Aishwarya Mohanty

Articles By Aishwarya Mohanty

Vadodara floods: Crocodile in the city

If it’s monsoon and reptiles have come floating in on a river into Vadodara again, it’s Hemant Vadhavana and team on the city’s speed dial.

Gujarat: Two years after installation, 22 gates of Sardar Sarovar Dam opened

Low lying villages in Narmada and villages in Bharuch and Vadodara on the banks of the river have been put on alert. With the heavy inflows in the dam, 1200 MW river bed powerhouse was started after a gap of two years.

Pink bollworm: Farmers opt out of early sowing of cotton

Farmers from Karjan, Dabhoi and Shinor talukas of Vadodara, which are part of Kanam cotton growing belt, rich in black soil most suitable for growing cotton, heavily relied on the pre-monsoon period for sowing

Herself on TikTok, Gujarat officer says woman cop suspended not for dance but over uniform

Defending her own video, Vanzara said she has every right to be on social media, as a “young police officer”. While Chaudhary could not be contacted, in an interview to local news channels she has said that she was “punished for the wrong” she did.

Gujarat: More foreign students opt for MS University of Baroda

MS University of Baroda has attracted the maximum number of students from the seven universities of the state where in a total of 106 students have been admitted so far.

Project Second Innings: In Dahod, new chapter for retired teachers — and students

Dahod is among 117 districts identified by NITI Aayog, with education as one of the core areas of focus. The project was launched in 2018 to help improve learning outcomes in primary and upper primary classes, specifically in reading, writing and Maths.

Victim yet to be identified: Body parts of a woman as only clues, 2-year-old murder case yet unsolved

Legs, torso and left hand of the victim and a strand of hair of the suspected murderer, is all that the police have in the two-year-old case that is still undetected.

PM Modi facilitated the ‘kesari’ school of thought: Vijay Rupani

Rupani also targeted the then Congress government for “killing democracy” during the emergency, and recollected how Gujarat, through its 1974 Nav Nirman movement against corruption, started an unrest against the Congress government, both in the state and at the Centre.

Hardlook: Devil’s hole

Contractors offer a few extra bucks, desperate labourers get into dark holes to clean sewage and suffocate to death. The instances brutally repeats as law violators function with impunity. Families struggle to come to terms with the loss as govt compensation offers some relief.

Gujarat: Once victims, they fight gender crimes in tribal villages

Area Networking and Development Initiatives (ANANDI), an NGO working in the tribal districts of Gujarat, helped train these women in understanding constitutional laws and rights of women vis-a-vis customary rights.

Gujarat: Site of a popular hot water spring, but Tuwa village has not a drop to drink

Tuwa in Godhra tehsil attracts around 100 tourists every day, as it is the only place in Central Gujarat with a hot water spring — the water is known to be rich in minerals that help cure skin ailments.

Gujarat: 7 choke to death after gas leakage in septic tank

Dabhoi police and fire officers were rushed to the spot to recover their bodies from the tank.

Gujarat: Six killed, 2 injured in 3 districts ahead of Vayu landfall

According to Tapi district disaster management officials, the South Gujarat region has been witnessing high-speed winds and rain for couple of days due to the approaching cyclone Vayu.

After Bilkis: 100-plus hearings since Dec 2010, waiting to tell her story

One is yet to be even called to testify. The other has seen her case dragged to HC. But, in the order giving relief to Bilkis, there is a glimmer of hope for other alleged gangrape cases of Gujarat 2002: “Fight for justice is never in vain”. AISHWARYA MOHANTY reports

Gujarat: Dahod villager abducted to ‘avenge humiliation’ of gang members released

“The investigation is still underway and we have made no arrests, so far. The two accused are undergoing treatment at Dahod Civil Hospital and we are investigating the role of the villagers in the case,” said Investigating Officer A A Rathwa.

Gujarat board results 2019: After dismal results, weekly tests for Class IX-XII students Chhota Udepur

Gujarat board results 2019: In a circular issued on Wednesday, the DEO emphasised that apart from the State Education Board taking initiatives to improve the performance of the students, it is also important to initiate reforms at the district level.

Surat Fire: A Summer Tragedy

After the May 24 blaze at a rooftop coaching centre took the lives of 22 youngsters, Surat is grappling with its loss. The Indian Express looks into the city’s past to find answers for its future

Five students killed in Surat fire clear Class 12: ‘What do we do with results now?’

Steps should be taken against the SMC (Surat Municipal Corporation), DGVCL (Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company Ltd - the government-run power distribution company for South Gujarat), and builders,” a victim's father said.

In rescue act of Surat’s new hero, a father’s ‘curfew’ that came in handy

On Friday, Ketan was on his way home when he saw the fire and decided to stop and help. He first went to the rear end where the fire had actually started and pulled out younger kids from there, who he saw were crying for help.

Surat fire probe: ‘Fire started on ground floor, moved up via 40 feet cutout’

City’s Chief Fire Officer B K Pareek said that in their primary investigations they found that the fire started from a hardware and plywood shop based on the ground floor of the building.