Aditi Raja

Articles By Aditi Raja

Vadodara’s displaced queue up, only to find their names missing

Though some were lucky, unlike Talib and Hussain, to have their names still listed in the voters’ list, casting vote on Tuesday, many said, was a mixed feeling.

Chhota Udepur: London-educated tribal activist Rajesh Vasava relies on crowdfunding campaign

Raj Vasava, as he is popularly known, says he wants to cover as many villages in the remotest places as possible and make the people aware of their rights, but his being a “poor, tribal party”, they don’t have funds.

Vote for PM Modi, not BJP candidate: Nirmala Sitharaman to voters

Nirmala Sitharaman said, "When you choose the ‘lotus’ (BJP’s poll symbol), it is your direct vote to elect Modiji. We have to bring back the Modi sarkar to complete all the works that are in progress right now"

Don’t vote for candidate, vote for Modi: Nirmala Sitharaman

Speaking at a meeting of BJP leaders in Vadodara, with retired defence personnel also present, Sitharaman accused the previous Congress-led UPA government of “prohibiting” the Army from giving a befitting reply to Pakistan after the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

Community transgenders: ‘We now have voter card and can vote, but it’s not a ticket to respect’

Gujarat has almost 1,100 registered transgender voters, with Ahmedabad topping the list with 139. In the 2017 Assembly polls, there were 637 transgender voters in the state, with highest in Vadodara at 77.

Gujarat: Chhotu Vasava plays hardball with Congress, leaving seat-sharing with BTP undecided

The BTP is in the middle of a hectic bargain for an alliance, with Congress. Sources say the Congress is keen that Chhotu contest Bharuch on its party symbol.

Gujarat to Kerala, six Indians among those killed in New Zealand attack

At least six Indians were killed when an Australia-born gunman opened fire with assault rifles during Friday prayers in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Train coach set on fire to recreate Godhra attack for ‘biopic on Modi’

The Indian Express has learnt that the Western Railways and the Vadodara fire department had given permission to shoot the film, which, according to an executive of the production company, “captures the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”

What led to mass fish death in Narmada dam? Maybe a tremor

With Narmada dam, also called as Sardar Sarovar Dam, being the lifeline of Gujarat as water from it is supplied to almost the entire state, the Gujarat Pollution Control Board has begun a comprehensive process of “qualitative and quantitative evaluation” of the water from the dam.

15 out, 485 more to go: Crocodiles removed for seaplane to Unity statue

Using fish as bait to lure them into cages, the Forest Department has started removing the crocodiles, the largest of them so far about 10 feet. There is no deadline as of now for finishing the operation.

Crocodylus palustris, a crocodile species that is being removed from the Narmada

Already extinct in Bhutan and Myanmar, the mugger has been listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 1982.

To boost tourism, Gujarat asks states to build bhavans near Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue

Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited officials said land has been finalised about 4 km from the statue for states to construct guesthouses and canteens - on the lines of different state bhavans in New Delhi.

Domino’s ‘only vegetarian’ menu before Navratri, now a permanent fixture

In several cities across Gujarat, the sudden decision of the outlet to go vegetarian has left the customers disappointed, with most of them venting out on social media platforms. The company executives, however, are forthcoming about the decision.

Narmada Dam site identified as possible seaplane terminal

In a run-up to the inauguration of the Statue of Unity, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) and the Department of Civil Aviation are exploring all possibilities of launching the seaplane service in Gujarat

Iron Man 2.0

It’s just over a month to go for the inauguration of Statue of Unity, which at 182 metres would be the world’s tallest statue. From wind and the structure’s unique shape, to Sardar Patel’s posture and face, The Indian Express takes a measure of the challenges since construction began in Jan 2016, as the statue enters the final countdown.

Inflow from Madhya Pradesh covers Narmada dam deficit

According to officials, the inflow of water on Tuesday was about 50,000 cusec, of which about 35,000 cusec is due to the release of water from Indirasagar and Omkareshwar dams in Madhya Pradesh that started from August 18.

Gujarat mosques step in to emphasise importance of vaccination

Mosques in Vadodara and central Gujarat joined hands with doctors on Friday to deliver a message in their sermons about the need to administer vaccines to children.

Vadodara’s old airport terminal let out for film shoot, wedding

Last week, actors John Abraham and Jackie Shroff were at this airport, shooting for their film RAW (Romeo Akbar Walter). The building has also hosted two other events, and been booked for a wedding next February.

CM Vijay Rupani visits Statue of Unity site, reviews progress of work

Vijay Rupani, accompanied by Chief Secretary J N Singh, as well as officials of the SSNNL and Narmada district administration, visited Sadhu Bet, 3.5 km downstream the Narmada dam, the site where the 182-meter tall statue is under construction.

Relief In Days Ahead: SSNNL ‘Worst of water crisis over’ as water level in Narmada dam rises up

Rainfall in the river’s catchment areas and release of water from two MP reservoirs have contributed to the increase. Since April end, the Sardar Sarovar Dam has been witnessing a steady rise in its water level