Parimal A Dabhi

Articles By Parimal A Dabhi

Lok Sabha polls: As Amit Shah enters poll fray from ‘VIP seat’, end of an earlier era

The declaration of Amit Shah’s candidature from Gandhinagar marks the symbolic end of the Advani-era in the BJP, and in Indian politics.

Gujarat: ‘Murdered’ journalist used to file RTIs

The police collected papers related to the RTI applications that he filed “as evidence for the investigation” on Tuesday, from his home.

Gujarat: With Patidars drifting away, BJP woos OBC votes; five Congress MLAs in its camp

Patidars or Patels form the second largest group of voters in the state and had been committed supporters of the BJP for the last three decades. But after Hardik launched the reservation stir in 2015, the community has been drifting away from the BJP.

Jignesh Mevani interview: ‘I am beyond caste, Dalits must be too… Youth see me more as youth leader now’

I accept differences with Hardik... Politics is the art of navigating, says Jignesh Mevani.

Amit Chavda interview: ‘There has to be some proposal from Hardik or his supporters… so far there is none’

We do not have dedicated people at the booth-level who can bring voters to the booth, Amit Chavda said.

Hardik Patel set to fight Lok Sabha polls, likely to contest from Amreli

Sources close to Hardik said that it is yet not decided if Hardik will fight the election from a political party or as an independent candidate. Though they said that he will be fighting against BJP.

Judge in Godhra train attack case is now Gujarat law officer

Patel assumed charge of his new post with the Law Department of the state government from January 1.

The importance of preserving the wild mangoes of Gujarat’s Chinchli

Why an ancient natural mango forest in Dangs, Gujarat, is now part of the state’s biodiversity heritage.

African leader praises PM Modi for following Nehru’s foreign policy

Eddarhem, who was among the 29 speakers at the inaugural ceremony, thanked India for having a “responsible foreign policy based on respect for legitimacy and territorial integrity of a state”.

Average GDP growth in last 4 years best since 1991: PM Modi at Vibrant Gujarat Summit

Modi maintained that the average GDP growth of 7.3 per cent in the last four years is the highest under any Indian government since the economy was liberalised in 1991.

Gujarat MP demands Dalit member in BJP panel

Party says panel only to decide on campaigning, separate panel for ticket allotment

Bullet train project: Secretary of farmers’ organisation protesting land acquisition resigns

On reasons for resigning from the KSG secretary Sagar Rabari said, “The reason for my resignation is growing political leaning of KSG. I do not want to name any political party."

Statue of Unity unveiled: Govt striving to achieve Sardar’s dream of One India, says PM Modi

Remembering Patel’s efforts to unify the country after Independence, Modi said, “We had been carrying on this legacy of not providing a deserving place to a massive personality.”

Sardar Patel biography on ‘conflict with Nehru’ gets state govt’s push

The book — Hind na Sardar in Gujarati, Sardar of India in English and Hind ke Sardar in Hindi — originally written by his contemporary Ravjibhai Manibhai Patel in 1962, and published by Gandhian Navjivan Press, is being distributed in the ongoing government-sponsored Ekta Yatra.

Gujarat: Migrants flee, Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor faces heat, questions

The attacks against migrants broke out after a 19-year-old worker from Bihar was arrested for allegedly abducting and raping a 14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha district on September 28.

Girish Patel, prominent human rights lawyer from Gujarat, dies at 85

Sources close to the Patels said that Girishbhai breathed his last at 4 am and his body has been shifted to Rajasthan Hospital in Shahibaug area of Ahmedabad.

‘Some see Sardar as Gujarati, others as Patel… He was a world personality’

Without naming anyone, the PM said he was not bound to any one family and respected all leaders like Dr B R Ambedkar, Madanlal Dhingra, Abdul Kalam and Mahatma Gandhi equally.

Naliya Gangrape: Dave probe panel gets extension, asked to submit report by December

The commission was formed by the state government on March 16 last year when the Budget session of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly was in progress and the opposition Congress was cornering the ruling BJP over the issue.

Gujarat: Land classification rules changed after farmers object to compensation

The farmers had cited reasons like higher property tax, higher electricity charges and lesser compensation for seeking the withdrawal. 

Gujarat Garib Kalyan Mela: Govt cuts list of trades, may give modern tools

The new list of trades, which has been reportedly okayed by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, consist of “trades that are widely practised”