Gopal B Kateshiya

Articles By Gopal B Kateshiya

Lion enters Gujarat village, two injured in attack

Videos circulated on social media showed villagers on the streets of Madhavpur to see the wild animal while some ran helter-skelter for cover as the lion charged in their direction.

It’s peanuts, for Gujarat groundnut farmers

Despite low groundnut output, the oilseed is being sold way below the MSP in Gujarat mandis.

In arid Kutch, hundreds of cattle camps spring up ahead of summer

Totalling to around 19 lakh heads, Kutch has the largest population of cattle, buffaloes and small ruminants like goats and sheep in the state.

Behind rivalry that led to ex-Gujarat MLA’s murder: Politics, crime, sleaze

Leaders of both parties say it is hard for them to believe that political rivalry can deteriorate to a level where “one would bay for the other’s blood”.

Gujarat: BJP former MLA shot in train, kin blame party rival

The police said that Bhanushali himself was also carrying a firearm but added that investigation was underway to ascertain if it is a case of murder or suicide.

This organic farmer shows how there’s moolah in lemon

The 67-year-old harvests 100 quintals of lemon on an average per year. Since the trees, planted at a spacing of 25 feet each, don’t grow too high, he is also able to take vegetables as intercrops round the year.

BJP wins Gujarat bypoll, gets 100th MLA in the Assembly

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “I thank the people of Jasdan for blessing the BJP and supporting the party’s development agenda. Congratulations to Kunvarjibhai Bavaliya for the victory.”

BJP’s Kunvarji Bavaliya wins Jasdan bypoll; touches three-figure mark in Gujarat assembly

In the counting of votes undertaken today, Bavaliya polled 90,262 votes while Nakia could only secure 70,283 votes, thus emerging victorious by 19,979 votes.

Where the wild things are: A day in the life of Sagar Manjariya, a wildlife tracker in Gir forest

There are 160 wildlife trackers in Gir and other protected areas where lions roam. Of them, 18 are attached to the Sasan wildlife division alone.

Assembly bypoll Jasdan to seal fate of Bavaliya, Nakia today

Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat, Murali Krishna, said the Election Commission had made all preparations for the polling that will begin from 8 am and end at 5 pm on Thursday.

Gujarat: Covering entire Somnath temple in gold will restore its pride, says Amit Shah

He said that because the temple was also a symbol of pride of people, leaders took up the task of rebuilding it after India won freedom in 1947.

36 Gir lions under observation, officials wary of vaccination

As many as 23 Asiatic lions had died in Sarasiya Vidi in Dalkhaniya range of Gir (east) forest division in Amreli district between September 12 and September 29. Laboratory tests had confirmed that at least 17 of them died due to CDV.

Junagadh: Hardik Patel questions cost of Statue of Unity, Yashwant Sinha slams PM Modi

This was the second occasion when both the leaders, Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha, shared the stage with Hardik Patel in Gujarat.

Deficient Monsoon: ‘Amreli kharif yield may drop by 33%’

The crop-cutting exercise in Amreli district started around two weeks ago and is likely to go on for three more weeks. Representatives of insurance companies, district panchayat and farmers are jointly conducting the crop cutting experiments under the supervision of revenue officers.

Drought woes: Saurashtra farmers stare at a dry harvest

Deficient monsoon rains have impacted the Kharif crop, while also raising doubts over Rabi sowing prospects.

Between You and Me

The recent spate of deaths of Asiatic lions in Gir forest reiterates the need for a new habitat for the animal as well as the creation of a sustainable human-animal environment.

Lion Deaths in Gir: Demanding fair probe, outfit calls for bandh

The call for bandh comes after 23 Asiatic lions died between September 12 and September 29. All the deaths were reported from Sarasiya Vidi area in Dalkhaniya range of Gir (east) division forest.

Lion deaths: Government begins vaccination of dogs in 20 Gir villages and 33 ‘rescued’ lions

After the presence of CDV was confirmed in samples of four of the dead lions, the forest and animal husbandry departments had begun vaccinating cattle in villages surrounding the Gir forest.

Deadly virus confirmed, officials scramble to ‘secure’ 33 lions rescued from Gir forest

The 23 lion deaths have been reported from Sarasiya Vidi in Dalkhaniya range of Gir (east) forest division in Amreli district. While 11 lions died between September 12 and 19, the tally went up to 23 by second of this month as 12 more lions died mysteriously.

Economy on track, India set to overtake UK, says PM Narendra Modi

Going on to talk about Kutch, the PM said its face had changed due to development post the 2001 earthquake. “Today, Kutch has become the centre of attraction of India and also the world.”