Bombardier opens railways equipment utility in Gujarat

Bombardier opens railways equipment utility in GujaratLeading railways equipment manufacturer, Bombardier Transportation, has decided to increase its presence in India. It would develop India as a metro car production hub for the Southeast Asian region, in the next 4-5 years. 

The company launched a new railway vehicle-making facility at Savli, Vadodara in Gujarat. It would produce stainless steel car bodies and bogies and carry out final assembly at Savli plant. It would start operation very soon, after orders of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

India, England cricket teams confident of doing well in one-day series

England Cricket Board Logo Rajkot (Gujarat), Nov 13: India and England cricket teams expressed confidence on Thursday, of performing well, a day before the first match of the seven-match one-day series between them.

India will look to adapt quickly after completing a 2-0 test series victory over Australia four days ago.

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said in Rajkot, where the fist match would be played that players should learn to switch over from the test series mode to one-day series mode.

Congress alleged big sops to TATA in Gujarat

Congress alleged big sops to TATA in GujaratThe state unit of congress party in Gujarat demanded white paper on concessions offered to Tata's Nano project by the ruling Narendra Modi government. An anonymous note circulated in vernacular media alleged that TATA is offered big sops for establishing Nano project in the state for publicity of state chief minister Narendra Modi.

Crowd cheer as Indian cricket team arrives in Rajkot

BCCIRajkot (Gujarat), Nov 12 :Residents in Rajkot city were delighted to see their favorite Indian cricket players as the team arrived in the city on Wednesday for the first match of one-day series against England.

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, batsmen Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag, pacer Zaheer Khan and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh arrived in the

city ahead of the first match of seven-match series to be played on Friday.

Locals in the city gathered outside the hotel where the players are staying to have a glimpse of their favourite players.

Gujarat’s tobacco farmers fear a bleak future

Ahmedabad, Nov.9 : Gujarat, a hub of tobacco production, is today a major raw material provider to Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala in the country. 

About 70 per cent of the population in Anand, Kheda, Vadodara, Sabarkantha and Banaskantha districts of Gujarat is connected to this unorganized sector.

But a sense of uncertainty prevails among the tobacco growers of Gujarat, following the Indian health ministry’s directive on mandatory pictorial warnings on all tobacco products from December 1. 

Government''s directive has put a question mark on the livelihood of a majority of the crisis-ridden Gujarat tobacco industry. 

Hindus in Gujarat village renovate a Sufi saint’s Dargah

GurjratAloda (Gujarat), Nov. 5 : Hindus in a Gujarat village have renovated a shrine dedicated to Sufi saint Sayyed Badru Rehmat-ulla Alai, popularly known as Fakir Baba here.

Around 5,000 villagers including Hindus and Muslims from neighbouring villages converged here on Monday for the inauguration ceremony of the renovated Dargah dedicated to the Sufi saint in Aloda, a small hamlet in Gujarat’s Mehsana district.

The function was organized on Lab Pancham, fifth day of Gujarati New Year that fell on Oct. 29 this year.