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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Aditi Raja


The case of the two MSU protests, and the unending, 15-yr wait for a degree
Sun, May 22, 2022

Where Srilamanthula Chandramohan found support from faculty and fellow students, no one has spoken up for Kundan Yadav, whose artwork led to protests.

All work and some play makes Gujarat BJP worker a happy karyakarta
Sun, May 22, 2022

Three-day vacation announced by state chief was a welcome break, say party workers, even if some activities could not be put off

The two assaults on Faculty of Fine Arts
Sat, May 21, 2022

Where Srilamanthula Chandramohan, 41, had found support from faculty and fellow students, no one has spoken up for Kundan Yadav, whose artwork led to protests and hence suspension of the exhibition by students, the first being held offline in two years due to the pandemic.

Skyfall in Gujarat, expert says likely debris of a Chinese rocket
Tue, May 17, 2022

It started with three metal balls that fell on Bhalej, Khambholaj and Rampura villages on Thursday evening. They were followed by fragments of metal, one of which apparently fell on a sheep pen in a farm, killing a lamb.

Gujarat: Swaminaryan sect Warring factions hold first meeting with Justice MS Shah
Sat, May 14, 2022

In Thursday's meeting, held at the Mediation Centre of the Gujarat High Court, the two groups—one led by Prabodh Swami and the other by Premswaroop Swami—have agreed to go ahead with a mediation to arrive at a compromise regarding the legacy of the trust.

Explained: The fight between two warring factions of Akshar Purushottam Swami temple in Vadodra
Sat, May 14, 2022

What began as a conflict for the control over the administration and presidentship of the trust, following the demise of 87-year-old Swami in July 2021, has now turned into a contention regarding the right to spiritual life and access to the assets of the trust between the two groups.

Jignesh Mevani is front and centre at Rahul Gandhi’s rally for tribals in Gujarat
Wed, May 11, 2022

Rahul didn't just have Mevani, the Independent MLA from Vadgam in North Gujarat, by his side on the dais, with the two in frequent conversation, but also launched a 'Satyagraha letter', to be distributed among party leaders, jointly with him.

In Gujarat, Rahul cites Jignesh Mevani’s example, asks tribal youths to fight for their rights
Wed, May 11, 2022

Gandhi, who arrived in Dahod for the launch of the Adivasi Satyagraha, also met with Congress MLAs of the tribal seats of Gujarat along with other tribal leaders to discuss the upcoming strategy of the party.

Gujarat: BJP books dissenters from oppressed communities under false cases, says Mevani
Tue, May 10, 2022

Speaking at the Congress party’s Adivasi Satyagraha in Dahod, where Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to address the audience, Mevani also criticised the BJP for refusing to recognise Adivasis’ identity.

Behind protest at art institute, a BJP vs BJP tussle for Vadodara university’s control
Mon, May 09, 2022

Saffron party leader Hasmukh Vaghela, who is a member of MS University's highest body, led the demonstrators.

Faculty: Syndicate member led mob to art exhibition
Sat, May 07, 2022

Jain had, in 2007, protested against the art installations of Masters' student Chandramohan depicting Jesus Christ and Goddess Durga at an annual evaluation exhibition.

Vadodara: Protests at MSU over ‘objectionable’ artwork at fine arts faculty exhibition
Fri, May 06, 2022

Dean denies that the artwork was part of the exhibition, says they were planted.

‘Heat condition’: Govt calls off job fair
Wed, May 04, 2022

However, one government official said the fair was called off due to “heat wave conditions” across the state.

In Gujarat’s tribal belt, why Arvind Kejriwal reloaded ‘Delhi model’ pitch
Tue, May 03, 2022

In both Bharuch and Narmada districts, where AAP's new ally BTP has a big presence, lack of quality schools and healthcare facilities a concern

Break the arrogance of BJP, vote AAP to power, says Arvind Kejriwal in Bharuch
Sun, May 01, 2022

Joining hands with Chhotubhai Vasava's Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP), AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal slammed the ruling BJP in Gujarat over paper leaks and the derelict condition of schools. He urged the people of Gujarat to "break the arrogance of the BJP" by voting the AAP into power.

Central team begins scrutiny of Covid-19 ex gratia applications
Fri, Apr 29, 2022

On Wednesday, the three-member team went through 350 files of applications received at the Vadodara district collectorate from individuals seeking the Rs 5,0000 ex gratia compensation directed by the Supreme Court in November last year.

Freedom of expression doesn’t give anyone right to abuse India: Vijayvargiya
Mon, Apr 25, 2022

Comparing the Congress regime to the leadership of Narendra Modi as PM, the BJP leader said: "Your state leader, who ruled your state for 20 years, is now running this country for seven-and-a-half years but not a single blemish of corruption on him.

Expression of views on social media vital to democracy: Ex-CJI Gogoi
Mon, Apr 25, 2022

In an exclusive conversation with The Indian Express, Gogoi expressed his views on action against individuals over social media posts in wake of the arrest of Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani by the Assam police.

From jobs to water: PM’s Dahod rally boosts BJP ahead of Gujarat polls, but tribal concerns linger
Sun, Apr 24, 2022

To many youths in the gathering, the PM’s announcement of the upgraded locomotive project in the tribal-dominated Dahod district came as a glimmer of hope.

Aviation conference: Govt has recognised the burden of taxes on industry, says Hoysala Grandhi
Sun, Apr 24, 2022

Experts from across the globe joined the conference to discuss the challenges faced by the industry in various countries and the lessons learnt from the pandemic.

Celebrate tribal heroes, says Modi in Dahod, initiates work to overhaul loco workshop
Wed, Apr 20, 2022

Addressing a gathering of about two lakh from five tribal districts in Kharod, Dahod, where he also inaugurated development projects worth Rs 21,969 crore, PM Modi recalled tribal leaders such as Birsa Munda and Govind Guru, while expressing disappointment that “history has forgotten the massacre of tribals”.

Hardik Patel absent from Cong meet on tribal issues, he cites ‘prior plan’
Sun, Apr 17, 2022

Meanwhile party leaders said on Saturday that Congress MP Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit Dahod on Gujarat Foundation Day on May 1 to kickstart the party's Adivasi Adhikar Yatra (Tribal Rights Rally) that will pass through the tribal belt.

Vadodara West, South zones to face disruption in water supply
Sat, Apr 16, 2022

The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) received an intimation of disruption of supply of 75 Million Litres per Day (MLD) from SSNNL due to the ongoing work on the Narmada main canal, following which, the civic body has decided to judiciously release water from the branch canal.

Newsmaker: Its footprint shrinking, Gujarat tribal party hopes to find a new ally in AAP
Wed, Mar 30, 2022

For Chhotubhai Vasava, father of Mahesh, who founded the Bharatiya Tribal Party, the alliance with the AAP is a final attempt at establishing itself as a prominent tribal party.

1.38 lakh children across Gujarat get Corbevax on Day 1
Thu, Mar 17, 2022

In the Gujarat state board-affiliated Kameshwar School at Jodhpur in Ahmedabad, where around 200 doses of Corbevax were administered, 185 doses were recorded online on CoWIN with others eligible beneficiaries awaiting official entries owing to lack of ID proof documents.