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Golden sip! Assam tea fetches record Rs 39,001 per kg 25.7.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
In place of two leaves and a bud, a tea garden in Assam has found a golden bud. In an all-time record for pan-India tea auction system, a hand-made gold tips speciality tea from Assam fetched a price of Rs 39,001 per kg on Wednesday at Guwahati Tea Auction Centre. In sale 30, Guwahati-based Sourabh Tea Traders Pvt Ltd bought two kg of Manohari Gold tea for its clients in Ahmedabad, Delhi and Kolkata. Manufactured by Manohari Tea Estate at Dibrugarh, Manohari Gold, which is made only from the bud, has a unique colour and taste. Gold teas are a latest addition to the list of speciality teas and recently Donyi Polo tea estate in Arunachal Pradesh sold around 3 kg of golden needle grade for Rs 18,801 per kg. Rajan Lohia, owner of Manohari Tea Estate, said a lot of effort is put to make this kind of tea and it took around 20 days to produce two kg of gold tips. "It looks like pieces of pure gold," Lohia said. The tea was manufactured under the supervision of tea expert C K Parashar, who had been associated ...
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Gujarat rain crosses half-way mark 22.7.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
With rain merry continuing at many places, the season's rainfall in the state has already crossed 50% of the average rainfall of the last 30 years, official data shows. The milestone has been achieved five weeks after monsoon set in. According to rain figures compiled by State Emergency Operation Centre, the state has received an average of 427 mm rainfall as of Saturday morning, which is 51.35% of the average of 831 mm rain the state has received between 1988 and 2017. South Gujarat region, which receives the highest rainfall among all parts of the state, has received over 67.5% of average rain so far. As against the 30-year average of 1,435 mm, the region has received 969 mm rain so far. Saurashtra, which was battered by heavy rains earlier this week, has received 398 mm rainfall as of Saturday morning, which is 58.5% of the 30-year average of 679 mm. East-Central Gujarat region, which also comprises Ahmedabad, has received 38% rainfall so far, while north Gujarat has received 27.5%. Kutch region has ...
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Ahmedabad emerges as key garment manufacturing hub 20.7.2018 DNA: India
Once called as Manchester of the East, Ahmedabad is emerging as a major centre for manufacturing cotton garments across India. Low overhead costs and conducive city infrastructure are drawing key manufacturers to the city. The city, now home to around 5,000 manufacturers, has seen a significant spurt in the number — from about 500 — over a decade. While the local manufacturers have expanded their operations over the last couple of years, manufacturers from outside the state have also poured into the city because of the low cost of production. "No other major Indian city has so low overhead cost as Ahmedabad. Retail and wholesale buyers, as well as players of organized retails, have set their eyes on Ahmedabad to source products," said Vijay Purohit, president of Gujarat Garment Manufacturers Association (GGMA) which began three-day GGMA Garment Fair at Gujarat Universtiy Exhibition Ground on Thursday. Products are cheaper by about 30 per cent as compared to those in larger cities like Mumbai, also called ...
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Gujarat University sends proposal for subway to connect its two campuses 20.7.2018 DNA: India
A subway may soon connect the two campuses of the Gujarat University (GU) very soon. The varsity has floated a proposal to connect its sports complex to the Convention and Exhibition Centre (GUCEC). The proposal has reached the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, sources said. If AMC passes the proposal GU will be the second institute to have a subway of its own, followed by Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA). "We want the subway for two reasons: one, to ease mobility; secondly, to get NAAC accreditation. For accreditation, we need everything on one campus. I met former mayor Gautam Shah and several AMC officials in May to discuss the plan. We have to get the design part ready. The process will take some time. The university space is spread across 270 acres and we want to utilise every inch of it. In future, we also wish to have our own stadium along with other facilities," said Himanshu Pandya, Vice-Chancellor, Gujarat University. As part of the expansion plan, the university will also ...
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Gujarat Home Minister Pradipsinh Jadeja accuses Pakistan of spreading child-lifter rumours 28.6.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Gujarat Home Minister Pradipsinh Jadeja on Wednesday refuted the rumours about child-lifting gangs being active in the state, and urged people not to panic. He accused Pakistan of circulating a video on social media which he said was responsible for spreading the rumour. His statement comes in the wake of several mob lynching incidents recently reported from different parts of the state. Addressing the media in Gandhinagar on Wednesday, Jadeja said: "I assure people of Gujarat that there is no such gang active in the state which abducts children. A video from Pakistan requesting people to beware of such gangs is responsible for spreading such a rumour, creating great misunderstanding in the society. The video started circulating in Okha, Dwarka and then the rest of the state. But our police is active and people should not panic." He condemned the lynching incidents that have recently taken place in the state. "Our police will act against those who manhandled the victims," Jadeja said. "We also request ...
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Housing expensive in 39 cities, but cheaper in ten cities says NHB housing index 27.6.2018 Sify Finance
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At Gandhi Ashram, Seychelles President Danny Faure seeks to know more of Bapu's mantra 24.6.2018 DNA: Money
Seychelles President Danny Faure, who arrived in Ahmedabad on Friday, visited the Gandhi Ashram on Saturday. Faure, visited the Ashram around 10 am and spent over 30 minutes there. The President, who is on a six-day visit to India, visited the archive centre, the library and the Hriday Kunj. He also tried his hand at the Charkha. In the visitors book, Faure wrote about the need to teach non-violence to children of the world. "The principle of non-violence is what we need to teach the children of our world, and what was expressed by Gandhi many years ago remains relevant today. An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind," the President wrote. Kartikeya Sarabhai, trustee of Sabarmati Ashram Preservation & Memorial Trust, said the President was particularly interested in Gandhi's ideas about non-violence. "He wanted to see the collected works of Gandhi in which the Father of Nation wrote the quote 'An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind'. The President wanted to know the context in which ...
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Narendra Modi, Joko Widodo fly kites for peace, progress in Indo-Pacific, beyond 31.5.2018 DNA: Money
Flying kites, visit to mosque, inaugurating exhibition related to the Ramayana and Mahabharata, addressing Indian diaspora, besides holding bilateral talks with President Joko Widodo was all in a day's work for Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his first-ever official visit to Indonesia. PM Modi and his Indonesian counter-part flew kites as they inaugurated the first joint kite exhibition themed on Indian epics at Jakarta's National Monument. The Kite Exhibition showcased the strong cultural links between India and Indonesia. "Cultural connect touching the skies! Ramayana themed joint kite exhibit unveiled...Ahmedabad and Jakarta Kite Museums exchange MoU," Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet. The theme of the exhibition was mythological epics, and the Ramayana-themed kites were designed by Indonesian artists, while India organisers contributed kites with the Mahabharata theme. Modi also visited the iconic Arjuna Wijaya Chariot monument and paid a visit to ...
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India, Indonesia ties elevated to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership 31.5.2018 Rediff: News
The 2 countries signed 15 agreements including one on defence cooperation after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held 'productive discussions' with President Joko Widodo.
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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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