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Modi and Japan PM Shinzo Abe at the function in Ahmedabad to launch the project/Photo: UNI

Bullet train: Not At Full Speed

Above: Modi and Japan PM Shinzo Abe at the function in Ahmedabad to launch the project/Photo: UNI The overwhelming state power notwithstanding, farmers whose lands...
The Sardar Sarovar Project/Photo: en.wikipedia.org

Sardar Sarovar Dam Dispute: Waters of Discord

Above: The Sardar Sarovar Project/Photo: en.wikipedia.org The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh has dug its heels in over the Sardar Sarovar project and is refusing...
National Green Tribunal

NGT, upset over 6 states failing to curb illegal Sand Mining, Court terms their...

A bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel & Justice S. P. Wangdi while listening to case pertaining unregulated sand mining in 6 states namely...
Gujarat Congress leader Paresh Dhanani

SC dismisses Gujarat Congress leader plea seeking simultaneous polls for filling up Rajya Sabha...

By Venkatasubramanian The idea of holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections once in five years is a pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ...
SC to hear tomorrow plea against EC decision to hold two separate bypolls for two RS seats

SC to hear tomorrow plea against EC decision to hold two separate bypolls for...

The Supreme Court will hear tomorrow plea challenging the decision of Election Commission (EC) to hold two separate bypolls for two Rajya Sabha seats...
The Gurugram-based headquarters of PepsiCo India/Photo: hqcorporateoffice.com

Pepsi Lays Off

Above: The Gurugram-based headquarters of PepsiCo India/Photo: hqcorporateoffice.com Under pressure from the political class, farmers’ groups, activists and social media, the American soft drink and...
Police officials destroy seized illegal liquor stock in Ahmedabad/Photo: UNI

Right to Tipple

Above: Police officials destroy seized illegal liquor stock in Ahmedabad/Photo: UNI For the first time, the Gujarat High Court has issued a notice to the...
Sanjiv Bhatt

Approach Gujarat HC for security for family: SC to sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt

Bhatt is currently in judicial custody in connection with a two-decade-old case while his family has alleged a threat to their lives from BJP...

Reservation in Gujarat: A State on the Edge

Above: Patidar and OBC groups clash in Ahmedabad/Photo: UNI Even as Maharashtra handed out reservation sops to Marathas, Gujarat came out with a list of...

A Giant Sardar On The Narmada, Small Replicas In Gujarat Schools And Colleges

After splurging nearly Rs 3000 Crores on the gigantic statue of unity of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Gujarat government is seemingly in a hurry...
SC to take up the plea challenging 69 per cent reservation in Tamil Nadu on July 23

Supreme Court Seeks Reply From Former Judge On Charges Over Fake Encounter Report

The  Supreme Court on Wednesday sought “clarity” from retired Justice HS Bedi, who was tasked with preparing the final report in the Gujarat fake...

Karnavati: Name Games

Above: The failures of Vijay Rupani government have escaped attention in the re-naming euphoria/Photo: UNI Like Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat too is on a name-changing spree...
Gujarat HC Seeks State Govt’s views On Petition Challenging Prohibition

Gujarat HC Seeks State Govt’s views On Petition Challenging Prohibition

The Gujarat High Court has asked the Gujarat government for its views with regard to a petition challenging the state’s decades old prohibition policy...
Migrant labourers have been fleeing Gujarat in hordes, using every possible conveyance/Photo: Twitter

The Exodus

Above: Migrant labourers have been fleeing Gujarat in hordes, using every possible conveyance/Photo: Twitter Politics seems to be behind the fleeing of labour from this...
Gir Lions: Dying for Pride

Gir Lions: Dying for Pride

Above: Though lions are one of the mainstays of tourism in Gujarat, yet the state government has failed to take action for their welfare/Photo:...
The Great Bitcoin Scam

The Great Bitcoin Scam

India Legal unravels the players and methodology behind an elaborate scam in Gujarat where Rs 88,000 crores was siphoned off from gullible investors. The...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

For a Richer Harvest With elections due for the Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh assemblies in November this year, the Congress party is hoping that...
Rape accused godman Asaram Bapu being produced in Court in Jodhpur (file picture). Photo: UNI

