Gujarat

Dalit boy thrashed in Gujarat, horrific video goes viral

Dalit boy thrashed in Gujarat, horrific video goes viral

AHMEDABAD: A 13-year-old Dalit boy from Vithlapur village in Ahmedabad district was allegedly beaten and humiliated by youths from the upper caste Darbar community on Wednesday. The incident — which took place near Becharaji town in Mehsana, where the victim had gone for a haircut because the barbers in the village do not …

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Gujarat: Strong winds push monsoon past June 17

Gujarat: Strong winds push monsoon past June 17

AHMEDABAD: As dust storms were witnessed in some parts of the city on Thursday, the Met department officials said strong winds will continue for a couple of more days. Regional director, India Meteorological Department(IMD), Jayanta Sakar said strong winds would continue for a couple of more days over the region. “We …

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Radio cab drivers’ strike intensifies in Ahmedabad

Radio cab drivers' strike intensifies in Ahmedabad

AHMEDABAD: Radio cab drivers in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, particularly those associated with Uber, have been on strike since Sunday, over the hike in fuel prices. Cab drivers allege that the company has cut their incentives and they are not being compensated for higher fuel prices, because of which they struggle to …

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Child rights panel wants action against 9 schools

Child rights panel wants action against 9 schools

AHMEDABAD: In a first, the Gujarat State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (GSCPCR) directed the social welfare department to act against nine erring schools under the Juvenile Justice Act, for handing leaving certificates to students, allegedly over the activism of their parents over the fee regulation issue. Accordingly, police complaints will …

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SP Ring Road is Ahmedabad’s path to dusty death

SP Ring Road is Ahmedabad's path to dusty death

AHMEDABAD: Speed thrills, but it also kills! goes an oft quoted road accident adage. For SP Ring Road, this seems to be the new normal. A research carried out with Charutar Vidya Mandal’s BVM engineering college has pointed out that on an average mean speeds on the ring road are anywhere between 49kmph and …

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Love fails paternity test in 90% cases

Love fails paternity test in 90% cases

AHMEDABAD: Recently, a Ghatlodia resident approached the city police to initiate action against his wife, apart from filing for divorce, after a paternity test revealed he was not the father of his 12-year-old boy he had raised as his son. Cops said the husband grew suspicious of his wife of …

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Guj govt plans to improve panchayati raj ranking

Guj govt plans to improve panchayati raj ranking

GANDHINAGAR: The BJP government in Gujarat has decided to improve state’s all India rank in the implementation of schemes under the panchyayati raj Institutions(PRIs) and rural development by strengthening rural public administration. On the Day Two of the Chintan Shibir at Vadodara, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, cabinet ministers and administrative officers participated in …

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Pottery links Vadnagar to Gangetic plains

Pottery links Vadnagar to Gangetic plains

VADNAGAR: The excavation carried out by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in Vadnagar may throw up a link between PM Narendra Modi’s home town and his parliamentary constituency in Varanasi. The link is that of Northern Black Polished Ware(NBPW) shards which originated in the areas of current Uttar Pradesh and Bihar around 7th …

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Woman denies money to goons, they knife her

Woman denies money to goons, they knife her

AHMEDABAD: At a time when the civic body is claiming to be working to legalize hawkers and stalls in Bhadra Plaza area, a woman, 38, was knifed and her two daughters beaten up by three goons on Saturday night, for denying monthly protection money of Rs 15,000, to run a …

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PM Narendra Modi’s anti-plastic drive faces Gujarat pushback

PM Narendra Modi’s anti-plastic drive faces Gujarat pushback

GANDHINAGAR: While Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government will observe the World Environment Day on June 5 — the theme of which is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ — his home state Gujarat is unclear about the ways to tackle the plastic menace. In fact, Gujarat seems disinclined to ban the production or consumption of …

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