Kite-Festival showing Profit to Car companies

Kite-Festival-CarThe pure momentum towards the contract worth Rs. 20.83 trillion was signed last week at the Vibrant Gujarat summit. This summit is predicted to be carried out by next week. Essential decisions were being held up during the Kamutra period.

This period ends at Uttarayan. But the Sakranti, the kite-flying festival celebrations is going to spill over to this weekend, which means the whole Gujarat is going to take over to the rooftops in emotions.

Gujarat on a developing spree

The Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit 2011 which was held for a couple of days got over on 14th January at Gandhinagar in which 7936 MoUs were agreed upon with a value of Rs. 20.83 lakh crore ($450 billion). This would lead to a consequential promise of creating 52 lakh jobs within the state in next few years.

Corporates promised investments in all the chief sectors however power, production, urban development as well as infrastructure continued to be the main areas of concentration.

Among the major corporate, Anil Ambani’s Reliance Group and the Ahmedabad-based Adani Group has declared to invest a huge amount over here.

Road shows, Big B pulling in tourists for Gujarat

Road shows, Big B pulling in tourists for GujaratGandhinagar, Dec 14 - Thanks to nationwide road shows and a campaign featuring brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, Gujarat is witnessing an overwhelming tourist inflow this year - despite many infrastructural potholes.

While Gujaratis are known to be great travellers, the state tourism industry has never really flourished. But this year officials point to a sudden spurt. The May-September period this year is estimated to have seen 1.3 million more tourists compared to the same period last year, they say.

Gujarat Gets Its First Green Hospital

Gujarat Gets Its First Green HospitalThe officials have unveiled Gujarat's first green building, a 150-bed multi-super speciality hospital, on Thursday.

The multi-super speciality hospital has been built and equipped at a total cost of 150 crore, and it would necessitate a similar sum for further growth.

Mr. Keyur Parikh, chairman of the hospital and interventional cardiologist, stated that the Care Institute of Medical Sciences (CIMS) has forwarded growth plans to increase the bed capacity to 450 beds.

Mr. Parikh stated that the hospital was planned and developed in order to endorse the green building idea.

Ayodhya Verdict to stands as a catalytic agent for unity

Ayodhya Verdict to stands as a catalytic agent for unityAccording to the Chief Minister of the Gujarat State, Narendra Modi, the Ayodhya verdict will stands a catalytic agent for unity in the country. While the CM made this announcement when he welcomed the Ayodhya verdict and said that it now lends constitutional credence to the construction of Ram temple at the disputed site.

Modi also said that there should not be any feeling for win or loss at the verdict of the high court rather people should forget the past conflict and should focus on building a bright future.

HC rejects assessment appeal versus Nirma plant

HC rejects assessment appeal versus Nirma plantOn Monday the Gujarat High Court dismissed the assessment appeal reported by a set of farmers viz-a-viz the court judgment provided green signal to Nirma Ltd to build a cement plant all along the coastline Mahuva's.

The petition filed under the PIL in the high court by Shree Mahuva Bandhara Khetiwadi Pariyavan Bachav Samittee, has also moved towards the Supreme Court. In the meantime, the farmers also recorded an assessment petition quoting ecological matters that according to them were not considered into contemplation by the high court whilst refusing their PIL.

Cops at Ahmedabad geared up for Ayodhya verdict

Cops at Ahmedabad geared up for Ayodhya verdictWhile similar is the scenario at their counterparts in most of the other major parts of the country, the Gujarat Police is also very much set to face any of the communal outbursts due to the Ayodhya verdict on the coming Friday.

The authorities have said that the cops will be all geared from Tuesday itself as additional forces have also been arranged for already. Joint commissioner of police for sector 1, Satish Sharma recently said that police will be on its toes to ensure that there is no communal riot in the state.

GPPL fixes its issue band at rupees 42-48/share

Pipavav-PortDeveloper and operator of APM Terminals Pipavav, Gujarat Pipavav Port (GPPL) has decided the price band for its upcoming issue. The price band in rupees 42-48 per share and the total money of rupees 500 crore is expected to be raised through this.

The report first came out in CNBC TV 18 and the issue will be opened for subscription on August 23, 2010.

Besides this offer, the company has also decided to go for an offer to sell close to 1, 17,07,369 equity shares via its Infrastructure Fund of India, LLC and the India Infrastructure Fund, LLC. This issue will be closing on August 26.

Chandipura Virus make 17 victims in Gujarat

Chandipura-Virus-sandflyChandipura virus has widely spread in three districts of Gujarat recording 29 cases and making 17 people died. Among 29 cases, 18 cases have been listed from Kheda, 9 from Panchmahals and 2 from Vadodara district, out of these 6 died in Kheda, 9 in Panchmahals and 2 in Vadodara.

On the other hand, the health minister has assured people that there is no need to panic as proper team force have been deployed in the districts for immediate treatment and disease is closely monitored by the team of experts.

Gujarat pins-up with one e-governance of plans

e-governanceThe Government of Gujarat has offered a single point solution for all kinds of e-Governance services.