Gandhi Nagar rape case: SC refuses to grant bail to Asaram Bapu

Above: Rape accused godman Asaram Bapu being produced in Court in Jodhpur (file picture). Photo: UNI The Supreme Court on Monday (January 22) refused...
Vijay Rupani takes oath as Gujarat CM, inducts 19 ministers

Vijay Rupani takes oath as Gujarat CM, inducts 19 ministers

The swearing-in ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, central ministers and chief ministers of all NDA ruled states  Days after his re-nomination was...
Prime Minister Modi waves to supporters from a seaplane on the Sabarmati

Making Waves…

Above: Prime Minister Modi waves to supporters from a seaplane on the Sabarmati  Prime Minister Modi has focussed attention on a little known mode...
Media watch: Latest happenings in the corridors of journalism

Fourth Estate

Exit Clause Exit polls have become a compulsory exercise for any media outlet worth its name. They went wrong in Bihar and horribly wrong in...
Gujarat BJP workers celebrating paty's victory in assembly polls in Ahmedabad on December 18. Photo: UNI

Election round up: Close shave for BJP in Modi’s Gujarat, sweep in Himachal

Above: Gujarat BJP workers celebrating paty's victory in assembly polls in Ahmedabad on December 18. Photo: UNI In a nail-biting finish where leads and trails...
Rahul-era begins in Congress as Sonia outlines challenges

Rahul-era begins in Congress as Sonia outlines challenges

Rahul Gandhi was formally elevated as Congress president on Saturday, taking over from her mother Sonia Gandhi who held the post for 19 consecutive years As...
Will Modi declare how Amit Shah became BJP president, asks Congress

Will Modi declare how Amit Shah became BJP president, asks Congress

Congress leader Madhusudan Mistry slams Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP for criticising election of Rahul Gandhi as Congress president With Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
Dense forests in Meghalaya (representative image). Photo Courtesy Wikimedia

Forest land allotment: Company agrees to transfer of land

Above: Dense forests in Meghalaya (representative image). Photo Courtesy Wikimedia The Supreme Court bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta is hearing a...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

COUNTERING IS The recent videos by the IS encouraging their followers in India to conduct lone wolf attacks on specified targets, recruitment videos featuring Indian...
Bikis Bano case: No clarity yet on status of convicted police officers

Bilkis Bano case: No clarity yet on status of convicted police officers

Above: Bilkis Bano addressing a press conference in Ahmedabad (file picture).Photo: UNI The police and the Gujarat government’s position regarding the convicted police officials...
Padmavati

Plea against Padmavati releasing abroad moved to SC even as British censor board clears...

Amid continuous protests against the release of Deepika Padukone-starrer Padmavati, the British censor board has cleared the mega-budget movie directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali...
Hardik Patel (file picture). Photo: UNI

Hardik Patel surrenders before court, gets bail

Above: Hardik Patel (file picture). Photo: UNI Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Thursday (October 26) surrendered before a court in Visnagar, Gujarat and was...
Supreme Court

SC bench to decide whether a Parliamentary committee report is a document to be...

A critical issue of whether the Supreme Court can consider as a reference point a report prepared by a Parliamentary standing committee on a...
Narendra Patel (in white shirt)

While one Patel leader claims he was offered Rs 1 crore bribe to join...

Above: Narendra Patel (in white shirt) Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s third home visit to Gujarat in a month was to announce a slew of...
Narendra modi

Who is watching the Watchdog?

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi (centre), BJP president Amit Shah (second from left) and others at the Gujarat Gaurav Maha Sammelan in Gandhinagar. Photo:...
Ex-CEC Krishnamurthy questions EC on Gujarat poll schedule delay

Ex-CEC Krishnamurthy questions EC on Gujarat poll schedule delay

TS Krishnamurthy joins Opposition chorus questioning why poll panel announced schedule for Himachal Pradesh elections but not for Gujarat Former Chief Election Commissioner TS Krishnamurthy...
Himachal Pradesh election on Nov 9, counting on Dec 18; Gujarat dates to be announced later: EC

Himachal Pradesh election on Nov 9, counting on Dec 18; Gujarat dates to be...

