Aditi Raja

Articles By Aditi Raja

Vadodara Collector orders probe into sale of property under Disturbed Areas Act

Vadodara District Collector and Magistrate Shalini Agarwal has ordered an inquiry into the sale of Goradia’s bungalow located in Kesarbaug on the Vasna-Tandalja road, after about 50 residents of the area submitted an application challenging the sale.

Tallest statue, fallen statue

Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL) Managing Director Rajeev Kumar Gupta said they would now make changes in the steel reinforcement of the dinosaur statues in order to make them stronger.

At Statue of Unity, crocodile pond being fenced off to commence seaplane terminal work

The administration has begun the work of isolating and fencing pond 3, to keep crocodiles at bay before the work of building the seaplane terminal starts.

Narmada’s Riverbed Powerhouse on after two years, now at full capacity

The RBPH last generated about 3,76,000 MW power between April and June 2017 and was completely shut the following year.

Explained: Gujarat’s new system of teachers’ attendance through face recognition

While the government has abandoned the plan to use Microsoft's Kaizala mobile phone application to mark attendance, it has stuck by the technology of face recognition.

Explained: Why Gujarat and MP are arguing over Narmada water and hydro power

While MP Chief Minister Kamal Nath has indicated that the state will follow the Authority guidelines in letter and spirit, the government has raised an objection to its consent to Gujarat, terming it ‘unilateral’, and has refused to share its surplus water with Gujarat that would allow the reservoir to be filled.

Explained: Who’s Priti Patel, Britain’s new Home Secretary?

Priti Patel was born in London in March 1972 to Sushil and Anjana Patel. she went to school in Watford. She studied economics at Keele University, before completing her postgraduate studies at the University of Essex.

Gujarat’s water woes may keep Narmada’s riverbed power house shut long term

The Madhya Pradesh government has termed the NCA’s approval of a request from the Gujarat government body SSNNL in April as a ‘unilateral’ and refused to share its surplus water with Gujarat in order to allow the Sardar Sarovar reservoir to be filled.

Seat of apex court of the erstwhile royal state of Baroda, Nyaymandir now faces neglect

Having housed the district court since the early 1900s, it now wears a deserted look — its doors and windows shut to even curious tourists, as the future of the building is in limbo, while the judiciary takes its time to hand it over to the Vadodara Municipal Corporation.

Gujarat: Statue of Unity viewing gallery to be enclosed after monsoon mess

Tourists who visited the gallery circulated videos, expressing their disappointment. Officials initially stated that rainwater would enter the gallery that left open for tourists to enjoy the view of the Narmada dam and the Vindhya mountain range.

PM Narendra Modi set to launch 30 projects on Statue of Unity anniversary

Among the 30 projects are Shreshth Bharat Bhavan, Ekta Mall, a butterfly park, a nutrition Park, a mirror Maze, several State Bhavans, a safari Park, a tent city and a tribal museum.

Gujarat’s Gifted-30 soars high, all students of this year’s batch clear NEET

This year, all 30 students of the batch cleared NEET, of whom 12 students are set to get admission in state-run medical colleges.

Vadodara civic body to revamp its fire dept

While Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) went on a drive to conduct safety checks at various commercial establishments, including coaching centres, restaurants and hotels, following the incident, the civic body is now set to address the glaring inadequacies within the fire department itself.

To stop animal slaughter during Bakrid, Vadodara group buys goats and sheep

The group has purchased close to 100 sheep and goats from an animal mandi in Surat as of now, and plans to buy livestock from other places, too.

Explained: Why a near full Sardar Sarovar Dam is unable to release water for farmers

A recent Central Water Commission report warned that Gujarat is facing a 33 per cent deficit as far as water in reservoirs are concerned. In Gujarat all 10 reservoirs are showing a downward trend in water levels this year.

Explained: What Gujarat’s record voter turnout means

Gujarat voter turnout explained: The 2019 Lok Sabha elections saw 64.11% polling in Gujarat, surpassing its 2014 and 1967 high. The Indian Express digs into the polling numbers to tell the story of the 26 constituencies.

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.