Tag: Gujarat

Gujarat’s Horse trading: Amit Shah paid 10 crores says former Congress MLA Soma Bhai Patel on camera

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the November 3 bypolls in eight assembly seats in Gujarat, the Congress on Sunday released a video, claiming it showed a former MLA of the party accepting that he was paid crores by the BJP to switch sides. Gujarat Congress president Amit Chavda released the video at a press conference in […]

Sangeeta Singh new vigilance commissioner of Gujarat

AHMEDABAD: Additional Chief Secretary of Home Department Sangeeta Singh has been appointed as Vigilance Commissioner following her retirement, a government notification said on Saturday. Singh was already in-charge vigilance commissioner. She retired from the IAS on Saturday on attaining the age of superannuation, said the notification issued by Deputy Secretary to the Home Department, Samir […]

Proud moment for India; all 8 beaches recommended by government gets International Blue Flag Certification

NEW DELHI: It is a proud moment for India as 8 beaches of India, spread across five states and two union territories, have been awarded the “BLUE FLAG” by an International Jury comprising of eminent members viz UNEP, UNWTO, FEE, IUCN. The beaches that have been awarded the ‘BLUE FLAG” are Shivrajpur (Dwarka-Gujarat), Ghoghla (Diu), […]

Tamil Nadu government ready to pay for Tamil medium school in Gujarat

NEW DELHI:Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday said that his government is willing to bear the expenditure for running the Tamil medium school in Ahmedabad which has been closed down. In a letter to his Gujarat counterpart Vijay Rupani, he said: “Tamil Nadu government is willing to undertake the entire expenditure for the […]

Gujarat government to give Rs 1,000-crore loans to women SHGs

GANDHINAGAR: The Gujarat government will provide interest-free loans of Rs 1,000 crore to women self- help groups (SHGs) in the state, the legislative Assembly was informed on Wednesday. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said these loans of Rs 1,000 crore would be given to 1 lakh Sakhi Mandals (SHGs), each having 10 women members, under the […]

Gujarat: Bill for Ambaji development authority passed

GANDHINAGAR: The Gujarat Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill for the constitution of an authority to develop pilgrimage infrastructure and amenities at Ambaji town in Banaskantha district. The famous Ambaji Mata temple in the town attracts lakhs of pilgrims every year, said Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel while introducing the Bill. “The Ambaji Area Development […]

NGT seeks report on allegation of pollution by Aditya Birla Grp’s flagship co. in Gujarat

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday formed a committee to submit a report on a plea alleging discharge of chemicals by Aditya Birla Group’s flagship Indian Rayon in Gujarat’s Gir Somnath district. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel constituted a committee comprising Central Pollution Control Board, state pollution […]

Gujarat to table Bill to amend 1908 Act to curb land grabbing

GANDHINAGAR:Reiterating the commitment to curb land grabbing in the state, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Wednesday announced that the government will bring an Amendment Bill during the coming Monsoon session of the Assembly to amend certain provisions regarding the transfer of land under the Indian Registration Act, 1908. “The registration of property deeds will […]

Vijay Rupani invites American firms to invest in Gujarat

NEW DELHI: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Thursday pitched for close cooperation with the US in giving impetus to startups and asserted that the rich diaspora of Gujaratis in America was a testimony of growing mutual trust between the two countries. Addressing the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum through video conferencing, Rupani said Gujarat’s ‘sister […]

Gujarat tops Niti Aayog’s Export Preparedness Index 2020

NEW DELHI:Gujarat has topped the Niti Aayog’s Export Preparedness Index 2020 followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, according to the government think tank’s report released on Wednesday. Speaking at the launch of the report Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said rapid growth of exports is a crucial component for long-term economic growth. A favourable ecosystem […]

IPS officers transfers in Gujarat; Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara get new top cops

NEW DELHI: In a major reshuffle, the Gujarat government has transferred 74 IPS officers and appointed new police chiefs of Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara. The order was issued late Saturday night, a day after Ahmedabad Police Commissioner Ashish Bhatia was appointed as the state director general of police (DGP). As per the order, Sanjay Srivastava, […]

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