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.
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.
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. '
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”