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AMC's waste collection vehicle caught ferrying vegetables! 17.5.2018 DNA: Opinion
Ever imagined your vegetables would be ferried in a waste disposal vehicle before it reaches to you?Well, this has happened in Ahmedabad. In a case of sheer negligence by the Solid Waste Management Department, a vehicle of door-to-door waste collection was found ferrying vegetables. A video of the same went viral on Wednesday. The civic authority, however, has scrapped the allegations. Acting swiftly on the controversial matter, the team caught the culprit within four hours and began an inquiry into the same. "We have nabbed the driver along with the vehicle. A detailed inquiry is underway," said Harshad Solanki, Director of Solid Waste Management, AMC. Solanki informed that they are investigating the matter. He further said that the vegetables were stale and were dumped in Kalupur market. "Personnel deputed at the refuse transfer station informed that such vegetables are a daily affair. We receive them daily. Even a CCTV footage at the station shows that the vegetables were dumped," said Solanki. He ...
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Google celebrates Mrinalini Sarabai's 100th birthday 11.5.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
Today's doodle, illustrated by Sudeepti Tucker, shows Sarabhai with her signature parasol while her students are dancing on stage.
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REFCOLD INDIA to revolutionise cold-chain industry 8.5.2018 Sify Finance
[India], May 8 (NewsVoir): "Cold Chain - New Horizons", a panel discussion comprising international and national experts was recently held in the national capital to set new horizons at the
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For Ahmedabad women, stalking is biggest form of harassment 23.4.2018 DNA: Money
Guess what is the biggest form of harassment that women in city faces? Stalking! Analysis of calls made to the women helpline number 181 show that most women from the city who call the helpline complain of stalking. What is interesting is that the trend is true for Ahmedabad and not for the state. Across Gujarat, it is physical assault on women (domestic violence) that tops the list, with stalking coming a distant second. All forms of stalking (physical. telephonic, cyber and social media) together accounted for the highest number of distress calls to the helpline from Ahmedabad. Physical violence came second. It should be noted that if each type of stalking were to be considered separately, telephonic stalking (1489) would still top the list followed by physical assault (1104) in the second spot. The data shared by Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI) about calls and van despatch in response to distress calls shows that for the three years of 2015, 2016 and 2017, the helpline received 3634 ...
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Fashion for all: Physically challenged girls walk the ramp 18.4.2018 DNA: India
The Government Polytechnic for Girls Ahmedabad, on Tuesday, organised a fashion show in which 12 physically challenged girls and senior citizens participated. The show, called 'Samanvay, fashion for inclusive society', an initiative by the college's Computer-Aided Costume Designing and Dress Making department, attempted to change the concept of restricting fashion shows to models. Ushma Anerao, principal, said, "It's high time we change our perception and the definition of fashion. The idea is that fashion is for an inclusive society. Why do fashion shows always have skinny models? This is the reason we want to celebrate the concept of 'fashion for all' and costumes designed by our students will be worn by girls who are physically challenged. Not just them, there will be senior citizens as well. Although we had introduced this concept last year, it was a show only for in-house people. This year, we have invited people from the industry." Talking about the idea behind her design, 23-year-old Bhavini ...
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Gold import slips 72% in Mar, rises 45% for whole year in Ahmedabad 3.4.2018 DNA: Money
Gold import in Ahmedabad ended the financial year on a weak note with a 72% decline for the month of March. However, import of the yellow metal was up 45% for the year on the whole. According to GSECL, which handles cargo at Ahmedabad airport, import of gold for March was 3.173 tonne, as compared with 11.45 tonne for the same month of previous financial year. The import data shows that gold import for March was the second lowest in the past six months. Gold import at the city airport was 5.23 tonne in October, 14.40 tonne in November, 13.18 tonne in December, 2.65 tonne in January, and 7.50 tonne in February. For whole of 2017-18, gold import at the city airport was 74.30 tonne, up 45% over 50.88 tonne seen in the year before that. Incidentally, gold import was the second lowest in the last seven years for which the data was available. Article ...
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Decriminalize Chhara women bootleggers who wish to change, recommends PDPU 25.3.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
When Dayiben left bootlegging, cops continued to raid her house even after a year. It took a year for them to develop trust, she says. Dayiben is one of those from Chhara community who wishes to change and shows commitment towards the rehabilitation programme initiated by the Ahmedabad city police. For this programme to go a long way, an impact assessment report, undertaken by Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) has recommended that those who wish to change and show commitment should be decriminalized. Two professors along with 40 students of School of Liberal Studies at PDPU studied the impact assessment of the programme 'Sakhi Sahay' project, that enables women bootleggers of Chhara community to leave their tainted past behind and earn a living through creative skills and training. The city police has allocated two rooms where women learn handicraft jewellery making, stiching, etc. A total of 200 women have enlisted themselves with the NGO. Principal investigator Dr Ritu Sharma, Assistant ...
