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BRIEF-India's Meghmani Organics' Ahmedabad unit gets GLP compliance certificate from NGCMA‍​ 20.11.2017 Sify Finance
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Along with heritage, need to revive traditional food habits 20.11.2017 DNA: Top News
While the first World Heritage City of the country, Ahmedabad is decked up once again with the World Heritage Week celebrations beginning Sunday, experts say the need of the hour is to revive our traditional food culture. Dr Hemant Bhatt of Khadia Itihas Samiti, who has been organising traditional food festivals at ‘pols’, said, “Consumption of traditional food items has now mostly became restricted to festivals or celebrations. Despite having rich, diverse and healthy cuisine, we prefer unhealthy items in our daily life, most of which are loaded with preservatives.” Elaborating, he said, “Kansar can be made with very few ingredients even today. Our forefathers stressed on its consumed during Diwali due to specific reasons. It contains cracked wheat, jaggery and ghee. It has carbohydrates, lipids and sugar.” Several others experts also believe that the increasing lifestyle diseases are because of our unhealthy food habits. “Earlier, irrespective of religion, people used to finish their dinner before 8 ...
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Economic implications of judgements now being considered: Justice A K Sikri 19.11.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Economic implications are now consciously considered by courts in India while delivering a judgement, Justice A K Sikri said on Saturday during a conference on law and economics at Indian Institute of Management — Ahmedabad (IIM-A). He said that while the concept is prevailing in Western countries, especially the US, for a couple of decades now, it is a nascent phenomenon in India. Sikri was addressing an audience during ‘Third International Conference on Law and Justice – 2017’ at IIM-A. He said that while earlier judgements in India had economic considerations at the back of the mind, they are finding a conscious mention now.  “Economic implications are relevent in cases related to property, privacy, business law, banckruptcy petition and many others,” said Sikri. He emphasised the fact that law has implications across multiple disciplines and therefore it calls for an economic analysis of law. It can impact jobs, government revenue, economic growth. Sometimes, economic aspects are predominant. Courts ...
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Ahmedabad — A city with a rich history of architecture 19.11.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Ever since it came into existence over 600 years ago, Ahmedabad has been a melting pot of various cultures. The city’s diverse traditions, languages and religion are a proof of this. The rich architectural heritage of Ahmedabad, comprising a fort, many mosques and temples, a bridge, among others, belonging to different periods, are a testimony to the fact of how the city’s heritage evolved over the centuries. City rulers have given different monuments, before Ahmed Shah to modern period. It has architecture from the Sultanate, Mughal, Maratha, Dutch and British periods. After Independence, the city had roped in American and European architects for modern structures like IIM building, Town Hall, Tagore Hall and Sanskar museum. Sarkehj Roza, Sidi Saiyad ni Jali, Bhadra fort, Gaekwad’s Haweli, Dutch Tomb, Nagina Vadi depict the timeline of the city’s rulers. “There is a uniqueness in the city’s monuments. The diversity adds value to the city’s timeline. Gaekwad Haweli in Ahmedabad is a structure from ...
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IIM-Ahmedabad debates new norm of social vigilantism and curb on public choices 18.11.2017 DNA: India
The society needs to debate on impact of vigilantes dictating what people should read and watch, IIM-A Director-in-Charge, Prof Errol D'souza said in Ahmedabad on Saturday. The statement comes at a time when Bollywood film Padmawati is being opposed by a section of Kshatriya's, who claim that their feelings are hurt by the contents of the film. Delivering his inaugural speech on the first day of the two-day International Conference On Law And Economics at IIM-Ahmedabad, D'Souza said that Non-State Actors are dictating what people should watch and read without a debate. This issue needs to be debated. D'Souza is also a member of Monetary Policy Committee of the Reserve Bank Of India (RBI), which also decides on the benchmark interest rates for lending money. He said politicians and industry players make statements on what the interest rates should be and this can influence the NPC. "When the impact is large, we have to come out with measures that are beneficial to the economy," said D'Souza. He also said ...
