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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Avinash Nair


After new look, world’s largest cricket arena gets a name: Narendra Modi Stadium
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

This is the first such public structure to be named after Prime Minister Modi in the country, with the Gujarat government confirming later that it would be called Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium.

Development in Gujarat does not touch Muslim areas, says Owaisi
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Asaduddin Owaisi, while addressing political gatherings at Godhra and Modasa, pointed out how the development in Gujarat is lopsided and does not touch Muslim-dominated areas.

Ahmedabad cycle renting start-up to begin operations for Kochi Metro
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

The Ahmedabad-based firm currently operates more than 5,500 bicycles in total, 3,000 of which are in Ahmedabad.

AIMIM MP targets Modi at election campaign in Ahmedabad
Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Hitting at “andh bhakts (blind followers”, he said sarcastically that Modi’s hardcore followers will not hesitate to take pride in the fact that the prices of petrol has touched Rs 100.

New Motera stadium: Big in every sense
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

At the world’s biggest cricket stadium having a capacity of 1,10,000, a batsman will have to first climb down 80- odds steps from the dressing room perched high over the sightscreen and then take a long walk on the sprawling oval to reach the central square.

Gujarat: Seaplane services suspended since Feb 2, SpiceJet says planning to purchase own fleet
Sat, Feb 13, 2021

A plan to launch the second service to connect Sabarmati Riverfront to Shatrunjay Dam for Palitana has been put on hold as of now.

Explained: What Supreme Court order on INS Viraat means to Alang shipbreaker
Fri, Feb 12, 2021

After the Supreme Court ordered a “status quo” with regard to the dismantling of India’s decommissioned aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, the shipbreaker has halted all breaking activities at the Alang shipbreaking yard in Gujarat.

95% of land acquired for bullet train project in Gujarat; 23% done in Maharashtra: NHSRCL
Wed, Feb 10, 2021

A total of 1,396 hectares is needed for the 508-kilometre-long project, of which 956 hectares are in Gujarat, eight hectares in Dadra and Nagar Haveli (D&NH) and 432 hectares in Maharashtra.

Ahmedabad: GIFT City opens its doors to residents employed outside
Mon, Feb 08, 2021

A government resolution in this regard is yet to be issued. After the exit of IL&FS, GIFT City is fully managed by the Gujarat government.

Explained: What is the status of Gujarat’s GIFT city project?
Sat, Feb 06, 2021

The Phase II of the project which was expected to kick start in 2015 is delayed and has started with one million square feet allotted last month to Ahmedabad-based Savvy Infrastructures.

Ship recycling in Alang: What is its capacity, and can it attract more ageing ships from Europe & Japan?
Fri, Feb 05, 2021

A look at the existing capacity utilisation at one of the world’s biggest ship recycling yards in Gujarat and what the Budget announcement means for Alang, which is planning to add 15 new plots to its existing capacity.

Nearest settlement to the Epicentre of 2001 earthquake: Chobari still bears scars of devastation
Tue, Jan 26, 2021

The devastating quake of January 26, 2001, which measured 7.7 on the Richter scale, killed 13,805 people and left 1.67 lakh injured.

Dismantling INS Viraat at Alang, one piece of history after the other
Tue, Jan 26, 2021

INS Viraat has seen the Falklands War in 1982 as the flagship vessel for the British Navy (1959-84) and also guarded the Indian coasts for 30 years

Gujarat-based ISR to study seismic activity in 8 cities
Thu, Jan 21, 2021

The Gujarat-based Institute of Seismological Research (ISR) has been awarded the work of preparing seismic microzonation maps for eight earthquake-prone cities located in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand.

Ex-IAS officer who worked closely with Modi for two decades joins BJP
Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Speaking to mediapersons after joining the BJP, Arvind Kumar Sharma thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and claimed to be the "son of the soil from a backward village of Mau", which is part of Purvanchal region of the Uttar Pradesh.

Decathlon to close down ‘country’s biggest sports store’ in Ahmedabad
Fri, Jan 15, 2021

Though the official refused to divulge the reason behind the closure, real estate experts told The Indian Express that the footfall at the store had declined, especially after the Covid-19 outbreak, and the store was unable to sustain.

Explained: How the pandemic is sending luxury liners to Alang, for dismantling
Tue, Jan 12, 2021

In the last 50 days, three luxury liners have queued up at Alang to be broken. Why is there such a queue? Which luxury liners have reached Alang recently?

AIMIM to contest local body polls, holds first political meet in Gujarat
Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Imtiaz Jaleel, Member of Parliament from Aurangabad who addressed a gathering at the minority-dominated area of Gomtipur in Ahmedabad, said he along with Waris Pathan, former MLA from Maharashtra, have been visiting various cities in Gujarat, including Surat, Bharuch and Vadodara, for two days.

Another cruise liner reaches Alang yard for dismantling
Sun, Jan 10, 2021

Marco Polo is the third cruise vessel to reach Alang in the last 50 days. The first such vessel to arrive for scrapping was "MV Karnika" which could not restart operations after the Covid-19 lockdown in India.

PM Modi to lay foundation stone of Ahmedabad, Surat metro projects on Jan 18
Thu, Jan 07, 2021

According to official sources, construction tenders worth Rs 1,500 crore for Phase-2 of Ahmedabad metro has already been awarded in November and December.

Elections for control of Dudhsagar dairy today: Contest between panels supported by Vipul Chaudhary and Ashok Chaudhary
Mon, Jan 04, 2021

Several of Vipul’s associates, who are presently on the Board of Directors, are also in judicial custody. This includes vice-chairman Mogaji Chaudhary and managing director NJ Baxi.

Elections for control of Dudhsagar dairy today
Tue, Jan 05, 2021

The elections are being held at a time when Vipul Chaudhary, a former chairman of GCMMF who is in the fray this year, is in judicial custody for his alleged involvement in a bonus scam.

Hit by Covid, luxury cruise liners queue up at Alang
Sat, Jan 02, 2021

This is the second cruise ship to arrive at one of the world’s biggest ship-breaking yards in Bhavnagar within 40 days.

Small businesses struggle amid Covid, NPAs under PM scheme rise to over Rs 587 crore
Fri, Jan 01, 2021

According to officials of the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), despite the green shoots in the Indian economy, a number of small enterprises in Gujarat were still facing liquidity issues and are finding it difficult to repay loans.

417 pc jump in cyber fraud cases in Gujarat, only 10 pc of money lost is recovered: SLBC report
Mon, Dec 28, 2020

Between January and October 2020, a total of 16,503 complaints involving Rs 61.64 crore were registered in Gujarat. Of this, only Rs 6.03 crore have been recovered so far.