CEC Jyoti said that the Gujarat Assembly elections will be held prior to December 18, to help enable simultaneous counting in both the states. Himachal...
Karwan Harsh

A Caravan of Love: Protest, Atonement and Conscience

  ~By Harsh Mander   ‘Darkness can never be fought with darkness, only light can dispel the enveloping shadows. And so also a politics of hate...
Picture: aryasamaj.org

PIL against gau rakshaks: Only 5 states have filed reports

Hearing a petition by activist Tehseen S Poonawalla against self-styled gau rakshaks and related violence, the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices...
Ahmed Patel

Ahmed Patel’s victory in RS polls calls for introspection in Congress party

In a nail-biting finish to the Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat, Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Congress president Sonia Gandhi secured 44 votes to...
Teesta Setalvad

Setalvad to face trial in scam case, orders SC

Above: Teesta Setalvad. Photo: YouTube The Supreme Court on Monday (July 10) ordered that social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband will have to face trial in...
Bilkis Bano. Photo: UNI

IPS officer in Bilkis Bano case stays in jail, says SC

The Supreme Court on May 30 refused to grant a stay on the conviction of IPS officer RS Bhagora, jailed in the Bilkis Bano...
Farmer loan waiver: New insurance and loan schemes revealed by ASG.

Farmer loan waiver: New insurance and loan schemes revealed by ASG

For insurance, a farmer has to bear 2 percent, with the government bearing the rest; landless farmers can join hands to form a group,...
Supreme Court

SC orders CPCB to look into compliance in Gujarat quarries

Silicosis among workers grow even as closed units in state reopen following “casual” inspection by state pollution control body ~By Rajesh Kumar In 2006, an NGO,...
It is well known that Gujarat’s prohibition policy is geared not to succeed

Gujarat: Getting Wet While Dry

The state’s judiciary has criticized its prohibition policy by pointing out numerous leakages. Decades of ban have only fuelled a multi-crore, black money spewing...
Protesting farmers at Jantar Mantar pleading for loan waivers

Ploughing a National Furrow

The apex court enlarges the scope of a PIL filed on farmer suicides in Gujarat to encompass problems faced by the agrarian community across...
Gujarat Governor OP Kohli (centre) with students at a university during an academic conclave in Ahmedabad. Photo: UNI

Gujarat: Shackling Autonomy

The Gujarat State Higher Education Council Act, 2016, given gubernatorial assent last month, will bring state-run universities under the direct control of a council...
(L-R) Activist Medha Patkar (Photo: Anil Shakya); NBA activists staging a dharna in New Delhi (photo: UNI)

Justice for Narmada Oustees

After 38 years, the Supreme Court directed a compensation of Rs 60 lakh each to be paid to 681 families hit by the Sardar...
Hardik Patel being welcomed by supporters on arrival at his hometown Viramgam, after his release from Lajpore Central Jail in Surat, this year

Gujarat: BJP Blunders On

A new political axis has emerged in this state as OBCs, Dalits, Muslims and Patidars join hands to take on a government that seems...
Parliamentarians and leaders from various political parties march towards Rashtrapati Bhavan against the government’s demonetization move. Photo: UNI

Is Demonetization Godsend for the Opposition?

While Modi claims that demonetization has helped the common man, his opponents are seeing this as a golden chance to attack him and increase...
A uniform death certificate which includes circulatory and brain stem deaths will make it easier for families and hospitals as well as those in need of organs.

When Death Comes Calling…

Death in India is defined by two Acts—one which deals with circulatory death and the other with brain stem death. But experts are now...
Surrogacy Bill 2016: Womb worries

Surrogacy Bill 2016: Womb worries

A bill to ban commercial surrogacy is fraught with complications that will invariably drive it underground, endangering the health and interests of the surrogate...
KOLKATA, SEP 2 (UNI):- West Bengal Minister for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Firhad Hakim leading a rally with party supporters celebrating the Supreme Court's verdict on Singur landmark victory in Kolkata on Friday. UNI PHOTO-89U

Singur: The Fight for Land

The landmark verdict on Singur by the Supreme Court will hit West Bengal’s economy and be cited in future agitations as industry and agriculture...
BSP activists protesting against the derogatory remarks made by BJP leader Dayashankar Singh. Photo: UNI

Dalits fighting for rights

While Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel was the first casualty of their anger, the next year’s polls in Uttar Pradesh will prove the final clincher By...
Person Self-Administering an Injecting in the Arm

A ray of hope for diabetics

Diabetic girls no longer find it difficult to get a partner in Gujarat. A matchmaker bureau is helping them find an ideal soulmate. By Mahesh...

