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Last few days of Bimal Patel’s term as director of GNLU mired in controversy

Registrar of GMU Sharad Daran on July 14 issued a strongly-worded “unusual advisory” to Patel. It states that Patel as outgoing director of GNLU must “refrain from taking any decision pertaining to Gujarat Maritime University” without consulting its President/Provost.

Alpesh, Dhavalsinh to join BJP: Thakor Sena

Dhavalsinh Zala, who recently resigned as MLA of Bayad in Aravalli district, said the Thakor Sena’s decision that he and Alpesh should join the BJP was unanimous.

NHRC issues notice to Gujarat govt over lion attack death at Devaliya Safari Park

On November 29, 2018 two lions attacked Rajnish Keshwala and Dinesh Kacha, labourers inside the safari park, when they were leading the lions to their cage as per regular routine. Keshwala was dragged into the forest and attacked fiercely by the lions.

Gujarat: Murdered Dalit youth’s wife staying with mother, says not pregnant, say police

On Monday (July 8), Haresh, a native of Gandhidham in Kutch, sought help from 181 Abhayam Helpline, stating that his wife was two months pregnant and was kept captive by her father, Dashrathsinh Zala, in Varmor village of Ahmedabad rural.

GIFT — a city waits to unwrap

GIFT City project where an estimated Rs 11,000 crore has been invested is at a cusp as joint-venture partner, Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services, is about to exit as first residents move in; Mumbai-based RBSA Advisors to evaluate stake

Ahmedabad amusement park ride crashes, 2 killed; probe ordered

According to officials, the joyride, in the shape of a circular pendulum, was suspended from a pole like structure which broke down when the ride was functional. The pendulum structure then came crashing on the surface.

Roadshows in Gujarat to boost trade between India, Canada

Nadir Patel, High Commissioner of Canada to India, was present in Ahmedabad on Thursday for an interactive session with the representatives of Indo-Canadian Business Chamber (ICBC) where he announced that roadshows will be held between September and November.

SMC Commissioner: Land acquisition for Surat Metro Rail project to begin soon

The Surat Metro Rail project will be carried out in two phases. Around seven kilometres of the first phase will be underground, and on the elevated corridor there will be 20 metro stations. The second phase would be completely elevated with 18 stations, sources said.

Gujarat wants Centre to make Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima scheme voluntary

Under the proposal, the government is planning to replace the scheme with a separate mechanism under which it will have a special corpus to compensate farmers in the event of crop failure.

IMFL worth Rs 12.5 lakh seized in Ahmedabad

Police officials said the LCB team was on rounds in Naroda on Wednesday night when they noticed a truck stationed outside Samrat Namkeen Factory premises on Modern Bakery road.

Gujarat: Water level in Ukai dam rises by one foot after rain

The water level in the dam was 276.32 feet before heavy rainfall in the upper catchment areas. It received 22,000 cusecs inflow on Wednesday, taking the level to 277.55 feet on Thursday.

Gujarat: ‘State inter-caste marriage scheme aided 175 couples in Ahmedabad’

A government press release said the scheme has proved to be effective in eradicating untouchability, encouraging social harmony by providing financial and social security to those opting for inter-caste marriages.