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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Gopal B Kateshiya


Price turnaround: These farmers aren’t crying
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Food inflation isn’t a bad thing, at least for onion growers.

Once upon a time in Morbi
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

In 1974, a student agitation from an engineering college here on mess bill led to overthrow of the state government. 46 yrs later, Morbi’s LEC is untouched by CAA, even as its hostels remain stuck in time

BJP leaders greet Pakistani nationals with flowers in Rajkot
Sat, Dec 28, 2019

Bharat Boghra, general secretary of BJP’s Rajkot district unit, said that two Sodha families, each from Gondal and Jetpur towns, attended the event. “They were presented bouquets of flowers as a gesture that they were welcome here,” Boghra said.

Explained: The locust attack in Gujarat’s farms — why and when do swarms strike
Thu, Dec 26, 2019

A small swarm on average eats as much in one day as about 10 elephants, 25 camels, or 2,500 people.

Gujarat: Three Pakistan immigrants get Indian citizenship certificates twice in two days
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

The twin events come at a time when the BJP has been trying hard to counter the ongoing protests in some parts of Gujarat and other states of the country against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Gujarat: Lions who travelled to Chotila keep villagers on their toes
Mon, Dec 23, 2019

The lives of the maldharis and animals — wild and domestic — have seen unforseen changes in around 16 villages of Chotila taluka where two Asiatic lions have been camping for five weeks.

Living in fear
Mon, Dec 23, 2019

A pair of sub-adult male lions have made some villages of Chotila their home. The Indian Express travels around looking at how life has changed for the maldharis.

Gujarat: 11 leopards caged after they kill 8 persons in Junagadh and Amreli
Mon, Nov 18, 2019

The forest department has rescued 11 leopards in less than three weeks, the latest one being captured on Saturday night.

Two Asiatic lions spotted in Gundala-Jas village in Rajkot
Tue, Nov 19, 2019

The lions were spotted by farmer Bharat Baraiya who was on his way through Takol to his farm around 10pm.

India vs Bangladesh T20I: After poor air quality, now cyclone threat
Tue, Nov 05, 2019

With Bangladesh leading 1-0 in the three-match series and “heavy to very heavy” rainfall expected on Thursday, the day of the second T20 game here, the city had its fingers crossed.

Hardlook: Silicosis Threat
Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Workers in ceramic factories fall prey to deadly disease caused by silica dust accumulation in their lungs while working but benefits don’t reach them or their families as the factories allegedly disown them. The Indian Express takes stock of the situation in the sanitaryware hubs of Thangadh and Morbi

Locking horns: Brazilian Gir vs Indian varieties
Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Earlier this year, the government had floated tenders to import one lakh doses of frozen semen of progeny tested Gir bull from Brazil for artificial insemination.

Dams await Narmada waters, 6 months after PM launched SAUNI pipeline phase
Wed, Sep 25, 2019

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
Mon, Sep 23, 2019

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
Wed, Sep 18, 2019

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
Sun, Sep 15, 2019

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?
Thu, Sep 12, 2019

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
Thu, Sep 05, 2019

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
Sat, Aug 24, 2019

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
Tue, Aug 13, 2019

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.