Gujarat

Inquiry ordered into ‘Sita abducted by Lord Rama’ textbook blooper

Inquiry ordered into ‘Sita abducted by Lord Rama’ textbook blooper

AHMEDABAD : An embarrassed state education department swung into action following the TOI report ‘Sita was abducted by Ram, says Class XII Gujarat textbook’ on Monday, which highlighted glaring factual errors in the HSC Sanskrit textbook. Gujarat education minister Bhupendra Chusadasama said an inquiry has been ordered into the ‘typographical …

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Girl gets direct admission to Class IV under RTE

When I first went to complain about the denial, the officials took away the original call letter from me and never returned it. Thankfully, I had a photocopy of the letter with me and that was the only proof of my claim,” she told TOI. Vaja, who works in a private nursing home and raises two kids as a single parent, took help of activists and moved Gujarat high court, which sought reply from the government authorities in July last year. The authorities’ response changed after the HC issued notice. The district collector asked the district primary education officer to solve Vaja’s problem. She got a call from the authorities, and even before the free admissions have been finalized for 2018-19, Jhanvi has been granted admission in a school that is run by the same trust, which had denied admission to her three years ago. The new school to which Jhanvi will go is situated 6km from her home in Anandnagar area, said her mother. Vaja was delightful at the success of her three-year long efforts and at her daughter finally getting free admission under RTE norms. She posted photographs of cheques that she had received from the education department on social media platforms.

AHMEDABAD: In a first, nineyear-old Jhanvi Vaja has received free admission directly in class IV in a private school in Bhavnagar, under the provisions of the Right to Education (RTE) Act. The state government grants admission to poor kids under this law from class I only. The education authorities have paid Rs …

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BJP ex-MLA gets extortion call from former Dawood aide Ali Budesh

BJP ex-MLA gets extortion call from former Dawood aide Ali Budesh

AHMEDABAD: After twelve members of the Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly received extortion calls and messages over the last month from Ali Budesh — a former aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim — a BJP ex-MLA from Gujarat has now lodged a complaint with city crime branch, for similar calls from an unknown number. The former MLA stated that …

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Emails hacked, businessman loses Rs 58 lakh

Emails hacked, businessman loses Rs 58 lakh

AHMEDABAD: A city-based businessman filed a complaint with the cyber cell after he was cheated of $86,400 (Rs 58.78 lakh) by online fraudsters who hacked his and his supplier’s email accounts and directed him to send a payment to a bank account based in Spain. Shivkumar Nyati, a resident of Shahibaug, …

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Woman finds husband with Thai woman, calls cops twice

Woman finds husband with Thai woman, calls cops twice

AHMEDABAD: A city woman was shocked to find her estranged husband with a Thai national when she returned to her husband’s home on Monday night, to collect her belongings. The man called police when his wife insisted on entering the apartment. Satellite police registered a case of adultery and causing …

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Undeterred by dad’s demise, Vasna girl scores 99.39 percentile

Undeterred by dad’s demise, Vasna girl scores 99.39 percentile

AHMEDABAD: Bhakti Thakkar, a resident of Vasna, was well-prepared for her exams and had been working really hard. However, a day before she was to take her exam for English paper, Bhakti lost her father. Despite facing such emotional disturbance, Bhakti scored 99.39 percentile in her class X board exams. “There …

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Woman strangled for resisting man’s advances

Woman strangled for resisting man’s advances

  AHMEDABAD: When Ahmedabad rural police finally unravelled the mystery behind a blind murder case, they were taken aback. The victim, a 32-year-old woman, was strangled to death for resisted the advances of a man. Investigators said Koth police registered a case of accidental death after the body of a woman, …

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Gujrat government to invoke rain gods for good monsoon

Gujrat government to invoke rain gods for good monsoon

GANDHINAGAR: The Gujaratgovernment has sought divine intervention for good rains. After digging state’s water bodies deeper, the Vijay Rupani-led BJP government has decided to hold 41 ‘parjanya yagnas’ on May 31 at each of the 33 districts and eight major cities in the state to appease Lord Indraand Varun for good monsoon in the …

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Nipah virus Gujarat may screen visitors from Kerala

Nipah virus Gujarat may screen visitors from Kerala

AHMEDABAD: In the wake of the Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala, the Gujarat government has directed its health officials to remain vigilant and keep watch on people visiting Gujarat from the southern state. The Nipah virus has so far claimed 11lives in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts in north Kerala, while nine persons are undergoing …

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Man mistaken as thief flogged to death in Rajkot

Man mistaken as thief flogged to death in Rajkot

Five people, including a factory owner, have been arrested on charges of murder and under the law on atrocities against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. A Dalit man was allegedly flogged to death by five persons at Rajkot in Gujarat. Identified as Mukesh Vania, a rag picker, the man was …

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