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2 dead, 3,500 relocated as rains lash parts of Gujarat 17.7.2018 Rediff: News
Many towns in Gir Somnath turned into islands as the district has been witnessing heavy rains for the third consecutive day.
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Bullet train: Gujarat government initiates land acquisition in 175 villages sans SIA 12.7.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The Gujarat government has started the process of land acquisition for the bullet train project in 175 villages without social impact assessment (SIA). The government is now mulling out-of-court settlements with the farmers of 21 villages who have challenged the land acquisition process in the high court. The government has already issued the notification for the land acquisition. Revenue Minister Kaushik Patel said: "We are following the process as per the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Gujarat Amendment) Act, 2016. The notification for acquisition also has been issued under Article 11 of the said Act. We will strictly abide by the act, but we will also make sure that no injustice is meted out to the farmers for this project." It is noteworthy that the Gujarat government has done away with the procedure of SIA when the Center's Act of 2013 was amended. The project passes through eight districts – Ahmedabad, Kheda, Anand, Vadodara, ...
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Light rain in Ahmedabad, NDRF deployed in south Gujarat 12.7.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The state government has deployed three NDRF teams in southern Gujarat region to deal with monsoon-related emergencies. The Met department has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall for the next four days in southern Gujarat and some parts of Saurashtra. "Following the forecast of heavy rains, we have three NDRF teams on standby for south Gujarat. I have taken stock of the situation via video conference with the collectors of the respective districts. As of now, the situation in the state is under control. Additional enforcements has been provided by the state government," said Pankaj Kumar, principal secretary, revenue department. Life at Valsad district was normal after two days of heavy rainfall. "Till Tuesday night, Auranga river had reached the danger mark. As the rain stopped for a few hours, the risk has been avoided. Kaprada and Umargam are getting the highest rainfall. We are maintaining contact with all areas. Fishermen have been asked not to venture into the sea," said CR Kharsan, collector, ...
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Rain merry in south Gujarat, Saurashtra 4.7.2018 DNA: Money
Heavy rain was reported at several places in south Gujarat and Saurashtra on Tuesday, in what was the most widespread rainfall of the season so far. According to officials at the State Emergency Operation Centre (SOEC) in Gandhinagar, rainfall was recorded across 130 talukas in 23 out of the 33 districts in the state. Two talukas each in Surat, Navsari, and Valsad recorded 4-5.5 inch rainfall between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm on Tuesday. Choryasi taluka of Surat recorded 5.5 inch rain, the highest in the state, followed by Navsari's Jalalpor with 4.5 inch, and Surat city with 4.25 inch. Complaints of waterlogging were reported in many of these places. Seven other talukas in south Gujarat and Saurashtra recorded 3-4 inch rain, whereas 15 others received 2-3 inch rainfall, officials said. Twenty other talukas received between 1 and 2 inch of rainfall on Tuesday. SEOC data showed that many places in north Gujarat, as well as central Gujarat, also received light to moderate rainfall during the day. Moderate to ...
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FOB collapse in Mumbai disrupts NWR train traffic 4.7.2018 DNA: Popular News
The collapse of a part of foot overbridge in Mumbai’s Andheri area, affected train traffic of NWR region. This  has affected the travel plans of passengers who were travelling from Jaipur, Jodhpur and Bikaner and other cities to Mumbai. Five trains were either cancelled or partially cancelled after the incident happened in Mumbai. Chief public relation officer of NWR Tarun Jain informed that train number 12980 Jaipur Bandra Terminus Express will terminate at Valsad while 12979 Bandra Terminus Jaipur Express will also operate from Valsad. Similarly, train number 12215 Delhi Sarai Rohilla Bandra Terminus Garib Rath will also operate till Borilvali and will move back on return journey to Jaipur from Borivali itself. The train 14707 which runs between Bikaner and Dadar  is being terminated at  Kandivali while the Jodhpur Bandra Terminus Suryanagri Express will be running till Dahanu Road railway station. Another train 22473 which runs between Bikaner and Bandra Terminus will also operate till Valsad. NWR has ...
