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Gujarat Civic Bodies Targeting Eggs, Non-Veg Stalls Has More Than Meets The Eye

Gujarat Civic Bodies Targeting Eggs, Non-Veg Stalls Has More Than Meets The Eye

Apr 25, 2022

The street vendors had just begun regaining their livelihoods in the pandemic when they were hit by this eviction drive.

The Great Gujarati Migration And The American Dream

The Great Gujarati Migration And The American Dream

Apr 14, 2022

The desire to move out of Gujarat is not new. Migration of Gujaratis to the US and other countries happened in three phases which began after land-holdings of the otherwise landed and rich Patidars decreased with the expansion of families; a process that had started years after the Land Ceiling Act came into force

AAP At The Grassroots And Its Big Strides In Gujarat

AAP At The Grassroots And Its Big Strides In Gujarat

Apr 13, 2022

Sticking to its core values of grassroots connect via a decentralised army of voluntary cadres, it has begun to make deep inroads into BJP's stronghold of Gujarat

Good Cop Bad Cop

Good Cop Bad Cop

Jun 26, 2019

Gujarat police officer Sanjiv Bhatt gets lifer for custodial death

Gandhinagar Is Child's Play For Amit Shah, But Not Without Its Irritants

Gandhinagar Is Child's Play For Amit Shah, But Not Without Its Irritants

Apr 03, 2019

That the Patidar factor continues to haunt the BJP is also clear from the initiative taken by a US and Canada-based organization of Patidars, called Pratham Gujarat Abhiyaan (Gujarat First Campaign), to launch a campaign of sorts against Amit Shah.

Leave! This Land Isn’t Your Home

Leave! This Land Isn’t Your Home

Oct 10, 2018

An infant’s rape allegedly by a migrant and local rage over joblessness trigger an exodus from Gujarat

Gujarat MLAs Give Themselves Hefty Pay Hike, Get 64 % Richer

Gujarat MLAs Give Themselves Hefty Pay Hike, Get 64 % Richer

Sep 19, 2018

The monthly salary of a legislator in Gujarat will now be Rs 1.16 lakh, up from the existing Rs 70,727.

Hardik Patel 2.0: ‘A Fight On The Lines Of JP, Lohia Against Modi, Amit Shah’

Hardik Patel 2.0: ‘A Fight On The Lines Of JP, Lohia Against Modi, Amit Shah’

Sep 13, 2018

The 25-year-old Patidar leader has done something that was unthinkable in Gujarat’s politics and society.

BJP Deploys Old Tactics To Stop Hardik Patel’s Hunger Strike

BJP Deploys Old Tactics To Stop Hardik Patel’s Hunger Strike

Sep 12, 2018

Hardik Patel's deteriorating health prompted the politicians on his side to ask him to give up his fast and preserve his health “for the larger cause of farmers and for the bigger fight that lay ahead.”

Fasting Hardik Patel In Hospital, Govt Ignores Patidar Leader

Fasting Hardik Patel In Hospital, Govt Ignores Patidar Leader

Sep 07, 2018

He has been demanding reservations for his community, debt waiver to farmers and release of his associate Alpesh Kathiria, who is in jail on sedition charges.

Gujarat Government Faces The Heat As Hardik Patel's Fast Enters 11th Day

Gujarat Government Faces The Heat As Hardik Patel's Fast Enters 11th Day

Sep 04, 2018

On Sunday, an angry Hardik sent back a government medical team in protest against the police lathicharge on his supporters who came calling during the day.

Gujarat’s Big Idea To Counter New Hardik Patel Juggernaut

Gujarat’s Big Idea To Counter New Hardik Patel Juggernaut

Aug 13, 2018

The Vijay Rupani government has announced as many as eight schemes to provide financial assistance in jobs and education to economically backward classes.

Come 2019, Gujarat Braces For Hardik Patel Phase II

Come 2019, Gujarat Braces For Hardik Patel Phase II

Jul 28, 2018

Hardik, now 25, is himself eligible to contest Lok Sabha elections. But unless he can have the verdict -- two years in jail -- overturned by a higher court, he will not be able to fight elections, as it is being strongly speculated.

Poached Deck: Ahead Of 2019 Polls, Congress Is Losing Influential Leaders In Gujarat

Poached Deck: Ahead Of 2019 Polls, Congress Is Losing Influential Leaders In Gujarat

Jul 18, 2018

Those who quit the Congress claim that the seniors and old timers have not been given their due in Gujarat.

More Jolt To Gujarat Congress As Kunwarji Bavaliya Quits, Joins BJP To Become Minister

More Jolt To Gujarat Congress As Kunwarji Bavaliya Quits, Joins BJP To Become Minister

Jul 04, 2018

The going of Bavaliya, who has been gifted with a ministership, is a big jolt for the Congress because of his sway over the Koli community that influences as many as 33 assembly constituencies.

How Atrocities Are Pushing Dalits In Gujarat To Embrace A New Faith

How Atrocities Are Pushing Dalits In Gujarat To Embrace A New Faith

Jun 27, 2018

The Una Road To Buddha: "The Una attack in 2016 was the last straw," says a Dalit whose 15-year-old son was killed in police firing in Thangadh town in 2012.

Childcare in Gujarat: The Shadow On The Shine

Childcare in Gujarat: The Shadow On The Shine

Jun 21, 2018

Where health infrastructure lags behind economic growth

Like Those Mythical Waters

Like Those Mythical Waters

Mar 04, 2016

He had no role in this, but it came to be dubbed as the Gujarat model of Modi.

A Half Show

A Half Show

Mar 26, 2005

Protest there is but also concern for diaspora interest

River Of Books For A Dry Land

River Of Books For A Dry Land

Mar 19, 2005

He's translating books and publishing them at cheap rates just to revive that old habit

The Solitary Dribblers

The Solitary Dribblers

Mar 12, 2005

Good showing in Bihar-Jharkhand. The real troubles are in the states the party rules.

A High Full Toss

A High Full Toss

Feb 12, 2005

The queered pitch over Ahmedabad ruffles feathers Updates

Khoob Surat

Khoob Surat

Oct 02, 2004

Memories of the '94 plague are blissfully gone. This is now India's second cleanest city.

Lateral Thinking

Lateral Thinking

Sep 18, 2004

Joshi presented a classic management 'problem'. Will the IIMs be better for it?

Cooperate And Perish

Cooperate And Perish

Jul 31, 2004

161 cooperative banks in Gujarat may lose Rs 1,100 crore

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