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Amdavadi lemon juice vendor uses water from public loo 20.3.2018 DNA: Top News
Remember the Paani Puri vendor in Thane who was caught on camera peeing into a vessel that he used as a serving bowl for his customers? This Amdavadi lemon juice vendor probably took a clue from that incident, only instead of peeing into the bowl, he used water from a public toilet. Sounds disgusting? But this happened here in Ahmedabad, and the video of the incident went viral on social media on Monday. The video shows the vendor filling his canister with water from a public toilet. The pay-and-use toilet facility is run by NGO Aryabhatt Seva Sansthan. The incident took place in Panch Kuva. "This is a shocking incident. We are going to fine the NGO and also to the vendor. This is sheer negligence and this is not permitted," said Dr Bhavin Solanki, medical officer in charge of health, AMC. "The NGO will face a notice and hefty penalty. Also, we have asked our team members to conduct an inspection to find out whether similar incidents are taking place or not." He said that the water could be contaminated ...
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Ahmedabad city woman shows the way; successfully transplants two trees 17.3.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And, no good thing ever dies. This has come true for a resident of Satellite when, against all odds, she made an effort to transplant four trees just two months ago. The experts and the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) firmly believed that the trees would not survive. But, against all odds, two out of four trees survived. Last January, when Jolly Shah saw two trees were about to be chopped for an upcoming building project in an open plot near her house, she spoke to officials of the AMC and activists from Surat. "I have seen the transplantation process on the Ahmedabad University campus. I'm happy that two trees have survived, and new leaves have sprouted," said Shah, who initiated the scientific process in January. "The trees were on the verge of death when we transplanted them. The roots got partially damaged because of the digging. We, however, took a risk. AMC has helped us with machines at that time," said Shah. "We didn't use machines for the ...
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PNB fraud fallout: Survey shows drop in diamond demand 16.3.2018 Sify Finance
The Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud involving diamantaire Nirav Modi seems to have shaken the confidence of diamond jewellery buyers, especially from the unorganised jewellers, over concerns on the purity of the precious jewellery, resulting in a drop in business, according to a survey released here on Friday.
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Remember the man behind the viral <i>Hindustani Mussalmaan</i> poem? 15.3.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
This is the story of so many like him.
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Nucleya remixes jingle of a popular radio channel 12.3.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Nucleya, who is one of the judges of the first-ever digital reality show 'The Remix' has remixed the jingle of a popular radio channel. The renowned electronic music producer has infused and added peppy beats in the jingle and added his style of music in it. The jingle track is playing along with station sweepers, station bumpers, show bumpers with a frequency of 100. Nucleya is one of India’s most well-known electronic music producers, His unique usage of Indian street sounds has made him a countrywide phenomenon.   Nucleya hails from Ahmedabad and is currently one of the most renowned DJ's in India. Amazon Prime Video India has brought the first ever digital reality show to India with The Remix. The show has a unique concept as it brings together DJ's and singers on the same platform. The Remix will be giving people a platform to showcase their talent in a unique way. It is a popular format abroad and Amazon has got it here in India. The Remix has brought few celebrated names from various fields ...
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Swedish design week comes to NID campus 21.2.2018 DNA: Top News
A Swedish design exhibition with 19 art designs ranging from images to products to recycled goods and unisex fashion dealing with the migrant crisis, after Hong Kong and Seoul has come to India's premier design school here in Ahmedabad. The Ung Svensk Form design exhibition, brought by the Consulate General of Sweden in Mumbai, was inaugurated on Tuesday at NID campus and will be open for public till March 2. From material research, cross-over crafts and the identity crisis of ordinary things – the new design generation shows a growing interest in sustainability and human interaction which is depicted in different art forms in this exhibition that displays 19 states of the art design examples. It presents the latest trends in young Swedish design, with its craftsmanship and new forms of expression. The prime theme of the pieces in the exhibition is sustainability and circular economy. Interestingly, designs of two NID students are also being displayed alongside the Swedish designs. The first design is ...
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After popularity of song from Padmaavat, magic of Ghoomar twirls at a Mumbai workshop 11.2.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
At a 115 million YouTube views and counting, the Ghoomar song  in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's opulent Rs 215 crore Padmaavat seems to have got a life of its own. The song was among the main points of contention for the fringe political outfit Rajput Karni Sena (goons from the lumpen outfit vandalised a school in Madhya Pradesh’s Ratlam city leaving one student grievously injured, after students performed on the song on January 15) which found it offensive that a mythical Rajput queen was dancing. That hasn't prevented the song either being played at a cultural programme in Ahmedabad on January 17 to welcome the Israeli and Indian Prime Ministers Benjamin Netanyahu and Narendra Modi or from it becoming popular at every sangeet, dance peformance, reality shows and so on. Given its immense popularity and the demand from many to learn Ghoomar as a form, the Gangaur Ghoomar Academy (founded by the late Padma Shree awardee late HH Rajmaata Goverdan Kumarri, Santrampur) has organised a five day workshop in Andheri. ...
