Gujarat

Why issue of terrorism not on NIC meet agenda: Modi, Raje

Why issue of terrorism not on NIC meet agenda: Modi, RajeAhmedabad, Oct 12 : Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasudhara Raje have taken strong exception to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government’s decision of not including terrorism in the agenda of the National Integration Council (NIC) meeting to be held on Monday.

The two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders have shot letters to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in this regard.

Tata''s ''Nano'' project good for Gujarat''s economy: Narendra Modi

Tata''s ''Nano'' project good for Gujarat''s economy: Narendra ModiAhmedabad, Oct 12 : Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today said that Tata Group''s ''Nano'' car project is good for state''s economy in spite of global economic recession.

Speaking at the inauguration of a flyover at Chanakyapuri in Ghatlodiya of the city, Modi said, "Some people who are trying to create problems in the project''s path will not get success."

The Chief Minister added that people are happy that Nano project is in the state.

Surat performs traditional prayers to protect the `girl child''

Gujrat, SuratSurat (Gujarat),Oct. 8 : Residents of Surat city in Gujarat are using this year''s Navratri festival celebrations to highlight the need for ending the practice of female foeticide in the state.

As part of the Gujarat Government''s programme "Save Girl Child", people dedicated the prayers to the cause of girl child and pledged to abolish female foeticide in the state.

''Nano'', hope for Gujarat, regret for West Bengal

''Nano'', hope for Gujarat, regret for West BengalAhmedabad/Singur, Oct 8: While Gujarat is rejoicing over Tata Motors decision to shift its ultra low-cost Nano car plant to Sanand near Ahmedabad, residents in Singur are regretting that the makers had to pull out of West Bengal because of violent protests.

Residents in Ahmedabad said that this decision would mean more industrialization for the state.

Tata, Modi sign MoU for setting up ‘Nano’

Chief Minister Narendra ModiAhmedabad, Oct 7 : Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for setting up ‘Nano’ car project in Gujarat.

The project plant will be set up in Sanand, 30 kms from the Ahmedabad, on the land of Anand Agriculture University (AAU).

Officials said that 1,000 acres of land would be given to the Tata Motors.

Nano likely to roll-out of Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Oct 7 : The “Nano” which is being manufactured by Tata Motors, is likely to roll out of Gujarat, according to reports.

With the Gujarat Cabinet approving the allotment of 1,000 acres of land to the company, a formal announcement is expected to be made by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata.

The land for the “Nano” project is located within a 2200-acre campus owned by the Anand Agriculture University. The university has already transferred 1,000 acres back to the government.

The Gujarat Government has gone all out to woo Tata Motors ever since Singur project in West Bengal came unstuck.

Accused in 1993 Surat blasts get 20-year imprisonment

Gujrat, SuratAhmedabad, Oct 4 : A Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) court in Ahmedabad sentenced five accused of 1993 twin bombings of Surat including a former minister to 20-year imprisonment on Saturday.

In 1993, a bomb exploded in Varachha area on the outskirts of Surat in which a young girl was killed and a grenade was lobbed at a train stationed on a platform leaving 38 injured.

Former State Minister for Fisheries, Mohammad Surti of Congress party along with eleven others, was found guilty in bombings.

Gujarat Pipavav files DRHP with SEBI for 500 crore IPO

Gujarat Pipavav files DRHP with SEBI for 500 crore IPO Gujarat Pipavav Port Limited, the developer and operator of Pipavav port, the country’s first private sector port, has finally filed its Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) with market regulator (SEBI) for an Initial Public Offering aggregating to Rs 500 crore for cash at a price to be decided through a 100% book-building process.

Dabur plans to build `new-u` stores in Gujarat by 2011

Dabur India, country’s fourth largest FMCG firm has revealed its plans to launch Dabur plans to build `new-u` stores in Gujarat by 2011`new-u` stores in Gujarat by fiscal 2011.

According to the sources, the specialty beauty, health and wellness retail business will build stores in at least four major cities Such as Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara

Dabur India posted a 29.74 percent rise in net profits to Rs 701.40 million for the quarter ended in June 2008 from a profit of Rs 540.60 million for the same period previous fiscal.

Unitech bags spectrum in Gujarat and UP Service Areas

Unitech bags spectrum in Gujarat and UP Service Areas Unitech, India's second-biggest real estate developer, has informed that the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has issued the letters to its telecom subsidiaries for the allotment of 4.4 MHz of spectrum in the 1800 MHz GSM band in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh (West) Service Areas.

With this allotment, Unitech has been allotted intial spectrum in 12 service areas out of the 22 circles.

Earlier this month, the company received spectrum in Maharashtra, Mumbai, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh (East) service areas.