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Rains continue in south and north Gujarat; Ahmedabad dry 29.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Light to moderate rainfall was recorded at several places in south and north Gujarat on Thursday, official sources said, even as rain continues to elude Ahmedabad. The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in north Gujarat over the next two days. The IMD said that heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places in north Gujarat on Thursday. Rainfall occurred at a few places in Gujarat region, and at isolated places in Saurashtra. The State Emergency Operation Centre at Gandhinagar said that rainfall was recorded in 40 talukas spread across 15 districts between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm on Thursday. Bardoli taluka of Surat recorded 36 mm rainfall, the highest in the state, followed by Jesar taluka of Bhavnagar with 34 mm, Saraswati taluka of Patan with 31 mm, and Vadgam taluka of Banaskantha with 29 mm. Kaprada and Umargam talukas of Valsad recorded 24 mm and 23 mm rainfall respectively. Valod taluka of Tapi also recorded 23 mm during the day today. Light rainfall ...
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Rain continues to lash south Gujarat 27.6.2018 DNA: India
Rain continued to lash south Gujarat for the third consecutive day on Tuesday even as it continued to give a miss to most other parts of the state, including Ahmedabad. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), light to moderate rains are likely in parts of Saurashtra and Kutch over the next four days. The IMD said monsoon was vigorous over Gujarat region, and heavy to very heavy rainfall, with isolated extreme heavy falls occurred in the state in 24 hours. However, the intensity was lesser on Tuesday. Officials at the State Emergency Operation Centre (SOEC) in Gandhinagar said Subir taluka of Dangs district recorded 52 mm rainfall between 8 am and 6 pm on Tuesday, the highest in the state. It was followed by Dangs taluka with 24 mm, Nizar in Tapi district with 16 mm, and Dharampur in Valsad with 12 mm. Some parts of Navsari and Bharuch in south Gujarat, and Kheda, Dahod and Chhota Udepur in central Gujarat also received some rainfall. With the exception of Jafrabad taluka of Amreli, which ...
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Advisory Forecast for Rapid Rise in Water Levels of Rivers in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Assam, Meghalaya And North Bengal Following Heavy Rainfall 26.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The India Meteorological Department has forecast heavy to very heavy rains for the next three days in Gujarat region – that is from today to the 28th of June, and heavy to very heavy rains for this entire week in Konkan and Goa, Coastal Karnataka, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura Due to this warning, there is likelihood of rise in water levels in various river basins.
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Gujarat: Thundershower, light rains today 25.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The long hot spell gripping Ahmedabad was finally gone after the city witnessed moderate rainfall on Sunday. The rains, which was recorded at 13 mm, were accompanied by strong winds. Maninagar in the South Zone, which received the highest rainfall, recorded a downpour of 33 mm in the early morning hours. Apart from Ahmedabad, Surat, Bhavnagar, Amreli and Rajkot also received moderate rainfall, IMD said. Ninety-seven talukas across 23 districts also received rains early in the morning. The maximum rainfall was recorded at Umbergaon in Valsad. Foram Shah,a homemaker, said that hopefully, the city will get good rains this year. "I am just glad that the monsoon is finally here. It seemed like the summer would never end. If we get adequate rainfall it will also help solve our water problems," said Shah. Kusum Desai, a senior citizen, said the rains will give a much-needed respite from the heat. "The rains made me so happy. It was very humid for the last many days and suddenly the weather has turned pleasant. ...
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Vadodara student stabbing: Teen killed junior to take revenge on school 24.6.2018 Rediff: News
A police official said the accused revealed during questioning that he committed the crime because he wanted to "defame" the school after being scolded by teachers three days before the incident for passing off someone else's homework as his own.
