Aditi Raja

Articles By Aditi Raja

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

2019 Lok Sabha Poll Campaign: In Rahul Gandhi’s return to Gujarat, Congress looks at improving its urban score

Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi to visit Gujarat next month, meet party's urban booth-level workers after recognising the need to connect with city voters, known as the janmitras. Rahul’s meeting with janmitras, the party feels, will be an incentive to energise the cadre.

Gujarat: His attendance only 16 days in 8 months, govt engineer claims he is ‘Vishnu’s avatar’, lives in ‘fifth dimension’

 A resident of Rajkot, Fefar has also claimed that the reason for not attending the office was that he was too busy meditating to “prevent drought” in the country.

Behind downfall of Vadodara businessman, his ‘extravagance, not taking along local leaders’

A primary member of the BJP, Bhatnagar, who was the joint managing director of the company since 1993 and its MD since 2010, is a graduate in industrial engineering from Saurashtra University and MBA in Finance & MOP from the Asian Institute of Management, Manila.

Gujarat: No cash, farmers and traders most hit

Cap on withdrawal limit in most parts of the state, banks say ‘it’s not a crisis, just a temporary issue’.

Kalyannagar rehabilitation: For displaced families, some hope as project file reaches VMC panel

On Monday, Professor and social activist JS Bandukwala, who has been leading the agitation of the 486 Muslim families of Kalyannagar since 2014, wrote a letter to the Standing Committee chairman Jigisha Seth, seeking expedition of the decision on the proposal.

Land acquisition for Bullet Train hits hurdle in Gujarat

Farmers and activists, who have jointly raised the issue with NHSRC say that they were given “no time” to prepare for the meetings nor are the railway officials presenting the report of impact assessment.

Water crisis: Thanks to Madhya Pradesh, Narmada dam level stays steady

The dam, which was at 105.5 metres on March 15, when the SSNNL stopped the supply for irrigation, rose to 105.75 metres on March 22 due to a significant inflow of water from Madhya Pradesh for four days between March 18 and 22.

‘The onus of protecting the building is with govt’

The (royal) family gave this property to the people of Baroda state. So, it logically fell under the category of “state properties”.

Vadodara’s Nyaymandir building: Its fate hangs in balance

Ever since the government took the decision to shift the Vadodara district court out of the historic Nyaymandir, land sharks have been eyeing the sprawling structure. Aditi Raja reports

Amarnath Yatra: Give bulletproof jackets to driver, pilgrims, Gujarat transport dept tells tour operators

The department, in a circular dated March 16, had laid down many prerequisites for tour operators seeking permit to ferry passengers to Jammu and Kashmir.

Gujarat: Age limit for Amarnath yatra buses and drivers upsets tour operators

Amarnath Yatra: The circular, issued by the Gujarat Commissioner of Transport, has also directed the tour operators and the drivers to stick to their routes.