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Varun and Taapsee enjoy a Dandiya night 25.9.2017 TOI: Entertainment
As the festival of Navratri has begun, Varun and Taapsee took the opportunity to enjoy some Dandiya in the city of Ahmedabad.
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Putting the rad in traditional 24.9.2017 Rediff: GetAhead
It can take up to 23 steps spread over months to create a Vraj:bhoomi product!
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Fuel prices have started going down: Dharmendra Pradhan 23.9.2017 ET: Oil & Gas
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also backed the possible implementation of GST on petroleum products, saying that it would ensure the interests of the people.
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Gujarat: Next-door neighbour kills 7-year-old girl 23.9.2017 TOI: Cities
Kheda police on Friday arrested a 22-year-old youth from Nadiad on Friday in connection with abduction and murder of a seven-year old girl. Two teenagers have also been apprehended as co-accused in the case.
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200 schools await decision on fees 23.9.2017 DNA: Opinion
Even as the 120 days that the Fee Regulatory Committee (FRC) was given to make their decision on the proposals on fee structure submitted by schools known closes to an end on Sunday (September 24), a major chunk of nearly 200 schools in the city are staring at uncertainty. A total of 252 schools from Ahmedabad had approached the FRC, which was formed under the Gujarat Self-Financed Schools (Regulation of Fees) Act, 2017, on May 4 with proposals justifying their respective fee. Self-financed schools across the state were asked to submit their proposal within 25 days and the FRC was directed to reach a decision on each of the proposal within 90 days of receiving them. However, till date, only 50 schools have received a definitive response from the FRC. Also, the Gujarat High Court’s order on more than 60 petitions filed by schools and other associations challenging the cap on school fees, is awaited. It may be noted that these petitioners are opposed to the fee regulation. It is believed that the FRC may ...
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Fuel pumps to give public free access to its toilets 23.9.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
To make more availability of toilets in the city, the civic authority is now officially going to issue a notification to the fuel stations within the limit of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC). For the upcoming Swachh Sarvekshan project, Ministry of Urban Development has asked to make the toilets at fuel station accessible to the public. It is generally assumed that services such as air, water and toilet facility at fuel stations is free and is accessible to everybody. "It is mandatory for fuel stations to give people free access to their toilets. However, there is no signage or display mentioning that. We are going to ask them to display a board, mentioning about the toilet availability," said Dr Bhavin Solanki, the in-charge medical officer of health, AMC. "From now, these toilets at fuel stations will be included on the list of public toilets. Plus, they will also be given a GIS tag," added Dr Solanki. "We have constructed individual and community toilets in the city. There are public toilets as ...
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Mankind Pharma pulls out Navratri-linked ad campaign featuring Sunny Leone 22.9.2017 ET: Pharma
Navratri hoardings campaign was not meant to hurt anyone's sentiments and was immediately withdrawn, said the company.
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Condom ad raises hackles, sale firms up 35% 22.9.2017 TOI: Cities
A condom advertisement carrying the image of Sunny Leone, released by a pharmaceutical major, has irked some trade bodies and saffron outfits. Hoardings featuring the ad were later taken down. Condom and contraceptive sales rise around Navratri, according to an estimate.
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Gujarat govt's Navratri special: Selfie with cow! 22.9.2017 TOI: Cities
The Gujarat government just gave a bovine twist to Navratri, the famed festival of nine nights of dance, revelry and devotion to Ma Amba. On Thursday , `Selfie with Saraswati', a fourmonth-old calf, was the key attraction at the exhibition of local arts and handicrafts held at Vibrant Navratri Mahotsav, the annual dance fiesta organized by state government at GMDC grounds in Ahmedabad.
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Slowdown, liquidity crisis to hit GST 22.9.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Businessmen are complaining of lack of funds, which could adversely affect the payout of taxes. Overall business slowdown coupled with locked capital in terms of non-repayment of tax credit as well as payment of advance Income Tax have robbed the businessmen of their cash and are now finding the payment of GST difficult, say players. The worst-affected sectors include infrastructure, hardware, furniture, iron and steel and logistics. “The cocktail of overall business slowdown and locked funds in GST has created a liquidity crisis. Slowdown and locked capital are feeding each other, aggravating the crisis,” said Nitesh Jain, a Chartered Accountant based out of Ahmedabad. Jain said the slowdown has affected business payment and buyers are not able to get timely payments. Inadequate filing of returns has also hindered cross-matching of buyers and sellers’ data. Till this happens, getting Input Tax Credit (ITC) is not possible. High-handedness on the part of tax officials is aggravating the crisis. “The ...
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Centre to replicate AMC's cleanliness ranking model 22.9.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
With Swachh School Survekshan rankings scheduled to be announced for AMC-run schools on Friday, the Centre plans to adopt the same model for government-run schools across India from next year under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). "Ahmedabad Sanitation Action Lab (ASAL) team undertook a pilot project — Swachh School Survekshan — in 2017 on the recommendation of SBM, Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. A total of 375 AMC-run schools were surveyed in June and July," said Manvita Baradi, director of Urban Management Centre. "Based on the ASAL's programme, a cleanliness competition will be organised for all government-run schools across the country from next year," added Baradi. Dr Bhavin Soalnki, in-charge medical officer of health, AMC, said, "After starting ASAL, we have revisited several things related to hygiene. We have made certain changes in the designs of toilets and water stands (facilities) of different height. By doing this, we have enhanced water and toilet services along with ensuring ...