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Gujarat to get 2nd plastic park in Sanand 8.2.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Gujarat will get its second industrial park, dedicated to the plastic sector at Sanand, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said in Gandhinagar on Wednesday. He also said that the first-of-its-kind of a university of plastics industries will be soon functional. Rupani was delivering a lecture on the inaugural day of six-day 'Plastindia 2018'. He said that Gujarat has witnessed an investment of Rs1,400 crore in the plastic sector in recent years. "First, an industrial park for plastics has already come up at Dahej and soon a second one will come up at Sanand. Gujarat government will do everything to support the industries here," he said. He also said that considering the requirements of the industries, university of the plastic industry is coming up at Vapi in south Gujarat. Rajeev Chitalia, chairman of Plastindia Exhibition Committee said that the many of the buildings are on the verge of completion and the intake of students will begin in September 2018. It will offer undergraduate and postgraduate ...
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Ahmedabad lower than Tapi in vaccination coverage 8.2.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
This may come as a surprise, but Ahmedabad lags behind Navsari, Tapi and even Narmada as far as percentage of children vaccinated for basic vaccinations is concerned. The National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) found that only 50% of children in Gujarat (in 12-23 months age group) received all basic vaccinations against six major childhood illnesses (tuberculosis, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, and measles). Ahmedabad had 49% of children in the age group vaccinated against these basic illnesses, less than the vaccination percentage for Gujarat (50%). Interestingly, the data also shows that Surat had a lower percentage of children (48%) vaccinated against the six major childhood illnesses. Navsari (79%), Tapi (73%), Jamnagar (69%) and even state capital Gandhinagar (66%) had a higher percentage of children that had been vaccinated.  Panchmahals and Patan have the lowest coverage at 30% and 31% respectively. But those who have been part of the government's vaccination drive said such low coverage ...
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Not just biometric data, fake ration cards used to divert food grains 6.2.2018 DNA: Money
Efforts of a Right to Information (RTI) activist has not only blown the lid of the compromised biometric data of 1.27 crore ration card holders, but it has revealed how foodgrains were being diverted with the help of fake ration cards. Ajay Jangid, whose RTI for transaction details of PDS, blew the lid of the fact that food grains were being diverted in the name of relatives of political leaders without their knowledge said that a lot of the ration card in circulation were also fake. "We believe that a lot of the food diversion happened with the help of fake ration cards. What is unique about the fake ration cards and their details in the system is that the ration card holder's address will be generic rather than specific," said Jangid. He said, for example, fake ration cards will state the address of a person as Ghatlodia instead of a specific address that details the society and house number. Explaining how the fake ration cards get made, Jangid said that to make a ration card one has to give some ...
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Gold imports in January decline 10% to 2.65 tonne 3.2.2018 DNA: Top News
Starting the year 2018 on a dull note, gold imports in Ahmedabad declined by more than 10% in January, import data shows. GSECL, which handles cargo at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, said on Friday that 2.65 tonne gold was imported at the Air Cargo Complex in January 2018, 10.5% lower than 2.97 tonne imported in the same month of the previous year. January imports of the yellow metal were the lowest in the past four months. GSECL said that gold imports stood at 5.23 tonne, 14.40 tonne and 13.18 tonne in October, November and December respectively. The data shows that 63.64 tonne gold was imported at the Air Cargo Complex in the first ten months of the current financial year, which was 56% higher than 40.73 tonne imported in the same period of the last year. The sharp rise notwithstanding, import of the yellow metal in the city is a far cry from the highs of a few years ago. The GSECL figures show that the imports stood at 84 tonne in 2015-16, 152 tonne in 2014-15, and over 91 tonne ...
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Karni Sena leader Kalvi banks on theatre owners, janta curfew 24.1.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The Shree Rajput Karni Sena, which is opposing Padmaavat, said on Tuesday that it was banking on the support of theatre owners as well as citizens for ensuring that the movie is not screened or watched. Members of the Karni Sena and other outfits have resorted to violence at many places in Gujarat, and other states over the past few weeks to protest against the release of the movie, which they claim distorts history and shows legendary Rajput queen Padmavati in poor light. Gujarat and Rajasthan were among the states that had banned the movie, but the Supreme Court struck down the ban. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court rejected the plea by Rajasthan and MP governments seeking a recall of its earlier order on law & order grounds. Karni Sena's plea to ban the film alleging distortion of history was also rejected. Having exhausted all legal options, Karni Sena said it would talk to theatre owners and convince them not to screen the film. "We are going to talk with theatre owners and multiplexes and ask them not ...
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Be ready to embrace Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical 24.1.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Come March, Amdavadis will get to see one of India's greatest movie unfold on stage in the form of musical drama. 'Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical' will be played at Transtadia in Maninagar from March 8 to 11. Speaking about the play, which has so far had 96 shows in Delhi and Mumbai, Feroz Abbas Khan, the director, said in bringing the play out of Delhi and Mumbai they had to look for a city that had the necessary infrastructure for the same. "This is why it has come to Ahmedabad," said Khan. On the challenges in making the musical, that has garnered praise wherever it has played, Khan said the biggest challenge was to ensure that it remained true to the essence of the movie. "The movie was a legend in itself. It was important that the musical would not be a let down of its memory," said Khan. He said the other challenges involved adapting from one medium (movie) to another (theatre). "If you did not like something in a movie, there is always an option to take retakes. However, we don't have that liberty in ...
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