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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.