Sohini Ghosh

Articles By Sohini Ghosh

Naroda Patiya: ‘Insecure’ survivors of riots still flee whenever anything ‘major’ happens

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

Depression literacy is higher among females, says survey

The study was an attempt to determine the current level of mental health awareness, focusing on depression literacy, along with highlighting the existing stigmas attached to clinical depression.

Came on ‘Mahatma Gandhi’s call’, they have nowhere to go

Five families, who claim to be descendants of cobblers called to the Sabarmati Ashram by Mahatma Gandhi to make ‘ahimsa chappals’, were issued eviction notices by the ashram’s Gaushala Trust. On August 29 this year, the Gujarat high court granted them relief. The Indian Express meets these families.

Pioneering nephrologist, patriot ‘who cared’ for his country, HL Trivedi dies

In 1991, when former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt was being investigated on charges of custodial torture that allegedly killed one person in Jamnagar, Dr Trivedi was among the few doctors who had ruled out death due to torture.

Icons of 2002 communal discord now a picture of religious harmony

This Lok Sabha election, Mochi and Ansari, were seen campaigning in Kerala for CPI (M) candidate P Jayarajan, who was contesting from the Vatakara constituency in north Kerala.

2002 Godhra riots: Gujarat govt to table final report in Assembly

The final report was handed over by the commission, to the then chief minister Anandiben Patel on November 2014, months after Narendra Modi was elected as prime minister that year.

Disturbed Areas Act: Vadodara SDM lists 256 ‘communal riots’ to defend implementation

In Vadodara City, many areas were declared “disturbed” through a notification under Section 3 of the Act on September 30, 2009, for a period of five years (until September 30, 2014). It was extended by another notification by the revenue department from October 1, 2014, to September 30, 2019, adding more areas to the list.

Ahmedabad: Gandhi murals on Shahibaug underpass to get fresh lease of life

As the 150th birth anniversary year of Gandhi comes to a close, the murals are being chipped at as part of a renovation by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.

Remembering Vikram Sarabhai in his birth centenary year

The architect of India's space programme founded 38 institutions, many of which continue to be a critical part of the country's missions.

Gujarat HC to monitor live footage from lower judiciary, rank them

Of the six screens housed within the war room located on the HC premises, one is solely dedicated to access CCTV footage from any and all courtrooms across the state along with video conferencing facilities.

New education policy lays path to enhance R&D, says Kasturirangan

Former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), K Kasturirangan, who was in the city for the birth centenary celebrations of Indian space pioneer Vikram Sarabhai, said the scientist and educationist had given top priority to Research & Development (R&D). However, funding for R&D has not improved in India over the years. In an […]

Vikram moon lander fitting tribute to Sarabhai: PM Modi

PM Modi, through a video message, addressed a gathering at the celebrations of the birth centenary of ISRO's founding father which was kicked off in Ahmedabad on Monday.

Ahmedabad: Grand celebrations planned for birth centenary of Vikram Sarabhai

The ISRO headquarters of Bengaluru of the Department of Space will be organising the event in the city where the father of the Indian space programme was born and spent the greater part of his life.