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The Coast Guard has launched a clean-up drive off the Porbandar coast beginning September 22

Written by Express News Service | Published: September 19, 2013 3:46:01 am

Coast Guard on clean-up drive off Porbandar coast

AHMEDABAD: The Coast Guard has launched a clean-up drive off the Porbandar coast beginning September 22. The volunteer camp has been organised to remove the coastal debris and clean up the marine environment. In a official release on Wednesday,the ICG officials said that the ICG being the nodal agency responsible for preservation and protection of marine environment,the International Coastal Clean-up Day is being organised every year in collaboration with NGOs,schools,colleges and common citizens.

Ahmedabad Rotary Club vandalised

AHMEDABAD: The Rotary Club of Ahmedabad has allegedly been vandalised by the owner of the premises,the police said. An FIR has been lodged at Gujarat University Police Station in this connection. The incident happened on September 16. According to the owner of the premises,Nikhil Chowksi,the club was functioning without legal permission as the lease agreement was over. He also claimed that the club did not pay the rent for current month after which he took the step,police added. President of the club,Cavas Sethna,said,“He (Nikhil) had no authority to throw out belongings outside the club and lock the premises when he has been receiving rent regularly.”

Congress women wing slam Jethmalani

Ahmedabad: City Mahila Congress held a demonstration at Lal Darwaja on Wednesday against reported sexist remarks made by Supreme Court lawyer Ram Jethmalani regarding the minor who was allegedly raped by Asaram.

Essar,IBM join hands to improve education in rural Gujarat

Ahmedabad: Essar Foundation and IBM have joined hands to improve the school education in rural Gujarat,especially in enhancing children’s proficiency with English language.

A five-member team of IBM from five different countries volunteered for this cause and visited the targeted 17 elementary schools in Vadinar area of Jamnagar district to assess the existing situation and to analyse gaps,stated an official release here on Wednesday.

The team also interacted with parents,teachers and senior officials from the Education Department to get a holistic view of the issues and needs. The need for improvement in the approach and quality of English emerged as a key aspect from the intensive assessment process.

The team is working on a detailed strategy,including expert recommendations,based on which Essar will design and execute a programme for the schools aimed at benefiting about 1,500 children and 50 teachers,the release added.

Minor scuffle during Ganesh idol immersion

Vadodara: A minor scuffle between members of two communities during a Ganesh visarjan procession on Mandvi road in old city led to stone pelting on Wednesday. The police said that no case was filed as the matter was soon brought under control and the immersion procession passed peacefully on its way to Sursagar lake. “The disturbance was caused because organisers halted the procession for too long at a place,” a local resident said. When contacted,Wadi police inspector M N Parmar said that the matter was quickly brought under control.

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