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7 from Ahmedabad killed in car-bus collision, 3 from same family 18.11.2017 DNA: Top News
Seven persons were killed when the car they were travelling in suffered a tyre burst and collided with a luxury bus on the Mehsana-Unjha highway around 2.30 am on Thursday. According to police sources, the accident occurred after the driver lost control of the vehicle due to the tyre burst and rammed into the bus which was coming from the opposite side. Three of the deceased belonged to the same family in Nikol, while four were students of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University of Gandhinagar, including the son of a police inspector with the Special Branch department. All seven died on the spot. The deceased have been identified as Nikol brothers Brijesh Kankadia, Gopal Kankadia and their cousin Monag Jadwani, and the students Aditya Patel of Modasa, Diviyapal Zala of Sanand, Uday Pandiya of Bhavnagar and Mukund Kuradia of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. A B Gohil, PI, Mehsana taluka police station, said, "the seven were returning home when the accident occurred. The impact of the collision was so strong that the car ...
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Lack of education and jobs buried hopes of many village youth 17.11.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
About 2,300 odd natives of two backward villages in Nandod constituency of Narmada district are eagerly waiting for the elections to get over. Immediately after exercising their electoral right on December 9, about 35 to 40% men and women of these two villages will migrate to Bharuch and Ankleshwar join work in the construction sector and chemical factories. Their only hope, return home with some savings on Holi. The unfortunate ones will head to nearby Rajpipla to work as labourers in the farms of affluent Patidars. A handful of the fortunate ones will harvest crops of Tuvar and Peanuts, fetching them some respite. "We should be moving now as there is nothing to do here. The farms have dried up. There is no facility to irrigate except rains. But, elections ensure good food and some other benefits for four to five days," says Suresh Dalsukh Vasava, a marginal farmer in Palsi. However, there are many who stay back in the village to cast their vote. Last Sunday, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had ...
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AMC to wash flyovers and bridges 16.11.2017 DNA: India
Amid the growing controversy, which according to many is aimed to tarnish the civic body's image ahead of the assembly elections, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has come up with a fresh idea. It is planning to wash all bridges and flyovers across the city. The controversy of putting cross marks on some houses and walls of societies in Paldi area by Solid Waste Management (SWM) department of the civic body was aimed to put the AMC on the back foot, according to many. However, the AMC's fresh move is believed to dilute the controversy. The incident of putting marks for identification of the door-to-door waste collection has tarnished AMC's image, in which many have sniffed a political vendetta. To control the damage, the SWM on Wednesday has decided to wash all bridges and flyovers in the city. This is going to happen for the first time. The AMC will use treated water for the project. "This is a new initiative to keep the city clean. The flyovers are getting swept daily. But they never wash it. ...
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AMC warns of bad air today 16.11.2017 DNA: Money
Ahmedabad is not too behind from the national capital when it comes to air pollution. Air pollution in the city is to shoot up soon, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) warned on Wednesday. The AMC had issued a warning that the city will face severely bad air on Thursday. Air Quality monitoring system placed at Pirana, showing PM 2.5 level, is expected to cross the 400 mark on the Air Quality Index (AQI) metre. The Health department also issued an advisory, anticipating the quality of bad air which is going to prevail in city on Thursday. "People with respiratory issues are advised to stay indoor. Prolonged exposure of such quality of air many develop respiratory illness to health people also," said Dr Bhavin Solanki, in-charge medical officer of health, AMC. "We have issues advise for people to wear mask, who are going to work in an open area. Over all city's AQI is going to remain 311, which is considered to be very poor," added Dr ...
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Muslim vote matters in Gujarat but not enough to make a difference 14.11.2017 Rediff: Columns
The Congress considers the community to be in its fold without bothering about its representation or welfare while the BJP assumes that the Muslims would not vote for its candidates, says Shafeeq Rahman.
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As election nears, sanitation drive 'markings' send shivers down Ahmedabad residents 14.11.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Residents of Paldi, a small suburb in Ahmedabad received a scare after they found their front doors marked with a cross on Monday. While locals initially thought it was targetting of a particular community, they later discovered that it was part of a sanitation drive, The Times of India reported. According to the report, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation health workers had marked the buildings in red as their stock of stickers to mark societies that got exhausted. Residents, however, expressed fear as such markings in the past were used in the past as a way to identify residents to be targeted during the 2002 communal riots. Paldi was one of the areas that witnessed violence in 2002. Residents had even written to the Election Commission and the polic chief AK Singh fearing that the motive was to disrupt peace in the area. However, Singh informed that the markings were made by sanitation workers, but added that an inquiry will be conducted. "If the houses are being marked as part of a garbage collection ...