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Heavy rains likely in south Gujarat next week 24.6.2018 DNA: Money
Ahmedabad city will witness cloudy weather next week, while the southern part of the state will witness heavy rains, the weather department said in a statement on Saturday. While mercury will drop in the city, humidity will rise. Thunderstorm and dust-storms are also likely in the city during the week. The sky remained overcast in the city on Saturday, while parts of south Gujarat and Saurashtra received rains on Saturday. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that heavy rains are likely at isolated places in districts of Surat, Tapi, Valsad, Navsari, Dangs, Daman, Dadra Nagar Haveli till Monday morning. While light to moderate rains are likely in districts of south Gujarat as well as isolated places in north Gujarat, Saurashtra and Kutch for most of the days during the week. Rains may be accompanied by thunderstorms or dust-storms. Ahmedabad recorded maximum temperature of 39 degree Celsius on Saturday and it is likely to remain about 38-39 degree centigrade next week. Rains continued in ...
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Vadodara police nab minor who murdered Class 9 boy in school loo 24.6.2018 DNA: Money
The Vadodara police nabbed a 16-year-old boy from Valsad for murdering 14-year-old Dev Tadvi, who was found dead in the washroom of Shri Bharati School in Baranpura area of Vadodara, of Friday morning. In what can only be termed as bizarre, police investigation revealed that the accused didn't have any personal enmity with the deceased, but killed Tadvi only to ruin the name of the school, after he was caught copying last year during exams. Manoj Sasidhar, Vadodara Police Commissioner, said: "The accused and victim didn't have any connection, both of them didn't even know each other. It was Tadvi's second day at school. The accused randomly chose Tadvi, took him to the washroom and killed him. It could have been any other student." Further interrogations revealed that the accused had been planning to kill a student for a while. The police have found a coconut chopping knife, knuckles and a bottle full of chilly powder from the bag of the accused, which he had brought from his house. According to the ...
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Class 10 student held for death of junior in Vadodara school 23.6.2018 Rediff: News
The killing was a grim reminder of the murder of a seven-year-old student in Gurgaon last year.
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Vadodara student murder: Prime accused, minor, traced to Valsad; to be questioned 23.6.2018 DNA: India
The Vadodara police have managed to track down the prime suspect in the murder of a Class IX student, whose body was found in a toilet in a government-run school. According to an Indian Express report, the suspect was traced to Valsad and brought to Vadodara for questioning. The police had recovered a bag containing seven sharp-edged weapons and a liquid mixture of chilli powder from a terrace adjacent to the school building on Friday, believed to belong to the accused. The police have also sought the help of an NGO to help in the questioning, as the accused is a minor. On Friday, a student spotted the body of Dev Kishan Tadvi, 14, in the boys' loo on the first floor of Shree Bharti School and alerted the teachers, prompting the staff to call the police. Dev had been slashed at least 10 times, they said. "The police recovered a bag lying near a temple adjoining the school. It had a sword and a bottle of water containing chilli powder. We suspect that the accused threw the bag from the terrace of the ...
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Protest against Bullet Train: Gujarat farmers to carry out yatra in 192 villages 20.6.2018 DNA: India
Farmers in Gujarat, affected by Ahmedabad – Mumbai Bullet train project, will conduct a four-day march beginning June 22 in all the 192 villages of the state that will be affected by the project. They are opposed to the forcible acquisition land and say that their fertile land is at a risk because of the project. Farmers, led by Gujarat Khedut Samaj (GKS) will carry out the Yatra from Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad on June 22, will take a night halt at Anand, Ankleshwar, Navsari and Valsad and will end at Dungra village in Valsad district. "Farmers in all the villages are opposed to project as it will render their fertile land useless. Moreover, the due process to acquire land is also not followed. Government is forcibly acquiring land and farmers are not consulted. No Environment Impact Assessment or Social Impact Assessment are conducted. Everything is on paper but nothing on ground. There is absolutely no consultation with the farmers," said Jayesh Patel, president of GKS. Patel informed that GKS will ...