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Manforce withdraws controversial condom hoardings from Gujarat 21.9.2017 ET: Advertising
The Confederation of All India Traders had raised an objection with the Centre earlier this week seeking ban on Manforce Condoms’s outdoor advertisements.
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Hero Motors invests Rs.150Cr, installs new manufacturing unit under joint venture with Kiriu, Japan 21.9.2017 Sify Finance
[India], Sept 19 (ANI): Munjal Kiriu Industries Pvt Ltd, a joint venture between Hero Motors Company and Kiriu of Japan on Thursday launched its new manufacturing unit at Mandal near Ahmedabad,
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Mahila cops to keep vigil during Navratri festival 21.9.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
In a move to step up its security during Navratri, the city police have extended the duty hours from 9 pm to 1 pm. Sleuths of local police and Mahila crime branch will be deployed across the city to maintain peace. The cops have created three teams which will closely monitor the 58 garba venues during the nine-day festival. In order to avoid traffic snarls, at least across the main city arteries, the cops will also deploy teams outside the venues. As per Mahila crime branch officials, around three teams of Mahila police officers have been formed, who will be traditionally dressed during celebrations. The cops will also keep a special watch with CCTV footage to prevent any harassment of women. Besides, the cops in uniform will also be deployed across all venues. Panna Mommaya, ACP Mahila Crime branch, said, "The teams will be deployed in both western and eastern parts of the city. For safety of women, our officials will be deployed across major garba venues. The woman officers will also be present at ...
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Part of city for years, Hebatpur cries for AMC's attention 21.9.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
The people of Hebatpur were offered a dream when their village was incorporated in the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) limits a few years ago. However, the reality is a tragic tale where muddy roads and peeled-off surfaces have reduced all hopes to ashes. Shivangi Vaidya, whose child studies at the Euro school in the villages, had sought the high court's intervension through a public interest litigation (PIL) petitioner, reminding AMC to provide the basic services. After Vaidya alleged that the roads leading to her village and the beyond the railway crossing are in poor state, first division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice Vipul Pancholi issued notice to the civic body. According to the petitioner's advocate, Mukesh Vaidhya, the roads leading to the Euro school is unpaved and needs immediate attention of the civic body to avoid accidents. The children and the parents face a lot of trouble while dropping their kids to the school, the plea alleged. The villagers, who are also ...
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BRIEF-Cadila Healthcare's ‍Zydus gets final FDA nod for skin disorder, hypertension drugs 20.9.2017 Sify Finance
Sept 20 (Reuters) - Cadila Healthcare Ltd:
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BJP plans 2 yatras to bolster campaign 20.9.2017 DNA: Top News
Gujarat BJP is going to surge in the massive political campaign through Gujarat Gaurav Yatra that will be flagged off by BJP national chief Amit Shah on October 1 from Karamsad. The campaign will conclude in presence of PM Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad on October 16. The Yatra is going to cover the entire state. One group of campaigners will begin from Karmasad, the hometown of Sardar Patel, on October 1. This part of the Yatra is expected to cover central, southern and northern parts of the state, while another slot of Yatra will commence from Porbandar, Mahatma Gandhi's native on October 2, covering Saurashtra and Kutch region of Gujarat. The roadmap for Yatra was decided during party's executive committee meeting held in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. The poll in-charge of BJP in Gujarat and union minister Arun Jaitley, who convened the meeting, said, "The Gujarat Gaurav Yatra will be held on two different routes and our leaders will approach the voters of all 182 constituencies covering the distance of 4,600 km ...
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Centre to adopt AMC's MDR-TB policy nationally 20.9.2017 DNA: Mumbai
The new drug and time intervention policy for the MDR-TB patients implemented by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) in mid-2016 would find place in country's health policy by the early half of 2018. The new drug, Bedaquiline, with a programme shortens the time of Directly Observed Treatment (DOT) for Multi Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis-which at present comprsies two years of tablets and daily injections. "For a tuberculosis patient, government is providing DOT for free. AMC has started a programme along with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other international organisations to shorten the time period of drug. The one in practice at majority of places in the country is much painful and time-consuming. The end result is also around 40 to 50% positive," said Dr Sanket Patel, project coordinator, AMC. "Now a national-level policy will be made based on what Ahmedabad is practising for MDR-TB patients," said Dr Patel. In 2016, WHO had recommended for shorter regime of drugs- ...
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My CDs can connect the conspiracy: Ex Gujarat cop 20.9.2017 Rediff: Interviews
'The SIT did not follow up with the CD of the phone call recordings that could have helped it find who were leading the mobs and where the calls of people involved in the rioting originated from and terminated.'
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BRIEF-Nila Infrastructures gets work order for construction of business park in Ahmadabad 19.9.2017 Sify Finance
Sept 19 (Reuters) - Nila Infrastructures Ltd
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