Aishwarya Mohanty

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MSU study on Vadodara street children: 61% took to selling items on road to support family, 56% never been to school

A study conducted by a student of M S University found that that 61% of such street children in Vadodara city became vendors to financially support their families. It also found that 56.25% of such children have never been to school, while out of the remaining children who have been to school, 53.33% dropped out of school between class IV and VI.

Explained: What is Vadodara’s MS University examination racket about?

The university, established in 1949, is the only residential, unitary university with English as its medium, in Gujarat, and attracts a huge number of foreign students especially from Africa, US, East and South East Asia, Middle East and Indian Subcontinent.

Bilkis Bano gets 50-lakh riot compensation from SC, votes first time since 2002

“I could never exercise my right to vote because we were constantly on the move. Today, I have cast my vote and my vote is for the unity of the country... ," Bilkis Bano said.

Gujarat: Campaign ends, social media flutter continues

According to a reply tabled by the Ministry of Communications in the Lok Sabha 2018, for every 100 people in rural Gujarat, 24 persons are Internet users.

Gujarat: EC’s inclusion efforts add 78,000 persons with disabilities to voters’ list

According to data sourced from the Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), as of April 7, 2019 the number of PwD voters went up by 78,134 from 89,920 in 2017 to 1,68,054 in 2019, across the 33 districts of the state. '

Ahmedabad: This campaign season, poll dancers say ‘is baar mahol kuch thanda hai’

The timli dancers are usually in great demand during election season but they say 2019 has been dull, with their bookings down to just one-third of what it in 2014.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Will scrap Article 370, says Amit Shah in Gujarat

Shah was speaking at a poll rally at Dharampur in Gujarat’s Valsad district. He also addressed rallies in Chhota Udepur and Malanpanda in Valsad, and said the main issue in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections was national security.

Gujarat’s Dahod Lok Sabha constituency: In campaign din, a disconnect from local issues

The Dahod Lok Sabha constituency, a reserved seat for the Scheduled Tribes, has always been a Congress stronghold. The party has won the seat nine times out of 14 Lok Sabha elections since 1962. The BJP won the seat only three times — in 1999, 2004 and 2014.

Gujarat: Amid Jay Bhim slogans in unity, BJP, Congress continue to fight for legacy

On Sunday, as India marked the 128th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar, political parties apart, people in large numbers gathered at Race Course Circle in Vadodara city to pay obeisance to the Father of the Indian Constitution.

Lok Sabha elections: Ex-minister Bharat Solanki vs farmer Bharat Solanki

Former Union minister and Congress’ candidate for Anand Lok Sabha constituency Bharat Solanki not only has to fight this election against the BJP candidate, but also against a namesake of his — a farmer named Bharat Solanki is one of the Independent candidates

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.

Gujarat: BJP candidate for Anand, Mitesh Patel was accused in 2002 riots

Mitesh Patel, a native of Vasad, is fighting his first big election. He is treasurer of the BJP's Anand district unit.

Decision 2019: AAP to contest 5 seats in Gujarat, down from 24 in 2014

In 2014, AAP had failed to emerge as a third option in the state and ended up with just 1.5% of the votes polled. In 2017 again, AAP contested from 30-odd seats for the 182-member Gujarat assembly but failed to win in any of the seats.

Families in Food: A coffee house in Vadodara that’s been around since 1945

Vadodara’s Canara Coffee House gets a new look in a new location, but its charm — and good food — endure.

Gujarat: Studying at home courtyard for last 7 years, students yearn for ‘true school’

Since the establishment of the school seven years ago, the students are still waiting for a proper building as they are forced to attend classes in the courtyard of one Chokliben Rathwa’s (37) house.

Gujarat: As Congress gains ground, Godhra says not 2002, on its mind are jobs

This feeling of exclusion is hard to miss in Signal Falia, where more than a decade after the Sabarmati incident and the riots that followed, Muslims are open to talking, but do so mostly without giving their last names, like Hanifbhai.

Christchurch counts its victims: 1 Indian among dead, 2 injured, 6 missing

Approximately 200,000 Indian and Indian-origin people live in New Zealand. There are over 30,000 Indian students in the country, according to the Indian High Commission’s data on its website.

Conservation Lesson: A white govt building goes green with water recycling

With four RO water tanks, 122 air conditioners and four rainwater harvesting wells, the 14-year-old three-storey building has been able to save approximately 14.5 lakh litre of water in a year, so far.

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.”