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After protests, AMC not to touch Behrampura mosque

Tuesday 26 November '13

The land in question is part of the prohibited area of 100-metre distance from the 650-years old monument.
For locals, it’s a high drama

Thursday 15 August '13

Residents near Chartoda graveyard heard a deafening noise when the chopper crash-landed.
Modi mimics Cong, offers 50 lakh houses

Tuesday 4 December '12

Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday released the BJP’s manifesto announcing a housing department to be headed by himself which would build 50 lakh homes in rural and urban areas at the cost of Rs 3...
This Week Gujarat: Blog versus blog

Monday 2 July '12

Keshubhai Patel, former chief minister, has gone to the Web in his battle against his successor Narendra Modi, who is already Net-savvy
This Week Gujarat: Joshi since Modi

Monday 4 June '12

Sanjay Joshi may be out but is certainly not down. Ousted at the insistence of Narendra Modi, he made plans to have welcome banners put up at railway stations on his way back from Mumbai to Delhi
‘Leap’ year for Vivekananda statue, thanks to BRTS

Saturday 7 April '12

Even as the state government has planned a string of celebrations to mark Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary next year, it is set to remove a statue of the revered spiritual leader that stand...
This Week Gujarat: Medical teachers get their way

Friday 6 April '12

Medical teachers get their way
Dhan Daan: BJP workers on toes, donors feel the heat

Monday 26 March '12

State BJP workers are going around districts asking people to contribute to the party kitty, and everything is official about this.
Ban on private practice triggers exodus of docs at AMC hospitals

Tuesday 20 December '11

At least a dozen doctors from in various hospitals and NHL Municipal Medical College are quitting their jobs following the introduction of a new rule in the municipal corporation that bars private pra...
This Week Gujarat: Fragrance and voice

Thursday 15 December '11

A new flavour has been added this year to Rann Utsav, the desert festival, with Khushboo Gujarat Ki, a promo anchored by Amitabh Bachchan
Terror alert hits Bhadra bazaar hawkers the hardest

Saturday 24 September '11

Street hawkers in and around Bhadra Fort area are seen more on the run with their goods than running their tiny businesses for the past three weeks, thanks to the local police, which are hounding them...
Govt set to reduce buffer zone limits to 100 metres

Wednesday 21 September '11

The state government has decided to reduce the range of buffer zones around hazardous waste storage facilities in Gujarat from 500 metres to 400 metres.
Education board cuts short HSC exam mediums to 3 languages

Tuesday 30 August '11

The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board has made it mandatory for the HSC students to write answers in the Board examination either in Gujarati, Hindi or English, irrespective of t...
No Board question papers in Urdu, Sindhi and Marathi from next year

Wednesday 24 August '11

The state government has decided to amend Secondary School Board Examination rules in such a way that students of Urdu, Sindhi and Marathi mediums will be denied the Board question papers in these lan...
Central body seeks data on new building permits from state

Friday 19 August '11

The National Buildings Organisation under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has asked the state government to prepare data based on building permits issued in the four cities of Ah...
Beedi workers a vanishing tribe

Sunday 7 August '11

The minimum wages paid to beedi workers, a majority being women, in Gujarat are no better than their Andhra Pradesh counterparts despite a wage revision by the state government in 2009.
Wait on for AMC school kids to withdraw money

Friday 15 July '11

Civic school students who had applied for opening no-frills accounts with the Bank of India as part of the bank’s financial inclusion initiative under a joint exercise with the Ahmedabad municipal sch...
When Husain gifted a canvas to a tea-stall

Friday 10 June '11

The little eatery is modest in its appearance, except for the expensive original M F Husain canvas on its wall.
‘I am sure he always missed India’

Friday 10 June '11

Architect Balkrishna Doshi, who worked with Husain on Amdavad Ni Gufa, pays tribute.
Husain’s true friend: A tea vendor who won’t trade his painting gift for millions

Friday 10 June '11

An original MF Husain on the wall is not something you would expect in a rustic little restaurant.


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