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India's space prog achieved what was envisioned by Dr Vikram Sarabhai 12.11.2017 DNA: Opinion
India is pushing the frontiers in space technology and we need to be leaders in it, said Dr K Kasturirangan at the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) in Ahmedabad on Saturday. Dr Kasturirangan, an astrophysicist and honorary advisor for ISRO, was awarded the Shri Hari Om Ashram Prerit Senior Scientist Award 2016. Speaking at the award lecture on 'Vistas of Astrophysics and Planetary Science Research- The Indian Perspective', he reminisced about his first meeting with Dr Vikram Sarabhai, father of the Indian space Programme. "At that time I never thought I would find myself in a room with Dr Sarabhai as he interviewed me. In fact, Dr Sarabhai tried to dissuade me from joining PRL despite my earnestness. But I managed to convince him," said Dr Kasturirangan. He said in a decade of association with Dr Sarabhai, the visionary encouraged him at PRL. "Today what I am is all because of Dr Sarabhai," said Dr Kasturirangan. He said the space programme has achieved for India what Dr Sarabhai had envisioned it ...
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Meeting wife will boost Kulbhushan Jadhav's morale: Def Min Nirmala Sitharaman 12.11.2017 DNA: Money
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that the government is trying its best to bring back Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is lodged in a Pakistan jail over espionage charges. She added that she felt that his meeting with his wife as allowed by Pakistan authorities will boost his morale. Speaking to reporters in Gandhinagar, Sitharaman said, "The meeting of Kulbhushan's wife with him will boost his morale. We are trying our best to bring Kulbhushan Jadhav." While the minister was seemingly happy over the development, a late decision by the government on naming India's candidate for the International Court of Justice, which is hearing the matter of Jadhav, could have a bearing on the matter. Early this year, India had taken Pakistan to the ICJ seeking consular access to Jadhav, who was in Pakistani custody over spying charges. Refuting Pakistan's spying charges, India has always maintained that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the ...
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Not bothered with someone else's stand on Arunachal: Nirmala Sitharaman snubs China 11.11.2017 DNA: Opinion
 Rebuffing China's objection to her visit to Arunachal Pradesh, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said the northeastern state is an Indian territory and the country is not concerned about someone else's opinion on it. On Monday, China had objected to Sitharaman's first visit to the border state on Saturday and Sunday, saying her tour of the "disputed area" was not conducive to peace in the region. India had rejected Beijing's objection and asserted that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of the country. "What is the problem? There is no problem. It is our territory, we will go there," she said in a reply to a query on China's reaction on her visit to Arunachal Pradesh. "We are not concerned with someone else's opinion on this," the minister, who is campaigning for the BJP in poll- bound Gujarat, said in a press conference here. Sitharaman had visited forward army posts in remote Anjaw district of the state bordering China to take stock of defence preparedness. The minister had visited Nathu La ...
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Gujarat elections 2017: BJP fields Ram Vilas Paswan for its 'Dalit outreach' to take on Jignesh Mevani 11.11.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
With Congress getting support of prominent Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani in the upcoming Gujarat elections, the BJP has decided to up its game and field Union Minister and influential national Dalit leader Ram Vilas Paswan for its campaign. The Union Minister of Food and Public Distribution, Consumer Affairs and the founder of Lok Janshakti Party was, however, not part of BJP's mega campaign during the UP Assembly polls earlier this year. But this time around, not only will Paswan campaign for the BJP, he is seen as the answer for Mevani. The minister will have a packed schedule in Gujarat. Paswan will be addressing a press conference at BJP Media Centre at Sola in Ahmedabad on Saturday and will also participate in BJP’s door to door round programme as part of Gujarat Gaurav Sampark Abhiyan. He will also address a public meeting in Danilimda assembly seat, where Dalits constitute 20 per cent of total votes. Besides, the BJP has also roped in its own Dalit leaders. Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment ...
