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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Sohini Ghosh


Ahmedabad hospital data refutes Deputy CM’s ‘winter’ claim, infant deaths spiked in March 2018-19
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

While reacting to the allegations by the Congress on infant deaths in state government hospitals, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel had on Sunday attributed the death of nearly 200 babies in December 2019 in two government hospitals in Ahmedabad and Rajkot, to “winters”.

Ahmedabad: Legacy Food Street Of Law Garden Khau Gali gets a revamp, to regain life as Happy Street by end of January
Mon, Jan 06, 2020

In February this year, two petitions were filed at the Gujarat High Court, challenging the eviction of traditional street vendors who had been operating their business at Khau Gali for decades.

Gujarat: Two FIRs identify anti-CAA protesters as Muslims
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

When asked how the crowd was identified as belonging to one community, the complainant, Sub-inspector L P Rana, told The Indian Express, “Muslims and Hindus look different. Also, Hindus won’t come to protest this, only Muslims can. But regardless, we are examining footage.”

Nanavati Commission report tabled in Assembly: ‘Bows, arrows used to attack minorities in tribal districts’
Fri, Dec 13, 2019

The report tabled in the Gujarat assembly Wednesday notes how one Husenbhai died because of injuries caused to him on his abdomen by two arrows in Khanpur town of Panchmahal.

2002 Gujarat riots: Killing of 24 in Anand probably due to a ‘misunderstanding’
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

The Commission also observed that “...about 50% of the incidents happened in villages... In most of the cases, Hindu mobs attacked properties belonging to Muslims. In about 10 to 12 incidents, Hindu and Muslim mobs attacked each other”.

Nanavati Panel report: ‘Anger over train burning led to 2002 Gujarat riots’
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

The report gave a clean chit to the police, BJP, VHP and Bajrang Dal and stated that the incidents occurred because of anger on account of the Godhra train burning incident of February 27, 2002.

2002 Gujarat riots: ‘Anger over train burning led to riots’
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Nanavati Commission cited instances to prove that in fact the Hindus were either assaulted for helping Muslims or they alerted the Muslims about possible attacks.

Open Kitchens
Mon, Dec 02, 2019

Hotels and restaurants in Gujarat were asked to make their kitchen area accessible to customers to ensure the eateries maintain hygiene. The drive to enforce the notification will begin today even as a majority of the owners of eateries welcome the move and some of them are apprehensive

Interception, defining terrorism: How Gujarat terror law differs from MCOCA
Sat, Nov 30, 2019

The Gujarat law deals only with the admissibility of evidence collected through interception, and does not mention the procedure for intercepting communication.

‘They hanged Kasab. They should’ve hanged us too and ended our misery’
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

With the groundnut harvest season on, Jashiben earns about Rs 150 a day working on the fields. “No one owns land or a house in my family. My husband wasn’t rich, but he could take care of our basic needs... There have been several days since Ramesh’s death when we had to sleep empty stomach.”

Hemant Koshiya: ‘Open kitchens will help customers make informed choices, hotels increase business’
Mon, Nov 25, 2019

At present, the state has more than 5,000 registered hotels and restaurants, especially in the densely populated eight municipal corporations, some along the highways and a few in the smaller towns.

Explained: Understanding space Internet
Tue, Nov 19, 2019

SpaceX shot 60 satellites into orbit last week, and will keep doing so until it has a 12,000-strong constellation in place. In two years, it hopes to supply non-stop, low-cost Internet everywhere on Earth.

Naroda Patiya: ‘Insecure’ survivors of riots still flee whenever anything ‘major’ happens
Tue, Nov 12, 2019

On February 28, 2002, a mob attacked the Muslim dominated area and killed 97 persons along with several cases of rape and arson, making it the single biggest massacre to occur during the Gujarat riots of 2002.

Traffic rule violators ignore fines worth Rs 60 crore on e-challans in four years
Thu, Nov 07, 2019

Violators in Ahmedabad alone have not paid penalty amounting to around Rs 60 crore in four years till August this year, according to a study by the students of the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad.

Pharmacist leaves family for spirituality, parents move court: ‘As our son, he is responsible for us’
Sun, Nov 03, 2019

An Ahmedabad court has directed the monk to pay Rs 10,000 per month as maintenance to his ageing parents. What compelled Lilabhai and Bhikhiben to file a case against their son?

Pak national held in 2015 for infiltration dies in Ahmedabad
Thu, Oct 31, 2019

The man, Himmat Gul Hussain, was termed “mentally unstable” by authorities and was being held at the Joint Interrogation Centre (JIC) in Bhuj since his arrest on July 20, 2015.

Mentally unstable Pakistani man, who was arrested along Kutch border, dies in Ahmedabad
Wed, Oct 30, 2019

According to police and health officials, Himmat Gul Hussain, a Pakistani national who was arrested by the Border Security Force (BSF) on July 20, 2015 in Kutch, died at the Civil Hospital on October 24.

Task is to provide new building for Parliament, a space for people to enjoy: Architect Patel
Sat, Oct 26, 2019

Patel agreed that the Parliament’s central vista bears similarities with the Gujarat legislative assembly’s central vista, but is not without its challenges.

88 fell victim to communal riots in Gujarat in 2017: SCRB official
Thu, Oct 24, 2019

A total of 1,740 incidents of rioting were reported in Gujarat between January 1 and December 31, 2017, with 2,373 people affected (victims).

Gujarat has highest number of Pakistani undertrial prisoners in India: NCRB
Tue, Oct 22, 2019

Jammu and Kashmir has the second-highest Pakistani national undertrials at 35, according to the NCRB data.