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Want our approval for Bullet Train? Give us ponds, ambulances, solar lights, doctors: Palghar residents talk tough 18.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Ponds, ambulances, solar street lights and doctors are some of the demands villagers in Maharashtra's Palghar district want met before they give their nod to the government's ambitious bullet train project, say officials. Hoping to overcome the villagers' resistance, the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHRCL), the nodal body to implement the project, has tweaked its strategy to ensure that the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train is on track for a 2022 launch and is agreeing to many of the conditions. Failing to make much headway through mass contact programmes in the 23 villages where it faced extreme resistance, the NHRCL, in a major change in stand, is approaching individual landowners for their demands in addition to the compensation they are due. "We have changed our stance. Earlier, we would gather villagers at village chowks to convince them of the good that the project would do. That did not work, so we have decided that we will now target landowners only and ask village heads to give in ...
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Gujarat ATS arrests 1993 Mumbai blasts accused 2.6.2018 DNA: Mumbai
In a major development, the Gujarat ATS arrested Ahmed Mohammed Shaikh alias Ahmed Lambu, one of the key accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, from Valsad on Thursday night. According to police, Shaikh, now 52, was involved in smuggling of RDX that was used in the serial blasts of March 12, 1993, three months after the demolition of Babri Mosque in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992.  He had fled the country after the blasts, which killed 257 people and left around 700 others injured. ATS DCP Himanshu Shukla told reporters on Friday that Shaikh was caught from near Valsad coast following a tip-off, and brought to Ahmedabad for questioning. "We have handed him over to the CBI," Shukla said. Officials said that CBI had announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh on Shaikh in 1997, and he also figures on the Red Corner Notice (RCN) list of Interpol. Officials were tracking him for the past few years. On Thursday night, police got information that he was returning to India via sea route, and arrested him. Shaikh is ...
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Dawood's close aide and accused in 1993 Mumbai serial blast nabbed by Gujarat ATS 1.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
One of the main accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blast, Ahmed Mohammad Lambu was arrested by Gujarat ATS from Valsad- Navsari sea coast of Gujarat on Thursday night. The Gujarat ATS officials conducted a major operation and nabbed the accused.  As per officials, Lambu was involved in the landing of RDX to the execution of 1993 Mumbai blast and had fled the country after the blast which took 257 lives and left nearly 700 injured. The serial-bomb-blasts took place at different locations including Bombay Stock Exchange building, Fisherman`s Colony in Mahim, Plaza Cinema, Zaveri Bazaar, and Katha Bazaar. As per officials CBI has put a reward of Rs 5 lakh since 1997 on Lambu and was also on the Red Corner Notice(RCN) list of Interpol. Officials were tracking him from past couple of years, On Thursday night officials got a tip-off of his location, that he was returning back to India through Sea route and promptly arrested him. Now officials are going to bring Lambu to Ahmedabad ATS office for further ...
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Ahmedabad DRI busts banned psychotropic drugs 1.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Ahmedabad has busted a racket of manufacturing of banned psychotropic drugs worth Rs 6.7 crores. Based on a specific information regarding a Valsad based pharmaceutical firm, Sarigam, involved in illicit manufacturing of Tramadol, a psychotrophic substance, officials of DRI, Surat and DRI, Vapi raided the firm and seized 6.7 crores Tramadol tablets and capsules, 2129 kgs of loose Tramadol tablets/capsules and 870 kgs of Tramadol hydrochloride salt. Tramadol is a synthetic opioid drug which is very popular and in demand in African nations like Nigeria, Ghana etc. where a large section of the population is addicted to this drug as its consumption generates euphoria. The youth abuse it for sexual and energy purposes and often it is added to some drinks or beverages to give a heightened feeling high' sensation and pleasure. This drug is reportedly also very popular among ISIS terrorists in the war-zones of Middle-East. ISIS fighters use this drug to overcome ...
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Why bullet train is unlikely to see the daylight by 2022 21.5.2018 Rediff: Business
While farmers in Gujarat are rejecting the compensation package, farmers in Maharashtra say they do not wish to part with their land for a project that largely benefits Gujarat.
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