Gujarat HC rules out retirement age for minority institutes

In a judgement that could become a legal benchmark for minority-run educational institutes in India, the Gujarat High Court recently said that such institutes...

More than 30 lakh cases yet to get another hearing date

Pendency of cases is a major issue that has affected the justice delivery system in India. It has stuck out like a sore thumb...

Keeping the Woods Lovely, Dark and Deep…

India was the first country to develop a legislation for biodiversity. Yet, conserving this resource needs to be part of the national policy instead...

Rajnath Singh confirmed today: Haryana had intel on Jat agitation. Read our Special Story:...

The apex court had, in 2015, disagreed with the view that Jats were a backward community and this was earlier stressed in 1997 by...

Disorder over Order

The order of a judge of the Gujarat High Court where he remarked on reservation almost led to his impeachment before the offending paragraph...

Fast-Track Separation

A Gujarat High Court order has waived the mandatory six-month cooling period in granting a divorce. Could it pave the way for quick divorces in...

Stop Being Parochial!

An attempt by the Gujarat government to reserve seats in private medical colleges for non-resident Gujaratis was struck down by the High Court as...

Another One Bites the Dust

After the Delhi and Bihar poll debacles, the BJP had to contend with a poor showing in Gujarat’s local elections. Not only did it...

SEETHING RAGE ON MODI’S HOME TURF

In a move that has befuddled many, the powerful and affluent Patel community in Gujarat, under the leadership of young Hardik Patel, has gone...

Cyber Sleuths on the Prowl

With the increase in internet and mobile-related crimes, a group called “Friends of Cyber Cell” is helping Gujarat’s CID track down these spooks By Kaushik...

Relief for Aamir Khan

Reacting to a frivolous complaint against the actor’s film, Lagaan, the Gujarat HC quashes an FIR against him and others By Kaushik Joshi   In a major...

She walks tall in Modi’s shoes

<h2 size="16" align="left" margin="10"]She had an unenviable task when she took over as CM of Gujarat from a colossus. But Anandiben Patel has carved...

India’s dragon woos China

Article 21 of the constitution deals with the right to live with dignity. Don’t gays have the same privilege?  Diva John If one were to observe...

'gujarat' - 60 News Results

Modi and Japan PM Shinzo Abe at the function in Ahmedabad to launch the project/Photo: UNI

Bullet train: Not At Full Speed

Above: Modi and Japan PM Shinzo Abe at the function in Ahmedabad to launch the project/Photo: UNI The overwhelming state power notwithstanding, farmers whose lands...
The Sardar Sarovar Project/Photo: en.wikipedia.org

Sardar Sarovar Dam Dispute: Waters of Discord

Above: The Sardar Sarovar Project/Photo: en.wikipedia.org The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh has dug its heels in over the Sardar Sarovar project and is refusing...
National Green Tribunal

NGT, upset over 6 states failing to curb illegal Sand Mining, Court terms their...

A bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel & Justice S. P. Wangdi while listening to case pertaining unregulated sand mining in 6 states namely...
Gujarat Congress leader Paresh Dhanani

SC dismisses Gujarat Congress leader plea seeking simultaneous polls for filling up Rajya Sabha...

By Venkatasubramanian The idea of holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections once in five years is a pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ...
SC to hear tomorrow plea against EC decision to hold two separate bypolls for two RS seats

SC to hear tomorrow plea against EC decision to hold two separate bypolls for...

