Aditi Raja

Articles By Aditi Raja

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.

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.