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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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Padmaavat row: SRP cover for multiplexes 23.1.2018 DNA: Top News
In view of the raging violence over the release of the movie Padmaavat, the city police have ordered deployment of additional security forces, including platoons of State Reserve Police (SRP), at theatres and multiplexes. Karni Sena and a number of other Rajput organisations are protesting against Padmaavat, claiming that the film distorts history and shows Rani Padmavati in poor light. The protests are continuing, and have in fact intensified, with January 25, the release date, approaching. On Sunday, protesters blocked roads at many places and even set fire to buses at a few places. The police commissioner's office said in a circular that the additional security forces were being deployed to ensure security and to maintain law & order at the cinema halls screening Padmaavat. It cited the opposition to the movie by certain groups which were resorting to blocking roads and other means of protest against the opposition. The circular said that one PSI and one SRP platoon have been deployed at seven ...
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Civic body shows the way, makes 500 kg compost from flower waste 23.1.2018 DNA: Top News
All's well that ends well. The adage goes well with the Ahmedabad civic body, AMC, at this moment. After the just-concluded hit flower show organised by AMC, the civic body has now set an example by showing how to initiate a zero-waste producing process through reuse, recycle and reduce the flowers! After the sixth edition of the annual flower show of Ahmedabad, three tonnes of waste was produced from 50 flower sculptures. The dry petals of the waste have been composed and turned into fertiliser. Around 500 kilos of fertiliser was produced from the total used flowers during the show. "Around 50 structure were made using flower petals. To make them, around three tonnes of petals were used. We dried the petals and converted them into dry compost," said Jignesh Patel, director of Parks and Garden, AMC. "The compost will be used for parks and gardens maintained by the civic body," added Patel. Also, there were more than a lakh plants of different species that were put up at the exhibition. Even they will be ...
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American varsities to host exhibition on Bapu's thoughts, philosophy and lifestyle 9.1.2018 DNA: Top News
In an attempt to get the Americans better acquainted with Gandhian thoughts, philosophies and lifestyle, the Gandhian Society in the USA plans to hold a massive exhibition spread over 40,000 to 50,000 square feet in New Jersey on August 18 and 19. It will have an interactive museum, workshops and khadi expo too. The two-day exhibition, titled Gandhi Going Global, will be set up with the help of Gandhi Ashram, Gujarat Vidyapith, Navjivan Press in Ahmedabad and the Gandhi Research Foundation, Jalgaon. The organisers are also trying to rope in former First Lady Michelle Obama to deliver a keynote address. The ashram will be providing replicas of memorabilia that will be part of the exhibition. Institutions such as King's Centre, Nelson Mandela Foundation and Gandhi Ashram, South Africa will also participate. "The exhibition is part of the celebrations leading up to the 150th anniversary of Gandhi Jayanti. The idea is to ensure that Gandhi's thoughts, philosophies and lifestyle is available to Americans in a ...
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'Sanjay Leela Bhansali has taken a liking for me' 20.12.2017 Rediff: Movies
'I am going to direct a film for him.'
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Gujarat Elections 2017 | High turnout a reply to those spreading anarchy: CM Vijay Rupani 10.12.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
Chief minister Vijay Rupani said on Saturday that the high voter turnout in the first phase of the Assembly elections was a response to attempts being made in the last two years to spread anarchy in the state. Without naming the Congress or the Patidar reservation agitation, Rupani said that the high turnout to cast votes is a fitting reply to attempts to spread anarchy by dividing various communities. Rupani, who is contesting from Rajkot West seat, said that high turnout would work in BJP's favour. "We have seen long queues since polling began. This excitement in the first phase shows that the BJP will win more than 150 seats and create a new record in the state. The second phase will be even better," Rupani said in Ahmedabad, a few hours after casting his vote in Rajkot. Taking a dig at the Congress for its claims that it would form the government in the state, the CM said that the party had also claimed that it was going to win in 2002, 2007 and 2012 elections. "We all know what happened then. The ...