The Supreme Court will hear tomorrow plea challenging the decision of Election Commission (EC) to hold two separate bypolls for two Rajya Sabha seats...
The Gurugram-based headquarters of PepsiCo India/Photo: hqcorporateoffice.com

Pepsi Lays Off

Above: The Gurugram-based headquarters of PepsiCo India/Photo: hqcorporateoffice.com Under pressure from the political class, farmers’ groups, activists and social media, the American soft drink and...
Police officials destroy seized illegal liquor stock in Ahmedabad/Photo: UNI

Right to Tipple

Above: Police officials destroy seized illegal liquor stock in Ahmedabad/Photo: UNI For the first time, the Gujarat High Court has issued a notice to the...
Sanjiv Bhatt

Approach Gujarat HC for security for family: SC to sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt

Bhatt is currently in judicial custody in connection with a two-decade-old case while his family has alleged a threat to their lives from BJP...

Reservation in Gujarat: A State on the Edge

Above: Patidar and OBC groups clash in Ahmedabad/Photo: UNI Even as Maharashtra handed out reservation sops to Marathas, Gujarat came out with a list of...

A Giant Sardar On The Narmada, Small Replicas In Gujarat Schools And Colleges

After splurging nearly Rs 3000 Crores on the gigantic statue of unity of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Gujarat government is seemingly in a hurry...
SC to take up the plea challenging 69 per cent reservation in Tamil Nadu on July 23

Supreme Court Seeks Reply From Former Judge On Charges Over Fake Encounter Report

The  Supreme Court on Wednesday sought “clarity” from retired Justice HS Bedi, who was tasked with preparing the final report in the Gujarat fake...

Karnavati: Name Games

Above: The failures of Vijay Rupani government have escaped attention in the re-naming euphoria/Photo: UNI Like Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat too is on a name-changing spree...
Gujarat HC Seeks State Govt’s views On Petition Challenging Prohibition

Gujarat HC Seeks State Govt’s views On Petition Challenging Prohibition

The Gujarat High Court has asked the Gujarat government for its views with regard to a petition challenging the state’s decades old prohibition policy...
Migrant labourers have been fleeing Gujarat in hordes, using every possible conveyance/Photo: Twitter

The Exodus

Above: Migrant labourers have been fleeing Gujarat in hordes, using every possible conveyance/Photo: Twitter Politics seems to be behind the fleeing of labour from this...
Gir Lions: Dying for Pride

Gir Lions: Dying for Pride

Above: Though lions are one of the mainstays of tourism in Gujarat, yet the state government has failed to take action for their welfare/Photo:...
The Great Bitcoin Scam

The Great Bitcoin Scam

India Legal unravels the players and methodology behind an elaborate scam in Gujarat where Rs 88,000 crores was siphoned off from gullible investors. The...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

For a Richer Harvest With elections due for the Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh assemblies in November this year, the Congress party is hoping that...
Rape accused godman Asaram Bapu being produced in Court in Jodhpur (file picture). Photo: UNI

Gandhi Nagar rape case: SC refuses to grant bail to Asaram Bapu

Above: Rape accused godman Asaram Bapu being produced in Court in Jodhpur (file picture). Photo: UNI The Supreme Court on Monday (January 22) refused...
Vijay Rupani takes oath as Gujarat CM, inducts 19 ministers

Vijay Rupani takes oath as Gujarat CM, inducts 19 ministers

The swearing-in ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, central ministers and chief ministers of all NDA ruled states  Days after his re-nomination was...
Prime Minister Modi waves to supporters from a seaplane on the Sabarmati

Making Waves…

Above: Prime Minister Modi waves to supporters from a seaplane on the Sabarmati  Prime Minister Modi has focussed attention on a little known mode...
Media watch: Latest happenings in the corridors of journalism

Fourth Estate

Exit Clause Exit polls have become a compulsory exercise for any media outlet worth its name. They went wrong in Bihar and horribly wrong in...
Gujarat BJP workers celebrating paty's victory in assembly polls in Ahmedabad on December 18. Photo: UNI

Election round up: Close shave for BJP in Modi’s Gujarat, sweep in Himachal

Above: Gujarat BJP workers celebrating paty's victory in assembly polls in Ahmedabad on December 18. Photo: UNI In a nail-biting finish where leads and trails...
Rahul-era begins in Congress as Sonia outlines challenges

Rahul-era begins in Congress as Sonia outlines challenges

Rahul Gandhi was formally elevated as Congress president on Saturday, taking over from her mother Sonia Gandhi who held the post for 19 consecutive years As...
Will Modi declare how Amit Shah became BJP president, asks Congress

