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Persian shearwater rescued from Porbandar fishing harbour dies
Wed, Jun 22, 2022

Fishermen sighted the bird in Subhashnagar fishing harbour in on June 17 and alerted volunteers of Green Wildlife Conservation Society (GWCS), a local NGO working for wildlife conservation.

Naresh Patel interview: ‘If someone like me joins any party, not just the Cong, wouldn’t they be the CM face?’
Sat, Jun 18, 2022

Naresh Patel declared Thursday that he was not joining politics “for now”, adding that Khodaldham will instead set up an academy to train youths for politics.

After snub, Congress downplays its pursuit of Naresh Patel
Fri, Jun 17, 2022

Congress has been out of power in Gujarat for two-and-a-half decades and party’s Patidar MLAs and leaders were aggressively persuading to facilitate Naresh Patel’s entry into the party to boost chances of winning the Assembly polls this year.

Story of Gujarat’s ‘katha’ politics: Congress deplores BJP’s ‘surrogate campaign’
Fri, Jun 03, 2022

All these events were held in Saurashtra, where the Opposition party put in a strong performance in the last Assembly election.

Fishing season in Gujarat marked by high diesel prices, low fish rates draws to a close
Wed, Jun 01, 2022

“No fisherman has shown up at our diesel pumps for the last three months to purchase diesel. If something is not done by the beginning of the next fishing season in August, we may well become redundant and defunct,” a Jay Sagar Matsyodhyog Sahkari Mandali Limited member says.

Free sarees stand out at Rajkot event; organisers say Modi, not freebies, is the draw
Sun, May 29, 2022

Workers of the ruling BJP’s Mahila Morcha, secretaries of milk-cooperative societies and party supporters went door to door on Friday and distributed the bandhanis free of cost.

PM Modi in Gujarat: In eight years of NDA government, I have done nothing that would shame citizens
Sat, May 28, 2022

After inaugurating a hospital in Rajkot, the prime minister thanks the people of the state for teaching him values and sending him to Delhi, from where 'he has been trying to build the India dreamt of by Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel'.

In Gujarat civic bodies crisis rerun, BJP factions slug it out in Chalala
Sat, May 28, 2022

Even as the BJP-led Gujarat government is yet to take a call on the Chalala body crisis, the municipality’s functioning has come to a standstill in the absence of the political executive.

6 events in 3 months: Modi woos Patidars ahead of polls
Sat, May 28, 2022

The BJP leadership is doing everything it can, including bringing in a ‘Patel Chief Minister’ and a new ministry last year, to win back the Patidars who were somewhat disenchanted before the 2017 elections following the quota agitation led by Hardik Patel.

Explained: Significance of the key hospital project inaugurated by PM Modi in Rajkot
Sat, May 28, 2022

This will be the Prime Minister’s second visit to Jasdan after he addressed an election rally in the takula during the last Gujarat Assembly elections in 2017. Significantly, this is a region where the BJP has faced a tough test.

Will take all communities along for Project Lion, says Bhupendra Yadav
Wed, May 25, 2022

The Union Minister wound up his two-day long visit to Gir forest in Junagadh for firming up the plan for the proposed Project Lion.

Vessel loaded with first-ever shipment of Indian wheat to Egypt leaves Kandla port
Sun, May 22, 2022

The vessel will offload the wheat consignment at El Iskandariya (Alexandria) port of Egypt after around a week-long sea-journey.

Explained: Why textile and garment industries want ban on cotton exports
Sat, May 21, 2022

Domestic cotton prices have doubled compared to last year. But does that justify a ban on shipment similar to that on wheat, especially ahead of the new planting season?

Loading of wheat on 5 vessels in Kandla resumes after 3 days
Wed, May 18, 2022

Loading was halted on May 14 after the central government announced a ban on the exports of wheat the previous evening.

Chaos in Kandla after ban: 4,000 wheat trucks in queue, 4 ships half-full
Tue, May 17, 2022

The snap announcement of the ban on wheat exports has led to chaos at the Deendayal port in Gujarat's Kutch district, with exporters and traders unsure of the fate of their cargo.

In BJP stronghold of Rajkot, Arvind Kejriwal throws down gauntlet
Sat, May 14, 2022

This was the third rally in Gujarat by Kejriwal, the AAP national convenor, in quick succession, after a Tiranga Yatra in Ahmedabad in March and a tribal sammelan with Chhotu Vasava of the Bharatiya Tribal Party in Bharuch on May 1.

In BJP stronghold of Rajkot, Arvind Kejriwal throws down gauntlet
Sat, May 14, 2022

Held in Rajkot on May 11, the meeting drew enough of a turnout for AAP Gujarat unit chief Gopal Italia to proclaim: “We can be proud that we did not ride government buses to reach there but came on our own to listen to Kejriwal."

Alcohol the brew as Cong-led Diu council turns BJP overnight?
Wed, May 11, 2022

Defections follow crackdown on 'illegal hotels' in town by UT Administrator Praful Patel; 3 now in BJP have stakes in tourism

Centre to procure more gram from Gujarat farmers, state to step in if there’s excess: Minister
Mon, May 02, 2022

The state government has not made physical procurement of gram from farmers in years. The decision comes ahead of the Gujarat assembly elections scheduled later this year.

The Prashant Kishor effect: Naresh Patel plays down impact, but Wednesday meet up in the air
Wed, Apr 27, 2022

Prashant Kishor was said to be batting for Naresh Patel, the influential chairman of the Shree Khodaldham Trust, urging the Congress to pick this Patidar. This was seen as one of the reasons for Hardik Patel's growing distance from the Congress.

SC: Expert panel must assess need for overhead power lines in GIB areas
Sat, Apr 23, 2022

Citing a report by an expert committee formed by it, the SC noted that construction of new overhead power lines in GIB habitats in Rajasthan and Gujarat was still going on.

Joy and concern: Farmers celebrate high prices but worry about rising input cost, lower yields
Sun, Apr 17, 2022

Gondal is one of the biggest APMCs in Gujarat, and attracts farmers from across the Saurashtra region. This is the time when they market their rabi (winter-spring) crops of wheat, chana (chickpea), jeera, dhaniya (coriander) and saunf (fennel).

Healthcare fights poverty, helps in social justice: PM Modi
Sat, Apr 16, 2022

‘Building medical infrastructure, record number of doctors soon’

Known for his riches and his rifts, Gujarat Congress leader Indranil Rajyaguru now goes to AAP
Fri, Apr 15, 2022

The son of Congress leader Sanjay Rajyaguru, Indranil had much clout within the party after 2012, despite being only a one-time MLA, as much on account of his political lineage as his wealth

Explained: Mythology, politics behind Gujarat’s Madhavpur Mela, and why CMs from Northeast are visiting it
Thu, Apr 14, 2022

Ever since the Gujarat govt took over the task of organising the Madhavpur Mela, the village panchayat's income has gone up manifold. Yet, some locals are not happy. What is the legend being the fair, and why is the state taking such an interest in it? We explain.

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