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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Aishwarya Mohanty


Without a bridge, students have a tough time crossing Narmada to reach exam centres
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

As a makeshift emergency access for light two-wheelers and construction use, a pathway of loose mud, gravel and stones has been kept open under the watch of the State Reserve Forces (SRP) deployed to ensure that no one ventures on to the under construction bridge.

Communal Violence in Gujarat: Govt to place parts of Khambhat under Disturbed Areas Act
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Clashes broke out in Akhbarpura area of the town on Sunday, leading to arson and rioting in which 13 people were injured. The Rapid Action Force (RAF) was called in on Tuesday.

From wall art to bags: Pithora paintings get a new canvas
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

Paresh Rathwa now wants to take his workshops to schools across Gujarat and other states, a dream that has taken wings thanks to an initiative by a few officers in the district administration who have decided to revive, promote and popularise the “dying” tribal art.

Gujarat blast: ‘He often worked overtime, this time he didn’t return,’ says victims son
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

“He generally filled in for others and often worked double shifts or days in a stretch. He was one of the senior most employees there and loved his work. He continued after retirement age as the company insisted,” said Gulabsinh’s son Raju Rathod.

Gujarat: Two FIRs identify anti-CAA protesters as Muslims
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

When asked how the crowd was identified as belonging to one community, the complainant, Sub-inspector L P Rana, told The Indian Express, “Muslims and Hindus look different. Also, Hindus won’t come to protest this, only Muslims can. But regardless, we are examining footage.”

450 kg of plastic waste collected at Chhota Udepur fair
Fri, Dec 13, 2019

Over 200 people participated in the fair on Wednesday and around 450 kg of plastic waste was collected. For every kg of plastic, citizens were provided with a coupon worth Rs 70 with which they could buy items like tea, sugar, rice, etc.

Human Rights Day: Tribal women in Gujarat’s Dahod fight for ‘rozi-roti’ rights
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

The survey findings also highlighted gaps in the Public Distribution System and stated that between August and October, 56% of wheat and 46% of rice had not reached the beneficiaries.

Open Kitchens
Mon, Dec 02, 2019

Hotels and restaurants in Gujarat were asked to make their kitchen area accessible to customers to ensure the eateries maintain hygiene. The drive to enforce the notification will begin today even as a majority of the owners of eateries welcome the move and some of them are apprehensive

In Gujarat, caste-based crimes rise by 46% in 2 years
Thu, Nov 28, 2019

According to the recently released data by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Gujarat has seen a 46% increase in cases of caste based atrocities between 2015 and 2017.

Gujarat: Residents revisit Bharuch through heritage walks
Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Bharuch boasts of major Parsi, Dutch and Mughal architectural monuments which were revived only a year ago after the district administration formed the District Tourism Development Society in October 2018.

A New Path: Saying it with flowers
Thu, Nov 07, 2019

Floriculture has helped reduce distress migration among Adivasi farmers in one of Gujarat’s most backward districts.

Art 370 temporary wall between Indians, now brought down: PM Modi
Fri, Nov 01, 2019

The Prime Minister also expressed happiness over the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission in J&K and Ladakh with effect Thursday and emphasised that both UTs will take strong steps towards a prosperous future.

By writing him letters, students from a university imagine a Gandhi for the here and now
Mon, Sep 30, 2019

Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary: What would Gandhi have done in 21st century India? How would his idea of “simple living and high thinking” reflect in this time and age? How would he have coped with and used technology?

Nobel laureate Ada Yonath: Resistance to antibiotics major challenge to medicine
Fri, Sep 27, 2019

Yonath further said that the drug making market is on a decline due to this resistance. “3.8% of the global economy will be lost by 2050 because of resistance to antibiotics. Most large drug companies have stopped attempts at certain new

Hardlook: In Gujarat, bumps ahead as Motor Vehicles Act comes into force
Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles Act throws up fresh challenges to the traffic department and motorists. With the Gujarat government relaxing rules, citizens are taking it easy even as traffic police are all out to ensure compliance.

Sardar Patel inspiration for Jammu and Kashmir decision, says PM Modi
Wed, Sep 18, 2019

"For 70 years, the people of Jammu and Kashmir were discriminated against as a result of which the entire country suffered in the form of violence, separatism and incomplete aspirations," Narendra Modi said.

PM Modi in Gujarat: ‘Dam, statue show development, environment can thrive together’
Wed, Sep 18, 2019

After he reached Kevadia in the morning, Modi visited tourist attraction spots developed around the Statue of Unity including the cactus garden, the butterfly garden, safari park, Vishwa Van and Ekta nursery which were also formally inaugurated Tuesday.

Development and environment can thrive together: PM Modi on his 69th birthday
Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Emphasizing on the government's goal to provide tap water to every household, Modi said, "Not only irrigation, but tap water provision to every household has also substantially increased."

Vadodara: MS University asks students to join rally supporting abrogation of Article 370
Mon, Sep 16, 2019

“We had sent out messages at least twice to all registered students in the University. This was for a good cause and we had asked students and staff members to voluntarily join the rally. No one was forced,” said a University Syndicate member of the BJP.

Pakistan will fall apart unless it stops terror aid: Rajnath Singh
Sun, Sep 15, 2019

Next dialogue on terror, PoK, nothing else, says minister

MSU green audit report: Our next focus is to better post-occupancy waste management system, says N K Ojha
Mon, Sep 09, 2019

"For the newly constructed buildings and those which will come up in the future, the university has laid down a policy which makes implementation of Green Building norms mandatory," NK Ojha says.

Hardlook: Gujarat’s first University to complete green audit—MSU Baroda
Mon, Sep 09, 2019

Apart from individual measures that students and teachers take to reduce the carbon footprint of the MS University campus, the varsity has taken several green initiatives such as using solar power and reducing discharge, and has become the first university to bring out a Green Audit Report.

Weighed under by ‘reverse dowry’, Jhabua district embraces campaign to phase it out
Thu, Sep 05, 2019

According to the district administration, of the 3,580 weddings in the region between October 2016 and October 2017, no dowry was taken in 324, while in 2,302 cases, the families stuck to the Rs 50,000 cap.

Letters to Gandhi ‘wherever the idea of truth, non-violence still exist’
Thu, Sep 05, 2019

The competition was organised by the Faculty of Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University, on the theme ‘Gandhi: Today and Beyond’.

Gujarat: Villagers build 21 check dams, provide lifeline to water-starved Kawant
Wed, Aug 21, 2019

The last dam was built by 135 women in 11 days, and subsequently named Mahila Sarovar.