Will Modi declare how Amit Shah became BJP president, asks Congress

Congress leader Madhusudan Mistry slams Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP for criticising election of Rahul Gandhi as Congress president With Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
Dense forests in Meghalaya (representative image). Photo Courtesy Wikimedia

Forest land allotment: Company agrees to transfer of land

Above: Dense forests in Meghalaya (representative image). Photo Courtesy Wikimedia The Supreme Court bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta is hearing a...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

COUNTERING IS The recent videos by the IS encouraging their followers in India to conduct lone wolf attacks on specified targets, recruitment videos featuring Indian...
Bikis Bano case: No clarity yet on status of convicted police officers

Bilkis Bano case: No clarity yet on status of convicted police officers

Above: Bilkis Bano addressing a press conference in Ahmedabad (file picture).Photo: UNI The police and the Gujarat government’s position regarding the convicted police officials...
Padmavati

Plea against Padmavati releasing abroad moved to SC even as British censor board clears...

Amid continuous protests against the release of Deepika Padukone-starrer Padmavati, the British censor board has cleared the mega-budget movie directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali...
Hardik Patel (file picture). Photo: UNI

Hardik Patel surrenders before court, gets bail

Above: Hardik Patel (file picture). Photo: UNI Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Thursday (October 26) surrendered before a court in Visnagar, Gujarat and was...
Supreme Court

SC bench to decide whether a Parliamentary committee report is a document to be...

A critical issue of whether the Supreme Court can consider as a reference point a report prepared by a Parliamentary standing committee on a...
Narendra Patel (in white shirt)

While one Patel leader claims he was offered Rs 1 crore bribe to join...

Above: Narendra Patel (in white shirt) Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s third home visit to Gujarat in a month was to announce a slew of...
Narendra modi

Who is watching the Watchdog?

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi (centre), BJP president Amit Shah (second from left) and others at the Gujarat Gaurav Maha Sammelan in Gandhinagar. Photo:...
Ex-CEC Krishnamurthy questions EC on Gujarat poll schedule delay

Ex-CEC Krishnamurthy questions EC on Gujarat poll schedule delay

TS Krishnamurthy joins Opposition chorus questioning why poll panel announced schedule for Himachal Pradesh elections but not for Gujarat Former Chief Election Commissioner TS Krishnamurthy...
Himachal Pradesh election on Nov 9, counting on Dec 18; Gujarat dates to be announced later: EC

Himachal Pradesh election on Nov 9, counting on Dec 18; Gujarat dates to be...

CEC Jyoti said that the Gujarat Assembly elections will be held prior to December 18, to help enable simultaneous counting in both the states. Himachal...
Karwan Harsh

A Caravan of Love: Protest, Atonement and Conscience

  ~By Harsh Mander   ‘Darkness can never be fought with darkness, only light can dispel the enveloping shadows. And so also a politics of hate...
Picture: aryasamaj.org

PIL against gau rakshaks: Only 5 states have filed reports

Hearing a petition by activist Tehseen S Poonawalla against self-styled gau rakshaks and related violence, the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices...
Ahmed Patel

Ahmed Patel’s victory in RS polls calls for introspection in Congress party

In a nail-biting finish to the Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat, Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Congress president Sonia Gandhi secured 44 votes to...
Teesta Setalvad

Setalvad to face trial in scam case, orders SC

Above: Teesta Setalvad. Photo: YouTube The Supreme Court on Monday (July 10) ordered that social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband will have to face trial in...
Bilkis Bano. Photo: UNI

IPS officer in Bilkis Bano case stays in jail, says SC

The Supreme Court on May 30 refused to grant a stay on the conviction of IPS officer RS Bhagora, jailed in the Bilkis Bano...
Farmer loan waiver: New insurance and loan schemes revealed by ASG.

