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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Gopal B Kateshiya


Where MSP becomes hard nut to crack
Thu, Jul 05, 2018

Groundnut and cotton are the most important crops in Gujarat’s Saurashtra region. The ruling BJP, which suffered huge reverses in Morbi and 10 other districts of this belt at December’s State Assembly elections, has reasons to grant handsome MSP increases for both.

BJP’s Koli leader reminds party: Parsottam Solanki’s Cabinet status pending
Wed, Jul 04, 2018

Parsottam Solanki, who is a Minister of State for Fisheries in the Vijay Rupani government, had been openly demanding a Cabinet berth for himself, citing his seniority.

Setback for Gujarat Congress as senior leader Bavaliya resigns as MLA, set to join BJP
Tue, Jul 03, 2018

His resignation culminates weeks of speculation that he was unhappy with the way party has been treating him since the Assembly election in December last year when he was elected from Jasdan constituency for the fifth time.

Gujarat Congress leader Kunvarji Bavaliya sends signal: For my people, I need to change
Mon, Jun 25, 2018

Bavaliya said he was ready to change his ideas for ensuring the development of his constituency.

Gujarat: Congress loses power to BJP in five district panchayats
Thu, Jun 21, 2018

The elections for president and vice-president posts were necessitated as the elections for office-bearers in district panchayats are held after every two-and-a-half years under Panchayati raj system.

IAF Jaguar aircraft develops snag while landing, pilot safe
Fri, Jun 08, 2018

A court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the incident.

Air Commodore killed as IAF Jaguar fighter jet crashes in Gujarat
Wed, Jun 06, 2018

An investigation has been launched by the IAF to probe the reason behind the crash. Police officials said that the aircraft debris killed some cattle grazing near the crash site.

CSIR lab cracks it: Sugar waste to fertiliser
Fri, May 18, 2018

The subsequent processes involve recovery of potash salts from the “lean” spent-wash, which then undergoes evaporation to yield recycled water and residues. The residues are further mixed with the organics recovered in the first stage.

Rajkot: Victim’s father seeks lie detector test for arrested accused, his wife
Wed, May 16, 2018

Piyush Pirojiya, deputy Superintendent of Police of Palitana division in Bhavnagar, who is the investigating officer of the case, had told The Indian Express on Monday that the FSL had given them July 2 as the date of the narco analysis test of the seven suspects.

Karnataka Election results 2018: If verdict hung, all eyes will be on old Gujarat hand Vajubhai Vala
Tue, May 15, 2018

Karnataka election results 2018: During Modi’s 13 years as Gujarat CM (2001-14), Vala was finance minister for nine years. For a year in the middle, 2005-2006, Vala was the state BJP chief. As finance minister, he set a record by presenting the state budget 18 times.

Murder of Dalit Youth in Bhavnagar: Police open to narco-test on seven suspects
Tue, May 15, 2018

Police had detained four more persons later. As days of questioning did not yield any result, police had subjected the seven to a semi-polygraph-like analysis called suspect detection system (SDS) test last month to identify the prime suspect in the case.

Gujarat Dalit youth killed for harassing woman, not for riding horse: Cops
Mon, May 14, 2018

Pradeep, a resident of Timbi village in Bhavnagar district, was found dead near his village on the night of March 29.

Bhavnagar Dalit was not killed for riding a horse but for harassing woman, says Police
Mon, May 14, 2018

Bhavnagar SP Pravin Mal said that Pradeep Rathod, the Dalit youth from Timbi village in Umrala taluka of Bhavnagar district was not killed by upper-caste men due caste-prejudice but was murdered by a man whose wife had complained that Rathod had been harassing her and was demanding sexual favours.

Mango crop affected in Gujarat due to unfavourable weather: Parshottam Rupala
Sun, May 06, 2018

“Due to the extreme heat, mango trees have been damaged. There is a very big loss to the mango crop this year. We have got details from some of the farmers. We are doing a survey of it,” Rupala said.

BJP MLA present, Una Dalits assaulted by ‘cow vigilantes’ adopt Buddhism
Mon, Apr 30, 2018

Not believing in Hindu gods and goddesses was among the 22 resolutions that the converts made. The conversion will be recognised only when registered with the district collector, as per the Gujarat Freedom of Religion law.

Dalit youth killed ‘for riding a horse’ in Gujarat: No arrest yet, police seek forensic lab’s help to identify killer
Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Pradeep Rathod was allegedly hacked to death in his native village of Timbi in Umarala taluka of Bhavnagar on March 29.

Dalits to march to police station over youth’s murder
Thu, Apr 05, 2018

“Dalits from across the state will participate in the condolence meeting and the rally. We are also expecting some people from Maharashtra to join ,” said Aravind Makwana, Bhavnagar district coordinator of Navasarjan Trust, who has been helping Kalu since his son was hacked to death.

Rajkot: Six persons have been detained for Dalit youth’s murder, police say ‘no breakthrough’
Mon, Apr 02, 2018

In his complaint, the victim’s father had alleged that his son was killed by upper caste men from Timbi and nearby Piprali village as they could not withstand a Dalit, owning and riding a horse.

For riding horse, upper caste men kill Dalit youth in Gujarat
Sat, Mar 31, 2018

Located around 50 km west of Bhavnagar city, Timbi has a population of around 5,000. The village is dominated by Patidars, with about 50 Dalit families making the community the second largest group.

Madhavpur Fair: 200 artistes from east to west blend diverse cultures, traditions
Thu, Mar 29, 2018

Among performers, job seekers and part-time workers from Arunachal Pradesh