Gopal B Kateshiya

Articles By Gopal B Kateshiya

Dams await Narmada waters, 6 months after PM launched SAUNI pipeline phase

Six months ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated phase-II of link-I canal of SAUNI, which connects the Sardar Sarovar dam to these dams, yet the work remains incomplete.

Hardlook: In Gujarat, bumps ahead as Motor Vehicles Act comes into force

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.

As sowing ends, castor acreage logs jump of 20% in Gujarat

Patan has emerged as the single largest castor district with farmers having sown this long-duration crop in 94,800 hectare.

Laptops to projector: In Rajkot, school on wheels WoWs children

Bhamre and collector Gupta's wife Anuja worked together in Maharashtra and she was instrumental in bringing Bhamre on board for the WoW initiative.

Gujarat: Cotton or Groundnut — Fibre crop or oilseed?

A bumper harvest awaits cotton growers even as low export demand for lint and yarn dampens price prospects

Gujarat: Sowing nears average mark in state, cotton acreage better than mean

After a deficient July, the state received good rainfall in August. As of September 3, the state as a whole has received an average 814 mm rainfall which is 99.79 per cent of its long-term average.

In Gujarat’s Jamnagar, Bharat Mata sculptures find place beside gods, goddesses

Interestingly, this is not the only building in this port city that has a sculpture of Bharat Mata carved on its facade.

Gujarat: Dams get 72 per cent of their fill after heavy rain

South Gujarat, which has already received more than 100 per cent of its average rainfall, tops the chart with its 13 dams having filled average 79.68 per cent.

How relations strained after Amit Jethwa started probing Dinu Solanki’s businesses

Solanki became a supporter of Dhirsinh Barad, Congress MLA from Kodinar in the early 1990s. Then he switched allegiance and went on to play an important role in the victory of Laxman Parmar of the BJP from Kodinar in the 1995 Assembly election.

Gujarat: Despite showers brought by cyclone Vayu, 47% rain deficit in Saurashtra

According to the data available with the Indian Meteorological Department, Gujarat as a whole had received an average 137.8 millimetre (mm) rainfall as of July 7.

Attacks on Gujarat Dalits: Assailants on bail, parole

This was the fourth such case in less than two months in Saurashtra where those accused of murder returned to attack the family members of their victims or against whom they had a grouse.

Gujarat: First ever consignment of pinewood from Uruguay lands at Kandla port

The celebration was called for as this first-ever consignment of pine round logs from Uruguay would break the near-monopoly of New Zealand origin pine in the Indian market, making import rates competitive.

Gujarat custody death case: Jamnagar court relied on medical records, circumstantial evidence to convict Sanjiv Bhatt

The court of sessions judge DM Vyas on Thursday pronounced Bhatt and then constable Pravinsinh Zala guilty of murdering Prabhudas Vaishnani, voluntarily causing hurt and threatening others, and sentenced them to life imprisonment.

1990 custodial death case: Justice and god were on our side, says brother of ‘police torture victim’

Sanjeev Bhatt, a 1988-batch IPS officer who was then additional superintendent of police, Jamnagar district, was sent to Jamjodhpur town by then Superintendent of Police, TS Bisht, to maintain law and order during Bharat Bandh that day.

Gujarat: Dalit dy sarpanch waited for security, killed by suspected upper caste men

From Jalila village in Ranpur taluka of Botad district, Manji was riding his motorcycle when it was knocked down by a car whose occupants then beat him up with clubs and iron pipes, said Manji’s son Tushar Solanki. He died en route to a hospital in Ahmedabad.

Early showers: Saurashtra farmers get a headstart from Cyclone Vayu

Sowing operations in the country’s cotton-cum-groundnut bowl have taken off even without the monsoon’s formal arrival.

Simply Put: Gujarat – Little rain, just one key river

In a state that depends hugely on Narmada and where large regions have limited water resources, rainfall shortage has led to drought or water scarcity in parts of 17 districts. A look at the situation on the ground.

Reshma Patel a nonstarter in electoral politics

Reshma had shot to the limelight after she went on an indefinite hunger strike in Ahmedabad demanding the release of Hardik from jail after he was apprehended over riots during the Patidar stir.

Wildlife biologists encourage people to spot endangered turtles, tortoises

Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises of India, founded by Vadodara’s Sneha Dharwadkar & Mumbai’s Anuja Mital, observed Turtle Spotting Week from May 17-23

Gujarat: Despite Dalit uprising in state, BSP scores lowest among last three LS polls

The BSP had contested 25 out of 26 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The party was not in fray for Surat Parliamentary constituency as papers of the BSP candidate had been rejected during scrutiny.