Tag: Gujarat

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  • Maruti sets up skill training centre at ITI-Becharaji

    Maruti sets up skill training centre at ITI-Becharaji

    MSI has invested around Rs 4 crore to set up the facility and will continue to maintain and run it.

    May 14, 2019
  • Activists want PepsiCo to compensate farmers for ‘harassment’

    Activists want PepsiCo to compensate farmers for ‘harassment’

    Nine farmers from Sabarkantha and Aravalli districts were sued by PepsiCo in two separate courts for allegedly growing a variety of potatoes for which the company has claimed plant variety protection (PVP) rights, and sought damages ranging from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 1 crore from each of them. Agitated by PepsiCo's earlier decision to sue potato growing farmers for allegedly growing a variety of potato registered by it, around 25 major farmers' bodies of Gujarat and the country, including Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS), along with activists and NGOs have decided to form a central body - Seed Sovereignty Forum - to protect farmers' rights on seeds. A meeting to chalk out an action plan under this umbrella body was held on Friday at the Gujarat Vidyapith here, said farm rights activist, Kapil Shah of NGO 'Jatan'.

    May 3, 2019
  • RBI should disclose the list of defaulters: Congress

    RBI should disclose the list of defaulters: Congress

    Many cooperative banks, especially in Gujarat, are not disclosing the list of defaulters. The government is favouring its crony capitalist friends. Why is the government not directing the RBI to disclose the information?

    April 28, 2019
  • SC directs Gujarat govt to pay solatium of Rs 50 lakh to 2002 riots victim Bilkis Bano

    SC directs Gujarat govt to pay solatium of Rs 50 lakh to 2002 riots victim Bilkis Bano

    The apex court also directed the state government to provide Bilkis Bano, a government job and accommodation as per rules.

    April 23, 2019
  • Man slaps Congress leader Hardik Patel on stage

    Man slaps Congress leader Hardik Patel on stage

    Patel accused the BJP of orchestrating the attack on him.

    April 19, 2019
  • State of Drought

    State of Drought

    Marathwada’s 28,523 perennially drought-affected villages pray desperately that the rains will be kinder this year; Kerala’s Groundwater Department serves notice about the state heading into a severe drought with groundwater levels in most parts declining from 75 cm to 2 metres; and Tamil Nadu, already a victim of the parsimonious north-east monsoon, declaring 24 entire districts drought hit along with 38 blocks in seven districts.

    April 18, 2019
  • Did you all vote for me? Gujarat minister asks village women protesting poor water supply

    Did you all vote for me? Gujarat minister asks village women protesting poor water supply

    Bavaliya was campaigning for a BJP candidate at Kanesara village when the women approached him with their water related grievance.

    April 15, 2019
  • Gujarat: Both Congress and BJP woo Patels with Lok Sabha tickets

    Gujarat: Both Congress and BJP woo Patels with Lok Sabha tickets

    While ruling BJP has increased the number of nominations to Patel community to six as compared to five in 2014, Opposition Congress has doubled its nominations to Patels from four in 2014 to eight this time

    April 6, 2019
  • Vivek Oberoi becomes BJP star campaigner in Gujarat

    Vivek Oberoi becomes BJP star campaigner in Gujarat

    The 42-year-old actor’s name was placed last in the list of 40 campaigners but stood out because of the actor’s association with the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he places the role of the PM himself.

    April 5, 2019
  • Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Gujarat Muslims want their rights, to be counted

    Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Gujarat Muslims want their rights, to be counted

    Minority Coordination Committee and Alpsankhyak Adhikar Manch have said political parties must promise to enact a law like the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, that would make crimes against the community a non-bailable offence

    April 5, 2019
  • Gujarat villagers bring International Finance Corporation to book

    Gujarat villagers bring International Finance Corporation to book

    By holding that Gujarat fishermen were entitled to sue the IFC in an American court, the US Supreme Court has expanded the horizons of international law

    April 4, 2019
  • We have one leader: Uddhav Thackeray showers praise on PM Modi in Gujarat

    We have one leader: Uddhav Thackeray showers praise on PM Modi in Gujarat

    Following months of a bitter showdown with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Uddhav Thackeray finally brought the might of his Shiv Sena behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi while also taunting the entire opposition for being “a headless bunch”.

    March 31, 2019
  • Gujarat BJP chief’s son caught cheating in BCA exam

    Gujarat BJP chief’s son caught cheating in BCA exam

    Though the Bhavnagar University vice-chancellor, a recently appointed BJP worker, initially tried to hush up the case, the professor who had caught Vaghani submitted all the names along with the proofs of copying.

    March 30, 2019
  • Empowered women can transform our villages

    Empowered women can transform our villages

    Today these savings amount on average to Rs 3 to 4 lakh per group, reaching up to Rs. 15 lakh in some cases.

    March 25, 2019
  • Lok Sabha elections 2019: Voters least happy with UP, Goa, Uttarakhand MPs

    Lok Sabha elections 2019: Voters least happy with UP, Goa, Uttarakhand MPs

    Voters in Kerala, Rajasthan and Gujarat are most satisfied with their outgoing Members of Parliament (MPs).

    March 20, 2019
  • Exit the Ghost

    Exit the Ghost

    Going by Soumitra Chatterjee’s statement of protest, there is reason to assume that the ban order has little or nothing to do with cinema per se.

    February 21, 2019
  • Gujarat: Mystery over Narmada water contamination

    Gujarat: Mystery over Narmada water contamination

    Authorities and environmentalists have locked horns over the possible reason behind an imminent disaster; environmentalists feel there is a danger of a quake hitting the dam in the long run

    February 13, 2019