Gopal B Kateshiya

Articles By Gopal B Kateshiya

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.

Explained: What Gujarat’s record voter turnout means

Gujarat voter turnout explained: The 2019 Lok Sabha elections saw 64.11% polling in Gujarat, surpassing its 2014 and 1967 high. The Indian Express digs into the polling numbers to tell the story of the 26 constituencies.

Voters skip polling in a few Gujarat villages, cite crop failure, water crisis

Not a single voter out of the 3,344 in three polling booths of Bhangor village in Jamnagar Lok Sabha constituency exercised their franchise on Tuesday. They were disappointed by the low payout of crop insurance for their groundnut crop.

Gujarat: Farmers unhappy, but their vote could go either way

“We must do something. See, how prices of groundnut, cotton, and onion we produce have gone down,” a 45-year-old sharecropper says, adding that the market price of onions, “around Rs 250 per quintal may not even cover my transportation expense”.

Gujarat Lok Sabha elections: As Hardik leads Congress campaign, Patidars say he is ‘next Keshubhai’

Hardik, who formally joined Congress last month, however, rarely referred to his quota agitation days, so much so that he even desisted from shouting “Jai Sardar” slogan until a young supporter requested him to do so.

PM Modi will not contest Lok Sabha polls from Gujarat, but can he still tilt the balance in his home state?

For the first time since 2001, Narendra Modi is not a candidate in an election in his home state. But while caste has returned, farmer anger runs high, and Congress is fighting back, could Gujarat’s own PM still tilt the balance? The Indian Express finds out.

Pakistani Hindu immigrants voting for first time cheer for Modi

Having been granted citizenship by Prime Minister Modi, they are united in their support for him.

How Gujarat fishermen won US top court ruling against global funding agency

The case, which now goes back to a US district court, relates to alleged pollution caused by a Gujarat-based power plant partly funded by IFC.