Gujarat

Gujarat University convocation to held today

AHMEDABAD: After being postponed a couple of times over, the convocationceremony of Gujarat Universitywill finally be held on Friday, from 11am onwards at the Gujarat University Convention Hall. The president of Institutes of Chartered Accountants of India, Devraja Reddy, will be the chief guest at the ceremony. Around 50,000 students will be awarded …

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Activity filled year for Sabarmati Ashram

AHMEDABAD: A slew of activities have been planned at the Sabarmati Ashramfollowing announcement of a corpus of its centenary celebrations in the union budget on Wednesday. The ashram’s organising committee has decided to extend the celebrations of the the 100 year still 2020. It was in May 1917 that Bapu had …

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5% tax cut some relief for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)

AHMEDABAD: The micro, small and medium enterprises have something to cheer about with Union finance minister proposing 5% reduction in income tax for companies with turnover upto Rs 50 crore. Increase in allocation for infrastructure spending would going to benefit many industries including MSMEs, said Nimish Phadke, managing director, Federation of …

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Dog lovers save eleven beagles from euthanasia

AHMEDABAD: Eleven beagles, kept in a laboratory in Vadodara from the time they were 45 days old and used in clinical trials to test drugs, were slated for euthanization after they outgrew their usefulness to the laboratory owners. However, five dog lovers from Ahmedabad stepped in and took custody of …

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Cops on drive against heavy vehicles

AHMEDABAD: City traffic police on Tuesday conducted a drive against heavy vehicles on Tuesday night. Officials said that their efforts will aim primarily at reducing fatal accidents and mishaps on city roads. The focus of the drive will be major roads including SP Ring Road, SG Road and other roads frequented …

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Hope no injustice is done to Gujarat like last year: Congress

GANDHINAGAR: A day ahead of the NDA government’s Union Budget 2017, the Gujarat Congress expressed concerns and demanded that Gujarat not face injustice from the central government like in last year’s budget. Congress also demanded a complete waiver of farm loans, sops for MSMEs and other industries.Bharatsinh Solanki, Gujarat Congress president said: “When Gujarat …

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January gold imports down nearly 70%

HMEDABAD: The gold business is showing scant signs of revival after being severely hit by demonetisation. This is evident as gold imports have only marginally increased from last month. According to data provided by Ahmedabad Air Cargo Complex, gold imports in January were nearly 70% lower than in the same period last …

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Gujarat firms' CSR spend up 15% in 2016

AHMEDABAD: Activities under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by firms in Gujarat have been increasing as companies from the state increased their CSR spendin in the financial year 2015-16. In fact, the state ranks third -after Maharashtra and National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi -in CSR spending by listed firms. An analysis by Crisil Foundation shows that …

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Parents say girl molested by teacher

AHMEDABAD: The parents of a 10-year-old girl have accused a teacher at a Bapuangar school of molesting her. The school authorities denied these allegeations and said that the girl was slapped for not doing her homework. Senior school board authorities ordered a probe into the incident. The incident took place …

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Gujaratis not going for gold monetization schemes

AHMEDABAD: While Gujarat may be among the biggest consumers of gold among the states of India, buyers of the precious metal here are reluctant to invest in gold monetization schemes (GMS). A study carried out by IIM, Ahmedabad found that residents of Gujarat are less inclined towards investing in gold bonds or …

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