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ESIS hospitals have funds,patients; but no doctors

January 6, 2009 1:56:40 am

While revenue of around Rs 50 crore generated under the state's Employees State Insurance Scheme is lying unused...

Gujarat on a ‘high’ with the sale of legal liquor

January 6, 2009 1:54:18 am

Liquor is prohibited in Gujarat. Yet,in Vadodara,there exists a full-fledged business of making indigenous liquor essence of prominent alcoholic labels that are sold in the city.

Residents beat up drunken cop for allegedly molesting teenager

January 6, 2009 1:53:21 am

In a brazen molestation attempt,a city policeman,Bhupendrasinh Raol,allegedly misbehaved with a 17-year-old schoolgirl,Preety Rajput,on Monday.

Diamond toll rises: Surat polisher becomes 15th worker to commit suicide

January 6, 2009 1:52:17 am

Another diamond polisher committed suicide by consuming poison in his house at Katargam in Surat,on Sunday.

New policy fails to erase diamond industry’s woes

January 6, 2009 1:50:55 am

It seems joblessness is pushing the diamond workers of the city to the world of crime. According to sources,a few youths arrested recently by the police for their involvement in criminal activities were found to be diamond workers who had lost their jobs.

Draft spoke big of CSR,policy does a somersault

January 6, 2009 1:48:50 am

Less than four months after its draft industrial policy held forth the need to make Corporate Social Responsibility effective for the sake of the state population...

Modi doesn’t promise the moon,but targets meltdown miracle

January 6, 2009 1:47:16 am

The new industrial policy of the state announced barely a week ahead of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors’ Summit-09,by the Minister of State for Industry,Saurabh Patel,is high on promises and low on specifics.

Truckers go on nationwide strike after talks

January 6, 2009 1:44:50 am

The nation-wide strike of transport operators began peacefully in Gujarat on Monday after talks with the Central government remained inconclusive till Sunday night.

The Producer

January 6, 2009 1:40:39 am

Forbidden Films is the name of Abhay Deol’s just-launched banner. The actor wants to chart the forbidden territory with it,it seems.

The Road Ahead

January 6, 2009 1:39:36 am

At Christie’s,MF Husain’s diptych Battle of Ganga and Jamuna came under the hammer for over Rs 6 crore in March...

Down on His Luck

January 6, 2009 1:37:49 am

If you remember Gaurav Kapur,it would be for his pranks and antics that once passed off as veejaying on television,not for the blink-and-you-would-miss appearances in movies.

Colours Won’t Fade

January 6, 2009 1:37:03 am

One day,about a decade ago,I visited the studio of Manjit Bawa where he enthusiastically showed me the works of young,talented artists he had collected.

rewind to the angry young man

January 6, 2009 1:35:18 am

You’ve grown up with Big B and it pains you to see the advertisements for a range of thingamajigs.

Visually-impaired show the way in 12th Annual Round Table Car Rally

January 5, 2009 2:45:37 am

Altogether 117 cars participated,each with a differently-abled instructor guiding the driver with the help of Braille maps They say the mind can see things that the eye cannot.

GSPC reduces price of retail gas

January 5, 2009 2:44:33 am

The Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) has reduced the price of retail gas,following the reduction in energy prices globally,sources said.

Lalbhai Contractor Stadium to get state-of-the-art pavilion,floodlights soon

January 5, 2009 2:43:29 am

Cricket enthusiasts in Surat have been deprived of watching international matches in their city so far. But their wait may soon come to an end,as the Surat District Cricket Association...

Sex workers form group to educate fraternity on legal matters

January 5, 2009 2:42:16 am

Sex workers in the city have formed an organisation to educate fellow workers on legal matters to avoid ‘continuous harassment’ at the hands of police and spread awareness about legal aids.

City sways to desi beats of folk fest

January 5, 2009 2:40:57 am

Folk artists thronged the city to celebrate the two-day Vadodara Day Festival ‘09. An array of unique instruments and singing styles were on display on the first day of the event on Sunday.

Baroda Medical College to have its centre to treat poisoning cases

January 5, 2009 2:39:44 am

The Baroda Medical College (BMC) will soon set up its own poison resource centre. In fact,every medical college in the state will now have its own poison centre,the nodal centre being in Ahmedabad.

Civic school board to give second chance to absentees

January 5, 2009 2:38:46 am

Taking note of the high number of students opting out from the quarterly exams of the municipal corporation-run schools...

Farmers vow to fight till last breath to save grazing land

January 5, 2009 2:37:26 am

Bhartiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) leaders and farmers of Vadodara-Zala village in Sutrapada taluka have warned the state government against allotting grazing land for industrial purpose.

Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia works a charm with his magic flute

January 5, 2009 2:35:40 am

It was due to the unflagging spirit and efforts of the late maestro,Pandit Pannalal Ghosh,that the simple bamboo flute is now recognised in the category of instruments like sitar...

Criminals fire at crime branch cops,escape

January 5, 2009 2:33:15 am

Three members of a local gang — wanted in a murder case — fired four rounds at the city Crime Branch officers in Kadodra village on the outskirts of the city on Sunday,according to the police.

In absence of relief package,diamond workers threaten to boycott LS polls

January 5, 2009 2:32:00 am

The meltdown-hit diamond industry workers have threatened to boycott the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections in an attempt to press for suitable rehabilitation package.

Now,Factories Act applicable to units even with one worker

January 5, 2009 2:30:10 am

In its bid to improve the working environment and prevent the exploitation of factory workers,the state government has decided to apply the provisions of Factories Act to even the units having just one worker.