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Aishwarya Mohanty


Aishwarya is a correspondent based in Bhubaneswar. She covers Odisha for The Indian Express
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Gujarat: Dead man’s family calls encounter ‘staged’, plans to move HC for probe
Fri, Aug 31, 2018

Rabdi was killed by police at ‘Nazim Awas’ after he allegedly took a woman and a child hostage, it is just a 10-minute drive from his house.

PM Modi hands over 1 lakh houses in Gujarat: ‘Home for all my dream’
Fri, Aug 24, 2018

From Jujwa village in Valsad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over 1,15,551 houses constructed under the ambitious housing scheme in his home state.

Kids denied admission by ‘minority schools’ to be admitted to govt schools
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Of the 298 students, parents of 50 children have agreed to admissions in schools which they had listed as their second choices.

Vadodara: Temple plays national anthem to ‘infuse nationalism’
Wed, Aug 15, 2018

According to an elderly visiting the temple, the idea is to “infuse the feeling of love towards the nation in the hearts of youths”.

With proprietors abroad, farmers stuck in loan limbo opt for money lenders
Sun, Aug 12, 2018

An internal inspection earlier this year had revealed some discrepancies in the sanction and repayment of loans, following which NABARD and RBI had directed all banks to follow the procedures without any lapses.

Mandals express reservations over new guidelines on idols & immersion routes
Sun, Aug 12, 2018

In a July meeting, the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) had asked 40 mandals in the city to opt for fibre idols as plaster of paris harms the aquatic life.

Outflow from Sardar Sarovar Dam reduced, Gujarat stares at water crisis, says official
Sat, Aug 11, 2018

From 6,299 cusecs that flowed out against 3,320 cusecs inflow on Wednesday, the dam authorities reduced the outflow to 2,761 cusecs on Thursday when the inflow was 3,743 cusecs. On Friday, the level of water in the dam was 110.95 metres

Gujarat: Anand university stops sale of goats over Bakr-Id poster row
Fri, Aug 10, 2018

The poster stated, “...On the Holy festival of Bakri Eid, the Anand Veterinary College will hold a sale of pedigree goats”.

At govt’s English-medium schools in Vadodara, students await books, uniform, permanent teachers
Sun, Jul 22, 2018

“Now will everybody say a sentence in English?”, the teacher asked. A few students said “Yes”. The teacher then translated the question in Hindi and asked again. Most students then responded in Gujarati — “Yes we will!”

Vadodara Police to open Citizen Facilitation Centres
Tue, Jul 10, 2018

The CFC project initiated by the Commissioner of Vadodara Police, Manoj Sashidhar, will be the first point of interaction between the citizen and the police, where they will be guided on whom to approach and how to lodge a complaint.

As the World Goes Gently By
Mon, Jul 09, 2018

Life moves at a slow clip on the Karjan-Dabhoi route in Gujarat, one of only five remaining narrow-gauge train lines in the country.

NDRF set to induct women rescuers soon
Fri, Jul 06, 2018

In 2015, NDRF had appointed its first woman commanding officer of its full-operational battalion in Arakonam Tamil Nadu.

Vadodara: City balwadis to get facelift
Fri, Jun 29, 2018

By the end of 2018, remaining 65 balwadis will be revamped, making Vadodara a city of smart schools. A fund of Rs 75 lakh has been granted for the project by Ranjan Bhatt from her MP fund.

Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna: At Arun Jaitley’s adopted village in Gujarat, a 50-km journey cut to 4 km
Fri, Jun 29, 2018

The union minister, who could not attend the inauguration due to medical reasons, spoke at the event through video conferencing.

Gujarat: School segregating students admitted under RTE, parents complain to DEO
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Principal reasons: previous batches unable to cope with other students

World Milk Day: NDDB felicitates dairy cooperatives for innovation
Sat, Jun 02, 2018

“These are small innovations but revolutionary in nature and with a huge impact. These innovations from individual states should now be replicated in other states as well,”  said Parshottam Rupala.

Vadodara: At new court building, protesting lawyers seated on mats ‘miss home’
Mon, Apr 02, 2018

As their battle for space goes on, the protesting lawyers say they “miss home” — the Nyaymandir, which earlier housed the district courtrooms.

Gujarat: Bar ‘Communists’ from getting admission, says MSU senate member
Tue, Mar 27, 2018

Calling such statements as “baseless and illogical”, MSU Registrar Neerja Jaiswal said, “A student is a student for us. We don’t even ask their religion in the admission form."

Seating arrangements at court: Vadodara lawyers resolve to call off hunger strike
Sat, Mar 24, 2018

For the last five days, more than 2,000 lawyers have stalled their daily work and have been sitting outside the court premises to protest against the lack of adequate space for them at the new district court built at a cost of Rs 141 crore.