Farmer loan waiver: New insurance and loan schemes revealed by ASG

For insurance, a farmer has to bear 2 percent, with the government bearing the rest; landless farmers can join hands to form a group,...
Supreme Court

SC orders CPCB to look into compliance in Gujarat quarries

Silicosis among workers grow even as closed units in state reopen following “casual” inspection by state pollution control body ~By Rajesh Kumar In 2006, an NGO,...
It is well known that Gujarat’s prohibition policy is geared not to succeed

Gujarat: Getting Wet While Dry

The state’s judiciary has criticized its prohibition policy by pointing out numerous leakages. Decades of ban have only fuelled a multi-crore, black money spewing...
Protesting farmers at Jantar Mantar pleading for loan waivers

Ploughing a National Furrow

The apex court enlarges the scope of a PIL filed on farmer suicides in Gujarat to encompass problems faced by the agrarian community across...
Gujarat Governor OP Kohli (centre) with students at a university during an academic conclave in Ahmedabad. Photo: UNI

Gujarat: Shackling Autonomy

The Gujarat State Higher Education Council Act, 2016, given gubernatorial assent last month, will bring state-run universities under the direct control of a council...
(L-R) Activist Medha Patkar (Photo: Anil Shakya); NBA activists staging a dharna in New Delhi (photo: UNI)

Justice for Narmada Oustees

After 38 years, the Supreme Court directed a compensation of Rs 60 lakh each to be paid to 681 families hit by the Sardar...
Hardik Patel being welcomed by supporters on arrival at his hometown Viramgam, after his release from Lajpore Central Jail in Surat, this year

Gujarat: BJP Blunders On

A new political axis has emerged in this state as OBCs, Dalits, Muslims and Patidars join hands to take on a government that seems...
Parliamentarians and leaders from various political parties march towards Rashtrapati Bhavan against the government’s demonetization move. Photo: UNI

Is Demonetization Godsend for the Opposition?

While Modi claims that demonetization has helped the common man, his opponents are seeing this as a golden chance to attack him and increase...
A uniform death certificate which includes circulatory and brain stem deaths will make it easier for families and hospitals as well as those in need of organs.

When Death Comes Calling…

Death in India is defined by two Acts—one which deals with circulatory death and the other with brain stem death. But experts are now...
Surrogacy Bill 2016: Womb worries

Surrogacy Bill 2016: Womb worries

A bill to ban commercial surrogacy is fraught with complications that will invariably drive it underground, endangering the health and interests of the surrogate...
KOLKATA, SEP 2 (UNI):- West Bengal Minister for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Firhad Hakim leading a rally with party supporters celebrating the Supreme Court's verdict on Singur landmark victory in Kolkata on Friday. UNI PHOTO-89U

Singur: The Fight for Land

The landmark verdict on Singur by the Supreme Court will hit West Bengal’s economy and be cited in future agitations as industry and agriculture...
BSP activists protesting against the derogatory remarks made by BJP leader Dayashankar Singh. Photo: UNI

Dalits fighting for rights

While Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel was the first casualty of their anger, the next year’s polls in Uttar Pradesh will prove the final clincher By...
Person Self-Administering an Injecting in the Arm

A ray of hope for diabetics

Diabetic girls no longer find it difficult to get a partner in Gujarat. A matchmaker bureau is helping them find an ideal soulmate. By Mahesh...

Gujarat HC rules out retirement age for minority institutes

In a judgement that could become a legal benchmark for minority-run educational institutes in India, the Gujarat High Court recently said that such institutes...

More than 30 lakh cases yet to get another hearing date

Pendency of cases is a major issue that has affected the justice delivery system in India. It has stuck out like a sore thumb...

Keeping the Woods Lovely, Dark and Deep…

India was the first country to develop a legislation for biodiversity. Yet, conserving this resource needs to be part of the national policy instead...

Rajnath Singh confirmed today: Haryana had intel on Jat agitation. Read our Special Story:...

The apex court had, in 2015, disagreed with the view that Jats were a backward community and this was earlier stressed in 1997 by...

Stop Being Parochial!

An attempt by the Gujarat government to reserve seats in private medical colleges for non-resident Gujaratis was struck down by the High Court as...

Cyber Sleuths on the Prowl

With the increase in internet and mobile-related crimes, a group called “Friends of Cyber Cell” is helping Gujarat’s CID track down these spooks By Kaushik...

She walks tall in Modi’s shoes

<h2 size="16" align="left" margin="10"]She had an unenviable task when she took over as CM of Gujarat from a colossus. But Anandiben Patel has carved...

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