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Syed Khalique Ahmed


Gujarat: Self-financed institutes will stare at more vacant seats
Sat, May 21, 2016

More than 30,000 engineering seats are likely to remain vacant this year against 28,201 seats that could not be filled up last year.

Gujarat University goes for centralised online admissions
Wed, May 04, 2016

So far, centralised online admission was there only for commerce, BSc, BBA, BCA, MSc (IT) and MBA (Integrated) courses.

Saurashtra University to adopt UGC’s model syllabus from this session
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

KCG advisor and former VC of Gujarat University A U Patel said: "We had advised VCs of all universities in the state to go for UGC's model syllabus. Barring SU, others are yet to respond''.

How Gujarat wants to shackle its universities
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

A new Bill that allows govt to overrule decisions by institutions

Gujarat: Universities, colleges outsourcing invigilators for exam due to shortage of staff
Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Officials in the examination department of the Gujarat Universty (GU) said that 80 per cent of invigilators on duty during the ongoing examinations for semester VI in BA, B.Com and B.Sc and semester IV for post-graduate examinations were from outside

AAP sounds poll bugle, promises to cut power tariff by 50 per cent
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

Torrent Power Limited(TPL) is charging a very high rate by "manipulating" things in connivance with the ruling BJP and opposition Congress, alleged AAP.

Gujarat University digitises all exam-related records
Tue, Mar 29, 2016

The oldest university of the state, which has more than four lakh regular students on its rolls, besides external students, expects to complete the task within a year.

J&K govt mulls direct flight from Ahmedabad to Srinagar
Sat, Mar 19, 2016

"We are trying to push for a direct flight between Ahmedabad and Srinagar in view of the large number of pilgrims going to Vaishnodevi every year from Gujarat," said Sundeep Kumar Nayak.

Modi, 9 MPs still listed as MLAs in Assembly website; last update 2 years ago
Fri, Mar 18, 2016

The page on the website, it appeared, has not been updated since the later half of 2014. This speaks volumes about the negligence regarding update of information on the Assembly website.

SP scripts history in Gujarat, wins 23 out of 24 seats in Kathlal municipality
Tue, Feb 23, 2016

State SP president Surendra Yadav said that the party had taken into account all the local and caste factors while fielding candidates.

BKS, BJP Kisan Morcha among groups opposed to GM mustard
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee of the Environment Ministry (GEAC) is set to decide on Friday whether to allow commercial cultivation of GM mustard in the country.

GTU allows student startups to complete B Tech in 6 years, instead of four
Tue, Feb 02, 2016

The first state technological university in the country to come out with a startup policy, GTU policy also allows students to take two years of official leave to complete their startup projects.

Gujarat governor wants to reverse trend of Indian students going abroad for studies
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

Pointing out to a time when students from all over the globe came to Nalanda, Takshashila and Vikram universities to acquire knowledge, he said, "time has now changed and our students are preferring to go abroad to study''.

Newly formed Bahujan Republican Socialist Party sets up its state unit, to contest 2017 assembly elections
Sat, Jan 09, 2016

"We will certainly contest assembly elections in 2017. But whether we will go alone or with some other party, will be decided when the elections approach," said Mane.

Govt forms wakf appellate tribunal
Thu, Dec 31, 2015

The third member, a government official, will be the tribunal’s secretary. The state government is yet to make the appointment.

Home after 24 days, Congress members reveal their time underground: Darshan at Somnath, leisure at Diu, Mount Abu
Sun, Dec 27, 2015

With Congress having 26 members and BJP 24, the fight for the posts of district panchayat president and vice-president was close and violent.

Ahmedabad District Panchayat: Wary of poaching by BJP, Cong ‘hides’ its winning candidates
Thu, Dec 10, 2015

Development Commissioner Hareet Shukla too rejected allegations that he purposely delaying the announcement of the date for board formation.

Gujarat civic polls result: Among BJP’s eight Muslims in fray, woman is the lone winner
Thu, Dec 03, 2015

The BJP had fielded a total of eight Muslim candidates for the municipal corporations - four from Ahmedabad, two from Jamnagar and two from Rajkot.

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 2002 Gujarat riot colony, BJP opens an election office
Sat, Nov 21, 2015

The newly formed ward has about 70,000 Muslim voters, including residents of Juhapura, the largest Muslim ghetto in Ahmedabad, and 6,000 Hindu voters who live in residential societies at the “border”.

AAP to stay away from Gujarat local body polls
Thu, Oct 15, 2015

AAP is currently working towards setting up party units in each of the assembly constituencies up to the booth level.

Gujarat facing severe water crisis despite BJP being in power for 20 years: Shankesinh Vaghela
Tue, Oct 13, 2015

Vaghela said that the state government had allocated a sum of Rs 2200 crores for filling up 87 big and small dams of Saurahstra to improve drinking water supply in the region.

Gujarat: Congress holding four-day marathon meeting to assess political impact of Patidar agitation
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

The marathon meeting is being held with office-bearers of all the district units between September 28 and October 1 to gather information about party's position in each district.

Gujarat: AAP not to contest local body elections
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

However, the party has resolved to contest December 2017 assembly elections on all 182 seats.

AAP will not contest local bodies’ elections in Gujarat: Gulab Singh Yadav
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

Gulab Singh Yadav said said that Aam Aadmi Party would however certainly contest the assembly elections in December 2017.

Govt releases Rs 75 lakh for Porbandar cow sanctuary
Sat, Sep 12, 2015

The land is yet to be allotted. While 100 hectares would be used for building 1,000 cow sheds, 800 hectares would be used for fodder production.

RSS outfit to hold all-India Muslim cow breeders’ convention in Mewat
Thu, Sep 10, 2015

The basic objective of the convention, which will be attended by prominent Muslim leaders from the BJP, is to involve Muslims in the preservation and protection of the cow and its progeny.

Gujarat government board claims Quran says beef bad for health
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

The verse on the billboard has been translated as “Show respect to cows as it is the leader of all bovines. Its milk, ghee and butter have therapeutic properties and its meat is the cause of several diseases’’.

‘RTI on Wheels’ caravan to take out yatra in border districts of Rajasthan to create awareness
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

The idea behind the exercise is to create awareness among the border people to seek information about government schemes and projects in their areas.

Targeting NGOs critical of govt is inappropriate: US historian
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

“NGOs are known to perform important work in the country and sometimes their work clashes with the government. So, going after NGOs because they are critical of the government is not appropriate,” said Spodek.

Prajapati wasn’t interested in party work, says Congress
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Prajapati, who broke his 40-year association with Congress, twice served as Vadodara mayor and also won the 2002 Assembly elections from Sayajigunj seat.

Congress gearing up for forthcoming local bodies polls by training its workers
Sat, Aug 08, 2015

The leadership feels that most of the young party workers are not efficient in making good speeches to impress upon people.

GPCC appoints 33 new secretaries to accommodate various factions within the party
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

When former union minister Bharatsinh Solani had taken over the reigns of the party in March this year, he had gone for a small-size of the party unit in the state.

HSC science exams: State board moots to drop semester system
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

The sources in the board said that the committee members unanimously recommended that the semester system be dropped forthwith as it was neither in the interest of students, teachers nor the board.

Two major dams full to the brim in state
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

The major dams and reservoirs in North Gujarat accounting for most of the ‘dark zone’ areas and Kutch have received only 17.96 per cent and 4.89 per cent of their total water storage capacity.

No takers for 16,532 engineering seats
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

The total number of BE/BTech seats available in more than 125 engineering colleges in the state is 71,799.