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Tamil Nadu leads South Indian states in plastic manufacturing, consumption 9.12.2017 Sify Finance
[India], Dec 9 (ANI-NewsVoir): With over 9 lakh tonnes of plastics consumption and increasing production to meet the demand, Tamil Nadu leads the south Indian states in plastic consumption and
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LIVE! After war of words, Gujarat votes in first phase 9.12.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Gujarat elections 2017: 851 to battle it out in phase 2 2.12.2017 DNA: Money
A total of 851 candidates are left in the fray for the 93 seats that will go to polls in the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections on December 14, official sources said. A total of 1,664 nominations were filed for these seats, but the number has come down to almost half after scrutiny and withdrawal of nominations. An analysis of the list for the second phase of elections shows there are 34 candidates in the fray from Mehsana, by far the highest among all seats. Deputy chief minister Nitin Patel is contesting on a BJP ticket from Mehsana. It is followed by Viramgam seat, from where 22 candidates are contesting. Radhanpur, with 17 in the fray, has the third highest number of candidates. Sixteen candidates each are contesting from Vatva, Bapunagar and Dhandhuka assembly segments in Ahmedabad, while 14 are in the fray in Palanpur, Chanasma, Becharaji, Vijapur, Sanand and Nikol seats. Thirteen candidates are contesting from Siddhpur, Ghatlodia and Dholka seats. Interestingly, the tribal reserved ...
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Nov gold imports highest in a yr 2.12.2017 DNA: Money
Ahmedabad reported the highest import of gold in a year in the month of November, official data shows. GSECL, which handles cargo at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, said that 14.40 tonne gold was imported at the Air Cargo Complex in November 2017, 22% lower than 18.65 tonne imported in November last year, but the highest in a single month after that. With the exception of November 2016, gold imports at the Air Cargo Complex in November 2017 were the highest for a single month since August 2016, when 15.78 tonne gold was imported, as per the GSECL data. Some of the other months in the past year in which high gold imports were reported include May (12.95 tonne), March (11.45 tonne) and February (10.15 tonne). For the first eight months of the current financial year, ie from April-November 2017, 47.80 tonne gold was imported at Ahmedabad, an increase of 31% over 36.37 tonne in the same period of last year. SILVER IMPORTS Imports of the other shiny metal silver, which stood at 25.56 and ...
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Gujarat elections 2017 | Flag row: Rahul Gandhi plays patriot card in Gujarat 25.11.2017 DNA: Popular News
A 125-ft-long flag weighing 250kg made by students, farmers and members of the Dalit Shakti Kendra was the thing with which Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi chose to beat the ruling BJP. The flag was originally offered to Chief Minister Vijay Rupani who expressed his inability to accept it on the grounds that there wasn't any space available to store it. "Modiji and Rupaniji do not have the space to accommodate the Indian Flag. It shows the stinginess of their hearts. I will take this flag even if I have just 1 inch of space with me because I keep the Indian flag in my heart," said Gandhi, while addressing people at the Kendra's office at Nanidevati in Sanand, Ahmedabad. "The PM and CM have no place for a flag, but the entire Gujarat is available for the picking for just five industrialists," Gandhi said, commenting on the oft repeated allegation that the Gujarat government has been liberal in granting land to industries at a throwaway price. He further added that the Congress allotted Rs35,000 crore ...
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City to mark Heritage Week with special cultural events, exhibition 9.11.2017 DNA: Top News
The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation is all geared up to celebrate the World Heritage Week from November 19, the first after it was declared as the first World Heritage City of India by the UNESCO on July 8, while ensuring that it does not violates the model code of conduct. It has planned a series of lectures, music and dance events, play and panel discussions from November 19 to November 25. For most of the events, educational institutes and experts have been roped in. A heritage exhibition would be held at Sabarmati Riverfront on the concluding day. The list of events also include the Gujarati Film Festival and lectures on medieval architecture, Jain and Parsi Communities. Surprisingly, heritage week gave a miss to seminar or lecture on the Muslim community, which is a significant part of the city which was founded by Ahmed Shah. A mobile application on Heritage City Ahmedabad would be launched this week. Interestingly, the application is already available on the ...
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BJP leader's staffers made to undergo Agni Pariksha 8.11.2017 DNA: Opinion
In a shocking incident in 'modern Gujarat', a video of six petrol pump employees made to undergo 'Agni Pariksha' by dipping their hands in boiling oil to prove their honesty following theft of Rs6 lakh has gone viral on social media. The six sustained severe burns on their hands. The incident which came to fore from Jambuthal village near Sanand town in Ahmedabad district is hardly 10 km from the Tata Nano plant, where the ruling party BJP claims of massive development. Sources said the money was stolen from a petrol pump on Saturday night owned by former MLA from Congress and now a BJP leader Karamshi Patel, of Koli community, near Viramgam. The video shows six semi-clad people taking oath in front of goddess of a temple in the village saying they did not steal money and dipping their hands into hot oil. Sources said Patel initially doubted on three of the employees who were working in night shift. Patel's son registered an FIR against the trio on Sunday at a local police station. Meanwhile, on Tuesday ...
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IITG students’ Research Conclave in March 6.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
IITG students’ Research Conclave in March
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