exclusively adjudicate commercial matters of Rs 1 crore or above.

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.