The committee, with its headquarters in Gandhinagar, will invite representations in writing from the management of self-financed schools and parents associations, giving them an opportunity of being heard.
The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has carried out a massive survey and mapping of tubewells that have been lying defunct since water from Narmada started getting supplied to the city a decade ago.
Among 4,363 students who received their degrees out of a total of 5,0405 students who got undergraduate, post-graduate and doctorate degrees, Nirbhay Thacker (15) was the youngest to receive electrical engineering degree (B Tech) at the convocation.
"The AICTE cannot be compared with the Medical Council of India in regulatory terms - they (MCI) have a limited liability with only 50,000 (medical) seats; we have 37 lakh seats across the country, including polytechnic, engineering, pharmacy, management (and) architecture,” said the VC.
"I had requested the party that since I am deputy CM, give me respect and pride and that I should be given the responsibility according to that. So I thank the party for accepting my demand," said Nitin Patel
In Kankrej, which accounted for 35 of the 60 lives lost to the floods in the district, the turnout was 75.5% — topped by Khariya village (91%) which lost 24 of these 35 lives, including 17 of one family
At Rahul Gandhi’s last election rally in Gandhinagar, various members of the audience expressed disappointment with the BJP government over a number issues, some calling the government one for the rich.
At the Sabarmati riverfront, BJP workers and a few party candidates from Ahmedabad, including Bhupendra Patel from Ghatlodiya and sitting MLA and state Women and Child Development Minister Nirmala Wadhwani, were seen waiting for the PM.
"I will definitely speak truth without any fear, not using any bad word. He is yours, Gujarat, and even my Prime Minister,” Rahul said at an election rally in Gandhinagar as he wrapped up the day’s campaigning.
Congress leader Ahmed Patel, too, put out a tweet, giving three reasons for the absence of a BJP manifesto: “... This is because - 1. Vikas was never their agenda, 2. They don’t want to answer questions about 2012 promises, 3. They have realised that their defeat is certain.”
Following Cyclone Ockhi, Hirabhai was worried about crop damage. “We are sure we will not get insurance. When it was not provided to us following the July flood, we should not expect any after this rain either.”
“My problem is, you can oppose the BJP, but why stoop to such a low level that you are opposing development of the country.” PM Modi said if leaders of the Congress have a problem with the bullet train project, they can “roam around on bullock carts”.
In an oblique reference to Patidar leader Hardik Patel, Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani and OBC leader Alpesh Thakor’s presence in the Congress camp, Modi said the social fabric of Gujarat cannot be vitiated on caste or sectoral lines for electoral benefits.