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Gujarat medium gets priority, others will have to wait for NCERT textbooks
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

Students of other mediums have to wait for at least another year since translating books in the mother tongue has been prioritised by the Gujarat State School Textbook Board (GSSTB).

Gujarat govt appoints panel to fix new fee limit for private schools, report to be submitted on Feb 18
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

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.

To meet water shortfall, Ahmedabad to dig deep to revive its borewells
Tue, Feb 06, 2018

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.

Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation: Election today, BJP says 18 dairies to choose ‘unanimously’
Mon, Jan 29, 2018

Shankar Chaudhary, Jethabhai Patel emerge frontrunners for chairman’s post

Despite ban, no dip in gutkha consumption in Gujarat: Survey
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Moreover, the survey states that the age of starting smoking has come down from 20 years to 16 years in the last seven years.

Seventh GTU convocation: 15-year-old youngest among those who get degrees
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

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.

Will not close engineering colleges that fail to fill up seats: AICTE
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

"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.

Gujarat varsity convocation: Discontent due to unemployment in state, says Governor
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Responding to the Governor’s concerns, Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasma said it was the opinion of the Governor and the government will consider his suggestions.

Gujarat govt bans bird care NGOs during Uttarayan festival
Tue, Jan 02, 2018

This year, however, the government has restricted the activities of the organisations, citing the high bird flu incidence of January 2017

Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patel assumes office, likely to get Finance Ministry
Sun, Dec 31, 2017

"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

Assembly Election 2017: Losing six of nine seats in Banaskantha district, BJP ex-minister blames ‘caste equation’
Wed, Dec 20, 2017

The party lost one more constituency in Banaskantha over the 2012 results, with two sitting ministers ending up second

Gujarat election results 2017: Congress’s caste politics, alliance with young leaders had no effect, says Vijay Rupani
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

Asked about his chances of becoming chief minister again, Rupani said, “As Amit Shah has said, it is the (BJP) parliamentary board that will decide; the party will decide.”

Gujarat’s Saurashtra election results 2017: Congress builds lead in early rounds of counting
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Gujarat's Saurashtra election results 2017: Besides Morbi, Congress was leading from a majority of seats in Junagadh, Surendranagar, Gir Somnath, Kutch, Devbhumi Dwarka, Jamnagar and Porbandar.

Gujarat assembly elections 2017: In five villages hit the hardest by floods, the turnout crosses 90 per cent
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

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

For small traders, the July 24 deluge had more impact on businesses than GST and demonetisation
Sat, Dec 16, 2017

Banaskantha: In flood-affected Dhanera, July’s flash flood casts imprint on December vote

In Gujarat capital, Rahul Gandhi fans upset about jobs, education, prices
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

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.

Prime Minister wraps up: Reply to Opposition lies, take Gujarat to new heights
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

PM Modi reached out to OBCs (Baxi Panch) today through the Baxi panch morcha at the district, mandal and shakti Kendra levels via audio from the party headquarters in Kamalam, Gandhinagar.

Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: In campaign’s last hour, seaplane is star attraction
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

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.

Congress knows it has lost, has given up fight, says Narendra Modi
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Hits out at Manmohan, says the former PM ‘diverted Gujarat’s electricity in 2007 elections so that I lose’.

‘Won’t disrespect PM Modi, but will speak the truth,’ says Rahul Gandhi
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

"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.

Gujarat elections: Why Pakistan’s ex-director general wants Ahmed Patel as CM, asks PM Modi
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

"Why is Pakistan's retired army officer using his brain in Gujarat elections. Doesn't all these things raise questions and concern? Congress has to reply to this," says PM Modi

Congress respects PMO, won’t use ‘derogatory’ words for it: Rahul Gandhi
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Rahul said, “Campaign is over and STILL no mention of a manifesto for the people, no vision and no ideas presented for Gujarat’s future.”

Amit Shah’s audio request for Gujarat polls: Bring 10 friends, neighbours to vote for BJP
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

Amit Shah is banking on the mathematics of “missed call memberships” to add up to the magic figure of 150 seats in the Gujarat Assembly elections.

Gujarat election: Why no BJP manifesto yet? Many leaders, many reasons
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

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.”

Gujarat elections: Farmer Patel vs industrial Patel, over farm issues and social work
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

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.”

Gujarat elections: Rally after Modi rally, singing to him
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

Rocky Mittal claims to have composed 50 songs praising the PM and made a documentary on him, BJP calls him star campaigner for every Modi rally.

Cyclone Ockhi likely to affect south Gujarat
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Cyclone Ockhi: The Guajrat government has also issued directions to all concerned district magistrates, and NDRF teams have been deployed at critical locations.

Gujarat elections: Congress rigged internal polls, no democracy, says PM Modi; slams Bullet train critics
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

“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”.

PM Modi address on NaMo app: Uttar Pradesh win winds have reached Gujarat
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

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.

Gujarat elections: From industrialist to candidate, with promises of jobs
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

Candy maker, 70, is BJP choice for Jain-dominated seat, Congress candidate makes it Patel vs Patel.

Alpesh Takor’s seat in Radhanpur, Gujarat: OBC high and in his zone
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Alpesh was widely expected to get the ticket ever since he joined the Congress. He filed his nomination Monday.

Gujarat assembly elections 2017: Congress’ Alpesh Thakor to contest from Radhanpur, file nomination today
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Speaking to The Indian Express, Alpesh said, “I am on my way to Radhanpur and will file my nomination from there today afternoon.”

Gujarat elections: Half the MLAs say they spent less than half the expense limit for 2012 polls
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

The average amount spent by these 143 MLAs was Rs 8.70 lakh — or 54% of the limit. Over a fourth of the spend went into public meetings, processions etc — Rs 2.33 lakh.

Gujarat elections: Rahul Gandhi bonds with audience – accepts tricolour CM Vijay Rupani ‘rejected’, hugs a teacher
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

"One should have space in the heart for the country’s flag. This is the thinking of BJP ministers. They have no space for flag, but have space for the handful of industrialists.” 

People need change, this is a fight between BJP and Gujarat, says OBC leader Alpesh Thakor
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Gujarat elections 2017: "If I had joined the BJP, I would have been blamed, and asked how much I have been bought for. This is a fight against ideology, and against the BJP’s failure," said Thakor.

Gujarat vs BJP, says OBC leader Alpesh Thakor, on the move on home turf
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Thakor has a strong support base in Chansma constituency with its estimated 60% OBC population.