Nanavati Commission says Sabarmati Express fire was pre-planned

Over 2,400 people rescued from flood-hit areas in GujaratAhmedabad, Sept 25 : The first part of the Nanavati Commission report, tabled in the Legislative Assembly today, says that the burning of S-6 coach of the Sabarmati Express on February 27, 2002, was a pre-planned conspiracy and not an accident.

The Godhra report, tabled in the House as it met for a three-day session, gave a clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

GVFL picks 26.8% stake in Pegasus Semiconductors for Rs 3.5 crore

Gujarat Venture Finance Ltd.Gujarat Venture Finance Ltd. (GVFL) has acquired 26.8% stake in Pegasus Semiconductors Pvt. Ltd. for Rs 3.5 crore.

Ahmedabad-based Pegasus offers energy efficient and low cost lighting solutions using LEDs and solar technologies. Among various products of the company, the majority of business comes from 220V LED Street Light System, LED based Solar Home Lighting System and Street Lighting System.

All women Panchayat in Gujarat village

GujaratBhayukharia (Jamnagar), Sep. 23 : While many political leaders in the Indian Parliament have been hesitant to empower women, Bhaukhakharia, an obscure village in Jamnagar District of Gujarat, boasts of an elected all women Panchayat (village council).

By addressing the issues that concern villagers in day-to-day life, the members of the Panchayat have ensured that they will never be viewed as ornamental members.

Residents of the village had elected all the seven members of the village council unanimously.

Over 2,400 people rescued from flood-hit areas in Gujarat

Over 2,400 people rescued from flood-hit areas in GujaratSurendranagar (Gujarat), Sept 21: The Army has rescued over 2,400 people as flood situation remained grim in Surendranagar District of Gujarat on Saturday.

While no casualty has been reported so far, floodwaters have submerged over 20 villages for the last three days.

The Army is providing food packets to marooned people and has set up health camps in the vicinity.

Heavy rains shower miseries in flood-hit Gujarat

Twenty villages submerged after heavy rains in GujaratSurendranagar (Gujarat), Sept 20 : Villagers in Gujarat''s Surendarnagar are facing hardship as floodwaters have submerged more than 20 villages.

Though more than 4000 people have been evacuated to safer places, and many more displaced villagers await succor.

The entire region has been converted into a virtual island and the standing water has damaged crops and entire fields.

Army has also been called to carry out rescue operations. Fire brigade officials have also been pressed into action.

Authorities gear up to rescue flood-affected in Gujarat

Surendranagar (Gujarat), Sept 20 : Authorities in Surendranagar in Gujarat are gearing up to evacuate marooned villagers after floodwaters submerged over 20 villages in the last three days.

Many places in the area have turned into virtual islands making movement difficult.

The local administration along with fire brigade team has chipped in for rescuing hundreds of stranded villagers who are deprived of daily requirements.

"We are providing food materials to the affected families. Once the water starts receding, we will set up camps to check the spread of diseases. We are sending chemicals for the disposal of dead cattle," said Anandi Ben Patel, state Revenue Minister.

Flood situation remains grim in Gujarat

GujaratDhingana (Gujarat), Sept 19: Villagers in Gujarat continued to face hardship as floodwaters have submerged more than 20 villages for the last three days.

The region has received heavy rainfall in last 24 hours and many places have turned into virtual islands making movement difficult.

Atleast ten villages including Dhingana, Loliyadeep, Thebra and Bagodara are worst affected as the rainwater has flooded the villages and life has become standstill.

Flash floods continue to stall life in various parts of India

AhmedabadOrissaSurendranagar (Gujarat) /Sambhalpur (Orissa), Sept 18 : With no appreciable improvement in weather, flash floods caused due to incessant heavy rains continue to stall life in various parts of India.

People in Surendranagar District in Gujarat are grappling with the flood situation as many areas are under knee-deep water.

The region has received heavy rainfall in last 24 hours and many places have turned into virtual islands making movement difficult in the region.

Gujarat students can take along books during examinations

Ahmedabad, Sep. 18 : Gujarat Higher Secondary Education Board has decided to introduce ''open book examinations'' system for standard VIII to X students, enabling them to refer the books while taking exams.

The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB), which is half way into this academic session (2008 to 09), has decided to introduce the Open Book format of examination for the VIII, IX and X standard classes.

Nanavati Commission submits first part of report to Modi

Chief Minister Narendra ModiAhmedabad, Sep 18 : A two-member commission headed by Justice G T Nanavati today submitted the first part of its report on the 2002 Sabarmati train carnage at Godhra and subsequent riots to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

The Commission, appointed by the Modi Government after the worst-ever riots in the state and comprising retired Justices Nanavati and Akshay Mehta, examined more than 1,000 witness during the period of six years.




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