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‘Delay in probe by panel’: BJP MP Mansukh Vasava writes to Gujarat CM
Fri, Jul 16, 2021

Mansukh Vasava has also demanded that the committee completes its inquiry expeditiously and fake ST certificates of those from the RBC communities who got it inappropriately or fraudulently be rejected immediately.

Explained: Why Gujarat’s Nargol village is resisting a port
Mon, Jul 12, 2021

Being positioned as a future alternative to Jawaharlal Nehru Port or JNPT in Mumbai, the Gujarat government has been planning to develop a port in Valsad since 1997.

Gujarat: Panchayat in Valsad passes resolution against port plan
Wed, Jun 30, 2021

On Tuesday, the Nargol Gram Panchayat held a general board meeting and passed a resolution opposing the development of the port, fearing it would affect the livelihood of farmers and fishermen. There are 14 elected members, including the sarpanch, in Nargol Panchayat.

Billimora-Vaghai heritage train makes trial run with vista dome coach
Fri, Jun 04, 2021

On December 10, 2020, the Railway Ministry approved the proposal to scrap services of 11 “uneconomic branch lines” and narrow gauge sections of the Western Railway, including three from Gujarat. These included the Billimora-Vaghai train, which was started by the Gaekwad dynasty of princely state of Baroda in 1913.

‘No new benches at Surat societies’: AAP leaves it to people to decide how to spend councillors’ grant
Wed, Jun 02, 2021

The party has also decided to use the ward committee grant of Rs 1 crore per year for the public works as per citizens’ demands.

Nodal hospitals in Gujarat form panels for mucormycosis drug distribution
Sat, May 22, 2021

The committees will examine the requisitions on a case-to-case basis, given the shortage of the drug with health officials saying that districts would have to adopt a fragmented policy of distribution.

16 Covid-19 patients, 2 nurses die in fire at Gujarat hospital; PM Modi expresses condolences
Sat, May 01, 2021

Chief minister Vijay Rupani announces ex-gratia aid of Rs 4 lakh for kin of victims.

Covid shrunk textile production in Surat, workforce down by 25%: weavers’ body
Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Lockdown and curfew timings in other states too have affected the textile business in Surat, said Pramod Chaudhary, former president of Southern Gujarat Textile processing Association.

Man arrested for morphing Rupani video: ‘Would see him sitting for hours with mobile, but sure my son is innocent’
Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Kishan was arrested for allegedly morphing a video of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani using Taylor Swift's song, 'I knew you were trouble', and circulating it on social media. He was let out on bail later after his statement was recorded.

Wait for final rites get longer as crematoriums across Gujarat overburdened
Thu, Apr 15, 2021

For the relatives of deceased patients, queues begin from the wait at hospitals for their dear one's body, for hearse vans to take them to the resting place, to finding a furnace free at a crematorium -- the time for each disposal/cremation has increased because of the Covid-19 protocol.

Remdesivir distribution: long lines in front of BJP’s Surat office
Tue, Apr 13, 2021

Only those seeking the Remdesivir injections were allowed inside.

Consumption of medical oxygen doubled in five days in Gujarat
Mon, Apr 12, 2021

During the first wave, which saw the peak in September last year, the highest oxygen consumption was recorded on September 21 at 240 MT. On October 1 2020, the state consumed 214 MT.

Surat BJP distributes 1,000 free Remdesivir jabs
Sun, Apr 11, 2021

On Friday, state BJP president C R Paatil had announced, the Surat BJP had made arrangements of 5,000 such injections and those who are in need should personally visit the Surat BJP office with patients medical treatment documents.

Short film on lockdown-hit family picked up by Cannes
Sun, Apr 04, 2021

Surat-based writer-director Abhishek Galshar’s idea culminated in a 4 minute, 20 second Hindi film on the situation of a poor family during the Covid-induced nationwide lockdown

UT administrator threatened Delkar of implicating him in false case: Son
Thu, Mar 11, 2021

Delkar, MP from Dadra and Nagar Haveli, was found hanging in a room at Hotel Sea Green South in Marine Drive on February 22.

Surat SIMI gathering case of 2001: Why all accused have been acquitted
Tue, Mar 09, 2021

Over 19 years after they were arrested, the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Surat has acquitted all 127 persons accused of “promoting a banned organisation”, the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) in 2001. What is the case?

New SMC corporators reach out to people in novel ways
Thu, Mar 04, 2021

BJP corporator of ward number 21 Vrajesh Unadkat has requested his friends to bring "raddi" (old newspapers) in place of bouquets and garlands, which he will sell to buy notebooks for needy students.

BTP wiped out along with Congress in tribal districts
Wed, Mar 03, 2021

The BJP, which recorded a landslide win in Narmada district — a Congress bastion in the local body polls, wiped out the Congress and BTP in the district panchayat as well as five taluka panchayats.

In Sept 2020, Mohan Delkar told Lok Sabha about ‘misbehaviour by UT officials’
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

It came over two months after he put out a video threatening to resign over alleged harassment by local administration officials of the UT.

Aam Aadmi Party emerges second in Surat after BJP, no seats for Congress
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, who congratulated the people of Gujarat for on Twitter for "the beginning of a new politics", is expected to arrive in Surat to participate in a victory rally on February 26.

Gujarat Municipal Election Results 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: BJP to retain power across in all six municipal corporations
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

A total of 192 seats in Ahmedabad, 72 in Rajkot, 64 in Jamnagar, 52 in Bhavnagar, 76 in Vadodara and 120 in Surat were up for grabs in the elections. The AAP had fielded 470 candidates across the six corporations.

Mohan Delkar, MP from Dadra & Nagar Haveli, found dead in Mumbai hotel room
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

Police said his body was found hanging from the ceiling fan at around 2 pm and a note running over four pages, written in Gujarati, was recovered from his room.

BJP picks 31 Muslim candidates in Bharuch, its highest in district
Fri, Feb 12, 2021

This is the highest number of tickets given to Muslims in this district by the BJP so far, says district unit president Marutisinh Atodariya. Some of the nominees were with the Congress earlier.

SUDA to provide around 400 houses on rent to migrant workers
Thu, Feb 04, 2021

The city employs nearly 15 lakh migrants from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand in its textile and diamond industries which powers the city's economy.

Surplus livestock at agricultural universities after sale restriction
Fri, Jan 29, 2021

Junagadh Agricultural Unive-rsity’s (JAU) cattle breeding farm (CBF), among the oldest organised farms in the state, too has 1,100 heads of the coveted purebred Gir cattle and Jaffrabadi buffaloes.

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