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Google honours Anasuya Sarabhai on 132nd birth anniversary. 10 things you should know about her 11.11.2017 DNA: Mumbai
On Saturday, Google India honoured Anasuya Sarabhai on occasion of her 132nd birth anniversary. Sarabhai, the founder of the Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association, was a pioneer of the women's labour movement in India. Here are 10 things you must know about her - Sarabhai was born into the Sarabhai family of Sarabhai and Godavariba, a wealthy family of industrialists. She lost her parents when she was nine, and then she and her siblings went to live with their uncle. - She was married at 13, but it was short-lived and unhappy  - Her brother sent her to England to study. She initially pursued medicine, but switched to the London School of Economics after she realised that dissection of animals was part of the medical syllabus - something that went against her Jain upbringing. - While in England she was involved in the Suffragette movement - a movement that fought for women to have voting rights, something that was unheard of in the early 20th century. - When she returned home, she opened a school and ...
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Gujarat High Court orders redressal cell for bad roads in all zones 10.11.2017 DNA: Mumbai
The Gujarat High Court on Thursday directed the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) to constitute zone-wise grievance redressal cells for bad roads, and that the civic body should widely publicise the information about these cells so that citizens can avail its benefit. The second division bench of Justice MR Shah and Justice Biren Vaishnav is hearing a PIL filed by Mustak Kadri through advocate Amit Panchal. The petitioner's grievance is that a majority of the city's roads were damaged in the season's first rains itself, which can only happen if there is a nexus between officers, politicians and contractors leading to quality roads not being constructed. The AMC submitted an affidavit on the resurfacing work done so far, and complying with the court's earlier order has decided to constitute a grievance redressal cell. The court then directed the corporation to constitute such cells in each zone, adding that the cell officer's name and number should be put on roads. It even directed AMC to publish a ...
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It is a triangular fight for the soap warriors 9.11.2017 Rediff: Business
Nirma detergent brand has shed its affordable tag for a more premium positioning against Surf, as rival Ghadi consolidates its position as a mass-market player.
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Manmohan Singh lied, he did meet Modi: Vijay Rupani 9.11.2017 DNA: Top News
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has described as a lie former prime minister Manmohan Singh's statement that Narendra Modi had never met him to discuss the Sardar Sarovar dam project. "Manmohan Singh lied when he said that Narendrabhai Modi had never met him about the Narmada dam. Narendrabhai had met him more than once, and also written to him to clear the hurdles in way of the project," Rupani told the media on Wednesday, a day after Singh's comment. Rupani presented copies of letters dated May 17, 2011, and September 7, 2013, which the then Gujarat CM Modi had written to Manmohan Singh. "Narendrabhai also raised the issue with Manmohan Singh during the latter's visit to Ahmedabad on March 26, 2011. Among other issues, the dam was also discussed again during a 45-minute meeting between them on February 6, 2013," he said. Rupani stated during his tenure as a Rajya Sabha MP from 2006 to 2012, he was a part of the delegation that had met Singh twice to discuss Narmada dam and other important issues of ...
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23-yr-old- youth with a ‘fortune’ in ATS net 9.11.2017 DNA: Top News
Twenty three years of age, huge bank balance, swanky cars, regular trips to foreign countries, running a real estate empire, interested in shooting competitions and now an accused in the fake licence case. These characteristics sum up who Anaas Khan is. A native of Gujarat, Anaas was arrested by the Rajasthan Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Wednesday for getting a gun licence made but not in his name. The youth rather got the licence made impersonating a official of the Border Security Force. Conducting its first arrest outside the state in the fake gun licence and weapons case, the state ATS nabbed a 23-year-old youth from Ahmedabad who was in possession of three weapons. Shockingly, the youth alleges that he takes part in local shooting tournaments organised in Gujarat. “Anaas is the first person from outside Rajasthan who has been arrested in the fake licence case. Khan paid Rs 4 lakh through hawala transaction to get a licence made in the name of a constable of the BSF,” said Vikas Kumar, ATS ...
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