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Friday, February 26, 2021

Ritu Sharma


With AIMIM win, Ahmedabad MC gets major third front after decades
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

The civic body will be ruled by the BJP, which won 159 of the 192 seats, while the Congress has 25 corporators. In its first elections in Gujarat, the AIMIM had fielded 21 candidates in Ahmedabad, the only municipal corporation where it contested.

AIMIM wins 7 seats in debut poll, BJP retains Ahmedabad
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

The ruling BJP increased its tally from 142 to 159, while Congress’s seat tally was reduced by half -- from 50 to 25 -- compared to the last civic body polls.

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.

Gujarat local body polls: Party loyalists to first-time voters queue up
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

A High Court advocate from Juhapura area, Sufi Anwar Hussain (45) says lawyers are still distressed due to the pandemic.

Gujarat Municipal Election Results 2021: What’s at stake?
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

Gujarat Municipal Corporation Election Results 2021: With Assembly elections due next year, the polls will provide an indicator of the voters' mood. The results will be important for both BJP and Congress.

35 yrs after its first win in AMC, BJP seeks votes on Ram temple, Art 370 abrogation
Sat, Feb 20, 2021

The party now hopes to return to power in the local body – which will go to polls on February 21 – by highlighting the achievements of the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre on the two key issues.

Ahmededad: 176 corporators spent Rs 6.27 cr on benches from 2019 -20, according AMC data
Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Nearly a dozen corporators were found violating the 10 per cent limit on spending on benches, majorly for the wards of Ghatlodiya, Gota and Bodakdev where budget spending on benches was between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 6.5 lakh.

More engineering graduates to take part in Gujarat govt’s mega placement camp
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

As many as 38,177 candidates have confirmed their participation in the third mega placement camp to be held in March, compared to last year’s 34,584.

Ahmedabad civic body polls: Jadeja starts campaigning at Congress bastion with Art 370, CAA, Ram temple
Sat, Feb 13, 2021

Of the estimated 97,414 voters, nearly 90,000 are from the Muslim community. With all the four sitting councillors from Congress, the ward is considered to be a tough battle for the BJP.

Over 350 teachers allowed to skip Covid-19 vaccine shot
Fri, Feb 12, 2021

The Indian Express reported on February 9 and 10 on how teachers were mandatorily asked to get vaccinated despite objections. Several teachers had claimed that those who objected were not allowed to sign the muster roll on February 10 morning.

Gujarat: Row over two circulars making Covid shot mandatory for school teachers
Thu, Feb 11, 2021

The circular has been received by the Primary Health Centres (PHCs) under the taluka.

Day after Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation School Board makes Covid vaccination ‘mandatory’, one teacher complains of AEFI
Tue, Feb 09, 2021

A 35-year-old teacher of an Urdu-medium municipal school in Gomtipur had to be rushed to V S Hospital when he reported numbness in his back soon after being administered Covid-19 vaccine at Mangal Pandey Hall in Nikol area.

IIT-Gandhinagar develops gaze sensitive, virtual reality-based social interactive system for individuals with autism
Mon, Feb 01, 2021

The system, ‘Towards design of multi-user virtual reality-based interactive social communication platform for individuals with Autism and its implications on eye gaze’, developed under Prof Uttama Lahiri.

Gujarat: Upper primary classes with strength 20 or below merged with nearby schools
Fri, Jan 29, 2021

The plan was met with resentment initially and the education department brought down the strength in classes from an initial 25 or 30 students to 20 or below, giving an assurance that no surplus teacher would be transferred outside the district.

Explained: Why has Gujarat allowed Classes 9, 11 to return to school; what about others?
Sat, Jan 30, 2021

The decision to now allow children of two more classes to return to school applies to all government, self-financed, and grant-in-aid schools across all state, national, and international boards. What about other classes?

Offline, outdoor: MICA’s open-air classes get encouraging response
Tue, Jan 26, 2021

“We had given up the hope of attending classes on the campus... With this initiative of open-air classroom, we found newer ways of learning along with a feel of the old Gurukul system,” said Nidhi Netravalkar, a student.

Online education should continue even after pandemic ends: Study
Mon, Jan 25, 2021

The study to assess the impact of online education in Gujarat school education was conducted by a team of 15, with two associate professors from the department of education as main researchers, over five months since July 2020.

Gujarat: Weekly tests on WhatsApp to be launched for students of classes 3 to 12
Sat, Jan 23, 2021

The students have to fill in their schools’ UDISE (Unified District Education System for Education) code which will then generate schools name, DISE code, taluka and district name on 8595524523 after sending a ‘hello’ message.

Gujarat: In state schools, Class 10, 12 still record around 55 pc attendance
Sat, Jan 23, 2021

With over 8,500 members of the federation, all schools have reopened, Gajipara claims, adding that the response from cities is overwhelming where parents are eager to send their wards to schools.

National toy fair from February 27 to boost indigenous industry
Tue, Jan 12, 2021

The Ministry of Textiles, in collaboration with other ministries, including the Ministry of Education, is organising the virtual event with an aim to provide joyful learning to children by including them in teaching and learning as well as promoting the indigenous toy industry.

Smiles are back on campuses as schools, colleges reopen in Gujarat after 9 months
Mon, Jan 11, 2021

As per the data recorded by the state education department and accessed by The Indian Express, the state recorded an overall attendance of 35 per cent for Class 10, while it was 38 per cent for Class 12.

Virus and Politics
Mon, Jan 11, 2021

The Gujarat government had banned gatherings and celebrations, including festivals, during lockdown and unlock period due to the Covid-19 pandemic, while it opened several new tourism avenues attracting huge crowds and allowed certain political rallies and gatherings.

AMC hands back GU hostel acquired as Covid centre
Fri, Jan 08, 2021

Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner Mukesh Kumar said, “Since there were no patients, it is not appropriate to keep the hostel building blocked as Covid care centre. The building has been handed back to the Gujarat University.”

Gujarat: Drivers, caretakers of private school buses stare at penury as industry yet to revive
Wed, Jan 06, 2021

With most companies facing losses or closure due to the coronavirus induced-lockdown, he had to toil hard to get a new job.

Four UK returnees detected with mutated UK-type Covid variant in Gujarat
Sat, Jan 02, 2021

Contacts of the four passengers have been traced, including the passengers seated in their vicinity on the flight.