The portal has been opened by State Minister Jaynarayan Vyas who offers 50 Government-to-Citizen services that offers the service to residents of state, Sify News reported.

Gujarat to have eight new medical colleges

Gujarat to have eight new medical collegesAfter Medical Council of India's rejected the proposal by Gujarat government for setting up three new medical colleges in state, the government has decided to go on its own. As the government of state has decided, to set up eight new medical colleges in next two years. These new projects also include the proposals of three colleges which were sent to MCI for consent but were not approved eventually by the council.

NTPC to set coal-fired power plant in Gujarat

NTPC to set coal-fired power plant in GujaratNTPC declared as recent as today that it plans to establish a 1,320 Mw coal-based thermal power plant in the state of Gujarat. The Gujarat government has approved of this project and allowed its setting up on the excess land in Dhuvaran in Gujarat. This will be side by side the already existent plant there under the Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSECL),

Gujarat health industry needs perfection and expansion seminar is organized by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), and the department of health and family welfare, government of Gujarat, for discussing on Gujarat health industry's future and its present situation, in the city.

The seminar was attended by 2000 experts from different corporate hospitals and private and public institutions, all of these people have shown their concern on the present medical infrastructure in Gujarat. They strongly believe that Gujarat medical infrastructure needs perfection and expansion.

RIL Discovers More Oil In Cambay Basin

RIL Discovers More Oil In Cambay BasinCountry's biggest private sector company, Reliance Industries (RIL), announced that it has made its seventh oil discovery at a site in Cambay basin, off the Gujarat coast.

In a declaration, RIL stated that it had informed the administration as well as the directorate general of hydrocarbons regarding the discovery, named Dhirubhai-50.

"The potential commercial interest of the discovery is being ascertained through additional data gathering and analysis," the company said in a statement to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

New Bollywood Studio To Come Up In Gujarat

New Bollywood Studio To Come Up In GujaratThe Hindi film industry is all set to stretch its wings all over India and even abroad.

This time, the providential place is Gujarat, where film producers Kumar and Ashok Thackeria, are going to open a big Bollywood studio.

According to reports, the studio is reportedly going to be established in Baroda.

A source said, “This studio is planned to have several floors for shooting with hotels for the actors to stay. The studio will also contain restaurants and an amusement park along with a helipad.”

GCMMF faces leadership doubts

GCMMF-LogoThere are some serious concerns as to who will be the next leader of the Rs. 8,000 crore Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF).

The trouble began when the current managing director, BM Vyas, resigned from his post after differences over the appointment of special auditor for the finances of the co-operative took place. His resignation was supposed to happen in November.

Besides this, the state government also rejected the panel of auditors that was recommended by Vyas. Sources close to him say that he viewed as a means to bring politics into the biggest co-operative in India.

Nano rolls out of Sanand plant

Narendra ModiFinally Nano rolled out but its not in West Bengal, rather it's in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

After a long dilemma and tension, the world's smallest and cheapest car has found its destination. The new plant at Sanand has produced the most hyped car of the decade. And this has been a great political victory for the Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. After a stormy political upheaval at West Bengal lead by Mamta Benerjee, Tata had decided to shift the plant to this place. It was to set up at Singur.

Police Seizes Pirated Discs Worth Rs 42 Lakhs

Police Seizes Pirated Discs Worth Rs 42 LakhsPolice seized around 42,000 dics in anti-piracy raids, which were carried out at different locations in Maharashtra and Gujarat to control film piracy.

Heightening pressure on film plagiarists, Police across two states conducted different raids over the last three days.

Police officials conducted raids in Mumbai, Buldana, Vadodara and Surat during which the group uncovered 41,713 pirated discs comprising multiple DVD prints of recent Hollywood and Bollywood films such as Kites, Iron Man 2, Shrek 4 and Badmaash Company.

Reliance Ind Makes Fifth Oil Discovery In Gujarat Block

Reliance Ind Makes Fifth Oil Discovery In Gujarat BlockReliance Industries Limited (RIL) has made announcement about its fifth oil discovery in exploration block CB-ONN-2003/1 (CB 10 A and B), granted under the NELP-V round of bidding.

The newly discovered block is situated at a distance of approx 130 kms from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, in the Cambay basin.

RIL drilled the well CB10A-J1 to a total depth of 1957 metres in Part A of the block, with the objective of exploring the play fairway in the Miocene Basal Sand (MBS) of Babaguru formation and Eocence Pays of Kalol formation.

Hepatitis B worries North Gujarat

Hepatitis B worries North GujaratLast year, Hepatitis B has finished 73 lives in north Gujarat, particularly in Modassa town and this year illol village, 6 km away from Himmatnagar reported 12 cases of Hepatitis B virus.

Till date, Gujarat government has acknowledged over 30 cases with symptoms of this disease and 12 of these were confirmed to be infected by hepatitis B virus, as reported by Chief district health officer SK Makhwana of Sabarkantha.

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